Daily Archives: May 17, 2021

2021-05-17: News Headlines

Juan Cole (2021-05-17). Israel's Total War on Palestinians: Hospital Crisis Grips Gaza in Deadliest Day of Israeli Airstrikes. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — In the deadliest single day of the Israeli air campaign on Palestinian Gaza, 42 were killed on Sunday, according to the BBC, including 16 women and 10 children. The BBC reports from the Gaza ministry of health that "The overall death toll in Gaza now stands at 197 people, including …

Staff (2021-05-17). Headlines for May 17, 2021. democracynow.org Israel's Deadly Assault on Gaza Enters Second Week: 200 Palestinians Killed and Media Attacked, India, Nepal Battle Devastating COVID Wave as More Asian Countries Impose Restrictions Amid Surge, Nurses' Union Challenges New CDC Mask Guidelines; Judge Keeps Eviction Ban in Place for Now, Blast in Afghan Mosque Kills 12 as Fighting Intensifies Between Taliban and Gov't Forces, Chilean Voters Select Delegates to Draft New Constitution, Colombian Protests Call for End to State Violence After Suicide of Teen Sexually Abused by Police, GOP Replaces Liz Cheney with Trump Loyalist Elise Stefanik, Texas Set to Enact Draco…

Laura Packard (2021-05-17). Redistribution of Health Through the American Families Plan. commondreams.org "The American Families Plan will make (Affordable Care Act) subsidies permanent—ensuring that millions of Americans can keep their care. And the top 1% of taxpayers will pay for it." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/medicare_for_all_15_0.jpg

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-17). 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 …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-05-17). Video: The Corona Crisis And The Big Lie. globalresearch.ca The fear campaign …

WSWS (2021-05-17). Reinstate London bus driver David O'Sullivan: For a safe workplace against COVID-19! No to victimisations! wsws.org A London transport worker for three decades, O'Sullivan was sacked for upholding workers' rights to a safe workplace during the coronavirus pandemic.

Lucy Schiller (2021-05-17). In Search of a Place to Cry: The Gray Panthers COVID Memorial. counterpunch.org At last count, Covid-19 has killed 182,000 people in nursing homes—residents and staff alike. That's nearly one-third of all Covid-19 fatalities in the United States. In some states, it's particularly bad: in New Hampshire, for instance, nearly seventy percent of Covid deaths have been linked to nursing homes. At some point in the pandemic, I

Jonathan Turley (2021-05-17). CDC Admits that It Miscalculated the Risk of Outdoor COVID Transmission. globalresearch.ca The

WSWS (2021-05-17). UK: Calls for "gendered perspective" on COVID-19 conceal class issues. wsws.org No doubt, a position as gender advisor on SAGE would be a significant career advance for the successful applicant. It would change nothing for working class women—let alone the working class as a whole.

WSWS (2021-05-17). Yet another COVID-19 death at Faurecia Saline, Michigan plant exposes continued pandemic danger. wsws.org Reports of yet another COVID-19 death at the plant point to the continued dangers faced by workers due to the abandonment of even basic health and safety protocols.

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2021-05-17). "Planned Obsolescence": The Push for Big Pharma's Booster Covid Shots and Annual Vaccinations. globalresearch.ca Last month, the …

WSWS (2021-05-17). Survey of epidemiologists exposes lies that children do not spread COVID-19. wsws.org The findings contradict claims made throughout the pandemic by the entire political establishment, the CDC, the teachers unions and the corporate media, all of which have downplayed the dangers posed to children and society as a whole by the policy of reopening schools.

_____ (2021-05-17). Largest Nurses Union Condemns CDC Rollback On COVID Protection Guidance. popularresistance.org National Nurses United (NNU), the largest union of registered nurses in the United States, today condemned new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance stating that fully vaccinated people no longer needed to wear masks, avoid crowds or large gatherings, and no longer needed to isolate after exposure or get tested unless they develop symptoms. Nurses say that given the threat to their patients across the country, they are especially disappointed that the CDC would ease up its Covid guidance on the heels of International Nurses Day.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-17). Uruguay's trade union center calls for a national strike in June. peoplesdispatch.org Uruguay's trade union center, the Inter-Union Plenary of Workers – National Convention of Workers (PIT-CNT), has called for a 24-hour national strike on June 17 to demand measures to combat the economic and social crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic…

_____ (2021-05-17). Jobs Report Coverage Lacked Context, Worker Perspective. popularresistance.org In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, the editorial board of the Financial Times (4/20/20), perhaps the most important newspaper of capital in the English-speaking world, fretted about how the pandemic could upend labor relations. After the Black Death of the 1300s, the paper noted, the population decline meant surviving peasants had the leverage to demand higher pay. The editors assured their readers that nothing so radical was coming due to Covid-19: "A thankfully much lower mortality rate means such a transformation is unlikely," the editors said. | A year later, things aren't going as planned. News outl…

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-05-17). How Bill Gates Set the Stage for Modi's Disastrous Response to COVID-19 in India. counterpunch.org While the incompetence of the Indian government is starkly visible in its handling of the second wave of the COVID-19 crisis, its performance has been far worse on the vaccine front. The BJP-led government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which seems to believe in the ideology of free-market capitalism, thinks that the market will magically

WSWS (2021-05-17). Sri Lankan government opposes national lockdown despite surging COVID-19 infections. wsws.org Opposition parties are also responsible for the government's criminal policies in response to the pandemic and other social attacks.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-17). National Nurses United Condemns CDC for Endangering Frontline Workers With Latest Covid-19 Guidance. commondreams.org "Now is not the time to relax protective measures, and we are outraged that the CDC has done just that while we are still in the midst of the deadliest pandemic in a century," said National Nurses United. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/nnu_protest.jpg

Staff (2021-05-17). Sunday COVID-19 Brief: 14 Deaths and 1,070 New Cases in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com This Sunday, May 16, Venezuela reported 1,070 new COVID-19 cases, out of which 1,063 were from community transmission, and seven were imported (three from Panama, three from Aruba. and one from Mexico). | The state with the most positives in the last 24 hours was Yaracuy, with 183 cases. The rest of the infections were distributed across the country as follows: La Guaira, 164; Aragua, 111; Miranda, 94; Zulia, 86; Caracas, 76; Táchira, 65; Anzoátegui, 59; Trujillo, 41; Guárico, 37; Falcón, 35; Carabobo, 31; Nueva Esparta, 26; Portuguesa, 20; Lara, 11; Sucre, eight; Cojedes, seven; Apure, six; Bolívar, two; and Mér…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-17). 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 (2021-05-17). 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 (2021-05-17). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-17). 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 (2021-05-17). 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 (2021-05-17). 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 …

Nina Burleigh (2021-05-17). How Profiteers Hijacked the CDC's Covid Response. thenation.com How Profiteers Hijacked the CDC's Covid Response…

Gregg Gonsalves, The Nation (2021-05-17). Sharing the Vaccine Is Just the First Step. thenation.com Sharing the Vaccine Is Just the First Step…

Bryce Covert (2021-05-17). How Teachers Fought for Their Safety in the Pandemic—and Won. thenation.com How Teachers Fought for Their Safety in the Pandemic—and Won…

Christine Thach (2021-05-17). Asian Hate Is on the Rise. indybay.org This article is about recent hate crimes that have been happening towards older Asian people. Many Asians have been getting attacked because COVID happened, and many people assume that every Asian have COVID-19.

WSWS (2021-05-17). Washington and AFL-CIO file labor complaints in Matamoros and Silao, Mexico. wsws.org Far from bringing a dawn of "union democracy" to Mexico, the AFL-CIO and the Biden administration are invoking the "labor reform" provisions of the United States-Mexico-Canada trade deal in an attempt to suppress the growing influence of socialist internationalism via the World Socialist Web Site.

WSWS (2021-05-17). Report shows CEOs in US cashed in during the pandemic as workers lost jobs, wages and lives. wsws.org The Institute for Policy Studies report shows that more than half of the top 100 low-wage corporations in the US rigged their executive compensation arrangements to guarantee that CEO pay increased by millions, while workers suffered economic devastation and death during the pandemic.

Tom Engelhardt (2021-05-17). Tomgram: Todd Miller, Maintaining Instability in a World of Inequality. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. The pandemic should remind us that we increasingly live in two ever-less-equal worlds. Think of them as Planet A and Planet B. Right now, the one you generally wouldn't want to be living on is Planet B. There, …

Speak Out Now (2021-05-17). Saturday 6/5: The Tokyo Summer Olympics: Capitalist Mega-Games in a Pandemic. indybay.org Online meeting, see website for details…

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-05-17). Gaza in the dark after Israel bombs power lines. electronicintifada.net Health facilities targeted in suspected war crimes as death toll rises.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-17). 'A Huge Loss': Israel's Killing of Top Doctors Further Strains Overwhelmed Gaza Health System. commondreams.org Already strained by 14 years of economic blockade, Gaza's medical infrastructure is reeling amid an inlflux of wounded patients and the killing of two top doctors in an Israeli airstrike that killed 33 people over the weekend. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gaza_child_0.jpg

Anonymous103 (2021-05-17). Amazing Steps By Russian Diplomacy. southfront.org Photo credit should read ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/GettyImages | On May 14, the Russian government finally approved the official list of 'unfriendly states', in response to the new sanctions, harsh rhetoric and diplomatic expulsions.According to official documents, the list includes foreign states that are committing unfriendly actions against the Russian Federation, citizens of the Russian Federation or Russian legal entities, and includes measures of influence (counteraction) established by the decree of the President of Russia that are appli…

Marianne Thoresen, Sally Jary, Lars Wallà∏e, Mathias Karlsson, Miriam Martinez-Biarge, Ela Chakkarapani, Frances M Cowan (2021-05-17). [Research Paper] MRI combined with early clinical variables are excellent outcome predictors for newborn infants undergoing therapeutic hypothermia after perinatal asphyxia. thelancet.com Binary logistic regression with WMxBGT or TIS and clinical variables gave excellent outcome prediction being 12% better than single variable cross-tabulation. Our MRI scoring and regression models are readily accessible and deserve investigation in other cohorts for group and individual prediction.

Susan E Carlson, Byron J Gajewski, Christina J Valentine, Elizabeth H Kerling, Carl P Weiner, Michael Cackovic, Catalin S Buhimschi, Lynette K Rogers, Scott A Sands, Alexandra R Brown, Dinesh Pal Mudaranthakam, Sarah A Crawford, Emily A DeFranco (2021-05-17). [Research Paper] Higher dose docosahexaenoic acid supplementation during pregnancy and early preterm birth: A randomised, double-blind, adaptive-design superiority trial. thelancet.com Clinicians could consider prescribing 1000 mg DHA daily during pregnancy to reduce EPB in women with low DHA status if they are able to screen for DHA.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-17). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-17). 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 (2021-05-17). 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 (2021-05-17). 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 (2021-05-17). 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 (2021-05-17). 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 (2021-05-17). 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 (2021-05-17). 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 (2021-05-17). 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 (2021-05-17). 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 (2021-05-17). 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 (2021-05-17). Infographic: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET). newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.?More health tip infographics: ?mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com…

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2021-05-17: Social Media Postees

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Gaza in the dark after Israel bombs power lines
Maureen Clare Murphy | electronicintifada.net | 2021-05-17
Health facilities targeted in suspected war crimes as death toll rises.
electronicintifada.net/blogs/maureen-clare-murphy/gaza-dark-after-israel-bombs-power-lines

Headlines for May 17, 2021
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-17
Israel's Deadly Assault on Gaza Enters Second Week: 200 Palestinians Killed and Media Attacked, India, Nepal Battle Devastating COVID Wave as More Asian Countries Impose Restrictions Amid Surge, Nurses' Union Challenges New CDC Mask Guidelines; Judge Keeps Eviction Ban in Place for Now, Blast in Afghan Mosque Kills 12 as Fighting Intensifies Between Taliban and Gov't Forces, Chilean Voters Select Delegates to Draft New Constitution, Colombian Protests Call for End to State Violence After Suicide of Teen Sexually Abused by Police, GOP Replaces Liz Cheney with Trump Loyalist Elise Stefanik, Texas Set to Enact Draco…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/17/headlines

'A Huge Loss': Israel's Killing of Top Doctors Further Strains Overwhelmed Gaza Health System
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-05-17
Already strained by 14 years of economic blockade, Gaza's medical infrastructure is reeling amid an inlflux of wounded patients and the killing of two top doctors in an Israeli airstrike that killed 33 people over the weekend. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gaza_child_0.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2021/05/17/huge-loss-israels-killing-top-doctors-further-strains-overwhelmed-gaza-health-system?cd-origin=rss

Israel's Total War on Palestinians: Hospital Crisis Grips Gaza in Deadliest Day of Israeli Airstrikes
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-05-17
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — In the deadliest single day of the Israeli air campaign on Palestinian Gaza, 42 were killed on Sunday, according to the BBC, including 16 women and 10 children. The BBC reports from the Gaza ministry of health that "The overall death toll in Gaza now stands at 197 people, including …
juancole.com/2021/05/palestinians-deadliest-airstrikes.html

Video: The Corona Crisis And The Big Lie
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-17
The fear campaign | …
globalresearch.ca/video-the-corona-crisis-and-the-big-lie/5745549

Reinstate London bus driver David O'Sullivan: For a safe workplace against COVID-19! No to victimisations!
wsws.org | 2021-05-17
A London transport worker for three decades, O'Sullivan was sacked for upholding workers' rights to a safe workplace during the coronavirus pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/17/osul-m17.html

"Planned Obsolescence": The Push for Big Pharma's Booster Covid Shots and Annual Vaccinations
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-17
Last month, the …
globalresearch.ca/push-big-pharma-booster-shots-annual-vaccinations/5745418

CDC Admits that It Miscalculated the Risk of Outdoor COVID Transmission
Jonathan Turley | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-17
The New York …
globalresearch.ca/cdc-admits-miscalculated-risk-outdoor-covid-transmission/5745519

UK: Calls for "gendered perspective" on COVID-19 conceal class issues
wsws.org | 2021-05-17
No doubt, a position as gender advisor on SAGE would be a significant career advance for the successful applicant. It would change nothing for working class women–let alone the working class as a whole.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/17/gend-m17.html

Uruguay's trade union center calls for a national strike in June
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-17
Uruguay's trade union center, the Inter-Union Plenary of Workers – National Convention of Workers (PIT-CNT), has called for a 24-hour national strike on June 17 to demand measures to combat the economic and social crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/17/uruguays-trade-union-center-calls-for-a-national-strike-in-june/

Survey of epidemiologists exposes lies that children do not spread COVID-19
wsws.org | 2021-05-17
The findings contradict claims made throughout the pandemic by the entire political establishment, the CDC, the teachers unions and the corporate media, all of which have downplayed the dangers posed to children and society as a whole by the policy of reopening schools.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/17/pers-m17.html

In Search of a Place to Cry: The Gray Panthers COVID Memorial
Lucy Schiller | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-17
At last count, Covid-19 has killed 182,000 people in nursing homes–residents and staff alike. That's nearly one-third of all Covid-19 fatalities in the United States. In some states, it's particularly bad: in New Hampshire, for instance, nearly seventy percent of Covid deaths have been linked to nursing homes. At some point in the pandemic, I…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/17/in-search-of-a-place-to-cry-the-gray-panthers-covid-memorial-2/

Jobs Report Coverage Lacked Context, Worker Perspective
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-17
In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, the editorial board of the Financial Times (4/20/20), perhaps the most important newspaper of capital in the English-speaking world, fretted about how the pandemic could upend labor relations. After the Black Death of the 1300s, the paper noted, the population decline meant surviving peasants had the leverage to demand higher pay. The editors assured their readers that nothing so radical was coming due to Covid-19: "A thankfully much lower mortality rate means such a transformation is unlikely," the editors said. | A year later, things aren't going as planned. News outl…
popularresistance.org/jobs-report-coverage-lacked-context-worker-perspective/

Yet another COVID-19 death at Faurecia Saline, Michigan plant exposes continued pandemic danger
wsws.org | 2021-05-17
Reports of yet another COVID-19 death at the plant point to the continued dangers faced by workers due to the abandonment of even basic health and safety protocols.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/17/faur-m17.html

Largest Nurses Union Condemns CDC Rollback On COVID Protection Guidance
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-17
National Nurses United (NNU), the largest union of registered nurses in the United States, today condemned new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance stating that fully vaccinated people no longer needed to wear masks, avoid crowds or large gatherings, and no longer needed to isolate after exposure or get tested unless they develop symptoms. Nurses say that given the threat to their patients across the country, they are especially disappointed that the CDC would ease up its Covid guidance on the heels of International Nurses Day.
popularresistance.org/nations-largest-rn-union-condemns-cdc-rollback-on-covid-protection-guidance/

Uruguay's trade union center calls for a national strike in June
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-17
Uruguay's trade union center, the Inter-Union Plenary of Workers – National Convention of Workers (PIT-CNT), has called for a 24-hour national strike on June 17 to demand measures to combat the economic and social crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/17/uruguays-trade-union-center-calls-for-a-national-strike-in-june/

How Bill Gates Set the Stage for Modi's Disastrous Response to COVID-19 in India
Prabir Purkayastha | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-17
While the incompetence of the Indian government is starkly visible in its handling of the second wave of the COVID-19 crisis, its performance has been far worse on the vaccine front. The BJP-led government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which seems to believe in the ideology of free-market capitalism, thinks that the market will magically…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/17/how-bill-gates-set-the-stage-for-modis-disastrous-response-to-covid-19-in-india-2/

Sunday COVID-19 Brief: 14 Deaths and 1,070 New Cases in Venezuela
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-17
This Sunday, May 16, Venezuela reported 1,070 new COVID-19 cases, out of which 1,063 were from community transmission, and seven were imported (three from Panama, three from Aruba. and one from Mexico). | The state with the most positives in the last 24 hours was Yaracuy, with 183 cases. The rest of the infections were distributed across the country as follows: La Guaira, 164; Aragua, 111; Miranda, 94; Zulia, 86; Caracas, 76; Táchira, 65; Anzoátegui, 59; Trujillo, 41; Guárico, 37; Falcón, 35; Carabobo, 31; Nueva Esparta, 26; Portuguesa, 20; Lara, 11; Sucre, eight; Cojedes, seven; Apure, six; Bolívar, two; and Mér…
orinocotribune.com/sunday-covid-19-brief-14-deaths-and-1070-new-cases-in-venezuela/

Sharing the Vaccine Is Just the First Step
Gregg Gonsalves, The Nation | thenation.com | 2021-05-17
Sharing the Vaccine Is Just the First Step…
thenation.com/article/world/sharing-covid-vaccine-trips-waiver/

How Profiteers Hijacked the CDC's Covid Response
Nina Burleigh | thenation.com | 2021-05-17
How Profiteers Hijacked the CDC's Covid Response…
thenation.com/article/politics/cdc-covid-evangelical-azar/

How Teachers Fought for Their Safety in the Pandemic–and Won
Bryce Covert | thenation.com | 2021-05-17
How Teachers Fought for Their Safety in the Pandemic–and Won…
thenation.com/article/society/teachers-unions-covid-pandemic/

National Nurses United Condemns CDC for Endangering Frontline Workers With Latest Covid-19 Guidance
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-05-17
"Now is not the time to relax protective measures, and we are outraged that the CDC has done just that while we are still in the midst of the deadliest pandemic in a century," said National Nurses United. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/nnu_protest.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2021/05/17/national-nurses-united-condemns-cdc-endangering-frontline-workers-latest-covid-19?cd-origin=rss

Sri Lankan government opposes national lockdown despite surging COVID-19 infections
wsws.org | 2021-05-17
Opposition parties are also responsible for the government's criminal policies in response to the pandemic and other social attacks.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/17/slco-m17.html

Mayo Clinic Q and A: What is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation?
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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 …
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Mayo Clinic to offer more walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rochester
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-17
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 …
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Talking to your children about vaccines
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-17
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 …
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Preventive screening during COVID-19 pandemic leads to early diagnosis of treatable breast cancer
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-17
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 …
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Cold vs. allergies during COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-17
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 …
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Fatigue, perceived cognitive impairment and mood disorders associated with post-COVID-19 syndrome
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-17
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 …
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Asian Hate Is on the Rise
Christine Thach | indybay.org | 2021-05-17
This article is about recent hate crimes that have been happening towards older Asian people. Many Asians have been getting attacked because COVID happened, and many people assume that every Asian have COVID-19.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/16/18842536.php

Redistribution of Health Through the American Families Plan
Laura Packard | commondreams.org | 2021-05-17
"The American Families Plan will make (Affordable Care Act) subsidies permanent—ensuring that millions of Americans can keep their care. And the top 1% of taxpayers will pay for it." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/medicare_for_all_15_0.jpg
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Mayo Clinic again receives top honors for high-quality patient care
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-17
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 …
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Tomgram: Todd Miller, Maintaining Instability in a World of Inequality
Tom Engelhardt | warisacrime.org | 2021-05-17
This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. The pandemic should remind us that we increasingly live in two ever-less-equal worlds. Think of them as Planet A and Planet B. Right now, the one you generally wouldn't want to be living on is Planet B. There, … Continue reading "Tomgram: Todd Miller, Maintaining Instability in a World of Inequality"
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Report shows CEOs in US cashed in during the pandemic as workers lost jobs, wages and lives
wsws.org | 2021-05-17
The Institute for Policy Studies report shows that more than half of the top 100 low-wage corporations in the US rigged their executive compensation arrangements to guarantee that CEO pay increased by millions, while workers suffered economic devastation and death during the pandemic.
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Saturday 6/5: The Tokyo Summer Olympics: Capitalist Mega-Games in a Pandemic
Speak Out Now | indybay.org | 2021-05-17
Online meeting, see website for details…
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Washington and AFL-CIO file labor complaints in Matamoros and Silao, Mexico
wsws.org | 2021-05-17
Far from bringing a dawn of "union democracy" to Mexico, the AFL-CIO and the Biden administration are invoking the "labor reform" provisions of the United States-Mexico-Canada trade deal in an attempt to suppress the growing influence of socialist internationalism via the World Socialist Web Site.
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[Research Paper] Higher dose docosahexaenoic acid supplementation during pregnancy and early preterm birth: A randomised, double-blind, adaptive-design superiority trial
Susan E Carlson, Byron J Gajewski, Christina J Valentine, Elizabeth H Kerling, Carl P Weiner, Michael Cackovic, Catalin S Buhimschi, Lynette K Rogers, Scott A Sands, Alexandra R Brown, Dinesh Pal Mudaranthakam, Sarah A Crawford, Emily A DeFranco | thelancet.com | 2021-05-17
Clinicians could consider prescribing 1000 mg DHA daily during pregnancy to reduce EPB in women with low DHA status if they are able to screen for DHA.
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[Research Paper] MRI combined with early clinical variables are excellent outcome predictors for newborn infants undergoing therapeutic hypothermia after perinatal asphyxia
Marianne Thoresen, Sally Jary, Lars Wallà∏e, Mathias Karlsson, Miriam Martinez-Biarge, Ela Chakkarapani, Frances M Cowan | thelancet.com | 2021-05-17
Binary logistic regression with WMxBGT or TIS and clinical variables gave excellent outcome prediction being 12% better than single variable cross-tabulation. Our MRI scoring and regression models are readily accessible and deserve investigation in other cohorts for group and individual prediction.
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Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-17
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. …
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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Signs of depression in teens and how to help
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-17
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 …
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Consumer Health: Endometriosis, ovarian cancer and infertility — what are the connections?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-17
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 …
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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Know the warning signs of stroke
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-17
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 …
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Consumer Health: Staying active and exercising with osteoporosis
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-17
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 …
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Mayo Clinic playing key role in helping injured Minnesotans safely return to work
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-17
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 …
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Consumer Health: Stroke awareness
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-17
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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Consumer Health: Treating polycystic ovary syndrome
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-17
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 …
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Consumer Health: Bladder cancer awareness
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-17
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, …
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Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente announce strategic investment in Medically Home to expand access to serious or complex care at home
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-17
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 …
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment for patent foramen ovale
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-17
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 …
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Why lung cancer screening is important, especially for minorities
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-17
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 …
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