Daily Archives: June 22, 2021

2021-06-22: News Headlines

Staff (2021-06-22). Headlines for June 22, 2021. democracynow.org South African President Blasts Big Pharma for Refusing to Share COVID-19 Vaccine Technology, Cuba Says Abdala Vaccine Shows 92% Efficacy Against COVID-19, Coronavirus Surges in Indonesia; Colombia Death Toll Passes 100,000, White House Falls Behind Goal of Donating 80 Million Vaccine Doses by End of June, Deaths Soared by 32% in U.S. Nursing Homes, Where 4 in 10 Had COVID-19 in 2020, Senate GOP to Filibuster Restoration of Voting Rights Protections, Belarus Hit with New Sanctions as U.N. Rights Chief Decries Torture and Other Abuses, Zapatistas Arrive in Spain, Marking 500 Years Since Cortés's Conquest of Mexico,…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-22). Cuba's Abdala and Soberana 02 Vaccines Near the Finish Line. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch "In name of Cuba, congratulations," said Miguel Díaz-Canel to the researchers of CIGB that worked to create Abdala, the anti-COVID-19 vaccine. Photo: Granma The Abdala vaccine showed 92.28% efficacy with three doses during the third phase of clinical trials and the Soberana 02 vaccine showed 62% efficacy with just two of its three…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). 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 (2021-06-22). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). 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 …

RT News (2021-06-22). Video: Another Day, Another Dollar. Pfizer Defends Price for Its COVID Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-06-22). Video: What's the Latest on Variants and COVID Vaccine Safety? globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Global Research News (2021-06-22). Selected Articles: Majority of US Physicians Decline COVID Shots, According to Survey. globalresearch.ca By The unspoken truth is that the novel coronavirus provides a pretext and a justification to powerful financial inte…

Arvind Dilawar (2021-06-22). Universities Are Slashing Faculties and Blaming Covid. thenation.com Universities Are Slashing Faculties and Blaming Covid…

Jasmine Norden (2021-06-22). Employees suffering with long Covid are being discriminated against at work. thecanary.co The TUC is calling for the government to recognise long Covid as a disability to prevent suffering employees being discriminated against at work. | The union's NICE defines

Labor Video Project (2021-06-22). 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…

DLI (2021-06-22). 600,000 deaths later, time for a "Negligent Genocide" inquest? indybay.org After 600,000+ U.S, deaths–that number is more than 200 times(!) more than those killed from the 9-11 attacks; and the hundreds of thousands(collateral damage?) who died needlessly from the Covid 19 pandemic, according to most objective health experts–one would think that there would be thunderous clamor for a full-throttle Congressional investigation? Apparently, that would only happen in an alternative Universe different than the current existing one in Washington DC.

Slomski A. (2021-06-22). Hospital-at-Home Rivals Inpatient Care for Some Older Adults. jamanetwork.com So-called hospital-at-home (HAH) programs accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic to decrease older patients' risks. In a recent UK multicenter trial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, older adults who received hospital-level care at home coupled with a comprehensive geriatric assessment had similar outcomes as patients who received inpatient care.

WSWS (2021-06-22). Educators in California, Oregon and Washington stand with victimized London bus driver David O'Sullivan. wsws.org Our committees call for the immediate reinstatement of London bus driver David O'Sullivan and are particularly sensitive to his plight as school bus drivers throughout the US and globally have lost their lives to COVID-19 at an alarming rate.

Rubin R. (2021-06-22). NIH Addresses COVID-19 Disparities. jamanetwork.com The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently funded $29 million in new grants to address COVID-19 disparities among racial and ethnic minorities.

Maeve Higgins (2021-06-22). Maeve in America: Hobbling Away to Hide. progressive.org Through COVID-19, one thing I've missed is spending time alone in public. I'd forgotten about the slight but constant vigilance required just to navigate my way through the world.

Ryan L. (2021-06-22). Vaccinated but Not Protected—Living Immunocompromised During the Pandemic. jamanetwork.com In this narrative medicine essay, an internist, conflicted about returning to life before the COVID-19 pandemic, worries about her vulnerability to an infection she cannot fight even after vaccination.

news.un (2021-06-22). Link between education and well-being never clearer, UN pushes for 'health-promoting' schools. news.un.org With school closures triggered by COVID-19 disrupting both education and access to nutritious meals, two UN agencies on Tuesday launched new measures to help improve the well-being of 1.9 billion school-aged children and adolescents around the world.

news.un (2021-06-22). 'Invisible' stateless people could miss out on COVID-19 jabs, UNHCR warns. news.un.org Millions of stateless people around the world could miss out on COVID-19 vaccinations because they lack identity papers and are essentially "invisible to the authorities".

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). 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 …

Editor2 (2021-06-22). US Sanctions on Cuba and Venezuela Hamper the Global Fight Against COVID-19. orinocotribune.com By Cole Stangler — Jun 18 2021 | Critics say the sanctions undermine U.S. ambitions to vaccinate the world, while new polling shows a clear majority favors a policy change. | IN CUBA, the smallest country in the world to produce its own Covid-19 vaccines, five immunizations are currently in clinical trials. Soberana 2 and Abdala have reached Phase 3, making the island nation the only country in Latin America to reach the final stage in vaccine development. In the meantime, three other kinds of Cuban Covid-19 shots are in early trial phases. | Last month, Cuban authorities opted to begin early distribution of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). Mayo offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota: June 22-July 8. 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 …

Rubin R. (2021-06-22). Vaccination in Residential Facilities. jamanetwork.com The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a rule requiring that long-term care facilities and intermediate care facilities for people with intellectual disabilities educate residents, clients, and staff about COVID-19 vaccines and offer them the shots.

Rubin R. (2021-06-22). Funding for Rural COVID-19 Care. jamanetwork.com The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced that it would spend nearly $1 billion to improve the COVID-19 response and increase the uptake of vaccines in rural areas.

Staff (2021-06-22). Rand Paul Sows Confusion by Wrongly Implying COVID Survivors Don't Need Vaccine. truthout.org Last week, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) posted a The social media communication represented his latest salvo in the ongoing debate over whether natural immunit…

Newsclick (2021-06-22). Could Novavax's COVID vaccine address some challenges in the current vaccination process? peoplesdispatch.org In the latest episode of 'COVID Watch', Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha and immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath discuss Covavax, the protein subunit-based vaccine manufactured by the US manufacturer Novavax. They talk about how it could address some of the challenges that the currently available vaccines are facing, such as cold storage, difficulty in scaling up production, etc. They also discuss how having multiple vaccines is better than using a single one across the globe.

WSWS (2021-06-22). COVID outbreak in Sydney as Australia hit by vaccine supply shortage. wsws.org The outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant occurs after most restrictions have been lifted and amid the ongoing shambles of Australia's quarantine and vaccination programs.

WSWS (2021-06-22). 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.

WSWS (2021-06-22). WHO warns that Delta variant of coronavirus will "pick off" the unvaccinated. wsws.org The warning applies particularly to the poor countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America, which are virtually without vaccines, but also to the unvaccinated in the richer countries.

Staff (2021-06-22). California Rent Forgiveness Shows It's Possible to Shift Our National Priorities. truthout.org Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, millions of people have found themselves out of work, clinging to credit cards or a savings account, making use of the local food bank, and worrying about making the rent each month as the cash dried up. | The relief packages passed by Congress were a lifeline for many, from the checks to the extended unemployment benefits and, perhaps most importantly, the eviction protections for those who simply couldn't make rent because there was no work. T…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-22). US workers left in limbo as States decide to prematurely cut unemployment aid. peoplesdispatch.org 12 States have imposed an early end to the USD 300 additional federal unemployment benefit for pandemic-affected workers, with another 14 States planning to do so in the coming weeks. Over 15 million who depend on this aid and stimulus plans are set to be affected…

Peter Byrne (2021-06-22). Congressperson's Town Hall Disrupted by Angry Anti-Vaxxers. counterpunch.org In early June, Rep. Jared Huffman invited 100 constituents to register online to attend his first in-person town hall since the pandemic struck. Attendees were told to wear face masks and bring proof of vaccination to enter the San Rafael Community Center on Tuesday evening. Chairs were spaced six feet apart. "Large signs" and "banners"

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). Forty years of HIV/AIDS: Will the epidemic end? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June marks the 40th anniversary of the first scientific report describing pneumocystis pneumonia, which later became known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). More than 32 million people have died worldwide from AIDS and 38 million people are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "The last 40 years of …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-22). Cuba's Abdala and Soberana 02 vaccines near the finish line. peoplesdispatch.org The Abdala vaccine showed 92.28% efficacy with three doses during the third phase of clinical trials and the Soberana 02 vaccine showed 62% efficacy with just two of its three doses…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). Mayo Clinic researchers study new class of drugs to treat multiple myeloma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org PHOENIX –?Mayo Clinic researchers are studying a new class of immunotherapy drugs called "bispecific antibodies" that have demonstrated potent tumor-killing activity in multiple myeloma. A paper highlighting this work was published in Blood Cancer Discovery. "CAR-T (chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy) cell therapy, which uses a patient's own modified immune cells to kill cancerous tumors, …

WSWS (2021-06-22). UK educators expose spread of Delta virus, denounce unions for lack of opposition. wsws.org One teacher said of the National Education Union that she felt, "Disgusted and let down. They rolled over, played along with the government and took our fees anyway."

Julia Conley (2021-06-22). Schumer backs Sanders' proposal to include dental, hearing, and vision care in Medicare. nationofchange.org "With the current Medicare platform, those three things are just left out, like it's no big deal," said the Democratic leader. "But it is a big deal and we should fix it."

Kuehn BM. (2021-06-22). Botulism Guidelines Aim to Help Prepare Clinicians for Outbreaks. jamanetwork.com CDC officials have issued the first comprehensive, evidence-based guidelines to help physicians, hospitals, and public health agencies respond in the event of a large-scale botulism outbreak.

Liao JM, Lavizzo-Mourey RJ, Navathe AS. (2021-06-22). A National Goal to Advance Health Equity Through Value-Based Payment. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint proposes payment reforms to incentivize health equity, including setting of national goals, equity audits of payment models independent of quality and cost, and creation of a payment equity learning and action network to guide the work of achieving payment equity goals.

_____ (2021-06-22). Chicago Amazon Workers Help Win Megacycle Pay Nationwide. popularresistance.org The Chicago chapter held its first public action in 2019 to demand access to drinking water on the job. Members quickly made connections with workers in other facilities to organize around issues ranging from health and safety to the lack of paid time off. Over the next two years, workers at DCH1 organized petition campaigns, built community through social events, marched on the boss, and struck.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). Consumer Health: Breast cancer in men. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breast cancer may be thought of as a disease that affects only women. It's the second most common cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S., and it will affect 1 in 8 women, according to the American Cancer Society. Much of the messaging around breast cancer research focuses on the disease in women. However, breast cancer …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). Mayo Clinic patients with a Patient Online Services account can now access Health Records on iPhone. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic patients who have a Patient Online Services account now can use Health Records on iPhone, which allows users to easily view their health data from multiple health care providers in one place. Patient Online Services is Mayo Clinic's patient portal. Health Records allows iPhone users to gather their health records …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). 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 (2021-06-22). 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 (2021-06-22). Mayo Clinic Minute: Cancer isn't the only prostate problem for men. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Nearly 1 in 7 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lives, according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. This week is International Men's Health Week. And as Dr. Matthew Tollefson, a Mayo Clinic urologic oncologist, explains, cancer isn't the only problem men have to worry about when it comes …

Tom H. Hastings (2021-06-22). Juneteenth for white folk. nationofchange.org Is Juneteenth the national holiday going to fix the disparate outcomes for black people in education, health, income, wealth, home ownership, death by police, imprisonment, unemployment, and other inequities?>

Minneci PC, Hade EM, Metzger GA, et al. (2021-06-22). Initial Treatment With Antibiotics vs Surgery and Treatment Success and Disability in Children With Appendicitis. jamanetwork.com This study investigates differences in 1-year outcomes by clinical and socioeconomic factors among US children with uncomplicated appendicitis who were treated with antibiotics vs surgery.

Baumgart P, Garrick T. (2021-06-22). Assessment of Depressive Symptoms in Medically Ill Patients. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Insights Clinical Update proposes an algorithm to determine the cause of depression in people with chronic and severe medical illness and summarizes screening, diagnosis, and management recommendations.

Ramirez AH, Gebo KA, Harris PA. (2021-06-22). Progress With the All of Us Research Program: Opening Access for Researchers. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint summarizes enrollment to date in the All of Us Research Program, a cohort study launched in 2018 designed to enroll ‚â•1 million participants, including those from historically underrepresented backgrounds, to diversify the human genome database and the infrastructure it is building to broadly share its data assets to improve and accelerate biomedical research.

Kuehn BM. (2021-06-22). Adults Lag Behind Children in Reduced Head Injuries From Biking. jamanetwork.com Child and adolescent emergency department (ED) visits for biking-related traumatic brain injuries dropped by almost 50% between 2009 and 2018, a CDC study reported. Despite the decline, a much smaller 5.5% reduction among adults points to a need for improved safety measures.

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