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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