Monthly Archives: May 2021

2021-05-31: News Headlines

teleSUR (2021-05-31). Workers' Party Rejects Holding of Soccer Tournament in Brazil. telesurenglish.net The Workers' Party (PT) on Monday rejected the possibility of Brazil hosting the South American Soccer Tournament, which was originally supposed to take place in Colombia and Argentina. | RELATED: | "Bolsonaro authorized the holding of the Soccer Tournament here in Brazil! Is this serious? Was this authorized amid the pandemic, the arrival of the third wave, the increased risk due to lack of beds and supplies, and…

WSWS (2021-05-31). Torture sites and mass graves reported in Colombia as repression intensifies against mass protests. wsws.org The far-right regime has employed forced disappearances, along with the torture and murder of protesters, in a bid to quell the monthlong uprising.

Kelly Heber Dunning (2021-05-31). As Tourism Returns, We Can't Allow Cruise Companies to Destroy Coral Reefs for Profit. commondreams.org "The Covid-19 pandemic put much of the tourism industry on hold. Once restrictions are lifted, we need to be wary of what comes next." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/coral-reefs-1300x681_0.jpg

Hamilton Nolan (2021-05-31). The Dream of a Unionized New Orleans Is Coming True. zcomm.org The pandemic was the first big test for New Orleans' hospitality unions. They passed with flying colors…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-31). Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates ease physician shortage in world affected by COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Ninety-eight students took part in commencement events on Friday, May 21, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine ? Arizona Campus and Sunday, May 23, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. This is the first multistate commencement for Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and the first commencement for the inaugural class of students …

WSWS (2021-05-31). Death of young student on hospital floor lays bare Argentina's COVID-19 crisis. wsws.org The reopening of Argentina's economy this year rapidly resulted in a second and deadlier wave of the pandemic with a daily average that exceeds 30,000 new cases.

WSWS (2021-05-31). Mass demonstrations in Brazil against Bolsonaro's homicidal response to COVID pandemic. wsws.org There is a widespread perception within the population that the COVID-19 catastrophe in Brazil is the result of a deliberate policy of social murder.

Peoples Health Dispatch (2021-05-31). Myanmar's pandemic coup: Health workers in the forefront of resistance. peoplesdispatch.org Four months after the military took power through a coup, Myanmar confronts a spike in COVID-19 cases. How are health workers dealing with the twin challenges of a pandemic and a repressive regime?

Editor2 (2021-05-31). Wealth Inequality in LatAm Increased During the COVID Pandemic. orinocotribune.com While extreme poverty in Latin America reached its highest level in the last two decades with an increase of 12.5%, the number of billionaires in the region has gone up by 40% since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. | The wealthiest people in Latin America have managed to further increase their wealth thanks to the re-evaluation of stock markets during the pandemic. | The latest data from Forbes magazine confirms these facts, noting that in Latin America and the Caribbean, the number of billionaires has shot up 40% since the pandemic began. | At the beginning of 2020, when the virus had just broken out,…

Joris Leverink (2021-05-31). The Laura Flanders Show: BIPOC Journalists On Covering COVID and Racism. roarmag.org BIPOC journalists reflect on what it is to be veterans of two of the most devastating wars in recent history: the coronavirus pandemic and the centuries-long war on Black bodies through systemic racism and police brutality. | In this media roundtable — a collaboration between The Laura Flanders Show and URL Media — we take a different approach to Memorial Day. One that centers the work of BIPOC journalists from the front lines. How are they responding to the needs of their communities, and where do we go from here? | Music in the Middle features "Prosper" by Inez Barlatier feat. St. James Valsin and p…

WHO Watch Team (2021-05-31). World Health Assembly 74: One year into the pandemic. peoplesdispatch.org One year into the pandemic, the World Health Assembly is holding its annual meeting. The continued financial challenges loomed over delegates as they discussed the possibility of a Pandemic Treaty, local production of medicines, and WHO's COVID-19 response…

WSWS (2021-05-31). Crowds return to US stadiums, airports, in a series of super-spreader events. wsws.org With the Memorial Day weekend celebrated under the false pretenses of a "return to normalcy," the coronavirus pandemic continues its devastating toll in the United States.

_____ (2021-05-31). The Healing Web of Solidarity. popularresistance.org As most of us sat at home during the past year, seeking safety from the pandemic and isolated from each other, we had little to protect us from the onslaught of historic national traumas and anxieties. We watched in horror as over half a million Americans died, millions lost their livelihoods while others had to face the virus at work, an unarmed Black man was slowly murdered by a policeman on camera, and our President encouraged a white rightwing insurrection. All of this is superimposed on the global existential crisis of climate change and the economic abandonment of many places across the country. If years ca…

Zoe Alexandra (2021-05-31). At World Health Assembly, urgent need to lift sanctions comes to the fore. peoplesdispatch.org During the 74th session of World Health Assembly, several countries emphasized the need to end unilateral coercive measures which end up serving as a collective punishment by restricting access to basic necessities…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-31). The Dominic Cummings Show. counterpunch.org The former chief strategist for Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in a stroppy mood before the UK parliamentary Health and Science committee. For seven hours, Cummings unleashed salvo after salvo against his former boss and the government coronavirus response. Boiling down some points of the Cummings show: there was a failure on the part of

Grace Arms non-profit agency (2021-05-31). Saturday 6/19: Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom Festival in Antioch. indybay.org Grace Arms, 3415 Oakley Rd, Antioch, CA 94509 | Please follow COVID safety protocols.

Sarah Feld (2021-05-31). "Clarify the Confusion" regarding the Covid Vaccine and the "Green Passport": Open Letter to Israel's Prime Minister. globalresearch.ca To…

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-05-31). Video: "All Roads Lead to the Vaccine": Full Interview with Dr. Peter McCullough. globalresearch.ca On May 19, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-31). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have a couple of opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week: Mayo Clinic …

Matthew Herder, Christopher Morten (2021-05-31). We Can't Trust Big Pharma to Make Enough Vaccines. thenation.com We Can't Trust Big Pharma to Make Enough Vaccines…

teleSUR (2021-05-31). Venezuela To Receive Johnson & Johnson Vaccines Through COVAX. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday informed that his country expects to receive 5 million U.S. Johnson & Johnson vaccines through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility (COVAX). | RELATED: | "The World Health Organization (WHO) committed to send the doses by June. We hope that the schedule will be met," he said and explained that Venezuela paid US$120 million to receive the immunizer. | This acquisition will allo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-31). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Dissecting COVID-19 research and putting data in perspective. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. continues to decline. However, cases of COVID-19 are increasing in younger populations. "It's becoming a childhood disease," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Children have composed over 16,000 hospitalizations for COVID-19 and about 300 have died." …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-31). The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine is now available to children ages 12 through 15 in the U.S. Here's what parents, caregivers and children need to know about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, the possible side effects, and the benefits of getting vaccinated. This is written by Mayo Clinic Staff and you can …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-31). Mayo Clinic updates masking, in-person meeting guidance. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance on May 13 stating that people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 do not need to socially distance or wear a mask indoors in most settings. This updated guidance excluded certain environments, including health care facilities. Mayo Clinic has reviewed its guidance for masking, distancing and …

Staff (2021-05-31). Rural Communities Have Waited Nearly a Decade for Clean Drinking Water Systems. truthout.org This article, produced jointly by the California Health Report and High Country News, is part of a When Ramona Hernandez t…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-31). Nuclear Bone Of Contention For Iran And Iraqi Militia Groups. southfront.org The disobedience of Iranian proxies in Iraq is crossing the line, pushing Iranian generals to resign out of a sense of incapacity. | According to recent reports, Iranian general Haider al-Afghani has addressed Al-Quds special unit General Esmail Kaani, asking for a transfer. | General al-Afghani is the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's officer in charge of Iraqi armed groups. Claiming that Iran-backed paramilitaries ignore Tehran's orders, he submitted a request to transfer his services out of Iraq. | General al-Afghani was the fir…

WSWS (2021-05-31). Hundreds of coronavirus outbreaks in schools as new variant spreads across UK. wsws.org Department of Education figures show school attendance figures in England are falling associated with the spread of the virus.

Jan Campbell (2021-05-31). Comparison of Human Rights Values Between the East and the West. globalresearch.ca Abstract | The European …

WSWS (2021-05-31). Network of Action Committees for Safe Education in Germany adopts resolution in defence of David O'Sullivan. wsws.org The committee condemns the sacking of London bus driver David O'Sullivan by Metroline because of his demand that workers should be protected against coronavirus.

Eduardo Aliverti (2021-05-31). Argentina — øEstán nerviosos? globalizacion.ca Algunas noticias, o hechos fogoneados como tales, pretenden entrar en competición con el virus para fijar agenda pública. | øPor qué será? | Por ejemplo, toda la semana pasada se azuzó que Argentina podía estar al borde de otro default porque este…

teleSUR (2021-05-31). Argentine Health Minister Highlights Productive Visit to Cuba. telesurenglish.net Vizzotti added that the First Secretary of the Party and President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and his Argentinean counterpart, Alberto Fernández, talked about working together ensure that all Latin America can have access to these vaccines. | RELATED: | During the visit to Havana, the Argentinean Minister of Health learned first-hand about the development of vaccine candidates and appreciated the d…

Adam Dick (2021-05-31). Pediatricians Organization: Keep Kids Masked and Separated Until They Have Received Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine Shots. globalresearch.ca While state and …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-31). Consumer Health: Antidepressants and tinnitus. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus affects about 15% to 20% of people. Tinnitus isn't a condition itself — it's a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder. Tinnitus also can be caused by a number …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-31). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Detecting and treating thoracic aortic aneurysms. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A thoracic aortic aneurysm is a weakened area in the major blood vessel that feeds blood to the body. When the aorta is weak, blood pushing against the vessel wall can cause it to bulge like a balloon. This is called an aneurysm. Depending on the cause, size and growth rate, your thoracic aortic aneurysm …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-31). Science Saturday: Macrophage communication is key during viral infection. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A new finding from Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues may suggest treatment options for severe viral infections and new avenues for research into tissue regeneration after injury. The paper, published in Immunity, examines the work of immune cells called macrophages that stay deep in the lungs. These cells are found in the part of the lungs …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-31). Consumer Health: Recovering from a stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about stroke and stroke rehabilitation. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and a major cause of serious disability for adults. More than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year, according to the Centers …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-31). Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joins national call to get HPV vaccinations back on track. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has joined 71 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in calling on the nation's health care providers, parents and young adults to help get HPV vaccinations back on track. HPV causes several types of cancers, and nearly everyone gets infected with HPV by age 50. "Mayo Clinic recommends …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-31). Consumer Health: Meditation for healthy living. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Meditation Day will be observed on Friday, May 21, which makes this a good time to learn more about the benefits of meditation. Meditation is a type of mind-body medicine that's been practice for thousands of years. Of the many forms of meditation, most have in common a quiet setting, a comfortable position, focused …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-31). Infographic: Cardiac ablation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about cardiac ablation.More healthtip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-31). Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips to 'stop the bleed' in an emergency. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you came upon an emergency where a person is bleeding, would you know what to do? During National Trauma Month, May 20 is acknowledged as Stop the Bleed Day — a day to teach people how to take to control of serious bleeding. In this demonstration, Gwen Meyer, a Trauma Center nurse and trauma …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-31). Dr. Prathibha Varkey named president of Mayo Clinic Health System. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S., has been named president of Mayo Clinic Health System, effective August 16, 2021.Dr. Varkey will partner with Mary Jo Williamson, chief administrative officer, Mayo Clinic Health System, to lead the strategy and operations of the health system's 17 hospitals and nearly 50 community clinics across Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin."We're …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-31). Mayo Clinic Q and A: 21st century stroke prevention strategies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A family member had a stroke a month ago. I'm 45 years old, and I maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a good diet. What steps can I take to make sure this doesn't happen to me? ANSWER: A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-31). Consumer Health: Understanding the link between depression and pain. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave, and it can lead to emotional and physical problems. Depression and pain are closely related. Depression can cause pain, and pain can cause depression. Sometimes pain and depression create a vicious cycle …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-31). Consumer Health: What do you know about Lou Gehrig's disease? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is ALS Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about Lou Gehrig's disease, which is also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive nervous system disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of muscle control. More than 5,000 people …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-31). AI-enabled EKGs find difference between numerical age and biological age significantly affects health, longevity. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — You might be older ? or younger ? than you think. A new study found that differences between a person's age in years and his or her biological age, as predicted by an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled EKG, can provide measurable insights into health and longevity. The AI model accurately predicted the age …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-31). Mayo Clinic Minute: Think 'FAST' to recognize a stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the U.S., according to the American Stroke Association. May is National Stroke Awareness Month. If someone is suffering a stroke, every second counts. And the faster a patient receives treatment, the better the odds for a positive outcome. Watch: The …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-31). Consumer Health: What do you know about inflammatory bowel disease? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World IBD Day will be observed on Wednesday, May 19, which makes this a good time to learn more about how these disorders are similar and different. Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is an umbrella term used to describe disorders that involve chronic inflammation of your digestive tract. Inflammatory bowel disease can be …

_____ (2021-05-30). Brazilians March To Demand Bolsonaro's Impeachment. popularresistance.org Tens of thousands of protesters have poured on to the streets of Brazil's largest cities to demand the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro over his catastrophic response to a coronavirus pandemic that has claimed nearly half a million Brazilian lives. | The demonstrators turned out in more than 200 cities and towns for what is the biggest anti-Bolsonaro mobilisation since Brazil's Covid outbreak began | "Today is a decisive milestone in the battle to defeat Bolsonaro's genocidal administration," said Silvia de Mendonàßa, 55, a civil rights activist from Brazil's Unified Black Movement as she led a colum…

Editorial Team (2021-05-30). Private renters fear the prospect of homelessness. challenge-magazine.org Ministers are being alerted to the fact that nearly two million private renters fear they will be powerless to find another property if they are evicted, following the end of the eviction ban. The government is being confronted with appeals for emergency legislation to broaden the permanent protection for those struggling to pay rent as a consequence of the Covid pandemic and the wider issues caused by capitalism, with the ban set to end this week. There have been estimates of a £2.2 billion bill, councils are additionally predicting the homelessness crisis to deepen if the government does not respond in th…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-30). Over 200 Brazilian Cities Rise Up Against "Genocidal" Bolsonaro. libya360.wordpress.com Leonardo Sakamoto The protests, this Saturday (29), against the Jair Bolsonaro government represented an "I Do Not Authorize" both for the anti-democratic bravado of the president of the Republic and for the sabotage he has been carrying out in the fight against the pandemic. It is representative that Paulista Avenue in Sà£o Paulo has been…

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Workers' Party Rejects Holding of Soccer Tournament in Brazil
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-31
The Workers' Party (PT) on Monday rejected the possibility of Brazil hosting the South American Soccer Tournament, which was originally supposed to take place in Colombia and Argentina. | RELATED: | Over 200 Brazilian Cities Rise Up Against "Genocidal" Bolsonaro | "Bolsonaro authorized the holding of the Soccer Tournament here in Brazil! Is this serious? Was this authorized amid the pandemic, the arrival of the third wave, the increased risk due to lack of beds and supplies, and…
telesurenglish.net/news/Workers-Party-Rejects-Holding-of-Soccer-Tournament-in-Brazil-20210531-0014.html

Torture sites and mass graves reported in Colombia as repression intensifies against mass protests
wsws.org | 2021-05-31
The far-right regime has employed forced disappearances, along with the torture and murder of protesters, in a bid to quell the monthlong uprising.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/31/colo-m31.html

The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for children
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
A coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine is now available to children ages 12 through 15 in the U.S. Here's what parents, caregivers and children need to know about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, the possible side effects, and the benefits of getting vaccinated. This is written by Mayo Clinic Staff and you can …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-covid-19-vaccines-for-children/

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Dissecting COVID-19 research and putting data in perspective
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
The number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. continues to decline. However, cases of COVID-19 are increasing in younger populations. "It's becoming a childhood disease," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Children have composed over 16,000 hospitalizations for COVID-19 and about 300 have died." …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-qa-podcast-dissecting-covid-19-research-and-putting-data-in-perspective/

Argentine Health Minister Highlights Productive Visit to Cuba
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-31
Vizzotti added that the First Secretary of the Party and President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and his Argentinean counterpart, Alberto Fernández, talked about working together ensure that all Latin America can have access to these vaccines. | RELATED: | Argentina: Gov't Expresses Interest in Cuban COVID-19 Vaccines | During the visit to Havana, the Argentinean Minister of Health learned first-hand about the development of vaccine candidates and appreciated the d…
telesurenglish.net/news/Argentine-Health-Minister-Highlights-Productive-Visit-to-Cuba-20210531-0017.html

"Clarify the Confusion" regarding the Covid Vaccine and the "Green Passport": Open Letter to Israel's Prime Minister
Sarah Feld | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-31
globalresearch.ca/open-letter-israeli-prime-minister-health-minister-clarify-confusion/5746622

We Can't Trust Big Pharma to Make Enough Vaccines
Matthew Herder, Christopher Morten | thenation.com | 2021-05-31
We Can't Trust Big Pharma to Make Enough Vaccines…
thenation.com/article/world/covid-vaccines-pharma/

China To Support Couples Having Third Child
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-31
On Monday, the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee announced that this Asian country will support couples who wish to have a third child. | RELATED: | China Sends 1.3 Million COVID-19 Vaccines to Venezuela | Implementing the policy and its relevant supporting measures will help improve China's population structure, actively respond to the aging population, and preserve the country's human resource advantages. | President Xi Jinping chaired the CPC m…
telesurenglish.net/news/China-To-Support-Couples-Having-Third-Child-20210531-0012.html

Video: "All Roads Lead to the Vaccine": Full Interview with Dr. Peter McCullough
Dr. Peter McCullough | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-31
On May 19, …
globalresearch.ca/video-full-interview-dr-peter-mccullough-covid-treatment/5746579

Venezuela To Receive Johnson & Johnson Vaccines Through COVAX
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-31
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday informed that his country expects to receive 5 million U.S. Johnson & Johnson vaccines through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility (COVAX). | RELATED: | Venezuela Lost Over $30 Billion Due To the US Blockade | "The World Health Organization (WHO) committed to send the doses by June. We hope that the schedule will be met," he said and explained that Venezuela paid US$120 million to receive the immunizer. | This acquisition will allo…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-To-Receive-US-Johnson–Johnson-Vaccine-Through-COVAX-20210531-0003.html

Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have a couple of opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week: Mayo Clinic …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-offers-covid-19-walk-in-vaccine-clinics-in-rochester/

Myanmar's pandemic coup: Health workers in the forefront of resistance
Peoples Health Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-31
Four months after the military took power through a coup, Myanmar confronts a spike in COVID-19 cases. How are health workers dealing with the twin challenges of a pandemic and a repressive regime?
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/31/myanmars-pandemic-coup-health-workers-in-the-forefront-of-resistance/

The Laura Flanders Show: BIPOC Journalists On Covering COVID and Racism
Joris Leverink | roarmag.org | 2021-05-31
BIPOC journalists reflect on what it is to be veterans of two of the most devastating wars in recent history: the coronavirus pandemic and the centuries-long war on Black bodies through systemic racism and police brutality. | In this media roundtable — a collaboration between The Laura Flanders Show and URL Media — we take a different approach to Memorial Day. One that centers the work of BIPOC journalists from the front lines. How are they responding to the needs of their communities, and where do we go from here? | Music in the Middle features "Prosper" by Inez Barlatier feat. St. James Valsin and p…
roarmag.org/2021/05/31/the-laura-flanders-show-bipoc-journalists-on-covering-covid-and-racism/

Death of young student on hospital floor lays bare Argentina's COVID-19 crisis
wsws.org | 2021-05-31
The reopening of Argentina's economy this year rapidly resulted in a second and deadlier wave of the pandemic with a daily average that exceeds 30,000 new cases.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/31/arge-m31.html

World Health Assembly 74: One year into the pandemic
WHO Watch Team | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-31
One year into the pandemic, the World Health Assembly is holding its annual meeting. The continued financial challenges loomed over delegates as they discussed the possibility of a Pandemic Treaty, local production of medicines, and WHO's COVID-19 response…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/31/world-health-assembly-74-one-year-into-the-pandemic/

Mass demonstrations in Brazil against Bolsonaro's homicidal response to COVID pandemic
wsws.org | 2021-05-31
There is a widespread perception within the population that the COVID-19 catastrophe in Brazil is the result of a deliberate policy of social murder.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/31/braz-m31.html

Wealth Inequality in LatAm Increased During the COVID Pandemic
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-31
While extreme poverty in Latin America reached its highest level in the last two decades with an increase of 12.5%, the number of billionaires in the region has gone up by 40% since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. | The wealthiest people in Latin America have managed to further increase their wealth thanks to the re-evaluation of stock markets during the pandemic. | The latest data from Forbes magazine confirms these facts, noting that in Latin America and the Caribbean, the number of billionaires has shot up 40% since the pandemic began. | At the beginning of 2020, when the virus had just broken out,…
orinocotribune.com/wealth-inequality-in-latam-increased-during-the-covid-pandemic/

Saturday 6/19: Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom Festival in Antioch
Grace Arms non-profit agency | indybay.org | 2021-05-31
Grace Arms, 3415 Oakley Rd, Antioch, CA 94509 | Please follow COVID safety protocols.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/29/18842827.php

As Tourism Returns, We Can't Allow Cruise Companies to Destroy Coral Reefs for Profit
Kelly Heber Dunning | commondreams.org | 2021-05-31
"The Covid-19 pandemic put much of the tourism industry on hold. Once restrictions are lifted, we need to be wary of what comes next." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/coral-reefs-1300x681_0.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2021/05/31/tourism-returns-we-cant-allow-cruise-companies-destroy-coral-reefs-profit?cd-origin=rss

Mayo Clinic updates masking, in-person meeting guidance
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance on May 13 stating that people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 do not need to socially distance or wear a mask indoors in most settings. This updated guidance excluded certain environments, including health care facilities. Mayo Clinic has reviewed its guidance for masking, distancing and …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-updates-masking-in-person-meeting-guidance/

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates ease physician shortage in world affected by COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
Ninety-eight students took part in commencement events on Friday, May 21, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine ? Arizona Campus and Sunday, May 23, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. This is the first multistate commencement for Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and the first commencement for the inaugural class of students …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-alix-school-of-medicine-graduates-ease-physician-shortage-in-world-affected-by-covid-19-pandemic/

At World Health Assembly, urgent need to lift sanctions comes to the fore
Zoe Alexandra | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-31
During the 74th session of World Health Assembly, several countries emphasized the need to end unilateral coercive measures which end up serving as a collective punishment by restricting access to basic necessities…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/31/at-world-health-assembly-urgent-need-to-lift-sanctions-comes-to-the-fore/

The Dominic Cummings Show
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-31
The former chief strategist for Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in a stroppy mood before the UK parliamentary Health and Science committee. For seven hours, Cummings unleashed salvo after salvo against his former boss and the government coronavirus response. Boiling down some points of the Cummings show: there was a failure on the part of…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/31/the-dominic-cummings-show/

Crowds return to US stadiums, airports, in a series of super-spreader events
wsws.org | 2021-05-31
With the Memorial Day weekend celebrated under the false pretenses of a "return to normalcy," the coronavirus pandemic continues its devastating toll in the United States.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/31/usco-m31.html

The Healing Web of Solidarity
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-31
As most of us sat at home during the past year, seeking safety from the pandemic and isolated from each other, we had little to protect us from the onslaught of historic national traumas and anxieties. We watched in horror as over half a million Americans died, millions lost their livelihoods while others had to face the virus at work, an unarmed Black man was slowly murdered by a policeman on camera, and our President encouraged a white rightwing insurrection. All of this is superimposed on the global existential crisis of climate change and the economic abandonment of many places across the country. If years ca…
popularresistance.org/the-healing-web-of-solidarity/

The Dream of a Unionized New Orleans Is Coming True
Hamilton Nolan | zcomm.org | 2021-05-31
The pandemic was the first big test for New Orleans' hospitality unions. They passed with flying colors…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-dream-of-a-unionized-new-orleans-is-coming-true/

Hundreds of coronavirus outbreaks in schools as new variant spreads across UK
wsws.org | 2021-05-31
Department of Education figures show school attendance figures in England are falling associated with the spread of the virus.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/31/scuk-m31.html

Comparison of Human Rights Values Between the East and the West
Jan Campbell | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-31
Abstract | The European …
globalresearch.ca/comparison-human-rights-values-between-east-west/5746585

Network of Action Committees for Safe Education in Germany adopts resolution in defence of David O'Sullivan
wsws.org | 2021-05-31
The committee condemns the sacking of London bus driver David O'Sullivan by Metroline because of his demand that workers should be protected against coronavirus.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/31/nado-m31.html

Pediatricians Organization: Keep Kids Masked and Separated Until They Have Received Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine Shots
Adam Dick | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-31
While state and …
globalresearch.ca/pediatricians-organization-keep-kids-masked-separated-until-they-have-received-experimental-coronavirus-vaccine-shots/5746576

Argentina — øEstán nerviosos?
Eduardo Aliverti | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-31
Algunas noticias, o hechos fogoneados como tales, pretenden entrar en competición con el virus para fijar agenda pública. | øPor qué será? | Por ejemplo, toda la semana pasada se azuzó que Argentina podía estar al borde de otro default porque este…
globalizacion.ca/argentina-estan-nerviosos/

Mayo Clinic Q and A: 21st century stroke prevention strategies
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A family member had a stroke a month ago. I'm 45 years old, and I maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a good diet. What steps can I take to make sure this doesn't happen to me? ANSWER: A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-q-and-a-21st-century-stroke-prevention-strategies/

Science Saturday: Macrophage communication is key during viral infection
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
A new finding from Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues may suggest treatment options for severe viral infections and new avenues for research into tissue regeneration after injury. The paper, published in Immunity, examines the work of immune cells called macrophages that stay deep in the lungs. These cells are found in the part of the lungs …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/science-saturday-macrophage-communication-is-key-during-viral-infection/

AI-enabled EKGs find difference between numerical age and biological age significantly affects health, longevity
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
ROCHESTER, Minn. — You might be older ? or younger ? than you think. A new study found that differences between a person's age in years and his or her biological age, as predicted by an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled EKG, can provide measurable insights into health and longevity. The AI model accurately predicted the age …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ai-enabled-ekgs-find-difference-between-numerical-age-and-biological-age-significantly-affects-health-longevity/

Infographic: Cardiac ablation
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
Learn more about cardiac ablation.More healthtip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/infographic-cardiac-ablation-2/

Consumer Health: What do you know about inflammatory bowel disease?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
World IBD Day will be observed on Wednesday, May 19, which makes this a good time to learn more about how these disorders are similar and different. Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is an umbrella term used to describe disorders that involve chronic inflammation of your digestive tract. Inflammatory bowel disease can be …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-what-do-you-know-about-inflammatory-bowel-disease/

Mayo Clinic Minute: Think 'FAST' to recognize a stroke
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the U.S., according to the American Stroke Association. May is National Stroke Awareness Month. If someone is suffering a stroke, every second counts. And the faster a patient receives treatment, the better the odds for a positive outcome. Watch: The …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-minute-think-fast-to-recognize-a-stroke/

Consumer Health: Meditation for healthy living
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
World Meditation Day will be observed on Friday, May 21, which makes this a good time to learn more about the benefits of meditation. Meditation is a type of mind-body medicine that's been practice for thousands of years. Of the many forms of meditation, most have in common a quiet setting, a comfortable position, focused …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-meditation-for-healthy-living/

Consumer Health: Understanding the link between depression and pain
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave, and it can lead to emotional and physical problems. Depression and pain are closely related. Depression can cause pain, and pain can cause depression. Sometimes pain and depression create a vicious cycle …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-understanding-the-link-between-depression-and-pain/

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Detecting and treating thoracic aortic aneurysms
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
A thoracic aortic aneurysm is a weakened area in the major blood vessel that feeds blood to the body. When the aorta is weak, blood pushing against the vessel wall can cause it to bulge like a balloon. This is called an aneurysm. Depending on the cause, size and growth rate, your thoracic aortic aneurysm …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-qa-podcast-detecting-and-treating-thoracic-aortic-aneurysms/

Dr. Prathibha Varkey named president of Mayo Clinic Health System
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S., has been named president of Mayo Clinic Health System, effective August 16, 2021.Dr. Varkey will partner with Mary Jo Williamson, chief administrative officer, Mayo Clinic Health System, to lead the strategy and operations of the health system's 17 hospitals and nearly 50 community clinics across Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin."We're …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/dr-prathibha-varkey-named-president-of-mayo-clinic-health-system/

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joins national call to get HPV vaccinations back on track
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has joined 71 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in calling on the nation's health care providers, parents and young adults to help get HPV vaccinations back on track. HPV causes several types of cancers, and nearly everyone gets infected with HPV by age 50. "Mayo Clinic recommends …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-cancer-center-joins-national-call-to-get-hpv-vaccinations-back-on-track/

Consumer Health: Recovering from a stroke
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about stroke and stroke rehabilitation. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and a major cause of serious disability for adults. More than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year, according to the Centers …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-recovering-from-a-stroke/

Consumer Health: What do you know about Lou Gehrig's disease?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
May is ALS Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about Lou Gehrig's disease, which is also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive nervous system disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of muscle control. More than 5,000 people …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-what-do-you-know-about-lou-gehrigs-disease/

Consumer Health: Antidepressants and tinnitus
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus affects about 15% to 20% of people. Tinnitus isn't a condition itself — it's a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder. Tinnitus also can be caused by a number …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-antidepressants-and-tinnitus/

Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips to 'stop the bleed' in an emergency
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
If you came upon an emergency where a person is bleeding, would you know what to do? During National Trauma Month, May 20 is acknowledged as Stop the Bleed Day — a day to teach people how to take to control of serious bleeding. In this demonstration, Gwen Meyer, a Trauma Center nurse and trauma …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-minute-tips-to-stop-the-bleed-in-an-emergency/

Rural Communities Have Waited Nearly a Decade for Clean Drinking Water Systems
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-31
This article, produced jointly by the California Health Report and High Country News, is part of a collaboration that also includes the Institute for Nonprofit News, Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism, Circle of Blue, Columbia Insight, Ensia, New Mexico In Depth and SJV Water. It was made possible by a grant from The Water Desk, with support from Ensia and INN's Amplify News Project. | When Ramona Hernandez t…
truthout.org/articles/rural-communities-have-waited-nearly-a-decade-for-clean-drinking-water-systems/

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Dissecting COVID-19 research and putting data in perspective
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
The number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. continues to decline. However, cases of COVID-19 are increasing in younger populations. "It's becoming a childhood disease," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Children have composed over 16,000 hospitalizations for COVID-19 and about 300 have died." …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-qa-podcast-dissecting-covid-19-research-and-putting-data-in-perspective/

The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for children
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
A coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine is now available to children ages 12 through 15 in the U.S. Here's what parents, caregivers and children need to know about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, the possible side effects, and the benefits of getting vaccinated. This is written by Mayo Clinic Staff and you can …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-covid-19-vaccines-for-children/

Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have a couple of opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week: Mayo Clinic …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-offers-covid-19-walk-in-vaccine-clinics-in-rochester/

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Staff (2021-05-30). Venezuela Begins Mass Vaccination Against COVID-19: This is How it will Proceed. orinocotribune.com Mass vaccination against COVID-19 started in Venezuela on Saturday, May 29, with the goal of implementing 22 million doses nationwide, starting from now until December this year, and thus achieving herd immunity. | This was confirmed by Venezuelan Minister for Health, Carlos Alvarado, in an interview given to He stated that the COVID-19 vaccination program began with healthcare per…

Jyotsna Singh (2021-05-30). Vaccine apartheid in Palestine: The silent war by Israel. peoplesdispatch.org in violation of its obligations and responsibilities as an occupying power, Israel has taken little effort in vaccinating Palestinians, leading to very poor vaccination rates in the occupied territories and the general deterioration of health facilities…

Newsclick (2021-05-30). Why did it take 1 Year for WHO to recognize COVID-19 is airborne? peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the WHO's announcement that the COVID-19 pandemic is airborne, and its implications on how we understand the disease…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates ease physician shortage in world affected by COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Ninety-eight students took part in commencement events on Friday, May 21, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine ? Arizona Campus and Sunday, May 23, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. This is the first multistate commencement for Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and the first commencement for the inaugural class of students …

Grace Arms non-profit agency (2021-05-30). Saturday 6/19: Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom Festival in Antioch. indybay.org Grace Arms, 3415 Oakley Rd, Antioch, CA 94509 | Please follow COVID safety protocols.

Chaminda Jayanetti (2021-05-30). England's Covid Evictions Ban Is Ending—And Renters Face an Uncertain Future. commondreams.org "In less than a week, the Covid evictions ban in England will end, opening the doors to bailiff enforcement and setting the stage for a likely surge in court action by landlords seeking to oust their tenants." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/rent-2021-stock-2600×1361.jpg

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have a couple of opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week: Mayo Clinic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Dissecting COVID-19 research and putting data in perspective. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. continues to decline. However, cases of COVID-19 are increasing in younger populations. "It's becoming a childhood disease," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Children have composed over 16,000 hospitalizations for COVID-19 and about 300 have died." …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine is now available to children ages 12 through 15 in the U.S. Here's what parents, caregivers and children need to know about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, the possible side effects, and the benefits of getting vaccinated. This is written by Mayo Clinic Staff and you can …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). Mayo Clinic updates masking, in-person meeting guidance. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance on May 13 stating that people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 do not need to socially distance or wear a mask indoors in most settings. This updated guidance excluded certain environments, including health care facilities. Mayo Clinic has reviewed its guidance for masking, distancing and …

Fernando Buen Abad (2021-05-30). Neoliberalism, Fake News and Electoral Processes. orinocotribune.com By Fernando Buen Abad — May 25, 2021 | It is a huge mistake to assume that neoliberalism is only a bourgeois canniness exclusive to the economic-financial field. It is a serious error that must be corrected immediately. Neoliberalism is, pathetically, an ideological ambush (in the sense of the "false consciousness" explained by Marx) developed to dispute and impose the "common sense" of certain capitalist interests in their imperial phase. Verbigracia: a shredding machine of acquired social rights; a demolisher of humanist principles of solidarity; a "human meat grinder" in labor, educational and health cent…

Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, Ellen Reese (2021-05-30). Amazon's Meteoric Rise in Global Capitalism. indybay.org Amazon's meteoric rise is, in our view, a key moment in global capitalism. The company's rise to power reflects the increasing influence of neoliberal politics and corporate power in general. It represents a major shift in the global political economy, what we call Amazon capitalism.

Fight Back (2021-05-30). After a 'second Nakba,' Palestinians return to Syria's Yarmouk. fightbacknews.org Damascus, Syria – Enormous piles of rubble and trash line the streets of the Yarmouk refugee camp in south-central Damascus in late May, 2021. Most structures bear reminders of the war: bullet holes, sandbags, the fading graffiti of various factions. Some buildings have collapsed entirely. Stray cats and dogs roam the eerie, quiet streets. | Just off of the main Yarmouk Street, however, signs of life begin to appear. Behind a destroyed pharmacy, plastic chairs are arranged outside the home of Abeer Ali Naif and her family. A small fluorescent light illuminates the entryway. Clothes hang out to dry from the restor…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-05-30). 2021 Stockton Juneteenth Historic Waterfront District. indybay.org Generations of enslavement and affliction, chattel slavery and horrors of captive bondage ended after the bloody battles of the US Civil War where over 700,000 white men Confederate and Union soldiers, died on and off the battlefield to secure the hard fought freedoms we enjoy today. Vestiges of post traumatic episodes on all fronts continues today and May is Mental Health Month to help end the stigma of getting help.

Luticha Andre Doucette (2021-05-30). Toward Disability Justice: Don't Forget the Plastic That Gives Me Freedom. commondreams.org "Recycling and manufacturing 'green' medical supplies seems not to be an issue for environmentalists. But it should be." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/plastic-straws-soda-flickr-2600×1361.jpg

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). Consumer Health: Understanding the link between depression and pain. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave, and it can lead to emotional and physical problems. Depression and pain are closely related. Depression can cause pain, and pain can cause depression. Sometimes pain and depression create a vicious cycle …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). Dr. Prathibha Varkey named president of Mayo Clinic Health System. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S., has been named president of Mayo Clinic Health System, effective August 16, 2021.Dr. Varkey will partner with Mary Jo Williamson, chief administrative officer, Mayo Clinic Health System, to lead the strategy and operations of the health system's 17 hospitals and nearly 50 community clinics across Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin."We're …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). Consumer Health: What do you know about inflammatory bowel disease? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World IBD Day will be observed on Wednesday, May 19, which makes this a good time to learn more about how these disorders are similar and different. Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is an umbrella term used to describe disorders that involve chronic inflammation of your digestive tract. Inflammatory bowel disease can be …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joins national call to get HPV vaccinations back on track. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has joined 71 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in calling on the nation's health care providers, parents and young adults to help get HPV vaccinations back on track. HPV causes several types of cancers, and nearly everyone gets infected with HPV by age 50. "Mayo Clinic recommends …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). Consumer Health: Recovering from a stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about stroke and stroke rehabilitation. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and a major cause of serious disability for adults. More than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year, according to the Centers …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). Consumer Health: Meditation for healthy living. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Meditation Day will be observed on Friday, May 21, which makes this a good time to learn more about the benefits of meditation. Meditation is a type of mind-body medicine that's been practice for thousands of years. Of the many forms of meditation, most have in common a quiet setting, a comfortable position, focused …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). Mayo Clinic Q and A: 21st century stroke prevention strategies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A family member had a stroke a month ago. I'm 45 years old, and I maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a good diet. What steps can I take to make sure this doesn't happen to me? ANSWER: A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). Consumer Health: Antidepressants and tinnitus. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus affects about 15% to 20% of people. Tinnitus isn't a condition itself — it's a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder. Tinnitus also can be caused by a number …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips to 'stop the bleed' in an emergency. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you came upon an emergency where a person is bleeding, would you know what to do? During National Trauma Month, May 20 is acknowledged as Stop the Bleed Day — a day to teach people how to take to control of serious bleeding. In this demonstration, Gwen Meyer, a Trauma Center nurse and trauma …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Detecting and treating thoracic aortic aneurysms. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A thoracic aortic aneurysm is a weakened area in the major blood vessel that feeds blood to the body. When the aorta is weak, blood pushing against the vessel wall can cause it to bulge like a balloon. This is called an aneurysm. Depending on the cause, size and growth rate, your thoracic aortic aneurysm …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). Science Saturday: Macrophage communication is key during viral infection. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A new finding from Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues may suggest treatment options for severe viral infections and new avenues for research into tissue regeneration after injury. The paper, published in Immunity, examines the work of immune cells called macrophages that stay deep in the lungs. These cells are found in the part of the lungs …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). Consumer Health: What do you know about Lou Gehrig's disease? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is ALS Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about Lou Gehrig's disease, which is also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive nervous system disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of muscle control. More than 5,000 people …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). Mayo Clinic Minute: Think 'FAST' to recognize a stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the U.S., according to the American Stroke Association. May is National Stroke Awareness Month. If someone is suffering a stroke, every second counts. And the faster a patient receives treatment, the better the odds for a positive outcome. Watch: The …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). Infographic: Cardiac ablation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about cardiac ablation.More healthtip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). AI-enabled EKGs find difference between numerical age and biological age significantly affects health, longevity. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — You might be older ? or younger ? than you think. A new study found that differences between a person's age in years and his or her biological age, as predicted by an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled EKG, can provide measurable insights into health and longevity. The AI model accurately predicted the age …

Staff (2021-05-29). President Maduro: Bicentennial Congress Articulates All of Venezuela's Social Forces. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, May 27, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro presented a report on the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples, and asserted that this is a process that articulates all the social forces of the country. He emphasized that the Congress is taking place in a time of union and social awakening, in a time of sacrifice and social struggle. He stressed that over the course of the nation's revolutionary process, never had so many social movements united together as what is happening now through this Congress of the Peoples. | "Youth, women, healthcare personnel, CLAP, communicators, socialist missions, culture,…

Michael Whitney (2021-05-29). La vacunación masiva provoca un aumento de casos y muertes. globalizacion.ca *** | Los casos de COVID han aumentado considerablemente en casi todos los países que han lanzado una campaña de vacunación masiva. | Camboya inició su campaña de vacunación a principios de febrero después de haber recopilado cero muertes; después de que…

Staff (2021-05-29). The World Trade Organization Is Threatening Vaccine Equity and Climate Goals. truthout.org The huge COVID-19 vaccine supply gap between rich and poor countries exposes the deadly problem of intellectual property (IP) rights and the dangerous monopoly power of Big Pharma. It also exposes in glaring terms the failures of the entire system of global trading rules regulated by the World Trade Organization (WTO). In this exclusive interview for Truthout, Jayati Ghosh, one of the world's leading development economists, dissects the question of intellectual property rights relating to vac…

Ana Malinow, Kay Tillow (2021-05-29). Medicare for None: A Response to the State-Based Universal Health Care Act of 2021. commondreams.org Warning! "Based on the historical precedents set by the Affordable Care Act (ACA)," write Ana Malinow and Kay Tillow, "the story of Medicaid expansion serves as a cautionary tale to those who'd like to leave healthcare to the states." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/m4a_2000x1047.jpg

teleSUR (2021-05-29). Venezuela Starts Mass Vaccination – Herd Immunity By 2021. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Health Minister Carlos Alvarado announced everything was ready to start the second stage of the Mass Vaccination Plan against COVID-19 on Saturday. | RELATED: | In this stage, health workers will finish the vaccination of the high-risk groups and will begin vaccinating the rest of the population. | In order to comply with the pre-established schedule, 27 vaccination points have been set up throughout the country to avoi…

Sharmila Devi (2021-05-29). [World Report] Yemen's health system has "collapsed", warns UN. thelancet.com The ongoing conflict is exacerbating the effects of COVID-19 as aid agencies warn of a worsening humanitarian situation. Sharmila Devi reports.

Tim Peto, On behalf of the UK COVID-19 Lateral Flow Oversight Team (2021-05-29). [Research Paper] COVID-19: Rapid antigen detection for SARS-CoV-2 by lateral flow assay: A national systematic evaluation of sensitivity and specificity for mass-testing. thelancet.com Our results suggest LFDs have promising performance characteristics for mass population testing and can be used to identify infectious positive individuals. The Innova LFD shows good viral antigen detection/sensitivity with excellent specificity, although kit failure rates and the impact of training are potential issues. These results support the expanded evaluation of LFDs, and assessment of greater access to testing on COVID-19 transmission.

Megan Tatum (2021-05-29). [World Report] Cambodia ends controversial COVID-19 restrictions. thelancet.com Strict policies that prevented hundreds of thousands of people from leaving home, and left many without food or supplies for weeks, have been lifted. Megan Tatum reports.

Aarathi Prasad (2021-05-29). [Perspectives] Cultures of contagion. thelancet.com The Science Gallery Bengaluru's online exhibition CONTAGION opened in April, 2021, just as India approached a staggering 20 million reported cases of COVID-19, a number likely to be a vast undercount. The alarming second wave of COVID-19 in India gives this exhibition an immediacy and relevance.

Munyaradzi Makoni (2021-05-29). [World Report] Africa's need for more COVID-19 clinical trials. thelancet.com Few treatments and vaccines are being tested in Africa, leaving a lack of data for the COVID-19 response. Munyaradzi Makoni reports from Cape Town, South Africa.

Eds. (2021-05-29). Chinese paper calls for probe of U.S.' Fort Detrick biolab amid Wuhan Lab COVID-19 origins fracas. mronline.org Chinese scientists sequenced the genome of SARS-CoV-2 in early January 2020 and by March of that year had "irrefutably" concluded the virus was not of human design. Since then, the goalposts have shifted repeatedly in an attempt to keep laboratory escape a viable theory, despite no evidence to support the continued supposition. | May 29, 2021…

WSWS (2021-05-29). The Wuhan lab conspiracy theory: American capitalism's "big lie" wsws.org In defiance of overwhelming scientific evidence, the US media and political establishment are attempting to convince the public that COVID-19 originated in a Chinese laboratory.

teleSUR (2021-05-29). Over 170 Brazilian Cities Rise Up Against "Genocidal" Bolsonaro. telesurenglish.net Brazilians on Saturday have taken the streets to protest against the chaos created by President Jair Bolsonaro's mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Demonstrators were calming actions against the responsible for over 459.000 Brazilian lives taken by COVID-19 and the recklessness of their President. | Currently, Bolsonaro is under investigation by a Senatorial Commission, which has to evaluate his COV…

WSWS (2021-05-29). SEP (Sri Lanka) to hold online meeting this Sunday on COVID-19 catastrophe in India. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) is holding an online meeting—"The COVID-19 pandemic and the need for a socialist strategy"—this Sunday, May 30, at 6: 00 p.m. Indian Standard Time.

Common Dreams staff (2021-05-29). Watch: Anand Giridharadas Shares What 'We Learned' From the Covid-19 Pandemic. commondreams.org Watch Anand Giridharadas share many of the lessons we have learned from the Covid-19 pandemic.According to him, "The question before us now is: What will do with these lessons?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/anandgiridharadas-peacock-covid19-2600×1361.jpg

WSWS (2021-05-29). South Korea records hundreds of new COVID-19 cases a day. wsws.org Seoul and Washington are also exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to deepen their alliance against China.

WSWS (2021-05-29). New Tamil Nadu state government keeps India's disastrous pandemic policy. wsws.org Chief Minister M.K. Stalin's government is keeping workers on the job, letting the virus spread unchecked while protecting the wealth of the region's billionaires.

Jim Hightower (2021-05-29). Crocodile tears on corporate taxes. nationofchange.org "Outrageous," screeched the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "It doesn't feel fair," whimpered a top corporate executive. The wailing by those who run corporate America is not for the plight of the workaday families who've seen their incomes stagnate and even plummet to zero during the pandemic. Rather, this chorus of woe comes from powerful plutocratic interests …

WSWS (2021-05-29). Australia: Qantas to axe hundreds of international cabin crew jobs and freeze wages. wsws.org Qantas, like its global and domestic competitors, has utilised the pandemic to bring forward previously-prepared restructuring plans.

Dan Bacher (2021-05-29). L.A. City Council votes to support closing SoCalGas Aliso Canyon gas storage facility. indybay.org "Governor Gavin Newsom, stop ignoring the other health crisis right here in LA," said Matt Pakucko, co-founder of Save Porter Ranch and 14-year resident of Porter Ranch, at the press conference. "You shut down the entire state. It's time to shut down this health disaster. It is as real as Covid for the thousands of people that are continually sickened by this fossil fuel dinosaur."

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Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates ease physician shortage in world affected by COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
Ninety-eight students took part in commencement events on Friday, May 21, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine ? Arizona Campus and Sunday, May 23, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. This is the first multistate commencement for Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and the first commencement for the inaugural class of students …
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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Dissecting COVID-19 research and putting data in perspective
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
The number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. continues to decline. However, cases of COVID-19 are increasing in younger populations. "It's becoming a childhood disease," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Children have composed over 16,000 hospitalizations for COVID-19 and about 300 have died." …
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The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for children
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
A coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine is now available to children ages 12 through 15 in the U.S. Here's what parents, caregivers and children need to know about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, the possible side effects, and the benefits of getting vaccinated. This is written by Mayo Clinic Staff and you can …
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Mayo Clinic updates masking, in-person meeting guidance
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance on May 13 stating that people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 do not need to socially distance or wear a mask indoors in most settings. This updated guidance excluded certain environments, including health care facilities. Mayo Clinic has reviewed its guidance for masking, distancing and …
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Neoliberalism, Fake News and Electoral Processes
Fernando Buen Abad | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-30
By Fernando Buen Abad — May 25, 2021 | It is a huge mistake to assume that neoliberalism is only a bourgeois canniness exclusive to the economic-financial field. It is a serious error that must be corrected immediately. Neoliberalism is, pathetically, an ideological ambush (in the sense of the "false consciousness" explained by Marx) developed to dispute and impose the "common sense" of certain capitalist interests in their imperial phase. Verbigracia: a shredding machine of acquired social rights; a demolisher of humanist principles of solidarity; a "human meat grinder" in labor, educational and health cent…
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Amazon's Meteoric Rise in Global Capitalism
Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, Ellen Reese | indybay.org | 2021-05-30
Amazon's meteoric rise is, in our view, a key moment in global capitalism. The company's rise to power reflects the increasing influence of neoliberal politics and corporate power in general. It represents a major shift in the global political economy, what we call Amazon capitalism.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/27/18842772.php

Vaccine apartheid in Palestine: The silent war by Israel
Jyotsna Singh | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-30
in violation of its obligations and responsibilities as an occupying power, Israel has taken little effort in vaccinating Palestinians, leading to very poor vaccination rates in the occupied territories and the general deterioration of health facilities…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/30/vaccine-apartheid-in-palestine-the-silent-war-by-israel/

Why did it take 1 Year for WHO to recognize COVID-19 is airborne?
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-30
Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the WHO's announcement that the COVID-19 pandemic is airborne, and its implications on how we understand the disease…
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Venezuela Begins Mass Vaccination Against COVID-19: This is How it will Proceed
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-30
Mass vaccination against COVID-19 started in Venezuela on Saturday, May 29, with the goal of implementing 22 million doses nationwide, starting from now until December this year, and thus achieving herd immunity. | This was confirmed by Venezuelan Minister for Health, Carlos Alvarado, in an interview given to Venezolana de Televisión (VTV). In the interview Alvarado detailed step by step details of how the vaccination process will be carried out. | He stated that the COVID-19 vaccination program began with healthcare per…
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Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have a couple of opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week: Mayo Clinic …
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England's Covid Evictions Ban Is Ending—And Renters Face an Uncertain Future
Chaminda Jayanetti | commondreams.org | 2021-05-30
"In less than a week, the Covid evictions ban in England will end, opening the doors to bailiff enforcement and setting the stage for a likely surge in court action by landlords seeking to oust their tenants." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/rent-2021-stock-2600×1361.jpg
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Saturday 6/19: Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom Festival in Antioch
Grace Arms non-profit agency | indybay.org | 2021-05-30
Grace Arms, 3415 Oakley Rd, Antioch, CA 94509 | Please follow COVID safety protocols.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/29/18842827.php

After a 'second Nakba,' Palestinians return to Syria's Yarmouk
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-30
Damascus, Syria – Enormous piles of rubble and trash line the streets of the Yarmouk refugee camp in south-central Damascus in late May, 2021. Most structures bear reminders of the war: bullet holes, sandbags, the fading graffiti of various factions. Some buildings have collapsed entirely. Stray cats and dogs roam the eerie, quiet streets. | Just off of the main Yarmouk Street, however, signs of life begin to appear. Behind a destroyed pharmacy, plastic chairs are arranged outside the home of Abeer Ali Naif and her family. A small fluorescent light illuminates the entryway. Clothes hang out to dry from the restor…
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: 21st century stroke prevention strategies
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A family member had a stroke a month ago. I'm 45 years old, and I maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a good diet. What steps can I take to make sure this doesn't happen to me? ANSWER: A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted …
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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Detecting and treating thoracic aortic aneurysms
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
A thoracic aortic aneurysm is a weakened area in the major blood vessel that feeds blood to the body. When the aorta is weak, blood pushing against the vessel wall can cause it to bulge like a balloon. This is called an aneurysm. Depending on the cause, size and growth rate, your thoracic aortic aneurysm …
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips to 'stop the bleed' in an emergency
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
If you came upon an emergency where a person is bleeding, would you know what to do? During National Trauma Month, May 20 is acknowledged as Stop the Bleed Day — a day to teach people how to take to control of serious bleeding. In this demonstration, Gwen Meyer, a Trauma Center nurse and trauma …
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Consumer Health: Recovering from a stroke
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about stroke and stroke rehabilitation. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and a major cause of serious disability for adults. More than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year, according to the Centers …
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Think 'FAST' to recognize a stroke
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the U.S., according to the American Stroke Association. May is National Stroke Awareness Month. If someone is suffering a stroke, every second counts. And the faster a patient receives treatment, the better the odds for a positive outcome. Watch: The …
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Consumer Health: What do you know about inflammatory bowel disease?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
World IBD Day will be observed on Wednesday, May 19, which makes this a good time to learn more about how these disorders are similar and different. Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is an umbrella term used to describe disorders that involve chronic inflammation of your digestive tract. Inflammatory bowel disease can be …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-what-do-you-know-about-inflammatory-bowel-disease/

Consumer Health: Understanding the link between depression and pain
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave, and it can lead to emotional and physical problems. Depression and pain are closely related. Depression can cause pain, and pain can cause depression. Sometimes pain and depression create a vicious cycle …
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Consumer Health: Antidepressants and tinnitus
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus affects about 15% to 20% of people. Tinnitus isn't a condition itself — it's a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder. Tinnitus also can be caused by a number …
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Science Saturday: Macrophage communication is key during viral infection
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
A new finding from Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues may suggest treatment options for severe viral infections and new avenues for research into tissue regeneration after injury. The paper, published in Immunity, examines the work of immune cells called macrophages that stay deep in the lungs. These cells are found in the part of the lungs …
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Dr. Prathibha Varkey named president of Mayo Clinic Health System
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S., has been named president of Mayo Clinic Health System, effective August 16, 2021.Dr. Varkey will partner with Mary Jo Williamson, chief administrative officer, Mayo Clinic Health System, to lead the strategy and operations of the health system's 17 hospitals and nearly 50 community clinics across Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin."We're …
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AI-enabled EKGs find difference between numerical age and biological age significantly affects health, longevity
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
ROCHESTER, Minn. — You might be older ? or younger ? than you think. A new study found that differences between a person's age in years and his or her biological age, as predicted by an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled EKG, can provide measurable insights into health and longevity. The AI model accurately predicted the age …
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Infographic: Cardiac ablation
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
Learn more about cardiac ablation.More healthtip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com
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Consumer Health: What do you know about Lou Gehrig's disease?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
May is ALS Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about Lou Gehrig's disease, which is also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive nervous system disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of muscle control. More than 5,000 people …
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Consumer Health: Meditation for healthy living
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
World Meditation Day will be observed on Friday, May 21, which makes this a good time to learn more about the benefits of meditation. Meditation is a type of mind-body medicine that's been practice for thousands of years. Of the many forms of meditation, most have in common a quiet setting, a comfortable position, focused …
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Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joins national call to get HPV vaccinations back on track
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has joined 71 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in calling on the nation's health care providers, parents and young adults to help get HPV vaccinations back on track. HPV causes several types of cancers, and nearly everyone gets infected with HPV by age 50. "Mayo Clinic recommends …
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Toward Disability Justice: Don't Forget the Plastic That Gives Me Freedom
Luticha Andre Doucette | commondreams.org | 2021-05-30
"Recycling and manufacturing 'green' medical supplies seems not to be an issue for environmentalists. But it should be." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/plastic-straws-soda-flickr-2600×1361.jpg
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2021 Stockton Juneteenth Historic Waterfront District
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2021-05-30
Generations of enslavement and affliction, chattel slavery and horrors of captive bondage ended after the bloody battles of the US Civil War where over 700,000 white men Confederate and Union soldiers, died on and off the battlefield to secure the hard fought freedoms we enjoy today. Vestiges of post traumatic episodes on all fronts continues today and May is Mental Health Month to help end the stigma of getting help.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/28/18842801.php

Over 170 Brazilian Cities Rise Up Against "Genocidal" Bolsonaro
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-29
Brazilians on Saturday have taken the streets to protest against the chaos created by President Jair Bolsonaro's mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | At Least 57 Percent of Brazilians Want Bolsonaro's Impeachment | Demonstrators were calming actions against the responsible for over 459.000 Brazilian lives taken by COVID-19 and the recklessness of their President. | Currently, Bolsonaro is under investigation by a Senatorial Commission, which has to evaluate his COV…
telesurenglish.net/news/Over-170-Brazilian-Cities-Rise-Up-Against-Genocidal-Bolsonaro-20210529-0007.html

[World Report] Cambodia ends controversial COVID-19 restrictions
Megan Tatum | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
Strict policies that prevented hundreds of thousands of people from leaving home, and left many without food or supplies for weeks, have been lifted. Megan Tatum reports.
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[Perspectives] Cultures of contagion
Aarathi Prasad | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
The Science Gallery Bengaluru's online exhibition CONTAGION opened in April, 2021, just as India approached a staggering 20 million reported cases of COVID-19, a number likely to be a vast undercount. The alarming second wave of COVID-19 in India gives this exhibition an immediacy and relevance.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01154-5/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] Yemen's health system has "collapsed", warns UN
Sharmila Devi | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
The ongoing conflict is exacerbating the effects of COVID-19 as aid agencies warn of a worsening humanitarian situation. Sharmila Devi reports.
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[World Report] Africa's need for more COVID-19 clinical trials
Munyaradzi Makoni | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
Few treatments and vaccines are being tested in Africa, leaving a lack of data for the COVID-19 response. Munyaradzi Makoni reports from Cape Town, South Africa.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01198-3/fulltext?rss=yes

[Research Paper] COVID-19: Rapid antigen detection for SARS-CoV-2 by lateral flow assay: A national systematic evaluation of sensitivity and specificity for mass-testing
Tim Peto, On behalf of the UK COVID-19 Lateral Flow Oversight Team | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
Our results suggest LFDs have promising performance characteristics for mass population testing and can be used to identify infectious positive individuals. The Innova LFD shows good viral antigen detection/sensitivity with excellent specificity, although kit failure rates and the impact of training are potential issues. These results support the expanded evaluation of LFDs, and assessment of greater access to testing on COVID-19 transmission.
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The World Trade Organization Is Threatening Vaccine Equity and Climate Goals
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-29
The huge COVID-19 vaccine supply gap between rich and poor countries exposes the deadly problem of intellectual property (IP) rights and the dangerous monopoly power of Big Pharma. It also exposes in glaring terms the failures of the entire system of global trading rules regulated by the World Trade Organization (WTO). In this exclusive interview for Truthout, Jayati Ghosh, one of the world's leading development economists, dissects the question of intellectual property rights relating to vac…
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How Severe are the Side Effects of the Pseudo-anticovid Vaccines?
Dr. Nicole Delépine | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-29
This incisive analysis by Dr. Nicole Delépine was first published in French. | The text below is an AI translation of the text published by our French language website Mondialisation.ca. | Minor edits by Global Research. | What is worth noting is that …
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Chinese paper calls for probe of U.S.' Fort Detrick biolab amid Wuhan Lab COVID-19 origins fracas
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-05-29
Chinese scientists sequenced the genome of SARS-CoV-2 in early January 2020 and by March of that year had "irrefutably" concluded the virus was not of human design. Since then, the goalposts have shifted repeatedly in an attempt to keep laboratory escape a viable theory, despite no evidence to support the continued supposition. | May 29, 2021…
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The Wuhan lab conspiracy theory: American capitalism's "big lie"
wsws.org | 2021-05-29
In defiance of overwhelming scientific evidence, the US media and political establishment are attempting to convince the public that COVID-19 originated in a Chinese laboratory.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/29/pers-m29.html

Medicare for None: A Response to the State-Based Universal Health Care Act of 2021
Ana Malinow, Kay Tillow | commondreams.org | 2021-05-29
Warning! "Based on the historical precedents set by the Affordable Care Act (ACA)," write Ana Malinow and Kay Tillow, "the story of Medicaid expansion serves as a cautionary tale to those who'd like to leave healthcare to the states." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/m4a_2000x1047.jpg
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Amazon's Meteoric Rise in Global Capitalism
Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, Ellen Reese | indybay.org | 2021-05-29
Amazon's meteoric rise is, in our view, a key moment in global capitalism. The company's rise to power reflects the increasing influence of neoliberal politics and corporate power in general. It represents a major shift in the global political economy, what we call Amazon capitalism.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/27/18842772.php

President Maduro: Bicentennial Congress Articulates All of Venezuela's Social Forces
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-29
On Thursday, May 27, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro presented a report on the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples, and asserted that this is a process that articulates all the social forces of the country. He emphasized that the Congress is taking place in a time of union and social awakening, in a time of sacrifice and social struggle. He stressed that over the course of the nation's revolutionary process, never had so many social movements united together as what is happening now through this Congress of the Peoples. | "Youth, women, healthcare personnel, CLAP, communicators, socialist missions, culture,…
orinocotribune.com/president-maduro-bicentennial-congress-articulates-all-of-venezuelas-social-forces/

SEP (Sri Lanka) to hold online meeting this Sunday on COVID-19 catastrophe in India
wsws.org | 2021-05-29
The Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) is holding an online meeting–"The COVID-19 pandemic and the need for a socialist strategy"–this Sunday, May 30, at 6: 00 p.m. Indian Standard Time.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/29/imtg-m29.html

Venezuela Starts Mass Vaccination – Herd Immunity By 2021
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-29
Venezuela's Health Minister Carlos Alvarado announced everything was ready to start the second stage of the Mass Vaccination Plan against COVID-19 on Saturday. | RELATED: | 375 Venezuelans Came Back to Their Homeland This Week | In this stage, health workers will finish the vaccination of the high-risk groups and will begin vaccinating the rest of the population. | In order to comply with the pre-established schedule, 27 vaccination points have been set up throughout the country to avoi…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Starts-Mass-Vaccination—Herd-Immunity-By-2021-20210529-0005.html

Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-29
Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have a couple of opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week: Mayo Clinic …
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The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for children
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-29
A coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine is now available to children ages 12 through 15 in the U.S. Here's what parents, caregivers and children need to know about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, the possible side effects, and the benefits of getting vaccinated. This is written by Mayo Clinic Staff and you can …
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Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates ease physician shortage in world affected by COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-29
Ninety-eight students took part in commencement events on Friday, May 21, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine ? Arizona Campus and Sunday, May 23, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. This is the first multistate commencement for Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and the first commencement for the inaugural class of students …
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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Dissecting COVID-19 research and putting data in perspective
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-29
The number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. continues to decline. However, cases of COVID-19 are increasing in younger populations. "It's becoming a childhood disease," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Children have composed over 16,000 hospitalizations for COVID-19 and about 300 have died." …
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Mayo Clinic updates masking, in-person meeting guidance
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-29
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance on May 13 stating that people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 do not need to socially distance or wear a mask indoors in most settings. This updated guidance excluded certain environments, including health care facilities. Mayo Clinic has reviewed its guidance for masking, distancing and …
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2021-05-29: News Headlines

Eds. (2021-05-29). Chinese paper calls for probe of U.S.' Fort Detrick biolab amid Wuhan Lab COVID-19 origins fracas. mronline.org Chinese scientists sequenced the genome of SARS-CoV-2 in early January 2020 and by March of that year had "irrefutably" concluded the virus was not of human design. Since then, the goalposts have shifted repeatedly in an attempt to keep laboratory escape a viable theory, despite no evidence to support the continued supposition. | May 29, 2021…

WSWS (2021-05-29). The Wuhan lab conspiracy theory: American capitalism's "big lie" wsws.org In defiance of overwhelming scientific evidence, the US media and political establishment are attempting to convince the public that COVID-19 originated in a Chinese laboratory.

Ana Malinow, Kay Tillow (2021-05-29). Medicare for None: A Response to the State-Based Universal Health Care Act of 2021. commondreams.org Warning! "Based on the historical precedents set by the Affordable Care Act (ACA)," write Ana Malinow and Kay Tillow, "the story of Medicaid expansion serves as a cautionary tale to those who'd like to leave healthcare to the states." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/m4a_2000x1047.jpg

Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, Ellen Reese (2021-05-29). Amazon's Meteoric Rise in Global Capitalism. indybay.org Amazon's meteoric rise is, in our view, a key moment in global capitalism. The company's rise to power reflects the increasing influence of neoliberal politics and corporate power in general. It represents a major shift in the global political economy, what we call Amazon capitalism.

Staff (2021-05-29). President Maduro: Bicentennial Congress Articulates All of Venezuela's Social Forces. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, May 27, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro presented a report on the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples, and asserted that this is a process that articulates all the social forces of the country. He emphasized that the Congress is taking place in a time of union and social awakening, in a time of sacrifice and social struggle. He stressed that over the course of the nation's revolutionary process, never had so many social movements united together as what is happening now through this Congress of the Peoples. | "Youth, women, healthcare personnel, CLAP, communicators, socialist missions, culture,…

WSWS (2021-05-29). SEP (Sri Lanka) to hold online meeting this Sunday on COVID-19 catastrophe in India. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) is holding an online meeting—"The COVID-19 pandemic and the need for a socialist strategy"—this Sunday, May 30, at 6: 00 p.m. Indian Standard Time.

Staff (2021-05-29). The World Trade Organization Is Threatening Vaccine Equity and Climate Goals. truthout.org The huge COVID-19 vaccine supply gap between rich and poor countries exposes the deadly problem of intellectual property (IP) rights and the dangerous monopoly power of Big Pharma. It also exposes in glaring terms the failures of the entire system of global trading rules regulated by the World Trade Organization (WTO). In this exclusive interview for Truthout, Jayati Ghosh, one of the world's leading development economists, dissects the question of intellectual property rights relating to vac…

Michael Whitney (2021-05-29). La vacunación masiva provoca un aumento de casos y muertes. globalizacion.ca *** | Los casos de COVID han aumentado considerablemente en casi todos los países que han lanzado una campaña de vacunación masiva. | Camboya inició su campaña de vacunación a principios de febrero después de haber recopilado cero muertes; después de que…

Sharmila Devi (2021-05-29). [World Report] Yemen's health system has "collapsed", warns UN. thelancet.com The ongoing conflict is exacerbating the effects of COVID-19 as aid agencies warn of a worsening humanitarian situation. Sharmila Devi reports.

WSWS (2021-05-29). Construction unions complicit in Ontario's devastating COVID-19 third wave. wsws.org Workers in Ontario's construction industry and related trades are being sacrificed to COVID-19 in order to keep profits flowing in Canada's speculative real estate frenzy.

WSWS (2021-05-29). South Korea records hundreds of new COVID-19 cases a day. wsws.org Seoul and Washington are also exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to deepen their alliance against China.

teleSUR (2021-05-29). Venezuela Starts Mass Vaccination – Herd Immunity By 2021. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Health Minister Carlos Alvarado announced everything was ready to start the second stage of the Mass Vaccination Plan against COVID-19 on Saturday. | RELATED: | In this stage, health workers will finish the vaccination of the high-risk groups and will begin vaccinating the rest of the population. | In order to comply with the pre-established schedule, 27 vaccination points have been set up throughout the country to avoi…

WSWS (2021-05-29). Australia's second-largest state on a knife-edge amid outbreak of Indian COVID variant. wsws.org While infection numbers remain low, the cases have grown swiftly and most of the population remains unvaccinated.

teleSUR (2021-05-29). Over 170 Brazilian Cities Rise Up Against "Genocidal" Bolsonaro. telesurenglish.net Brazilians on Saturday have taken the streets to protest against the chaos created by President Jair Bolsonaro's mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Demonstrators were calming actions against the responsible for over 459.000 Brazilian lives taken by COVID-19 and the recklessness of their President. | Currently, Bolsonaro is under investigation by a Senatorial Commission, which has to evaluate his COV…

Tim Peto, On behalf of the UK COVID-19 Lateral Flow Oversight Team (2021-05-29). [Research Paper] COVID-19: Rapid antigen detection for SARS-CoV-2 by lateral flow assay: A national systematic evaluation of sensitivity and specificity for mass-testing. thelancet.com Our results suggest LFDs have promising performance characteristics for mass population testing and can be used to identify infectious positive individuals. The Innova LFD shows good viral antigen detection/sensitivity with excellent specificity, although kit failure rates and the impact of training are potential issues. These results support the expanded evaluation of LFDs, and assessment of greater access to testing on COVID-19 transmission.

Megan Tatum (2021-05-29). [World Report] Cambodia ends controversial COVID-19 restrictions. thelancet.com Strict policies that prevented hundreds of thousands of people from leaving home, and left many without food or supplies for weeks, have been lifted. Megan Tatum reports.

Aarathi Prasad (2021-05-29). [Perspectives] Cultures of contagion. thelancet.com The Science Gallery Bengaluru's online exhibition CONTAGION opened in April, 2021, just as India approached a staggering 20 million reported cases of COVID-19, a number likely to be a vast undercount. The alarming second wave of COVID-19 in India gives this exhibition an immediacy and relevance.

Munyaradzi Makoni (2021-05-29). [World Report] Africa's need for more COVID-19 clinical trials. thelancet.com Few treatments and vaccines are being tested in Africa, leaving a lack of data for the COVID-19 response. Munyaradzi Makoni reports from Cape Town, South Africa.

Dan Bacher (2021-05-29). L.A. City Council votes to support closing SoCalGas Aliso Canyon gas storage facility. indybay.org "Governor Gavin Newsom, stop ignoring the other health crisis right here in LA," said Matt Pakucko, co-founder of Save Porter Ranch and 14-year resident of Porter Ranch, at the press conference. "You shut down the entire state. It's time to shut down this health disaster. It is as real as Covid for the thousands of people that are continually sickened by this fossil fuel dinosaur."

Vida Linda (2021-05-29). Demanding Decarceration by San Jose D.A. indybay.org We call on San Jose D.A. to free our people, free 'em all NOW! Decarceration will not wait while he builds his new brand as a "progressive prosecutor"! We are in solidarity with people inside who have been locked up for over a year during COVID, hunger striked over horrible conditions and make the demand for liberation.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-29). The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine is now available to children ages 12 through 15 in the U.S. Here's what parents, caregivers and children need to know about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, the possible side effects, and the benefits of getting vaccinated. This is written by Mayo Clinic Staff and you can …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-29). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have a couple of opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week: Mayo Clinic …

_____ (2021-05-29). Africa Needs Vaccines Now. popularresistance.org The World Health Organization (WHO) has made an urgent call for another 20 million doses of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed in African nations in the next six weeks, or many who have received their first dose will not get the boosted protection of a second shot.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-29). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Dissecting COVID-19 research and putting data in perspective. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. continues to decline. However, cases of COVID-19 are increasing in younger populations. "It's becoming a childhood disease," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Children have composed over 16,000 hospitalizations for COVID-19 and about 300 have died." …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-29). Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates ease physician shortage in world affected by COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Ninety-eight students took part in commencement events on Friday, May 21, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine ? Arizona Campus and Sunday, May 23, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. This is the first multistate commencement for Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and the first commencement for the inaugural class of students …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-29). Mayo Clinic updates masking, in-person meeting guidance. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance on May 13 stating that people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 do not need to socially distance or wear a mask indoors in most settings. This updated guidance excluded certain environments, including health care facilities. Mayo Clinic has reviewed its guidance for masking, distancing and …

WSWS (2021-05-29). New Tamil Nadu state government keeps India's disastrous pandemic policy. wsws.org Chief Minister M.K. Stalin's government is keeping workers on the job, letting the virus spread unchecked while protecting the wealth of the region's billionaires.

Jim Hightower (2021-05-29). Crocodile tears on corporate taxes. nationofchange.org "Outrageous," screeched the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "It doesn't feel fair," whimpered a top corporate executive. The wailing by those who run corporate America is not for the plight of the workaday families who've seen their incomes stagnate and even plummet to zero during the pandemic. Rather, this chorus of woe comes from powerful plutocratic interests …

WSWS (2021-05-29). Australia: Qantas to axe hundreds of international cabin crew jobs and freeze wages. wsws.org Qantas, like its global and domestic competitors, has utilised the pandemic to bring forward previously-prepared restructuring plans.

Mary T Bassett (2021-05-29). [Perspectives] A history of US police violence. thelancet.com In 2020, the murder of George Floyd broadcast US police violence to the world. But police killings especially directed against Black men were not new. The US codes these as "deaths by legal intervention", which comprise mainly police uses of force. In 2017, such deaths were in the top ten causes of death for Black men aged 15—34 years. And this ranking used a measure known to undercount by 50% the actual number of deaths related to police encounters. In the USA, the risk of death after a police encounter is 2 ∑5 times higher for Black men than for white men, and Black people are also less likely to be a…

David Canning (2021-05-29). [Correspondence] Inappropriate use of global health metrics for analysis of the determinants of health. thelancet.com Current global health metrics have been criticised in terms of their usefulness and accountability.1 However, there is an additional point on their value for evidence-based decision making that could be added. Many studies use these global health metrics to analyse determinants of changes in health outcomes over time across countries.2—5 This is usually not an appropriate use of these data. The use of modelling to impute missing values, and smoothing of reported outcomes over time to reduce measurement error, that is standard in creating global health metrics (eg, by the Institute for Health Metrics and the…

Sharmila Devi (2021-05-29). [World Report] 800‚Äà000 South Sudanese to lose access to health care. thelancet.com The International Organization for Migration warns that primary care services will cease unless donors contribute. Sharmila Devi reports.

Geoff Watts (2021-05-29). [Obituary] John Irwin Harper. thelancet.com First UK professor of paediatric dermatology. He was born in Southend-on-Sea, UK, on May 26, 1950, and died in London, UK, following a heart attack on April 5, 2021, aged 70 years.

Christopher Eccleston, Dominic Aldington, Andrew Moore, Amanda C de C Williams (2021-05-29). [Comment] Pragmatic but flawed: the NICE guideline on chronic pain. thelancet.com The 2021 UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on chronic pain1 (chronic primary pain, chronic secondary pain, or both) and the management of chronic primary pain among people older than 16 years has prompted debate among clinicians. The NICE recommendations on assessment of chronic pain, with person-centred assessment at its heart, make good sense and are to be welcomed. But the recommendations on chronic primary pain are more controversial.

The Lancet (2021-05-29). [Editorial] Rethinking chronic pain. thelancet.com To live with chronic pain is to live with daily challenges around simple tasks that others take for granted. It often means being disbelieved, stigmatised for not getting better, or judged as not coping. It might mean living with poor mental health and self-esteem, absenteeism from school or work, the breakdown of relationships, and socioeconomic disadvantage. For society, the costs are staggering: low back pain is the leading cause of years lost to disability and chronic pain costs billions of dollars through health system expenditures, productivity losses, reduced quality of life, and informal care.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-05-29). 2021 Stockton Juneteenth Historic Waterfront District. indybay.org Generations of enslavement and affliction, chattel slavery and horrors of captive bondage ended after the bloody battles of the US Civil War where over 700,000 white men Confederate and Union soldiers, died on and off the battlefield to secure the hard fought freedoms we enjoy today. Vestiges of post traumatic episodes on all fronts continues today and May is Mental Health Month to help end the stigma of getting help.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-29). Consumer Health: Antidepressants and tinnitus. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus affects about 15% to 20% of people. Tinnitus isn't a condition itself — it's a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder. Tinnitus also can be caused by a number …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-29). Dr. Prathibha Varkey named president of Mayo Clinic Health System. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S., has been named president of Mayo Clinic Health System, effective August 16, 2021.Dr. Varkey will partner with Mary Jo Williamson, chief administrative officer, Mayo Clinic Health System, to lead the strategy and operations of the health system's 17 hospitals and nearly 50 community clinics across Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin."We're …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-29). Consumer Health: What do you know about inflammatory bowel disease? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World IBD Day will be observed on Wednesday, May 19, which makes this a good time to learn more about how these disorders are similar and different. Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is an umbrella term used to describe disorders that involve chronic inflammation of your digestive tract. Inflammatory bowel disease can be …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-29). Consumer Health: Understanding the link between depression and pain. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave, and it can lead to emotional and physical problems. Depression and pain are closely related. Depression can cause pain, and pain can cause depression. Sometimes pain and depression create a vicious cycle …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-29). AI-enabled EKGs find difference between numerical age and biological age significantly affects health, longevity. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — You might be older ? or younger ? than you think. A new study found that differences between a person's age in years and his or her biological age, as predicted by an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled EKG, can provide measurable insights into health and longevity. The AI model accurately predicted the age …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-29). Infographic: Cardiac ablation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about cardiac ablation.More healthtip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-29). Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joins national call to get HPV vaccinations back on track. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has joined 71 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in calling on the nation's health care providers, parents and young adults to help get HPV vaccinations back on track. HPV causes several types of cancers, and nearly everyone gets infected with HPV by age 50. "Mayo Clinic recommends …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-29). Mayo Clinic Q and A: 21st century stroke prevention strategies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A family member had a stroke a month ago. I'm 45 years old, and I maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a good diet. What steps can I take to make sure this doesn't happen to me? ANSWER: A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-29). Consumer Health: Recovering from a stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about stroke and stroke rehabilitation. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and a major cause of serious disability for adults. More than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year, according to the Centers …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-29). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Detecting and treating thoracic aortic aneurysms. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A thoracic aortic aneurysm is a weakened area in the major blood vessel that feeds blood to the body. When the aorta is weak, blood pushing against the vessel wall can cause it to bulge like a balloon. This is called an aneurysm. Depending on the cause, size and growth rate, your thoracic aortic aneurysm …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-29). Mayo Clinic Minute: Think 'FAST' to recognize a stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the U.S., according to the American Stroke Association. May is National Stroke Awareness Month. If someone is suffering a stroke, every second counts. And the faster a patient receives treatment, the better the odds for a positive outcome. Watch: The …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-29). Consumer Health: What do you know about Lou Gehrig's disease? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is ALS Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about Lou Gehrig's disease, which is also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive nervous system disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of muscle control. More than 5,000 people …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-29). Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips to 'stop the bleed' in an emergency. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you came upon an emergency where a person is bleeding, would you know what to do? During National Trauma Month, May 20 is acknowledged as Stop the Bleed Day — a day to teach people how to take to control of serious bleeding. In this demonstration, Gwen Meyer, a Trauma Center nurse and trauma …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-29). Consumer Health: Meditation for healthy living. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Meditation Day will be observed on Friday, May 21, which makes this a good time to learn more about the benefits of meditation. Meditation is a type of mind-body medicine that's been practice for thousands of years. Of the many forms of meditation, most have in common a quiet setting, a comfortable position, focused …

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2021-05-29: Social Media Postees

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Chinese paper calls for probe of U.S.' Fort Detrick biolab amid Wuhan Lab COVID-19 origins fracas
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-05-29
Chinese scientists sequenced the genome of SARS-CoV-2 in early January 2020 and by March of that year had "irrefutably" concluded the virus was not of human design. Since then, the goalposts have shifted repeatedly in an attempt to keep laboratory escape a viable theory, despite no evidence to support the continued supposition. | May 29, 2021…
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The Wuhan lab conspiracy theory: American capitalism's "big lie"
wsws.org | 2021-05-29
In defiance of overwhelming scientific evidence, the US media and political establishment are attempting to convince the public that COVID-19 originated in a Chinese laboratory.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/29/pers-m29.html

President Maduro: Bicentennial Congress Articulates All of Venezuela's Social Forces
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-29
On Thursday, May 27, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro presented a report on the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples, and asserted that this is a process that articulates all the social forces of the country. He emphasized that the Congress is taking place in a time of union and social awakening, in a time of sacrifice and social struggle. He stressed that over the course of the nation's revolutionary process, never had so many social movements united together as what is happening now through this Congress of the Peoples. | "Youth, women, healthcare personnel, CLAP, communicators, socialist missions, culture,…
orinocotribune.com/president-maduro-bicentennial-congress-articulates-all-of-venezuelas-social-forces/

SEP (Sri Lanka) to hold online meeting this Sunday on COVID-19 catastrophe in India
wsws.org | 2021-05-29
The Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) is holding an online meeting–"The COVID-19 pandemic and the need for a socialist strategy"–this Sunday, May 30, at 6: 00 p.m. Indian Standard Time.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/29/imtg-m29.html

Medicare for None: A Response to the State-Based Universal Health Care Act of 2021
Ana Malinow, Kay Tillow | commondreams.org | 2021-05-29
Warning! "Based on the historical precedents set by the Affordable Care Act (ACA)," write Ana Malinow and Kay Tillow, "the story of Medicaid expansion serves as a cautionary tale to those who'd like to leave healthcare to the states." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/m4a_2000x1047.jpg
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Amazon's Meteoric Rise in Global Capitalism
Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, Ellen Reese | indybay.org | 2021-05-29
Amazon's meteoric rise is, in our view, a key moment in global capitalism. The company's rise to power reflects the increasing influence of neoliberal politics and corporate power in general. It represents a major shift in the global political economy, what we call Amazon capitalism.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/27/18842772.php

[World Report] Yemen's health system has "collapsed", warns UN
Sharmila Devi | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
The ongoing conflict is exacerbating the effects of COVID-19 as aid agencies warn of a worsening humanitarian situation. Sharmila Devi reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01197-1/fulltext?rss=yes

South Korea records hundreds of new COVID-19 cases a day
wsws.org | 2021-05-29
Seoul and Washington are also exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to deepen their alliance against China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/29/kore-m29.html

Construction unions complicit in Ontario's devastating COVID-19 third wave
wsws.org | 2021-05-29
Workers in Ontario's construction industry and related trades are being sacrificed to COVID-19 in order to keep profits flowing in Canada's speculative real estate frenzy.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/29/onco-m29.html

Venezuela Starts Mass Vaccination – Herd Immunity By 2021
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-29
Venezuela's Health Minister Carlos Alvarado announced everything was ready to start the second stage of the Mass Vaccination Plan against COVID-19 on Saturday. | RELATED: | 375 Venezuelans Came Back to Their Homeland This Week | In this stage, health workers will finish the vaccination of the high-risk groups and will begin vaccinating the rest of the population. | In order to comply with the pre-established schedule, 27 vaccination points have been set up throughout the country to avoi…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Starts-Mass-Vaccination—Herd-Immunity-By-2021-20210529-0005.html

Over 170 Brazilian Cities Rise Up Against "Genocidal" Bolsonaro
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-29
Brazilians on Saturday have taken the streets to protest against the chaos created by President Jair Bolsonaro's mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | At Least 57 Percent of Brazilians Want Bolsonaro's Impeachment | Demonstrators were calming actions against the responsible for over 459.000 Brazilian lives taken by COVID-19 and the recklessness of their President. | Currently, Bolsonaro is under investigation by a Senatorial Commission, which has to evaluate his COV…
telesurenglish.net/news/Over-170-Brazilian-Cities-Rise-Up-Against-Genocidal-Bolsonaro-20210529-0007.html

Australia's second-largest state on a knife-edge amid outbreak of Indian COVID variant
wsws.org | 2021-05-29
While infection numbers remain low, the cases have grown swiftly and most of the population remains unvaccinated.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/29/vict-m29.html

The World Trade Organization Is Threatening Vaccine Equity and Climate Goals
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-29
The huge COVID-19 vaccine supply gap between rich and poor countries exposes the deadly problem of intellectual property (IP) rights and the dangerous monopoly power of Big Pharma. It also exposes in glaring terms the failures of the entire system of global trading rules regulated by the World Trade Organization (WTO). In this exclusive interview for Truthout, Jayati Ghosh, one of the world's leading development economists, dissects the question of intellectual property rights relating to vac…
truthout.org/articles/the-world-trade-organization-is-threatening-vaccine-equity-and-climate-goals/

[World Report] Cambodia ends controversial COVID-19 restrictions
Megan Tatum | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
Strict policies that prevented hundreds of thousands of people from leaving home, and left many without food or supplies for weeks, have been lifted. Megan Tatum reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01196-X/fulltext?rss=yes

[Perspectives] Cultures of contagion
Aarathi Prasad | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
The Science Gallery Bengaluru's online exhibition CONTAGION opened in April, 2021, just as India approached a staggering 20 million reported cases of COVID-19, a number likely to be a vast undercount. The alarming second wave of COVID-19 in India gives this exhibition an immediacy and relevance.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01154-5/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] Africa's need for more COVID-19 clinical trials
Munyaradzi Makoni | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
Few treatments and vaccines are being tested in Africa, leaving a lack of data for the COVID-19 response. Munyaradzi Makoni reports from Cape Town, South Africa.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01198-3/fulltext?rss=yes

[Research Paper] COVID-19: Rapid antigen detection for SARS-CoV-2 by lateral flow assay: A national systematic evaluation of sensitivity and specificity for mass-testing
Tim Peto, On behalf of the UK COVID-19 Lateral Flow Oversight Team | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
Our results suggest LFDs have promising performance characteristics for mass population testing and can be used to identify infectious positive individuals. The Innova LFD shows good viral antigen detection/sensitivity with excellent specificity, although kit failure rates and the impact of training are potential issues. These results support the expanded evaluation of LFDs, and assessment of greater access to testing on COVID-19 transmission.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PIIS2589-5370(21)00204-2/fulltext?rss=yes

L.A. City Council votes to support closing SoCalGas Aliso Canyon gas storage facility
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2021-05-29
"Governor Gavin Newsom, stop ignoring the other health crisis right here in LA," said Matt Pakucko, co-founder of Save Porter Ranch and 14-year resident of Porter Ranch, at the press conference. "You shut down the entire state. It's time to shut down this health disaster. It is as real as Covid for the thousands of people that are continually sickened by this fossil fuel dinosaur."
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/26/18842765.php

Demanding Decarceration by San Jose D.A
Vida Linda | indybay.org | 2021-05-29
We call on San Jose D.A. to free our people, free 'em all NOW! Decarceration will not wait while he builds his new brand as a "progressive prosecutor"! We are in solidarity with people inside who have been locked up for over a year during COVID, hunger striked over horrible conditions and make the demand for liberation.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/26/18842766.php

La vacunación masiva provoca un aumento de casos y muertes
Michael Whitney | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-29
*** | Los casos de COVID han aumentado considerablemente en casi todos los países que han lanzado una campaña de vacunación masiva. | Camboya inició su campaña de vacunación a principios de febrero después de haber recopilado cero muertes; después de que…
globalizacion.ca/la-vacunacion-masiva-provoca-un-aumento-de-casos-y-muertes/

Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-29
Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have a couple of opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week: Mayo Clinic …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-offers-covid-19-walk-in-vaccine-clinics-in-rochester/

The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for children
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-29
A coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine is now available to children ages 12 through 15 in the U.S. Here's what parents, caregivers and children need to know about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, the possible side effects, and the benefits of getting vaccinated. This is written by Mayo Clinic Staff and you can …
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Africa Needs Vaccines Now
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-29
The World Health Organization (WHO) has made an urgent call for another 20 million doses of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed in African nations in the next six weeks, or many who have received their first dose will not get the boosted protection of a second shot.
popularresistance.org/africa-needs-vaccines-now/

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Dissecting COVID-19 research and putting data in perspective
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-29
The number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. continues to decline. However, cases of COVID-19 are increasing in younger populations. "It's becoming a childhood disease," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Children have composed over 16,000 hospitalizations for COVID-19 and about 300 have died." …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-qa-podcast-dissecting-covid-19-research-and-putting-data-in-perspective/

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates ease physician shortage in world affected by COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-29
Ninety-eight students took part in commencement events on Friday, May 21, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine ? Arizona Campus and Sunday, May 23, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. This is the first multistate commencement for Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and the first commencement for the inaugural class of students …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-alix-school-of-medicine-graduates-ease-physician-shortage-in-world-affected-by-covid-19-pandemic/

Mayo Clinic updates masking, in-person meeting guidance
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-29
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance on May 13 stating that people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 do not need to socially distance or wear a mask indoors in most settings. This updated guidance excluded certain environments, including health care facilities. Mayo Clinic has reviewed its guidance for masking, distancing and …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-updates-masking-in-person-meeting-guidance/

Crocodile tears on corporate taxes
Jim Hightower | nationofchange.org | 2021-05-29
"Outrageous," screeched the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "It doesn't feel fair," whimpered a top corporate executive. The wailing by those who run corporate America is not for the plight of the workaday families who've seen their incomes stagnate and even plummet to zero during the pandemic. Rather, this chorus of woe comes from powerful plutocratic interests …
nationofchange.org/2021/05/29/crocodile-tears-on-corporate-taxes/

New Tamil Nadu state government keeps India's disastrous pandemic policy
wsws.org | 2021-05-29
Chief Minister M.K. Stalin's government is keeping workers on the job, letting the virus spread unchecked while protecting the wealth of the region's billionaires.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/29/tami-m29.html

Australia: Qantas to axe hundreds of international cabin crew jobs and freeze wages
wsws.org | 2021-05-29
Qantas, like its global and domestic competitors, has utilised the pandemic to bring forward previously-prepared restructuring plans.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/29/qant-m29.html

[World Report] Yemen's health system has "collapsed", warns UN
Sharmila Devi | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
The ongoing conflict is exacerbating the effects of COVID-19 as aid agencies warn of a worsening humanitarian situation. Sharmila Devi reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01197-1/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] Cambodia ends controversial COVID-19 restrictions
Megan Tatum | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
Strict policies that prevented hundreds of thousands of people from leaving home, and left many without food or supplies for weeks, have been lifted. Megan Tatum reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01196-X/fulltext?rss=yes

[Perspectives] Cultures of contagion
Aarathi Prasad | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
The Science Gallery Bengaluru's online exhibition CONTAGION opened in April, 2021, just as India approached a staggering 20 million reported cases of COVID-19, a number likely to be a vast undercount. The alarming second wave of COVID-19 in India gives this exhibition an immediacy and relevance.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01154-5/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] Africa's need for more COVID-19 clinical trials
Munyaradzi Makoni | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
Few treatments and vaccines are being tested in Africa, leaving a lack of data for the COVID-19 response. Munyaradzi Makoni reports from Cape Town, South Africa.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01198-3/fulltext?rss=yes

[Research Paper] COVID-19: Rapid antigen detection for SARS-CoV-2 by lateral flow assay: A national systematic evaluation of sensitivity and specificity for mass-testing
Tim Peto, On behalf of the UK COVID-19 Lateral Flow Oversight Team | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
Our results suggest LFDs have promising performance characteristics for mass population testing and can be used to identify infectious positive individuals. The Innova LFD shows good viral antigen detection/sensitivity with excellent specificity, although kit failure rates and the impact of training are potential issues. These results support the expanded evaluation of LFDs, and assessment of greater access to testing on COVID-19 transmission.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PIIS2589-5370(21)00204-2/fulltext?rss=yes

[Perspectives] A history of US police violence
Mary T Bassett | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
In 2020, the murder of George Floyd broadcast US police violence to the world. But police killings especially directed against Black men were not new. The US codes these as "deaths by legal intervention", which comprise mainly police uses of force. In 2017, such deaths were in the top ten causes of death for Black men aged 15–34 years. And this ranking used a measure known to undercount by 50% the actual number of deaths related to police encounters. In the USA, the risk of death after a police encounter is 2 ∑5 times higher for Black men than for white men, and Black people are also less likely to be a…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01153-3/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] 800‚Äà000 South Sudanese to lose access to health care
Sharmila Devi | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
The International Organization for Migration warns that primary care services will cease unless donors contribute. Sharmila Devi reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01195-8/fulltext?rss=yes

[Editorial] Rethinking chronic pain
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
To live with chronic pain is to live with daily challenges around simple tasks that others take for granted. It often means being disbelieved, stigmatised for not getting better, or judged as not coping. It might mean living with poor mental health and self-esteem, absenteeism from school or work, the breakdown of relationships, and socioeconomic disadvantage. For society, the costs are staggering: low back pain is the leading cause of years lost to disability and chronic pain costs billions of dollars through health system expenditures, productivity losses, reduced quality of life, and informal care.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01194-6/fulltext?rss=yes

[Editorial] Rethinking chronic pain
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
To live with chronic pain is to live with daily challenges around simple tasks that others take for granted. It often means being disbelieved, stigmatised for not getting better, or judged as not coping. It might mean living with poor mental health and self-esteem, absenteeism from school or work, the breakdown of relationships, and socioeconomic disadvantage. For society, the costs are staggering: low back pain is the leading cause of years lost to disability and chronic pain costs billions of dollars through health system expenditures, productivity losses, reduced quality of life, and informal care.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01194-6/fulltext?rss=yes

[Obituary] John Irwin Harper
Geoff Watts | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
First UK professor of paediatric dermatology. He was born in Southend-on-Sea, UK, on May 26, 1950, and died in London, UK, following a heart attack on April 5, 2021, aged 70 years.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01155-7/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] Pragmatic but flawed: the NICE guideline on chronic pain
Christopher Eccleston, Dominic Aldington, Andrew Moore, Amanda C de C Williams | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
The 2021 UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on chronic pain1 (chronic primary pain, chronic secondary pain, or both) and the management of chronic primary pain among people older than 16 years has prompted debate among clinicians. The NICE recommendations on assessment of chronic pain, with person-centred assessment at its heart, make good sense and are to be welcomed. But the recommendations on chronic primary pain are more controversial.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01058-8/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Inappropriate use of global health metrics for analysis of the determinants of health
David Canning | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
Current global health metrics have been criticised in terms of their usefulness and accountability.1 However, there is an additional point on their value for evidence-based decision making that could be added. Many studies use these global health metrics to analyse determinants of changes in health outcomes over time across countries.2–5 This is usually not an appropriate use of these data. The use of modelling to impute missing values, and smoothing of reported outcomes over time to reduce measurement error, that is standard in creating global health metrics (eg, by the Institute for Health Metrics and the…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01111-9/fulltext?rss=yes

2021 Stockton Juneteenth Historic Waterfront District
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2021-05-29
Generations of enslavement and affliction, chattel slavery and horrors of captive bondage ended after the bloody battles of the US Civil War where over 700,000 white men Confederate and Union soldiers, died on and off the battlefield to secure the hard fought freedoms we enjoy today. Vestiges of post traumatic episodes on all fronts continues today and May is Mental Health Month to help end the stigma of getting help.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/28/18842801.php

AI-enabled EKGs find difference between numerical age and biological age significantly affects health, longevity
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-29
ROCHESTER, Minn. — You might be older ? or younger ? than you think. A new study found that differences between a person's age in years and his or her biological age, as predicted by an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled EKG, can provide measurable insights into health and longevity. The AI model accurately predicted the age …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ai-enabled-ekgs-find-difference-between-numerical-age-and-biological-age-significantly-affects-health-longevity/

Consumer Health: What do you know about Lou Gehrig's disease?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-29
May is ALS Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about Lou Gehrig's disease, which is also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive nervous system disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of muscle control. More than 5,000 people …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-what-do-you-know-about-lou-gehrigs-disease/

Infographic: Cardiac ablation
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-29
Learn more about cardiac ablation.More healthtip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/infographic-cardiac-ablation-2/

Science Saturday: Macrophage communication is key during viral infection
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-29
A new finding from Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues may suggest treatment options for severe viral infections and new avenues for research into tissue regeneration after injury. The paper, published in Immunity, examines the work of immune cells called macrophages that stay deep in the lungs. These cells are found in the part of the lungs …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/science-saturday-macrophage-communication-is-key-during-viral-infection/

Dr. Prathibha Varkey named president of Mayo Clinic Health System
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-29
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S., has been named president of Mayo Clinic Health System, effective August 16, 2021.Dr. Varkey will partner with Mary Jo Williamson, chief administrative officer, Mayo Clinic Health System, to lead the strategy and operations of the health system's 17 hospitals and nearly 50 community clinics across Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin."We're …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/dr-prathibha-varkey-named-president-of-mayo-clinic-health-system/

Consumer Health: Antidepressants and tinnitus
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-29
Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus affects about 15% to 20% of people. Tinnitus isn't a condition itself — it's a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder. Tinnitus also can be caused by a number …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-antidepressants-and-tinnitus/

Mayo Clinic Minute: Think 'FAST' to recognize a stroke
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-29
Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the U.S., according to the American Stroke Association. May is National Stroke Awareness Month. If someone is suffering a stroke, every second counts. And the faster a patient receives treatment, the better the odds for a positive outcome. Watch: The …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-minute-think-fast-to-recognize-a-stroke/

Consumer Health: Understanding the link between depression and pain
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-29
Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave, and it can lead to emotional and physical problems. Depression and pain are closely related. Depression can cause pain, and pain can cause depression. Sometimes pain and depression create a vicious cycle …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-understanding-the-link-between-depression-and-pain/

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2021-05-28: News Headlines

Nils Castro (2021-05-28). La crisis latente en la frontera colombo-panameña. globalizacion.ca El heterogéneo flujo migratorio que ingresa a Panamá a través de la frontera con Colombia tiende a continuar y crecer. Pese a la dureza y letalidad de los caminos que penetran al territorio panameño a través de la selva, es…

Staff (2021-05-28). Headlines for May 28, 2021. democracynow.org U.N. Human Rights Chief Says Israel May Have Committed War Crimes in Gaza, African Nations Need 20 Million AstraZeneca Doses Within Weeks to Complete Vaccinations , Public Citizen Says a $25 Billion Investment Could Vaccinate the World, Senate GOP Ready to Filibuster Commission on January 6 Insurrection , Biden Reportedly Offered Japan Ambassadorship to Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Amazon Announces Deal to Acquire MGM Studios; WarnerMedia to Merge with Discovery , Elizabeth Warren Grills Bank CEOs for Preying on Customers During Pandemic, San Jose Gunman Expressed Hate for Co-Workers for Years, Had History…

Nick Alexandrov (2021-05-28). Necropolis Now: The U.S. Assault on Iraqi Healthcare. counterpunch.org The recent Baghdad hospital fire, Western reporters told Iraq, is a "you" problem. The Washington Post blamed the country's "endemic corruption" for the 82 deaths. The New York Times denounced its "mismanagement" and "legacy of decrepit infrastructure." And the Wall Street Journal, quoting Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, cited "negligence." But Iraqi healthcare wasn't always

Staff (2021-05-28). Palestinian Nurse: We've Been Occupied for 73 Years. A Ceasefire Is Not Enough. truthout.org Left Voice interviewed Mohammad Samara, a nurse from the West Bank, during the increased assault on Palestinian people and their land. We spoke about his experience seeing the disparities in healthcare and the recent strike on May 18. | Thanks a lot for being willing to do this interview with us, it means a lot. Could you start by telling us your name, where you live and what you do for work? | My name is Mohammed Samara, and I live in Nablus in Palestine. I work at Refugee Surgical Hospital P…

Labor Video Project (2021-05-28). UBER/Ride Share Gig Drivers Protest Against Rip-offs & CA Prop 22 At UBER World HQ. indybay.org A rally was held of UBER, Lyft and Rideshare workers to protest the lack of healthcare and the cost shifting by these companies having the state pay for healthcare.

Medea Benjamin Marcy Winograd (2021-05-28). A small GOP-dominated Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Coalition is waging a frightening campaign for nuclear rearmament. juancole.com (Responsible Statecraft) — Democrats might control the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government right now, but a small Republican-dominated Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Coalition exercises outsized influence in a frightening campaign for nuclear rearmament. The coalition, comprising six senators from states that house, develop, or test underground land-based nuclear weapons, is pushing a …

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-05-28). Vijay Prashad on India, Covid and Modi. fair.org New York Times ( This week on CounterSpin: A May 25 New York Times

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-28). How It All Went Wrong: the Global Response to COVID-19. counterpunch.org The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response was never likely to hand down a rosy report with gobbets of praise. Organised by the World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus last May, the panel's gloomy assessment was grim: the COVID-19 pandemic could have been avoided. Almost nothing in the main report could be seen

Anonymous103 (2021-05-28). The Dominic Cummings Show. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | The former chief strategist for Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in a stroppy mood before the UK parliamentary Health and Science committee. For

Sharmila Devi (2021-05-29). [World Report] Yemen's health system has "collapsed", warns UN. thelancet.com The ongoing conflict is exacerbating the effects of COVID-19 as aid agencies warn of a worsening humanitarian situation. Sharmila Devi reports.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-28). Palestine's Moment: Despite Massive Losses, Palestinians Have Altered the Course of History. counterpunch.org The 'Palestinian Revolt of 2021' will go down in history as one of the most influential events that irreversibly shaped collective thinking in and around Palestine. Only two other events can be compared with what has just transpired in Palestine: the revolt of 1936 and the First Intifada of 1987. The general strike and rebellion

WSWS (2021-05-28). Cross-Canada Educators Rank-and-File Committee hears report on pandemic from Dr. Benjamin Mateus. wsws.org Dr. Mateus stressed COVID-19 is a global phenomenon that can only be combatted by means of an internationally-coordinated response led by the working class.

Matthew Stevenson (2021-05-28). Letters From Minsk: Lee Harvey Oswald Comes in for the Cold War. counterpunch.org This is the tenth in a series about train and bicycle rides from Switzerland to Belarus, in those carefree days before pandemic lockdowns. Unlike my hunt for the Hotel Garni, I found Lee Harvey Oswald's Minsk apartment in less than fifteen minutes, as the American defector was given a place to live in an elegant

WSWS (2021-05-28). For the immediate reinstatement of London bus driver David O'Sullivan! wsws.org At its latest meeting, the CERSC adopted a resolution in support of David O'Sullivan, who was fired by UK bus operator Metroline for fighting for workplace protections amid the raging pandemic.

A Guest Author (2021-05-28). Cops and colonizers out of LGBTQ+ Pride! Statement of LGBTQ+ Caucus of Workers World Party. workers.org As we head into Pride month 2021 — after more than a year of being locked down due to the COVID-19 pandemic — we are still plagued by twin epidemics of rampant racist police terror against the Black and Brown communities and U.S.-armed Israeli bombings and murder of Palestinian people . . . |

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-28). Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates ease physician shortage in world affected by COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Ninety-eight students took part in commencement events on Friday, May 21, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine ? Arizona Campus and Sunday, May 23, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. This is the first multistate commencement for Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and the first commencement for the inaugural class of students …

WillOfMany (2021-05-28). BLM: American Revolution Spreads Around the Globe. indybay.org The world changed not only because of COVID-19 pandemic beyond 2020. Political and economic crisis has led to growing of various protest movements. The widest and most active emerged in the USA. The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement gained the largest extent. It demands from the American government not even reforms but revolutionary changes in the national social political course concerning people of color.

Dean Baker (2021-05-28). Vaccinating the World: If We Had Grown Ups in Charge. zcomm.org The pandemic is a full out emergency that should have led us to do everything possible to stem its spread as quickly as possible…

WSWS (2021-05-28). COVID pandemic spawns vaccine billionaires amid global mass death. wsws.org The profits reaped off vaccine production have produced nine new billionaires, amid record deaths and a denial of vaccinations for the vast majority of the world's population.

The Tricontinental (2021-05-28). Dossier no. 40: The challenges facing Brazil's left. mronline.org If the social consequences of adopting an ultra-neoliberal project weren't enough already, the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and the gross mismanagement and negligence in combatting the virus have led to the worst-case social, economic, and health scenarios. | May 27, 2021…

Stephen Lendman (2021-05-28). Medical Tyranny in Chicago. globalresearch.ca No longer is …

Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, Ellen Reese (2021-05-28). Amazon's Meteoric Rise in Global Capitalism. indybay.org Amazon's meteoric rise is, in our view, a key moment in global capitalism. The company's rise to power reflects the increasing influence of neoliberal politics and corporate power in general. It represents a major shift in the global political economy, what we call Amazon capitalism.

Megan Tatum (2021-05-29). [World Report] Cambodia ends controversial COVID-19 restrictions. thelancet.com Strict policies that prevented hundreds of thousands of people from leaving home, and left many without food or supplies for weeks, have been lifted. Megan Tatum reports.

Aarathi Prasad (2021-05-29). [Perspectives] Cultures of contagion. thelancet.com The Science Gallery Bengaluru's online exhibition CONTAGION opened in April, 2021, just as India approached a staggering 20 million reported cases of COVID-19, a number likely to be a vast undercount. The alarming second wave of COVID-19 in India gives this exhibition an immediacy and relevance.

Munyaradzi Makoni (2021-05-29). [World Report] Africa's need for more COVID-19 clinical trials. thelancet.com Few treatments and vaccines are being tested in Africa, leaving a lack of data for the COVID-19 response. Munyaradzi Makoni reports from Cape Town, South Africa.

WSWS (2021-05-28). Students back on UK campuses amid explosive growth of Indian covid variant. wsws.org The reopening of campuses last September led to the massive spread of covid, forcing thousands of students to self-isolate after travelling away from friends and family, and the government is repeating the same reckless policy, recommending that all students be "eligible to return to in-person teaching and learning."

John O'Kane (2021-05-28). Red Capital, Red Baiting, Yellow Peril. counterpunch.org For many Americans China has been such a perpetual threat that when Covid arrived it could easily become the "China Virus" even for those who weren't avid Trumpers. China-the-enemy has been secure in our collective minds ever since the 1949 revolution brought communism to power, piling on a menace that the Soviets had already managed

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-28). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Guidelines and nuances of wearing a face mask. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Recent COVID-19 masking guidelines announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, continue to generate a public conversation. "The decision about masking needs to be nuanced," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Wearing a mask should be based on the risk of infection, the percentage of the …

Global Research News (2021-05-28). Selected Articles: The Battle to Suppress Hydroxychloroquine as a Cheap and Effective Drug for the Treatment of COVID-19. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | These are important articles. Please send them to your family, friends and colleagues. | Forward this selection by email, post on social media, spread the word. |

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-28). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have a couple of opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week: Mayo Clinic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-28). The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine is now available to children ages 12 through 15 in the U.S. Here's what parents, caregivers and children need to know about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, the possible side effects, and the benefits of getting vaccinated. This is written by Mayo Clinic Staff and you can …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-28). Mayo Clinic updates masking, in-person meeting guidance. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance on May 13 stating that people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 do not need to socially distance or wear a mask indoors in most settings. This updated guidance excluded certain environments, including health care facilities. Mayo Clinic has reviewed its guidance for masking, distancing and …

WSWS (2021-05-28). Indian and Sri Lankan workers and students explain why they are attending the May 30 meeting on India's COVID-19 catastrophe. wsws.org SEP members in Sri Lanka and the ICFI supporters in India spoke with workers and students who plan to attend this Sunday's meeting.

Latino Rebels (2021-05-28). Undocumented and LGBTQ (Part 8, COVID Edition). latinorebels.com Latino Rebels Radio: May 28, 2021…

Mary T Bassett (2021-05-29). [Perspectives] A history of US police violence. thelancet.com In 2020, the murder of George Floyd broadcast US police violence to the world. But police killings especially directed against Black men were not new. The US codes these as "deaths by legal intervention", which comprise mainly police uses of force. In 2017, such deaths were in the top ten causes of death for Black men aged 15—34 years. And this ranking used a measure known to undercount by 50% the actual number of deaths related to police encounters. In the USA, the risk of death after a police encounter is 2 ∑5 times higher for Black men than for white men, and Black people are also less likely to be a…

David Canning (2021-05-29). [Correspondence] Inappropriate use of global health metrics for analysis of the determinants of health. thelancet.com Current global health metrics have been criticised in terms of their usefulness and accountability.1 However, there is an additional point on their value for evidence-based decision making that could be added. Many studies use these global health metrics to analyse determinants of changes in health outcomes over time across countries.2—5 This is usually not an appropriate use of these data. The use of modelling to impute missing values, and smoothing of reported outcomes over time to reduce measurement error, that is standard in creating global health metrics (eg, by the Institute for Health Metrics and the…

Sharmila Devi (2021-05-29). [World Report] 800‚Äà000 South Sudanese to lose access to health care. thelancet.com The International Organization for Migration warns that primary care services will cease unless donors contribute. Sharmila Devi reports.

Geoff Watts (2021-05-29). [Obituary] John Irwin Harper. thelancet.com First UK professor of paediatric dermatology. He was born in Southend-on-Sea, UK, on May 26, 1950, and died in London, UK, following a heart attack on April 5, 2021, aged 70 years.

Christopher Eccleston, Dominic Aldington, Andrew Moore, Amanda C de C Williams (2021-05-29). [Comment] Pragmatic but flawed: the NICE guideline on chronic pain. thelancet.com The 2021 UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on chronic pain1 (chronic primary pain, chronic secondary pain, or both) and the management of chronic primary pain among people older than 16 years has prompted debate among clinicians. The NICE recommendations on assessment of chronic pain, with person-centred assessment at its heart, make good sense and are to be welcomed. But the recommendations on chronic primary pain are more controversial.

The Lancet (2021-05-29). [Editorial] Rethinking chronic pain. thelancet.com To live with chronic pain is to live with daily challenges around simple tasks that others take for granted. It often means being disbelieved, stigmatised for not getting better, or judged as not coping. It might mean living with poor mental health and self-esteem, absenteeism from school or work, the breakdown of relationships, and socioeconomic disadvantage. For society, the costs are staggering: low back pain is the leading cause of years lost to disability and chronic pain costs billions of dollars through health system expenditures, productivity losses, reduced quality of life, and informal care.

Vida Linda (2021-05-28). Demanding Decarceration by San Jose D.A. indybay.org We call on San Jose D.A. to free our people, free 'em all NOW! Decarceration will not wait while he builds his new brand as a "progressive prosecutor"! We are in solidarity with people inside who have been locked up for over a year during COVID, hunger striked over horrible conditions and make the demand for liberation.

Dan Bacher (2021-05-28). L.A. City Council votes to support closing SoCalGas Aliso Canyon gas storage facility. indybay.org "Governor Gavin Newsom, stop ignoring the other health crisis right here in LA," said Matt Pakucko, co-founder of Save Porter Ranch and 14-year resident of Porter Ranch, at the press conference. "You shut down the entire state. It's time to shut down this health disaster. It is as real as Covid for the thousands of people that are continually sickened by this fossil fuel dinosaur."

Sam Wainwright (2021-05-28). Workers tell Harvey Norman to support pay rise. greenleft.org.au Around 100 people joined a protest outside Harvey Norman on May 28 to support the Australian Council of Trade Union's submission for a 3.5% increase to workers through the annual wage review. | Billionaire retailer Gerry Harvey's company has proposed that any raise to the country's lowest-paid workers be delayed by six months. | This would amount to a wage cut. | Despite increasing its profits 116% during six months of the COVID-19 shut downs, Harvey Norman has insisted on keeping all the $22 million JobKeeper allowance that was paid to it. | Other employers have argued for no increase at all. | Australian Counci…

Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi (2021-05-28). Video: How COVID Vaccines Can Cause Blood Clots and More: Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi. globalresearch.ca Doctors for COVID …

Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi (2021-05-28). Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi Interview: COVID Vaccine Blood Clot Risk Was Known, Ignored & Buried. globalresearch.ca Joining us today is Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, here to discuss …

Sandipan Talukdar (2021-05-28). Neutralising antibodies can be marker of COVID-19 vaccine efficacy. peoplesdispatch.org One issue with vaccines against COVID-19 is the process of gauging their efficacy. Scientists have tried to zero in on a marker that can be easily detected and will show what level of efficacy a vaccine. One such marker can be the neutralizing antibodies that are found in the blood after a vaccine dose has been administered. | The latest study published in the

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-28). Biden's nominee for OSHA chief fights GOP for virus standards. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

Aviva Levine (2021-05-28). Community rallies in support of vandalized Planned Parenthood clinic in Chicago. liberationnews.org This vandalism occurred as part of a broader nationwide assault on reproductive rights.

Steve Watson (2021-05-28). Johns Hopkins Prof: Half of Americans Have Natural Immunity; Dismissing It Is 'Biggest Failure of Medical Leadership'. globalresearch.ca A professor with …

Alliance for Natural Health (2021-05-28). Vax Passports: Where Your State Stands. globalresearch.ca A lay of …

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2021-05-28: Social Media Postees

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La crisis latente en la frontera colombo-panameña
Nils Castro | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-28
El heterogéneo flujo migratorio que ingresa a Panamá a través de la frontera con Colombia tiende a continuar y crecer. Pese a la dureza y letalidad de los caminos que penetran al territorio panameño a través de la selva, es…
globalizacion.ca/la-crisis-latente-en-la-frontera-colombo-panamena/

Headlines for May 28, 2021
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-28
U.N. Human Rights Chief Says Israel May Have Committed War Crimes in Gaza, African Nations Need 20 Million AstraZeneca Doses Within Weeks to Complete Vaccinations , Public Citizen Says a $25 Billion Investment Could Vaccinate the World, Senate GOP Ready to Filibuster Commission on January 6 Insurrection , Biden Reportedly Offered Japan Ambassadorship to Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Amazon Announces Deal to Acquire MGM Studios; WarnerMedia to Merge with Discovery , Elizabeth Warren Grills Bank CEOs for Preying on Customers During Pandemic, San Jose Gunman Expressed Hate for Co-Workers for Years, Had History…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/28/headlines

Palestine's Moment: Despite Massive Losses, Palestinians Have Altered the Course of History
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-28
The 'Palestinian Revolt of 2021' will go down in history as one of the most influential events that irreversibly shaped collective thinking in and around Palestine. Only two other events can be compared with what has just transpired in Palestine: the revolt of 1936 and the First Intifada of 1987. The general strike and rebellion…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/28/palestines-moment-despite-massive-losses-palestinians-have-altered-the-course-of-history/

Palestinian Nurse: We've Been Occupied for 73 Years. A Ceasefire Is Not Enough
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-28
Left Voice interviewed Mohammad Samara, a nurse from the West Bank, during the increased assault on Palestinian people and their land. We spoke about his experience seeing the disparities in healthcare and the recent strike on May 18. | Thanks a lot for being willing to do this interview with us, it means a lot. Could you start by telling us your name, where you live and what you do for work? | My name is Mohammed Samara, and I live in Nablus in Palestine. I work at Refugee Surgical Hospital P…
truthout.org/articles/palestinian-nurse-weve-been-occupied-for-73-years-a-ceasefire-is-not-enough/

Vijay Prashad on India, Covid and Modi
Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting | fair.org | 2021-05-28
New York Times ( 5/25/21) | This week on CounterSpin: A May 25 New York Times story reports that India's leading Bharatiya Janata Party is pressuring Twitter to censor and sanction anyone posting critically about prime minister Narendra Modi. An after-dusk visit by "officers from India's elite antiterrorism police unit" to Twitter's New Delhi offices wasn't so much legally binding as symbolic, the Times explained, sending a "a clear message that…
fair.org/home/vijay-prashad-on-india-covid-and-modi/

Amazon's Meteoric Rise in Global Capitalism
Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, Ellen Reese | indybay.org | 2021-05-28
Amazon's meteoric rise is, in our view, a key moment in global capitalism. The company's rise to power reflects the increasing influence of neoliberal politics and corporate power in general. It represents a major shift in the global political economy, what we call Amazon capitalism.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/27/18842772.php

Necropolis Now: The U.S. Assault on Iraqi Healthcare
Nick Alexandrov | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-28
The recent Baghdad hospital fire, Western reporters told Iraq, is a "you" problem. The Washington Post blamed the country's "endemic corruption" for the 82 deaths. The New York Times denounced its "mismanagement" and "legacy of decrepit infrastructure." And the Wall Street Journal, quoting Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, cited "negligence." But Iraqi healthcare wasn't always…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/28/necropolis-now-the-u-s-assault-on-iraqi-healthcare/

UBER/Ride Share Gig Drivers Protest Against Rip-offs & CA Prop 22 At UBER World HQ
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2021-05-28
A rally was held of UBER, Lyft and Rideshare workers to protest the lack of healthcare and the cost shifting by these companies having the state pay for healthcare.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/25/18842747.php

[World Report] Cambodia ends controversial COVID-19 restrictions
Megan Tatum | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
Strict policies that prevented hundreds of thousands of people from leaving home, and left many without food or supplies for weeks, have been lifted. Megan Tatum reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01196-X/fulltext?rss=yes

[Perspectives] Cultures of contagion
Aarathi Prasad | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
The Science Gallery Bengaluru's online exhibition CONTAGION opened in April, 2021, just as India approached a staggering 20 million reported cases of COVID-19, a number likely to be a vast undercount. The alarming second wave of COVID-19 in India gives this exhibition an immediacy and relevance.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01154-5/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] Yemen's health system has "collapsed", warns UN
Sharmila Devi | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
The ongoing conflict is exacerbating the effects of COVID-19 as aid agencies warn of a worsening humanitarian situation. Sharmila Devi reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01197-1/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] Africa's need for more COVID-19 clinical trials
Munyaradzi Makoni | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
Few treatments and vaccines are being tested in Africa, leaving a lack of data for the COVID-19 response. Munyaradzi Makoni reports from Cape Town, South Africa.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01198-3/fulltext?rss=yes

How It All Went Wrong: the Global Response to COVID-19
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-28
The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response was never likely to hand down a rosy report with gobbets of praise. Organised by the World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus last May, the panel's gloomy assessment was grim: the COVID-19 pandemic could have been avoided. Almost nothing in the main report could be seen…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/28/how-it-all-went-wrong-the-global-response-to-covid-19/

Students back on UK campuses amid explosive growth of Indian covid variant
wsws.org | 2021-05-28
The reopening of campuses last September led to the massive spread of covid, forcing thousands of students to self-isolate after travelling away from friends and family, and the government is repeating the same reckless policy, recommending that all students be "eligible to return to in-person teaching and learning."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/28/unuk-m28.html

Red Capital, Red Baiting, Yellow Peril
John O'Kane | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-28
For many Americans China has been such a perpetual threat that when Covid arrived it could easily become the "China Virus" even for those who weren't avid Trumpers. China-the-enemy has been secure in our collective minds ever since the 1949 revolution brought communism to power, piling on a menace that the Soviets had already managed…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/28/red-capital-red-baiting-yellow-peril/

Cross-Canada Educators Rank-and-File Committee hears report on pandemic from Dr. Benjamin Mateus
wsws.org | 2021-05-28
Dr. Mateus stressed COVID-19 is a global phenomenon that can only be combatted by means of an internationally-coordinated response led by the working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/28/cers-m28.html

Selected Articles: The Battle to Suppress Hydroxychloroquine as a Cheap and Effective Drug for the Treatment of COVID-19
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-28
Dear Readers, | These are important articles. Please send them to your family, friends and colleagues. | Forward this selection by email, post on social media, spread the word. | The Battle to Suppress Hydroxychloroquine as a Cheap and Effective Drug for …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-battle-suppress-hydroxychloroquine-cheap-effective-drug-treatment-of-covid-19/5746424

Indian and Sri Lankan workers and students explain why they are attending the May 30 meeting on India's COVID-19 catastrophe
wsws.org | 2021-05-28
SEP members in Sri Lanka and the ICFI supporters in India spoke with workers and students who plan to attend this Sunday's meeting.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/28/meet-m28.html

Undocumented and LGBTQ (Part 8, COVID Edition)
Latino Rebels | latinorebels.com | 2021-05-28
Latino Rebels Radio: May 28, 2021…
latinorebels.com/2021/05/28/undocumentedandlgbtqpart8/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=undocumentedandlgbtqpart8

Cops and colonizers out of LGBTQ+ Pride! Statement of LGBTQ+ Caucus of Workers World Party
| workers.org | 2021-05-28
As we head into Pride month 2021 — after more than a year of being locked down due to the COVID-19 pandemic — we are still plagued by twin epidemics of rampant racist police terror against the Black and Brown communities and U.S.-armed Israeli bombings and murder of Palestinian people . . . | Continue reading Cops and colonizers out of LGBTQ+ Pride! Statement of LGBTQ+ Caucus of Workers World Party at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/05/56692/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cops-and-colonizers-out-of-lgbtq-pride-statement-of-lgbtq-caucus-of-workers-world-party

For a billionaire tax!
Peter Boyle | greenleft.org.au | 2021-05-28
Greens leader Adam Bandt announced in March that his party would campaign in the next federal election for a 6% annual tax on the net wealth held by Australia's 122 billionaires. | This, he explained, would raise about $40 billion a year. In addition, the Greens are campaigning for a super profits tax on corporations earning above $100 million a year. | As Australia's billionaires increased their wealth by 34% since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, while the wages share of national income dropped to a historic low, this would be a modest proportion of the growing inequality. | The personal wealth of Australia'…
greenleft.org.au/content/billionaire-tax

Workers tell Harvey Norman to support pay rise
Sam Wainwright | greenleft.org.au | 2021-05-28
Around 100 people joined a protest outside Harvey Norman on May 28 to support the Australian Council of Trade Union's submission for a 3.5% increase to workers through the annual wage review. | Billionaire retailer Gerry Harvey's company has proposed that any raise to the country's lowest-paid workers be delayed by six months. | This would amount to a wage cut. | Despite increasing its profits 116% during six months of the COVID-19 shut downs, Harvey Norman has insisted on keeping all the $22 million JobKeeper allowance that was paid to it. | Other employers have argued for no increase at all. | Australian Counci…
greenleft.org.au/content/workers-tell-harvey-norman-support-pay-rise

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Guidelines and nuances of wearing a face mask
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-28
Recent COVID-19 masking guidelines announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, continue to generate a public conversation. "The decision about masking needs to be nuanced," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Wearing a mask should be based on the risk of infection, the percentage of the …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-qa-podcast-guidelines-and-nuances-of-wearing-a-face-mask/

Video: How COVID Vaccines Can Cause Blood Clots and More: Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi
Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-28
Doctors for COVID …
globalresearch.ca/video-how-covid-vaccines-can-cause-blood-clots-more/5746430

The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for children
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-28
A coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine is now available to children ages 12 through 15 in the U.S. Here's what parents, caregivers and children need to know about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, the possible side effects, and the benefits of getting vaccinated. This is written by Mayo Clinic Staff and you can …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-covid-19-vaccines-for-children/

Neutralising antibodies can be marker of COVID-19 vaccine efficacy
Sandipan Talukdar | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-28
One issue with vaccines against COVID-19 is the process of gauging their efficacy. Scientists have tried to zero in on a marker that can be easily detected and will show what level of efficacy a vaccine. One such marker can be the neutralizing antibodies that are found in the blood after a vaccine dose has been administered. | The latest study published in the Nature on May 17 says that the level of antibodies in the blood of a vaccinated person is a strong indicator of the protection gained against COVID-19. The research a…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/28/neutralising-antibodies-can-be-marker-of-covid-19-vaccine-efficacy/

Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-28
Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have a couple of opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week: Mayo Clinic …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-offers-covid-19-walk-in-vaccine-clinics-in-rochester/

COVID pandemic spawns vaccine billionaires amid global mass death
wsws.org | 2021-05-28
The profits reaped off vaccine production have produced nine new billionaires, amid record deaths and a denial of vaccinations for the vast majority of the world's population.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/28/pers-m28.html

Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi Interview: COVID Vaccine Blood Clot Risk Was Known, Ignored & Buried
Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-28
Joining us today is Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, here to discuss …
globalresearch.ca/dr-sucharit-bhakdi-interview-covid-vaccine-blood-clot-risk-known-ignored-buried/5744010

Demanding Decarceration by San Jose D.A
Vida Linda | indybay.org | 2021-05-28
We call on San Jose D.A. to free our people, free 'em all NOW! Decarceration will not wait while he builds his new brand as a "progressive prosecutor"! We are in solidarity with people inside who have been locked up for over a year during COVID, hunger striked over horrible conditions and make the demand for liberation.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/26/18842766.php

BLM: American Revolution Spreads Around the Globe
WillOfMany | indybay.org | 2021-05-28
The world changed not only because of COVID-19 pandemic beyond 2020. Political and economic crisis has led to growing of various protest movements. The widest and most active emerged in the USA. The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement gained the largest extent. It demands from the American government not even reforms but revolutionary changes in the national social political course concerning people of color.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/26/18842753.php

L.A. City Council votes to support closing SoCalGas Aliso Canyon gas storage facility
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2021-05-28
"Governor Gavin Newsom, stop ignoring the other health crisis right here in LA," said Matt Pakucko, co-founder of Save Porter Ranch and 14-year resident of Porter Ranch, at the press conference. "You shut down the entire state. It's time to shut down this health disaster. It is as real as Covid for the thousands of people that are continually sickened by this fossil fuel dinosaur."
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/26/18842765.php

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates ease physician shortage in world affected by COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-28
Ninety-eight students took part in commencement events on Friday, May 21, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine ? Arizona Campus and Sunday, May 23, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. This is the first multistate commencement for Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and the first commencement for the inaugural class of students …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-alix-school-of-medicine-graduates-ease-physician-shortage-in-world-affected-by-covid-19-pandemic/

Mayo Clinic updates masking, in-person meeting guidance
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-28
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance on May 13 stating that people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 do not need to socially distance or wear a mask indoors in most settings. This updated guidance excluded certain environments, including health care facilities. Mayo Clinic has reviewed its guidance for masking, distancing and …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-updates-masking-in-person-meeting-guidance/

[World Report] Cambodia ends controversial COVID-19 restrictions
Megan Tatum | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
Strict policies that prevented hundreds of thousands of people from leaving home, and left many without food or supplies for weeks, have been lifted. Megan Tatum reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01196-X/fulltext?rss=yes

[Perspectives] Cultures of contagion
Aarathi Prasad | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
The Science Gallery Bengaluru's online exhibition CONTAGION opened in April, 2021, just as India approached a staggering 20 million reported cases of COVID-19, a number likely to be a vast undercount. The alarming second wave of COVID-19 in India gives this exhibition an immediacy and relevance.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01154-5/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] Yemen's health system has "collapsed", warns UN
Sharmila Devi | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
The ongoing conflict is exacerbating the effects of COVID-19 as aid agencies warn of a worsening humanitarian situation. Sharmila Devi reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01197-1/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] Africa's need for more COVID-19 clinical trials
Munyaradzi Makoni | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
Few treatments and vaccines are being tested in Africa, leaving a lack of data for the COVID-19 response. Munyaradzi Makoni reports from Cape Town, South Africa.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01198-3/fulltext?rss=yes

[Perspectives] A history of US police violence
Mary T Bassett | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
In 2020, the murder of George Floyd broadcast US police violence to the world. But police killings especially directed against Black men were not new. The US codes these as "deaths by legal intervention", which comprise mainly police uses of force. In 2017, such deaths were in the top ten causes of death for Black men aged 15–34 years. And this ranking used a measure known to undercount by 50% the actual number of deaths related to police encounters. In the USA, the risk of death after a police encounter is 2 ∑5 times higher for Black men than for white men, and Black people are also less likely to be a…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01153-3/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] 800‚Äà000 South Sudanese to lose access to health care
Sharmila Devi | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
The International Organization for Migration warns that primary care services will cease unless donors contribute. Sharmila Devi reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01195-8/fulltext?rss=yes

[Editorial] Rethinking chronic pain
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
To live with chronic pain is to live with daily challenges around simple tasks that others take for granted. It often means being disbelieved, stigmatised for not getting better, or judged as not coping. It might mean living with poor mental health and self-esteem, absenteeism from school or work, the breakdown of relationships, and socioeconomic disadvantage. For society, the costs are staggering: low back pain is the leading cause of years lost to disability and chronic pain costs billions of dollars through health system expenditures, productivity losses, reduced quality of life, and informal care.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01194-6/fulltext?rss=yes

[Obituary] John Irwin Harper
Geoff Watts | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
First UK professor of paediatric dermatology. He was born in Southend-on-Sea, UK, on May 26, 1950, and died in London, UK, following a heart attack on April 5, 2021, aged 70 years.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01155-7/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] Pragmatic but flawed: the NICE guideline on chronic pain
Christopher Eccleston, Dominic Aldington, Andrew Moore, Amanda C de C Williams | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
The 2021 UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on chronic pain1 (chronic primary pain, chronic secondary pain, or both) and the management of chronic primary pain among people older than 16 years has prompted debate among clinicians. The NICE recommendations on assessment of chronic pain, with person-centred assessment at its heart, make good sense and are to be welcomed. But the recommendations on chronic primary pain are more controversial.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01058-8/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Inappropriate use of global health metrics for analysis of the determinants of health
David Canning | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
Current global health metrics have been criticised in terms of their usefulness and accountability.1 However, there is an additional point on their value for evidence-based decision making that could be added. Many studies use these global health metrics to analyse determinants of changes in health outcomes over time across countries.2–5 This is usually not an appropriate use of these data. The use of modelling to impute missing values, and smoothing of reported outcomes over time to reduce measurement error, that is standard in creating global health metrics (eg, by the Institute for Health Metrics and the…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01111-9/fulltext?rss=yes

Medical Tyranny in Chicago
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-28
No longer is …
globalresearch.ca/medical-tyranny-chicago/5746472

A small GOP-dominated Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Coalition is waging a frightening campaign for nuclear rearmament
Medea Benjamin Marcy Winograd | juancole.com | 2021-05-28
(Responsible Statecraft) — Democrats might control the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government right now, but a small Republican-dominated Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Coalition exercises outsized influence in a frightening campaign for nuclear rearmament. The coalition, comprising six senators from states that house, develop, or test underground land-based nuclear weapons, is pushing a …
juancole.com/2021/05/intercontinental-frightening-rearmament.html

The Dominic Cummings Show
Anonymous103 | southfront.org | 2021-05-28
Click to see full-size image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | The former chief strategist for Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in a stroppy mood before the UK parliamentary Health and Science committee. For seven hours, Cummings unleashed salvo after salvo against his former boss and the g…
southfront.org/the-dominic-cummings-show/

The Dominic Cummings Show
Anonymous103 | southfront.org | 2021-05-28
Click to see full-size image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | The former chief strategist for Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in a stroppy mood before the UK parliamentary Health and Science committee. For seven hours, Cummings unleashed salvo after salvo against his former boss and the g…
southfront.org/the-dominic-cummings-show/

For the immediate reinstatement of London bus driver David O'Sullivan!
wsws.org | 2021-05-28
At its latest meeting, the CERSC adopted a resolution in support of David O'Sullivan, who was fired by UK bus operator Metroline for fighting for workplace protections amid the raging pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/28/cere-m28.html

Letters From Minsk: Lee Harvey Oswald Comes in for the Cold War
Matthew Stevenson | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-28
This is the tenth in a series about train and bicycle rides from Switzerland to Belarus, in those carefree days before pandemic lockdowns. Unlike my hunt for the Hotel Garni, I found Lee Harvey Oswald's Minsk apartment in less than fifteen minutes, as the American defector was given a place to live in an elegant…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/28/letters-from-minsk-lee-harvey-oswald-comes-in-for-the-cold-war/

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2021-05-27: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-05-27). Teachers union and pseudo-left embrace Sà£o Paulo government's herd immunity policy. wsws.org After sabotaging the teachers strike against school reopenings, pseudo-left organizations and the APEOESP teachers union have maintained a complacent silence about the easing of pandemic restrictions in Sà£o Paulo.

Tanya Wallace-Gobern (2021-05-27). America Cannot Afford Another Lost Decade for Black Workers. counterpunch.org Black workers have been hit hardest by the pandemic. We are more likely to lose income because of Covid-related layoffs and shutdowns, and by last August—five months into the pandemic—Black unemployment was nearly double that of white unemployment. But the impact is not just economic. We are three times more likely to be exposed to

Dean Baker (2021-05-27). The New York Times Says 200,000,000 People Have Been Infected with Covid in the United States (sort of). cepr.net This is the implication of its analysis of likely Covid deaths and infections in India. Its central estimate assumes a case fatality rate of 0.3. This means that for every thousand people who get infected, three will die. There have been roughly 600,000 reported deaths from Covid, since the pandemic began. If this is 0.3 …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-27). Social-democrats takes lead in Austrian students union elections. peoplesdispatch.org The turnout for these Austrian Students' Union (àñH) elections was just 15.79% due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the disenchantment of the students with the insensitive policies of the government with the complicity of the previous àñH leadership…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-27). How It All Went Wrong: The Global Response to COVID-19. dissidentvoice.org The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response was never likely to hand down a rosy report with gobbets of praise. Organised by the World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus last May, the panel's gloomy assessment was grim: the COVID-19 pandemic could have been avoided. Almost nothing in the main report could be seen …

Tim Hinchliffe (2021-05-27). The 'Great Reset': A Technocratic Agenda that Waited Years for a Global Crisis to Exploit. globalresearch.ca First published in November 2020 | In the face of a global pandemic, an un-elected body of global bureaucrats based in Davos, Switzerland has asked the world to trust its vision of a technocratic "great reset," knowing full well the public …

WillOfMany (2021-05-27). BLM: American Revolution Spreads Around the Globe. indybay.org The world changed not only because of COVID-19 pandemic beyond 2020. Political and economic crisis has led to growing of various protest movements. The widest and most active emerged in the USA. The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement gained the largest extent. It demands from the American government not even reforms but revolutionary changes in the national social political course concerning people of color.

Staff (2021-05-27). No Tokyo Olympics: As COVID Spikes in Japan, Calls Grow to Cancel Games. IOC Refuses. Who Profits? democracynow.org Pressure is growing on organizers to cancel the Tokyo Olympics as Japan struggles to contain a fourth wave of COVID-19 cases. The games, which were delayed by a year due to the pandemic, are scheduled to begin July 23 even though less than 3% of the Japanese population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, one of the lowest rates in the developed world. Jules Boykoff, author and former Olympic athlete who played for the U.S. Olympic soccer team, says the "extremely lopsided" contracts the International Olympic Committee signs with host countries give the body ultimate authority over whether or not to cancel…

Staff (2021-05-27). Dr. Monica Gandhi on the Origins of COVID-19, Vaccine Equity, the Debate over Masks & More. democracynow.org President Joe Biden has ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to investigate the origins of COVID-19 as new questions are being raised over whether an accidental leak from a Chinese virology lab is to blame for the pandemic. The Wall Street Journal reports three employees of the Wuhan Institute of Virology fell ill with COVID-like symptoms in the autumn of 2019 and were hospitalized in November of that year, before the first recorded case of COVID-19. China has criticized the Biden administration's call for a new probe, saying the lab leak hypothesis is a "conspiracy created by U.S. intelligence agencies." In March,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates ease physician shortage in world affected by COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Ninety-eight students took part in commencement events on Friday, May 21, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine ? Arizona Campus and Sunday, May 23, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. This is the first multistate commencement for Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and the first commencement for the inaugural class of students …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-27). Israel, US and UK vote against World Health Assembly decision to improve health facilities in Palestine. peoplesdispatch.org The draft decision that was critical of continuing Israeli occupation was adopted after a heated debate. While a majority of countries supported it, Israel was joined by the US, UK, Canada and Germany, among others who alleged it to be "political" in nature…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-05-27). The Battle to Suppress Hydroxychloroquine as a Cheap and Effective Drug for the Treatment of Covid-19. globalresearch.ca The campaign against HCQ is carried out through slanderous political statements, media smears, not to mention an authoritative peer reviewed "evaluation" published on May 22nd by The Lancet, which was based on fake figures and test trials.

Jomo Kwame Sundaram (2021-05-27). Developing countries desperately need COVID-19 financing. mronline.org International cooperation must ensure significantly more official foreign exchange financing to supplement innovative domestic financing for urgently needed spending for relief, recovery and reform. | May 27, 2021…

Staff (2021-05-27). Headlines for May 27, 2021. democracynow.org Transit Worker Fatally Shoots 9, Then Himself, at San Jose Rail Yard, Senate Republicans Blast Biden's ATF Nominee over His Support for Gun Controls, Texas "Constitutional Carry" Bill to Allow People to Openly Carry Handguns Without Permits, Dutch Court Orders Shell Oil Company to Halve Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030, Australia Orders Coronavirus Lockdown for 7 Million; Taiwan Battles Its Worst COVID Outbreak, Biden Orders Probe into COVID-19 Origins; States Offer Prizes to Vaccinated Residents, Iran Nuclear Deal Talks Offer Hope as IAEA Head Expresses Concern over Uranium Enrichment, Another Political Candidat…

WSWS (2021-05-27). White House embraces "Wuhan Lab" conspiracy theory. wsws.org On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden publicly embraced the conspiracy theory that COVID-19 may have been released from China's Wuhan Institute of Virology, ordering the US intelligence agencies to produce a report within 90 days into the potentially man-made origins of the disease.

WSWS (2021-05-27). Australia: Victorian state government announces lockdown amid outbreak of Indian COVID variant. wsws.org While infection numbers remain low, the coronavirus is spreading rapidly, including in the state capital of Melbourne, and more than 10,000 people have been deemed as contacts of confirmed cases.

WSWS (2021-05-27). Trades Union Congress investigation into underreporting of UK workplace Covid-19 deaths confirms its own role in endangering workers. wsws.org Rather than demand the prosecution of employers who have acted in a criminally negligent way, the TUC report urges, "Employers should be encouraged to make retrospective reports to account for this."

WSWS (2021-05-27). Testimony by former Johnson advisor exposes UK "herd immunity" policy. wsws.org During seven hours of questioning, Cummings showed how the refusal of the government to take any measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in January, February and most of March 2020 laid the basis for mass deaths.

Jeff Harris (2021-05-27). Life Insurance and COVID-19; Something Doesn't Make Sense. globalresearch.ca You would think …

Mike Whitney (2021-05-27). Mass Vaccination Triggers Spike in Cases, Deaths. globalresearch.ca COVID cases have …

WSWS (2021-05-27). Hyundai and Renault-Nissan forced to shut Indian plants due to worker unrest over lack of COVID-19 protections. wsws.org The autoworkers' job action underscores that it is the global working class that is the main source of opposition to the ruling elite's criminal "open economy" policy, which prioritizes capitalist profit over saving workers' lives.

WSWS (2021-05-27). Full extent of UK government's "herd immunity" policy revealed by Dominic Cummings. wsws.org During seven hours of questioning, Cummings showed how the refusal of the government to take any measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in January, February and most of March 2020 laid the basis for mass deaths.

José àÅngel Portal Miranda (2021-05-27). La COVID-19 ha confirmado que el mundo necesita de sistemas sanitarios resilientes. globalizacion.ca Intervención del Doctor José Angel Portal Miranda, Ministro de Salud Pública de Cuba en la 74 ™ Asamblea Mundial de la Salud | Tema: "Poner fin a esta pandemia, prevenir la siguiente: construir juntos un mundo más saludable, seguro y justo". | Señora…

Vida Linda (2021-05-27). Demanding Decarceration by San Jose D.A. indybay.org We call on San Jose D.A. to free our people, free 'em all NOW! Decarceration will not wait while he builds his new brand as a "progressive prosecutor"! We are in solidarity with people inside who have been locked up for over a year during COVID, hunger striked over horrible conditions and make the demand for liberation.

Dan Bacher (2021-05-27). L.A. City Council votes to support closing SoCalGas Aliso Canyon gas storage facility. indybay.org "Governor Gavin Newsom, stop ignoring the other health crisis right here in LA," said Matt Pakucko, co-founder of Save Porter Ranch and 14-year resident of Porter Ranch, at the press conference. "You shut down the entire state. It's time to shut down this health disaster. It is as real as Covid for the thousands of people that are continually sickened by this fossil fuel dinosaur."

Rubikon editors (2021-05-27). How are the Children? – Silent Screams. indybay.org How could adults do this to them when the risk of contracting Covid-19 is extremely low compared to other risks in life? A lost generation is growing up under our eyes. Those who remain silent and only watch are sinning against growing, still malleable souls and against the future of all of us.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have a couple of opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week: Mayo Clinic …

Megan Redshaw (2021-05-27). 18 Connecticut Teens Hospitalized for Heart Problems After COVID Vaccines, White House Says Young People Should Still Get the Shots. globalresearch.ca One week after …

People's Dispatch (2021-05-27). Italy: Protests slam G20 health summit, demand free, universal vaccines. greenleft.org.au Leftist parties and trade unions in Italy organised demonstrations and health workers went on strike on May 21—22 to protest the neoliberal agenda behind the G20 Global Health Summit in Rome and the anti-people policies of Italy's Mario Draghi-led government. | Progressive sectors in Italy demonstrated at the Global Health Summit in Rome, which took place on May 21—22, to demand free and universal vaccination against COVID-19. | Organisations such as Potere al Popolo (Power to the People), the Party of Communist Refoundation (PRC), Giovani Comuniste e Comunisti (GC), Communist Youth Front (FGC), Union…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine is now available to children ages 12 through 15 in the U.S. Here's what parents, caregivers and children need to know about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, the possible side effects, and the benefits of getting vaccinated. This is written by Mayo Clinic Staff and you can …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Guidelines and nuances of wearing a face mask. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Recent COVID-19 masking guidelines announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, continue to generate a public conversation. "The decision about masking needs to be nuanced," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Wearing a mask should be based on the risk of infection, the percentage of the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). Mayo Clinic updates masking, in-person meeting guidance. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance on May 13 stating that people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 do not need to socially distance or wear a mask indoors in most settings. This updated guidance excluded certain environments, including health care facilities. Mayo Clinic has reviewed its guidance for masking, distancing and …

WSWS (2021-05-27). Tenet Healthcare begins replacing striking nurses at Saint Vincent Hospital in Massachusetts. wsws.org The Massachusetts Nurses Association is being thoroughly exposed for its treacherous role in preventing a wider struggle among nurses in Massachusetts.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-27). India marks day of resistance as farmers' struggle continues and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at the nationwide 'Black Day' of resistance observed in India as the ongoing farmers' struggle completes 6 months, the crackdown on a protest against the killing of activists in Iraq, the success of a 22 month long struggle for better working conditions and pay by workers at the Ibis des Batignolles hotel in France, the ongoing crackdown on Papuan communities in Indonesia as they demand the release of political prisoners, and volunteer initiatives to feed poor and unhoused people in Brazil in the absence of adequate government aid policies during the pandemi…

Martin J Vincent (2021-05-27). Chloroquine Is a Potent Inhibitor of SARS Coronavirus Infection and Spread. globalresearch.ca This article was …

WSWS (2021-05-27). Southwest Airlines flight attendant attacked amid growing number of assaults by those opposed to coronavirus restrictions. wsws.org Workers across the US are being subjected to the aggressive behavior of anti-vaxxers and others opposed to masking requirements as the Biden administration continues it push to completely reopen the economy.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-27). Atlas of malaria parasite gene activity provides targets for drugs and vaccines. imperial.ac.uk Researchers have mapped in fine detail the genetic changes malaria parasites go through as they prepare to infect people.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-27). Neil Ferguson: next stage of UK roadmap 'in the balance'. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's Professor Neil Ferguson says the next stage of the UK's roadmap out of lockdown is 'in the balance' as variant B1.617.2 becomes dominant.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). Mayo named a 2021 DiversityInc No. 4 on the Top Hospitals and Health Systems for Diversity. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DiversityInc announced its annual Top 50 Companies for Diversity listings. Mayo Clinic was named to two specialty lists this year — No. 4 on the Top Hospitals and Health Systems list, up from No. 7 in 2020, and a new entry onto the Top Companies for People with Disabilities list at No. 19. DiversityInc's listing is …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). Science Saturday: Macrophage communication is key during viral infection. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A new finding from Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues may suggest treatment options for severe viral infections and new avenues for research into tissue regeneration after injury. The paper, published in Immunity, examines the work of immune cells called macrophages that stay deep in the lungs. These cells are found in the part of the lungs …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Detecting and treating thoracic aortic aneurysms. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A thoracic aortic aneurysm is a weakened area in the major blood vessel that feeds blood to the body. When the aorta is weak, blood pushing against the vessel wall can cause it to bulge like a balloon. This is called an aneurysm. Depending on the cause, size and growth rate, your thoracic aortic aneurysm …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joins national call to get HPV vaccinations back on track. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has joined 71 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in calling on the nation's health care providers, parents and young adults to help get HPV vaccinations back on track. HPV causes several types of cancers, and nearly everyone gets infected with HPV by age 50. "Mayo Clinic recommends …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). Consumer Health: Meditation for healthy living. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Meditation Day will be observed on Friday, May 21, which makes this a good time to learn more about the benefits of meditation. Meditation is a type of mind-body medicine that's been practice for thousands of years. Of the many forms of meditation, most have in common a quiet setting, a comfortable position, focused …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). Consumer Health: What do you know about inflammatory bowel disease? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World IBD Day will be observed on Wednesday, May 19, which makes this a good time to learn more about how these disorders are similar and different. Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is an umbrella term used to describe disorders that involve chronic inflammation of your digestive tract. Inflammatory bowel disease can be …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips to 'stop the bleed' in an emergency. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you came upon an emergency where a person is bleeding, would you know what to do? During National Trauma Month, May 20 is acknowledged as Stop the Bleed Day — a day to teach people how to take to control of serious bleeding. In this demonstration, Gwen Meyer, a Trauma Center nurse and trauma …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). Consumer Health: Recovering from a stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about stroke and stroke rehabilitation. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and a major cause of serious disability for adults. More than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year, according to the Centers …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). Mayo Clinic Q and A: 21st century stroke prevention strategies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A family member had a stroke a month ago. I'm 45 years old, and I maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a good diet. What steps can I take to make sure this doesn't happen to me? ANSWER: A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). Consumer Health: What do you know about Lou Gehrig's disease? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is ALS Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about Lou Gehrig's disease, which is also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive nervous system disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of muscle control. More than 5,000 people …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). AI-enabled EKGs find difference between numerical age and biological age significantly affects health, longevity. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — You might be older ? or younger ? than you think. A new study found that differences between a person's age in years and his or her biological age, as predicted by an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled EKG, can provide measurable insights into health and longevity. The AI model accurately predicted the age …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). Dr. Prathibha Varkey named president of Mayo Clinic Health System. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S., has been named president of Mayo Clinic Health System, effective August 16, 2021.Dr. Varkey will partner with Mary Jo Williamson, chief administrative officer, Mayo Clinic Health System, to lead the strategy and operations of the health system's 17 hospitals and nearly 50 community clinics across Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin."We're …

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2021-05-27: Social Media Postees

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The Faux Civics Lesson
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-27
While preparing a lesson about the system of checks and balances and the Bill of Rights for my grandchild, as part of a year-long series of lessons to compensate for the effects of the pandemic's partial closure of public schools in New York City, I came upon a not-so-Earthshaking revelation. What is common knowledge to…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/27/the-faux-civics-lesson/

Israel, US and UK vote against World Health Assembly decision to improve health facilities in Palestine
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-27
The draft decision that was critical of continuing Israeli occupation was adopted after a heated debate. While a majority of countries supported it, Israel was joined by the US, UK, Canada and Germany, among others who alleged it to be "political" in nature…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/27/israel-us-and-uk-vote-against-world-health-assembly-decision-to-improve-health-facilities-in-palestine/

The New York Times Says 200,000,000 People Have Been Infected with Covid in the United States (sort of)
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2021-05-27
This is the implication of its analysis of likely Covid deaths and infections in India. Its central estimate assumes a case fatality rate of 0.3. This means that for every thousand people who get infected, three will die. There have been roughly 600,000 reported deaths from Covid, since the pandemic began. If this is 0.3 …
cepr.net/the-new-york-times-says-200000-people-have-been-infected-with-covid-in-the-united-states-sort-of/

Social-democrats takes lead in Austrian students union elections
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-27
The turnout for these Austrian Students' Union (àñH) elections was just 15.79% due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the disenchantment of the students with the insensitive policies of the government with the complicity of the previous àñH leadership…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/27/social-democrats-takes-lead-in-austrian-students-union-elections/

America Cannot Afford Another Lost Decade for Black Workers
Tanya Wallace-Gobern | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-27
Black workers have been hit hardest by the pandemic. We are more likely to lose income because of Covid-related layoffs and shutdowns, and by last August–five months into the pandemic–Black unemployment was nearly double that of white unemployment. But the impact is not just economic. We are three times more likely to be exposed to…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/27/america-cannot-afford-another-lost-decade-for-black-workers/

Teachers union and pseudo-left embrace Sà£o Paulo government's herd immunity policy
wsws.org | 2021-05-27
After sabotaging the teachers strike against school reopenings, pseudo-left organizations and the APEOESP teachers union have maintained a complacent silence about the easing of pandemic restrictions in Sà£o Paulo.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/27/saop-m27.html

How It All Went Wrong: The Global Response to COVID-19
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-27
The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response was never likely to hand down a rosy report with gobbets of praise. Organised by the World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus last May, the panel's gloomy assessment was grim: the COVID-19 pandemic could have been avoided. Almost nothing in the main report could be seen …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/05/how-it-all-went-wrong-the-global-response-to-covid-19/

The 'Great Reset': A Technocratic Agenda that Waited Years for a Global Crisis to Exploit
Tim Hinchliffe | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-27
First published in November 2020 | In the face of a global pandemic, an un-elected body of global bureaucrats based in Davos, Switzerland has asked the world to trust its vision of a technocratic "great reset," knowing full well the public …
globalresearch.ca/the-great-reset-a-technocratic-agenda-that-waited-years-for-a-global-crisis-to-exploit/5729507

Dr. Monica Gandhi on the Origins of COVID-19, Vaccine Equity, the Debate over Masks & More
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-27
President Joe Biden has ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to investigate the origins of COVID-19 as new questions are being raised over whether an accidental leak from a Chinese virology lab is to blame for the pandemic. The Wall Street Journal reports three employees of the Wuhan Institute of Virology fell ill with COVID-like symptoms in the autumn of 2019 and were hospitalized in November of that year, before the first recorded case of COVID-19. China has criticized the Biden administration's call for a new probe, saying the lab leak hypothesis is a "conspiracy created by U.S. intelligence agencies." In March,…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/27/covid_19_origins_wuhan_lab_leak

BLM: American Revolution Spreads Around the Globe
WillOfMany | indybay.org | 2021-05-27
The world changed not only because of COVID-19 pandemic beyond 2020. Political and economic crisis has led to growing of various protest movements. The widest and most active emerged in the USA. The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement gained the largest extent. It demands from the American government not even reforms but revolutionary changes in the national social political course concerning people of color.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/26/18842753.php

No Tokyo Olympics: As COVID Spikes in Japan, Calls Grow to Cancel Games. IOC Refuses. Who Profits?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-27
Pressure is growing on organizers to cancel the Tokyo Olympics as Japan struggles to contain a fourth wave of COVID-19 cases. The games, which were delayed by a year due to the pandemic, are scheduled to begin July 23 even though less than 3% of the Japanese population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, one of the lowest rates in the developed world. Jules Boykoff, author and former Olympic athlete who played for the U.S. Olympic soccer team, says the "extremely lopsided" contracts the International Olympic Committee signs with host countries give the body ultimate authority over whether or not to cancel…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/27/cancel_tokyo_olympics

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates ease physician shortage in world affected by COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
Ninety-eight students took part in commencement events on Friday, May 21, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine ? Arizona Campus and Sunday, May 23, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. This is the first multistate commencement for Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and the first commencement for the inaugural class of students …
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Headlines for May 27, 2021
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-27
Transit Worker Fatally Shoots 9, Then Himself, at San Jose Rail Yard, Senate Republicans Blast Biden's ATF Nominee over His Support for Gun Controls, Texas "Constitutional Carry" Bill to Allow People to Openly Carry Handguns Without Permits, Dutch Court Orders Shell Oil Company to Halve Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030, Australia Orders Coronavirus Lockdown for 7 Million; Taiwan Battles Its Worst COVID Outbreak, Biden Orders Probe into COVID-19 Origins; States Offer Prizes to Vaccinated Residents, Iran Nuclear Deal Talks Offer Hope as IAEA Head Expresses Concern over Uranium Enrichment, Another Political Candidat…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/27/headlines

The Battle to Suppress Hydroxychloroquine as a Cheap and Effective Drug for the Treatment of Covid-19
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-27
The campaign against HCQ is carried out through slanderous political statements, media smears, not to mention an authoritative peer reviewed "evaluation" published on May 22nd by The Lancet, which was based on fake figures and test trials.
globalresearch.ca/scientific-corona-lies-and-big-pharma-corruption-hydroxychloroquine-versus-gileads-remdesivir/5717718

Tenet Healthcare begins replacing striking nurses at Saint Vincent Hospital in Massachusetts
wsws.org | 2021-05-27
The Massachusetts Nurses Association is being thoroughly exposed for its treacherous role in preventing a wider struggle among nurses in Massachusetts.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/27/nurs-m27.html

Italy: Protests slam G20 health summit, demand free, universal vaccines
People's Dispatch | greenleft.org.au | 2021-05-27
Leftist parties and trade unions in Italy organised demonstrations and health workers went on strike on May 21–22 to protest the neoliberal agenda behind the G20 Global Health Summit in Rome and the anti-people policies of Italy's Mario Draghi-led government. | Progressive sectors in Italy demonstrated at the Global Health Summit in Rome, which took place on May 21–22, to demand free and universal vaccination against COVID-19. | Organisations such as Potere al Popolo (Power to the People), the Party of Communist Refoundation (PRC), Giovani Comuniste e Comunisti (GC), Communist Youth Front (FGC), Union…
greenleft.org.au/content/italy-protests-slam-g20-health-summit-demand-free-universal-vaccines

Mass Vaccination Triggers Spike in Cases, Deaths
Mike Whitney | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-27
COVID cases have …
globalresearch.ca/mass-vaccination-triggers-spike-cases-deaths/5746364

Developing countries desperately need COVID-19 financing
Jomo Kwame Sundaram | mronline.org | 2021-05-27
International cooperation must ensure significantly more official foreign exchange financing to supplement innovative domestic financing for urgently needed spending for relief, recovery and reform. | May 27, 2021…
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White House embraces "Wuhan Lab" conspiracy theory
wsws.org | 2021-05-27
On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden publicly embraced the conspiracy theory that COVID-19 may have been released from China's Wuhan Institute of Virology, ordering the US intelligence agencies to produce a report within 90 days into the potentially man-made origins of the disease.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/27/pers-m27.html

Australia: Victorian state government announces lockdown amid outbreak of Indian COVID variant
wsws.org | 2021-05-27
While infection numbers remain low, the coronavirus is spreading rapidly, including in the state capital of Melbourne, and more than 10,000 people have been deemed as contacts of confirmed cases.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/27/vict-m27.html

Hyundai and Renault-Nissan forced to shut Indian plants due to worker unrest over lack of COVID-19 protections
wsws.org | 2021-05-27
The autoworkers' job action underscores that it is the global working class that is the main source of opposition to the ruling elite's criminal "open economy" policy, which prioritizes capitalist profit over saving workers' lives.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/27/inau-m27.html

Testimony by former Johnson advisor exposes UK "herd immunity" policy
wsws.org | 2021-05-27
During seven hours of questioning, Cummings showed how the refusal of the government to take any measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in January, February and most of March 2020 laid the basis for mass deaths.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/27/cumm-m27.html

Trades Union Congress investigation into underreporting of UK workplace Covid-19 deaths confirms its own role in endangering workers
wsws.org | 2021-05-27
Rather than demand the prosecution of employers who have acted in a criminally negligent way, the TUC report urges, "Employers should be encouraged to make retrospective reports to account for this."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/27/heal-j01.html

Life Insurance and COVID-19; Something Doesn't Make Sense
Jeff Harris | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-27
You would think …
globalresearch.ca/life-insurance-covid-19-something-doesnt-make-sense/5746376

The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for children
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
A coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine is now available to children ages 12 through 15 in the U.S. Here's what parents, caregivers and children need to know about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, the possible side effects, and the benefits of getting vaccinated. This is written by Mayo Clinic Staff and you can …
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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Guidelines and nuances of wearing a face mask
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
Recent COVID-19 masking guidelines announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, continue to generate a public conversation. "The decision about masking needs to be nuanced," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Wearing a mask should be based on the risk of infection, the percentage of the …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-qa-podcast-guidelines-and-nuances-of-wearing-a-face-mask/

18 Connecticut Teens Hospitalized for Heart Problems After COVID Vaccines, White House Says Young People Should Still Get the Shots
Megan Redshaw | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-27
One week after …
globalresearch.ca/18-connecticut-teens-hospitalized-heart-problems-covid-vaccines-white-house-says-young-people-should-still-get-shots/5746366

Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have a couple of opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week: Mayo Clinic …
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How are the Children? – Silent Screams
Rubikon editors | indybay.org | 2021-05-27
How could adults do this to them when the risk of contracting Covid-19 is extremely low compared to other risks in life? A lost generation is growing up under our eyes. Those who remain silent and only watch are sinning against growing, still malleable souls and against the future of all of us.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/25/18842741.php

Demanding Decarceration by San Jose D.A
Vida Linda | indybay.org | 2021-05-27
We call on San Jose D.A. to free our people, free 'em all NOW! Decarceration will not wait while he builds his new brand as a "progressive prosecutor"! We are in solidarity with people inside who have been locked up for over a year during COVID, hunger striked over horrible conditions and make the demand for liberation.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/26/18842766.php

L.A. City Council votes to support closing SoCalGas Aliso Canyon gas storage facility
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2021-05-27
"Governor Gavin Newsom, stop ignoring the other health crisis right here in LA," said Matt Pakucko, co-founder of Save Porter Ranch and 14-year resident of Porter Ranch, at the press conference. "You shut down the entire state. It's time to shut down this health disaster. It is as real as Covid for the thousands of people that are continually sickened by this fossil fuel dinosaur."
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/26/18842765.php

La COVID-19 ha confirmado que el mundo necesita de sistemas sanitarios resilientes
José àÅngel Portal Miranda | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-27
Intervención del Doctor José Angel Portal Miranda, Ministro de Salud Pública de Cuba en la 74 ™ Asamblea Mundial de la Salud | Tema: "Poner fin a esta pandemia, prevenir la siguiente: construir juntos un mundo más saludable, seguro y justo". | Señora…
globalizacion.ca/la-covid-19-ha-confirmado-que-el-mundo-necesita-de-sistemas-sanitarios-resilientes/

Mayo Clinic updates masking, in-person meeting guidance
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance on May 13 stating that people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 do not need to socially distance or wear a mask indoors in most settings. This updated guidance excluded certain environments, including health care facilities. Mayo Clinic has reviewed its guidance for masking, distancing and …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-updates-masking-in-person-meeting-guidance/

Chloroquine Is a Potent Inhibitor of SARS Coronavirus Infection and Spread
Martin J Vincent | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-27
This article was …
globalresearch.ca/chloroquine-potent-inhibitor-sars-coronavirus-infection-spread/5746317

Southwest Airlines flight attendant attacked amid growing number of assaults by those opposed to coronavirus restrictions
wsws.org | 2021-05-27
Workers across the US are being subjected to the aggressive behavior of anti-vaxxers and others opposed to masking requirements as the Biden administration continues it push to completely reopen the economy.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/27/wrab-j01.html

India marks day of resistance as farmers' struggle continues and other stories
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-27
In today's episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at the nationwide 'Black Day' of resistance observed in India as the ongoing farmers' struggle completes 6 months, the crackdown on a protest against the killing of activists in Iraq, the success of a 22 month long struggle for better working conditions and pay by workers at the Ibis des Batignolles hotel in France, the ongoing crackdown on Papuan communities in Indonesia as they demand the release of political prisoners, and volunteer initiatives to feed poor and unhoused people in Brazil in the absence of adequate government aid policies during the pandemi…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/27/india-marks-day-of-resistance-as-farmers-struggle-continues-and-other-stories/

Atlas of malaria parasite gene activity provides targets for drugs and vaccines
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-05-27
Researchers have mapped in fine detail the genetic changes malaria parasites go through as they prepare to infect people.
imperial.ac.uk/news/222233/atlas-malaria-parasite-gene-activity-provides

Neil Ferguson: next stage of UK roadmap 'in the balance'
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-05-27
Imperial's Professor Neil Ferguson says the next stage of the UK's roadmap out of lockdown is 'in the balance' as variant B1.617.2 becomes dominant.
imperial.ac.uk/news/222373/neil-ferguson-next-stage-uk-roadmap

Consumer Health: What do you know about inflammatory bowel disease?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
World IBD Day will be observed on Wednesday, May 19, which makes this a good time to learn more about how these disorders are similar and different. Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is an umbrella term used to describe disorders that involve chronic inflammation of your digestive tract. Inflammatory bowel disease can be …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-what-do-you-know-about-inflammatory-bowel-disease/

Mayo Clinic Q and A: 21st century stroke prevention strategies
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A family member had a stroke a month ago. I'm 45 years old, and I maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a good diet. What steps can I take to make sure this doesn't happen to me? ANSWER: A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-q-and-a-21st-century-stroke-prevention-strategies/

AI-enabled EKGs find difference between numerical age and biological age significantly affects health, longevity
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
ROCHESTER, Minn. — You might be older ? or younger ? than you think. A new study found that differences between a person's age in years and his or her biological age, as predicted by an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled EKG, can provide measurable insights into health and longevity. The AI model accurately predicted the age …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ai-enabled-ekgs-find-difference-between-numerical-age-and-biological-age-significantly-affects-health-longevity/

Dr. Prathibha Varkey named president of Mayo Clinic Health System
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S., has been named president of Mayo Clinic Health System, effective August 16, 2021.Dr. Varkey will partner with Mary Jo Williamson, chief administrative officer, Mayo Clinic Health System, to lead the strategy and operations of the health system's 17 hospitals and nearly 50 community clinics across Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin."We're …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/dr-prathibha-varkey-named-president-of-mayo-clinic-health-system/

Science Saturday: Macrophage communication is key during viral infection
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
A new finding from Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues may suggest treatment options for severe viral infections and new avenues for research into tissue regeneration after injury. The paper, published in Immunity, examines the work of immune cells called macrophages that stay deep in the lungs. These cells are found in the part of the lungs …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/science-saturday-macrophage-communication-is-key-during-viral-infection/

Consumer Health: Meditation for healthy living
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
World Meditation Day will be observed on Friday, May 21, which makes this a good time to learn more about the benefits of meditation. Meditation is a type of mind-body medicine that's been practice for thousands of years. Of the many forms of meditation, most have in common a quiet setting, a comfortable position, focused …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-meditation-for-healthy-living/

Consumer Health: Recovering from a stroke
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about stroke and stroke rehabilitation. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and a major cause of serious disability for adults. More than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year, according to the Centers …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-recovering-from-a-stroke/

Consumer Health: What do you know about Lou Gehrig's disease?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
May is ALS Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about Lou Gehrig's disease, which is also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive nervous system disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of muscle control. More than 5,000 people …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-what-do-you-know-about-lou-gehrigs-disease/

Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips to 'stop the bleed' in an emergency
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
If you came upon an emergency where a person is bleeding, would you know what to do? During National Trauma Month, May 20 is acknowledged as Stop the Bleed Day — a day to teach people how to take to control of serious bleeding. In this demonstration, Gwen Meyer, a Trauma Center nurse and trauma …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-minute-tips-to-stop-the-bleed-in-an-emergency/

Mayo Clinic Minute: Think 'FAST' to recognize a stroke
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the U.S., according to the American Stroke Association. May is National Stroke Awareness Month. If someone is suffering a stroke, every second counts. And the faster a patient receives treatment, the better the odds for a positive outcome. Watch: The …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-minute-think-fast-to-recognize-a-stroke/

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joins national call to get HPV vaccinations back on track
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has joined 71 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in calling on the nation's health care providers, parents and young adults to help get HPV vaccinations back on track. HPV causes several types of cancers, and nearly everyone gets infected with HPV by age 50. "Mayo Clinic recommends …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-cancer-center-joins-national-call-to-get-hpv-vaccinations-back-on-track/

Mayo named a 2021 DiversityInc No. 4 on the Top Hospitals and Health Systems for Diversity
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
DiversityInc announced its annual Top 50 Companies for Diversity listings. Mayo Clinic was named to two specialty lists this year — No. 4 on the Top Hospitals and Health Systems list, up from No. 7 in 2020, and a new entry onto the Top Companies for People with Disabilities list at No. 19. DiversityInc's listing is …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-named-a-2021-diversityinc-no-4-on-the-top-hospitals-and-health-systems-for-diversity/

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