Daily Archives: June 23, 2021

2021-06-23: News Headlines

Staff (2021-06-23). Delta Variant Linked to COVID Surges Amid Slow U.S. Vaccination Rates as Global Inequity Persists. democracynow.org The White House says it will miss its goal of getting 70% of adults at least partially vaccinated by July 4. Vaccinations are available for anyone age 12 and up in the U.S., but just 45% of people in the U.S. are fully vaccinated, and only 16 states have fully vaccinated more than half of their populations. Epidemiologist Dr. Ali Khan says despite more than 150 million people in the U.S. now being vaccinated against the coronavirus, the highly contagious Delta variant is quickly becoming a concern. "Our expectation should be, by July, this will be the dominant variant," he says.

Teodrose Fikremariam (2021-06-23). WHO Issues Critical Guidance Urging Children and Adolescents to Stop Getting Vaccinated Against COVID-19. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Birsen Filip (2021-06-23). The COVID Lockdowns Showed Us How Dangerous Social Engineers Have Become. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-06-23). India's COVID-19 tally crosses 30 million. ecns.cn India's COVID-19 tally surpassed 30 million-mark and the death toll crossed 390,000 on Wednesday, said the federal health ministry.

WSWS (2021-06-23). Quebec establishment demands end to strike by food processing workers, invoking plight of chickens-for-slaughter. wsws.org The same politicians who are now whipping up a furor over the "euthanizing" of chickens have prioritized big-business profit over human life throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2021-06-23). COVID deaths rise among Brazil's Petrobras oil workers. wsws.org There has been a 125 percent increase in oil workers' deaths over the last two months, from 20 deaths as of April 5 to 45 deaths by June 15.

WSWS (2021-06-23). Brazil's Workers Party seeks right-wing electoral alliances as generals warn of "breaking point" wsws.org Mass demonstrations against Bolsonaro's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic have deepened fears within the Brazilian ruling class of an eruption of class struggle.

Satata Karmakar (2021-06-23). Delhi Girl Suffers Deadly Neurological Complications Post COVID-19 Vaccination with Covishield, Dies Within Days. globalresearch.ca

news.un (2021-06-23). Small businesses unprepared for pandemic-sized climate shock 'every decade'. news.un.org Small businesses which make up more than half of the global workforce were 2.5 times more likely to go under than larger firms in the first months of COVID-19, the International Trade Centre (ITC) said on Wednesday, warning that the impact of climate change could cause pandemic-scale disruption "every decade".

Yanis Varoufakis (2021-06-23). Capitalist Nations Bailed Out Banks While Skimping on Vaccinating Humanity. zcomm.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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). 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 …

Staff (2021-06-23). The blockade is a virus, too, eliminate it! en.cubadebate.cu The country was unable to access a total of 32 pieces of equipment and supplies related to the production of anti-COVID candidate vaccines and the completion of clinical studies of these products, including equipment for the purification of the candidates, attachments for production equipment, filtration tanks and capsules, potassium chloride solution, thimerosal, packaging and reagents.

Global Research News (2021-06-23). Selected Articles: Canadians Aren't Being Told About Vaccine Risks. globalresearch.ca By At the top of the medical hierarchy is the neurosurgeon. Neurosurgeons are surrounded by a mystique of omniscience and omnipotence. Imagine my surprise, therefore, as …

Edward Curtin (2021-06-23). What I Know and Don't Know about SARS-CoV-2 Virus. dissidentvoice.org After fifteen months of assiduous reading, study, observation, and research, I have come to some conclusions about what is called COVID-19. I would like to emphasize that I have done this work obsessively since it seemed so important. I have consulted information and arguments across all media, corporate and alternative, academic, medical, books, etc. I …

Dr. David Halpin (2021-06-23). The British Medical 'Profession' Is Complicit in the Inoculation of an Unnecessary and Toxic Experimental 'Vaccine'. globalresearch.ca

Greg Glaser (2021-06-23). California Medical Board Hears Testimony in Trial of Physician Who Risks Losing License for Writing Vaccine Medical Exemptions. globalresearch.ca

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-23). Imperial graduate wins both Fulbright and Kennedy awards. imperial.ac.uk Medicine graduate Dr Harun Khan has won both the Fulbright Nursten Award in Medical Studies and a Kennedy scholarship to study at Harvard University.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Consumer Health: Testicular self-exam. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health care providers and medical organizations differ on their recommendations for testicular self-exams. Routine testicular self-exams can help you learn how your testicles normally look and feel. Then you're more likely to notice subtle changes. Changes in your testicles could be a sign of a common benign condition or, less likely, a serious condition such …

Editor (2021-06-23). Cuba's COVID-19 vaccines: A journey of collaboration and revolutionary solidarity. mronline.org With its development of five COVID-19 vaccines and the promise of sharing know-how with developing countries, Cuba has remained faithful to Che Guevara's values of international solidarity and people-oriented medicine. | June 23, 2021…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cardiology pumps AI into patient care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to technology, Mayo Clinic is a leader in bringing the tools and science of artificial intelligence, or AI, into practice. In health care, AI is simply a way of programming a computer to process and respond to data for better patient outcomes. Mayo's AI work in Cardiovascular Medicine uses computer algorithms applied …

Juanita Ramos Ardila (2021-06-23). Coach Fired for Tortilla-Throwing Incident at High School Basketball Game. latinorebels.com On Tuesday night, the Coronado Unified School Board voted unanimously, 5-0, to fire its high school basketball coach head, JD Laaperi, who allegedly confronted the opposing team's coach after the game.

WSWS (2021-06-23). Credit Suisse report reveals vast increase in global wealth inequality amid pandemic in 2020. wsws.org The twelfth annual wealth report issued by the global financial services company Credit Suisse shows that trillions of dollars were transferred into the pockets of the rich during the coronavirus pandemic.

WSWS (2021-06-23). 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 (2021-06-23). Sturgeon brands Gove's indyref2 comments 'sneering, arrogant condescension'. thecanary.co The "sneering, arrogant condescension" by Michael Gove in comments about another referendum are strengthening support for Scottish independence, Nicola Sturgeon has said. | The UK Cabinet Office minister has said he "can't see" Boris Johnson agreeing to another vote before the next general election, adding it is "reckless" to discuss the issue while the country is still recovering from the coronavirus pandemic. | Democracy: | But Scotland's First Minister said the argument that the nations of the United Kingdom are equals "completely disintegrates" if the UK Government refuses to allow another vote on ind…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 vaccination experience special for young man with Down syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The parents of a young Florida patient were so grateful for the caring approach offered to their son during his COVID-19 vaccine appointment that they called back to express their appreciation and share their story. _______________________________________ When the father of a 19-year-old patient with Down syndrome brought his son, Tyler White, for a COVID-19 vaccination …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Examining reports of heart inflammation in young people after second COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is holding an emergency COVID-19 meeting this week to discuss COVID-19 vaccine safety as it relates to news that young people may develop myocarditis after receiving a second dose of a messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine. Myocarditis, which is an inflammation of the heart …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-23). Vaccine Failings: The European Commission and AstraZeneca. counterpunch.org 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

Editor2 (2021-06-23). G-7 Offers Crumbs from Its Table to 'Developing' Countries. orinocotribune.com By Prabhat Patnaik — Jun 19, 2021 | As of now the total unvaccinated population in the world numbers 6.8 billion. The one billion doses promised amounts to mere 7.4% of this requirement. | The G-7 (Group of 7 countries) meeting that has just concluded has promised to donate one billion doses of anti-COVID vaccine to the rest of the world, consisting primarily of the so-called "developing" countries. The US has promised 500 million doses, Britain 100 million doses; the other G-7 countries, Italy, Japan, France, Germany and Canada are supposed to make up the rest. | "One billion doses" sounds a lot, but it is…

Divad Durant (2021-06-23). Work in Progress. thenation.com Work in Progress…

Staff (2021-06-23). Pandemic's High Toll at the Texas Border Lays Bare Gaps in Health and Insurance. truthout.org El Paso, Texas — Alfredo "Freddy" Valles was an accomplished trumpeter and a beloved music teacher for nearly four decades at one of the city's poorest middle schools. | He was known for buying his students shoes and bow ties for their band concerts, his effortlessly positive demeanor and a suave personal style — "he looked like he stepped out of a different era, the 1950s," said his niece Ruby Montana. | While Valles was singular in life, his death at age 60 in February was par…

Rajan Menon (2021-06-23). Power, Wealth, and Justice in the Time of Covid-19. counterpunch.org 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 Union, and China. That's not

Deadline for Democracy Coalition (2021-06-23). Tuesday 6/29: Sacramento: Deadline for Democracy Rally for Voting Rights Now! indybay.org Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse on front steps, 501 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 | Follow any and all COVID guidelines. This is a peaceful event.

Indivisible groups South Bay (2021-06-23). Tuesday 6/29: We Demand Voter Rights Now! Deadline for Democracy Rally in San Jose. indybay.org Intersection of Winchester Blvd. and Stevens Creek Blvd at the San Jose / Santa Clara border (sidewalk intersection of Santana Row shopping center). | Follow all and any COVID guidlines…

DLI (2021-06-23). 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.

Indivisible East Bay & SF, partners (2021-06-23). Wednesday 7/7: Oakland: Deadline for Democracy Rally to Demand Voting Rights Now! indybay.org Oscar Grant / Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94705 | Follow all and any current COVID guidelines…

WSWS repost (2021-06-23). Hotel chains plan to lay off housekeepers in post-pandemic restructuring. indybay.org Major US hotel chains are making use of the collapse of business during the COVID-19 pandemic to permanently eliminate hundreds of thousands of housekeeping jobs.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). 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 (2021-06-23). 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 …

Maywa Montenegro de Wit (2021-06-23). Abolitionist agroecology, food sovereignty and pandemic prevention. mronline.org COVID-19 and other zoonotic outbreaks such as Ebola are illustrative of the complex interactions between deforestation, biodiversity loss, ecosystem destruction, and human health and safety. | June 22, 2021…

Punnee Pitisuttithum, Jittima Dhitavat, Chukiat Sirivichayakul, Arom Pitisuthitham, Yupa Sabmee, Pailinrut Chinwangso, Chawanee Kerdsomboon, Librada Fortuna, Jane Spiegel, Mukesh Chauhan, Indrajeet Kumar Poredi, Anita H.J. van den Biggelaar, Wassana Wijagkanalan, Simonetta Viviani, Souad Mansouri, Hong Thai Pham (2021-06-23). [Research Paper] Antibody persistence 2 and 3 years after booster vaccination of adolescents with recombinant acellular pertussis monovalent aPgen or combined TdaPgen vaccines. thelancet.com Considering the persistence of elevated antibody responses 3 years post-booster vaccination, genetically detoxified monovalent aPgen and TdaPgen vaccines can be expected to induce longer-lasting protection than chemically inactivated Tdap vaccines.

WSWS (2021-06-23). Lebanon's social crisis deepens amid internal political turmoil and imperialist scheming. wsws.org The economic crisis has been intensified by the pandemic, the default last year on Lebanon's sovereign debt to international lenders and the Beirut port blast last August that killed 211 people, injured more than 6,000 and destroyed much of the northern part of the city.

Matt Sedlar (2021-06-23). Over 3.8 Million Young Adults Found Not Working or in School in Early 2021. cepr.net Young adults tend to get hit harder during recessions and experience more long-term consequences from downturns in comparison to older workers. Previous analysis from CEPR has found that young people were hit hard by the pandemic and were largely employed in sectors that did not allow remote work options and would not be as quick …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). First test to detect recently discovered autoimmune disease associated with testicular cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic Laboratories has launched a first-of-its-kind test to detect an autoimmune disease called testicular cancer-associated paraneoplastic encephalitis. The test, available nationally and internationally, detects the Kelch-like protein 11 antibody, or KLHL11, and is a result of the breakthrough study from 2019 that discovered the disease. This test has already provided patients, such as Steven Wopperer of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). 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, …

Editor2 (2021-06-23). Attempting Coups in Nicaragua with Tax Dollars Through US Agencies and Corporate Foundations. orinocotribune.com By Nan McCurdy — Jun 18, 2021 | USAID does not provide aid, it carries out coups. | Since the Sandinistas won the 2006 election their anti-poverty policies have had enormous success. | The country is 90% self-sufficient in food. 99% of the population have electricity in their homes that is now generated with over 70% green energy; International financial Institutions including the World Bank, the International Development Bank and The Central American Bank for Economic Integration praise Nicaragua for its excellent, efficient project execution. It has one of the best health systems in Latin America praised b…

The Canary (2021-06-23). Health workers stage protest to press the PM on pay decision. thecanary.co Health workers are pressing the prime minister to end their long wait for a pay rise amid continuing anger over the government recommending a 1% increase. | Fair pay for key workers: | Unison is staging a protest at Westminster on 23 June, saying thousands of health workers across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland will be looking to Boris Johnson to announce his decision in the coming days. | NHS staff were due a pay rise in April, but ministers said they would await the recommendations of the pay review body, which is expected to deliver its report within days. Last month, health workers across Scotla…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-23). The Great Barrier Reef Wars. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | To float over such an aqueous body is to find a majestic creature unparalleled in beauty and expanse, stretching at 2,300km. There are other stunning formations on the planet, but the Great Barrier Reef has such dimension, form and cocksure brilliance as to make others shrink, not so much because of beauty as due to sheer scale and ecological variety. | But the Reef's health record has been patchy. Each year brings a series of negative assessmen…

_____ (2021-06-23). Graduate Student Researchers Seek Union Representation. popularresistance.org In one of the largest public employee organizing drives California has seen in over a decade, some 17,000 graduate student researchers at the University of California may soon become union members. | Student Researchers United, a committee of graduate student researchers, filed a petition for union certification with the California Public Employment Relations Board May 24. Organizers say they are seeking better wages and healthcare benefits, written protections against harassment and discrimination and a formal grievance procedure. They're also calling for more legal and political support for international studen…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Biju Samkutty named chief operating officer for Mayo Clinic International. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minnesota — Biju Samkutty has been named chief operating officer for Mayo Clinic International. Samkutty will partner with G. Anton Decker, MBBCh, president of Mayo Clinic International, to extend the reach of Mayo Clinic's services worldwide. Mayo Clinic Healthcare, 15 Portland Place, London Samkutty was selected for his wealth of global and domestic business experience. …

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