2021-06-24: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-06-24). Biden funnels pandemic relief funds into strengthening the police. wsws.org On Wednesday, President Biden announced that he will allow states and localities to divert the $350 billion earmarked for pandemic relief in his American Rescue Plan to hire more police and purchase new equipment for their police departments.

WSWS (2021-06-24). Migrant children speak of horrifying conditions in detention centers set up by the Biden administration. wsws.org Children detained in federal custody face horrifying conditions including being deprived of edible food, clean drinking water, access to health care, education and legal support.

Staff (2021-06-24). Venezuela Demands Government of Cape Verde Guarantee Right to Life & Due Process to Alex Saab. orinocotribune.com Given the most recent information on the state of his health, and Cape Verde's refusal to release Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela issued a Below the is full unofficial translation of the communiqué: | The Bolivari…

Robert Kellar QC (2021-06-24). Supreme Court Revisits Wrongful Birth Claims: an extended look — Robert Kellar QC and Owain Thomas QC. ukhumanrightsblog.com In Khan v. Meadows [2021] UKSC 21 the Supreme Court has revisited the principles to be applied in "wrongful birth" claims: claims for the cost of bringing up a disabled child who would not have been born but for a doctor's negligent medical advice/treatment. However, the judgment has implications beyond the world of clinical negligence litigation. …

Staff (2021-06-24). Biden Admin Urged to Release Trans and HIV+ Asylum Seekers Following Deaths. truthout.org Image Credit: Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement | Ahead of Vice President Kamala Harris's visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, immigrant rights activists marched on the White House to call on the Biden administration to stop detaining trans asylum seekers, who often face severe abuse, discrimination and medical neglect in custody. Their actions included a service honoring and mourning the deaths of several trans people who died due to ICE negligence. Eight immigrant rights groups also sent a le…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). 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 …

Thomas Klikauer — Catherine Link (2021-06-24). Capital, Profits and Wages in 2021. counterpunch.org One might begin the journey into capital, profits and wages with a helpdesk worker called Erin. Erich was, despite having numerous degrees, squeezed into an open-plan office until the Coronavirus pandemic hit her workplace. Erin works around forty hours a week, thus making $480.- a week, or $23,000 a year. The U.S. Census Bureau lists the annual real median personal income at $35,977 in 2019.

Sophia Purdy-Moore (2021-06-24). Key workers denied 'dignity, security and safety' through lack of sick pay. thecanary.co New analysis published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) on 24 June shows that one in 12 key workers in Britain don't currently qualify for statutory sick pay — and haven't over the course of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. TUC is calling on the government to provide decent sick pay for all workers to ensure that everyone receives the support they need to self-isolate. | Frontline workers at risk: | TUC highlights that many frontline key workers are at greater risk from contracting coronavirus than those who are able to work from home. In spite of this, the body has found that in Britain, mo…

Staff (2021-06-24). Rise in Fake News Tarnishing Venezuela's Mass Vaccination Campaign against COVID-19. orinocotribune.com Since the transformation process led by Commander Hugo Chávez began, Venezuela has continuously been in the eye of the media hurricane. A good research project for the new generations of communicators and journalists would be to make a detailed inventory of the many and varied lies against the Bolivarian Revolution, all set against the country and its people over the last two decades. The media disinformation campaign has even worsened in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. | Surely the list of falsehoods will be as surprising as it is extensive. But perhaps it has been in these last 5 or 6 years of extreme aggre…

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2021-06-24). U.N. again denounces U.S. blockade of Cuba; Biden administration maintains Trump stance. peoplesworld.org The United Nations General Assembly on June 23 overwhelmingly approved a Cuban resolution condemning the U.S. economic, commercial, and financial blockade of Cuba, in place for 60 years. The Assembly has done precisely that every year since 1992, except for 2020, when the vote was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The vote this time …

WSWS (2021-06-24). Australian state government rejects calls for lockdown as Sydney Delta outbreak grows. wsws.org The NSW Liberal government is essentially declaring that it will do nothing to stem a rapidly-growing outbreak of one of the most infectious variants of COVID, in the country's largest city.

DLI (2021-06-24). 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.

WSWS repost (2021-06-24). 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.

Deadline for Democracy Coalition (2021-06-24). 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 East Bay & SF, partners (2021-06-24). 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…

Indivisible groups South Bay (2021-06-24). 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…

Staff (2021-06-24). Biden Urges Cities to Use COVID Funds to Hire More Police. truthout.org Racial justice advocates say President Biden's new plan for addressing crime and gun violence could encourage cities to divert pandemic relief funding away from communities and into the police departments that terrorize them. Moreover, they say, the plan does little to reverse decades of racist policies that both target and abandon Black, Indigenous and people of color, making their communities more vulnerable to violence. | As activists around the country call for a defunding of police, the White House announc…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). 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 (2021-06-24). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). 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 (2021-06-24). 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 …

news.un (2021-06-24). COVID pandemic fuelling major increase in drug use worldwide: UN report. news.un.org Around 275 million people used drugs worldwide in the last year of unprecedented upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, up by 22 per cent from 2010. That's among the key findings of the latest annual report released on Thursday by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which also provides an overview of global drug markets, as well as their impact on people's health and livelihoods.

news.un (2021-06-24). 91 countries now offer COVID-19 vaccinations to refugees, says UNHCR. news.un.org UN refugee agency UNHCR, on Thursday welcomed the growing number of countries that have offered COVID-19 vaccines to refugees before urging others to do the same.

news.un (2021-06-24). UN chief urges European Parliament to support COVID vaccines for all. news.un.org The European Union (EU) must use its leverage to ensure people everywhere have access to COVID-19 vaccines, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday.

Editorial Team (2021-06-24). Protest erupts in Brazil in retaliation to Bolsonaro COVID disaster. challenge-magazine.org Bolsonaro's government has not made a concerted effort to fight the pandemic, on the contrary, the president has sought to undermine the legitimacy of COVID-19 as a genuine threat and has actively obstructed plans to improve the country's situation. Only 11% of Brazil's 211 million people have been vaccinated, and acquisitions of new vaccines have been made few and far between.

WSWS (2021-06-24). Governments abandon COVID-19 restrictions as Delta variant surges worldwide. wsws.org Epidemiologists and public health experts are ringing the alarm about the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, which is up to 60 percent more transmissible than the previously dominant variant, and at least partially resistant to some vaccines.

WSWS (2021-06-24). COVID-19 outbreak worsens in Taiwan amid vaccine row. wsws.org In addition to the big business-driven chaos of the government's response to the pandemic, the island's vaccine supply has been subordinated to the Biden administration's drive to use Taiwan as a tool to confront Beijing.

Editorial Team (2021-06-24). The future is being stolen, again. challenge-magazine.org Frank Rowley examines the future implications of public spending cuts for the youth of today; and the general lack of optimism and hope for the future capitalism produces among the youth and working people. | Recently the government announced that it is attempting to claw back cash for the public budget after the pandemic has blown a hole in their already miniscule spending, the proposed method for this is to both eliminate the pensions tax relief and slashing the pensions lifetime allowance. | For those unaware, tax relief is paid at a person's lower limit rate of income tax as an incentive to save money. But…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). 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 (2021-06-24). 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 (2021-06-24). 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, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). 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. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Headaches and menstruation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Ever since I was a teenager and began menstruating, I seem to get headaches that come on around the first day of my period. I am now in my 30s, and over the past year or so, they seem to be getting more severe and lasting longer — sometimes up to three days. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Science Saturday: The regenerative alternative to hip replacement for baseball player. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mikaili Robertson has a passion for playing college sports, so the second baseman was devastated when at age 18 he learned he needed a hip replacement. Worried his playing days might be over, he turned to Mayo Clinic and a surgery that — along with a cadaver tissue transplant — would tap the body's power to assist …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). 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 (2021-06-24). Mayo Clinic again ranked among 'Best Children's Hospitals' by U.S. News & World Report. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Children's Center again ranked as a top-performing children's hospital on U.S. News & World Report's 2021-2022 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota and the five state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. "Mayo Clinic Children's Center …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Staying hydrated, healthy during extreme heat. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Many parts of the U.S. are experiencing scorching hot temperatures as a heat dome settles in over the West and Southwest. However, no matter the location, summer heat and humidity can cause people to experience heat-related illness. But people can take steps to avoid a trip to the emergency department for heat-related illness.Dr. Michael Boniface, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Mayo Clinic Minute: Blurry vision as you age. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Are you over 40 and suddenly feel like your straining to read things right in front of your face? Eye experts at Mayo Clinic say it's actually a normal — and sometimes annoying — condition of the eye that is a part of aging. Reporter Jason Howland explains in today's Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Consumer Health: Blood donation — you can make a difference. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The World Blood Donor Day campaign, observed Monday, June 14, is an effort by the World Health Organization intended to recognize the critical contribution of blood donors and raise global awareness about the need for safe blood and blood products for transfusion, year-round. The role of young people in ensuring a safe blood supply is …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). New dad: Tips to help manage stress. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Becoming a new dad can bring joy — and stress. Find out how to deal with the difficulties of parenthood and develop a rewarding relationship with your newborn. This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. _____________________________________________________________ Becoming a new dad can be an exciting and overwhelming experience. But you can take steps to prepare …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mayo Clinic experts discuss new Alzheimer's treatment option. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Last week, the Food and Drug Administration approved aducanumab to treat Alzheimer's disease, which is a progressive brain disorder that is the most common cause of dementia. Aducanumab targets amyloid plaques in the brain that are believed to be an essential component of Alzheimer's disease. But what does the approval of a new Alzheimer's drug …

teleSUR (2021-06-23). Bridges of Love Will Walk From Miami to Washington for Cuba. telesurenglish.net In exclusive statements to Prensa Latina, the activist assured that they would walk the two thousand kilometers that separate both cities to reiterate to President Joe Biden that "it is time to lift the sanctions against the Cuban family." | RELATED: | "It is time to confront hatred and intolerance, to extend generosity and humanity to a people that, in the midst of a pandemic, resist the economic siege," said Lazo. | The Cuban-born professor…

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.

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 …

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 …

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

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