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2021-05-30: News Headlines

Staff (2021-05-30). Venezuela Begins Mass Vaccination Against COVID-19: This is How it will Proceed. orinocotribune.com Mass vaccination against COVID-19 started in Venezuela on Saturday, May 29, with the goal of implementing 22 million doses nationwide, starting from now until December this year, and thus achieving herd immunity. | This was confirmed by Venezuelan Minister for Health, Carlos Alvarado, in an interview given to He stated that the COVID-19 vaccination program began with healthcare per…

Jyotsna Singh (2021-05-30). Vaccine apartheid in Palestine: The silent war by Israel. peoplesdispatch.org in violation of its obligations and responsibilities as an occupying power, Israel has taken little effort in vaccinating Palestinians, leading to very poor vaccination rates in the occupied territories and the general deterioration of health facilities…

Newsclick (2021-05-30). Why did it take 1 Year for WHO to recognize COVID-19 is airborne? peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the WHO's announcement that the COVID-19 pandemic is airborne, and its implications on how we understand the disease…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). 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 …

Grace Arms non-profit agency (2021-05-30). Saturday 6/19: Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom Festival in Antioch. indybay.org Grace Arms, 3415 Oakley Rd, Antioch, CA 94509 | Please follow COVID safety protocols.

Chaminda Jayanetti (2021-05-30). England's Covid Evictions Ban Is Ending—And Renters Face an Uncertain Future. commondreams.org "In less than a week, the Covid evictions ban in England will end, opening the doors to bailiff enforcement and setting the stage for a likely surge in court action by landlords seeking to oust their tenants." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/rent-2021-stock-2600×1361.jpg

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). 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 (2021-05-30). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Dissecting COVID-19 research and putting data in perspective. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. continues to decline. However, cases of COVID-19 are increasing in younger populations. "It's becoming a childhood disease," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Children have composed over 16,000 hospitalizations for COVID-19 and about 300 have died." …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). 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 (2021-05-30). 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 …

Fernando Buen Abad (2021-05-30). Neoliberalism, Fake News and Electoral Processes. orinocotribune.com By Fernando Buen Abad — May 25, 2021 | It is a huge mistake to assume that neoliberalism is only a bourgeois canniness exclusive to the economic-financial field. It is a serious error that must be corrected immediately. Neoliberalism is, pathetically, an ideological ambush (in the sense of the "false consciousness" explained by Marx) developed to dispute and impose the "common sense" of certain capitalist interests in their imperial phase. Verbigracia: a shredding machine of acquired social rights; a demolisher of humanist principles of solidarity; a "human meat grinder" in labor, educational and health cent…

Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, Ellen Reese (2021-05-30). 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.

Fight Back (2021-05-30). After a 'second Nakba,' Palestinians return to Syria's Yarmouk. fightbacknews.org Damascus, Syria – Enormous piles of rubble and trash line the streets of the Yarmouk refugee camp in south-central Damascus in late May, 2021. Most structures bear reminders of the war: bullet holes, sandbags, the fading graffiti of various factions. Some buildings have collapsed entirely. Stray cats and dogs roam the eerie, quiet streets. | Just off of the main Yarmouk Street, however, signs of life begin to appear. Behind a destroyed pharmacy, plastic chairs are arranged outside the home of Abeer Ali Naif and her family. A small fluorescent light illuminates the entryway. Clothes hang out to dry from the restor…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-05-30). 2021 Stockton Juneteenth Historic Waterfront District. indybay.org Generations of enslavement and affliction, chattel slavery and horrors of captive bondage ended after the bloody battles of the US Civil War where over 700,000 white men Confederate and Union soldiers, died on and off the battlefield to secure the hard fought freedoms we enjoy today. Vestiges of post traumatic episodes on all fronts continues today and May is Mental Health Month to help end the stigma of getting help.

Luticha Andre Doucette (2021-05-30). Toward Disability Justice: Don't Forget the Plastic That Gives Me Freedom. commondreams.org "Recycling and manufacturing 'green' medical supplies seems not to be an issue for environmentalists. But it should be." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/plastic-straws-soda-flickr-2600×1361.jpg

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). Consumer Health: Understanding the link between depression and pain. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). Dr. Prathibha Varkey named president of Mayo Clinic Health System. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S., has been named president of Mayo Clinic Health System, effective August 16, 2021.Dr. Varkey will partner with Mary Jo Williamson, chief administrative officer, Mayo Clinic Health System, to lead the strategy and operations of the health system's 17 hospitals and nearly 50 community clinics across Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin."We're …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). 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 (2021-05-30). 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 (2021-05-30). 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 (2021-05-30). 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 (2021-05-30). 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 (2021-05-30). Consumer Health: Antidepressants and tinnitus. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus affects about 15% to 20% of people. Tinnitus isn't a condition itself — it's a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder. Tinnitus also can be caused by a number …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). 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 (2021-05-30). 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 (2021-05-30). 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 (2021-05-30). 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 (2021-05-30). Mayo Clinic Minute: Think 'FAST' to recognize a stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org 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 (2021-05-30). Infographic: Cardiac ablation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about cardiac ablation.More healthtip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). 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 …

Staff (2021-05-29). President Maduro: Bicentennial Congress Articulates All of Venezuela's Social Forces. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, May 27, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro presented a report on the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples, and asserted that this is a process that articulates all the social forces of the country. He emphasized that the Congress is taking place in a time of union and social awakening, in a time of sacrifice and social struggle. He stressed that over the course of the nation's revolutionary process, never had so many social movements united together as what is happening now through this Congress of the Peoples. | "Youth, women, healthcare personnel, CLAP, communicators, socialist missions, culture,…

Michael Whitney (2021-05-29). La vacunación masiva provoca un aumento de casos y muertes. globalizacion.ca *** | Los casos de COVID han aumentado considerablemente en casi todos los países que han lanzado una campaña de vacunación masiva. | Camboya inició su campaña de vacunación a principios de febrero después de haber recopilado cero muertes; después de que…

Staff (2021-05-29). The World Trade Organization Is Threatening Vaccine Equity and Climate Goals. truthout.org The huge COVID-19 vaccine supply gap between rich and poor countries exposes the deadly problem of intellectual property (IP) rights and the dangerous monopoly power of Big Pharma. It also exposes in glaring terms the failures of the entire system of global trading rules regulated by the World Trade Organization (WTO). In this exclusive interview for Truthout, Jayati Ghosh, one of the world's leading development economists, dissects the question of intellectual property rights relating to vac…

Ana Malinow, Kay Tillow (2021-05-29). Medicare for None: A Response to the State-Based Universal Health Care Act of 2021. commondreams.org Warning! "Based on the historical precedents set by the Affordable Care Act (ACA)," write Ana Malinow and Kay Tillow, "the story of Medicaid expansion serves as a cautionary tale to those who'd like to leave healthcare to the states." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/m4a_2000x1047.jpg

teleSUR (2021-05-29). Venezuela Starts Mass Vaccination – Herd Immunity By 2021. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Health Minister Carlos Alvarado announced everything was ready to start the second stage of the Mass Vaccination Plan against COVID-19 on Saturday. | RELATED: | In this stage, health workers will finish the vaccination of the high-risk groups and will begin vaccinating the rest of the population. | In order to comply with the pre-established schedule, 27 vaccination points have been set up throughout the country to avoi…

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.

Tim Peto, On behalf of the UK COVID-19 Lateral Flow Oversight Team (2021-05-29). [Research Paper] COVID-19: Rapid antigen detection for SARS-CoV-2 by lateral flow assay: A national systematic evaluation of sensitivity and specificity for mass-testing. thelancet.com Our results suggest LFDs have promising performance characteristics for mass population testing and can be used to identify infectious positive individuals. The Innova LFD shows good viral antigen detection/sensitivity with excellent specificity, although kit failure rates and the impact of training are potential issues. These results support the expanded evaluation of LFDs, and assessment of greater access to testing on COVID-19 transmission.

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.

Eds. (2021-05-29). Chinese paper calls for probe of U.S.' Fort Detrick biolab amid Wuhan Lab COVID-19 origins fracas. mronline.org Chinese scientists sequenced the genome of SARS-CoV-2 in early January 2020 and by March of that year had "irrefutably" concluded the virus was not of human design. Since then, the goalposts have shifted repeatedly in an attempt to keep laboratory escape a viable theory, despite no evidence to support the continued supposition. | May 29, 2021…

WSWS (2021-05-29). The Wuhan lab conspiracy theory: American capitalism's "big lie" wsws.org In defiance of overwhelming scientific evidence, the US media and political establishment are attempting to convince the public that COVID-19 originated in a Chinese laboratory.

teleSUR (2021-05-29). Over 170 Brazilian Cities Rise Up Against "Genocidal" Bolsonaro. telesurenglish.net Brazilians on Saturday have taken the streets to protest against the chaos created by President Jair Bolsonaro's mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Demonstrators were calming actions against the responsible for over 459.000 Brazilian lives taken by COVID-19 and the recklessness of their President. | Currently, Bolsonaro is under investigation by a Senatorial Commission, which has to evaluate his COV…

WSWS (2021-05-29). SEP (Sri Lanka) to hold online meeting this Sunday on COVID-19 catastrophe in India. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) is holding an online meeting—"The COVID-19 pandemic and the need for a socialist strategy"—this Sunday, May 30, at 6: 00 p.m. Indian Standard Time.

Common Dreams staff (2021-05-29). Watch: Anand Giridharadas Shares What 'We Learned' From the Covid-19 Pandemic. commondreams.org Watch Anand Giridharadas share many of the lessons we have learned from the Covid-19 pandemic.According to him, "The question before us now is: What will do with these lessons?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/anandgiridharadas-peacock-covid19-2600×1361.jpg

WSWS (2021-05-29). South Korea records hundreds of new COVID-19 cases a day. wsws.org Seoul and Washington are also exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to deepen their alliance against China.

WSWS (2021-05-29). New Tamil Nadu state government keeps India's disastrous pandemic policy. wsws.org Chief Minister M.K. Stalin's government is keeping workers on the job, letting the virus spread unchecked while protecting the wealth of the region's billionaires.

Jim Hightower (2021-05-29). Crocodile tears on corporate taxes. nationofchange.org "Outrageous," screeched the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "It doesn't feel fair," whimpered a top corporate executive. The wailing by those who run corporate America is not for the plight of the workaday families who've seen their incomes stagnate and even plummet to zero during the pandemic. Rather, this chorus of woe comes from powerful plutocratic interests …

WSWS (2021-05-29). Australia: Qantas to axe hundreds of international cabin crew jobs and freeze wages. wsws.org Qantas, like its global and domestic competitors, has utilised the pandemic to bring forward previously-prepared restructuring plans.

Dan Bacher (2021-05-29). 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."

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Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates ease physician shortage in world affected by COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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/

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Dissecting COVID-19 research and putting data in perspective
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
The number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. continues to decline. However, cases of COVID-19 are increasing in younger populations. "It's becoming a childhood disease," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Children have composed over 16,000 hospitalizations for COVID-19 and about 300 have died." …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-qa-podcast-dissecting-covid-19-research-and-putting-data-in-perspective/

The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for children
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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 updates masking, in-person meeting guidance
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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/

Neoliberalism, Fake News and Electoral Processes
Fernando Buen Abad | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-30
By Fernando Buen Abad — May 25, 2021 | It is a huge mistake to assume that neoliberalism is only a bourgeois canniness exclusive to the economic-financial field. It is a serious error that must be corrected immediately. Neoliberalism is, pathetically, an ideological ambush (in the sense of the "false consciousness" explained by Marx) developed to dispute and impose the "common sense" of certain capitalist interests in their imperial phase. Verbigracia: a shredding machine of acquired social rights; a demolisher of humanist principles of solidarity; a "human meat grinder" in labor, educational and health cent…
orinocotribune.com/neoliberalism-fake-news-and-electoral-processes/

Amazon's Meteoric Rise in Global Capitalism
Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, Ellen Reese | indybay.org | 2021-05-30
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

Vaccine apartheid in Palestine: The silent war by Israel
Jyotsna Singh | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-30
in violation of its obligations and responsibilities as an occupying power, Israel has taken little effort in vaccinating Palestinians, leading to very poor vaccination rates in the occupied territories and the general deterioration of health facilities…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/30/vaccine-apartheid-in-palestine-the-silent-war-by-israel/

Why did it take 1 Year for WHO to recognize COVID-19 is airborne?
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-30
Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the WHO's announcement that the COVID-19 pandemic is airborne, and its implications on how we understand the disease…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/30/why-did-it-take-1-year-for-who-to-recognize-covid-19-is-airborne/

Venezuela Begins Mass Vaccination Against COVID-19: This is How it will Proceed
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-30
Mass vaccination against COVID-19 started in Venezuela on Saturday, May 29, with the goal of implementing 22 million doses nationwide, starting from now until December this year, and thus achieving herd immunity. | This was confirmed by Venezuelan Minister for Health, Carlos Alvarado, in an interview given to Venezolana de Televisión (VTV). In the interview Alvarado detailed step by step details of how the vaccination process will be carried out. | He stated that the COVID-19 vaccination program began with healthcare per…
orinocotribune.com/venezuela-begins-mass-vaccination-against-covid-19-this-is-how-it-will-proceed/

Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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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England's Covid Evictions Ban Is Ending—And Renters Face an Uncertain Future
Chaminda Jayanetti | commondreams.org | 2021-05-30
"In less than a week, the Covid evictions ban in England will end, opening the doors to bailiff enforcement and setting the stage for a likely surge in court action by landlords seeking to oust their tenants." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/rent-2021-stock-2600×1361.jpg
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Saturday 6/19: Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom Festival in Antioch
Grace Arms non-profit agency | indybay.org | 2021-05-30
Grace Arms, 3415 Oakley Rd, Antioch, CA 94509 | Please follow COVID safety protocols.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/29/18842827.php

After a 'second Nakba,' Palestinians return to Syria's Yarmouk
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-30
Damascus, Syria – Enormous piles of rubble and trash line the streets of the Yarmouk refugee camp in south-central Damascus in late May, 2021. Most structures bear reminders of the war: bullet holes, sandbags, the fading graffiti of various factions. Some buildings have collapsed entirely. Stray cats and dogs roam the eerie, quiet streets. | Just off of the main Yarmouk Street, however, signs of life begin to appear. Behind a destroyed pharmacy, plastic chairs are arranged outside the home of Abeer Ali Naif and her family. A small fluorescent light illuminates the entryway. Clothes hang out to dry from the restor…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/5/30/after-second-nakba-palestinians-return-syria-s-yarmouk

Mayo Clinic Q and A: 21st century stroke prevention strategies
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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/

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Detecting and treating thoracic aortic aneurysms
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-qa-podcast-detecting-and-treating-thoracic-aortic-aneurysms/

Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips to 'stop the bleed' in an emergency
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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/

Consumer Health: Recovering from a stroke
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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/

Mayo Clinic Minute: Think 'FAST' to recognize a stroke
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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/

Consumer Health: What do you know about inflammatory bowel disease?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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 …
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Consumer Health: Understanding the link between depression and pain
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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 …
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Consumer Health: Antidepressants and tinnitus
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus affects about 15% to 20% of people. Tinnitus isn't a condition itself — it's a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder. Tinnitus also can be caused by a number …
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Science Saturday: Macrophage communication is key during viral infection
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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 …
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Dr. Prathibha Varkey named president of Mayo Clinic Health System
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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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AI-enabled EKGs find difference between numerical age and biological age significantly affects health, longevity
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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 …
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Infographic: Cardiac ablation
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
Learn more about cardiac ablation.More healthtip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com
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Consumer Health: What do you know about Lou Gehrig's disease?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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 …
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Consumer Health: Meditation for healthy living
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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 …
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Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joins national call to get HPV vaccinations back on track
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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 …
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Toward Disability Justice: Don't Forget the Plastic That Gives Me Freedom
Luticha Andre Doucette | commondreams.org | 2021-05-30
"Recycling and manufacturing 'green' medical supplies seems not to be an issue for environmentalists. But it should be." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/plastic-straws-soda-flickr-2600×1361.jpg
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2021 Stockton Juneteenth Historic Waterfront District
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2021-05-30
Generations of enslavement and affliction, chattel slavery and horrors of captive bondage ended after the bloody battles of the US Civil War where over 700,000 white men Confederate and Union soldiers, died on and off the battlefield to secure the hard fought freedoms we enjoy today. Vestiges of post traumatic episodes on all fronts continues today and May is Mental Health Month to help end the stigma of getting help.
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Over 170 Brazilian Cities Rise Up Against "Genocidal" Bolsonaro
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-29
Brazilians on Saturday have taken the streets to protest against the chaos created by President Jair Bolsonaro's mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | At Least 57 Percent of Brazilians Want Bolsonaro's Impeachment | Demonstrators were calming actions against the responsible for over 459.000 Brazilian lives taken by COVID-19 and the recklessness of their President. | Currently, Bolsonaro is under investigation by a Senatorial Commission, which has to evaluate his COV…
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[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.
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[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.
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[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.
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[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.
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[Research Paper] COVID-19: Rapid antigen detection for SARS-CoV-2 by lateral flow assay: A national systematic evaluation of sensitivity and specificity for mass-testing
Tim Peto, On behalf of the UK COVID-19 Lateral Flow Oversight Team | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
Our results suggest LFDs have promising performance characteristics for mass population testing and can be used to identify infectious positive individuals. The Innova LFD shows good viral antigen detection/sensitivity with excellent specificity, although kit failure rates and the impact of training are potential issues. These results support the expanded evaluation of LFDs, and assessment of greater access to testing on COVID-19 transmission.
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The World Trade Organization Is Threatening Vaccine Equity and Climate Goals
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-29
The huge COVID-19 vaccine supply gap between rich and poor countries exposes the deadly problem of intellectual property (IP) rights and the dangerous monopoly power of Big Pharma. It also exposes in glaring terms the failures of the entire system of global trading rules regulated by the World Trade Organization (WTO). In this exclusive interview for Truthout, Jayati Ghosh, one of the world's leading development economists, dissects the question of intellectual property rights relating to vac…
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How Severe are the Side Effects of the Pseudo-anticovid Vaccines?
Dr. Nicole Delépine | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-29
This incisive analysis by Dr. Nicole Delépine was first published in French. | The text below is an AI translation of the text published by our French language website Mondialisation.ca. | Minor edits by Global Research. | What is worth noting is that …
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Chinese paper calls for probe of U.S.' Fort Detrick biolab amid Wuhan Lab COVID-19 origins fracas
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-05-29
Chinese scientists sequenced the genome of SARS-CoV-2 in early January 2020 and by March of that year had "irrefutably" concluded the virus was not of human design. Since then, the goalposts have shifted repeatedly in an attempt to keep laboratory escape a viable theory, despite no evidence to support the continued supposition. | May 29, 2021…
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The Wuhan lab conspiracy theory: American capitalism's "big lie"
wsws.org | 2021-05-29
In defiance of overwhelming scientific evidence, the US media and political establishment are attempting to convince the public that COVID-19 originated in a Chinese laboratory.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/29/pers-m29.html

Medicare for None: A Response to the State-Based Universal Health Care Act of 2021
Ana Malinow, Kay Tillow | commondreams.org | 2021-05-29
Warning! "Based on the historical precedents set by the Affordable Care Act (ACA)," write Ana Malinow and Kay Tillow, "the story of Medicaid expansion serves as a cautionary tale to those who'd like to leave healthcare to the states." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/m4a_2000x1047.jpg
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Amazon's Meteoric Rise in Global Capitalism
Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, Ellen Reese | indybay.org | 2021-05-29
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

President Maduro: Bicentennial Congress Articulates All of Venezuela's Social Forces
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-29
On Thursday, May 27, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro presented a report on the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples, and asserted that this is a process that articulates all the social forces of the country. He emphasized that the Congress is taking place in a time of union and social awakening, in a time of sacrifice and social struggle. He stressed that over the course of the nation's revolutionary process, never had so many social movements united together as what is happening now through this Congress of the Peoples. | "Youth, women, healthcare personnel, CLAP, communicators, socialist missions, culture,…
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SEP (Sri Lanka) to hold online meeting this Sunday on COVID-19 catastrophe in India
wsws.org | 2021-05-29
The Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) is holding an online meeting–"The COVID-19 pandemic and the need for a socialist strategy"–this Sunday, May 30, at 6: 00 p.m. Indian Standard Time.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/29/imtg-m29.html

Venezuela Starts Mass Vaccination – Herd Immunity By 2021
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-29
Venezuela's Health Minister Carlos Alvarado announced everything was ready to start the second stage of the Mass Vaccination Plan against COVID-19 on Saturday. | RELATED: | 375 Venezuelans Came Back to Their Homeland This Week | In this stage, health workers will finish the vaccination of the high-risk groups and will begin vaccinating the rest of the population. | In order to comply with the pre-established schedule, 27 vaccination points have been set up throughout the country to avoi…
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Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-29
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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The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for children
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-29
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 Alix School of Medicine graduates ease physician shortage in world affected by COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-29
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 Q&A podcast: Dissecting COVID-19 research and putting data in perspective
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-29
The number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. continues to decline. However, cases of COVID-19 are increasing in younger populations. "It's becoming a childhood disease," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Children have composed over 16,000 hospitalizations for COVID-19 and about 300 have died." …
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Mayo Clinic updates masking, in-person meeting guidance
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-29
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 …
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