Daily Archives: July 1, 2021

2021-07-01: News Headlines

Sarah Stacke (2021-07-01). On One Native American Reservation, Vaccine Hesitancy Has Long Historical Roots. thenation.com On One Native American Reservation, Vaccine Hesitancy Has Long Historical Roots…

_____ (2021-07-01). The Coronavirus Lab Leak Theory: Not Disproven, But Unlikely. commondreams.org "Now we got oligarchs paying for public militaries for personal and political pet projects," said Rep. Rashida Tlaib.

sputniknews (2021-07-01). Mexico to Bottle Up to 20 Mln Doses of Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine Each Month. sputniknews.com On Wednesday, the Mexican laboratory for biological agents and reagents Birmex said that the first batch of the active component of the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V was delivered to Mexico, and the bottling and packaging of the drug began in the country.

WSWS (2021-07-01). A timeline of the COVID-19 meatpacking disaster: How the ruling class conspired to keep plants open. wsws.org Two new revelations made public in the last week have unearthed a vast conspiracy of the ruling elite to force meatpacking plants to remain open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

ecns.cn (2021-07-01). Cash assistance policies dramatically cut number of poor people in pandemic: UNDP report. ecns.cn A new report released on Thursday by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) shows that cash assistance policies significantly reduced the number of people who might otherwise have fallen into poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-01). Mark Heywood: Big Pharma continues to brazenly exercise power over countries. peoplesdispatch.org Mark Heywood from the Treatment Action Campaign talks to Kajal Bharadwaj on how Big Pharma's regressive role remains unchanged, the dangers of the rejection of science and the questions posed by public health crises such as COVID-19…

WSWS (2021-07-01). At least 127 Delta variant cases in Ontario linked to massive COVID-19 outbreak at Nunavut mine. wsws.org The outbreak at the Mary River Mine in Canada's far north has killed at least one miner and is directly linked to hundreds of cases in the south.

WSWS (2021-07-01). New Zealand government "complacent" over deepening COVID-19 danger. wsws.org While the Ardern government has been praised as a model for its handling of the pandemic, the recent COVID-19 scare in Wellington shows the country's response systems are severely compromised.

Ana Vraƒçar (2021-07-01). Public Services Day: a focus on community health workers. peoplesdispatch.org Although they have played a key role for securing access to health care in epidemic conditions, including the Ebola epidemic and COVID-19 pandemic, community health workers are still under-recognized and underpaid…

Staff (2021-07-01). Russia begins re-vaccinating already inoculated people as country seeks herd immunity to defeat ever-worsening Covid-19 pandemic. rt.com With Russian Covid-19 cases rising, it has been revealed that some of the country's regions have begun to re-vaccinate citizens who received their second jab more than six months ago and want to boost their level of antibodies. | The move to give Russians a third dose comes as the country seeks to reach herd immunity in the adult population. People who have been ill with Covid-19 should also get vaccinated half a year after they tested positive, the Ministry of Health has announced. | "This 'emergency' Covid-19 vaccination procedure, in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO)…

Staff (2021-07-01). 'We are not the world': CDC director sticks to 'no masks for vaccinated people' guidelines in defiance of WHO. rt.com The US has much better vaccination rates than the world in general, so the World Health Organization's advice for fully vaccinated people to wear masks doesn't apply here, the CDC director said. But localities may rule otherwise. | Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that even those vaccinated for Covid-19 continue to wear masks and take all of the other precautions to stop community transmission. "People cannot feel safe just because they had the two doses. They still need to protect themselves," WHO Assistant Director-General Dr. Mariangela Simao said during a media briefing. | This co…

_____ (2021-07-01). The G7 Reality Check. popularresistance.org There were cautious hopes for the G7 meetings held in early June this year, where the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States — the world's seven economically wealthiest countries — came together to discuss key global issues. A remnant of the neo-colonial nature of such forums, they represent a place where decisions with global impact are made. | The G7 produced two notable outputs that concern global health governance: the first being the Carbis Bay Health Declaration which commits to taking efforts to prevent a pandemic similar to COVID-19 occurrin…

Deadline for Democracy Coalition (2021-07-01). Friday 7/9: Walnut Creek: Deadline for Democracy Sidewalk Rally for Voting Rights. indybay.org Intersection of Ygnacio Valley Road and Civic Drive, Walnut Creek 94596 | This is a peaceful event. Follow current COVID safety guidelines.

Moderator (2021-07-01). The Only Tragic Thing About Donald Rumsfeld's Death. scheerpost.com Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0] By Brett Wilkins / Common Dreams Donald Rumsfeld, the former U.S. congressman, aide to several Republican presidents, and two-time defense secretary whose torture-laden tenure and ruinous legacy were defined by his lies in service of an unending war that's killed at least hundreds of thousands of people, died Tuesday at age 88. By the time he was chosen as then… |

Michael Ratner (2021-07-01). The War Crimes Case Against Donald Rumsfeld. counterpunch.org We decided to go after people high up in the chain of command, led by Donald Rumsfeld. In regard to Rumsfeld himself, we're alleging that he committed war crimes by approving various interrogation techniques. That's what he and the others call them, interrogation techniques, but they're really torture techniques—everything from stress positions, stripping, sexual humiliation, dogs, hypothermia, sleep deprivation, etc. And we have Rumsfeld approving, essentially, using these techniques, in his own handwriting. Rumsfeld has been involved, clearly, with Guantánamo and Iraq, as well as Baghram prison in Afghani…

Staff (2021-07-01). "He Was a Disaster": Ret. Col. Andrew Bacevich on Donald Rumsfeld's Legacy as Architect of Iraq War. democracynow.org Donald Rumsfeld, considered the chief architect of the Iraq War, has died at the age of 88. As defense secretary for both Presidents George W. Bush and Gerald Ford, Rumsfeld presided, his critics say, over systemic torture, massacres of civilians and illegal wars. We look at Rumsfeld's legacy with retired Colonel Andrew Bacevich, whose son was killed in Iraq. Bacevich is the president of the antiwar think tank the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He says the Iraq War should be the most important item inscribed on Rumsfeld's headstone. "He was a disaster," Bacevich says. "He was a catastrophically bad…

BALASPL (2021-07-01). Wednesday 7/14: Know Your Rights! Eligibility & Applying for Medi-Cal, Medicare, & Covered CA. indybay.org Online workshop…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-01). Consumer Health: Testicular self-exam. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health care providers and medical organizations differ on their recommendations for testicular self-exams. Routine testicular self-exams can help you learn how your testicles normally look and feel. Then you're more likely to notice subtle changes. Changes in your testicles could be a sign of a common benign condition or, less likely, a serious condition such …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-01). Cancer to COVID-19: Experimental treatment pivots in record time. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At the beginning of 2020, everyone in research and medicine who could pivot to focus on COVID-19 did. Scientists and physicians hauled out findings from previous epidemics. In papers and personal correspondence, they shared descriptions of the damage wrought by SARS-CoV-2. They started running potential drugs through their paces. "When you have a completely new …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-01). Overuse of levothyroxine in the United States. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org One of the most common prescription drugs in America — levothyroxine — is used by people with underactive thyroid glands, also known as hypothyroidism. However, a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers says the majority of people were initiated on levothyroxine for mild subclinical hypothyroidism or for no apparent thyroid dysfunction. These results, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggest significant overuse of levothyroxine. Mayo researchers and colleagues examined retrospective, deidentified case data using the OptumLabs Data…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-01). Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine to offer sports participation physicals for local high school athletes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will offer sports physicals for area students who are entering seventh to 12th grades and want to participate in school sports programs. The exams, which follow the protocol set by the Minnesota State High School League, are open to all athletes from Southeast Minnesota. Exams will …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-01). Blood shortage: Consider donating. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Those who are eligible to donate blood are asked to roll up their sleeves and help in their local communities. "It is important to give blood right now because hospitals in the U.S. are having to manage a very depleted blood inventory," says Dr. Justin Kreuter, a transfusion medicine physician with the Mayo Clinic?Blood Donor …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-01). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cardiology pumps AI into patient care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to technology, Mayo Clinic is a leader in bringing the tools and science of artificial intelligence, or AI, into practice. In health care, AI is simply a way of programming a computer to process and respond to data for better patient outcomes. Mayo's AI work in Cardiovascular Medicine uses computer algorithms applied …

sputniknews (2021-07-01). 'Wastewater Holds Early Clues to COVID Outbreak, Can Transmit Infection', Warns Expert in India. sputniknews.com Wastewater tracking was used by researchers before the coronavirus pandemic to monitor polio and illicit drug use. But now scientists across the globe are monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in sewage. The gathered information is helping in predicting surges, and estimating overall numbers of infected people in cities and regions.

WSWS (2021-07-01). France ends Covid-19 restrictions on businesses as Delta variant spreads. wsws.org The murderous policy of Macron, shared by the entire European Union, is to allow the Delta variant to spread unchecked through the population.

CA Poor People's Campaign & Partners (2021-07-01). Thursday 7/8: #ChildTaxCredit: Keep Families Afloat Rally & Ice Cream Social in Sacramento. indybay.org Jack Davis Park in South Oak Park neighborhood, 16th Street & 44th Street, Sacramento 95820 | Masks required. Follow current COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/#continuing-safety-measures

news.un (2021-07-01). Delta variant drives Africa COVID threat to 'whole new level ¥: WHO warns; 'dominant' in Europe by August. news.un.org With cases now doubling in Africa every three weeks, the Delta variant of COVID-19 has spread to 16 countries and it is present in three of the five nations reporting the highest caseloads. The variant is the most contagious yet – up to 60% more transmissible than other variants.

news.un (2021-07-01). Social protection 'lifeline' during COVID, depends on where you live. news.un.org Although the COVID-19 pandemic had triggered the roll-out of an "unprecedented number" of new and often innovative social protection measures, it was unable to stem a widening gap between rich and poor countries, according to a new UN report released on Thursday.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-07-01). Self-amplifying RNA COVID-19 vaccine technology safe in humans, suggests study. imperial.ac.uk Results from the first trial of a new COVID-19 vaccine technology show no short-term safety concerns.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-07-01). Prostate cancer drugs hold potential for treating COVID-19. imperial.ac.uk Drugs typically used to treat prostate cancer could be explored for treating patients with COVID-19, following encouraging new findings.

Staff (2021-07-01). Headlines for July 1, 2021. democracynow.org Trump Organization CFO Surrenders After Grand Jury Indictment, Bill Cosby Released from Jail After Court Overturns Sexual Assault Conviction on Technicality, Hundreds Feared Dead in Pacific Northwest in Unprecedented Heat Wave, Indigenous Groups Blockade White House Urging End to Fossil Fuel Projects, ExxonMobil Lobbyist Tricked into Disclosing How Firm Fights Climate Initiatives, Death Toll in Miami Beach Building Collapse Reaches 18; 145 Still Missing, Highly Contagious Delta COVID Variant Drives Cases, from Bangladesh to Russia, Brazilians Call for Bolsonaro Impeachment as COVD Death Toll Tops 500K, Iraq War &…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-01). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 vaccination experience special for young man with Down syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The parents of a young Florida patient were so grateful for the caring approach offered to their son during his COVID-19 vaccine appointment that they called back to express their appreciation and share their story. _______________________________________ When the father of a 19-year-old patient with Down syndrome brought his son, Tyler White, for a COVID-19 vaccination …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-01). Mayo offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota: June 22-July 8. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-01). Mayo Clinic Q and A: COVID-19 vaccination and heart issues. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have been hearing about an increase in the number of young people who are developing heart issues, including myocarditis, after being vaccinated for COVID-19. Can you explain this condition? I have a 15-year-old son, and I am wondering if it is safe for him to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or if he …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-01). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 vaccination rates stalling, infections from the delta variant rising. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Summer and fall are going to be a dangerous time for people in the U.S. who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19, according to Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "I really think this exponential rise in the number of sequences that are delta must be taken …

Terri Gerstein, Lorelei Salas (2021-07-01). There's a Way to Get More People Vaccinated—and It Doesn't Involve the Lottery. thenation.com There's a Way to Get More People Vaccinated—and It Doesn't Involve the Lottery…

Jyotsna Singh (2021-07-01). South-south solidarity to challenge vaccine inequity. peoplesdispatch.org "Since this pandemic hit, most of us in the Third World have been essentially dependent on donations of vaccines from western countries. As a result, we have been able to vaccinate very few people," explained Peter Anyang' Nyong'o, Governor of Kisumu County, Kenya in the Summit for Vaccine Internationalism organized by Progressive International (PI) from June 18-21. Nyong'o added, "We need to find a way of working together across developing countries, to develop the capacity and capability of manufacturing vaccines to deal with COVID-19 and future pandemics." | The Summit held in June brought together progressive…

Moderator (2021-07-01). This Company Got a $10 Million PPP Loan, Then Closed Its Plant and Moved Manufacturing Jobs to Mexico. scheerpost.com sba.gov by Lydia DePillis / ProPublica This story was originally published by ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox.Series: The Pandemic Economy Fiscal Responses to COVID-19 Late last summer, after churning along through the pandemic with only a two-week pause… |

Peoples Health Dispatch (2021-07-01). China's vaccine project offers new prospects of global collaboration. peoplesdispatch.org Vaccines by the Chinese firms Sinopharm and Sinovac are being administered across the world on terms far more favorable than those of US and UK-based pharma giants…

Ociel Ali Lopez (2021-07-01). Vaccines and the Blockade 'Virus'. orinocotribune.com By Ociel Alí López — Jun 27, 2021 | VA columnist Ociel López looks at some of the consequences of the recent payment block of Venezuela's COVAX vaccine purchase. | Héctor Constant Rosales, Venezuela's ambassador to the United Nations, received a

_____ (2021-07-01). The G7 Reality Check. popularresistance.org In early June, the leaders of the world's seven richest countries met in the UK to discuss global health, climate, and tax issues. Although the world is still in the midst of a pandemic, their actions leave little hope — or room — for changes for the better…

Natalie Rhodes (2021-07-01). The G7 reality check. peoplesdispatch.org In early June, the leaders of the world's seven richest countries met in the UK to discuss global health, climate, and tax issues. Although the world is still in the midst of a pandemic, their actions leave little hope — or room — for changes for the better…

Mousa Tawfiq (2021-07-01). Gaza's Sol Band determined to chase dreams in Turkey. electronicintifada.net Musicians have struggled to find gigs during the pandemic.

Isaac Nellist (2021-07-01). Unemployed Workers Union calls for pandemic supplements to be reinstated. greenleft.org.au Support for the unemployed and underemployed workers is a critical part of any good health response to the pandemic, writes Isaac Nellist.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-01). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Sorting out car seat safety with the Mayo Mom. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The best way to keep your children safe in the car is to secure them in a properly installed car seat. But more than half of all car seats may be improperly installed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So many car seat options are on the market, and many parents find …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-01). Mayo Clinic researchers study potential new CAR-T cell therapy for multiple myeloma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Researchers at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center are studying a potential new chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy (CAR-T cell therapy) treatment for multiple myeloma. Their findings were published on Friday, June 24, in The Lancet."CAR-T cell therapy is a type of immunotherapy that involves harnessing the power of a person's own immune system by …

Editor2 (2021-07-01). Why Do The Media Hate Daniel Ortega? orinocotribune.com By Gerry Condon — Jun 29, 2021 | Is The U.S. Meddling In The Nicaraguan Election? | When Kamala Harris finally traveled to the U.S./Mexico border last week, she met several young women asylum seekers. The vice president likely saw Hondurans, Salvadorans and Guatemalans who were fleeing from violence and extreme poverty. But she probably did not see any Nicaraguan asylum seekers, who are few and far between. | Nicaragua and Honduras are considered the two poorest nations in Latin America. Honduras is a corrupt, failed, violent country, whose government is backed by the U.S. Nicaragua has free healthcare and e…

Jeff Schuhrke (2021-07-01). Chicago Nurses Are Going on Strike. zcomm.org Nurses and support staff in the Chicago area are joining other militant healthcare workers across the country by walking off the job, despite attempts by their bosses to hire strikebreakers…

WSWS (2021-07-01). Retired New York City municipal workers speak out against unions' deal to degrade health insurance. wsws.org Social anger is growing against the collaboration of New York City public employee unions and the Democrats to privatize health care plans.

Kenneth Surin (2021-07-01). UK Health Secretary Resigns After Caught In Clinch With Aide. counterpunch.org The UK health secretary Matt Hancock was caught on leaked CCTV footage in a "steamy" embrace with his "special adviser" Gina Coladangelo on 6 May, almost two weeks before lockdown rules were eased to allow friends and family to meet indoors, and to hug each other. Hancock resigned his position shortly after the Murdoch-owned tabloid

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