2021-07-31: News Headlines

Bill Hackwell (2021-07-31). U.S. State Department lectures Cuba about human rights and living conditions. mronline.org Today with the height of imperial arrogance and hubris, the U.S. State Department issued a joint statement to further its plans to destroy Cuba and all the gains it has made in health, education and welfare.

teleSUR (2021-07-31). Cuba: 2500 Fewer COVID-19 Cases in Matanzas From Week to Week. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez tweeted COVID-19 situation in Matanzas is slowly improving after reporting 2500 cases less than in the previous week. | RELATED: | The province has shown a decreasing trend in daily COVID-19 infections for two weeks in a row, while active cases have been going down for 5 days in a row. | Despite the decrease in COVID-19 infections, the death toll peaked 33 on Satu…

ecns.cn (2021-07-31). Nine questions: What has happened in Fort Detrick?>. ecns.cn Why was Fort Detrick suddenly shut down in July 2019? What happened before Fort Detrick was closed? Was the virus leak from Fort Detrick the cause of vaping-related disease outbreak around Fort Detrick? Why hasn't the U.S. investigated Fort Detrick itself, or invited a third party to do so?

ecns.cn (2021-07-31). WHO tracing COVID-19 in China for 2nd time contradicts 1st report. ecns.cn There is a huge amount of data to support the natural origin of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, said David Hayman, professor of infectious disease ecology at Massey University in New Zealand.

WSWS (2021-07-31). Black Widow: The surrounding controversies are more interesting and revealing than the film. wsws.org Cate Shortland's $200-million film was shot in 2019 and originally scheduled to be released by Disney Studios on May 1, 2020. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted that plan.

WSWS (2021-07-31). Leaked CDC document exposes Biden administration's COVID-19 cover-up. wsws.org The secret report contradicts nearly every public statement by the White House over the course of the past two months.

WSWS (2021-07-31). Brazil's schools set to reopen amid record COVID-19 child deaths. wsws.org As the Delta variant spreads in the country, state governments, including those of the Workers Party and the Communist Party of Brazil are reopening schools and the entire economy.

WSWS (2021-07-31). Japan records highest COVID-19 daily case number, a foreseeable disaster. wsws.org Coinciding with the Olympics, Tokyo has seen three consecutive days of record-breaking daily cases, which are now approaching 4,000.

Sam Pizzigati (2021-07-31). America's billionaires: Borrowing their way to ever more fabulous fortunes. nationofchange.org Their current combined fortune: $4.7 trillion, up $1.8 trillion since the pandemic began.

WSWS (2021-07-31). Amid pandemic, Alberta demands 5 percent pay cut from province's nurses. wsws.org Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews effusively praised the nurses' efforts during the pandemic, before moving swiftly to outline his government's sweeping attack on their pay and conditions.

Jake Johnson (2021-07-31). On Medicare's 56th birthday, activists deliver 125,000+ petitions urging Congress to expand the program. nationofchange.org "We need Medicare for All. In fact, we needed Medicare for All yesterday."

sputniknews (2021-07-31). Israel Offers 3rd Pfizer Dose to Elderly Residents, But How Many Will Take It? sputniknews.com In the first day of the campaign on Friday, Maccabi, one of Israel's major healthcare organisations, registered more than 10,000 requests to get the American jab. Authorities are encouraging all of the country's 1.3 million people aged 60 and over to get another shot but the lack of urgency might keep many at home.

Staff (2021-07-31). Mexico won't be 'hostage' to Big Pharma, president says, as internet predicts trouble after country rejects Covid jabs for kids. rt.com Social media users have theorized that President Andres Manuel López Obrador could face severe repercussions after he refused to purchase Covid vaccines for children, vowing that Mexico wouldn't bow to pressure from drugs firms. | In remarks made earlier this week, the Mexican leader said his government was still waiting for the scientific community to demonstrate the benefits of vaccinating minors. Until conclusive evidence was provided, Mexico would refuse to purchase jabs for children, Obrador announced, adding that pharmaceutical firms seemed to be focused more on making profits than on ensuring medical ne…

Jan Philipp Ramspott, Daniel Neureiter, Klaus Emmanuel, Tarkan Jà§ger (2021-07-31). [Clinical Picture] Granulomatosis with polyangiitis presents with skip lesions of the bowel. thelancet.com A 54-year-old man presented to our emergency department reporting several weeks of diffuse abdominal pain. He had no medical history of note.

Vera Sharav (2021-07-31). Video: Similarities Of Medical Abuse In 1930's Germany With Todays Covid19 Policies. globalresearch.ca First published on Global …

Rageshri Dhairyawan (2021-07-31). [Perspectives] The medical practice of silencing. thelancet.com Shortly after I became an HIV consultant, I was admitted to hospital. I had severe pelvic and lower back pain, 2 days after egg retrieval, in my third cycle of in-vitro fertility treatment (IVF). Having suffered from endometriosis and adenomyosis for some years, I was accustomed to pain and managing it with a heat pad and ibuprofen. But that evening the pain intensity made me realise something quite different was happening. It felt like someone was using a heavy shovel to scrape away the lining of my abdomen.

Santa Cruz Police News (2021-07-31). 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 (2021-07-31). 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 (2021-07-31). 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…

Andrew Green (2021-07-31). [Obituary] Barbara Murphy. thelancet.com Nephrologist and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Born on Oct 15, 1964, in South Dublin, Ireland, she died of glioblastoma on June 30, 2021, in New York, NY, USA, aged 56 years.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). Study shows masks offer protection as COVID-19 infections tick up. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended this week that people vaccinated against COVID-19 resume wearing masks in public indoor spaces in areas of the United States where the virus is spreading. "Appropriate masking in addition to vaccination remain the best methods to help protect individuals from the Coronavirus," says Gregory Poland, M.D., an infectious disease expert at Mayo Clinic. In fact, published data from Mayo Clinic researchers have found that…

_____ (2021-07-31). Vaccine Lobby vs the Unvaccinated: The Global COVID-19 Faultline May Now Be Unbridgeable. strategic-culture.org By Dr. Mathew MAAVAK | When the global COVID-19 vaccination drive kicked off earlier this year, two distinct faultlines gradually emerged, separating the relatively monolithic pro-vaxxer camp from the more heterogeneous assemblage of fence-sitters, sceptics and outright vaccine refuseniks. The new divide reflected a larger chasm that has prevailed since the watershed event of Sept 11 2001. It was a divide between those who lapped up mainstream narratives and those who instinctively questioned them. | Doubts over the novel coronavirus were sown from the onset by scientific data which appeared sketchy, contradictor…

Global Research News (2021-07-31). Selected Articles: #KillerVaccine. globalresearch.ca By We call on our readers and all humanity to question this diabolical "vaccine consensus" imposed by our governments, Big Pharma, the World …

Mike Walter (2021-07-31). The Heat: U.S. vaccines & gun violence surge. america.cgtn.com As COVID-19 cases surge in the United States, President Biden announces new action. And, is the U.S. headed for a record number of gun shootings in 2021?

Staff (2021-07-31). More Than 46,000 US Children Have Lost at Least One Parent to COVID. truthout.org Five months after her husband died of covid-19, Valerie Villegas can see how grief has wounded her children. | Nicholas, the baby, who was 1 and almost weaned when his father died, now wants to nurse at all hours and calls every tall, dark-haired man "Dada," the only word he knows. Robert, 3, regularly collapses into furious tantrums, stopped using the big-boy potty and frets about sick people giving him germs. Ayden, 5, recently announced it's his job to "be strong" and protect his mom and brothers.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). Mayo Clinic Minute: Study shows masks can prevent COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic researchers recently published a study that shows the proper use of masks reduces the spread of respiratory droplets. The findings strongly support the protective value and effectiveness of widespread mask use and maintaining physical distance in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Reporter Jason Howland has more in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/9fca7M5STEA Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). 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…

thelancet (2021-07-31). [Department of Error] Department of Error. thelancet.com Drake TM, Riad AM, Fairfield CJ, et al. Characterisation of in-hospital complications associated with COVID-19 using the ISARIC WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol UK: a prospective, multicentre, cohort study. Lancet 2021; 398: 223—37—In the Summary of this Article, the percentage of gastrointestinal or liver complications reported should have been 10 ∑8%. This correction has been made to the online version as of July 29, 2021.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). 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…

Daniel Pan, Christopher A Martin, Joshua Nazareth, Clareece R Nevill, Jatinder S Minhas, Pip Divall, Shirley Sze, Laura J Gray, Keith R Abrams, Laura B Nellums, Manish Pareek (2021-07-31). [Correspondence] Ethnic disparities in COVID-19: increased risk of infection or severe disease? thelancet.com Rohini Mathur and colleagues found that Black and Asian ethnic groups were more likely to have adverse COVID-19 outcomes compared with the White population, even after accounting for differences in sociodemographic, clinical, and household characteristics.1 These findings are timely and striking, in light of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities' recent report,2 which has been criticised for suggesting that the "claim the country is still institutionally racist is not borne out of evidence".

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). 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…

Staff (2021-07-31). Haiti in the Crosshairs of a 'Humanitarian Occupation'. orinocotribune.com By Anahi Arizmendi — Jul 28, 2021 | In the midst of strong allegations over the possible involvement of the governments of Colombia and the United States in the assassination of the President of Haiti, Jovenel MoàØse, on July 7, Colombian President Iván Duque announced a $1 million donation to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)in order to strengthen its COVID-19 vaccination campaigns amongst the member states of the Caribbean Community, CARICOM. | So far, Haiti is the only country in Latin America, and one of the five in the world, that has not yet administered a single dose of a COVID-19 vac…

ecns.cn (2021-07-31). Domestic vaccines can offer Delta protection. ecns.cn Amid rising concerns over the COVID-19 Delta variant's spread in China, virus experts and vaccine developers reaffirmed that domestic vaccines can provide protection against the highly transmissible strain.

March On, partners (2021-07-31). Saturday 8/28: Sacramento: March On for Voting Rights. indybay.org California State Capitol, 1315 10th Street Sacramento, Sacramento, CA 95814 | Wear a mask. Please follow all current COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/

Rohini Mathur, Christopher T Rentsch, Caroline E Morton, Rosalind M Eggo, Krishnan Bhaskaran, Laurie Tomlinsonn, Liam Smeeth, Ben Goldacre (2021-07-31). [Correspondence] Ethnic disparities in COVID-19: increased risk of infection or severe disease? — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Daniel Pan and colleagues for raising an important point regarding our cohort study.1 We agree that separating the risk of infection from the risk of severe disease among those infected is a key issue in understanding and tackling ethnic disparities in COVID-19.2…

Olivia Engling (2021-07-31). 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.

Makia Freeman (2021-07-31). The mRNA COVID Vaccine Is Not a Vaccine. globalresearch.ca First posted by Global Research on January 15, 2021 | It's NOT a vaccine. The mRNA COVID vaccine now being militarily deployed in many nations around the world, is NOT a vaccine. I repeat: it is not a vaccine. It is …

Carel IJsselmuiden, Francine Ntoumi, James V Lavery, Jaime Montoya, Salim Abdool Karim, Kirsty Kaiser (2021-07-31). [Correspondence] Should global financing be the main priority for pandemic preparedness? thelancet.com Nicole Lurie and colleagues1 argue that "[m]any gaps…must be bridged to establish a truly efficient and effective end-to-end R&D [research and development] preparedness and response ecosystem. Foremost among them is a global financing system". While obviously essential, it is unlikely that global financing, in itself, will address the immoral inequity on display in the global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.2 The R&D systems of low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) need to be strengthened with equal force and funding for pandemic preparedness to succeed.

Dani Domínguez (2021-07-31). El oligopolio farmacéutico multiplica por 5 los costes de la vacuna contra la COVID-19. globalizacion.ca La alianza People's Vaccine denuncia que Pfizer y Moderna están cobrando a los gobiernos 41.000 millones de dólares de más sobre el coste estimado de producción. Pfizer y Moderna se han convertido en palabras usuales en el vocabulario pandémico, utilizados…

Nayvin Gordon (2021-07-31). FAUCI'S FUTURE PANDEMICS—NORMALIZING MASS DEATH— Vaccines without public health infrastr. indybay.org Pandemic, vaccines and failure of Public Health…

Monica Moorehead (2021-07-31). Honoring mental health issues, athletes like Simone Biles deserve support. workers.org The biggest news coming out of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is not about the pandemic excluding large numbers of crowds at venues and not about unfulfilled expectation of gold medals won by U.S. athletes compared to other countries. By far, the biggest news during the first Olympic week was that . . . |

Staff (2021-07-31). Pelosi Is Wrong — Biden Has the Power to Cancel Student Debt, and He Should. truthout.org When President Trump used his executive authority to pause the nearly $2 trillion in outstanding student loan payments and interest back in March 2020, there was no pushback from legal experts or uproar from Congress members, from neither Democrats nor Republicans. Of course, the sudden advent of a deadly, airborne viral pandemic signified a future so grim that partial student loan cancellation seemed uncontroversial, even for an unforgiving Trump administration. While former Education Secretary…

Nicole Lurie, Gerald T Keusch, Victor J Dzau (2021-07-31). [Correspondence] Should global financing be the main priority for pandemic preparedness? — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We agree with Carel IJsselmuiden and colleagues that research and development (R&D) systems of low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) need to be strengthened for pandemic preparedness and response to succeed. Solving the financing challenge is central to closing what we called "the R&D equity gap".1 This task includes establishing research hubs on each continent committed "to equity of opportunity" for scientists in LMICs who must be central to all aspects of the R&D ecosystem.1 A global financing system is essential to support the broad components of the R&D ecosystem of the future.

WSWS (2021-07-31). UK public debt: Pandemic profiteering costs workers' lives and incomes. wsws.org Britain's ruling elite responded with criminal indifference to public services and workers' lives and livelihoods. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government was the first to publicly admit to a policy of "herd immunity"—allowing the virus to spread through the population with virtually no protections.

Jonathan Cook (2021-07-31). Craig Murray's jailing is the latest move in a battle to snuff out independent journalism. dissidentvoice.org Craig Murray, a former ambassador to Uzbekistan, the father of a newborn child, a man in very poor health and one who has no prior convictions, will have to hand himself over to the Scottish police on Sunday morning. He becomes the first person ever to be imprisoned on the obscure and vaguely defined charge …

Jonathan Cook (2021-07-31). Craig Murray's jailing is the national security state's latest assault on independent journalism. thegrayzone.com Former British diplomat and independent journalist Craig Murray is the first person imprisoned in the UK over media contempt in 50 years. This article was originally published at Jonathan Cook's blog. Craig Murray, a former ambassador to Uzbekistan, the father of a newborn child, a man in very poor health and one who has no prior convictions, will have to hand himself over to the Scottish police on Sunday morning. He becomes the first person ever to be imprisoned on …

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