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2021-05-16: News Headlines

Yanis Iqbal (2021-05-16). Egypt's "Hunger Pandemic" Exposes Neoliberal Roots of Food Insecurity Crisis. orinocotribune.com By Yanis Iqbal — Apr 16, 2021 | Egypt is one among the five countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region most affected by hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic. Widespread hunger in Egypt follows an international pattern. The World Food Program (WFP), the branch of the United Nations responsible for delivering food assistance, expects to need to serve 138 million people in 2021 — the most ever in its 60-year history. | The inability of the majority of countries in the world to effectively counteract hunger is a result of decades of neoliberal policies. These policies have either instituted…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). 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 (2021-05-16). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). 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 …

Sumedha Pal (2021-05-16). Inside India's Vaccine Divide. counterpunch.org India, the pharmacy of the world is currently facing a devastating second wave of the COVID pandemic. With a surge in infections crossing the 400,000 mark on a daily basis, the population of over a billion people were pinning its hopes on the ongoing vaccination drive. This, as the world's largest vaccine manufacturer, is staring

Speak Out Now (2021-05-16). Saturday 6/5: The Tokyo Summer Olympics: Capitalist Mega-Games in a Pandemic. indybay.org Online meeting, see website for details…

_____ (2021-05-16). Leaving No One Behind In The City. popularresistance.org There is a general consensus that cities and public transport will play a central role in the recovery from Covid-19. Some have called this the "urban opportunity". From investments in sustainable mobility, to enhancing the role of public transport and the electrification of transport, these discussions have often centered on the potential for the transport sector to provide green jobs, lower emissions, to create access and reshape society along more equitable lines in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Mayo Clinic Q and A: What is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My uncle was diagnosed with COVID-19, and his doctors mentioned the possibility of putting him on ECMO. What does this mean? ANSWER: A COVID-19 infection can lead to mild symptoms for many people, but for others, it can cause life-threatening lung failure. In cases like your uncle's, traditional life support measures, such as a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Fatigue, perceived cognitive impairment and mood disorders associated with post-COVID-19 syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ?– Patients diagnosed with post-COVID-19 syndrome, also known as "PCS," "COVID-19 long-haul syndrome" and "Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS COV-2," experience symptoms such as mood disorders, fatigue and perceived cognitive impairment that can negatively affect returning to work and resuming normal activities, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). 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 …

TheCOVIDBlog (2021-05-16). Seychelles: World's Most Vaccinated Country See Surges in COVID-19 Cases, as USA Changes Rules for Testing Vaccinated People. globalresearch.ca The vaccine agenda …

teleSUR (2021-05-16). France Hits Target of 20 Million First COVID-19 Vaccinations. telesurenglish.net French Prime Minister Jean Castex on Sunday informed his country has administered the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 20 million people, reaching its target days ahead of the reopening of catering businesses and cultural venues. | RELATED: | "This is a very important moment for our country. We are getting closer to the end of the crisis," Castex said and assured that the 20 million vaccinated people represent about 30 percent…

Newsclick (2021-05-16). COVID-19 vaccine: Who holds intellectual property rights? peoplesdispatch.org Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath and Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talk about the recent debates on the intellectual property rights on vaccines and the possibilities of mass immunization…

Jacob Sugarman (2021-05-16). We're Living With the Consequences of Rich Nations' Vaccine Hoarding. zcomm.org The Biden administration has finally backed a patent waiver for Covid vaccines, but it's already too late for Argentina and countless countries across the Global South…

Oliver Boyd-Barrett (2021-05-16). Ottoman's Forever Empire and its Multiple Triggers for War. dissidentvoice.org Trading Genocides On April 24, 2021, US President Joseph Biden declared that the massacre of 1.5 million Turkish Armenians in 1915 constituted genocide. As to whether genocide is the word Americans can consent to use about Native Americans who suffered death, torture, displacement, apartheid and disease at the hands, mainly, of European settlers in the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). 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 (2021-05-16). Consumer Health: Stroke awareness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about stroke. 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 for Disease Control …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Consumer Health: Treating polycystic ovary syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Complications can include infertility, gestational diabetes or pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, miscarriage or premature birth, and endometrial cancer. Signs and symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome vary. A diagnosis is made when women experience at least two of these signs: Irregular periods.Elevated levels of male …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Mayo Clinic playing key role in helping injured Minnesotans safely return to work. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — An effort supported by Mayo Clinic to help more injured Minnesotans be able to return to work has received a major boost. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the state of Minnesota $19.5 million to expand an innovative program that seeks to help workers suffering from injury or illness stay in the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). 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 (2021-05-16). Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente announce strategic investment in Medically Home to expand access to serious or complex care at home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn., and OAKLAND, Calif. ? Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente are partnering in an unprecedented collaboration to allow more patients to receive acute level of care and recovery services in the comfort, convenience and safety of their homes. Beginning with significant strategic investments in Medically Home Group, a Boston-based, technology-enabled services company, Mayo Clinic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). 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 (2021-05-16). Infographic: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET). newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.?More health tip infographics: ?mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Know the warning signs of stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On average, someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted, depriving the brain of oxygen. It's important to recognize the warning signs of stroke, because prompt treatment can minimize brain damage. Every moment is crucial. "Strokes commonly occur in …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Consumer Health: Endometriosis, ovarian cancer and infertility — what are the connections? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been diagnosed with endometriosis, you may have questions about whether that raises your risk for other conditions, including ovarian cancer and infertility. With endometriosis, tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). 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 (2021-05-16). Consumer Health: Bladder cancer awareness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is one of the most common cancers. Nearly 84,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2021, according to the American Cancer Society. Bladder cancer occurs in men more frequently than in women, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). 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 …

_____ (2021-05-16). Help Three Native American Women Save Their Hospital. popularresistance.org When Donna Gilbert asked me to be a part of her lawsuit, I immediately said yes. After having survived three other lawsuits, I should have been leery. But when peoples' lives are at stake, it is not hard to make a hard decision. | Initially it was the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court (OST). It was my son's idea to go to the Tribal Court because we knew what the outcome would be. The OST court would dismiss our case because the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board (GPTCHB) was under the jurisdiction of the state of South Dakota and was not a Tribal Organization. But we needed this verified by a court. We also knew…

teleSUR (2021-05-16). Colombia: Strike Committee Begins Negotiations With Government. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, Colombia's National Strike Committee will meet with President Ivan Duque's representatives to start negotiations aimed at ending the massive protests that have been shaking the country since April 28. | RELATED: | Tthey will discuss demands that includes issues such as health reform, the murders of social leaders, and the spraying of glyphosate in the country's fields. | "The government will begin to listen to the peop…

_____ (2021-05-15). Colombians Continue To Resist As National Strike Completes 15 Days. popularresistance.org Since April 28, hundreds of thousands of Colombians have been organizing and mobilizing across the country as a part of the national strike against the far-right government of President Ivan Duque and his neoliberal policies. The national strike was called for by the trade unions, social organizations and left-wing political parties against the Sustainable Solidarity Bill, a tax reform bill presented by the national government that sought to finance the fiscal deficit incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic from the pockets of the working class. | After five days of massive protests, Duque announced the withdrawal…

Tim Hinchliffe (2021-05-15). A Timeline of "The Great Reset" Agenda. globalresearch.ca Say it's 2014 …

Mary Owen, Michael Westerhaus, Amy Finnegan, Laalitha Surapaneni, Winona LaDuke (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Working upstream. thelancet.com Health-care workers often conceptualise addressing the social and structural determinants of health as working upstream.1 In response to the racial disparities of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Movement for Black Lives, health systems are acknowledging systemic racism, promoting implicit bias training, and screening for the social determinants of health. Although welcome, these changes will not achieve the social transformation necessary to eliminate health inequities. We must move even further upstream.

Staff (2021-05-15). COVID Has Catalyzed a Wave of Tenant Organizing That Was Long Overdue. truthout.org Fifty billion dollars. That's the amount of past-due rent accumulated during the first year of the pandemic, according to

Adam R Houston, Srinivas Murthy (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Canada is no global health leader on COVID-19 vaccine equity. thelancet.com In the 2018 Lancet Series on Canada's global leadership on health, the authors reported on measures such as the Feminist International Assistance Policy and concluded that "the world, more than ever, needs Canada's leadership on health".1 Unfortunately, Canadian leadership on vaccine equity was an early casualty of COVID-19. A year into the pandemic, Canada's international image is that of a country who secured over ten doses of scarce vaccine per capita.2…

Sarah Anderson (2021-05-15). How corporations pumped up CEO pay while their low-wage workers suffered in the pandemic. nationofchange.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.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Report documents Ontario government's ruinous role in pandemic's ravaging of long-term care homes. wsws.org A year on, close to 4,000 residents of Ontario long-term care homes have died from the virus, as well as 11 staff members.

Noureen Farnawany (2021-05-15). What I'm Learning from Globalization and Why I Believe in a World Without Borders. commondreams.org A borderless world is what can lie in the aftermath of a global pandemic. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/borderless-world.jpg

Pierre Delanaye, Justine Huart, Antoine Bouquegneau, Franàßois Jouret (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Long-term effects of COVID-19 on kidney function. thelancet.com Chaolin Huang and colleagues1 have highlighted the putative renal consequences of COVID-19 at 6 months from discharge. A decreased estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was defined as less than 90 mL/min per 1 ∑73 m2 and was observed in 35% of participants during follow-up. The term decreased eGFR is ambiguous. According to the mean age of the cohort, chronic kidney disease should be defined as an eGFR of less than 60 mL/min per 1 ∑73 m2.2 The usual prevalence of eGFR less than 90 mL/min per 1 ∑73 m2 in the Chinese general population of similar ages to those in Huang and colleagues' cohort range…

Lixue Huang, Xiaoying Gu, Yeming Wang, Chaolin Huang, Bin Cao (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Long-term effects of COVID-19 on kidney function — Authors' reply. thelancet.com In our study,1 we observed a considerable number of patients presenting with low estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) over time without acute kidney injury and an eGFR of 90 mL/min per 1 ∑73 m2 or more during hospitalisation. Another study has shown that the use of creatinine to diagnose acute kidney injury might underestimate the patients with acute kidney injury at acute phase.2 We found that reduced eGFR at follow-up is possibly associated with kidney injury at acute phase, which was not recognised on the basis of serum creatinine values.

Kaya Genàß (2021-05-15). [World Report] COVID-19 in Turkey: a nation on edge. thelancet.com Turkey has the fifth most COVID-19 cases in the world and has now entered a nationwide lockdown. How did it get here? Kaya Genàß reports from Istanbul.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). 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 (2021-05-15). 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 …

Samuel I Watson, Richard J Lilford (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Global COVID-19 vaccine roll-out: time to randomise vaccine allocation? thelancet.com The global COVID-19 vaccine roll-out might be the largest public health exercise ever done. COVAX, the vaccines access pillar of the COVID-19 Tools Accelerator, supported by WHO, UNICEF, and others, expects to deliver two billion doses to 190 countries in 1 year. At present, 13 vaccines have received approval in various jurisdictions. The roll-out provides an opportunity, unparalleled in human history, to learn about vaccines.

teleSUR (2021-05-15). Bolivia Receives 400,000 New Doses of Sputnik V Vaccines. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's President Luis Arce Saturday received a new batch of 400,000 Sputnik V vaccines to reinforce the massive immunization campaign against COVID-19. | RELATED: | The shipment arrived at Jorge Wilstermann airport in Cochabamba. A new batch of 100,000 doses will also be delivered in the next few days to complete 500,000 Sputnik V vaccines. | Russia's Ambassador to Bolivia Mikhail Ledenev confirmed an agreement…

Irene Torres, Daniel Lopez-Cevallos, Osvaldo Artaza, Barbara Profeta, JaHyun Kang, Cristiani Vieira Machado (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Vaccine scarcity in LMICs is a failure of global solidarity and multilateral instruments. thelancet.com To address COVID-19 vaccine scarcity, Ivan Sisa and colleagues1 justify placebo-controlled trials in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), arguing that these countries have "less capacity to negotiate and purchase vaccines than do high-income countries" and that the global shortage can be overcome with more vaccine producers coming from such trials. We are concerned that this reasoning sets the wrong precedent because approving such a trial should show that evidence can only be reached with this design.

Enrique S López Loyo, Marino J González, José Esparza (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Venezuela is collapsing without COVID-19 vaccines. thelancet.com Once considered a rich oil-producing country, Venezuela is confronting a rapidly increasing COVID-19 epidemic that adds to a complex humanitarian crisis that has been affecting the country since 2016.1 The health-care system has collapsed and is incapable of responding to the ever-increasing number of patients who require hospitalisation. Health-care personnel, including doctors, nurses, and other first-line health staff, have been substantially affected by the epidemic, leading to the highest lethality reported in the Americas.

Ed Holt (2021-05-15). [World Report] Serbia begins paying citizens to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. thelancet.com The decision to pay €25 per person is raising ethical questions and concerns that the scheme could backfire. Ed Holt reports.

Staff (2021-05-15). Sputnik Light and Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Vaccines to be Available Soon in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, May 11, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced that the Russian Sputnik Light vaccine and the Janssen vaccine, developed by the US pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson, will soon be available in Venezuela. | Both vaccines were developed as single dose injections which will speed up vaccination throughout the country. | This announcement was made during the launch of Vaccination Week 2021. President Maduro expressed that, in regard to the COVID-19 immunization of the Venezuelan population, his government aims to have "an acceleration of mass vaccination" in the month of May, which will co…

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2021-05-16: Social Media Postees

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This Must End
Yasser Abu Jamei | zcomm.org | 2021-05-16
Open letter from the director of Gaza Community Mental Health Program…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/this-must-end/

Egypt's "Hunger Pandemic" Exposes Neoliberal Roots of Food Insecurity Crisis
Yanis Iqbal | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-16
By Yanis Iqbal — Apr 16, 2021 | Egypt is one among the five countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region most affected by hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic. Widespread hunger in Egypt follows an international pattern. The World Food Program (WFP), the branch of the United Nations responsible for delivering food assistance, expects to need to serve 138 million people in 2021 — the most ever in its 60-year history. | The inability of the majority of countries in the world to effectively counteract hunger is a result of decades of neoliberal policies. These policies have either instituted…
orinocotribune.com/egypts-hunger-pandemic-exposes-neoliberal-roots-of-food-insecurity-crisis/

Inside India's Vaccine Divide
Sumedha Pal | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-16
India, the pharmacy of the world is currently facing a devastating second wave of the COVID pandemic. With a surge in infections crossing the 400,000 mark on a daily basis, the population of over a billion people were pinning its hopes on the ongoing vaccination drive. This, as the world's largest vaccine manufacturer, is staring…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/16/inside-indias-vaccine-divide/

Preventive screening during COVID-19 pandemic leads to early diagnosis of treatable breast cancer
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-16
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.org/discussion/preventive-screening-during-covid-19-pandemic-leads-to-early-diagnosis-of-treatable-breast-cancer/

Cold vs. allergies during COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-16
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 …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/cold-vs-allergies-during-covid-19-pandemic/

Talking to your children about vaccines
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-16
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 …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/talking-to-your-children-about-vaccines/

Saturday 6/5: The Tokyo Summer Olympics: Capitalist Mega-Games in a Pandemic
Speak Out Now | indybay.org | 2021-05-16
Online meeting, see website for details…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/15/18842514.php

Leaving No One Behind In The City
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-16
There is a general consensus that cities and public transport will play a central role in the recovery from Covid-19. Some have called this the "urban opportunity". From investments in sustainable mobility, to enhancing the role of public transport and the electrification of transport, these discussions have often centered on the potential for the transport sector to provide green jobs, lower emissions, to create access and reshape society along more equitable lines in…
popularresistance.org/leaving-no-one-behind-in-the-city/

Seychelles: World's Most Vaccinated Country See Surges in COVID-19 Cases, as USA Changes Rules for Testing Vaccinated People
TheCOVIDBlog | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-16
The vaccine agenda …
globalresearch.ca/seychelles-world-most-vaccinated-country-see-surges-covid-19-cases-usa-changes-rules-testing-vaccinated-people/5745264

France Hits Target of 20 Million First COVID-19 Vaccinations
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-16
French Prime Minister Jean Castex on Sunday informed his country has administered the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 20 million people, reaching its target days ahead of the reopening of catering businesses and cultural venues. | RELATED: | France Imposes Partial Lockdown To Halt COVID-19 | "This is a very important moment for our country. We are getting closer to the end of the crisis," Castex said and assured that the 20 million vaccinated people represent about 30 percent…
telesurenglish.net/news/France-Hits-Target-of-20-Million-First-COVID-19-Vaccinations-20210516-0011.html

We're Living With the Consequences of Rich Nations' Vaccine Hoarding
Jacob Sugarman | zcomm.org | 2021-05-16
The Biden administration has finally backed a patent waiver for Covid vaccines, but it's already too late for Argentina and countless countries across the Global South…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/were-living-with-the-consequences-of-rich-nations-vaccine-hoarding/

COVID-19 vaccine: Who holds intellectual property rights?
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-16
Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath and Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talk about the recent debates on the intellectual property rights on vaccines and the possibilities of mass immunization…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/16/covid-19-vaccine-who-holds-intellectual-property-rights/

Mayo Clinic to offer more walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rochester
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-16
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.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-to-offer-more-walk-in-covid-19-vaccination-clinics-in-rochester/

Mayo Clinic Q and A: What is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-16
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My uncle was diagnosed with COVID-19, and his doctors mentioned the possibility of putting him on ECMO. What does this mean? ANSWER: A COVID-19 infection can lead to mild symptoms for many people, but for others, it can cause life-threatening lung failure. In cases like your uncle's, traditional life support measures, such as a …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-q-and-a-what-is-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation/

Fatigue, perceived cognitive impairment and mood disorders associated with post-COVID-19 syndrome
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-16
ROCHESTER, Minn. ?– Patients diagnosed with post-COVID-19 syndrome, also known as "PCS," "COVID-19 long-haul syndrome" and "Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS COV-2," experience symptoms such as mood disorders, fatigue and perceived cognitive impairment that can negatively affect returning to work and resuming normal activities, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/fatigue-perceived-cognitive-impairment-and-mood-disorders-associated-with-post-covid-19-syndrome/

Mayo Clinic again receives top honors for high-quality patient care
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-16
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.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-again-receives-top-honors-for-high-quality-patient-care-4/

Ottoman's Forever Empire and its Multiple Triggers for War
Oliver Boyd-Barrett | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-16
Trading Genocides On April 24, 2021, US President Joseph Biden declared that the massacre of 1.5 million Turkish Armenians in 1915 constituted genocide. As to whether genocide is the word Americans can consent to use about Native Americans who suffered death, torture, displacement, apartheid and disease at the hands, mainly, of European settlers in the …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/05/ottomans-forever-empire-and-its-multiple-triggers-for-war/

Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-16
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.org/discussion/science-saturday-mayo-study-examines-how-latino-participants-experience-genomic-medicine/

Consumer Health: Stroke awareness
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-16
May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about stroke. 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 for Disease Control …
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Infographic: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET)
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-16
Learn more about pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.?More health tip infographics: ?mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com…
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/infographic-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-pnet-2/

Why lung cancer screening is important, especially for minorities
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-16
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 …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/why-lung-cancer-screening-is-important-especially-for-minorities/

Consumer Health: Endometriosis, ovarian cancer and infertility — what are the connections?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-16
If you've been diagnosed with endometriosis, you may have questions about whether that raises your risk for other conditions, including ovarian cancer and infertility. With endometriosis, tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-endometriosis-ovarian-cancer-and-infertility-what-are-the-connections/

Consumer Health: Staying active and exercising with osteoporosis
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-16
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.org/discussion/consumer-health-staying-active-and-exercising-with-osteoporosis/

Mayo Clinic playing key role in helping injured Minnesotans safely return to work
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-16
ROCHESTER, Minn. — An effort supported by Mayo Clinic to help more injured Minnesotans be able to return to work has received a major boost. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the state of Minnesota $19.5 million to expand an innovative program that seeks to help workers suffering from injury or illness stay in the …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-playing-key-role-in-helping-injured-minnesotans-safely-return-to-work/

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Signs of depression in teens and how to help
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-16
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.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-qa-podcast-signs-of-depression-in-teens-and-how-to-help/

Consumer Health: Bladder cancer awareness
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-16
May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is one of the most common cancers. Nearly 84,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2021, according to the American Cancer Society. Bladder cancer occurs in men more frequently than in women, …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-bladder-cancer-awareness/

Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente announce strategic investment in Medically Home to expand access to serious or complex care at home
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-16
ROCHESTER, Minn., and OAKLAND, Calif. ? Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente are partnering in an unprecedented collaboration to allow more patients to receive acute level of care and recovery services in the comfort, convenience and safety of their homes. Beginning with significant strategic investments in Medically Home Group, a Boston-based, technology-enabled services company, Mayo Clinic …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-kaiser-permanente-announce-strategic-investment-in-medically-home-to-expand-access-to-serious-or-complex-care-at-home/

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment for patent foramen ovale
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-16
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 …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-q-and-a-treatment-for-patent-foramen-ovale/

Consumer Health: Treating polycystic ovary syndrome
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-16
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Complications can include infertility, gestational diabetes or pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, miscarriage or premature birth, and endometrial cancer. Signs and symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome vary. A diagnosis is made when women experience at least two of these signs: Irregular periods.Elevated levels of male …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-treating-polycystic-ovary-syndrome/

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Know the warning signs of stroke
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-16
On average, someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted, depriving the brain of oxygen. It's important to recognize the warning signs of stroke, because prompt treatment can minimize brain damage. Every moment is crucial. "Strokes commonly occur in …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-qa-podcast-know-the-warning-signs-of-stroke/

Help Three Native American Women Save Their Hospital
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-16
When Donna Gilbert asked me to be a part of her lawsuit, I immediately said yes. After having survived three other lawsuits, I should have been leery. But when peoples' lives are at stake, it is not hard to make a hard decision. | Initially it was the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court (OST). It was my son's idea to go to the Tribal Court because we knew what the outcome would be. The OST court would dismiss our case because the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board (GPTCHB) was under the jurisdiction of the state of South Dakota and was not a Tribal Organization. But we needed this verified by a court. We also knew…
popularresistance.org/help-three-native-american-women-save-their-hospital/

Colombia: Strike Committee Begins Negotiations With Government
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-16
On Sunday, Colombia's National Strike Committee will meet with President Ivan Duque's representatives to start negotiations aimed at ending the massive protests that have been shaking the country since April 28. | RELATED: | Colombia Goes on Strike to Demand an End to Violence | Tthey will discuss demands that includes issues such as health reform, the murders of social leaders, and the spraying of glyphosate in the country's fields. | "The government will begin to listen to the peop…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombia-Strike-Committee-Begins-Negotiations-With-Duque-20210516-0001.html

The Horror that is India
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-15
By Rahul Varman — May 12, 2021 | Why Is the Ruling Establishment Simply Incapable of Responding Any Other Way to the Pandemic? | On the morning of April 27, I got a phone call from the youngest son of a trade union veteran of Kanpur, that everyone in his large household has been down with COVID-19 (henceforth Covid)-like symptoms. Though the condition of others was stable, his father's oxygen levels were going down, and they had not been able to find either oxygen, or more importantly, a bed for him in any hospital. I called up the coordinator of a community help group being run for the Covid-affected in my…
orinocotribune.com/the-horror-that-is-india/

Colombians Continue To Resist As National Strike Completes 15 Days
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-15
Since April 28, hundreds of thousands of Colombians have been organizing and mobilizing across the country as a part of the national strike against the far-right government of President Ivan Duque and his neoliberal policies. The national strike was called for by the trade unions, social organizations and left-wing political parties against the Sustainable Solidarity Bill, a tax reform bill presented by the national government that sought to finance the fiscal deficit incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic from the pockets of the working class. | After five days of massive protests, Duque announced the withdrawal…
popularresistance.org/colombians-continue-to-resist-as-national-strike-completes-15-days/

A Timeline of "The Great Reset" Agenda
Tim Hinchliffe | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-15
Say it's 2014 …
globalresearch.ca/timeline-great-reset-agenda-foundation-event-201-pandemic-2020/5745205

COVID Has Catalyzed a Wave of Tenant Organizing That Was Long Overdue
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-15
Fifty billion dollars. That's the amount of past-due rent accumulated during the first year of the pandemic, according to some estimates. And with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) eviction moratorium now facing trouble in court and set to expire at the end of June, the situation for ren…
truthout.org/articles/covid-has-catalyzed-a-wave-of-tenant-organizing-that-was-long-overdue/

[Correspondence] Canada is no global health leader on COVID-19 vaccine equity
Adam R Houston, Srinivas Murthy | thelancet.com | 2021-05-15
In the 2018 Lancet Series on Canada's global leadership on health, the authors reported on measures such as the Feminist International Assistance Policy and concluded that "the world, more than ever, needs Canada's leadership on health".1 Unfortunately, Canadian leadership on vaccine equity was an early casualty of COVID-19. A year into the pandemic, Canada's international image is that of a country who secured over ten doses of scarce vaccine per capita.2…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00888-6/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Working upstream
Mary Owen, Michael Westerhaus, Amy Finnegan, Laalitha Surapaneni, Winona LaDuke | thelancet.com | 2021-05-15
Health-care workers often conceptualise addressing the social and structural determinants of health as working upstream.1 In response to the racial disparities of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Movement for Black Lives, health systems are acknowledging systemic racism, promoting implicit bias training, and screening for the social determinants of health. Although welcome, these changes will not achieve the social transformation necessary to eliminate health inequities. We must move even further upstream.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00923-5/fulltext?rss=yes

Report documents Ontario government's ruinous role in pandemic's ravaging of long-term care homes
wsws.org | 2021-05-15
A year on, close to 4,000 residents of Ontario long-term care homes have died from the virus, as well as 11 staff members.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/15/onta-m15.html

How corporations pumped up CEO pay while their low-wage workers suffered in the pandemic
Sarah Anderson | nationofchange.org | 2021-05-15
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.
nationofchange.org/2021/05/15/how-corporations-pumped-up-ceo-pay-while-their-low-wage-workers-suffered-in-the-pandemic/

What I'm Learning from Globalization and Why I Believe in a World Without Borders
Noureen Farnawany | commondreams.org | 2021-05-15
A borderless world is what can lie in the aftermath of a global pandemic. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/borderless-world.jpg
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Bolivia Receives 400,000 New Doses of Sputnik V Vaccines
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-15
Bolivia's President Luis Arce Saturday received a new batch of 400,000 Sputnik V vaccines to reinforce the massive immunization campaign against COVID-19. | RELATED: | Bolivia Holds Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Liberalization | The shipment arrived at Jorge Wilstermann airport in Cochabamba. A new batch of 100,000 doses will also be delivered in the next few days to complete 500,000 Sputnik V vaccines. | Russia's Ambassador to Bolivia Mikhail Ledenev confirmed an agreement…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivia-Receives-400000-New-Doses-of-Sputnik-V-Vaccines-20210515-0003.html

Sputnik Light and Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Vaccines to be Available Soon in Venezuela
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-15
On Tuesday, May 11, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced that the Russian Sputnik Light vaccine and the Janssen vaccine, developed by the US pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson, will soon be available in Venezuela. | Both vaccines were developed as single dose injections which will speed up vaccination throughout the country. | This announcement was made during the launch of Vaccination Week 2021. President Maduro expressed that, in regard to the COVID-19 immunization of the Venezuelan population, his government aims to have "an acceleration of mass vaccination" in the month of May, which will co…
orinocotribune.com/sputnik-light-and-johnson-johnsons-janssen-vaccines-to-be-available-soon-in-venezuela/

[Correspondence] Long-term effects of COVID-19 on kidney function
Philipp Enghard, Jan-Hendrik Hardenberg, Helena Stockmann, Christian Hinze, Kai-Uwe Eckardt, Kai M Schmidt-Ott | thelancet.com | 2021-05-15
We read with interest the long-term follow-up data from hospitalised patients with COVID-19 study by Chaolin Huang and colleagues.1 The investigators report that 107 (13%) of 822 study participants with an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR; calculated with the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration equation2) of 90 mL/min per 1 ∑73 m2 or more and no acute kidney injury during the acute phase had an eGFR of less than 90 mL/min per 1 ∑73 m2 at follow-up. Huang and colleagues interpret this observation as persistent renal dysfunction.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00880-1/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Global COVID-19 vaccine roll-out: time to randomise vaccine allocation?
Samuel I Watson, Richard J Lilford | thelancet.com | 2021-05-15
The global COVID-19 vaccine roll-out might be the largest public health exercise ever done. COVAX, the vaccines access pillar of the COVID-19 Tools Accelerator, supported by WHO, UNICEF, and others, expects to deliver two billion doses to 190 countries in 1 year. At present, 13 vaccines have received approval in various jurisdictions. The roll-out provides an opportunity, unparalleled in human history, to learn about vaccines.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00895-3/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Long-term effects of COVID-19 on kidney function — Authors' reply
Lixue Huang, Xiaoying Gu, Yeming Wang, Chaolin Huang, Bin Cao | thelancet.com | 2021-05-15
In our study,1 we observed a considerable number of patients presenting with low estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) over time without acute kidney injury and an eGFR of 90 mL/min per 1 ∑73 m2 or more during hospitalisation. Another study has shown that the use of creatinine to diagnose acute kidney injury might underestimate the patients with acute kidney injury at acute phase.2 We found that reduced eGFR at follow-up is possibly associated with kidney injury at acute phase, which was not recognised on the basis of serum creatinine values.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00875-8/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] COVID-19 in Turkey: a nation on edge
Kaya Genàß | thelancet.com | 2021-05-15
Turkey has the fifth most COVID-19 cases in the world and has now entered a nationwide lockdown. How did it get here? Kaya Genàß reports from Istanbul.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01098-9/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] Serbia begins paying citizens to receive a COVID-19 vaccine
Ed Holt | thelancet.com | 2021-05-15
The decision to pay €25 per person is raising ethical questions and concerns that the scheme could backfire. Ed Holt reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01097-7/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Venezuela is collapsing without COVID-19 vaccines
Enrique S López Loyo, Marino J González, José Esparza | thelancet.com | 2021-05-15
Once considered a rich oil-producing country, Venezuela is confronting a rapidly increasing COVID-19 epidemic that adds to a complex humanitarian crisis that has been affecting the country since 2016.1 The health-care system has collapsed and is incapable of responding to the ever-increasing number of patients who require hospitalisation. Health-care personnel, including doctors, nurses, and other first-line health staff, have been substantially affected by the epidemic, leading to the highest lethality reported in the Americas.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00924-7/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Vaccine scarcity in LMICs is a failure of global solidarity and multilateral instruments
Irene Torres, Daniel Lopez-Cevallos, Osvaldo Artaza, Barbara Profeta, JaHyun Kang, Cristiani Vieira Machado | thelancet.com | 2021-05-15
To address COVID-19 vaccine scarcity, Ivan Sisa and colleagues1 justify placebo-controlled trials in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), arguing that these countries have "less capacity to negotiate and purchase vaccines than do high-income countries" and that the global shortage can be overcome with more vaccine producers coming from such trials. We are concerned that this reasoning sets the wrong precedent because approving such a trial should show that evidence can only be reached with this design.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00893-X/fulltext?rss=yes

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