Daily Archives: May 9, 2021

2021-05-09: News Headlines

Staff (2021-05-09). Death toll rises to 58 in Kabul girls' school bombing. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — The death toll from an explosion outside a school in Afghanistan's capital Kabul has risen to 58, Afghan officials said on Sunday, with doctors struggling to provide medical care to at least 150 injured.

Anna Buss (2021-05-09). Bolsonaro's Administration Attempts to Silence Indigenous Leaders for Criticizing Its Handling of the Pandemic. counterpunch.org Under the rightwing presidency of Jair Bolsonaro, Brazilians are once again witnessing intimidation tactics against anyone who speaks out against his government. Bolsonaro and his administration have attacked the press, specific journalists, a Supreme Court justice, opposition leaders, the health and science institution FIOCRUZ, and many others. This disturbing trend has just targeted two indigenous

Maya Chossudovsky-Ladouceur (2021-05-09). Celebrating Mother's Day amid the COVID-19 Lockdown. Your Government Doesn't Allow You to "Hug your Mom". globalresearch.ca First published on May 9, 2020. | One year later, the same oppressive lockdown directives prevail. | Mother's Day. Sunday 10th of May 2020. [last year] The day families gather together, the day people in many countries around the World celebrate motherhood …

WSWS (2021-05-10). JDE strikers in UK: "It's a bit like the pandemic, I can't see the light at the end of the tunnel." wsws.org A reporting team from the World Socialist Web Site spoke with striking workers picketing JDE's Banbury plant.

Eurasia Review (2021-05-10). Healthy Young Adults Who Had COVID-19 Might Have Long-Term Impact On Their Blood Vessels And Heart Health. eurasiareview.com New research published in Experimental Physiology highlight the possible long term health impacts of COVID-19 on young, relatively healthy adults who were not hospitalized and who only had minor symptoms due to the virus. | Increased stiffness of arteries in particular was found in young adults, which may impact heart health, and can also be important for other populations who may have had severe cases of the virus. This means that young, healthy adults with mild COVID-19 symptoms may increase their risk of cardiovascular complications which may continue for some time after COVID-19 infection. | While SARS-CoV…

Lauren Bauer (2021-05-09). The COVID-19 Crisis Has Already Left Too Many Children Hungry in America. globalresearch.ca Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity has increased in the United States. This is particularly true for households with young children. | I document new evidence from two nationally representative surveys that were initiated to provide up-to-date estimates …

_____ (2021-05-09). Platform Co-op Plans Revolution For Online Tutoring And Teaching. popularresistance.org With schools across the world shutting due to Covid-19, e-learning has become an increasingly popular option around the world — but while this has increased platform revenues, teachers' pay has stayed the same. | "Last year, during lockdown, I decided to start something different," says John Hayes, co-founder of MyCoolClass, an international teacher-owned platform co-op set for launch next month. He hails from California but has been living in Warsaw, Poland, for nearly six years while working as an ESL teacher, in language schools and online. | After speaking with other freelance teachers and professionals…

_____ (2021-05-09). This Mother's Day, Recognize Care Work Powers Our Economy. popularresistance.org Mother's Day is, at its core, about care. When we select Hallmark cards and order flower deliveries, we're honoring the care provided by moms and other maternal figures. This Mother's Day, though, marks more than a year into a pandemic that threw the disparities in our care system into stark relief. Women left the workforce in staggering numbers to attend to COVID-related caregiving responsibilities at home. This was disruptive for individual families and the economy at large. | So this year, while of course we should celebrate our mothers, there's much more to be done. Honoring our caregivers goes beyond individ…

Alison Kentish (2021-05-09). Conflict, Climate Change, and Covid-19 Are Aggravating World Hunger. commondreams.org "We must take this opportunity to transform food systems, reduce the number of people in need of humanitarian food assistance, and contribute meaningfully to sustainable development and peaceful and prosperous societies." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/south_sudan_hunger.jpg

IPS (2021-05-09). High-Dose Vitamin D Supplements Significantly Reduce ICU Admissions, COVID-19 Deaths — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Sunil J. Wimalawansa* | There is considerable evidence that vitamin D reduces the risk and severity of COVID-19 ( Additionally, five randomised controlled clinical trials (RCTs) were published using high-dose vitamin D in COVID-19 patients, and over 20 other large…

Eurasia Review (2021-05-09). Why Is COVID-19 So Hard To Treat? eurasiareview.com A comprehensive review into what we know about COVID-19 and the way it functions suggests the virus has a unique infectious profile, which explains why it can be so hard to treat and why some people experience so-called "long-COVID", struggling with significant health issues months after infection. | There is growing evidence that the virus infects both the upper and lower respiratory tracts – unlike "low pathogenic" human coronavirus sub-species, which typically settle in the upper respiratory tract and cause cold-like symptoms, or "high pathogenic" viruses such as those that cause SARS and ARDS, which typica…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-09). Belgian Workers' Party condemns government's apathy over waiving vaccine patents. peoplesdispatch.org The various members of Belgium's coalition government have refused to back a proposal for a patent waiver on COVID-19 vaccines. Belgium and other European governments are under increasing pressure to accept the demand…

_____ (2021-05-09). Bill Gates, The White Man's Burden And Modi Government's Vaccine Debacle. popularresistance.org The incompetence of the Indian government is starkly visible in its handling of the current COVID-19 crisis. It fares even worse on the vaccine front. Its belief in the ideology of free-market capitalism is that the market will magically produce whatever we need. This is why it starved the 7 public sector vaccine manufacturing units (Down to Earth, 17 April 2021) of any support. And also gave the public sector vaccine, Covaxin, developed by ICMR and National Institute of Virology to a private company, Bharat Biotech on an exclusive basis. It also believed that Serum Institute of India, another private sector comp…

_____ (2021-05-09). Vaccine Waiver Pledge Tests Biden-World's Pharma Ties. popularresistance.org Several of President Joe Biden's most powerful appointees and advisers have had business relationships with pharmaceutical giants lobbying the administration on COVID-19 and intellectual property issues, according to documents reviewed by The Daily Poster. | Those ties — and Biden's longtime alliance with pharmaceutical industry interests — could prove particularly relevant as drug companies now try to defang any new waiver of patent rules that might reduce their profits and facilitate the wider distribution of vaccines to COVID-afflicted countries. | Last summer, Biden broke with his own legislative…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-05-09). No Vaccine Passports in Texas! Medical Doctors Testify Before State Senate to Oppose Mandatory COVID Shots. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. This past week …

Staff (2021-05-09). Iran coronavirus update: 14k news cases, 386 deaths. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — According to the Iranian Health Ministry, 14,141 new COVID-19 infections have been detected across the country in the past 24 hours.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Children also face long-term effects of COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Long-term effects of COVID-19 infection are affecting the health of some children and teens, as well as adults. While most children with COVID-19 infection have mild symptoms or have no symptoms at all, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says anyone who has had COVID-19 ? even if the illness was mild or if …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Mammograms and COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A friend of mine shared that she went for her annual mammogram last week. At the appointment, she was asked whether she had been vaccinated for COVID-19 and had experienced any changes in her breasts. I recently received my first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Although I feel fine, I'm wondering if there …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). HEPA filter reduces airborne respiratory particles generated during exercise that can transmit viruses. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A pair of Mayo Clinic studies shed light on something that is typically difficult to see with the eye: respiratory aerosols. Such aerosol particles of varying sizes are a common component of breath, and they are a typical mode of transmission for respiratory viruses like COVID-19 to spread to other people and …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Ramping up COVID-19 vaccination rate in race against virus. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 cases are falling in the U.S. because 245 million doses of one of the available COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, according to Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "But at the same time, there are still people who need more information about the safety and the value …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Mayo Clinic adds state-by-state vaccination rates, national trends to COVID-19 Resource Center. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic data scientists have added a vaccination tracker to Mayo's COVID-19 Resource Center, with state-by-state data and trends, so users can follow the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in all 50 states, compare progress on one- and two-shot vaccinations, and receive Mayo Clinic guidance on what the trends mean for summer travel and …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). When will COVID-19 vaccines be available for children? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Anyone 16 and older is now approved to be vaccinated for COVID-19, but researchers hope to open up vaccinations for those under 16 soon. Clinical trials for the Pfizer vaccine with children ages 12-15 have shown promising results. "In the last month or so we have seen Pfizer release some really exciting data in the …

sputniknews (2021-05-09). West Bengal Chief Mamata Banerjee Writes To PM Modi, Urges Him To Waive Taxes on Medical Essentials. sputniknews.com As India battles the second wave of the deadly coronavirus, several countries including Russia, the UK, the US, Australia, Saudi Arabia and others have come forward to help and have been sending oxygen cylinders, concentrators, Covid-related medicines such as Remdesivir and other supplies.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Hollywood Star Drew Barrymore on India's Covid-19 Crisis: 'We Will Come Out Stronger Together'. sputniknews.com Hollywood stars including Jennifer Aniston, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Robert Pattinson, Shawn Mendes, Reese Witherspoon, Ellen DeGeneres, Will Smith, Katy Perry, Mindy Kaling, and others have come forward to donate and help raise funds through various initiatives to support India's fight against COVID.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Investigation Against Cuomo Widens as His Adviser Allegedly Linked Vaccination to Political Support. sputniknews.com Embattled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo received harsh criticism for his response to the COVID-19 pandemic after reports appeared that his office undercounted deaths at nursing homes in the state. Cuomo is also faces allegations of sexual misconduct from multiple women.

WSWS (2021-05-10). Sana Clinics in Germany announce mass redundancies‚ÄÜdespite pandemic. wsws.org In the midst of the pandemic, Germany's third largest hospital group, Sana-Kliniken (Sana Clinics), has announced the layoff of over 1,000 employees by the end of the year.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). As Chinese Rocket Body Tumbles Through Atmosphere, Memes Deluge Social Media. sputniknews.com Be it the Ever Green blockade of the Suez Canal or the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, social media users can turn practically any kind of event, however dangerous its consequences may be, into a meme. Now that the giant Chinese rocket body is set to fall down on Earth, the internet of course jokes about it.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). The Black Stone: Photos of Revered Islamic Relic Released for the First Time. sputniknews.com The photos arrive as the daily attendance at the Grand Mosque in Mecca during this year's Hajj was limited amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with only those vaccinated reportedly being allowed to perform prayers at the Kaaba.

No Nukes Action (2021-05-09). Tuesday 5/11: STOP The Madness-Speakout At Japanese Consulate Against Olympics In Japan During Pandemic. indybay.org San Francisco Japanese Consulate | 275 Battery St/California St. | San Francisco…

WSWS (2021-05-10). German government opposes lifting of patents on coronavirus vaccines. wsws.org The opposition to the lifting of patents is about money, a huge amount of money. The business of coronavirus vaccines is extremely lucrative.

Eurasia Review (2021-05-10). PCB Contamination In Icelandic Orcas: A Matter Of Diet. eurasiareview.com A new study from McGill University suggests that some Icelandic killer whales have very high concentrations of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) in their blubber. But it seems that other orcas from the same population have levels of PCBs that are much lower. It mainly depends on what they eat. | PCBs were industrial chemicals banned decades ago, after they were found to affect the health of both humans and wildlife. But because they degrade very slowly after being released in the environment and they still accumulate in the bodies of marine mammals. | After collecting skin and blubber biopsies from 50 orcas in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Science Saturday: Researchers explore personalized approach to anti-obesity medications. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Individualized medicine initiatives mainly focus on rare diseases or cancer. Little has been attempted to individualize treatment for noncommunicable chronic diseases such as obesity — a chronic, relapsing disease, and a primary cause of Type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer. There are many obesity interventions, such as diets, devices, surgery and …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Consumer Health: Treating vaginal dryness after menopause. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Menopause is the time that marks the end of a woman's menstrual cycles. Menopause is a natural biological process, but in the months or years leading up to menopause, called perimenopause, the physical symptoms, such as hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disruption and mood changes, can be challenging. Vaginal dryness, a result of the natural …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Consumer Health: Relaxation for stress relief. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about managing the stress in your life. Stress is an automatic physical, mental and emotional response to a challenging event. It's a normal part of everyone's life. When used positively, stress can lead to growth, action and change. But negative, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Mayo Clinic Minute: Scoliosis is not just for kids. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Some people might associate scoliosis as a spinal condition that only happens in children. But as reporter Jason Howland explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute, that's not always the case. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/OnMYrAKzr7c Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Mother and son share rare muscle disorder, treated decades apart by same doctor. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Twenty-four years ago, Bobbi Heinold, 17, was diagnosed with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, a genetic muscle condition characterized by weakness, especially in the face, shoulder blades and upper arms. Doctors told her it could affect her quality of life. Bobbi and her mom drove from their Indiana home to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to learn …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Consumer Health: Dealing with arthritis pain. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Arthritis Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about a condition that affects approximately 1 in 4 adults in the U.S., which is over 54.4 million men and women. The most common signs and symptoms of arthritis involve the joints. The two main types of arthritis — osteoarthritis and …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Trial demonstrates early AI-guided detection of heart disease in routine practice. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Heart disease can take a number of forms, but some types of heart disease, such as asymptomatic low ejection fraction, can be hard to recognize, especially in the early stages when treatment would be most effective. The ECG AI-Guided Screening for Low Ejection Fraction, or EAGLE, trial set out to determine whether …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Aging and changing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 56 and have noticed a few things are changing as I get older. I know as I age there will be more changes in my body and mind, but can you provide insights on what are some common things that I can expect? ANSWER: Throughout life, your body is constantly changing, and …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Exploring health care disparities in minority populations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In recognition of National Minority Health Month, a number of Mayo Clinic experts participated in a virtual Mayo Clinic media briefing to discuss health care disparities that affect racial and ethnic minority populations in the U.S. The experts addressed health education, early detection and control of disease complications. These are some of the topics discussed: …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Brain Tumor Awareness Month. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Primary brain tumors originate in the brain or tissues close to the brain, such as in brain-covering membranes, cranial nerves, or the pituitary or pineal glands. There are many types of primary brain tumors, and over 84,000 people will receive a primary brain tumor diagnosis in 2021, according to the National Brain Tumor Society. The median age …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). New therapy shortens treatment for HPV-related cancers of the tonsils, tongue. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Patients with HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer who undergo surgery and are treated with chemotherapy, may be able to forgo significant radiation therapy without increasing the risk of their cancer spreading, according to the results of a clinical trial led by researchers at Mayo Clinic. "We found that decreasing the amount of radiation therapy after a minimally invasive robotic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Mayo Clinic Minute: Lifestyle changes to manage menopause symptoms. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The average healthy woman begins menopause at 51, though some women will begin in their 40s or in their late 50s. It's a natural biological process that marks the time a woman ends her menstrual cycle. Mood swings, hot flashes and difficulty sleeping are common symptoms that can be effectively managed with hormone therapy. Lifestyle …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Consumer Health: Considering a vaginal birth after a cesarean. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've delivered a baby by cesarean section, or C-section, and you're pregnant again, you might be able to choose between scheduling a repeat C-section or a vaginal birth after cesarean. Many women are candidates for a vaginal birth after cesarean. Still, the choice to pursue a vaginal birth after cesarean or schedule a repeat C-section can …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-09). Consumer Health: What do you know about melanoma? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer. While melanoma accounts for only about 1% of skin cancers, it causes most skin cancer deaths, according to the American Cancer Society. Melanomas develop in the cells that produce melanin — the …

Eurasia Review (2021-05-09). Soybean And Linseed Oils Added To Cows' Diet Improve Quality Of Milk. eurasiareview.com Inclusion of soybean and linseed oils in the diet of dairy cows made the fatty acid content of their milk even healthier for human nutrition. It also increased the proportions of omega-6 and omega-3, which in the right balance play a key role in preventing cardiovascular diseases, for example, as well as chronic inflammation and some kinds of cancer. | Cardiovascular diseases are one of the world's main public health problems. In Brazil, they are among the foremost causes of death. Each year some 300,000 Brazilians have heart attacks, dying in 30% of cases, according to the Health Ministry. | Research led by A…

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Cuba Ready to Join WHO-Led COVAX Facility, Ambassador to China Says. sputniknews.com NINGDE, China (Sputnik) – Cuba is ready to join the COVAX vaccine-sharing mechanism led by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Latin American country's ambassador to China, Carlos Miguel Pereira Hernandez, told Sputnik.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Doctor Who Treated Navalny in Siberia Lost in Forest, Search Ongoing. sputniknews.com OMSK, Russia (Sputnik) – Alexander Murakhovsky, the health minister of Russia's Omsk region and former chief of a hospital that treated opposition figure Alexey Navalny from his alleged poisoning, has disappeared in a local forest, the interior ministry's regional office said on Sunday.

Staff (2021-05-09). Iran's footbal influenced by cruel sanctions: min. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Iranian Sports Minister Masoud Soltanifar said on Sun. that Iran's football is truly influenced by the cruel anti-Iranian sanctions.

Julie Hollar (2021-05-09). Trans Kids Are People With Rights, Not Problems to Be Solved. commondreams.org As states continue to pass laws that dehumanize and endanger transgender kids, the country's most influential newspapers have not met the challenge of covering the issue. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/trans_youth_rights.jpg

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