Monthly Archives: July 2021

2021-07-31: News Headlines

Bill Hackwell (2021-07-31). U.S. State Department lectures Cuba about human rights and living conditions. mronline.org Today with the height of imperial arrogance and hubris, the U.S. State Department issued a joint statement to further its plans to destroy Cuba and all the gains it has made in health, education and welfare.

teleSUR (2021-07-31). Cuba: 2500 Fewer COVID-19 Cases in Matanzas From Week to Week. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez tweeted COVID-19 situation in Matanzas is slowly improving after reporting 2500 cases less than in the previous week. | RELATED: | The province has shown a decreasing trend in daily COVID-19 infections for two weeks in a row, while active cases have been going down for 5 days in a row. | Despite the decrease in COVID-19 infections, the death toll peaked 33 on Satu…

ecns.cn (2021-07-31). Nine questions: What has happened in Fort Detrick?>. ecns.cn Why was Fort Detrick suddenly shut down in July 2019? What happened before Fort Detrick was closed? Was the virus leak from Fort Detrick the cause of vaping-related disease outbreak around Fort Detrick? Why hasn't the U.S. investigated Fort Detrick itself, or invited a third party to do so?

ecns.cn (2021-07-31). WHO tracing COVID-19 in China for 2nd time contradicts 1st report. ecns.cn There is a huge amount of data to support the natural origin of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, said David Hayman, professor of infectious disease ecology at Massey University in New Zealand.

WSWS (2021-07-31). Black Widow: The surrounding controversies are more interesting and revealing than the film. wsws.org Cate Shortland's $200-million film was shot in 2019 and originally scheduled to be released by Disney Studios on May 1, 2020. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted that plan.

WSWS (2021-07-31). Leaked CDC document exposes Biden administration's COVID-19 cover-up. wsws.org The secret report contradicts nearly every public statement by the White House over the course of the past two months.

WSWS (2021-07-31). Brazil's schools set to reopen amid record COVID-19 child deaths. wsws.org As the Delta variant spreads in the country, state governments, including those of the Workers Party and the Communist Party of Brazil are reopening schools and the entire economy.

WSWS (2021-07-31). Japan records highest COVID-19 daily case number, a foreseeable disaster. wsws.org Coinciding with the Olympics, Tokyo has seen three consecutive days of record-breaking daily cases, which are now approaching 4,000.

Sam Pizzigati (2021-07-31). America's billionaires: Borrowing their way to ever more fabulous fortunes. nationofchange.org Their current combined fortune: $4.7 trillion, up $1.8 trillion since the pandemic began.

WSWS (2021-07-31). Amid pandemic, Alberta demands 5 percent pay cut from province's nurses. wsws.org Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews effusively praised the nurses' efforts during the pandemic, before moving swiftly to outline his government's sweeping attack on their pay and conditions.

Jake Johnson (2021-07-31). On Medicare's 56th birthday, activists deliver 125,000+ petitions urging Congress to expand the program. nationofchange.org "We need Medicare for All. In fact, we needed Medicare for All yesterday."

sputniknews (2021-07-31). Israel Offers 3rd Pfizer Dose to Elderly Residents, But How Many Will Take It? sputniknews.com In the first day of the campaign on Friday, Maccabi, one of Israel's major healthcare organisations, registered more than 10,000 requests to get the American jab. Authorities are encouraging all of the country's 1.3 million people aged 60 and over to get another shot but the lack of urgency might keep many at home.

Staff (2021-07-31). Mexico won't be 'hostage' to Big Pharma, president says, as internet predicts trouble after country rejects Covid jabs for kids. rt.com Social media users have theorized that President Andres Manuel López Obrador could face severe repercussions after he refused to purchase Covid vaccines for children, vowing that Mexico wouldn't bow to pressure from drugs firms. | In remarks made earlier this week, the Mexican leader said his government was still waiting for the scientific community to demonstrate the benefits of vaccinating minors. Until conclusive evidence was provided, Mexico would refuse to purchase jabs for children, Obrador announced, adding that pharmaceutical firms seemed to be focused more on making profits than on ensuring medical ne…

Jan Philipp Ramspott, Daniel Neureiter, Klaus Emmanuel, Tarkan Jà§ger (2021-07-31). [Clinical Picture] Granulomatosis with polyangiitis presents with skip lesions of the bowel. thelancet.com A 54-year-old man presented to our emergency department reporting several weeks of diffuse abdominal pain. He had no medical history of note.

Vera Sharav (2021-07-31). Video: Similarities Of Medical Abuse In 1930's Germany With Todays Covid19 Policies. globalresearch.ca First published on Global …

Rageshri Dhairyawan (2021-07-31). [Perspectives] The medical practice of silencing. thelancet.com Shortly after I became an HIV consultant, I was admitted to hospital. I had severe pelvic and lower back pain, 2 days after egg retrieval, in my third cycle of in-vitro fertility treatment (IVF). Having suffered from endometriosis and adenomyosis for some years, I was accustomed to pain and managing it with a heat pad and ibuprofen. But that evening the pain intensity made me realise something quite different was happening. It felt like someone was using a heavy shovel to scrape away the lining of my abdomen.

Santa Cruz Police News (2021-07-31). Santa Cruz County Jail Inmate Dies Following "Medical Emergency" indybay.org Felipe Herrera, a 57-year-old inmate at the Santa Cruz County Jail, died on Tuesday, July 27.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). Mayo Clinic Minute: The right way to get your body flexible. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Muscle flexibility is important for your body. But according to sports medicine experts at Mayo Clinic, the old way of stretching before you exercise isn't the right approach. Reporter Jason Howland explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/ZiuoldvSc2U Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 58) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Having flexible muscles and mobile joints can help reduce…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Telemedicine before and after orthopedic surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In health care, one of the biggest changes during the COVID-19 pandemic was the expansion of telemedicine. Virtual visits have been used in many specialties, including orthopedics and orthopedic surgery. While the use telemedicine escalated out of necessity during the pandemic, Dr. Shawn O'Driscoll, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, believes its use will continue to be used going forward. "I think that the advantages to patients are really going to be the driving forces behind…

Andrew Green (2021-07-31). [Obituary] Barbara Murphy. thelancet.com Nephrologist and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Born on Oct 15, 1964, in South Dublin, Ireland, she died of glioblastoma on June 30, 2021, in New York, NY, USA, aged 56 years.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). Study shows masks offer protection as COVID-19 infections tick up. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended this week that people vaccinated against COVID-19 resume wearing masks in public indoor spaces in areas of the United States where the virus is spreading. "Appropriate masking in addition to vaccination remain the best methods to help protect individuals from the Coronavirus," says Gregory Poland, M.D., an infectious disease expert at Mayo Clinic. In fact, published data from Mayo Clinic researchers have found that…

_____ (2021-07-31). Vaccine Lobby vs the Unvaccinated: The Global COVID-19 Faultline May Now Be Unbridgeable. strategic-culture.org By Dr. Mathew MAAVAK | When the global COVID-19 vaccination drive kicked off earlier this year, two distinct faultlines gradually emerged, separating the relatively monolithic pro-vaxxer camp from the more heterogeneous assemblage of fence-sitters, sceptics and outright vaccine refuseniks. The new divide reflected a larger chasm that has prevailed since the watershed event of Sept 11 2001. It was a divide between those who lapped up mainstream narratives and those who instinctively questioned them. | Doubts over the novel coronavirus were sown from the onset by scientific data which appeared sketchy, contradictor…

Global Research News (2021-07-31). Selected Articles: #KillerVaccine. globalresearch.ca By We call on our readers and all humanity to question this diabolical "vaccine consensus" imposed by our governments, Big Pharma, the World …

Mike Walter (2021-07-31). The Heat: U.S. vaccines & gun violence surge. america.cgtn.com As COVID-19 cases surge in the United States, President Biden announces new action. And, is the U.S. headed for a record number of gun shootings in 2021?

Staff (2021-07-31). More Than 46,000 US Children Have Lost at Least One Parent to COVID. truthout.org Five months after her husband died of covid-19, Valerie Villegas can see how grief has wounded her children. | Nicholas, the baby, who was 1 and almost weaned when his father died, now wants to nurse at all hours and calls every tall, dark-haired man "Dada," the only word he knows. Robert, 3, regularly collapses into furious tantrums, stopped using the big-boy potty and frets about sick people giving him germs. Ayden, 5, recently announced it's his job to "be strong" and protect his mom and brothers.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). Mayo Clinic Minute: Study shows masks can prevent COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic researchers recently published a study that shows the proper use of masks reduces the spread of respiratory droplets. The findings strongly support the protective value and effectiveness of widespread mask use and maintaining physical distance in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Reporter Jason Howland has more in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/9fca7M5STEA Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). COVID-19 vaccine urgency as delta variant continues to spread. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of viruses are expected to occur. Multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been documented, including a highly transmittable form of COVID-19 known as the delta variant. The delta variant, which was first seen in December 2020 in India, is spreading globally. It's more contagious than the previous strains that have been detected in the U.S. It's also causing more severe illness.Dr. Melanie Swift, co-chair of Mayo Clinic's…

thelancet (2021-07-31). [Department of Error] Department of Error. thelancet.com Drake TM, Riad AM, Fairfield CJ, et al. Characterisation of in-hospital complications associated with COVID-19 using the ISARIC WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol UK: a prospective, multicentre, cohort study. Lancet 2021; 398: 223—37—In the Summary of this Article, the percentage of gastrointestinal or liver complications reported should have been 10 ∑8%. This correction has been made to the online version as of July 29, 2021.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). Emergency department visits related to opioid overdoses up significantly during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Emergency department visit rates because of an opioid overdose increased by 28.5% across the U.S. in 2020, compared to 2018 and 2019, recent Mayo Clinic research finds. Emergency visits overall decreased by 14% last year, while visits because of an opioid overdose increased by 10.5%. The result: Opioid overdoses were responsible for 0.32 out of 100 visits, or 1 in every 313 visits, which is up from 0.25, or 1 in every…

Daniel Pan, Christopher A Martin, Joshua Nazareth, Clareece R Nevill, Jatinder S Minhas, Pip Divall, Shirley Sze, Laura J Gray, Keith R Abrams, Laura B Nellums, Manish Pareek (2021-07-31). [Correspondence] Ethnic disparities in COVID-19: increased risk of infection or severe disease? thelancet.com Rohini Mathur and colleagues found that Black and Asian ethnic groups were more likely to have adverse COVID-19 outcomes compared with the White population, even after accounting for differences in sociodemographic, clinical, and household characteristics.1 These findings are timely and striking, in light of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities' recent report,2 which has been criticised for suggesting that the "claim the country is still institutionally racist is not borne out of evidence".

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). Mayo Clinic announces next phase of vaccination requirements for COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Guided by its values and deep commitment to patients, Mayo Clinic is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or complete a declination process by Sept. 17. "We are proud of our staff's high vaccination rates and are grateful that the vast majority have embraced the opportunity to get vaccinated," says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO. "Our patients expect to be safe when they come to Mayo Clinic, and we…

Staff (2021-07-31). Haiti in the Crosshairs of a 'Humanitarian Occupation'. orinocotribune.com By Anahi Arizmendi — Jul 28, 2021 | In the midst of strong allegations over the possible involvement of the governments of Colombia and the United States in the assassination of the President of Haiti, Jovenel MoàØse, on July 7, Colombian President Iván Duque announced a $1 million donation to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)in order to strengthen its COVID-19 vaccination campaigns amongst the member states of the Caribbean Community, CARICOM. | So far, Haiti is the only country in Latin America, and one of the five in the world, that has not yet administered a single dose of a COVID-19 vac…

ecns.cn (2021-07-31). Domestic vaccines can offer Delta protection. ecns.cn Amid rising concerns over the COVID-19 Delta variant's spread in China, virus experts and vaccine developers reaffirmed that domestic vaccines can provide protection against the highly transmissible strain.

March On, partners (2021-07-31). Saturday 8/28: Sacramento: March On for Voting Rights. indybay.org California State Capitol, 1315 10th Street Sacramento, Sacramento, CA 95814 | Wear a mask. Please follow all current COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/

Rohini Mathur, Christopher T Rentsch, Caroline E Morton, Rosalind M Eggo, Krishnan Bhaskaran, Laurie Tomlinsonn, Liam Smeeth, Ben Goldacre (2021-07-31). [Correspondence] Ethnic disparities in COVID-19: increased risk of infection or severe disease? — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Daniel Pan and colleagues for raising an important point regarding our cohort study.1 We agree that separating the risk of infection from the risk of severe disease among those infected is a key issue in understanding and tackling ethnic disparities in COVID-19.2…

Olivia Engling (2021-07-31). Jubilee USA Statement on World Trade Organization Meeting. indybay.org The World Trade Organization closed two-day meetings on pandemic response policies that included a proposal to temporarily wave COVID vaccine patents.

Makia Freeman (2021-07-31). The mRNA COVID Vaccine Is Not a Vaccine. globalresearch.ca First posted by Global Research on January 15, 2021 | It's NOT a vaccine. The mRNA COVID vaccine now being militarily deployed in many nations around the world, is NOT a vaccine. I repeat: it is not a vaccine. It is …

Carel IJsselmuiden, Francine Ntoumi, James V Lavery, Jaime Montoya, Salim Abdool Karim, Kirsty Kaiser (2021-07-31). [Correspondence] Should global financing be the main priority for pandemic preparedness? thelancet.com Nicole Lurie and colleagues1 argue that "[m]any gaps…must be bridged to establish a truly efficient and effective end-to-end R&D [research and development] preparedness and response ecosystem. Foremost among them is a global financing system". While obviously essential, it is unlikely that global financing, in itself, will address the immoral inequity on display in the global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.2 The R&D systems of low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) need to be strengthened with equal force and funding for pandemic preparedness to succeed.

Dani Domínguez (2021-07-31). El oligopolio farmacéutico multiplica por 5 los costes de la vacuna contra la COVID-19. globalizacion.ca La alianza People's Vaccine denuncia que Pfizer y Moderna están cobrando a los gobiernos 41.000 millones de dólares de más sobre el coste estimado de producción. Pfizer y Moderna se han convertido en palabras usuales en el vocabulario pandémico, utilizados…

Nayvin Gordon (2021-07-31). FAUCI'S FUTURE PANDEMICS—NORMALIZING MASS DEATH— Vaccines without public health infrastr. indybay.org Pandemic, vaccines and failure of Public Health…

Monica Moorehead (2021-07-31). Honoring mental health issues, athletes like Simone Biles deserve support. workers.org The biggest news coming out of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is not about the pandemic excluding large numbers of crowds at venues and not about unfulfilled expectation of gold medals won by U.S. athletes compared to other countries. By far, the biggest news during the first Olympic week was that . . . |

Staff (2021-07-31). Pelosi Is Wrong — Biden Has the Power to Cancel Student Debt, and He Should. truthout.org When President Trump used his executive authority to pause the nearly $2 trillion in outstanding student loan payments and interest back in March 2020, there was no pushback from legal experts or uproar from Congress members, from neither Democrats nor Republicans. Of course, the sudden advent of a deadly, airborne viral pandemic signified a future so grim that partial student loan cancellation seemed uncontroversial, even for an unforgiving Trump administration. While former Education Secretary…

Nicole Lurie, Gerald T Keusch, Victor J Dzau (2021-07-31). [Correspondence] Should global financing be the main priority for pandemic preparedness? — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We agree with Carel IJsselmuiden and colleagues that research and development (R&D) systems of low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) need to be strengthened for pandemic preparedness and response to succeed. Solving the financing challenge is central to closing what we called "the R&D equity gap".1 This task includes establishing research hubs on each continent committed "to equity of opportunity" for scientists in LMICs who must be central to all aspects of the R&D ecosystem.1 A global financing system is essential to support the broad components of the R&D ecosystem of the future.

WSWS (2021-07-31). UK public debt: Pandemic profiteering costs workers' lives and incomes. wsws.org Britain's ruling elite responded with criminal indifference to public services and workers' lives and livelihoods. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government was the first to publicly admit to a policy of "herd immunity"—allowing the virus to spread through the population with virtually no protections.

Jonathan Cook (2021-07-31). Craig Murray's jailing is the latest move in a battle to snuff out independent journalism. dissidentvoice.org Craig Murray, a former ambassador to Uzbekistan, the father of a newborn child, a man in very poor health and one who has no prior convictions, will have to hand himself over to the Scottish police on Sunday morning. He becomes the first person ever to be imprisoned on the obscure and vaguely defined charge …

Jonathan Cook (2021-07-31). Craig Murray's jailing is the national security state's latest assault on independent journalism. thegrayzone.com Former British diplomat and independent journalist Craig Murray is the first person imprisoned in the UK over media contempt in 50 years. This article was originally published at Jonathan Cook's blog. Craig Murray, a former ambassador to Uzbekistan, the father of a newborn child, a man in very poor health and one who has no prior convictions, will have to hand himself over to the Scottish police on Sunday morning. He becomes the first person ever to be imprisoned on …

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2021-07-30: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-07-30). On far-right Vox party's appeal, Spanish court rules lockdowns unconstitutional. wsws.org This ruling is the judicially-sanctioned equivalent of the "herd immunity" policy of letting the coronavirus spread, espoused by the ruling class across Europe.

Mickey Z. (2021-07-30). The CDC revokes PCR testing. What does that say about the Covid count? dissidentvoice.org Please allow me to introduce a brief recap before I get to the latest news. I've already told you how and why the Covid rules make no sense and should not be trusted. Click here to read more. I also explained how Covid deaths are counted using vague criteria like "may have been caused by" …

WSWS (2021-07-30). Sydney records highest daily number of COVID infections since pandemic began. wsws.org The spread of the virus in Australia's largest city is out of control, with record daily infections, mystery cases and hospitalisations.

WSWS (2021-07-30). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Strikes by oil workers in Iran joined by Haft Tappeh Sugarcane workers, nurses, water and sewage workers; warning pay strikes in Germany's retail and mail order sector as 280,000 workers demand pay rise; strikes over COVID safety by driver and vehicle registration staff in Wales expands to month-long stoppage; further rail strikes at ScotRail over pay as gateline staff join conductors, ticket examiners and cleaners…

Paul Joseph Watson (2021-07-30). Iceland's Chief Epidemiologist Suggests COVID-19 Restrictions Could Last for Up to 15 Years. globalresearch.ca

Dean Baker (2021-07-30). Is There a Progressive Case Against Quantitative Easing? counterpunch.org Ever since Fed Chair Jerome Powell announced the Fed's rescue package at the start of the pandemic, many progressives have criticized it for favoring the rich. The idea was that, in addition to pushing the short-term federal funds rate to zero, Powell also engaged in large-scale purchases of long-term bonds. These bonds included government bonds,

Finian Cunningham (2021-07-30). Who's Afraid of Fort Detrick Probe? dissidentvoice.org An international online petition calling for an investigation into a US military laboratory and the possible origin of Covid-19 was hacked at the weekend. The hackers were reportedly based in the US. Fort Detrick in Maryland is the center of American biowarfare research. It is just one of the hundreds of such infectious disease laboratories …

The Conversation (2021-07-30). Top 5 Ways Coal and Gasoline-Driven Ocean Change can Threaten Human Health. juancole.com By Tiff-Annie Kenny, Malaya Bishop and Mélanie Lemire | — Humans have a deep and complex relationship with the sea. It provides food and essential nutrients, medicine and renewable energy. People swim, surf and scuba dive in this "blue gym." It's even an important part of therapeutic recreation, like surf therapy for war veterans and …

WSWS (2021-07-30). Flint, Michigan water poisoning settlement may include liens against Medicaid and Medicare benefits. wsws.org Relatively little compensation will be left for the men, women and children, who ingested lead and other harmful contaminants causing deaths, miscarriages, and life-long medical and developmental harm or otherwise had their lives disrupted by the water crisis.

Aspen Pflughoeft (2021-07-30). A Look Inside Israel's Recent Coronavirus Outbreak. "Most of the People Tested Positive Are Vaccinated" globalresearch.ca

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-07-30). Anxiety and "Corona Fear": On the Significance of Fear in Human Social Life. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-07-30). New US coronavirus surge is growing faster than the spring and summer waves of 2020. wsws.org A devastating increase in COVID-19 cases is sweeping across the US, driven both by the Delta variant and the ongoing criminal response of the ruling elite to the pandemic.

Jens Bernert (2021-07-30). The WHO Recommends Genetic Manipulation and Gene Editing of Humans "To Promote Public Health" globalresearch.ca

Ali Salam (2021-07-30). Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Youth at Funeral of Slain Child. imemc.org In a serious escalation, the Israeli occupation army opened fire at the funeral procession of the slain Palestinian child, Mohammad Moayyad Bahjat al-'Allami, 11, shot and killed by the army in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in southern occupied West Bank. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, Shawkat Khaled Awad, 20, who was …

Editor2 (2021-07-30). Sandinista Government will Send Ship with Nicaraguan Food to Cuba. orinocotribune.com Nicaragua's government has announced that it will send a humanitarian shipment of food to Cuba, and is preparing the Augusto C. Sandino Ship to set out for Havana in the coming days. | Vice President of Nicaragua, Rosario Murllio, broke the news of the solidarity act at noon Tuesday, "In the coming days, very soon our people, our Government will be sending the people and governments of that sister Cuba; inspiration of so many free beings in the world; a ship with Nicaraguan food to contribute in these times of a pandemic that also includes the Yankee plague that we are fighting," | Murillo expressed gratitude to…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-30). COVID-19 in Uganda: A Lockdown Foretold. libya360.wordpress.com Denis Bukenya, PHM UgandaThe pricing and availability of vaccines remains a huge issue in Uganda. A lagging vaccine program and shortages of vital medical equipment has contributed to the worsening of the COVID-19 situation in Uganda. Meanwhile, the private sector has been thriving According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there have been 74,260 confirmed…

Santa Cruz Police News (2021-07-30). Santa Cruz County Jail Inmate Dies Following "Medical Emergency" indybay.org Felipe Herrera, a 57-year-old inmate at the Santa Cruz County Jail, died on Tuesday, July 27.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Mayo Clinic Minute: ACL tears — when surgery is the answer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ACL tears can sideline an athlete or crush an Olympic dream. It's a common knee injury affecting nearly twice as many women than men. Dr. Cedric Ortiguera, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, says 150,000‚Äí200,000 ACL injuries occur each year in the U.S., and that number is growing as more children become involved in competitive sports year-round. The good news is that surgery can help get some athletes get back in the game. Watch: The Mayo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Mayo Clinic Minute: The right way to get your body flexible. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Muscle flexibility is important for your body. But according to sports medicine experts at Mayo Clinic, the old way of stretching before you exercise isn't the right approach. Reporter Jason Howland explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/ZiuoldvSc2U Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 58) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Having flexible muscles and mobile joints can help reduce…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Beyond stem cells, regenerative medicine finds exosomes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Exosomes, a new tool in regenerative research, have implications for cardiac and tendon regeneration, wound healing, and incontinence, as well as many other applications. _______________________________ In the 60 or so years since stem cells were first defined, they've become heralds of a new type of medicine, one that promises to harness the body's healing properties. Stem cells are a sort of cellular blank slate and can be engineered to form any cell in the body….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Telemedicine before and after orthopedic surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In health care, one of the biggest changes during the COVID-19 pandemic was the expansion of telemedicine. Virtual visits have been used in many specialties, including orthopedics and orthopedic surgery. While the use telemedicine escalated out of necessity during the pandemic, Dr. Shawn O'Driscoll, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, believes its use will continue to be used going forward. "I think that the advantages to patients are really going to be the driving forces behind…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-30). Mask Mandates Return For Federal Staff In U.S. southfront.org Click to see full-size imageWill lockdowns be far behind? | Written by William Stroock, observer, author of military fiction. | As this observer predicted last week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) wants Americans to mask up again. The CDC recommends that people in areas with high Delta Variant infections wear masks, even if they're already vaccinated. Said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC: 'in rare occasions…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Hesitant about COVID-19 vaccine development? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Some people may be hesitant to be vaccinated for COVID-19 because they think COVID-19 vaccines were developed too quickly. But today's successes are the result of many years of coronavirus research. "To say that these messenger RNA vaccines were only developed in the past year would be erroneous," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "I know some people are hesitant and they might be fearful over some of the headlines they…

Global Research News (2021-07-30). Selected Articles: Don't Get Jabbed: Powerful Video on "Killer Vaccine" that Needs to be Watched by Everyone. globalresearch.ca By Here is a must-watch, totally-truthful, science-based, vaccinology-literate video for anyone who is considering getting a booster …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Emergency department visits related to opioid overdoses up significantly during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Emergency department visit rates because of an opioid overdose increased by 28.5% across the U.S. in 2020, compared to 2018 and 2019, recent Mayo Clinic research finds. Emergency visits overall decreased by 14% last year, while visits because of an opioid overdose increased by 10.5%. The result: Opioid overdoses were responsible for 0.32 out of 100 visits, or 1 in every 313 visits, which is up from 0.25, or 1 in every…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Mayo Clinic announces next phase of vaccination requirements for COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Guided by its values and deep commitment to patients, Mayo Clinic is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or complete a declination process by Sept. 17. "We are proud of our staff's high vaccination rates and are grateful that the vast majority have embraced the opportunity to get vaccinated," says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO. "Our patients expect to be safe when they come to Mayo Clinic, and we…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). COVID-19 vaccine urgency as delta variant continues to spread. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of viruses are expected to occur. Multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been documented, including a highly transmittable form of COVID-19 known as the delta variant. The delta variant, which was first seen in December 2020 in India, is spreading globally. It's more contagious than the previous strains that have been detected in the U.S. It's also causing more severe illness.Dr. Melanie Swift, co-chair of Mayo Clinic's…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Monoclonal antibodies help COVID-19 patients avoid hospitalization. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï In a large observational study, Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that two monoclonal antibodies administered separately helped prevent hospitalization in high-risk patients who became infected with COVID-19. The study also showed more hospitalizations were observed among patients with more comorbidities. The findings appear in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. "The real-world data reported in this study confirm what has been seen in clinical trials involving a placebo," says Raymund Razonable, M.D., a…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-07-30). Is the Surge in Covid-19 Cases Among the Vaccinated Attributable to the Virus or to the Vaccine? globalresearch.ca

Olivia Engling (2021-07-30). Jubilee USA Statement on World Trade Organization Meeting. indybay.org The World Trade Organization closed two-day meetings on pandemic response policies that included a proposal to temporarily wave COVID vaccine patents.

Netizensouljahtv (2021-07-30). Video: COVID Prison in British Columbia? globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-07-30). Headlines for July 30, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Announces New Federal COVID Mandates, CDC Finds Delta Variant Just as Transmissible in Breakthrough Infections, More Contagious Than Flu, House Weighing Bill to Extend Eviction Moratorium Hours Before Expiration, Half of Burma Could Contract COVID, Pakistan Enacts New Restrictions, Haiti Hospitals Overwhelmed, Congress Passes Emergency Funding Bill for Capitol Security, Resettlement of Afghan Interpreters, Report: Over 80 Afghan Troops Killed in Insider Attacks During Taliban Offensive, Dozens Killed in Flash Floods in Rural Afghanistan, U.S. Will Return 17,000 Looted Archaeological Treasures to Iraq, U.S.

news.un (2021-07-30). Conflict, COVID, climate crisis, likely to fuel acute food insecurity in 23 'hunger hotspots'. news.un.org Life-saving aid to families on the brink of famine is being cut off in several countries by fighting and blockades, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) said in a new report issued on Friday.

news.un (2021-07-30). Delta variant, a warning the COVID-19 virus is getting 'fitter and faster'. news.un.org Cases and deaths resulting from COVID-19 continue to climb worldwide, mostly fuelled by the highly transmissible Delta variant, which has spread to 132 countries, said the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday.

Children's Health Defense (2021-07-30). Mother of 21-Year-Old Who Died after HPV Vaccine: Merck Filed False Report, CDC Failed to Investigate. globalresearch.ca

Mike Walter (2021-07-30). The Heat: Global economies face challenges as they seek to rebound from pandemic. america.cgtn.com Global economies face challenges as they seek to rebound from the pandemic.

Staff (2021-07-30). "People Are Outraged": General Strike in Guatemala Denounces Corruption & Mishandling of Pandemic. democracynow.org We go to Guatemala to speak with an opposition lawmaker and a Maya K'iche' leader who joined Thursday's major national strike demanding the resignation of right-wing President Alejandro Giammattei and other government officials facing allegations of corruption. Major highways were blocked for hours as protesters marched through Guatemala City and in rural communities denouncing corruption, a worsening economic crisis and the government's catastrophic mishandling of the pandemic. The demonstrations are the "third chapter in our history in the fight against corruption, which started in 2015," says Lucrecia Hernánde…

Alison Xiao (2021-07-30). The Military Hits Sydney Streets to Help Police Crackdown. anti-empire.com Hundreds of soldiers will arrive in Sydney today to help police crack down on residents flouting stay-at-home restrictions amid rising case numbers. | Three hundred military personnel will undergo training over the weekend before hitting the streets with police on Monday to help ensure residents are complying with the health orders. | NSW Police Minister David Elliott said the deployment was necessary because a small minority of people thought "the rules didn't apply to them". | He told Channel Nine that the Australian Defence Force (ADF) officers would be paired with members of NSW Police. | "It will be imminen…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Science Saturday: How geologic rock formations inform novel treatments for kidney stones. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Human kidney stones are at least as old as the Giza pyramids. The oldest known kidney stone was found in Egyptian burial satin from 4400 B.C. In 2020, Mayo Clinic processed and analyzed some 90,000 kidney stones from all over the world. That number increases each year, reflecting a global uptick in kidney stone disease. But new research has unlocked how kidney stones actually form, which could be the key to treating or even eliminating…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Still working and inspiring others: Sister Lauren prepares for 100th birthday. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As teams of people bustle behind the scenes preparing celebrations to honor Sister Lauren Weinandt, Mayo Clinic's longest-serving staff member, you will likely find her in her office answering questions or writing cards. Weinandt came to Mayo Clinic in 1956 as a secretary to the hospital administrator at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. Today, she is the archivist at Mayo Clinic Hospital ‚Äï Rochester. Sister Lauren 1956 Mayo Clinic And those celebratory preparations? Well,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Mayo Clinic Minute: Landing a jump properly prevents injury. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Major events like the Olympics can inspire people of all ages to try out a new sport or activity. Dr. Kelechi Okoroha, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, wants people to get involved in new activities while recognizing some of the common sports injuries that can occur. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute. youtu.be/OSAVPg0I7j8 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please "Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Consumer Health: 10 ways aerobic exercise can help you live longer and healthier. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A well-rounded fitness routine contains several elements, including strength training, core exercises, balance training, and flexibility and stretching. The fifth element is aerobic fitness. Aerobic activity causes you to breathe faster and more deeply, which maximizes the amount of oxygen in your blood. Your heart will beat faster, which increases blood flow to your muscles and back to your lungs. The better your aerobic fitness, the more efficiently your heart, lungs and blood vessels transport oxygen throughout…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Consumer Health: Are you ready to add something new to your fitness routine? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you know exercise is important and you're making time for a well-rounded fitness routine, good for you! But you may become bored with the same routine day after day. And if you're bored, you may be more apt to lose interest after a while. If it's time to add a new spark to your fitness routine, here are three ideas to consider: Aquatic exerciseSwimming pools are not just for swimming laps. Aquatic fitness options also include aerobics…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Scarlett is running and smiling after surgery to correct pectus excavatum. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When Sara Hutchins noticed an indent in her daughter Scarlett's chest, she immediately recognized the cause: pectus excavatum, a condition that causes the breast bone to sink into the chest. "My father had the same condition," Sara says. "He'd had surgery to correct it but was never satisfied with his results." Sara wanted to ensure that if Scarlett had surgery, she'd like what she saw in the mirror afterward. "I did a lot of research," Sara…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic has again been ranked the No. 1 "Best Hospital" nationwide by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021-2022 "Best Hospitals" rankings, for the sixth consecutive year. Mayo Clinic in Rochester has also been ranked No. 1 in the state of Minnesota since 2012, when U.S. News & World Report first published state rankings. Mayo Clinic in Arizona has ranked No. 1 in the state of Arizona for nine consecutive…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Mayo Clinic research suggests women over 65 be offered hereditary cancer genetic testing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A new study by Fergus Couch, Ph.D., of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, along with collaborators from the CARRIERS consortium, suggests that most women with breast cancer diagnosed over 65 should be offered hereditary cancer genetic testing. The study was published Thursday, July 22, in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Couch says that women over 65 rarely qualify for hereditary cancer genetic testing based on current testing guidelines because they are thought…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). 20-year Mayo Clinic study suggests return to play is manageable for athletes with most genetic heart diseases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Receiving the diagnosis of a genetic heart disease such as long QT syndrome, which can cause sudden cardiac death, has long been a game-ender for young athletes. But a 20-year study at Mayo Clinic following such athletes who were allowed to return to play suggests that the risks can be managed through a shared decision-making process. The retrospective study findings will be presented at the annual meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-07-30). Going green and healthy competition: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-07-30). Prize-winning female chemists deliver engaging outreach and community support. imperial.ac.uk Three postgraduate chemists have won David Phillips Prizes for their significant contributions to science outreach and building community.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Politicizing COVID-19 fight is perilous, says S. African official. ecns.cn As the rest of the world tries to fight the COVID-19 pandemic with science, some in the United States have chosen to politicize COVID-19, Anwar Adams, a councillor in the City of Cape Town has said.

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2021-07-29: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Comicomment: Is mute Fort Detrick 'innocent'?>. ecns.cn It is not up to the U.S. itself to decide whether the Fort Detrick laboratory is "clean."

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-07-29). Mexico president blasts 'inhumane' US sanctions against Cuba. en.mehrnews.com Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has scoffed at the notion that Mexico should honor a US-imposed embargo on Cuba, as his country sends aid to the island in defiance of Washington's suffocating economic bans.

WSWS (2021-07-29). Millions of lives in danger as COVID-19 spreads across South Asia. wsws.org The main responsibility lies with capitalist governments, who keep the economy open to guarantee big business profits, despite warnings from medical experts.

Staff (2021-07-29). EU issues travel warning after Greece's south Aegean islands report spike in Covid infections. rt.com The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has warned against travel to Greece's south Aegean islands, updating the area to dark red after a spike in coronavirus cases was reported by officials. | Greece has drawn visitors to the 13 islands, including Mykonos and Santorini, by promoting them as 'Covid-free' destinations but the updated The ECDC's travel map is a f…

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Columnist calls for depoliticizing COVID-19 origin-tracing. ecns.cn A Tanzanian columnist has called for depoliticizing COVID-19, saying politics should not in any way influence scientific inquiry into the origins of the novel coronavirus.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). UN envoy: 'Political manipulation' won't defeat pandemic. ecns.cn A Chinese envoy to the United Nations on Wednesday rejected "false information" from the United States on the coronavirus' origin, saying that "political manipulation is unpopular, cannot defeat the pandemic and is doomed to failure".

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Geo-political rivalry blocks global coronavirus cooperation, says Bangladeshi official. ecns.cn A senior Bangladeshi official has said that labelling COVID-19 as a Chinese virus is "very unfortunate" and that geo-political rivalry is "engulfing" global efforts to fight the pandemic.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Politicizing COVID-19 fight is perilous, says S. African official. ecns.cn As the rest of the world tries to fight the COVID-19 pandemic with science, some in the United States have chosen to politicize COVID-19, Anwar Adams, a councillor in the City of Cape Town has said.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Science should prevail in origin-tracing of COVID-19, say Nepali experts. ecns.cn Efforts to probe the origin of COVID-19 could be hamstrung by the politicization of the issue, with a conspiracy theory about lab leaks taking precedence over a scientific conclusion.

WSWS (2021-07-29). Over 100 children died from COVID-19 in Indonesia each week in July. wsws.org Coinciding with a catastrophic surge of cases and deaths in Indonesia has been a disturbing rise in hospitalizations and deaths among children, upending previous data that found that children infected with the virus face lower rates of mortality.

Paul Cochrane (2021-07-29). South Africa: Looting Talk, "the Nonsense" and Queuing for COVID Jabs. counterpunch.org In the days after the looting, volunteers came out to clean up the damage, sweeping up the broken glass, the detritus, and the spent bullets and shotgun shells. Bodies were being pulled out of rivers, from ditches, and elsewhere as the death toll reached over 300. "We swept up so many bullets, in places the

Jesse Smith (2021-07-29). Prepare Now: Global Supply Chains at Risk. Covid Crisis' Engineered Economic Destruction. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-07-29). COVID outbreak in Australia intensifies financial stress and class divide. wsws.org Requests for food parcels, inquiries about financial assistance and online searches for emergency relief have soared since the beginning of the Delta crisis in Sydney.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-07-29). Children Are Safe from COVID-19. "Childhood Vaccination Push Built on Flimsy Evidence" globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-07-29). Oppose the right-wing campaign against vaccination! wsws.org Under conditions of the global pandemic of a lethal virus, mass vaccination is an elementary requirement of public health and for the self-defense of the working class.

_____ (2021-07-29). The Incalculable Cost Of Cheap Chicken. popularresistance.org The average American consumes more than 100 pounds of chicken meat annually—or 8 billion chickens a year, nationwide. It should come as no surprise then that as the pandemic unfurled across the United States a year ago, poultry disappeared from store shelves as panic-stricken Americans hoarded food in response to reported shortages. While Americans turned to cooking during unprecedented times, there was a human cost for this comfort.

Jason Pramas (2021-07-29). Human Unwillingness to Surmount the Pandemic Means It's Unlikely We Will Stop Global Warming. counterpunch.org As I started a week's vacation Friday evening, I happened upon a film called "Homo Sapiens" (2016) by Austrian filmmaker Nikolaus Geyrhalter that features scenes of abandoned human-built structures around the world in the process of being reclaimed by nature. The effect being that of an eschatological science fiction scenario where our civilization has been

Karen Conner (2021-07-29). GDP Rises 6.5 Percent in Second Quarter, Passed Pre-Pandemic Level of Output. cepr.net The profit share of corporate income rose 1.6 percentage points in the first quarter, countering claims of squeezed employers. The economy grew at a 6.5 percent annual rate in the second quarter. This put GDP 0.8 percent above its last pre-pandemic quarter but still leaves it roughly 2.2 percent below its pre-pandemic trend. Productivity Growth …

Staff (2021-07-29). Russia rejects Dutch court ruling to hand $5 BILLION of taxpayers' cash to ex-oligarchs over collapse of Yukos oil & gas empire. rt.com Officials in Moscow have vowed to vigorously appeal a judicial ruling in an international arbitration court that would bind Russia to hand over billions of dollars to the former shareholders of the collapsed Yukos energy giant. | The office of the country's Prosecutor General said on Thursday that it does not acknowledge the validity of the decision, by the International Arbitration Court in The Hague. Authorities said that Russia would "appeal the decision without fail," questioning both the basis of the judges' jurisdiction and the claims themselves. | Earlier that day, representatives of the shareholders wh…

Staff (2021-07-29). 'Biggest destroyer of peace': China lashes out after US Navy warship sails through Taiwan Strait for SEVENTH time under Biden. rt.com A US Navy guided missile destroyer has crossed the Taiwan Strait in the South China Sea, making it the seventh such trip by an American warship this year, and prompting China to accuse the US of trying provoke its military. | The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Benfold sailed northwards through the strait on Wednesday, the US Navy said in a statement. The maneuver was confirmed by Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense on Thursday, with officials saying the military used joint intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance tools to monitor movements at sea and in the air around Taiwan, accordin…

Staff (2021-07-29). Priest gagged for saying Canada residential-school victims lied about abuse for 'extra money' & joke about SHOOTING church vandals. rt.com A Catholic priest has been barred from speaking publicly by a Canadian archdiocese, after accusing residential-school survivors of lying about sexual abuse to get more money, and of speaking about wanting to shoot church vandals. | The inflammatory statements, made over a number of weeks by Father Rhéal Forest at St. Emile Roman Catholic Church in Winnipeg, were even shared on the church's Facebook page, but have since been taken down. | During a mass on July 10, Forest said the survivors lied about being sexually abused in a ploy to receive more money in the settlement process with the federal governme…

The Conversation (2021-07-29). More livestock, more carbon dioxide, less ice: the Climate Crisis is Worsening despite Politicians' "Commitments" juancole.com By Thomas Newsome, Christopher Wolf, and William Ripple | ( The Conversation) — Back in 2019, more than 11,000 scientists declared a global climate emergency. They established a comprehensive set of vital signs that impact or reflect the planet's health, such as forest loss, fossil fuel subsidies, glacier thickness, ocean acidity and surface temperature. In …

ecns.cn (2021-07-29). Any form of U.S. military contact with China's Taiwan opposed. ecns.cn A State Council Taiwan Affairs Office spokesperson on Thursday voiced firm opposition to any form of military contact between the United States and China's Taiwan region.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Tiktok vows to strengthen data security. ecns.cn As part of efforts to strengthen its global data security, the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok has opened its first regional Fusion Centre in Dublin, Ireland, to detect and respond to critical incidents in real-time.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). China-U.S. relationship at 'new critical juncture': new Chinese ambassador. ecns.cn China's new Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang on Wednesday said the China-U.S. relationship "has once again come to a new critical juncture, facing not only many difficulties and challenges but also great opportunities and potentials."

_____ (2021-07-29). Striking Miners In Alabama. popularresistance.org Miners at Warrior Met Coal in Alabama have been on strike for almost five months, struggling to reverse concessions in pay, health care, and safety. Strikers brought their picket lines from the piney woods of the South to the tony Manhattan offices of three hedge fund shareholders on June 22, and more than 1,000 mine workers and union allies return today to demonstrate outside the offices of the company's largest shareholder, asset manager BlackRock.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-29). Victoria Nuland: Turkey is NATO partner "deterring the harmful influence of Russia and Iran" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com US' messages to keep Turkey away from Russia ==== As Ukraine simmers, Victoria Nuland is now highest-ranking member of U.S. Foreign Service Ukraine reprised: Victoria Nuland discusses Belarus with Ukrainian official ==== Excerpts from a column by Sedat Ergin, editor-in-chief of Hàºrriyet NATO comes first in the initial category where strong cooperation takes place. Nuland …

WSWS (2021-07-29). Flood disaster in Germany: massive damage and growing anger. wsws.org Many areas hit by flooding still lack drinking water and electricity. Mobile phone networks remain widely disrupted. The damage to regional housing and infrastructure runs into the billions.

Jim Hightower (2021-07-29). Vox Populist: Odd Virus Attacks GOP Governors! progressive.org Having such a delusional governor is embarrassing, but the disease turns downright scary when infected governors try acting on their paranoia.

Andrew Stewart (2021-07-29). Medicare For All, the Squad and the DSA: Who Controls Whom? counterpunch.org For the past six years, the liberal-progressives who persist in trying to change the Democratic Party "from the inside" after almost 50 years of resounding failure (McGovern, Jesse Jackson, Howard Dean, Dennis Kucinich, et. al. ad infinitum) have been bragging about reaching a pinnacle of success following the Bernie Sanders 2015-16 presidential campaign. This has

Staff (2021-07-29). 'We're proud Jews': Ben & Jerry's co-founders say there's nothing 'anti-Semitic' about ice cream embargo of Israeli settlements. rt.com Ben & Jerry's co-founders have pushed back against claims of anti-Semitism following the company's decision to stop offering its ice cream products in Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, noting that they themselves are Jews. | Writing in the New York Times, Bennett Cohen and Jerry Greenfield said they were "proud Jews" who view Israel's occupation of the West Bank as a barrier to peace. | "It's possible to support Israel and oppose some of its policies, just as we've opposed policies of the US government. As such, we unequivocally support the decision of the company to end business in the occupied territ…

Pablo Navarrete (2021-07-29). Taking action for Palestine. thecanary.co
| Video transcript | What kind of democracy do we live in when 1 million people go out to oppose a war, and they still go and kill innocent civilians? Enough…

Staff (2021-07-29). Headlines for July 29, 2021. democracynow.org Senate Votes to Open Debate on $1.2T Infrastructure Bill, WTO Fails to Agree on Waiving IP Rights for COVID Vaccines, Vaccination Mandates Expand Across the Nation, Report: Pandemic Aid Helped Poverty Fall by 45%, But Gains May Be Just Temporary, Pelosi Argues Against Broad-Based Student Debt Cancellation, Peru: Pedro Castillo Sworn In, Vows to Be Champion of the Poor, Israeli Forces Shoot Dead 12-Year-Old Palestinian Boy in West Bank, Israel Launches Campaign Against Ben & Jerry's, But Some U.S. Jewish Groups Back Ice Cream Maker, Macron: Polynesians Owed "Debt" for French Nuclear Tests, U.S. and Russia Hold Nuc…

Staff (2021-07-29). Cuba no está sola a pesar de la política genocida de los vecinos del norte, afirman cubanos residentes en el exterior. cubadebate.cu Los cubanos, pueblo noble, culto y valiente, llamamos a la Paz, siendo consecuentes con nuestros orígenes. Sólo corresponderá a sus ciudadanos dilucidar y resolver los problemas de la Nación, en un clima de armonía y libertad, de dignidad y justicia, de trabajo y creación, inclusivo y participativo, al que todos podemos contribuir con respeto y compromiso con el futuro.

Santa Cruz Police News (2021-07-29). Santa Cruz County Jail Inmate Dies Following "Medical Emergency" indybay.org Felipe Herrera, a 57-year-old inmate at the Santa Cruz County Jail, died on Tuesday, July 27.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-29). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Telemedicine before and after orthopedic surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In health care, one of the biggest changes during the COVID-19 pandemic was the expansion of telemedicine. Virtual visits have been used in many specialties, including orthopedics and orthopedic surgery. While the use telemedicine escalated out of necessity during the pandemic, Dr. Shawn O'Driscoll, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, believes its use will continue to be used going forward. "I think that the advantages to patients are really going to be the driving forces behind…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-29). Mayo Clinic Minute: The right way to get your body flexible. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Muscle flexibility is important for your body. But according to sports medicine experts at Mayo Clinic, the old way of stretching before you exercise isn't the right approach. Reporter Jason Howland explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/ZiuoldvSc2U Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 58) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Having flexible muscles and mobile joints can help reduce…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-29). Beyond stem cells, regenerative medicine finds exosomes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Exosomes, a new tool in regenerative research, have implications for cardiac and tendon regeneration, wound healing, and incontinence, as well as many other applications. _______________________________ In the 60 or so years since stem cells were first defined, they've become heralds of a new type of medicine, one that promises to harness the body's healing properties. Stem cells are a sort of cellular blank slate and can be engineered to form any cell in the body….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-29). Mayo Clinic Minute: ACL tears — when surgery is the answer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ACL tears can sideline an athlete or crush an Olympic dream. It's a common knee injury affecting nearly twice as many women than men. Dr. Cedric Ortiguera, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, says 150,000‚Äí200,000 ACL injuries occur each year in the U.S., and that number is growing as more children become involved in competitive sports year-round. The good news is that surgery can help get some athletes get back in the game. Watch: The Mayo…

sputniknews (2021-07-29). Capitol Police to Arrest House Staffers, Visitors Not Wearing Masks After CDC Policy Reversal. sputniknews.com The new guidelines from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) come as the number of new coronavirus cases per day grows in the US, with the highly contagious Delta variant making up the majority of new infections.

sputniknews (2021-07-29). US Jobless Hits 400,000 Mark Second Week in Row Amid COVID-19 Challenges – Labor Dept. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) – US jobless claims stood at 400,000 and above for a second week in a row, according to Labor Department data on Thursday that suggested a continued challenge for the labor market recovery amid the coronavirus pandemic.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-29). Hesitant about COVID-19 vaccine development? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Some people may be hesitant to be vaccinated for COVID-19 because they think COVID-19 vaccines were developed too quickly. But today's successes are the result of many years of coronavirus research. "To say that these messenger RNA vaccines were only developed in the past year would be erroneous," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "I know some people are hesitant and they might be fearful over some of the headlines they…

Zoya Qureshi (2021-07-29). What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Viruses? thenation.com What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Viruses?

Juan Cole (2021-07-29). It is Time to Call Republican Rejection of Vaccines and Masks what it is: Selfish. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Washington Post reports that the rate of coronavirus infections is twice as high in Trump-voting counties as in Biden-voting ones. And ABC News reports that the US now has the highest average daily number of new coronavirus cases in the world.. Only about 57% of Americans ages 12 and …

Staff (2021-07-29). Israel to offer Covid booster shot for over-60s, PM Bennett says amid vaccine efficacy worries. rt.com Israel is set to roll out a scheme to give a third Covid jab to people aged over 60, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has announced, in a bid to increase protection amid fears vaccine efficacy diminishes over time. | The Health Ministry

Staff (2021-07-29). As Delta Variant Spreads, the "Honor System" for Masking Hasn't Worked. truthout.org The highly contagious Delta variant is causing a rise in cases around the world, from the Olympics in Tokyo to Russia, Indonesia and the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidelines suggesting that people resume wearing masks indoors, but state and local officials are not legally required to implement CDC guidelines. Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and former Baltimore health commissioner, says she supports the new CDC guidelines because an "honor system" of trusting…

Jim McMahan (2021-07-29). Bill Gates, Big Pharma block vaccines to the Global South. workers.org July 14 protest outside Pfizer headquarters, New York. The COVID-19 death rate continues to be high worldwide, especially as the virus ravages the developing world. A recent study reveals India's death toll could be 3.4 to 4.7 million people, with the official death toll of 414,000 being a vast undercount. . . . |

Staff (2021-07-29). "We Can't Trust the Unvaccinated": Dr. Leana Wen on Vaccine Mandates & How to Stop the Delta Variant. democracynow.org The highly contagious Delta variant is causing a rise in cases around the world, from the Olympics in Tokyo to Russia, Indonesia and the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidelines suggesting that people resume wearing masks indoors, but state and local officials are not legally required to implement CDC guidelines. Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and former Baltimore health commissioner, says she supports the new CDC guidelines because an "honor system" of trusting people to wear masks unless they were vaccinated clearly did not work. "We know that we can't trust the unvac…

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). UNICEF, Sinovac agree to supply more COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries. ecns.cn The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has recently signed an agreement with the Chinese firm Sinovac to supply developing countries with more COVID-19 vaccines via the COVAX mechanism.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). COVAX begins offering Sinovac jabs from Aug. ecns.cn The COVAX vaccine equity scheme is on course to begin deliveries in the developing world of COVID-19 vaccines from Sinovac from August.

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2021-07-28: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-07-28). Tunisian hospitals overwhelmed as COVID-19 surges across Africa. wsws.org The Delta variant is leading to a surge of infections that is overwhelming the inadequate health care infrastructure across the Maghreb and all of Africa.

WSWS (2021-07-28). Lawsuit against Pilgrim's Pride for COVID-19 work-related deaths may be thrown out with new Texas law. wsws.org The Pandemic Liability Protection Act (PLPA), signed into law by right-wing governor Gregg Abbott, provides near-blanket immunity from business liability and lawsuits for exposing workers to COVID-19…

WSWS (2021-07-28). Victorian Labor government ends lockdown as Australia's COVID crisis deepens. wsws.org Governments are refusing to institute the necessary safety measures, even as the country is gripped by a worsening outbreak of the highly-infectious Delta variant.

teleSUR (2021-07-28). The US in Wrong Direction on Anti-Virus Fight, Warns Fauci. telesurenglish.net The United States is heading in the wrong direction as the country scrambles to fight a new surge of COVID-19 cases because of the Delta variant and a large number of unvaccinated people, Anthony Fauci warned. | RELATED: | "We are going in the wrong direction… It is really a pandemic among the unvaccinated, so this is an issue predominantly among the unvaccinated, which is the reason why we are out there, prac…

WSWS (2021-07-28). Tunisian president launches coup amid protests against mass COVID-19 deaths. wsws.org On Sunday, President KaàØs SaàØed sacked the Islamist Ennahda Movement government, suspended parliament and deployed the army amid mounting anger among workers.

WSWS (2021-07-28). La Trobe University in Australia announces hundreds more job cuts. wsws.org On top of hundreds of jobs already lost, this latest attack means the university will have retrenched 15 percent of its staff since the beginning of the pandemic.

Andrew Wright (2021-07-28). House bill targets PFAS 'forever chemicals' in drinking water. peoplesworld.org DETROIT—The U.S. House passed the "Dingell bill" last Wednesday that would regulate toxic chemicals in drinking water—and given Michigan's polluted history, the measure could have a major impact in the state. The chemicals in question are per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. Also known by the moniker "forever chemicals," PFAS are used in non-stick cookware, stain repellants, …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-07-28). Abortion fight to hit House floor, again. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The House version of the money bill for the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Departments has big spending hikes for labor enforcement programs in the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. But while Republicans raised a few squawks over DOL spending, that wasn't the big battle when lawmakers tangled over the measure. The …

F. Douglas Stephenson (2021-07-28). Why we need to stop Warehousing the Mentally Ill in Jail: Only Private Prison Corps. Profit. juancole.com Gainesville, Florida (Special to Informed Comment) — By essentially rejecting the provisions of the U.S.Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health, a very well designed 1963 Kennedy era program entitled, "Action for Mental Health" and other attempts to trim mental health budgets and services, many states and localities have opted to spend the same dollars …

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-07-28). SF March to Pass Medicare For All Now. indybay.org Protesters vow to take issue to UN as human rights complaint if M4A is not passed…

Monica Moorehead (2021-07-28). Life expectancy drop exposes racism, class bias. workers.org The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) released "provisional life expectancy estimates" for the U.S. based on provisional mortality data for January through December 2020. The statistics show that overall U.S. life expectancy was reduced by a year and six months during this time period. Health care worker links racism . . . |

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-28). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Telemedicine before and after orthopedic surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In health care, one of the biggest changes during the COVID-19 pandemic was the expansion of telemedicine. Virtual visits have been used in many specialties, including orthopedics and orthopedic surgery. While the use telemedicine escalated out of necessity during the pandemic, Dr. Shawn O'Driscoll, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, believes its use will continue to be used going forward. "I think that the advantages to patients are really going to be the driving forces behind…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-28). Mayo Clinic Minute: ACL tears — when surgery is the answer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ACL tears can sideline an athlete or crush an Olympic dream. It's a common knee injury affecting nearly twice as many women than men. Dr. Cedric Ortiguera, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, says 150,000‚Äí200,000 ACL injuries occur each year in the U.S., and that number is growing as more children become involved in competitive sports year-round. The good news is that surgery can help get some athletes get back in the game. Watch: The Mayo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-28). Beyond stem cells, regenerative medicine finds exosomes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Exosomes, a new tool in regenerative research, have implications for cardiac and tendon regeneration, wound healing, and incontinence, as well as many other applications. _______________________________ In the 60 or so years since stem cells were first defined, they've become heralds of a new type of medicine, one that promises to harness the body's healing properties. Stem cells are a sort of cellular blank slate and can be engineered to form any cell in the body….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-28). Mayo Clinic Minute: The right way to get your body flexible. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Muscle flexibility is important for your body. But according to sports medicine experts at Mayo Clinic, the old way of stretching before you exercise isn't the right approach. Reporter Jason Howland explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/ZiuoldvSc2U Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 58) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Having flexible muscles and mobile joints can help reduce…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-28). Hesitant about COVID-19 vaccine development? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Some people may be hesitant to be vaccinated for COVID-19 because they think COVID-19 vaccines were developed too quickly. But today's successes are the result of many years of coronavirus research. "To say that these messenger RNA vaccines were only developed in the past year would be erroneous," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "I know some people are hesitant and they might be fearful over some of the headlines they…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-28). Unvaccinated people at highest risk of being infected by delta variant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A highly transmittable form of COVID-19 known as the delta variant is spreading globally. Now a subvariant known as delta-plus has been identified. "Delta-plus just means that there's been an additional mutation in the delta variant," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases physician and researcher at Mayo Clinic. "We have not really seen that take off yet. And that's probably because it's being outcompeted by the delta variant. If you look at the original virus and…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-28). COVID-19 vaccine urgency as delta variant continues to spread. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of viruses are expected to occur. Multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been documented, including a highly transmittable form of COVID-19 known as the delta variant. The delta variant, which was first seen in December 2020 in India, is spreading globally. It's more contagious than the previous strains that have been detected in the U.S. It's also causing more severe illness.Dr. Melanie Swift, co-chair of Mayo Clinic's…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-28). Strong immune response underlies acute kidney injury related to COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers have found that acute kidney injury associated with COVID-19 resembles sepsis-caused kidney injury, and the immune response triggered by the infection plays a pivotal role. The findings, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, also suggest that mitochondrial dysfunction — a loss of function in cellular energy production — is commonly found in kidney injury related to COVID-19. More than one-third of hospitalized COVID-19 patients report acute kidney injury, and sudden…

Strike Debt Bay Area (2021-07-28). Saturday 8/21: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Degrowth. indybay.org Depending on the Covid situation, we may meet online or at the OMNI Commons (4799 Shattuck, Oakland, CA). Please email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com a few days before the event so we can let you know what's what.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-28). Emergency department visits related to opioid overdoses up significantly during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Emergency department visit rates because of an opioid overdose increased by 28.5% across the U.S. in 2020, compared to 2018 and 2019, recent Mayo Clinic research finds. Emergency visits overall decreased by 14% last year, while visits because of an opioid overdose increased by 10.5%. The result: Opioid overdoses were responsible for 0.32 out of 100 visits, or 1 in every 313 visits, which is up from 0.25, or 1 in every…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-28). Monoclonal antibodies help COVID-19 patients avoid hospitalization. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï In a large observational study, Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that two monoclonal antibodies administered separately helped prevent hospitalization in high-risk patients who became infected with COVID-19. The study also showed more hospitalizations were observed among patients with more comorbidities. The findings appear in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. "The real-world data reported in this study confirm what has been seen in clinical trials involving a placebo," says Raymund Razonable, M.D., a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-28). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Tips to stay healthy while working from home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to readjust in many ways, including some companies shifting to remote work. Working from a home office has its benefits, but it also comes with quite a few challenges. Virtual offices mean added screen time which can lead to eye strain, ear problems and too much time sitting in one place. Living and working in the same space also can lead to challenges with setting boundaries and having an…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-07-28). The Little Talked About Covid-19 'Variants'. zcomm.org Vaccine Mismanagement Will Have Dire Repercussions…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-28). Mayo Clinic announces next phase of vaccination requirements for COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Guided by its values and deep commitment to patients, Mayo Clinic is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or complete a declination process by Sept. 17. "We are proud of our staff's high vaccination rates and are grateful that the vast majority have embraced the opportunity to get vaccinated," says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO. "Our patients expect to be safe when they come to Mayo Clinic, and we…

Adult School Teachers Union (2021-07-28). Tuesday 7/27: Teachers to Protest Forced Return to In-Person Learning as Covid Cases Spike. indybay.org West Contra Costa School District, 1108 Bissell Ave., Richmond…

Olivia Engling (2021-07-28). WTO Reviews Vaccine Patents and Pandemic Response Options. indybay.org A proposal in front of the World Trade Organization could make it easier for countries to access COVID vaccines.

Freedom Socialist Psrty (2021-07-28). Sunday 8/8: Make Rebellion the New Normal! Fighting for Working People's Needs Post Pandemic. indybay.org New Valencia Hall 747 Polk Street SanFrancisco | at Ellis, near Civic Center.Bart/Muni and on #19,31,47,& 49 Muni bus lines.Wheelchair accessible…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-28). Consumer Health: Are you ready to add something new to your fitness routine? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you know exercise is important and you're making time for a well-rounded fitness routine, good for you! But you may become bored with the same routine day after day. And if you're bored, you may be more apt to lose interest after a while. If it's time to add a new spark to your fitness routine, here are three ideas to consider: Aquatic exerciseSwimming pools are not just for swimming laps. Aquatic fitness options also include aerobics…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-28). Consumer Health: Understanding glioblastoma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Glioblastoma Awareness Day will be observed on Wednesday, July 21, which makes this a good time to learn more about one of the most complex, deadly and treatment-resistant cancers. Glioblastoma, a type of glioma, is an aggressive cancer that can occur in the brain or spinal cord. It can occur at any age, but it tends to occur more often in older adults. Approximately 13,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with glioblastoma in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-28). Mayo Clinic Minute: Drink to thirst when exercising. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If the Summer Olympics inspires you to start working out, Mayo Clinic health experts say it's important to stay hydrated when you exercise. And a valuable term to remember is "drink to thirst." Reporter Jason Howland explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/uEMhUqleuj8 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0: 57) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-28). Consumer Health: 10 ways aerobic exercise can help you live longer and healthier. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A well-rounded fitness routine contains several elements, including strength training, core exercises, balance training, and flexibility and stretching. The fifth element is aerobic fitness. Aerobic activity causes you to breathe faster and more deeply, which maximizes the amount of oxygen in your blood. Your heart will beat faster, which increases blood flow to your muscles and back to your lungs. The better your aerobic fitness, the more efficiently your heart, lungs and blood vessels transport oxygen throughout…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-28). Mayo Clinic research suggests women over 65 be offered hereditary cancer genetic testing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A new study by Fergus Couch, Ph.D., of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, along with collaborators from the CARRIERS consortium, suggests that most women with breast cancer diagnosed over 65 should be offered hereditary cancer genetic testing. The study was published Thursday, July 22, in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Couch says that women over 65 rarely qualify for hereditary cancer genetic testing based on current testing guidelines because they are thought…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-28). Science Saturday: How geologic rock formations inform novel treatments for kidney stones. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Human kidney stones are at least as old as the Giza pyramids. The oldest known kidney stone was found in Egyptian burial satin from 4400 B.C. In 2020, Mayo Clinic processed and analyzed some 90,000 kidney stones from all over the world. That number increases each year, reflecting a global uptick in kidney stone disease. But new research has unlocked how kidney stones actually form, which could be the key to treating or even eliminating…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-28). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Scarlett is running and smiling after surgery to correct pectus excavatum. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When Sara Hutchins noticed an indent in her daughter Scarlett's chest, she immediately recognized the cause: pectus excavatum, a condition that causes the breast bone to sink into the chest. "My father had the same condition," Sara says. "He'd had surgery to correct it but was never satisfied with his results." Sara wanted to ensure that if Scarlett had surgery, she'd like what she saw in the mirror afterward. "I did a lot of research," Sara…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-07-28). Malarial mosquitoes suppressed in experiments that mimic natural environments. imperial.ac.uk Researchers have shown 'gene drive' technology, which spreads a genetic modification blocking female reproduction, works in natural-like settings.

John Wojcik, Mark Gruenberg (2021-07-27). With union support, Chicago civilian board to exercise increased control over police. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO —With support from nine unions, including the politically powerful Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), Service Employees Local 73, and SEIU Healthcare, Chicago's civilians will, starting next year, have an independent police board that exercises increased control—for them—over Chicago's police. That control, capping a long campaign by civil rights and community groups, is the result of …

Rubin R. (2021-07-27). Internet Access as a Social Determinant of Health. jamanetwork.com Using data from its social determinants of health database, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently created an online visualization tool providing county-level information about people's internet access.

The Socialist Program (2021-07-27). The People of the U.S. Oppose the Blockade of Cuba. liberationnews.org Brian Becker, Esther Iverem, Nicole Roussell and Walter Smolarek discuss how people in Cuba and their supporters around the world are stepping up mobilizations in defense of the country's independence as the U.S. government announces more sanctions. They also discuss the legacy of civil rights legend Bob Moses, the politics of the Tokyo Olympics, the renewed spread of COVID across the country, and more.

teleSUR (2021-07-27). Mexico Sends the Second Ship With Humanitarian Aid for Cuba. telesurenglish.net The second shipment of humanitarian aid for Cuba departed from Mexico on Tuesday, as part of an initiative promoted by president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to help the Caribbean island tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | The multipurpose ship Arm Libertador Bal-02 set sail towards Cuba, the second of three ships that Mexico has sent since July 26. The first one carried 100 million barrels of diesel that w…

Rubin R. (2021-07-27). Higher Medicare Payments for In-home COVID-19 Vaccinations. jamanetwork.com The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently increased payments for at-home COVID-19 vaccinations for Medicare beneficiaries.

Staff (2021-07-27). UNVACCINATED diners only: California restaurant says it's having fun watching 'heads explode' over mandatory no-vax policy. rt.com A California restaurant has refused to back down after being bombarded with negative press and customer reviews for posting a sign demanding that all diners provide proof that they have not been vaccinated against Covid-19. | With vaccination status increasingly becoming a prerequisite to participate in many ordinary activities, one Huntington Beach eatery has decided to take a slightly different approach to granting privileges based on personal medical decisions. | On its storefront window, Basilico's Pasta e Vino taped a sign reading: "PROOF OF BEING UNVACCINATED REQUIRED. We have zero tolerance for treasono…

Rubin R. (2021-07-27). Ending Structural Racism in Federally Funded Research. jamanetwork.com National Institutes of Health (NIH) leaders, scientists, administrators, and staff, including Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, recently published a framework to end structural racism in biomedical research.

Bhatt AS, Solomon SD, Vaduganathan M. (2021-07-27). Prioritizing Dissemination and Implementation Science in Cardiometabolic Medicine. jamanetwork.com Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction serves as a prototypical example in which advances in scientific discovery have not been fully realized in clinical practice. In recent years, stepwise progress in discovery science has afforded the availability of several disease-modifying therapies. Complete uptake of contemporary multidrug regimens is estimated to provide significant improvements in longevity and event-free survival. However, deep, pervasive gaps have remained in the optimal adoption of these therapies. Similar implementation gaps exist across other prevalent cardiometabolic conditions, including di…

Slomski A. (2021-07-27). MDMA-assisted Therapy Highly Effective for PTSD. jamanetwork.com Supportive therapy together with 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)—also known as the recreational drug ecstasy—significantly reduced severe posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in a phase 3 multisite clinical trial. MDMA-assisted therapy has the "potential to dramatically transform treatment for PTSD," the researchers wrote in Nature Medicine.

Slomski A. (2021-07-27). Tai Chi Reduces Waist Size Among Older Adults. jamanetwork.com Tai chi was as effective as conventional exercise for reducing central obesity in middle-aged and older adults, according to a trial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The authors recommended incorporating the gentle mind-body exercise into physical activity guidelines for older people.

_____ (2021-07-27). Biden Upholds Trump Memo That Would Send 4,000 People Back To Prison. popularresistance.org For her 65th birthday, Diana Marquez was grateful to be out of prison and celebrating with her daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren. They feasted on a smorgasbord of brisket, sushi and Mexican food. She was not allowed to leave the house, but she still felt blessed to celebrate the day surrounded by family rather than confined in a prison cell. | Marquez is one of over 4,000 people who were released from federal prison to home confinement under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to stem the spread of COVID-19 behind bars. The CARES Act prioritizes the release of people whose ag…

teleSUR (2021-07-27). Unesco Designates New World Heritage Sites in 5 Latam Countries. telesurenglish.net The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) approved Tuesday the five World Heritage nominations submitted by Brazil, Peru, Uruguay, Chile, and Mexico. | The first three were pending since last year when Unesco had to cancel its annual meeting due to conditions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, while those of Chile and Mexico were submitted in 2021. | RELATED: | The tropical ga…

Gilbert Mercier (2021-07-27). France Neoliberal Macron: Vanguard of a Covid Global Corporate Dictatorship? dissidentvoice.org Citoyen Chouette Archive Liberte-Egalite-Fraternite: under Macron's pass sanitaire guillotine? For the few of us who are students of history, and its aficionado travelers, meaning those who muse and wonder at times about how significant figures of the past would view our often dire predicament, it is rather obvious that, for example, the founding fathers of …

teleSUR (2021-07-27). Delta Variant and Misinformation Fuel COVID-19 Surge in the US. telesurenglish.net The United States is facing a resurgence of COVID-19 infections due to the rising cases of the more contagious Delta variant fueled by misinformation about the virus and politicization of the nation's response to the pandemic. | RELATED: | COVID-19 cases are on the rise in nearly 90 percent of U.S. jurisdictions, with outbreaks in parts of the country that have low vaccination coverage, said the Centers for Disease Control and…

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Rubin R. (2021-07-27). Internet Access as a Social Determinant of Health. jamanetwork.com Using data from its social determinants of health database, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently created an online visualization tool providing county-level information about people's internet access.

Rubin R. (2021-07-27). Higher Medicare Payments for In-home COVID-19 Vaccinations. jamanetwork.com The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently increased payments for at-home COVID-19 vaccinations for Medicare beneficiaries.

Rubin R. (2021-07-27). Ending Structural Racism in Federally Funded Research. jamanetwork.com National Institutes of Health (NIH) leaders, scientists, administrators, and staff, including Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, recently published a framework to end structural racism in biomedical research.

Slomski A. (2021-07-27). MDMA-assisted Therapy Highly Effective for PTSD. jamanetwork.com Supportive therapy together with 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)—also known as the recreational drug ecstasy—significantly reduced severe posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in a phase 3 multisite clinical trial. MDMA-assisted therapy has the "potential to dramatically transform treatment for PTSD," the researchers wrote in Nature Medicine.

Bhatt AS, Solomon SD, Vaduganathan M. (2021-07-27). Prioritizing Dissemination and Implementation Science in Cardiometabolic Medicine. jamanetwork.com Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction serves as a prototypical example in which advances in scientific discovery have not been fully realized in clinical practice. In recent years, stepwise progress in discovery science has afforded the availability of several disease-modifying therapies. Complete uptake of contemporary multidrug regimens is estimated to provide significant improvements in longevity and event-free survival. However, deep, pervasive gaps have remained in the optimal adoption of these therapies. Similar implementation gaps exist across other prevalent cardiometabolic conditions, including di…

Slomski A. (2021-07-27). Tai Chi Reduces Waist Size Among Older Adults. jamanetwork.com Tai chi was as effective as conventional exercise for reducing central obesity in middle-aged and older adults, according to a trial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The authors recommended incorporating the gentle mind-body exercise into physical activity guidelines for older people.

WSWS (2021-07-27). Fall in UK daily COVID cases used to reinforce government propaganda that everyone can "live with the virus" wsws.org These figures do not include the impact of the full opening up of the economy on July 19 and there is nothing to suggest that infections will not once again rise inexorably.

Laura Dyrda (2021-07-27). Florida COVID-19 Fatalities Data Included Man who Died in Motorcycle Accident. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-07-27). Signs of COVID Injection Failure Mount. globalresearch.ca

Sam Pizzigati (2021-07-27). The Olympic Event We Need: a Race To See Where People Live the Longest. counterpunch.org In pandemics, people die. They die in incredibly frightful numbers. That may be why so few media commentators greeted this week's biggest news story — the release of the latest stats on U.S. life expectancy — with anything much more than a shrug. The new stats from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showthat

WSWS (2021-07-27). UK NHS workers cannot rely on unions to fight for pay rise. wsws.org The trade unions are making noises of protest over the government's pay offer but there is no chance of a genuine fight for a substantial wage increase by any health union.

Michael Snyder (2021-07-27). Health Freedom Is the Hottest Political Issue on the Entire Globe, and Our World Will Never be the Same after this. globalresearch.ca

Ensrud KE, Schousboe JT. (2021-07-27). Anabolic Therapy for Osteoporosis. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Insights reviews the use of anabolic medications to reduce the risk of osteoporosis-related fractures, including teriparatide, abaloparatide, and romosozumab.

oneworld.press (2021-07-27). Russia Vows To Foil Western Meddling In Its Upcoming Elections. oneworld.press Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov vowed that his country will foil Western meddling in its upcoming elections, which he expects will be attempted through a variety of means including politicized foreign observers as well as the propagation of false narratives concerning Russia's foreign and domestic policies which aim to negatively influence voters' perceptions of the ruling authorities.

Dean Baker (2021-07-27). Patent Monopolies, Corruption, and the New Alzheimer's Drug. counterpunch.org It seems that no one in policy circles believes that people respond to incentives. How else can we explain this lengthy piece in the New York Times on the process by which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Aduhelm, a drug for treating Alzheimer's disease. The piece details how the clinical trials designed to

Halbmeijer NM, Onland W, Cools F, et al. (2021-07-27). Effect of Systemic Hydrocortisone Started After Birth in Ventilated Preterm Infants on Mortality and Neurodevelopment. jamanetwork.com This follow-up to the STOP-BPD randomized clinical trial, which investigated the efficacy and safety of systemic hydrocortisone treatment initiated 7 to 14 days after birth in ventilator-dependent, very preterm infants in the Netherlands and Belgium at 36 weeks' postmenstrual age, examines the prespecified composite of death and neurodevelopmental impairment among these infants at 2 years' corrected age.

Shao L, Wu X, Huang W. (2021-07-27). Effect of Ventral vs Dorsal Spinal Surgery in Patients With Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy. jamanetwork.com To the Editor The recently published CSM-S trial demonstrated that both ventral and dorsal surgical approaches performed equally well in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy. We have several comments about this study. First, while Dr Ghogawala and colleagues have used randomized clinical trials comparing the ventral and dorsal approaches, they refined the eligibility criteria to a patient population suitable for either surgical approach. The careful selection of patients provided clinical equipoise but also reduces the generalizability of their findings. For patients who met the study inclusion criteria,…

Melvin Goodman (2021-07-27). The Continuing Horror of CIA's Torture and Abuse. counterpunch.org Nearly two decades ago, the Central Intelligence Agency began its sadistic program of torture and abuse, and the Department of Defense created a prison at Guantanamo to evade U.S. law. We are still learning about the horrors of the Global War on Terror. On July 16, military prosecutors finally asked to erase information obtained through

Ghogawala Z, Barker FG, II, Benzel EC. (2021-07-27). Effect of Ventral vs Dorsal Spinal Surgery in Patients With Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply We agree with Dr Inose and colleagues that fusion is not always necessary after a dorsal decompression for cervical myelopathy. To clarify, in our study, we excluded patients with C2 to C7 kyphosis greater than 5 ∞ measured using a standing cervical radiograph with the patient in extension. We did not report the length of operative time or estimated blood loss during these surgeries, but we plan to include these data in a future study focusing on differences in cost between the ventral and dorsal cervical spinal operations. A study site coordinator (blinded to patient randomized group) evaluated ea…

Baman JR, Sekhon S, Maganti K. (2021-07-27). Patient Information: Cardiac Rehabilitation. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page describes the goals of cardiac rehabilitation, its 3 phases, and which patients benefit from it.

DeVore AD, Granger BB, Fonarow GC, et al. (2021-07-27). Effect of a Quality Improvement Intervention on Outcomes and Care Quality for Patients With HFrEF. jamanetwork.com This cluster randomized trial evaluates the effect of a hospital and postdischarge quality improvement intervention vs usual care on time to heart failure rehospitalization or death, and quality of care, among patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction in the US.

Staff (2021-07-27). "Tired of Waiting": Cuban Americans Say Biden Broke Promise to Lift Cuba Sanctions & Thaw Relations. democracynow.org After rare anti-government protests in Cuba, Cuban Americans are speaking out to demand the U.S. government end its blockade of the island. But President Joe Biden has responded with new sanctions. We speak with Cuban American Carlos Lazo, who just led a march from Miami to the White House with Puentes de Amor, or Bridges of Love, and says President Biden promised during the 2020 presidential campaign to undo Trump sanctions and return to a more constructive relationship with Cuba. "After seven months, he did nothing," says Lazo. "We get tired of waiting." We also speak with Latin American affairs scholar William…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-07-27). SF March to Pass Medicare For All Now. indybay.org Protesters vow to take issue to UN as human rights complaint if M4A is not passed…

news.un (2021-07-27). Myanmar: Rights expert calls for 'COVID ceasefire', urges UN action. news.un.org The UN independent expert on the human rights situation in Myanmar on Tuesday called for a "COVID ceasefire" for the country, as infections and deaths soar even as the military junta escalates attacks against healthcare workers.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Telemedicine before and after orthopedic surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In health care, one of the biggest changes during the COVID-19 pandemic was the expansion of telemedicine. Virtual visits have been used in many specialties, including orthopedics and orthopedic surgery. While the use telemedicine escalated out of necessity during the pandemic, Dr. Shawn O'Driscoll, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, believes its use will continue to be used going forward. "I think that the advantages to patients are really going to be the driving forces behind…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Mayo Clinic Minute: ACL tears — when surgery is the answer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ACL tears can sideline an athlete or crush an Olympic dream. It's a common knee injury affecting nearly twice as many women than men. Dr. Cedric Ortiguera, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, says 150,000‚Äí200,000 ACL injuries occur each year in the U.S., and that number is growing as more children become involved in competitive sports year-round. The good news is that surgery can help get some athletes get back in the game. Watch: The Mayo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Beyond stem cells, regenerative medicine finds exosomes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Exosomes, a new tool in regenerative research, have implications for cardiac and tendon regeneration, wound healing, and incontinence, as well as many other applications. _______________________________ In the 60 or so years since stem cells were first defined, they've become heralds of a new type of medicine, one that promises to harness the body's healing properties. Stem cells are a sort of cellular blank slate and can be engineered to form any cell in the body….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Mayo Clinic Minute: The right way to get your body flexible. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Muscle flexibility is important for your body. But according to sports medicine experts at Mayo Clinic, the old way of stretching before you exercise isn't the right approach. Reporter Jason Howland explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/ZiuoldvSc2U Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 58) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Having flexible muscles and mobile joints can help reduce…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Hesitant about COVID-19 vaccine development? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Some people may be hesitant to be vaccinated for COVID-19 because they think COVID-19 vaccines were developed too quickly. But today's successes are the result of many years of coronavirus research. "To say that these messenger RNA vaccines were only developed in the past year would be erroneous," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "I know some people are hesitant and they might be fearful over some of the headlines they…

Laura Donnelly (2021-07-27). It Took a Data Leak to Reveal Huge Portion of UK "COVID Hospitalizations" Are Admitted for Something Else. anti-empire.com More than half of The figures suggest vast numbers are being classed as Experts said i…

Global Research News (2021-07-27). Selected Articles: The "Killer Vaccine" Worldwide. 7.9 Billion People. globalresearch.ca By Let us be under no illusions, it's not only "experimental", it's a Big Pharma "killer vaccine" which modifies the human genome. The evidence of mortality …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Unvaccinated people at highest risk of being infected by delta variant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A highly transmittable form of COVID-19 known as the delta variant is spreading globally. Now a subvariant known as delta-plus has been identified. "Delta-plus just means that there's been an additional mutation in the delta variant," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases physician and researcher at Mayo Clinic. "We have not really seen that take off yet. And that's probably because it's being outcompeted by the delta variant. If you look at the original virus and…

Strike Debt Bay Area (2021-07-27). Saturday 8/21: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Degrowth. indybay.org Depending on the Covid situation, we may meet online or at the OMNI Commons (4799 Shattuck, Oakland, CA). Please email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com a few days before the event so we can let you know what's what.

Patrick Cockburn (2021-07-27). Boris Johnson is a Comic Operate Prime Minister, Whose Antics Have Killed Tens of Thousands. counterpunch.org Boris Johnson turns out to have privately yearned to adopt the same approach as Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro who publicly favoured allowing Covid-19 to rip through his nation. "Stop all this fussing and whining," Bolsonaro told Brazilians, some 543,000 of whom have died in the epidemic. "How long are you going to go on crying?"

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Tips to stay healthy while working from home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to readjust in many ways, including some companies shifting to remote work. Working from a home office has its benefits, but it also comes with quite a few challenges. Virtual offices mean added screen time which can lead to eye strain, ear problems and too much time sitting in one place. Living and working in the same space also can lead to challenges with setting boundaries and having an…

_____ (2021-07-27). 3 Million People Have Died of Covid Since Rich Nations Began Obstructing Vaccine Patent Waiver. commondreams.org

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Strong immune response underlies acute kidney injury related to COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers have found that acute kidney injury associated with COVID-19 resembles sepsis-caused kidney injury, and the immune response triggered by the infection plays a pivotal role. The findings, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, also suggest that mitochondrial dysfunction — a loss of function in cellular energy production — is commonly found in kidney injury related to COVID-19. More than one-third of hospitalized COVID-19 patients report acute kidney injury, and sudden…

Jordan Schachtel (2021-07-27). Politics over Science: Biden Admin Signals Intent to Force FDA Approval of COVID Vaccines. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Keeping translational science on the fast track to curb COVID-19 pneumonia. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At the beginning of the pandemic, experimental therapies were the only options available to help patients. Turning them into standard care required clinical and translational research. Experts in the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science helped make that happen. ____________________________________ "I think we've accomplished in this year what normally would take seven years," says Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B., a Mayo Clinic cancer researcher. Claudia Lucchinetti, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic's Center for Clinical and Translational Science,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Mayo research provides insights into high-risk younger demographics for severe COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï Using data from 9,859 COVID-19 infections, Mayo Clinic researchers have new insights into risk factors for younger populations, some of which differ significantly from their older counterparts. People younger than 45 had a greater than threefold increased risk of severe infection if they had cancer or heart disease, or blood, neurologic or endocrine disorders, the research found. These associations were weaker in older age groups. The study was published in Mayo Clinic…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Monoclonal antibodies help COVID-19 patients avoid hospitalization. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï In a large observational study, Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that two monoclonal antibodies administered separately helped prevent hospitalization in high-risk patients who became infected with COVID-19. The study also showed more hospitalizations were observed among patients with more comorbidities. The findings appear in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. "The real-world data reported in this study confirm what has been seen in clinical trials involving a placebo," says Raymund Razonable, M.D., a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Respiratory illnesses on the rise with symptoms similar to COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A respiratory infection prevalent mostly in the winter has been increasing in parts of the U.S."Particularly in the South part of the U.S., we have seen an increase in what's called RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus. It's a virus that causes a cold much like influenza causes a cold, though it can be severe in very young children and elderly adults," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases physician and researcher at Mayo Clinic. Watch: …

Staff (2021-07-27). Headlines for July 27, 2021. democracynow.org California & New York City to Require Workers to Get Vaccine or Weekly Tests, CDC: Florida Accounts for One in Five of All U.S. COVID Cases, Study: Lifting of Eviction Moratoriums Resulted in Over 10,000 COVID Deaths, Tokyo Reports Record Number of COVID Cases as It Hosts Olympics, Protesters Denounce "Coup" as Tunisian President Expands Power Grab, U.S. Troops to Remain in Iraq, But Biden Says "Combat Mission" Is Ending, 57 Feared Dead as Migrant Boat Capsizes Near Libya, Human Rights Watch Accuses Israel of War Crimes in Gaza Assault, Lebanese Billionaire Tapped to Be Next Prime Minister, U.S. Sends Over 2 Doze…

repost (2021-07-27). David Moore to run as the SEP candidate in the California gubernatorial recall election. indybay.org The SEP is running in the California elections to provide an independent working-class voice demanding the eradication of the pandemic by placing lives over private profit.

Bay Area Freedom Socialist Party (2021-07-27). Sunday 8/8: Make Rebellion the New Normal! Fighting for Working People's Needs Post Pandemic. indybay.org New Valencia Hall – 747 Polk Street (at Ellis, near Civic Center, BART/Muni and on #19, 31,47, & 49 Muni bus lines), wheelchair accessible.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Study may improve understanding of how disability develops in MS patients versus those with related diseases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Did you know multiple sclerosis (MS) means multiple scars? New research shows that the brain and spinal cord scars in people with MS may offer clues to why they developprogressive disability but those with related diseases where the immune system attacks the central nervous system do not. In a study published in Neurology, Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues assessed if inflammation leads to permanent scarring in these three diseases: MS.Aquaporin-4 antibody positive…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-07-27). Global outreach award for top public health engineer. imperial.ac.uk Professor Michael Templeton has recently been given a global outreach award by the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Consumer Health: Understanding glioblastoma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Glioblastoma Awareness Day will be observed on Wednesday, July 21, which makes this a good time to learn more about one of the most complex, deadly and treatment-resistant cancers. Glioblastoma, a type of glioma, is an aggressive cancer that can occur in the brain or spinal cord. It can occur at any age, but it tends to occur more often in older adults. Approximately 13,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with glioblastoma in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Mayo Clinic Minute: Drink to thirst when exercising. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If the Summer Olympics inspires you to start working out, Mayo Clinic health experts say it's important to stay hydrated when you exercise. And a valuable term to remember is "drink to thirst." Reporter Jason Howland explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/uEMhUqleuj8 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0: 57) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Consumer Health: 10 ways aerobic exercise can help you live longer and healthier. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A well-rounded fitness routine contains several elements, including strength training, core exercises, balance training, and flexibility and stretching. The fifth element is aerobic fitness. Aerobic activity causes you to breathe faster and more deeply, which maximizes the amount of oxygen in your blood. Your heart will beat faster, which increases blood flow to your muscles and back to your lungs. The better your aerobic fitness, the more efficiently your heart, lungs and blood vessels transport oxygen throughout…

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2021-07-26: News Headlines

Maximilian Werner (2021-07-26). The Futile Search for Rarified Experience. counterpunch.org Oppressed by the constant threat of covid, cabin fever, and, more recently, the freakish summer heat, a few days ago I did what many of my fellow Utahans do and drove north, first to Idaho and then to Montana. Interesting to think that after only five hours I could find myself in such beautiful and

Jon Miltimore (2021-07-26). Daily COVID Deaths in Sweden Hit Zero, as Other Nations Brace for More Lockdowns. globalresearch.ca

Gilbert Mercier (2021-07-26). France's Emmanuel Macron: Vanguard of a "Covid Global Corporate Dictatorship"? globalresearch.ca

Philip Wegmann (2021-07-26). Biden Gaffe Renews Questions About COVID Transparency. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-07-26). President Biden Wants Covid "Misinformants" to be Removed from Social Media Platforms. globalresearch.ca

Matt Sedlar (2021-07-26). The Delta Variant is Scary, but it Won't Sink the Economy. cepr.net The Washington Post See article on original site In recent days, major fear has been evident in financial markets and elsewhere that the delta variant of the coronavirus will spread widely and be a considerable impediment to continued economic growth: On Monday, the Dow tumbled 700 points, for example. At least based on trends we've …

WSWS (2021-07-26). Campaign in Banbury reveals solid support for JDE workers. wsws.org Many workers in Banbury critised Unite's sellout deal and spoke of similar attacks on conditions and pay at their own workplaces, especially during the pandemic. Some took bundles of Socialist Equality Party leaflets to give to others.

Andrés Castro (2021-07-26). Except by Balloon Summer of 2021. counterpunch.org Except by Balloon Summer of 2021 Yes, it's been two years since my last physical, Dr. Li. With the pandemic, public transportation the way it is, and being retired, I just ballooned. Grew fat that is: ballooning is on my bucket list— imagine over the Grand Canyon or even Queens. You must have had it

RobertAlvarez (2021-07-26). Is There Really Freedom in the Outdoors? ips-dc.org About three months into the pandemic, I found myself standing at the window of my condo near downtown Washington, D.C., cradling my newborn. Outside, the sun was rising. The world seemed plastic. Nothing moved. Absent the usual commotion of honking cars, barking dogs and fast-walking humans, the empty thoroughfare was as quiet as a photograph, yet somehow eerie, as if a black-and-white still of a barren nighttime scene had been colorized and converted into day. … |

Staff (2021-07-26). Arreaza: Mexico Ensures that CELAC Does Not Meet the Same Fate as UNASUR. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister, Jorge Arreaza, congratulated Mexico's work as a fundamental part in the functioning of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). | During his speech, Arreaza pointed out that this country has played an important role in creating a space for dialogue. Meanwhile it has prevented CELAC from becoming a hub for the interests of right-wing Latino governments, as happened to the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), explained news agency AVN. | "We believe that Mexico has done a great job," Arreaza explained. "In these years of difficulty in the pandemic, we b…

Staff (2021-07-26). Another Palestinian Teen Killed by Israeli Occupation Forces. palestinechronicle.com A Palestinian teen Monday morning succumbed to the wounds he sustained from Israeli gunfire two months ago, according to medical sources. The Health Ministry said that Yousef Nawaf Mhareb, 17, a resident of Abwein village,

Thomas Kennedy (2021-07-26). OPINION: DeSantis Keeps Refusing to Prioritize Disasters in Florida. latinorebels.com What is DeSantis doing while this public health disaster unfolds and 38,741 Floridians die so far under his watch? He is selling anti-mask campaign merch.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-07-26). People push Medicare For All, as congressional advocates back off. peoplesworld.org

EMMA (2021-07-26). Susan Sarandon, Paula Jean Swearengin Joining Action at AOC's Bronx Office Today Demanding She Fight for Medicare for All. peoplesparty.org Susan Sarandon and Chris Smalls are joining the People's Party and March for Medicare for All organizers at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Bronx office on Monday, July 26th at 3: 00 pm to deliver a petition that calls on members of Congress to use every means necessary to pass Medicare for All now.

Sophia Tareen (2021-07-26). Health care for older immigrants experiences momentum among states. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO (AP) — Most mornings, 62-year-old Maria Elena Estamilla wakes up with pelvic pain and dread that she faces the same fate as her mother and grandmother: fatal cervical cancer. The Chicago woman's last full medical exam was in 2015 and she sees no options for care as a Mexican immigrant without permission to live …

Eric Worrall (2021-07-26). US Parents Sue over Clandestine COVID-19 School Vaccination Programme Which Does Not Require Parental Consent. globalresearch.ca

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-26). Tunisian president sacks prime minister, suspends parliament. peoplesdispatch.org Tunisia's president Kais Saied fired prime minister Hichem Mechichi amid protests over the government's failure to control the COVID-19 pandemic. The president also suspended the Tunisian parliament and revoked the immunity of members of parliament, adding that he will take over the presidency of the executive authority with assistance of a new prime minister. | Massive protests were held across Tunisia, including in the capital, Tunis, with thousands of Tunisians expressing their frustration and rage at the way the government has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. They also railed against the government and the…

teleSUR (2021-07-26). The Tunisian Army Blocks Access to Parliament Building. telesurenglish.net On Monday, the Tunisian army blocked access to several lawmakers to the Parliament building after President Kai Said removed Prime Minister Hichem Mechich and cease the Lower House's activities for 30 days for their mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Lower House's Speaker and the Ennahda Islamic party leader Rached Ghannouchi then staged a sit-in to condemn the military action. So far, the cour…

Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg (2021-07-26). Video: Epidemiologist Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg Discusses Frauds Behind the H1N1 and Covid-19 Pandemics. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-07-26). Venezuela Confirms Two Cases of Delta COVID-19 Strain. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro confirmed the highly contagious Delta COVID-19 strain in the Southern nation after two travelers that came from abroad tested positive for it. Both citizens are isolated and receiving treatment. | RELATED: | The first case was a sportsman who arrived in Miranda state from Turkey. The athlete had verified contact with 30 people that have so far tested negative to COVID…

WSWS (2021-07-26). At least 157 New York City summer school classrooms closed due to COVID-19 outbreaks. wsws.org The recent cluster of COVID-19 infections in New York City school buildings among children in summer school foretells an even bigger disaster when nearly a million students in the city are forced back to face-to-face learning in September…

WSWS (2021-07-26). COVID-19 surge explodes Biden's claim of "independence" from pandemic. wsws.org Biden's lying declarations of victory over COVID-19 were aimed at justifying the abandonment of restrictions on the spread of the disease.

_____ (2021-07-26). More Protests In Brazil Over COVID Crisis. popularresistance.org Protesters have taken to the streets across Brazil once more to demand far-right President Jair Bolsonaro step down over his government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic as well as recent corruption allegations. Demonstrators marched in Rio de Janeiro and several other cities nationwide on Saturday in the latest display of public anger and frustration to hit the South American nation in recent weeks.

WSWS (2021-07-26). Far-right anti-lockdown protests held amid Australian COVID crisis. wsws.org The protesters, including members of the extreme-right, advanced anti-lockdown positions almost indistinguishable from those of the political and media establishment.

IMEMC News (2021-07-26). Palestinian Teen Dies From Serious Wounds He Suffered 74 Days Ago. imemc.org Palestinian medical sources have confirmed, Monday, that a teen died from serious wounds he suffered after Israeli soldiers shot him in the neck near Ramallah, in central West Bank, 74 days ago. The sources stated that Yousef Nawwaf Mohareb, 17, from Abwein town, north of Ramallah, was shot with a live round in the neck …

teleSUR (2021-07-26). Honduras: Former Lawmaker Echeverria Shot to Death. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, former lawmaker Carolina Echeverria was killed by gunmen who assaulted her residence in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Her husband was seriously wounded. | RELATED: | Echeverria, who was a congresswoman from 2006 to 2010, died of gunshot wounds, according to a preliminary report from security forces. Her husband, retired Colonel Andres Urtecho, who is receiving medical care in a private hospital, was wounded in the alleged ro…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-07-26). SF March to Pass Medicare For All Now. indybay.org Protesters vow to take issue to UN as human rights complaint if M4A is not passed…

Ryan Cristián (2021-07-26). Derrick Broze Interview — Ginkgo BioWorks & The Future Of Bioengineered "Healthcare" thelastamericanvagabond.com Joining me today is Derrick Broze, here to discuss a company named Ginkgo Bioworks; what it's ostensibly aimed at accomplishing, who it's connected to, and what this may show us about the future being built around us. (www.rokfin.com/TLAVagabond) (odysee.com/@TLAVagabond: 5) (www.bitchute.com/channel/24yVcta8zEjY/) Click HERE For Super U Source Links: www.thelastamericanvagabond.com/ginkgo-bioworks-bio-security-transhumanist-agenda/ www.modernatx.com/mrna-technology/mrna-platform-enabling-drug-discovery-development www.modernatx.com/modernas-work-potential-vaccine-ag

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-26). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Telemedicine before and after orthopedic surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In health care, one of the biggest changes during the COVID-19 pandemic was the expansion of telemedicine. Virtual visits have been used in many specialties, including orthopedics and orthopedic surgery. While the use telemedicine escalated out of necessity during the pandemic, Dr. Shawn O'Driscoll, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, believes its use will continue to be used going forward. "I think that the advantages to patients are really going to be the driving forces behind…

Staff (2021-07-26). Epidemiologist Gregg Gonsalves: "3 Things Biden Can Do Right Now to Stop COVID and Save Lives" democracynow.org Six months into the Biden administration, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across the United States and around the world, driven by the highly contagious Delta variant. Meanwhile, as vaccinations stall in the United States, much of the world is still "desperate" for COVID-19 vaccines, says Yale epidemiologist Gregg Gonsalves. "We should be exporting vaccines rather than sitting on them and hoarding them," he says. "If we don't stop the virus all around the world, we're not going to stop it anywhere."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-26). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Tips to stay healthy while working from home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to readjust in many ways, including some companies shifting to remote work. Working from a home office has its benefits, but it also comes with quite a few challenges. Virtual offices mean added screen time which can lead to eye strain, ear problems and too much time sitting in one place. Living and working in the same space also can lead to challenges with setting boundaries and having an…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-26). Monoclonal antibodies help COVID-19 patients avoid hospitalization. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï In a large observational study, Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that two monoclonal antibodies administered separately helped prevent hospitalization in high-risk patients who became infected with COVID-19. The study also showed more hospitalizations were observed among patients with more comorbidities. The findings appear in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. "The real-world data reported in this study confirm what has been seen in clinical trials involving a placebo," says Raymund Razonable, M.D., a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-26). Strong immune response underlies acute kidney injury related to COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers have found that acute kidney injury associated with COVID-19 resembles sepsis-caused kidney injury, and the immune response triggered by the infection plays a pivotal role. The findings, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, also suggest that mitochondrial dysfunction — a loss of function in cellular energy production — is commonly found in kidney injury related to COVID-19. More than one-third of hospitalized COVID-19 patients report acute kidney injury, and sudden…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-26). Keeping translational science on the fast track to curb COVID-19 pneumonia. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At the beginning of the pandemic, experimental therapies were the only options available to help patients. Turning them into standard care required clinical and translational research. Experts in the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science helped make that happen. ____________________________________ "I think we've accomplished in this year what normally would take seven years," says Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B., a Mayo Clinic cancer researcher. Claudia Lucchinetti, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic's Center for Clinical and Translational Science,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-26). Hesitant about COVID-19 vaccine development? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Some people may be hesitant to be vaccinated for COVID-19 because they think COVID-19 vaccines were developed too quickly. But today's successes are the result of many years of coronavirus research. "To say that these messenger RNA vaccines were only developed in the past year would be erroneous," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "I know some people are hesitant and they might be fearful over some of the headlines they…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-26). Respiratory illnesses on the rise with symptoms similar to COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A respiratory infection prevalent mostly in the winter has been increasing in parts of the U.S."Particularly in the South part of the U.S., we have seen an increase in what's called RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus. It's a virus that causes a cold much like influenza causes a cold, though it can be severe in very young children and elderly adults," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases physician and researcher at Mayo Clinic. Watch: …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-26). Mayo research provides insights into high-risk younger demographics for severe COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï Using data from 9,859 COVID-19 infections, Mayo Clinic researchers have new insights into risk factors for younger populations, some of which differ significantly from their older counterparts. People younger than 45 had a greater than threefold increased risk of severe infection if they had cancer or heart disease, or blood, neurologic or endocrine disorders, the research found. These associations were weaker in older age groups. The study was published in Mayo Clinic…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-26). Unvaccinated people at highest risk of being infected by delta variant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A highly transmittable form of COVID-19 known as the delta variant is spreading globally. Now a subvariant known as delta-plus has been identified. "Delta-plus just means that there's been an additional mutation in the delta variant," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases physician and researcher at Mayo Clinic. "We have not really seen that take off yet. And that's probably because it's being outcompeted by the delta variant. If you look at the original virus and…

Jessica Corbett (2021-07-26). US Lawmakers Demand $34 Billion for Global Vaccine Equity Funding. zcomm.org "No investment in the fight against Covid-19 is more urgent and cost-effective now than an investment in getting the world vaccinated as quickly as possible."

Taroa Zúñiga Silva (2021-07-26). Sex Workers and COVID-19: Resisting the Pandemic and Criminalization. counterpunch.org "What the state does not regulate," Orellano says, "the market regulates." The market, for sex workers, is framed by the fact of the criminalization of sex workers. Because sex workers "lack recognition and rights, markets emerge that thrive through our precariousness," states Orellano.

Heather Digby Parton (2021-07-26). The Big Lie Promises to Be a Centerpiece of the GOP's 2022 Election Strategy. truthout.org Over the weekend, Donald Trump held a huge indoor rally in Arizona, called "Rally to Protect Our Elections," which in all likelihood will end up being a super-spreader event since so many of his followers are anti-vaccine and anti-mask. They showed up in great numbers, dressed in their flamboyant MAGA gear, excited and thrilled to be in the presence of their leader. | #COVID19 cases. — Kyung Lah (@KyungLahCNN)

Staff (2021-07-26). Children in the Philippines Have Been Banned From Exiting Their Homes for 68 of the Last 70 Weeks. anti-empire.com The COVID cult demands its pound of flesh. To appease the mind virus freaks children in the Philippines have been technically banned from exiting their doorway for 1 year and 4 months now. As soon as the ban was lifted earlier this month it was

Jake Johnson (2021-07-26). Florida Accounts for 1 in 5 New COVID Cases as DeSantis Sells Anti-Fauci Shirts. truthout.org The state of Florida now accounts for one in five new coronavirus infections in the United States, making it the nation's most alarming hot spot as the highly transmissible Delta strain rips through undervaccinated communities and drives a surge in hospitalizations. | According to

Doctors for Covid Ethics (2021-07-26). °Yo acuso! Las "vacunas" están matando personas. Los Gobiernos de todo el mundo le están mintiendo a usted, a la gente a la que supuestamente sirven. globalizacion.ca Carta abierta urgente para la información de: | Todos los ciudadanos de la Unión Europea (UE), el Espacio Económico Europeo (EEE) y Suiza | Todos los ciudadanos del Reino Unido de Gran Bretaña e Irlanda del Norte (Reino Unido) | Todos los ciudadanos…

Mordechai Sones (2021-07-26). 'Unnecessary, Misleading, Catastrophic': Senior European Physicians Co-author Expert Statement on COVID Vaccine for Children. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-07-26). DeSantis Under Fire as Florida Now Accounts for 1 in 5 New US Covid Cases. commondreams.org Many see COP26 as our last, best chance to prevent global temperatures from spiraling out of control.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-07-26). How the COVID Scam Is Perpetrated: Dr. Paul Craig Roberts. globalresearch.ca I have …

Staff (2021-07-26). Headlines for July 26, 2021. democracynow.org France Approves COVID Health Pass; Germany Considers Restrictions for Unvaccinated People, COVID Cases Skyrocket in Southeast Asia, with Children Making Up 12.5% of Indonesian Death Toll, Fauci Says U.S. "Going in the Wrong Direction"; St. Louis Reintroduces Indoor Mask Mandate, 4,000 Homebound Detainees Could Be Sent Back to Prison After Pandemic Emergency Order Lifted, Tunisia's President Sacks Prime Minister, Suspends Parliament Following Protests, Afghanistan Sees Record Number of Casualties in 2021; U.S. Could Continue Airstrikes Beyond August, U.S. Launches Second Drone Strike in Somalia in Under a Week, Is…

Byul Ryanim (2021-07-26). The Weekly Round-Up: Freedom Day, Tokyo 2020 and the Judicial Review and Courts Bill. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the news: Monday was England's so-called 'Freedom Day', with the final coronavirus restrictions lifted. This means nightclubs can reopen; bars are no longer table service only; there are no more limits on attendee numbers at large events; and it is no longer mandatory to wear face coverings in public spaces, although the recommendation to …

Hedelberto López Blanch (2021-07-26). Penuria infantil en un mundo desigual. globalizacion.ca Los problemas que ha conllevado para los países en vías de desarrollo la extensión y proliferación de la pandemia de coronavirus se pueden catalogar de graves, sobre todo para los menores de edad que pertenecen a los sectores más pobres…

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2021-07-25: News Headlines

Scott Remer (2021-07-25). Buy Them Up!: Why We Must Nationalize the Banks. counterpunch.org Image by As we struggle to emerge from the COVID pandemic, it's hard to imagine fending off our economic malaise without addressing the elephant in the room: Wall Street. The 2008 financial crisis destroyed 40% of the world's wealth in less than a year.

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-07-25). SF March to Pass Medicare For All Now. indybay.org Protesters vow to take issue to UN as human rights complaint if M4A is not passed…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London adds cardiology, gastroenterology, lung care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org LONDON — Mayo Clinic Healthcare, an outpatient clinic that provides personalized health care ranging from preventive screenings and tailored wellness plans to second opinions for complex diagnoses, is adding several medical specialties including cardiology, gastroenterology and pulmonary medicine. Dr. G. Anton Decker, president of Mayo Clinic International The clinic, located at 15 Portland Place in the Harley Street Medical Area in London, also serves as a gateway to Mayo Clinic's roughly 4,000 physicians in the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). Expert Alert: Mayo Clinic experts available to comment on Olympics. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic experts are available to offer comments throughout the Olympics on everything from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on training and competition to injuries that athletes may be dealing with. Here is a sampling: Chad Asplund, M.D.Dr. Asplund is a primary care sports medicine physician. He can discuss endurance sports, rhabdomyolysis, heat injury, sleep and athletic performance. Elijah Behr, M.D.Dr. Behr is a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). Mayo Clinic named a 'Best Place To Work For Disability Inclusion'. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic scored 100% on the Disability Equality Index and was named one of the "Best Place To Work For Disability Inclusion" by the American Association of People with Disabilities, the nation's largest disability rights organization, and Disability: IN, the global business disability inclusion network. "The 100% score on the Disability Equality Index shows Mayo Clinic's determination and continuous efforts to create a more equitable society for people with disabilities," says Anjali Bhagra, M.D., medical director for…

CA PPC, National PPC,, partners (2021-07-25). Monday 7/26: San Francisco: Protest for Voting Rights & Economic Justice at Sen. Feinstein Office. indybay.org Outside Senator Feinstein's Office, 1 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94104; or join online actions & livestream w/ ASL & closed captions | Masks required. Follow all current COVID safety guidelines: www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/coronavirus.asp

Anonymous103 (2021-07-25). In Videos: Protests Against COVID-19 Restrictions Around The World. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On the weekend, thousands of anti-lockdown and anti-vaccination activists took to the streets of cities all over the world to protest new restrictive measures and the vaccine passport initiatives. | Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of French cities for the second week in a row. According to French Interior Ministry, a total of 161,000 people took part in 168 protest actions across France, including 11,000 demonstrated in Paris alone. | Massive demonstrations led to clashe…

Editor (2021-07-25). Sex workers and COVID-19: Resisting the pandemic and criminalization. mronline.org Georgina Orellano, secretary-general of the Association of Women Sex Workers of Argentina (AMMAR), says that "the pandemic has highlighted the inequality" in society and deepened the problems faced by sex workers. Sex work, which is not recognized in Argentina, has become more precarious, she says.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). Monoclonal antibodies help COVID-19 patients avoid hospitalization. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï In a large observational study, Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that two monoclonal antibodies administered separately helped prevent hospitalization in high-risk patients who became infected with COVID-19. The study also showed more hospitalizations were observed among patients with more comorbidities. The findings appear in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. "The real-world data reported in this study confirm what has been seen in clinical trials involving a placebo," says Raymund Razonable, M.D., a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Exercise after COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am in my early 40s. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I didn't get as much exercise and I gained some weight. I now feel like I have less energy. I was previously infected with COVID-19. Is it safe to start exercising again in a crowded gym so that I can work out, lose some weight and gain some energy? Should I wear a mask? ANSWER: Regular physical activity and structured exercise can benefit people…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). Respiratory illnesses on the rise with symptoms similar to COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A respiratory infection prevalent mostly in the winter has been increasing in parts of the U.S."Particularly in the South part of the U.S., we have seen an increase in what's called RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus. It's a virus that causes a cold much like influenza causes a cold, though it can be severe in very young children and elderly adults," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases physician and researcher at Mayo Clinic. Watch: …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: On the verge of predicted surge with COVID-19 delta variant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The delta variant is being blamed for hot spots in the U.S. where cases of COVID-19 are on the rise. These hot spots account for most cases in the U.S. They are also the geographical areas that tend to have the lowest vaccination rates. "It's no surprise that the two go together," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "This (delta variant) is the bad actor that…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). Mayo research provides insights into high-risk younger demographics for severe COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï Using data from 9,859 COVID-19 infections, Mayo Clinic researchers have new insights into risk factors for younger populations, some of which differ significantly from their older counterparts. People younger than 45 had a greater than threefold increased risk of severe infection if they had cancer or heart disease, or blood, neurologic or endocrine disorders, the research found. These associations were weaker in older age groups. The study was published in Mayo Clinic…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). Keeping translational science on the fast track to curb COVID-19 pneumonia. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At the beginning of the pandemic, experimental therapies were the only options available to help patients. Turning them into standard care required clinical and translational research. Experts in the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science helped make that happen. ____________________________________ "I think we've accomplished in this year what normally would take seven years," says Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B., a Mayo Clinic cancer researcher. Claudia Lucchinetti, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic's Center for Clinical and Translational Science,…

repost (2021-07-25). David Moore to run as the SEP candidate in the California gubernatorial recall election. indybay.org The SEP is running in the California elections to provide an independent working-class voice demanding the eradication of the pandemic by placing lives over private profit.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). Study may improve understanding of how disability develops in MS patients versus those with related diseases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Did you know multiple sclerosis (MS) means multiple scars? New research shows that the brain and spinal cord scars in people with MS may offer clues to why they developprogressive disability but those with related diseases where the immune system attacks the central nervous system do not. In a study published in Neurology, Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues assessed if inflammation leads to permanent scarring in these three diseases: MS.Aquaporin-4 antibody positive…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Ventricular assist devices aid heart failure patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A ventricular assist device, also known as a VAD, is an implantable mechanical pump that helps pump blood from the lower chambers of your heart, or ventricles, to the rest of your body. Although this device can be placed in the left, right or both ventricles of your heart, it is most frequently used in the left ventricle. When placed in the left ventricle it is called a left ventricular assist device, or LVAD. A ventricular…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). Chronic stress can wreak havoc on your mind and body. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Your body is hard-wired to react to stress in ways meant to protect you against threats from predators and other aggressors. Such threats are rare today, but that doesn't mean that life is free of stress. This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. ___________________________________________________________ On the contrary, you likely face many demands each day, such as taking on a huge workload, paying the bills and taking care of your family. Your body treats these…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). Tracking brain function during surgery using a new tool. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic uses innovative technology to map patients' cognitive functions during awake brain surgeries. When surgery is performed to remove a tumor, different techniques are used to help surgeons map out the brain so they can avoid the locations of important functions, such as movement, language and speech. The latest tool is NeuroMapper, a tablet-based testing platform developed by David Sabsevitz, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic neuropsychologist. Watch: Tracking brain function during surgery using a new…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Be aware of the rare cancer called sarcoma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A sarcoma is a rare form of cancer that begins in the bones and in the softer connective tissues in the body. Sarcomas that begin in the bones are called "bone cancer," and sarcomas that form in the tissues, including muscle, fat, blood vessels, nerves, tendons, and the lining of joints, are called "soft tissue sarcoma." "These are rare cancers, and in adults, sarcomas comprise less than 1% of new cancers diagnosed every year," says…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Vaping and teens. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am a former smoker who began smoking in high school. I quit a few years ago after a lung cancer scare. As a father, I have often shared with my children about the dangers of smoking. Recently, I overheard my daughter talking to her friends about vaping. Should I be as concerned about vaping as I am about smoking cigarettes? ANSWER: Vaping is the term often used to describe the act of using…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Every day you don't lose, you are winning. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Jennifer Summers, who was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, says that with her disease, she counts every day there isn't a loss as a good day. She credits her faith and her care team at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse with keeping her moving forward with a positive outlook. This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. Jennifer Summers, is an optimistic, articulate woman. The 35-year-old enjoys crafting, spending time with her close-knit…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Sun protection for children — and adults. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the best kinds of sunscreen to use on my kids? Do spray sunscreens work as well as lotions? Also, does UPF clothing offer more sun protection than a standard long-sleeved shirt? ANSWER: Sunscreen can and should be safely used for children 6 months and older. You may see that some sunscreens are specifically labeled for babies or kids. However, children can use the same sunscreen as adults. The most important factor about…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-25). Mayo Clinic Minute: Skin cancer concerns for people with darker skin. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. About 1 in 5 people in the U.S. will have skin cancer during their lives. And it affects all skin colors. Reporter Jason Howland explains in today's Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/umD3Cqs91cY Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 18) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Forty percent of all cancers in Caucasians…

_____ (2021-07-24). Medicare For All Rallies In 50 Cities. popularresistance.org Why is the U.S. an outlier with regard to health care? What keeps the country from adopting a universal health care system, which most Americans have supported for many years now? And what exactly is Medicare for All? On the eve of scheduled marches and rallies in support of Medicare for All, led by various organizations such as the Sunrise Movement, Physicians for a National Health Program, the Democratic Socialists of America and concerned citizens throughout the country, the interview below with Peter S. Arno, a leading health expert, sheds light on some key questions about the state of health care in the Unit…

F. Douglas Stephenson (2021-07-24). Happy Birthday, Medicare: You showed that public, universal health insurance is superior to private insurance in every way. juancole.com Gainesville, Florida (Special to Informed Comment) — 56 years ago Congress enacted Medicare to provide health insurance for people ages 65 and older and the disabled regardless of income or medical history. Since 1965, Medicare has become living proof that public, universal health insurance is superior to private insurance in every way. Medicare is more …

Joris Leverink (2021-07-24). Can East African workers overcome cooptation and suppression? roarmag.org Young man selling padlocks in the streets of Kisumu, Kenya. Photo : Marcel Crozet / ILO / | In early November 2020, four Kenyan doctors died within a span of 24 hours. Up to that point, East Africa had remained comparatively under-harmed by COVID-19, but this was a wake-up call to the nearly 8,000 members of the Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU…

ecns.cn (2021-07-24). Origin tracing must be done in U.S.: China Daily editorial. ecns.cn It would be inaccurate to interpret a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman's remarks on Monday regarding the proposed second-phase novel coronavirus origin tracing by the World Health Organization in China as outright refusal, because in his words, "relevant experts on the Chinese side are studying it carefully".

scorinoco (2021-07-24). Successful US Campaign to Send 6 Million Vaccination Syringes to Cuba. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, July 20, representatives of Global Health Partners held a press conference and presented a certificate to the Cuban Embassy in Washington DC symbolizing a donation of six million syringes to Cuba for their COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Thousands of Americans have shown their concern for the wellbeing of the Cuban people by donating over $500,000 to send those six million syringes to the island. The first shipment of two million syringes left the United States and arrived at the Cuban port of Mariel on Saturday, July 17. | The purchase and shipment was organized by Global Health Partners, a humanitari…

_____ (2021-07-24). China Has Every Right To Reject WHO's Embrace Of Lab Leak Theory. popularresistance.org Deputy of the National Health Commission Zeng Yixin asserted that China will not follow the World Health Organization's (WHO) suggested plan to focus second phase research into the origins of COVID-19 on the lab leak theory. The remarks came at a press briefing held on July 22. Outlets such as CNN and Reuters reported on the development with a strong negative bias. Each report appeared to conclude that China was shirking its commitments to the international effort to uncover COVID-19's origins.

The Conversation (2021-07-24). How food prices are affected by oil, trade agreements and climate change. juancole.com By Wyn Morgan | — ( The Conversation) — Concerns about inflation rates have risen as the UK economy begins its much-needed recovery from the effects of the pandemic. The Consumer Prices Index, the measure most commonly used to measure inflation, rose by 2.5% in June 2021, the highest level for three years. That headline …

_____ (2021-07-24). Misinformation's Deadly Profit Motive. popularresistance.org "When it comes to misinformation, not sharing is caring," Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said during a White House press briefing last week. His advisory offers a detailed account of the ways that the spread of health mis- and disinformation has flooded communities with lies. | Health misinformation was deadly prior to the rise of internet platforms, but the problem is proliferating in new ways because of the technology these companies use to extract and exploit our demographic and behavioral data.

_____ (2021-07-24). Non-Police Mental Health Program Reduces Unnecessary Hospitalizations. popularresistance.org The Behavioral Health Emergency Assistance Response Division, or "B-HEARD" program, which started in a portion of Harlem a month ago, has already responded to about 110 calls where there was no weapon or imminent risk of violence, according to summary data provided by the city on Thursday. Instead of cops and paramedics responding to 911 mental health calls, three-person teams of social workers and paramedics respond instead. In 95 percent of those cases, the city said, the subject of the call accepted the team's offer of assistance.

_____ (2021-07-24). Medicare for All Advocates Take to the Streets of Over 50 US Cities. commondreams.org 9/11 sparked a wrongheaded wave of using race, religion, or political views as indicators for terrorism.

_____ (2021-07-24). Amazon's Relentless Surveillance Must Be Stopped. commondreams.org "How can we have life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness when we live in constant fear of illness, bankruptcy, or homelessness because of the outrageous for-profit healthcare system?"

Munyaradzi Makoni (2021-07-24). [World Report] Social unrest disrupts South African health care. thelancet.com Riots and looting have prevented medical care and cut supply chains of food, medicines, and COVID-19 vaccines. Munyaradzi Makoni reports from Cape Town.

Human Agenda (2021-07-24). Monday 7/26: Break the Mold: Fighting for Food, Housing & Health Care for All. indybay.org Zoom meeting link: tinyurl.com/y3co6skj

_____ (2021-07-24). Happy Birthday, Medicare: You Showed That Public, Universal Health Insurance Is Superior. commondreams.org The company continues its relentless crusade to monopolize markets, crush rivals, and extract as much data as possible from unsuspecting consumers and third-party merchants.

Lara Marks (2021-07-24). [Perspectives] Past and present women pioneers in biomedical science. thelancet.com COVID-19 has propelled a number of scientific breakthroughs that have only been possible because of unprecedented global research collaborations. These remarkable achievements will have profound implications for the future. Women have been front and centre in many of these developments, notably in the area of COVID-19 vaccines and sequencing of SARS-CoV-2. Yet in this pandemic women's position in biomedicine has not been helped by the fact that many women have been disproportionately affected by increased caring responsibilities during lockdowns, reducing the amount of time they have been able to devote to resear…

David Agren (2021-07-24). [World Report] Lack of medicines in Mexico. thelancet.com Many prescriptions are unfilled, driven by shortages of drugs in Mexico. President López Obrador has blamed corruption, but analysts say otherwise. David Agren reports.

WSWS (2021-07-24). Scientists uncover ancient coronavirus epidemic in East Asia. wsws.org The new finding adds to the mountain of evidence suggesting a natural rather than laboratory origin for the virus that causes COVID-19.

WSWS (2021-07-24). Exponential rise in Germany of new coronavirus infections. wsws.org On Thursday, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported almost 2,000 new cases and the nationwide seven-day incidence rate rose to over 12 per 100,000. The reproductive number (R) is 1.19, which means a strong exponential increase.

WSWS (2021-07-24). Hunger strike of hundreds of undocumented migrants in Belgium. wsws.org Over 430 undocumented migrants have staged a hunger strike for more than two months against their brutal treatment by Belgian authorities throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

F. William Engdahl (2021-07-24). Coronavirus, Vaccines and the Gates Foundation. globalresearch.ca Important article first published by Global Research on March 20, 2020 | Arguably, no one has been more active in promoting and funding research on vaccines aimed at dealing with coronavirus than Bill Gates and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. …

Chengliang Yang, Hedi Zhao (2021-07-24). [Correspondence] Tocilizumab in COVID-19 therapy: who benefits, and how? thelancet.com The randomised controlled RECOVERY trial1 has met its primary endpoint of reduced 28-day mortality. We congratulate the RECOVERY Collaborative Group for this excellent study. However, the mortality at day 28 was up to 31% in the tocilizumab group and was higher than the results of other published randomised controlled trials.2 The pathophysiology underlying COVID-19 is characterised by SARS-CoV-2 viral infection-induced inflammatory response, cell death, and microvascular thrombosis. Thrombosis appears to be common in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia and could also be responsible for multiorgan failure in patient…

Peter Horby, Natalie Staplin, Richard Haynes, Martin Landray (2021-07-24). [Correspondence] Tocilizumab in COVID-19 therapy: who benefits, and how? — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Chengliang Yang and Hedi Zhao for their interest in the thrombotic event rate in the RECOVERY trial of tocilizumab in patients hospitalised with COVID-19.1 Data on thrombotic events were only collected on follow-up forms from Nov 1, 2020, so these data are only available for about 60% of participants. Nevertheless, we observed no difference in the thrombotic event rate between patients allocated to tocilizumab or usual care alone (appendix).

The Lancet (2021-07-24). [Editorial] A time of crisis for the opioid epidemic in the USA. thelancet.com As the COVID-19 pandemic in the USA has eased, the extent of devastation caused during this period by the opioid epidemic is no longer obscured. Data released by the National Center for Health Statistics on July 14 show a steep rise in overdose deaths. Between December, 2019, and December, 2020—the peak of the pandemic in the USA—more than 93‚Äà000 Americans died from drug overdoses, up 29 ∑4% over the previous 12 months. This figure equates to roughly 255 overdose deaths per day; national daily COVID-19 deaths currently hover at around the same number.

John Scales Avery (2021-07-24). Climate: We Are Not Doing Enough. zcomm.org Despite the reduced emissions resulting from the COVID-19 lockdown, the Keeling Curve continues to rise steadily, and the carbon dioxide content of the earth's atmosphere continues to rise steadily…

_____ (2021-07-24). Covid-19 Cases Are Rising Among the Vaccinated—It's Not Because Vaccines Aren't Working. commondreams.org "A lot has happened over the last few years, and it's time to show that we're not okay with it," said one of the organizers.

WSWS (2021-07-24). Australian state government declares "national emergency" in Sydney but rejects calls for sharp lockdown. wsws.org The New South Wales government coupled its designation of an emergency with assertions that no harder lockdown could stem the Sydney COVID-19 outbreak, in line with its defence of corporate profit interests.

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scorinoco (2021-07-24). Successful US Campaign to Send 6 Million Vaccination Syringes to Cuba. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, July 20, representatives of Global Health Partners held a press conference and presented a certificate to the Cuban Embassy in Washington DC symbolizing a donation of six million syringes to Cuba for their COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Thousands of Americans have shown their concern for the wellbeing of the Cuban people by donating over $500,000 to send those six million syringes to the island. The first shipment of two million syringes left the United States and arrived at the Cuban port of Mariel on Saturday, July 17. | The purchase and shipment was organized by Global Health Partners, a humanitari…

Joris Leverink (2021-07-24). Can East African workers overcome cooptation and suppression? roarmag.org Young man selling padlocks in the streets of Kisumu, Kenya. Photo : Marcel Crozet / ILO / | In early November 2020, four Kenyan doctors died within a span of 24 hours. Up to that point, East Africa had remained comparatively under-harmed by COVID-19, but this was a wake-up call to the nearly 8,000 members of the Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU…

WSWS (2021-07-24). Scientists uncover ancient coronavirus epidemic in East Asia. wsws.org The new finding adds to the mountain of evidence suggesting a natural rather than laboratory origin for the virus that causes COVID-19.

WSWS (2021-07-24). Australian state government declares "national emergency" in Sydney but rejects calls for sharp lockdown. wsws.org The New South Wales government coupled its designation of an emergency with assertions that no harder lockdown could stem the Sydney COVID-19 outbreak, in line with its defence of corporate profit interests.

WSWS (2021-07-24). The Olympics open in the shadow of mass death. wsws.org The ongoing spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant threatens to transform this year's summer Olympics, which opened July 23, from an international sporting event into a global superspreader event.

_____ (2021-07-24). China has every right to reject WHO's embrace of lab leak theory. popularresistance.org Deputy of the National Health Commission Zeng Yixin asserted that China will not follow the World Health Organization's (WHO) suggested plan to focus second phase research into the origins of COVID-19 on the lab leak theory. The remarks came at a press briefing held on July 22. Outlets such as CNN and Reuters reported on the development with a strong negative bias. Each report appeared to conclude that China was shirking its commitments to the international effort to uncover COVID-19's origins.

WSWS (2021-07-24). Protests against the Tokyo Olympics erupt across Japan as COVID-19 cases continue to surge. wsws.org The outrage against the Games and its $15 billion dollar price tag has become the central focus of public anger against social inequality and nationalism in Japan.

WSWS (2021-07-24). Modi government angrily dismisses study showing COVID-19 has killed millions in India. wsws.org COVID-19 is a natural pathogen, but the catastrophic loss of life in India is the product of state policy and constitutes a veritable crime against humanity.

WSWS (2021-07-24). UK media declares contact-tracing "pingdemic" to distract from raging pandemic. wsws.org The substitution of a supposed "pingdemic" for a very real and escalating pandemic is a calculated ploy, designed to create the impression that the biggest danger to the UK population is not COVID-19 but the measures used to contain it. Its purpose is to reinforce the message that we must all "learn to live with the virus."

_____ (2021-07-24). Medicare for All Rallies in 50 Cities. popularresistance.org Why is the U.S. an outlier with regard to health care? What keeps the country from adopting a universal health care system, which most Americans have supported for many years now? And what exactly is Medicare for All? On the eve of scheduled marches and rallies in support of Medicare for All, led by various organizations such as the Sunrise Movement, Physicians for a National Health Program, the Democratic Socialists of America and concerned citizens throughout the country, the interview below with Peter S. Arno, a leading health expert, sheds light on some key questions about the state of health care in the Unit…

F. Douglas Stephenson (2021-07-24). Happy Birthday, Medicare: You showed that public, universal health insurance is superior to private insurance in every way. juancole.com Gainesville, Florida (Special to Informed Comment) — 56 years ago Congress enacted Medicare to provide health insurance for people ages 65 and older and the disabled regardless of income or medical history. Since 1965, Medicare has become living proof that public, universal health insurance is superior to private insurance in every way. Medicare is more …

WSWS (2021-07-24). Exponential rise in Germany of new coronavirus infections. wsws.org On Thursday, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported almost 2,000 new cases and the nationwide seven-day incidence rate rose to over 12 per 100,000. The reproductive number (R) is 1.19, which means a strong exponential increase.

ecns.cn (2021-07-24). Origin tracing must be done in U.S.: China Daily editorial. ecns.cn It would be inaccurate to interpret a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman's remarks on Monday regarding the proposed second-phase novel coronavirus origin tracing by the World Health Organization in China as outright refusal, because in his words, "relevant experts on the Chinese side are studying it carefully".

WSWS (2021-07-24). Hunger strike of hundreds of undocumented migrants in Belgium. wsws.org Over 430 undocumented migrants have staged a hunger strike for more than two months against their brutal treatment by Belgian authorities throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Juan Cole (2021-07-24). How food prices are affected by oil, trade agreements and climate change. juancole.com By Wyn Morgan | — ( The Conversation) — Concerns about inflation rates have risen as the UK economy begins its much-needed recovery from the effects of the pandemic. The Consumer Prices Index, the measure most commonly used to measure inflation, rose by 2.5% in June 2021, the highest level for three years. That headline …

WSWS (2021-07-24). David Moore to run as the Socialist Equality Party candidate in the California gubernatorial recall election. wsws.org The SEP is running in the California elections to provide an independent working-class voice demanding the eradication of the pandemic by placing lives over private profit.

_____ (2021-07-24). Misinformation's Deadly Profit Motive. popularresistance.org "When it comes to misinformation, not sharing is caring," Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said during a White House press briefing last week. His advisory offers a detailed account of the ways that the spread of health mis- and disinformation has flooded communities with lies. | Health misinformation was deadly prior to the rise of internet platforms, but the problem is proliferating in new ways because of the technology these companies use to extract and exploit our demographic and behavioral data.

_____ (2021-07-24). Non-Police Mental Health Program Reduces Unnecessary Hospitalizations. popularresistance.org The Behavioral Health Emergency Assistance Response Division, or "B-HEARD" program, which started in a portion of Harlem a month ago, has already responded to about 110 calls where there was no weapon or imminent risk of violence, according to summary data provided by the city on Thursday. Instead of cops and paramedics responding to 911 mental health calls, three-person teams of social workers and paramedics respond instead. In 95 percent of those cases, the city said, the subject of the call accepted the team's offer of assistance.

Newsclick (2021-07-24). Perplexing 'Borg DNA': Can they assimilate genes from other organisms? peoplesdispatch.org A geo-microbiologist in the US has found DNA strands in her backyard that were too long to be of a virus and that had indications of containing DNA from other organisms…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Study may improve understanding of how disability develops in MS patients versus those with related diseases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Did you know multiple sclerosis (MS) means multiple scars? New research shows that the brain and spinal cord scars in people with MS may offer clues to why they developprogressive disability but those with related diseases where the immune system attacks the central nervous system do not. In a study published in Neurology, Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues assessed if inflammation leads to permanent scarring in these three diseases: MS.Aquaporin-4 antibody positive…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Respiratory illnesses on the rise with symptoms similar to COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A respiratory infection prevalent mostly in the winter has been increasing in parts of the U.S."Particularly in the South part of the U.S., we have seen an increase in what's called RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus. It's a virus that causes a cold much like influenza causes a cold, though it can be severe in very young children and elderly adults," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases physician and researcher at Mayo Clinic. Watch: …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: On the verge of predicted surge with COVID-19 delta variant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The delta variant is being blamed for hot spots in the U.S. where cases of COVID-19 are on the rise. These hot spots account for most cases in the U.S. They are also the geographical areas that tend to have the lowest vaccination rates. "It's no surprise that the two go together," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "This (delta variant) is the bad actor that…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Keeping translational science on the fast track to curb COVID-19 pneumonia. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At the beginning of the pandemic, experimental therapies were the only options available to help patients. Turning them into standard care required clinical and translational research. Experts in the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science helped make that happen. ____________________________________ "I think we've accomplished in this year what normally would take seven years," says Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B., a Mayo Clinic cancer researcher. Claudia Lucchinetti, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic's Center for Clinical and Translational Science,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Mayo research provides insights into high-risk younger demographics for severe COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï Using data from 9,859 COVID-19 infections, Mayo Clinic researchers have new insights into risk factors for younger populations, some of which differ significantly from their older counterparts. People younger than 45 had a greater than threefold increased risk of severe infection if they had cancer or heart disease, or blood, neurologic or endocrine disorders, the research found. These associations were weaker in older age groups. The study was published in Mayo Clinic…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Expert Alert: Mayo Clinic experts available to comment on Olympics. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic experts are available to offer comments throughout the Olympics on everything from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on training and competition to injuries that athletes may be dealing with. Here is a sampling: Chad Asplund, M.D.Dr. Asplund is a primary care sports medicine physician. He can discuss endurance sports, rhabdomyolysis, heat injury, sleep and athletic performance. Elijah Behr, M.D.Dr. Behr is a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Exercise after COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am in my early 40s. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I didn't get as much exercise and I gained some weight. I now feel like I have less energy. I was previously infected with COVID-19. Is it safe to start exercising again in a crowded gym so that I can work out, lose some weight and gain some energy? Should I wear a mask? ANSWER: Regular physical activity and structured exercise can benefit people…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Monoclonal antibodies help COVID-19 patients avoid hospitalization. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï In a large observational study, Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that two monoclonal antibodies administered separately helped prevent hospitalization in high-risk patients who became infected with COVID-19. The study also showed more hospitalizations were observed among patients with more comorbidities. The findings appear in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. "The real-world data reported in this study confirm what has been seen in clinical trials involving a placebo," says Raymund Razonable, M.D., a…

CA PPC, National PPC,, partners (2021-07-24). Monday 7/26: San Francisco: Protest for Voting Rights & Economic Justice at Sen. Feinstein Office. indybay.org Outside Senator Feinstein's Office, 1 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94104; or join online actions & livestream w/ ASL & closed captions | Masks required. Follow all current COVID safety guidelines: www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/coronavirus.asp

Chengliang Yang, Hedi Zhao (2021-07-24). [Correspondence] Tocilizumab in COVID-19 therapy: who benefits, and how? thelancet.com The randomised controlled RECOVERY trial1 has met its primary endpoint of reduced 28-day mortality. We congratulate the RECOVERY Collaborative Group for this excellent study. However, the mortality at day 28 was up to 31% in the tocilizumab group and was higher than the results of other published randomised controlled trials.2 The pathophysiology underlying COVID-19 is characterised by SARS-CoV-2 viral infection-induced inflammatory response, cell death, and microvascular thrombosis. Thrombosis appears to be common in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia and could also be responsible for multiorgan failure in patient…

Peter Horby, Natalie Staplin, Richard Haynes, Martin Landray (2021-07-24). [Correspondence] Tocilizumab in COVID-19 therapy: who benefits, and how? — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Chengliang Yang and Hedi Zhao for their interest in the thrombotic event rate in the RECOVERY trial of tocilizumab in patients hospitalised with COVID-19.1 Data on thrombotic events were only collected on follow-up forms from Nov 1, 2020, so these data are only available for about 60% of participants. Nevertheless, we observed no difference in the thrombotic event rate between patients allocated to tocilizumab or usual care alone (appendix).

Munyaradzi Makoni (2021-07-24). [World Report] Social unrest disrupts South African health care. thelancet.com Riots and looting have prevented medical care and cut supply chains of food, medicines, and COVID-19 vaccines. Munyaradzi Makoni reports from Cape Town.

The Lancet (2021-07-24). [Editorial] A time of crisis for the opioid epidemic in the USA. thelancet.com As the COVID-19 pandemic in the USA has eased, the extent of devastation caused during this period by the opioid epidemic is no longer obscured. Data released by the National Center for Health Statistics on July 14 show a steep rise in overdose deaths. Between December, 2019, and December, 2020—the peak of the pandemic in the USA—more than 93‚Äà000 Americans died from drug overdoses, up 29 ∑4% over the previous 12 months. This figure equates to roughly 255 overdose deaths per day; national daily COVID-19 deaths currently hover at around the same number.

Lara Marks (2021-07-24). [Perspectives] Past and present women pioneers in biomedical science. thelancet.com COVID-19 has propelled a number of scientific breakthroughs that have only been possible because of unprecedented global research collaborations. These remarkable achievements will have profound implications for the future. Women have been front and centre in many of these developments, notably in the area of COVID-19 vaccines and sequencing of SARS-CoV-2. Yet in this pandemic women's position in biomedicine has not been helped by the fact that many women have been disproportionately affected by increased caring responsibilities during lockdowns, reducing the amount of time they have been able to devote to resear…

John Scales Avery (2021-07-24). Climate: We Are Not Doing Enough. zcomm.org Despite the reduced emissions resulting from the COVID-19 lockdown, the Keeling Curve continues to rise steadily, and the carbon dioxide content of the earth's atmosphere continues to rise steadily…

Jocalyn Clark (2021-07-24). [Perspectives] Cheryl Moyer: egalitarian in global health research. thelancet.com When we meet on Zoom, Cheryl Moyer joins from her new office—the home gym above her garage in Ann Arbor, MI, USA. She is used to being on the road for much of the year for global health research, and she misses her African friends and colleagues. But she says that while the COVID-19 pandemic stopped her regular field trips to Ghana, it has empowered her local partners to "grab the ball and run with it. They may not need us high-income country partners after all", she laughs. "That's how it should be and I feel good about that."

_____ (2021-07-24). How Face Recognition Fuels Racist Systems of Policing and Immigration—And Why Congress Must Act Now. commondreams.org "No investment in the fight against Covid-19 is more urgent and cost-effective now than an investment in getting the world vaccinated as quickly as possible."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London adds cardiology, gastroenterology, lung care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org LONDON — Mayo Clinic Healthcare, an outpatient clinic that provides personalized health care ranging from preventive screenings and tailored wellness plans to second opinions for complex diagnoses, is adding several medical specialties including cardiology, gastroenterology and pulmonary medicine. Dr. G. Anton Decker, president of Mayo Clinic International The clinic, located at 15 Portland Place in the Harley Street Medical Area in London, also serves as a gateway to Mayo Clinic's roughly 4,000 physicians in the…

David Agren (2021-07-24). [World Report] Lack of medicines in Mexico. thelancet.com Many prescriptions are unfilled, driven by shortages of drugs in Mexico. President López Obrador has blamed corruption, but analysts say otherwise. David Agren reports.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Mayo Clinic named a 'Best Place To Work For Disability Inclusion'. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic scored 100% on the Disability Equality Index and was named one of the "Best Place To Work For Disability Inclusion" by the American Association of People with Disabilities, the nation's largest disability rights organization, and Disability: IN, the global business disability inclusion network. "The 100% score on the Disability Equality Index shows Mayo Clinic's determination and continuous efforts to create a more equitable society for people with disabilities," says Anjali Bhagra, M.D., medical director for…

F. William Engdahl (2021-07-24). Coronavirus, Vaccines and the Gates Foundation. globalresearch.ca Important article first published by Global Research on March 20, 2020 | Arguably, no one has been more active in promoting and funding research on vaccines aimed at dealing with coronavirus than Bill Gates and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. …

repost (2021-07-24). David Moore to run as the SEP candidate in the California gubernatorial recall election. indybay.org The SEP is running in the California elections to provide an independent working-class voice demanding the eradication of the pandemic by placing lives over private profit.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Chronic stress can wreak havoc on your mind and body. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Your body is hard-wired to react to stress in ways meant to protect you against threats from predators and other aggressors. Such threats are rare today, but that doesn't mean that life is free of stress. This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. ___________________________________________________________ On the contrary, you likely face many demands each day, such as taking on a huge workload, paying the bills and taking care of your family. Your body treats these…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Mayo Clinic Minute: Skin cancer concerns for people with darker skin. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. About 1 in 5 people in the U.S. will have skin cancer during their lives. And it affects all skin colors. Reporter Jason Howland explains in today's Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/umD3Cqs91cY Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 18) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Forty percent of all cancers in Caucasians…

Massimo Di Maio, Marco Tagliamento (2021-07-24). [Correspondence] Heterogeneity of treatment effects in malignant pleural mesothelioma. thelancet.com The results from CheckMate 7431 are a relevant advance for the systemic treatment of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. However, we have concerns about the presentation and interpretation of subgroup analyses. Some further clarity would be helpful for the applicability of the study results in clinical practice, beyond the unequivocal clinically relevant effect observed in the whole population.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Tracking brain function during surgery using a new tool. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic uses innovative technology to map patients' cognitive functions during awake brain surgeries. When surgery is performed to remove a tumor, different techniques are used to help surgeons map out the brain so they can avoid the locations of important functions, such as movement, language and speech. The latest tool is NeuroMapper, a tablet-based testing platform developed by David Sabsevitz, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic neuropsychologist. Watch: Tracking brain function during surgery using a new…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Ventricular assist devices aid heart failure patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A ventricular assist device, also known as a VAD, is an implantable mechanical pump that helps pump blood from the lower chambers of your heart, or ventricles, to the rest of your body. Although this device can be placed in the left, right or both ventricles of your heart, it is most frequently used in the left ventricle. When placed in the left ventricle it is called a left ventricular assist device, or LVAD. A ventricular…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Sun protection for children — and adults. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the best kinds of sunscreen to use on my kids? Do spray sunscreens work as well as lotions? Also, does UPF clothing offer more sun protection than a standard long-sleeved shirt? ANSWER: Sunscreen can and should be safely used for children 6 months and older. You may see that some sunscreens are specifically labeled for babies or kids. However, children can use the same sunscreen as adults. The most important factor about…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Be aware of the rare cancer called sarcoma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A sarcoma is a rare form of cancer that begins in the bones and in the softer connective tissues in the body. Sarcomas that begin in the bones are called "bone cancer," and sarcomas that form in the tissues, including muscle, fat, blood vessels, nerves, tendons, and the lining of joints, are called "soft tissue sarcoma." "These are rare cancers, and in adults, sarcomas comprise less than 1% of new cancers diagnosed every year," says…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Every day you don't lose, you are winning. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Jennifer Summers, who was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, says that with her disease, she counts every day there isn't a loss as a good day. She credits her faith and her care team at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse with keeping her moving forward with a positive outlook. This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. Jennifer Summers, is an optimistic, articulate woman. The 35-year-old enjoys crafting, spending time with her close-knit…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Vaping and teens. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am a former smoker who began smoking in high school. I quit a few years ago after a lung cancer scare. As a father, I have often shared with my children about the dangers of smoking. Recently, I overheard my daughter talking to her friends about vaping. Should I be as concerned about vaping as I am about smoking cigarettes? ANSWER: Vaping is the term often used to describe the act of using…

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Staff (2021-07-23). Lockdown imposed on millions of children as Philippines battles soaring Covid cases. rt.com The Philippines government has issued a stay-at-home order for millions of children aged five to 17, just weeks after Manila lifted a ban on minors at public gatherings, as the country battles soaring Covid cases. | The measure was announced on Friday by presidential spokesperson Harry Roque as the "more infectious and deadly" Delta variant spreads throughout the country, sending case numbers soaring and putting hospitals under severe strain. | The stricter Covid regulations have been imposed on four provinces, as well as on the region surrounding the national capital, in an attempt to limit the further spread…

Kenya Elliott (2021-07-23). COVID + Capitalism = Death. liberationnews.org In a shocking new report, the Centers for Disease Control just announced the largest single-year drop in life expectancy in the United States since World War Two. Life expectancy for people in the United States dropped by an astonishing one-and-a-half years from 2019 to 2020. Life expectancy for Black and Latino people dropped by a …

Vijay Prashad (2021-07-23). Washington beats the drum of regime change, but Cuba responds to its own revolutionary rhythm: The Twenty-Ninth Newsletter (2021). mronline.org Four days after MoàØse's assassination, Cuba experienced a set of protests from people expressing their frustration with shortages of goods and a recent spike of COVID-19 infections.

WSWS (2021-07-23). Rise in COVID-19 cases among children surge in major US hotspots. wsws.org As the majority of US K-12 districts push forward with a full reopening of schools, cases among children ages 0-17 have nearly doubled in recent weeks, and multiple states have reported a rise in hospitalizations and deaths among children.

WSWS (2021-07-23). COVID-19 cases rise by 165 percent in California since lifting of restrictions in June. wsws.org Governor Gavin Newsom dissolved the color-coded tier system when all restrictions were relaxed June 15, but a number of the largest and most populous counties, including Los Angeles, would currently be in the most restrictive Purple tier were the system still in place.

ecns.cn (2021-07-23). Black, Hispanic populations among hardest hit by COVID-19: UM study. ecns.cn Deaths from all causes combined increased dramatically early in the COVID-19 pandemic for certain demographic groups in the United States, particularly for Black and Hispanic people, even when accounting for socioeconomic factors, according to a study posted on the website of University of Michigan (UM) on Wednesday.

Daniel Warner (2021-07-23). Would Jean-Jacques Rousseau Get Vaccinated? counterpunch.org In the name of liberty and inherent individual rights, many people are refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Demonstrators demonize political leaders like French President Emmanuel Macron who have the audacity to impose obligatory vaccinations. Government interference in citizens' health choices is equated with fascism; anti-vax websites flourish, all prioritizing the right of the individual

Mark Fiore (2021-07-23). Screen Shot 2021-07-22 at 8.57.22 AM.png. progressive.org Nearly all of the recent deaths from coronavirus were preventable.

WSWS (2021-07-23). Global school reopenings pose massive threat to children. wsws.org Well aware of the dangers posed to unvaccinated children by the global surge of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, governments worldwide are nevertheless deepening their drive to fully open schools for the fall semester.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-07-23). Tokyo's Pandemic Games Open. globalresearch.ca The auguries …

ecns.cn (2021-07-23). U.S. hurts world politicizing pandemic. ecns.cn The U.S. administration under Joe Biden has been proclaiming "America is back". But judging by what it is saying and doing, it is simply back to doing what has now become its new normal.

Jean Wyllys — Julie Wark (2021-07-23). Brazil, Amazon, World: Part Two. counterpunch.org A pandemic that won't go away, floods in Western Europe, permafrost thawing with deadly methane burps, wildfires in Canada, starving manatees in Florida, murderous heatwaves, water and food shortages, 90% of primates severely endangered, and the latest report that the Amazon rain forest is now emitting more carbon dioxide than it absorbs (so that rather

_____ (2021-07-23). Housing Should Not Be A Luxury. popularresistance.org Unfortunately, access to private space has become increasingly unequal in Europe. This discrepancy has been exacerbated by the pandemic. A lockdown spent on a terrace or in the garden is not the same as one confined in an apartment block. Ever since the end of World War II, sufficient housing supply has been a high priority in the modern market economies of Europe. But after several decades of neoliberalism and a decade of strict austerity, Europe now faces the challenge of how to tackle today's housing inequality.

Dean Baker (2021-07-23). Patent Monopolies, Corruption, and the New Alzheimer's Drug. counterpunch.org It seems that no one in policy circles believes that people respond to incentives. How else can we explain this lengthy piece in the New York Times on the process by which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)) approved Adehelm, a drug for treating Alzheimer's disease. The piece details how the clinical trials designed to

Dr. Meryl Nass (2021-07-23). The Big Lie and the Fear Campaign: The Delta Variant is "1,000 Times more Transmissible than the Original Virus" globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Study may improve understanding of how disability develops in MS patients versus those with related diseases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Did you know multiple sclerosis (MS) means multiple scars? New research shows that the brain and spinal cord scars in people with MS may offer clues to why they developprogressive disability but those with related diseases where the immune system attacks the central nervous system do not. In a study published in Neurology, Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues assessed if inflammation leads to permanent scarring in these three diseases: MS.Aquaporin-4 antibody positive…

Staff (2021-07-23). Many Elder Care Workers Still Refuse to Get COVID-19 Vaccine. truthout.org They are two sisters in two states. Both are dedicated health care professionals who watched in horror as COVID-19 swept through the nation's nursing homes, killing a staggering number of residents and staff alike. | One sister is now vaccinated. The other is not. | "Dude. Get vaccinated!" Heidi Lucas texted her sister Ashley in May from her home in Jefferson City, Missouri. | "Don't you work with old people?" | "Yeah" | "What if you killed one of them? Get vaccinated," Heidi wrote. | Neither sister is budgi…

Staff (2021-07-23). "COVID Games" Begin in a Fearful Japan as Olympic Committee Prioritizes "Profits Over All Else" democracynow.org As the Summer Olympics begin in Tokyo after the International Olympic Committee pushed forward during a pandemic despite widespread opposition in Japan, we speak with a protester outside the Olympic stadium and former Olympic athlete Jules Boykoff. "The people have been frustrated actually ever since the awarding of the Olympics in 2013," says Satoko Itani, associate professor of sports, gender and sexuality at Kansai University. "The vast majority of Japanese people don't want these games." Boykoff argues the "saga in Tokyo has exposed an International Olympic Committee that openly disrespects the will of locals…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: On the verge of predicted surge with COVID-19 delta variant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The delta variant is being blamed for hot spots in the U.S. where cases of COVID-19 are on the rise. These hot spots account for most cases in the U.S. They are also the geographical areas that tend to have the lowest vaccination rates. "It's no surprise that the two go together," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "This (delta variant) is the bad actor that…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Expert Alert: Mayo Clinic experts available to comment on Olympics. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic experts are available to offer comments throughout the Olympics on everything from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on training and competition to injuries that athletes may be dealing with. Here is a sampling: Chad Asplund, M.D.Dr. Asplund is a primary care sports medicine physician. He can discuss endurance sports, rhabdomyolysis, heat injury, sleep and athletic performance. Elijah Behr, M.D.Dr. Behr is a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Monoclonal antibodies help COVID-19 patients avoid hospitalization. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï In a large observational study, Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that two monoclonal antibodies administered separately helped prevent hospitalization in high-risk patients who became infected with COVID-19. The study also showed more hospitalizations were observed among patients with more comorbidities. The findings appear in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. "The real-world data reported in this study confirm what has been seen in clinical trials involving a placebo," says Raymund Razonable, M.D., a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Respiratory illnesses on the rise with symptoms similar to COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A respiratory infection prevalent mostly in the winter has been increasing in parts of the U.S."Particularly in the South part of the U.S., we have seen an increase in what's called RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus. It's a virus that causes a cold much like influenza causes a cold, though it can be severe in very young children and elderly adults," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases physician and researcher at Mayo Clinic. Watch: …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Mayo research provides insights into high-risk younger demographics for severe COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï Using data from 9,859 COVID-19 infections, Mayo Clinic researchers have new insights into risk factors for younger populations, some of which differ significantly from their older counterparts. People younger than 45 had a greater than threefold increased risk of severe infection if they had cancer or heart disease, or blood, neurologic or endocrine disorders, the research found. These associations were weaker in older age groups. The study was published in Mayo Clinic…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Keeping translational science on the fast track to curb COVID-19 pneumonia. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At the beginning of the pandemic, experimental therapies were the only options available to help patients. Turning them into standard care required clinical and translational research. Experts in the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science helped make that happen. ____________________________________ "I think we've accomplished in this year what normally would take seven years," says Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B., a Mayo Clinic cancer researcher. Claudia Lucchinetti, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic's Center for Clinical and Translational Science,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Exercise after COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am in my early 40s. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I didn't get as much exercise and I gained some weight. I now feel like I have less energy. I was previously infected with COVID-19. Is it safe to start exercising again in a crowded gym so that I can work out, lose some weight and gain some energy? Should I wear a mask? ANSWER: Regular physical activity and structured exercise can benefit people…

CA PPC, National PPC,, partners (2021-07-23). Monday 7/26: San Francisco: Protest for Voting Rights & Economic Justice at Sen. Feinstein Office. indybay.org Outside Senator Feinstein's Office, 1 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94104; or join online actions & livestream w/ ASL & closed captions | Masks required. Follow all current COVID safety guidelines: www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/coronavirus.asp

_____ (2021-07-23). Sanders, Lee, and Murphy Slam Biden Administration's First Drone Strike in Somalia. commondreams.org "Not so incidentally, the $25 billion spending increase approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee exactly matches the cost to scale up Covid-19 vaccine production to meet global demand."

Amir Mohsenpour, Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Sven Rohleder, Jan Stratil, Diogo Costa (2021-07-23). SARS-Cov-2 prevalence, transmission, health-related outcomes and control strategies in homeless shelters: Systematic review and meta-analysis. thelancet.com 32% of PEH and 15% staff are infected during outbreaks of SARS-Cov-2 in homeless shelters. Most studies were conducted in the USA. No studies were found quantifying health-related outcomes of NPI. Overview and evaluation of IPC strategies for PEH, a better understanding of disease transmission, and reliable data on PEH within Covid-19 notification systems are needed. Qualitative studies may serve to voice PEH and shelter staff experiences, and guide future evaluations and IPC strategies.

Thomas Klikauer (2021-07-23). Covid-19 Propaganda in Australia. zcomm.org Australia's very conservative Liberal Party supports the elite and fails the rest…

_____ (2021-07-23). Economists Worry Covid-19 May End Standardized Testing Altogether. commondreams.org

Bill Sardi (2021-07-23). Vaccinated Against COVID-19. The Micro-Blood Clots. globalresearch.ca Depending …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-07-23). How Long Can the Official Covid Narrative Last? globalresearch.ca . In …

Adam Hampshire, William Trender, Samuel R Chamberlain, Amy E. Jolly, Jon E. Grant, Fiona Patrick, Ndaba Mazibuko, Steve CR Williams, Joseph M Barnby, Peter Hellyer, Mitul A Mehta (2021-07-23). [Research Paper] Cognitive deficits in people who have recovered from COVID-19. thelancet.com Interpretation. These results accord with reports of 'Long Covid' cognitive symptoms that persist into the early-chronic phase. They should act as a clarion call for further research with longitudinal and neuroimaging cohorts to plot recovery trajectories and identify the biological basis of cognitive deficits in SARS-COV-2 survivors.

Colin Todhunter (2021-07-23). Urgent Plea by Doctors to India's PM: Halt Roll-Out of COVID-19 Vaccines Now. dissidentvoice.org Indian Doctors for Truth (IDT) have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressing the importance of an urgent need to stop the overzealous universal vaccination drive against COVID-19. Twenty doctors have signed the letter and highlight numerous scientific data about immunity achieved by the Indian population among both adults and children in light of the …

Megan Redshaw (2021-07-23). CDC 'Corrects' Number Of Reported Deaths After COVID Vaccines By Dumping Foreign Reports. globalresearch.ca A sudden …

Staff (2021-07-23). Headlines for July 23, 2021. democracynow.org Tokyo Olympics Kick Off Amid COVID Surge, Protests; Italy Unveils New Pass for Vaccinated People, Missouri Hospital Worker Warns COVID Surge Will Get Worse; 20% of L.A.'s Cases Are Vaccinated People | , U.S. Imposes New Cuba Sanctions as 400+ Noted Activists, Political Figures Call for End to Embargo, Rep. Hank Johnson, Prominent Black Voting Rights Advocates Arrested at Pro-Democracy Demonstration, Indian Farmworkers Renew Protests Against Neoliberal Agricultural Reforms, South Africa Updates Death Toll from Unrest to at Least 337 People, 20 Refugees Likely Dead After Mediterranean Shipwreck, U.S. Launches Airst…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London adds cardiology, gastroenterology, lung care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org LONDON — Mayo Clinic Healthcare, an outpatient clinic that provides personalized health care ranging from preventive screenings and tailored wellness plans to second opinions for complex diagnoses, is adding several medical specialties including cardiology, gastroenterology and pulmonary medicine. Dr. G. Anton Decker, president of Mayo Clinic International The clinic, located at 15 Portland Place in the Harley Street Medical Area in London, also serves as a gateway to Mayo Clinic's roughly 4,000 physicians in the…

Editor2 (2021-07-23). Colombia: Selective Murders, Sexual Torture and Disappearances—the Horrors under the Duque Government. orinocotribune.com By Danilo Albín — Jul 20, 2021 | A report prepared by representatives of social organizations and human rights activists from 13 countries warns about the serious repression unleashed in Colombia, while calling for an urgent halt to the sale of European weapons to the government of right-wing President Iván Duque. | The savage repression against demonstrators on Colombian soil already has international witnesses. After carrying out an on-site verification, 41 representatives of social and human rights organizations from 13 countries have just launched a report in which they warn about the serious violations…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Mayo Clinic named a 'Best Place To Work For Disability Inclusion'. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic scored 100% on the Disability Equality Index and was named one of the "Best Place To Work For Disability Inclusion" by the American Association of People with Disabilities, the nation's largest disability rights organization, and Disability: IN, the global business disability inclusion network. "The 100% score on the Disability Equality Index shows Mayo Clinic's determination and continuous efforts to create a more equitable society for people with disabilities," says Anjali Bhagra, M.D., medical director for…

Titlecongress Should Ensure a Better Medicare (2021-07-23). Congress Should Ensure a Better Medicare. commondreams.org "Every American deserves and should be able to rely on a baseline level of voting access… Only passage of both the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act can make this aspiration a reality."

Staff (2021-07-23). Medicare for All Rallies in 50 Cities Show Big Support for Universal Health Care. truthout.org The United States is one of the richest countries in the world, yet its poverty rates are higher and its safety nets are far weaker than those of other industrialized nations. It is also the only large rich country without universal health care. In fact, as Noam Chomsky argued in Truthout, the U.S. health system is an " Why…

_____ (2021-07-23). 'A Day of Shame': Australia Lobbying Thwarts Push to List Great Barrier Reef as Endangered. commondreams.org A low out-of-pocket cap in Medicare would save lives and help millions of lower and middle-income people with Medicare who are skipping needed care.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-23). Afghanistan: Turkey's springboard for penetrating Central, South Asia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com [An Afghan report from yesterday stated Abdul Rashid Dostum left Turkey, where he allegedly went for medical attention, and has returned to northern Afghanistan, which he's referred to as South Turkestan. He boasted of having obtained new Turkish arms.] Mustafa ≈ûentop [Turkish parliament speaker] and Mir Rahman Rahmani, the speaker of Afghanistan's House of the …

Upinder Kaur, Bisweswar Ojha, Bhairav Kumar Pathak, Anup Singh, Kiran R Giri, Amit Singh, Agniva Das, Anamika Misra, Ashish Kumar Yadav, Sangeeta Kansal, Sankha Shubhra Chakrabarti (2021-07-23). [Research Paper] A prospective observational safety study on ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 corona virus vaccine (recombinant) use in healthcare workers- first results from India. thelancet.com COVISHIELD carries an overall favourable safety profile with AEFI rates much less than reported for other adenoviral vaccines. Females, those with hypertension, individuals with history of allergy and hypothyroidism may need watchful vaccine administration. This being an interim analysis and based on healthcare workers who may not reflect the general population demographics, larger inclusive studies are warranted for confirming the findings.

Dean Baker (2021-07-23). The Drug Companies Are Killing People. zcomm.org It is essential to do everything possible to accelerate the distribution of vaccines. It is long past time that we started taking the pandemic seriously…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Every day you don't lose, you are winning. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Jennifer Summers, who was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, says that with her disease, she counts every day there isn't a loss as a good day. She credits her faith and her care team at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse with keeping her moving forward with a positive outlook. This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. Jennifer Summers, is an optimistic, articulate woman. The 35-year-old enjoys crafting, spending time with her close-knit…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Tracking brain function during surgery using a new tool. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic uses innovative technology to map patients' cognitive functions during awake brain surgeries. When surgery is performed to remove a tumor, different techniques are used to help surgeons map out the brain so they can avoid the locations of important functions, such as movement, language and speech. The latest tool is NeuroMapper, a tablet-based testing platform developed by David Sabsevitz, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic neuropsychologist. Watch: Tracking brain function during surgery using a new…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Be aware of the rare cancer called sarcoma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A sarcoma is a rare form of cancer that begins in the bones and in the softer connective tissues in the body. Sarcomas that begin in the bones are called "bone cancer," and sarcomas that form in the tissues, including muscle, fat, blood vessels, nerves, tendons, and the lining of joints, are called "soft tissue sarcoma." "These are rare cancers, and in adults, sarcomas comprise less than 1% of new cancers diagnosed every year," says…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Sun protection for children — and adults. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the best kinds of sunscreen to use on my kids? Do spray sunscreens work as well as lotions? Also, does UPF clothing offer more sun protection than a standard long-sleeved shirt? ANSWER: Sunscreen can and should be safely used for children 6 months and older. You may see that some sunscreens are specifically labeled for babies or kids. However, children can use the same sunscreen as adults. The most important factor about…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-23). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Vaping and teens. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am a former smoker who began smoking in high school. I quit a few years ago after a lung cancer scare. As a father, I have often shared with my children about the dangers of smoking. Recently, I overheard my daughter talking to her friends about vaping. Should I be as concerned about vaping as I am about smoking cigarettes? ANSWER: Vaping is the term often used to describe the act of using…

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2021-07-22: News Headlines

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-22). Tunisian health minister fired amid surge in COVID-19 cases. peoplesdispatch.org The country reported multiple vaccination centers witnessing stampedes after the health ministry opened them up for vaccinations for all above the age of 18 on the occasion of Eid al-Adha…

A.J. Langguth (2021-07-22). Video. Planet Lockdown. The Most Devastating Crisis In Modern History: Prof. Michel Chossudovsky. globalresearch.ca Early in the Covid-19 pandemic Michel Chossudovsky recognized how this was being deliberately engineered to be The Most Devastating Crisis in Human History. | Michel Chossudovsky is an award-winning author, Professor of Economics (emeritus) at the University of Ottawa, Founder and …

Fight Back (2021-07-22). COVID-19 cuts US lifespan the most since World War II. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – On Wednesday, July 20 the National Center for Health Statistics released their provisional report on lifespans in 2020. The report found that the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed more than 600,000 people in the United States, lowered the lifespan by one and half years in 2020. This is the worst drop since World War II. Lifespans have generally increased over time, but this sets the trend back almost 20 years to 2003. | | The report also documented the impact of national oppression in the United States. Chicanos and Latinos had the greatest lifespan drop of three years, followed closely by Afri…

ecns.cn (2021-07-22). China rejects 'compromised' WHO plan for study of virus origin. ecns.cn China cannot accept the current plan for a second phase investigation into the origin of the COVID-19 virus proposed by the World Health Organization, as the plan has been compromised by political manipulation and disrespect of scientific facts, Zeng Yixin, deputy head of the National Health Commission, said at a news conference on Thursday.

Rui Kaneya (2021-07-22). Another blow to working people during the pandemic: States snatching back tax refunds. nationofchange.org During the pandemic, states are continuing to deduct money from tax refunds to collect delinquent debts, burdening those who have suffered the most from the COVID-19 recession.

Dr. Gary Null (2021-07-22). Sanitized Propaganda: The Fortress of Lies to Censor Truths about Covid-19. globalresearch.ca We continue to make efforts to remind people who are most concerned about the life and death issues regarding the SARS-2 pandemic that the ruling establishment keenly knows the average person's weaknesses and the means to capitalize on those weaknesses …

WSWS (2021-07-22). Pandemic slashed US life expectancy by 1.5 years in 2020. wsws.org The drastic fall reflects the accelerating decay of American society under the pressure of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been allowed to run rampant under a bipartisan "herd immunity" policy.

WSWS (2021-07-22). The criminal responsibility of the Chilean state for the COVID-related crisis. wsws.org It is this policy of sustained socioeconomic shock therapy, adhered to by the right, the fake left and the unions that laid the groundwork for today's incalculable loss of life.

Thomas Knapp (2021-07-22). Congressional Proxy Voting? No. Do the Job or Quit the Job. counterpunch.org "When the House revamped its rules in the early days of the pandemic to allow lawmakers to vote remotely," Nicholas Fandos reports at the New York Times, "Representative Ralph Norman of South Carolina was among 161 Republicans who sued to block the arrangement, arguing that it 'subverts' the Constitution." He was right, but times have changed.

WSWS (2021-07-22). Detroit-area nurses give ten-day strike notice at McLaren Macomb Hospital. wsws.org More than 500 nurses at a hospital in Metro Detroit are waging a bitter struggle against the multi-billion dollar McLaren Health Corporation over inadequate staffing and declining health care for patients.

Amanda Mills (2021-07-22). House passes PFAS Action Act which protects environment and human health. nationofchange.org "We are one step closer to protecting the health of Americans from these toxic forever chemicals."

Ashley Curtin (2021-07-22). New report reveals top 15 retail giants that contribute most to climate crisis through fossil-fuel-powered shipping. nationofchange.org "These findings reveal new environmental and public health impacts of retail companies' manufacturing and transport choices—and they are damning."

Mark Gruenberg (2021-07-22). Again, GOP puts party before progress, blocking infrastructure bills. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Once again—or maybe as usual—the right-wing Republicans are putting party before progress, blocking two needed infrastructure bills. One would repair and upgrade "hard" infrastructure such as bridges and subways. The other would upgrade human infrastructure such as expanding child care, extending paid family and medical leave, and battling global warming. The latest GOP roadblock was …

teleSUR (2021-07-22). Panama: Martinelli Faces New Trial for Political Espionage. telesurenglish.net The Panamanian Prosecutor's Office initiated a new trial against former president Ricardo Martinelli for political espionage during his term (2009-2014). He did not attend the first and second summons of this case, claiming that he had to take medical rest for a spinal operation. | RELATED: | Martinelli faces two legal charges for intercepting telecommunications of about 150 businessmen, journalists, rival politicians, and…

ecns.cn (2021-07-22). Claims against Wuhan lab based on thin air, researcher says. ecns.cn Staff members at the Wuhan Institute of Virology never engineered or leaked the novel coronavirus, and none of them ever contracted COVID-19 virus, a researcher from the institute said on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-07-22). No bat coronavirus in 2012 Yunnan mine workers. ecns.cn No bat coronavirus was found in the serum samples of those who fell ill while working in a mine in Mojiang county, Yunnan province, in 2012, so their cases aren't related to the COVID-19 outbreak, a senior Chinese virologist said on Thursday.

Dennis Broe (2021-07-22). Cannes and COVID go together like a horse and carriage. peoplesworld.org CANNES, France — Another Cannes Film Festival is in the books and this one, which Variety labeled "Red Carpet Done Right" and The Hollywood Reporter hoped would "kick off a global comeback" for the film industry in a return to a "New Normal," instead was beset with all the contemporary contradictions as the global crisis …

Staff (2021-07-22). China refuses to participate in 2nd phase of WHO's Covid origins probe, says research into lab leak theory goes against 'science'. rt.com Beijing has put the brakes on its involvement in the World Health Organization's (WHO) investigation into the origins of Covid-19, citing its disapproval of any inquiries into the possibility that the virus came from a lab. | The Chinese government will not take part in a second phase of the WHO's probe into what caused the pandemic, Zeng Yixin, deputy head of China's National Health Commission, said on Thursday. | The senior health official said at a press conference in Beijing that he was "surprised" to see research into the lab leak theory — which was initially dismissed by the WHO as highly unlikely &…

F. William Engdahl (2021-07-22). Impacts of the Covid-19 Lockdown on World Trade: Global Shipping Crisis Far Worse than Imagined. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-07-22). The criminal responsibility of Chilean State for COVID-related crisis. wsws.org It is this policy of sustained socioeconomic shock therapy, adhered to by the right, the fake left and the unions that laid the groundwork for today's incalculable loss of life.

ecns.cn (2021-07-22). China calls for tracing COVID-19 origin in multiple countries, regions. ecns.cn China hopes that the World Health Organization will genuinely treat the COVID-19 origin-tracing work as a scientific issue, get rid of political interference, and actively and prudently promote the tracing work to be carried out continuously in multiple countries and regions around the globe, said a senior official of the National Health Commission on Friday.

WSWS (2021-07-22). Australian COVID crisis expanding with more than half the population under lockdown. wsws.org Sydney recorded its highest daily infections since an outbreak began mid-last month, amid increasing signs that contact tracing is breaking down.

WSWS (2021-07-22). Study finds close to 185,000 unrecognized COVID-related deaths in the United States. wsws.org Combined with reported deaths, this latest estimate pushes the COVID-19 death toll to more than 760,000 in the US by the end of May 2021.

Thomas Klikauer (2021-07-22). Covid-19 Propaganda in Australia. counterpunch.org Recently, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison who is commonly known as "Scotty from Marketing" — in short: Scomo — said, his Covid-19 "exit strategy depends largely on vaccination rates". This if fine propaganda. Yet it does not match reality. Perhaps it does not have to. Still, PR works brilliantly. Here is public relations expert Scomo's

ecns.cn (2021-07-22). Wuhan lab leak claim goes against science: official. ecns.cn The claim that the SARS-CoV-2 leaked from a Wuhan lab goes against science, a senior official of the National Health Commission (NHC) said Thursday.

Staff (2021-07-22). Nearly One in Five Americans Are in Collections for Medical Debt. truthout.org Parasites attach themselves to your body and suck your blood to feed themselves. Most, like ticks and mosquitos, while they may provide food for birds, bats and other animals, seem to provide no direct benefit at all to humans. | That "no benefit" equation goes double for the latest parasites who have attached themselves to the backs of Americans and are rapidly draining us of our economic blood: health insurance companies. | There is quite literally no reason for these corporations to exist, at least wh…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-22). Mayo Clinic named a 'Best Place To Work For Disability Inclusion'. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic scored 100% on the Disability Equality Index and was named one of the "Best Place To Work For Disability Inclusion" by the American Association of People with Disabilities, the nation's largest disability rights organization, and Disability: IN, the global business disability inclusion network. "The 100% score on the Disability Equality Index shows Mayo Clinic's determination and continuous efforts to create a more equitable society for people with disabilities," says Anjali Bhagra, M.D., medical director for…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-22). Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London adds cardiology, gastroenterology, lung care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org LONDON — Mayo Clinic Healthcare, an outpatient clinic that provides personalized health care ranging from preventive screenings and tailored wellness plans to second opinions for complex diagnoses, is adding several medical specialties including cardiology, gastroenterology and pulmonary medicine. Dr. G. Anton Decker, president of Mayo Clinic International The clinic, located at 15 Portland Place in the Harley Street Medical Area in London, also serves as a gateway to Mayo Clinic's roughly 4,000 physicians in the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-22). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Working toward more diversity in orthopedic surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Of all the medical and surgical subspecialties, orthopedic surgery historically has had the lowest percentage of women and minorities. Mayo Clinic's orthopedic surgery department is working to change that. This summer, two female medical students are participating in an eight-week clinical and research internship in orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The program was developed by Nth Dimensions, an organization that seeks to bring more women and minorities into the profession. "I think it's important…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-22). Expert Alert: Mayo Clinic experts available to comment on Olympics. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic experts are available to offer comments throughout the Olympics on everything from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on training and competition to injuries that athletes may be dealing with. Here is a sampling: Chad Asplund, M.D.Dr. Asplund is a primary care sports medicine physician. He can discuss endurance sports, rhabdomyolysis, heat injury, sleep and athletic performance. Elijah Behr, M.D.Dr. Behr is a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-22). Forced Vaccination and the Road to "Digital Tyranny": Agenda ID2020 Revisited. southfront.org Click to see full-size imageA group of "citizens" of the Andromeda Galaxy, the closest to our Milky Way, but still about 2.5 million light years away from planet Earth — People of Peace — wanted to visit Mother Earth, the beautiful blue planet. They must have heard lots of good things about our planet, many light years back. The Andromeda people's nutrition is love. When they landed on earth, they first were thrilled — the breathtaking landscape, mountains, lakes, still fresh air, forests —…

CA PPC, National PPC,, partners (2021-07-22). Monday 7/26: San Francisco: Protest for Voting Rights & Economic Justice at Sen. Feinstein Office. indybay.org Outside Senator Feinstein's Office, 1 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94104; or join online actions & livestream w/ ASL & closed captions | Masks required. Follow all current COVID safety guidelines: www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/coronavirus.asp

Berry Craig (2021-07-22). Dr. Fauci destroys Sen. Rand Paul at Senate hearing. peoplesworld.org Pundit-Professor Tom Nichols aptly characterized Congressman Louie Gohmert, R-Tex., and Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., as "people who create an electrostatic field of stupidity around themselves when they speak." Gohmert and Blackburn bay with the big dogs in the covidiot pack. Nichols' description of the duncy duo fits the leader of the pack even better. The top dog …

Anonymous103 (2021-07-22). Study Finds That India Might Have Half Of All COVID-19 Deaths Worldwide. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Eric Zuesse | On July 20th, an analysis that was published of India's "excess mortality estimates from three different data sources from the pandemic's start through June 2021 … yields an estimate of 4.9 million excess deaths." As-of July 20th, the total number of deaths that had been officially reported worldwide from Covid-19 was

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-22). Keeping translational science on the fast track to curb COVID-19 pneumonia. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At the beginning of the pandemic, experimental therapies were the only options available to help patients. Turning them into standard care required clinical and translational research. Experts in the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science helped make that happen. ____________________________________ "I think we've accomplished in this year what normally would take seven years," says Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B., a Mayo Clinic cancer researcher. Claudia Lucchinetti, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic's Center for Clinical and Translational Science,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-22). Respiratory illnesses on the rise with symptoms similar to COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A respiratory infection prevalent mostly in the winter has been increasing in parts of the U.S."Particularly in the South part of the U.S., we have seen an increase in what's called RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus. It's a virus that causes a cold much like influenza causes a cold, though it can be severe in very young children and elderly adults," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases physician and researcher at Mayo Clinic. Watch: …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-22). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: On the verge of predicted surge with COVID-19 delta variant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The delta variant is being blamed for hot spots in the U.S. where cases of COVID-19 are on the rise. These hot spots account for most cases in the U.S. They are also the geographical areas that tend to have the lowest vaccination rates. "It's no surprise that the two go together," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "This (delta variant) is the bad actor that…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-22). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Exercise after COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am in my early 40s. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I didn't get as much exercise and I gained some weight. I now feel like I have less energy. I was previously infected with COVID-19. Is it safe to start exercising again in a crowded gym so that I can work out, lose some weight and gain some energy? Should I wear a mask? ANSWER: Regular physical activity and structured exercise can benefit people…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-22). Mayo research provides insights into high-risk younger demographics for severe COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï Using data from 9,859 COVID-19 infections, Mayo Clinic researchers have new insights into risk factors for younger populations, some of which differ significantly from their older counterparts. People younger than 45 had a greater than threefold increased risk of severe infection if they had cancer or heart disease, or blood, neurologic or endocrine disorders, the research found. These associations were weaker in older age groups. The study was published in Mayo Clinic…

Gregg Gonsalves (2021-07-22). 3 Things Biden Can Do Right Now to Stop Covid and Save Lives. thenation.com 3 Things Biden Can Do Right Now to Stop Covid and Save Lives…

Sarah Hathway (2021-07-22). To defeat COVID-19 workers need income support. greenleft.org.au The federal government has failed on vaccines, quarantine and adequate or timely income support. Alex Bainbridge and Sarah Hathway argue that for a lockdown to work, it is imperative workers have income support and stable housing.

The Daily Expose (2021-07-22). 5,522 People have Died within 28 days of having a Covid-19 Vaccine in Scotland according to Public Health Scotland. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-07-22). Progressives Denounce Biden's Cuba Sanctions, Demanding End to US Embargo. commondreams.org Dr. Biden should arrive with a message of global unity to tackle the virus, and a clear signal that the U.S. will lead rich nations in ensuring that everyone, everywhere has access to COVID-19 vaccines.

ecns.cn (2021-07-22). Chinese CDC head takes 3 jabs of different Chinese vaccines against COVID-19. ecns.cn Gao Fu, head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said he had received three doses of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines, each of which was different in type and manufacturer, and felt no discomfort, Singapore's Lianhe Zaobao reported Wednesday.

Colin Todhunter (2021-07-22). Urgent Demand by Indian Doctors For Truth (IDT) to Prime Minister Modi: Halt Roll-Out of Covid-19 Vaccines Now. globalresearch.ca Indian Doctors for Truth (IDT) have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressing the importance of an urgent need to stop the overzealous universal vaccination drive against COVID-19. | Twenty doctors have signed the letter and highlight numerous scientific data about …

_____ (2021-07-22). 'Lives Are on the Line': Dire Warnings and Calls for Action as US Covid Cases Soar. commondreams.org Bored billionaires want tax breaks to escape a planet they helped pollute. Should we even let them back?

Theara Truth news (2021-07-22). Graphene Oxide Particles in Covid mRNA "Vaccines" Causing Magnetism? globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-07-22). Headlines for July 22, 2021. democracynow.org WHO: Global COVID Cases Jumped 12% Over Past Week, Pelosi Rejects GOP Reps. Jordan & Banks for Jan. 6 Select Committee, Armed DEA Agent Arrested for Taking Part in Jan. 6 Insurrection, Republicans Block $1 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, Opioid Crisis: States Reach $26 Billion Settlement with J&J and Drug Distributors, Four Colombian Mercenaries Tied to MoàØse Assassination Were Trained at Fort Benning in U.S., U.S. Launches First Drone Strike on Somalia Under President Biden, Biden Administration Seeks 9-Year Sentence for Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale, Argentina Issues Gender-Neutral ID Cards i…

news.un (2021-07-22). COVID-19: Africa 'third wave' not yet over, while vaccine inequity threatens all. news.un.org Although new COVID-19 cases in Africa have slowed following an eight-week surge, this "small step forward" could be short-lived, the Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Anis Chowdhury (2021-07-22). European duplicity undermines anti-pandemic efforts. mronline.org Despite facing the world's worst pandemic of the last century, rich countries in the World Trade Organization (WTO) have blocked efforts to enable more affordable access to the means to fight the pandemic.

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