Daily Archives: May 18, 2021

2021-05-18: News Headlines

Staff (2021-05-18). Gaza Physician: Israel Is Targeting Doctors & Health Facilities to Overwhelm Our Crumbling System. democracynow.org The death toll in Gaza has reached 213, including at least 61 children, as Israel continues to attack the besieged area by air, land and sea using U.S.-made warplanes and bombs. The death toll in Israel stands at 11 from rockets fired from Gaza. Israel is facing increasing criticism for targeting doctors in its attack, and its airstrikes have reportedly damaged at least 18 hospitals and clinics, according to the World Health Organization. The attacks on medical staff and facilities are a "nightmare," says Dr. Rasha, a Palestinian internal medicine physician working in Gaza who asked not to use her full name for s…

Staff (2021-05-18). "Genocide": Palestinian Lawmaker Condemns Netanyahu for Bombing Gaza to Stay in Power, Avoid Charges. democracynow.org The ongoing Israeli attack on Gaza, which has now killed at least 213 people, "really is an act of genocide," says Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, a member of the Palestinian parliament and head of the Palestinian Medical Relief Society who has been leading efforts to manage the pandemic in the West Bank and Gaza. He says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who faces multiple corruption charges, is using the latest violence to save his political future. "This man and his government is using Palestinian blood, and maybe even Israeli blood, to stay in power, to evade the three cases of corruption that he has to face,…

Dave Lindorff (2021-05-18). A Maskless US Heads Down a Dark Road as the Covid Pandemic Rages On. counterpunch.org In the clash between sound science and political pressure from anti-science crackpots in the United States, the Biden administration and the Center for Disease Control have blinked, announcing prematurely that people who are vaccinated can basically give up masking except when traveling on public transit or visiting health facilities. The idiocy and mendacity of this

Jesse Jackson (2021-05-18). Covid-19 Is a Global Threat to Humanity—and Requires an International Response. commondreams.org "With the U.S. well on the way to beating the pandemic at home, we must lift our sights to join in combating it across the world." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/india_3.jpg

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-05-18). The 2020-21 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.

Staff (2021-05-18). Israel Is Targeting Doctors and Health Facilities Says Gaza Physician. truthout.org The death toll in Gaza has reached 213, including at least 61 children, as Israel continues to attack the besieged area by air, land and sea using U.S.-made warplanes and bombs. The death toll in Israel stands at 11 from rockets fired from Gaza. Israel is facing increasing criticism for targeting doctors in its attack, and its airstrikes have reportedly damaged at least 18 hospitals and clinics, according to the World Health Organization. The attacks on medical staff and facilities are a "nightmare," s…

Staff (2021-05-18). Israeli Airstrikes Damage Gaza's Only COVID Testing Lab. truthout.org Israeli airstrikes in the center of the occupied Gaza Strip on Monday caused severe damage to the territory's lone coronavirus testing lab and the offices of the Palestinian Ministry of Health, an attack that was immediately condemned as a war crime. | Citing eyewitnesses to the bombing, Middle East Eye

Anonymous007 (2021-05-18). Military Situation In The West Bank And Gaza Strip On May 18th, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 212 Palestinian including 59 children and 35 women were killed and more than 1305 were injured in the Gaza Strip by the IDF strikes since the start of conflict, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza | 21 Palestinian were killed and more than 3363 were injured in the West Bank by the IDF since the start of conflict, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in West Bank | 10 Israeli people reportedly were killed and more than 500 were injured by the Pale…

The Associated Press (2021-05-18). Attorney: US Makes Concessions to Ease Asylum Restrictions. latinorebels.com SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration has agreed to let about 250 people a day through border crossings with Mexico to seek refuge in the United States, part of negotiations to settle a lawsuit over pandemic-related powers that deny migrants a right to apply for asylum, an attorney said Monday.

WSWS (2021-05-18). Protests and strikes by hospital workers in Germany. wsws.org Last Wednesday, "International Nurses' Day," there were protests all over the country, where nurses, other hospital workers and those at care facilities gave vent to their justified anger over the government response to the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-05-18). Crowdfund campaign wins support for sacked London bus driver David O'Sullivan. wsws.org "My claim against Metroline is a test case for the rights of key workers during the pandemic," O'Sullivan stated.

WSWS (2021-05-18). Lively discussion among students, parents, and workers about an international counter-offensive against capitalism. wsws.org The discussion covered the key class issues in the pandemic—from the orgy of enrichment in the capital markets to the role of the trade unions in Germany.

WSWS (2021-05-18). Report highlights shocking growth of poverty among US infants during the pandemic. wsws.org Zero to Three's State of Babies Yearbook: 2021 reports that nearly 40 percent of babies in the US now live at or near the poverty line, with food insecurity and lack of child care severely worsened by the pandemic.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-18). Engagement in a pandemic — reflections from Engagement Week 2021. imperial.ac.uk 130 members of staff took part in Engagement Week to learn and share insights into how the College can better engage society with its work.

Georgia Van Amsterdam (2021-05-18). COVID 19's Toll on Mental Health. indybay.org This is an Op-Ed in response to Stephanie Saul's Article entitled, "For many college students, pandemic life is disappointing. For others, it is a financial crisis", and why more attention needs to be drawn to the mental health crisis.

Amador Vasquez et al (2021-05-18). How Covid-19 Affected Child Protective Services in Sonoma County. indybay.org This research paper goes into detail about Child Protective Services in Sonoma County and how Covid-19 affected this public service. We found articles along with websites that allowed us to answer the research question we had created. We investigated how CPS was dealing with the pandemic and their struggles. Methodologies used include analysis of academic articles and articles from other authors and qualitative interviews.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). 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 (2021-05-18). 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 (2021-05-18). 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 …

Disability Rights California (2021-05-18). Wednesday 5/19: Reflections on the Pandemic: Lessons Learned on BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ & Disabled Communities. indybay.org Online event | ACCESSIBILITY: American Sign Language, Captioning, and Spanish Interpreters will be available.

Stephanie Hedgecoke (2021-05-18). Syringes for Cuba: Campaign to send vital COVID supplies. workers.org During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cuba's Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade sent 53 contingents of volunteer health workers to over 40 countries — in addition to Cuban medical personnel already working in 58 countries. And more than 45 countries requested Cuba's Interferon Alpha 2B protocol to use for . . . |

Kuehn BM. (2021-05-18). WHO Calls for Stronger Primary Care in the Postpandemic World. jamanetwork.com Countries will have to rebuild their primary care health systems to ensure equitable and affordable access to care and eliminate inequities laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a call to action from the World Health Organization (WHO).

Kuehn BM. (2021-05-18). Pandemic Contributes to Worse Pregnancy Outcomes Worldwide. jamanetwork.com Maternal deaths, stillbirths, and surgery for ectopic pregnancies increased substantially during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in low- and middle-income countries, according to a recent meta-analysis that included 40 studies involving more than 6 million women in 17 countries.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-18). The Gilt Comes Off: Singapore Goes Into Lockdown. dissidentvoice.org A clean, technology driven dystopia. A representation of our techno future. These were the introductory descriptions to a piece by science fiction author William Gibson on Singapore for Wired in 1993. "Imagine an Asian version of Zurich operating as an offshore capsule at the foot of Malaysia; an affluent microcosm whose citizens inhabit something that …

WSWS (2021-05-18). COVID-19 workplace outbreaks continue to surge across Canada. wsws.org In Canada's largest workplace outbreak to date, a staggering 1,361 workers at Canadian Natural Resources' Horizon site near Fort McMurray, Alberta have tested positive, and two workers have died.

slorinoco (2021-05-18). Venezuela Receives 25 Tons of Medical Supplies from China. orinocotribune.com Some 25 tons of medical supplies from China arrived in Venezuela as part of the air bridge established between the two countries to combat and treat COVID-19, reported Venezuelan Health Minister Carlos Alvarado this Monday, May 17. | He emphasized that this air bridge between both nations reaffirms the strong bond of friendship that exists between China and Venezuela. |

WSWS (2021-05-18). Washington D.C. metro dispatchers launch one-day strike over meager pay during COVID-19. wsws.org The May 14 strike of MetroAccess call center workers at the MV Transportation facility in suburban Washington D.C. is part of a broader movement of the working class against social austerity being enforced by the capitalist class.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-05-18). Severe Reactions in Healthy Teens from COVID-19 Shot. globalresearch.ca 17-year-old Everest Romney …

WSWS (2021-05-18). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org The walkout was called over rampant lack of compliance with COVID-19 safety measures.

Robert Reich (2021-05-18). Why strongmen are losing the fight against Covid. nationofchange.org One big lesson from the Covid crisis: lying makes it worse.

Lucy Schiller (2021-05-18). In Search of a Place to Cry: The Gray Panthers COVID Memorial. zcomm.org Those of us who have lost someone in this way feel an acute understanding of the cruelty of the virus—not just its physical effects, but also the loneliness in which our loved one died…

Bernadette Pajer (2021-05-18). Our Children at Greater Risk by Allowing "Co-Administration" of Covid-19 Shots with Other Vaccines. globalresearch.ca On May 12, …

Newsclick (2021-05-18). Indian govt. should properly explain vaccine doses gap: Satyajit Rath. peoplesdispatch.org In this video, eminent immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath, talks about the government decision to extend the gap between COVID-19 vaccine doses and the lack of information around it.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-05-18). COVID-19 Vaccines are Killing "Huge Numbers" of People: Government Scrubs Stats on Vaccine-Related Deaths. globalresearch.ca According to Dr. …

Prabhat Patnaik (2021-05-18). Patents versus the People. mronline.org ON October 2, 2020, even before any vaccines against COVID-19 had been approved, India and South Africa had proposed to the WTO that a temporary patent waiver should be granted on all such innovations. | May 18, 2021…

Richard Gale (2021-05-18). Covid-19 Vaccines: Isn't it Time for Real Truth Telling? globalresearch.ca As of this …

Kuehn BM. (2021-05-18). Rare PEG Allergy Triggered Postvaccination Anaphylaxis. jamanetwork.com Researchers in the UK have linked anaphylaxis in a patient who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine with her allergy to polyethylene glycol (PEG), which stabilizes lipid nanoparticles that deliver mRNA in the vaccine to cells in the body.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). 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 (2021-05-18). 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 (2021-05-18). 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 …

Christine Thach (2021-05-18). 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.

Sister Diaspora for Liberation (2021-05-18). Tuesday 6/8: COVID19 Vaccine Education Workshop w/ Trusted Community MDs. indybay.org Online event…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). 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 …

Mai H, Chen T, Zhao B. (2021-05-18). Functional Outcomes Among Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke After Mechanical Thrombectomy With or Without Intravenous Thrombolysis. jamanetwork.com To the Editor In their randomized clinical trial, Dr Suzuki and colleagues reported that mechanical thrombectomy alone failed to demonstrate noninferiority compared with combined intravenous thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy with regard to favorable functional outcome at 90 days in patients with acute ischemic stroke. We have some concerns about this study.

Jaklevic M. (2021-05-18). Point-of-Care Test for Sexually Transmitted Infections. jamanetwork.com A rapid molecular test to detect chlamydia and gonorrhea has received a waiver for use in physician offices, community-based clinics, and other patient care settings. The binx health io CT/NG assay can generate results in about 30 minutes, supporting same-day testing and treatment.

van der Burgh AC, Hoorn EJ, Chaker L. (2021-05-18). Removing Race From Kidney Function Estimates. jamanetwork.com To the Editor In their recent Research Letter, Mr Diao and colleagues discussed the clinical implications of removing the race coefficient when calculating the estimated glomerular filtration rate from serum creatinine (eGFRcr). However, they did not mention the use of serum cystatin C, an alternative marker of kidney function, to calculate eGFR (eGFRcys). The Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration equation, used to calculate eGFRcys, does not include an adjustment for Black race and may be superior to serum creatinine as a marker of kidney function. Moreover, compared with serum creatinine, serum cyst…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). 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 (2021-05-18). 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 (2021-05-18). 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 (2021-05-18). 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 …

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Mayo Clinic again receives top honors for high-quality patient care
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
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/

The 2020-21 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.
globalresearch.ca/the-2020-worldwide-corona-crisis-destroying-civil-society-engineered-economic-depression-global-coup-detat-and-the-great-reset/5730652

Gaza Physician: Israel Is Targeting Doctors & Health Facilities to Overwhelm Our Crumbling System
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-18
The death toll in Gaza has reached 213, including at least 61 children, as Israel continues to attack the besieged area by air, land and sea using U.S.-made warplanes and bombs. The death toll in Israel stands at 11 from rockets fired from Gaza. Israel is facing increasing criticism for targeting doctors in its attack, and its airstrikes have reportedly damaged at least 18 hospitals and clinics, according to the World Health Organization. The attacks on medical staff and facilities are a "nightmare," says Dr. Rasha, a Palestinian internal medicine physician working in Gaza who asked not to use her full name for s…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/18/israeli_airstrikes_gaza_hospitals_clinics

"Genocide": Palestinian Lawmaker Condemns Netanyahu for Bombing Gaza to Stay in Power, Avoid Charges
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-18
The ongoing Israeli attack on Gaza, which has now killed at least 213 people, "really is an act of genocide," says Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, a member of the Palestinian parliament and head of the Palestinian Medical Relief Society who has been leading efforts to manage the pandemic in the West Bank and Gaza. He says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who faces multiple corruption charges, is using the latest violence to save his political future. "This man and his government is using Palestinian blood, and maybe even Israeli blood, to stay in power, to evade the three cases of corruption that he has to face,…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/18/israel_attack_on_gaza_mustafa_barghouthi

Report highlights shocking growth of poverty among US infants during the pandemic
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
Zero to Three's State of Babies Yearbook: 2021 reports that nearly 40 percent of babies in the US now live at or near the poverty line, with food insecurity and lack of child care severely worsened by the pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/chil-m18.html

How Covid-19 Affected Child Protective Services in Sonoma County
Amador Vasquez et al | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
This research paper goes into detail about Child Protective Services in Sonoma County and how Covid-19 affected this public service. We found articles along with websites that allowed us to answer the research question we had created. We investigated how CPS was dealing with the pandemic and their struggles. Methodologies used include analysis of academic articles and articles from other authors and qualitative interviews.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/18/18842607.php

COVID 19's Toll on Mental Health
Georgia Van Amsterdam | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
This is an Op-Ed in response to Stephanie Saul's Article entitled, "For many college students, pandemic life is disappointing. For others, it is a financial crisis", and why more attention needs to be drawn to the mental health crisis.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/18/18842611.php

Preventive screening during COVID-19 pandemic leads to early diagnosis of treatable breast cancer
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
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 | 2021-05-18
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/

Covid-19 Is a Global Threat to Humanity—and Requires an International Response
Jesse Jackson | commondreams.org | 2021-05-18
"With the U.S. well on the way to beating the pandemic at home, we must lift our sights to join in combating it across the world." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/india_3.jpg
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Covid-19 Is a Global Threat to Humanity—and Requires an International Response
Jesse Jackson | commondreams.org | 2021-05-18
"With the U.S. well on the way to beating the pandemic at home, we must lift our sights to join in combating it across the world." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/india_3.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2021/05/18/covid-19-global-threat-humanity-and-requires-international-response?cd-origin=rss

Talking to your children about vaccines
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
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/

Engagement in a pandemic — reflections from Engagement Week 2021
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-05-18
130 members of staff took part in Engagement Week to learn and share insights into how the College can better engage society with its work.
imperial.ac.uk/news/221393/engagement-pandemic-reflections-from-engagement-week

Wednesday 5/19: Reflections on the Pandemic: Lessons Learned on BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ & Disabled Communities
Disability Rights California | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
Online event | ACCESSIBILITY: American Sign Language, Captioning, and Spanish Interpreters will be available.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/17/18842584.php

A Maskless US Heads Down a Dark Road as the Covid Pandemic Rages On
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-18
In the clash between sound science and political pressure from anti-science crackpots in the United States, the Biden administration and the Center for Disease Control have blinked, announcing prematurely that people who are vaccinated can basically give up masking except when traveling on public transit or visiting health facilities. The idiocy and mendacity of this…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/18/a-maskless-us-heads-down-a-dark-road-as-the-covid-pandemic-rages-on/

Pandemic Contributes to Worse Pregnancy Outcomes Worldwide
Kuehn BM. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-18
Maternal deaths, stillbirths, and surgery for ectopic pregnancies increased substantially during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in low- and middle-income countries, according to a recent meta-analysis that included 40 studies involving more than 6 million women in 17 countries.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2779981

WHO Calls for Stronger Primary Care in the Postpandemic World
Kuehn BM. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-18
Countries will have to rebuild their primary care health systems to ensure equitable and affordable access to care and eliminate inequities laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a call to action from the World Health Organization (WHO).
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2779979

Syringes for Cuba: Campaign to send vital COVID supplies
Stephanie Hedgecoke | workers.org | 2021-05-18
During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cuba's Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade sent 53 contingents of volunteer health workers to over 40 countries — in addition to Cuban medical personnel already working in 58 countries. And more than 45 countries requested Cuba's Interferon Alpha 2B protocol to use for . . . | Continue reading Syringes for Cuba: Campaign to send vital COVID supplies at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/05/56463/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=syringes-for-cuba-campaign-to-send-vital-covid-supplies

Attorney: US Makes Concessions to Ease Asylum Restrictions
The Associated Press | latinorebels.com | 2021-05-18
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration has agreed to let about 250 people a day through border crossings with Mexico to seek refuge in the United States, part of negotiations to settle a lawsuit over pandemic-related powers that deny migrants a right to apply for asylum, an attorney said Monday.
latinorebels.com/2021/05/18/concessionseaseasylumrestrictions/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=concessionseaseasylumrestrictions

Lively discussion among students, parents, and workers about an international counter-offensive against capitalism
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
The discussion covered the key class issues in the pandemic–from the orgy of enrichment in the capital markets to the role of the trade unions in Germany.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/meet-m18.html

Protests and strikes by hospital workers in Germany
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
Last Wednesday, "International Nurses' Day," there were protests all over the country, where nurses, other hospital workers and those at care facilities gave vent to their justified anger over the government response to the pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/hosp-m18.html

Crowdfund campaign wins support for sacked London bus driver David O'Sullivan
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
"My claim against Metroline is a test case for the rights of key workers during the pandemic," O'Sullivan stated.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/osul-m18.html

The Gilt Comes Off: Singapore Goes Into Lockdown
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-18
A clean, technology driven dystopia. A representation of our techno future. These were the introductory descriptions to a piece by science fiction author William Gibson on Singapore for Wired in 1993. "Imagine an Asian version of Zurich operating as an offshore capsule at the foot of Malaysia; an affluent microcosm whose citizens inhabit something that …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/05/the-gilt-comes-off-singapore-goes-into-lockdown/

Elements of Justice
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-18
Elements of Justice Imagining Manhattan flattened As Rotterdam was — as Gaza is being Humbaba was guarding the Great Cedar Forest — the source Of fresh air, clean air, cool air A condition of health, air: The most vital Water and earth, And fire stands for energy Empedocles, who stares at seas And sees these…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/18/elements-of-justice/

Israel Is Targeting Doctors and Health Facilities Says Gaza Physician
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-18
The death toll in Gaza has reached 213, including at least 61 children, as Israel continues to attack the besieged area by air, land and sea using U.S.-made warplanes and bombs. The death toll in Israel stands at 11 from rockets fired from Gaza. Israel is facing increasing criticism for targeting doctors in its attack, and its airstrikes have reportedly damaged at least 18 hospitals and clinics, according to the World Health Organization. The attacks on medical staff and facilities are a "nightmare," s…
truthout.org/video/israel-is-targeting-doctors-and-health-facilities-says-gaza-physician/

Israeli Airstrikes Damage Gaza's Only COVID Testing Lab
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-18
Israeli airstrikes in the center of the occupied Gaza Strip on Monday caused severe damage to the territory's lone coronavirus testing lab and the offices of the Palestinian Ministry of Health, an attack that was immediately condemned as a war crime. | Citing eyewitnesses to the bombing, Middle East Eye reported that Israeli war planes hit the six-story Ghazi al-Shwwa building with "at least three missiles, completely destr…
truthout.org/articles/israeli-airstrikes-damage-gazas-only-covid-testing-lab/

Military Situation In The West Bank And Gaza Strip On May 18th, 2021 (Map Update)
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-18
Click to see full-size image | 212 Palestinian including 59 children and 35 women were killed and more than 1305 were injured in the Gaza Strip by the IDF strikes since the start of conflict, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza | 21 Palestinian were killed and more than 3363 were injured in the West Bank by the IDF since the start of conflict, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in West Bank | 10 Israeli people reportedly were killed and more than 500 were injured by the Pale…
southfront.org/military-situation-in-the-west-bank-and-gaza-strip-on-may-18th-2021-map-update/

COVID-19 workplace outbreaks continue to surge across Canada
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
In Canada's largest workplace outbreak to date, a staggering 1,361 workers at Canadian Natural Resources' Horizon site near Fort McMurray, Alberta have tested positive, and two workers have died.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/capa-m18.html

Workers Struggles: The Americas
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
The walkout was called over rampant lack of compliance with COVID-19 safety measures.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/wkrs-m18.html

Severe Reactions in Healthy Teens from COVID-19 Shot
Dr. Joseph Mercola | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
17-year-old Everest Romney …
globalresearch.ca/severe-reactions-healthy-teens-covid-19-shot/5745608

Washington D.C. metro dispatchers launch one-day strike over meager pay during COVID-19
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
The May 14 strike of MetroAccess call center workers at the MV Transportation facility in suburban Washington D.C. is part of a broader movement of the working class against social austerity being enforced by the capitalist class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/metr-m18.html

Why strongmen are losing the fight against Covid
Robert Reich | nationofchange.org | 2021-05-18
One big lesson from the Covid crisis: lying makes it worse.
nationofchange.org/2021/05/18/why-strongmen-are-losing-the-fight-against-covid/

Venezuela Receives 25 Tons of Medical Supplies from China
slorinoco | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-18
Some 25 tons of medical supplies from China arrived in Venezuela as part of the air bridge established between the two countries to combat and treat COVID-19, reported Venezuelan Health Minister Carlos Alvarado this Monday, May 17. | He emphasized that this air bridge between both nations reaffirms the strong bond of friendship that exists between China and Venezuela. | #UltimoMinuto | | Arriban a Venezuela insumos médicos provenientes de China, como parte del puente aéreo establecido entre ambas naciones para combatir la pandemia…
orinocotribune.com/venezuela-receives-25-tons-of-medical-supplies-from-china/

In Search of a Place to Cry: The Gray Panthers COVID Memorial
Lucy Schiller | zcomm.org | 2021-05-18
Those of us who have lost someone in this way feel an acute understanding of the cruelty of the virus–not just its physical effects, but also the loneliness in which our loved one died…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/in-search-of-a-place-to-cry-the-gray-panthers-covid-memorial/

Mayo Clinic Q and A: What is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
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 | 2021-05-18
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 to offer more walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rochester
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
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/

Covid-19 Vaccines: Isn't it Time for Real Truth Telling?
Richard Gale | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
As of this …
globalresearch.ca/fda-shock-troops-pharmaceutical-industrial-complex/5745574

Indian govt. should properly explain vaccine doses gap: Satyajit Rath
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-18
In this video, eminent immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath, talks about the government decision to extend the gap between COVID-19 vaccine doses and the lack of information around it.
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/18/indian-govt-should-properly-explain-vaccine-doses-gap-satyajit-rath/

Patents versus the People
Prabhat Patnaik | mronline.org | 2021-05-18
ON October 2, 2020, even before any vaccines against COVID-19 had been approved, India and South Africa had proposed to the WTO that a temporary patent waiver should be granted on all such innovations. | May 18, 2021…
mronline.org/2021/05/18/patents-versus-the-people/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=patents-versus-the-people

Our Children at Greater Risk by Allowing "Co-Administration" of Covid-19 Shots with Other Vaccines
Bernadette Pajer | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
On May 12, …
globalresearch.ca/acip-puts-children-greater-risk-allowing-co-administration-c-19-shots-other-vaccines/5745509

Rare PEG Allergy Triggered Postvaccination Anaphylaxis
Kuehn BM. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-18
Researchers in the UK have linked anaphylaxis in a patient who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine with her allergy to polyethylene glycol (PEG), which stabilizes lipid nanoparticles that deliver mRNA in the vaccine to cells in the body.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2779980

COVID-19 Vaccines are Killing "Huge Numbers" of People: Government Scrubs Stats on Vaccine-Related Deaths
Dr. Joseph Mercola | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
According to Dr. …
globalresearch.ca/government-scrubs-stats-vaccine-related-deaths/5745606

Asian Hate Is on the Rise
Christine Thach | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
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

Tuesday 6/8: COVID19 Vaccine Education Workshop w/ Trusted Community MDs
Sister Diaspora for Liberation | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
Online event…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/17/18842592.php

Removing Race From Kidney Function Estimates
van der Burgh AC, Hoorn EJ, Chaker L. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-18
To the Editor In their recent Research Letter, Mr Diao and colleagues discussed the clinical implications of removing the race coefficient when calculating the estimated glomerular filtration rate from serum creatinine (eGFRcr). However, they did not mention the use of serum cystatin C, an alternative marker of kidney function, to calculate eGFR (eGFRcys). The Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration equation, used to calculate eGFRcys, does not include an adjustment for Black race and may be superior to serum creatinine as a marker of kidney function. Moreover, compared with serum creatinine, serum cyst…
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2779999

Functional Outcomes Among Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke After Mechanical Thrombectomy With or Without Intravenous Thrombolysis
Mai H, Chen T, Zhao B. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-18
To the Editor In their randomized clinical trial, Dr Suzuki and colleagues reported that mechanical thrombectomy alone failed to demonstrate noninferiority compared with combined intravenous thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy with regard to favorable functional outcome at 90 days in patients with acute ischemic stroke. We have some concerns about this study.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2779998

Point-of-Care Test for Sexually Transmitted Infections
Jaklevic M. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-18
A rapid molecular test to detect chlamydia and gonorrhea has received a waiver for use in physician offices, community-based clinics, and other patient care settings. The binx health io CT/NG assay can generate results in about 30 minutes, supporting same-day testing and treatment.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2780006

Consumer Health: Endometriosis, ovarian cancer and infertility — what are the connections?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
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/

Infographic: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET)
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
Learn more about pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.?More health tip infographics: ?mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com…
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/infographic-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-pnet-2/

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