Daily Archives: June 15, 2021

2021-06-15: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-06-15). COVID cases rise in Russia as government fails to contain pandemic. wsws.org Officials in Moscow and Saint Petersburg announced a week's worth of limited restrictions, as infections in Russia surge well past the peak reached at the onset of the pandemic and vaccinations stall.

Staff (2021-06-15). Vaccine Refusal in Trump Country Makes It a Sitting Duck for COVID Delta Variant. truthout.org Great Britain had great plans for June 21. English citizens had been calling it "Freedom Day," the day that nation's COVID restrictions would be lifted after the pandemic's long siege. A well-managed vaccine rollout has more than half the population fully inoculated, and everything appeared to be moving in the right direction. | Upon the emergence of the COVID-19 variant dubbed "Delta," however, the U.K.'s plans have changed. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has delayed "Freedom Day" for anot…

Staff (2021-06-15). Headlines for June 15, 2021. democracynow.org China Blasts "Cold War Mentality" as Biden Pushes NATO to Declare China a Security Risk, WHO Says G7 Vaccine Pledge Falls Far Short of What's Needed to End Pandemic, COVID-19 Surges in Unvaccinated African Nations; Chile Locks Down Santiago Despite Vaccinations, Brazilian Indigenous Leaders March Against Copa América, Demanding Vaccines, Not Soccer Matches, U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Top 600,000, the Worst Toll in the World, NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Released from Prison, Sen. Mitch McConnell Suggests Republicans Won't Confirm Biden SCOTUS Nominees After 2022 Election, Boeing to Resume Campaign Contributions to…

Stephen Lendman (2021-06-15). Another Toxic COVID Vaccine Coming. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @

Megan Redshaw (2021-06-15). 8 Fully Vaccinated Die of COVID in Maine, as States Continue to Report 'Breakthrough' Cases. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @

Aldo Caliari (2021-06-15). 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.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). 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 opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older can …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). 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 (2021-06-15). 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 (2021-06-15). 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 …

Jon Queally (2021-06-15). On climate and COVID-19, G7 judged a 'colossal failure'. greenleft.org.au Anti-poverty groups, climate campaigners, and public health experts reacted with outrage after the G7 effectively abdicated responsibility in the face of savage economic inequality, a rapidly-heating planet, and the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, writes Jon Queally.

DLI (2021-06-15). 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.

Chaudhry HJ, Walker-McGill C, Dzau VJ. (2021-06-15). Addressing Clinician Well-being and the Opioid Epidemic. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint describes the connections between the US opioid use disorder (OUD) epidemic and crises in health care workforce well-being and describes a collaboration between the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) to address both and harmonize regulatory standards and practices where possible.

jamanetwork (2021-06-15). Drugs for Menopausal Symptoms. jamanetwork.com This Medical Letter provides 2 Tables summarizing key information about drugs for menopausal symptoms published as part of a comprehensive review on the topic.

WSWS (2021-06-15). Maruti Suzuki worker jailed for life on frame-up charges dies due to authorities' negligence—a victim of ruling class justice. wsws.org Indian authorities are directly responsible for the death of the worker-militant Jiyalal at just 35 years of age, having callously refused to provide him with proper medical care even after his cancer diagnosis.

Voelker R. (2021-06-15). Do Magnets in Consumer Electronics Disable Implanted Medical Devices? jamanetwork.com After reviewing published articles and conducting its own testing, FDA officials said it doesn't appear that consumer electronics such as cellphones or smartwatches with high—field strength magnets pose serious risks for people with implanted medical devices.

Voelker R. (2021-06-15). Guidance to Develop Devices That Improve Glycemic Control. jamanetwork.com As manufacturers' interest grows in the development of medical devices that can improve glycemic control among patients with type 2 diabetes, the FDA has issued draft guidance on how to design clinical studies to evaluate the devices.

Staff (2021-06-15). Cuba begins Covid-19 vaccine clinical trial in pediatric ages. en.cubadebate.cu Cuba has begun on Monday phases I/II of the clinical trials of its Soberana 02 and Soberana Plus Covid-19 vaccines on Children and teenagers, with two doses of the former and one of the later. Approved on June 10 by the Center for State Control of Medicines, Equipment and Medical Devices (CECMED), this trials that will take place at the Juan Manuel Marquez Pediatric Hospital in Havana will be sequential, open and adaptive for three to 18 years of age.

United Health Professionals (2021-06-15). The Covid Outbreak: "Biggest Health Scam of the 21st Century." Report by 1500 Health Professionals. globalresearch.ca We say : STOP disproportionate measures to fight SARS-CoV-2 (lockdown, blocking the economy and education, social distancing, wearing of masks for all, etc.) because they are totally unjustified, are not based on any scientific evidence and violate the basic principles of evidence-based medicine.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Infographic: Overhead and throwing athlete. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about sports medicine.?Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com?

WSWS (2021-06-15). Why is the World Socialist Web Site still blacklisted on the Reddit r/coronavirus and r/politics forums? wsws.org We are calling on Reddit members to demand that the moderators of r/coronavirus and r/politics halt the McCarthyite blacklisting of content links from the World Socialist Web Site .

WSWS repost (2021-06-15). Why is the World Socialist Web Site still blacklisted on the Reddit forums? indybay.org The World Socialist Web Site calls upon Reddit members to demand that the moderators of r/coronavirus and r/politics halt the McCarthyite blacklisting of content links.

WSWS (2021-06-15). Germany: Green-Christian Democrat government in Baden-Wàºrttemberg presses ahead with reopening. wsws.org Despite warnings from virologists of a looming increase in COVID-19 infections, governments at the federal and state levels in Germany are largely dismantling all public health restrictions.

Kuehn BM. (2021-06-15). Despite Improvements, COVID-19's Health Care Disruptions Persist. jamanetwork.com The COVID-19 pandemic's disruption of essential health care services has eased somewhat, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Its latest survey showed that about a third of those services worldwide were still disrupted during the first quarter of 2021—an improvement from 2020 when half of essential services had been interrupted.

news.un (2021-06-15). Domestic workers among hardest hit by COVID crisis, says UN labour agency. news.un.org Domestic workers globally have been among the hardest hit by the COVID crisis, losing more jobs and working hours than other sectors, the UN labour agency ILO said on Tuesday.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-15). Army inaugurates COVID-19 vaccination center in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Iran's Army opened a COVID-19 vaccination center in Lavizan, north-eastern neighborhood of Tehran, on Tuesday.

Staff (2021-06-15). Cuba keeps solidarity movement for blood donation. en.cubadebate.cu President Miguel Díaz-Canel underlined on Monday that Cuba keeps its solidarity movement to save lives through blood donations despite the impact of Covid-19. In his account in twitter, the president remembered the World Blood Donor ¥s Day, celebrated today. Covid-19, having stopped so many things, has not being able to stop this solidarity movement in Cuba, he wrote.

Patrick Cockburn (2021-06-15). Britain is a Parasite on Other Countries. counterpunch.org The British government pretends that, despite the drastic cut to its foreign aid budget, subsidies flow in one direction only, which is from the UK to poor countries. At the G7 summit, Boris Johnson is making much of Britain's generosity in donating surplus vaccines to places where health systems are collapsing under the impact of the pandemic.

Eds. (2021-06-15). In workplace rights debate, who's looking out for China's interns? mronline.org Fueled by pandemic restrictions and a glut of qualified applicants, competition for internship slots is growing fiercer all the time. | June 15, 2021 | Newswire…

WSWS (2021-06-15). The American ruling class "experiments" with eliminating unemployment benefits for millions of workers. wsws.org The cutoff of unemployment benefits is aimed at lowering wages in the face of rising inflation and blackmailing the jobless into accepting dangerous work as the pandemic continues to claim hundreds of lives daily.

Bien J, Lin A. (2021-06-15). A Review of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer. jamanetwork.com To the Editor We believe there are 2 topics that deserved inclusion in the recent state-of-the-art Review on metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC). First, it would be valuable for a discussion of therapeutic options for metastatic CRC to include tissue-agnostic therapy options. As mentioned in the article, the approval of immunotherapy for tumors with microsatellite instability—high or mismatch repair deficiency in 2017 marked a new era for therapeutic approaches. Targeted therapies for neurotrophic tyrosine receptor kinase (NTRK) gene fusion—positive solid tumors and immunotherapy based on total tumor m…

_____ (2021-06-15). US Supreme Court Rejects Case On Native American Sovereignty. popularresistance.org Rapid City, South Dakota – In a devastating blow to the Self-Determination of all Native American Indian Tribes in the United States, the Supreme Court denied the Petition in the case, Gilbert v. Weahke. In doing so, the Justices also violated Article VI of the U.S. Constitution, the Indian Self-Determination Act, the Lanham Act, the Transfer Act, and the Abstention Doctrine. | The case began when a federal agency, the Indian Health Service (IHS), gave an Indian Self-Determination Act multi-million dollar contract to a South Dakota non-profit corporation to manage the Sioux San IHS Hospital in Rapid City, SD. As…

South Front (2021-06-15). Video: Ankara Prepares to Plunge Syria's North into Pandemonium. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Staff (2021-06-15). Rep. Cori Bush Introduces Bill to Decriminalize Possession of All Drugs. truthout.org A pair of House Democrats introduced legislation on Tuesday that would decriminalize possession of all drugs at the federal level for personal use and begin the process of prioritizing a public health approach to drug use over punishment and policing. These are the necessary first steps, advocates say, for

Anonymous103 (2021-06-15). Publicity and Exploitation: Fortress Australia and the Family from Biloela. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | Australian officials and paper mad types are running out of ideas as to how to be cruel towards refugees. We need to give them some credit: for years they have tried to do what most autocratic and murderous regimes do in a heartbeat: ignore international law, treat it with disdain and use those feeble excuses in the service of sovereignty. | As with any system of harm and torture, the justifiers cite a h…

Winner PK, McAllister P, Chakhava G, et al. (2021-06-15). Effects of Eptinezumab vs Placebo on Headache Pain and Most Bothersome Symptom in Migraine Attack. jamanetwork.com This randomized clinical trial assesses the effect of intravenous eptinezumab vs placebo on times to headache pain freedom and absence of most bothersome symptom (nausea, photophobia, or phonophobia) among patients experiencing a moderate to severe migraine attack.

Lamvu G, Carrillo J, Ouyang C, et al. (2021-06-15). Review of Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women. jamanetwork.com This narrative review summarizes the evaluation and management of chronic pelvic pain using recommendations from consensus guidelines to facilitate clinical evaluation, treatment, improved care, and more positive patient-clinician interactions.

jamanetwork (2021-06-15). Bacteria and the Telephone. jamanetwork.com Early in the history of modern bacteriology, when the ubiquity of bacteria and the harm which certain micro-organisms can do was beginning to be demonstrated, the widespread search for these microscopic enemies became a popular exercise among trained observers. Everywhere about us the newly exploited hidden dangers loomed up; in food and drink, in our clothing and shelter, on the earth and in the air bacteria continued to be discovered. For a time it seemed as though few places were healthful habitations, few environments fit to be called sanitary. Gradually, however, it began to be realized that not all bacteria…

Rome BN, Gagne JJ, Kesselheim AS. (2021-06-15). Association of California's Prescription Drug Coupon Ban With Generic Drug Use. jamanetwork.com This pharmacoepidemiology study uses insurance claims data to compare generic substitutions for drugs with vs without manufacturer copayment coupons in California vs surrounding states in the year before and after a January 2018 California ban on coupons intended to incentivize use of more expensive brand-name medication.

Wynn M. (2021-06-15). It Starts With the Brain. jamanetwork.com Half. Hemi. Two hemispheres scribed by fold and furrow, the primal font of the gothic novel ‚ÄÉ‚ÄÉ‚ÄÉ‚ÄÉ‚ÄÉWhat Hath Evolution Wrought?

Celaj S, Kourkoumpetis T. (2021-06-15). Patient Information: Gallstones in Pregnancy. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page describes the symptoms and complications of and the diagnosis and treatment options for gallstones in pregnant people.

VanderPluym JH, Halker Singh RB, Urtecho M, et al. (2021-06-15). Acute Treatments for Episodic Migraine in Adults. jamanetwork.com This systematic review and meta-analysis assesses the benefits and harms associated with acute treatments for episodic migraine, including pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies, with a focus on pain-related outcomes, function, and adverse events.

Burch R, Rayhill M. (2021-06-15). Acute Treatment for Migraine. jamanetwork.com Acute treatment for migraine, also called abortive or symptomatic treatment, is used at the time of a migraine attack with the aim of relieving both pain and the associated symptoms of migraine such as photophobia, phonophobia, and nausea. Available data and expert consensus agree that acute treatment should be reliably and quickly effective, have a low incidence of symptom recurrence, be safe and free from bothersome adverse effects that negate the functional benefits of treatment, and be accessible and affordable. Despite the availability of migraine-specific therapies and nonspecific analgesic acute treatments…

Voelker R. (2021-06-15). Contaminated Water Is Suspected in Massive Salmonella Outbreak. jamanetwork.com A months-long investigation has pointed to contaminated water at a Holtville, California, farm as a contributor to the largest US Salmonella outbreak in more than a decade, according to a recent FDA report.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-15). Imperial Physics students launch skincare tracking app. imperial.ac.uk Two Imperial College London students have created an app to track, share and compare skincare routines.

Kuehn BM. (2021-06-15). Drug-Resistant Malaria Detected in Africa Will Require Monitoring. jamanetwork.com Evidence in Africa that the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum has developed genetic variants that confer partial resistance to the antimalarial drug artemisinin is a warning of potential treatment failure on the horizon, a drug-resistance monitoring study suggested.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Consumer Health: Treating cluster headaches. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about one of the most painful types of headache: the cluster headache. Cluster headaches occur in cyclical patterns or cluster periods that can last from weeks to months. During a cluster period, headaches usually occur daily, sometimes several times …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). 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 (2021-06-15). 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 (2021-06-15). 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 …

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