Daily Archives: June 3, 2021

2021-06-03: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-06-03). Scientists take a stand against "Wuhan lab" witch-hunt. wsws.org The conspiracy theory that COVID-19 was released from the Wuhan Institute of Virology has incited a right-wing witch-hunt against scientists researching the origin of the pandemic.

teleSUR (2021-06-03). Lab-Leak Theories of COVID-19 Are Unfounded, Scientists Say. telesurenglish.net Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) mission team to Wuhan to inquire into the origins of COVID-19 have expressed their disbelief that the virus escaped from a laboratory. | RELATED: | "The evidence right now, well, for the lab side, it's political: It's from an intel agency that's not been shown. That's not scientific," said WHO team member and zoologist Peter Daszak in a podcast last week. "It's not something that you can really reasonably la…

CGTN (2021-06-03). China Urges U.S. to Clarify Doubts over its Bio-labs. dissidentvoice.org The Biden administration is pressing for an investigation into a possible leak from the Wuhan bio-lab of the SARS-Cov-2 virus. China has called for the same transparency from the United States bio-labs.

_____ (2021-06-03). Lab Leak Theory And Anti-China Mania. popularresistance.org It has suddenly become popular to say what was once whispered by just a few people. Politicians and the corporate media have now convinced millions of people that the COVID-19 virus was created by experimentation gone awry.

WSWS (2021-06-03). British Medical Journal says UK government's COVID-19 response created "maelstrom of avoidable harm" wsws.org The BMJ is identifying a record of staggering criminality, as confirmed by Cummings. Johnson and his collaborators, according to Cummings' account, were actively considering the deaths of 500,000 people, and up to 800,000 in one scenario, in pursuit of herd immunity through infection.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates ease physician shortage in world affected by COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Ninety-eight students took part in commencement events on Friday, May 21, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine ? Arizona Campus and Sunday, May 23, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. This is the first multistate commencement for Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and the first commencement for the inaugural class of students …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). Science Saturday: How regenerative medicine is advancing ALS research. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is?ALS Awareness Month, a time to reflect on the role of regenerative medicine research in advancing understanding and treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?(ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease. This neurodegenerative disorder causes nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to die, blocking signals to the muscles. That results in paralysis that robs a person …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-03). Suicidal Games: Tokyo's Coronavirus Olympics. dissidentvoice.org A pandemic crisis. A state of emergency. Overwhelming public opinion bristling with alarm. Notwithstanding these factors, Tokyo is still on track to host the Olympics that was cancelled last year in response to the global pandemic. The first sports team — Australia's softball crew — has touched down. Is all this folly, bravery or self-interest? …

Thomas Klikauer (2021-06-03). The Coronavirus Pandemic and Global Wages. zcomm.org Those unable to work from home were hit hardest, particularly in the hospitality and retail sectors, again where women outnumber men…

WSWS (2021-06-04). Florida data scientist Rebekah Jones granted whistleblower status. wsws.org The action comes after Jones was fired and witchhunted by Governor Ron DeSantis for opposing his campaign to ignore COVID-19 and reopen schools and workplaces.

teleSUR (2021-06-03). Argentina Postpones Parliamentary Elections Due to COVID-19. telesurenglish.net Argentina's Senate approved…

PAI (2021-06-03). Congressional Labor Caucus urges Biden to OK anti-virus standard. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

Staff (2021-06-03). A business without bosses. therealnews.com ChiFresh Kitchen, located in Chicago, is owned and operated by formerly incarcerated women of color. Launched just as the pandemic hit, its five worker-owners mobilized to provide healthy meals to communities hardest hit by COVID-19 and systemic racism. | This story has been supported by the

Andy Kroll (2021-06-03). Swept into a Covid Hell of Profits. tomdispatch.com Now that we're all unmasking and the economy seems set to roar into the 2020s, what will we remember about how disastrously, how malignantly, the Trump administration behaved as the pandemic took hold? And will anyone be held to account for it? The instinct to forget pandemics, as I've pointed out when it came to the 1918 "Spanish flu," has historically been strong indeed. In these years, the urge to forget official malfeasance and move on has, it turns out, been at least as strong. Washington's failure to investigate and bring to account those who led the nation and ultimately the world into the folly of the Ira…

WSWS (2021-06-03). Melbourne lockdown extended as Australia's COVID-19 outbreak spreads. wsws.org Despite warning of the rapid spread of the outbreak, Victoria's Labor government is resuming in-person teaching for senior high school students in Melbourne and is lifting lockdown measures in regional areas of the state.

WSWS (2021-06-03). Indian workers need a socialist strategy to combat the Modi government's herd immunity policy. wsws.org India's emergence as the world's COVID-19 epicentre, with more than two million active cases, is the direct product of the "profits before lives" policy enforced by Narendra Modi and the far-right BJP government.

_____ (2021-06-03). Mass Incarceration Has Worsened The COVID-19 Pandemic. popularresistance.org A massive pandemic risk factor has been hiding in plain sight across the United States, growing exponentially in scale over the last four decades with the support of trillions of dollars spent by federal, state, and local governments. But, inexplicably, the current national policy conversation about rebuilding public health, pandemic preparedness, and biosecurity has entirely ignored it.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). Mayo Clinic updates masking, in-person meeting guidance. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance on May 13 stating that people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 do not need to socially distance or wear a mask indoors in most settings. This updated guidance excluded certain environments, including health care facilities. Mayo Clinic has reviewed its guidance for masking, distancing and …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). Brushing off the 'social rust' as COVID-19 restrictions ease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As society emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, many are feeling excited yet anxious and awkward about returning to normal life and interacting with others. What used to come so naturally doesn't feel so natural anymore. This article is written by Olivia Bogucki, Ph.D., is a clinical health psychology fellow in Primary Care at Mayo Clinic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). Patients now permitted two visitors at Mayo Clinic Health System locations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ALBERT LEA and AUSTIN, Minn. ? Patients are now permitted to have two visitors in inpatient and outpatient settings at Mayo Clinic Health System sites at all southeast Minnesota locations. The change is being made in response to consistently lowered COVID-19 positivity rates in the region and is subject to change should the situation change. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have a couple of opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Available COVID-19 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Dissecting COVID-19 research and putting data in perspective. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. continues to decline. However, cases of COVID-19 are increasing in younger populations. "It's becoming a childhood disease," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Children have composed over 16,000 hospitalizations for COVID-19 and about 300 have died." …

teleSUR (2021-06-03). Argentina To Start Large-Scale Production of Sputnik V Vaccine. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, Argentina's Health Minister Carla Vizzotti informed that COVID-19 Sputnik V vaccines will be soon produced in the South American nation, following the approval by the Russian Gamaleya Institute of the doses' samples produced in Richmond labs. | RELATED: | Vizzotti confirmed that the three batches of the vaccine components 1 and 2 were able to meet the standards, so progress will be made in importing a…

Staff (2021-06-03). Rapidity of Phase II of Mass Vaccination in Venezuela Stands Out. orinocotribune.com Venezuelans who have been contacted by the Patria System, an online state platform in which more than 20 million Venezuelans are registered, to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine have remarked on the speed of the immunization process, according to àöltimas Noticias. | "They took good care of us since we arrived, the process was fast," said Milagros Ríos, 62, after receiving a dose of the vaccine this Wednesday at the point set up in the Hotel Alba Caracas, one of the several designated vaccination points for the second phase of the mass vaccination process. This phase includes senior citizens, an…

teleSUR (2021-06-03). Trinidad & Tobago Addresses COVID-19 Response With the US. telesurenglish.net Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister and Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Keith Rowley on Thursday held a telephone conference meeting with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris to address the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | The meeting comes following U.S President Joe Biden's intention to donate 80 million COVID-19 vaccines worldwide, 75 percent of which will be delivered through the COVAX initiative. | On Saturday…

Dr. Roxana Bruno (2021-06-03). 57 Top Scientists and Doctors Release Shocking Study on COVID Vaccines and Demand Immediate Stop to All Vaccinations. globalresearch.ca A group of …

Staff (2021-06-03). COVID Isn't Over — the US Must Do More to Combat It Worldwide. truthout.org I was asked to take my mask off for the first time yesterday. Well, that's not quite accurate. Better to say I was invited to remove my mask when I popped into my local bodega (yes, we have bodegas in New Hampshire). The counterman was all smiles when he said it, maskless himself. The store was empty and I didn't want to seem rude, so off it came… and it felt for all the world like I was standing there without pants. | I've been fully vaxxed for a while now, but I still wear a mask when I'm going to be aroun…

Olivia Engling (2021-06-03). Global Institutions Close Ranks Behind IMF $50 Billion Vaccine Plan. indybay.org Heads of the primary global financial, trade and health institutions urged government leaders to finance a $50 billion vaccine plan to end the pandemic…

Belle Chesler (2021-06-03). My Pandemic Teaching Year. counterpunch.org It seems appropriate that the 2020-2021 school year in Portland, Oregon, began amid toxic smoke from the catastrophic wildfires that blanketed many parts of the state for almost two weeks. The night before the first day of school, the smoke alarm in my bedroom went off. Looking back, I see it as a clarion call,

WSWS (2021-06-03). San Antonio, Texas educator victimized for advocating safety speaks out on her firing. wsws.org The firing of dual language kindergarten teacher Rachell Tucker took place after she had advocated for increased safety measures and the halting of in-person learning at her school amid the pandemic.

Eds. (2021-06-03). Two agonizing years of devastation. mronline.org Ever since the outbreak of the pandemic, first recorded in India end January 2020, this Modi government's preoccupation had never been on combating the pandemic in right earnest and saving people's lives but on continuing to relentlessly pursue the unfolding of the RSS project. | June 3, 2021…

WSWS (2021-06-03). Chicago school officials announce mandatory in-person attendance in the fall. wsws.org The move to end remote learning throughout the state is part of a national campaign to declare an end to the pandemic and send children and workers back to unsafe schools and workplaces to increase the wealth of the superrich.

Moderator (2021-06-03). How to Make Obscene Amounts of Money Off a Pandemic. scheerpost.com Flickr] By Nina Burleigh / TomDispatch Now that we're all unmasking and the economy seems set to roar into the 2020s, what will we remember about how disastrously, how malignantly, the Trump administration behaved as the pandemic took hold? And will anyone be held to account for it? The instinct to forget pandemics, as I've pointed out when it came to the 1918 "Spanish flu… |

No Nukes Action (2021-06-03). Friday 6/11: STOP Criminal Insanity Of Holding Tokyo Olympics In Middle Of Pandemic-Lives Over Profit. indybay.org San Francisco Japanese Consulate | 275 Battery St./California St. | San Francisco…

Sarah Hathway (2021-06-03). Victoria's public health system at breaking point. greenleft.org.au As Victoria heads into its fourth lockdown, healthcare workers are concerned that public health services are at breaking point. Sarah Hathway reports.

The Conversation (2021-06-03). One in three heat deaths since 1991 linked to climate crisis — here's how else warming affects our health. juancole.com By Chloe Brimicombe and Hannah Cloke | — Since 1991, 37% of lives lost due to extreme heat globally can be attributed to climate change on average. That's according to a new study which gathered data from 732 locations across 43 countries and calculated how often local temperatures exceeded what is ideal for human health. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). Consumer Health: Understanding atypical depression. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about dealing with atypical depression. Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave, and it can lead to emotional and physical problems. For some …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). Consumer Health: Treating osteoporosis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this bone disease, which affects approximately 10 million Americans, according to the Office on Women's Health. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses, such as bending over …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). Mayo Clinic Q and A: What is a bicuspid aortic valve? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I consider myself to be in good health. I work out several times a week, but recently I began experiencing episodes of shortness of breath after going up and down the stairs in my home. After running on the treadmill a few weeks ago, I got dizzy and fainted. I went to my …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). Consumer Health: Antidepressants and tinnitus. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus affects about 15% to 20% of people. Tinnitus isn't a condition itself — it's a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder. Tinnitus also can be caused by a number …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). Consumer Health: Understanding the link between depression and pain. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave, and it can lead to emotional and physical problems. Depression and pain are closely related. Depression can cause pain, and pain can cause depression. Sometimes pain and depression create a vicious cycle …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). Mayo Clinic Q and A: 21st century stroke prevention strategies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A family member had a stroke a month ago. I'm 45 years old, and I maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a good diet. What steps can I take to make sure this doesn't happen to me? ANSWER: A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). Mayo Clinic to Offer National Cancer Survivors Day Video Series. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — To celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is offering a series of free videos on cancer survivorship topics presented by health care experts and cancer survivors throughout the month of June. "Beginning on Sunday, June 6, and continuing every Monday in June, we will release a different video on a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Sports cardiology helps patients get back in the game. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Regular activity is good for the heart, but patients with heart conditions may wonder if it is safe to exercise. Mayo Clinic's Sports Cardiology Clinic is a specialty clinic where a team of cardiologists, exercise physiologists, and other specialists evaluate and treat heart conditions with a goal of keeping athletes active in sports. But who …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Detecting and treating thoracic aortic aneurysms. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A thoracic aortic aneurysm is a weakened area in the major blood vessel that feeds blood to the body. When the aorta is weak, blood pushing against the vessel wall can cause it to bulge like a balloon. This is called an aneurysm. Depending on the cause, size and growth rate, your thoracic aortic aneurysm …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Speech therapy often can help those whose speech is affected by stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mother had a stroke six months ago. Her mobility has returned to near normal, but she still has some difficulty communicating. She can read and understand others when they speak, but she often struggles to find the words she wants to say. While frustrated, she refuses to try speech therapy, saying it …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). Consumer Health: Summer eating with celiac disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With summer nearly here, thoughts turn to summer eating, including potlucks, picnics at the beach and celebrations. In addition to concerns about food safety and keeping sand out of the fruit salad, people with celiac disease need to be careful of gluten along the way. If someone with celiac disease will be at your summer …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-03). Infographic: Cardiac ablation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about cardiac ablation.More healthtip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com

WSWS (2021-06-03). Sri Lankan health workers support International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees. wsws.org "We in the health service and all sectors of workers want to eradicate this deadly disease, but capitalist big businesses want to continue their profiteering."

Niko Leka (2021-06-03). NSW mental health nurses strike for pay and conditions. greenleft.org.au Nurses in New South Wales are taking action against the state govenrment's insulting pay offer and its refusal to agree to formal nurse-to-patient ratios. Niko Leka reports.

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Scientists take a stand against "Wuhan lab" witch-hunt
wsws.org | 2021-06-03
The conspiracy theory that COVID-19 was released from the Wuhan Institute of Virology has incited a right-wing witch-hunt against scientists researching the origin of the pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/03/wuha-j03.html

Lab-Leak Theories of COVID-19 Are Unfounded, Scientists Say
telesurenglish.net | 2021-06-03
Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) mission team to Wuhan to inquire into the origins of COVID-19 have expressed their disbelief that the virus escaped from a laboratory. | RELATED: | Brazil Reports 2,507 More COVID-19 Deaths | "The evidence right now, well, for the lab side, it's political: It's from an intel agency that's not been shown. That's not scientific," said WHO team member and zoologist Peter Daszak in a podcast last week. "It's not something that you can really reasonably la…
telesurenglish.net/news/Lab-Leak-Theories-of-COVID-19-Are-Unfounded-Scientists-Say-20210603-0003.html

China Urges U.S. to Clarify Doubts over its Bio-labs
CGTN | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-06-03
The Biden administration is pressing for an investigation into a possible leak from the Wuhan bio-lab of the SARS-Cov-2 virus. China has called for the same transparency from the United States bio-labs.
dissidentvoice.org/2021/06/china-urges-u-s-to-clarify-doubts-over-its-bio-labs/

Lab Leak Theory And Anti-China Mania
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-06-03
It has suddenly become popular to say what was once whispered by just a few people. Politicians and the corporate media have now convinced millions of people that the COVID-19 virus was created by experimentation gone awry.
popularresistance.org/lab-leak-theory-and-anti-china-mania/

British Medical Journal says UK government's COVID-19 response created "maelstrom of avoidable harm"
wsws.org | 2021-06-03
The BMJ is identifying a record of staggering criminality, as confirmed by Cummings. Johnson and his collaborators, according to Cummings' account, were actively considering the deaths of 500,000 people, and up to 800,000 in one scenario, in pursuit of herd immunity through infection.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/03/pers-j03.html

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates ease physician shortage in world affected by COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
Ninety-eight students took part in commencement events on Friday, May 21, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine ? Arizona Campus and Sunday, May 23, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. This is the first multistate commencement for Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and the first commencement for the inaugural class of students …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-alix-school-of-medicine-graduates-ease-physician-shortage-in-world-affected-by-covid-19-pandemic/

Science Saturday: How regenerative medicine is advancing ALS research
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
May is?ALS Awareness Month, a time to reflect on the role of regenerative medicine research in advancing understanding and treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?(ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease. This neurodegenerative disorder causes nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to die, blocking signals to the muscles. That results in paralysis that robs a person …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/science-saturday-how-regenerative-medicine-is-advancing-als-research/

Suicidal Games: Tokyo's Coronavirus Olympics
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-06-03
A pandemic crisis. A state of emergency. Overwhelming public opinion bristling with alarm. Notwithstanding these factors, Tokyo is still on track to host the Olympics that was cancelled last year in response to the global pandemic. The first sports team — Australia's softball crew — has touched down. Is all this folly, bravery or self-interest? …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/06/suicidal-games-tokyos-coronavirus-olympics/

The Coronavirus Pandemic and Global Wages
Thomas Klikauer | zcomm.org | 2021-06-03
Those unable to work from home were hit hardest, particularly in the hospitality and retail sectors, again where women outnumber men…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-coronavirus-pandemic-and-global-wages/

Suicidal Games: Tokyo's Coronavirus Olympics
Anonymous103 | southfront.org | 2021-06-03
TOKYO, JAPAN — MARCH 05: A man wearing a face mask walks near the Olympic Rings in Odaiba on March 5, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | A pandemic crisis. A state of emergency. Overwhelming public opinion bristling with alarm. Notwithstanding these factors, Tokyo is still on track to host the Olympics that was cancelled last year in response to the global pandemic. The first sports team — Australia's softball crew — has touched down.
southfront.org/suicidal-games-tokyos-coronavirus-olympics/

Florida data scientist Rebekah Jones granted whistleblower status
wsws.org | 2021-06-04
The action comes after Jones was fired and witchhunted by Governor Ron DeSantis for opposing his campaign to ignore COVID-19 and reopen schools and workplaces.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/03/flor-j01.html

Swept into a Covid Hell of Profits
Andy Kroll | tomdispatch.com | 2021-06-03
Now that we're all unmasking and the economy seems set to roar into the 2020s, what will we remember about how disastrously, how malignantly, the Trump administration behaved as the pandemic took hold? And will anyone be held to account for it? The instinct to forget pandemics, as I've pointed out when it came to the 1918 "Spanish flu," has historically been strong indeed. In these years, the urge to forget official malfeasance and move on has, it turns out, been at least as strong. Washington's failure to investigate and bring to account those who led the nation and ultimately the world into the folly of the Ira…
tomdispatch.com/swept-into-a-covid-hell-of-profits/

A business without bosses
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-06-03
ChiFresh Kitchen, located in Chicago, is owned and operated by formerly incarcerated women of color. Launched just as the pandemic hit, its five worker-owners mobilized to provide healthy meals to communities hardest hit by COVID-19 and systemic racism. | This story has been supported by the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous and compelling reporting about responses to social problems.
therealnews.com/a-business-without-bosses

The Killing Floor
Marc Norton | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-03
Foster Farms was fined $181,500 on May 24, 2021 by the California Division of Occupational Health and Safety (Cal/OSHA) for failing to protect workers from COVID-19 at its Livingston poultry plant and distribution center near Fresno, and for failing to report all infections. At least eight Foster Farms workers died from COVID-19. The Los Angeles…
counterpunch.org/2021/06/03/the-killing-floor-2/

Indian workers need a socialist strategy to combat the Modi government's herd immunity policy
wsws.org | 2021-06-03
India's emergence as the world's COVID-19 epicentre, with more than two million active cases, is the direct product of the "profits before lives" policy enforced by Narendra Modi and the far-right BJP government.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/03/jasp-j03.html

Mass Incarceration Has Worsened The COVID-19 Pandemic
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-06-03
A massive pandemic risk factor has been hiding in plain sight across the United States, growing exponentially in scale over the last four decades with the support of trillions of dollars spent by federal, state, and local governments. But, inexplicably, the current national policy conversation about rebuilding public health, pandemic preparedness, and biosecurity has entirely ignored it.
popularresistance.org/mass-incarceration-has-worsened-the-covid-19-pandemic/

Melbourne lockdown extended as Australia's COVID-19 outbreak spreads
wsws.org | 2021-06-03
Despite warning of the rapid spread of the outbreak, Victoria's Labor government is resuming in-person teaching for senior high school students in Melbourne and is lifting lockdown measures in regional areas of the state.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/03/melb-j03.html

Argentina Postpones Parliamentary Elections Due to COVID-19
telesurenglish.net | 2021-06-03
Argentina's Senate approved…
telesurenglish.net/news/Argentina-Postpones-Parliamentary-Elections-Due-to-COVID-19-20210603-0018.html

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Dissecting COVID-19 research and putting data in perspective
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
The number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. continues to decline. However, cases of COVID-19 are increasing in younger populations. "It's becoming a childhood disease," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Children have composed over 16,000 hospitalizations for COVID-19 and about 300 have died." …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-qa-podcast-dissecting-covid-19-research-and-putting-data-in-perspective/

Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have a couple of opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Available COVID-19 …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-offers-covid-19-walk-in-vaccine-clinics-in-rochester/

Mayo Clinic updates masking, in-person meeting guidance
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance on May 13 stating that people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 do not need to socially distance or wear a mask indoors in most settings. This updated guidance excluded certain environments, including health care facilities. Mayo Clinic has reviewed its guidance for masking, distancing and …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-updates-masking-in-person-meeting-guidance/

Patients now permitted two visitors at Mayo Clinic Health System locations
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
ALBERT LEA and AUSTIN, Minn. ? Patients are now permitted to have two visitors in inpatient and outpatient settings at Mayo Clinic Health System sites at all southeast Minnesota locations. The change is being made in response to consistently lowered COVID-19 positivity rates in the region and is subject to change should the situation change. …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/patients-now-permitted-two-visitors-at-mayo-clinic-health-system-locations/

Brushing off the 'social rust' as COVID-19 restrictions ease
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
As society emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, many are feeling excited yet anxious and awkward about returning to normal life and interacting with others. What used to come so naturally doesn't feel so natural anymore. This article is written by Olivia Bogucki, Ph.D., is a clinical health psychology fellow in Primary Care at Mayo Clinic …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/brushing-off-the-social-rust/

Trinidad & Tobago Addresses COVID-19 Response With the US
telesurenglish.net | 2021-06-03
Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister and Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Keith Rowley on Thursday held a telephone conference meeting with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris to address the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Trinidad's Health Care System Close to Collapse | The meeting comes following U.S President Joe Biden's intention to donate 80 million COVID-19 vaccines worldwide, 75 percent of which will be delivered through the COVAX initiative. | On Saturday…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trinidad–Tobago-Addresses-COVID-19-Response-With-the-US-20210603-0014.html

57 Top Scientists and Doctors Release Shocking Study on COVID Vaccines and Demand Immediate Stop to All Vaccinations
Dr. Roxana Bruno | globalresearch.ca | 2021-06-03
A group of …
globalresearch.ca/57-top-scientists-doctors-release-shocking-study-covid-vaccines-demand-immediate-stop-all-vaccinations/5746848

Rapidity of Phase II of Mass Vaccination in Venezuela Stands Out
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-06-03
Venezuelans who have been contacted by the Patria System, an online state platform in which more than 20 million Venezuelans are registered, to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine have remarked on the speed of the immunization process, according to àöltimas Noticias. | "They took good care of us since we arrived, the process was fast," said Milagros Ríos, 62, after receiving a dose of the vaccine this Wednesday at the point set up in the Hotel Alba Caracas, one of the several designated vaccination points for the second phase of the mass vaccination process. This phase includes senior citizens, an…
orinocotribune.com/rapidity-of-phase-ii-of-mass-vaccination-in-venezuela-stands-out/

Argentina To Start Large-Scale Production of Sputnik V Vaccine
telesurenglish.net | 2021-06-03
On Wednesday, Argentina's Health Minister Carla Vizzotti informed that COVID-19 Sputnik V vaccines will be soon produced in the South American nation, following the approval by the Russian Gamaleya Institute of the doses' samples produced in Richmond labs. | RELATED: | Argentine Health Minister Highlights Productive Visit to Cuba | Vizzotti confirmed that the three batches of the vaccine components 1 and 2 were able to meet the standards, so progress will be made in importing a…
telesurenglish.net/news/Argentina-To-Start-Large-Scale-Production-of-Sputnik-V-Vaccine-20210603-0010.html

COVID Isn't Over — the US Must Do More to Combat It Worldwide
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-06-03
I was asked to take my mask off for the first time yesterday. Well, that's not quite accurate. Better to say I was invited to remove my mask when I popped into my local bodega (yes, we have bodegas in New Hampshire). The counterman was all smiles when he said it, maskless himself. The store was empty and I didn't want to seem rude, so off it came… and it felt for all the world like I was standing there without pants. | I've been fully vaxxed for a while now, but I still wear a mask when I'm going to be aroun…
truthout.org/articles/covid-isnt-over-the-us-must-do-more-to-combat-it-worldwide/

Global Institutions Close Ranks Behind IMF $50 Billion Vaccine Plan
Olivia Engling | indybay.org | 2021-06-03
Heads of the primary global financial, trade and health institutions urged government leaders to finance a $50 billion vaccine plan to end the pandemic…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/06/01/18842885.php

Two agonizing years of devastation
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-06-03
Ever since the outbreak of the pandemic, first recorded in India end January 2020, this Modi government's preoccupation had never been on combating the pandemic in right earnest and saving people's lives but on continuing to relentlessly pursue the unfolding of the RSS project. | June 3, 2021…
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Chicago school officials announce mandatory in-person attendance in the fall
wsws.org | 2021-06-03
The move to end remote learning throughout the state is part of a national campaign to declare an end to the pandemic and send children and workers back to unsafe schools and workplaces to increase the wealth of the superrich.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/03/chic-j03.html

How to Make Obscene Amounts of Money Off a Pandemic
Moderator | scheerpost.com | 2021-06-03
Flickr] By Nina Burleigh / TomDispatch Now that we're all unmasking and the economy seems set to roar into the 2020s, what will we remember about how disastrously, how malignantly, the Trump administration behaved as the pandemic took hold? And will anyone be held to account for it? The instinct to forget pandemics, as I've pointed out when it came to the 1918 "Spanish flu… | Source…
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My Pandemic Teaching Year
Belle Chesler | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-03
It seems appropriate that the 2020-2021 school year in Portland, Oregon, began amid toxic smoke from the catastrophic wildfires that blanketed many parts of the state for almost two weeks. The night before the first day of school, the smoke alarm in my bedroom went off. Looking back, I see it as a clarion call,…
counterpunch.org/2021/06/03/my-pandemic-teaching-year/

San Antonio, Texas educator victimized for advocating safety speaks out on her firing
wsws.org | 2021-06-03
The firing of dual language kindergarten teacher Rachell Tucker took place after she had advocated for increased safety measures and the halting of in-person learning at her school amid the pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/06/03/texs-j03.html

Friday 6/11: STOP Criminal Insanity Of Holding Tokyo Olympics In Middle Of Pandemic-Lives Over Profit
No Nukes Action | indybay.org | 2021-06-03
San Francisco Japanese Consulate | 275 Battery St./California St. | San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/06/03/18842915.php

Victoria's public health system at breaking point
Sarah Hathway | greenleft.org.au | 2021-06-03
As Victoria heads into its fourth lockdown, healthcare workers are concerned that public health services are at breaking point. Sarah Hathway reports.
greenleft.org.au/content/victorias-public-health-system-breaking-point

The UN Took Away Iran's Right to Vote in the General Assembly
telesurenglish.net | 2021-06-03
On Thursday, Iran strongly condemned the United Nations' decision to remove its voting rights in the General Assembly due to the delay in paying membership dues worth some US$16 million. | RELATED: | Iran: Health Spending Has Increased Sixfold in Past Eight Years | "US economic terrorism prevents Iran from paying for food, let alone UN fees," Foreign Affairs Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif tweeted. | The Iranian official suggested that the United Nations collect the unpaid fees us…
telesurenglish.net/news/The-UN-Took-Away-Irans-Right-to-Vote-in-the-General-Assembly-20210603-0017.html

Congressional Labor Caucus urges Biden to OK anti-virus standard
PAI | peoplesworld.org | 2021-06-03
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peoplesworld.org/article/congressional-labor-caucus-urges-biden-to-ok-anti-virus-standard/

One in three heat deaths since 1991 linked to climate crisis — here's how else warming affects our health
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-06-03
By Chloe Brimicombe and Hannah Cloke | — Since 1991, 37% of lives lost due to extreme heat globally can be attributed to climate change on average. That's according to a new study which gathered data from 732 locations across 43 countries and calculated how often local temperatures exceeded what is ideal for human health. …
juancole.com/2021/06/climate-warming-affects.html

NSW mental health nurses strike for pay and conditions
Niko Leka | greenleft.org.au | 2021-06-03
Nurses in New South Wales are taking action against the state govenrment's insulting pay offer and its refusal to agree to formal nurse-to-patient ratios. Niko Leka reports.
greenleft.org.au/content/nsw-mental-health-nurses-strike-pay-and-conditions

Consumer Health: Treating osteoporosis
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this bone disease, which affects approximately 10 million Americans, according to the Office on Women's Health. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses, such as bending over …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-treating-osteoporosis/

Mayo Clinic Q and A: What is a bicuspid aortic valve?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I consider myself to be in good health. I work out several times a week, but recently I began experiencing episodes of shortness of breath after going up and down the stairs in my home. After running on the treadmill a few weeks ago, I got dizzy and fainted. I went to my …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-q-and-a-what-is-a-bicuspid-aortic-valve/

Consumer Health: Summer eating with celiac disease
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
With summer nearly here, thoughts turn to summer eating, including potlucks, picnics at the beach and celebrations. In addition to concerns about food safety and keeping sand out of the fruit salad, people with celiac disease need to be careful of gluten along the way. If someone with celiac disease will be at your summer …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-summer-eating-with-celiac-disease/

Consumer Health: Understanding atypical depression
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about dealing with atypical depression. Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave, and it can lead to emotional and physical problems. For some …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-understanding-atypical-depression/

Mayo Clinic to Offer National Cancer Survivors Day Video Series
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
ROCHESTER, Minn. — To celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is offering a series of free videos on cancer survivorship topics presented by health care experts and cancer survivors throughout the month of June. "Beginning on Sunday, June 6, and continuing every Monday in June, we will release a different video on a …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-to-offer-national-cancer-survivors-day-video-series/

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Detecting and treating thoracic aortic aneurysms
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
A thoracic aortic aneurysm is a weakened area in the major blood vessel that feeds blood to the body. When the aorta is weak, blood pushing against the vessel wall can cause it to bulge like a balloon. This is called an aneurysm. Depending on the cause, size and growth rate, your thoracic aortic aneurysm …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-qa-podcast-detecting-and-treating-thoracic-aortic-aneurysms/

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Speech therapy often can help those whose speech is affected by stroke
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mother had a stroke six months ago. Her mobility has returned to near normal, but she still has some difficulty communicating. She can read and understand others when they speak, but she often struggles to find the words she wants to say. While frustrated, she refuses to try speech therapy, saying it …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-q-and-a-speech-therapy-often-can-help-those-whose-speech-is-affected-by-stroke/

Consumer Health: Understanding the link between depression and pain
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave, and it can lead to emotional and physical problems. Depression and pain are closely related. Depression can cause pain, and pain can cause depression. Sometimes pain and depression create a vicious cycle …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-understanding-the-link-between-depression-and-pain/

Infographic: Cardiac ablation
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
Learn more about cardiac ablation.More healthtip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/infographic-cardiac-ablation-2/

Consumer Health: Antidepressants and tinnitus
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-03
Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus affects about 15% to 20% of people. Tinnitus isn't a condition itself — it's a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder. Tinnitus also can be caused by a number …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-antidepressants-and-tinnitus/

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