Daily Archives: June 9, 2021

2021-06-09: News Headlines

Medea Benjamin, Leonardo Flores (2021-06-09). Rural Teacher Pedro Castillo Poised to Write a New Chapter in Peru's History. dissidentvoice.org Pedro Castillo speaking at a campaign event (AP Photo) With his wide-brimmed peasant hat and oversized teacher's pencil held high, Peru's Pedro Castillo has been traveling the country exhorting voters to get behind a call that has been particularly urgent during this devastating pandemic: "No más pobres en un país rico" — No more poor …

Staff (2021-06-09). Headlines for June 9, 2021. democracynow.org VP Harris Meets with Mexico's AMLO, Faces Backlash for Not Visiting U.S. Southern Border, Over 2,000 Migrant Children Might Still Be Separated from Families, Activists Call on Thomson Reuters to Cut Ties with ICE, Biden Ends Weeks-Long Talks on Infrastructure as New Bipartisan Groups Aim to Reach Compromise, Manchin Remains Steadfast in Opposition to Voting Rights Bill in Face of Mounting Pressure, "Planned in Plain Sight": Senate Report Details Security Failures Ahead of Jan. 6 Insurrection, Vaccination Key to Curbing Spread of Delta COVID Variant; CDC Updates Coronavirus Travel Guidance, International Sting Lea…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-09). Medicare for All gains majority of Dems in NY legislature. peoplesworld.org ALBANY, N.Y.—With a push from the New York State Nurses Association, Medicare For All—at least on the state level—gained majority co-sponsorship among the New York legislature's ruling Democrats, a top progressive sponsor reports. "It would make New York single-payer, everybody in, nobody out" of health care coverage, State Sen. Jabari Brisport, D-Brooklyn, told Our Revolution …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-09). Infographic: Overhead and throwing athlete. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about sports medicine.?Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com?

Staff (2021-06-09). VIDEO: 9th shipment of 'Sputnik V' to arrive in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — Mahan Airline will carry the 9th shipment of the Russian-made 'Sputnik V' coronavirus vaccine from Moscow to Tehran on Thursday, June 10.

Jomo Kwame Sundaram (2021-06-09). Paltry international support for spending needs sets South further back. mronline.org SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR. With the pandemic setting back past, modest and uneven progress, huge disparities in containing COVID-19 and financing government efforts are widening the North-South gap and other inequalities once again. | June 9, 2021…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-09). Leftists protest police crackdown on youngsters in Vienna. peoplesdispatch.org On Sunday, June 6, leftist groups organized a demonstration at Karlsplatz in the Austrian capital Vienna, protesting the brutal police crackdown on youngsters in the area on Friday. The police had forcefully evacuated several youth from Karlsplatz on Friday night using shields, batons and pepper spray. The police cited violation of COVID-19 restrictions as the reason for their action and also imposed a ban on gatherings in the area. | The call for the mobilization on Sunday against the police crackdown was given by the Young Left of Vienna, Communist Youth of Austria (KJO), Communist Students Association (KSV), K…

Jessica Bansal (2021-06-09). Mass ICE Detention is Unnecessary — and We Have Proof. aclu.org The cruelty of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency was on full display this past year. The agency refused to take vital measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in its detention centers, even in the face of its Detained immigrants — compelled by the specter of illness and death in ICE's jails — brought ICE to court over the inhuman conditions, with representation from the ACLU and its affiliates th…

WSWS (2021-06-09). Stop the censorship of COVID-19 whistleblower Rebekah Jones! wsws.org Jones's suspension from Twitter comes less than 10 days after she was officially designated as a whistleblower by the state of Florida.

WSWS (2021-06-09). Australia's Murdoch media and the Wuhan COVID-19 lab conspiracy theory. wsws.org The Murdoch media is working to pave the way for an even greater war crime than the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a US-led assault on China, through the systematic promotion of lies, innuendo and bogus intelligence.

Paul Joseph Watson (2021-06-09). Norwegian Health Chief Scolded for Saying COVID-19 Pandemic "Nearly Over" globalresearch.ca A Norwegian public …

S. Eudora Smith (2021-06-09). Democracy on a Ventilator. thenation.com Democracy on a Ventilator…

Fredy Suter, Elena Consolaro, Stefania Pedroni, Chiara Moroni, Elena Pastà≤, Maria Vittoria Paganini, Grazia Pravettoni, Umberto Cantarelli, Nadia Rubis, Norberto Perico, Annalisa Perna, Tobia Peracchi, Piero Ruggenenti, Giuseppe Remuzzi (2021-06-09). [Research Paper] A simple, home-therapy algorithm to prevent hospitalisation for COVID-19 patients: A retrospective observational matched-cohort study. thelancet.com Implementation of an early home treatment algorithm failed to accelerate recovery from major symptoms of COVID-19, but reduced the risk of hospitalisation and related treatment costs. Given the study design, additional research would be required to consolidate the proposed treatment recommendations.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-09). 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 …

Nicolas J S Davies (2021-06-09). A People's Vaccine Against a Mutating Virus and Neoliberal Rule. counterpunch.org 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 worried" (35%) about the virus, while the other half are "not very worried" (30%) or "not worried at all" (20%).

Prof. Linda Wastila (2021-06-09). Why We Petitioned the FDA to Refrain from Fully Approving Any COVID-19 Vaccine this Year. globalresearch.ca We are part …

Jim McIlroy (2021-06-09). Calls mount for Australia to agree to COVID-19 patent waiver. greenleft.org.au Civil society organisations are calling on the government to join the growing number of countries supporting a patent waiver on the COVID-19 vaccine, reports Jim McIlroy.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-09). 9th batch of Sputnik V vaccines to arrive in Iran tomorrow. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — The ninth shipment of the Russian-made Sputnik vaccine to fight the Covid-19 pandemic is on the way to Iran.

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-09). US Senators Fly to Taiwan on Military Plane, Angering China. news.antiwar.com In the latest show of US support for Taiwan, Senators Dan Sullivan (D-AK), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Chris Coons (D-DE) arrived in Taiwan aboard a C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane to announce the US was donating 750,000 Covid-19 vaccines to the island. According to Reuters, US officials typically visit Taiwan in unmarked private jets. | On Tuesday, China deno…

Mel Gurtov (2021-06-09). Saving Democracy in America. counterpunch.org American history is replete with warnings of impending disaster that went unheeded: Pearl Harbor, 9/11, and more recently the climate crisis, Covid-19, and 1/6. Now comes another warning, a "Statement of Concern" (June 1, 2021) from more than 100 authorities on democracy who tell us that the Republicans' war on elections—their refusal to accept the

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-09). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-09). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Study finds patients highly satisfied with telehealth. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The use of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic rose dramatically across the nation, including at Mayo Clinic. Telehealth has provided safe, convenient access to health care for people who needed to stay home to follow guidelines for social distancing and quarantines. Recent studies conducted by the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition found that patients and providers are …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-09). Warmer temperatures lessen COVID-19 spread, but control measures still needed. imperial.ac.uk New research shows transmission of the virus behind COVID-19 varies seasonally, but warmer conditions are not enough to prevent transmission.

Kenneth Surin (2021-06-09). Covid Variant Chaos in the UK. counterpunch.org The UK has a "roadmap" for lifting its Covid lockdowns and restrictions. These were eased in parts of Scotland on Saturday 5 June; in Wales on Monday 7 June; in England, the final stage in the roadmap for lifting its lockdown is due no earlier than 21 June (though the spread of the Delta/Indian variant in parts of England is causing the government to consider revising its plans); and in Northern Ireland, the next review is due on Thursday 10 June.

Dean Baker (2021-06-09). Patent Monopolies and Inequality. counterpunch.org In recent weeks there have been several articles noting the enormous wealth that a small number of people have made off of the vaccines and treatments developed to control the pandemic. Many see this as an unfortunate outcome of our efforts to contain the pandemic. In that view, containing the pandemic is an immensely important

Nicolas J S Davies (2021-06-09). A People's Vaccine Against a Mutating Virus. progressive.org Around the world, we are witnessing what can happen when people rise up and act collectively for the common good—and when they don't.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-09). 2nd-stage clinical trial of 'Fakhra' vaccine kicks off. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — Stating that the second phase of the clinical trial of 'Fakhra' vaccine will begin today, a spokesman for the project said that this vaccine will be injected into 500 volunteers, aged between 18 and 70.

Stu Becker (2021-06-09). Dallas teachers call for pay raises at school board meeting. peoplesworld.org DALLAS — Alliance/AFT, the local American Federation of Teachers union representing teachers and school workers, had over 30 people speak at the school board meeting on May 27, demanding pay raises for teachers and support staff. The meeting took place virtually through Zoom, as has been the norm throughout the pandemic. Alliance/AFT calls for the …

John Feffer (2021-06-09). Twilight of the Pandemic? Bracing for a Surge of Trumpism or . . . juancole.com (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, …

Staff (2021-06-09). "Takeover": New Doc Chronicles Historic 1970 Young Lords Occupation of Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx. democracynow.org A new film called "Takeover" follows the 12 historic hours on July 14, 1970, when members of the Young Lords Party took over the rundown Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx in New York City. The Young Lords were a radical group founded by Puerto Ricans modeled on the Black Panther Party. Democracy Now! co-host Juan González, a co-founder of the Young Lords, helped organize the action. Using archival footage and modern-day interviews, "Takeover" chronicles their resistance to institutions founded on wealth and white supremacy, and their collective struggle for quality, accessible healthcare. "The takeover really e…

Staff (2021-06-09). Shocking Video Shows Officer Tasering Teenage Refugee from Honduras at Children's Shelter in Texas. democracynow.org The Biden administration has vowed to take a compassionate approach to migrants and asylum seekers who are fleeing violence, poverty and persecution, but a damning new investigation reveals the mistreatment of children upon their arrival to the border. The report found more than 80 children in government-funded shelters were turned over to local law enforcement when they engaged in behavior common for kids, especially those who have been through trauma. Many were arrested for fighting, breaking property or mental health crises, and police body-camera footage obtained by Reveal shows at least one child was tasered…

Howard Lisnoff (2021-06-09). The Anti-Abortion and Anti-Woman Movement Has Been Very Effective. counterpunch.org Ten states are taking federal block grant money intended for programs of social uplift and plowing those funds into anti-abortion groups ("At least 10 states divert federal welfare funding to anti-abortion clinics," Guardian, June 4, 2021). Should those on the left be surprised, and especially those in favor of women's rights and the right of a

WSWS (2021-06-09). Australia: Dire conditions to continue in Victorian mental health system. wsws.org The state Labor government's Royal Commission recommendations fail to address years of deliberate neglect and privatisation of essential public services.

WSWS (2021-06-09). Volvo Trucks workers prepare for battle as company cuts off health insurance and brings in strikebreakers. wsws.org Rank-and-file workers at the New River Valley plant, who have decisively rejected two UAW-backed sellout agreements, are demanding the immediate restoration of health benefits and mass picketing to stop the company's strikebreaking operation.

GINIW Collective (2021-06-09). Minnesota Water Protectors Denied Medications and Phone Calls After Arrests. indybay.org Water Protectors in actions to shut down Enbridge's Line 3 in Northern Minnesota were denied their medications and phone calls.

Alejandro Fernandez-Montero, Josepmaria Argemi, José Antonio Rodríguez, Arturo H. Ariño, Laura Moreno-Galarraga (2021-06-09). [Research Paper] Validation of a rapid antigen test as a screening tool for SARS-CoV-2 infection in asymptomatic populations. Sensitivity, specificity and predictive values. thelancet.com This study suggests that rapid antigen tests are less effective in asymptomatic population, when compared with RT-PCR. Further studies are needed to evaluate different options to improve screenings based on rapid antigen test, such as the use of clinical questionnaires to select higher risk-participants, the confirmation of negative results with RT-PCR or the use of repetitive sequential testing.

Shamez N Ladhani, Georgina Ireland, Frances Baawuah, Joanne Beckmann, Ifeanyichukwu O Okike, Shazaad Ahmad, Joanna Garstang, Andrew J Brent, Bernadette Brent, Jemma Walker, Felicity Aiano, Zahin Amin-Chowdhury, Louise Letley, Jessica Flood, Samuel E I Jones, Meaghan Kall, Ray Borrow, Ezra Linley, Maria Zambon, John Poh, Angie Lackenby, Joanna Ellis, Gayatri Amirthalingam, Kevin E Brown, Mary E Ramsay (2021-06-09). [Research Paper] SARS-CoV-2 infection, antibody positivity and seroconversion rates in staff and students following full reopening of secondary schools in England: A prospective cohort study, September—December 2020. thelancet.com In secondary schools, SARS-CoV-2 infection, seropositivity and seroconversion rates were similar in staff and students, and comparable to local community rates. Ongoing surveillance will be important for monitoring the impact of new variants in educational settings.

Nefsu Awoke, Tiwabwork Tekalign, Mistre Teshome, Tsegaye Lolaso, Getahun Dendir, Mohammed Suleiman Obsa (2021-06-09). [Research Paper] Bacterial Profile and asymptomatic bacteriuria among pregnant women in Africa: A systematic review and meta analysis. thelancet.com Asymptomatic bacteriuria is substantial among pregnant women in Africa. Therefore, all pregnant women should be tested for the presence of asymptomatic bacteriuria. A screening program must be based not only on the incidence but also on a cost-efficacy evaluation and a microbiological evaluation.

Rachel Evans (2021-06-09). Rally opposing violence against women draws hundreds in Blue Mountains. greenleft.org.au A Blue Mountains Women's Health and Resource Centre rally opposing violence against women brought together hundreds of members of the sex and gender diverse community. Rachel Evans reports.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-09). Consumer Health: Men's health threats and strategies for healthier living. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Do you know the greatest threats to men's health? Do you know what you can do to lower your risks and lead a longer, healthier life? June is Men's Health Month, which makes this a good time to explore these topics. Three of the top causes of death among men in the U.S. are heart …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-09). Supporting rural communities across southern Minnesota with a mobile health clinic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A mobile health clinic will launch this summer in southern Minnesota and offer a new way for patients in rural communities to connect with Mayo Clinic Health System, expanding access to Mayo Clinic care. ____________________________________________________________ ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Health System will launch a new mobile health clinic that will expand services by increasing …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-09). Groundbreaking Early Cancer Detection Test Studied at Mayo Clinic Introduced Nationally. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic today recognized the debut of a groundbreaking multi-cancer early cancer detection (MCED) test called Galleri? that can detect more than 50 types of cancers[1] through a simple blood draw. The Galleri test is intended to complement U.S. guideline-recommended cancer screenings. Mayo Clinic Oncologist Minetta Liu, M.D. was involved in the development of the new test. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-09). Do glasses that block blue light help your eyes? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Sitting behind a computer screen all day can strain your eyes, but do glasses that claim to block blue light really help? Dr. Muriel Schornack, a Mayo Clinic optometrist, says the macula is the area of the retina in your eye that is responsible for processing your clear central vision. The macula can be sensitive …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-09). Consumer Health: Understanding migraine headaches. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about migraines. Migraine headaches can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. A migraine usually lasts from four to …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-09). 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 (2021-06-09). FDA approves aducanumab to treat Alzheimer's disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved aducanumab to treat Alzheimer's disease on Monday, June 7. About 6 million people in the U.S. and 30 million worldwide are living with Alzheimer's disease, a progressive brain disorder that is the most common cause of dementia. "I think this is good news for our patients with Alzheimer's …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-09). Thanks to 3D printing, 'They know who I am — I'm grandpa'. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For John Roby, the road to recovery from injuries to his face has been paved with teamwork between Plastic Surgery and Radiology using 3D printing. __________________________________________________ In an instant — the grasp on the hand brakes, the squealing tires, the realization of what was to come, the unavoidable collision between motorcycle and passenger side of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-09). Mayo Clinic study provides clarity on use of anticoagulants in gastrointestinal cancers. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A study by Mayo Clinic researchers provides some clarity in the use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC), such as apixaban and rivaroxaban, to treat acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with gastrointestinal cancers. The findings were published Wednesday, June 2, in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Among the study's findings: Rivaroxaban showed no higher risk …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-09). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cerebrospinal fluid leaks are commonly misdiagnosed. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Cerebrospinal fluid is the clear fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. It cushions the brain and spinal cord from injury, delivers nutrients and acts as a waste removal system for the brain. A cerebrospinal fluid leak occurs when fluid escapes through a small tear or hole in the outermost layer of tissue that …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-09). Science Saturday: Patients need to know how their data affects their health outcomes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In the near future, genome sequencing, among other biological measures, will be as routine as X-rays and cholesterol testing. The challenge, though, will be accurately interpreting the vast amount of data and effectively using it to guide decisions about health care. In a position statement published in Hepatology, Mayo Clinic researchers layout perspectives of various stakeholders …

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