Daily Archives: May 28, 2021

2021-05-28: News Headlines

Nils Castro (2021-05-28). La crisis latente en la frontera colombo-panameña. globalizacion.ca El heterogéneo flujo migratorio que ingresa a Panamá a través de la frontera con Colombia tiende a continuar y crecer. Pese a la dureza y letalidad de los caminos que penetran al territorio panameño a través de la selva, es…

Staff (2021-05-28). Headlines for May 28, 2021. democracynow.org U.N. Human Rights Chief Says Israel May Have Committed War Crimes in Gaza, African Nations Need 20 Million AstraZeneca Doses Within Weeks to Complete Vaccinations , Public Citizen Says a $25 Billion Investment Could Vaccinate the World, Senate GOP Ready to Filibuster Commission on January 6 Insurrection , Biden Reportedly Offered Japan Ambassadorship to Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Amazon Announces Deal to Acquire MGM Studios; WarnerMedia to Merge with Discovery , Elizabeth Warren Grills Bank CEOs for Preying on Customers During Pandemic, San Jose Gunman Expressed Hate for Co-Workers for Years, Had History…

Nick Alexandrov (2021-05-28). Necropolis Now: The U.S. Assault on Iraqi Healthcare. counterpunch.org The recent Baghdad hospital fire, Western reporters told Iraq, is a "you" problem. The Washington Post blamed the country's "endemic corruption" for the 82 deaths. The New York Times denounced its "mismanagement" and "legacy of decrepit infrastructure." And the Wall Street Journal, quoting Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, cited "negligence." But Iraqi healthcare wasn't always

Staff (2021-05-28). Palestinian Nurse: We've Been Occupied for 73 Years. A Ceasefire Is Not Enough. truthout.org Left Voice interviewed Mohammad Samara, a nurse from the West Bank, during the increased assault on Palestinian people and their land. We spoke about his experience seeing the disparities in healthcare and the recent strike on May 18. | Thanks a lot for being willing to do this interview with us, it means a lot. Could you start by telling us your name, where you live and what you do for work? | My name is Mohammed Samara, and I live in Nablus in Palestine. I work at Refugee Surgical Hospital P…

Labor Video Project (2021-05-28). UBER/Ride Share Gig Drivers Protest Against Rip-offs & CA Prop 22 At UBER World HQ. indybay.org A rally was held of UBER, Lyft and Rideshare workers to protest the lack of healthcare and the cost shifting by these companies having the state pay for healthcare.

Medea Benjamin Marcy Winograd (2021-05-28). A small GOP-dominated Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Coalition is waging a frightening campaign for nuclear rearmament. juancole.com (Responsible Statecraft) — Democrats might control the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government right now, but a small Republican-dominated Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Coalition exercises outsized influence in a frightening campaign for nuclear rearmament. The coalition, comprising six senators from states that house, develop, or test underground land-based nuclear weapons, is pushing a …

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-05-28). Vijay Prashad on India, Covid and Modi. fair.org New York Times ( This week on CounterSpin: A May 25 New York Times

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-28). How It All Went Wrong: the Global Response to COVID-19. counterpunch.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

Anonymous103 (2021-05-28). The Dominic Cummings Show. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | The former chief strategist for Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in a stroppy mood before the UK parliamentary Health and Science committee. For

Sharmila Devi (2021-05-29). [World Report] Yemen's health system has "collapsed", warns UN. thelancet.com The ongoing conflict is exacerbating the effects of COVID-19 as aid agencies warn of a worsening humanitarian situation. Sharmila Devi reports.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-28). Palestine's Moment: Despite Massive Losses, Palestinians Have Altered the Course of History. counterpunch.org The 'Palestinian Revolt of 2021' will go down in history as one of the most influential events that irreversibly shaped collective thinking in and around Palestine. Only two other events can be compared with what has just transpired in Palestine: the revolt of 1936 and the First Intifada of 1987. The general strike and rebellion

WSWS (2021-05-28). Cross-Canada Educators Rank-and-File Committee hears report on pandemic from Dr. Benjamin Mateus. wsws.org Dr. Mateus stressed COVID-19 is a global phenomenon that can only be combatted by means of an internationally-coordinated response led by the working class.

Matthew Stevenson (2021-05-28). Letters From Minsk: Lee Harvey Oswald Comes in for the Cold War. counterpunch.org This is the tenth in a series about train and bicycle rides from Switzerland to Belarus, in those carefree days before pandemic lockdowns. Unlike my hunt for the Hotel Garni, I found Lee Harvey Oswald's Minsk apartment in less than fifteen minutes, as the American defector was given a place to live in an elegant

WSWS (2021-05-28). For the immediate reinstatement of London bus driver David O'Sullivan! wsws.org At its latest meeting, the CERSC adopted a resolution in support of David O'Sullivan, who was fired by UK bus operator Metroline for fighting for workplace protections amid the raging pandemic.

A Guest Author (2021-05-28). Cops and colonizers out of LGBTQ+ Pride! Statement of LGBTQ+ Caucus of Workers World Party. workers.org As we head into Pride month 2021 — after more than a year of being locked down due to the COVID-19 pandemic — we are still plagued by twin epidemics of rampant racist police terror against the Black and Brown communities and U.S.-armed Israeli bombings and murder of Palestinian people . . . |

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-28). 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 …

WillOfMany (2021-05-28). 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.

Dean Baker (2021-05-28). Vaccinating the World: If We Had Grown Ups in Charge. zcomm.org The pandemic is a full out emergency that should have led us to do everything possible to stem its spread as quickly as possible…

WSWS (2021-05-28). COVID pandemic spawns vaccine billionaires amid global mass death. wsws.org The profits reaped off vaccine production have produced nine new billionaires, amid record deaths and a denial of vaccinations for the vast majority of the world's population.

The Tricontinental (2021-05-28). Dossier no. 40: The challenges facing Brazil's left. mronline.org If the social consequences of adopting an ultra-neoliberal project weren't enough already, the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and the gross mismanagement and negligence in combatting the virus have led to the worst-case social, economic, and health scenarios. | May 27, 2021…

Stephen Lendman (2021-05-28). Medical Tyranny in Chicago. globalresearch.ca No longer is …

Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, Ellen Reese (2021-05-28). Amazon's Meteoric Rise in Global Capitalism. indybay.org Amazon's meteoric rise is, in our view, a key moment in global capitalism. The company's rise to power reflects the increasing influence of neoliberal politics and corporate power in general. It represents a major shift in the global political economy, what we call Amazon capitalism.

Megan Tatum (2021-05-29). [World Report] Cambodia ends controversial COVID-19 restrictions. thelancet.com Strict policies that prevented hundreds of thousands of people from leaving home, and left many without food or supplies for weeks, have been lifted. Megan Tatum reports.

Aarathi Prasad (2021-05-29). [Perspectives] Cultures of contagion. thelancet.com The Science Gallery Bengaluru's online exhibition CONTAGION opened in April, 2021, just as India approached a staggering 20 million reported cases of COVID-19, a number likely to be a vast undercount. The alarming second wave of COVID-19 in India gives this exhibition an immediacy and relevance.

Munyaradzi Makoni (2021-05-29). [World Report] Africa's need for more COVID-19 clinical trials. thelancet.com Few treatments and vaccines are being tested in Africa, leaving a lack of data for the COVID-19 response. Munyaradzi Makoni reports from Cape Town, South Africa.

WSWS (2021-05-28). Students back on UK campuses amid explosive growth of Indian covid variant. wsws.org The reopening of campuses last September led to the massive spread of covid, forcing thousands of students to self-isolate after travelling away from friends and family, and the government is repeating the same reckless policy, recommending that all students be "eligible to return to in-person teaching and learning."

John O'Kane (2021-05-28). Red Capital, Red Baiting, Yellow Peril. counterpunch.org For many Americans China has been such a perpetual threat that when Covid arrived it could easily become the "China Virus" even for those who weren't avid Trumpers. China-the-enemy has been secure in our collective minds ever since the 1949 revolution brought communism to power, piling on a menace that the Soviets had already managed

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-28). 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 …

Global Research News (2021-05-28). Selected Articles: The Battle to Suppress Hydroxychloroquine as a Cheap and Effective Drug for the Treatment of COVID-19. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | These are important articles. Please send them to your family, friends and colleagues. | Forward this selection by email, post on social media, spread the word. |

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-28). 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 (2021-05-28). 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 (2021-05-28). 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 (2021-05-28). Indian and Sri Lankan workers and students explain why they are attending the May 30 meeting on India's COVID-19 catastrophe. wsws.org SEP members in Sri Lanka and the ICFI supporters in India spoke with workers and students who plan to attend this Sunday's meeting.

Latino Rebels (2021-05-28). Undocumented and LGBTQ (Part 8, COVID Edition). latinorebels.com Latino Rebels Radio: May 28, 2021…

Mary T Bassett (2021-05-29). [Perspectives] A history of US police violence. thelancet.com In 2020, the murder of George Floyd broadcast US police violence to the world. But police killings especially directed against Black men were not new. The US codes these as "deaths by legal intervention", which comprise mainly police uses of force. In 2017, such deaths were in the top ten causes of death for Black men aged 15—34 years. And this ranking used a measure known to undercount by 50% the actual number of deaths related to police encounters. In the USA, the risk of death after a police encounter is 2 ∑5 times higher for Black men than for white men, and Black people are also less likely to be a…

David Canning (2021-05-29). [Correspondence] Inappropriate use of global health metrics for analysis of the determinants of health. thelancet.com Current global health metrics have been criticised in terms of their usefulness and accountability.1 However, there is an additional point on their value for evidence-based decision making that could be added. Many studies use these global health metrics to analyse determinants of changes in health outcomes over time across countries.2—5 This is usually not an appropriate use of these data. The use of modelling to impute missing values, and smoothing of reported outcomes over time to reduce measurement error, that is standard in creating global health metrics (eg, by the Institute for Health Metrics and the…

Sharmila Devi (2021-05-29). [World Report] 800‚Äà000 South Sudanese to lose access to health care. thelancet.com The International Organization for Migration warns that primary care services will cease unless donors contribute. Sharmila Devi reports.

Geoff Watts (2021-05-29). [Obituary] John Irwin Harper. thelancet.com First UK professor of paediatric dermatology. He was born in Southend-on-Sea, UK, on May 26, 1950, and died in London, UK, following a heart attack on April 5, 2021, aged 70 years.

Christopher Eccleston, Dominic Aldington, Andrew Moore, Amanda C de C Williams (2021-05-29). [Comment] Pragmatic but flawed: the NICE guideline on chronic pain. thelancet.com The 2021 UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on chronic pain1 (chronic primary pain, chronic secondary pain, or both) and the management of chronic primary pain among people older than 16 years has prompted debate among clinicians. The NICE recommendations on assessment of chronic pain, with person-centred assessment at its heart, make good sense and are to be welcomed. But the recommendations on chronic primary pain are more controversial.

The Lancet (2021-05-29). [Editorial] Rethinking chronic pain. thelancet.com To live with chronic pain is to live with daily challenges around simple tasks that others take for granted. It often means being disbelieved, stigmatised for not getting better, or judged as not coping. It might mean living with poor mental health and self-esteem, absenteeism from school or work, the breakdown of relationships, and socioeconomic disadvantage. For society, the costs are staggering: low back pain is the leading cause of years lost to disability and chronic pain costs billions of dollars through health system expenditures, productivity losses, reduced quality of life, and informal care.

Vida Linda (2021-05-28). 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 (2021-05-28). 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."

Sam Wainwright (2021-05-28). Workers tell Harvey Norman to support pay rise. greenleft.org.au Around 100 people joined a protest outside Harvey Norman on May 28 to support the Australian Council of Trade Union's submission for a 3.5% increase to workers through the annual wage review. | Billionaire retailer Gerry Harvey's company has proposed that any raise to the country's lowest-paid workers be delayed by six months. | This would amount to a wage cut. | Despite increasing its profits 116% during six months of the COVID-19 shut downs, Harvey Norman has insisted on keeping all the $22 million JobKeeper allowance that was paid to it. | Other employers have argued for no increase at all. | Australian Counci…

Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi (2021-05-28). Video: How COVID Vaccines Can Cause Blood Clots and More: Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi. globalresearch.ca Doctors for COVID …

Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi (2021-05-28). Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi Interview: COVID Vaccine Blood Clot Risk Was Known, Ignored & Buried. globalresearch.ca Joining us today is Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, here to discuss …

Sandipan Talukdar (2021-05-28). Neutralising antibodies can be marker of COVID-19 vaccine efficacy. peoplesdispatch.org One issue with vaccines against COVID-19 is the process of gauging their efficacy. Scientists have tried to zero in on a marker that can be easily detected and will show what level of efficacy a vaccine. One such marker can be the neutralizing antibodies that are found in the blood after a vaccine dose has been administered. | The latest study published in the

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-28). Biden's nominee for OSHA chief fights GOP for virus standards. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

Aviva Levine (2021-05-28). Community rallies in support of vandalized Planned Parenthood clinic in Chicago. liberationnews.org This vandalism occurred as part of a broader nationwide assault on reproductive rights.

Steve Watson (2021-05-28). Johns Hopkins Prof: Half of Americans Have Natural Immunity; Dismissing It Is 'Biggest Failure of Medical Leadership'. globalresearch.ca A professor with …

Alliance for Natural Health (2021-05-28). Vax Passports: Where Your State Stands. globalresearch.ca A lay of …

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La crisis latente en la frontera colombo-panameña
Nils Castro | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-28
El heterogéneo flujo migratorio que ingresa a Panamá a través de la frontera con Colombia tiende a continuar y crecer. Pese a la dureza y letalidad de los caminos que penetran al territorio panameño a través de la selva, es…
globalizacion.ca/la-crisis-latente-en-la-frontera-colombo-panamena/

Headlines for May 28, 2021
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-28
U.N. Human Rights Chief Says Israel May Have Committed War Crimes in Gaza, African Nations Need 20 Million AstraZeneca Doses Within Weeks to Complete Vaccinations , Public Citizen Says a $25 Billion Investment Could Vaccinate the World, Senate GOP Ready to Filibuster Commission on January 6 Insurrection , Biden Reportedly Offered Japan Ambassadorship to Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Amazon Announces Deal to Acquire MGM Studios; WarnerMedia to Merge with Discovery , Elizabeth Warren Grills Bank CEOs for Preying on Customers During Pandemic, San Jose Gunman Expressed Hate for Co-Workers for Years, Had History…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/28/headlines

Palestine's Moment: Despite Massive Losses, Palestinians Have Altered the Course of History
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-28
The 'Palestinian Revolt of 2021' will go down in history as one of the most influential events that irreversibly shaped collective thinking in and around Palestine. Only two other events can be compared with what has just transpired in Palestine: the revolt of 1936 and the First Intifada of 1987. The general strike and rebellion…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/28/palestines-moment-despite-massive-losses-palestinians-have-altered-the-course-of-history/

Palestinian Nurse: We've Been Occupied for 73 Years. A Ceasefire Is Not Enough
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-28
Left Voice interviewed Mohammad Samara, a nurse from the West Bank, during the increased assault on Palestinian people and their land. We spoke about his experience seeing the disparities in healthcare and the recent strike on May 18. | Thanks a lot for being willing to do this interview with us, it means a lot. Could you start by telling us your name, where you live and what you do for work? | My name is Mohammed Samara, and I live in Nablus in Palestine. I work at Refugee Surgical Hospital P…
truthout.org/articles/palestinian-nurse-weve-been-occupied-for-73-years-a-ceasefire-is-not-enough/

Vijay Prashad on India, Covid and Modi
Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting | fair.org | 2021-05-28
New York Times ( 5/25/21) | This week on CounterSpin: A May 25 New York Times story reports that India's leading Bharatiya Janata Party is pressuring Twitter to censor and sanction anyone posting critically about prime minister Narendra Modi. An after-dusk visit by "officers from India's elite antiterrorism police unit" to Twitter's New Delhi offices wasn't so much legally binding as symbolic, the Times explained, sending a "a clear message that…
fair.org/home/vijay-prashad-on-india-covid-and-modi/

Amazon's Meteoric Rise in Global Capitalism
Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, Ellen Reese | indybay.org | 2021-05-28
Amazon's meteoric rise is, in our view, a key moment in global capitalism. The company's rise to power reflects the increasing influence of neoliberal politics and corporate power in general. It represents a major shift in the global political economy, what we call Amazon capitalism.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/27/18842772.php

Necropolis Now: The U.S. Assault on Iraqi Healthcare
Nick Alexandrov | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-28
The recent Baghdad hospital fire, Western reporters told Iraq, is a "you" problem. The Washington Post blamed the country's "endemic corruption" for the 82 deaths. The New York Times denounced its "mismanagement" and "legacy of decrepit infrastructure." And the Wall Street Journal, quoting Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, cited "negligence." But Iraqi healthcare wasn't always…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/28/necropolis-now-the-u-s-assault-on-iraqi-healthcare/

UBER/Ride Share Gig Drivers Protest Against Rip-offs & CA Prop 22 At UBER World HQ
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2021-05-28
A rally was held of UBER, Lyft and Rideshare workers to protest the lack of healthcare and the cost shifting by these companies having the state pay for healthcare.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/25/18842747.php

[World Report] Cambodia ends controversial COVID-19 restrictions
Megan Tatum | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
Strict policies that prevented hundreds of thousands of people from leaving home, and left many without food or supplies for weeks, have been lifted. Megan Tatum reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01196-X/fulltext?rss=yes

[Perspectives] Cultures of contagion
Aarathi Prasad | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
The Science Gallery Bengaluru's online exhibition CONTAGION opened in April, 2021, just as India approached a staggering 20 million reported cases of COVID-19, a number likely to be a vast undercount. The alarming second wave of COVID-19 in India gives this exhibition an immediacy and relevance.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01154-5/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] Yemen's health system has "collapsed", warns UN
Sharmila Devi | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
The ongoing conflict is exacerbating the effects of COVID-19 as aid agencies warn of a worsening humanitarian situation. Sharmila Devi reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01197-1/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] Africa's need for more COVID-19 clinical trials
Munyaradzi Makoni | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
Few treatments and vaccines are being tested in Africa, leaving a lack of data for the COVID-19 response. Munyaradzi Makoni reports from Cape Town, South Africa.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01198-3/fulltext?rss=yes

How It All Went Wrong: the Global Response to COVID-19
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-28
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…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/28/how-it-all-went-wrong-the-global-response-to-covid-19/

Students back on UK campuses amid explosive growth of Indian covid variant
wsws.org | 2021-05-28
The reopening of campuses last September led to the massive spread of covid, forcing thousands of students to self-isolate after travelling away from friends and family, and the government is repeating the same reckless policy, recommending that all students be "eligible to return to in-person teaching and learning."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/28/unuk-m28.html

Red Capital, Red Baiting, Yellow Peril
John O'Kane | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-28
For many Americans China has been such a perpetual threat that when Covid arrived it could easily become the "China Virus" even for those who weren't avid Trumpers. China-the-enemy has been secure in our collective minds ever since the 1949 revolution brought communism to power, piling on a menace that the Soviets had already managed…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/28/red-capital-red-baiting-yellow-peril/

Cross-Canada Educators Rank-and-File Committee hears report on pandemic from Dr. Benjamin Mateus
wsws.org | 2021-05-28
Dr. Mateus stressed COVID-19 is a global phenomenon that can only be combatted by means of an internationally-coordinated response led by the working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/28/cers-m28.html

Selected Articles: The Battle to Suppress Hydroxychloroquine as a Cheap and Effective Drug for the Treatment of COVID-19
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-28
Dear Readers, | These are important articles. Please send them to your family, friends and colleagues. | Forward this selection by email, post on social media, spread the word. | The Battle to Suppress Hydroxychloroquine as a Cheap and Effective Drug for …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-battle-suppress-hydroxychloroquine-cheap-effective-drug-treatment-of-covid-19/5746424

Indian and Sri Lankan workers and students explain why they are attending the May 30 meeting on India's COVID-19 catastrophe
wsws.org | 2021-05-28
SEP members in Sri Lanka and the ICFI supporters in India spoke with workers and students who plan to attend this Sunday's meeting.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/28/meet-m28.html

Undocumented and LGBTQ (Part 8, COVID Edition)
Latino Rebels | latinorebels.com | 2021-05-28
Latino Rebels Radio: May 28, 2021…
latinorebels.com/2021/05/28/undocumentedandlgbtqpart8/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=undocumentedandlgbtqpart8

Cops and colonizers out of LGBTQ+ Pride! Statement of LGBTQ+ Caucus of Workers World Party
| workers.org | 2021-05-28
As we head into Pride month 2021 — after more than a year of being locked down due to the COVID-19 pandemic — we are still plagued by twin epidemics of rampant racist police terror against the Black and Brown communities and U.S.-armed Israeli bombings and murder of Palestinian people . . . | Continue reading Cops and colonizers out of LGBTQ+ Pride! Statement of LGBTQ+ Caucus of Workers World Party at Workers.org
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For a billionaire tax!
Peter Boyle | greenleft.org.au | 2021-05-28
Greens leader Adam Bandt announced in March that his party would campaign in the next federal election for a 6% annual tax on the net wealth held by Australia's 122 billionaires. | This, he explained, would raise about $40 billion a year. In addition, the Greens are campaigning for a super profits tax on corporations earning above $100 million a year. | As Australia's billionaires increased their wealth by 34% since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, while the wages share of national income dropped to a historic low, this would be a modest proportion of the growing inequality. | The personal wealth of Australia'…
greenleft.org.au/content/billionaire-tax

Workers tell Harvey Norman to support pay rise
Sam Wainwright | greenleft.org.au | 2021-05-28
Around 100 people joined a protest outside Harvey Norman on May 28 to support the Australian Council of Trade Union's submission for a 3.5% increase to workers through the annual wage review. | Billionaire retailer Gerry Harvey's company has proposed that any raise to the country's lowest-paid workers be delayed by six months. | This would amount to a wage cut. | Despite increasing its profits 116% during six months of the COVID-19 shut downs, Harvey Norman has insisted on keeping all the $22 million JobKeeper allowance that was paid to it. | Other employers have argued for no increase at all. | Australian Counci…
greenleft.org.au/content/workers-tell-harvey-norman-support-pay-rise

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Guidelines and nuances of wearing a face mask
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-28
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/

Video: How COVID Vaccines Can Cause Blood Clots and More: Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi
Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-28
Doctors for COVID …
globalresearch.ca/video-how-covid-vaccines-can-cause-blood-clots-more/5746430

The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for children
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-28
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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Neutralising antibodies can be marker of COVID-19 vaccine efficacy
Sandipan Talukdar | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-28
One issue with vaccines against COVID-19 is the process of gauging their efficacy. Scientists have tried to zero in on a marker that can be easily detected and will show what level of efficacy a vaccine. One such marker can be the neutralizing antibodies that are found in the blood after a vaccine dose has been administered. | The latest study published in the Nature on May 17 says that the level of antibodies in the blood of a vaccinated person is a strong indicator of the protection gained against COVID-19. The research a…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/28/neutralising-antibodies-can-be-marker-of-covid-19-vaccine-efficacy/

Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-28
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/

COVID pandemic spawns vaccine billionaires amid global mass death
wsws.org | 2021-05-28
The profits reaped off vaccine production have produced nine new billionaires, amid record deaths and a denial of vaccinations for the vast majority of the world's population.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/28/pers-m28.html

Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi Interview: COVID Vaccine Blood Clot Risk Was Known, Ignored & Buried
Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-28
Joining us today is Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, here to discuss …
globalresearch.ca/dr-sucharit-bhakdi-interview-covid-vaccine-blood-clot-risk-known-ignored-buried/5744010

Demanding Decarceration by San Jose D.A
Vida Linda | indybay.org | 2021-05-28
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

BLM: American Revolution Spreads Around the Globe
WillOfMany | indybay.org | 2021-05-28
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

L.A. City Council votes to support closing SoCalGas Aliso Canyon gas storage facility
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2021-05-28
"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

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates ease physician shortage in world affected by COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-28
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 …
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Mayo Clinic updates masking, in-person meeting guidance
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-28
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/

[World Report] Cambodia ends controversial COVID-19 restrictions
Megan Tatum | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
Strict policies that prevented hundreds of thousands of people from leaving home, and left many without food or supplies for weeks, have been lifted. Megan Tatum reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01196-X/fulltext?rss=yes

[Perspectives] Cultures of contagion
Aarathi Prasad | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
The Science Gallery Bengaluru's online exhibition CONTAGION opened in April, 2021, just as India approached a staggering 20 million reported cases of COVID-19, a number likely to be a vast undercount. The alarming second wave of COVID-19 in India gives this exhibition an immediacy and relevance.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01154-5/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] Yemen's health system has "collapsed", warns UN
Sharmila Devi | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
The ongoing conflict is exacerbating the effects of COVID-19 as aid agencies warn of a worsening humanitarian situation. Sharmila Devi reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01197-1/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] Africa's need for more COVID-19 clinical trials
Munyaradzi Makoni | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
Few treatments and vaccines are being tested in Africa, leaving a lack of data for the COVID-19 response. Munyaradzi Makoni reports from Cape Town, South Africa.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01198-3/fulltext?rss=yes

[Perspectives] A history of US police violence
Mary T Bassett | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
In 2020, the murder of George Floyd broadcast US police violence to the world. But police killings especially directed against Black men were not new. The US codes these as "deaths by legal intervention", which comprise mainly police uses of force. In 2017, such deaths were in the top ten causes of death for Black men aged 15–34 years. And this ranking used a measure known to undercount by 50% the actual number of deaths related to police encounters. In the USA, the risk of death after a police encounter is 2 ∑5 times higher for Black men than for white men, and Black people are also less likely to be a…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01153-3/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] 800‚Äà000 South Sudanese to lose access to health care
Sharmila Devi | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
The International Organization for Migration warns that primary care services will cease unless donors contribute. Sharmila Devi reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01195-8/fulltext?rss=yes

[Editorial] Rethinking chronic pain
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
To live with chronic pain is to live with daily challenges around simple tasks that others take for granted. It often means being disbelieved, stigmatised for not getting better, or judged as not coping. It might mean living with poor mental health and self-esteem, absenteeism from school or work, the breakdown of relationships, and socioeconomic disadvantage. For society, the costs are staggering: low back pain is the leading cause of years lost to disability and chronic pain costs billions of dollars through health system expenditures, productivity losses, reduced quality of life, and informal care.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01194-6/fulltext?rss=yes

[Obituary] John Irwin Harper
Geoff Watts | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
First UK professor of paediatric dermatology. He was born in Southend-on-Sea, UK, on May 26, 1950, and died in London, UK, following a heart attack on April 5, 2021, aged 70 years.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01155-7/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] Pragmatic but flawed: the NICE guideline on chronic pain
Christopher Eccleston, Dominic Aldington, Andrew Moore, Amanda C de C Williams | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
The 2021 UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on chronic pain1 (chronic primary pain, chronic secondary pain, or both) and the management of chronic primary pain among people older than 16 years has prompted debate among clinicians. The NICE recommendations on assessment of chronic pain, with person-centred assessment at its heart, make good sense and are to be welcomed. But the recommendations on chronic primary pain are more controversial.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01058-8/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Inappropriate use of global health metrics for analysis of the determinants of health
David Canning | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
Current global health metrics have been criticised in terms of their usefulness and accountability.1 However, there is an additional point on their value for evidence-based decision making that could be added. Many studies use these global health metrics to analyse determinants of changes in health outcomes over time across countries.2–5 This is usually not an appropriate use of these data. The use of modelling to impute missing values, and smoothing of reported outcomes over time to reduce measurement error, that is standard in creating global health metrics (eg, by the Institute for Health Metrics and the…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01111-9/fulltext?rss=yes

Medical Tyranny in Chicago
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-28
No longer is …
globalresearch.ca/medical-tyranny-chicago/5746472

A small GOP-dominated Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Coalition is waging a frightening campaign for nuclear rearmament
Medea Benjamin Marcy Winograd | juancole.com | 2021-05-28
(Responsible Statecraft) — Democrats might control the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government right now, but a small Republican-dominated Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Coalition exercises outsized influence in a frightening campaign for nuclear rearmament. The coalition, comprising six senators from states that house, develop, or test underground land-based nuclear weapons, is pushing a …
juancole.com/2021/05/intercontinental-frightening-rearmament.html

The Dominic Cummings Show
Anonymous103 | southfront.org | 2021-05-28
Click to see full-size image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | The former chief strategist for Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in a stroppy mood before the UK parliamentary Health and Science committee. For seven hours, Cummings unleashed salvo after salvo against his former boss and the g…
southfront.org/the-dominic-cummings-show/

The Dominic Cummings Show
Anonymous103 | southfront.org | 2021-05-28
Click to see full-size image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | The former chief strategist for Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in a stroppy mood before the UK parliamentary Health and Science committee. For seven hours, Cummings unleashed salvo after salvo against his former boss and the g…
southfront.org/the-dominic-cummings-show/

For the immediate reinstatement of London bus driver David O'Sullivan!
wsws.org | 2021-05-28
At its latest meeting, the CERSC adopted a resolution in support of David O'Sullivan, who was fired by UK bus operator Metroline for fighting for workplace protections amid the raging pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/28/cere-m28.html

Letters From Minsk: Lee Harvey Oswald Comes in for the Cold War
Matthew Stevenson | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-28
This is the tenth in a series about train and bicycle rides from Switzerland to Belarus, in those carefree days before pandemic lockdowns. Unlike my hunt for the Hotel Garni, I found Lee Harvey Oswald's Minsk apartment in less than fifteen minutes, as the American defector was given a place to live in an elegant…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/28/letters-from-minsk-lee-harvey-oswald-comes-in-for-the-cold-war/

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