Daily Archives: July 30, 2021

2021-07-30: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-07-30). On far-right Vox party's appeal, Spanish court rules lockdowns unconstitutional. wsws.org This ruling is the judicially-sanctioned equivalent of the "herd immunity" policy of letting the coronavirus spread, espoused by the ruling class across Europe.

Mickey Z. (2021-07-30). The CDC revokes PCR testing. What does that say about the Covid count? dissidentvoice.org Please allow me to introduce a brief recap before I get to the latest news. I've already told you how and why the Covid rules make no sense and should not be trusted. Click here to read more. I also explained how Covid deaths are counted using vague criteria like "may have been caused by" …

WSWS (2021-07-30). Sydney records highest daily number of COVID infections since pandemic began. wsws.org The spread of the virus in Australia's largest city is out of control, with record daily infections, mystery cases and hospitalisations.

WSWS (2021-07-30). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Strikes by oil workers in Iran joined by Haft Tappeh Sugarcane workers, nurses, water and sewage workers; warning pay strikes in Germany's retail and mail order sector as 280,000 workers demand pay rise; strikes over COVID safety by driver and vehicle registration staff in Wales expands to month-long stoppage; further rail strikes at ScotRail over pay as gateline staff join conductors, ticket examiners and cleaners…

Paul Joseph Watson (2021-07-30). Iceland's Chief Epidemiologist Suggests COVID-19 Restrictions Could Last for Up to 15 Years. globalresearch.ca

Dean Baker (2021-07-30). Is There a Progressive Case Against Quantitative Easing? counterpunch.org Ever since Fed Chair Jerome Powell announced the Fed's rescue package at the start of the pandemic, many progressives have criticized it for favoring the rich. The idea was that, in addition to pushing the short-term federal funds rate to zero, Powell also engaged in large-scale purchases of long-term bonds. These bonds included government bonds,

Finian Cunningham (2021-07-30). Who's Afraid of Fort Detrick Probe? dissidentvoice.org An international online petition calling for an investigation into a US military laboratory and the possible origin of Covid-19 was hacked at the weekend. The hackers were reportedly based in the US. Fort Detrick in Maryland is the center of American biowarfare research. It is just one of the hundreds of such infectious disease laboratories …

The Conversation (2021-07-30). Top 5 Ways Coal and Gasoline-Driven Ocean Change can Threaten Human Health. juancole.com By Tiff-Annie Kenny, Malaya Bishop and Mélanie Lemire | — Humans have a deep and complex relationship with the sea. It provides food and essential nutrients, medicine and renewable energy. People swim, surf and scuba dive in this "blue gym." It's even an important part of therapeutic recreation, like surf therapy for war veterans and …

WSWS (2021-07-30). Flint, Michigan water poisoning settlement may include liens against Medicaid and Medicare benefits. wsws.org Relatively little compensation will be left for the men, women and children, who ingested lead and other harmful contaminants causing deaths, miscarriages, and life-long medical and developmental harm or otherwise had their lives disrupted by the water crisis.

Aspen Pflughoeft (2021-07-30). A Look Inside Israel's Recent Coronavirus Outbreak. "Most of the People Tested Positive Are Vaccinated" globalresearch.ca

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-07-30). Anxiety and "Corona Fear": On the Significance of Fear in Human Social Life. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-07-30). New US coronavirus surge is growing faster than the spring and summer waves of 2020. wsws.org A devastating increase in COVID-19 cases is sweeping across the US, driven both by the Delta variant and the ongoing criminal response of the ruling elite to the pandemic.

Jens Bernert (2021-07-30). The WHO Recommends Genetic Manipulation and Gene Editing of Humans "To Promote Public Health" globalresearch.ca

Ali Salam (2021-07-30). Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Youth at Funeral of Slain Child. imemc.org In a serious escalation, the Israeli occupation army opened fire at the funeral procession of the slain Palestinian child, Mohammad Moayyad Bahjat al-'Allami, 11, shot and killed by the army in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in southern occupied West Bank. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, Shawkat Khaled Awad, 20, who was …

Editor2 (2021-07-30). Sandinista Government will Send Ship with Nicaraguan Food to Cuba. orinocotribune.com Nicaragua's government has announced that it will send a humanitarian shipment of food to Cuba, and is preparing the Augusto C. Sandino Ship to set out for Havana in the coming days. | Vice President of Nicaragua, Rosario Murllio, broke the news of the solidarity act at noon Tuesday, "In the coming days, very soon our people, our Government will be sending the people and governments of that sister Cuba; inspiration of so many free beings in the world; a ship with Nicaraguan food to contribute in these times of a pandemic that also includes the Yankee plague that we are fighting," | Murillo expressed gratitude to…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-30). COVID-19 in Uganda: A Lockdown Foretold. libya360.wordpress.com Denis Bukenya, PHM UgandaThe pricing and availability of vaccines remains a huge issue in Uganda. A lagging vaccine program and shortages of vital medical equipment has contributed to the worsening of the COVID-19 situation in Uganda. Meanwhile, the private sector has been thriving According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there have been 74,260 confirmed…

Santa Cruz Police News (2021-07-30). Santa Cruz County Jail Inmate Dies Following "Medical Emergency" indybay.org Felipe Herrera, a 57-year-old inmate at the Santa Cruz County Jail, died on Tuesday, July 27.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Mayo Clinic Minute: ACL tears — when surgery is the answer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ACL tears can sideline an athlete or crush an Olympic dream. It's a common knee injury affecting nearly twice as many women than men. Dr. Cedric Ortiguera, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, says 150,000‚Äí200,000 ACL injuries occur each year in the U.S., and that number is growing as more children become involved in competitive sports year-round. The good news is that surgery can help get some athletes get back in the game. Watch: The Mayo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Mayo Clinic Minute: The right way to get your body flexible. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Muscle flexibility is important for your body. But according to sports medicine experts at Mayo Clinic, the old way of stretching before you exercise isn't the right approach. Reporter Jason Howland explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/ZiuoldvSc2U Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 58) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Having flexible muscles and mobile joints can help reduce…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Beyond stem cells, regenerative medicine finds exosomes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Exosomes, a new tool in regenerative research, have implications for cardiac and tendon regeneration, wound healing, and incontinence, as well as many other applications. _______________________________ In the 60 or so years since stem cells were first defined, they've become heralds of a new type of medicine, one that promises to harness the body's healing properties. Stem cells are a sort of cellular blank slate and can be engineered to form any cell in the body….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Telemedicine before and after orthopedic surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In health care, one of the biggest changes during the COVID-19 pandemic was the expansion of telemedicine. Virtual visits have been used in many specialties, including orthopedics and orthopedic surgery. While the use telemedicine escalated out of necessity during the pandemic, Dr. Shawn O'Driscoll, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, believes its use will continue to be used going forward. "I think that the advantages to patients are really going to be the driving forces behind…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-30). Mask Mandates Return For Federal Staff In U.S. southfront.org Click to see full-size imageWill lockdowns be far behind? | Written by William Stroock, observer, author of military fiction. | As this observer predicted last week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) wants Americans to mask up again. The CDC recommends that people in areas with high Delta Variant infections wear masks, even if they're already vaccinated. Said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC: 'in rare occasions…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Hesitant about COVID-19 vaccine development? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Some people may be hesitant to be vaccinated for COVID-19 because they think COVID-19 vaccines were developed too quickly. But today's successes are the result of many years of coronavirus research. "To say that these messenger RNA vaccines were only developed in the past year would be erroneous," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "I know some people are hesitant and they might be fearful over some of the headlines they…

Global Research News (2021-07-30). Selected Articles: Don't Get Jabbed: Powerful Video on "Killer Vaccine" that Needs to be Watched by Everyone. globalresearch.ca By Here is a must-watch, totally-truthful, science-based, vaccinology-literate video for anyone who is considering getting a booster …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Emergency department visits related to opioid overdoses up significantly during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Emergency department visit rates because of an opioid overdose increased by 28.5% across the U.S. in 2020, compared to 2018 and 2019, recent Mayo Clinic research finds. Emergency visits overall decreased by 14% last year, while visits because of an opioid overdose increased by 10.5%. The result: Opioid overdoses were responsible for 0.32 out of 100 visits, or 1 in every 313 visits, which is up from 0.25, or 1 in every…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Mayo Clinic announces next phase of vaccination requirements for COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Guided by its values and deep commitment to patients, Mayo Clinic is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or complete a declination process by Sept. 17. "We are proud of our staff's high vaccination rates and are grateful that the vast majority have embraced the opportunity to get vaccinated," says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO. "Our patients expect to be safe when they come to Mayo Clinic, and we…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). COVID-19 vaccine urgency as delta variant continues to spread. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of viruses are expected to occur. Multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been documented, including a highly transmittable form of COVID-19 known as the delta variant. The delta variant, which was first seen in December 2020 in India, is spreading globally. It's more contagious than the previous strains that have been detected in the U.S. It's also causing more severe illness.Dr. Melanie Swift, co-chair of Mayo Clinic's…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Monoclonal antibodies help COVID-19 patients avoid hospitalization. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï In a large observational study, Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that two monoclonal antibodies administered separately helped prevent hospitalization in high-risk patients who became infected with COVID-19. The study also showed more hospitalizations were observed among patients with more comorbidities. The findings appear in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. "The real-world data reported in this study confirm what has been seen in clinical trials involving a placebo," says Raymund Razonable, M.D., a…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-07-30). Is the Surge in Covid-19 Cases Among the Vaccinated Attributable to the Virus or to the Vaccine? globalresearch.ca

Olivia Engling (2021-07-30). Jubilee USA Statement on World Trade Organization Meeting. indybay.org The World Trade Organization closed two-day meetings on pandemic response policies that included a proposal to temporarily wave COVID vaccine patents.

Netizensouljahtv (2021-07-30). Video: COVID Prison in British Columbia? globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-07-30). Headlines for July 30, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Announces New Federal COVID Mandates, CDC Finds Delta Variant Just as Transmissible in Breakthrough Infections, More Contagious Than Flu, House Weighing Bill to Extend Eviction Moratorium Hours Before Expiration, Half of Burma Could Contract COVID, Pakistan Enacts New Restrictions, Haiti Hospitals Overwhelmed, Congress Passes Emergency Funding Bill for Capitol Security, Resettlement of Afghan Interpreters, Report: Over 80 Afghan Troops Killed in Insider Attacks During Taliban Offensive, Dozens Killed in Flash Floods in Rural Afghanistan, U.S. Will Return 17,000 Looted Archaeological Treasures to Iraq, U.S.

news.un (2021-07-30). Conflict, COVID, climate crisis, likely to fuel acute food insecurity in 23 'hunger hotspots'. news.un.org Life-saving aid to families on the brink of famine is being cut off in several countries by fighting and blockades, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) said in a new report issued on Friday.

news.un (2021-07-30). Delta variant, a warning the COVID-19 virus is getting 'fitter and faster'. news.un.org Cases and deaths resulting from COVID-19 continue to climb worldwide, mostly fuelled by the highly transmissible Delta variant, which has spread to 132 countries, said the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday.

Children's Health Defense (2021-07-30). Mother of 21-Year-Old Who Died after HPV Vaccine: Merck Filed False Report, CDC Failed to Investigate. globalresearch.ca

Mike Walter (2021-07-30). The Heat: Global economies face challenges as they seek to rebound from pandemic. america.cgtn.com Global economies face challenges as they seek to rebound from the pandemic.

Staff (2021-07-30). "People Are Outraged": General Strike in Guatemala Denounces Corruption & Mishandling of Pandemic. democracynow.org We go to Guatemala to speak with an opposition lawmaker and a Maya K'iche' leader who joined Thursday's major national strike demanding the resignation of right-wing President Alejandro Giammattei and other government officials facing allegations of corruption. Major highways were blocked for hours as protesters marched through Guatemala City and in rural communities denouncing corruption, a worsening economic crisis and the government's catastrophic mishandling of the pandemic. The demonstrations are the "third chapter in our history in the fight against corruption, which started in 2015," says Lucrecia Hernánde…

Alison Xiao (2021-07-30). The Military Hits Sydney Streets to Help Police Crackdown. anti-empire.com Hundreds of soldiers will arrive in Sydney today to help police crack down on residents flouting stay-at-home restrictions amid rising case numbers. | Three hundred military personnel will undergo training over the weekend before hitting the streets with police on Monday to help ensure residents are complying with the health orders. | NSW Police Minister David Elliott said the deployment was necessary because a small minority of people thought "the rules didn't apply to them". | He told Channel Nine that the Australian Defence Force (ADF) officers would be paired with members of NSW Police. | "It will be imminen…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Science Saturday: How geologic rock formations inform novel treatments for kidney stones. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Human kidney stones are at least as old as the Giza pyramids. The oldest known kidney stone was found in Egyptian burial satin from 4400 B.C. In 2020, Mayo Clinic processed and analyzed some 90,000 kidney stones from all over the world. That number increases each year, reflecting a global uptick in kidney stone disease. But new research has unlocked how kidney stones actually form, which could be the key to treating or even eliminating…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Still working and inspiring others: Sister Lauren prepares for 100th birthday. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As teams of people bustle behind the scenes preparing celebrations to honor Sister Lauren Weinandt, Mayo Clinic's longest-serving staff member, you will likely find her in her office answering questions or writing cards. Weinandt came to Mayo Clinic in 1956 as a secretary to the hospital administrator at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. Today, she is the archivist at Mayo Clinic Hospital ‚Äï Rochester. Sister Lauren 1956 Mayo Clinic And those celebratory preparations? Well,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Mayo Clinic Minute: Landing a jump properly prevents injury. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Major events like the Olympics can inspire people of all ages to try out a new sport or activity. Dr. Kelechi Okoroha, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, wants people to get involved in new activities while recognizing some of the common sports injuries that can occur. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute. youtu.be/OSAVPg0I7j8 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please "Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Consumer Health: 10 ways aerobic exercise can help you live longer and healthier. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A well-rounded fitness routine contains several elements, including strength training, core exercises, balance training, and flexibility and stretching. The fifth element is aerobic fitness. Aerobic activity causes you to breathe faster and more deeply, which maximizes the amount of oxygen in your blood. Your heart will beat faster, which increases blood flow to your muscles and back to your lungs. The better your aerobic fitness, the more efficiently your heart, lungs and blood vessels transport oxygen throughout…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Consumer Health: Are you ready to add something new to your fitness routine? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you know exercise is important and you're making time for a well-rounded fitness routine, good for you! But you may become bored with the same routine day after day. And if you're bored, you may be more apt to lose interest after a while. If it's time to add a new spark to your fitness routine, here are three ideas to consider: Aquatic exerciseSwimming pools are not just for swimming laps. Aquatic fitness options also include aerobics…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Scarlett is running and smiling after surgery to correct pectus excavatum. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When Sara Hutchins noticed an indent in her daughter Scarlett's chest, she immediately recognized the cause: pectus excavatum, a condition that causes the breast bone to sink into the chest. "My father had the same condition," Sara says. "He'd had surgery to correct it but was never satisfied with his results." Sara wanted to ensure that if Scarlett had surgery, she'd like what she saw in the mirror afterward. "I did a lot of research," Sara…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic has again been ranked the No. 1 "Best Hospital" nationwide by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021-2022 "Best Hospitals" rankings, for the sixth consecutive year. Mayo Clinic in Rochester has also been ranked No. 1 in the state of Minnesota since 2012, when U.S. News & World Report first published state rankings. Mayo Clinic in Arizona has ranked No. 1 in the state of Arizona for nine consecutive…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). Mayo Clinic research suggests women over 65 be offered hereditary cancer genetic testing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A new study by Fergus Couch, Ph.D., of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, along with collaborators from the CARRIERS consortium, suggests that most women with breast cancer diagnosed over 65 should be offered hereditary cancer genetic testing. The study was published Thursday, July 22, in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Couch says that women over 65 rarely qualify for hereditary cancer genetic testing based on current testing guidelines because they are thought…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-30). 20-year Mayo Clinic study suggests return to play is manageable for athletes with most genetic heart diseases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Receiving the diagnosis of a genetic heart disease such as long QT syndrome, which can cause sudden cardiac death, has long been a game-ender for young athletes. But a 20-year study at Mayo Clinic following such athletes who were allowed to return to play suggests that the risks can be managed through a shared decision-making process. The retrospective study findings will be presented at the annual meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-07-30). Going green and healthy competition: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-07-30). Prize-winning female chemists deliver engaging outreach and community support. imperial.ac.uk Three postgraduate chemists have won David Phillips Prizes for their significant contributions to science outreach and building community.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Politicizing COVID-19 fight is perilous, says S. African official. ecns.cn As the rest of the world tries to fight the COVID-19 pandemic with science, some in the United States have chosen to politicize COVID-19, Anwar Adams, a councillor in the City of Cape Town has said.

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