2021-06-21: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-06-21). Mass demonstrations erupt across Brazil as COVID deaths pass 500,000 mark. wsws.org Hundreds of thousands took to the streets against the homicidal policies pursued by the Bolsonaro government in the face of the pandemic.

teleSUR (2021-06-21). COVID Causes Latin America's Worst Drop in Foreign Investment. telesurenglish.net The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) annual study, which updates data from the beginning of the year, indicates that Latin America received 88 billion dollars in foreign direct investments, far from the 160 billion in 2019. | In contrast, the flow of investments in Africa fell by 16 %; in Asia, it even rose (by 4 %), and on average, in developing economies, the fall was around 8 %. | RELATED: | "Latin Am…

Emma Sron (2021-06-21). Peer-Reviewed and Published: Adoption of Ivermectin to Combat COVID-19 is Justified. theantimedia.com The study's authors conclude that "large reductions in COVID-19 deaths are possible using ivermectin."

Staff (2021-06-21). Venezuela Includes Foreign Refugees in COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Program. orinocotribune.com The Venezuelan National Commission for Refugees (CONARE), through its office in Guasdualito, Apure state, in coordination with the government, the mayor of the José María Romero Municipality and the Venezuelan Ministry of Health, carried out a COVID-19 mass vaccination day on June 18 for senior citizens in the state. Several refugees of Colombian and Mexican nationalities who live in Venezuela were vaccinated in this session. | Thanks to the cooperation of the governments of the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China, Venezuela has been able to launch the immunization program against COVID-19 in pr…

Rajan Menon (2021-06-21). The Pandemic is us (but now mostly them). nationofchange.org Power, wealth, and justice in the time of COVID-19.

Brian Shilhavy (2021-06-21). 4 British Airways Pilots Dead Following COVID-19 Injections While Spain and Russia Prohibit "Vaccinated" from Air Travel. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Staff (2021-06-21). Trump Complained COVID Testing Would Lose Him the Election, New Book Says. truthout.org I have mostly failed to be impressed by the "blockbuster" books about the Trump administration that have come out over the years. Part of it is simple exhaustion; the man was screaming at me from the TV when most of these books came out, so who needs it? The "revelations" were few and far between because Trump's White House was itself an open book thanks to the leaks and the former president's own unfiltered bluster. He's a venal racist sexist blowhard who can't be trusted? GET OUT NO WAY. | Of a…

Rajan Menon (2021-06-21). The Pandemic Is Us (But Now Mostly Them). zcomm.org Power, Wealth, and Justice in the Time of Covid-19…

Mara Hvistendahl (2021-06-21). I Visited a Chinese Lab at the Center of a Biosafety Debate. zcomm.org What I Learned Helps Explain the Clash Over Covid-19's Origins…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-21). Vaccine Failings: The European Commission and AstraZeneca. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | In the messy, underhanded world of global health responses to COVID-19 it was only appropriate that lawyers should find themselves enriched on respective sides of a dispute about vaccine supply. The pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has been getting a good deal of bad press, with its COVID vaccines seen to be a riskier proposition, notably to younger adults, than those of its rivals. But the matter of rare blood clotting was less a bother to one of the company's main…

Staff (2021-06-21). End Vaccine Apartheid: Summit on Vaccine Internationalism Demands Urgent Action to Help Global South. democracynow.org We look at the push to end what the World Health Organization is calling "vaccine apartheid," as many countries have yet to see a single COVID-19 vaccine shot amid mounting infections. "What we're looking for is an alternative to a system that has basically allowed for COVID-19 vaccines to be absolutely concentrated in the higher-income countries," says Carina Vance Mafla, former health minister of Ecuador, who co-chaired this weekend's emergency Summit on Vaccine Internationalism. She argues vaccine access can be improved by expanding vaccine "production in other countries … that have developed vaccine candida…

Staff (2021-06-21). Yanis Varoufakis: Capitalist Nations Bailed Out Banks While Skimping on Funds to Vaccinate Humanity. democracynow.org More than 2.6 billion COVID-19 vaccines have been administered worldwide, but many countries have yet to see a single shot amid mounting infections. Eighty-five percent of vaccines administered worldwide have been in high- and upper-middle-income countries. Only 0.3% of doses have been administered in low-income countries. Last week, G7 nations pledged to donate just 613 million new vaccine doses — far less than the 1 billion originally promised. This was the focus of an emergency four-day virtual Summit for Vaccine Internationalism this weekend, attended by government ministers, parliamentarians and public…

Staff (2021-06-21). Schumer Backs Sanders Plan to Expand Medicare Cover to Dental, Vision & Hearing. truthout.org Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) is embracing a push by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and other progressive lawmakers to add dental, vision and hearing coverage to Medicare. |

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-21). Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, Austin to celebrate construction milestone on June 14. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org AUSTIN, Minn. — At a special event on Monday, June 14, Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin will celebrate a significant milestone in the construction that has spanned both campuses over the past several years. That's when these recently completed units will be unveiled to the community: Medical and Surgical inpatient care …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-21). Surviving soaring summer temperatures. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When the weather is blistering hot, Dr. David Claypool, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, says you need to listen to your body. "What starts out as heat cramps can quickly move to heat exhaustion and then heatstroke when the body loses the ability to regulate and cool itself down," says Dr. Claypool. He adds a reminder that people should begin the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-21). Science Saturday: Mayo researchers study the genetic basis of high cholesterol in adults. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In a new study published in NPJ Genomic Medicine, Mayo Clinic researchers found that genetic testing may help identify patients with high cholesterol, or hypercholesterolemia. It also may have implications for the clinical management of patients diagnosed with high cholesterol due to a genetic disorder, or familial hypercholesterolemia. "In our study, we found more than 50% of the …

Steve Sweeney (2021-06-21). U.S. blockade on Cuba causes record losses during coronavirus pandemic. mronline.org CUBA'S economy lost more than $9 billion ( £6.5bn) amid the coronavirus pandemic last year, due to the impact of the six decade-long U.S. blockade, government officials said on Thursday. | June 21, 2021…

WSWS (2021-06-21). How science demolishes the right-wing fiction of a Wuhan "lab leak" as the source of coronavirus. wsws.org The science underlying the origins of SARS-CoV-2 distinctly points to the virus emerging from nature rather than from a laboratory.

The Canary (2021-06-21). Matt Hancock dismisses PM's 'hopeless' jibe as ancient history. thecanary.co Health secretary Matt Hancock has dismissed Boris Johnson's claims that he was "hopeless" as "ancient history". The prime minister's former top adviser Dominic Cummings last week released WhatsApp messages from the early days of the pandemic in which Johnson was highly critical of the health secretary. | In one exchange about efforts to expand the coronavirus (Covid-19) testing programme, Johnson complained Hancock was "totally f****** hopeless". | "Ancient history": | Appearing on BBC Breakfast, Hancock acknowledged that people say "all sorts of things in private" when they are under pressure but insiste…

The Canary (2021-06-21). HS2 costs rose by £1.7bn in the past year. thecanary.co HS2's costs have reportedly jumped by another £1.7bn in the past year as the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic adds further pressure to the high-speed railway project. | The suspension of work at most sites at the start of the virus crisis, combined with social distancing measures causing delays and reduced productivity, mean costs for phase one between London and Birmingham have risen by up to £800m, sources close to the scheme told the Financial Times. | Rising costs: | This follows an £800m increase announced by HS2 Ltd in October 2020, which was partly driven by problems redeveloping E…

The Canary (2021-06-21). Scotland's deputy first minister defends the Manchester travel ban decision. thecanary.co The Scottish government's decision to impose a travel ban on people entering the country from Greater Manchester has been defended by the deputy first minister. John Swinney said the restriction on non-essential travel was justified by rising coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in the Greater Manchester and Salford areas. | At the weekend, Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham spoke out against the move, saying it was disproportionate and his administration was not contacted prior to the announcement. Nicola Sturgeon announced on Friday that all non-essential travel to Manchester and Salford would be banned from Monday.

Tomdispatch (2021-06-21). The Wealthy Countries are getting Past the Pandemic, but the Poor are in Catastrophe, which is a looming Catastrophe for the Wealthy. juancole.com By Rajan Menon | — ( Tomdispatch.com ) — Fifteen months ago, the SARS-CoV-2 virus unleashed Covid-19. Since then, it's killed more than 3.8 million people worldwide (and possibly many more). Finally, a return to normalcy seems likely for a distinct minority of the world's people, those living mainly in the United States, Canada, the …

teleSUR (2021-06-21). Haiti's Ex-President Aristide To Get COVID-19 Treatment in Cuba. telesurenglish.net Haiti's Former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide will travel to Cuba to receive COVID-19 treatment. | RELATED: | On Sunday, outlet Le Nouvelliste reported that Haiti's immigration services, at the request of President Jovenel Moise, issued a one-year diplomatic passport to Aristide to allow him to travel abroad. | Cuban authorities agreed to receive him and already informed Haitian officials that they are following up on the procedures. | Pr…

WSWS (2021-06-21). Stellantis relaxes workplace safety protocols as COVID-19 Delta variant spreads. wsws.org Even as the highly contagious and deadly COVID-19 Delta variant spreads, automaker Stellantis says it is ending temperature screening and some safety protocols Monday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-21). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-21). Recent COVID-19 infection could affect recommended timing of your COVID-19 vaccination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration has expanded the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to include all people 12 and up. To date, about 33 million people in the U.S. have had COVID-19. Mayo Clinic recommends that everyone be vaccinated for COVID-19, even those who were previously infected with COVID-19. Health experts do …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-06-21). Is the Danger COVID or the Vaccine? globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Moderator (2021-06-21). Vaccine Nationalism Will Be the Death of Us All. scheerpost.com U.S. Indo-Pacific Command / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By Rajan Menon / TomDispatch Fifteen months ago, the SARS-CoV-2 virus unleashed Covid-19. Since then, it's killed more than 3.8 million people worldwide (and possibly many more). Finally, a return to normalcy seems likely for a distinct minority of the world's people, those living mainly in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the European… |

Leonard Manson (2021-06-21). Pakistan to Block Cell Phone Signal of Those Who Refuse COVID Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Lance Johnson (2021-06-21). Royal Caribbean Discovers that Vaccines Cause Outbreaks, after Eight Vaccinated Crew Members Test Positive for COVID. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

teleSUR (2021-06-21). South Africa To Produce COVID-19 Vaccines Using mRNA Tech. telesurenglish.net The World Health Organization (WHO) and France will support the creation in South Africa of a center dedicated to the production of COVID-19 vaccines using messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA)-based technologies. | RELATED: | "Relying on a few companies to supply global public goods is restrictive and dangerous," the WHO Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said and stressed that the pandemic demonstrates that "resource-p…

Staff (2021-06-21). Iranian Sputnik vaccine to be unveiled on Sat. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Health Minister Namaki informed that the Iranian version of the Sputnik Covid-19 vaccine will be unveiled on Sat.

Staff (2021-06-21). Headlines for June 21, 2021. democracynow.org More Transmissible Delta Variant Becoming Dominant, Threatening COVID Recovery, Cuba's Soberana 02 Vaccine Offers Hope as COVID Surges in Latin America, Brazil Tops 500,000 Deaths, Japan, Uganda Impose New Measures Amid Mounting COVID Cases, Hard-Line Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi Wins Iranian Presidency as Nuclear Deal Talks Continue, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to Meet with Biden Amid Surging Violence and Taliban Advance, MSF Warns Access Urgently Needed to Bring Aid to Syria's Idlib Region, Authorities Uncover Likely Remains of Missing Indigenous Activist 3 Weeks After Disappearance, Ethiopia Holds Twice-Del…

news.un (2021-06-21). COVID-19: First mRNA vaccine tech transfer hub a 'great step forward'. news.un.org The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting a South African consortium in establishing the first COVID-19 mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub, the UN agency announced on Monday.

Association of American Physicians, Surgeon (2021-06-21). Majority of US Physicians Decline COVID Shots, According to Survey. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Brian Shilhavy (2021-06-21). Video: Cancer: The Forbidden Cures — The Original Big Pharma Playbook Long Before COVID-19. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Eric Nepomuceno (2021-06-21). Brasil: Medio millón de víctimas. globalizacion.ca Poco después de las doce del mediodía de ayer se supo: el viernes, el número oficial de muertos por covid en Brasil alcanzó la marca de 500.022. Se trata del número oficial, conviene repetir: es que para investigadores, médicos y…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-21). Rapid exclusion of COVID-19 infection using AI, EKG technology. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Artificial intelligence (AI) may offer a way to accurately determine that a person is not infected with COVID-19. An international retrospective study finds that infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, creates subtle electrical changes in the heart. An AI-enhanced EKG can detect these changes and potentially be used as a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-21). How clinical trials work: COVID-19 and beyond. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Clinical trials help researchers discover and apply critical advances in patient care. Clinical trials follow rigorous scientific processes that usually take many years to complete. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been able to see and experience clinical trials operating on fast-forward. And a lot of people are wondering, "How do clinical trials work?"In …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-21). COVID-19 travel tips for people with weakened immune systems. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Experts say getting fully vaccinated is the most important step people can take to lower their risk of transmitting or getting infected with COVID-19. Even then, Dr. Stacey Rizza, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist, suggests travelers wear a mask, avoid congregated areas when possible and maintain good hand hygiene. These measures are especially important …

news.un (2021-06-21). Human Rights Council urged to support UN chief's call for a 'new social contract' after COVID-19. news.un.org UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Monday urged UN Member States to promote a more inclusive post-pandemic recovery to help the world's most vulnerable recover from the impact of COVID.

news.un (2021-06-21). Pandemic 'rolled back' sustainable development funding for weak economies: UNCTAD. news.un.org Financial assistance to the world's 83 weakest economies fell by 15 per cent in 2020, to $35 billion as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, UN trade and development experts UNCTAD said on Monday.

news.un (2021-06-21). Grave violations against children in conflict 'alarmingly high', latest UN report reveals. news.un.org More than 19,300 boys and girls affected by war last year were victims of grave violations such as recruitment or rape, and the COVID-19 pandemic made it difficult for experts to reach them, the UN said in its annual report on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), published on Monday.

Labor Video Project (2021-06-21). US Criminal Homicidal Covid Policy, Profiteering, Variants, Capitalism & Public Health. indybay.org People's Dr. Nayvin Gordon discusses the homicidal policies of Biden, Newsom and the capitalist politicians in the US and their attack on science…

WSWS (2021-06-21). Italian artist auctions off invisible sculpture. wsws.org Artists have lost on average tens of thousands of dollars each and hundreds of millions collectively since the beginning of the pandemic, but Salvatore Garau has made money by selling literally nothing.

WSWS (2021-06-21). US hotel chains plan to lay off hundreds of thousands of housekeepers in post-pandemic restructuring. wsws.org The US hotel industry is developing plans to end daily cleanings for guests, resulting in the elimination of hundreds of thousands of jobs for housekeepers and other staff.

Chuck Collins (2021-06-21). How America's 50 Largest Inherited-Wealth Dynasties Accelerate Inequality. counterpunch.org A new IPS/Inequality.org report finds that the U.S. continues to suffer from the extreme and growing wealth and power of inherited-wealth family dynasties — and the growth of their extreme wealth accelerated during the pandemic. The report, "Silver Spoon Oligarchs: How America's 50 Largest Inherited-Wealth Dynasties Accelerate Inequality," tracks the 50 wealthiest families from 1983

WSWS (2021-06-21). As unemployment claims surge and mass evictions loom, Louisiana becomes first Democratic-run state to impose early end to federal jobless aid. wsws.org Jon Bel Edwards became the first Democratic governor to sign legislation ending pandemic-related unemployment benefits, even as a new report from Harvard estimated that 2.3 million homeowners across the US are at risk of eviction.

WSWS (2021-06-21). Despite threat of Delta variant, German government continues reopening policy. wsws.org Sporting and social events are going ahead with virtually no restrictions, to give the impression that the pandemic is over, when danger remains acute.

Al-Shabaka (2021-06-21). Gaza's Summer: Destruction, Pandemic, and Climate Change. juancole.com By Asmaa Abu Mezied | — ( Al-Shabaka ) — In 2013, the UNDP warned of the increasing occurrence of dangerous heatwaves in Palestine over the coming years as a result of climate change. Indeed, at the end of August 2020, the Palestine Meteorological Office issued a warning about an impending heatwave, where the temperature …

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