Daily Archives: May 31, 2021

2021-05-31: News Headlines

teleSUR (2021-05-31). Workers' Party Rejects Holding of Soccer Tournament in Brazil. telesurenglish.net The Workers' Party (PT) on Monday rejected the possibility of Brazil hosting the South American Soccer Tournament, which was originally supposed to take place in Colombia and Argentina. | RELATED: | "Bolsonaro authorized the holding of the Soccer Tournament here in Brazil! Is this serious? Was this authorized amid the pandemic, the arrival of the third wave, the increased risk due to lack of beds and supplies, and…

WSWS (2021-05-31). Torture sites and mass graves reported in Colombia as repression intensifies against mass protests. wsws.org The far-right regime has employed forced disappearances, along with the torture and murder of protesters, in a bid to quell the monthlong uprising.

Kelly Heber Dunning (2021-05-31). As Tourism Returns, We Can't Allow Cruise Companies to Destroy Coral Reefs for Profit. commondreams.org "The Covid-19 pandemic put much of the tourism industry on hold. Once restrictions are lifted, we need to be wary of what comes next." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/coral-reefs-1300x681_0.jpg

Hamilton Nolan (2021-05-31). The Dream of a Unionized New Orleans Is Coming True. zcomm.org The pandemic was the first big test for New Orleans' hospitality unions. They passed with flying colors…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-31). 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 …

WSWS (2021-05-31). Death of young student on hospital floor lays bare Argentina's COVID-19 crisis. wsws.org The reopening of Argentina's economy this year rapidly resulted in a second and deadlier wave of the pandemic with a daily average that exceeds 30,000 new cases.

WSWS (2021-05-31). Mass demonstrations in Brazil against Bolsonaro's homicidal response to COVID pandemic. wsws.org There is a widespread perception within the population that the COVID-19 catastrophe in Brazil is the result of a deliberate policy of social murder.

Peoples Health Dispatch (2021-05-31). Myanmar's pandemic coup: Health workers in the forefront of resistance. peoplesdispatch.org Four months after the military took power through a coup, Myanmar confronts a spike in COVID-19 cases. How are health workers dealing with the twin challenges of a pandemic and a repressive regime?

Editor2 (2021-05-31). Wealth Inequality in LatAm Increased During the COVID Pandemic. orinocotribune.com While extreme poverty in Latin America reached its highest level in the last two decades with an increase of 12.5%, the number of billionaires in the region has gone up by 40% since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. | The wealthiest people in Latin America have managed to further increase their wealth thanks to the re-evaluation of stock markets during the pandemic. | The latest data from Forbes magazine confirms these facts, noting that in Latin America and the Caribbean, the number of billionaires has shot up 40% since the pandemic began. | At the beginning of 2020, when the virus had just broken out,…

Joris Leverink (2021-05-31). The Laura Flanders Show: BIPOC Journalists On Covering COVID and Racism. roarmag.org BIPOC journalists reflect on what it is to be veterans of two of the most devastating wars in recent history: the coronavirus pandemic and the centuries-long war on Black bodies through systemic racism and police brutality. | In this media roundtable — a collaboration between The Laura Flanders Show and URL Media — we take a different approach to Memorial Day. One that centers the work of BIPOC journalists from the front lines. How are they responding to the needs of their communities, and where do we go from here? | Music in the Middle features "Prosper" by Inez Barlatier feat. St. James Valsin and p…

WHO Watch Team (2021-05-31). World Health Assembly 74: One year into the pandemic. peoplesdispatch.org One year into the pandemic, the World Health Assembly is holding its annual meeting. The continued financial challenges loomed over delegates as they discussed the possibility of a Pandemic Treaty, local production of medicines, and WHO's COVID-19 response…

WSWS (2021-05-31). Crowds return to US stadiums, airports, in a series of super-spreader events. wsws.org With the Memorial Day weekend celebrated under the false pretenses of a "return to normalcy," the coronavirus pandemic continues its devastating toll in the United States.

_____ (2021-05-31). The Healing Web of Solidarity. popularresistance.org As most of us sat at home during the past year, seeking safety from the pandemic and isolated from each other, we had little to protect us from the onslaught of historic national traumas and anxieties. We watched in horror as over half a million Americans died, millions lost their livelihoods while others had to face the virus at work, an unarmed Black man was slowly murdered by a policeman on camera, and our President encouraged a white rightwing insurrection. All of this is superimposed on the global existential crisis of climate change and the economic abandonment of many places across the country. If years ca…

Zoe Alexandra (2021-05-31). At World Health Assembly, urgent need to lift sanctions comes to the fore. peoplesdispatch.org During the 74th session of World Health Assembly, several countries emphasized the need to end unilateral coercive measures which end up serving as a collective punishment by restricting access to basic necessities…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-31). The Dominic Cummings Show. counterpunch.org 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 government coronavirus response. Boiling down some points of the Cummings show: there was a failure on the part of

Grace Arms non-profit agency (2021-05-31). 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.

Sarah Feld (2021-05-31). "Clarify the Confusion" regarding the Covid Vaccine and the "Green Passport": Open Letter to Israel's Prime Minister. globalresearch.ca To…

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-05-31). Video: "All Roads Lead to the Vaccine": Full Interview with Dr. Peter McCullough. globalresearch.ca On May 19, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-31). 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 …

Matthew Herder, Christopher Morten (2021-05-31). We Can't Trust Big Pharma to Make Enough Vaccines. thenation.com We Can't Trust Big Pharma to Make Enough Vaccines…

teleSUR (2021-05-31). Venezuela To Receive Johnson & Johnson Vaccines Through COVAX. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday informed that his country expects to receive 5 million U.S. Johnson & Johnson vaccines through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility (COVAX). | RELATED: | "The World Health Organization (WHO) committed to send the doses by June. We hope that the schedule will be met," he said and explained that Venezuela paid US$120 million to receive the immunizer. | This acquisition will allo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 …

Staff (2021-05-31). Rural Communities Have Waited Nearly a Decade for Clean Drinking Water Systems. truthout.org This article, produced jointly by the California Health Report and High Country News, is part of a When Ramona Hernandez t…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-31). Nuclear Bone Of Contention For Iran And Iraqi Militia Groups. southfront.org The disobedience of Iranian proxies in Iraq is crossing the line, pushing Iranian generals to resign out of a sense of incapacity. | According to recent reports, Iranian general Haider al-Afghani has addressed Al-Quds special unit General Esmail Kaani, asking for a transfer. | General al-Afghani is the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's officer in charge of Iraqi armed groups. Claiming that Iran-backed paramilitaries ignore Tehran's orders, he submitted a request to transfer his services out of Iraq. | General al-Afghani was the fir…

WSWS (2021-05-31). Hundreds of coronavirus outbreaks in schools as new variant spreads across UK. wsws.org Department of Education figures show school attendance figures in England are falling associated with the spread of the virus.

Jan Campbell (2021-05-31). Comparison of Human Rights Values Between the East and the West. globalresearch.ca Abstract | The European …

WSWS (2021-05-31). Network of Action Committees for Safe Education in Germany adopts resolution in defence of David O'Sullivan. wsws.org The committee condemns the sacking of London bus driver David O'Sullivan by Metroline because of his demand that workers should be protected against coronavirus.

Eduardo Aliverti (2021-05-31). Argentina — øEstán nerviosos? globalizacion.ca Algunas noticias, o hechos fogoneados como tales, pretenden entrar en competición con el virus para fijar agenda pública. | øPor qué será? | Por ejemplo, toda la semana pasada se azuzó que Argentina podía estar al borde de otro default porque este…

teleSUR (2021-05-31). Argentine Health Minister Highlights Productive Visit to Cuba. telesurenglish.net Vizzotti added that the First Secretary of the Party and President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and his Argentinean counterpart, Alberto Fernández, talked about working together ensure that all Latin America can have access to these vaccines. | RELATED: | During the visit to Havana, the Argentinean Minister of Health learned first-hand about the development of vaccine candidates and appreciated the d…

Adam Dick (2021-05-31). Pediatricians Organization: Keep Kids Masked and Separated Until They Have Received Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine Shots. globalresearch.ca While state and …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). Infographic: Cardiac ablation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about cardiac ablation.More healthtip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 …

_____ (2021-05-30). Brazilians March To Demand Bolsonaro's Impeachment. popularresistance.org Tens of thousands of protesters have poured on to the streets of Brazil's largest cities to demand the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro over his catastrophic response to a coronavirus pandemic that has claimed nearly half a million Brazilian lives. | The demonstrators turned out in more than 200 cities and towns for what is the biggest anti-Bolsonaro mobilisation since Brazil's Covid outbreak began | "Today is a decisive milestone in the battle to defeat Bolsonaro's genocidal administration," said Silvia de Mendonàßa, 55, a civil rights activist from Brazil's Unified Black Movement as she led a colum…

Editorial Team (2021-05-30). Private renters fear the prospect of homelessness. challenge-magazine.org Ministers are being alerted to the fact that nearly two million private renters fear they will be powerless to find another property if they are evicted, following the end of the eviction ban. The government is being confronted with appeals for emergency legislation to broaden the permanent protection for those struggling to pay rent as a consequence of the Covid pandemic and the wider issues caused by capitalism, with the ban set to end this week. There have been estimates of a £2.2 billion bill, councils are additionally predicting the homelessness crisis to deepen if the government does not respond in th…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-30). Over 200 Brazilian Cities Rise Up Against "Genocidal" Bolsonaro. libya360.wordpress.com Leonardo Sakamoto The protests, this Saturday (29), against the Jair Bolsonaro government represented an "I Do Not Authorize" both for the anti-democratic bravado of the president of the Republic and for the sabotage he has been carrying out in the fight against the pandemic. It is representative that Paulista Avenue in Sà£o Paulo has been…

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Workers' Party Rejects Holding of Soccer Tournament in Brazil
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-31
The Workers' Party (PT) on Monday rejected the possibility of Brazil hosting the South American Soccer Tournament, which was originally supposed to take place in Colombia and Argentina. | RELATED: | Over 200 Brazilian Cities Rise Up Against "Genocidal" Bolsonaro | "Bolsonaro authorized the holding of the Soccer Tournament here in Brazil! Is this serious? Was this authorized amid the pandemic, the arrival of the third wave, the increased risk due to lack of beds and supplies, and…
telesurenglish.net/news/Workers-Party-Rejects-Holding-of-Soccer-Tournament-in-Brazil-20210531-0014.html

Torture sites and mass graves reported in Colombia as repression intensifies against mass protests
wsws.org | 2021-05-31
The far-right regime has employed forced disappearances, along with the torture and murder of protesters, in a bid to quell the monthlong uprising.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/31/colo-m31.html

The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for children
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
A coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine is now available to children ages 12 through 15 in the U.S. Here's what parents, caregivers and children need to know about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, the possible side effects, and the benefits of getting vaccinated. This is written by Mayo Clinic Staff and you can …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-covid-19-vaccines-for-children/

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Dissecting COVID-19 research and putting data in perspective
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
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/

Argentine Health Minister Highlights Productive Visit to Cuba
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-31
Vizzotti added that the First Secretary of the Party and President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and his Argentinean counterpart, Alberto Fernández, talked about working together ensure that all Latin America can have access to these vaccines. | RELATED: | Argentina: Gov't Expresses Interest in Cuban COVID-19 Vaccines | During the visit to Havana, the Argentinean Minister of Health learned first-hand about the development of vaccine candidates and appreciated the d…
telesurenglish.net/news/Argentine-Health-Minister-Highlights-Productive-Visit-to-Cuba-20210531-0017.html

"Clarify the Confusion" regarding the Covid Vaccine and the "Green Passport": Open Letter to Israel's Prime Minister
Sarah Feld | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-31
globalresearch.ca/open-letter-israeli-prime-minister-health-minister-clarify-confusion/5746622

We Can't Trust Big Pharma to Make Enough Vaccines
Matthew Herder, Christopher Morten | thenation.com | 2021-05-31
We Can't Trust Big Pharma to Make Enough Vaccines…
thenation.com/article/world/covid-vaccines-pharma/

China To Support Couples Having Third Child
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-31
On Monday, the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee announced that this Asian country will support couples who wish to have a third child. | RELATED: | China Sends 1.3 Million COVID-19 Vaccines to Venezuela | Implementing the policy and its relevant supporting measures will help improve China's population structure, actively respond to the aging population, and preserve the country's human resource advantages. | President Xi Jinping chaired the CPC m…
telesurenglish.net/news/China-To-Support-Couples-Having-Third-Child-20210531-0012.html

Video: "All Roads Lead to the Vaccine": Full Interview with Dr. Peter McCullough
Dr. Peter McCullough | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-31
On May 19, …
globalresearch.ca/video-full-interview-dr-peter-mccullough-covid-treatment/5746579

Venezuela To Receive Johnson & Johnson Vaccines Through COVAX
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-31
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday informed that his country expects to receive 5 million U.S. Johnson & Johnson vaccines through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility (COVAX). | RELATED: | Venezuela Lost Over $30 Billion Due To the US Blockade | "The World Health Organization (WHO) committed to send the doses by June. We hope that the schedule will be met," he said and explained that Venezuela paid US$120 million to receive the immunizer. | This acquisition will allo…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-To-Receive-US-Johnson–Johnson-Vaccine-Through-COVAX-20210531-0003.html

Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
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/

Myanmar's pandemic coup: Health workers in the forefront of resistance
Peoples Health Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-31
Four months after the military took power through a coup, Myanmar confronts a spike in COVID-19 cases. How are health workers dealing with the twin challenges of a pandemic and a repressive regime?
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/31/myanmars-pandemic-coup-health-workers-in-the-forefront-of-resistance/

The Laura Flanders Show: BIPOC Journalists On Covering COVID and Racism
Joris Leverink | roarmag.org | 2021-05-31
BIPOC journalists reflect on what it is to be veterans of two of the most devastating wars in recent history: the coronavirus pandemic and the centuries-long war on Black bodies through systemic racism and police brutality. | In this media roundtable — a collaboration between The Laura Flanders Show and URL Media — we take a different approach to Memorial Day. One that centers the work of BIPOC journalists from the front lines. How are they responding to the needs of their communities, and where do we go from here? | Music in the Middle features "Prosper" by Inez Barlatier feat. St. James Valsin and p…
roarmag.org/2021/05/31/the-laura-flanders-show-bipoc-journalists-on-covering-covid-and-racism/

Death of young student on hospital floor lays bare Argentina's COVID-19 crisis
wsws.org | 2021-05-31
The reopening of Argentina's economy this year rapidly resulted in a second and deadlier wave of the pandemic with a daily average that exceeds 30,000 new cases.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/31/arge-m31.html

World Health Assembly 74: One year into the pandemic
WHO Watch Team | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-31
One year into the pandemic, the World Health Assembly is holding its annual meeting. The continued financial challenges loomed over delegates as they discussed the possibility of a Pandemic Treaty, local production of medicines, and WHO's COVID-19 response…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/31/world-health-assembly-74-one-year-into-the-pandemic/

Mass demonstrations in Brazil against Bolsonaro's homicidal response to COVID pandemic
wsws.org | 2021-05-31
There is a widespread perception within the population that the COVID-19 catastrophe in Brazil is the result of a deliberate policy of social murder.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/31/braz-m31.html

Wealth Inequality in LatAm Increased During the COVID Pandemic
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-31
While extreme poverty in Latin America reached its highest level in the last two decades with an increase of 12.5%, the number of billionaires in the region has gone up by 40% since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. | The wealthiest people in Latin America have managed to further increase their wealth thanks to the re-evaluation of stock markets during the pandemic. | The latest data from Forbes magazine confirms these facts, noting that in Latin America and the Caribbean, the number of billionaires has shot up 40% since the pandemic began. | At the beginning of 2020, when the virus had just broken out,…
orinocotribune.com/wealth-inequality-in-latam-increased-during-the-covid-pandemic/

Saturday 6/19: Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom Festival in Antioch
Grace Arms non-profit agency | indybay.org | 2021-05-31
Grace Arms, 3415 Oakley Rd, Antioch, CA 94509 | Please follow COVID safety protocols.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/29/18842827.php

As Tourism Returns, We Can't Allow Cruise Companies to Destroy Coral Reefs for Profit
Kelly Heber Dunning | commondreams.org | 2021-05-31
"The Covid-19 pandemic put much of the tourism industry on hold. Once restrictions are lifted, we need to be wary of what comes next." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/coral-reefs-1300x681_0.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2021/05/31/tourism-returns-we-cant-allow-cruise-companies-destroy-coral-reefs-profit?cd-origin=rss

Mayo Clinic updates masking, in-person meeting guidance
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
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/

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates ease physician shortage in world affected by COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
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/

At World Health Assembly, urgent need to lift sanctions comes to the fore
Zoe Alexandra | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-31
During the 74th session of World Health Assembly, several countries emphasized the need to end unilateral coercive measures which end up serving as a collective punishment by restricting access to basic necessities…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/31/at-world-health-assembly-urgent-need-to-lift-sanctions-comes-to-the-fore/

The Dominic Cummings Show
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-31
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 government coronavirus response. Boiling down some points of the Cummings show: there was a failure on the part of…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/31/the-dominic-cummings-show/

Crowds return to US stadiums, airports, in a series of super-spreader events
wsws.org | 2021-05-31
With the Memorial Day weekend celebrated under the false pretenses of a "return to normalcy," the coronavirus pandemic continues its devastating toll in the United States.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/31/usco-m31.html

The Healing Web of Solidarity
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-31
As most of us sat at home during the past year, seeking safety from the pandemic and isolated from each other, we had little to protect us from the onslaught of historic national traumas and anxieties. We watched in horror as over half a million Americans died, millions lost their livelihoods while others had to face the virus at work, an unarmed Black man was slowly murdered by a policeman on camera, and our President encouraged a white rightwing insurrection. All of this is superimposed on the global existential crisis of climate change and the economic abandonment of many places across the country. If years ca…
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The Dream of a Unionized New Orleans Is Coming True
Hamilton Nolan | zcomm.org | 2021-05-31
The pandemic was the first big test for New Orleans' hospitality unions. They passed with flying colors…
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Hundreds of coronavirus outbreaks in schools as new variant spreads across UK
wsws.org | 2021-05-31
Department of Education figures show school attendance figures in England are falling associated with the spread of the virus.
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Comparison of Human Rights Values Between the East and the West
Jan Campbell | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-31
Abstract | The European …
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Network of Action Committees for Safe Education in Germany adopts resolution in defence of David O'Sullivan
wsws.org | 2021-05-31
The committee condemns the sacking of London bus driver David O'Sullivan by Metroline because of his demand that workers should be protected against coronavirus.
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Pediatricians Organization: Keep Kids Masked and Separated Until They Have Received Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine Shots
Adam Dick | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-31
While state and …
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Argentina — øEstán nerviosos?
Eduardo Aliverti | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-31
Algunas noticias, o hechos fogoneados como tales, pretenden entrar en competición con el virus para fijar agenda pública. | øPor qué será? | Por ejemplo, toda la semana pasada se azuzó que Argentina podía estar al borde de otro default porque este…
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: 21st century stroke prevention strategies
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
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 …
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Science Saturday: Macrophage communication is key during viral infection
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
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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AI-enabled EKGs find difference between numerical age and biological age significantly affects health, longevity
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
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 | 2021-05-31
Learn more about cardiac ablation.More healthtip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com
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Consumer Health: What do you know about inflammatory bowel disease?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
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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Mayo Clinic Minute: Think 'FAST' to recognize a stroke
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
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 …
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Consumer Health: Meditation for healthy living
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
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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Consumer Health: Understanding the link between depression and pain
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
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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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Detecting and treating thoracic aortic aneurysms
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
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 …
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Dr. Prathibha Varkey named president of Mayo Clinic Health System
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
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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Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joins national call to get HPV vaccinations back on track
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
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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Consumer Health: Recovering from a stroke
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
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 …
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Consumer Health: What do you know about Lou Gehrig's disease?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
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: Antidepressants and tinnitus
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
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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Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips to 'stop the bleed' in an emergency
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-31
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 …
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Rural Communities Have Waited Nearly a Decade for Clean Drinking Water Systems
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-31
This article, produced jointly by the California Health Report and High Country News, is part of a collaboration that also includes the Institute for Nonprofit News, Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism, Circle of Blue, Columbia Insight, Ensia, New Mexico In Depth and SJV Water. It was made possible by a grant from The Water Desk, with support from Ensia and INN's Amplify News Project. | When Ramona Hernandez t…
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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." …
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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 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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