Daily Archives: June 29, 2021

2021-06-29: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-06-29). New York City to move 8,000 homeless people from hotels to crowded shelters, ending COVID-19 prevention program. wsws.org Mayor Bill de Blasio's effort will jeopardize the health of homeless people to free hotel rooms for tourists.

Tikender Panwar (2021-06-29). COVID-19: What will our post-pandemic habitat be? peoplesdispatch.org The governance model for a sustainable habitat has to be linked with people's participation and their engagement. This must be decentralized and democratized. People must be given the opportunity to decide their urban futures…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-29). Towards a "Third Wave"? Combating "D the Dangerous Delta Variant". The "Mathematical Lockdown Model" globalresearch.ca The fear campaign has one again gone into high gear. | Is a new Worldwide lockdown envisaged as a means to combating the "dangerous" Covid variant entitled "Delta". | First identified last year in India, The SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant was "thought to …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). 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 (2021-06-29). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 vaccination rates stalling, infections from the delta variant rising. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Summer and fall are going to be a dangerous time for people in the U.S. who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19, according to Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "I really think this exponential rise in the number of sequences that are delta must be taken …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). 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 …

ecns.cn (2021-06-29). COVID-19 origin review may not be definitive: WSJ. ecns.cn The review of the origin of the COVID-19 may not produce "a definitive explanation," said The Wall Street Journal in a report Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-06-29). U.S. experts call for establishment of commission on evaluation of COVID-19 response: media. ecns.cn The United States should establish a commission on evaluation of its COVID-19 response, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has cited U.S. leading experts as saying.

Deadline for Democracy Coalition (2021-06-29). Friday 7/9: Walnut Creek: Deadline for Democracy Sidewalk Rally for Voting Rights. indybay.org Intersection of Ygnacio Valley Road and Civic Drive, Walnut Creek 94596 | This is a peaceful event. Follow current COVID safety guidelines.

Monterey Peace & Justice Center (2021-06-29). Tuesday 6/29: India: The world's largest strike, COVID crisis, Hindu nationalism, human rights. indybay.org Monterey Peace & Justice Center | 1364 Fremont Boulevard | Seaside, CA 93955…

Megan Redshaw (2021-06-29). FDA Adds Heart Inflammation Warning to Pfizer, Moderna COVID Vaccines as Some Experts Call for Full Approval. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Roxana Bruno (2021-06-29). 57 Top Scientists and Doctors Release Shocking Study on COVID Vaccines and Demand Immediate Stop to All Vaccinations. globalresearch.ca A group of …

BALASPL (2021-06-29). Wednesday 7/14: Know Your Rights! Eligibility & Applying for Medi-Cal, Medicare, & Covered CA. indybay.org Online workshop…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). 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 (2021-06-29). Cancer to COVID-19: Experimental treatment pivots in record time. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At the beginning of 2020, everyone in research and medicine who could pivot to focus on COVID-19 did. Scientists and physicians hauled out findings from previous epidemics. In papers and personal correspondence, they shared descriptions of the damage wrought by SARS-CoV-2. They started running potential drugs through their paces. "When you have a completely new …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Blood shortage: Consider donating. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Those who are eligible to donate blood are asked to roll up their sleeves and help in their local communities. "It is important to give blood right now because hospitals in the U.S. are having to manage a very depleted blood inventory," says Dr. Justin Kreuter, a transfusion medicine physician with the Mayo Clinic?Blood Donor …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine to offer sports participation physicals for local high school athletes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will offer sports physicals for area students who are entering seventh to 12th grades and want to participate in school sports programs. The exams, which follow the protocol set by the Minnesota State High School League, are open to all athletes from Southeast Minnesota. Exams will …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). 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 …

John Wojcik (2021-06-29). How the Smithfield workers of Sioux Falls stood up and won. peoplesworld.org SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—The workers at a huge meatpacking plant here with a history of caring little about whether they lived or died during the coronavirus pandemic defeated this month the company's attempt to continue crushing them, this time with wage and benefit rollbacks. Worker determination to do anything and everything to protect their livelihoods became …

WSWS (2021-06-29). From censor to conspiracy theorist: Zeynep Tufekci promotes the Wuhan Lab lie. wsws.org Zeynep Tufekci, who argued in the New York Times for censorship against left-wing news organizations on the grounds that they promoted "conspiracy theories," is promoting the actual conspiracy theory that coronavirus was released from a laboratory in China.

Danny Glover (2021-06-29). Biden's Failure to End Trump's War on Cuba Is Threatening Lives. thenation.com Biden's Failure to End Trump's War on Cuba Is Threatening Lives…

Staff (2021-06-29). Headlines for June 29, 2021. democracynow.org Pacific Northwest's Stifling Heat Breaks All-Time Records for Second Straight Day, Moscow Storms Break Russia's Record-Setting June Heat Wave, Dozens of Youth Climate Activists Arrested at White House Demanding Action on Climate Crisis, "An Overt Political Blockade": Minnesota Police Barricade Line 3 Pipeline Protest Camp, Ethiopia Declares Ceasefire After Separatists Claim Tigray's Capital City , Iranian-Backed Militia Strikes Back After Biden Orders Bombings in Iraq and Syria, Federal Judge Throws Out Antitrust Lawsuits Seeking to Break Up Facebook , Trump Reportedly Asked to Send Coronavirus-Infected Americans…

Staff (2021-06-29). Russia records highest official Covid-19 death toll since start of pandemic, as nation fights sharp rise in cases of Delta variant. rt.com At least 652 people infected with coronavirus have died in Russia within the latest 24-hour recording period, government officials announced Tuesday morning. It marks the country's single most deadly day since the pandemic began. | The Covid-19 operational headquarters reported the grim milestone amid a steep rise in the number of positive tests for the infection over the past fortnight. More than 134,500 people are confirmed to have died with the virus overall since last March. | The largest number of daily deaths were recorded in Moscow, which accounted for 121 of the fatalities. The capital has consistently…

Dean Baker (2021-06-29). Is Indonesia Really a Pandemic Basket Case? counterpunch.org You might think so from reading this NYT article. The piece tells readers that Indonesia had 20,000 positive cases on Thursday. Furthermore: "and the national percentage of positive Covid tests reached 14.6 percent this past week. By comparison, the weekly positivity rate in the United States is now 1.8 percent." The article also reports that

Staff (2021-06-29). The Christian Right Used COVID to Win Rampant Religious Exemptions. truthout.org On a Friday evening in April, the Supreme Court quietly issued a short decision that opened the floodgates for religious entities to claim an exemption from just about any law. Tandon v. Newsom didn't center on a traditionally hot-button issue like abortion or LGBTQ rights; it focused on COVID-19. While the case received little attention outside of the legal world, it marked the culmination of more than 30 years of legal strategy by Christian conservatives who have sought ever-broader leeway to flout t…

Zoya Qureshi (2021-06-29). How the Pandemic Made It Harder to Become a Doctor. thenation.com How the Pandemic Made It Harder to Become a Doctor…

Staff (2021-06-29). Venezuela Reports 1,286 New COVID-19 Cases & 13 Deaths on Sunday. orinocotribune.com A total of 1,286 new cases of COVID-19, of which 1,283 are of community transmission and 3 imported, were reported in the last 24 hours by the Venezuelan health authorities, raising the accumulated total of infections to 269,635, while the recovery rate remains at 93%, or 250,528 healed patients, thanks to the free treatments guaranteed by the Bolivarian Government. | The report was presented Sunday, June 27, by the Executive Vice President, Delcy Rodríguez, through her Twitter account @delcyrodriguezv, during the customary daily balance provided by the Presidential Commission for the Control and Prevention of CO…

news.un (2021-06-29). Generation Equality: Alongside COVID lies an 'equally horrific pandemic' threatening women. news.un.org As the world grapples unevenly with the effects of COVID-19, "a parallel and equally horrific pandemic" has threatened half the world's population, the UN chief said on Tuesday, in the lead up to the Generation Equality Forum in France.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-29). Video: Covid-19 Criminality. globalresearch.ca First published on June 13, 2021 | Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media as to the causes and devastating consequences of the Covid-19 "pandemic". | SARS-2 is upheld as the "killer virus". And now the Covid …

WSWS (2021-06-29). Health care workers face mental health crisis as the result of pandemic disaster. wsws.org Forty-three percent of health care workers considered leaving the health care profession in 2021, according to a survey by Vivan Health.

_____ (2021-06-29). Lessons From The Nation's Black Male Educators. popularresistance.org The place of Black men in higher education, both as students and as educators, has always been precarious—even before the pandemic. A U.S. Department of Education report found in 2016 that Black men made up just 2 percent of the nation's teaching workforce, representing the lowest population group in education. | As the realities of the pandemic set in last year, many school districts in the South were chastised for taking a lackluster approach to ensuring safe reopenings for their students. | For Everton Blair, an educator and the first Black member of the Gwinnett County, Georgia, Board of Education, open…

Andy Kroll (2021-06-29). What Price "Defense"? tomdispatch.com President Biden's first Pentagon budget, released late last month, is staggering by any reasonable standard. At more than $750 billion for the Defense Department and related work on nuclear weapons at the Department of Energy, it represents one of the highest levels of spending since World War II — far higher than the peaks of the Korean or Vietnam wars or President Ronald Reagan's military buildup of the 1980s, and roughly three times what China spends on its military. Developments of the past year and a half — an ongoing pandemic, an intensifying mega-drought, white supremacy activities, and racial…

Jake Johnson (2021-06-29). In blow to GOP narrative, Missouri cut to jobless benefits not boosting hiring. nationofchange.org "It's almost as if the pandemic unemployment benefits weren't the issue."

Lynn Parramore (2021-06-29). Article Top Economist: As Pandemic Recedes, a Chance to Rethink Unemployment. indybay.org The Chamber of Commerce, for example, has pushed the U.S. to stop expanded unemployment insurance benefits so that people will be forced to return to low-wage jobs. Some Republican-dominated states have jumped on board with this idea.

Middle East Monitor (2021-06-29). Israel's damage of the healthcare system in the Gaza Strip. juancole.com By Rasha Kaloti " — ( Middle East Monitor ) — Last May, Israel launched a series of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip following weeks of increased violence towards Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank. The violence by Israeli police was towards Palestinians who were demonstrating the decision to forcibly evict 28 Palestinian families …

Staff (2021-06-29). Free the Children: Advocates Demand Biden Close Fort Bliss Detention Center Holding 800 Migrant Kids. democracynow.org Migrant children held by the Biden administration are reporting suicide and escape attempts and conditions of spoiled food, extreme heat and panic attacks in the largest so-called emergency shelter for migrant children in the U.S., at the Fort Bliss military base in El Paso, Texas. More than 14,000 migrant children are currently in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services, which has set up 15 emergency sites like the one at Fort Bliss to get them out of overcrowded Border Patrol holding facilities. Vice President Kamala Harris did not visit the Fort Bliss tent city on her recent visit to the sou…

_____ (2021-06-29). US Media Give New Respect To Lab Leak Theory. popularresistance.org While many Western media outlets (e.g., NBC, BBC) reported on the evidence-free speculations surrounding a potential lab leak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in China's Hubei province last year, it has never enjoyed as much mainstream credibility as it has in recent months.

Edward Curtin (2021-06-29). Alien Minds and the Will to Believe. dissidentvoice.org Once upon a time in my youthful naiveté, I would mock those who said they believed in out-of-space aliens and flying saucers. In my hubris, I even wrote an extensive academic paper saying that the popularity of science fiction and the myth of planetary escape provided by the UFO cults and the media served the …

WSWS (2021-06-29). Beaumont and Spectrum Health announce merger, establishing largest hospital system in Michigan. wsws.org Detroit-based Beaumont Health and Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health announced plans to create a statewide hospital system and boost the compensation of top executives.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Preventing kidney stones. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father has had dozens of kidney stones in recent years. I have had a kidney stone once. Are kidney stones genetic? I'm wondering if I will follow in his path and if there is anything I can do to prevent kidney stones. ANSWER: Heredity plays a role in the formation of kidney stones, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Consumer Health: Kegel exercises for men. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Think Kegel exercises are just for women? Think again. Kegel exercises for men can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which support the bladder and bowel, and affect sexual function. These simple exercises can help men improve bladder control, and they may be a boost in the bedroom, as well. If you perform your Kegel exercises regularly, you can …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). 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 (2021-06-29). Mayo Clinic Minute: Can weather trigger migraines? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Does the heat and humidity of summer trigger your migraine? If so, you aren't alone. Some people who have migraines appear to be more sensitive to changes in the weather. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/jYGc2wtrPdM Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 00) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Consumer Health: Monitoring your blood pressure at home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you're in good company. Nearly half of the adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure, and many don't even know they have it, according to the American Heart Association. Your health care provider likely has provided information about the dangers of high blood pressure and lifestyle …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Specialized heart surgery gives Florida father hope for future. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Eric Salter's life changed unexpectedly in May 2017 when he suffered a life-threatening aortic dissection while working from his home office. The active father of two who was then 42 went from living a normal, healthy life to having just minutes to say goodbye to his family before emergency surgery.*** NOTE: The Mayo Clinic News …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Expert Alert: 4 benefits of robotic spine surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, allows doctors to perform many complex procedures ? including those involving the spine ? with more precision, flexibility and control than conventional techniques. Since 2018, Mayo Clinic surgeons have completed more than 200 robotic spinal surgeries on patients from around the world. These surgeries have led to …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Mayo Clinic Minute: Osteoporosis affects men, too. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Worldwide, 1 in 3 women over age 50 will experience a bone fracture due to osteoporosis, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. But it's not just women, as 1 in 5 men over age 50 also will have the same issue. Reporter Jason Howland explains in the Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). 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, …

Brenda Norrell (2021-06-29). Hidden Cemeteries at Residential Schools: Churches and Canada Responsible for Genocide. indybay.org Chief Cadmusn Delmore of the Cowessess First Nation said 751 unmarked graves were found at Marieval Residential School. In 2008 — thirteen years ago — Hidden from History published a list of 28 mass graves at residential schools and hospitals in Canada. The information comes from historical accounts and eyewitness testimony of survivors who witnessed fellow students being tortured and murdered.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-29). Civic participation platform wins Imperial's top prize for women entrepreneurs. imperial.ac.uk An Imperial student-founded startup has developed a social platform that improves deliberation and civic decision making.

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