2021-07-21: News Headlines

Fight Back (2021-07-21). Peru defeats far right, indigenous union educator is new president. fightbacknews.org Tucson, AZ – After a record six weeks of ballot counting and false claims of fraud by right-wing candidate Keiko Fujimori, Pedro Castillo was officially announced the newest president of Peru, on the evening of July 19. Castillo, from a poor peasant background and the candidate of the Peru Libre party, found support in the masses of poor and working Peruvians fed up with the lack of response to COVID-19 and the high rates of unemployment. Equally important is the defeat of "Fujimorismo" the far-right ideology of neoliberalism and chauvinism of former President Alberto Fujimori, Keiko's criminal father. | In the d…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-07-21). 18,928 DEAD, 1.8 Million Injured (50% SERIOUS) Reported in European Union's Database of Adverse Drug Reactions for COVID-19 Shots. globalresearch.ca As many countries around the world now begin another round of lockdowns, and take steps to cut off citizens from social life if they do not consent to receive one of the deadly COVID-19 shots and carry around some kind …

David Bacon (2021-07-21). "Modernization" Act good for growers, not for workers. peoplesworld.org If the Senate passes, and President Biden signs, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, U.S. growers and labor contractors will benefit, but most farmworkers will not. There should be no question that undocumented farmworkers need and deserve legal status in this country. They have fed us, not just during the pandemic, but for as long as …

teleSUR (2021-07-21). The US Pressures Latin American Governments to Condemn Cuba. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Cuba's Foreign Affairs Ministry Bruno Rodriguez denounced that U.S. President Joe Biden pressures Latin American governments to condemn his country on human rights issues. | RELATED: | Taking advantage of the economic crisis induced by the pandemic and the blockade, the U.S. launched an aggressive smear campaign against Cuba, the purpose of which is to justify the diplomatic position adopted by right-wing Latin American gove…

El Faro English (2021-07-21). From EL FARO ENGLISH: Pandemic's Darkest Hour Yet in Guatemala. latinorebels.com "We still have no testing or contact tracing strategy to control the pandemic," àìscar Chávez, of independent think tank and data clearinghouse Lab Datos GT, told El Faro English. "As we see a spike in cases almost double that of the peak in 2020, in reality, we know that the impact of the pandemic is much broader, but we just can't see it."

Teresa Gutierrez (2021-07-21). The case of Britney Spears: Lessons on the patriarchy, mental health and art as a commodity ‚àí WW Commentary. workers.org It is shocking to me that a 39-year-old woman cannot take out her own IUD if she so wishes. Or get in a car with her boyfriend. Or even choose the color of her kitchen cabinets! This — while she makes millions of dollars in the entertainment business. This is . . . |

The Conversation (2021-07-21). The inherent racism of anti-vaxx movements. juancole.com By Paula Larsson | — We are currently experiencing a worldwide vaccination effort that's being impeded by rising pockets of anti-vaccination sentiment. There has been a recent increase in anti-vaccination conspiracy theories, misinformation campaigns and protests in various countries. And while many accuse anti-vaxxers of a selfish disdain for the health and safety of others, …

ecns.cn (2021-07-21). Three questions for the U.S. to address regarding furtive Fort Detrick. ecns.cn More than four million Chinese netizens have signed a joint letter as of 3 p.m. Wednesday, demanding the World Health Organization (WHO) to send virologists, laboratory safety experts and biochemical specialists independent of geopolitics influence of the U.S. to investigate the Fort Detrick lab.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-21). 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 (2021-07-21). 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 (2021-07-21). 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 (2021-07-21). 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…

teleSUR (2021-07-21). US Life Expectancy Down by 1.5 Years during COVID-19 Pandemic. telesurenglish.net The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) reported that the pandemic caused life expectancy in the United States to decrease by one and a half years. The average decreased by three years for Latinos and 2.9 years for Blacks. | RELATED: | In the past year, the average life expectancy for the entire population was 77.3 years, a figure not recorded since 2003. For women, the average decreased from 81.4 years in 2019 to 80.2 years in 2020. Over…

Ben Hillier (2021-07-21). A third coronavirus wave is washing over the world. mronline.org In countries where public health restrictions were in place, they were half-baked or have been lifted too soon. Where they are imposing them now, it's too late; the Delta variant of the coronavirus is surging around the world.

ecns.cn (2021-07-21). Investigating Fort Detrick 'call of the people': FM spokesperson. ecns.cn Investigation into Fort Detrick is the call of all the people around the world, including the Chinese, which must be answered by the United States in terms of tracing the origin of the coronavirus, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.

Al Neal (2021-07-21). Study reveals shocking decline in life expectancy in the U.S. peoplesworld.org From the moment we are born there are certain immutable truths we cannot escape. And the one which drives an entire entertainment industry genre and is a constant and gnawing anxiety as we age is death. There is no avoiding it. And it leads to a single conclusion, the time in between life and death—our …

Staff (2021-07-21). Beijing renews its call for Fort Detrick biolab probe as 4.7 million Chinese petition WHO to search in US for Covid origins. rt.com The Chinese foreign ministry has backed calls for an investigation into the Fort Detrick biolab as an origin of the Covid-19 pandemic after 4.7 million Chinese petitioned the WHO to send experts to the Maryland facility. | Speaking on Wednesday, foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that the Chinese people had delivered a clear message in signing a "In less than fiv…

Aimee Rickman (2021-07-21). Strange: challenging pandemic logics. mronline.org In 2020, the U.S. government perpetually wavered in acknowledging COVID-19 as a real danger. We lived through screens, bombarded by commercial messages professing how corporations were here for us, how we were in this together, that we should be optimistic. This is strange, indeed, but to be more specific about a pandemic's root causes would not sell products and would not reassure people to go back to normal.

teleSUR (2021-07-21). COVID-19 Health Pass Enters Into Force in France. telesurenglish.net President Emmanuel Macron's restrictive measures targeting unvaccinated people came into effect on Wednesday as France entered its fourth epidemic wave amid worrying acceleration of the Delta variant. | RELATED: | People who want to visit culture venues or go to amusement parks, swimming pools and gyms in France must now present a certificate which proves they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, test negative, or recently recovered form the respiratory ill…

WSWS (2021-07-21). Covid-19 infections soar 500 percent: a social crime of the Dutch ruling class. wsws.org The surge is the result of the scrapping of almost all remaining social distancing measures, amid the bourgeoisie's campaign to reopen the economy after 26 June.

WSWS (2021-07-21). Suicide attempts among Canadian children have doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org While the pandemic has unquestionably dramatically worsened the mental health crisis facing children, the real cause of the dramatic rise in suicides and substance abuse, which had begun well before COVID-19 emerged, is the capitalist profit system.

ecns.cn (2021-07-21). White House sees more breakthrough COVID-19 cases among staff. ecns.cn A fully vaccinated White House official tested positive for COVID-19 but was found to have had no close contacts with White House principals or staff, confirmed White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday.

Informed Consent Action Network (2021-07-21). Federal Court Rules in ICAN's Favor and Orders COVID-19 Safety Data to be Disclosed. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-07-21). A crime against humanity: COVID-19 has killed an estimated four million people in India. wsws.org India's massive death toll is a colossal crime, in which the entire imperialist world order is implicated no less than the Indian ruling class.

Staff (2021-07-21). US Sees Steepest Single-Year Decline in Life Expectancy Since World War II. truthout.org New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data out Wednesday shows that life expectancy in the U.S. fell by one and a half years in 2020, a decline fueled in large part by the deadly coronavirus pandemic. | "U.S. life expectancy at birth for 2020, based on nearly final data, was 77.3 years, the lowest it has been since 2003," reads a new

Staff (2021-07-21). GOP Legislators in Missouri Oppose Vaccine as State Becomes COVID Hotspot. truthout.org Amid the current surge in COVID-19 cases in Missouri, a recent Facebook conversation between two Republican state lawmakers is telling. | Around Independence Day, State Rep. Bill Kidd, from the Kansas City suburbs, revealed that he has been infected by the coronavirus. | "And no, we didn't get the vaccine," he wrote in a post that has since been deleted. "We're Republicans " | State Rep. Brian Seitz, a Republican from Taney County, home to the tourist destination of Branson, commented on…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-07-21). The 2020-21 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.

Staff (2021-07-21). The Pandemic Is Not Over: Science Writer Ed Yong on Delta's Devastation in Low-Vaccination States. democracynow.org COVID-19 cases in the United States have tripled over the past month as the highly contagious Delta variant rapidly spreads across the country, particularly in areas with low vaccination rates. Deaths from COVID-19 have increased by nearly 50% over the past week, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the Delta variant is now responsible for 83% of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. "Things are much worse than people might realize," says Ed Yong, science writer at The Atlantic who has been reporting on the Delta variant's spread in Missouri, one of the hardest-hit areas in the U.S. "The more we let this…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-21). 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 (2021-07-21). 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 (2021-07-21). 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 (2021-07-21). 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 (2021-07-21). 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: …

Mike Whitney (2021-07-21). New Report Sheds Light on Vaccine Doomsday Cult. globalresearch.ca An explosive new study by researchers at the prestigious Salk Institute casts doubt on the current crop of gene-based vaccines that may pose a grave risk to public health. While the paper focuses strictly on Covid-related issues, it unavoidably raises questions about the new vaccines that contain billions of spike proteins that could greatly increase the chances of severe illness or death.

WSWS (2021-07-21). UK: Johnson's ditching of workplace COVID mitigation measures relies on Labour Party and trade unions. wsws.org As with every other action against COVID-19, the fight to extend the mandate over face coverings cannot be entrusted to the ruling elite and its faithful retainers in the Labour Party and pro-company unions.

Dave Zirin, Jules Boykoff (2021-07-21). The Human Costs of the Pandemic Olympics. thenation.com The Human Costs of the Pandemic Olympics…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-07-21). Podcast: Long COVID, bioplastic solutions, and first-year physics success. imperial.ac.uk In this edition: Delving into long covid, bioplastics and the future of recycling, and a first-year physics project that became a peer-reviewed paper.

Kit Knightly (2021-07-21). 5 Questions To Ask Your Friends Who Plan To Get The Covid Vaccine. globalresearch.ca

Megan Redshaw (2021-07-21). Federal Lawsuit Seeks Immediate Halt of COVID Vaccines, Cites Whistleblower Testimony Claiming CDC Is Under-Counting Vaccine Deaths. globalresearch.ca America's Frontline Doctors …

Staff (2021-07-21). Headlines for July 21, 2021. democracynow.org "Once in a 1,000 Years" Rains and Flooding Kill at Least 25 People in China, Record-Breaking Wildfires Continue to Rage in Siberia, Western U.S., Releasing Toxic Fumes, Tokyo Olympic Events Start Even as Head of Organizing Committee Puts Games in Doubt, Thailand, Iran Impose COVID Lockdowns as France Launches "Health Pass" Amid Major Spike, Delta Variant Accounts for 83% of New U.S. Cases; Millions of Surplus Vaccines Could Go to Waste, Senators Unveil Legislation to Curb Presidential War Powers, Giving Authority Back to Congress, Immigrant Justice Activists Block New Jersey ICE "Black Site", Judge Blocks Arkansa…

_____ (2021-07-21). Boiling the Frog In South Africa. strategic-culture.org Ramaphosa is a weak president, well suited to a caretaker regime. If he pardons Zuma, as some have urged him to do, he might be able to end the current violence and restore the pre-COVID status quo. The question is how long that status quo can last. It is not sustainable forever.

WSWS (2021-07-21). French anti-vaccine protests expose right-wing politics of Jean-Luc Mélenchon. wsws.org Unsubmissive France has sought to promote resistance to vaccinations and undermine public consciousness of the necessity for a continued struggle against the pandemic.

Peter Koenig (2021-07-21). Carbon Neutral Green Finance — China May Take the Lead into a Post-Pandemic World. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-07-21). 'Just Horrific': Pandemic Fuels Steepest Decline in US Life Expectancy Since WWII. commondreams.org But a party morally corrupted by Donald Trump and its own rotten behavior must not stand.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-21). 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…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-07-21). Islamophobia and Europe's demographic shifts. zcomm.org It is time for European countries to understand that their demographics are fundamentally changing and that such changes can, in fact, be beneficial to their national health…

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2021-07-21). Advierten presión de EE.UU para que países declaren contra Cuba. telesurtv.net Las autoridades cubanas han denunciado que el Gobierno de EE.UU. recurre a maniobras injerencistas para recrudecer el bloqueo impuesto a la isla caribeña.

teleSUR, JL (2021-07-21). Denuncian represión a manifestantes en ciudades de Colombia. telesurtv.net En varias regiones se reportaron hechos represivos, donde el Esmad atacó con gases y bombas aturdidoras a los manifestantes.

sputniknews (2021-07-21). US Attacks Sovereignty from Haiti to Cuba to China. sputniknews.com 'Core Group' just kinda decided who the Haitian government is; Dems push for decriminalizing marijuana; NSO spyware exposed; US attacks on Cuba and China connected…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-21). 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…

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