2021-06-14: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-06-14). Oppose dropping of mask requirement at Amazon! Demand it show all COVID-19 cases at its warehouses! wsws.org Last month, Amazon announced it would no longer require masks in its facilities even as it continues to hide the total reported number of COVID-19 infections.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-06-14). How COVID-19 School Guidelines Are Harming Kids. globalresearch.ca It became clear …

DLI (2021-06-14). Huge disconnects in US-G7 pronouncements. indybay.org The global Covid pandemic has glaringly exposed several giant disconnects in the policy intentions of the Gang of Seven(G7, also euphemistically self-labeled as "market democracies"!). At the conclusion of the latest meeting in England, the joint statement focused on 2 blatant unsubstantiated charges on China and a "dodgy" commitment to send vaccines to needy countries.

Aldo Caliari (2021-06-14). Jubilee USA Statement on G7 Summit and Communiqué. indybay.org The G7 Summit concludes in the United Kingdom and leaders release a communiqué on COVID-19 response, vaccines, trade, debt relief, tax reform and climate change.

WSWS (2021-06-14). Tokyo exploits COVID-19 disaster to push militarist and repressive constitutional revision. wsws.org The proposal to add a national emergency clause to the Japanese constitution has nothing to do with protecting the public from the current or future pandemics.

_____ (2021-06-14). Targeting Russia and China Instead of the Real Enemy — Capitalist Inequality. strategic-culture.org Capitalism and its inequality is the number one enemy of today's world. That is the objective and empirical reality that is staring the world in the face, Finian Cunningham writes. | U.S. President Joe Biden and his Western allies are trying to frame global challenges in a way that ultimately avoids dealing with the most urgent problem that really matters — the explosion in inequality under the capitalist economic system. | The poverty, hardship and litany of social problems, including the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, that stem from the grotesque inequality that capitalism produces are — and shoul…

Staff (2021-06-14). Five Hundred Thousand New Sputnik V Vaccines Arrive in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com A batch of 500,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine arrived this Saturday, June 12, at the Simón Bolívar International Airport in Maiquetía, Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. | This is the eighth shipment of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine to arrive in Venezuela from Russia. The batch was flown in by a flight of the Russian airline Azur Air, and was received at the airport by the Venezuelan Minister for Health, Carlos Alvarado, and the Russian Ambassador to Venezuela, Sergey Melik Bagdasarov. | Alvarado informed that with these new doses "we already have enough vaccines in Venezuela today to vaccinate 13% of…

Staff (2021-06-14). The latest on the deadly effects of COVID-19 in prisons. therealnews.com Ever since COVID-19 came to the United States, its been ravaging prisons in this country. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein and Kathryn M. Nowotny tell Rattling the Bars' Eddie Conway that vaccines seem to be helping to slow infection rates, however it's hard to know for sure because of lingering issues with transparency inside of prisons.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-14). 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 …

Jon Queally (2021-06-14). On Climate and Covid-19 Emergencies, G7 Judged a 'Colossal Failure'. zcomm.org "Never in the history of the G7 has there been a bigger gap between their actions and the needs of the world. In the face of these challenges the G7 have chosen to cook the books on vaccines and continue to cook the planet."

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-06-14). CDC Caught Cooking the Books on COVID Vaccines. globalresearch.ca COVID-19 has been …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-14). 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 …

Staff (2021-06-14). Headlines for June 14, 2021. democracynow.org New Israeli Gov't Coalition Ousts Benjamin Netanyahu After 12 Years as Prime Minister, G7 Concludes as Activists Slam Failure to Act on Climate Crisis, Vaccine Inequality, Biden to Meet with Turkey's President Erdogan as NATO Summit Kicks Off, Novavax Vaccine 90% Effective; U.S. COVID Cases Continue to Fall as California Readies for Reopening, U.K. Delays Reopening as Moscow Sees New Surge in Cases; India Moves to Reopen as Infections Drop, Bombs Kill at Least 7 in Afghanistan as Hazara Shia Come Under Mounting Attacks, Shelling in Afrin, Syria, Kills at Least 13 People, Tunisian Protesters Call for an End to Pol…

Miko Peled (2021-06-14). Where Infrastructure Means Prisons: A Drive into the Naqab and the Illusion of Israeli Democracy. mintpressnews.com Out of close to 250,000 Palestinian Beduin in the Naqab, about half live in "unrecognized villages." This means they get no roads, no electricity or running water, no schools or medical facilities — no services at all.

Juni Hanna (2021-06-14). Medical neglect kills prisoners in Washington state. liberationnews.org Ignoring cancer symptoms in prisons works effectively as a death sentence for these inmates.

Staff (2021-06-14). Family avoids mental fatigue associated with Covid-19 in Cuba. en.cubadebate.cu Professor Olga Esther Infante, from the University of Medical Sciences of Havana, explained that the term 'pandemic exhaustion' is perceived by the Cuban family, a concept coined by the World Health Organization in reference to a state of fatigue, lack of motivation and apathy. Infante specified in a televised conference that this lack of motivation leads to a relaxation of personal self-care and increases the risk of contagion, as well as affectations among group members such as irritability and manifestations of anxiety that can generate conflicts.

United Health Professionals (2021-06-14). International Alert Message about COVID-19. United Health Professionals. globalresearch.ca We are more than 1,500 members (including professors of medicine, intensive care physicians and infectious disease specialists) from more than 30 countries. The lockdown has not only killed people, it has destroyed physical and mental health, economy, education and other aspects of social life.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-14). Infographic: Overhead and throwing athlete. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about sports medicine.?Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com?

PAI (2021-06-14). OSHA orders COVID protections for health workers; other high-risk professions left out. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Almost 16 months and 600,000 deaths after the government officially declared the coronavirus a pandemic, the Democratic Biden administration issued its Emergency Temporary Standard forcing health care firms to protect their workers, now. But the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandate only applies to the health care firms, which lead all the rest of …

WSWS (2021-06-14). Reopening continues in France while danger of resurgence of coronavirus remains high. wsws.org The Macron government is being driven solely by a concern for the resumption of economic and tourist activity, indifferent to the appearance of more deadly variants.

Grace Blakeley, Paul Mason (2021-06-14). How Corona is radicalizing Generation Z. indybay.org People are fighting back. While governments spend huge sums of money to bail out big corporations, many people are rightly wondering why those same states can't seem to raise money to stop climate change or reduce inequality. They are taking to the streets to demand justice – be it social, environmental or gender justice.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-14). Iran joins COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing club: IFDA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — The Spokesman of the Iran Food and Drug Administration (IFDA) said that Islamic Republic of Iran joined the club of manufacturers of coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccine.

Global Research News (2021-06-14). Selected Articles: The Killer in the Bloodstream: The "Spike Protein" globalresearch.ca By The Spike Protein is a "uniquely dangerous" transmembrane fusion protein that is an integral part of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. "The S protein plays a crucial …

WSWS (2021-06-14). US Midwest artists see collapse in income and careers during the pandemic. wsws.org The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected the careers of thousands of artist in the American Midwest, many of whom have had to drastically curtail their activities and seen their incomes sharply reduced.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-14). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: A dangerous phase of the COVID-19 pandemic for those unvaccinated. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been vaccinated for COVID-19, you're able to go shopping, eat in restaurants and travel on airplanes without the same worry of becoming infected with COVID-19 that existed just months ago. But for those who are unvaccinated, getting infected with COVID-19 — even with just minor symptoms — should be a concern, according to Dr. Gregory …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-14). 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 …

news.un (2021-06-14). COVID-19 cases drop for seventh week, but deaths fall less slowly: WHO. news.un.org The number of new COVID-19 cases reported to the UN health agency has declined for seven weeks in a row, in what the top official there called on Monday "the longest sequence of weekly declines during the pandemic so far".

news.un (2021-06-14). Violence against elderly has risen during COVID, UN expert warns. news.un.org With "entrenched ageist attitudes" already undermining the autonomy of elder persons in making their own choices and decisions, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus further violence, abuse and neglect against them, a UN independent expert said on Monday, marking World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Hedelberto López Blanch (2021-06-14). Turismo de vacunas: Barbarie neoliberal. globalizacion.ca Las incongruencias que se observan en este mundo neoliberal son desquiciantes. Mientras que en àÅfrica, gran parte de Asia y de América Latina la mayoría de sus habitantes no han tenido acceso a las inmunizaciones contra la Covid-19, en Estados…

Fight Back (2021-06-14). Federal unemployment benefits to end next week in Alaska, Iowa, Mississippi and Missouri. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – On Saturday, June 12, four Republican-led states cut off three federal unemployment benefit programs. These were the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation or FPUC which provides a $300 per week supplement to regular benefits, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, or PUA for self-employed and gig workers, and the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation or PEUC, for the longer-term unemployment who state benefits have run out. This means that 370,000 who have lost work in Alaska, Iowa, Mississippi and Missouri will be losing their benefits starting next week. | These cuts will fall the har…

WSWS (2021-06-14). G7 summit issues threats against China and Russia. wsws.org While spending trillions on their armed forces, the world's wealthiest countries refused to do anything to seriously combat the pandemic, which is claiming millions of lives.

Staff (2021-06-14). CEO Pay Has Risen to Unprecedented Levels During the Pandemic, Report Finds. truthout.org A new survey of 200 public companies with the highest CEO pay by The New York Times At the 183 companies that answered a survey conducted by Equilar for The New York Times, 68 percent reported a CEO salary that represented a CEO-worker pay gap that's wider than…

Andy Merrifield (2021-06-14). Lefebvre and Althusser: reinterpreting Marxist humanism and anti-humanism. mronline.org Since the October Revolution, Marxism has experienced almost as many crises as capitalism itself. Meltdowns of capitalism usually come as little surprise to savvy Marxist theorists but economic crises are one thing; economic crisis plus a global pandemic is something else again, beyond an everyday capitalist norm, more akin to the political-economy of wartime. Pandemic, […] | June 13, 2021…

Noam Chomsky (2021-06-14). The Elites Are Fighting a Vicious Class War All the Time. zcomm.org Interview on why working-class politics can secure universal health care, climate justice, and an end to nuclear weapons — if we're willing to fight for them…

WSWS (2021-06-14). ATI steelworkers defiant as USW continues isolation of 10-week strike. wsws.org ATI workers express determination to fight job and healthcare cuts and voice support for striking Volvo workers.

Angela (2021-06-14). Thursday 6/17: Specter of Colonial Violence during Military Escalations & Its Health Impact in Palestine. indybay.org Zoom…

Al Jazeera (2021-06-14). Amnesty Raises Alarm as Israel Shuts Palestinian Health Provider. globalresearch.ca Israel's move to …

Colin Todhunter (2021-06-14). Ivermectin: WHO's Chief Scientist Served with Legal Notice for Disinformation and Suppression of Evidence. dissidentvoice.org On 25 May 2021, the Indian Bar Association (IBA) served a 51-page legal notice on Dr Soumya Swaminathan, the Chief Scientist at the World Health Organisation (WHO), for "her act of spreading disinformation and misguiding the people of India, in order to fulfil her agenda." The Mumbai-based IBA is an association of lawyers who strive …

WSWS (2021-06-14). JDE coffee workers condemn fire and rehire: "It's like a virus going through the whole of the workforce" wsws.org Many strikers expressed unease over Unite's strategy of seeking a negotiated settlement with the company and its refusal to mobilise industrial action by JDE workers across Europe and internationally in the face of the company's aggressive tactics.

WSWS (2021-06-14). Australian nurses, midwives strike against unsafe staffing levels and wage cuts. wsws.org The stoppages, while kept isolated and limited by the union, are part of growing and determined industrial action by health workers in Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and internationally.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-14). Delta variant could cause significant third wave – latest Imperial modelling. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's latest modelling suggests the Delta variant could lead to a significant third wave of hospitalisations and deaths.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-14). Health minister issues permit to use COV-Iran Barakat. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — Health Minister Saeed Namaki has issued an emergency permit to use COV-Iran Barakat in the current vaccination of the population.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-14). 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 (2021-06-14). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Viral skin bumps that are a common occurrence in childhood. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 7-year-old son developed a small pink bump on his arm recently. Soon we started noticing more on his back and under his arms. His pediatrician said they were called "molluscum," and we didn't have to do anything about them. But I am worried about them spreading to his little sister. What are …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-14). 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 (2021-06-14). 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 (2021-06-14). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-14). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cancer survivorship needs are unique for each survivor. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is National Cancer Survivor Month, and National Cancer Survivors Day was recognized on Sunday, June 6. Both events recognize and celebrate the millions of adults and children in the United States who have experienced a cancer diagnosis. According to the National Cancer Institute, there are nearly 17 million cancer survivors in the U.S. Each …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-14). Mayo Clinic Minute: Eating disorders affect all genders, races. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org It's the stereotypical image of an eating disorder: a young, white female who is extremely thin. But as Jason Howland reports in the Mayo Clinic Minute, that's not always the case. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/wtUmE6xlFYg Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-14). 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 …

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