2021-05-20: Social Media Postees

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Israel Obstructs Provision of Humanitarian Assistance in Gaza
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-20
The World Health Organization Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Ahmed Al Mandhari denounced that humanitarian organizations cannot easily access the Palestinian territories to offer aid to the wounded and provide basic supplies. | RELATED: | Israel Refuses Ceasefire Despite Biden's Pressure – Hamas | In the West Bank, there have been reports of obstructions to medical equipment, assaults on health workers, confiscation of ambulances, and military raids on health centers. | Al Ma…

Gideon Levy & Noura Erakat on Israel's Gaza Assault, U.S. Complicity and Ending the Occupation
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-20
A Palestinian man in a wheelchair, his pregnant wife and 3-year-old daughter are among the latest victims in Israel's ongoing bombing campaign in Gaza, which is now in its 11th day. Israeli airstrikes and shelling have killed at least 231 Palestinians, including 65 children, and health officials say 1,700 Palestinians have been wounded. Over 1,300 housing units have been completely demolished or severely damaged. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has so far rejected calls for a ceasefire, but Hamas officials say a truce could be reached within a day. President Joe Biden's defense of Israel's bombing campa…

With 58K Palestinians Made Homeless in Gaza, AOC and the Squad Resolve to Block Precision Bombs for Israel
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-05-20
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The United Nations says that 58,000 Palestinians in Gaza have been made internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the past week and a half during the intensive Israeli bombardment of Gaza. The Gaza Strip, where 2 million Palestinians live, half of them children, is facing a major health crisis. Potable water …

WHO Calls for 'Humanitarian Pause' to Provide Gaza With Much-Needed Assistance
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-05-20
"The health system, which faces shortages even when there's no bombing, is out of key materials to treat the injured such as blood bags." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/wounded-child-gaza-20may21-2600×1361.jpg

Military Situation In The West Bank And Gaza Strip On May 20, 2021 (Map Update)
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-20
Click to see full-size image | 227 Palestinian including 64 children and 38 women were killed and more than 1630 were injured in the Gaza Strip by the IDF strikes since the start of conflict, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza | Palestinian resistance groups fired more than 4000 rockets into the Israeli territories and controlled areas since May 10 | Israeli warplanes have carried out more than 1800 strikes on the Gaza Strip since May 10 | On May 20, Qassam Brigades targeted a bus carry…

And Now the Health Reform Bill has been Struck Down in Colombia: 'Mobilization Does Work'!
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-20
On Wednesday, May 19, following 22 days of marches against the government of Iván Duque, the Colombian Congress shelved the recently proposed health reform bill. | With 27 votes in favor and 5 against, the seventh committees of the Senate and House of Representatives of the Congress of Colombia rejected reviewing the health reform bill proposed by the government of the country's president, Iván Duque. | "Attention, with 11 votes in favor and 2 against in the Senate, and with 16 votes in favor and 3 votes against in the House, Congress has just overthrown the health care reform," announced the Central Unitaria de…

Institutional Responses to the Black Lives Matter Movement in Sonoma County
Gabriela Lopez et al. | indybay.org | 2021-05-20
This research paper investigates the institutional responses to the BLM Movement within Sonoma County. By analyzing newspaper articles and qualitative interviews, we were able to determine what kind of responses were happening within the Healthcare, Education, Business and Political sectors in Sonoma County.

The struggle against climate change, the pandemic and war requires a revolutionary socialist perspective!
wsws.org | 2021-05-20
This statement will be distributed by the IYSSE at protests of high school students across Australia demanding action on climate change.

Guatemala: Seven Inmates Were Beheaded in a Prison Riot
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-20
Guatemala's National Civil Police (PNC) reported the deaths of at least 14 inmates, seven of whom were beheaded in a prison riot on Wednesday. | RELATED: | The Lack of Transparency Marks COVID-19 Response in Guatemala | The massacre took place around 16.00 local time at the Cantel Rehabilitation Farm in the Quetzaltenango Department. | The prison's capacity was over 200 percent overloaded. There were 2,252 inmates at the moment of the incidents. | According to the PCN, the mur…

India in the Face of Neoliberalism, Pandemic as Part of the Tragedy
Internationalist 360 ∞ | libya360.wordpress.com | 2021-05-20
Misión Verdad India's structural conflict is a product of inequality as a continuation of colonization and a caste system that prevails in its society (Photo: PTI). In times of global pandemic, the neoliberal drift, a continuation of a colonial system, continues to test emerging countries that will have to confront their internal contradictions in order… Read…

These co-op restaurants didn't need to open indoor dining to survive the pandemic
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-05-20
At the height of the pandemic, the restaurant industry sued to overturn bans on indoor dining, arguing it was the only way they could survive. But at cooperatively-run restaurants, where worker-owners vote over major decisions, they decided to prioritize their lives over profits and pivoted their business models so they could stay in business.

The Pandemic Virus that Doesn't Exist
Jon Rappoport | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-20
For the past …

Talking to your children about vaccines
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-20
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 …

Why Big Pharma's Arguments Against Patent Waivers Don't Add Up
Sonali Kolhatkar | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-20
Days after he publicly opposed the waiving of patents for lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates had a change of heart. He released a statement saying, "No barriers should stand in the way of equitable access to vaccines, including intellectual property, which is why we are supportive of a narrow waiver during the pandemic."

Permanent Program Demanded After Over 1 Million Families Seek Pandemic Broadband Benefit
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-05-20
"We urge Congress to work with the Federal Communications Commission to put a permanent program in place to satisfy the needs of our communities after the EBB program is over." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/child-remote-school-covid-2021-2600×1361.jpg

How Covid-19 Affected Child Protective Services in Sonoma County
Amador Vasquez et al | indybay.org | 2021-05-20
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.

COVID 19's Toll on Mental Health
Georgia Van Amsterdam | indybay.org | 2021-05-20
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.

COVID-19 mutations trigger new outbreaks across Southeast Asia
wsws.org | 2021-05-20
The infection surges are another stark warning of how quickly the pandemic, driven by more infectious variants like B.1.617, first identified in India, can get out of control.

Global excess deaths during the pandemic range from 7 to 13 million lives lost according to new estimate
wsws.org | 2021-05-20
The Economist has published a devastating report, a first of its kind, revealing the enormous loss of life experienced worldwide during the COVID pandemic, two to four times the official global COVID death figures.

Cuba Continues to Pursue Goal of 6% Growth in 2021
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-20
Cuba's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Planning (MEP), Alejandro Gil Fernández, ratified today that Cuba will not give up its goal of growing 6% in 2021, despite the tense situation of the country due to the presence of the pandemic and the tightening of the blockade imposed by the United States.

Immigrants Are Essential: A Manifesto for the Covid-19 and Climate Change Era
Saket Son | commondreams.org | 2021-05-20
"U.S. immigration policy must include a new legal status for climate refugees." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/centralamericans-1.jpg

Immigrants Are Essential: A Manifesto for the Covid-19 and Climate Change Era
Saket Son | commondreams.org | 2021-05-20
"U.S. immigration policy must include a new legal status for climate refugees." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/centralamericans-1.jpg

Newsom proposes record-setting public spending with 'California Comeback Plan'
Marilyn Bechtel | peoplesworld.org | 2021-05-20
With California's finances buoyed by unanticipated tax revenues and a $27 billion boost from the American Rescue Plan, Gov. Gavin Newsom on May 14 rolled out a proposed $267.8 billion budget he called "historic" and "transformational," with infusions of funding for housing, education, healthcare, infrastructure, environmental justice, and immediate relief for families and small businesses. …

COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act: SPLC president attends White House signing of new prevention law
splcenter.org | 2021-05-20

India To Defer Vaccination for Recovered COVID-19 Patients
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-20
India's Health Ministry has announced deferring the COVID-19 vaccination by three months in four specific situations including patients recovering from the COVID-19 infection. | RELATED: | India Reports the Highest Death Toll in a Single Day Worldwide | Individuals with lab tests proven they have tested positive for the virus should defer their vaccination by three months after recovery. COVID-19 patients who have been given anti-SARS-2 monoclonal antibodies or convalescent pla…

COVID-19 has unleashed death and dehumanization in India's capital
Nitheesh Narayanan | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-20
India's second COVID-19 wave has caused large-scale death and devastation leading to bodies piling up in overwhelmed hospitals and crematoriums, which have reached their breaking point. In…

Solidarity Saves Lives: The World is Mobilizing to Send Syringes to Cuba
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-20
By Alejandra García — May 16, 2021 | In March, social organizations, political leaders, and solidarity movements launched a fundraising campaign to send syringes to Cuba. The world wants to support the vaccination process of this small nation, which has done so much to fight COVID-19 even beyond its borders. | The campaign has gained momentum and size as the days have gone by. The initiative began in Europe, thanks to the Cuba Linda and France-Cuba Associations, and today it is spreading throughout the Americas. "Blockade Kills, Solidarity Saves Lives" is the slogan of the cause that is attracting everyone's…

As India's daily COVID-19 deaths reach new high, Modi opposes free vaccinations
wsws.org | 2021-05-20
In keeping with its systematic prioritization of profits over lives, the Modi government is refusing to provide free vaccinations to India's impoverished population, although this would cost a mere 0.32 percent of GDP.

COVID-19 Has Unleashed Death and Dehumanization in India's Capital
Internationalist 360 ∞ | libya360.wordpress.com | 2021-05-20
Nitheesh Narayanan Punjabi Bagh Crematorium in New Delhi. Photo: Nitheesh Narayanan Nitheesh Narayanan shares a first-hand account of helping a family through loss and bureacracy amid the COVID-19 crisis raging in India India's second COVID-19 wave has caused large-scale death and devastation leading to bodies piling up in overwhelmed hospitals and crematoriums, which have reached… Read…

Opposition erupts in Japan against the Tokyo Olympics
wsws.org | 2021-05-20
Amid rising numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitals already stretched, nurses and other medical staff have protested plans to deploy 500 nurses to the Tokyo Olympics.

Mayo Clinic Q and A: What is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-20
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 …

Fatigue, perceived cognitive impairment and mood disorders associated with post-COVID-19 syndrome
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-20
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 …

New CDC guidance for fully vaccinated adults. What does it mean?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-20
On Thursday, May 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced updated COVID-19 guidance for masking for fully vaccinated people. For instance, fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a protective mask indoors at a movie theater, shopping center or restaurant. But this new guidance does not apply to health care settings. Mayo Clinic …

UK COVID-19 transmission shifted towards emerging variants in Spring
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-05-20
New research shows that a shift towards emerging coronavirus variants drove transmission in England during the Spring.

India: Marginalised communities, informal workers and women bear the brunt of COVID-19 second wave
Markela Panegyres | greenleft.org.au | 2021-05-20
India's response to COVID-19's second wave must prioritise the needs of the most marginalised, says Sion Kongari.

Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-20
Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have a couple of opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week: Mayo Clinic …

EU Lawmakers Differ on COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Waiver
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-20
No consensus was reached among the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on Wednesday regarding a proposal for a temporary waiver of patent rights for COVID-19 vaccines in a bid to speed up the global vaccine rollout. | RELATED: | Bolivia Holds Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Liberalization | Several MEPs had asked the European Commission to support a waiver of the intellectual property rights for vaccines as a core element in speeding up the rollout processes in low and m…

Researchers Find 1,000 Different Proteins in AstraZeneca's COVID Vaccine Linked to Deadly Blood Clots
Ethan Huff | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-20
A German scientist …

Why Big Pharma's Arguments Against Patent Waivers Don't Add Up
Sonali Kolhatkar | zcomm.org | 2021-05-20
While President Biden is backing the temporary lifting of COVID-19 vaccine patents, drugmakers are making dire predictions of stifled innovation and eroded public trust. What they really fear is losing profits…

COVID Vaccines Create 9 New Billionaires With Combined Wealth Greater Than Cost of Vaccinating World's Poorest Countries
commondreams.org | 2021-05-20

Koch's Americans for Prosperity Continues Its Assault on Medicaid During Covid
Don Wiener, Alex Kotch | commondreams.org | 2021-05-20
"In the states that have not expanded Medicaid, residents have to weigh the costs of health insurance and medical care against other essential needs, such as housing, food, and transportation to work." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/koch_brothers.jpg

The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act Signals Accountability for Violence Against Asian and Other Communities of Color
commondreams.org | 2021-05-20

The Heat: Africa's challenges
Mike Walter | america.cgtn.com | 2021-05-20
Africa. What are its economic and security challenges as it battles COVID-19 and looks ahead?>…

Consumer Health: Bladder cancer awareness
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-20
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, …

Consumer Health: How some types of osteoporosis drugs can hurt your bones
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-20
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. Your bones are living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn't …

Consumer Health: Stroke awareness
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-20
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 …

Mayo named a 2021 DiversityInc No. 4 on the Top Hospitals and Health Systems for Diversity
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-20
DiversityInc announced its annual Top 50 Companies for Diversity listings. Mayo Clinic was named to two specialty lists this year — No. 4 on the Top Hospitals and Health Systems list, up from No. 7 in 2020, and a new entry onto the Top Companies for People with Disabilities list at No. 19. DiversityInc's listing is …

Dr. Cheryl Willman named executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs, Director, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-20
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Cheryl Willman, M.D., has been named executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs and director of Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Willman comes to Mayo Clinic from University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center, where she has served as director and CEO for 20 years. Under Dr. Willman's leadership, University of …

Infographic: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET)
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-20
Learn more about pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.?More health tip infographics: ?mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com…

Consumer Health: Reducing your risk of breast cancer
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-20
Breast cancer will affect 1 in 8 women, according to the American Cancer Society. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S. Researchers have identified hormonal, lifestyle and environmental factors that may increase your risk of breast cancer. And an estimated 5% to 10% of breast cancers are …

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