2021-05-26: Social Media Postees

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Colombia: Broad general strike challenges 'narc-oligarchy'
John Catalinotto | workers.org | 2021-05-26
May 23 — The general strike against anti-poor "reforms" in Colombia is finishing its fourth week. So far, every test of strength has shown popular support has grown in defiance of police and fascist murders and beatings of protesters and the threat of COVID-19, which has already killed 85,000 people. . . . | Continue reading Colombia: Broad general strike challenges 'narc-oligarchy' at Workers.org

What The New Acceptability of the Lab Leak Origin Tells Us About Media Outlets
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-26
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…

Marcus Smith "Died Like an Animal" When Cops Hogtied Him. Police Have Known for Decades It Can Kill
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-26
Despite decades of warnings against the practice, police departments across the country continue to hogtie people during arrests, sometimes with fatal results. On September 8, 2018, Marcus Smith, a 38-year-old homeless Black man in Greensboro, North Carolina, was facing a mental health crisis and asked police officers for help. Instead, eight white officers brutally and fatally hogtied him. Police videos show officers pushed Smith face down on the street and tied a belt around his ankles, then attached it to his cuffed hands so tightly that his knees were lifted off the pavement. Smith's family filed a lawsuit in…

Headlines for May 26, 2021
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-26
George Floyd's Family Calls for Passage of Policing Act as Nation Marks One Year Since His Killing, Blinken Says U.S. Will Reopen Jerusalem Consulate, Pledges Aid for Gaza as U.S. OKs New Arms Sales to Israel, Israel Arrests Hundreds of Palestinians; UNRWA Head Apologizes for Remarks on Israeli Assault, U.S. Joins Calls to Further Probe Origins of COVID-19, 50% of U.S. Adults Fully Vaccinated; Moderna's Vaccine Is 100% Effective in 12- to 17-Year-Olds, Kristen Clarke Sworn In as First Black Woman to Lead the DOJ's Civil Rights Division, Iraqi Security Forces Kill Protester at Rally Demanding Accountability for Mu…

The rise of a rare COVID-19 complication known as "black fungus" adds to India's misery in the pandemic
wsws.org | 2021-05-26
A rare complication of COVID-19 is becoming an epidemic in India known as black fungus, which is a byproduct of the impact of the COVID-19 infection on the immune system, using corticosteroids to treat COVID-19 and the high prevalence of diabetes in that country among the population.

India's COVID-19 pandemic: Anatomy of a social crime
wsws.org | 2021-05-26
According to the official tally–a gross undercount–total infections have more than doubled in the past eight weeks, rising from 12.1 to 26.9 million, while deaths have increased by 89 percent to total 307,231.

The pandemic economy hit women workers hardest, but they're fighting back
Anita Waters | peoplesworld.org | 2021-05-26
Five and a half million women lost their jobs in 2020; Black, Latina, and Asian women were hit the hardest. With schools and child care centers closed, women were burdened with increased demands for their unpaid labor. "Confronting the Covid Economy: Women Fight Back," a virtual Town Hall gathering May 2, addressed head-on the economic …

Nicaragua's Inspiring Response to COVID-19
Rohan Rice | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-26
Little attention has …

Amid raging pandemic, Peruvian police evict thousands of working class families
wsws.org | 2021-05-26
The violent evictions of the unemployed and homeless is one more crime in the Peruvian government's homicidal handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID Has Catalyzed a Wave of Tenant Organizing
Robert R. Raymond | zcomm.org | 2021-05-26
Please Help ZNet Source: Truthout Fifty billion dollars. That's the amount of past-due rent accumulated during the first year of the pandemic, according to some estimates. And with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) eviction moratorium now facing trouble in court and set to expire at the end of Read…

Sri Lankan government imposes censorship as experts warn of coronavirus surge
wsws.org | 2021-05-26
President Rajapakse has warned state officials not to make any unauthorised media statements about COVID-19, fearing it could provoke opposition against the government's criminal response.

How are the Children? – Silent Screams
Rubikon editors | indybay.org | 2021-05-26
How could adults do this to them when the risk of contracting Covid-19 is extremely low compared to other risks in life? A lost generation is growing up under our eyes. Those who remain silent and only watch are sinning against growing, still malleable souls and against the future of all of us.

BLM: American Revolution Spreads Around the Globe
WillOfMany | indybay.org | 2021-05-26
The world changed not only because of COVID-19 pandemic beyond 2020. Political and economic crisis has led to growing of various protest movements. The widest and most active emerged in the USA. The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement gained the largest extent. It demands from the American government not even reforms but revolutionary changes in the national social political course concerning people of color.

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Guidelines and nuances of wearing a face mask
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-26
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 …

News From Home, and Other People's Homes
Hira Nabi | thenation.com | 2021-05-26
News From Home, and Other People's Homes…

Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-26
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 …

The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for children
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-26
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 …

Mayo Clinic updates masking, in-person meeting guidance
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-26
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance on May 13 stating that people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 do not need to socially distance or wear a mask indoors in most settings. This updated guidance excluded certain environments, including health care facilities. Mayo Clinic has reviewed its guidance for masking, distancing and …

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates ease physician shortage in world affected by COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-26
Ninety-eight students took part in commencement events on Friday, May 21, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine ? Arizona Campus and Sunday, May 23, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. This is the first multistate commencement for Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and the first commencement for the inaugural class of students …

Nestlé Workers Demand Equal Pay For Equal Work
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-26
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, workers at the Nestlé manufacturing plant in Toronto's west end are facing unfair conditions including part-time pay, pension cuts and precarious employment, and management is unwilling to negotiate a reasonable contract with its employees. As of May 19, more than 470 workers are on indefinite strike. | Workers at the factory, which produces Kit Kat bars and is the the only manufacturer of Coffee Crisp in the world, started their picket line on May Day 2021. Long-term disputes around the security of permanent employment and a defined benefit pension plan have previously disrupted pro…

The Fascism Construction Manual
Naomi Wolf | indybay.org | 2021-05-26
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.

Nicaraguan Opposition Candidate Chamorro Received USAID Money
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-26
Cristiana Chamorro, former director of Nicaragua's Violeta Barrios de Chamorro Foundation for Reconciliation and Democracy, was accused of money laundering in an investigation led by the Ministry of the Interior (MIGOB) and the Nicaraguan Government Prosecutor's Office. | Her NGO is being investigated for having received more than $6 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) since 2015. More than half of that money ($3.7 million) went to influence thi…

Progressive Health Care Advocates Launch New Campaign Against Blue Cross Blue Shield on Same Day As Insurer's Annual Shareholder Meeting
Johanna Kichton | peoplesaction.org | 2021-05-26
"Care Over Cost" Campaign Demands Behemoth Health Insurer Put People Before Profit by Halting Rate Increases and Approving Claims Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.–On the same day as Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield's (BCBS) annual shareholder meeting, health insurance consumers and health justice advocates launched Care Over Cost, a campaign against the behemoth …

Imperial launches a new era of digital chemistry
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-05-26
Imperial has launched a new Institute for Digital Molecular Design and Fabrication, aiming to transform the way chemistry is done.

Consumer Health: Recovering from a stroke
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-26
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 …

Consumer Health: Meditation for healthy living
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-26
World Meditation Day will be observed on Friday, May 21, which makes this a good time to learn more about the benefits of meditation. Meditation is a type of mind-body medicine that's been practice for thousands of years. Of the many forms of meditation, most have in common a quiet setting, a comfortable position, focused …

Consumer Health: What do you know about inflammatory bowel disease?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-26
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 …

Consumer Health: What do you know about Lou Gehrig's disease?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-26
May is ALS Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about Lou Gehrig's disease, which is also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive nervous system disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of muscle control. More than 5,000 people …

Mayo named a 2021 DiversityInc No. 4 on the Top Hospitals and Health Systems for Diversity
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-26
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 …

Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips to 'stop the bleed' in an emergency
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-26
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 …

Mayo Clinic Minute: Think 'FAST' to recognize a stroke
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-26
Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the U.S., according to the American Stroke Association. May is National Stroke Awareness Month. If someone is suffering a stroke, every second counts. And the faster a patient receives treatment, the better the odds for a positive outcome. Watch: The …

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joins national call to get HPV vaccinations back on track
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-26
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 …

AI-enabled EKGs find difference between numerical age and biological age significantly affects health, longevity
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-26
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 …

Consumer Health: Understanding the link between depression and pain
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-26
Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave, and it can lead to emotional and physical problems. Depression and pain are closely related. Depression can cause pain, and pain can cause depression. Sometimes pain and depression create a vicious cycle …

Mayo Clinic Q and A: 21st century stroke prevention strategies
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-26
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A family member had a stroke a month ago. I'm 45 years old, and I maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a good diet. What steps can I take to make sure this doesn't happen to me? ANSWER: A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted …

Dr. Prathibha Varkey named president of Mayo Clinic Health System
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-26
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 …

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Detecting and treating thoracic aortic aneurysms
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-26
A thoracic aortic aneurysm is a weakened area in the major blood vessel that feeds blood to the body. When the aorta is weak, blood pushing against the vessel wall can cause it to bulge like a balloon. This is called an aneurysm. Depending on the cause, size and growth rate, your thoracic aortic aneurysm …

Science Saturday: Macrophage communication is key during viral infection
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-26
A new finding from Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues may suggest treatment options for severe viral infections and new avenues for research into tissue regeneration after injury. The paper, published in Immunity, examines the work of immune cells called macrophages that stay deep in the lungs. These cells are found in the part of the lungs …

Headlines for May 25, 2021
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-25
U.S. Secretary of State Reaffirms Israel's "Right to Self-Defense" After Meeting with Israeli PM, Israel to End All COVID-19 Restrictions; Gaza Assault Increases Risk to Unvaccinated Palestinians, WHO Director Decries "Scandalous Inequity" on Vaccinations "That's Perpetuating the Pandemic", Los Angeles to Fully Reopen Classrooms in the Fall, with Remote Learning Options, Mexico City Protesters Demand Vaccines for Students Before a Return to Classes, China Blasts Wall Street Journal Report Suggesting Coronavirus Escaped from Wuhan Lab, European Union Sanctions Belarus over "Hijacking" of Ryanair Plane and "Kidnapp…

Progressive forces in Italy slam Global Health Summit, demand free and universal vaccination
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-25
Leftist parties and trade unions in Italy organized demonstrations and a health workers' strike on May 21-22 to protest the neoliberal agenda behind the G20 Global Health Summit in Rome, as well as the anti-people policies of the Mario Draghi-led government…

Mexico Gets All the Shares of Deer Park Oil Refinery in Texas
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-25
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) announced the purchase of the Deer Park oil refinery in Houston for a US$600 million deal. | RELATED: | AMLO Thanks Cuba For Helping Mexico To Fight COVID-19 | Dutch oil company Shell agreed to sell its 50 percent of the refinery's share to the state-owned Mexican Petroleum Company (PEMEX) in a deal set to boost Mexico's energy self-sufficiency by 2023. | "This acquisition will be fully financed by the federal government and the sal…

Chile Begins Vaccinating People Under 30 Against COVID-19
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-25
Chile on Tuesday began vaccinating people under the age of 30 as part of the country's mass inoculation campaign against COVID-19, which has immunized 50 percent of the target population so far. | RELATED: | Bolivia and Chile To Discuss Ways To Boost Their Relations | According to the Ministry of Health, 15,200,840 people, or 80 percent of the country's total population, will be inoculated by June 30, including about 23 percent between 18 and 29 years old. | In an event to kick off…

Brazilian Judge Orders Bolsonaro To Protect Indigenous Peoples
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-25
Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) on Monday ordered President Jair Bolsonaro's administration to take "all means necessary to protect Indigenous populations' lives, health, and safety" in the Yanomami and Munduruku lands, which are located in the states of Roraima, Para, Amazonas, and Mato Grosso. | RELATED | Brazil Adds 790 COVID Deaths in 24 Hours and Approaches 450,000 | In these territories, illegal miners, loggers, and agribusiness have been attacking and harassing thes…

Clear Surgical Masks Create More Positive Interactions With Patients
Slomski A. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-25
Removing the barrier that surgical masks create can help protect the patient-physician relationship during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the authors of a trial in JAMA Surgery.

FDA Ethically Obligated to Pull COVID Injections Off the Market, or Risk Becoming Complicit in Crimes Against Humanity
Lance Johnson | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-25
The Food and …

How Texas Killed COVID
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-25
In March, Governor …

How are the Children? – Silent Screams
Rubikon editors | indybay.org | 2021-05-25
How could adults do this to them when the risk of contracting Covid-19 is extremely low compared to other risks in life? A lost generation is growing up under our eyes. Those who remain silent and only watch are sinning against growing, still malleable souls and against the future of all of us.

IMF Proposes $50 Billion Vaccine Plan to End Pandemic and Boost Economy
Zachary Conti | indybay.org | 2021-05-25
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.

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Guidelines and nuances of wearing a face mask
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-25
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 …

Studying Allergic Reactions to mRNA Vaccines
Rubin R. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-25
A new National Institutes of Health phase 2 trial aims to assess whether people with a history of allergies or a mast cell disorder are at a higher risk of systemic allergic reactions to the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.

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