Daily Archives: May 13, 2021

2021-05-13: News Headlines

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-13). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-13). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment for patent foramen ovale. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 36 and do not have any significant medical concerns, but due to a family member's heart health issues, it was recommended I have a cardiac evaluation. After undergoing an echocardiogram, I was surprised to be told that I have a patent foramen ovale. The cardiologist said I don't need to be treated …

Eds. (2021-05-13). Medical Apartheid: From Israel/Palestine to Canada. mronline.org Canada has a long history of humanitarian hypocrisy with regard to racial and ethnic discrimination. During World War II, "none is too many" referred to European Jewish refugees fleeing from Nazi Germany who were refused admission and sent back to Germany. | May 13, 2021…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-13). 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. …

Global Research News (2021-05-13). Selected Articles: The Corona Crisis: Has "Depopulation" Already Begun? globalresearch.ca By Remember Bill Gates' infamously saying with his seductive smile, something to the extent, even if I'm no longer around, the system has been set up and …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-13). Nurses campaign at White House again for emergency anti-virus standard. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—Jean Ross, RN, stood two blocks from the White House, reading names of nurses the coronavirus has killed. Behind her: Local RN colleagues amid 403 pairs of empty white nurses' shoes. The nurses took turns reading the roll of the dead, one by one. That's how many RNs, or to be more precise, how …

Staff (2021-05-13). 2021 Eid al-Fitr prayers in Iran's provinces (2). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Eid al-Fitr prayers were held across Iran with special health protocols being observed by worshippers amid the coronavirus pandemic. Here are photos of prayers on Thursday in Shiraz, Arak, Ahvaz, and Tehran.

Staff (2021-05-13). 2021 Eid al-Fitr prayers in Iran's provinces (3). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Eid al-Fitr prayers were held across Iran with special health protocols being observed by worshippers amid the coronavirus pandemic. Here are photos of prayers on Thursday in different parts of Tehran, Kerman province.

Paola Razo (2021-05-13). The Precautions of the Coronavirus outbreak within Sonoma County Jail. indybay.org The Precautions of the Coronavirus outbreak within Sonoma County Jail | By Paola Razo…

Staff (2021-05-13). 2021 Eid al-Fitr prayers in Iran's provinces (1). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Eid al-Fitr prayers were held across Iran with special health protocols being observed by worshippers amid the coronavirus pandemic. Here are photos of prayers on Thurs. in Hamedan, Ardabil, Qeshm, and Birjand.

Staff (2021-05-13). Over 14,000 new coronavirus cases detected in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — More than 14,000 new coronavirus cases have been detected in Iran during the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry's spokeswoman said.

Andreína Chávez Alava (2021-05-13). Venezuela to Receive Sputnik Light and Johnson & Johnson Single-Dose Vaccines. venezuelanalysis.com President Maduro said a mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign would take place between June and August to inoculate 70 percent of the population.

C.J. Hopkins, Eric Markhoff (2021-05-13). 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!

_____ (2021-05-13). Restaurant Workers Protest Poor Working Conditions And Low Wages. popularresistance.org Food service workers are putting renewed pressure on their employers for better working conditions and wages. | Businesses across the country are blaming a "workforce shortage" for being understaffed or closed. But workers in the industry say poor labor practices are pushing potential employees away. | "It's stressful working for a billion-dollar company when they're not caring for the workers," said Ieshia Townsend, a McDonald's employee in Chicago, Illinois. She has worked at the McDonald's location since 2015. "Even during COVID-19, we had to literally go on strike just for masks, just for gloves, just for sup…

John Feffer (2021-05-13). There Is Something Wrong With the Herd. commondreams.org "When it comes to Covid-19, this country is only as strong as its weakest links." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/vaccines.jpg

Ruhi Bhasin (2021-05-13). Mismanagement of the COVID-19 Crisis Increases Food Insecurity in India and Brazil. counterpunch.org As Indians continue to scramble for survival through a deadly second COVID-19 wave and deal with an inadequate health care system that has failed them at every step, for a majority of the country living in rural areas and in slums in urban centers, food insecurity is proving to be a bigger struggle than protecting

Tom Engelhardt (2021-05-13). Tomgram: Liz Theoharis, "Rise Up Through the Ashes and Devastation" warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. In this pandemic world of ours, there's a pattern that couldn't be grimmer. Odd that more isn't made of it. The three true Covid-19 disaster zones on Planet Earth — the United States (583,000 dead, 32,000,000 confirmed cases), …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-13). Cold vs. allergies during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to the common cold, allergies and COVID-19, overlapping symptoms can be confusing. In this Q&A, Dr. Arveen Bhasin, a Mayo Clinic allergist and immunologist, provides some clarity by comparing and contrasting the signs and symptoms of these conditions: What are allergy symptoms?Allergy symptoms can affect the nose, sinuses and lungs. These symptoms …

The Canary (2021-05-13). Cameron says he had 'big economic investment' in Greensill Capital. thecanary.co David Cameron has said he had a "big economic investment" in Greensill Capital but insisted that did not motivate his intense lobbying of the Government for the collapsed firm. | The Conservative former prime minister said it was a "panful day" for him on Thursday as he gave evidence to MPs over his controversial lobbying of senior figures including Chancellor Rishi Sunak. | Mr Cameron placed calls and sent dozens of texts and emails to ministers and senior officials as he appealed for their help in gaining access for Greensill to Government Covid support programmes. | Rishi Sunak (Yui Mok/PA) | Appearing before…

Staff (2021-05-13). Headlines for May 13, 2021. democracynow.org Gaza Death Toll Soars Amid Israeli Airstrikes as Israeli Troops Mass for Ground Invasion, U.S. Blocks U.N. Resolution on Israel-Palestine as Biden Asserts Israel's "Right to Defend Itself", Chanting "Death to Arabs," Israeli Mobs Attack Arab-Owned Businesses and Assault Driver, India Reports Another 4,100 COVID-19 Deaths as Cases Begin to Decline in Delhi , Nurses Honor 400 Colleagues Who Lost Their Lives to COVID-19, Call for More Protections, U.S. COVID Numbers Fall as Doctors Debate Vaccinating Kids Ahead of Vulnerable People Abroad, U.N. Calls for Doubling Global Vaccine Production as Some Countries Have Yet…

teleSUR (2021-05-13). The Lack of Transparency Marks COVID-19 Response in Guatemala. telesurenglish.net The Human Rights Ombudsman's Office described Guatemala's response to the COVID-19 pandemic as a failure and decried the lack of vaccines. | RELATED: | "The response of the Government to the pandemic has been marked by great mistakes and opacity, which has resulted in the systematic violation of the human right to health of all inhabitants," Ombudsman Jordan Rodas said. | "To date, health institutions lack special…

teleSUR (2021-05-13). India's COVID-19 Strain Worries the United Kingdom. telesurenglish.net British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday acknowledge that his country is "anxious" about India's variant and his government is "ruling nothing out" to tackle its spread in the nation. | RELATED: | "We want to make sure that we take all the prudential, all the cautious steps now that we could take," he said, adding that "meetings are going on to consider exactly what we need to do." | Johnson's remarks came in the…

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-05-13). CDC Embarks on New COVID Cover-Up. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. COVID-19 has been …

Jorge Eduardo Navarrete (2021-05-13). Pandemia: Vacunas y patentes. globalizacion.ca Al menos desde el momento —hacia mediados de 2020— en que se tuvo noticia cierta de avances en la formulación y fabricación de vacunas contra el Covid-19, que permitían confiar en que al menos alguna de ellas podría aplicarse antes…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-13). 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 (2021-05-13). 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 …

_____ (2021-05-13). An Environment Of Anti-Racism Is How We Win. popularresistance.org Canada – Spring has always been a time of renewal and hope. I'm filled with a sense of wonder and possibility as I watch new life sprout from the soil and cherry blossoms bloom along streets. | But this spring, I feel a prevailing heaviness. For many of us, this season marks a year since COVID-19 restrictions were put in place. March 13 marked one year since Breonna Taylor was shot in her sleep by police in Louisville, Ky. As the season progresses, and as we pass through solemn anniversaries, I continue to be reminded of where we were a year ago. | Last spring, the COVID-19 pandemic started to unmask the inequali…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-13). 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 (2021-05-13). 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 …

commondreams (2021-05-13). Public Citizen Report: Six Reasons Why COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturing Is Not Meeting Expectations. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-13). Indigenous Rights Defenders Condemn Government Probe Into Critics of Bolsonaro's Covid Response. commondreams.org A federal judge denounced an investigation into two Indigenous leaders as "an illegal embarrassment." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/guajajara.jpg

Celeste McGovern (2021-05-13). Two Young Mothers Paralyzed after Receiving Pfizer's COVID Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. A woman in …

Tamara Pearson (2021-05-13). The Media Is Causing Harm by Reporting Official Covid-19 Figures From Poorer Countries. commondreams.org "The media needs to stop misreporting Covid-19 numbers now, and desist from minimizing the hardships in the parts of the world that are facing the worst—economically, socially, and health wise—aspects of this pandemic." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/line-1.jpg

WSWS (2021-05-13). Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness condemns world governments' response to the COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org The report released, in advance of the 74th World Health Assembly set to meet later this month, offers a damning critique of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-13). Talking to your children about vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expanding its emergency use authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 12-15 years. So parents and caregivers may be getting even more questions from children about whether vaccines are safe and how vaccines can help end the COVID-19 pandemic. Information in this article was contributed by Jennifer …

WSWS (2021-05-13). School districts across Texas implement massive austerity and cuts to staff. wsws.org Over the past year, tens of thousands of teachers were forced to quit or retire early after the state government aggressively pressured districts to reopen amid the raging COVID-19 pandemic. Most of these vacancies will now be left unfilled.

Staff (2021-05-13). How co-ops across the US weathered COVID-19 by prioritizing their workers. therealnews.com In this TRNN special report, Jaisal Noor investigates the limitations and successes of eight co-ops across four states that were able to successfully weather the COVID-19 pandemic while prioritizing the needs of their workers. Then, TRNN hosts a follow-up discussion panel with co-op worker-owners.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-13). Report Debunks Big Pharma's 'Dangerous Narrative' on Vaccine Supplies. commondreams.org "Crossing our fingers is not a sustainable public health strategy," said one researcher from Public Citizen, which has advocated for public manufacturing of vaccines to meet global need and end the pandemic. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/vax_manufacturing2.jpg

Workers World Party (2021-05-13). PDF of May 13 issue. workers.org Download the PDF. Repression and resistance in South America Colombia: State terror won't stop the struggle Brazilians tell police: 'Stop killing us!' Pandemic triple threat; 'We have power'; Indigenous pipeline protest; Black Lives Matter in Georgia; Editorial Vaccine monopolies. GLOBAL: Palestine; U.S. vs. China; Evictions in South Asia. Tear down . . . |

Kenny Stancil (2021-05-13). Tax on Amazon's pandemic profits could pay to vaccinate 580 million people worldwide: Oxfam. nationofchange.org "A small number of corporate CEOs and wealthy investors have profited in the midst of this pandemic. Even more galling, these same rich companies and wealthy executives have not contributed their fair share in taxes."

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2021-05-13). The Table Top "Event 201" Pandemic Rehearsal and Its Aftermath. globalresearch.ca Less than two months prior to Event 201 (October 19, 2019), …

_____ (2021-05-13). Corporations Pumped Up CEO Pay While Their Low-Wage Workers Suffered. popularresistance.org During the pandemic, low-wage workers have lost income, jobs, and lives. And yet many of the nation's top-tier corporations have been fixated on protecting their wealthy CEOs, even bending their own rules to pump up executive paychecks. | A new Institute for Policy Studies report finds that 51 of the country's 100 largest low-wage employers moved bonus goalposts or made other rule changes in 2020 to give their CEOs 29 percent average raises while their frontline employees made 2 percent less. | Among these 51 rule-rigging companies, average CEO compensation was $15.3 million in 2020, while median worker pay was $…

teleSUR (2021-05-13). Venezuela Seeks To Boost Its Economy Through E-Commerce. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday that his country will create an e-commerce system to boost businesses and stimulate the economy, which has been severely hit by the U.S. blockade and the pandemic. | RELATED: | "The Commerce to Person (C2P) system will allow the Venezuelans to free themselves from the use of paper money. This technological proposal will help us overcome the sanctions' impact and assist the needs…

Matt Mckenna (2021-05-13). U.S. Schools Support Genocide Denial and What To Do About It. covertactionmagazine.com By failing to educate students about the many genocides the U.S. government has supported, they promote a dangerous nationalistic ideology. In the age of the pandemic, as many high school classes are being taught remotely, the value of personal interaction for students cannot be overstated. While traditional high school history classes center on reading a …

Galen Sherwin (2021-05-13). Discriminatory Return to In Office Work Mandates Could Push Women and People of Color out of the Workforce. aclu.org On March 5, when Deb Mihal learned that the governor of South Carolina had just ordered non-essential state employees like herself to return to the office in person and full time with just a few weeks' notice, she knew it was going to be a problem. Ms. Mihal had been doing her job as director of disability services for a public college remotely since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, in addition to supervising her son's remote schooling at the same time. Now, she had less than a month to find child care. | It was too late to switch her son from remote instruction to in-person learning, and she couldn't…

Editorial Team (2021-05-13). CP to host online 'Unemployment Fightback' events on 29 May & 5 June 2021. challenge-magazine.org The Communist Party is set to hold two high profile Unemployment Fightback events on 29 May and a week later on 5 June featuring speakers from across the labour movement. | Unemployment has risen by over a million during the pandemic and millions more, disproportionately the young, women and minorities, are expected, as furlough ends. There is obviously a need to build a movement to challenge unemployment and to go further, to demand investment in future well-paid jobs and apprenticeships. Class unity and workplace organisation will be necessary to build this movement which will also need to take on underemployme…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-13). Why lung cancer screening is important, especially for minorities. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer and the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. By the time lung cancer symptoms develop, the disease is usually too far advanced to cure. Studies show that lung cancer screening reduces the risk of dying from the disease. Screening is usually reserved for …

Joe Glenton (2021-05-13). While Palestine burns and Ballymurphy weeps, warmongers Blair and Campbell enjoy a breakfast TV catch-up. thecanary.co This week saw Palestine under Israeli bombardment once again. Nearer home, an inquest Campbell, now the host of Good Morning Britain, had a

Thomas Klikauer — Nadine Campbell (2021-05-13). A Winner Take All System: Inside the Global Money Making Apparatus. counterpunch.org For some years, the global financial elite has established a money power apparatus that not just increases the elite's wealth but also acts through lobbying and corruption in the field of political elites. Many top right-wing, populist, neoliberal and simply conservative politicians and especially ex-politicians can count themselves among or close to the HNWIs —

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-13). 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 …

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