Daily Archives: May 24, 2021

2021-05-24: News Headlines

_____ (2021-05-24). The Fight For A New Colombia. popularresistance.org On 28 April, Colombian trade unions and social movements staged a new round of Paro Nacional (National Strike) protests, the latest in an ongoing series of mobilisations to address the litany of problems impacting Colombian society. | Opposition to a planned tax reform — which strike organisers said would unfairly target the middle and working classes in what is one of Latin America's most unequal countries — was the central issue, particularly in the context of the global pandemic which has pushed an estimated five million Colombians out of work. Calls to repeal the tax reform were aligned with longe…

John Buell (2021-05-24). On How there is no Restaurant Worker Shortage, only a Shortage of Safe Jobs with Adequate Pay. juancole.com From the earliest days of the Pandemic relief initiatives business lobbies and conservative pundits have griped about the $600 Federal Unemployment Insurance supplement. They complained that combined state and federal programs would give many employed workers more income than they received in their current jobs. Workers would have an incentive to stay home to sit …

_____ (2021-05-24). War And Climate Disasters Displaced A Record Of 55 Million People In 2020. popularresistance.org Amid a raging global pandemic, a record 55 million people were displaced from their homes but still living in their countries by the end of 2020, according to the latest report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center. | While the figures have been increasing steadily for over a decade, as per the Geneva-based center's annual reports, ferocious storms, floods and conflicts displaced more people within their own country in 2020 — in spite of the global pandemic — than in any other year covered by the IDMC's reporting. Shockingly, the report found that internally displaced people outnumbered ref…

Gavin Phillips (2021-05-24). COVID-19 and the PCR Test — No Pandemic, Only Junk Data! globalresearch.ca Our world, once …

WSWS (2021-05-24). Abandonment of health measures threatens US COVID-19 resurgence. wsws.org As dangerous new variants of COVID-19 surge throughout the globe, the United States is systematically ending all measures to contain the ongoing pandemic.

WHO Watch Team (2021-05-24). As World Health Assembly starts, solidarity is missing from the agenda. peoplesdispatch.org The 74th World Health Assembly that began on Monday will have to deal with a host of challenges at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the stark inequalities in every aspect of health across the globe…

WSWS (2021-05-24). COVID-19 breaks out in Taiwan, with daily case numbers above 100. wsws.org Despite the resurgence of the pandemic globally, Taipei continued to ease restrictions, leading to what is now a dangerous outbreak.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-05-24). It's Past Time to End U.S. Funding of Israeli Violence. counterpunch.org At the end of 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic was continuing to ravage the populations of many nations, Israel stood out as a success story, administering more doses of vaccines to its modest-sized 9-million-strong population than any other country after China, the U.S., and the UK. Today, more than 60 percent of Israelis are vaccinated,

Zachary Conti (2021-05-24). IMF Proposes $50 Billion Vaccine Plan to End Pandemic and Boost Economy. indybay.org As worldwide COVID cases peak, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva unveiled a $50 billion proposal to support vaccinations of 60% of the world's population. During a G20 and European Commission summit, Georgieva argued the global vaccine investment would end the pandemic and spur $9 trillion in economic gains by 2025.

Naomi Wolf (2021-05-24). The Fascism Construction Manual. indybay.org Immediately after the proclamation of this pandemic, many elements of absolute all-around totalitarianism were put into effect in most countries of the West, even in countries that had previously been robust democracies. All of this happened very quickly and comprehensively.

Staff (2021-05-24). Venezuela to Start New Vaccination Phase with 1.3 Million Doses from China. orinocotribune.com The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, announced that 1.3 million new COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in the country from China, which would help to accelerate mass vaccination in the country. | During his speech this Sunday, May 23, the president clarified that a new phase of vaccination will start this week, with the aim to get 70% of the population vaccinated by the end of August. | "This week, a new phase of vaccination starts in the country; 1,300,000 new vaccines arrived in Venezuelans from China. More vaccines are arriving this week, and even more doses are yet to come," he stated in his Sunday address…

WSWS (2021-05-24). Israeli provocations continue as scale of Gaza damage emerges. wsws.org The United Nations said nearly 450 buildings had been damaged, including six hospitals, 53 schools and 11 primary healthcare centres, as well as more than 1,000 homes.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-24). Coronavirus Travels and Cruising with Viking. counterpunch.org It starts off as an exercise of anticipation. First comes the softening drinks and teasing morsels which find their mark. The audience at this promotions gig is well heeled, of an age where they have money to burn, but nowhere to burn it. They have not travelled on a luxurious prison of bliss for eighteen

David Swanson (2021-05-24). What The New Acceptability of the Lab Leak Origin Tells Us About Media Outlets. warisacrime.org Have you noticed that a lot of science writers have lately been saying that they were perfectly right a year ago to mock and condemn even considering a lab leak origin for Coronavirus but that now it's perfectly proper to admit that Coronavirus may very well have come from a lab? It seems to be …

Tim Sullivan (2021-05-24). A small U.S. city, battered by the virus, tells its stories. peoplesworld.org CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — The beleaguered people of Central Falls moved quickly through the high school gym's injection stations and then to rest on dozens of metal folding chairs, borrowed from the Knights of Columbus. Immunity was at hand, but no one was celebrating. Central Falls — the poorest and smallest city in the …

Staff (2021-05-24). Venezuela's COVID-19 Sunday Brief: 1,293 New Cases, 14 Deaths and 93% Recovery Rate. orinocotribune.com On Sunday, May 23, Venezuelan Minister for Communication and Information, Freddy àëáñez, informed that in the last 24 hours 1,293 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Venezuela, of which 1,291 were community transmissions and 2 were imported cases. | àëáñez informed that the state with the most infections is Zulia, with 299 cases in 16 of its 21 municipalities. | The rest of…

Al Neal (2021-05-24). Olympic sized Covid problems for Japan ahead of the Summer Games. peoplesworld.org The 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games are now two months away, and the situation does not look good. Current polls show over 80 per cent of the population want the games cancelled. The results are not surprising following the extension of a Covid-19 state of emergency in Tokyo and nine other major cities. Still, there have been no calls by …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Guidelines and nuances of wearing a face mask. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Recent COVID-19 masking guidelines announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, continue to generate a public conversation. "The decision about masking needs to be nuanced," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Wearing a mask should be based on the risk of infection, the percentage of the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). New CDC guidance for fully vaccinated adults. What does it mean? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine is now available to children ages 12 through 15 in the U.S. Here's what parents, caregivers and children need to know about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, the possible side effects, and the benefits of getting vaccinated. This is written by Mayo Clinic Staff and you can …

George Monbiot (2021-05-24). Britain's borders: wide open to Covid, slammed shut for people in need. zcomm.org The government has gone to extreme lengths to close our borders to refugees and people seeking work, yet has left them wide open to Covid-19…

Global Research News (2021-05-24). Selected Articles: Bombshell: Nobel Prize Winner Reveals — COVID Vaccine Is 'Creating Variants'. globalresearch.ca By While it is understood that viruses mutate, causing variants, French Virologist and Nobel Prize Winner Luc Montagnier contends that "it is the …

Renee Nal (2021-05-24). Bombshell: Nobel Prize Winner Reveals — COVID Vaccine Is 'Creating Variants'. globalresearch.ca While it is …

Akash Mehta (2021-05-24). Criminal Negligence: How New York State Let Covid-19 Run Rampant in Prisons. thenation.com Criminal Negligence: How New York State Let Covid-19 Run Rampant in Prisons…

WSWS (2021-05-24). UK government relaxes mask wearing in schools as it lifts safety restrictions amid spread of new Covid variant. wsws.org Mask wearing was the main, albeit limited, protection afforded to educators and pupils when schools reopened early March.

Editor2 (2021-05-24). Targeting Nicaragua: How Billionaire Foundations Fund NGOs to Advance US Foreign Policy Goals. orinocotribune.com By Rick Sterling — May 21, 2021 | US foreign policy is increasingly promoted by billionaire funded foundations. The neoliberal era has created individuals with incredible wealth and through "philanthropy", they flex their influence and feel good at the same time. While these philanthropists can be liberal on some issues, they universally support U.S. foreign policy and the "free market". Because many of these super-rich individuals made their wealth through investments and speculation, most do not like a planned economy, socialized services beyond the private sector or greater government control. | These meg…

Roger Harris (2021-05-24). U.S. trying to extradite Venezuelan Diplomat for the "crime" of securing food for the hungry: the case of Alex Saab v. The Empire. mronline.org The case of Alex Saab raises dangerous precedents in terms of extraterritorial judicial abuse, violation of diplomatic status, and even the use of torture to extract false confessions. | May 24, 2021…

Rick Sterling (2021-05-24). Why Shady Billionaire-Funded NGOs Pushed a PBS Report on Nicaraguan "Conflict Beef" mintpressnews.com MISKITO COAST, NICARAGUA — There is much truth in the old saying, "He who pays the piper, calls the tune," and the neoliberal era has spawned individuals with incredible wealth who, through "philanthropy," can feel good and flex their influence at the same time. While these philanthropists can be liberal on some issues, they almost universally support U.S. foreign policy and the "free market;" and, because many of these super-rich individuals made their wealth through investments and speculation, most do not like a planned economy, socialized services beyond the private sector, or greater government control…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Top tips for reducing heart attack and stroke risk. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My sister just turned 50. She went in for a standard cardiac checkup and learned she has high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The doctor told her that since our mom also had these issues, she must drastically change her diet, increase her exercise, and take medications to lessen her risk for a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). Consumer Health: Smoking and rheumatoid arthritis — what's the connection? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Arthritis Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about the connection between smoking and rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect more than just your joints. In some people, the condition can damage a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). Mayo named a 2021 DiversityInc No. 4 on the Top Hospitals and Health Systems for Diversity. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). Consumer Health: What do you know about inflammatory bowel disease? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World IBD Day will be observed on Wednesday, May 19, which makes this a good time to learn more about how these disorders are similar and different. Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is an umbrella term used to describe disorders that involve chronic inflammation of your digestive tract. Inflammatory bowel disease can be …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). Dr. Prathibha Varkey named president of Mayo Clinic Health System. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S., has been named president of Mayo Clinic Health System, effective August 16, 2021.Dr. Varkey will partner with Mary Jo Williamson, chief administrative officer, Mayo Clinic Health System, to lead the strategy and operations of the health system's 17 hospitals and nearly 50 community clinics across Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin."We're …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). Consumer Health: Reducing your risk of breast cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). Consumer Health: How some types of osteoporosis drugs can hurt your bones. 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. Your bones are living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn't …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joins national call to get HPV vaccinations back on track. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has joined 71 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in calling on the nation's health care providers, parents and young adults to help get HPV vaccinations back on track. HPV causes several types of cancers, and nearly everyone gets infected with HPV by age 50. "Mayo Clinic recommends …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). Consumer Health: Recovering from a stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about stroke and stroke rehabilitation. 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). Dr. Cheryl Willman named executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs, Director, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Bladder cancer patients require ongoing surveillance. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Bladder cancer is a common type of cancer that begins in the cells of the bladder, a hollow muscular organ in the lower abdomen that stores urine. Bladder cancer signs and symptoms can include blood in the urine, frequent or painful urination, and back pain. "The vast majority of bladder cancer patients are diagnosed with cancer that's not …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). Science Saturday: Explaining cholesterol, research and regeneration. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Isobel Scarisbrick, Ph.D., directs the Neural Repair Laboratory within Mayo Clinic's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her lab examines central nervous system repair after injury, such as traumatic spinal cord injury or a disease like multiple sclerosis (MS). A major area of innovation for the lab is improving nerve regeneration by identifying what helps or hinders that process. Cholesterol, the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). AI-enabled EKGs find difference between numerical age and biological age significantly affects health, longevity. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — You might be older ? or younger ? than you think. A new study found that differences between a person's age in years and his or her biological age, as predicted by an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled EKG, can provide measurable insights into health and longevity. The AI model accurately predicted the age …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips to 'stop the bleed' in an emergency. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you came upon an emergency where a person is bleeding, would you know what to do? During National Trauma Month, May 20 is acknowledged as Stop the Bleed Day — a day to teach people how to take to control of serious bleeding. In this demonstration, Gwen Meyer, a Trauma Center nurse and trauma …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-05-24). America's Public Health System Is Utterly Corrupt. globalresearch.ca A sure sign …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-24). New Imperial partnership to explore science communication in Poland and the UK. imperial.ac.uk Imperial is to collaborate with four leading universities in Poland to improve science communication in the two countries.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-24). European experts debate emerging tech regulation at Forum panel. imperial.ac.uk An expert panel discussed the upcoming EU AI regulation and how we can responsibly regulate emerging technologies like facial recognition.

priscilla (2021-05-23). Elections in Peru: Shift to the Left or Slide Backwards to the Far Right? dsausa.org RSVP Here Stakes are high as Peruvians go to the polls to elect their next President on June 6th. The country has been devastated by the mismanagement of the COVID-19 crisis, which has led to tens of thousands of reported deaths, mass employment, and economic decline. The two candidates in the second round of the…

Staff (2021-05-23). More Seniors May Need Rehabilitative Therapy Due to Sheltering During COVID. truthout.org Ronald Lindquist, 87, has been active all his life. So, he wasn't prepared for what happened when he stopped going out during the coronavirus pandemic and spent most of his time, inactive, at home. | "I found it hard to get up and get out of bed," said Lindquist, who lives with his wife of 67 years in Palm Springs, California. "I just wanted to lay around. I lost my desire to do things." | Physically, Lindquist noticed that getting up out of a chair was difficult, as was getting into and out o…

Mike Whitney (2021-05-23). Ten "Good News" Covid Stories You Probably Missed. globalresearch.ca If you're one …

Staff (2021-05-23). Gaza Expecting Surge in COVID Cases Due to Crowding While Sheltering From Bombs. truthout.org As healthcare workers in Gaza cope with the aftermath of the Israel Defense Forces' 11-day bombardment campaign, health officials on Saturday expressed fear that the effects of thousands of Palestinians crowding into shelters for safety from the airstrikes was becoming apparent as coronavirus cases appeared to surge in the besieged territory. | More than 1,900 people were injured in the IDF attacks, with people of all ages crowding hospitals and forcing officials to evacuate Covid-19 patie…

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2021-05-24: Social Media Postees

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The Fight For A New Colombia
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-24
On 28 April, Colombian trade unions and social movements staged a new round of Paro Nacional (National Strike) protests, the latest in an ongoing series of mobilisations to address the litany of problems impacting Colombian society. | Opposition to a planned tax reform — which strike organisers said would unfairly target the middle and working classes in what is one of Latin America's most unequal countries — was the central issue, particularly in the context of the global pandemic which has pushed an estimated five million Colombians out of work. Calls to repeal the tax reform were aligned with longe…
popularresistance.org/the-fight-for-a-new-colombia/

War And Climate Disasters Displaced A Record Of 55 Million People In 2020
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-24
Amid a raging global pandemic, a record 55 million people were displaced from their homes but still living in their countries by the end of 2020, according to the latest report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center. | While the figures have been increasing steadily for over a decade, as per the Geneva-based center's annual reports, ferocious storms, floods and conflicts displaced more people within their own country in 2020 — in spite of the global pandemic — than in any other year covered by the IDMC's reporting. Shockingly, the report found that internally displaced people outnumbered ref…
popularresistance.org/war-and-climate-disasters-displaced-a-record-of-55-million-people-in-2020/

On How there is no Restaurant Worker Shortage, only a Shortage of Safe Jobs with Adequate Pay
John Buell | juancole.com | 2021-05-24
From the earliest days of the Pandemic relief initiatives business lobbies and conservative pundits have griped about the $600 Federal Unemployment Insurance supplement. They complained that combined state and federal programs would give many employed workers more income than they received in their current jobs. Workers would have an incentive to stay home to sit …
juancole.com/2021/05/restaurant-shortage-adequate.html

Abandonment of health measures threatens US COVID-19 resurgence
wsws.org | 2021-05-24
As dangerous new variants of COVID-19 surge throughout the globe, the United States is systematically ending all measures to contain the ongoing pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/24/pers-m24.html

As World Health Assembly starts, solidarity is missing from the agenda
WHO Watch Team | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-24
The 74th World Health Assembly that began on Monday will have to deal with a host of challenges at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the stark inequalities in every aspect of health across the globe…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/24/as-world-health-assembly-starts-solidarity-is-missing-from-the-agenda/

COVID-19 breaks out in Taiwan, with daily case numbers above 100
wsws.org | 2021-05-24
Despite the resurgence of the pandemic globally, Taipei continued to ease restrictions, leading to what is now a dangerous outbreak.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/24/taiw-m24.html

COVID-19 and the PCR Test — No Pandemic, Only Junk Data!
Gavin Phillips | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-24
Our world, once …
globalresearch.ca/covid-19-pcr-test-no-pandemic-only-junk-data/5746038

IMF Proposes $50 Billion Vaccine Plan to End Pandemic and Boost Economy
Zachary Conti | indybay.org | 2021-05-24
As worldwide COVID cases peak, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva unveiled a $50 billion proposal to support vaccinations of 60% of the world's population. During a G20 and European Commission summit, Georgieva argued the global vaccine investment would end the pandemic and spur $9 trillion in economic gains by 2025.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/21/18842679.php

It's Past Time to End U.S. Funding of Israeli Violence
Sonali Kolhatkar | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-24
At the end of 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic was continuing to ravage the populations of many nations, Israel stood out as a success story, administering more doses of vaccines to its modest-sized 9-million-strong population than any other country after China, the U.S., and the UK. Today, more than 60 percent of Israelis are vaccinated,…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/24/its-past-time-to-end-u-s-funding-of-israeli-violence/

The Fascism Construction Manual
Naomi Wolf | indybay.org | 2021-05-24
Immediately after the proclamation of this pandemic, many elements of absolute all-around totalitarianism were put into effect in most countries of the West, even in countries that had previously been robust democracies. All of this happened very quickly and comprehensively.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/24/18842722.php

Coronavirus Travels and Cruising with Viking
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-24
It starts off as an exercise of anticipation. First comes the softening drinks and teasing morsels which find their mark. The audience at this promotions gig is well heeled, of an age where they have money to burn, but nowhere to burn it. They have not travelled on a luxurious prison of bliss for eighteen…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/24/coronavirus-travels-and-cruising-with-viking/

Venezuela to Start New Vaccination Phase with 1.3 Million Doses from China
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-24
The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, announced that 1.3 million new COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in the country from China, which would help to accelerate mass vaccination in the country. | During his speech this Sunday, May 23, the president clarified that a new phase of vaccination will start this week, with the aim to get 70% of the population vaccinated by the end of August. | "This week, a new phase of vaccination starts in the country; 1,300,000 new vaccines arrived in Venezuelans from China. More vaccines are arriving this week, and even more doses are yet to come," he stated in his Sunday address…
orinocotribune.com/venezuela-to-start-new-vaccination-phase-with-1-3-million-doses-from-china/

Venezuela to Start New Vaccination Phase with 1.3 Million Doses from China
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-24
The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, announced that 1.3 million new COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in the country from China, which would help to accelerate mass vaccination in the country. | During his speech this Sunday, May 23, the president clarified that a new phase of vaccination will start this week, with the aim to get 70% of the population vaccinated by the end of August. | "This week, a new phase of vaccination starts in the country; 1,300,000 new vaccines arrived in Venezuelans from China. More vaccines are arriving this week, and even more doses are yet to come," he stated in his Sunday address…
orinocotribune.com/venezuela-to-start-new-vaccination-phase-with-1-3-million-doses-from-china/

What The New Acceptability of the Lab Leak Origin Tells Us About Media Outlets
David Swanson | warisacrime.org | 2021-05-24
Have you noticed that a lot of science writers have lately been saying that they were perfectly right a year ago to mock and condemn even considering a lab leak origin for Coronavirus but that now it's perfectly proper to admit that Coronavirus may very well have come from a lab? It seems to be … Continue reading "What The New Acceptability of the Lab Leak Origin Tells Us About Media Outlets"
warisacrime.org/2021/05/24/what-the-new-acceptability-of-the-lab-leak-origin-tells-us-about-media-outlets/

Israeli provocations continue as scale of Gaza damage emerges
wsws.org | 2021-05-24
The United Nations said nearly 450 buildings had been damaged, including six hospitals, 53 schools and 11 primary healthcare centres, as well as more than 1,000 homes.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/24/gaza-m24.html

Venezuela's COVID-19 Sunday Brief: 1,293 New Cases, 14 Deaths and 93% Recovery Rate
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-24
On Sunday, May 23, Venezuelan Minister for Communication and Information, Freddy àëáñez, informed that in the last 24 hours 1,293 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Venezuela, of which 1,291 were community transmissions and 2 were imported cases. | àëáñez informed that the state with the most infections is Zulia, with 299 cases in 16 of its 21 municipalities. | RELATED CONTENT: Sanctions, Making Venezuela Scream: A Conversation with Alexander Main (Part I) | The rest of…
orinocotribune.com/venezuelas-covid-19-sunday-brief-1293-new-cases-14-deaths-and-93-recovery-rate/

Olympic sized Covid problems for Japan ahead of the Summer Games
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2021-05-24
The 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games are now two months away, and the situation does not look good. Current polls show over 80 per cent of the population want the games cancelled. The results are not surprising following the extension of a Covid-19 state of emergency in Tokyo and nine other major cities. Still, there have been no calls by …
peoplesworld.org/article/olympic-sized-covid-problems-for-japan-ahead-of-the-summer-games/

Selected Articles: Bombshell: Nobel Prize Winner Reveals — COVID Vaccine Is 'Creating Variants'
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-24
Bombshell: Nobel Prize Winner Reveals — COVID Vaccine Is 'Creating Variants' | By Renee Nal, May 24, 2021 | While it is understood that viruses mutate, causing variants, French Virologist and Nobel Prize Winner Luc Montagnier contends that "it is the …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-bombshell-nobel-prize-winner-reveals-covid-vaccine-is-creating-variants/5746055

The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for children
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-24
A coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine is now available to children ages 12 through 15 in the U.S. Here's what parents, caregivers and children need to know about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, the possible side effects, and the benefits of getting vaccinated. This is written by Mayo Clinic Staff and you can …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-covid-19-vaccines-for-children/

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Guidelines and nuances of wearing a face mask
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-24
Recent COVID-19 masking guidelines announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, continue to generate a public conversation. "The decision about masking needs to be nuanced," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Wearing a mask should be based on the risk of infection, the percentage of the …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-qa-podcast-guidelines-and-nuances-of-wearing-a-face-mask/

Bombshell: Nobel Prize Winner Reveals — COVID Vaccine Is 'Creating Variants'
Renee Nal | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-24
While it is …
globalresearch.ca/bombshell-nobel-prize-winner-reveals-covid-vaccine-creating-variants/5746003

Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-24
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 …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-offers-covid-19-walk-in-vaccine-clinics-in-rochester/

UK government relaxes mask wearing in schools as it lifts safety restrictions amid spread of new Covid variant
wsws.org | 2021-05-24
Mask wearing was the main, albeit limited, protection afforded to educators and pupils when schools reopened early March.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/24/mask-m24.html

Criminal Negligence: How New York State Let Covid-19 Run Rampant in Prisons
Akash Mehta | thenation.com | 2021-05-24
Criminal Negligence: How New York State Let Covid-19 Run Rampant in Prisons…
thenation.com/article/society/covid-prison-new-york/

New CDC guidance for fully vaccinated adults. What does it mean?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-24
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 …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/new-cdc-guidance-for-fully-vaccinated-adults-what-does-it-mean/

Britain's borders: wide open to Covid, slammed shut for people in need
George Monbiot | zcomm.org | 2021-05-24
The government has gone to extreme lengths to close our borders to refugees and people seeking work, yet has left them wide open to Covid-19…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/britains-borders-wide-open-to-covid-slammed-shut-for-people-in-need/

U.S. trying to extradite Venezuelan Diplomat for the "crime" of securing food for the hungry: the case of Alex Saab v. The Empire
Roger Harris | mronline.org | 2021-05-24
The case of Alex Saab raises dangerous precedents in terms of extraterritorial judicial abuse, violation of diplomatic status, and even the use of torture to extract false confessions. | May 24, 2021…
mronline.org/2021/05/24/u-s-trying-to-extradite-venezuelan-diplomat-for-the-crime-of-securing-food-for-the-hungry-the-case-of-alex-saab-v-the-empire/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=u-s-trying-to-extradite-venezuelan-diplomat-for-the-crime-of-securing-food-for-the-hungry-the-case-of-alex-saab-v-the-empire

A small U.S. city, battered by the virus, tells its stories
Tim Sullivan | peoplesworld.org | 2021-05-24
CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — The beleaguered people of Central Falls moved quickly through the high school gym's injection stations and then to rest on dozens of metal folding chairs, borrowed from the Knights of Columbus. Immunity was at hand, but no one was celebrating. Central Falls — the poorest and smallest city in the …
peoplesworld.org/article/a-little-u-s-city-battered-by-the-virus-tells-its-stories/

Targeting Nicaragua: How Billionaire Foundations Fund NGOs to Advance US Foreign Policy Goals
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-24
By Rick Sterling — May 21, 2021 | US foreign policy is increasingly promoted by billionaire funded foundations. The neoliberal era has created individuals with incredible wealth and through "philanthropy", they flex their influence and feel good at the same time. While these philanthropists can be liberal on some issues, they universally support U.S. foreign policy and the "free market". Because many of these super-rich individuals made their wealth through investments and speculation, most do not like a planned economy, socialized services beyond the private sector or greater government control. | These meg…
orinocotribune.com/targeting-nicaragua-how-billionaire-foundations-fund-ngos-to-advance-us-foreign-policy-goals/

Why Shady Billionaire-Funded NGOs Pushed a PBS Report on Nicaraguan "Conflict Beef"
Rick Sterling | mintpressnews.com | 2021-05-24
MISKITO COAST, NICARAGUA — There is much truth in the old saying, "He who pays the piper, calls the tune," and the neoliberal era has spawned individuals with incredible wealth who, through "philanthropy," can feel good and flex their influence at the same time. While these philanthropists can be liberal on some issues, they almost universally support U.S. foreign policy and the "free market;" and, because many of these super-rich individuals made their wealth through investments and speculation, most do not like a planned economy, socialized services beyond the private sector, or greater government control…
mintpressnews.com/billionaire-funded-ngo-pbs-report-nicaragua-conflict-beef/277318/

America's Public Health System Is Utterly Corrupt
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-24
A sure sign …
globalresearch.ca/america-public-health-system-utterly-corrupt/5746071

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Bladder cancer patients require ongoing surveillance
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-24
Bladder cancer is a common type of cancer that begins in the cells of the bladder, a hollow muscular organ in the lower abdomen that stores urine. Bladder cancer signs and symptoms can include blood in the urine, frequent or painful urination, and back pain. "The vast majority of bladder cancer patients are diagnosed with cancer that's not …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-qa-podcast-bladder-cancer-patients-require-ongoing-surveillance/

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joins national call to get HPV vaccinations back on track
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-24
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has joined 71 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in calling on the nation's health care providers, parents and young adults to help get HPV vaccinations back on track. HPV causes several types of cancers, and nearly everyone gets infected with HPV by age 50. "Mayo Clinic recommends …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-cancer-center-joins-national-call-to-get-hpv-vaccinations-back-on-track/

Consumer Health: What do you know about inflammatory bowel disease?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-24
World IBD Day will be observed on Wednesday, May 19, which makes this a good time to learn more about how these disorders are similar and different. Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is an umbrella term used to describe disorders that involve chronic inflammation of your digestive tract. Inflammatory bowel disease can be …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-what-do-you-know-about-inflammatory-bowel-disease/

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Top tips for reducing heart attack and stroke risk
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-24
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My sister just turned 50. She went in for a standard cardiac checkup and learned she has high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The doctor told her that since our mom also had these issues, she must drastically change her diet, increase her exercise, and take medications to lessen her risk for a …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-q-and-a-top-tips-for-reducing-heart-attack-and-stroke-risk/

Dr. Cheryl Willman named executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs, Director, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-24
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 …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/dr-cheryl-willman-named-executive-director-of-mayo-clinic-cancer-programs-director-mayo-clinic-comprehensive-cancer-center/

Consumer Health: How some types of osteoporosis drugs can hurt your bones
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-24
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 …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-how-some-types-of-osteoporosis-drugs-can-hurt-your-bones/

Science Saturday: Explaining cholesterol, research and regeneration
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-24
Isobel Scarisbrick, Ph.D., directs the Neural Repair Laboratory within Mayo Clinic's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her lab examines central nervous system repair after injury, such as traumatic spinal cord injury or a disease like multiple sclerosis (MS). A major area of innovation for the lab is improving nerve regeneration by identifying what helps or hinders that process. Cholesterol, the …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/science-saturday-explaining-cholesterol-research-and-regeneration/

Dr. Prathibha Varkey named president of Mayo Clinic Health System
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-24
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S., has been named president of Mayo Clinic Health System, effective August 16, 2021.Dr. Varkey will partner with Mary Jo Williamson, chief administrative officer, Mayo Clinic Health System, to lead the strategy and operations of the health system's 17 hospitals and nearly 50 community clinics across Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin."We're …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/dr-prathibha-varkey-named-president-of-mayo-clinic-health-system/

Consumer Health: Recovering from a stroke
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-24
May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about stroke and stroke rehabilitation. 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 …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-recovering-from-a-stroke/

Consumer Health: Reducing your risk of breast cancer
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-24
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 …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-reducing-your-risk-of-breast-cancer/

Mayo named a 2021 DiversityInc No. 4 on the Top Hospitals and Health Systems for Diversity
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-24
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 …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-named-a-2021-diversityinc-no-4-on-the-top-hospitals-and-health-systems-for-diversity/

Consumer Health: Smoking and rheumatoid arthritis — what's the connection?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-24
May is Arthritis Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about the connection between smoking and rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect more than just your joints. In some people, the condition can damage a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-smoking-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-whats-the-connection/

AI-enabled EKGs find difference between numerical age and biological age significantly affects health, longevity
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-24
ROCHESTER, Minn. — You might be older ? or younger ? than you think. A new study found that differences between a person's age in years and his or her biological age, as predicted by an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled EKG, can provide measurable insights into health and longevity. The AI model accurately predicted the age …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ai-enabled-ekgs-find-difference-between-numerical-age-and-biological-age-significantly-affects-health-longevity/

Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips to 'stop the bleed' in an emergency
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-24
If you came upon an emergency where a person is bleeding, would you know what to do? During National Trauma Month, May 20 is acknowledged as Stop the Bleed Day — a day to teach people how to take to control of serious bleeding. In this demonstration, Gwen Meyer, a Trauma Center nurse and trauma …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-minute-tips-to-stop-the-bleed-in-an-emergency/

European experts debate emerging tech regulation at Forum panel
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-05-24
An expert panel discussed the upcoming EU AI regulation and how we can responsibly regulate emerging technologies like facial recognition.
imperial.ac.uk/news/221993/european-experts-debate-emerging-tech-regulation

New Imperial partnership to explore science communication in Poland and the UK
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-05-24
Imperial is to collaborate with four leading universities in Poland to improve science communication in the two countries.
imperial.ac.uk/news/222013/new-imperial-partnership-explore-science-communication

Elections in Peru: Shift to the Left or Slide Backwards to the Far Right?
priscilla | dsausa.org | 2021-05-23
RSVP Here Stakes are high as Peruvians go to the polls to elect their next President on June 6th. The country has been devastated by the mismanagement of the COVID-19 crisis, which has led to tens of thousands of reported deaths, mass employment, and economic decline. The two candidates in the second round of the…
dsausa.org/calendar/elections-in-peru-shift-to-the-left-or-slide-backwards-to-the-far-right/

IMF Proposes $50 Billion Vaccine Plan to End Pandemic and Boost Economy
Zachary Conti | indybay.org | 2021-05-23
As worldwide COVID cases peak, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva unveiled a $50 billion proposal to support vaccinations of 60% of the world's population. During a G20 and European Commission summit, Georgieva argued the global vaccine investment would end the pandemic and spur $9 trillion in economic gains by 2025.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/21/18842679.php

More Seniors May Need Rehabilitative Therapy Due to Sheltering During COVID
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-23
Ronald Lindquist, 87, has been active all his life. So, he wasn't prepared for what happened when he stopped going out during the coronavirus pandemic and spent most of his time, inactive, at home. | "I found it hard to get up and get out of bed," said Lindquist, who lives with his wife of 67 years in Palm Springs, California. "I just wanted to lay around. I lost my desire to do things." | Physically, Lindquist noticed that getting up out of a chair was difficult, as was getting into and out o…
truthout.org/articles/more-seniors-may-need-rehabilitative-therapy-due-to-sheltering-during-covid/

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