Daily Archives: May 11, 2021

2021-05-11: News Headlines

Saheli Chowdhury (2021-05-11). Hundreds of Palestinians Injured in IOF and Settler Violence on Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem — 'Zionism is Racism'. orinocotribune.com May 10 (OrinocoTribune.com)— Hundreds of worshippers inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem were injured during the Israeli crackdown on the holy site over the weekend, reported the Palestinian Red Crescent. According to the latest information provided by the Palestinian branch of the international medical aid organization, 305 Palestinians were injured in the violence caused by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers. Of them, 228 remain hospitalized, and at least seven are in critical condition. The Israeli forces also targeted the Red Crescent crews and ambulances while they were trying…

Staff (2021-05-11). Brazil's Landless Workers Movement (MST) condemns Israeli aggression, calls to #SaveSheikhJarrah. samidoun.net The Landless Workers' Movement (MST) in Brazil is a mass social movement, formed by rural workers and by all those who want to fight for land reform and against injustice and social inequality in rural areas. With an estimated 1.5 million members, the movement has led more than 2,500 land occupations, with about 370,000 families — families that today settled on 7.5 million hectares of land that they won as a result of the occupations. Through their organizing, these families continue to push for schools, credit for agricultural production and cooperatives, and access to health care. The MST has continuously…

Staff (2021-05-11). Headlines for May 11, 2021. democracynow.org Israeli Airstrikes Kill 26 Palestinians in Gaza, Including 9 Children, Bodies of Indian COVID-19 Victims Found on Banks of Ganges River, World Health Organization Chief Blasts "Shocking Global Disparity" in Vaccine Access, U.S. Drug Regulator Clears Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine for Use in Children 12 and Older, Democrats Urge President Biden to Lift Iran Sanctions and Return to 2015 Nuclear Deal, Colombian President Warns Indigenous Protesters Amid Mounting Attacks by Vigilantes, Mother's Day Marchers Demand Mexican Government Take Action to Find Missing Children, Moroccan Authorities Raid Home of Western Sahara Ind…

Staff (2021-05-11). Zionist attack on Gaza leaves 24 martyred, incl. 9 children. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced the martyrs of the Zionist regime's attack on Gaza increased to 24.

Jesse Jackson (2021-05-11). We Must Push Politics Aside in the Global Race to Vaccinate the World Against Covid-19. commondreams.org "If we are to address common global threats such as contagions or climate change or nuclear war, we must develop a global perspective." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/vaccine_free_1.jpg

Noam Chomsky (2021-05-11). Big Pharma Cares More About Profiting From COVID Than Human Survival. zcomm.org Unless vaccines go to the Global South, the virus is going to mutate. It's already happening, you get more lethal strains…

Rainer Shea (2021-05-11). Eternal War and Austerity: The Hell that Imperialist Propaganda Demands us to Accept. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — May 8, 2021 | The narrative managers of U.S. imperialism don't want us to think about the mounting evidence that an alternative to our current socio-political system exists. They don't want us to think about how over 800 Chinese million people have been lifted out of poverty in the last generation due due to China's socialist workers democracy, or about the successes that the five Marxist-Leninist countries have had in fighting Covid-19 and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, or how a multi-polar world order is emerging which is diminishing the deadly reach of the U.S. empire, or how a new wa…

RobertAlvarez (2021-05-11). How Corporations Pumped Up CEO Pay While Their Low-Wage Workers Suffered in the Pandemic. ips-dc.org More than half of the country's 100 largest low-wage employers rigged pay rules in 2020 to give CEOs 29 percent average raises while their frontline employees made 2 percent less.

Eds. (2021-05-11). ACURA Viewpoint: Sanctions and Forever Wars by Krishen Mehta. mronline.org The U.S. has sanctions against over 30 countries, close to one-third of the world's population. When the pandemic startedin early 2020, our Government tried to prevent Iran from buying respirator masks from overseas, and also thermal imaging equipment that could detect the virus in the lungs. | May 11, 2021…

WSWS (2021-05-11). Pennsylvania educators support call to build the International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees. wsws.org The pandemic has demonstrated the ever-greater need for workers to organize in every industry and to connect their struggles across the globe.

WSWS (2021-05-11). Global pandemic heightens danger of another world war. wsws.org The international working class alone is capable of halting the drive to war, as it is the only social force able to overthrow capitalism and its outmoded system of rival nation-states.

Chris Kanthan (2021-05-11). What America can learn from China — Lessons from the pandemic. nationofchange.org While the China model cannot be transplanted to the West, there's a lot that America can learn from China.

RobertAlvarez (2021-05-11). New Report: Executive Excess 2021. ips-dc.org Pumping Up CEO Pandemic Pay | Lead Report Author to Present at Webinar, 11 AM Today | More than half of the country's 100 largest low-wage employers rigged pay rules in 2020 to give CEOs 29 percent average raises while their frontline employees made 2 percent less | Washington, D.C. — A new Institute for Policy Studies report reveals staggering new statistics on top-tier U.S. corporations that moved bonus goalposts or made other changes to compensation rules to increase CEO pay while their low-wage workers suffered during the pandemic. | Key findings: | Of the 100 S&P 500 firms with the lowest me…

Andy Kroll (2021-05-11). Why the Pentagon Budget Never Goes Down. tomdispatch.com The first 100 days of President Joe Biden's administration have come and gone. While somewhat exaggerated, that milestone is normally considered the honeymoon period for any new president. Buoyed by a recent election triumph and inauguration, he's expected to be at the peak of his power when it comes to advancing the biggest, boldest items on his agenda. And indeed, as far as, say, infrastructure or pandemic vaccination goals, Biden has delivered in a major way. Blindly funding the Pentagon and its priorities in the stratospheric fashion that's become the essence of Washington has, however, proven another matter…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-11). McDonald's workers across US gear up for strike demanding wage hike. peoplesdispatch.org The one-day strike will be held a day before the annual shareholders' meeting. McDonald's made $5 billion amid the pandemic last year but an average worker earns around USD 7.25 per hour.

Reiner Fuellmich (2021-05-11). Video: "Crimes Against Humanity": The German Corona Investigation. "The PCR Pandemic" globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. First published in …

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-05-11). Report Reveals How Big Corporations Rigged Rules to Boost Pandemic Pay of CEOs as Workers Suffered. commondreams.org "By inflating executive compensation while their workers struggled during a pandemic, corporate boards have strengthened the case for tax penalties on huge CEO-worker pay gaps." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ceo_rigged_workers.png

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-05-11). China on the horizon as 'world's pharmacy'. mronline.org The World Health Organisation's approval Friday for China's COVID-19 vaccine known as Sinopharm dramatically transforms the ecosystem of the pandemic. | May 11, 2021 | News…

WSWS (2021-05-11). Epidemiologist warns of "inevitable" COVID-19 outbreaks in Australia. wsws.org The flawed hotel quarantine program and shambolic vaccine rollout have rendered the country vulnerable to the current surge of the pandemic.

jamanetwork (2021-05-11). Programming Code—Related Errors. jamanetwork.com In the Research Letter titled "Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Among Commercially Insured Patients in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic," published in the December 15, 2020, issue of JAMA, a programming code error led to incorrect data reported throughout the Results section, the Figure, the Table, and the eTable in the Supplement. The main findings did not change. This article was corrected online.

WSWS (2021-05-11). 750 bodies of New Yorkers who died from COVID-19 last year still held in refrigerated trucks. wsws.org Last year's initial pandemic wave in New York City resulted in mass deaths, which overwhelmed the city's mortuary facilities.

Abbasi J. (2021-05-11). A Next-Generation Rapid, Accurate SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Test. jamanetwork.com More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests are plentiful, but highly accurate, affordable, point-of-care versions with quantitative data still don't exist. An innovative test from scientists at the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues could change that.

Torous J. (2021-05-11). Digital Interventions for Symptoms of Depression and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. jamanetwork.com The need for accessible and effective mental health interventions remains a global health priority, with internet and smartphone technology offering a feasible means to deliver care. The global pandemic has accelerated interest in, use of, and support for digital mental health solutions. Thus, 2 articles in this issue of JAMA offer relevant and timely evidence for offering digitally enabled care and highlight emerging frontiers for the behavioral health field. Both articles present an impressive assessment of digital approaches to improve access and outcomes and use high-quality methodology (randomization, contro…

WSWS (2021-05-11). High school students in France protest against holding of final-year exams amid pandemic. wsws.org The students are demanding the cancellation of the examinations and the certification of high school diplomas via continuous assessment throughout the year.

The Canary (2021-05-11). David Cameron's lobbying texts to Sunak and Gove released. thecanary.co Records of David Cameron's intense lobbying efforts for Greensill Capital have been released to reveal text messages he sent chancellor Rishi Sunak and senior Cabinet minister Michael Gove. | Cam-splaining: | The Conservative former prime minister also sent messages to vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi during the pandemic as he sought to gain access for Greensill to government-backed coronavirus loans, it emerged on 11 May. | MPs on the Commons Treasury Committee released correspondence they have received by the subjects of their inquiry following Greensill Capital's collapse, which jeopardised 5,000 steelm…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-11). Preventive screening during COVID-19 pandemic leads to early diagnosis of treatable breast cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, health care providers have been concerned about a growing number of patients delaying or skipping preventive screenings because they have been hesitant to see their health care provider. Experts have stressed that it's not only safe to come in for preventive screenings, but also it's important to avoid future health problems …

Sarah Anderson (2021-05-11). CEO Pay Skyrocketed at Corporations While Their Low-Wage Workers Suffered in the Pandemic. commondreams.org "It's time for public policy to shift corporate America away from a business model that creates obscene wealth for a few at the top and economic insecurity for so many of the rest of us." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/money_1.png

news.un (2021-05-11). Vaccine inequity posing 'significant risk' to global economic recovery: UN report. news.un.org Although the outlook for global growth has improved, the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as inadequate progress on vaccination in poorer countries, are putting recovery at risk, according to the latest UN economic forecast, published on Tuesday.

WSWS (2021-05-11). COVID-19 infections soar in Alberta as third wave continues to rampage across Canada. wsws.org If Alberta were a country, it would have the second-highest infection rate in the G20 behind only Argentina.

David Bacon (2021-05-11). Abandonment of COVID protections puts farm workers in a stranglehold. peoplesworld.org Growers are just beginning to bring this year's wave of contracted laborers into Washington State for the coming season to pick apples, cherries, and other fruit. The laborers are arriving to just-relaxed COVID-19 health and safety requirements for farmworkers, courtesy of a Superior Court judge in Yakima County, the heart of the state's apple country. Meanwhile, …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-05-11). The WHO Confirms that the Covid-19 PCR Test is Flawed: Estimates of "Positive Cases" are Meaningless. The Lockdown Has No Scientific Basis. globalresearch.ca One year later the WHO retracts. They don't say "We Made a Mistake". It's carefully formulated. While they do not officially deny the validity of their misleading January 2020 guidelines, they recommend RT-PCR "Re-testing" (which everybody knows is an impossibility).

Staff (2021-05-11). Iran coronavirus update: 18k news cases, 307 deaths. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — According to the Iranian Health Ministry, 18,133 new COVID-19 infections have been detected across the country in the past 24 hours.

Rep. Ron Paul (2021-05-11). COVID Authoritarians Abuse Children. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Centers for Diseases …

CJ Hopkins (2021-05-11). The Criminalization of Dissent. "Covid Deniers"and "Anti-Vaxxers" under Surveillance. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. One of the …

Barbara Loe Fisher (2021-05-11). Seeing Through the COVID Spin. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The COVID-19 spin …

Peter Kuper (2021-05-11). Covid's Spread Ignores All Borders. thenation.com Covid's Spread Ignores All Borders…

Fahad Shah (2021-05-11). Parking Lot Crematoria Burn Through the Night as Covid-19 Overwhelms Delhi. thenation.com Parking Lot Crematoria Burn Through the Night as Covid-19 Overwhelms Delhi…

Global Research News (2021-05-11). Selected Articles: Halt COVID Vaccine, Prominent Scientist Tells CDC. globalresearch.ca By In a public comment to the CDC, molecular biologist and toxicologist Dr. Janci Chunn Lindsay, Ph.D., called to immediately halt Covid vaccine production and distribution. …

Deirdre Griswold (2021-05-11). Good news from China. workers.org As the COVID-19 epidemic continues to ravage many countries, including the United States, China has announced that it will make millions of doses of its Sinopharm vaccine available for free to the hard-hit countries in the developing world. The announcement came as the World Health Organization declared the Sinopharm vaccine . . . |

Staff (2021-05-11). 'People are dying every minute': COVID-19 catastrophes in India and Brazil. therealnews.com A nightmarish combination of international capitalist greed, vaccine hoarding in the global North, and right-wing national governments has thrown India and Brazil into the deadly throes of a catastrophic COVID-19 surge.

Colin Todhunter (2021-05-11). Anthony Fauci "has no clue and no authority to lecture on what is good for India" dissidentvoice.org In light of the current COVID-related situation in India, Dr Anthony Fauci, the top US adviser on COVID, has called for India to implement a hard lockdown and for the mass roll-out of vaccines. However, Fauci has no clue and no authority to lecture on what is good for India. That is the view of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-11). 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 (2021-05-11). Mayo Clinic to offer more walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic held a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Rochester on Wednesday, May 5. At this clinic, one patient shared why he came in to get the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Watch: Patient discusses why he chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine. youtu.be/ORLLLOOJ7eg Journalists: Broadcast-quality soundbites and b-roll of the Mayo Clinic walk-in COVID-19 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-11). 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 (2021-05-11). 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 (2021-05-11). 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 (2021-05-11). 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 …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-11). AI analytics predict COVID-19 patients' daily trajectory in UK intensive care. imperial.ac.uk Researchers used AI to identify which daily changing clinical parameters best predict intervention responses in critically ill COVID-19 patients.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-11). 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 …

Kuehn BM. (2021-05-11). Even Partial COVID-19 Vaccination Protects Nursing Home Residents. jamanetwork.com A CDC analysis has shown that a single dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine protected medically vulnerable nursing home residents as well as it did general adult populations that were evaluated in other efficacy and effectiveness studies.

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