Daily Archives: May 27, 2021

2021-05-27: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-05-27). Teachers union and pseudo-left embrace Sà£o Paulo government's herd immunity policy. wsws.org After sabotaging the teachers strike against school reopenings, pseudo-left organizations and the APEOESP teachers union have maintained a complacent silence about the easing of pandemic restrictions in Sà£o Paulo.

Tanya Wallace-Gobern (2021-05-27). America Cannot Afford Another Lost Decade for Black Workers. counterpunch.org Black workers have been hit hardest by the pandemic. We are more likely to lose income because of Covid-related layoffs and shutdowns, and by last August—five months into the pandemic—Black unemployment was nearly double that of white unemployment. But the impact is not just economic. We are three times more likely to be exposed to

Dean Baker (2021-05-27). The New York Times Says 200,000,000 People Have Been Infected with Covid in the United States (sort of). cepr.net This is the implication of its analysis of likely Covid deaths and infections in India. Its central estimate assumes a case fatality rate of 0.3. This means that for every thousand people who get infected, three will die. There have been roughly 600,000 reported deaths from Covid, since the pandemic began. If this is 0.3 …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-27). Social-democrats takes lead in Austrian students union elections. peoplesdispatch.org The turnout for these Austrian Students' Union (àñH) elections was just 15.79% due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the disenchantment of the students with the insensitive policies of the government with the complicity of the previous àñH leadership…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-27). How It All Went Wrong: The Global Response to COVID-19. dissidentvoice.org The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response was never likely to hand down a rosy report with gobbets of praise. Organised by the World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus last May, the panel's gloomy assessment was grim: the COVID-19 pandemic could have been avoided. Almost nothing in the main report could be seen …

Tim Hinchliffe (2021-05-27). The 'Great Reset': A Technocratic Agenda that Waited Years for a Global Crisis to Exploit. globalresearch.ca First published in November 2020 | In the face of a global pandemic, an un-elected body of global bureaucrats based in Davos, Switzerland has asked the world to trust its vision of a technocratic "great reset," knowing full well the public …

WillOfMany (2021-05-27). BLM: American Revolution Spreads Around the Globe. indybay.org 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.

Staff (2021-05-27). No Tokyo Olympics: As COVID Spikes in Japan, Calls Grow to Cancel Games. IOC Refuses. Who Profits? democracynow.org Pressure is growing on organizers to cancel the Tokyo Olympics as Japan struggles to contain a fourth wave of COVID-19 cases. The games, which were delayed by a year due to the pandemic, are scheduled to begin July 23 even though less than 3% of the Japanese population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, one of the lowest rates in the developed world. Jules Boykoff, author and former Olympic athlete who played for the U.S. Olympic soccer team, says the "extremely lopsided" contracts the International Olympic Committee signs with host countries give the body ultimate authority over whether or not to cancel…

Staff (2021-05-27). Dr. Monica Gandhi on the Origins of COVID-19, Vaccine Equity, the Debate over Masks & More. democracynow.org President Joe Biden has ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to investigate the origins of COVID-19 as new questions are being raised over whether an accidental leak from a Chinese virology lab is to blame for the pandemic. The Wall Street Journal reports three employees of the Wuhan Institute of Virology fell ill with COVID-like symptoms in the autumn of 2019 and were hospitalized in November of that year, before the first recorded case of COVID-19. China has criticized the Biden administration's call for a new probe, saying the lab leak hypothesis is a "conspiracy created by U.S. intelligence agencies." In March,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates ease physician shortage in world affected by COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org 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 …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-27). Israel, US and UK vote against World Health Assembly decision to improve health facilities in Palestine. peoplesdispatch.org The draft decision that was critical of continuing Israeli occupation was adopted after a heated debate. While a majority of countries supported it, Israel was joined by the US, UK, Canada and Germany, among others who alleged it to be "political" in nature…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-05-27). The Battle to Suppress Hydroxychloroquine as a Cheap and Effective Drug for the Treatment of Covid-19. globalresearch.ca The campaign against HCQ is carried out through slanderous political statements, media smears, not to mention an authoritative peer reviewed "evaluation" published on May 22nd by The Lancet, which was based on fake figures and test trials.

Jomo Kwame Sundaram (2021-05-27). Developing countries desperately need COVID-19 financing. mronline.org International cooperation must ensure significantly more official foreign exchange financing to supplement innovative domestic financing for urgently needed spending for relief, recovery and reform. | May 27, 2021…

Staff (2021-05-27). Headlines for May 27, 2021. democracynow.org Transit Worker Fatally Shoots 9, Then Himself, at San Jose Rail Yard, Senate Republicans Blast Biden's ATF Nominee over His Support for Gun Controls, Texas "Constitutional Carry" Bill to Allow People to Openly Carry Handguns Without Permits, Dutch Court Orders Shell Oil Company to Halve Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030, Australia Orders Coronavirus Lockdown for 7 Million; Taiwan Battles Its Worst COVID Outbreak, Biden Orders Probe into COVID-19 Origins; States Offer Prizes to Vaccinated Residents, Iran Nuclear Deal Talks Offer Hope as IAEA Head Expresses Concern over Uranium Enrichment, Another Political Candidat…

WSWS (2021-05-27). White House embraces "Wuhan Lab" conspiracy theory. wsws.org On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden publicly embraced the conspiracy theory that COVID-19 may have been released from China's Wuhan Institute of Virology, ordering the US intelligence agencies to produce a report within 90 days into the potentially man-made origins of the disease.

WSWS (2021-05-27). Australia: Victorian state government announces lockdown amid outbreak of Indian COVID variant. wsws.org While infection numbers remain low, the coronavirus is spreading rapidly, including in the state capital of Melbourne, and more than 10,000 people have been deemed as contacts of confirmed cases.

WSWS (2021-05-27). Trades Union Congress investigation into underreporting of UK workplace Covid-19 deaths confirms its own role in endangering workers. wsws.org Rather than demand the prosecution of employers who have acted in a criminally negligent way, the TUC report urges, "Employers should be encouraged to make retrospective reports to account for this."

WSWS (2021-05-27). Testimony by former Johnson advisor exposes UK "herd immunity" policy. wsws.org During seven hours of questioning, Cummings showed how the refusal of the government to take any measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in January, February and most of March 2020 laid the basis for mass deaths.

Jeff Harris (2021-05-27). Life Insurance and COVID-19; Something Doesn't Make Sense. globalresearch.ca You would think …

Mike Whitney (2021-05-27). Mass Vaccination Triggers Spike in Cases, Deaths. globalresearch.ca COVID cases have …

WSWS (2021-05-27). Hyundai and Renault-Nissan forced to shut Indian plants due to worker unrest over lack of COVID-19 protections. wsws.org The autoworkers' job action underscores that it is the global working class that is the main source of opposition to the ruling elite's criminal "open economy" policy, which prioritizes capitalist profit over saving workers' lives.

WSWS (2021-05-27). Full extent of UK government's "herd immunity" policy revealed by Dominic Cummings. wsws.org During seven hours of questioning, Cummings showed how the refusal of the government to take any measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in January, February and most of March 2020 laid the basis for mass deaths.

José àÅngel Portal Miranda (2021-05-27). La COVID-19 ha confirmado que el mundo necesita de sistemas sanitarios resilientes. globalizacion.ca Intervención del Doctor José Angel Portal Miranda, Ministro de Salud Pública de Cuba en la 74 ™ Asamblea Mundial de la Salud | Tema: "Poner fin a esta pandemia, prevenir la siguiente: construir juntos un mundo más saludable, seguro y justo". | Señora…

Vida Linda (2021-05-27). Demanding Decarceration by San Jose D.A. indybay.org We call on San Jose D.A. to free our people, free 'em all NOW! Decarceration will not wait while he builds his new brand as a "progressive prosecutor"! We are in solidarity with people inside who have been locked up for over a year during COVID, hunger striked over horrible conditions and make the demand for liberation.

Dan Bacher (2021-05-27). L.A. City Council votes to support closing SoCalGas Aliso Canyon gas storage facility. indybay.org "Governor Gavin Newsom, stop ignoring the other health crisis right here in LA," said Matt Pakucko, co-founder of Save Porter Ranch and 14-year resident of Porter Ranch, at the press conference. "You shut down the entire state. It's time to shut down this health disaster. It is as real as Covid for the thousands of people that are continually sickened by this fossil fuel dinosaur."

Rubikon editors (2021-05-27). How are the Children? – Silent Screams. indybay.org 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.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). 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 …

Megan Redshaw (2021-05-27). 18 Connecticut Teens Hospitalized for Heart Problems After COVID Vaccines, White House Says Young People Should Still Get the Shots. globalresearch.ca One week after …

People's Dispatch (2021-05-27). Italy: Protests slam G20 health summit, demand free, universal vaccines. greenleft.org.au Leftist parties and trade unions in Italy organised demonstrations and health workers went on strike on May 21—22 to protest the neoliberal agenda behind the G20 Global Health Summit in Rome and the anti-people policies of Italy's Mario Draghi-led government. | Progressive sectors in Italy demonstrated at the Global Health Summit in Rome, which took place on May 21—22, to demand free and universal vaccination against COVID-19. | Organisations such as Potere al Popolo (Power to the People), the Party of Communist Refoundation (PRC), Giovani Comuniste e Comunisti (GC), Communist Youth Front (FGC), Union…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). 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 (2021-05-27). Mayo Clinic updates masking, in-person meeting guidance. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org 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 …

WSWS (2021-05-27). Tenet Healthcare begins replacing striking nurses at Saint Vincent Hospital in Massachusetts. wsws.org The Massachusetts Nurses Association is being thoroughly exposed for its treacherous role in preventing a wider struggle among nurses in Massachusetts.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-27). India marks day of resistance as farmers' struggle continues and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at the nationwide 'Black Day' of resistance observed in India as the ongoing farmers' struggle completes 6 months, the crackdown on a protest against the killing of activists in Iraq, the success of a 22 month long struggle for better working conditions and pay by workers at the Ibis des Batignolles hotel in France, the ongoing crackdown on Papuan communities in Indonesia as they demand the release of political prisoners, and volunteer initiatives to feed poor and unhoused people in Brazil in the absence of adequate government aid policies during the pandemi…

Martin J Vincent (2021-05-27). Chloroquine Is a Potent Inhibitor of SARS Coronavirus Infection and Spread. globalresearch.ca This article was …

WSWS (2021-05-27). Southwest Airlines flight attendant attacked amid growing number of assaults by those opposed to coronavirus restrictions. wsws.org Workers across the US are being subjected to the aggressive behavior of anti-vaxxers and others opposed to masking requirements as the Biden administration continues it push to completely reopen the economy.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-27). Atlas of malaria parasite gene activity provides targets for drugs and vaccines. imperial.ac.uk Researchers have mapped in fine detail the genetic changes malaria parasites go through as they prepare to infect people.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-27). Neil Ferguson: next stage of UK roadmap 'in the balance'. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's Professor Neil Ferguson says the next stage of the UK's roadmap out of lockdown is 'in the balance' as variant B1.617.2 becomes dominant.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). 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 (2021-05-27). Science Saturday: Macrophage communication is key during viral infection. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Detecting and treating thoracic aortic aneurysms. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). 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 (2021-05-27). Consumer Health: Meditation for healthy living. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). 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 (2021-05-27). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). 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 (2021-05-27). Mayo Clinic Q and A: 21st century stroke prevention strategies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). Consumer Health: What do you know about Lou Gehrig's disease? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). 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 (2021-05-27). 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 …

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2021-05-27: Social Media Postees

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The Faux Civics Lesson
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-27
While preparing a lesson about the system of checks and balances and the Bill of Rights for my grandchild, as part of a year-long series of lessons to compensate for the effects of the pandemic's partial closure of public schools in New York City, I came upon a not-so-Earthshaking revelation. What is common knowledge to…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/27/the-faux-civics-lesson/

Israel, US and UK vote against World Health Assembly decision to improve health facilities in Palestine
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-27
The draft decision that was critical of continuing Israeli occupation was adopted after a heated debate. While a majority of countries supported it, Israel was joined by the US, UK, Canada and Germany, among others who alleged it to be "political" in nature…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/27/israel-us-and-uk-vote-against-world-health-assembly-decision-to-improve-health-facilities-in-palestine/

The New York Times Says 200,000,000 People Have Been Infected with Covid in the United States (sort of)
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2021-05-27
This is the implication of its analysis of likely Covid deaths and infections in India. Its central estimate assumes a case fatality rate of 0.3. This means that for every thousand people who get infected, three will die. There have been roughly 600,000 reported deaths from Covid, since the pandemic began. If this is 0.3 …
cepr.net/the-new-york-times-says-200000-people-have-been-infected-with-covid-in-the-united-states-sort-of/

Social-democrats takes lead in Austrian students union elections
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-27
The turnout for these Austrian Students' Union (àñH) elections was just 15.79% due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the disenchantment of the students with the insensitive policies of the government with the complicity of the previous àñH leadership…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/27/social-democrats-takes-lead-in-austrian-students-union-elections/

America Cannot Afford Another Lost Decade for Black Workers
Tanya Wallace-Gobern | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-27
Black workers have been hit hardest by the pandemic. We are more likely to lose income because of Covid-related layoffs and shutdowns, and by last August–five months into the pandemic–Black unemployment was nearly double that of white unemployment. But the impact is not just economic. We are three times more likely to be exposed to…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/27/america-cannot-afford-another-lost-decade-for-black-workers/

Teachers union and pseudo-left embrace Sà£o Paulo government's herd immunity policy
wsws.org | 2021-05-27
After sabotaging the teachers strike against school reopenings, pseudo-left organizations and the APEOESP teachers union have maintained a complacent silence about the easing of pandemic restrictions in Sà£o Paulo.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/27/saop-m27.html

How It All Went Wrong: The Global Response to COVID-19
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-27
The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response was never likely to hand down a rosy report with gobbets of praise. Organised by the World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus last May, the panel's gloomy assessment was grim: the COVID-19 pandemic could have been avoided. Almost nothing in the main report could be seen …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/05/how-it-all-went-wrong-the-global-response-to-covid-19/

The 'Great Reset': A Technocratic Agenda that Waited Years for a Global Crisis to Exploit
Tim Hinchliffe | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-27
First published in November 2020 | In the face of a global pandemic, an un-elected body of global bureaucrats based in Davos, Switzerland has asked the world to trust its vision of a technocratic "great reset," knowing full well the public …
globalresearch.ca/the-great-reset-a-technocratic-agenda-that-waited-years-for-a-global-crisis-to-exploit/5729507

Dr. Monica Gandhi on the Origins of COVID-19, Vaccine Equity, the Debate over Masks & More
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-27
President Joe Biden has ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to investigate the origins of COVID-19 as new questions are being raised over whether an accidental leak from a Chinese virology lab is to blame for the pandemic. The Wall Street Journal reports three employees of the Wuhan Institute of Virology fell ill with COVID-like symptoms in the autumn of 2019 and were hospitalized in November of that year, before the first recorded case of COVID-19. China has criticized the Biden administration's call for a new probe, saying the lab leak hypothesis is a "conspiracy created by U.S. intelligence agencies." In March,…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/27/covid_19_origins_wuhan_lab_leak

BLM: American Revolution Spreads Around the Globe
WillOfMany | indybay.org | 2021-05-27
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/26/18842753.php

No Tokyo Olympics: As COVID Spikes in Japan, Calls Grow to Cancel Games. IOC Refuses. Who Profits?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-27
Pressure is growing on organizers to cancel the Tokyo Olympics as Japan struggles to contain a fourth wave of COVID-19 cases. The games, which were delayed by a year due to the pandemic, are scheduled to begin July 23 even though less than 3% of the Japanese population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, one of the lowest rates in the developed world. Jules Boykoff, author and former Olympic athlete who played for the U.S. Olympic soccer team, says the "extremely lopsided" contracts the International Olympic Committee signs with host countries give the body ultimate authority over whether or not to cancel…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/27/cancel_tokyo_olympics

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates ease physician shortage in world affected by COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
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 …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-alix-school-of-medicine-graduates-ease-physician-shortage-in-world-affected-by-covid-19-pandemic/

Headlines for May 27, 2021
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-27
Transit Worker Fatally Shoots 9, Then Himself, at San Jose Rail Yard, Senate Republicans Blast Biden's ATF Nominee over His Support for Gun Controls, Texas "Constitutional Carry" Bill to Allow People to Openly Carry Handguns Without Permits, Dutch Court Orders Shell Oil Company to Halve Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030, Australia Orders Coronavirus Lockdown for 7 Million; Taiwan Battles Its Worst COVID Outbreak, Biden Orders Probe into COVID-19 Origins; States Offer Prizes to Vaccinated Residents, Iran Nuclear Deal Talks Offer Hope as IAEA Head Expresses Concern over Uranium Enrichment, Another Political Candidat…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/27/headlines

The Battle to Suppress Hydroxychloroquine as a Cheap and Effective Drug for the Treatment of Covid-19
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-27
The campaign against HCQ is carried out through slanderous political statements, media smears, not to mention an authoritative peer reviewed "evaluation" published on May 22nd by The Lancet, which was based on fake figures and test trials.
globalresearch.ca/scientific-corona-lies-and-big-pharma-corruption-hydroxychloroquine-versus-gileads-remdesivir/5717718

Tenet Healthcare begins replacing striking nurses at Saint Vincent Hospital in Massachusetts
wsws.org | 2021-05-27
The Massachusetts Nurses Association is being thoroughly exposed for its treacherous role in preventing a wider struggle among nurses in Massachusetts.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/27/nurs-m27.html

Italy: Protests slam G20 health summit, demand free, universal vaccines
People's Dispatch | greenleft.org.au | 2021-05-27
Leftist parties and trade unions in Italy organised demonstrations and health workers went on strike on May 21–22 to protest the neoliberal agenda behind the G20 Global Health Summit in Rome and the anti-people policies of Italy's Mario Draghi-led government. | Progressive sectors in Italy demonstrated at the Global Health Summit in Rome, which took place on May 21–22, to demand free and universal vaccination against COVID-19. | Organisations such as Potere al Popolo (Power to the People), the Party of Communist Refoundation (PRC), Giovani Comuniste e Comunisti (GC), Communist Youth Front (FGC), Union…
greenleft.org.au/content/italy-protests-slam-g20-health-summit-demand-free-universal-vaccines

Mass Vaccination Triggers Spike in Cases, Deaths
Mike Whitney | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-27
COVID cases have …
globalresearch.ca/mass-vaccination-triggers-spike-cases-deaths/5746364

Developing countries desperately need COVID-19 financing
Jomo Kwame Sundaram | mronline.org | 2021-05-27
International cooperation must ensure significantly more official foreign exchange financing to supplement innovative domestic financing for urgently needed spending for relief, recovery and reform. | May 27, 2021…
mronline.org/2021/05/27/developing-countries-desperately-need-covid-19-financing/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=developing-countries-desperately-need-covid-19-financing

White House embraces "Wuhan Lab" conspiracy theory
wsws.org | 2021-05-27
On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden publicly embraced the conspiracy theory that COVID-19 may have been released from China's Wuhan Institute of Virology, ordering the US intelligence agencies to produce a report within 90 days into the potentially man-made origins of the disease.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/27/pers-m27.html

Australia: Victorian state government announces lockdown amid outbreak of Indian COVID variant
wsws.org | 2021-05-27
While infection numbers remain low, the coronavirus is spreading rapidly, including in the state capital of Melbourne, and more than 10,000 people have been deemed as contacts of confirmed cases.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/27/vict-m27.html

Hyundai and Renault-Nissan forced to shut Indian plants due to worker unrest over lack of COVID-19 protections
wsws.org | 2021-05-27
The autoworkers' job action underscores that it is the global working class that is the main source of opposition to the ruling elite's criminal "open economy" policy, which prioritizes capitalist profit over saving workers' lives.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/27/inau-m27.html

Testimony by former Johnson advisor exposes UK "herd immunity" policy
wsws.org | 2021-05-27
During seven hours of questioning, Cummings showed how the refusal of the government to take any measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in January, February and most of March 2020 laid the basis for mass deaths.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/27/cumm-m27.html

Trades Union Congress investigation into underreporting of UK workplace Covid-19 deaths confirms its own role in endangering workers
wsws.org | 2021-05-27
Rather than demand the prosecution of employers who have acted in a criminally negligent way, the TUC report urges, "Employers should be encouraged to make retrospective reports to account for this."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/27/heal-j01.html

Life Insurance and COVID-19; Something Doesn't Make Sense
Jeff Harris | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-27
You would think …
globalresearch.ca/life-insurance-covid-19-something-doesnt-make-sense/5746376

The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for children
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
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 …
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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Guidelines and nuances of wearing a face mask
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
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/

18 Connecticut Teens Hospitalized for Heart Problems After COVID Vaccines, White House Says Young People Should Still Get the Shots
Megan Redshaw | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-27
One week after …
globalresearch.ca/18-connecticut-teens-hospitalized-heart-problems-covid-vaccines-white-house-says-young-people-should-still-get-shots/5746366

Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
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 …
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How are the Children? – Silent Screams
Rubikon editors | indybay.org | 2021-05-27
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/25/18842741.php

Demanding Decarceration by San Jose D.A
Vida Linda | indybay.org | 2021-05-27
We call on San Jose D.A. to free our people, free 'em all NOW! Decarceration will not wait while he builds his new brand as a "progressive prosecutor"! We are in solidarity with people inside who have been locked up for over a year during COVID, hunger striked over horrible conditions and make the demand for liberation.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/26/18842766.php

L.A. City Council votes to support closing SoCalGas Aliso Canyon gas storage facility
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2021-05-27
"Governor Gavin Newsom, stop ignoring the other health crisis right here in LA," said Matt Pakucko, co-founder of Save Porter Ranch and 14-year resident of Porter Ranch, at the press conference. "You shut down the entire state. It's time to shut down this health disaster. It is as real as Covid for the thousands of people that are continually sickened by this fossil fuel dinosaur."
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/26/18842765.php

La COVID-19 ha confirmado que el mundo necesita de sistemas sanitarios resilientes
José àÅngel Portal Miranda | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-27
Intervención del Doctor José Angel Portal Miranda, Ministro de Salud Pública de Cuba en la 74 ™ Asamblea Mundial de la Salud | Tema: "Poner fin a esta pandemia, prevenir la siguiente: construir juntos un mundo más saludable, seguro y justo". | Señora…
globalizacion.ca/la-covid-19-ha-confirmado-que-el-mundo-necesita-de-sistemas-sanitarios-resilientes/

Mayo Clinic updates masking, in-person meeting guidance
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
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 …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-updates-masking-in-person-meeting-guidance/

Chloroquine Is a Potent Inhibitor of SARS Coronavirus Infection and Spread
Martin J Vincent | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-27
This article was …
globalresearch.ca/chloroquine-potent-inhibitor-sars-coronavirus-infection-spread/5746317

Southwest Airlines flight attendant attacked amid growing number of assaults by those opposed to coronavirus restrictions
wsws.org | 2021-05-27
Workers across the US are being subjected to the aggressive behavior of anti-vaxxers and others opposed to masking requirements as the Biden administration continues it push to completely reopen the economy.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/27/wrab-j01.html

India marks day of resistance as farmers' struggle continues and other stories
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-27
In today's episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at the nationwide 'Black Day' of resistance observed in India as the ongoing farmers' struggle completes 6 months, the crackdown on a protest against the killing of activists in Iraq, the success of a 22 month long struggle for better working conditions and pay by workers at the Ibis des Batignolles hotel in France, the ongoing crackdown on Papuan communities in Indonesia as they demand the release of political prisoners, and volunteer initiatives to feed poor and unhoused people in Brazil in the absence of adequate government aid policies during the pandemi…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/27/india-marks-day-of-resistance-as-farmers-struggle-continues-and-other-stories/

Atlas of malaria parasite gene activity provides targets for drugs and vaccines
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-05-27
Researchers have mapped in fine detail the genetic changes malaria parasites go through as they prepare to infect people.
imperial.ac.uk/news/222233/atlas-malaria-parasite-gene-activity-provides

Neil Ferguson: next stage of UK roadmap 'in the balance'
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-05-27
Imperial's Professor Neil Ferguson says the next stage of the UK's roadmap out of lockdown is 'in the balance' as variant B1.617.2 becomes dominant.
imperial.ac.uk/news/222373/neil-ferguson-next-stage-uk-roadmap

Consumer Health: What do you know about inflammatory bowel disease?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
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: 21st century stroke prevention strategies
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
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 …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-q-and-a-21st-century-stroke-prevention-strategies/

AI-enabled EKGs find difference between numerical age and biological age significantly affects health, longevity
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
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/

Dr. Prathibha Varkey named president of Mayo Clinic Health System
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
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/

Science Saturday: Macrophage communication is key during viral infection
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
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 …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/science-saturday-macrophage-communication-is-key-during-viral-infection/

Consumer Health: Meditation for healthy living
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
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 …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-meditation-for-healthy-living/

Consumer Health: Recovering from a stroke
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
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: What do you know about Lou Gehrig's disease?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
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 …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-what-do-you-know-about-lou-gehrigs-disease/

Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips to 'stop the bleed' in an emergency
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
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/

Mayo Clinic Minute: Think 'FAST' to recognize a stroke
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
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 …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-minute-think-fast-to-recognize-a-stroke/

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joins national call to get HPV vaccinations back on track
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
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/

Mayo named a 2021 DiversityInc No. 4 on the Top Hospitals and Health Systems for Diversity
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-27
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/

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