Daily Archives: July 12, 2021

2021-07-12: News Headlines

The Associated Press (2021-07-12). Demonstrators in Havana Protest Shortages, Rising Prices. latinorebels.com HAVANA (AP) — Thousands of Cubans marched on Havana's Malecón promenade and elsewhere on the island Sunday to protest food shortages and high prices amid the coronavirus crisis, in one of biggest anti-government demonstrations in memory.

Staff (2021-07-12). YouTube is censoring 'normal discourse' & punishing those who fight back, content creator targeted by platform tells RT. rt.com YouTube is selectively enforcing its policies regarding 'disinformation' in what appears to be an attempt to silence content creators who oppose the platform's penchant for censorship, political commentator Matt Orfalea told RT. | Orfalea is speaking from experience: Last week he received a 'strike' and had his channel demonetized for allegedly violating the company's policy prohibiting "violent criminal organizations." The flagged video was a seven-year-old satirical fake Starbucks ad, which referred to the coffee chain's "insanely overpriced beverages for psychopaths." YouTube later admitted it had acted "in…

WSWS (2021-07-12). Fiji faces unprecedented COVID-19 disaster. wsws.org Despite an accelerating health and social crisis disaster, the government is keeping businesses open while stepping up authoritarian measures against the population.

WSWS (2021-07-12). Australian state government pushing for school reopening despite Sydney COVID crisis. wsws.org The government has temporarily shifted to online learning over fears of triggering further opposition among teachers and school staff.

WSWS (2021-07-12). Military threatens Congress over COVID inquiry as Bolsonaro says Brazil "may not have" elections. wsws.org Fraudulently promoted for decades as guardians of democracy, the Brazilian military now claims the right to overrule the elected government.

teleSUR (2021-07-12). Cuba Is Alert to Destabilization Attempts, Diaz-Canel Says. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel addressed the nation to analyze the actions of those trying to destabilize the Revolution by taking advantage of the crisis prompted by the U.S. blockade and the new COVID-19 wave. | RELATED: | Accompanied by his cabinet, the President reviewed the country's current epidemiological and economic situation, which the international campaign against the Revolution does not usually menti…

Paul Joseph Watson (2021-07-12). Just 25 Under 18's Died from COVID in England, Hundreds Died from Suicide and Trauma. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-07-12). Macron Announces New COVID Restrictions. telesurenglish.net A record number of French people sought to book appointments for Covid-19 vaccinations on Monday night after President Emmanuel Macron announced a slew of measures designed to push sceptics to get themselves jabbed. | In an address to the nation, Macron announced that from next month anyone wanting to go out to eat or drink, take a long-distance train or visit a shopping centre will need to show either proof of vaccination or a negative test. | The so-called "health pass" will also be needed to attend a festival, a theatre show or a cinema screening as part of the government's strategy to tackle the surging nu…

WSWS (2021-07-12). New York City teachers, health care workers boycott Mayor de Blasio's phony "Hometown Heroes" parade as COVID-19 cases grow again. wsws.org Most essential workers, including health care workers, teachers and transit workers, recognized the parade as a cynical ploy and treated it with the contempt it deserved.

New Frame (2021-07-12). Durban food riots turn the wheel of history. peoplesdispatch.org South Africa's social crisis has erupted as the people Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma deem expendable, those who bear the brunt of the past and of the social costs of Covid-19, appropriate the bread of life.

Juan Cole (2021-07-12). As CPAC Tinfoil Hat Crowd Decries Vaccines, Delta Variant 'Velociraptor' Menaces US Red States with India-Style Wave. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Delta variant of SARS-CoV-II is to the original vanilla COVID-19 strain as velociraptors were to gentle plant-eating sauropods. And it is coming for America. What is worse, the Republican Party and its media arms such as Fox, Newsmax and OAN, are playing the wicked witch to GOP voters' Hansel …

Staff (2021-07-12). AOC: U.S. Must Mass Produce COVID-19 Vaccine for World, or Pandemic Could Drag On for Generations. democracynow.org As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, less than 0.1% of vaccine doses have been administered in low-income countries, according to data available at the end of March, with more than 86% of shots being administered in high- and upper-middle-income countries. "We are not protecting ourselves from the virus, and we frankly are setting up the virus and COVID for being around for generations," says New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She calls on the United States to use tools like the Defense Production Act to mobilize mass production of vaccines to export for free around the world.

Staff (2021-07-12). Headlines for July 12, 2021. democracynow.org Police Arrest Man Who Planned to Assume Haitian Presidency as More U.S. Ties Emerge, COVID Cases on the Rise in 42 U.S. States; CDC Urges Schools to Reopen in Fall, Thousands Take to Streets of Cuba to Protest Economic Crisis, Pandemic, Top U.S. Military General Leaves Post in Afghanistan as Withdrawal Nears End, Ethiopian Elections Deliver Win for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Racist Trolls Attack England Soccer Team's Black Players After Loss to Italy in Euro 2020, G20 Members Back 15% Global Minimum Tax; Critics Say Greater Change Is Needed, Biden Signs Order to Combat Monopolies, Low Wages, Biden Fires Trump-Era…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-12). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-12). Science Saturday: Melanoma test to help some patients avoid surgical biopsy. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org More than 100,00 people in the U.S. are expected to be diagnosed with melanoma this year — double the number of cases compared to 30 years ago, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association. "Melanoma accounts for only about 2% of skin cancers, but it causes a majority of skin cancer deaths," says Alexander Meves, M.D., a Mayo Clinic dermatologist whose laboratory in Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine works on cutting-edge methods to diagnose and treat melanoma….

Ramzy Baroud (2021-07-12). Anti-racist solidarity in EURO 2020 should not be controversial. peoplesworld.org Another sports "controversy" started when soccer players taking part in the ongoing 'UEFA Euro 2020' games—delayed till 2021 by the coronavirus pandemic—took a knee during the playing of national anthems, protesting racism in sports. A serious problem plaguing the soccer pitch for many years. Yet, while some players chose to kneel, others decided not to, …

The Associated Press (2021-07-12). Police Patrol Havana in Large Numbers After Demonstrations. latinorebels.com HAVANA (AP) — Large contingents of Cuban police patrolled the capital of Havana on Monday following protests around the island nation against food shortages and high prices amid the coronavirus crisis. Cuba's president said the demonstrations were stirred up on social media by Cuban-Americans in the United States.

Reiner Fuellmich (2021-07-12). Video: Nothing Novela Is Coronavirus, Based on Patent Files. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous007 (2021-07-12). Cubans Take To The Streets In Anti-Government Protests Not Seen In Decades. southfront.org On July 11th, thousands went to Cuba's streets to protest against the government and call for the first-ever civilian President Miguel Diaz-Canel to step down. | The protests erupted amid Cuba's worst economic crisis since the fall of the Soviet Union and a record surge in coronavirus infections, with people voicing anger over shortages of basic goods, curbs on civil liberties and the authorities' handling of the pandemic. | Thousands took to the streets in various parts of Havana including the historic centre, their shouts of "Diaz-Canel step down" drowning out groups of government supporters waving the Cuban…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-12). U.S. Death Rate Goes Up During COVID-19 Pandemic, But Due To Racially-Motivated Murder. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The American Center for Disease Control and Prevention has released mortality statistics for 2020. The number of deaths in the context of the pandemic increased by 15% compared to 2019. | But not all of them died from coronavirus: for example, the number of murders in a year jumped by as much as 29%. | The age-adjusted death rate increased by 15.9% in 2020. Overall death rates were highest among non-Hispanic Black persons and non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native persons. COVID-19 was th…

Dr. C. Stephen Frost (2021-07-12). La responsabilidad de los médicos: Advertir a la opinión pública sobre la criminalidad del Estado y su encubrimiento. globalizacion.ca En mi opinión, como médico experimentado, nunca hubo (y todavía no hay) ninguna justificación médica para las medidas extremas tomadas en todo el mundo en nombre de un solo coronavirus sin complicaciones (que nunca fue nuevo como se afirma). | La…

Olivia Engling (2021-07-12). IMF Executive Board Approves Creation of $650 Billion Global Reserve Funds. indybay.org The International Monetary Fund Executive Board agreed to create $650 billion of emergency currency known as Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) to help countries deal with the fallout from the coronavirus health and economic crises. The IMF's main governing body, the Board of Governors, will take a final vote in coming weeks to move forward the SDRs creation. In a statement, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva indicated she expects the allocation as soon as August.

Staff (2021-07-12). Companies Are Profiting Massively from COVID Air Cleaners. But Do They Work? truthout.org Stephen Matthew Shumaker counted on in-home, in-person demonstrations to drive his water filtration business, which serves the Atlanta area. So when covid-19 hit and no one was inviting people indoors, he turned to the air-cleaning part of his operation. | He sent cards in the mail advertising air purifiers using ActivePure technology to new homeowners: "KILL COVID-19, CORONAVIRUS IN YOUR HOME!!" | One card landed on the desk of a postal inspector, who called it false and misleading in a court…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-12). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Taking the fear out of cardiac testing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to the heart, it can be scary to seek care when you think you might be having a problem. Tests may be necessary to evaluate your heart, and the unfamiliar terminology associated with these tests can be confusing and intimidating. Understanding terms like electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, coronary angiogram or stress test may help alleviate the fear. "Whenever we order these tests, we don't want you to have anxiety," says Dr. Christopher DeSimone, a Mayo…

Staff (2021-07-12). Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: Progressives May Sink Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Without Reconciliation Deal. democracynow.org As lawmakers return to Washington, D.C., following a two-week recess, we speak with Democratic Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about efforts to pass major infrastructure funding that could address child care, climate change, education and poverty. President Joe Biden has already struck a $1 trillion infrastructure agreement with a centrist group of lawmakers concentrated on roads, bridges and highways, but a fight is brewing over a larger package that Democrats want to pass in the Senate using the budget reconciliation process, which can pass with just 50 votes and avoid a filibuster. "The Progressive Cau…

Global Research News (2021-07-12). Selected Articles: Video: The COVID mRNA Vaccine Regulatory Mess: Suppression of Information, Hiding Deaths and Adverse Events. globalresearch.ca By As Weinstein rightly points out, if the WHO (or virtually every federal regulatory agency for that matter) has been captured and is being influenced by industry, in …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-12). New vaccine platform invented by Mayo enters COVID-19 clinical trial. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A Mayo Clinic lab member is purifying an adenovirus vector for preclinical testing. A novel single-cycle adenovirus vaccine platform developed by Mayo Clinic will be used to target multiple infectious diseases and cancer indications, beginning with a phase 1 clinical study using the platform as a vaccine for COVID-19. Developed to enhance the expression of target antigens, the single-cycle adenovirus platform is under investigation for its ability to amplify immune responses. In contrast to replication-defective…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-12). Mayo Clinic Q and A: COVID-19 vaccination and precautions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am due to get my second dose of COVID-19 vaccine in a few weeks. I understand this is an important step for me and my community, but I'm unsure what guidelines I should follow. Some of my friends are traveling, and they seem to have thrown all caution to the wind. What can I expect after being vaccinated for COVID-19, both physically and when in public? ANSWER: It is completely normal to have…

Olivia Engling (2021-07-12). Jubilee USA Statement on G20 Finance Ministers Meeting and Communiqué. indybay.org G20 finance ministers and central bank governors met in Venice, Italy, on COVID response, economic recovery, vaccines, debt relief and global tax agreements on July 9-10, 2021.

Juan Cole (2021-07-12). As CPAC Tinfoil Hat Crowd Decries Vaccines, Delta Variant 'Velociraptor' Menaces US. zcomm.org The Delta variant of SARS-CoV-II is to the original vanilla COVID-19 strain as velociraptors were to gentle plant-eating sauropods. And it is coming for America.

Olivia Engling (2021-07-12). G20 Finance Ministers Meet in Venice on Global COVID Response. indybay.org G20 finance ministers begin two-day meetings in Italy on Friday on COVID response, economic recovery, vaccines, debt relief and global tax agreements. More than 265 groups signed a letter organized by Jubilee USA urging the G20 to act on debt relief, aid and COVID healthcare for developing countries.

Megan Redshaw (2021-07-12). Number of Deaths Reported After COVID Vaccines Jumps by More Than 2,000 in 1 Week, According to VAERS. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-07-12). Chinese companies to supply 110 mln COVID-19 vaccines immediately to COVAX project. ecns.cn Chinese pharmaceutical companies will provide 110 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines immediately to participants of the COVAX project, announced the global Vaccine Alliance Gavi on Monday.

news.un (2021-07-12). COVID-19 booster strategy as Delta multiplies, highlights 'disappointing inequality': WHO. news.un.org The COVID-19 Delta variant is travelling around the world at a "scorching pace" driving a new spike in cases and deaths, but it's exposing a 'hugely uneven and inequitable' global gap in vaccine supply, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

Juan Guahán (2021-07-12). Argentina: Las desigualdades, vacunas lentas y déficits sanitarios se pagan. globalizacion.ca Tanta desigualdad, problemas de vacunación y déficits sanitarios no salen gratis, los están pagando los argentinos en vidas humanas. Los datos son concluyentes, las cifras del Covid que exhiben Argentina y los países de Nuestra América son malos, en algunos…

Thomas Klikauer (2021-07-12). Covid-19 and The Gender Gap in Germany. zcomm.org In most cases, women took over the largest share of additional childcare needs which came in the wake of widespread school closures…

news.un (2021-07-12). Conflict, climate change, COVID, forces more people into hunger. news.un.org Global hunger levels have skyrocketed because of conflict, climate change and the economic impact of COVID-19; and one in five children around the world is stunted, UN agencies warned on Monday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-12). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Receiving care for COVID-19 while pregnant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Last September, Kim and Lloyd Harter of Fairchild, Wisconsin, along with their daughter Eleanor Jacobo, tested positive for COVID-19. While they recovered, they also waited for a special new addition to their family: Kim was eight months pregnant. With pregnancy being a risk factor for complications due to COVID-19, a member of the COVID-19 Front-Line Care Team at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, called Kim to discuss her risks, as well as provide information about…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-12). 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 (2021-07-12). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: The new work-life balancing act. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way people work. As vaccination rates increase, some people are returning to the office. But many companies have opted to keep their employees working from home permanently. This change has positive and negative side effects, including the mental health aspects of working from home. "Any time there are changes, it can be challenging for people, particularly when you're not used to working from home," says Dr. Greg Couser, a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-12). Guide to safe grilling practices. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The July Fourth holiday weekend often means gatherings. Keep your gathering safe by following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's COVID-19 guidance for activities. If you are looking forward to a weekend cookout, make sure to keep foodborne bacteria and germs off your guest list. Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases physician, says warmer temperatures are when foodborne germs thrive and illnesses peak. Watch: Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse talks about safe grilling practices. www.youtube.com/watch?v=19v4oRLW-hw&t=3s Journalists: Broadcast-quality sound bites are…

Bella DeVaan (2021-07-12). In Gossip Girl's Reboot, Wealthy Teens Grapple With Their Privilege. Is That Enough? counterpunch.org When Gossip Girl returns to television screens this summer, things will be different. We will meet the young, rich protagonists on their first day of school—finally reunited after a long pandemic. Presumptive heartthrob Obie Bergmann IV shows up late, disheveled. "You're rumpled and sweaty," his social media influencer girlfriend, Julien, berates him. He had better

WSWS (2021-07-12). The Delta variant has been detected in 104 countries in new surge of the pandemic. wsws.org The world is experiencing a sharp rise in new infections across almost every region of the globe as capitalist governments enforce reopening and fuel community spread.

New Debate, Elisa Gratias (2021-07-12). Psychology as a method of domination. indybay.org The current pandemic policy has given the world the ultimate understanding of how democracies (…) transform themselves into totalitarian because inhumane systems. (…) Long live the courage to resist and refute.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-12). Tumor cell PD-L1 may mediate sensitivity to chemotherapy in colorectal cancer treatment. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Data in a study by Mayo Clinic Cancer Center researchers indicates that the level of tumor cell PD-L1, a protein that acts as a brake to keep the body's immune responses under control, may be an important factor for sensitivity to chemotherapy in colorectal cancer treatment. The study was published Friday, July 2, in Oncogene. "We have identified a mechanism by which absent or low levels of tumor cell PD-L1, which is commonly found…

Thom Hartmann (2021-07-12). Why America Can't Have "Nice Things" counterpunch.org Some time back a woman living in Sweden, "Caroline" @SweResistance on Twitter, posted a thread that said: "I live in Sweden. We have social security, affordable health care, strict gun laws, 5 weeks paid annual leave, 1 year maternity leave, etc. And no, we're not a communist country, and not even strictly socialistic but socio-democratic.

Anonymous103 (2021-07-12). 10 Military Workouts to Keep Soldiers Fit and Strong. southfront.org SPONSORED: | Illustrative imageThese 10 military workouts can help soldiers stay strong and ready to perform at optimum levels whenever needed! | There's no denying that exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. | And when you're a soldier or even just a cadet in training, staying fit and healthy is not just a choice — it's a necessity. To keep everyone's safety, you must be someone your unit can trust and depend on. | Below, we've listed 10 of the best military workouts that can…

Shiva Raj Acharya (2021-07-12). Electromagnetic Field Exposure in Kindergarten Children: Responsive Health Risk Concern. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-07-12). UK health secretary Javid says NHS waiting lists could double within months to 13 million. wsws.org The backlog is being utilised by the Conservative government to ensure that vaccinated health workers stay in work, no matter the threat to their health.

WSWS (2021-07-12). McLaren Macomb Hospital nurses vote overwhelmingly for strike action. wsws.org Nurses at the hospital in Mount Clemens, Michigan voted by 90 percent for strike action against McLaren Health Care, a non-profit health care provider in suburban Detroit that pays its top executives millions of dollars in salaries and benefits.

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