Daily Archives: June 8, 2021

2021-06-08: News Headlines

Staff (2021-06-08). Socialist Teacher Takes Lead in Peruvian Election as Nation Reels from Pandemic & Political Crisis. democracynow.org We get an update from Peru, where socialist candidate Pedro Castillo has pulled ahead of his right-wing rival Keiko Fujimori in the country's presidential election on Sunday. Castillo is the son of peasant farmers, and a union leader who led a nationwide teachers' strike in 2017. Fujimori is the daughter of former dictator Alberto Fujimori, who is in prison for human rights abuses and corruption. Political scientist Carlos León Moya discusses the history of the two candidates and describes how the election took place amid a years-long political crisis. "You have most of the Peruvian political elite charged by cor…

WSWS (2021-06-08). Mexico's ruling Morena party suffers losses in midterm elections. wsws.org The policies of AMLO and his government as to the COVID pandemic have been nothing short of criminal, resulting in at least a half a million excess deaths.

Brett AS. (2021-06-08). The Routine General Medical Checkup. jamanetwork.com During the mid-20th century, the routine checkup became an annual ritual among people with access to medical care in the US. A complete physical examination and performance of various laboratory tests—neither of which were standardized or tailored specifically to patients' needs or risk profiles—were assumed to constitute good preventive medical care. However, clinicians and researchers began to question the value of this practice, and, in 1976, Canada preceded the US in establishing a task force to develop a more logical, evidence-influenced, and cost-effective approach to health promotion and diseas…

Walter K. (2021-06-08). Patient Information: Cough. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page describes medical evaluation and treatment of cough based on its subtypes of acute, subacute, and chronic duration.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-08). Global medical students share their pandemic experiences. imperial.ac.uk Medical students from around the world joined a MEdIC panel discussion to share experiences of their education during the pandemic.

Staff (2021-06-08). Black Women Seek Out Black Obstetricians to Avoid Medical Racism. truthout.org In South Florida, when people want to find a Black physician, they often contact Adrienne Hibbert through her website, "There are a lot of Black networks that are behind the scenes," said Hibbert, who runs her own marketing firm. "I don't want them to be behind the scenes, so I'm bringing it to the forefront." | Hibbert said she got the idea for the website after she gave birth to her son 15 years ago. | Her obstetrician was…

Staff (2021-06-08). New Poll Says Democrats Could Win Over Swing Voters With Paid Leave. truthout.org A new poll has found overwhelming bipartisan support in key battleground states for paid family and medical leave after the pandemic made paid leave a top national priority across ideological lines. Swing state voters, including a solid majority of undecided voters who could decide the next election, say Congress should prioritize passing paid leave as part of a jobs and infrastructure plan as President Biden's attempts at courting Republicans on infrastructure continue to stall — even without pai…

WSWS (2021-06-08). Twitter censors account of COVID-19 whistleblower Rebekah Jones. wsws.org Jones has been censored because she has been one of the most forthright and well-known opponents of the homicidal policy of herd immunity—dubbed "social murder" by the British medical journal BMJ—promoted by Florida Governor DeSantis and former President Donald Trump.

jamanetwork (2021-06-08). Centenary of the French Academy of Medicine. jamanetwork.com Our Paris correspondent has told of the celebration, beginning Dec. 20, 1920, of the most important anniversary connected with French medicine—the centenary of the Academy of Medicine, which has the same preeminence in medicine that the general French Academy bears in relation to the more liberal arts. Its roster bears only the names of those who have by years of achievement won recognition in the profession, and there are few below middle life who have been accorded the honor of election. Trousseau, who received the academy prize in 1837 for his classical treatise on laryngeal phthisis, was considered unus…

Abbasi J. (2021-06-08). "Nanotraps" Designed to Capture and Clear SARS-CoV-2. jamanetwork.com An interdisciplinary team led by University of Chicago researchers is designing biodegradable nanomedicines to capture and clear the novel coronavirus. The "nanotraps" are dotted with angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptors or SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies that bind the virus and prevent it from infecting cells.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-08). Infographic: Overhead and throwing athlete. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about sports medicine.?Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com?

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-08). 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 …

_____ (2021-06-08). A New Vision That Puts Health Over Profit And Drives Innovation. popularresistance.org There is a struggle right now to push the World Trade Organization to waive patent protections for medicines, vaccines and technology used for the COVID-19 pandemic. James Love of Knowledge Ecology International explains why that would be an important but not sufficient step to increase access to medicines and vaccines. There are steps governments could take right now to share critical information and expertise to lessen the disparities between rich and poor nations in access to vaccines. Love goes on to explain how there could be greater openness in sharing information in general and how pharmaceutical research…

WSWS (2021-06-08). Over 20,000 Sri Lankan health workers strike, defying government laws. wsws.org The health workers strike points to growing opposition to the Rajapakse government's response to the coronavirus pandemic and its attacks on basic rights.

WSWS (2021-06-08). Scientists and doctors issue warnings as UK infections continue to rise. wsws.org This media's witch-hunt against scientists, on behalf of the government and big business is wildly out of step with the feeling in the majority of the working class, the primary victims of Covid-19, who are aware of the current dangers.

Editorial Team (2021-06-08). Traces of COVID-19 found in Barcelona in March 2019, according to university report. challenge-magazine.org The new findings from Barcelona revealed by the study have not induced a surge in anti-Spanish or anti-Catalan sentiment in the west, further unveiling the ideological nature behind the sinophobic attacks. The US and UK do not blame COVID-19 on China with a well-meant intention to bring about justice for the pandemic, but rather to further their own geopolitical motives.

Simon MA. (2021-06-08). Responding to Intimate Partner Violence During Telehealth Clinical Encounters. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Insights Clinical Update discusses the surge in intimate partner violence (IPV) during the COVID-19 lockdown and provides safe and patient-centered methods for primary care clinicians to screen for IPV and counsel patients during telehealth consultations.

Celeste McGovern (2021-06-08). COVID Hospitalizations, Deaths for the Vaccinated More Than Triple in One Month, CDC Reports. globalresearch.ca Deaths and hospitalizations …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-08). Why are Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela Managing So Well in the Fight Against Covid-19? libya360.wordpress.com Marc Vandepitte It is curious that the three American countries that are suffering harsh economic sanctions from the United States are doing much better than the others in their fight against covid-19. One thing is certain: the pandemic has highlighted the crisis of the neoliberal and capitalist model. Actual number of deaths from covid As…

Frye Gaillard (2021-06-08). How COVID-19 Changed the World. progressive.org Lawrence Wright's "The Plague Year" examines the failure of government during the pandemic.

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-06-08). On Monday, Venezuela Reports 1,483 New COVID-19 Cases & 15 Deaths. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Minister for Communication and Information Freddy àëáñez reported this Monday, June 7 that in the past 24 hours 1,483 new COVID-19 cases had been recorded in Venezuela, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 243,621. | In the course of the daily reprt offered by President Maduro's administration, the senior official, through his Twitter account @luchaalmada, revealed that 222,788 (92%) patients have recovered, while 8,675 patients are asymptomatic, 7,131 demonstrate mild acute respiratory failure, one thousand have moderate acute respiratory failure, and 293 patients are in Intensive Care…

Emanuel Pastreich (2021-06-08). The COVID-19 Attack on the Integrity of Knowledge. globalresearch.ca The promotion by …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-08). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Dissecting COVID-19 research and putting data in perspective. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. continues to decline. However, cases of COVID-19 are increasing in younger populations. "It's becoming a childhood disease," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Children have composed over 16,000 hospitalizations for COVID-19 and about 300 have died." …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-08). 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 (2021-06-08). Overcoming pandemic procrastination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Have you noticed that you put things off more during the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, you are not alone. This article is written by Yaser Dorri, Ph.D., is a psychologist Psychiatry and Psychology in Austin, Minnesota. ______________________________________________ When COVID-19 emerged, people did not have time to adjust to the new lifestyle and process it. As a result of …

Tom Engelhardt (2021-06-08). Tomgram: John Feffer, Still Waiting to Exhale. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Let's face it: right now, we Americans know something about dystopias, up close and personal. And here, I'm not just thinking of the almost 600,000 (or is it more than 900,000?) Americans we've lost to Covid-19. What's on …

Global Research News (2021-06-08). Selected Articles: Video: COVID-19 Criminality. globalresearch.ca By Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media as to the causes and devastating consequences of the Covid-19 "pandemi…

WSWS repost (2021-06-08). The "Wuhan lab" lie and the political witch hunt against science. indybay.org Over the past week, the US media and the Biden administration have sought to legitimize the conspiracy theory that the world's leading scientists were engaged in a cover-up of the "Wuhan lab" origins of COVID-19.

Staff (2021-06-08). Headlines for June 8, 2021. democracynow.org Over 100 Water Protectors Arrested in Minnesota as Mass Civil Disobedience Targets Line 3 Pipeline, Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Hits 420 Parts Per Million, Highest Level in 4 Million Years, "A Two-Track Pandemic": Wealthy Nations Ease Restrictions as COVID Surges in Unvaccinated Countries, ProPublica: Vast Trove of IRS Data Shows How U.S. Billionaires Pay Little in Income Tax, Canadian Police Say Hit-and-Run That Killed Four Was Deliberate Islamophobic Attack, VP Harris to Refugees Fleeing Violence, Poverty and Climate Crisis: "Do Not Come to the U.S.", Supreme Court Rules Immigrants with Temporary Protected Statu…

Moderator (2021-06-08). How Do We Help Everyone Who Wants a COVID Vaccine to Get One? scheerpost.com Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York / CC BY 2.0] By Jill Richardson | OtherWords After getting vaccinated, I eagerly returned to some parts of normal life, expecting the essential workers I interacted with would be already vaccinated. After all, they became eligible for the vaccine before I did, and our county has one of the highest rates of vaccinations in the country.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-08). Dispatches from India: Questions for the Economy. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode, we take a look at the prospects for the Indian economy in the coming months, the stance of the Indian government on COVID-19 vaccines and the the situation of doctors in Kashmir…

teleSUR (2021-06-08). Over 1,300 Danes Infected With COVID-19 After Full Vaccination. telesurenglish.net Denmark's Statens Serum Institut (SSI) on Monday reported that 1,334 people were infected with COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated between the beginning of the country's vaccine rollout on Dec. 27, 2020, and June 1, 2021. | RELATED: | "This equates to 0.1 percent being infected despite vaccination, which is a very low number," said Camilla Foged, professor of vaccine design at the Department of Pharmacy at the Univ…

Matt Sedlar (2021-06-08). States With More Insured Residents Have Higher COVID-19 Vaccination Rates. cepr.net The COVID-19 vaccine is free for all, but as Sarah Kliff writes in the New York Times, a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that "about a third of unvaccinated adults were unsure whether insurance covered the new vaccine and were concerned they might need to pay for the shot." This raises the question of …

Nicolas J.S. Davies (2021-06-08). A People's Vaccine Against a Mutating Virus and Neoliberal Rule. dissidentvoice.org Photo credit: UNICEF Teachers and students were able to return to school in Lao Cai, Viet Nam, in May 2020 A recent Yahoo News/YouGov poll found that worries about the COVID pandemic in the United States are at their lowest level since it began. Only half of Americans are either "very worried" (15%) or "somewhat …

teleSUR (2021-06-08). PAHO Welcomes US Donation of 19 Million COVID-19 Vaccines. telesurenglish.net Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa Etienne welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden's decision to donate COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX facility. | RELATED: | "This pandemic is far from over, and it is hitting Latin America and the Caribbean severely… Yet only about 8 percent of our citizens have been vaccinated," Etienne warned, adding that the region should be an epicenter for vaccination since i…

teleSUR (2021-06-08). Trinidad & Tobago Recorded 2,697 Vaccine Shots in a Single Day. telesurenglish.net In Trinidad and Tobago, COVID-19 mass immunization campaign hit a record number daily on Sunday when 2,697 employees in the manufacturing sector got vaccinated. | RELATED: | The Health Ministry, the Trade and Industry Ministry, and the Manufacturers Association (TTMA) conducted the vaccination drive with AstraZeneca doses. | Health Minister Terrance Deyalsingh announced the beginning of a "vaccination system" at regional h…

John Clamp (2021-06-08). Vaccines for Refugee Populations. counterpunch.org Despite the efforts of UN vaccine donation schemes such as COVAX, refugees around the world stand naked in the gale of this pandemic. We should heed the words of UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic, who this week warned: 'The pandemic will be defeated only when vaccinations become available everywhere on an equitable basis.' Equity is proving

Andy Kroll (2021-06-08). Twilight of the Pandemic? tomdispatch.com I went to a birthday party recently. The celebrants greeted each other with hugs on the patio. After an outdoor barbeque dinner, we stood shoulder to shoulder around the island in the kitchen, eating cake from small paper plates. We sang "Happy Birthday." Ordinarily, an event like that wouldn't be worth noting, but these aren't exactly ordinary times. In this twilight world of ours, half-in and half-out of a pandemic, hanging around without masks and within spitting distance of vaccinated friends should be considered just this side of miraculous — a combination of luck, privilege, and a stunning series of e…

Azziz-Baumgartner E, Grohskopf L, Patel M. (2021-06-08). Realizing the Potential of Maternal Influenza Vaccination. jamanetwork.com Influenza viruses cause substantial morbidity and mortality in pregnant women and neonates worldwide annually, with higher incidence during pandemics. To reduce disease incidence in these vulnerable populations, the World Health Organization recommended in 2012 that countries prioritize pregnant women for influenza vaccination. Over 2 decades, compelling evidence has accumulated about the complex interplay among risks of influenza virus infection to the mother, the fetus, and the offspring, vs the benefits and safety of vaccination.

Special to People's World (2021-06-08). 76 nations sign the Plastic Pollution Declaration. peoplesworld.org We, representatives of the below states, are alarmed by the high and rapidly increasing levels of plastic pollution and the impacts this has on the environment as well as on livelihoods, health, economies, and well-being. Strengthened action is urgently needed to prevent further discharge of plastic pollution into the environment. Guided by the long-term ambition …

Westmoreland TM, Bloche M, Gostin LO. (2021-06-08). The Expansion of Health Care Services in the US—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply We agree with Dr Morris that health care professional shortages, and especially maldistribution of physicians and nurses, could detract from any health reform designed to reduce the number of uninsured individuals. The adequacy of the supply of health care professionals and the inequitable distribution of trained professionals by geography and specialty have been long-standing issues in state and federal health policy.

Kuehn BM. (2021-06-08). Adolescents With Autism Face Multiple Unmet Health Needs. jamanetwork.com Although mental and physical health problems are far more common among adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, a recent study showed that they're about half as likely as their peers without autism to be given guidance on transitioning from pediatric to adult health care.

Morris CR. (2021-06-08). Expansion of Health Care Services in the US. jamanetwork.com To the Editor The recent Viewpoints regarding health care policy and the new Biden administration plans propose the goal of achieving access to health care for every American. Unfortunately, an important question remains that these plans fail to answer: who is going to provide this care?

George Wuerthner (2021-06-08). What is Forest Health? counterpunch.org In an article in the Bozeman Chronicle about the North Bridger Timber sale, the Forest Service justifies logging the forests based on what it calls "forest health". The agency claims logging will "restore" resiliency. But few ask what exactly constitutes a healthy forest ecosystem? The agency defines forest health as a lack of tree mortality,

jamanetwork (2021-06-08). Error in Supplement. jamanetwork.com The Original Investigation titled "Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Maternal Opioid-Related Diagnoses in the US, 2010-2017," published in the January 12, 2021, issue of JAMA, included an error in the Supplement that inadvertently included 2 "in remission" International Classification of Disease, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification codes. This was corrected and an updated Supplement has been provided online. All other information in the Supplement was correct and is unchanged.

Kuehn BM. (2021-06-08). Tick Bites Send Concerned Patients to the Emergency Department. jamanetwork.com US residents averaged nearly 50‚ÄØ000 annual emergency department (ED) visits—or 1 out of every 2000 trips to the ED—for tick bites between 2017 and 2019, according to CDC surveillance data.

_____ (2021-06-08). Resistance And Aid. popularresistance.org In the villages, cities and regions of Rojava, in the predominantly Kurdish north east of Syria, political upheaval has resulted in the largely decentralised self-administration of many areas, including health, economy, law, education and internal security. The Rojava revolution led to both the secularisation and democratisation of institutions that had, until then, been controlled by an elitist-centralist national state. But what exactly does this mean? How is Rojava's decentralisation expressed in everyday life? Located in north eastern Rojava, Amûdê County demonstrates what decentralisation and self-administra…

_____ (2021-06-08). Who's paying the human costs of plastic pollution? popularresistance.org The problem is that plastic pollution isn't just an issue of waste accumulation—plastics are also manufactured and often incinerated in communities where poor people and people of color are rarely consulted or alerted to the risks. Our communities are living this pollution every day and understand the connections between air, water, land, ocean, and human health in very personal and concrete ways.

Abbasi J. (2021-06-08). Mobile Device App Helps Distinguish Toddlers With Autism. jamanetwork.com A prototype app reliably distinguished toddlers with autism from those with typical development in a National Institutes of Health—funded study. The app uses a tablet or smartphone's camera to record eye-gaze patterns while children watch short videos on the device.

Levitt L. (2021-06-08). The Expansion of Health Care Services in the US—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply Dr Morris makes the important point that health coverage does not necessarily translate into access to health care. That is why I believe it is more appropriate to use the term "universal coverage" as the goal of many health reform proposals rather than "universal health care," as I did in my Viewpoint.

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