Daily Archives: July 7, 2021

2021-07-07: News Headlines

Alan MacLeod (2021-07-07). Geopolitics, Profit, and Poppies: How the CIA Turned Afghanistan into a Failed Narco-State. orinocotribune.com By Alan MacLeod — Jun 25, 2021 | The war in Afghanistan has looked a lot like the war on drugs in Latin America and previous colonial campaigns in Asia, with a rapid militarization of the area and the empowerment of pliant local elites. | The COVID-19 pandemic has been a death knell to so many industries in Afghanistan. Charities and aid agencies have even

Orwell City (2021-07-07). Urgent Announcement: COVID-19 Is Caused by Graphene Oxide Introduced by Several Ways into the Body. globalresearch.ca

Matt Sedlar (2021-07-07). Consumer Sentiment and Economic Recovery During Periods of Economic Relief Spending and Stimulus. cepr.net During the COVID-19 pandemic, declining consumer confidence in the economy, which continued to contract as late as November and December of 2020, played a significant role in leading to the economic recession. Concerns about the health of the economy in the future can have drastic impacts on the economy today. When households are faced with …

The Corbett Report (2021-07-07). Video: COVID-911: From Homeland Security to Biosecurity. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-07-07). Politicizing COVID-19 origin hinders efforts to find answers: The Hindu. ecns.cn Despite a U.S. campaign to smear China on the origin of COVID-19, more scientists and scholars are speaking out against politicizing the issue.

Great Game India (2021-07-07). Singapore: First Country to Stop Counting Daily COVID-19 Cases and Treat It Like Normal Flu. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-07-07). Africa faces a third more deadly COVID-19 surge as vaccination drive stalls. wsws.org At least 21 countries have so far experienced a third wave of infections, with 10 of those experiencing a more severe wave than before. The Delta variant has been reported in 16 African countries, with three of the five countries reporting the highest number of new cases confirming the presence of the variant.

news.un (2021-07-07). COVID variants 'winning the race against vaccines' warns WHO chief. news.un.org Variants like Delta are "currently winning the race against vaccines" said the World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday, pinning the blame squarely on a lack of equitable vaccine production and distribution.

No Nukes Actiion (2021-07-07). Sunday 7/11: Protest Tokyo Olympic Madness Threatening To Expand The Global Covid Pandemic. indybay.org San Francisco Japanese Consulate | 275 Battery St/California St. | San Francisco…

Mary Lewis (2021-07-07). The Art of the Meal. thenation.com The Art of the Meal…

_____ (2021-07-07). Why Daniel Hale Deserves Gratitude, Not Prison. commondreams.org It is imperative that the G20 finance ministers' meeting in Venice this week act to provide the COVID-19 vaccines needed to achieve worldwide comprehensive adult immunization by early 2022. Given current production, this should not be a problem, so long as a global plan is quickly implemented.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-07). Reported cases of myocarditis in younger men following COVID-19 vaccination are rare; vaccination remains important. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers are taking a close look at rare cases of inflammation of the heart muscle, or myocarditis, in young men who developed symptoms shortly after receiving the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 vaccines. Several recent studies suggest that health care professionals should watch for hypersensitivity myocarditis as a rare adverse reaction to being vaccinated for COVID-19. However, researchers stress that this awareness should not…

Staff (2021-07-07). Cape Verdean Authorities Prevent Alex Saab from Receiving Medical Attention. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, June 6, Cape Verdean authorities prevented Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab's doctor from visiting him, which is a flagrant violation of the diplomat's human rights and a risk to his life, given his health condition. | This was informed by the Saab's legal defense team, explaining that Cape Verdean police had prevented medical personnel from entering the building where the Venezuelan diplomat is under house arrest, although the medics had complied with all the requirements necessary for permits to visit Saab, as demanded by the authorities of the African country. | It should be noted that on January 21,…

Kari Thompson (2021-07-07). How One Union Uses Kitchen Table Economics to Advance Medicare for All. zcomm.org Working out how much they are paying for health insurance for themselves, makes it clear how much they would save with Medicare for All…

Ariel Gold (2021-07-07). #FreeBrittney and all Saudi Women too! orinocotribune.com By Ariel Gold — Jul 2, 2021 | One week after Brittney Spears sent shockwaves across the world by relaying the conditions she has lived under for the past 13 years, a Los Angeles judge has denied her request to have her father removed from her conservatorship. Despite testifying that under her father's care, she has not been allowed to marry, or make medical, professional, legal, or financial decisions for herself, the courts have yet to grant Brittney the freedom she is asking for. | The legal grounds for Brittney's situation came about in 2007 when her life was quickly spiraling out of control because of me…

WSWS (2021-07-07). Unions betray Sri Lankan health workers' strike. wsws.org The supplementary medicine and paramedical services workers who participated in the latest strike expressed their disgust at the role of the unions in isolating the strike.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-07). With photon-counting-detector CT, Mayo Clinic at forefront of CT imaging technology. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Performing the first cardiac scan on their new photon-counting-detector CT scanner was a once-in-a-career moment for Joel (J.G.) Fletcher, M.D., and Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D. The medical and scientific directors, respectively, of the CT Clinical Innovation Center describe the arrival of this latest research CT system as a major milestone in CT imaging, one where Mayo Clinic is again at the forefront. The inherent spectral capabilities of the research scanner allow clear visualization…

United Health Professionals (2021-07-07). International Alert Message about COVID-19. United Health Professionals. globalresearch.ca We are more than 1,500 members (including professors of medicine, intensive care physicians and infectious disease specialists) from more than 30 countries. The lockdown has not only killed people, it has destroyed physical and mental health, economy, education and other aspects of social life.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-07). 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 (2021-07-07). Mayo Clinic Minute: Fireworks and grilling safety reminders. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Fireworks, grilling and campfires are part of the summer experience. This holiday weekend, make sure you keep safety top of mind. Dr. Michael Boniface, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, explains that burn injuries from these activities go up in the summer, and these injuries often can be prevented. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/iv3wlwXYAyw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 00) is in the downloads at the end of…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-07-07). AFT's Weingarten talks back-to-school plans and threats to democracy. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—Praising teachers and school staffers for standing up under incredible stress to teach—remotely—during the coronavirus pandemic, Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten discussed both back-to-school plans for this fall and ideological threats to teaching and democracy at the union's Teach conference. The conference, held this year via Zoom due to pandemic-based bans on large crowds …

ecns.cn (2021-07-07). Study shows COVID antibodies can last at least 12 months. ecns.cn Antibodies against the novel coronavirus can last at least 12 months in more than 70 percent of recovered COVID-19 patients, a study published by Chinese researchers on Tuesday showed.

WSWS (2021-07-07). Coronavirus infections surge among detained immigrants in US. wsws.org According to a New York Times analysis, more than 40 percent of all cases reported since the pandemic began have been recorded in the last few months.

Staff (2021-07-07). Real-world evidence clearly shows Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 jab both 'safe & effective,' British science journal Nature reports. rt.com World-leading academic journal Nature has published a new analysis of Russia's flagship coronavirus jab, Sputnik V, saying its efficacy has been demonstrated despite the EU and others dragging their feet on approving it for use. | The article,

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-07). 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 (2021-07-07). What holiday travelers need to know about COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The July Fourth holiday is a time when many people travel or host summer parties. While the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is on the decline, health experts say with stagnating vaccination rates and the circulation of the more contagious Delta variant, the nation is not out of the woods yet, and everyone should still be cautious if they're planning a trip or getting together in large groups. "Anyone planning to have a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-07). Using AI to screen 30 million drug candidates against SARS-CoV-2. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators used computer simulation and artificial intelligence to virtually screen 30 million drug candidates that may block SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. In a paper published in Biomolecules, researchers accelerated drug discovery to identify the most promising targets for additional study. They are interested in finding new treatments for COVID-19. "We used a multidrug platform to screen the drug candidates," says Thomas Caulfield, Ph.D., a molecular neuroscientist at Mayo Clinic and senior author…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-07). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Summer travel and people not in your bubble during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org "The reason we have the COVID-19 delta variant, the reason we have the delta plus variant is because of unimmunized people who get infected," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. He adds that 99.2% of the recorded COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are in people not vaccinated against the virus. This is why he cautions folks who may be traveling this Fourth of July holiday and…

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-07-07). How College COVID Vaccine Mandates Put Students in Danger. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-07-07). 30 pct of U.S. adults refuse vaccination against COVID-19: poll. ecns.cn A recent poll revealed that 30 percent of U.S. adults have not gotten a vaccine against COVID-19 and have no plan to get one, posing questions for the country's recovery from the pandemic, the U.S. television network American Broadcasting Company (ABC) has reported.

Alicia Powe (2021-07-07). Censored COVID Vaccine Victims Demand Answers in Private Facebook Group. globalresearch.ca

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-07-07). Covid-19 and the Falsification of Death Certificates: The CDC's "More Often Than Not" Clause. globalresearch.ca Introduction: | At the outset of the pandemic, the CDC had been instructed to change the methodology regarding Death Certificates with a view to artificially inflating the numbers of "Covid deaths". According to "The 2003 …

Elisa J. Sobo, Diana Schow, Stephanie McClure (2021-07-07). US Black and Latino communities often have low vaccination rates—but blaming vaccine hesitancy misses the mark. nationofchange.org Homogenizing peoples' reasons for not getting vaccinated diverts attention away from social factors that research shows play a critical role in health status and outcomes.

WSWS (2021-07-07). Christian Democratic candidate for German chancellor demands people learn to "live with the virus" wsws.org Armin Laschet lined up squarely behind the right-wing extremist Alternative for Germany, which has been demanding the abandonment of all public health measures to contain the pandemic.

_____ (2021-07-07). Arts And Activism In Pandemic Times; Eleanor Goldfield On Her New EP And More. popularresistance.org This week, Clearing the FOG speaks with artist and activist Eleanor Goldfield about her new EP, "No Solo." This is her first solo production and it is her most personal and political piece. Goldfield talks about the struggles of artists during the pandemic as they have been left out of the rescue plans. She discusses the role of the arts, particularly in activism, and her involvement in direct action, mutual aid and supporting campaigns to save the forests. Goldfield is journalist, podcaster, documentarian, photographer and more. Her work, as well as her new music video, can be found at ArtKillingApathy.com.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-07). Dispatches from India: Political Prisoner Stan Swamy dies at 84. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode, we take a look at the death political prisoner Father Stan Swamy, prisoner Bashir Ahmad Baba, who spent 11 years in jail before he was acquitted and finally, from the city of Chennai, food delivery workers talk about the issues they face due to the pandemic…

No Nukes Action (2021-07-07). Friday 7/23: Fukushima, The Pandemic & Olympics On The Opening Of the Olympics. indybay.org LaborFest…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-07). 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 …

SEIU Local 521 (2021-07-07). Friday 7/9: Protect Monterey County Worker Healthcare Rally. indybay.org 1441 Schilling Place, Salinas, CA 93901…

sputniknews (2021-07-07). Iceland's Four-Day Work Week Experiment Billed 'Enormous Success'. sputniknews.com In the course of the experiment that lasted several years and covered around 1 percent of the country's workforce, Icelanders were allowed to reduce their working week to 35 hours, without losing their pay. In response, workers said they felt less stressed and burnt-out and that their health improved, as did the balance between work and leisure.

WSWS (2021-07-07). Workers speak out at NHS protests. wsws.org NHS FightBack members spoke to some of those attending last Saturday's protests to defend the National Health Service on its 73rd anniversary.

WSWS (2021-07-07). NHS "Day of Action": How the UK unions and pseudo-left demobilise health workers. wsws.org The ruling class has already taken its cue from the unions' dismal failures and betrayals. Health workers must urgently draw their own conclusions and take up the struggle for rank-and-file committees to organise a fightback.

_____ (2021-07-07). The Strange Virus Attacking Republican Governors. commondreams.org The whistleblower acted on behalf of the public's right to know what is being done in its name.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-07). Know your HIV status: Get tested. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, a reminder to get tested and know your HIV status. Many people who have HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, aren't aware they have it. Early diagnosis allows for early treatment options that may delay the progression to AIDS. The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-07). Consumer Health: The importance of sunscreen, sunglasses and protective clothing for adults and children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org July is UV Safety Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about protecting yourself and your family from the harmful effects of ultraviolet, or UV, radiation from sunlight. Exposure to UV radiation from the sun damages your skin, and increases your risk of developing skin cancer, wrinkles and age spots. Children are especially vulnerable because they tend to spend more time outdoors and can burn easily. Here are four ways you can…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-07). Science Saturday: New technique to study 'microcancers' and screen cancer-fighting drugs. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A team from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's Grainger College of Engineering and Mayo Clinic have developed a new technique for creating "microcancer" cell cultures. It allows researchers to form hundreds of microcancers in a high-throughput format using a small, microfabricated chip, enabling direct measurement of cell health or response to drugs. It also allows …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-07). Mayo Clinic Minute: Should you open your eyes underwater? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For many people, the hot summer days are often spent swimming at the pool. But even though the water is usually clear with chlorine, it doesn't mean you should be looking underwater. As reporter Jason Howland explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute, it could cause temporary damage to your eyes. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/JDEtRmoq3dg Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-07). Are sunglasses necessary? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Children spend a lot of time outside enjoying going to the pool, taking part in sports or just outdoor playtime. Likely, they are outside with sunscreen to protect their skin. But a question that sparks a lot of interest from parent centers around eye protection and sunglasses. Mayo Clinic Health System providers say children receive …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-07). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Male menopause — myth or reality? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My wife is 52 and just beginning menopause. We were talking about the changes she's been experiencing, and I was wondering if there is such a thing as male menopause. I am 58. ANSWER: Hormone changes are a natural part of aging. Unlike the more dramatic reproductive hormone plunge that occurs in women during menopause, however, sex hormone changes in men occur gradually. The term "male menopause" has been used to describe decreasing testosterone…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-07). Mayo Clinic lighting buildings to recognize Pride Month. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Facilities in Rochester, Arizona and Florida will be lighted in rainbow hues June 28 in recognition of Pride Month, which is celebrated each June. _________________________________ Mayo Clinic will light the Plummer Building in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona, and the sign at the main entrance to Mayo Clinic in Florida in rainbow hues on June 28. The display is in recognition of Pride Month celebrated around the U.S. in June to support and raise…

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