Daily Archives: May 12, 2021

2021-05-12: News Headlines

_____ (2021-05-12). Israel Bombardment Of Gaza Escalates. popularresistance.org The Israeli military has continued its bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip early on Wednesday, targeting several areas after rockets were fired from the enclave. | It is the most intense airstrikes in Gaza since the bombardment in 2014. | Health authorities in Gaza said at least 35 Palestinians — including 10 children — were killed in Israeli air strikes on the Strip since late on Monday, after Hamas launched rockets from the coastal territory towards Israel. At least 233 others were injured. | At least five people in Israel have also been killed. | The rocket fire came after Hamas, which rules Gaz…

Staff (2021-05-12). Headlines for May 12, 2021. democracynow.org At Least 50 Palestinians Killed as Israeli Attacks Continue; Protests Call Out Israeli Crimes, Red Cross Warns COVID Cases "Exploding" in Asia as India Continues to Break New Records, Algeria Moves to Ban Unauthorized Protests as Pro-Democracy Movement Gains Steam, French Court Tosses Lawsuit from Agent Orange Victim Against Chemical Companies, Family of Andrew Brown Jr. Views More Footage of Police Killing, Confirms Shooting Was Unjustified, Ahmaud Arbery's Killers Plead Not Guilty to Federal Hate Crimes, Arizona Passes Law to Cut Voters from Early Mail-in Voting List, Liz Cheney Delivers Scathing Rebuke as GOP…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-12). Mayo Clinic again receives top honors for high-quality patient care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Eleven? hospitals across?Mayo Clinic?received star ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for Overall Hospital Quality. Six of the 11 hospitals earned five stars — the best score possible. The national average is 3 of 5 stars. The star rating provides patients with information about multiple dimensions of quality …

Eds. (2021-05-12). Sacred Bones: Caste and COVID-19 in Delhi's crematoriums. mronline.org With an unprecedented volume of dead bodies, Brahmins and workers from other castes are working side by side in the crematoriums of Delhi. But caste defines every choice made among the pyres. | May 12, 2021…

G. Dunkel (2021-05-12). Evictions, hunger, wage theft: pandemic triple threat to workers. workers.org It's hard to put food on the table when you don't have a home where you can put the table. The poorest workers in the United States — disproportionately people of color — rent their homes. During the current COVID pandemic, millions of them are at risk of losing their . . . |

M. G. Piety (2021-05-12). Public Health and the Triumph of Irrationality. counterpunch.org It's been inspiring to see how the nation has pulled together to stop the spread of COVID-19. It's also been puzzling, however, in that it's so out of character with the attitude Americans have otherwise taken to issues of public health. According to a recent article in the New York Times, cancer killed almost twice

Éric Toussaint (2021-05-12). An unsustainable burden of debt afflicts the peoples of Sub-Saharan Africa. Part 5. mronline.org In Sub-Saharan Africa, where health spending and human development levels are in a dramatic state, there is a stronger case than ever for unilateral suspensions of debt payments based on arguments recognized in international law; such as state of necessity and fundamental change of circumstances. | May 12, 2021…

Maiysha Kai (2021-05-12). For the Love of You: After a Year in Lockdown, These Black-Owned Brands Have the Gift of Self-Care on Lock. theglowup.theroot.com After over a year of isolation, largely indoor living and ever-blurring boundaries between home and work (what is this "work-life balance" you speak of?), you're likely in need of a little care right now. And while things may be looking brighter, warmer, and hopefully a little bit healthier, you may not know where to…

Anand Naidoo (2021-05-12). The Heat: COVID-19 in India, Brazil and U.S. america.cgtn.com While some countries have already approved vaccinating teenagers, others are still struggling to get their hands on the shots.

Steve Topple (2021-05-12). The other Private Eye news the PM will hate. thecanary.co On Wednesday 12 May, Private Eye shared the story of Boris Johnson having an unpaid debt. But it also pointed to another damning fact. The timing is pertinent. Because Johnson has just announced a public inquiry into his government's handling of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. And Private Eye's figures should be central to it. | Bailiffs knocking on 10 Downing Street's door?: | As PA reported, Johnson has an outstanding court judgment for a debt of £535. A search of the database shows the "unsatisfied record" registered to the prime minister at "10 Downing Street". The date of the judgment, whi…

Ruhi Bhasin (2021-05-12). Mismanagement of the COVID-19 crisis increases food insecurity in India and Brazil. peoplesdispatch.org Food insecurity has worsened across the world during this pandemic with countries like India and Brazil exhibiting systemic failure, forcing people to depend on voluntarism…

Matt Sedlar (2021-05-12). Food and Housing Hardship Over the COVID-19 Recession. cepr.net The COVID-19 pandemic has caused historic economic pain and hardship for families and households in the US. But much of this pain has been felt unevenly across the country. The pandemic has exacerbated existing hardships for Black, Hispanic, and single-parent households. This brief looks at food and housing insecurity from April 23, 2020, to March …

WSWS (2021-05-12). Johnson announces next stage in reopening economy as Covid variants spread in UK. wsws.org Johnson authorised moving to Stage 3 as part of his "irreversible" roadmap to end lockdown.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-12). In Philippines, death of COVID-19-infected political detainee reveals plight of prisoners. peoplesdispatch.org 59-year-old Joseph Canlas was arrested on March 30 in the latest wave of repression by the Rodrigo Duterte regime. His death has brought national attention to the plight of inmates held in prisons in the Philippines…

Staff (2021-05-12). China Urges the US to Lift Sanctions Against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com The government of China demanded an end to the coercive measures of the United States administration against Venezuela, calling the unilateral sanctions illegal and highlighting that the coercive measures were intensified amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the fact that the sanctions are violating human rights. | China's position was ratified by the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hua Chunying, who pointed out that while Washington presents itself as a defender of legal guarantees and human rights, it nonetheless is intensifying its illegal measures, not only against Venezuela, but also agains…

C.J. Hopkins, Eric Markhoff (2021-05-12). The Covidian Cult and The Higher Breeders. indybay.org Back in October 2020, the author wrote an essay entitled "The Covidian Cult" (1), in which he described the so-called "New Normal" as a global totalitarian ideological movement. Developments over the past six months have proven the accuracy of this analogy. Health preservation takes the place of human dignity!

Gerardo Szalkowicz (2021-05-12). Colombia se levanta contra el neoliberalismo de guerra. globalizacion.ca "Aquí si no te mueres por covid te matan de hambre o de bala", vociferaba una manifestante veinteañera a un micrófono extranjero condensando en una frase al voleo el nudo central del paro que se volvió estallido social. | Si la…

WSWS (2021-05-12). World Health Organization declares B.1.617, first identified in India, the fourth variant of concern. wsws.org The designation is used for those mutations that have demonstrated to be more contagious, deadly, or resistant to the COVID-19 vaccines currently being employed.

John Buell (2021-05-12). Can President Biden's planned Waiving of Covid Vaccination Patents: begin a grassroots movement against Big Pharma? juancole.com Southwest Harbor, Maine (Special to Informed Comment) — When the Biden Administration announced it would no longer oppose suspension of Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) standards regarding production of COVID vaccines and therapies, there was joy in the world health lobby and anguish in the big pharma camp. Understandable as these reactions …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-12). 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 (2021-05-12). 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 (2021-05-12). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-12). 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 (2021-05-12). 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 (2021-05-12). 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 (2021-05-12). 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 …

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-05-12). China on the Horizon as 'World's Pharmacy'. Sinopharm's Covid Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The World Health …

Megan Redshaw (2021-05-12). Unanswered Questions Regarding Covid Vaccine Injuries and Reported Deaths. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The Defender first …

Staff (2021-05-12). Iran coronavirus update: 16k news cases, 366 deaths. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — According to the Iranian Health Ministry, 16,409 new COVID-19 infections have been detected across the country in the past 24 hours.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-12). Failed Leadership, Gross Inequality, and History of Ignored Warnings Allowed Pandemic's Deadly Spiral: Global Panel. commondreams.org "The combination of poor strategic choices, unwillingness to tackle inequalities, and an uncoordinated system created a toxic cocktail which allowed the pandemic to turn into a catastrophic human crisis." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/covidfeb2020.jpg

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-12). Tax on Amazon's Pandemic Profits Could Pay to Vaccinate 580 Million People Worldwide: Oxfam. commondreams.org "This country will never achieve a fair and equitable recovery from Covid-19 if we continue to have a system where corporations and the wealthy get richer while everyone else is left behind," said Oxfam. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/tax_bezos.jpg

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-12). India: Las causas de la catástrofe. globalizacion.ca Es difícil exagerar la propagación de la Covid-19 en India. WhatsApp no para de transmitir mensajes sobre tal o cual amistad o familiar contagiada con el virus, mientras que los mensajes de rabia explican cómo el gobierno central ha fallado…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-12). 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 …

WSWS (2021-05-12). SEP (Sri Lanka) to hold online meeting on COVID-19 catastrophe in India. wsws.org The online meeting will discuss the necessity for the political intervention of the working class to combat the criminal response of the Indian ruling class to the pandemic.

Thomas McKean (2021-05-12). 'Sometimes I Miss the Lockdown'. thenation.com 'Sometimes I Miss the Lockdown'

Peter Koenig (2021-05-12). The Corona Crisis: Has "Depopulation" Already Begun? globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Remember Bill Gates'…

Karen Conner (2021-05-12). Overall CPI Up 0.8 Percent in April Driven by Post-Pandemic Bounce Back. cepr.net This is a compilation of Dean Baker's quick-take analysis of the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) over Twitter. Follow @DeanBaker13 on Twitter to get his quick-take analysis of government data immediately upon release. Overall, this story is largely as predicted. There was a major bounce back in areas like airfares, car insurance, and hotels (up 8.8 percent). A temporary …

Dean Baker (2021-05-12). Vaccine Production and Open Source Technology. counterpunch.org Since the Biden administration announced its decision to support a motion at the WTO to waive patent rights on vaccines for the duration of the pandemic, we have been deluged with statements by experts telling us that this cannot possibly increase vaccine production. The argument is that everyone who can produce vaccines is already producing

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-12). Despite Urgent Need for Green Recovery, World's Cities Woefully Underfunded to Fight Climate Emergency. commondreams.org "There is an opportunity here for cities to access funding and to implement climate projects focused on increasing resilience, protecting the most vulnerable and building an equitable and fair society," said the Carbon Disclosure Project of the recovery from the pandemic. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/riodejaneiroflood.jpg

Rebekah Entralgo (2021-05-12). Dear Employers: People Don't Want to Work for Starvation Wages. commondreams.org "There's no 'labor shortage'—just a shortage of people who will work for starvation wages, especially during a pandemic that's hit low-wage workers the hardest." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/nowhiring.jpg

M K Bhadrakumar (2021-05-12). Biden's talk of vaccine IP waiver is political theater. zcomm.org America's Left and developing nations ravaged by the pandemic back the proposal but developed world drug manufacturers balk…

J.P. Linstroth (2021-05-12). The Tax Protests in Colombia. zcomm.org As long as there are income disparities and class disparities in Colombia, and the pandemic continues to put people in financial jeopardy, the unrest will likely continue…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-12). 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 (2021-05-12). 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 (2021-05-12). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Signs of depression in teens and how to help. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Depression is a serious mental health problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities. Although depression can occur at any time in life, symptoms may differ between teens and adults. Issues such as peer pressure, academic expectations and changing bodies can bring a lot of ups and downs for …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-12). 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 (2021-05-12). Consumer Health: Staying active and exercising with osteoporosis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this bone disease, which affects approximately 10 million Americans, according to the Office on Women's Health. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses, such as bending over …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-12). 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 (2021-05-12). Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org How do people from minority communities experience genomic medicine in diverse health-care settings? How do they integrate genetic knowledge into their understandings of health-care needs? These answers are critical to researchers as multiple efforts are underway to increase the inclusion of racial minority participants in genomic research and new forms of individualized medicine. Richard Sharp. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-12). 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 …

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