Monthly Archives: June 2021

2021-06-30: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-06-30). Delta variant of coronavirus fuels rise in cases in Europe. wsws.org European governments' stated policy is to rely on belated vaccination programs to blunt the spread of the virus, rejecting social distancing measures that would impact corporate profits.

Global Research News (2021-06-30). Selected Articles: Towards a "Third Wave"? Combating "D the Dangerous Delta Variant". The "Mathematical Lockdown Model" globalresearch.ca By Is a new Worldwide lockdown envisaged as a means to combating th…

Marc Norton (2021-06-30). Biden and Trump: No COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Workers. counterpunch.org During his campaign for the Presidency, Joe Biden called on President Donald Trump to: Establish and enforce health and safety standards for workplaces… The Trump Administration should immediately release and enforce an Emergency Temporary Standard… to give employers and frontline employees specific, enforceable guidance on what to do to reduce the spread of COVID." Biden

WSWS (2021-06-30). UK teachers with Long COVID face victimisation. wsws.org There are two million cases of Long COVID in England, that is people still suffering symptoms more than 12 weeks after infection…

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia (2021-06-30). The COVID Corruption Scandals of Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro. latinorebels.com Calls for impeachment grow louder in Brazil as President Jair Bolsonaro finds himself at the center of various scandals and investigations into his government's handling of the COVID pandemic.

WSWS (2021-06-30). Fiji overwhelmed by spiralling COVID-19 outbreak. wsws.org Fiji's authoritarian regime is pursuing the criminal strategy of "herd immunity," concentrating on "mitigation" rather than eliminating the COVID-19 virus.

teleSUR (2021-06-30). DR Congo Celebrates 61 Years of Independence From Belgium. telesurenglish.net On June 30, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) celebrates 61 years of its independence from Belgium and the election of Patrice Lumumba as its first Prime Minister. | RELATED: | For the second year in a row, the Congolese will not celebrate this national holiday by performing any rallies or ceremonies because of an exponential rise in COVID-19 infections. Low vaccination rates have left the country vulnerable to the most…

David Heller (2021-06-30). Ivermectin's Success in Battling COVID-19. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-06-30). Delta variant surge explodes claims that the pandemic is over in the US. wsws.org For months, the Biden administration, the media and major corporations have promoted the fiction that the COVID-19 pandemic is all but over, but the spread of the virus remains a serious and growing threat.

WSWS (2021-06-30). UK teacher with Long COVID : "The government decided to go for herd immunity, they knew they were putting us at risk. They're quite happy to reduce the population." wsws.org "Being able to kick a football with my daughter would be amazing. Long COVID is life changing. You lose who you are."

Deadline for Democracy Coalition (2021-06-30). Friday 7/9: Walnut Creek: Deadline for Democracy Sidewalk Rally for Voting Rights. indybay.org Intersection of Ygnacio Valley Road and Civic Drive, Walnut Creek 94596 | This is a peaceful event. Follow current COVID safety guidelines.

Monterey Peace & Justice Center (2021-06-30). Tuesday 6/29: India: The world's largest strike, COVID crisis, Hindu nationalism, human rights. indybay.org Monterey Peace & Justice Center | 1364 Fremont Boulevard | Seaside, CA 93955…

teleSUR (2021-06-30). UK MPs Visit Belmarsh Prison to Demand a Meeting With Assange. telesurenglish.net This Tuesday, UK Members of Parliament (MPs) Richard Burgon, Hackney Abbott, and Jeremy Corbyn visited South London HMP Belmarsh to deliver a letter from Parliamentarians from 4 parties protesting the repeated refusal by the authorities to allow MPs to meet with Julian Assange. | RELATED: | Mr. Assange remains locked up at the Covid-hit south London prison pending an appeal after he beat an extradition case brought by th…

teleSUR (2021-06-30). Peru: Free Peru Supporter Dies After Attack by Fujimoristas. telesurenglish.net A supporter of Free Peru presidential candidate Pedro Castillo died on Tuesday after being under medical care following an attack on June 24. | RELATED: | On that day, Sacarias Meneses, a 56-year-old man who was participating in a sit-in in defense of the vote, was assaulted by members of Popular Force, the far-right party that ran Keiko Fujimori for president. | "We regret to communicate that our comrade Sacarias Meneses…

Ed Grystar (2021-06-30). Liberals and Congress Retreat Rather Than Fight for National Single Payer Medicare for All. counterpunch.org The last few years have seen "Medicare for All" go from a pipedream to a household phrase. Yet now, the movement is floundering with lack of clear leadership, with self-appointed spokespeople in Congress and activist groups pushing a puzzling state-based approach. Decades of a movement based on educating the public about the merits of a

BALASPL (2021-06-30). Wednesday 7/14: Know Your Rights! Eligibility & Applying for Medi-Cal, Medicare, & Covered CA. indybay.org Online workshop…

Staff (2021-06-30). Maya Schenwar Says Defunding the Police Might Have Saved Her Sister's Life. truthout.org As the U.S. marks 50 years since President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs on June 17, 1971, we speak with journalist Maya Schenwar, editor-in-chief of the news website Truthout, whose sister Keeley died of a drug overdose in February 2020 at the age of 29. Schenwar says her sister's death came after "a long cycle of criminalization" that made her chances of recovery much harder. "She became so afraid of being rearrested," says Schenwar, who notes that many drug users avoid seeking medical he…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Consumer Health: Testicular self-exam. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health care providers and medical organizations differ on their recommendations for testicular self-exams. Routine testicular self-exams can help you learn how your testicles normally look and feel. Then you're more likely to notice subtle changes. Changes in your testicles could be a sign of a common benign condition or, less likely, a serious condition such …

Staff (2021-06-30). Maya Schenwar's Sister Died of an Overdose. She Says Defunding the Police Might Have Saved Her. democracynow.org As the U.S. marks 50 years since President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs on June 17, 1971, we speak with journalist Maya Schenwar, editor-in-chief of the news website Truthout, whose sister Keeley died of a drug overdose in February 2020 at the age of 29. Schenwar says her sister's death came after "a long cycle of criminalization" that made her chances of recovery much harder. "She became so afraid of being rearrested," says Schenwar, who notes that many drug users avoid seeking medical help because of the fear of police involvement and incarceration. "Why are we supporting criminalization at the expense…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Cancer to COVID-19: Experimental treatment pivots in record time. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At the beginning of 2020, everyone in research and medicine who could pivot to focus on COVID-19 did. Scientists and physicians hauled out findings from previous epidemics. In papers and personal correspondence, they shared descriptions of the damage wrought by SARS-CoV-2. They started running potential drugs through their paces. "When you have a completely new …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine to offer sports participation physicals for local high school athletes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will offer sports physicals for area students who are entering seventh to 12th grades and want to participate in school sports programs. The exams, which follow the protocol set by the Minnesota State High School League, are open to all athletes from Southeast Minnesota. Exams will …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Blood shortage: Consider donating. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Those who are eligible to donate blood are asked to roll up their sleeves and help in their local communities. "It is important to give blood right now because hospitals in the U.S. are having to manage a very depleted blood inventory," says Dr. Justin Kreuter, a transfusion medicine physician with the Mayo Clinic?Blood Donor …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cardiology pumps AI into patient care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to technology, Mayo Clinic is a leader in bringing the tools and science of artificial intelligence, or AI, into practice. In health care, AI is simply a way of programming a computer to process and respond to data for better patient outcomes. Mayo's AI work in Cardiovascular Medicine uses computer algorithms applied …

WSWS (2021-06-30). UK rail workers strike against pay restraint and inferior terms and conditions. wsws.org The disputes are primarily in opposition to pay restraint, an attack facilitated by the RMT's participation with the government in the Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum, alongside the other rail unions, at the start of the pandemic.

Staff (2021-06-30). Headlines for June 30, 2021. democracynow.org Israeli Forces Begin Demolitions in East Jerusalem's Silwan, Attack Protesters, U.S. Military May Be Near End of Afghan Withdrawal as Top General Warns of Possible Civil War, Russia Tests Missiles in Crimea After Start of Ukraine-NATO's Black Sea Military Drill, Israel's Foreign Minister Inaugurates Embassy in UAE, Former South African President Jacob Zuma Sentenced to Prison for Contempt of Court, COVID Surge Brings Indonesia to "Edge of Catastrophe"; Virus Lowered Brazil's Life Expectancy, Vaccinated Angelenos Urged to Keep Masking Amid Delta Variant Spread; 800 Line 3 Workers Got COVID, Pfizer & Moderna Vaccin…

Bri M. (2021-06-30). Maybe We Shouldn't Go Back to Normal. thenation.com Maybe We Shouldn't Go Back to Normal…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 vaccination rates stalling, infections from the delta variant rising. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Summer and fall are going to be a dangerous time for people in the U.S. who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19, according to Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "I really think this exponential rise in the number of sequences that are delta must be taken …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 vaccination experience special for young man with Down syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The parents of a young Florida patient were so grateful for the caring approach offered to their son during his COVID-19 vaccine appointment that they called back to express their appreciation and share their story. _______________________________________ When the father of a 19-year-old patient with Down syndrome brought his son, Tyler White, for a COVID-19 vaccination …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Mayo offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota: June 22-July 8. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: 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 opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

teleSUR (2021-06-30). One Million Cubans Have Been Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Cuba's Health Ministry (MINSAP) announced that one million citizens have completed the three-dose COVID-19 vaccination schedule and at least two million people have been administrated the first dose of Sovereign 02 or Abdala vaccines. | RELATED: | MINSAP Epidemiology Director Francisco Duran explained that a high vaccination coverage lowers the overall amount of virus able to spread in the population, which will a…

Editor (2021-06-30). A crumb from the G-7 table. mronline.org The G-7 meeting that has just concluded has promised to donate one billion doses of anti-Covid vaccine to the rest of the world, consisting primarily of the so-called "developing" countries. | June 30, 2021…

Isaac Nellist (2021-06-30). Australia talks but will politicians listen? greenleft.org.au ABC's Australia Talks National Survey has provided some insights into how people's lives have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and what they think about capitalism, writes Isacc Nellist.

news.un (2021-06-30). Women must no longer be 'squeezed into a small corner', landmark Forum declares. news.un.org In a bid to put gender equality at the heart of COVID recovery, UN Women kicked off a three-day "landmark effort" in Paris on Wednesday, aiming to lay out ambitious investments and policies to bridge the chasm between where women stand in the world today, and where they should be, by 2030.

news.un (2021-06-30). COVID-19 impact on tourism could deal $4 trillion blow to global economy: UN report. news.un.org The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tourism could result in a more than $4 trillion loss to the global economy, UN trade and development body UNCTAD said on Wednesday in a report issued jointly with the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Angel Rojas, Nicholas McKenna (2021-06-30). Fresno demands rent cancellation: Housing is a human right! liberationnews.org Community members and activists gathered at Fresno City Hall for a Cancel the Rents rally demanding rent cancellation for tenants and small businesses as well as cancellation of mortgages for home buyers and small landlords hard hit by the pandemic and economic crisis.

Lydia DePillis (2021-06-30). This company got a $10 million PPP loan, then closed its plant and moved manufacturing jobs to Mexico. nationofchange.org Many American businesses received millions in federal pandemic aid intended to protect workers, but exploited loopholes and rule changes to lay off those employees anyway.

Editor (2021-06-30). Capitalism is on life support. We have a decision to make. mronline.org Canadians won't settle for a return to how things were before the pandemic. | June 30, 2021 | Newswire…

Staff (2021-06-30). Scientists unearth '5,000 year old PLAGUE BACTERIA' that caused Black Death from skull of long-dead pandemic victim in Latvia. rt.com An ancient skull found by a river in modern-day Latvia may well hold clues as to how the bubonic plague wiped out tens of millions of people across Europe in what would eventually become the deadliest pandemic in human history. | Researchers from Kiel University in Germany revealed on Wednesday that a strain of the bacterium, known as Yersina pestis, dating back millenia, had been discovered in samples taken from the remains of a hunter gatherer in the Baltic nation. As part of a paper

Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-30). Clinching in the Breach: Matt Hancock Resigns. dissidentvoice.org From his secure fortress of contented spite, Dominic Cummings, exiled from the power he once wielded at Number 10 as one of the chosen, must have felt a sense of satisfaction. Biliously, the former top aide to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson had scorned the now former UK Health Secretary in a performance before MPs …

_____ (2021-06-30). Why Do The Media Hate Daniel Ortega? popularresistance.org When Kamala Harris finally traveled to the U.S./Mexico border last week, she met several young women asylum seekers. The vice president likely saw Hondurans, Salvadorans and Guatemalans who were fleeing from violence and extreme poverty. But she probably did not see any Nicaraguan asylum seekers, who are few and far between. | Nicaragua and Honduras are considered the two poorest nations in Latin America. Honduras is a corrupt, failed, violent country, whose government is backed by the U.S. Nicaragua has free healthcare and education, and is considered the safest country in Central America. | Since Daniel Ortega…

Rosalind English (2021-06-30). EU to lift ban on animal by-products for livestock food. ukhumanrightsblog.com Over ten years ago I posted on the wasteful prohibition under the EU Animal By-Product Regulation on feeding meat and bone meal — waste from slaughterhouses — to omnivorous farm animals, poultry and pigs. See Pigswill and public health: a load of EU Bull, 7 January 2021. While this regulation has been in force the …

WSWS (2021-06-30). Almost half of Australia's population under lockdown measures as Delta outbreak grows. wsws.org Australian governments have been compelled to adopt the limited public health measures, amid widespread popular anger and what epidemiologists describe as a "perfect storm" for infection spread.

teleSUR (2021-06-30). China Is Declared a Malaria-Free Country. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially granted China a malaria-free certification as a token of celebration of the country's successful elimination of the disease after 70 years of its struggles against malaria. | RELATED: | From 30 million malaria cases in the 1940s, China brought down that number over the last decades, to finally achieve no cases in the last four years. | "Today we congratulate t…

Brenda Norrell (2021-06-30). Hidden Cemeteries at Residential Schools: Churches and Canada Responsible for Genocide. indybay.org Chief Cadmusn Delmore of the Cowessess First Nation said 751 unmarked graves were found at Marieval Residential School. In 2008 — thirteen years ago — Hidden from History published a list of 28 mass graves at residential schools and hospitals in Canada. The information comes from historical accounts and eyewitness testimony of survivors who witnessed fellow students being tortured and murdered.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Staying hydrated, healthy during extreme heat. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Many parts of the U.S. are experiencing scorching hot temperatures as a heat dome settles in over the West and Southwest. However, no matter the location, summer heat and humidity can cause people to experience heat-related illness. But people can take steps to avoid a trip to the emergency department for heat-related illness.Dr. Michael Boniface, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Consumer Health: Monitoring your blood pressure at home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you're in good company. Nearly half of the adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure, and many don't even know they have it, according to the American Heart Association. Your health care provider likely has provided information about the dangers of high blood pressure and lifestyle …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Specialized heart surgery gives Florida father hope for future. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Eric Salter's life changed unexpectedly in May 2017 when he suffered a life-threatening aortic dissection while working from his home office. The active father of two who was then 42 went from living a normal, healthy life to having just minutes to say goodbye to his family before emergency surgery.*** NOTE: The Mayo Clinic News …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Expert Alert: 4 benefits of robotic spine surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, allows doctors to perform many complex procedures ? including those involving the spine ? with more precision, flexibility and control than conventional techniques. Since 2018, Mayo Clinic surgeons have completed more than 200 robotic spinal surgeries on patients from around the world. These surgeries have led to …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Mayo Clinic Minute: Osteoporosis affects men, too. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Worldwide, 1 in 3 women over age 50 will experience a bone fracture due to osteoporosis, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. But it's not just women, as 1 in 5 men over age 50 also will have the same issue. Reporter Jason Howland explains in the Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-30). Mayo Clinic Minute: Can weather trigger migraines? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Does the heat and humidity of summer trigger your migraine? If so, you aren't alone. Some people who have migraines appear to be more sensitive to changes in the weather. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/jYGc2wtrPdM Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 00) is in the downloads at the end of…

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2021-06-29: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-06-29). New York City to move 8,000 homeless people from hotels to crowded shelters, ending COVID-19 prevention program. wsws.org Mayor Bill de Blasio's effort will jeopardize the health of homeless people to free hotel rooms for tourists.

Tikender Panwar (2021-06-29). COVID-19: What will our post-pandemic habitat be? peoplesdispatch.org The governance model for a sustainable habitat has to be linked with people's participation and their engagement. This must be decentralized and democratized. People must be given the opportunity to decide their urban futures…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-29). Towards a "Third Wave"? Combating "D the Dangerous Delta Variant". The "Mathematical Lockdown Model" globalresearch.ca The fear campaign has one again gone into high gear. | Is a new Worldwide lockdown envisaged as a means to combating the "dangerous" Covid variant entitled "Delta". | First identified last year in India, The SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant was "thought to …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Mayo offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota: June 22-July 8. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: 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 opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 vaccination rates stalling, infections from the delta variant rising. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Summer and fall are going to be a dangerous time for people in the U.S. who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19, according to Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "I really think this exponential rise in the number of sequences that are delta must be taken …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 vaccination experience special for young man with Down syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The parents of a young Florida patient were so grateful for the caring approach offered to their son during his COVID-19 vaccine appointment that they called back to express their appreciation and share their story. _______________________________________ When the father of a 19-year-old patient with Down syndrome brought his son, Tyler White, for a COVID-19 vaccination …

ecns.cn (2021-06-29). COVID-19 origin review may not be definitive: WSJ. ecns.cn The review of the origin of the COVID-19 may not produce "a definitive explanation," said The Wall Street Journal in a report Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-06-29). U.S. experts call for establishment of commission on evaluation of COVID-19 response: media. ecns.cn The United States should establish a commission on evaluation of its COVID-19 response, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has cited U.S. leading experts as saying.

Deadline for Democracy Coalition (2021-06-29). Friday 7/9: Walnut Creek: Deadline for Democracy Sidewalk Rally for Voting Rights. indybay.org Intersection of Ygnacio Valley Road and Civic Drive, Walnut Creek 94596 | This is a peaceful event. Follow current COVID safety guidelines.

Monterey Peace & Justice Center (2021-06-29). Tuesday 6/29: India: The world's largest strike, COVID crisis, Hindu nationalism, human rights. indybay.org Monterey Peace & Justice Center | 1364 Fremont Boulevard | Seaside, CA 93955…

Megan Redshaw (2021-06-29). FDA Adds Heart Inflammation Warning to Pfizer, Moderna COVID Vaccines as Some Experts Call for Full Approval. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Roxana Bruno (2021-06-29). 57 Top Scientists and Doctors Release Shocking Study on COVID Vaccines and Demand Immediate Stop to All Vaccinations. globalresearch.ca A group of …

BALASPL (2021-06-29). Wednesday 7/14: Know Your Rights! Eligibility & Applying for Medi-Cal, Medicare, & Covered CA. indybay.org Online workshop…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Consumer Health: Testicular self-exam. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health care providers and medical organizations differ on their recommendations for testicular self-exams. Routine testicular self-exams can help you learn how your testicles normally look and feel. Then you're more likely to notice subtle changes. Changes in your testicles could be a sign of a common benign condition or, less likely, a serious condition such …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Cancer to COVID-19: Experimental treatment pivots in record time. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At the beginning of 2020, everyone in research and medicine who could pivot to focus on COVID-19 did. Scientists and physicians hauled out findings from previous epidemics. In papers and personal correspondence, they shared descriptions of the damage wrought by SARS-CoV-2. They started running potential drugs through their paces. "When you have a completely new …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Blood shortage: Consider donating. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Those who are eligible to donate blood are asked to roll up their sleeves and help in their local communities. "It is important to give blood right now because hospitals in the U.S. are having to manage a very depleted blood inventory," says Dr. Justin Kreuter, a transfusion medicine physician with the Mayo Clinic?Blood Donor …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine to offer sports participation physicals for local high school athletes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will offer sports physicals for area students who are entering seventh to 12th grades and want to participate in school sports programs. The exams, which follow the protocol set by the Minnesota State High School League, are open to all athletes from Southeast Minnesota. Exams will …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cardiology pumps AI into patient care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to technology, Mayo Clinic is a leader in bringing the tools and science of artificial intelligence, or AI, into practice. In health care, AI is simply a way of programming a computer to process and respond to data for better patient outcomes. Mayo's AI work in Cardiovascular Medicine uses computer algorithms applied …

John Wojcik (2021-06-29). How the Smithfield workers of Sioux Falls stood up and won. peoplesworld.org SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—The workers at a huge meatpacking plant here with a history of caring little about whether they lived or died during the coronavirus pandemic defeated this month the company's attempt to continue crushing them, this time with wage and benefit rollbacks. Worker determination to do anything and everything to protect their livelihoods became …

WSWS (2021-06-29). From censor to conspiracy theorist: Zeynep Tufekci promotes the Wuhan Lab lie. wsws.org Zeynep Tufekci, who argued in the New York Times for censorship against left-wing news organizations on the grounds that they promoted "conspiracy theories," is promoting the actual conspiracy theory that coronavirus was released from a laboratory in China.

Danny Glover (2021-06-29). Biden's Failure to End Trump's War on Cuba Is Threatening Lives. thenation.com Biden's Failure to End Trump's War on Cuba Is Threatening Lives…

Staff (2021-06-29). Headlines for June 29, 2021. democracynow.org Pacific Northwest's Stifling Heat Breaks All-Time Records for Second Straight Day, Moscow Storms Break Russia's Record-Setting June Heat Wave, Dozens of Youth Climate Activists Arrested at White House Demanding Action on Climate Crisis, "An Overt Political Blockade": Minnesota Police Barricade Line 3 Pipeline Protest Camp, Ethiopia Declares Ceasefire After Separatists Claim Tigray's Capital City , Iranian-Backed Militia Strikes Back After Biden Orders Bombings in Iraq and Syria, Federal Judge Throws Out Antitrust Lawsuits Seeking to Break Up Facebook , Trump Reportedly Asked to Send Coronavirus-Infected Americans…

Staff (2021-06-29). Russia records highest official Covid-19 death toll since start of pandemic, as nation fights sharp rise in cases of Delta variant. rt.com At least 652 people infected with coronavirus have died in Russia within the latest 24-hour recording period, government officials announced Tuesday morning. It marks the country's single most deadly day since the pandemic began. | The Covid-19 operational headquarters reported the grim milestone amid a steep rise in the number of positive tests for the infection over the past fortnight. More than 134,500 people are confirmed to have died with the virus overall since last March. | The largest number of daily deaths were recorded in Moscow, which accounted for 121 of the fatalities. The capital has consistently…

Dean Baker (2021-06-29). Is Indonesia Really a Pandemic Basket Case? counterpunch.org You might think so from reading this NYT article. The piece tells readers that Indonesia had 20,000 positive cases on Thursday. Furthermore: "and the national percentage of positive Covid tests reached 14.6 percent this past week. By comparison, the weekly positivity rate in the United States is now 1.8 percent." The article also reports that

Staff (2021-06-29). The Christian Right Used COVID to Win Rampant Religious Exemptions. truthout.org On a Friday evening in April, the Supreme Court quietly issued a short decision that opened the floodgates for religious entities to claim an exemption from just about any law. Tandon v. Newsom didn't center on a traditionally hot-button issue like abortion or LGBTQ rights; it focused on COVID-19. While the case received little attention outside of the legal world, it marked the culmination of more than 30 years of legal strategy by Christian conservatives who have sought ever-broader leeway to flout t…

Zoya Qureshi (2021-06-29). How the Pandemic Made It Harder to Become a Doctor. thenation.com How the Pandemic Made It Harder to Become a Doctor…

Staff (2021-06-29). Venezuela Reports 1,286 New COVID-19 Cases & 13 Deaths on Sunday. orinocotribune.com A total of 1,286 new cases of COVID-19, of which 1,283 are of community transmission and 3 imported, were reported in the last 24 hours by the Venezuelan health authorities, raising the accumulated total of infections to 269,635, while the recovery rate remains at 93%, or 250,528 healed patients, thanks to the free treatments guaranteed by the Bolivarian Government. | The report was presented Sunday, June 27, by the Executive Vice President, Delcy Rodríguez, through her Twitter account @delcyrodriguezv, during the customary daily balance provided by the Presidential Commission for the Control and Prevention of CO…

news.un (2021-06-29). Generation Equality: Alongside COVID lies an 'equally horrific pandemic' threatening women. news.un.org As the world grapples unevenly with the effects of COVID-19, "a parallel and equally horrific pandemic" has threatened half the world's population, the UN chief said on Tuesday, in the lead up to the Generation Equality Forum in France.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-29). Video: Covid-19 Criminality. globalresearch.ca First published on June 13, 2021 | Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media as to the causes and devastating consequences of the Covid-19 "pandemic". | SARS-2 is upheld as the "killer virus". And now the Covid …

WSWS (2021-06-29). Health care workers face mental health crisis as the result of pandemic disaster. wsws.org Forty-three percent of health care workers considered leaving the health care profession in 2021, according to a survey by Vivan Health.

_____ (2021-06-29). Lessons From The Nation's Black Male Educators. popularresistance.org The place of Black men in higher education, both as students and as educators, has always been precarious—even before the pandemic. A U.S. Department of Education report found in 2016 that Black men made up just 2 percent of the nation's teaching workforce, representing the lowest population group in education. | As the realities of the pandemic set in last year, many school districts in the South were chastised for taking a lackluster approach to ensuring safe reopenings for their students. | For Everton Blair, an educator and the first Black member of the Gwinnett County, Georgia, Board of Education, open…

Andy Kroll (2021-06-29). What Price "Defense"? tomdispatch.com President Biden's first Pentagon budget, released late last month, is staggering by any reasonable standard. At more than $750 billion for the Defense Department and related work on nuclear weapons at the Department of Energy, it represents one of the highest levels of spending since World War II — far higher than the peaks of the Korean or Vietnam wars or President Ronald Reagan's military buildup of the 1980s, and roughly three times what China spends on its military. Developments of the past year and a half — an ongoing pandemic, an intensifying mega-drought, white supremacy activities, and racial…

Jake Johnson (2021-06-29). In blow to GOP narrative, Missouri cut to jobless benefits not boosting hiring. nationofchange.org "It's almost as if the pandemic unemployment benefits weren't the issue."

Lynn Parramore (2021-06-29). Article Top Economist: As Pandemic Recedes, a Chance to Rethink Unemployment. indybay.org The Chamber of Commerce, for example, has pushed the U.S. to stop expanded unemployment insurance benefits so that people will be forced to return to low-wage jobs. Some Republican-dominated states have jumped on board with this idea.

Middle East Monitor (2021-06-29). Israel's damage of the healthcare system in the Gaza Strip. juancole.com By Rasha Kaloti " — ( Middle East Monitor ) — Last May, Israel launched a series of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip following weeks of increased violence towards Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank. The violence by Israeli police was towards Palestinians who were demonstrating the decision to forcibly evict 28 Palestinian families …

Staff (2021-06-29). Free the Children: Advocates Demand Biden Close Fort Bliss Detention Center Holding 800 Migrant Kids. democracynow.org Migrant children held by the Biden administration are reporting suicide and escape attempts and conditions of spoiled food, extreme heat and panic attacks in the largest so-called emergency shelter for migrant children in the U.S., at the Fort Bliss military base in El Paso, Texas. More than 14,000 migrant children are currently in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services, which has set up 15 emergency sites like the one at Fort Bliss to get them out of overcrowded Border Patrol holding facilities. Vice President Kamala Harris did not visit the Fort Bliss tent city on her recent visit to the sou…

_____ (2021-06-29). US Media Give New Respect To Lab Leak Theory. popularresistance.org While many Western media outlets (e.g., NBC, BBC) reported on the evidence-free speculations surrounding a potential lab leak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in China's Hubei province last year, it has never enjoyed as much mainstream credibility as it has in recent months.

Edward Curtin (2021-06-29). Alien Minds and the Will to Believe. dissidentvoice.org Once upon a time in my youthful naiveté, I would mock those who said they believed in out-of-space aliens and flying saucers. In my hubris, I even wrote an extensive academic paper saying that the popularity of science fiction and the myth of planetary escape provided by the UFO cults and the media served the …

WSWS (2021-06-29). Beaumont and Spectrum Health announce merger, establishing largest hospital system in Michigan. wsws.org Detroit-based Beaumont Health and Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health announced plans to create a statewide hospital system and boost the compensation of top executives.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Preventing kidney stones. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father has had dozens of kidney stones in recent years. I have had a kidney stone once. Are kidney stones genetic? I'm wondering if I will follow in his path and if there is anything I can do to prevent kidney stones. ANSWER: Heredity plays a role in the formation of kidney stones, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Consumer Health: Kegel exercises for men. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Think Kegel exercises are just for women? Think again. Kegel exercises for men can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which support the bladder and bowel, and affect sexual function. These simple exercises can help men improve bladder control, and they may be a boost in the bedroom, as well. If you perform your Kegel exercises regularly, you can …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Science Saturday: The regenerative alternative to hip replacement for baseball player. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mikaili Robertson has a passion for playing college sports, so the second baseman was devastated when at age 18 he learned he needed a hip replacement. Worried his playing days might be over, he turned to Mayo Clinic and a surgery that — along with a cadaver tissue transplant — would tap the body's power to assist …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Mayo Clinic Minute: Can weather trigger migraines? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Does the heat and humidity of summer trigger your migraine? If so, you aren't alone. Some people who have migraines appear to be more sensitive to changes in the weather. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/jYGc2wtrPdM Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 00) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Consumer Health: Monitoring your blood pressure at home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you're in good company. Nearly half of the adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure, and many don't even know they have it, according to the American Heart Association. Your health care provider likely has provided information about the dangers of high blood pressure and lifestyle …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Specialized heart surgery gives Florida father hope for future. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Eric Salter's life changed unexpectedly in May 2017 when he suffered a life-threatening aortic dissection while working from his home office. The active father of two who was then 42 went from living a normal, healthy life to having just minutes to say goodbye to his family before emergency surgery.*** NOTE: The Mayo Clinic News …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Expert Alert: 4 benefits of robotic spine surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, allows doctors to perform many complex procedures ? including those involving the spine ? with more precision, flexibility and control than conventional techniques. Since 2018, Mayo Clinic surgeons have completed more than 200 robotic spinal surgeries on patients from around the world. These surgeries have led to …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Mayo Clinic Minute: Osteoporosis affects men, too. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Worldwide, 1 in 3 women over age 50 will experience a bone fracture due to osteoporosis, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. But it's not just women, as 1 in 5 men over age 50 also will have the same issue. Reporter Jason Howland explains in the Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Staying hydrated, healthy during extreme heat. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Many parts of the U.S. are experiencing scorching hot temperatures as a heat dome settles in over the West and Southwest. However, no matter the location, summer heat and humidity can cause people to experience heat-related illness. But people can take steps to avoid a trip to the emergency department for heat-related illness.Dr. Michael Boniface, …

Brenda Norrell (2021-06-29). Hidden Cemeteries at Residential Schools: Churches and Canada Responsible for Genocide. indybay.org Chief Cadmusn Delmore of the Cowessess First Nation said 751 unmarked graves were found at Marieval Residential School. In 2008 — thirteen years ago — Hidden from History published a list of 28 mass graves at residential schools and hospitals in Canada. The information comes from historical accounts and eyewitness testimony of survivors who witnessed fellow students being tortured and murdered.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-29). Civic participation platform wins Imperial's top prize for women entrepreneurs. imperial.ac.uk An Imperial student-founded startup has developed a social platform that improves deliberation and civic decision making.

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2021-06-28: News Headlines

Global Research News (2021-06-28). Selected Articles: Fauci and the Biden Admin Are Purposely Deceiving Us About the 'Delta Variant' Threat. globalresearch.ca By Prominent actors within the U.S. government have been lying to the American people about COVID-19 for 18 months and …

Peter Koenig (2021-06-28). The Coronavirus Vaccine: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020". Vaccination as a Platform for "Digital Identity" globalresearch.ca What is the infamous ID2020? It's an electronic ID program that uses generalized vaccination as a platform for digital identity. The program harnesses existing birth registration and vaccination operations to provide newborns with a portable and persistent biometrically-linked digital identity.

Tim Wheeler (2021-06-28). Amanda Gorman: A vital new voice of the struggle. peoplesworld.org The minute Amanda Gorman stepped to the microphone Jan. 20, 2021, and started reciting her poem, "The Hill We Climb," the crowd fell silent on the West Steps of the U.S. Capitol. It was Joe Biden's presidential inauguration. The audience, separated by COVID-19 protocol, was overcome with awe. Gorman is such a slender, small, young …

Teodrose Fikremariam (2021-06-28). Delta Variant Propaganda: COVID Mongering Biden, Fauci and Jab Extremists Are Stoking Fears to Deny Freedoms. globalresearch.ca

Mordechai Sones (2021-06-28). Lisbon Court Rules Only 0.9% of 'Verified Cases' Died of COVID, Numbering 152, Not 17,000 Claimed. globalresearch.ca Following a citizen's …

WSWS (2021-06-28). Missouri records highest rate of new COVID-19 infections in US. wsws.org The spread of the Delta variant in states with low vaccination rates, including Missouri, is driving up infections and hospitalizations, but government officials continue to place profits ahead of the well-being of their constituents.

The Associated Press (2021-06-28). Puerto Rico to Receive Nearly $4B in U.S. Pandemic Funds. latinorebels.com SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said Monday that Puerto Rico will receive nearly $4 billion in federal education pandemic relief funds to help boost the U.S. territory's fight against COVID-19.

Staff (2021-06-28). Headlines for June 28, 2021. democracynow.org Iraq Condemns Violation of Sovereignty After U.S. Launches Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, Judge Sentences Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin to 22.5 Years in Prison for Murdering George Floyd, WHO Urges Vaccinated People to Keep Taking COVID Precautions as Delta Variant Spreads Across Globe, Bangladesh, Australia, South Africa Among Nations Ordering New Restrictions Amid Surge in Cases, Biden Says U.S. Will Continue to Support Afghan Gov't After Withdrawal as Taliban Takes New Territory, 9 Dead, 150+ Missing in Miami Condo Collapse as 2018 Report Shows Building Was Vulnerable, VP Kamala Harris Visits El Paso on U.S.-Mexico Bord…

Monterey Peace & Justice Center (2021-06-28). Tuesday 6/29: India: The world's largest strike, COVID crisis, Hindu nationalism, human rights. indybay.org Monterey Peace & Justice Center | 1364 Fremont Boulevard | Seaside, CA 93955…

Deadline for Democracy Coalition (2021-06-28). Friday 7/9: Walnut Creek: Deadline for Democracy Sidewalk Rally for Voting Rights. indybay.org Intersection of Ygnacio Valley Road and Civic Drive, Walnut Creek 94596 | This is a peaceful event. Follow current COVID safety guidelines.

Jake Johnson (2021-06-28). Dire Warnings as Covid Delta Variant Runs Rampant in Unvaccinated Missouri. zcomm.org "If people elsewhere in the country are looking to us and saying, 'No thanks' and they are getting vaccinated, that is good," said one health official in Missouri. "We will be the canary."

Israel National News (2021-06-28). Israeli Researchers: 'Rare Autoimmune Disease' Linked to Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-06-28). Strikers Across Colombia Are Demanding Transformational Change. popularresistance.org What started as a Colombian protest against a regressive tax bill has become a national strike against police brutality and poverty. | The administration of President Ivan Duque has already pulled back the tax reform and the finance minister has resigned, but people are angry and marches and road blocks continue. Unions, student groups, and other organizations have formed a National Strike Committee which is negotiating with the government, demanding transformational change. | Among the strike committee's demands are guaranteed health care during the pandemic, a universal basic income, and a commitment to protect…

BALASPL (2021-06-28). Wednesday 7/14: Know Your Rights! Eligibility & Applying for Medi-Cal, Medicare, & Covered CA. indybay.org Online workshop…

John C. A. Manley (2021-06-28). Medical Doctor Warns that "Bacterial Pneumonias Are on the Rise" from Mask Wearing. globalresearch.ca Important article by John C. A Manley. First published in October 2020 | "A group is suing Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and Tulsa Health Department Executive Director Bruce Dart, saying the city's mask mandate is harmful to healthy people," reports

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). Consumer Health: Testicular self-exam. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health care providers and medical organizations differ on their recommendations for testicular self-exams. Routine testicular self-exams can help you learn how your testicles normally look and feel. Then you're more likely to notice subtle changes. Changes in your testicles could be a sign of a common benign condition or, less likely, a serious condition such …

Fight Back (2021-06-28). Minneapolis takes back Pride. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Hundreds marched in the streets of downtown Minneapolis for Taking Back Pride, on June 27. Protesters demanded the conviction of all four officers involved in George Floyd's murder, justice for all victims of police crimes, the prevention of bathroom bills or medical gatekeeping, community control of the police, a stop to Line 3, freedom for all political prisoners and the wrongfully incarcerated, and freedom for Palestine. | These demands were made in keeping with the history of LGBTQI struggle for liberation and its often co-opted legacy of the heroic Stonewall Riot, a fight against the racist…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine to offer sports participation physicals for local high school athletes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will offer sports physicals for area students who are entering seventh to 12th grades and want to participate in school sports programs. The exams, which follow the protocol set by the Minnesota State High School League, are open to all athletes from Southeast Minnesota. Exams will …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). Cancer to COVID-19: Experimental treatment pivots in record time. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At the beginning of 2020, everyone in research and medicine who could pivot to focus on COVID-19 did. Scientists and physicians hauled out findings from previous epidemics. In papers and personal correspondence, they shared descriptions of the damage wrought by SARS-CoV-2. They started running potential drugs through their paces. "When you have a completely new …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). Blood shortage: Consider donating. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Those who are eligible to donate blood are asked to roll up their sleeves and help in their local communities. "It is important to give blood right now because hospitals in the U.S. are having to manage a very depleted blood inventory," says Dr. Justin Kreuter, a transfusion medicine physician with the Mayo Clinic?Blood Donor …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cardiology pumps AI into patient care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to technology, Mayo Clinic is a leader in bringing the tools and science of artificial intelligence, or AI, into practice. In health care, AI is simply a way of programming a computer to process and respond to data for better patient outcomes. Mayo's AI work in Cardiovascular Medicine uses computer algorithms applied …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cardiology pumps AI into patient care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to technology, Mayo Clinic is a leader in bringing the tools and science of artificial intelligence, or AI, into practice. In health care, AI is simply a way of programming a computer to process and respond to data for better patient outcomes. Mayo's AI work in Cardiovascular Medicine uses computer algorithms applied …

WSWS (2021-06-28). Ignoring warnings of a third COVID-19 wave, Indian government eases restrictions. wsws.org Seizing on relative declines in the number of daily coronavirus cases and deaths, the Modi government and its state counterparts are creating the conditions for another deadly surge.

WSWS (2021-06-28). World Health Organization calls for vaccinated people to wear masks as global COVID-19 cases rise. wsws.org The rate of new confirmed coronavirus cases globally, which has declined steadily since the end of April, is again beginning to rise as the Delta variant continues to spread internationally.

WSWS (2021-06-28). Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines linked to rare cases of heart inflammation. wsws.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) concludes that a heart inflammation called myocarditis has occurred in about 1 in 80,000 vaccinations.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 vaccination experience special for young man with Down syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The parents of a young Florida patient were so grateful for the caring approach offered to their son during his COVID-19 vaccine appointment that they called back to express their appreciation and share their story. _______________________________________ When the father of a 19-year-old patient with Down syndrome brought his son, Tyler White, for a COVID-19 vaccination …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 vaccination rates stalling, infections from the delta variant rising. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Summer and fall are going to be a dangerous time for people in the U.S. who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19, according to Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "I really think this exponential rise in the number of sequences that are delta must be taken …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). Mayo offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota: June 22-July 8. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: 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 opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

Joris Leverink (2021-06-28). Economic Update: How Capitalism Shapes Our Food. roarmag.org In this episode, Prof. Wolff presents updates on the economic aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic: lockdowns vs vaccines, scientific debate vs corporate advertising, long-term vs short term costs, the billionaires made by profiting from vaccines, and false claims of vaccine profiteers. | In the second half of the show, Prof. Wolff is joined by former New York Times food-critic Mark Bittman to discuss his new book Animal, Vegetable, Junk. | You can support this show on

Thom Hartmann (2021-06-28). Here comes Donald Trump's Final Massacre. counterpunch.org While multimillionaire well-vaccinated Fox "News" hosts continue to sow doubt about masks and Covid vaccines to jack up the billions in revenue the channel brings in every year for the Murdoch family, the CEO of a hospital chain in Missouri is begging them to tell the truth. "The Delta variant is in the Ozarks," tweeted

Sandipan Talukdar (2021-06-28). How to know if a virus variant can escape vaccine protection. peoplesdispatch.org Amid new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 emerging across the world, experts explain how to ascertain whether a virus strain can escape the protection provided by a vaccine…

Leela Anand (2021-06-28). Sit-in protest at Georgia Dept. of Labor demands state not cut federal UI. liberationnews.org Protesters demanded the Georgia state government retain, not slash, the $300 per week federal unemployment benefits that were extended under the CARES Act and American Rescue Plan Act during the pandemic.

Staff (2021-06-28). After busting union drive, "progressive" vegan company lays off entire production staff. therealnews.com Workers at No Evil Foods labored through a deadly pandemic only to be suddenly notified this month that the company was moving operations out of state and laying off all production staff without severance.

_____ (2021-06-28). Oregon Landlords' Interests Upheld Vs. Tenants As Evictions Loom. popularresistance.org The State of Oregon's eviction moratorium officially ends on June 30. Millions of working class tenants across the state are bracing for an onslaught of evictions after more than a year of pandemic-era difficulties. Two contrasting interests intersect now that the moratorium is ending: more than 89,000 Oregon renters who owe back rent, and thousands of landlords who lost income in the last year while renters struggled to make ends meet after unprecedented job losses. An estimated $375 million in unpaid rent has accrued since April 2020. | Last week, the Oregon state legislature approved a 60-day hold on evictions…

WSWS (2021-06-28). New York Times report reveals Amazon's abuse of its workers during the pandemic. wsws.org Predictably, the New York Times' investigation uses its findings to sow illusions in the trade unions and Amazon's capacity to reform itself.

Editor (2021-06-28). The thin blue lies behind crime wave hype. mronline.org 2021 as the city, and nation, begin to climb out of a pandemic that saw mass economic and social fallout—to say nothing of the lives lost. A historic, once-in-a-lifetime worldwide event destabilized the lives of countless people, and also led to an undeniable rise in shootings and homicide across the country. | June 28, 2021…

Pubdatemon, 28 Jun 2021 10:18:59 -0400 (2021-06-28). When It Comes to War, Americans Remain Willfully and Incorrigibly Ignorant. commondreams.org "It's almost as if the pandemic unemployment benefits weren't the issue."

Lynn Parramore (2021-06-28). Article Top Economist: As Pandemic Recedes, a Chance to Rethink Unemployment. indybay.org The Chamber of Commerce, for example, has pushed the U.S. to stop expanded unemployment insurance benefits so that people will be forced to return to low-wage jobs. Some Republican-dominated states have jumped on board with this idea.

Liberation Staff (2021-06-28). Oregon landlords' interests upheld vs. tenants as evictions loom. zcomm.org Millions of working class tenants across the state are bracing for an onslaught of evictions after more than a year of pandemic-era difficulties…

Fight Back (2021-06-28). Commentary: Transgender movement beats Louisiana's 4 bigoted bills. fightbacknews.org Baton Rouge, LA – On June 22, Governor John Bell Edwards vetoed Louisiana's transgender sports ban, the state's last anti-transgender bill. The legislation was Louisiana's second attempted sports ban this year, on top of two failed healthcare bans. | But the courageous and relentless trans and gender non-conforming (TGNC) movement beat all four of Louisiana's anti-trans bills. TGNC Louisianans' story reminds us of what LGBT+ Pride looks like: fighting for our dignity and winning. | How the evangelical Republicans launched their attack | TGNC people are suffering a historic crisis. States passed more anti-trans l…

news.un (2021-06-28). WHO guidance on Artificial Intelligence‚ÄØto improve healthcare, mitigate risks worldwide. news.un.org Artificial Intelligence (AI) holds "enormous potential" for improving the health of millions around the world if ethics and human rights are at the heart of its design, deployment, and use, the head of the UN health agency said on Monday.

news.un (2021-06-28). Violence against smuggled migrants widespread, but justice is lacking: UN report. news.un.org Migrants smuggled across borders are often subjected to extreme violence, torture, rape and kidnapping, whether in transit or in captivity, but authorities take little action to address these offences, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said in a report published on Monday.

Colin Todhunter (2021-06-28). Toxic Corporations are Destroying the Planet's Soil. counterpunch.org A newly published analysis in the journal Frontiers in Environmental Science argues that a toxic soup of insecticides, herbicides and fungicides is causing havoc beneath fields covered in corn, soybeans, wheat and other monoculture crops. The research is the most comprehensive review ever conducted on how pesticides affect soil health. The study is discussed by

_____ (2021-06-28). Five Things We Should Fight For This Pride. popularresistance.org Trans youth are under attack around the country. Though we are only halfway through 2021, it has already become the worst year in recent history for legislative attacks on trans youth. 33 states have introduced anti-trans laws across the country, many of which ban trans students from playing sports. Arkansas recently became the first state to ban trans youth from accessing gender-affirming health care, and many other states have either passed or are debating similar bills. All of these laws must be repealed, and we need to build a militant trans rights movement to defend against these right-wing attacks. | The re…

Michel Burnier (2021-06-28). [Commentary] Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibition and kidney protection: Does improvement in kidney hypoxia play a role? thelancet.com The concept of suppressing renal glucose reabsorption in the proximal tubule to reduce plasma glucose levels and treat patients with diabetes has been elaborated more than 30 years ago when phlorizin, a relatively unselective inhibitor of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) was investigated [1]. This therapeutic approach of diabetes has been revived in the last 10 years with the development of several selective inhibitors of SGLT2 such as dapagliflozin, canagliflozin and empagliflozin [1]. Today, the results of several large clinical trials have demonstrated that this approach provides amazing kidney protectiv…

Abdul Hussain Azizi, Irfan Shafi, Matthew Zhao, Saurav Chatterjee, Stephanie Clare Roth, Maninder Singh, Vladimir Lakhter, Riyaz Bashir (2021-06-28). [Research Paper] Endovascular therapy for superior vena cava syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis. thelancet.com Our systematic review revealed high technical success, low restenosis, and low recurrence rates following ET. Collectively, these results support the paradigm of ET as an effective and safe treatment for patients with SVC syndrome.

Xuting Jin, Jiajia Ren, Ruohan Li, Ya Gao, Haoying Zhang, Jiamei Li, Jingjing Zhang, Xiaochuang Wang, Gang Wang (2021-06-28). [Research Paper] Global burden of upper respiratory infections in 204 countries and territories, from 1990 to 2019. thelancet.com The present study provided comprehensive estimates of URIs burden for the first time. Our findings, highlighting the substantial incidence and considerable DALYs due to URIs, are expected to attract more attention to URIs and provide future explorations in the prevention and treatment with epidemiological evidence.

Andrea Sturchio, Alok K. Dwivedi, Christina B. Young, Tarja Malm, Luca Marsili, Jennifer S. Sharma, Abhimanyu Mahajan, Emily J. Hill, Samir EL Andaloussi, Kathleen L. Poston, Fredric P. Manfredsson, Lon S. Schneider, Kariem Ezzat, Alberto J. Espay (2021-06-28). [Research Paper] High cerebrospinal amyloid-β 42 is associated with normal cognition in individuals with brain amyloidosis. thelancet.com Normal cognition and hippocampal volume are associated with preservation of high soluble Aβ42 levels despite increasing brain amyloidosis.

Pubdatemon, 28 Jun 2021 15:09:57 -0400 (2021-06-28). Cori Bush Proposal Aims to Keep Mental Health Crises From Ending in Police Violence. commondreams.org Democrats should take every opportunity to join with labor in challenging the corporations that trample over workers and the planet alike in their unquenchable thirst for profit.

Pubdatemon, 28 Jun 2021 15:05:42 -0400 (2021-06-28). Green Groups' Petition Urges Social Media Platforms to Ban Big Oil Ads. commondreams.org "Public safety is a public health issue. It's time our approach reflects that," said the Missouri Democrat.

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2021-06-27: News Headlines

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cardiology pumps AI into patient care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to technology, Mayo Clinic is a leader in bringing the tools and science of artificial intelligence, or AI, into practice. In health care, AI is simply a way of programming a computer to process and respond to data for better patient outcomes. Mayo's AI work in Cardiovascular Medicine uses computer algorithms applied …

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-27). COV-Iran Barakat vaccine defeats African COVID-19 strain. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) — By conducting a research on blood of people, who had received COV-Iran Barakat vaccine, it was demonstrated that the homegrown vaccine has succeeded in defeating and overcoming the African strain of coronavirus.

ecns.cn (2021-06-27). Delta variant infections on sharp rise in U.S. ecns.cn The Delta variant infection cases in the United States have increased rapidly recently, accounting for one fifth of the newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

sputniknews (2021-06-27). 'Emaciated' Kim Jong-un Leaves 'Everyone' in North Korea Heartbroken, State Media Claims. sputniknews.com The condition of the North Korean leader's health is a rather rare topic of public discussion in the "hermit kingdom", but not altogether unheard of: in 2014, KCTV ran a documentary showing Kim limping to a sad tune, with a tearful narrator relaying the leader's health struggles after his conspicuously long absence from the public eye.

Dave Lindorff (2021-06-27). The Privatization of Medicare. counterpunch.org Image by When you want to know if the US government, or the political party in charge, is pulling a fast one on the public, look at the name they give a new program or law. The USA PATRIOT Act is a classic example. An acronym for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism, that law, passed in November 2001 with no hearings, was actually a huge wishlist of a decade's worth of repressive and invasive assaults on the Bill of Rights pulled off Congressional shelves rushed through for Presid…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Consumer Health: Testicular self-exam. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health care providers and medical organizations differ on their recommendations for testicular self-exams. Routine testicular self-exams can help you learn how your testicles normally look and feel. Then you're more likely to notice subtle changes. Changes in your testicles could be a sign of a common benign condition or, less likely, a serious condition such …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Cancer to COVID-19: Experimental treatment pivots in record time. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At the beginning of 2020, everyone in research and medicine who could pivot to focus on COVID-19 did. Scientists and physicians hauled out findings from previous epidemics. In papers and personal correspondence, they shared descriptions of the damage wrought by SARS-CoV-2. They started running potential drugs through their paces. "When you have a completely new …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Blood shortage: Consider donating. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Those who are eligible to donate blood are asked to roll up their sleeves and help in their local communities. "It is important to give blood right now because hospitals in the U.S. are having to manage a very depleted blood inventory," says Dr. Justin Kreuter, a transfusion medicine physician with the Mayo Clinic?Blood Donor …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine to offer sports participation physicals for local high school athletes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will offer sports physicals for area students who are entering seventh to 12th grades and want to participate in school sports programs. The exams, which follow the protocol set by the Minnesota State High School League, are open to all athletes from Southeast Minnesota. Exams will …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-27). The WHO Confirms that the Covid-19 PCR Test is Flawed: Estimates of "Positive Cases" are Meaningless. The Lockdown Has No Scientific Basis. globalresearch.ca One year later the WHO retracts. They don't say "We Made a Mistake". It's carefully formulated. While they do not officially deny the validity of their misleading January 2020 guidelines, they recommend RT-PCR "Re-testing" (which everybody knows is an impossibility).

_____ (2021-06-27). How The CIA Turned Afghanistan Into A Failed Narco-State. popularresistance.org Afghanistan – The COVID-19 pandemic has been a death knell to so many industries in Afghanistan. Charities and aid agencies have even warned that the economic dislocation could spark widespread famine. But one sector is still booming: the illicit opium trade. Last year saw Afghan opium poppy cultivation grow by over a third while counter-narcotics operations dropped off a cliff. The country is said to be the source of over 90% of all the world's illicit opium, from which heroin and other opioids are made. More land is under cultivation for opium in Afghanistan than is used for coca production across all of Latin…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-27). Manifesto of the Bicentennial of the Battle of Carabobo. libya360.wordpress.com "The Freedom of the New World is the Hope of the Universe." Simón Bolívar Final Declaration of the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples of the World Capitalism is experiencing a systemic and multidimensional crisis. Humanity is suffering the economic consequences of this crisis and especially, its effects on people with less purchasing power. The COVID-19…

ecns.cn (2021-06-27). India's COVID-19 tally rises to 30,233,183. ecns.cn India's COVID-19 tally rose to 30,233,183 on Sunday, as 50,040 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, the health ministry said.

sputniknews (2021-06-27). Yet Another Deadly Bat-Transmitted Virus Identified, Now in COVID-Stricken India. sputniknews.com The first recognised outbreak of the Nipah virus, a fatal zoonotic illness, was registered on pig farms in Malaysia in the late 1990s. 265 people were infected and 105 died from the virus. In India, Nipah outbreaks were registered in West Bengal in 2001 and 2007, as well as twice in Kerala in 2018 and 2019.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 vaccination experience special for young man with Down syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The parents of a young Florida patient were so grateful for the caring approach offered to their son during his COVID-19 vaccine appointment that they called back to express their appreciation and share their story. _______________________________________ When the father of a 19-year-old patient with Down syndrome brought his son, Tyler White, for a COVID-19 vaccination …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 vaccination rates stalling, infections from the delta variant rising. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Summer and fall are going to be a dangerous time for people in the U.S. who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19, according to Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "I really think this exponential rise in the number of sequences that are delta must be taken …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Mayo offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota: June 22-July 8. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: 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 opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

Gérard Delépine (2021-06-27). Covid-19 Vaccines Lead to New Infections and Mortality: The Evidence is Overwhelming. globalresearch.ca Vaccination has spread worldwide. And everywhere it has been followed by a dramatic rise in new infections and mortality. How many deaths and severe accidents will it take for governments, WHO, health agencies FDA, EMA, to look at the proven results of this experimental pseudo-vaccination?

Dr. Nicole Delépine (2021-06-27). How Severe are the Side Effects of the Pseudo-anticovid Vaccines? globalresearch.ca This incisive analysis by The text below is an AI translation of the text published by our French language website Mondialisation.ca. | Minor edits by …

Brian Shilhavy (2021-06-27). CDC: 6,113 Dead Following COVID-19 Injections Including 576 Abortions — Population Control Agenda Hard to Deny. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-06-27). As COVID Recedes in US, Housing Activists Demand More Than a Return to Shelters. truthout.org Several years ago, Vinette Clay's world turned upside down. First, her father died. Then she learned that she and her adult siblings would not inherit the one-family home they shared because, unbeknownst to them, their dad had taken out a reverse mortgage. | "We needed to pay more than $300,000 to the mortgage company before the house could become ours," Clay told Truthout. "And we couldn't." | Tensions ran high, she says, and the family scattered. For Clay, this meant moving from couch-to-…

Monterey Peace & Justice Center (2021-06-27). Tuesday 6/29: India: The world's largest strike, COVID crisis, Hindu nationalism, human rights. indybay.org Monterey Peace & Justice Center | 1364 Fremont Boulevard | Seaside, CA 93955…

WSWS repost (2021-06-27). Hotel chains plan to lay off housekeepers in post-pandemic restructuring. indybay.org Major US hotel chains are making use of the collapse of business during the COVID-19 pandemic to permanently eliminate hundreds of thousands of housekeeping jobs.

_____ (2021-06-27). Geopolitics, Profit, and Poppies: How the CIA Turned Afghanistan Into a Failed Narco-State. strategic-culture.org The war in Afghanistan has looked a lot like the war on drugs in Latin America and previous colonial campaigns in Asia, with a rapid militarization of the area and the empowerment of pliant local elites. | By Alan MACLEOD | The COVID-19 pandemic has been a death knell to so many industries in Afghanistan. Charities and aid agencies have even

ecns.cn (2021-06-27). Lack of vaccines for lower-income countries shows global community is 'failing': WHO chief. ecns.cn Several officials of the World Health Organization (WHO) denounced on Friday "paternalism" on the part of some richer countries regarding vaccine distribution, highlighting a lack of vaccines rather than a lack of preparation in lower-income countries, while the Director-General of the organization said the global community is "failing."

Children's Health Defense (2021-06-27). CDC, FDA Prepare Mass Distribution of a Merck/Sanofi Six-in-One Vaccine for Kids, Turning Blind Eye to Safety Signals. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-06-27). Child Care Should Be Universal and Well-Paid — Not Just Affordable. truthout.org Queen Freelove of New Haven, Connecticut, remembers when the pandemic transformed the daycare she ran out of her home, abruptly turning the atmosphere from cozy to clinical: "Things got extremely traumatic for us," she recalled. She was constantly trying to keep the environment sanitized, keeping a stockpile of masks, wipes, and other equipment, stopping parents in the hallway when they arrived to pick up their kids to take their temperature and give them a squirt of sanitizer — the protocol for "c…

Lynn Parramore (2021-06-27). Article Top Economist: As Pandemic Recedes, a Chance to Rethink Unemployment. indybay.org The Chamber of Commerce, for example, has pushed the U.S. to stop expanded unemployment insurance benefits so that people will be forced to return to low-wage jobs. Some Republican-dominated states have jumped on board with this idea.

_____ (2021-06-27). On Contact: Judicial Lynching. popularresistance.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Craig Murray, the former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, who was removed from his post after he made public the widespread use of torture by the Uzbek government and the CIA. | Murray has since become one of Britain's most important human rights campaigners, a fierce advocate for Julian Assange and a supporter of Scottish independence. His coverage of the trial of former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, who was acquitted of sexual assault charges, saw him charged with contempt of court and sentenced to eight months in prison. The very dubious sentence, which upe…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-27). Hunger and Food Production in Nicaragua: How Do We Feed the People? libya360.wordpress.com Rohan Rice The ATC which represents tens of thousands of farm workers helps run trainings on agroecological food production to help ensure healthy food access for all. Photo: ATC As hunger and food insecurity increases globally, the Sandinista government in Nicaragua has been working for the last decade to strengthen local food production and ensure…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-27). Week-long strike compels authorities to increase wages of health workers in Maharashtra, India. peoplesdispatch.org Around 67,000 Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) and 3,000 block workers will get a pay rise, as per the announcement by the State health department on Wednesday, June 23…

Matt Carson (2021-06-27). Engines Out and Pickets Up to Stop Health Plan Downgrade by Cummins. zcomm.org As the work piles up into a deep backlog, the workers hope that Cummins will have no other choice but to finally concede and restore the health care plan…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Mayo Clinic Minute: Can weather trigger migraines? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Does the heat and humidity of summer trigger your migraine? If so, you aren't alone. Some people who have migraines appear to be more sensitive to changes in the weather. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/jYGc2wtrPdM Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 00) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Consumer Health: Monitoring your blood pressure at home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you're in good company. Nearly half of the adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure, and many don't even know they have it, according to the American Heart Association. Your health care provider likely has provided information about the dangers of high blood pressure and lifestyle …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Specialized heart surgery gives Florida father hope for future. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Eric Salter's life changed unexpectedly in May 2017 when he suffered a life-threatening aortic dissection while working from his home office. The active father of two who was then 42 went from living a normal, healthy life to having just minutes to say goodbye to his family before emergency surgery.*** NOTE: The Mayo Clinic News …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Science Saturday: The regenerative alternative to hip replacement for baseball player. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mikaili Robertson has a passion for playing college sports, so the second baseman was devastated when at age 18 he learned he needed a hip replacement. Worried his playing days might be over, he turned to Mayo Clinic and a surgery that — along with a cadaver tissue transplant — would tap the body's power to assist …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Consumer Health: Kegel exercises for men. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Think Kegel exercises are just for women? Think again. Kegel exercises for men can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which support the bladder and bowel, and affect sexual function. These simple exercises can help men improve bladder control, and they may be a boost in the bedroom, as well. If you perform your Kegel exercises regularly, you can …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). New dad: Tips to help manage stress. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Becoming a new dad can bring joy — and stress. Find out how to deal with the difficulties of parenthood and develop a rewarding relationship with your newborn. This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. _____________________________________________________________ Becoming a new dad can be an exciting and overwhelming experience. But you can take steps to prepare …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Mayo Clinic Minute: Osteoporosis affects men, too. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Worldwide, 1 in 3 women over age 50 will experience a bone fracture due to osteoporosis, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. But it's not just women, as 1 in 5 men over age 50 also will have the same issue. Reporter Jason Howland explains in the Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Preventing kidney stones. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father has had dozens of kidney stones in recent years. I have had a kidney stone once. Are kidney stones genetic? I'm wondering if I will follow in his path and if there is anything I can do to prevent kidney stones. ANSWER: Heredity plays a role in the formation of kidney stones, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Expert Alert: 4 benefits of robotic spine surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, allows doctors to perform many complex procedures ? including those involving the spine ? with more precision, flexibility and control than conventional techniques. Since 2018, Mayo Clinic surgeons have completed more than 200 robotic spinal surgeries on patients from around the world. These surgeries have led to …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-27). Staying hydrated, healthy during extreme heat. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Many parts of the U.S. are experiencing scorching hot temperatures as a heat dome settles in over the West and Southwest. However, no matter the location, summer heat and humidity can cause people to experience heat-related illness. But people can take steps to avoid a trip to the emergency department for heat-related illness.Dr. Michael Boniface, …

Brenda Norrell (2021-06-27). Hidden Cemeteries at Residential Schools: Churches and Canada Responsible for Genocide. indybay.org Chief Cadmusn Delmore of the Cowessess First Nation said 751 unmarked graves were found at Marieval Residential School. In 2008 — thirteen years ago — Hidden from History published a list of 28 mass graves at residential schools and hospitals in Canada. The information comes from historical accounts and eyewitness testimony of survivors who witnessed fellow students being tortured and murdered.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Blood shortage: Consider donating. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Those who are eligible to donate blood are asked to roll up their sleeves and help in their local communities. "It is important to give blood right now because hospitals in the U.S. are having to manage a very depleted blood inventory," says Dr. Justin Kreuter, a transfusion medicine physician with the Mayo Clinic?Blood Donor …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Cancer to COVID-19: Experimental treatment pivots in record time. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At the beginning of 2020, everyone in research and medicine who could pivot to focus on COVID-19 did. Scientists and physicians hauled out findings from previous epidemics. In papers and personal correspondence, they shared descriptions of the damage wrought by SARS-CoV-2. They started running potential drugs through their paces. "When you have a completely new …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine to offer sports participation physicals for local high school athletes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will offer sports physicals for area students who are entering seventh to 12th grades and want to participate in school sports programs. The exams, which follow the protocol set by the Minnesota State High School League, are open to all athletes from Southeast Minnesota. Exams will …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cardiology pumps AI into patient care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to technology, Mayo Clinic is a leader in bringing the tools and science of artificial intelligence, or AI, into practice. In health care, AI is simply a way of programming a computer to process and respond to data for better patient outcomes. Mayo's AI work in Cardiovascular Medicine uses computer algorithms applied …

Reiner Fuellmich (2021-06-26). Video: The Fraudulent Corona Pandemic. Crimes against Humanity. Dr. Reiner Fuellmich. globalresearch.ca Watch this video till the end, a statement by the lead lawyer in the alliance of global lawyers going after the criminals involved in the international virus network that started the previous "Swine Flu" Pandemic and now, the current Covid-19 …

Mary K. Foley, Samuel D. Searle, Ali Toloue, Ryan Booth, Alec Falkenham, Darryl Falzarano, Salvatore Rubino, Magen E. Francis, Mara McNeil, Christopher Richardson, Jason LeBlanc, Sharon Oldford, Volker Gerdts, Melissa K. Andrew, Shelly A. McNeil, Barry Clarke, Kenneth Rockwood, David J. Kelvin, Alyson A. Kelvin (2021-06-26). [Research Paper] Centenarians and extremely old people living with frailty can elicit durable SARS-CoV-2 spike specific IgG antibodies with virus neutralization functions following virus infection as determined by serological study. thelancet.com The SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2) has led to more than 165 million COVID-19 cases and >3.4 million deaths worldwide. Epidemiological analysis has revealed that the risk of developing severe COVID-19 increases with age. Despite a disproportionate number of older individuals and long-term care facilities being affected by SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, very little is understood about the immune responses and development of humoral immunity in the extremely old person after SARS-CoV-2 infection.

WSWS (2021-06-26). Record abstention in French regional elections exposes political establishment. wsws.org The rate of abstention, particularly high among the youth and workers, reveals a profound discrediting of the ruling class tied to its murderous response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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WSWS (2021-06-26). Trudeau appoints Canadian Labour Congress President Yussuff to Senate sinecure upon his retirement. wsws.org Trudeau is rewarding Yussuff for his services in suppressing the class struggle, and supporting the multi-billion dollar bailout of the banks and big business during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mary K. Foley, Samuel D. Searle, Ali Toloue, Ryan Booth, Alec Falkenham, Darryl Falzarano, Salvatore Rubino, Magen E. Francis, Mara McNeil, Christopher Richardson, Jason LeBlanc, Sharon Oldford, Volker Gerdts, Melissa K. Andrew, Shelly A. McNeil, Barry Clarke, Kenneth Rockwood, David J. Kelvin, Alyson A. Kelvin (2021-06-26). [Research Paper] Centenarians and extremely old people living with frailty can elicit durable SARS-CoV-2 spike specific IgG antibodies with virus neutralization functions following virus infection as determined by serological study. thelancet.com The SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2) has led to more than 165 million COVID-19 cases and >3.4 million deaths worldwide. Epidemiological analysis has revealed that the risk of developing severe COVID-19 increases with age. Despite a disproportionate number of older individuals and long-term care facilities being affected by SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, very little is understood about the immune responses and development of humoral immunity in the extremely old person after SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Editorial Team (2021-06-26). Health Secretary Matt Hancock resigns. challenge-magazine.org This comes after a disastrous term as Health Secretary which has seen countless scandals as well as Hancock's oversight over the worst handling of COVID-19 in all of Europe, which has now killed over 128,000 people. Nevertheless, the Prime Minister and Conservative Party had continued to back Hancock, refusing to sack the health secretary despite the pressure to do so from the general public.

Young Communist League of Britain (2021-06-26). Now is the time for working people and the youth to seize the initiative. challenge-magazine.org Johnnie Hunter, YCL General Secretary & Challenge Editor | Young Communist League General Secretary, Johnnie Hunter, outlines the importance of the People's Assembly national demonstration on 26 June 2021 and the need to build a mass movement against austerity and for socialism across Britain. | The People's Assembly's national demonstration comes together in London today against a desperate backdrop for working people. | Well over 130,000 people have died during the COVID-19 pandemic. The vast majority of these deaths were preventable. Millions of workers have been thrown into poverty or on the scrap heap. A…

ecns.cn (2021-06-26). Delta variant infections on sharp rise in U.S. ecns.cn The Delta variant infection cases in the United States have increased rapidly recently, accounting for one fifth of the newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

teleSUR (2021-06-26). Iran To Start Production of COVID-19 Sputnik V Vaccine. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, officials from the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announced that Iran would be the first country in the Middle East to produce the Russian-developed Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine. | RELATED: | "The home-produced Sputnik V vaccine will join the general vaccination campaign next week," Iranian government's spokesman Ali Rabiei said. | Iran's newly elected President Ebrahim Raisi declared that his gov…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Mayo offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota: June 22-July 8. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: 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 opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Examining reports of heart inflammation in young people after second COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is holding an emergency COVID-19 meeting this week to discuss COVID-19 vaccine safety as it relates to news that young people may develop myocarditis after receiving a second dose of a messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine. Myocarditis, which is an inflammation of the heart …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 vaccination rates stalling, infections from the delta variant rising. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Summer and fall are going to be a dangerous time for people in the U.S. who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19, according to Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "I really think this exponential rise in the number of sequences that are delta must be taken …

Editorial Team (2021-06-26). Cuban vaccine proven over 92% effective as US-blockade persists. challenge-magazine.org This week, the Cuban government announced the effectiveness of two of the country's COVID-19 vaccines. 'Soberana 2' was declared to be 62% effective after two doses, with a third booster dose expected to increase this number further. Even more impressively, the 'Abdala' vaccine was announced as 92.28% effective after two doses, in last stage clinical trials. Cuba has reported a total of 169,365 COVID-19 cases and 1,170 deaths from COVID-19. It is expected that these homegrown vaccines, the first to emerge from Latin America, will greatly speed up the country's vaccination programme which has so far seen approx…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 vaccination experience special for young man with Down syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The parents of a young Florida patient were so grateful for the caring approach offered to their son during his COVID-19 vaccine appointment that they called back to express their appreciation and share their story. _______________________________________ When the father of a 19-year-old patient with Down syndrome brought his son, Tyler White, for a COVID-19 vaccination …

ecns.cn (2021-06-26). Chinese vaccines effective against COVID-19 Delta variant: top epidemiologist. ecns.cn China's top epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan said on Friday that Chinese vaccines are effective against the COVID-19 Delta variant, and he urged more people to be vaccinated.

The Lancet (2021-06-26). [Editorial] The past is not the past for Canada's Indigenous peoples. thelancet.com The discovery last month by the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation of the remains of 215 children at a former residential school in western Canada has been met with shock and horror. The Canadian Prime Minister said it was "a painful reminder of that dark and shameful chapter in our country's history". But the trauxzmas of the residential school programme are not just a memory: they have left a devastating and lasting imprint on survivors and families in Canada's First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities.

Staff (2021-06-26). Final Declaration of ALBA-TCP's 19th Summit for Heads of State & Government: Unity, Fair Vaccine Distribution & Opposition to Illegal Sanctions. orinocotribune.com The Executive Secretary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), Sacha Llorenti, read the Final Declaration of the 19th Summit of Heads of State and Government, repudiating the aggressive and coercive measures exercised by the United States and Europe, advocating for a fair distribution of vaccines and medical supplies to combat COVID-19, and supporting and promoting respect for the sovereignty and the unity processes of the countries that make up ALBA-TCP, among other issues. | The document was put to a vote and was approved by the delegations present. Llorenti…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-26). Final Declaration of ALBA-TCP's 19th Summit for Heads of State & Government: Unity, Fair Vaccine Distribution & Opposition to Illegal Sanctions. libya360.wordpress.com The Executive Secretary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), Sacha Llorenti, read the Final Declaration of the 19th Summit of Heads of State and Government, repudiating the aggressive and coercive measures exercised by the United States and Europe, advocating for a fair distribution of vaccines and medical supplies…

Niall Boyce, Joanna Palmer, Sheila Pinion, Maneet Virdi, Jack Williamson (2021-06-26). [Comment] Acts of humanity: the Wakley Prize 2021. thelancet.com The characters of George Eliot's novel Middlemarch live through momentous times. It is the early 19th century. The railways are cutting mercilessly through the English countryside; Parliamentary reform is in the air, viciously debated at hustings and in the popular press; and in London, a new journal by the name of The Lancet has put the country's medical profession in an uproar. But this is not a story of great personages and heroic deeds. It is the tale of the choices made by individual people from diverse circumstances, the sort who might be well known in their local communities, but are destined to be forgott…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Consumer Health: Testicular self-exam. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health care providers and medical organizations differ on their recommendations for testicular self-exams. Routine testicular self-exams can help you learn how your testicles normally look and feel. Then you're more likely to notice subtle changes. Changes in your testicles could be a sign of a common benign condition or, less likely, a serious condition such …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Blood shortage: Consider donating. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Those who are eligible to donate blood are asked to roll up their sleeves and help in their local communities. "It is important to give blood right now because hospitals in the U.S. are having to manage a very depleted blood inventory," says Dr. Justin Kreuter, a transfusion medicine physician with the Mayo Clinic?Blood Donor …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Cancer to COVID-19: Experimental treatment pivots in record time. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At the beginning of 2020, everyone in research and medicine who could pivot to focus on COVID-19 did. Scientists and physicians hauled out findings from previous epidemics. In papers and personal correspondence, they shared descriptions of the damage wrought by SARS-CoV-2. They started running potential drugs through their paces. "When you have a completely new …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine to offer sports participation physicals for local high school athletes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will offer sports physicals for area students who are entering seventh to 12th grades and want to participate in school sports programs. The exams, which follow the protocol set by the Minnesota State High School League, are open to all athletes from Southeast Minnesota. Exams will …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cardiology pumps AI into patient care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to technology, Mayo Clinic is a leader in bringing the tools and science of artificial intelligence, or AI, into practice. In health care, AI is simply a way of programming a computer to process and respond to data for better patient outcomes. Mayo's AI work in Cardiovascular Medicine uses computer algorithms applied …

WSWS (2021-06-26). Record abstention in French regional elections exposes political establishment. wsws.org The rate of abstention, particularly high among the youth and workers, reveals a profound discrediting of the ruling class tied to its murderous response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Reiner Fuellmich (2021-06-26). Video: The Fraudulent Corona Pandemic. Crimes against Humanity. Dr. Reiner Fuellmich. globalresearch.ca Watch this video till the end, a statement by the lead lawyer in the alliance of global lawyers going after the criminals involved in the international virus network that started the previous "Swine Flu" Pandemic and now, the current Covid-19 …

WSWS (2021-06-26). Trudeau appoints Canadian Labour Congress President Yussuff to Senate sinecure upon his retirement. wsws.org Trudeau is rewarding Yussuff for his services in suppressing the class struggle, and supporting the multibillion-dollar bailout of the banks and big business during the coronavirus pandemic.

Rohini Dutta, Tarinee Kucchal (2021-06-26). [Correspondence] India's pain: beyond COVID-19 case numbers and mortality rates. thelancet.com The premature relaxation of safety measures, the mass gatherings, the insufficient vaccine roll-outs, and the spread of highly virulent COVID-19 variants have brought India's health system to its knees. This issue has attracted much scrutiny and international criticism over the failures of the administration. However, the Editors1 do not look beyond the numbers or shed sufficient light on the plight of the Indian public.

Editor2 (2021-06-26). Why is Cuba's Vaccine Named 'Abdala'? orinocotribune.com On June 21, Cuban scientists announced that COVID-19 vaccine candidate 'Abdala' had demonstrated an The name Abd…

Vinicius Fontanesi Blum, Sérgio Cimerman, James R Hunter, Paulo Tierno, Acioly Lacerda, Alexandre Soeiro, Florentino Cardoso, Nancy Cristina Bellei, Juliana Maricato, Nathalia Mantovani, Marcella Vassao, Danilo Dias, Juliana Galinskas, Luis Mário Ramos Janini, Joanna Reis Santos-Oliveira, Alda Maria Da-Cruz, Ricardo Sobhie Diaz (2021-06-26). [Research Paper] Nitazoxanide superiority to placebo to treat moderate COVID-19 — A Pilot prove of concept randomized double-blind clinical trial. thelancet.com Compared to placebo in clinical and virologic outcomes and improvement of inflammatory outcomes, the superiority of NTZ warrants further investigation of this drug for moderate COVID-19 in larger clinical trials. A higher incidence of adverse events in the placebo arm might be attributed to COVID-19 related symptoms.

Dhavendra Kumar, Madhukar Mittal (2021-06-26). [Correspondence] India's COVID-19 emergency: overarching conclusions belie facts. thelancet.com The Editors1 draw attention to India's economic capabilities, the challenges of a huge diverse population, and the dangers of false optimism amidst a second wave of SARS-CoV-2. However, some overarching conclusions belie facts and evidence.

Jean-Jacques Parienti, Thierry Prazuck, Laure Peyro-Saint-Paul, Anna Fournier, Cécile Valentin, Sylvie Brucato, Renaud Verdon, Aymeric Sève, Mathilda Colin, Fabien Lesne, Jérome Guinard, Meriadeg Ar Gouilh, Julia Dina, Astrid Vabret, Laurent Hocqueloux (2021-06-26). [Research Paper] Effect of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate and Emtricitabine on nasopharyngeal SARS-CoV-2 viral load burden amongst outpatients with COVID-19: A pilot, randomized, open-label phase 2 trial. thelancet.com In this pilot study of outpatients adult with recent non-severe COVID-19, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate plus emtricitabine appeared to accelerate the natural clearance of nasopharyngeal SARS-CoV-2 viral burden. These findings support the conduct of larger trials of tenofovir-based therapies for the prevention and early treatment of COVID-19.

Nita Radhakrishnan, Devendra Kumar Gupta (2021-06-26). [Correspondence] India's COVID-19 response: science first. thelancet.com The Editorial1 about India's COVID-19 emergency was disappointing to read and does not behove a venerated journal such as The Lancet.

Siddhesh Zadey (2021-06-26). [Correspondence] India's problem of data and deaths. thelancet.com India felt the wrath of the pandemic during the second COVID-19 wave. Although multiple immediate socio ≠political factors, which were pointed out by the Editors,1 are to be blamed for the catastrophe, there is a distal yet chronic cause for India's problems: the data crisis. Except for a few state-led efforts, India still does not have an official, publicly available, nationwide, high-resolution (at the city or village level) epidemiological and health capacity data library on COVID-19. Such data would have helped to identify the potential crisis of oxygen supply and other resources, in turn averting deaths.

Joe Parkin Daniels (2021-06-26). [World Report] Colombians protest over inequities and health care. thelancet.com Protests have continued over inequalities, including in the health system, as COVID-19 worsens disparities. Joe Parkin Daniels reports from Bogotá.

Aayush Visaria, Tina Dharamdasani (2021-06-26). [Correspondence] The complex causes of India's 2021 COVID-19 surge. thelancet.com We agree that the Indian Government has, knowingly or unknowingly, faltered in its role to control the COVID-19 pandemic.1 However, these criticisms should at least be partly qualified by an acknowledgment of the sheer complexity of the required operation in India.

Deadline for Democracy Coalition (2021-06-26). Tuesday 6/29: Sacramento: Deadline for Democracy Rally for Voting Rights Now! indybay.org Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse on front steps, 501 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 | Follow any and all COVID guidelines. This is a peaceful event.

Indivisible groups South Bay (2021-06-26). Tuesday 6/29: We Demand Voter Rights Now! Deadline for Democracy Rally in San Jose. indybay.org Intersection of Winchester Blvd. and Stevens Creek Blvd at the San Jose / Santa Clara border (sidewalk intersection of Santana Row shopping center). | Follow all and any COVID guidlines…

WSWS repost (2021-06-26). Hotel chains plan to lay off housekeepers in post-pandemic restructuring. indybay.org Major US hotel chains are making use of the collapse of business during the COVID-19 pandemic to permanently eliminate hundreds of thousands of housekeeping jobs.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). COVID-19 travel tips for people with weakened immune systems. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Experts say getting fully vaccinated is the most important step people can take to lower their risk of transmitting or getting infected with COVID-19. Even then, Dr. Stacey Rizza, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist, suggests travelers wear a mask, avoid congregated areas when possible and maintain good hand hygiene. These measures are especially important …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Rapid exclusion of COVID-19 infection using AI, EKG technology. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Artificial intelligence (AI) may offer a way to accurately determine that a person is not infected with COVID-19. An international retrospective study finds that infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, creates subtle electrical changes in the heart. An AI-enhanced EKG can detect these changes and potentially be used as a …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-26). Cuba's Journey of Developing Vaccines While Battling the US Blockade. libya360.wordpress.com Two new vaccines, both developed in Cuba, have shown remarkable efficacy in clinical trials. Three dose vaccine Abdala showed 92.28% efficacy in phase 3 trials which is among the highest in vaccines developed so far. It is also crucial to remember that Cuba developed these vaccines even as it continues to suffer under the crippling…

Szu-Min Hsieh, Wang-Da Liu, Yu-Shan Huang, Yi-Jiun Lin, Erh-Fang Hsieh, Wei-Cheng Lian, Charles Chen, Robert Janssen, Shin-Ru Shih, Chung-Guei Huang, I-Chen Tai, Shan-Chwen Chang (2021-06-26). Safety and immunogenicity of a Recombinant Stabilized Prefusion SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Vaccine (MVCCOV1901) Adjuvanted with CpG 1018 and Aluminum Hydroxide in healthy adults: A Phase 1, dose-escalation study. thelancet.com The MVCCOV1901 vaccine was well tolerated and elicited robust immune responses and is suitable for further development.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-26). Remember the "Fake" 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic: Manipulating the Data to Justify a Worldwide Public Health Emergency. globalresearch.ca A Worldwide public health emergency is unfolding, 4.9 billion doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine are envisaged by the WHO.

WSWS (2021-06-26). Record abstention in French regional elections exposes political establishment. wsws.org The rate of abstention, particularly high among the youth and workers, reveals a profound discrediting of the ruling class intensified by its murderous response to the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-06-26). UK: Nurses at breaking point while unions work to smother fight-back. wsws.org At least 226 nurses attempted to end their lives between April 1, 2020, to April 30, 2021—the shocking figures highlight the extraordinary pressures placed on key workers by the homicidal indifference, ineptitude and corruption that has characterised every aspect of the Conservative government's response to the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-06-26). South Africa's pandemic resurgence fuels opposition to the ANC government. wsws.org This latest surge in the pandemic has already affected four of the country's nine provinces and is likely to be the worst yet, coinciding with the onset of the southern hemisphere's winter.

Lynn Parramore (2021-06-26). Article Top Economist: As Pandemic Recedes, a Chance to Rethink Unemployment. indybay.org The Chamber of Commerce, for example, has pushed the U.S. to stop expanded unemployment insurance benefits so that people will be forced to return to low-wage jobs. Some Republican-dominated states have jumped on board with this idea.

Linzheng Dai, Bo Jin, Tingting Liu, Jun Chen, Guang Li, Jun Dang (2021-06-26). [Research Paper] The effect of smoking status on efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors in metastatic non-small cell lung cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis. thelancet.com Either ICIs monotherapy or combination therapy was superior to CT in smokers. While ICIs monotherapy and dual ICIs combination were less effective in never-smokers, and ICIs plus CT might be the optimal selection. Nevertheless, given the limitation of the high heterogeneity of studies included, the findings need to be confirmed by future RCTs focusing on this subject.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Forty years of HIV/AIDS: Will the epidemic end? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June marks the 40th anniversary of the first scientific report describing pneumocystis pneumonia, which later became known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). More than 32 million people have died worldwide from AIDS and 38 million people are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "The last 40 years of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). First test to detect recently discovered autoimmune disease associated with testicular cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic Laboratories has launched a first-of-its-kind test to detect an autoimmune disease called testicular cancer-associated paraneoplastic encephalitis. The test, available nationally and internationally, detects the Kelch-like protein 11 antibody, or KLHL11, and is a result of the breakthrough study from 2019 that discovered the disease. This test has already provided patients, such as Steven Wopperer of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-26). Mayo Clinic researchers study new class of drugs to treat multiple myeloma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org PHOENIX –?Mayo Clinic researchers are studying a new class of immunotherapy drugs called "bispecific antibodies" that have demonstrated potent tumor-killing activity in multiple myeloma. A paper highlighting this work was published in Blood Cancer Discovery. "CAR-T (chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy) cell therapy, which uses a patient's own modified immune cells to kill cancerous tumors, …

Margo Greenwood (2021-06-26). [Perspectives] An open invitation to address anti-Indigenous systemic racism. thelancet.com I am always surprised when a health-care practitioner says, "I don't need to take cultural safety training, I am not racist, and besides I took all that in my professional training". Such statements are puzzling for me. I have not seen meaningful improvements in the health status or experiences of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples or a reduction in complaints of anti-Indigenous racism in the health-care system. In fact, the enduring impacts of colonialism in Canada have yet to be adequately addressed.

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2021-06-25: News Headlines

Yazmine Nichols (2021-06-25). Jailed For a Faulty Battery and Left to Catch COVID-19. aclu.org Kevin Jones* is sitting in a jail cell because of a faulty battery. Jones, a Black man, was released on a pending criminal charge and probation supervision and ordered by officials in Oakland County, Michigan to wear an electronic location monitoring device while he awaited further hearings in his cases. Yet, through no fault of his own, the device (called a "tether" in Michigan) failed to keep a charge due to an inexplicable malfunction. In November 2020, Jones was sleeping in his home when police officers broke in, woke him up, and arrested him for violating the conditions of his release. The violation? A de…

_____ (2021-06-25). Indian farmers' protest completes 200 days. popularresistance.org It has been a tumultuous ride, says Dharmendra Malik, the media in-charge of Bhartiya Kisan Union. "First, they derided us as the misguided rural folk. Then we were labelled as hooligans and even terrorists! Then came the accusation of some international conspiracy. There was also an attempt to blame the second COVID wave on us. Ironically, trolls on Twitter give lessons on patriotism to farmers. We spend 10 hours on the farm every day, toiling to put food on everyone's plates. Yet for some, we are anything but humans with legitimate demands and a right to protest."

Katie Wills Evans (2021-06-25). When Teachers Practice Mutual Aid, the Whole School Thrives. progressive.org Last year, with the government failing to provide meaningful COVID-19 aid, teachers stepped up by caring for each other and their students.

WSWS (2021-06-25). Teachers picket Labour-run council over COVID-19 safety victimisations. wsws.org Redbridge Council, which Labour holds with an 81 percent majority, has sided openly with the Johnson government's Department for Education, endorsing teacher victimisations and sackings during the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-06-25). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Unite union suspends strike by UK Jacobs Douwe Egberts workers, prepares sell-out; Strikes in France against power company EDF over privatisation, by interns at hospitals against long working hours and at national rail company over pay and conditions; strike continues at Fiat Plastic in Serbia against pay cuts after workers form own union; German bus drivers in Rhineland-Palatinate on indefinite pay strike; further UK stoppages at Jacobs Douwe Egberts against "fire and Rehire" and Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency over COVID safety…

W. T. Whitney (2021-06-25). UN General Assembly Once More Announces US Blockade of Cuba. counterpunch.org The United Nations General Assembly on June 23 overwhelmingly approved a Cuban resolution condemning the U.S. economic, commercial, and financial blockade of Cuba, in place for 60 years, The Assembly has done precisely that every year since 1992, except for 2020, when the vote was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The vote this time

WSWS (2021-06-25). UK imaging study reveals loss of brain's grey matter in patients infected with COVID-19. wsws.org A recent brain imaging study conducted by the University of Oxford and Imperial College London concluded that individuals with COVID-19 infection sustain a loss of brain grey matter compared to those not infected, which may increase the risk for future neurological diseases, such as dementia and Alzheimer's.

sputniknews (2021-06-25). Naked Anthony Fauci Was Hosed Down in a 'Kiddy Pool' After Opening Envelope With White Powder – Book. sputniknews.com The White House's top COVID advisor Anthony Fauci previously revealed that he and his family had received death threats, prompting him to hire a security team.

Anna Buss (2021-06-25). Brazilian Native Peoples Are at Risk of Losing Their Reservations. counterpunch.org Tens of thousands of people took the streets of at least 366 cities in Brazil on June 19. The gatherings expressed support for indigenous peoples who, in addition to being disproportionately affected by COVID-19, are now facing the ramifications of a bill that could drastically change their communities. A revived 2007 proposal, PL 490, also

WSWS (2021-06-25). Indonesian COVID infections surge past two million. wsws.org The increasing spread of the virus is a product of the more contagious Delta variant and official neglect of the health system.

WSWS (2021-06-25). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Strikes in France against power company EDF over privatisation, by interns at hospitals against long working hours and at national rail company over pay and conditions; strike continues at Fiat Plastic in Serbia against pay cuts after workers form own union; German bus drivers in Rhineland-Palatinate on indefinite pay strike; further UK stoppages at Jacobs Douwe Egberts against "fire and Rehire" and Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency over COVID safety…

Tom Whitney (2021-06-25). UN General Assembly Once More Announces US Blockade of Cuba. counterpunch.org The United Nations General Assembly on June 23 overwhelmingly approved a Cuban resolution condemning the U.S. economic, commercial, and financial blockade of Cuba, in place for 60 years, The Assembly has done precisely that every year since 1992, except for 2020, when the vote was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The vote this time

sputniknews (2021-06-25). Joe Biden Brings Up Casualties From Mysterious US-Iran War to Compare It With COVID Deaths. sputniknews.com The US President's bizarre behaviour at a White House press conference on Thursday has left many concerned about his emotional state, as Biden repeatedly leaned towards the mike to whisper his responses to the questions. But then he went to North Carolina to promote COVID vaccines.

WSWS (2021-06-25). Washington rebuffs Maduro's bid for US-Venezuela rapprochement. wsws.org The Biden administration has kept in place punishing sanctions that are starving Venezuelans and denying them access to COVID-19 vaccines.

Middle East Monitor (2021-06-25). Why does Israel ban Palestinian mothers from accompanying sick children from Gaza seeking treatment in the West Bank? juancole.com By Eman Abusidu | — ( Middle East Monitor) — The World Health Organisation (WHO) pointed out in its 2020 annual report that, "All patients and patient companions from the Gaza Strip must apply for Israeli permits to exit the Gaza Strip in order to access hospitals in the West Bank, including east Jerusalem, and …

Birrion Sondahl (2021-06-25). State Based Medicare for All? Not so fast, says Dr. Margaret Flowers. realprogressives.org Stated-based programs face many pitfalls that National Improved Medicare for All would not.

WSWS (2021-06-25). ACLU report highlights ICE brutality against hunger striking migrants under Obama and Trump. wsws.org Immigrants who went on hunger strikes to protest against the poor conditions in various detention centers were subjected to involuntary and invasive medical procedures including forced feeding and hydration.

_____ (2021-06-25). Honoring The Movement To End Discrimination Against LGBTQ People. popularresistance.org June is Pride Month — a time set aside to honor the Stonewall uprising, which launched the movement to end discriminatory laws against LGBTQ people — and to remember the many important cultural and legislative victories since that pivotal summer in 1969. | This year, the celebration occurs under the cloud of more than 125 anti-LGBTQ bills that have been introduced in state legislatures, many targeting children who identify as transgender by denying them access to lifesaving medical treatment, banning them from participating in sports or using the restroom. This is up markedly from last year when more…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-25). Consumer Health: Testicular self-exam. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health care providers and medical organizations differ on their recommendations for testicular self-exams. Routine testicular self-exams can help you learn how your testicles normally look and feel. Then you're more likely to notice subtle changes. Changes in your testicles could be a sign of a common benign condition or, less likely, a serious condition such …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-25). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cardiology pumps AI into patient care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to technology, Mayo Clinic is a leader in bringing the tools and science of artificial intelligence, or AI, into practice. In health care, AI is simply a way of programming a computer to process and respond to data for better patient outcomes. Mayo's AI work in Cardiovascular Medicine uses computer algorithms applied …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-25). Teamsters convention votes to organize Amazon. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Calling it "an existential threat" not just to their union but to workers nationally, Teamsters convention delegates voted to spend unspecified sums of money to organize Amazon. That was the biggest, but not the only, news that came out of the four-day virtual conclave in late June, forced onto Zoom by a coronavirus not yet …

WSWS (2021-06-25). Deutsche Bahn: GDL union announces industrial action. wsws.org Train drivers and crews, who worked continuously during the coronavirus pandemic at great risk to their health and lives, now want to prevent paying for the company's losses, as demanded by management.

WSWS (2021-06-25). David O'Sullivan campaigns among striking teachers in East London. wsws.org Like O'Sullivan, teachers at the school have been sacked for defending their legal right to a safe workplace during the coronavirus pandemic.

G. Dunkel (2021-06-25). Haiti: Guerrilla warfare and COVID-19 break out in Port-au-Prince. workers.org Starting in early June, firefights broke out among the armed neighborhood militias in Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital, with the cops sometimes participating when their precincts were attacked. When it became apparent that some of these militias had more fire power than the security details in wealthy neighborhoods, a general panic set . . . |

Indivisible East Bay & SF, partners (2021-06-25). Wednesday 7/7: Oakland: Deadline for Democracy Rally to Demand Voting Rights Now! indybay.org Oscar Grant / Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94705 | Follow all and any current COVID guidelines…

WSWS repost (2021-06-25). Hotel chains plan to lay off housekeepers in post-pandemic restructuring. indybay.org Major US hotel chains are making use of the collapse of business during the COVID-19 pandemic to permanently eliminate hundreds of thousands of housekeeping jobs.

Deadline for Democracy Coalition (2021-06-25). Tuesday 6/29: Sacramento: Deadline for Democracy Rally for Voting Rights Now! indybay.org Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse on front steps, 501 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 | Follow any and all COVID guidelines. This is a peaceful event.

Indivisible groups South Bay (2021-06-25). Tuesday 6/29: We Demand Voter Rights Now! Deadline for Democracy Rally in San Jose. indybay.org Intersection of Winchester Blvd. and Stevens Creek Blvd at the San Jose / Santa Clara border (sidewalk intersection of Santana Row shopping center). | Follow all and any COVID guidlines…

DLI (2021-06-25). 600,000 deaths later, time for a "Negligent Genocide" inquest? indybay.org After 600,000+ U.S, deaths–that number is more than 200 times(!) more than those killed from the 9-11 attacks; and the hundreds of thousands(collateral damage?) who died needlessly from the Covid 19 pandemic, according to most objective health experts–one would think that there would be thunderous clamor for a full-throttle Congressional investigation? Apparently, that would only happen in an alternative Universe different than the current existing one in Washington DC.

Staff (2021-06-25). GAVI alliance approves more funds for delivery of COVAX vaccines as poorer nations desperate for Covid-19 shots. rt.com The GAVI vaccine alliance has approved a further $775 million to fund the provision of millions of Covid-19 vaccines to poor nations over the next two years as the African continent faces a "fast-surging third wave." | In a press release on Friday, the GAVI vaccine alliance, which hosts the COVAX initiative,

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-25). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Examining reports of heart inflammation in young people after second COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is holding an emergency COVID-19 meeting this week to discuss COVID-19 vaccine safety as it relates to news that young people may develop myocarditis after receiving a second dose of a messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine. Myocarditis, which is an inflammation of the heart …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-25). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 vaccination experience special for young man with Down syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The parents of a young Florida patient were so grateful for the caring approach offered to their son during his COVID-19 vaccine appointment that they called back to express their appreciation and share their story. _______________________________________ When the father of a 19-year-old patient with Down syndrome brought his son, Tyler White, for a COVID-19 vaccination …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-25). COVID-19 travel tips for people with weakened immune systems. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Experts say getting fully vaccinated is the most important step people can take to lower their risk of transmitting or getting infected with COVID-19. Even then, Dr. Stacey Rizza, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist, suggests travelers wear a mask, avoid congregated areas when possible and maintain good hand hygiene. These measures are especially important …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-25). Rapid exclusion of COVID-19 infection using AI, EKG technology. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Artificial intelligence (AI) may offer a way to accurately determine that a person is not infected with COVID-19. An international retrospective study finds that infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, creates subtle electrical changes in the heart. An AI-enhanced EKG can detect these changes and potentially be used as a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-25). Mayo offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota: June 22-July 8. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: 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 opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

Daniel Payne (2021-06-25). Lab Analysis of Children's COVID-19 Face Masks Reveal 'Dangerous' 'Pathogenic Bacteria'. globalresearch.ca

Global Research News (2021-06-25). Selected Articles: Pediacide — Vaccine Risks for Kids. globalresearch.ca By Mr. Sloan invited Prof. Bryam Bridle (Guelph University), Dr. Patrick Philips and Dr. Dan Welsh to speak on the …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-25). Israel's "Killer Vaccine": 50% of Those Fully Vaccinated (2 Jabs) Have Tested Covid Positive. globalresearch.ca The Israeli government has now confirmed that 50% of those fully vaccinated (2 shots) in the course of the last month have tested Covid positive. What this suggests is that Pfizer's mRNA vaccine is not only conducive to deaths and …

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-06-25). Dire Warnings as Covid Delta Variant Runs Rampant in Unvaccinated Missouri. commondreams.org "If people elsewhere in the country are looking to us and saying, 'No thanks' and they are getting vaccinated, that is good," said one health official in Missouri. "We will be the canary."

news.un (2021-06-25). COVID-19 Delta variant has potential to make 'epidemic curve exponentially'. news.un.org The head of the UN health agency expressed concern on Friday over the COVID-19's delta variant, which he called "the most transmissible" mutation to date.

news.un (2021-06-25). Science, evidence-based facts, key to help end scourge of drug abuse: UN chief. news.un.org The world's drug problem remains an urgent challenge that threatens to exacerbate COVID-19 pandemic impacts and hinder a healthy and inclusive recovery, warned the UN Secretary General ahead of The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-25). Cuba's journey of developing vaccines while battling US blockade. peoplesdispatch.org Two new vaccines, both developed in Cuba, have shown remarkable efficacy in clinical trials. It is crucial to remember that Cuba developed these vaccines even as it continues to suffer under the crippling blockade imposed by the US.

Megan Redshaw (2021-06-25). 13-Year-Old Michigan Boy Dies 3 Days After Second Dose of Pfizer Vaccine, Aunt Says 'Moral, Ethical, Health' Questions Need Answers. globalresearch.ca

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-25). Slow vaccination process dangerous, allows for rise of stronger variants. peoplesdispatch.org What is the new Delta variant? Is it more dangerous than earlier forms of the virus? Will old vaccines prove effective. Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath discusses these issues…

Children's Health Defense (2021-06-25). Creator of mRNA Vaccine Technology Tells Tucker Carlson: 'Government Not Being Transparent' About Vaccine Risks. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-06-25). Corporate Canada used government's pandemic emergency wage subsidy as slush fund. wsws.org The Globe cited the case of Montreal-based transport company TFI International, which received $75 million in wage subsidies while cutting jobs, increasing dividends, and moving to acquire other companies.

Matthew Stevenson (2021-06-25). Letters From Minsk: the Stalin Lines. counterpunch.org This is the twelfth in a series about train and bicycle rides from Switzerland to Belarus, in those carefree days before pandemic lockdowns. Once I got the hang of riding my bicycle on the sidewalks in Minsk, I found the city pleasant, even in late winter, as the sidewalks are wide and there were few

Chris Agee (2021-06-25). Under Pandemic, United Nations Votes to Condemn Cruel and Illegal U.S. Blockade of Cuba—But There Is a Twist. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-06-25). Australia's official jobless statistics mask wage-cutting push. wsws.org Far from Australia being an exception, the corporate elite is exploiting the pandemic to push workers into lower-paid and insecure employment.

WSWS (2021-06-25). Sri Lankan government deploys police to crackdown on social media. wsws.org The Rajapakse government's moves to criminalise "fake news" are a response to rising social opposition to wage and job cuts and Colombo's criminal mishandling of the worsening pandemic.

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2021-06-24: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-06-24). Biden funnels pandemic relief funds into strengthening the police. wsws.org On Wednesday, President Biden announced that he will allow states and localities to divert the $350 billion earmarked for pandemic relief in his American Rescue Plan to hire more police and purchase new equipment for their police departments.

WSWS (2021-06-24). Migrant children speak of horrifying conditions in detention centers set up by the Biden administration. wsws.org Children detained in federal custody face horrifying conditions including being deprived of edible food, clean drinking water, access to health care, education and legal support.

Staff (2021-06-24). Venezuela Demands Government of Cape Verde Guarantee Right to Life & Due Process to Alex Saab. orinocotribune.com Given the most recent information on the state of his health, and Cape Verde's refusal to release Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela issued a Below the is full unofficial translation of the communiqué: | The Bolivari…

Robert Kellar QC (2021-06-24). Supreme Court Revisits Wrongful Birth Claims: an extended look — Robert Kellar QC and Owain Thomas QC. ukhumanrightsblog.com In Khan v. Meadows [2021] UKSC 21 the Supreme Court has revisited the principles to be applied in "wrongful birth" claims: claims for the cost of bringing up a disabled child who would not have been born but for a doctor's negligent medical advice/treatment. However, the judgment has implications beyond the world of clinical negligence litigation. …

Staff (2021-06-24). Biden Admin Urged to Release Trans and HIV+ Asylum Seekers Following Deaths. truthout.org Image Credit: Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement | Ahead of Vice President Kamala Harris's visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, immigrant rights activists marched on the White House to call on the Biden administration to stop detaining trans asylum seekers, who often face severe abuse, discrimination and medical neglect in custody. Their actions included a service honoring and mourning the deaths of several trans people who died due to ICE negligence. Eight immigrant rights groups also sent a le…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Consumer Health: Testicular self-exam. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health care providers and medical organizations differ on their recommendations for testicular self-exams. Routine testicular self-exams can help you learn how your testicles normally look and feel. Then you're more likely to notice subtle changes. Changes in your testicles could be a sign of a common benign condition or, less likely, a serious condition such …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cardiology pumps AI into patient care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to technology, Mayo Clinic is a leader in bringing the tools and science of artificial intelligence, or AI, into practice. In health care, AI is simply a way of programming a computer to process and respond to data for better patient outcomes. Mayo's AI work in Cardiovascular Medicine uses computer algorithms applied …

Thomas Klikauer — Catherine Link (2021-06-24). Capital, Profits and Wages in 2021. counterpunch.org One might begin the journey into capital, profits and wages with a helpdesk worker called Erin. Erich was, despite having numerous degrees, squeezed into an open-plan office until the Coronavirus pandemic hit her workplace. Erin works around forty hours a week, thus making $480.- a week, or $23,000 a year. The U.S. Census Bureau lists the annual real median personal income at $35,977 in 2019.

Sophia Purdy-Moore (2021-06-24). Key workers denied 'dignity, security and safety' through lack of sick pay. thecanary.co New analysis published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) on 24 June shows that one in 12 key workers in Britain don't currently qualify for statutory sick pay — and haven't over the course of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. TUC is calling on the government to provide decent sick pay for all workers to ensure that everyone receives the support they need to self-isolate. | Frontline workers at risk: | TUC highlights that many frontline key workers are at greater risk from contracting coronavirus than those who are able to work from home. In spite of this, the body has found that in Britain, mo…

Staff (2021-06-24). Rise in Fake News Tarnishing Venezuela's Mass Vaccination Campaign against COVID-19. orinocotribune.com Since the transformation process led by Commander Hugo Chávez began, Venezuela has continuously been in the eye of the media hurricane. A good research project for the new generations of communicators and journalists would be to make a detailed inventory of the many and varied lies against the Bolivarian Revolution, all set against the country and its people over the last two decades. The media disinformation campaign has even worsened in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. | Surely the list of falsehoods will be as surprising as it is extensive. But perhaps it has been in these last 5 or 6 years of extreme aggre…

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2021-06-24). U.N. again denounces U.S. blockade of Cuba; Biden administration maintains Trump stance. peoplesworld.org The United Nations General Assembly on June 23 overwhelmingly approved a Cuban resolution condemning the U.S. economic, commercial, and financial blockade of Cuba, in place for 60 years. The Assembly has done precisely that every year since 1992, except for 2020, when the vote was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The vote this time …

WSWS (2021-06-24). Australian state government rejects calls for lockdown as Sydney Delta outbreak grows. wsws.org The NSW Liberal government is essentially declaring that it will do nothing to stem a rapidly-growing outbreak of one of the most infectious variants of COVID, in the country's largest city.

DLI (2021-06-24). 600,000 deaths later, time for a "Negligent Genocide" inquest? indybay.org After 600,000+ U.S, deaths–that number is more than 200 times(!) more than those killed from the 9-11 attacks; and the hundreds of thousands(collateral damage?) who died needlessly from the Covid 19 pandemic, according to most objective health experts–one would think that there would be thunderous clamor for a full-throttle Congressional investigation? Apparently, that would only happen in an alternative Universe different than the current existing one in Washington DC.

WSWS repost (2021-06-24). Hotel chains plan to lay off housekeepers in post-pandemic restructuring. indybay.org Major US hotel chains are making use of the collapse of business during the COVID-19 pandemic to permanently eliminate hundreds of thousands of housekeeping jobs.

Deadline for Democracy Coalition (2021-06-24). Tuesday 6/29: Sacramento: Deadline for Democracy Rally for Voting Rights Now! indybay.org Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse on front steps, 501 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 | Follow any and all COVID guidelines. This is a peaceful event.

Indivisible East Bay & SF, partners (2021-06-24). Wednesday 7/7: Oakland: Deadline for Democracy Rally to Demand Voting Rights Now! indybay.org Oscar Grant / Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94705 | Follow all and any current COVID guidelines…

Indivisible groups South Bay (2021-06-24). Tuesday 6/29: We Demand Voter Rights Now! Deadline for Democracy Rally in San Jose. indybay.org Intersection of Winchester Blvd. and Stevens Creek Blvd at the San Jose / Santa Clara border (sidewalk intersection of Santana Row shopping center). | Follow all and any COVID guidlines…

Staff (2021-06-24). Biden Urges Cities to Use COVID Funds to Hire More Police. truthout.org Racial justice advocates say President Biden's new plan for addressing crime and gun violence could encourage cities to divert pandemic relief funding away from communities and into the police departments that terrorize them. Moreover, they say, the plan does little to reverse decades of racist policies that both target and abandon Black, Indigenous and people of color, making their communities more vulnerable to violence. | As activists around the country call for a defunding of police, the White House announc…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Examining reports of heart inflammation in young people after second COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is holding an emergency COVID-19 meeting this week to discuss COVID-19 vaccine safety as it relates to news that young people may develop myocarditis after receiving a second dose of a messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine. Myocarditis, which is an inflammation of the heart …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Rapid exclusion of COVID-19 infection using AI, EKG technology. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Artificial intelligence (AI) may offer a way to accurately determine that a person is not infected with COVID-19. An international retrospective study finds that infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, creates subtle electrical changes in the heart. An AI-enhanced EKG can detect these changes and potentially be used as a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Mayo offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota: June 22-July 8. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: 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 opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). COVID-19 travel tips for people with weakened immune systems. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Experts say getting fully vaccinated is the most important step people can take to lower their risk of transmitting or getting infected with COVID-19. Even then, Dr. Stacey Rizza, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist, suggests travelers wear a mask, avoid congregated areas when possible and maintain good hand hygiene. These measures are especially important …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 vaccination experience special for young man with Down syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The parents of a young Florida patient were so grateful for the caring approach offered to their son during his COVID-19 vaccine appointment that they called back to express their appreciation and share their story. _______________________________________ When the father of a 19-year-old patient with Down syndrome brought his son, Tyler White, for a COVID-19 vaccination …

news.un (2021-06-24). COVID pandemic fuelling major increase in drug use worldwide: UN report. news.un.org Around 275 million people used drugs worldwide in the last year of unprecedented upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, up by 22 per cent from 2010. That's among the key findings of the latest annual report released on Thursday by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which also provides an overview of global drug markets, as well as their impact on people's health and livelihoods.

news.un (2021-06-24). 91 countries now offer COVID-19 vaccinations to refugees, says UNHCR. news.un.org UN refugee agency UNHCR, on Thursday welcomed the growing number of countries that have offered COVID-19 vaccines to refugees before urging others to do the same.

news.un (2021-06-24). UN chief urges European Parliament to support COVID vaccines for all. news.un.org The European Union (EU) must use its leverage to ensure people everywhere have access to COVID-19 vaccines, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday.

Editorial Team (2021-06-24). Protest erupts in Brazil in retaliation to Bolsonaro COVID disaster. challenge-magazine.org Bolsonaro's government has not made a concerted effort to fight the pandemic, on the contrary, the president has sought to undermine the legitimacy of COVID-19 as a genuine threat and has actively obstructed plans to improve the country's situation. Only 11% of Brazil's 211 million people have been vaccinated, and acquisitions of new vaccines have been made few and far between.

WSWS (2021-06-24). Governments abandon COVID-19 restrictions as Delta variant surges worldwide. wsws.org Epidemiologists and public health experts are ringing the alarm about the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, which is up to 60 percent more transmissible than the previously dominant variant, and at least partially resistant to some vaccines.

WSWS (2021-06-24). COVID-19 outbreak worsens in Taiwan amid vaccine row. wsws.org In addition to the big business-driven chaos of the government's response to the pandemic, the island's vaccine supply has been subordinated to the Biden administration's drive to use Taiwan as a tool to confront Beijing.

Editorial Team (2021-06-24). The future is being stolen, again. challenge-magazine.org Frank Rowley examines the future implications of public spending cuts for the youth of today; and the general lack of optimism and hope for the future capitalism produces among the youth and working people. | Recently the government announced that it is attempting to claw back cash for the public budget after the pandemic has blown a hole in their already miniscule spending, the proposed method for this is to both eliminate the pensions tax relief and slashing the pensions lifetime allowance. | For those unaware, tax relief is paid at a person's lower limit rate of income tax as an incentive to save money. But…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Forty years of HIV/AIDS: Will the epidemic end? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June marks the 40th anniversary of the first scientific report describing pneumocystis pneumonia, which later became known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). More than 32 million people have died worldwide from AIDS and 38 million people are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "The last 40 years of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). First test to detect recently discovered autoimmune disease associated with testicular cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic Laboratories has launched a first-of-its-kind test to detect an autoimmune disease called testicular cancer-associated paraneoplastic encephalitis. The test, available nationally and internationally, detects the Kelch-like protein 11 antibody, or KLHL11, and is a result of the breakthrough study from 2019 that discovered the disease. This test has already provided patients, such as Steven Wopperer of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Mayo Clinic researchers study new class of drugs to treat multiple myeloma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org PHOENIX –?Mayo Clinic researchers are studying a new class of immunotherapy drugs called "bispecific antibodies" that have demonstrated potent tumor-killing activity in multiple myeloma. A paper highlighting this work was published in Blood Cancer Discovery. "CAR-T (chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy) cell therapy, which uses a patient's own modified immune cells to kill cancerous tumors, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Biju Samkutty named chief operating officer for Mayo Clinic International. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minnesota — Biju Samkutty has been named chief operating officer for Mayo Clinic International. Samkutty will partner with G. Anton Decker, MBBCh, president of Mayo Clinic International, to extend the reach of Mayo Clinic's services worldwide. Mayo Clinic Healthcare, 15 Portland Place, London Samkutty was selected for his wealth of global and domestic business experience. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Headaches and menstruation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Ever since I was a teenager and began menstruating, I seem to get headaches that come on around the first day of my period. I am now in my 30s, and over the past year or so, they seem to be getting more severe and lasting longer — sometimes up to three days. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Science Saturday: The regenerative alternative to hip replacement for baseball player. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mikaili Robertson has a passion for playing college sports, so the second baseman was devastated when at age 18 he learned he needed a hip replacement. Worried his playing days might be over, he turned to Mayo Clinic and a surgery that — along with a cadaver tissue transplant — would tap the body's power to assist …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Mayo Clinic patients with a Patient Online Services account can now access Health Records on iPhone. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic patients who have a Patient Online Services account now can use Health Records on iPhone, which allows users to easily view their health data from multiple health care providers in one place. Patient Online Services is Mayo Clinic's patient portal. Health Records allows iPhone users to gather their health records …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Mayo Clinic again ranked among 'Best Children's Hospitals' by U.S. News & World Report. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Children's Center again ranked as a top-performing children's hospital on U.S. News & World Report's 2021-2022 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota and the five state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. "Mayo Clinic Children's Center …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Staying hydrated, healthy during extreme heat. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Many parts of the U.S. are experiencing scorching hot temperatures as a heat dome settles in over the West and Southwest. However, no matter the location, summer heat and humidity can cause people to experience heat-related illness. But people can take steps to avoid a trip to the emergency department for heat-related illness.Dr. Michael Boniface, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Mayo Clinic Minute: Blurry vision as you age. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Are you over 40 and suddenly feel like your straining to read things right in front of your face? Eye experts at Mayo Clinic say it's actually a normal — and sometimes annoying — condition of the eye that is a part of aging. Reporter Jason Howland explains in today's Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Consumer Health: Blood donation — you can make a difference. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The World Blood Donor Day campaign, observed Monday, June 14, is an effort by the World Health Organization intended to recognize the critical contribution of blood donors and raise global awareness about the need for safe blood and blood products for transfusion, year-round. The role of young people in ensuring a safe blood supply is …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). New dad: Tips to help manage stress. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Becoming a new dad can bring joy — and stress. Find out how to deal with the difficulties of parenthood and develop a rewarding relationship with your newborn. This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. _____________________________________________________________ Becoming a new dad can be an exciting and overwhelming experience. But you can take steps to prepare …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mayo Clinic experts discuss new Alzheimer's treatment option. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Last week, the Food and Drug Administration approved aducanumab to treat Alzheimer's disease, which is a progressive brain disorder that is the most common cause of dementia. Aducanumab targets amyloid plaques in the brain that are believed to be an essential component of Alzheimer's disease. But what does the approval of a new Alzheimer's drug …

teleSUR (2021-06-23). Bridges of Love Will Walk From Miami to Washington for Cuba. telesurenglish.net In exclusive statements to Prensa Latina, the activist assured that they would walk the two thousand kilometers that separate both cities to reiterate to President Joe Biden that "it is time to lift the sanctions against the Cuban family." | RELATED: | "It is time to confront hatred and intolerance, to extend generosity and humanity to a people that, in the midst of a pandemic, resist the economic siege," said Lazo. | The Cuban-born professor…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-23). Imperial graduate wins both Fulbright and Kennedy awards. imperial.ac.uk Medicine graduate Dr Harun Khan has won both the Fulbright Nursten Award in Medical Studies and a Kennedy scholarship to study at Harvard University.

Global Research News (2021-06-23). Selected Articles: Canadians Aren't Being Told About Vaccine Risks. globalresearch.ca By At the top of the medical hierarchy is the neurosurgeon. Neurosurgeons are surrounded by a mystique of omniscience and omnipotence. Imagine my surprise, therefore, as …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Consumer Health: Testicular self-exam. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health care providers and medical organizations differ on their recommendations for testicular self-exams. Routine testicular self-exams can help you learn how your testicles normally look and feel. Then you're more likely to notice subtle changes. Changes in your testicles could be a sign of a common benign condition or, less likely, a serious condition such …

Edward Curtin (2021-06-23). What I Know and Don't Know about SARS-CoV-2 Virus. dissidentvoice.org After fifteen months of assiduous reading, study, observation, and research, I have come to some conclusions about what is called COVID-19. I would like to emphasize that I have done this work obsessively since it seemed so important. I have consulted information and arguments across all media, corporate and alternative, academic, medical, books, etc. I …

Dr. David Halpin (2021-06-23). The British Medical 'Profession' Is Complicit in the Inoculation of an Unnecessary and Toxic Experimental 'Vaccine'. globalresearch.ca

Greg Glaser (2021-06-23). California Medical Board Hears Testimony in Trial of Physician Who Risks Losing License for Writing Vaccine Medical Exemptions. globalresearch.ca

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Staff (2021-06-23). Delta Variant Linked to COVID Surges Amid Slow U.S. Vaccination Rates as Global Inequity Persists. democracynow.org The White House says it will miss its goal of getting 70% of adults at least partially vaccinated by July 4. Vaccinations are available for anyone age 12 and up in the U.S., but just 45% of people in the U.S. are fully vaccinated, and only 16 states have fully vaccinated more than half of their populations. Epidemiologist Dr. Ali Khan says despite more than 150 million people in the U.S. now being vaccinated against the coronavirus, the highly contagious Delta variant is quickly becoming a concern. "Our expectation should be, by July, this will be the dominant variant," he says.

Teodrose Fikremariam (2021-06-23). WHO Issues Critical Guidance Urging Children and Adolescents to Stop Getting Vaccinated Against COVID-19. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Birsen Filip (2021-06-23). The COVID Lockdowns Showed Us How Dangerous Social Engineers Have Become. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-06-23). India's COVID-19 tally crosses 30 million. ecns.cn India's COVID-19 tally surpassed 30 million-mark and the death toll crossed 390,000 on Wednesday, said the federal health ministry.

WSWS (2021-06-23). Quebec establishment demands end to strike by food processing workers, invoking plight of chickens-for-slaughter. wsws.org The same politicians who are now whipping up a furor over the "euthanizing" of chickens have prioritized big-business profit over human life throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2021-06-23). COVID deaths rise among Brazil's Petrobras oil workers. wsws.org There has been a 125 percent increase in oil workers' deaths over the last two months, from 20 deaths as of April 5 to 45 deaths by June 15.

WSWS (2021-06-23). Brazil's Workers Party seeks right-wing electoral alliances as generals warn of "breaking point" wsws.org Mass demonstrations against Bolsonaro's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic have deepened fears within the Brazilian ruling class of an eruption of class struggle.

Satata Karmakar (2021-06-23). Delhi Girl Suffers Deadly Neurological Complications Post COVID-19 Vaccination with Covishield, Dies Within Days. globalresearch.ca

news.un (2021-06-23). Small businesses unprepared for pandemic-sized climate shock 'every decade'. news.un.org Small businesses which make up more than half of the global workforce were 2.5 times more likely to go under than larger firms in the first months of COVID-19, the International Trade Centre (ITC) said on Wednesday, warning that the impact of climate change could cause pandemic-scale disruption "every decade".

Yanis Varoufakis (2021-06-23). Capitalist Nations Bailed Out Banks While Skimping on Vaccinating Humanity. zcomm.org More than 2.6 billion COVID-19 vaccines have been administered worldwide, but many countries have yet to see a single shot amid mounting infections…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Mayo offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota: June 22-July 8. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: 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 opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

Staff (2021-06-23). The blockade is a virus, too, eliminate it! en.cubadebate.cu The country was unable to access a total of 32 pieces of equipment and supplies related to the production of anti-COVID candidate vaccines and the completion of clinical studies of these products, including equipment for the purification of the candidates, attachments for production equipment, filtration tanks and capsules, potassium chloride solution, thimerosal, packaging and reagents.

Global Research News (2021-06-23). Selected Articles: Canadians Aren't Being Told About Vaccine Risks. globalresearch.ca By At the top of the medical hierarchy is the neurosurgeon. Neurosurgeons are surrounded by a mystique of omniscience and omnipotence. Imagine my surprise, therefore, as …

Edward Curtin (2021-06-23). What I Know and Don't Know about SARS-CoV-2 Virus. dissidentvoice.org After fifteen months of assiduous reading, study, observation, and research, I have come to some conclusions about what is called COVID-19. I would like to emphasize that I have done this work obsessively since it seemed so important. I have consulted information and arguments across all media, corporate and alternative, academic, medical, books, etc. I …

Dr. David Halpin (2021-06-23). The British Medical 'Profession' Is Complicit in the Inoculation of an Unnecessary and Toxic Experimental 'Vaccine'. globalresearch.ca

Greg Glaser (2021-06-23). California Medical Board Hears Testimony in Trial of Physician Who Risks Losing License for Writing Vaccine Medical Exemptions. globalresearch.ca

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-23). Imperial graduate wins both Fulbright and Kennedy awards. imperial.ac.uk Medicine graduate Dr Harun Khan has won both the Fulbright Nursten Award in Medical Studies and a Kennedy scholarship to study at Harvard University.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Consumer Health: Testicular self-exam. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health care providers and medical organizations differ on their recommendations for testicular self-exams. Routine testicular self-exams can help you learn how your testicles normally look and feel. Then you're more likely to notice subtle changes. Changes in your testicles could be a sign of a common benign condition or, less likely, a serious condition such …

Editor (2021-06-23). Cuba's COVID-19 vaccines: A journey of collaboration and revolutionary solidarity. mronline.org With its development of five COVID-19 vaccines and the promise of sharing know-how with developing countries, Cuba has remained faithful to Che Guevara's values of international solidarity and people-oriented medicine. | June 23, 2021…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cardiology pumps AI into patient care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to technology, Mayo Clinic is a leader in bringing the tools and science of artificial intelligence, or AI, into practice. In health care, AI is simply a way of programming a computer to process and respond to data for better patient outcomes. Mayo's AI work in Cardiovascular Medicine uses computer algorithms applied …

Juanita Ramos Ardila (2021-06-23). Coach Fired for Tortilla-Throwing Incident at High School Basketball Game. latinorebels.com On Tuesday night, the Coronado Unified School Board voted unanimously, 5-0, to fire its high school basketball coach head, JD Laaperi, who allegedly confronted the opposing team's coach after the game.

WSWS (2021-06-23). Credit Suisse report reveals vast increase in global wealth inequality amid pandemic in 2020. wsws.org The twelfth annual wealth report issued by the global financial services company Credit Suisse shows that trillions of dollars were transferred into the pockets of the rich during the coronavirus pandemic.

WSWS (2021-06-23). How science demolishes the right-wing fiction of a Wuhan "lab leak" as the source of coronavirus. wsws.org The science underlying the origins of SARS-CoV-2 distinctly points to the virus emerging from nature rather than from a laboratory.

The Canary (2021-06-23). Sturgeon brands Gove's indyref2 comments 'sneering, arrogant condescension'. thecanary.co The "sneering, arrogant condescension" by Michael Gove in comments about another referendum are strengthening support for Scottish independence, Nicola Sturgeon has said. | The UK Cabinet Office minister has said he "can't see" Boris Johnson agreeing to another vote before the next general election, adding it is "reckless" to discuss the issue while the country is still recovering from the coronavirus pandemic. | Democracy: | But Scotland's First Minister said the argument that the nations of the United Kingdom are equals "completely disintegrates" if the UK Government refuses to allow another vote on ind…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 vaccination experience special for young man with Down syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The parents of a young Florida patient were so grateful for the caring approach offered to their son during his COVID-19 vaccine appointment that they called back to express their appreciation and share their story. _______________________________________ When the father of a 19-year-old patient with Down syndrome brought his son, Tyler White, for a COVID-19 vaccination …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Examining reports of heart inflammation in young people after second COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is holding an emergency COVID-19 meeting this week to discuss COVID-19 vaccine safety as it relates to news that young people may develop myocarditis after receiving a second dose of a messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine. Myocarditis, which is an inflammation of the heart …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-23). Vaccine Failings: The European Commission and AstraZeneca. counterpunch.org In the messy, underhanded world of global health responses to COVID-19 it was only appropriate that lawyers should find themselves enriched on respective sides of a dispute about vaccine supply. The pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has been getting a good deal of bad press, with its COVID vaccines seen to be a riskier proposition, notably to

Editor2 (2021-06-23). G-7 Offers Crumbs from Its Table to 'Developing' Countries. orinocotribune.com By Prabhat Patnaik — Jun 19, 2021 | As of now the total unvaccinated population in the world numbers 6.8 billion. The one billion doses promised amounts to mere 7.4% of this requirement. | The G-7 (Group of 7 countries) meeting that has just concluded has promised to donate one billion doses of anti-COVID vaccine to the rest of the world, consisting primarily of the so-called "developing" countries. The US has promised 500 million doses, Britain 100 million doses; the other G-7 countries, Italy, Japan, France, Germany and Canada are supposed to make up the rest. | "One billion doses" sounds a lot, but it is…

Divad Durant (2021-06-23). Work in Progress. thenation.com Work in Progress…

Staff (2021-06-23). Pandemic's High Toll at the Texas Border Lays Bare Gaps in Health and Insurance. truthout.org El Paso, Texas — Alfredo "Freddy" Valles was an accomplished trumpeter and a beloved music teacher for nearly four decades at one of the city's poorest middle schools. | He was known for buying his students shoes and bow ties for their band concerts, his effortlessly positive demeanor and a suave personal style — "he looked like he stepped out of a different era, the 1950s," said his niece Ruby Montana. | While Valles was singular in life, his death at age 60 in February was par…

Rajan Menon (2021-06-23). Power, Wealth, and Justice in the Time of Covid-19. counterpunch.org Fifteen months ago, the SARS-CoV-2 virus unleashed Covid-19. Since then, it's killed more than 3.8 million people worldwide (and possibly many more). Finally, a return to normalcy seems likely for a distinct minority of the world's people, those living mainly in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the European Union, and China. That's not

Deadline for Democracy Coalition (2021-06-23). Tuesday 6/29: Sacramento: Deadline for Democracy Rally for Voting Rights Now! indybay.org Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse on front steps, 501 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 | Follow any and all COVID guidelines. This is a peaceful event.

Indivisible groups South Bay (2021-06-23). Tuesday 6/29: We Demand Voter Rights Now! Deadline for Democracy Rally in San Jose. indybay.org Intersection of Winchester Blvd. and Stevens Creek Blvd at the San Jose / Santa Clara border (sidewalk intersection of Santana Row shopping center). | Follow all and any COVID guidlines…

DLI (2021-06-23). 600,000 deaths later, time for a "Negligent Genocide" inquest? indybay.org After 600,000+ U.S, deaths–that number is more than 200 times(!) more than those killed from the 9-11 attacks; and the hundreds of thousands(collateral damage?) who died needlessly from the Covid 19 pandemic, according to most objective health experts–one would think that there would be thunderous clamor for a full-throttle Congressional investigation? Apparently, that would only happen in an alternative Universe different than the current existing one in Washington DC.

Indivisible East Bay & SF, partners (2021-06-23). Wednesday 7/7: Oakland: Deadline for Democracy Rally to Demand Voting Rights Now! indybay.org Oscar Grant / Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94705 | Follow all and any current COVID guidelines…

WSWS repost (2021-06-23). Hotel chains plan to lay off housekeepers in post-pandemic restructuring. indybay.org Major US hotel chains are making use of the collapse of business during the COVID-19 pandemic to permanently eliminate hundreds of thousands of housekeeping jobs.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Rapid exclusion of COVID-19 infection using AI, EKG technology. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Artificial intelligence (AI) may offer a way to accurately determine that a person is not infected with COVID-19. An international retrospective study finds that infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, creates subtle electrical changes in the heart. An AI-enhanced EKG can detect these changes and potentially be used as a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). COVID-19 travel tips for people with weakened immune systems. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Experts say getting fully vaccinated is the most important step people can take to lower their risk of transmitting or getting infected with COVID-19. Even then, Dr. Stacey Rizza, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist, suggests travelers wear a mask, avoid congregated areas when possible and maintain good hand hygiene. These measures are especially important …

Maywa Montenegro de Wit (2021-06-23). Abolitionist agroecology, food sovereignty and pandemic prevention. mronline.org COVID-19 and other zoonotic outbreaks such as Ebola are illustrative of the complex interactions between deforestation, biodiversity loss, ecosystem destruction, and human health and safety. | June 22, 2021…

Punnee Pitisuttithum, Jittima Dhitavat, Chukiat Sirivichayakul, Arom Pitisuthitham, Yupa Sabmee, Pailinrut Chinwangso, Chawanee Kerdsomboon, Librada Fortuna, Jane Spiegel, Mukesh Chauhan, Indrajeet Kumar Poredi, Anita H.J. van den Biggelaar, Wassana Wijagkanalan, Simonetta Viviani, Souad Mansouri, Hong Thai Pham (2021-06-23). [Research Paper] Antibody persistence 2 and 3 years after booster vaccination of adolescents with recombinant acellular pertussis monovalent aPgen or combined TdaPgen vaccines. thelancet.com Considering the persistence of elevated antibody responses 3 years post-booster vaccination, genetically detoxified monovalent aPgen and TdaPgen vaccines can be expected to induce longer-lasting protection than chemically inactivated Tdap vaccines.

WSWS (2021-06-23). Lebanon's social crisis deepens amid internal political turmoil and imperialist scheming. wsws.org The economic crisis has been intensified by the pandemic, the default last year on Lebanon's sovereign debt to international lenders and the Beirut port blast last August that killed 211 people, injured more than 6,000 and destroyed much of the northern part of the city.

Matt Sedlar (2021-06-23). Over 3.8 Million Young Adults Found Not Working or in School in Early 2021. cepr.net Young adults tend to get hit harder during recessions and experience more long-term consequences from downturns in comparison to older workers. Previous analysis from CEPR has found that young people were hit hard by the pandemic and were largely employed in sectors that did not allow remote work options and would not be as quick …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Forty years of HIV/AIDS: Will the epidemic end? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June marks the 40th anniversary of the first scientific report describing pneumocystis pneumonia, which later became known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). More than 32 million people have died worldwide from AIDS and 38 million people are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "The last 40 years of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). First test to detect recently discovered autoimmune disease associated with testicular cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic Laboratories has launched a first-of-its-kind test to detect an autoimmune disease called testicular cancer-associated paraneoplastic encephalitis. The test, available nationally and internationally, detects the Kelch-like protein 11 antibody, or KLHL11, and is a result of the breakthrough study from 2019 that discovered the disease. This test has already provided patients, such as Steven Wopperer of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Mayo Clinic researchers study new class of drugs to treat multiple myeloma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org PHOENIX –?Mayo Clinic researchers are studying a new class of immunotherapy drugs called "bispecific antibodies" that have demonstrated potent tumor-killing activity in multiple myeloma. A paper highlighting this work was published in Blood Cancer Discovery. "CAR-T (chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy) cell therapy, which uses a patient's own modified immune cells to kill cancerous tumors, …

Editor2 (2021-06-23). Attempting Coups in Nicaragua with Tax Dollars Through US Agencies and Corporate Foundations. orinocotribune.com By Nan McCurdy — Jun 18, 2021 | USAID does not provide aid, it carries out coups. | Since the Sandinistas won the 2006 election their anti-poverty policies have had enormous success. | The country is 90% self-sufficient in food. 99% of the population have electricity in their homes that is now generated with over 70% green energy; International financial Institutions including the World Bank, the International Development Bank and The Central American Bank for Economic Integration praise Nicaragua for its excellent, efficient project execution. It has one of the best health systems in Latin America praised b…

The Canary (2021-06-23). Health workers stage protest to press the PM on pay decision. thecanary.co Health workers are pressing the prime minister to end their long wait for a pay rise amid continuing anger over the government recommending a 1% increase. | Fair pay for key workers: | Unison is staging a protest at Westminster on 23 June, saying thousands of health workers across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland will be looking to Boris Johnson to announce his decision in the coming days. | NHS staff were due a pay rise in April, but ministers said they would await the recommendations of the pay review body, which is expected to deliver its report within days. Last month, health workers across Scotla…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-23). The Great Barrier Reef Wars. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | To float over such an aqueous body is to find a majestic creature unparalleled in beauty and expanse, stretching at 2,300km. There are other stunning formations on the planet, but the Great Barrier Reef has such dimension, form and cocksure brilliance as to make others shrink, not so much because of beauty as due to sheer scale and ecological variety. | But the Reef's health record has been patchy. Each year brings a series of negative assessmen…

_____ (2021-06-23). Graduate Student Researchers Seek Union Representation. popularresistance.org In one of the largest public employee organizing drives California has seen in over a decade, some 17,000 graduate student researchers at the University of California may soon become union members. | Student Researchers United, a committee of graduate student researchers, filed a petition for union certification with the California Public Employment Relations Board May 24. Organizers say they are seeking better wages and healthcare benefits, written protections against harassment and discrimination and a formal grievance procedure. They're also calling for more legal and political support for international studen…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Biju Samkutty named chief operating officer for Mayo Clinic International. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minnesota — Biju Samkutty has been named chief operating officer for Mayo Clinic International. Samkutty will partner with G. Anton Decker, MBBCh, president of Mayo Clinic International, to extend the reach of Mayo Clinic's services worldwide. Mayo Clinic Healthcare, 15 Portland Place, London Samkutty was selected for his wealth of global and domestic business experience. …

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2021-06-22: News Headlines

Staff (2021-06-22). Headlines for June 22, 2021. democracynow.org South African President Blasts Big Pharma for Refusing to Share COVID-19 Vaccine Technology, Cuba Says Abdala Vaccine Shows 92% Efficacy Against COVID-19, Coronavirus Surges in Indonesia; Colombia Death Toll Passes 100,000, White House Falls Behind Goal of Donating 80 Million Vaccine Doses by End of June, Deaths Soared by 32% in U.S. Nursing Homes, Where 4 in 10 Had COVID-19 in 2020, Senate GOP to Filibuster Restoration of Voting Rights Protections, Belarus Hit with New Sanctions as U.N. Rights Chief Decries Torture and Other Abuses, Zapatistas Arrive in Spain, Marking 500 Years Since Cortés's Conquest of Mexico,…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-22). Cuba's Abdala and Soberana 02 Vaccines Near the Finish Line. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch "In name of Cuba, congratulations," said Miguel Díaz-Canel to the researchers of CIGB that worked to create Abdala, the anti-COVID-19 vaccine. Photo: Granma The Abdala vaccine showed 92.28% efficacy with three doses during the third phase of clinical trials and the Soberana 02 vaccine showed 62% efficacy with just two of its three…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). How clinical trials work: COVID-19 and beyond. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Clinical trials help researchers discover and apply critical advances in patient care. Clinical trials follow rigorous scientific processes that usually take many years to complete. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been able to see and experience clinical trials operating on fast-forward. And a lot of people are wondering, "How do clinical trials work?"In …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). COVID-19 travel tips for people with weakened immune systems. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Experts say getting fully vaccinated is the most important step people can take to lower their risk of transmitting or getting infected with COVID-19. Even then, Dr. Stacey Rizza, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist, suggests travelers wear a mask, avoid congregated areas when possible and maintain good hand hygiene. These measures are especially important …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). Rapid exclusion of COVID-19 infection using AI, EKG technology. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Artificial intelligence (AI) may offer a way to accurately determine that a person is not infected with COVID-19. An international retrospective study finds that infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, creates subtle electrical changes in the heart. An AI-enhanced EKG can detect these changes and potentially be used as a …

RT News (2021-06-22). Video: Another Day, Another Dollar. Pfizer Defends Price for Its COVID Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-06-22). Video: What's the Latest on Variants and COVID Vaccine Safety? globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Global Research News (2021-06-22). Selected Articles: Majority of US Physicians Decline COVID Shots, According to Survey. globalresearch.ca By The unspoken truth is that the novel coronavirus provides a pretext and a justification to powerful financial inte…

Arvind Dilawar (2021-06-22). Universities Are Slashing Faculties and Blaming Covid. thenation.com Universities Are Slashing Faculties and Blaming Covid…

Jasmine Norden (2021-06-22). Employees suffering with long Covid are being discriminated against at work. thecanary.co The TUC is calling for the government to recognise long Covid as a disability to prevent suffering employees being discriminated against at work. | The union's NICE defines

Labor Video Project (2021-06-22). US Criminal Homicidal Covid Policy, Profiteering, Variants, Capitalism & Public Health. indybay.org People's Dr. Nayvin Gordon discusses the homicidal policies of Biden, Newsom and the capitalist politicians in the US and their attack on science…

DLI (2021-06-22). 600,000 deaths later, time for a "Negligent Genocide" inquest? indybay.org After 600,000+ U.S, deaths–that number is more than 200 times(!) more than those killed from the 9-11 attacks; and the hundreds of thousands(collateral damage?) who died needlessly from the Covid 19 pandemic, according to most objective health experts–one would think that there would be thunderous clamor for a full-throttle Congressional investigation? Apparently, that would only happen in an alternative Universe different than the current existing one in Washington DC.

Slomski A. (2021-06-22). Hospital-at-Home Rivals Inpatient Care for Some Older Adults. jamanetwork.com So-called hospital-at-home (HAH) programs accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic to decrease older patients' risks. In a recent UK multicenter trial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, older adults who received hospital-level care at home coupled with a comprehensive geriatric assessment had similar outcomes as patients who received inpatient care.

WSWS (2021-06-22). Educators in California, Oregon and Washington stand with victimized London bus driver David O'Sullivan. wsws.org Our committees call for the immediate reinstatement of London bus driver David O'Sullivan and are particularly sensitive to his plight as school bus drivers throughout the US and globally have lost their lives to COVID-19 at an alarming rate.

Rubin R. (2021-06-22). NIH Addresses COVID-19 Disparities. jamanetwork.com The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently funded $29 million in new grants to address COVID-19 disparities among racial and ethnic minorities.

Maeve Higgins (2021-06-22). Maeve in America: Hobbling Away to Hide. progressive.org Through COVID-19, one thing I've missed is spending time alone in public. I'd forgotten about the slight but constant vigilance required just to navigate my way through the world.

Ryan L. (2021-06-22). Vaccinated but Not Protected—Living Immunocompromised During the Pandemic. jamanetwork.com In this narrative medicine essay, an internist, conflicted about returning to life before the COVID-19 pandemic, worries about her vulnerability to an infection she cannot fight even after vaccination.

news.un (2021-06-22). Link between education and well-being never clearer, UN pushes for 'health-promoting' schools. news.un.org With school closures triggered by COVID-19 disrupting both education and access to nutritious meals, two UN agencies on Tuesday launched new measures to help improve the well-being of 1.9 billion school-aged children and adolescents around the world.

news.un (2021-06-22). 'Invisible' stateless people could miss out on COVID-19 jabs, UNHCR warns. news.un.org Millions of stateless people around the world could miss out on COVID-19 vaccinations because they lack identity papers and are essentially "invisible to the authorities".

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). Recent COVID-19 infection could affect recommended timing of your COVID-19 vaccination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration has expanded the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to include all people 12 and up. To date, about 33 million people in the U.S. have had COVID-19. Mayo Clinic recommends that everyone be vaccinated for COVID-19, even those who were previously infected with COVID-19. Health experts do …

Editor2 (2021-06-22). US Sanctions on Cuba and Venezuela Hamper the Global Fight Against COVID-19. orinocotribune.com By Cole Stangler — Jun 18 2021 | Critics say the sanctions undermine U.S. ambitions to vaccinate the world, while new polling shows a clear majority favors a policy change. | IN CUBA, the smallest country in the world to produce its own Covid-19 vaccines, five immunizations are currently in clinical trials. Soberana 2 and Abdala have reached Phase 3, making the island nation the only country in Latin America to reach the final stage in vaccine development. In the meantime, three other kinds of Cuban Covid-19 shots are in early trial phases. | Last month, Cuban authorities opted to begin early distribution of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). Mayo offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota: June 22-July 8. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: 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 opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

Rubin R. (2021-06-22). Vaccination in Residential Facilities. jamanetwork.com The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a rule requiring that long-term care facilities and intermediate care facilities for people with intellectual disabilities educate residents, clients, and staff about COVID-19 vaccines and offer them the shots.

Rubin R. (2021-06-22). Funding for Rural COVID-19 Care. jamanetwork.com The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced that it would spend nearly $1 billion to improve the COVID-19 response and increase the uptake of vaccines in rural areas.

Staff (2021-06-22). Rand Paul Sows Confusion by Wrongly Implying COVID Survivors Don't Need Vaccine. truthout.org Last week, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) posted a The social media communication represented his latest salvo in the ongoing debate over whether natural immunit…

Newsclick (2021-06-22). Could Novavax's COVID vaccine address some challenges in the current vaccination process? peoplesdispatch.org In the latest episode of 'COVID Watch', Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha and immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath discuss Covavax, the protein subunit-based vaccine manufactured by the US manufacturer Novavax. They talk about how it could address some of the challenges that the currently available vaccines are facing, such as cold storage, difficulty in scaling up production, etc. They also discuss how having multiple vaccines is better than using a single one across the globe.

WSWS (2021-06-22). COVID outbreak in Sydney as Australia hit by vaccine supply shortage. wsws.org The outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant occurs after most restrictions have been lifted and amid the ongoing shambles of Australia's quarantine and vaccination programs.

WSWS (2021-06-22). How science demolishes the right-wing fiction of a Wuhan "lab leak" as the source of coronavirus. wsws.org The science underlying the origins of SARS-CoV-2 distinctly points to the virus emerging from nature rather than from a laboratory.

WSWS (2021-06-22). WHO warns that Delta variant of coronavirus will "pick off" the unvaccinated. wsws.org The warning applies particularly to the poor countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America, which are virtually without vaccines, but also to the unvaccinated in the richer countries.

Staff (2021-06-22). California Rent Forgiveness Shows It's Possible to Shift Our National Priorities. truthout.org Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, millions of people have found themselves out of work, clinging to credit cards or a savings account, making use of the local food bank, and worrying about making the rent each month as the cash dried up. | The relief packages passed by Congress were a lifeline for many, from the checks to the extended unemployment benefits and, perhaps most importantly, the eviction protections for those who simply couldn't make rent because there was no work. T…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-22). US workers left in limbo as States decide to prematurely cut unemployment aid. peoplesdispatch.org 12 States have imposed an early end to the USD 300 additional federal unemployment benefit for pandemic-affected workers, with another 14 States planning to do so in the coming weeks. Over 15 million who depend on this aid and stimulus plans are set to be affected…

Peter Byrne (2021-06-22). Congressperson's Town Hall Disrupted by Angry Anti-Vaxxers. counterpunch.org In early June, Rep. Jared Huffman invited 100 constituents to register online to attend his first in-person town hall since the pandemic struck. Attendees were told to wear face masks and bring proof of vaccination to enter the San Rafael Community Center on Tuesday evening. Chairs were spaced six feet apart. "Large signs" and "banners"

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). Forty years of HIV/AIDS: Will the epidemic end? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June marks the 40th anniversary of the first scientific report describing pneumocystis pneumonia, which later became known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). More than 32 million people have died worldwide from AIDS and 38 million people are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "The last 40 years of …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-22). Cuba's Abdala and Soberana 02 vaccines near the finish line. peoplesdispatch.org The Abdala vaccine showed 92.28% efficacy with three doses during the third phase of clinical trials and the Soberana 02 vaccine showed 62% efficacy with just two of its three doses…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). Mayo Clinic researchers study new class of drugs to treat multiple myeloma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org PHOENIX –?Mayo Clinic researchers are studying a new class of immunotherapy drugs called "bispecific antibodies" that have demonstrated potent tumor-killing activity in multiple myeloma. A paper highlighting this work was published in Blood Cancer Discovery. "CAR-T (chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy) cell therapy, which uses a patient's own modified immune cells to kill cancerous tumors, …

WSWS (2021-06-22). UK educators expose spread of Delta virus, denounce unions for lack of opposition. wsws.org One teacher said of the National Education Union that she felt, "Disgusted and let down. They rolled over, played along with the government and took our fees anyway."

Julia Conley (2021-06-22). Schumer backs Sanders' proposal to include dental, hearing, and vision care in Medicare. nationofchange.org "With the current Medicare platform, those three things are just left out, like it's no big deal," said the Democratic leader. "But it is a big deal and we should fix it."

Kuehn BM. (2021-06-22). Botulism Guidelines Aim to Help Prepare Clinicians for Outbreaks. jamanetwork.com CDC officials have issued the first comprehensive, evidence-based guidelines to help physicians, hospitals, and public health agencies respond in the event of a large-scale botulism outbreak.

Liao JM, Lavizzo-Mourey RJ, Navathe AS. (2021-06-22). A National Goal to Advance Health Equity Through Value-Based Payment. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint proposes payment reforms to incentivize health equity, including setting of national goals, equity audits of payment models independent of quality and cost, and creation of a payment equity learning and action network to guide the work of achieving payment equity goals.

_____ (2021-06-22). Chicago Amazon Workers Help Win Megacycle Pay Nationwide. popularresistance.org The Chicago chapter held its first public action in 2019 to demand access to drinking water on the job. Members quickly made connections with workers in other facilities to organize around issues ranging from health and safety to the lack of paid time off. Over the next two years, workers at DCH1 organized petition campaigns, built community through social events, marched on the boss, and struck.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). Consumer Health: Breast cancer in men. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breast cancer may be thought of as a disease that affects only women. It's the second most common cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S., and it will affect 1 in 8 women, according to the American Cancer Society. Much of the messaging around breast cancer research focuses on the disease in women. However, breast cancer …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). Mayo Clinic patients with a Patient Online Services account can now access Health Records on iPhone. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic patients who have a Patient Online Services account now can use Health Records on iPhone, which allows users to easily view their health data from multiple health care providers in one place. Patient Online Services is Mayo Clinic's patient portal. Health Records allows iPhone users to gather their health records …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, Austin to celebrate construction milestone on June 14. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org AUSTIN, Minn. — At a special event on Monday, June 14, Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin will celebrate a significant milestone in the construction that has spanned both campuses over the past several years. That's when these recently completed units will be unveiled to the community: Medical and Surgical inpatient care …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). Consumer Health: Treating cluster headaches. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about one of the most painful types of headache: the cluster headache. Cluster headaches occur in cyclical patterns or cluster periods that can last from weeks to months. During a cluster period, headaches usually occur daily, sometimes several times …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). Mayo Clinic Minute: Cancer isn't the only prostate problem for men. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Nearly 1 in 7 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lives, according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. This week is International Men's Health Week. And as Dr. Matthew Tollefson, a Mayo Clinic urologic oncologist, explains, cancer isn't the only problem men have to worry about when it comes …

Tom H. Hastings (2021-06-22). Juneteenth for white folk. nationofchange.org Is Juneteenth the national holiday going to fix the disparate outcomes for black people in education, health, income, wealth, home ownership, death by police, imprisonment, unemployment, and other inequities?>

Minneci PC, Hade EM, Metzger GA, et al. (2021-06-22). Initial Treatment With Antibiotics vs Surgery and Treatment Success and Disability in Children With Appendicitis. jamanetwork.com This study investigates differences in 1-year outcomes by clinical and socioeconomic factors among US children with uncomplicated appendicitis who were treated with antibiotics vs surgery.

Baumgart P, Garrick T. (2021-06-22). Assessment of Depressive Symptoms in Medically Ill Patients. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Insights Clinical Update proposes an algorithm to determine the cause of depression in people with chronic and severe medical illness and summarizes screening, diagnosis, and management recommendations.

Ramirez AH, Gebo KA, Harris PA. (2021-06-22). Progress With the All of Us Research Program: Opening Access for Researchers. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint summarizes enrollment to date in the All of Us Research Program, a cohort study launched in 2018 designed to enroll ‚â•1 million participants, including those from historically underrepresented backgrounds, to diversify the human genome database and the infrastructure it is building to broadly share its data assets to improve and accelerate biomedical research.

Kuehn BM. (2021-06-22). Adults Lag Behind Children in Reduced Head Injuries From Biking. jamanetwork.com Child and adolescent emergency department (ED) visits for biking-related traumatic brain injuries dropped by almost 50% between 2009 and 2018, a CDC study reported. Despite the decline, a much smaller 5.5% reduction among adults points to a need for improved safety measures.

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2021-06-21: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-06-21). Mass demonstrations erupt across Brazil as COVID deaths pass 500,000 mark. wsws.org Hundreds of thousands took to the streets against the homicidal policies pursued by the Bolsonaro government in the face of the pandemic.

teleSUR (2021-06-21). COVID Causes Latin America's Worst Drop in Foreign Investment. telesurenglish.net The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) annual study, which updates data from the beginning of the year, indicates that Latin America received 88 billion dollars in foreign direct investments, far from the 160 billion in 2019. | In contrast, the flow of investments in Africa fell by 16 %; in Asia, it even rose (by 4 %), and on average, in developing economies, the fall was around 8 %. | RELATED: | "Latin Am…

Emma Sron (2021-06-21). Peer-Reviewed and Published: Adoption of Ivermectin to Combat COVID-19 is Justified. theantimedia.com The study's authors conclude that "large reductions in COVID-19 deaths are possible using ivermectin."

Staff (2021-06-21). Venezuela Includes Foreign Refugees in COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Program. orinocotribune.com The Venezuelan National Commission for Refugees (CONARE), through its office in Guasdualito, Apure state, in coordination with the government, the mayor of the José María Romero Municipality and the Venezuelan Ministry of Health, carried out a COVID-19 mass vaccination day on June 18 for senior citizens in the state. Several refugees of Colombian and Mexican nationalities who live in Venezuela were vaccinated in this session. | Thanks to the cooperation of the governments of the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China, Venezuela has been able to launch the immunization program against COVID-19 in pr…

Rajan Menon (2021-06-21). The Pandemic is us (but now mostly them). nationofchange.org Power, wealth, and justice in the time of COVID-19.

Brian Shilhavy (2021-06-21). 4 British Airways Pilots Dead Following COVID-19 Injections While Spain and Russia Prohibit "Vaccinated" from Air Travel. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Staff (2021-06-21). Trump Complained COVID Testing Would Lose Him the Election, New Book Says. truthout.org I have mostly failed to be impressed by the "blockbuster" books about the Trump administration that have come out over the years. Part of it is simple exhaustion; the man was screaming at me from the TV when most of these books came out, so who needs it? The "revelations" were few and far between because Trump's White House was itself an open book thanks to the leaks and the former president's own unfiltered bluster. He's a venal racist sexist blowhard who can't be trusted? GET OUT NO WAY. | Of a…

Rajan Menon (2021-06-21). The Pandemic Is Us (But Now Mostly Them). zcomm.org Power, Wealth, and Justice in the Time of Covid-19…

Mara Hvistendahl (2021-06-21). I Visited a Chinese Lab at the Center of a Biosafety Debate. zcomm.org What I Learned Helps Explain the Clash Over Covid-19's Origins…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-21). Vaccine Failings: The European Commission and AstraZeneca. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | In the messy, underhanded world of global health responses to COVID-19 it was only appropriate that lawyers should find themselves enriched on respective sides of a dispute about vaccine supply. The pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has been getting a good deal of bad press, with its COVID vaccines seen to be a riskier proposition, notably to younger adults, than those of its rivals. But the matter of rare blood clotting was less a bother to one of the company's main…

Staff (2021-06-21). End Vaccine Apartheid: Summit on Vaccine Internationalism Demands Urgent Action to Help Global South. democracynow.org We look at the push to end what the World Health Organization is calling "vaccine apartheid," as many countries have yet to see a single COVID-19 vaccine shot amid mounting infections. "What we're looking for is an alternative to a system that has basically allowed for COVID-19 vaccines to be absolutely concentrated in the higher-income countries," says Carina Vance Mafla, former health minister of Ecuador, who co-chaired this weekend's emergency Summit on Vaccine Internationalism. She argues vaccine access can be improved by expanding vaccine "production in other countries … that have developed vaccine candida…

Staff (2021-06-21). Yanis Varoufakis: Capitalist Nations Bailed Out Banks While Skimping on Funds to Vaccinate Humanity. democracynow.org More than 2.6 billion COVID-19 vaccines have been administered worldwide, but many countries have yet to see a single shot amid mounting infections. Eighty-five percent of vaccines administered worldwide have been in high- and upper-middle-income countries. Only 0.3% of doses have been administered in low-income countries. Last week, G7 nations pledged to donate just 613 million new vaccine doses — far less than the 1 billion originally promised. This was the focus of an emergency four-day virtual Summit for Vaccine Internationalism this weekend, attended by government ministers, parliamentarians and public…

Staff (2021-06-21). Schumer Backs Sanders Plan to Expand Medicare Cover to Dental, Vision & Hearing. truthout.org Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) is embracing a push by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and other progressive lawmakers to add dental, vision and hearing coverage to Medicare. |

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-21). Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, Austin to celebrate construction milestone on June 14. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org AUSTIN, Minn. — At a special event on Monday, June 14, Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin will celebrate a significant milestone in the construction that has spanned both campuses over the past several years. That's when these recently completed units will be unveiled to the community: Medical and Surgical inpatient care …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-21). Surviving soaring summer temperatures. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When the weather is blistering hot, Dr. David Claypool, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, says you need to listen to your body. "What starts out as heat cramps can quickly move to heat exhaustion and then heatstroke when the body loses the ability to regulate and cool itself down," says Dr. Claypool. He adds a reminder that people should begin the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-21). Science Saturday: Mayo researchers study the genetic basis of high cholesterol in adults. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In a new study published in NPJ Genomic Medicine, Mayo Clinic researchers found that genetic testing may help identify patients with high cholesterol, or hypercholesterolemia. It also may have implications for the clinical management of patients diagnosed with high cholesterol due to a genetic disorder, or familial hypercholesterolemia. "In our study, we found more than 50% of the …

Steve Sweeney (2021-06-21). U.S. blockade on Cuba causes record losses during coronavirus pandemic. mronline.org CUBA'S economy lost more than $9 billion ( £6.5bn) amid the coronavirus pandemic last year, due to the impact of the six decade-long U.S. blockade, government officials said on Thursday. | June 21, 2021…

WSWS (2021-06-21). How science demolishes the right-wing fiction of a Wuhan "lab leak" as the source of coronavirus. wsws.org The science underlying the origins of SARS-CoV-2 distinctly points to the virus emerging from nature rather than from a laboratory.

The Canary (2021-06-21). Matt Hancock dismisses PM's 'hopeless' jibe as ancient history. thecanary.co Health secretary Matt Hancock has dismissed Boris Johnson's claims that he was "hopeless" as "ancient history". The prime minister's former top adviser Dominic Cummings last week released WhatsApp messages from the early days of the pandemic in which Johnson was highly critical of the health secretary. | In one exchange about efforts to expand the coronavirus (Covid-19) testing programme, Johnson complained Hancock was "totally f****** hopeless". | "Ancient history": | Appearing on BBC Breakfast, Hancock acknowledged that people say "all sorts of things in private" when they are under pressure but insiste…

The Canary (2021-06-21). HS2 costs rose by £1.7bn in the past year. thecanary.co HS2's costs have reportedly jumped by another £1.7bn in the past year as the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic adds further pressure to the high-speed railway project. | The suspension of work at most sites at the start of the virus crisis, combined with social distancing measures causing delays and reduced productivity, mean costs for phase one between London and Birmingham have risen by up to £800m, sources close to the scheme told the Financial Times. | Rising costs: | This follows an £800m increase announced by HS2 Ltd in October 2020, which was partly driven by problems redeveloping E…

The Canary (2021-06-21). Scotland's deputy first minister defends the Manchester travel ban decision. thecanary.co The Scottish government's decision to impose a travel ban on people entering the country from Greater Manchester has been defended by the deputy first minister. John Swinney said the restriction on non-essential travel was justified by rising coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in the Greater Manchester and Salford areas. | At the weekend, Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham spoke out against the move, saying it was disproportionate and his administration was not contacted prior to the announcement. Nicola Sturgeon announced on Friday that all non-essential travel to Manchester and Salford would be banned from Monday.

Tomdispatch (2021-06-21). The Wealthy Countries are getting Past the Pandemic, but the Poor are in Catastrophe, which is a looming Catastrophe for the Wealthy. juancole.com By Rajan Menon | — ( Tomdispatch.com ) — Fifteen months ago, the SARS-CoV-2 virus unleashed Covid-19. Since then, it's killed more than 3.8 million people worldwide (and possibly many more). Finally, a return to normalcy seems likely for a distinct minority of the world's people, those living mainly in the United States, Canada, the …

teleSUR (2021-06-21). Haiti's Ex-President Aristide To Get COVID-19 Treatment in Cuba. telesurenglish.net Haiti's Former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide will travel to Cuba to receive COVID-19 treatment. | RELATED: | On Sunday, outlet Le Nouvelliste reported that Haiti's immigration services, at the request of President Jovenel Moise, issued a one-year diplomatic passport to Aristide to allow him to travel abroad. | Cuban authorities agreed to receive him and already informed Haitian officials that they are following up on the procedures. | Pr…

WSWS (2021-06-21). Stellantis relaxes workplace safety protocols as COVID-19 Delta variant spreads. wsws.org Even as the highly contagious and deadly COVID-19 Delta variant spreads, automaker Stellantis says it is ending temperature screening and some safety protocols Monday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-21). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: 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 opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-21). Recent COVID-19 infection could affect recommended timing of your COVID-19 vaccination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration has expanded the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to include all people 12 and up. To date, about 33 million people in the U.S. have had COVID-19. Mayo Clinic recommends that everyone be vaccinated for COVID-19, even those who were previously infected with COVID-19. Health experts do …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-06-21). Is the Danger COVID or the Vaccine? globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Moderator (2021-06-21). Vaccine Nationalism Will Be the Death of Us All. scheerpost.com U.S. Indo-Pacific Command / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By Rajan Menon / TomDispatch Fifteen months ago, the SARS-CoV-2 virus unleashed Covid-19. Since then, it's killed more than 3.8 million people worldwide (and possibly many more). Finally, a return to normalcy seems likely for a distinct minority of the world's people, those living mainly in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the European… |

Leonard Manson (2021-06-21). Pakistan to Block Cell Phone Signal of Those Who Refuse COVID Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Lance Johnson (2021-06-21). Royal Caribbean Discovers that Vaccines Cause Outbreaks, after Eight Vaccinated Crew Members Test Positive for COVID. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

teleSUR (2021-06-21). South Africa To Produce COVID-19 Vaccines Using mRNA Tech. telesurenglish.net The World Health Organization (WHO) and France will support the creation in South Africa of a center dedicated to the production of COVID-19 vaccines using messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA)-based technologies. | RELATED: | "Relying on a few companies to supply global public goods is restrictive and dangerous," the WHO Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said and stressed that the pandemic demonstrates that "resource-p…

Staff (2021-06-21). Iranian Sputnik vaccine to be unveiled on Sat. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Health Minister Namaki informed that the Iranian version of the Sputnik Covid-19 vaccine will be unveiled on Sat.

Staff (2021-06-21). Headlines for June 21, 2021. democracynow.org More Transmissible Delta Variant Becoming Dominant, Threatening COVID Recovery, Cuba's Soberana 02 Vaccine Offers Hope as COVID Surges in Latin America, Brazil Tops 500,000 Deaths, Japan, Uganda Impose New Measures Amid Mounting COVID Cases, Hard-Line Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi Wins Iranian Presidency as Nuclear Deal Talks Continue, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to Meet with Biden Amid Surging Violence and Taliban Advance, MSF Warns Access Urgently Needed to Bring Aid to Syria's Idlib Region, Authorities Uncover Likely Remains of Missing Indigenous Activist 3 Weeks After Disappearance, Ethiopia Holds Twice-Del…

news.un (2021-06-21). COVID-19: First mRNA vaccine tech transfer hub a 'great step forward'. news.un.org The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting a South African consortium in establishing the first COVID-19 mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub, the UN agency announced on Monday.

Association of American Physicians, Surgeon (2021-06-21). Majority of US Physicians Decline COVID Shots, According to Survey. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Brian Shilhavy (2021-06-21). Video: Cancer: The Forbidden Cures — The Original Big Pharma Playbook Long Before COVID-19. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Eric Nepomuceno (2021-06-21). Brasil: Medio millón de víctimas. globalizacion.ca Poco después de las doce del mediodía de ayer se supo: el viernes, el número oficial de muertos por covid en Brasil alcanzó la marca de 500.022. Se trata del número oficial, conviene repetir: es que para investigadores, médicos y…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-21). Rapid exclusion of COVID-19 infection using AI, EKG technology. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Artificial intelligence (AI) may offer a way to accurately determine that a person is not infected with COVID-19. An international retrospective study finds that infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, creates subtle electrical changes in the heart. An AI-enhanced EKG can detect these changes and potentially be used as a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-21). How clinical trials work: COVID-19 and beyond. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Clinical trials help researchers discover and apply critical advances in patient care. Clinical trials follow rigorous scientific processes that usually take many years to complete. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been able to see and experience clinical trials operating on fast-forward. And a lot of people are wondering, "How do clinical trials work?"In …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-21). COVID-19 travel tips for people with weakened immune systems. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Experts say getting fully vaccinated is the most important step people can take to lower their risk of transmitting or getting infected with COVID-19. Even then, Dr. Stacey Rizza, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist, suggests travelers wear a mask, avoid congregated areas when possible and maintain good hand hygiene. These measures are especially important …

news.un (2021-06-21). Human Rights Council urged to support UN chief's call for a 'new social contract' after COVID-19. news.un.org UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Monday urged UN Member States to promote a more inclusive post-pandemic recovery to help the world's most vulnerable recover from the impact of COVID.

news.un (2021-06-21). Pandemic 'rolled back' sustainable development funding for weak economies: UNCTAD. news.un.org Financial assistance to the world's 83 weakest economies fell by 15 per cent in 2020, to $35 billion as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, UN trade and development experts UNCTAD said on Monday.

news.un (2021-06-21). Grave violations against children in conflict 'alarmingly high', latest UN report reveals. news.un.org More than 19,300 boys and girls affected by war last year were victims of grave violations such as recruitment or rape, and the COVID-19 pandemic made it difficult for experts to reach them, the UN said in its annual report on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), published on Monday.

Labor Video Project (2021-06-21). US Criminal Homicidal Covid Policy, Profiteering, Variants, Capitalism & Public Health. indybay.org People's Dr. Nayvin Gordon discusses the homicidal policies of Biden, Newsom and the capitalist politicians in the US and their attack on science…

WSWS (2021-06-21). Italian artist auctions off invisible sculpture. wsws.org Artists have lost on average tens of thousands of dollars each and hundreds of millions collectively since the beginning of the pandemic, but Salvatore Garau has made money by selling literally nothing.

WSWS (2021-06-21). US hotel chains plan to lay off hundreds of thousands of housekeepers in post-pandemic restructuring. wsws.org The US hotel industry is developing plans to end daily cleanings for guests, resulting in the elimination of hundreds of thousands of jobs for housekeepers and other staff.

Chuck Collins (2021-06-21). How America's 50 Largest Inherited-Wealth Dynasties Accelerate Inequality. counterpunch.org A new IPS/Inequality.org report finds that the U.S. continues to suffer from the extreme and growing wealth and power of inherited-wealth family dynasties — and the growth of their extreme wealth accelerated during the pandemic. The report, "Silver Spoon Oligarchs: How America's 50 Largest Inherited-Wealth Dynasties Accelerate Inequality," tracks the 50 wealthiest families from 1983

WSWS (2021-06-21). As unemployment claims surge and mass evictions loom, Louisiana becomes first Democratic-run state to impose early end to federal jobless aid. wsws.org Jon Bel Edwards became the first Democratic governor to sign legislation ending pandemic-related unemployment benefits, even as a new report from Harvard estimated that 2.3 million homeowners across the US are at risk of eviction.

WSWS (2021-06-21). Despite threat of Delta variant, German government continues reopening policy. wsws.org Sporting and social events are going ahead with virtually no restrictions, to give the impression that the pandemic is over, when danger remains acute.

Al-Shabaka (2021-06-21). Gaza's Summer: Destruction, Pandemic, and Climate Change. juancole.com By Asmaa Abu Mezied | — ( Al-Shabaka ) — In 2013, the UNDP warned of the increasing occurrence of dangerous heatwaves in Palestine over the coming years as a result of climate change. Indeed, at the end of August 2020, the Palestine Meteorological Office issued a warning about an impending heatwave, where the temperature …

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