Monthly Archives: August 2021

2021-08-31: News Headlines

_____ (2021-08-31). Why Hezbollah Is Bringing Iranian Fuel To Lebanon. popularresistance.org The chokehold on Lebanon has grown even tighter, thanks to the embargo imposed against it by the United States and its Arab allies in the Persian Gulf. This comes at the lowest point of Lebanon's two-year-old economic crisis, a catastrophe the World Bank calls the worst the world has seen since 1850. The country's sudden-but-deliberate fuel shortage, vital to essential daily activity and life-saving medical services, has accelerated this alarm.

Editor2 (2021-08-31). 'Let Them Stop us if They Dare' — Why Hezbollah is Bringing Iranian Fuel to Lebanon. orinocotribune.com By Radwan Mortada — Aug 24, 2021 | As Lebanon's economic crisis deepens amidst an effective US embargo, Hezbollah begins to supply the Lebanese population. | The chokehold on Lebanon has grown even tighter, thanks to the embargo imposed against it by the United States and its Arab allies in the Persian Gulf. This comes at the lowest point of Lebanon's two-year-old economic crisis, a catastrophe the World Bank calls the worst the world has seen since 1850. The country's sudden-but-deliberate fuel shortage, vital to essential daily activity and life-saving medical services, has accelerated this alarm. Today, b…

Ian Ellis-Jones (2021-08-31). Cuba's tourist industry hit hard by US blockade. greenleft.org.au The tourist industry in Cuba has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and the United States' economic, financial and commercial blockade, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

WSWS (2021-08-31). Online public meetings: The socialist perspective in the California gubernatorial elections. wsws.org At these online town hall meetings, David Moore, the Socialist Equality Party's candidate for governor of California, will make the case for a socialist response to California's political crisis and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Catherine (2021-08-31). War on Afghanistan: The Most Expensive Mass Murder in History. indybay.org The war on Afghanistan was the most expensive mass murder in history. About US$2.3 trillion of the US taxpayers' money was spent killing 230,000 people–$10 million for each civilian, military personnel, soldier of fortune. Who profits from major disasters, wars, pandemics?>

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Ask the Mayo Mom / Back-to-school. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 and especially the spread of the delta variant have created a whole new set of challenges this year. And now, children across the US are returning to school during this same time, creating many questions for families. In this "Mayo Clinic Q&A" podcast, Dr. Angela Mattke, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician and host of #AskTheMayoMom, is joined by two experts in pediatric infectious disease to discuss the important precautions families can take to keep their…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Swimming safety for children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A friend and I were talking about the risks of swimming and water safety for young children. I have a toddler and a 4-year-old, and I'm curious about when it's safe to swim, the risk of getting sick, and the need for goggles and earplugs. ANSWER: For many people, the hot summer days are often spent swimming at the pool. But before you help your child suit up, it's important to consider practical tips to…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). Science Saturday: How disease, diet, and genomics interact with gut virome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic researchers published a comprehensive analysis of the gut virome in Gastroenterology, showing how disease, diet and genomics interact with the gut virome in irritable bowel syndrome. This common disorder affects the intestine and manifests as abdominal pain associated with constipation, diarrhea or both. The gut virome is one component of the microbiome (bacteria, fungi, viruses). It includes viruses that specifically attack bacteria (bacteriophages/phages) or those affecting humans (eukaryotic viruses. e.g., norovirus). Hence the gut virome…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). Mayo Clinic expert discusses breakthrough COVID-19 cases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccines remain the best defense against COVID-19. However, no vaccines are 100% effective at preventing illness in vaccinated people, and a small percentage of breakthrough cases are expected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Breakthrough COVID-19 cases are receiving a lot of attention, but they are not what's driving the current surge. Watch: Mayo Clinic expert discusses breakthrough COVID-19 cases. youtu.be/JcyCl9amum0 Journalists: Broadcast-quality sound bites are in the downloads at…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). Rare Lyme disease-causing bacteria spotted on routine blood films. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Eye on Innovation features exciting advances taking place at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. This monthly series shines a spotlight on recently developed tests and highlights how Mayo Clinic translates ideas and discoveries into testing resources that improve diagnosis and care for patients across the globe. ______________________________________________ It's long been known that Lyme disease is caused by bacteria transmitted through the bite of an infected black-legged tick (otherwise known as the deer tick). The understanding for many years was…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). Swimming for better health and to avoid injuries. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Swimming is often touted as a great workout for all ages, offering benefits not only for the body, but also for the mind. As a form of exercise, swimming keeps your heart rate up and builds muscle strength. It also can be a great form of stress relief. "Swimming is a wonderful sport. I definitely recommend swimming for people of all ages," says Dr. Matthew Crowe, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine expert…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). Science Saturday: Could regenerative medicine relieve neck, back pain? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic is looking to regenerative medicine as a potential long-term solution for degenerative disk disease that has for years eluded medical science. Millions of people in the U.S. are afflicted with chronic neck and back pain that often comes after years of wear and tear on the spine. Current treatments provide only temporary relief for this common disorder and finding a cure has been a great challenge for researchers. Wenchun Qu, M.D., Ph.D., a physiatrist and pain…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). Mayo Clinic Minute: Getting back to the school routine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With classes right around the corner, it's time to get kids ready for a return to school. And after a year that has been anything but normal because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic experts say it's important to prepare children for that first day of school by getting back into a routine. Reporter Jason Howland has more in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/HBsMDxWylpw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). What you need to know about COVID-19 booster shots. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health officials are developing a plan to begin offering COVID-19 booster shots to all people in the U.S. as soon as this fall to maximize vaccine protection. But before booster shots can be offered, two things will need to happen: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will need to conduct an independent evaluation to determine the safety and effectiveness of a third dose of the Moderna or Pfizer messenger RNA vaccines.The Centers for Disease Control…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Collagen and biotin supplements. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that collagen and biotin are good for the body. What are these supplements, and are they beneficial? ANSWER: Collagen and biotin supplements appear to be getting attention in the media for promoting healthy aging, along with joint and bone health. However, it is important to understand what collagen and biotin are and what research is available to support these claims. Collagen is concentrated in bones, ligaments, tendons, skin, blood vessels and internal…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Kicking your COVID-19 bad habits. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For more than a year, COVID-19 has forced people to depart from their normal routines. Physical isolation, working from home, and added stress and anxiety about a deadly coronavirus have led some people to develop bad habits that have consequences on both physical and mental health. "When we're under stress, we revert back to what's comfortable," says Dr. Benjamin Lai, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician. "COVID-19 has brought unpredictability and a sense of loss…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). Consumer Health: Back to school, teens and depression. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With many teens heading back to school, peer pressure and academic expectations are once again a reality. These added pressures can cause ups and downs during what can be an already tumultuous time of life. For some teens, though, the lows are more than just temporary feelings. They're symptoms of depression. Teen depression is a serious mental health problem. It affects how teenagers think, feel and behave, and it can cause emotional, functional and physical…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). Mayo Clinic to reinstitute visitor guidelines in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Due to the continued spread of the highly contagious delta variant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. will reinstitute visitor policy restrictions in inpatient and outpatient settings, beginning Monday, Aug. 16. All visitors entering Mayo Clinic will be screened for respiratory illness, and required to comply with social distancing guidelines and wear a mask for the entirety of their visit. Visitors who do not comply with these requirements will be asked to leave. Updated visitor restrictions…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). Mayo Clinic preparing for COVID-19 vaccine boosters when approved. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Are you wondering about booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine? You are not alone. "While the emergency use authorizations for COVID-19 vaccines do not yet allow for people to receive a booster vaccine, we will be prepared," says Dr. James Watson, chair of Mayo's Clinic COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation and Distribution Work Group. The workgroup is closely monitoring booster vaccine development and recommendations and creating a process to administer booster vaccines once they are approved by…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Reclaiming his life after lab testing confirms a serious illness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At 71, David Voeltz is a happily married family man who appreciates putting in a hard day's work and enjoys spending time in the woods. But for David, the ability to walk through nature with his children and grandchildren, and to climb in and out of the dump truck that is an integral part of his work as a truck driver, has not always been a given. Just two years ago, most of David's muscular…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). Mayo Clinic Minute: Catching up on childhood vaccinations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As students prepare to return to the classroom, it's important to ensure that they keep up with their immunization schedules. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a dramatic drop in routine childhood vaccinations. August is National Immunization Month. And Mayo Clinic experts are reminding you that a part of the back-to-school routine is making sure your kids are up to date on their shots. Jason Howland has…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breaking down the booster terminology for COVID-19 vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccine boosters are being recommended eight months after a person's second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. "A vaccine booster dose is generally an additional dose above and beyond the primary series needed to achieve protective immunity," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "So the dose that was approved this past week would be better classified as an 'additional dose' for those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised." Dr….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips for a healthy school year. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org After a year of full or partial distance learning, many students will be headed back into a physical classroom this fall. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Mayo Clinic Children's Center, offers some tips for a healthy school year. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/QeFoQkM-x9U Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Going…

WSWS (2021-08-31). COVID-19 hospitalizations top 100,000 daily average in US. wsws.org This measure of the most serious coronavirus cases had not been at this level since the worst of last winter's surge.

Peter Samol (2021-08-31). Corona containment versus capital utilization. indybay.org In the Corona crisis, it became obvious that our capitalist economic system is not suited to protect human life, insofar as this impedes its processes. There must finally be an end to eternal growth, the exploitation of nature and people and the shortage of time, an end to "more and more, faster and faster and further and further."

Daniel Espinosa Winder (2021-08-31). Nuevo coronavirus SARS-CoV-2: øSalió de un laboratorio? globalizacion.ca Desde que comenzó la pandemia de Covid-19, cientos de millones de internautas y usuarios de las redes sociales tenemos prohibido discutir ciertos asuntos. Uno de los que ha suscitado mayores controversias desde que se inició la pandemia es el referido…

ecns.cn (2021-08-31). Comicomment: Is U.S. intelligence community's virus origin report credible?>. ecns.cn The COVID-19 origins tracing report compiled by the U.S. intelligence community failed to make scientific conclusion and it's a way for the U.S. to shift blame to China.

Prof Denis Rancourt (2021-08-31). Canada: There Was No COVID-19 Pandemic: Dr. Denis Rancourt. globalresearch.ca Abstract: …

WSWS (2021-08-31). South Korean health care workers set to strike on Thursday. wsws.org Conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic, facing South Korean nurses and workers, are replicated around the world and point to the need for a global struggle against capitalist exploitation.

WSWS (2021-08-31). Alabama educators demand emergency action to eradicate COVID. wsws.org Alabama is seeing dramatically rising COVID infections in K-12 schools, with the Deep South state reaching a grim total of 12,222 deaths.

WSWS (2021-08-31). Mississippi governor offers religious pipedreams for COVID-19. wsws.org Mississippi became the epicenter of the global pandemic last week as per capita case rates soared to new record highs.

Ethan Ennals (2021-08-31). Is It Time to Stop Obsessing over COVID Figures? Statistics Reveal Virus Is Not the Biggest Killer — With Heart Disease, Dementia and Cancer Each Claiming Four Times as Many Lives. globalresearch.ca . Provocative …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-31). Humanitarian crisis worsens amid political violence and COVID-19 in Myanmar. peoplesdispatch.org In addition to the ongoing direct and indirect violence, political instability, and spike in rights violations by the military forces, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is also adversely affecting the country's populace…

WSWS (2021-08-31). Delta variant behind sharp spike in Pacific COVID-19 cases. wsws.org The Pacific countries, where the Delta variant has gained a foothold, have all experienced a sharp spike in cases and deaths, as the virus spreads out of control.

Staff (2021-08-31). After Hurricane Ida, a "Just & Fair Recovery" Must Address Ongoing Disasters of Poverty, Inequality. democracynow.org As Hurricane Ida is downgraded to a tropical depression, Louisiana's main utility company Entergy says it could be weeks before it restores electricity to nearly a million people in the storm's path, including all of New Orleans. We speak with Flozell Daniels Jr., president of the Foundation for Louisiana, who evacuated his home city and is calling for "a just and fair recovery" that addresses preexisting crises, including COVID-19 and poverty. "These are disasters that were already happening," he says. He also describes the power of the oil and gas industry lobbyists he has challenged as a member of Louisiana Go…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-31). Will we need new vaccines against new COVID-19 variants? peoplesdispatch.org Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath talks about the Delta variant of COVID-19 and what challenges it poses to the immunity offered by vaccinations. Are vaccines less effective against the Delta variant? Does it spread faster and cause more severe illness? Will we need new vaccines soon?

Brian Shilhavy (2021-08-31). Official U.S. Government Stats on COVID Vaccines: 13,627 Deaths 2,826,646 Injuries 1,429 Fetal Deaths in Pregnant Women. globalresearch.ca

Nayvin Gordon (2021-08-31). Without Public Health Safety Mandates and Containment Actions–Vaccines Will Leave Us All. indybay.org Public Health Measures are the Key to eliminating the Covid Pnademic…

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-08-31). Where Are the Autopsies of People Dying Post COVID Vaccine? globalresearch.ca

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-08-31). Venezuela Announces New Vaccination Protocol for People Over 50 Years of Age. orinocotribune.com As of Monday, August 30, some Venezuelans will begin to receive COVID-19 vaccinations without an appointment, as required to date, through the Patria platform. This option will be extended to Venezuelans over 50 years of age, according to policies defined by the authorities. | For this reason, Vice President Delcy Rodríguez announced that between August 30 and September 5, those people over 60 years of age who have not yet been vaccinated can go to any vaccination center, and the vaccine will be available for them, without appointment. | "We need to finish vaccinating those over 60, because they are known to be o…

WSWS (2021-08-31). Ontario nurse describes horrendous working conditions during pandemic. wsws.org Tammy, a nurse with over 20 years in the profession, explained how health care workers are suffering under the strain of punishing workloads and lengthy shifts.

WSWS (2021-08-31). Australia: Health workers and residents fight Southern Cross Care in Tasmania. wsws.org SCC's determination to increase the exploitation of its workforce is paralleled by its reactionary attempts to silence complaints about conditions by Brian Halpin, one of its elderly residents.

Colin Todhunter (2021-08-31). A Message to the EU: Address the Spiralling Public Health Crisis by Banning Glyphosate. counterpunch.org The herbicide glyphosate — the most widely used herbicide on the planet — is authorised for use in the EU until December 2022. The EU is currently assessing whether its licence should be renewed. Environmentalist and campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason has just written an open letter to the head of the Pesticides Unit at the

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-08-31). Neoliberal Globalization in Crisis. libya360.wordpress.com Alvaro García Linera International Course "State, Politics and Democracy in Latin America". We are living through the unforeseen combination of four mutually reinforcing crises: a medical crisis, economic crisis, environmental crisis, and political crisis. A situation of enormous perplexity and anguish. It seems that society and the world have lost their way, direction, their destiny….

Paul Haeder (2021-08-31). Little Deaths . . . Finding Solace Inside One's Heart. dissidentvoice.org The consensus is in — no choice, no life, no job, no nothing, without a passport. That medical, DNA scan, the retina scan, all biological systems covered, that all-encompassing passport that lists every move, every moment, every job, every purchase, every fine, penalty, tax, rental, home, significant or insignificant emotional and economic and familial event, …

Anonymous103 (2021-08-31). The mRNA Vaccine's Poisonous Potions: Medical Malpractice or "Slow Motion Genocide"? southfront.org Raw photo from Pixabay, edited by Global Research | Written by "Transparency a…

WSWS (2021-08-31). Sri Lanka: SEP meeting discusses socialist program to fight the pandemic. wsws.org "The Rajapakse government is shifting the burden of the pandemic entirely onto the working class, whilst providing every opportunity for the big capitalists to maximise their profits."

WSWS (2021-08-31). New York Times cites US torturer Michael Chertoff on Chinese "repression" wsws.org Over the weekend, the New York Times published an editorial calling China the world's leading purveyor of "transnational repression," based entirely on a report produced under the supervision of a war criminal.

By Giniw Collective (2021-08-31). Water Protectors Document Escalating Police Brutality in Minnesota. indybay.org In August police escalated to torture. On August 11 water protectors shut down two different worksites. Police approached them on the site and when the water protectors refused to leave police began to use a torture tactic they refer to as "pain compliance."

imperial.ac.uk (2021-08-31). Young inventors bring their ideas to life in Imperial's Maker Challenge. imperial.ac.uk Young people from the White City area showcase their making and inventing skills as part of Imperial's Maker Challenge.

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2021-08-30: News Headlines

Editor (2021-08-30). Supreme Court ended eviction moratorium, but pandemic has shown road map for fighting back. mronline.org The Supreme Court callously ended the CDC's eviction moratorium, but the pandemic has already shown the most effective way to fight back: direct actions.

Editor2 (2021-08-30). While Western Powers Undermine Haitian Sovereignty, Venezuela Continues to Show Solidarity. orinocotribune.com By Owen Schalk — Aug 27, 2021 | On August 14, Haiti was devastated by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake originating from the southern Tiburon Peninsula, 150 kilometres from the capital, Port-au-Prince. World leaders issued statements of solidarity, international charities began encouraging donations, and the United Nations started organizing emergency aid funds to assist the country. Articles on this ongoing tragedy often emphasis two prior catastrophes which have compounded the quake's impact on the Haitian people: the COVID-19 pandemic and political instability following the assassination of President Jovenel Moà…

Staff (2021-08-30). Headlines for August 30, 2021. democracynow.org Up to 10 People Killed in U.S. Strike in Kabul, Rockets Fired at Airport as Withdrawal Deadline Nears, Hurricane Ida Slams into Louisiana, Killing One Person, Cutting Power to Entire City of New Orleans, Florida Judge Says Schools Can Impose Mask Mandates; Dr. Fauci Banks Vaccine Mandates for Students, Rev. Jesse Jackson Transfers to Rehab as Wife Moves to ICU; Conservative Radio Hosts Die of COVID-19, Thousands Rally for Voting Rights on Anniversary of March on Washington, 30 Yemeni Soldiers Killed in Attack During Military Exercise, Israel Launches New Airstrikes on Gaza; Soldiers Use Live Fire on Palestinian P…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-08-30). The Neocons Speak: Afghanistan as Political Real Estate. counterpunch.org The noisiest group of Afghanistan stayers are the neoconservatives resentful because their bit of political real estate is getting away. In being defeated, they are left with the task of explaining to the soldiery that blood was not expended in vain against a foe they failed to defeat. "You took out a brutal enemy," goes a statement from US President George W. Bush and his wife Laura, "and denied Al Qaeda a safe haven while building schools, sending supplies, and providing medical care." The couple throw in the contribution of Dr. Sakena Yacoobi of the Afghan Institute of Learning, behind the opening of "schools…

Staff (2021-08-30). Hurricane's Collision With COVID Illustrates Threat of GOP Hostility to Science. truthout.org It is an understatement to say there is a lot going on right now. The two biggest stories over the weekend were the winding up of the dangerous airlift out of Afghanistan and the arrival of an epic hurricane hitting the Gulf Coast on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. | Now is a dangerous time — but judging from the news coverage, I don't think we've fully grasped just how much danger Americans are actually in. | In a number of states, this latest COVID-19 surge, driven by the leth…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-30). Science Saturday: How disease, diet, and genomics interact with gut virome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic researchers published a comprehensive analysis of the gut virome in Gastroenterology, showing how disease, diet and genomics interact with the gut virome in irritable bowel syndrome. This common disorder affects the intestine and manifests as abdominal pain associated with constipation, diarrhea or both. The gut virome is one component of the microbiome (bacteria, fungi, viruses). It includes viruses that specifically attack bacteria (bacteriophages/phages) or those affecting humans (eukaryotic viruses. e.g., norovirus). Hence the gut virome…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-30). Science Saturday: Could regenerative medicine relieve neck, back pain? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic is looking to regenerative medicine as a potential long-term solution for degenerative disk disease that has for years eluded medical science. Millions of people in the U.S. are afflicted with chronic neck and back pain that often comes after years of wear and tear on the spine. Current treatments provide only temporary relief for this common disorder and finding a cure has been a great challenge for researchers. Wenchun Qu, M.D., Ph.D., a physiatrist and pain…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-30). Mayo Clinic preparing for COVID-19 vaccine boosters when approved. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Are you wondering about booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine? You are not alone. "While the emergency use authorizations for COVID-19 vaccines do not yet allow for people to receive a booster vaccine, we will be prepared," says Dr. James Watson, chair of Mayo's Clinic COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation and Distribution Work Group. The workgroup is closely monitoring booster vaccine development and recommendations and creating a process to administer booster vaccines once they are approved by…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-30). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Ask the Mayo Mom / Back-to-school. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 and especially the spread of the delta variant have created a whole new set of challenges this year. And now, children across the US are returning to school during this same time, creating many questions for families. In this "Mayo Clinic Q&A" podcast, Dr. Angela Mattke, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician and host of #AskTheMayoMom, is joined by two experts in pediatric infectious disease to discuss the important precautions families can take to keep their…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-30). Swimming for better health and to avoid injuries. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Swimming is often touted as a great workout for all ages, offering benefits not only for the body, but also for the mind. As a form of exercise, swimming keeps your heart rate up and builds muscle strength. It also can be a great form of stress relief. "Swimming is a wonderful sport. I definitely recommend swimming for people of all ages," says Dr. Matthew Crowe, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine expert…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-30). Mayo Clinic to reinstitute visitor guidelines in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Due to the continued spread of the highly contagious delta variant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. will reinstitute visitor policy restrictions in inpatient and outpatient settings, beginning Monday, Aug. 16. All visitors entering Mayo Clinic will be screened for respiratory illness, and required to comply with social distancing guidelines and wear a mask for the entirety of their visit. Visitors who do not comply with these requirements will be asked to leave. Updated visitor restrictions…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-30). Mayo Clinic Minute: Getting back to the school routine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With classes right around the corner, it's time to get kids ready for a return to school. And after a year that has been anything but normal because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic experts say it's important to prepare children for that first day of school by getting back into a routine. Reporter Jason Howland has more in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/HBsMDxWylpw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-30). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Reclaiming his life after lab testing confirms a serious illness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At 71, David Voeltz is a happily married family man who appreciates putting in a hard day's work and enjoys spending time in the woods. But for David, the ability to walk through nature with his children and grandchildren, and to climb in and out of the dump truck that is an integral part of his work as a truck driver, has not always been a given. Just two years ago, most of David's muscular…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-30). Mayo Clinic Minute: Catching up on childhood vaccinations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As students prepare to return to the classroom, it's important to ensure that they keep up with their immunization schedules. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a dramatic drop in routine childhood vaccinations. August is National Immunization Month. And Mayo Clinic experts are reminding you that a part of the back-to-school routine is making sure your kids are up to date on their shots. Jason Howland has…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-30). Consumer Health: Back to school, teens and depression. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With many teens heading back to school, peer pressure and academic expectations are once again a reality. These added pressures can cause ups and downs during what can be an already tumultuous time of life. For some teens, though, the lows are more than just temporary feelings. They're symptoms of depression. Teen depression is a serious mental health problem. It affects how teenagers think, feel and behave, and it can cause emotional, functional and physical…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-30). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Kicking your COVID-19 bad habits. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For more than a year, COVID-19 has forced people to depart from their normal routines. Physical isolation, working from home, and added stress and anxiety about a deadly coronavirus have led some people to develop bad habits that have consequences on both physical and mental health. "When we're under stress, we revert back to what's comfortable," says Dr. Benjamin Lai, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician. "COVID-19 has brought unpredictability and a sense of loss…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-30). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Collagen and biotin supplements. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that collagen and biotin are good for the body. What are these supplements, and are they beneficial? ANSWER: Collagen and biotin supplements appear to be getting attention in the media for promoting healthy aging, along with joint and bone health. However, it is important to understand what collagen and biotin are and what research is available to support these claims. Collagen is concentrated in bones, ligaments, tendons, skin, blood vessels and internal…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-30). What you need to know about COVID-19 booster shots. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health officials are developing a plan to begin offering COVID-19 booster shots to all people in the U.S. as soon as this fall to maximize vaccine protection. But before booster shots can be offered, two things will need to happen: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will need to conduct an independent evaluation to determine the safety and effectiveness of a third dose of the Moderna or Pfizer messenger RNA vaccines.The Centers for Disease Control…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-30). Rare Lyme disease-causing bacteria spotted on routine blood films. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Eye on Innovation features exciting advances taking place at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. This monthly series shines a spotlight on recently developed tests and highlights how Mayo Clinic translates ideas and discoveries into testing resources that improve diagnosis and care for patients across the globe. ______________________________________________ It's long been known that Lyme disease is caused by bacteria transmitted through the bite of an infected black-legged tick (otherwise known as the deer tick). The understanding for many years was…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-30). Mayo Clinic expert discusses breakthrough COVID-19 cases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccines remain the best defense against COVID-19. However, no vaccines are 100% effective at preventing illness in vaccinated people, and a small percentage of breakthrough cases are expected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Breakthrough COVID-19 cases are receiving a lot of attention, but they are not what's driving the current surge. Watch: Mayo Clinic expert discusses breakthrough COVID-19 cases. youtu.be/JcyCl9amum0 Journalists: Broadcast-quality sound bites are in the downloads at…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-30). Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips for a healthy school year. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org After a year of full or partial distance learning, many students will be headed back into a physical classroom this fall. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Mayo Clinic Children's Center, offers some tips for a healthy school year. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/QeFoQkM-x9U Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Going…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-30). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breaking down the booster terminology for COVID-19 vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccine boosters are being recommended eight months after a person's second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. "A vaccine booster dose is generally an additional dose above and beyond the primary series needed to achieve protective immunity," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "So the dose that was approved this past week would be better classified as an 'additional dose' for those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised." Dr….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-30). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Swimming safety for children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A friend and I were talking about the risks of swimming and water safety for young children. I have a toddler and a 4-year-old, and I'm curious about when it's safe to swim, the risk of getting sick, and the need for goggles and earplugs. ANSWER: For many people, the hot summer days are often spent swimming at the pool. But before you help your child suit up, it's important to consider practical tips to…

Raymund R. Razonable, Colin Pawlowski, John C. O'Horo, Lori L. Arndt, Richard Arndt, Dennis M. Bierle, Molly Destro Borgen, Sara N. Hanson, Michelle C. Hedin, Patrick Lenehan, Arjun Puranik, Maria T Seville, Leigh L. Speicher, Sidna M. Tulledge-Scheitel, AJ Venkatakrishnan, Caroline G. Wilker, Andrew D. Badley, Ravindra Ganesh (2021-08-30). [Research Paper] Casirivimab—Imdevimab treatment is associated with reduced rates of hospitalization among high-risk patients with mild to moderate coronavirus disease-19. thelancet.com Among high-risk patients with mild to moderate COVID-19, casirivimab—imdevimab treatment was associated with a significantly lower rate of hospitalization.

WSWS (2021-08-30). Sri Lankan big business reaps huge profits during pandemic. wsws.org Last December, Rajapakse told a Ceylon Chamber of Commerce conference that investors should "take up the opportunities" provided by the coronavirus pandemic.

sputniknews (2021-08-30). Anti-Mask Group Leader in Texas Dies From COVID-19. sputniknews.com 30-year-old Caleb Wallace, who was married and had three children, founded his San Angelo Freedom Defenders group to protest what he referred to as a "COVID-19 tyranny," opposing coronavirus-related health restrictions.

Peter Samol (2021-08-30). Corona containment versus capital utilization. indybay.org In the Corona crisis, it became obvious that our capitalist economic system is not suited to protect human life, insofar as this impedes its processes. There must finally be an end to eternal growth, the exploitation of nature and people and the shortage of time, an end to "more and more, faster and faster and further and further."

Staff (2021-08-30). US Leads the World in 7-Day Average of New Daily COVID Cases, Death Count. truthout.org The United States leads the world in coronavirus deaths per day, as well as daily new cases. Because of these troubling trends, the European Union (EU) determined this week that it would formally remove the U.S. from its safe travel list. | Around 1,504 deaths from coronavirus are being reported daily in the country, according to a seven-day average calculated by

Anonymous103 (2021-08-30). "We Are Confident We Have Found An Effective Low Risk Treatment For COVID, Need Further Scientific Studies To Verify" southfront.org Written by Daniel Edgar exclusively for South Front The traditional healers on the Pacific coast in Colombia have long used…

Joshua Cho (2021-08-30). Corporate Media Politicize WHO Investigation on COVID Origins to Vilify China. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Chris Milburn (2021-08-30). The Persecution of Canadian Physicians by Organized Medicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-08-30). US health insurers begin charging co-pays and deductibles for COVID-19 patients. wsws.org After a huge increase in profits last year, the giant insurance companies want to gouge even more from victims of the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-08-30). US school reopenings set to infect tens of millions of children with COVID-19. wsws.org Under the present conditions in which the pandemic is already out of control, the drive to fully reopen schools, sending over 40 million unvaccinated children into poorly-ventilated classrooms takes on a sociopathic character.

Mary Kekatos (2021-08-30). Natural Immunity from COVID Infection Could be Stronger than Vaccination in Protecting Against Delta Variant. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-08-30). COVID-19 outbreak at Amazon warehouse in Oregon infects 345 workers. wsws.org The Oregon Health Authority's workplace outbreak report places Amazon warehouses at the top of the state's list, surpassing reported cases at major hospital systems and skilled nursing facilities.

WSWS (2021-08-30). UK parent describes being victimized for keeping child away from unsafe school. wsws.org Claire, a parent and former teacher, spoke to the WSWS about her fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, as part of the SafeEdForAll (Safe Education For All) campaign.

ecns.cn (2021-08-30). Experts refute U.S. intelligence community's COVID-19 origins tracing report. ecns.cn Foreign experts have refuted the U.S. intelligence community's report on the origins of COVID-19, saying an approach that isn't scienced-based and aimed at scapegoating China will undermine global efforts to end the pandemic.

James Bovard (2021-08-30). Absolute Power Is No COVID Safety Net. globalresearch.ca

Artouious Art Swenson (2021-08-30). Us to see 10% inflation and another possible Delta Covina lockdown. indybay.org Dr. Swenson forecasts 10% inflation as well as a 2021 market correction of 27%. He states a 79.4% chance of another late fall early winter Covid lockdown.

Brian Shilhavy (2021-08-30). Military Doctor: "The COVID Vaccine Program Has Killed More Young Active Duty People than COVID Did" globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-08-30). Hurricane Ida Slams Native Communities in Louisiana as New Orleans Loses Electricity & COVID Rages. democracynow.org Hurricane Ida has completely knocked out power to the city of New Orleans and reversed the flow of the Mississippi River after it hit southern Louisiana and Mississippi, flooding the area with storm surges. The Category 4 storm hit on the same date Hurricane Katrina devastated the area 16 years earlier. "This is a storm like no other," says Monique Verdin, a citizen of the United Houma Nation and part of the grassroots collaborative Another Gulf Is Possible. "This is a part of South Louisiana that is losing land at one of the fastest rates," Verdin notes. She also discusses how the storm hit the area as "Delta ha…

Staff (2021-08-30). Edgar Ramírez Blames Lack of Vaccines in Venezuela for Death of Relatives (Data). orinocotribune.com Edgar Ramírez, Venezuelan actor residing in the United States, has reported that several of his relatives in Venezuela died of COVID-19. He has blamed the Venezuelan government for the deaths, reporting that his relatives did not have access to COVID-19 vaccines. However, he did not mention that Venezuela's access to vaccines has been blocked and hampered due to international pressure coming directly from the United States and Europe. | "After excruciating agony, my Aunt Lucy died on Saturday," wrote Ramírez on his

Nayvin Gordon (2021-08-30). Without Public Health Safety Mandates and Containment Actions–Vaccines Will Leave Us All. indybay.org Public Health Measures are the Key to eliminating the Covid Pnademic…

news.un (2021-08-30). On International Day, UN chief calls for action to end enforced disappearances. news.un.org UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged countries to fulfil their obligations to prevent and prosecute cases of enforced disappearance, a "cowardly practice" which the COVID-19 pandemic has made even more difficult to combat.

Isaac Nellist (2021-08-30). COVID-19 testing nurse slams lack of health staff. greenleft.org.au Frontline health workers say the system is "on the brink" as a result of underfunding. Isaac Nellist intereviewed Maya*, a student nurse, who has been forced to take on a critical role.

John Feffer (2021-08-30). Saving Democracy by Destroying It. counterpunch.org Arizona's Maricopa County is ground zero in the continuing debate over election integrity in the United States. The so-called audit of the 2.1 million votes cast in that county in last year's presidential election—by the almost comically inept firm Cyber Ninjas—was supposed to arrive at the Arizona Senate this week. But delivery was once again delayed as three members of the five-person Ninja team contracted COVID-19.

Colin Todhunter (2021-08-30). A Message to the EU: Address the Real Public Health Crisis by Banning Glyphosate (Part One). dissidentvoice.org The herbicide glyphosate — the most widely used herbicide on the planet — is authorised for use in the EU until December 2022. The EU is currently assessing whether its licence should be renewed. Environmentalist and campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason has just written an open letter to the head of the Pesticides Unit at the …

WSWS (2021-08-30). France: Macron's "health pass" conceals policy of "herd immunity" wsws.org When the French daily Le Monde reported on the national defence council meeting held on July 21, it noted that President Emmanuel Macron had made a "sort of presidential veto" to the imposition of local lockdowns.

Anonymous103 (2021-08-30). Abandoned and Alone: Lamenting the US-Australian Alliance. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | Listening to Australian pundits talk about the relationship of their country with the US — at least from a strategic perspective — can be a trying exercise. It is filled with angst, Freudian fears of abandonment, the strident megalomania of Australian self-importance. Critics of this complex are shouted down as Sinophiles or in the pay of some foreign power. | This unequal and distinctly unhealthy relationship has been marked by a certain outsourcing te…

Children's Health Defense (2021-08-30). Sen. Ron Johnson: 5 Questions for FDA About Pfizer Vaccine Approval. globalresearch.ca

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2021-08-29: News Headlines

Natasha Lennard (2021-08-29). Supreme Court Ended Eviction Moratorium, but Pandemic Showed Road Map for Fighting Back. zcomm.org The Supreme Court callously ended the CDC's eviction moratorium, but the pandemic already showed the most effective way to fight back: direct actions…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-29). Science Saturday: Could regenerative medicine relieve neck, back pain? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic is looking to regenerative medicine as a potential long-term solution for degenerative disk disease that has for years eluded medical science. Millions of people in the U.S. are afflicted with chronic neck and back pain that often comes after years of wear and tear on the spine. Current treatments provide only temporary relief for this common disorder and finding a cure has been a great challenge for researchers. Wenchun Qu, M.D., Ph.D., a physiatrist and pain…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-29). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breaking down the booster terminology for COVID-19 vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccine boosters are being recommended eight months after a person's second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. "A vaccine booster dose is generally an additional dose above and beyond the primary series needed to achieve protective immunity," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "So the dose that was approved this past week would be better classified as an 'additional dose' for those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised." Dr….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-29). Mayo Clinic preparing for COVID-19 vaccine boosters when approved. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Are you wondering about booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine? You are not alone. "While the emergency use authorizations for COVID-19 vaccines do not yet allow for people to receive a booster vaccine, we will be prepared," says Dr. James Watson, chair of Mayo's Clinic COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation and Distribution Work Group. The workgroup is closely monitoring booster vaccine development and recommendations and creating a process to administer booster vaccines once they are approved by…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-29). Mayo Clinic Minute: Catching up on childhood vaccinations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As students prepare to return to the classroom, it's important to ensure that they keep up with their immunization schedules. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a dramatic drop in routine childhood vaccinations. August is National Immunization Month. And Mayo Clinic experts are reminding you that a part of the back-to-school routine is making sure your kids are up to date on their shots. Jason Howland has…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-29). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Kicking your COVID-19 bad habits. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For more than a year, COVID-19 has forced people to depart from their normal routines. Physical isolation, working from home, and added stress and anxiety about a deadly coronavirus have led some people to develop bad habits that have consequences on both physical and mental health. "When we're under stress, we revert back to what's comfortable," says Dr. Benjamin Lai, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician. "COVID-19 has brought unpredictability and a sense of loss…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-29). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Ask the Mayo Mom / Back-to-school. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 and especially the spread of the delta variant have created a whole new set of challenges this year. And now, children across the US are returning to school during this same time, creating many questions for families. In this "Mayo Clinic Q&A" podcast, Dr. Angela Mattke, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician and host of #AskTheMayoMom, is joined by two experts in pediatric infectious disease to discuss the important precautions families can take to keep their…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-29). What you need to know about COVID-19 booster shots. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health officials are developing a plan to begin offering COVID-19 booster shots to all people in the U.S. as soon as this fall to maximize vaccine protection. But before booster shots can be offered, two things will need to happen: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will need to conduct an independent evaluation to determine the safety and effectiveness of a third dose of the Moderna or Pfizer messenger RNA vaccines.The Centers for Disease Control…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-29). Mayo Clinic Minute: Getting back to the school routine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With classes right around the corner, it's time to get kids ready for a return to school. And after a year that has been anything but normal because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic experts say it's important to prepare children for that first day of school by getting back into a routine. Reporter Jason Howland has more in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/HBsMDxWylpw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-29). Mayo Clinic expert discusses breakthrough COVID-19 cases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccines remain the best defense against COVID-19. However, no vaccines are 100% effective at preventing illness in vaccinated people, and a small percentage of breakthrough cases are expected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Breakthrough COVID-19 cases are receiving a lot of attention, but they are not what's driving the current surge. Watch: Mayo Clinic expert discusses breakthrough COVID-19 cases. youtu.be/JcyCl9amum0 Journalists: Broadcast-quality sound bites are in the downloads at…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-29). Swimming for better health and to avoid injuries. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Swimming is often touted as a great workout for all ages, offering benefits not only for the body, but also for the mind. As a form of exercise, swimming keeps your heart rate up and builds muscle strength. It also can be a great form of stress relief. "Swimming is a wonderful sport. I definitely recommend swimming for people of all ages," says Dr. Matthew Crowe, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine expert…

Peter Samol (2021-08-29). Corona containment versus capital utilization. indybay.org In the Corona crisis, it became obvious that our capitalist economic system is not suited to protect human life, insofar as this impedes its processes. There must finally be an end to eternal growth, the exploitation of nature and people and the shortage of time, an end to "more and more, faster and faster and further and further."

ecns.cn (2021-08-29). China slams U.S. accusations of obstructing international investigation into COVID-19 origins. ecns.cn China is firmly opposed to the report released by the U.S. intelligence community on COVID-19 origins tracing, which accused China of "obstructing international investigations" and "refusing to share information and blaming other countries," the Chinese Embassy in the United States said in a statement on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-08-29). China firmly opposes U.S. intelligence community's COVID-19 origins tracing. ecns.cn China firmly opposes the report on COVID-19 origins by the U.S. intelligence community and has lodged stern representations to the U.S. side, Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu said on Saturday.

Artouious Art Swenson (2021-08-29). Us to see 10% inflation and another possible Delta Covina lockdown. indybay.org Dr. Swenson forecasts 10% inflation as well as a 2021 market correction of 27%. He states a 79.4% chance of another late fall early winter Covid lockdown.

Nayvin Gordon (2021-08-29). BARBARiSM = REFUSAL TO ELIMINATE COVID—19, CREATES A FUTURE OF FEAR. indybay.org Eradication of Cobvid-18 can and has been achieved. We must demand Zero Covid to achieve a healthy future free from the pandemic.

Birrion Sondahl (2021-08-29). FOAF? Response to Joe Firestone's Critique of 'Medicare for All, Not for Some'. realprogressives.org State-based is an unacceptable compromise and does not present a path to NIMA. The path sketched out by Dr. Firestone is one fraught with peril and almost certainly doomed to failure.

Miles Kampf-Lassin (2021-08-29). Billionaires Need to Get on Board With More Taxes or Expect the Pitchforks. zcomm.org The super-rich have made a killing off of the pandemic. It's time to tax the hell out of them to pay for programs that serve the working class…

WSWS (2021-08-28). Millions face loss of their homes in wake of US Supreme Court ruling overturning eviction moratorium. wsws.org According to data from a Census Bureau survey, 6 percent of renters nationwide—more than 3.5 million people—say they are unable to pay their full rent due to the pandemic and are "likely" or "very likely" to face eviction.

Staff (2021-08-28). Supreme Court Ruling Against Eviction Moratorium Could Facilitate Surge in COVID. truthout.org On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court overwhelmingly ruled against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) most recent extension of the national eviction moratorium passed on August 3. This ruling will leave potentially millions of working class renters without any protections against eviction, particularly in southern states without statewide moratoriums, where the delta variant is still surging. | Despite the potentially catastrophic nature of the decision, the ruling no…

_____ (2021-08-28). Western Powers Undermine Haiti, Venezuela Shows Solidarity. popularresistance.org On August 14, Haiti was devastated by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake originating from the southern Tiburon Peninsula, 150 kilometres from the capital, Port-au-Prince. World leaders issued statements of solidarity, international charities began encouraging donations, and the United Nations started organizing emergency aid funds to assist the country. Articles on this ongoing tragedy often emphasis two prior catastrophes which have compounded the quake's impact on the Haitian people: the COVID-19 pandemic and political instability following the assassination of President Jovenel MoàØse. | In such analyses, it is…

WSWS (2021-08-28). The pandemic exposes the bankruptcy of European capitalism. wsws.org This report was delivered at the Socialist Equality Party (US) 2021 summer school, held August 1 through August 6, by Johannes Stern, the deputy editor of the German-language edition of the World Socialist Web Site.

Sharmila Devi (2021-08-28). [World Report] Aid agencies reassess needs after Afghanistan takeover. thelancet.com Health and humanitarian organisations face uncertainty following the Taliban's takeover of the country. Sharmila Devi reports.

ecns.cn (2021-08-28). China opposes politicizing the origins of COVID-19: New York Consulate General. ecns.cn China opposes politicizing efforts to uncover the origins of the coronavirus, the Chinese Consulate General in New York has said.

ecns.cn (2021-08-28). U.S. Intelligence Community: Instigator of tragedy. ecns.cn According to the White House, U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday received a classified report from the intelligence community about the origins of the novel coronavirus, but it might take a few days to declassify elements of the report for potential public release.

Staff (2021-08-28). China slams 'fabricated' US intelligence report on Covid-19 origins, says it's a matter for scientists, not spies. rt.com The US intelligence report on Covid-19 origins that didn't rule out the possibility of it coming from a laboratory has nothing to do with science and is aimed at "scapegoating" Beijing, the Chinese Embassy in Washington has said. | In May, US President Joe Biden gave the US intelligence community 90 days to figure out the source of the coronavirus after being left dissatisfied with the findings of the joint probe by China and the World Health Organization (EHO). The first cases of the Covid-19 outbreak were registered in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, and Washington had been long trying to pin the…

Staff (2021-08-28). 'Everybody has to buy a rifle, damn it!' Brazilian President Bolsonaro tells his supporters. rt.com Armed people will never be enslaved, Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro, who is trailing in polls for the 2022 election, told a crowd of his supporters in the capital Brasilia, urging everyone to get a rifle as soon as possible. | Bolsonaro's ratings have crumbled amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which has seen Brazil become one of the world's worst-affected countries with almost 21 million infections and more than 578,000 deaths. A recent poll by XP/Ipespe revealed that only 24% of those surveyed plan to vote for the 66-year-old when he runs for reelection next year, while his leftist opponent, former president Lu…

WSWS (2021-08-28). Orchestra musicians accept concessions, as Met Opera plans reopening in September. wsws.org The defense of classical music cannot be separated from the deepening of the economic and political crisis that has been triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.

WSWS (2021-08-28). Lockdown continues amid New Zealand's Delta outbreak. wsws.org Scientists are continuing to urge Jacinda Ardern's government to adhere to a strict policy aimed at the elimination of COVID-19.

WSWS (2021-08-28). UK government: 50,000 annual COVID-19 deaths are "acceptable" wsws.org Johnson, who has the social conscience of a Heinrich Himmler, put the acceptable cost of saving the life of a COVID-19 patient at £30,000. However, this proposed upper limit for treating a patient was then combined with a calculation of "how much each life lost costs the UK economy."

The Lancet (2021-08-28). [Editorial] Understanding long COVID: a modern medical challenge. thelancet.com As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the need to understand and respond to long COVID is increasingly pressing. Symptoms such as persistent fatigue, breathlessness, brain fog, and depression could debilitate many millions of people globally. Yet very little is known about the condition. The term "long COVID" is commonly used to describe signs and symptoms that continue or develop after acute COVID-19. A NICE guideline, for example, includes both ongoing symptomatic COVID-19 (from 4 to 12 weeks) and post-COVID-19 syndrome (‚â•12 weeks), but there is no agreed upon definition.

WSWS (2021-08-28). Oxygen runs low and morgues overflow as Florida's death toll from COVID-19 continues to mount unabated. wsws.org As the pandemic continues to rage across the US, there has been a more than ten percent rise in new cases in the past week. Deaths are also up by a staggering 41 percent. Thursday's death toll reached 1,289 while the seven-day moving average has surpassed 1,000 for the first time since mid-March.

WSWS (2021-08-28). COVID-19 spreads rapidly among children in India. wsws.org The spread of the delta variant in India is sickening ever-larger numbers of adolescents and children who had been less affected in the previous wave of the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-08-28). Russia reports a daily record of 820 COVID deaths as schools are set to reopen. wsws.org While daily new infections are slowly declining, the country is still recording over 19,000 new cases a day, almost all of them driven by the highly contagious Delta variant.

Makia Freeman (2021-08-28). COVID Vaccine "Side Effects": Blood Clotting, Magnetism, Fluorescent Arms and More. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-08-28). As Texas COVID-19 cases and deaths climb, governor forbids vaccine mandates. wsws.org Thousands of infections have broken out among students and staff in school districts statewide since the first week in August, while Governor Greg Abbott attempts to topple all obstacles to a full reopening.

Global Research News (2021-08-28). Selected Articles: COVID Vaccination vs Freedom and Liberty. globalresearch.ca In this weekend selection, Global Research brings to you our top articles on mRNA experimental vaccines — and the harm they do to our body, the stifling of dissenting opinions and censorship of courageous medical specialists, and the ongoing "segregation" …

WSWS (2021-08-28). Northern Indiana nurse on lifting of mask mandates: "Children are like petri dishes—we can't take risks with children's lives" wsws.org Mary described the effects on her hospital of children going back to school: "We went from dismantling the COVID unit and only having a few positive cases to reopening COVID units."

Lixue Huang, Qun Yao, Xiaoying Gu, Qiongya Wang, Lili Ren, Yeming Wang, Ping Hu, Li Guo, Min Liu, Jiuyang Xu, Xueyang Zhang, Yali Qu, Yanqing Fan, Xia Li, Caihong Li, Ting Yu, Jiaan Xia, Ming Wei, Li Chen, Yanping Li, Fan Xiao, Dan Liu, Jianwei Wang, Xianguang Wang, Bin Cao (2021-08-28). [Articles] 1-year outcomes in hospital survivors with COVID-19: a longitudinal cohort study. thelancet.com Most COVID-19 survivors had a good physical and functional recovery during 1-year follow-up, and had returned to their original work and life. The health status in our cohort of COVID-19 survivors at 12 months was still lower than that in the control population.

_____ (2021-08-28). Education Shouldn't Be A Debt Sentence. popularresistance.org When you look at a student like myself, you don't know that I am working multiple jobs, that I have gone without health insurance at some points, that I've been living at home with my parents for more than a year. You also do not know about my family's medical debt, or about my father's periods of unemployment, or that my mother's job as a preschool aide isn't enough to cover the gaps. | Even though I have mowed my former mailman's lawn for eight summers to help afford school, even though I secured two "free" years of campus housing through my job as a resident assistant and received numerous scholarships, awards…

David Sirota (2021-08-28). YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: Court Blocks Biden-Backed Oil Project. dailyposter.com Good things are happening! A federal judge just blocked a major fossil fuel project backed by Trump and Biden. Democrats have a plan to expand health care coverage in Republican states that rejected a Medicaid expansion. Canada has a major climate champion running for a big office. And Amazon is facing a worldwide revolt.All that and much more in this week's Weekend Reader, exclusively for paying subscribers below.

Chris Beyrer, Adaora A Adimora, Patrick S Sullivan, Errol Fields, Kenneth H Mayer (2021-08-28). [Correspondence] Ending HIV in the USA: integrating social determinants of health — Authors' reply. thelancet.com In their response to our call to action1 in the Lancet Series on HIV in the USA, Courtenay Sprague and Sara E Simon argue that biomedical solutions alone have failed, and will continue to fail, to control the HIV epidemic in the USA and that policy must include efforts to address the social determinants of health. We concur, and believe that the Series on HIV in the USA highlights these important concerns.2 Sprague and Simon note that the health disparities and structural barriers that have characterised the US health-care system since its inception, which we reviewed in the Series as correlates of HIV prevalence…

Courtenay Sprague, Sara E Simon (2021-08-28). [Correspondence] Ending HIV in the USA: integrating social determinants of health. thelancet.com In the Lancet Series on HIV in the USA, Chris Beyrer and colleagues'1 call for action to end the US HIV epidemic is welcome. Yet the principal policy to fulfil this charge, Ending the HIV Epidemic in the US,2 remains predicated on treatment and prevention—an approach that has failed to end HIV in the USA, as elsewhere.3 In taking action, it is essential to stretch beyond a biomedical approach and to fully integrate social determinants of health into the response. Although biological factors contribute, much of HIV transmission is underpinned by social determinants of health, or the "circumstances in which p…

Udani Samarasekera (2021-08-28). [Perspectives] Ana Mocumbi: cardiologist tracking NCDs of poverty. thelancet.com When Ana Mocumbi graduated with an MD from Eduardo Mondlane University, in Maputo, Mozambique, in 1992, she could not train in cardiology, her specialty of choice. At the time, it was compulsory for medical graduates in the country to take up a rural post to address the scarcity of doctors and to pay back their years of initial training to the state. Mocumbi went to the Sofala province, which was badly affected by Mozambique's civil war, and worked as a general practitioner in its capital, Beira.

Richard C Waters, Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, Jesse Rawlins (2021-08-28). [Correspondence] HIV and overdoses: diversifying therapies for opioid use disorder. thelancet.com In the Series on HIV in the USA, Sally L Hodder and colleagues1 give appropriate attention to HIV prevention strategies that attend to the needs of people who inject drugs, including medications for opioid use disorder and harm-reduction programmes. Yet there is no mention that the USA has failed to expand options for medication therapies for opioid use disorder using an inclusive continuum of care framework, concordant with existing medical evidence and international practice.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-28). Fear in Bolivia over potential escape of Jeanine àÅñez. peoplesdispatch.org àÅñez is responsible for the massacre of 37 people in Sacaba and Senkata and the persecution and torture of hundreds of other people was arrested in March this year.

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2021-08-28: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-08-28). Millions face loss of their homes in wake of US Supreme Court ruling overturning eviction moratorium. wsws.org According to data from a Census Bureau survey, 6 percent of renters nationwide—more than 3.5 million people—say they are unable to pay their full rent due to the pandemic and are "likely" or "very likely" to face eviction.

Staff (2021-08-28). Supreme Court Ruling Against Eviction Moratorium Could Facilitate Surge in COVID. truthout.org On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court overwhelmingly ruled against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) most recent extension of the national eviction moratorium passed on August 3. This ruling will leave potentially millions of working class renters without any protections against eviction, particularly in southern states without statewide moratoriums, where the delta variant is still surging. | Despite the potentially catastrophic nature of the decision, the ruling no…

Sharmila Devi (2021-08-28). [World Report] Aid agencies reassess needs after Afghanistan takeover. thelancet.com Health and humanitarian organisations face uncertainty following the Taliban's takeover of the country. Sharmila Devi reports.

WSWS (2021-08-28). The pandemic exposes the bankruptcy of European capitalism. wsws.org This report was delivered at the Socialist Equality Party (US) 2021 summer school, held August 1 through August 6, by Johannes Stern, the deputy editor of the German-language edition of the World Socialist Web Site.

ecns.cn (2021-08-28). China opposes politicizing the origins of COVID-19: New York Consulate General. ecns.cn China opposes politicizing efforts to uncover the origins of the coronavirus, the Chinese Consulate General in New York has said.

Staff (2021-08-28). China slams 'fabricated' US intelligence report on Covid-19 origins, says it's a matter for scientists, not spies. rt.com The US intelligence report on Covid-19 origins that didn't rule out the possibility of it coming from a laboratory has nothing to do with science and is aimed at "scapegoating" Beijing, the Chinese Embassy in Washington has said. | In May, US President Joe Biden gave the US intelligence community 90 days to figure out the source of the coronavirus after being left dissatisfied with the findings of the joint probe by China and the World Health Organization (EHO). The first cases of the Covid-19 outbreak were registered in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, and Washington had been long trying to pin the…

Staff (2021-08-28). 'Everybody has to buy a rifle, damn it!' Brazilian President Bolsonaro tells his supporters. rt.com Armed people will never be enslaved, Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro, who is trailing in polls for the 2022 election, told a crowd of his supporters in the capital Brasilia, urging everyone to get a rifle as soon as possible. | Bolsonaro's ratings have crumbled amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which has seen Brazil become one of the world's worst-affected countries with almost 21 million infections and more than 578,000 deaths. A recent poll by XP/Ipespe revealed that only 24% of those surveyed plan to vote for the 66-year-old when he runs for reelection next year, while his leftist opponent, former president Lu…

WSWS (2021-08-28). Oxygen runs low and morgues overflow as Florida's death toll from COVID-19 continues to mount unabated. wsws.org As the pandemic continues to rage across the US, there has been a more than ten percent rise in new cases in the past week. Deaths are also up by a staggering 41 percent. Thursday's death toll reached 1,289 while the seven-day moving average has surpassed 1,000 for the first time since mid-March.

WSWS (2021-08-28). Russia reports a daily record of 820 COVID deaths as schools are set to reopen. wsws.org While daily new infections are slowly declining, the country is still recording over 19,000 new cases a day, almost all of them driven by the highly contagious Delta variant.

WSWS (2021-08-28). UK government: 50,000 annual COVID-19 deaths are "acceptable" wsws.org Johnson, who has the social conscience of a Heinrich Himmler, put the acceptable cost of saving the life of a COVID-19 patient at £30,000. However, this proposed upper limit for treating a patient was then combined with a calculation of "how much each life lost costs the UK economy."

WSWS (2021-08-28). COVID-19 spreads rapidly among children in India. wsws.org The spread of the delta variant in India is sickening ever-larger numbers of adolescents and children who had been less affected in the previous wave of the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-08-28). Lockdown continues amid New Zealand's Delta outbreak. wsws.org Scientists are continuing to urge Jacinda Ardern's government to adhere to a strict policy aimed at the elimination of COVID-19.

ecns.cn (2021-08-28). China slams U.S. accusations of obstructing international investigation into COVID-19 origins. ecns.cn China is firmly opposed to the report released by the U.S. intelligence community on COVID-19 origins tracing, which accused China of "obstructing international investigations" and "refusing to share information and blaming other countries," the Chinese Embassy in the United States said in a statement on Saturday.

WSWS (2021-08-28). Northern Indiana nurse on lifting of mask mandates: "Children are like petri dishes—we can't take risks with children's lives" wsws.org Mary described the effects on her hospital of children going back to school: "We went from dismantling the COVID unit and only having a few positive cases to reopening COVID units."

ecns.cn (2021-08-28). China firmly opposes U.S. intelligence community's COVID-19 origins tracing. ecns.cn China firmly opposes the report on COVID-19 origins by the U.S. intelligence community and has lodged stern representations to the U.S. side, Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu said on Saturday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-28). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breaking down the booster terminology for COVID-19 vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccine boosters are being recommended eight months after a person's second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. "A vaccine booster dose is generally an additional dose above and beyond the primary series needed to achieve protective immunity," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "So the dose that was approved this past week would be better classified as an 'additional dose' for those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised." Dr….

WSWS (2021-08-28). As Texas COVID-19 cases and deaths climb, governor forbids vaccine mandates. wsws.org Thousands of infections have broken out among students and staff in school districts statewide since the first week in August, while Governor Greg Abbott attempts to topple all obstacles to a full reopening.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-28). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Ask the Mayo Mom / Back-to-school. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 and especially the spread of the delta variant have created a whole new set of challenges this year. And now, children across the US are returning to school during this same time, creating many questions for families. In this "Mayo Clinic Q&A" podcast, Dr. Angela Mattke, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician and host of #AskTheMayoMom, is joined by two experts in pediatric infectious disease to discuss the important precautions families can take to keep their…

Global Research News (2021-08-28). Selected Articles: COVID Vaccination vs Freedom and Liberty. globalresearch.ca In this weekend selection, Global Research brings to you our top articles on mRNA experimental vaccines — and the harm they do to our body, the stifling of dissenting opinions and censorship of courageous medical specialists, and the ongoing "segregation" …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-28). Mayo Clinic expert discusses breakthrough COVID-19 cases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccines remain the best defense against COVID-19. However, no vaccines are 100% effective at preventing illness in vaccinated people, and a small percentage of breakthrough cases are expected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Breakthrough COVID-19 cases are receiving a lot of attention, but they are not what's driving the current surge. Watch: Mayo Clinic expert discusses breakthrough COVID-19 cases. youtu.be/JcyCl9amum0 Journalists: Broadcast-quality sound bites are in the downloads at…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-28). What you need to know about COVID-19 booster shots. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health officials are developing a plan to begin offering COVID-19 booster shots to all people in the U.S. as soon as this fall to maximize vaccine protection. But before booster shots can be offered, two things will need to happen: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will need to conduct an independent evaluation to determine the safety and effectiveness of a third dose of the Moderna or Pfizer messenger RNA vaccines.The Centers for Disease Control…

Artouious Art Swenson (2021-08-28). Us to see 10% inflation and another possible Delta Covina lockdown. indybay.org Dr. Swenson forecasts 10% inflation as well as a 2021 market correction of 27%. He states a 79.4% chance of another late fall early winter Covid lockdown.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-28). Mayo Clinic Minute: Getting back to the school routine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With classes right around the corner, it's time to get kids ready for a return to school. And after a year that has been anything but normal because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic experts say it's important to prepare children for that first day of school by getting back into a routine. Reporter Jason Howland has more in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/HBsMDxWylpw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in…

Lixue Huang, Qun Yao, Xiaoying Gu, Qiongya Wang, Lili Ren, Yeming Wang, Ping Hu, Li Guo, Min Liu, Jiuyang Xu, Xueyang Zhang, Yali Qu, Yanqing Fan, Xia Li, Caihong Li, Ting Yu, Jiaan Xia, Ming Wei, Li Chen, Yanping Li, Fan Xiao, Dan Liu, Jianwei Wang, Xianguang Wang, Bin Cao (2021-08-28). [Articles] 1-year outcomes in hospital survivors with COVID-19: a longitudinal cohort study. thelancet.com Most COVID-19 survivors had a good physical and functional recovery during 1-year follow-up, and had returned to their original work and life. The health status in our cohort of COVID-19 survivors at 12 months was still lower than that in the control population.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-28). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Kicking your COVID-19 bad habits. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For more than a year, COVID-19 has forced people to depart from their normal routines. Physical isolation, working from home, and added stress and anxiety about a deadly coronavirus have led some people to develop bad habits that have consequences on both physical and mental health. "When we're under stress, we revert back to what's comfortable," says Dr. Benjamin Lai, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician. "COVID-19 has brought unpredictability and a sense of loss…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-28). Mayo Clinic preparing for COVID-19 vaccine boosters when approved. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Are you wondering about booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine? You are not alone. "While the emergency use authorizations for COVID-19 vaccines do not yet allow for people to receive a booster vaccine, we will be prepared," says Dr. James Watson, chair of Mayo's Clinic COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation and Distribution Work Group. The workgroup is closely monitoring booster vaccine development and recommendations and creating a process to administer booster vaccines once they are approved by…

Nayvin Gordon (2021-08-28). BARBARiSM = REFUSAL TO ELIMINATE COVID—19, CREATES A FUTURE OF FEAR. indybay.org Eradication of Cobvid-18 can and has been achieved. We must demand Zero Covid to achieve a healthy future free from the pandemic.

Makia Freeman (2021-08-28). COVID Vaccine "Side Effects": Blood Clotting, Magnetism, Fluorescent Arms and More. globalresearch.ca

The Lancet (2021-08-28). [Editorial] Understanding long COVID: a modern medical challenge. thelancet.com As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the need to understand and respond to long COVID is increasingly pressing. Symptoms such as persistent fatigue, breathlessness, brain fog, and depression could debilitate many millions of people globally. Yet very little is known about the condition. The term "long COVID" is commonly used to describe signs and symptoms that continue or develop after acute COVID-19. A NICE guideline, for example, includes both ongoing symptomatic COVID-19 (from 4 to 12 weeks) and post-COVID-19 syndrome (‚â•12 weeks), but there is no agreed upon definition.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-28). Mayo Clinic Minute: Catching up on childhood vaccinations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As students prepare to return to the classroom, it's important to ensure that they keep up with their immunization schedules. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a dramatic drop in routine childhood vaccinations. August is National Immunization Month. And Mayo Clinic experts are reminding you that a part of the back-to-school routine is making sure your kids are up to date on their shots. Jason Howland has…

ecns.cn (2021-08-28). U.S. Intelligence Community: Instigator of tragedy. ecns.cn According to the White House, U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday received a classified report from the intelligence community about the origins of the novel coronavirus, but it might take a few days to declassify elements of the report for potential public release.

WSWS (2021-08-28). Orchestra musicians accept concessions, as Met Opera plans reopening in September. wsws.org The defense of classical music cannot be separated from the deepening of the economic and political crisis that has been triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.

Chris Beyrer, Adaora A Adimora, Patrick S Sullivan, Errol Fields, Kenneth H Mayer (2021-08-28). [Correspondence] Ending HIV in the USA: integrating social determinants of health — Authors' reply. thelancet.com In their response to our call to action1 in the Lancet Series on HIV in the USA, Courtenay Sprague and Sara E Simon argue that biomedical solutions alone have failed, and will continue to fail, to control the HIV epidemic in the USA and that policy must include efforts to address the social determinants of health. We concur, and believe that the Series on HIV in the USA highlights these important concerns.2 Sprague and Simon note that the health disparities and structural barriers that have characterised the US health-care system since its inception, which we reviewed in the Series as correlates of HIV prevalence…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-28). Swimming for better health and to avoid injuries. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Swimming is often touted as a great workout for all ages, offering benefits not only for the body, but also for the mind. As a form of exercise, swimming keeps your heart rate up and builds muscle strength. It also can be a great form of stress relief. "Swimming is a wonderful sport. I definitely recommend swimming for people of all ages," says Dr. Matthew Crowe, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine expert…

Courtenay Sprague, Sara E Simon (2021-08-28). [Correspondence] Ending HIV in the USA: integrating social determinants of health. thelancet.com In the Lancet Series on HIV in the USA, Chris Beyrer and colleagues'1 call for action to end the US HIV epidemic is welcome. Yet the principal policy to fulfil this charge, Ending the HIV Epidemic in the US,2 remains predicated on treatment and prevention—an approach that has failed to end HIV in the USA, as elsewhere.3 In taking action, it is essential to stretch beyond a biomedical approach and to fully integrate social determinants of health into the response. Although biological factors contribute, much of HIV transmission is underpinned by social determinants of health, or the "circumstances in which p…

David Sirota (2021-08-28). YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: Court Blocks Biden-Backed Oil Project. dailyposter.com Good things are happening! A federal judge just blocked a major fossil fuel project backed by Trump and Biden. Democrats have a plan to expand health care coverage in Republican states that rejected a Medicaid expansion. Canada has a major climate champion running for a big office. And Amazon is facing a worldwide revolt.All that and much more in this week's Weekend Reader, exclusively for paying subscribers below.

Udani Samarasekera (2021-08-28). [Perspectives] Ana Mocumbi: cardiologist tracking NCDs of poverty. thelancet.com When Ana Mocumbi graduated with an MD from Eduardo Mondlane University, in Maputo, Mozambique, in 1992, she could not train in cardiology, her specialty of choice. At the time, it was compulsory for medical graduates in the country to take up a rural post to address the scarcity of doctors and to pay back their years of initial training to the state. Mocumbi went to the Sofala province, which was badly affected by Mozambique's civil war, and worked as a general practitioner in its capital, Beira.

Richard C Waters, Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, Jesse Rawlins (2021-08-28). [Correspondence] HIV and overdoses: diversifying therapies for opioid use disorder. thelancet.com In the Series on HIV in the USA, Sally L Hodder and colleagues1 give appropriate attention to HIV prevention strategies that attend to the needs of people who inject drugs, including medications for opioid use disorder and harm-reduction programmes. Yet there is no mention that the USA has failed to expand options for medication therapies for opioid use disorder using an inclusive continuum of care framework, concordant with existing medical evidence and international practice.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-28). Science Saturday: Could regenerative medicine relieve neck, back pain? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic is looking to regenerative medicine as a potential long-term solution for degenerative disk disease that has for years eluded medical science. Millions of people in the U.S. are afflicted with chronic neck and back pain that often comes after years of wear and tear on the spine. Current treatments provide only temporary relief for this common disorder and finding a cure has been a great challenge for researchers. Wenchun Qu, M.D., Ph.D., a physiatrist and pain…

Editor (2021-08-28). Under the influence of Lewontin: Volume Two. mronline.org Friends and colleagues of Dick Lewontin are sharing their stories and reflections.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-28). Fear in Bolivia over potential escape of Jeanine àÅñez. peoplesdispatch.org àÅñez is responsible for the massacre of 37 people in Sacaba and Senkata and the persecution and torture of hundreds of other people was arrested in March this year.

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2021-08-27: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2021-08-27). U.S. Supreme Court blocks Biden administration's eviction moratorium. ecns.cn The U.S. Supreme Court in a ruling Thursday blocked the Joe Biden administration's eviction moratorium meant to create a buffer for households struggling to pay their rent amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

sputniknews (2021-08-27). US Supreme Court Lifts Federal Eviction Moratorium. sputniknews.com The eviction moratorium was imposed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent landlords from evicting those unable to pay rent as the coronavirus pandemic ravaged across the country.

_____ (2021-08-27). Supreme Court Allows Evictions To Resume During Pandemic. popularresistance.org Washington — The Supreme Court's conservative majority is allowing evictions to resume across the United States, blocking the Biden administration from enforcing a temporary ban that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. | The court's action late Thursday ends protections for roughly 3.5 million people in the United States who said they faced eviction in the next two months, according to Census Bureau data from early August. | The court said in an unsigned opinion that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which reimposed the moratorium Aug. 3, lacked the authority to do so under f…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-27). Two Britons, Child Of British National Killed In Kabul Airport Suicide Bombing. southfront.org Click to see full-size image.58878685_303.jpg | Two British nationals and the child of another British national were among those killed in the According to Raab, two other British nationals were also wounded in the attack. The Secretary didn't clarify their current medical status. | "It is a tragedy that a…

Dr. Mike Yeadon (2021-08-27). Alert: All Children Ages 12 to 15 to be Injected with COVID-19 Shots in UK Schools With or Without Parental Consent. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-08-27). US teachers unions campaign for opening COVID-infected schools. wsws.org The reopening of schools for more than 50 million children is a criminal policy that will lead to further surge in COVID-19 infections and deaths.

WSWS (2021-08-27). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Danish government announces bill to break nurses' pay strike with support of Socialist People's Party; Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency staff in Swansea, Wales in fourth week of month-long strike, the only union sanctioned UK dispute over Covid safety; strike by more than 300,000 Nigerian doctors over pay arrears enters fourth week.

WSWS (2021-08-27). Mack Trucks workers demand safety precautions as COVID-19 surges. wsws.org It is up to rank-and-file workers to demand serious protections against the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-08-27). UK parent demands safe schools and end of victimisations. wsws.org Amy, a parent in the UK, spoke to the WSWS about her fight for a scientific understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessity for safe schools.

WSWS (2021-08-27). Canada's governments press ahead with school reopenings as fourth COVID-19 wave accelerates. wsws.org Even before school doors open, COVID-19 infections are rising sharply, with Canada recording over 3,300 infections on Wednesday for the first time since the end of the third wave in May.

AT Contributor (2021-08-27). Covid symptoms last a year for many, study finds. asiatimes.com Fatigue and shortness of breath still afflict many patients a year after their hospitalization for Covid-19, according to a new Chinese study calling for a better understanding of the pandemic's long-term health effects. About half the patients discharged from hospital for Covid still suffer from at least one persistent symptom — most often fatigue or …

Joshua Cho (2021-08-27). Corporate media politicize WHO investigation on Covid origins to vilify China. mronline.org One key factor in spreading suspicion that the coronavirus might have escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) is media's early and ongoing politicization of the World Health Organization's investigation into the pandemic's origins. Much of this politicization weaponizes Orientalist tropes about China being especially, perhaps genetically, untrustworthy—the sort of people who would unleash COVID-19 on the world.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-27). Mayo Clinic Minute: Getting back to the school routine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With classes right around the corner, it's time to get kids ready for a return to school. And after a year that has been anything but normal because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic experts say it's important to prepare children for that first day of school by getting back into a routine. Reporter Jason Howland has more in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/HBsMDxWylpw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in…

Children's Health Defense (2021-08-27). A Tool of Control: How Health Officials Weaponize Language to Manage Public Perception of COVID Vaccines. globalresearch.ca

Barry Healy (2021-08-27). Hunger and obesity: Intertwined epidemics. greenleft.org.au The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened global food insecurity. An estimated 132 million more people have been tipped into acute malnutrition since the pandemic began, writes Barry Healy.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-27). Mayo Clinic Minute: Catching up on childhood vaccinations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As students prepare to return to the classroom, it's important to ensure that they keep up with their immunization schedules. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a dramatic drop in routine childhood vaccinations. August is National Immunization Month. And Mayo Clinic experts are reminding you that a part of the back-to-school routine is making sure your kids are up to date on their shots. Jason Howland has…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-27). What you need to know about COVID-19 booster shots. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health officials are developing a plan to begin offering COVID-19 booster shots to all people in the U.S. as soon as this fall to maximize vaccine protection. But before booster shots can be offered, two things will need to happen: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will need to conduct an independent evaluation to determine the safety and effectiveness of a third dose of the Moderna or Pfizer messenger RNA vaccines.The Centers for Disease Control…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-08-27). Más de 32.000 personas mueren en Brasil tras las vacunas contra el COVID-19, según informe oficial. globalizacion.ca Un lector de Health Impact News de Brasil nos ha alertado sobre informes de los medios oficiales que indican que durante un período de 5 meses, más de 32.000 personas en Brasil han muerto después de una inyección de COVID-19….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-27). Mayo Clinic preparing for COVID-19 vaccine boosters when approved. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Are you wondering about booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine? You are not alone. "While the emergency use authorizations for COVID-19 vaccines do not yet allow for people to receive a booster vaccine, we will be prepared," says Dr. James Watson, chair of Mayo's Clinic COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation and Distribution Work Group. The workgroup is closely monitoring booster vaccine development and recommendations and creating a process to administer booster vaccines once they are approved by…

teleSUR, him, MER (2021-08-27). Rusia registra su quinta vacuna contra la Covid-19. telesurtv.net EpiVacCorona-N se suma las demás vacunas producidas por Rusia contra la Covid-19: Sputnik V, EpiVacCorona, CoviVac y Sputnik Light.

Silicon Valley PRIDE (2021-08-27). Sunday 8/29: Silicon Valley Pride Parade & Festival 2021. indybay.org Plaza De Cesar Chavez Park @ 1 Paseo de San Antonio in Downtown San Jose 95113 | Please follow all current COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-27). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Ask the Mayo Mom / Back-to-school. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 and especially the spread of the delta variant have created a whole new set of challenges this year. And now, children across the US are returning to school during this same time, creating many questions for families. In this "Mayo Clinic Q&A" podcast, Dr. Angela Mattke, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician and host of #AskTheMayoMom, is joined by two experts in pediatric infectious disease to discuss the important precautions families can take to keep their…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-27). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breaking down the booster terminology for COVID-19 vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccine boosters are being recommended eight months after a person's second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. "A vaccine booster dose is generally an additional dose above and beyond the primary series needed to achieve protective immunity," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "So the dose that was approved this past week would be better classified as an 'additional dose' for those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised." Dr….

Nayvin Gordon (2021-08-27). BARBARiSM = REFUSAL TO ELIMINATE COVID—19, CREATES A FUTURE OF FEAR. indybay.org Eradication of Cobvid-18 can and has been achieved. We must demand Zero Covid to achieve a healthy future free from the pandemic.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-27). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Kicking your COVID-19 bad habits. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For more than a year, COVID-19 has forced people to depart from their normal routines. Physical isolation, working from home, and added stress and anxiety about a deadly coronavirus have led some people to develop bad habits that have consequences on both physical and mental health. "When we're under stress, we revert back to what's comfortable," says Dr. Benjamin Lai, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician. "COVID-19 has brought unpredictability and a sense of loss…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-27). Mayo Clinic expert discusses breakthrough COVID-19 cases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccines remain the best defense against COVID-19. However, no vaccines are 100% effective at preventing illness in vaccinated people, and a small percentage of breakthrough cases are expected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Breakthrough COVID-19 cases are receiving a lot of attention, but they are not what's driving the current surge. Watch: Mayo Clinic expert discusses breakthrough COVID-19 cases. youtu.be/JcyCl9amum0 Journalists: Broadcast-quality sound bites are in the downloads at…

Peter Koenig (2021-08-27). La OMS culpa a China por el COVID-19: øApoya la aplicación de inyecciones criminales llamadas erróneamente "vacunas"? globalizacion.ca En febrero de 2021, una misión de 4 semanas de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) a China para estudiar los orígenes de la covid plandemia, llegó a la conclusión de que era poco probable que el virus hubiera…

Ahmed Azab (2021-08-27). Vaccine rollout in North Africa and West Asia: inequities rampant as conflict-hit regions suffer. peoplesdispatch.org Vaccination rates remain low in West Asia and North Africa even as these regions see an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases. As the health emergency deepens, sluggish vaccination campaigns and extreme disparities within the region remain a challenge…

Dean Baker (2021-08-27). Denmark and the Case for Optimism on the Pandemic. zcomm.org Covid may be with us for a while, but it need not be a dreaded disease and pose a major threat to the economy…

Silicon Valley PRIDE (2021-08-27). Saturday 8/28: Silicon Valley Pride Festival 2021. indybay.org Plaza De Cesar Chavez Park @ 1 Paseo de San Antonio in Downtown San Jose 95113 | Please follow all current COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/

_____ (2021-08-27). Scheer Intelligence: What Democrats Did To Welfare Haunts Them. popularresistance.org A recent piece in the Washington Post titled "Welfare rolls decline during the pandemic despite economic upheaval" delves into one of the biggest domestic policy failures of Bill Clinton's presidency: the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, which provides financial assistance for the country's poor. TANF, explains reporter Amy Goldstein, is the reason why when the coronavirus spread and shelter-in-place mandates were issued, causing millions of Americans to lose their jobs at rates comparable to the Great Depression, even less people were able to receive needs-based cash assistance than prior…

Ana Vraƒçar (2021-08-27). Workers in France protest for health democracy. peoplesdispatch.org In recent protests against the health pass and mandatory vaccination rules, trade union activists have been pointing out the failures of the Emmanuel Macron-led government in controlling the pandemic while highlighting the need for proper public health measures…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-27). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Collagen and biotin supplements. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that collagen and biotin are good for the body. What are these supplements, and are they beneficial? ANSWER: Collagen and biotin supplements appear to be getting attention in the media for promoting healthy aging, along with joint and bone health. However, it is important to understand what collagen and biotin are and what research is available to support these claims. Collagen is concentrated in bones, ligaments, tendons, skin, blood vessels and internal…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-27). Consumer Health: Back to school, teens and depression. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With many teens heading back to school, peer pressure and academic expectations are once again a reality. These added pressures can cause ups and downs during what can be an already tumultuous time of life. For some teens, though, the lows are more than just temporary feelings. They're symptoms of depression. Teen depression is a serious mental health problem. It affects how teenagers think, feel and behave, and it can cause emotional, functional and physical…

Lyle Solomon (2021-08-27). What will be the future of healthcare in the aftermath of this pandemic? nationofchange.org The pandemic has made us more prepared and strengthened the healthcare system against any future global crises.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-27). Swimming for better health and to avoid injuries. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Swimming is often touted as a great workout for all ages, offering benefits not only for the body, but also for the mind. As a form of exercise, swimming keeps your heart rate up and builds muscle strength. It also can be a great form of stress relief. "Swimming is a wonderful sport. I definitely recommend swimming for people of all ages," says Dr. Matthew Crowe, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine expert…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-27). Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips for a healthy school year. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org After a year of full or partial distance learning, many students will be headed back into a physical classroom this fall. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Mayo Clinic Children's Center, offers some tips for a healthy school year. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/QeFoQkM-x9U Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Going…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-27). Rare Lyme disease-causing bacteria spotted on routine blood films. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Eye on Innovation features exciting advances taking place at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. This monthly series shines a spotlight on recently developed tests and highlights how Mayo Clinic translates ideas and discoveries into testing resources that improve diagnosis and care for patients across the globe. ______________________________________________ It's long been known that Lyme disease is caused by bacteria transmitted through the bite of an infected black-legged tick (otherwise known as the deer tick). The understanding for many years was…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-27). Science Saturday: How disease, diet, and genomics interact with gut virome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic researchers published a comprehensive analysis of the gut virome in Gastroenterology, showing how disease, diet and genomics interact with the gut virome in irritable bowel syndrome. This common disorder affects the intestine and manifests as abdominal pain associated with constipation, diarrhea or both. The gut virome is one component of the microbiome (bacteria, fungi, viruses). It includes viruses that specifically attack bacteria (bacteriophages/phages) or those affecting humans (eukaryotic viruses. e.g., norovirus). Hence the gut virome…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-27). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Swimming safety for children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A friend and I were talking about the risks of swimming and water safety for young children. I have a toddler and a 4-year-old, and I'm curious about when it's safe to swim, the risk of getting sick, and the need for goggles and earplugs. ANSWER: For many people, the hot summer days are often spent swimming at the pool. But before you help your child suit up, it's important to consider practical tips to…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-27). Science Saturday: Could regenerative medicine relieve neck, back pain? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic is looking to regenerative medicine as a potential long-term solution for degenerative disk disease that has for years eluded medical science. Millions of people in the U.S. are afflicted with chronic neck and back pain that often comes after years of wear and tear on the spine. Current treatments provide only temporary relief for this common disorder and finding a cure has been a great challenge for researchers. Wenchun Qu, M.D., Ph.D., a physiatrist and pain…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-27). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Reclaiming his life after lab testing confirms a serious illness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At 71, David Voeltz is a happily married family man who appreciates putting in a hard day's work and enjoys spending time in the woods. But for David, the ability to walk through nature with his children and grandchildren, and to climb in and out of the dump truck that is an integral part of his work as a truck driver, has not always been a given. Just two years ago, most of David's muscular…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-27). Mayo Clinic to reinstitute visitor guidelines in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Due to the continued spread of the highly contagious delta variant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. will reinstitute visitor policy restrictions in inpatient and outpatient settings, beginning Monday, Aug. 16. All visitors entering Mayo Clinic will be screened for respiratory illness, and required to comply with social distancing guidelines and wear a mask for the entirety of their visit. Visitors who do not comply with these requirements will be asked to leave. Updated visitor restrictions…

Sam Husseini (2021-08-27). Crucial Points in the Pandemic Origin Debate. counterpunch.org With the "intelligence" "community" providing the results of its alleged "investigation" as to the origins of the pandemic, reportedly "inconclusive" — it's important to keep some critical things, and some possibilities, in mind. Among them: * The US Congress can investigate without Chinese involvement. While many are calling for deeper inquiry (an overdue, good thing) they are doing

Joseph Natoli (2021-08-27). Death & Distractions. counterpunch.org During the years 2018-2020 when the pandemic and Trump held our attention, I was caregiver to my wife of 50 years, Elaine, who had fought two bouts of breast cancer, separated by 12 years, lived to see her multiple myeloma in remission and then died in December 2020 of a return yet again of metastatic

imperial.ac.uk (2021-08-27). Engagement Academy accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's Engagement Academy, open to all staff, has been recognised for supporting improved leadership practice through high-quality training.

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2021-08-26: News Headlines

Staff (2021-08-26). Headlines for August 26, 2021. democracynow.org U.S. Begins Final Phase of Kabul Evacuations as Withdrawal Deadline Looms, U.S. Embassy Warns of ISIS Plot to Attack Kabul Airport, U.S. COVID-19 Hospitalizations Top 100,000 for First Time Since January, NY Gov. Hochul Promises "Clear, Honest Picture" of COVID-19 Toll After Cuomo Cover-Up of Deaths, Pan American Health Organization Blasts COVID-19 Vaccine Inequity, House Probe Seeks Documents from Trump's Inner Circle Regarding January 6 Attack, Pro-Trump Attorneys Face Possible Disbarment After Federal Judge's Scathing Ruling, Michigan Man Gets 6-Year Sentence for Plot to Kidnap Gov. Whitmer, Court Upholds Deat…

_____ (2021-08-26). What Does IPCC's Latest Climate Report Tell Us? popularresistance.org The UN-sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released its latest comprehensive report on the state of the earth's climate. The much-anticipated report dominated the headlines for a few days in early August, then quickly disappeared amidst the latest news from Afghanistan, the fourth wave of Covid-19 infections in the US, and all the latest political rumblings. The report is vast and comprehensive in its scope, and is worthy of more focused attention outside of specialist scientific circles than it has received thus far. | The report affirms much of what we already knew about the stat…

Ana Vraƒçar (2021-08-26). Afghanistan: The challenges of a health system dependent on foreign aid. peoplesdispatch.org The health infrastructure set up during the US occupation was already inadequate to meet people's needs, and now it faces new challenges after the Taliban seizure of power. Long distances with conflict zones along the way and even higher costs mean that healthcare remains out of reach of the majority of Afghans…

United Afghan Association (2021-08-26). Saturday 8/28: Stop Killing of Afghans! SF Rally in Support of Afghanistan People & Refugees. indybay.org United Nations Plaza @ 50 United Nations Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94102 | Please wear a mask & follow COVID guidelines; This is a peaceful, respectful demonstration…

Editor2 (2021-08-26). An Open Letter to President Biden on COVID-19 Vaccines for Cuba. orinocotribune.com By Mayda Mauri Pérez and Luis Herrera Martínez — Aug 24, 2021 | Cuba would be better prepared to cope with the pandemic if US sanctions are lifted to allow for medical supplies. | Dear President Joe Biden: | You recently talked about Cuba and its COVID-19 vaccine campaign at a White House press conference, saying: "I would be prepared to give significant amounts of vaccines if … an international organisation would administer those vaccines and do it in a way that average citizens would have access to those vaccines." You also called Cuba a "failed state". | These statements surprised many, including those…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). Benefits of kids wearing masks in school. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Children are heading back to the classroom and many parents have questions about their kids wearing face masks to protect them from COVID-19. Are they safe? How do masks help my child? Is my child really at risk of getting COVID-19? Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Mayo Clinic Children's Center, answers these questions and offers insights into the benefits of everyone over age 2 wearing masks when in public settings or around unvaccinated people….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). Mayo Clinic Minute: Catching up on childhood vaccinations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As students prepare to return to the classroom, it's important to ensure that they keep up with their immunization schedules. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a dramatic drop in routine childhood vaccinations. August is National Immunization Month. And Mayo Clinic experts are reminding you that a part of the back-to-school routine is making sure your kids are up to date on their shots. Jason Howland has…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). What you need to know about COVID-19 booster shots. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health officials are developing a plan to begin offering COVID-19 booster shots to all people in the U.S. as soon as this fall to maximize vaccine protection. But before booster shots can be offered, two things will need to happen: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will need to conduct an independent evaluation to determine the safety and effectiveness of a third dose of the Moderna or Pfizer messenger RNA vaccines.The Centers for Disease Control…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Kicking your COVID-19 bad habits. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For more than a year, COVID-19 has forced people to depart from their normal routines. Physical isolation, working from home, and added stress and anxiety about a deadly coronavirus have led some people to develop bad habits that have consequences on both physical and mental health. "When we're under stress, we revert back to what's comfortable," says Dr. Benjamin Lai, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician. "COVID-19 has brought unpredictability and a sense of loss…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). Mayo Clinic expert discusses breakthrough COVID-19 cases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccines remain the best defense against COVID-19. However, no vaccines are 100% effective at preventing illness in vaccinated people, and a small percentage of breakthrough cases are expected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Breakthrough COVID-19 cases are receiving a lot of attention, but they are not what's driving the current surge. Watch: Mayo Clinic expert discusses breakthrough COVID-19 cases. youtu.be/JcyCl9amum0 Journalists: Broadcast-quality sound bites are in the downloads at…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). Science Saturday: Could regenerative medicine relieve neck, back pain? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic is looking to regenerative medicine as a potential long-term solution for degenerative disk disease that has for years eluded medical science. Millions of people in the U.S. are afflicted with chronic neck and back pain that often comes after years of wear and tear on the spine. Current treatments provide only temporary relief for this common disorder and finding a cure has been a great challenge for researchers. Wenchun Qu, M.D., Ph.D., a physiatrist and pain…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: It's like a Code Red hospital alert. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org An overwhelming surge of COVID-19 cases is underway in the U.S. The delta variant continues to spread, the lambda variant is showing up, and some people are refusing to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or wear face masks. "My message today is a hospital term and that's Code Red," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "It is Code Red in the U.S. and for the globe regarding…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). Mayo Clinic preparing for COVID-19 vaccine boosters when approved. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Are you wondering about booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine? You are not alone. "While the emergency use authorizations for COVID-19 vaccines do not yet allow for people to receive a booster vaccine, we will be prepared," says Dr. James Watson, chair of Mayo's Clinic COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation and Distribution Work Group. The workgroup is closely monitoring booster vaccine development and recommendations and creating a process to administer booster vaccines once they are approved by…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). Consumer Health: Back to school, teens and depression. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With many teens heading back to school, peer pressure and academic expectations are once again a reality. These added pressures can cause ups and downs during what can be an already tumultuous time of life. For some teens, though, the lows are more than just temporary feelings. They're symptoms of depression. Teen depression is a serious mental health problem. It affects how teenagers think, feel and behave, and it can cause emotional, functional and physical…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). Science Saturday: How disease, diet, and genomics interact with gut virome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic researchers published a comprehensive analysis of the gut virome in Gastroenterology, showing how disease, diet and genomics interact with the gut virome in irritable bowel syndrome. This common disorder affects the intestine and manifests as abdominal pain associated with constipation, diarrhea or both. The gut virome is one component of the microbiome (bacteria, fungi, viruses). It includes viruses that specifically attack bacteria (bacteriophages/phages) or those affecting humans (eukaryotic viruses. e.g., norovirus). Hence the gut virome…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Reclaiming his life after lab testing confirms a serious illness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At 71, David Voeltz is a happily married family man who appreciates putting in a hard day's work and enjoys spending time in the woods. But for David, the ability to walk through nature with his children and grandchildren, and to climb in and out of the dump truck that is an integral part of his work as a truck driver, has not always been a given. Just two years ago, most of David's muscular…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Collagen and biotin supplements. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that collagen and biotin are good for the body. What are these supplements, and are they beneficial? ANSWER: Collagen and biotin supplements appear to be getting attention in the media for promoting healthy aging, along with joint and bone health. However, it is important to understand what collagen and biotin are and what research is available to support these claims. Collagen is concentrated in bones, ligaments, tendons, skin, blood vessels and internal…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatments and therapies for autism. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 2-year-old niece has had several issues since birth, and she is behind in her communications and attention. I wonder if she may be on the autism spectrum. Before I mention it to my sister, can you explain autism and how it is best treated? ANSWER: Autism is one of a group of serious developmental problems called autism spectrum disorder that appears in early childhood — usually before age 3. Though symptoms and severity…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips for a healthy school year. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org After a year of full or partial distance learning, many students will be headed back into a physical classroom this fall. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Mayo Clinic Children's Center, offers some tips for a healthy school year. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/QeFoQkM-x9U Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Going…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). Rare Lyme disease-causing bacteria spotted on routine blood films. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Eye on Innovation features exciting advances taking place at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. This monthly series shines a spotlight on recently developed tests and highlights how Mayo Clinic translates ideas and discoveries into testing resources that improve diagnosis and care for patients across the globe. ______________________________________________ It's long been known that Lyme disease is caused by bacteria transmitted through the bite of an infected black-legged tick (otherwise known as the deer tick). The understanding for many years was…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). Swimming for better health and to avoid injuries. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Swimming is often touted as a great workout for all ages, offering benefits not only for the body, but also for the mind. As a form of exercise, swimming keeps your heart rate up and builds muscle strength. It also can be a great form of stress relief. "Swimming is a wonderful sport. I definitely recommend swimming for people of all ages," says Dr. Matthew Crowe, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine expert…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Ask the Mayo Mom / Back-to-school. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 and especially the spread of the delta variant have created a whole new set of challenges this year. And now, children across the US are returning to school during this same time, creating many questions for families. In this "Mayo Clinic Q&A" podcast, Dr. Angela Mattke, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician and host of #AskTheMayoMom, is joined by two experts in pediatric infectious disease to discuss the important precautions families can take to keep their…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). Mayo Clinic Minute: Getting back to the school routine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With classes right around the corner, it's time to get kids ready for a return to school. And after a year that has been anything but normal because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic experts say it's important to prepare children for that first day of school by getting back into a routine. Reporter Jason Howland has more in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/HBsMDxWylpw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). Mayo Clinic to reinstitute visitor guidelines in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Due to the continued spread of the highly contagious delta variant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. will reinstitute visitor policy restrictions in inpatient and outpatient settings, beginning Monday, Aug. 16. All visitors entering Mayo Clinic will be screened for respiratory illness, and required to comply with social distancing guidelines and wear a mask for the entirety of their visit. Visitors who do not comply with these requirements will be asked to leave. Updated visitor restrictions…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Swimming safety for children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A friend and I were talking about the risks of swimming and water safety for young children. I have a toddler and a 4-year-old, and I'm curious about when it's safe to swim, the risk of getting sick, and the need for goggles and earplugs. ANSWER: For many people, the hot summer days are often spent swimming at the pool. But before you help your child suit up, it's important to consider practical tips to…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breaking down the booster terminology for COVID-19 vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccine boosters are being recommended eight months after a person's second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. "A vaccine booster dose is generally an additional dose above and beyond the primary series needed to achieve protective immunity," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "So the dose that was approved this past week would be better classified as an 'additional dose' for those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised." Dr….

_____ (2021-08-26). Corporate Media Politicize WHO Investigation To Vilify China. popularresistance.org FAIR (10/6/20, 6/28/21) has previously critiqued Western news media's credulous coverage of evidence-free "lab leak" speculations. One key factor in spreading suspicion that the coronavirus might have escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) is media's early and ongoing politicization of the World Health Organization's investigation into the pandemic's origins. Much of this politicization weaponizes Orientalist tropes about China being especially, perhaps genetically, untrustworthy—the sort of people who would unleash Covid-19 on the world. | While no new evidence has emerged suggesting that the v…

Dean Baker (2021-08-26). Denmark and the Case for Optimism on the Pandemic. counterpunch.org The explosion of coronavirus infections across the country, and especially in the low vaccination states in the South, is really bad news. While it appeared that the pandemic was coming under control and no longer posed a major health risk in early July, we are now seeing rates of infections of close to 150,000 a

Peter Samol (2021-08-26). Corona containment versus capital utilization. indybay.org In the Corona crisis, it became obvious that our capitalist economic system is not suited to protect human life, insofar as this impedes its processes. There must finally be an end to eternal growth, the exploitation of nature and people and the shortage of time, an end to "more and more, faster and faster and further and further."

_____ (2021-08-26). Wealthy Countries Weigh Boosters; Fewer Than 2% Of Africans Vaccinated. popularresistance.org The highly infectious Delta variant of the coronavirus is sweeping Africa in a deadly third wave of the pandemic. Over the last month, there has been an 80-percent increase in cases across the continent, with South Africa alone reporting more than 14,000 new cases in a single day. Despite the fact that fewer than 2 percent of Africans have been fully vaccinated, wealthy countries such as the United States are making plans for booster shots for their populations, continuing to hoard doses in a stunning show of vaccine imperialism and capitalist irrationality. | The current wave is Africa's deadliest so far, and is…

WSWS (2021-08-26). Florida teacher with leukemia dies from COVID-19 after being forced to return to class. wsws.org Fifth grade math and science teacher Kelly Peterson—who was receiving treatment for leukemia and was advised not to receive the coronavirus vaccine—died from complications due to COVID-19 on August 23, nearly two weeks after she was forced to return to in-person classes in Polk County, Florida.

| Namemark Thomas Hernandez, S. J. Archuleta Professor of Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder (2021-08-26). COVID-19 has spurred investments in air filtration for K-12 schools — but these technologies aren't an instant fix. Mark Thomas Hernandez, S. J. Archuleta Professor of Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

Fight Back (2021-08-26). AFSCME members at Hennepin County demand COVID money be used to support workers. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – In Minneapolis and surrounding Hennepin County, AFSCME members are demanding that the county commissioners use some of the $246 million they county received from the American Rescue Plan to go to hazard pay for frontline workers as well as compensation in the form of stipends for remote employees for things like internet and cooling bills, to cover the increases in those utilities caused by working from home. Last year Hennepin County received $224 million in relief funds while offering nothing in the form of hazard pay at the same time as grocery store workers saw a $3 per hour increase. | Just…

WSWS (2021-08-26). No more child infections! We must eradicate COVID-19! wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party is the only party running in the California gubernatorial elections on the basis of a program to eliminate and eradicate the COVID-19 pandemic.

J.D. Rucker (2021-08-26). 'Ultra-Vaxxed' Israel Sees Huge Surge in COVID as 'Experts' Avoid the Only Logical Conclusion. globalresearch.ca

| Namematthew Woodruff, Instructor of Human Immunology, Emory University (2021-08-26). Pregnant or worried about infertility? Get vaccinated against COVID-19. Matthew Woodruff, Instructor of Human Immunology, Emory University

Lauren Lindsey (2021-08-26). COVID-19 is Harder for People with Autism. progressive.org We can use the pandemic to reflect on the ways that we mistreat neurodivergent humans.

WSWS (2021-08-26). As contract battle heats up, Dana workers describe working through the COVID pandemic. wsws.org Dana workers are battling poverty wages, sweatshop conditions and the sacrifice of their health and lives for corporate profit during the pandemic.

ecns.cn (2021-08-26). Unvaccinated people over 29 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 in Los Angeles. ecns.cn The hospitalization rate among unvaccinated people was more than 29 times the rate of fully vaccinated people in Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the United States, health authorities said Wednesday.

WSWS (2021-08-26). US fails to provide evidence for COVID-19 "lab leak" claims. wsws.org A new report by the US intelligence agencies has failed to produce a shred of evidence to substantiate claims by the White House and major US media outlets that a lab leak is a "plausible" scenario.

Dr. Mike Yeadon (2021-08-26). Video: Dr. Mike Yeadon Talks About COVID Lies with Dr. Reiner Fuellmich. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-08-26). Unsafe School Reopenings In US Fuel Surge Of COVID-19 Among Children. popularresistance.org The US reported 180,000 child COVID-19 cases in the week ending August 19, a 50 percent increase in just one week, according to the latest report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. There were 120,000 child cases the prior week, and less than 10,000 just two months ago. | Even worse, 24 children died of COVID-19 in the same period, twice the previous record set in the week ending August 5. | The reopening of schools, more than 60 percent of which have already resumed classes, has led to outbreaks in K-12 institutions throughout the country. | Metro Atlanta school districts have reported thousands of cases of…

_____ (2021-08-26). Hotels Don't Waste A Crisis. popularresistance.org Javier Gonzalez used to send money every two weeks to his 85- and 90-year-old parents in his home country. He had to stop because his employer, Boston Marriott Copley Place, terminated Gonzalez and 230 of his co-workers last September, after temporarily laying them off at the start of the pandemic. They made up more than half the hotel's workforce. | Gonzalez is one of 500,000 hotel workers in the U.S. and tens of thousands in Canada who have lost their jobs since Covid hit. Pre-pandemic, there were roughly 1.7 million hotel and motel workers in the United States and 156,000 in Canada. | Gonzalez worked as a lead…

Staff (2021-08-26). 'Appalling': NY state adds 12,000 Covid-19 deaths to Cuomo's toll after ex-governor accused of concealing real number. rt.com New York's official death toll from Covid-19 has jumped by 12,000 to over 55,000 people in one day, with Governor Kathy Hochul saying that the public is entitled "to know the truth" her predecessor was accused of sugar-coating. | "The public deserves a clear, honest picture of what's happening. And that's whether it's good or bad, they need to know the truth. And that's how we restore confidence," Hochul said in an interview with RPN published Wednesday. In a thinly-veiled swipe at her predecessor, former Governor Andrew Cuomo, she said that her decision to bring the state's official Covid-19 death toll in acc…

Finbarr Toesland (2021-08-26). LGBTQ+ Venues Face an Uncertain Future. progressive.org The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on the already sparse social spaces for LGBTQ+ folks.

WSWS (2021-08-26). Full FDA authorization of the Pfizer COVID vaccine: No panacea for the COVID catastrophe. wsws.org Mass vaccination is critical to the public health response to the pandemic, but it is only one component of a strategy that must center on the eradication of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Silicon Valley PRIDE (2021-08-26). Sunday 8/29: Silicon Valley Pride Parade & Festival 2021. indybay.org Plaza De Cesar Chavez Park @ 1 Paseo de San Antonio in Downtown San Jose 95113 | Please follow all current COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/

teleSUR (2021-08-26). Iran's New Cabinet Designed to Confront COVID-19, US Sanctions. telesurenglish.net Iranian lawmakers on Wednesday gave votes of confidence to 18 out of 19 ministers proposed by President Ebrahim Raisi, as Iranians hope that the new ministers may successfully tackle the challenges facing the country. | RELATED: | The process of parliamentary discussion on the qualifications of the proposed Iranian cabinet members started on Saturday. "We know that the time for service is short and the pains and problems of…

WSWS (2021-08-26). As classrooms reopen in Britain: Covid cases pass 6.5 million mark, with deaths over 100 a day. wsws.org Schools across the UK are set to return, with scientists warning this will result in a surge in Covid cases and illness. Schools returned in Scotland last week, with evidence already emerging that they are fuelling a surge in cases.

Silicon Valley PRIDE (2021-08-26). Saturday 8/28: Silicon Valley Pride Festival 2021. indybay.org Plaza De Cesar Chavez Park @ 1 Paseo de San Antonio in Downtown San Jose 95113 | Please follow all current COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/

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2021-08-25: News Headlines

_____ (2021-08-25). Sanctions Won't Help Afghans. popularresistance.org One only has to look at ongoing U.S. sanctions on two-dozen countries to realize that they are a moral catastrophe, especially during the pandemic. From the Balkans to Zimbabwe, the United States is dealing devastating blows to nations reeling from the public health and economic impacts of a relentless Covid-19 outbreak…

United Afghan Association (2021-08-25). Saturday 8/28: Stop Killing of Afghans! SF Rally in Support of Afghanistan People & Refugees. indybay.org United Nations Plaza @ 50 United Nations Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94102 | Please wear a mask & follow COVID guidelines; This is a peaceful, respectful demonstration…

teleSUR, JGN (2021-08-25). México recibe a grupo de mujeres refugiadas procedentes de Afganistán. telesurtv.net Las refugiadas forman parte del equipo de robótica de Afganistán, llamado "Afghan Dreamers", que desarrolló ventiladores para la atención de pacientes con Covid-19.

Staff (2021-08-25). This Afghanistan Vet Became a War Resister and Anti-Racist Activist. truthout.org In 2008 and 2009, Rory Fanning walked across the entire United States in memory of Pat Tillman, the former NFL-player-turned-Army Ranger who was killed by "friendly fire" in Afghanistan in 2004. Fanning had served beside Tillman during Fanning's second tour in Afghanistan, when he became a war resister by refusing to carry arms. | Fanning's first Afghanistan tour was bloody and illuminating; he realized the U.S. invasion and occupation was a human rights catastrophe that made the world a much m…

Staff (2021-08-25). Headlines for August 25, 2021. democracynow.org Biden: U.S. "On Pace" to Withdraw from Afghanistan by Aug. 31, Taliban Blocks Afghans from Accessing Kabul Airport, World Bank Cuts Funds for Afghanistan as U.N. Warns of Looming Catastrophe, House Democrats Approve $3.5 Trillion Budget Resolution, House Passes John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, Immigration: Supreme Court Revives Trump's "Remain in Mexico" Program, Judge Faults DHS for Not Considering Ecological Harm of Militarizing Border, U.S. Records 1,400 New COVID Deaths as AMA Calls for Broad Vaccine Mandates, U.S. & Cuba Pledge Vaccines for Vietnam, But Only Cuba Offers to Share Vaccine Technology,…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-25). Russian Defense Ministry Evacuated 500 People From Afghanistan (Videos, Photos). southfront.org Photo: TASS / Maksim Grigoryev | On August 25, the Ministry of Defense of Russia organized the evacuation of 500 Russian citizens as well as citizens of Collective Security Treaty Organization, Belarus Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan, and Ukraine from the Afghan capital Kabul. | Four Russian military transport aircraft airlifted the Russian and ex-Soviet citizens from Hamid Karzai International Airport. | According to the Russian MoD, the four aircraft were carrying medical personnel and supplies to provide the necessary…

Staff (2021-08-25). 11 Days After Haiti's Earthquake, Doctor Describes Lack of Treatment, Supplies & COVID-19 Concerns. democracynow.org We go to Les Cayes, Haiti, to speak with a doctor about the conditions near the epicenter of the massive August 14 earthquake, as the death toll passes 2,200, with thousands of survivors growing increasingly desperate. Over 12,000 people were injured and an estimated 53,000 homes were destroyed by the 7.2 magnitude quake. People left unhoused have been living in squalid camps in the mountains north of the hard-hit city of Les Cayes, where children are reportedly suffering from hunger, fevers and infections. There is an acute lack of medical workers and humanitarian aid, says Dr. Chery Marie Anne-Lise, a general p…

RobertAlvarez (2021-08-25). Who Is Buying My Neighborhood? ips-dc.org Invisible forces are disrupting housing markets in most metropolitan areas, fueling the most acute housing crisis in a generation. As pandemic protections are lifted, many communities are anticipating waves of evictions and foreclosures. By one estimate, the U.S. has a shortage of more than 5.5 million units of housing. | Among these invisible forces is an explosion in short-term rentals, a shift to corporate ownership of rental housing, and a plague of global billionaires looking to park money in U.S. real estate markets. Put this on top of inequality-fueled gentrification and many cities have a full-blown affor…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Kicking your COVID-19 bad habits. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For more than a year, COVID-19 has forced people to depart from their normal routines. Physical isolation, working from home, and added stress and anxiety about a deadly coronavirus have led some people to develop bad habits that have consequences on both physical and mental health. "When we're under stress, we revert back to what's comfortable," says Dr. Benjamin Lai, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician. "COVID-19 has brought unpredictability and a sense of loss…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). Mayo Clinic Minute: Catching up on childhood vaccinations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As students prepare to return to the classroom, it's important to ensure that they keep up with their immunization schedules. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a dramatic drop in routine childhood vaccinations. August is National Immunization Month. And Mayo Clinic experts are reminding you that a part of the back-to-school routine is making sure your kids are up to date on their shots. Jason Howland has…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). Consumer Health: Back to school, teens and depression. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With many teens heading back to school, peer pressure and academic expectations are once again a reality. These added pressures can cause ups and downs during what can be an already tumultuous time of life. For some teens, though, the lows are more than just temporary feelings. They're symptoms of depression. Teen depression is a serious mental health problem. It affects how teenagers think, feel and behave, and it can cause emotional, functional and physical…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). Swimming for better health and to avoid injuries. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Swimming is often touted as a great workout for all ages, offering benefits not only for the body, but also for the mind. As a form of exercise, swimming keeps your heart rate up and builds muscle strength. It also can be a great form of stress relief. "Swimming is a wonderful sport. I definitely recommend swimming for people of all ages," says Dr. Matthew Crowe, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine expert…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Reclaiming his life after lab testing confirms a serious illness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At 71, David Voeltz is a happily married family man who appreciates putting in a hard day's work and enjoys spending time in the woods. But for David, the ability to walk through nature with his children and grandchildren, and to climb in and out of the dump truck that is an integral part of his work as a truck driver, has not always been a given. Just two years ago, most of David's muscular…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Collagen and biotin supplements. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that collagen and biotin are good for the body. What are these supplements, and are they beneficial? ANSWER: Collagen and biotin supplements appear to be getting attention in the media for promoting healthy aging, along with joint and bone health. However, it is important to understand what collagen and biotin are and what research is available to support these claims. Collagen is concentrated in bones, ligaments, tendons, skin, blood vessels and internal…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Swimming safety for children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A friend and I were talking about the risks of swimming and water safety for young children. I have a toddler and a 4-year-old, and I'm curious about when it's safe to swim, the risk of getting sick, and the need for goggles and earplugs. ANSWER: For many people, the hot summer days are often spent swimming at the pool. But before you help your child suit up, it's important to consider practical tips to…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). Mayo Clinic to reinstitute visitor guidelines in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Due to the continued spread of the highly contagious delta variant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. will reinstitute visitor policy restrictions in inpatient and outpatient settings, beginning Monday, Aug. 16. All visitors entering Mayo Clinic will be screened for respiratory illness, and required to comply with social distancing guidelines and wear a mask for the entirety of their visit. Visitors who do not comply with these requirements will be asked to leave. Updated visitor restrictions…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). Mayo Clinic expert discusses breakthrough COVID-19 cases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccines remain the best defense against COVID-19. However, no vaccines are 100% effective at preventing illness in vaccinated people, and a small percentage of breakthrough cases are expected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Breakthrough COVID-19 cases are receiving a lot of attention, but they are not what's driving the current surge. Watch: Mayo Clinic expert discusses breakthrough COVID-19 cases. youtu.be/JcyCl9amum0 Journalists: Broadcast-quality sound bites are in the downloads at…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). Benefits of kids wearing masks in school. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Children are heading back to the classroom and many parents have questions about their kids wearing face masks to protect them from COVID-19. Are they safe? How do masks help my child? Is my child really at risk of getting COVID-19? Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Mayo Clinic Children's Center, answers these questions and offers insights into the benefits of everyone over age 2 wearing masks when in public settings or around unvaccinated people….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). Rare Lyme disease-causing bacteria spotted on routine blood films. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Eye on Innovation features exciting advances taking place at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. This monthly series shines a spotlight on recently developed tests and highlights how Mayo Clinic translates ideas and discoveries into testing resources that improve diagnosis and care for patients across the globe. ______________________________________________ It's long been known that Lyme disease is caused by bacteria transmitted through the bite of an infected black-legged tick (otherwise known as the deer tick). The understanding for many years was…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breaking down the booster terminology for COVID-19 vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccine boosters are being recommended eight months after a person's second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. "A vaccine booster dose is generally an additional dose above and beyond the primary series needed to achieve protective immunity," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "So the dose that was approved this past week would be better classified as an 'additional dose' for those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised." Dr….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). Mayo Clinic Minute: Getting back to the school routine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With classes right around the corner, it's time to get kids ready for a return to school. And after a year that has been anything but normal because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic experts say it's important to prepare children for that first day of school by getting back into a routine. Reporter Jason Howland has more in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/HBsMDxWylpw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). Science Saturday: Could regenerative medicine relieve neck, back pain? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic is looking to regenerative medicine as a potential long-term solution for degenerative disk disease that has for years eluded medical science. Millions of people in the U.S. are afflicted with chronic neck and back pain that often comes after years of wear and tear on the spine. Current treatments provide only temporary relief for this common disorder and finding a cure has been a great challenge for researchers. Wenchun Qu, M.D., Ph.D., a physiatrist and pain…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatments and therapies for autism. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 2-year-old niece has had several issues since birth, and she is behind in her communications and attention. I wonder if she may be on the autism spectrum. Before I mention it to my sister, can you explain autism and how it is best treated? ANSWER: Autism is one of a group of serious developmental problems called autism spectrum disorder that appears in early childhood — usually before age 3. Though symptoms and severity…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips for a healthy school year. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org After a year of full or partial distance learning, many students will be headed back into a physical classroom this fall. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Mayo Clinic Children's Center, offers some tips for a healthy school year. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/QeFoQkM-x9U Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Going…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). Mayo Clinic preparing for COVID-19 vaccine boosters when approved. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Are you wondering about booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine? You are not alone. "While the emergency use authorizations for COVID-19 vaccines do not yet allow for people to receive a booster vaccine, we will be prepared," says Dr. James Watson, chair of Mayo's Clinic COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation and Distribution Work Group. The workgroup is closely monitoring booster vaccine development and recommendations and creating a process to administer booster vaccines once they are approved by…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: It's like a Code Red hospital alert. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org An overwhelming surge of COVID-19 cases is underway in the U.S. The delta variant continues to spread, the lambda variant is showing up, and some people are refusing to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or wear face masks. "My message today is a hospital term and that's Code Red," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "It is Code Red in the U.S. and for the globe regarding…

Kevin Mwanza (2021-08-25). Report: Delta Air Lines To Charge Unvaccinated Employees $200 A Month. moguldom.com Delta Airline says it will impose a $200 monthly surcharge on unvaccinated employees as a growing number of U.S. companies push to have staff and employees get jabbed against covid-19. About three-quarters of Delta's workers already are vaccinated, said CEO Ed Bastian in a company memo Wednesday. However, the growing number of cases of coronavirus …

Free West Media (2021-08-25). Denmark Abolishes All Corona Measures. globalresearch.ca

Editor2 (2021-08-25). US Must 'Stop Slinging Mud' at Others Over Virus Origins, Investigate own Labs: China. orinocotribune.com China has called on the United States to stop pointing the accusing finger at other countries over the lab-leaking theory concerning the origin of the coronavirus pandemic, and to investigate its own bio-labs instead. | Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin made the call on Monday as he stressed that the US side has ignored the conclusion of a joint research report in January by China and the World Health Organization (WHO), which said it was highly unlikely that the virus leaked from a laboratory. | Wenbin censured Washington's slandering of countries over the epidemiological crisis while the US itself…

_____ (2021-08-25). Expanding The Military Draft Is Not Feminism. popularresistance.org Nearly 3 million women in the United States have been forced out of the workforce due to coronavirus-related issues. Unwilling to provide solutions to the very real issues that everyday people are facing, Congress has instead found a way to suck more resources into the war machine: expanding the draft to include women.

Thomas Klikauer (2021-08-25). German Contract Workers and the Coronavirus Pandemic. zcomm.org Please Help ZNet Posted by Thomas Klikauer, Gyà∂rgy Széll and Meg Young When the Coronavirus pandemic hits Germany, contract worker Thomas Màºntzer lost his job. So did thousands of his colleagues. Largely bypassed by the media, most Germans hardly noticed these massive job losses among contract workers. When factory

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-08-25). 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.

WSWS (2021-08-25). South Korea moves to end social distancing restrictions despite COVID-19 surge. wsws.org The primary goal of the Moon government is not to protect people, but to condition the population to "live with the virus."

WSWS (2021-08-25). The international working class must fight for the eradication of COVID-19. wsws.org The online discussion hosted by the World Socialist Web Site on Sunday, "For a Global Strategy to Stop the Pandemic and Save Lives!," provided an overwhelming, scientifically-grounded case for a policy of elimination and eradication of the COVID-19 virus.

WSWS (2021-08-25). Mass outbreak in Texas schools as hospitals are overwhelmed. wsws.org Texas schools are driving a further surge in cases of COVID-19 within first weeks of reopening.

WSWS (2021-08-25). The historical background and initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org This report to the 2021 SEP summer school was delivered by Dr. Benjamin Mateus, who has led the coverage on the WSWS of the scientific and medical issues posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kevin Mwanza (2021-08-25). What Is The New Covid AY3 Variant Strain? 3 Things To Know. moguldom.com It is the nature of viruses to evolve over time and these changes can make them easier to spread and become more virulent. Variants are a concern when they increase the transmissibility of the virus because they tend to bring out more serious symptoms or tend to be more resistant to antibodies. The AY.3 or …

WSWS (2021-08-25). Experts warn India rapidly heading to COVID-19 "third wave" wsws.org An expert panel convened by the Modi government's own Ministry of Home Affairs has warned there could be a half million new COVID-19 infections per day by late September or October.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-08-25). COVID Noncompliance Now Labeled Top 'Terror Threat'. globalresearch.ca

Silicon Valley PRIDE (2021-08-25). Sunday 8/29: Silicon Valley Pride Parade & Festival 2021. indybay.org Plaza De Cesar Chavez Park @ 1 Paseo de San Antonio in Downtown San Jose 95113 | Please follow all current COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/

Thom Hartmann (2021-08-25). Medicare-For-All Will Stop Political Bosses from Playing Games with Deadly Diseases. zcomm.org No, DeSantis isn't really spreading COVID just to boost profits. He's doing it because he wants to be president…

National Voter Corps (2021-08-25). Saturday 8/28: Palo Alto: March On for Voting Rights Rally (in-person & virtual option). indybay.org Palo Alto City Hall Plaza, 250 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto 94301; or join online | Wear a mask. Please follow all current COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/

Silicon Valley PRIDE (2021-08-25). Saturday 8/28: Silicon Valley Pride Festival 2021. indybay.org Plaza De Cesar Chavez Park @ 1 Paseo de San Antonio in Downtown San Jose 95113 | Please follow all current COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/

Global Research News (2021-08-25). Selected Articles: Study: Fully Vaccinated Healthcare Workers Carry 251 Times Viral Load, Pose Threat to Unvaccinated Patients, Co-Workers. globalresearch.ca By

Labor Video Project (2021-08-25). CA SEIU1000 Pres Richard Lewis Brown On Newsom, Fires, Covid & Racist Homophobic Attacks. indybay.org WorkWeek interviews SEIU 1000 president Richard Lewis Brown about the fires, covid, Newsom and the racist homophobic attacks on him.

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-08-25). Will America Break? Largest Public School System Says All Teachers And Staff Must Take Jabs, Boosters, Potentially In Perpetuity. moguldom.com New York City, which boasts America's largest public school system, is mandating all teachers and staff to get vaccinated against covid-19 or face consequences. The city made the announcement on Monday, Aug. 24, that all 148,000 of its public school employees would need to get at least their first vaccine dose by Sept. 27. "We're …

Editor (2021-08-25). Prioritising profits reversed health progress. mronline.org Instead of a health system striving to provide universal healthcare, a fragmented, profit-driven market 'non-system' has emerged. The 1980s' neo-liberal counter-revolution against the historic 1978 Alma-Ata Declaration is responsible.

WSWS (2021-08-25). Australia: New South Wales rural and regional healthcare facing collapse as Delta variant hits. wsws.org The ongoing NSW parliamentary inquiry has exposed a dangerously understaffed and under-equipped health system, the result of decades of cuts by consecutive Liberal-National and Labor governments.

Robert Hunziker (2021-08-25). Trump's Favorite Pesticide Banned! counterpunch.org The Biden EPA has put a stop to use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on food crops, thereby reversing a decision by the Trump administration to allow it to continue to be sprayed on vegetables and fruit in spite of an Obama administration order in 2015 to ban the pesticide for public health reasons. This is

Christine Massey (2021-08-25). Video: Does the Virus Exist? Has SARS-CoV-2 Been Isolated? Interview with Christine Massey. globalresearch.ca "is there reliable evidence that SARS-CoV-2 has been isolated from an "unadulterated sample taken from a diseased patient"? | Christine Massey submitted Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to some 90 Health /Science institutions.

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2021-08-24: News Headlines

oliviaalperstein (2021-08-24). American Billionaires Got 62% Richer During Pandemic — Almost All That Wealth Growth Will Go Income-Tax Free, Showing Need For Biden's Tax Reforms & Investment Plans. ips-dc.org Billionaires' Collective Fortune Grew $1.8 Trillion Over 17 Months, Enough to Pay for Over Half of Biden's Proposed $3.5 Trillion Investment in Healthcare, Education & More…

Staff (2021-08-24). Headlines for August 24, 2021. democracynow.org G7 Leaders Urge Biden to Delay Withdrawal from Afghanistan as Taliban Warns of "Consequences", WHO Calls for Two-Month Pause on Booster Shots Amid Stark Vaccine Inequity, FDA Fully Approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Prompting Vaccine Mandates, Florida Doctors Hold Protest as Students Return to Classes Amid Massive COVID-19 Surge, Haiti's Earthquake Death Toll Rises to Over 2,200 with Thousands Still Homeless, Kathy Hochul Sworn In as New York Governor as Andrew Cuomo Resigns, Weather Underground Radical David Gilbert Granted Clemency, North Carolina Court Restores Voting Rights to Tens of Thousands with F…

United Afghan Association (2021-08-24). Saturday 8/28: Stop Killing of Afghans! SF Rally in Support of Afghanistan People & Refugees. indybay.org United Nations Plaza @ 50 United Nations Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94102 | Please wear a mask & follow COVID guidelines; This is a peaceful, respectful demonstration…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-24). Progressive movements warn of right-wing coup against Pedro Castillo and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at ALBA Movements' statement on the coup attempts in Peru, fuel and medical shortages in Lebanon as the government cuts subsidies, and more…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-24). Israeli forces attack Palestinians in Gaza marking the 1969 Al-Aqsa arson. peoplesdispatch.org Israeli security forces injured 42 Palestinians during demonstrations held on Saturday, August 21 at the Gaza-Israel border to mark the 1969 arson attack on the Al-Aqsa mosque. Two people were critically injured, including a 13-year-old boy who was shot in the head. The same night, Israeli air force fighter jets conducted airstrikes on Gaza, targeting multiple locations. | According to Palestinian health ministry sources, of those injured, 27 were shot by security forces with live ammunition, the majority of them on the lower halves of their bodies. Among the protesters injured, 10 were children. Several others s…

Slomski A. (2021-08-24). Diets High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids Might Ease Migraines. jamanetwork.com Eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids might reduce the frequency and severity of migraines, a randomized clinical trial published in the BMJ suggests. However, the dietary approach didn't improve quality of life, 1 of the main outcome measures in the US National Institutes of Health—funded study.

Mueller S, Haller B, Halle M, et al. (2021-08-24). Effect of Training on Peak Oxygen Consumption in Patients With Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply Dr Brubaker and colleagues and Dr Buckley and colleagues question the interpretation of the clinically meaningful change in peak VÃáo2 in our study of the effects of different exercise modes on peak VÃáo2 in HFpEF. We agree that based on expert opinion and some observational trials, changes in peak VÃáo2 less than our a priori definition of 2.5 mL/kg/min may be of clinical relevance. However, it is currently unresolved whether modest improvements in peak VÃáo2, as shown for patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, are also associa…

Brubaker PH, Keteyian SJ, Tucker WJ. (2021-08-24). Effect of Training on Peak Oxygen Consumption in Patients With Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction. jamanetwork.com To the Editor We were surprised by the OptimEx-Clin trial conclusion that the study findings did not support either high-intensity interval training or moderate continuous training compared with guideline-based physical activity for patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). This conclusion was based on the a priori decision to use 2.5 mL/kg/min as the minimum clinically important difference for the primary end point of peak oxygen uptake (VÃáo2). However, as the accompanying Editorial highlighted, a 1.0-mL/kg/min value has long been considered a clinically meaningful diff…

Alexander JT, Cifu AS. (2021-08-24). ACC/AHA Clinical Practice Guideline Recommendation Classification System. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods describes how ACC/AHA guidelines are formatted to rate class (denoting strength of a recommendation) and level (indicating the level of evidence on which a recommendation is based) and summarizes the strengths and benefits of this rating system in comparison with other commonly used ones.

McDermott MM, Zhang D. (2021-08-24). Low-Intensity vs High-Intensity Walking Exercise for Walk Distance in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply In the LITE randomized clinical trial of 305 participants with lower-extremity PAD, home-based walking exercise, conducted at a pace inducing ischemic leg discomfort (ie, high intensity), significantly improved 6-minute walking distance at 12-month follow-up compared with home-based walking exercise conducted at a comfortable pace without ischemic leg discomfort (ie, low intensity) and compared with a nonexercise control group.

Rahman A, Vishnu K S. (2021-08-24). Low-Intensity vs High-Intensity Walking Exercise for Walk Distance in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease. jamanetwork.com To the Editor Walking exercise has long been a recommended management strategy for patients with PAD. The recent study by Dr McDermott and colleagues demonstrated the importance of higher-intensity walking exercise in managing PAD in contrast to existing literature. However, we would like to highlight some caveats when applying their findings to clinical practice.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Benefits of kids wearing masks in school. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Children are heading back to the classroom and many parents have questions about their kids wearing face masks to protect them from COVID-19. Are they safe? How do masks help my child? Is my child really at risk of getting COVID-19? Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Mayo Clinic Children's Center, answers these questions and offers insights into the benefits of everyone over age 2 wearing masks when in public settings or around unvaccinated people….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Mayo Clinic preparing for COVID-19 vaccine boosters when approved. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Are you wondering about booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine? You are not alone. "While the emergency use authorizations for COVID-19 vaccines do not yet allow for people to receive a booster vaccine, we will be prepared," says Dr. James Watson, chair of Mayo's Clinic COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation and Distribution Work Group. The workgroup is closely monitoring booster vaccine development and recommendations and creating a process to administer booster vaccines once they are approved by…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: It's like a Code Red hospital alert. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org An overwhelming surge of COVID-19 cases is underway in the U.S. The delta variant continues to spread, the lambda variant is showing up, and some people are refusing to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or wear face masks. "My message today is a hospital term and that's Code Red," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "It is Code Red in the U.S. and for the globe regarding…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Swimming for better health and to avoid injuries. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Swimming is often touted as a great workout for all ages, offering benefits not only for the body, but also for the mind. As a form of exercise, swimming keeps your heart rate up and builds muscle strength. It also can be a great form of stress relief. "Swimming is a wonderful sport. I definitely recommend swimming for people of all ages," says Dr. Matthew Crowe, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine expert…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Mayo Clinic to reinstitute visitor guidelines in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Due to the continued spread of the highly contagious delta variant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. will reinstitute visitor policy restrictions in inpatient and outpatient settings, beginning Monday, Aug. 16. All visitors entering Mayo Clinic will be screened for respiratory illness, and required to comply with social distancing guidelines and wear a mask for the entirety of their visit. Visitors who do not comply with these requirements will be asked to leave. Updated visitor restrictions…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Consumer Health: Back to school, teens and depression. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With many teens heading back to school, peer pressure and academic expectations are once again a reality. These added pressures can cause ups and downs during what can be an already tumultuous time of life. For some teens, though, the lows are more than just temporary feelings. They're symptoms of depression. Teen depression is a serious mental health problem. It affects how teenagers think, feel and behave, and it can cause emotional, functional and physical…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Rare Lyme disease-causing bacteria spotted on routine blood films. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Eye on Innovation features exciting advances taking place at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. This monthly series shines a spotlight on recently developed tests and highlights how Mayo Clinic translates ideas and discoveries into testing resources that improve diagnosis and care for patients across the globe. ______________________________________________ It's long been known that Lyme disease is caused by bacteria transmitted through the bite of an infected black-legged tick (otherwise known as the deer tick). The understanding for many years was…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips for a healthy school year. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org After a year of full or partial distance learning, many students will be headed back into a physical classroom this fall. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Mayo Clinic Children's Center, offers some tips for a healthy school year. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/QeFoQkM-x9U Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Going…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Mayo Clinic Minute: Catching up on childhood vaccinations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As students prepare to return to the classroom, it's important to ensure that they keep up with their immunization schedules. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a dramatic drop in routine childhood vaccinations. August is National Immunization Month. And Mayo Clinic experts are reminding you that a part of the back-to-school routine is making sure your kids are up to date on their shots. Jason Howland has…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Science Saturday: Could regenerative medicine relieve neck, back pain? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic is looking to regenerative medicine as a potential long-term solution for degenerative disk disease that has for years eluded medical science. Millions of people in the U.S. are afflicted with chronic neck and back pain that often comes after years of wear and tear on the spine. Current treatments provide only temporary relief for this common disorder and finding a cure has been a great challenge for researchers. Wenchun Qu, M.D., Ph.D., a physiatrist and pain…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Reclaiming his life after lab testing confirms a serious illness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At 71, David Voeltz is a happily married family man who appreciates putting in a hard day's work and enjoys spending time in the woods. But for David, the ability to walk through nature with his children and grandchildren, and to climb in and out of the dump truck that is an integral part of his work as a truck driver, has not always been a given. Just two years ago, most of David's muscular…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Mayo Clinic expert discusses breakthrough COVID-19 cases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccines remain the best defense against COVID-19. However, no vaccines are 100% effective at preventing illness in vaccinated people, and a small percentage of breakthrough cases are expected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Breakthrough COVID-19 cases are receiving a lot of attention, but they are not what's driving the current surge. Watch: Mayo Clinic expert discusses breakthrough COVID-19 cases. youtu.be/JcyCl9amum0 Journalists: Broadcast-quality sound bites are in the downloads at…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Mayo Clinic Minute: Getting back to the school routine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With classes right around the corner, it's time to get kids ready for a return to school. And after a year that has been anything but normal because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic experts say it's important to prepare children for that first day of school by getting back into a routine. Reporter Jason Howland has more in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/HBsMDxWylpw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Collagen and biotin supplements. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that collagen and biotin are good for the body. What are these supplements, and are they beneficial? ANSWER: Collagen and biotin supplements appear to be getting attention in the media for promoting healthy aging, along with joint and bone health. However, it is important to understand what collagen and biotin are and what research is available to support these claims. Collagen is concentrated in bones, ligaments, tendons, skin, blood vessels and internal…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatments and therapies for autism. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 2-year-old niece has had several issues since birth, and she is behind in her communications and attention. I wonder if she may be on the autism spectrum. Before I mention it to my sister, can you explain autism and how it is best treated? ANSWER: Autism is one of a group of serious developmental problems called autism spectrum disorder that appears in early childhood — usually before age 3. Though symptoms and severity…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breaking down the booster terminology for COVID-19 vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccine boosters are being recommended eight months after a person's second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. "A vaccine booster dose is generally an additional dose above and beyond the primary series needed to achieve protective immunity," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "So the dose that was approved this past week would be better classified as an 'additional dose' for those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised." Dr….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Kicking your COVID-19 bad habits. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For more than a year, COVID-19 has forced people to depart from their normal routines. Physical isolation, working from home, and added stress and anxiety about a deadly coronavirus have led some people to develop bad habits that have consequences on both physical and mental health. "When we're under stress, we revert back to what's comfortable," says Dr. Benjamin Lai, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician. "COVID-19 has brought unpredictability and a sense of loss…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Swimming safety for children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A friend and I were talking about the risks of swimming and water safety for young children. I have a toddler and a 4-year-old, and I'm curious about when it's safe to swim, the risk of getting sick, and the need for goggles and earplugs. ANSWER: For many people, the hot summer days are often spent swimming at the pool. But before you help your child suit up, it's important to consider practical tips to…

Slomski A. (2021-08-24). Optimal Medical Therapy Prolongs Life Following Revascularization. jamanetwork.com Patients with complex coronary artery disease (CAD) who received at least 3 of the 4 optimal medical therapy (OMT) agents for 5 years after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery had a significantly higher 10-year survival rate than those who received 1 or 2 of the agents, researchers reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

ecns.cn (2021-08-24). Cell: No evidence of novel coronavirus originating from a laboratory. ecns.cn There is no scientific evidence that the novel coronavirus leaked from a laboratory. Instead, it most likely jumped from animals to humans, top international experts wrote in an article published in the U.S. science journal Cell last week.

WSWS (2021-08-24). New York Democrats and unions prepare to herd unvaccinated children into school buildings. wsws.org The United Federation of Teachers and the New York Teachers Union are preparing to help the Democratic city and state governments in New York reopen schools to millions of children and staff as the Delta variant of the coronavirus spreads.

Staff (2021-08-24). Ben Jealous: Rev. Jesse Jackson Is Hospitalized with COVID-19. "We're All Praying for Him." democracynow.org Civil rights and voting rights icon Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in Chicago. Jackson is fully vaccinated and has Parkinson's disease. During the pandemic, he has pushed for healthcare for all, and said in a statement, "After 400 years of slavery, segregation and discrimination, why would anybody be shocked that African Americans are dying disproportionately from the coronavirus?" We speak with Jackson's friend, Ben Jealous, president of People for the American Way and former president of the NAACP. "This is a guy who for 60, 70 years has done nothing but serve the people of…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-24). Less than 2% people are fully vaccinated in Africa while US calls for a third dose. peoplesdispatch.org The total COVID-19 cases in Africa has now crossed 7.5 million, yet less than 2% of the continent's population has been vaccinated…

David Swanson (2021-08-24). Talk World Radio: KiJi Noh on How the U.S. Military Has Spread COVID Globally. warisacrime.org Talk World Radio is recorded as audio and video on Riverside.fm. Here is this week's video and all the videos on Youtube. This week on Talk World Radio, one of the ways in which the killing machine of war just keeps on killing. Our guest Kiji Noh and co-author Claudia Chaufan have published an article …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-24). Norwegian organizations demand intervention in state-owned firm's labor dispute in Chile. peoplesdispatch.org The workers of the 'Los Lagos' hydroelectric power project in Chile undertaken by the Norwegian energy producer, Statkraft, have been protesting the unilateral changes in shifts of working days and lack of COVID-19 safety measures…

WSWS (2021-08-24). Online event with leading scientists makes case for "eradication" strategy against COVID-19. wsws.org The online discussion, "For a Global Strategy to Stop the Pandemic and Save Lives!" was hosted by the World Socialist Web Site and featured leading scientists Michael Baker, Yaneer Bar-Yam and Malgorzata Gasperowicz.

WSWS (2021-08-24). Unsafe school reopenings in US fuel surge of COVID-19 among children. wsws.org With more than 60 percent of US schools open, the number of weekly child COVID-19 cases has surged by 50 percent in just one week.

The Herland Report (2021-08-24). Sucharit Bhakdi: COVID-19 Vaccination Is Greatest Threat Humanity Ever Faced. globalresearch.ca

oliviaalperstein (2021-08-24). U.S. Billionaires Got 62 percent Richer During Pandemic. They're Now Up $1.8 Trillion. ips-dc.org U.S. billionaires have seen their wealth surge $1.8 trillion during the pandemic, their collective fortune skyrocketing by nearly two-thirds (62 percent) from just short of $3 trillion at the start of the COVID crisis on March 18, 2020, to $4.8 trillion on August 17, 2021, according to a report from Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF) and the Institute for Policy Studies Program on Inequality (IPS). A table of the top 15 billionaires is below and the Elon Musk has seen his wealt…

TASS (2021-08-24). Pandemic pushes 80 mln people in Asia to extreme poverty — Asian Development Bank. tass.com As of 2017, about 203 mln people, or 5.2% of the population of developing countries in Asia, lived in extreme poverty. Without COVID-19, this number would have dropped to 2.6% in 2020…

ecns.cn (2021-08-24). China's inactivated vaccines effective against Delta variant: Singaporean media. ecns.cn China's inactivated vaccines can provide excellent protection from severe symptoms caused by the Delta variant of COVID-19, a Singaporean newspaper has cited a latest research report as saying.

Richa Chintan (2021-08-24). Big pharma — Maximum earnings, minimum responsibilities. peoplesdispatch.org The contrast between the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives and livelihood of the working-class population and the soaring profits of big pharma companies in the corresponding period is abhorrent. | Despite the huge jump in revenues during the global crisis and a forecast for the continuation of the good run—owing to an assured market for vaccines, drugs and diagnostics in the years to come—big pharma is reportedly lobbying against the proposed

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-08-24). Florida Governor DeSantis Pulls the Rug Out from Under the False COVID Narrative. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Mark Trozzi (2021-08-24). Unbelievable: The FDA Fully Approves Pfizer's COVID-19 Experimental "Vaccine" globalresearch.ca

Sue Bull (2021-08-24). For a health and safety approach to COVID-19. greenleft.org.au So many aspects of the debate about how best to keep the community safe from COVID-19 relies on blaming individuals. Sue Bull argues governments prefer to focus on an individual's bad behaviour because it takes the focus away from systemic failures.

Brian Shilhavy (2021-08-24). After 1,517,211 Injuries and 9,027 Recorded Vaccine Deaths in the U.S. FDA Gives Full Approval to Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine. globalresearch.ca

Silicon Valley PRIDE (2021-08-24). Saturday 8/28: Silicon Valley Pride Festival 2021. indybay.org Plaza De Cesar Chavez Park @ 1 Paseo de San Antonio in Downtown San Jose 95113 | Please follow all current COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/

Walker Bragman (2021-08-24). The Corporate Deterrent To More Vaccinations. dailyposter.com

Labor Video Project (2021-08-24). CA SEIU1000 Pres Richard Lewis Brown On Newsom, Fires, Covid & Racist Homophobic Attacks. indybay.org WorkWeek interviews SEIU 1000 president Richard Lewis Brown about the fires, covid, Newsom and the racist homophobic attacks on him.

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2021-08-23: News Headlines

John V. Walsh (2021-08-23). After Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, Is It Credible to Trust the Intel Agencies on Wuhan? counterpunch.org "Surely, President Biden, you must be joking"! On May 26, these words should have poured forth from the White House Press Corps and the mainstream Commentariat when Joe Biden declared that he was placing the question of Covid-19's origins securely in the hands of the "National Intel Agencies." They were to report back in 90

Staff (2021-08-23). The Taliban's Resurgence Was Years in Making & Aided by Trump, Who Sidelined Afghan Gov't in Talks. democracynow.org Concern is growing over a broader humanitarian crisis across Afghanistan as people continue to crowd the Kabul airport to flee after the Taliban takeover of the country. The World Health Organization says about one-half of Afghanistan's population, including nearly 10 million children, already need humanitarian assistance, and the numbers are expected to soar as Afghanistan's economic crisis intensifies. The Taliban is now under intense pressure, says Emran Feroz, an Austro-Afghan journalist and author. "They know that any kind of Afghan state in future will be dependent on foreign money, which includes American…

Staff (2021-08-23). Headlines for August 23, 2021. democracynow.org Chaos and Desperation Reign at Kabul Airport as Afghans Try to Evacuate Taliban Takeover, Taliban Leader Arrives for Talks in Kabul as Afghans Demand Security and Jobs, U.S. Tops 1,000 Daily COVID-19 Deaths for First Time Since March, Sri Lanka Locks Down for 10 Days Amid Worst COVID-19 Surge of Pandemic, India and Taiwan Roll Out Domestically Produced COVID Vaccines Despite Lack of Trial Data, Death Toll from Tennessee Flash Floods Rises to 22; Hurricane Grace Kills at Least 8 in Mexico, More Than 50 Feared Dead After Boat Carrying Refugees Capsizes En Route to Canary Islands, UNICEF Says Fighting in Syria Is In…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-23). Mayo Clinic to reinstitute visitor guidelines in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Due to the continued spread of the highly contagious delta variant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. will reinstitute visitor policy restrictions in inpatient and outpatient settings, beginning Monday, Aug. 16. All visitors entering Mayo Clinic will be screened for respiratory illness, and required to comply with social distancing guidelines and wear a mask for the entirety of their visit. Visitors who do not comply with these requirements will be asked to leave. Updated visitor restrictions…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-23). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breaking down the booster terminology for COVID-19 vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccine boosters are being recommended eight months after a person's second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. "A vaccine booster dose is generally an additional dose above and beyond the primary series needed to achieve protective immunity," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "So the dose that was approved this past week would be better classified as an 'additional dose' for those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised." Dr….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-23). Mayo Clinic preparing for COVID-19 vaccine boosters when approved. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Are you wondering about booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine? You are not alone. "While the emergency use authorizations for COVID-19 vaccines do not yet allow for people to receive a booster vaccine, we will be prepared," says Dr. James Watson, chair of Mayo's Clinic COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation and Distribution Work Group. The workgroup is closely monitoring booster vaccine development and recommendations and creating a process to administer booster vaccines once they are approved by…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-23). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: It's like a Code Red hospital alert. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org An overwhelming surge of COVID-19 cases is underway in the U.S. The delta variant continues to spread, the lambda variant is showing up, and some people are refusing to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or wear face masks. "My message today is a hospital term and that's Code Red," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "It is Code Red in the U.S. and for the globe regarding…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-23). Mayo Clinic Minute: Catching up on childhood vaccinations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As students prepare to return to the classroom, it's important to ensure that they keep up with their immunization schedules. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a dramatic drop in routine childhood vaccinations. August is National Immunization Month. And Mayo Clinic experts are reminding you that a part of the back-to-school routine is making sure your kids are up to date on their shots. Jason Howland has…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-23). Mayo Clinic expert discusses breakthrough COVID-19 cases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccines remain the best defense against COVID-19. However, no vaccines are 100% effective at preventing illness in vaccinated people, and a small percentage of breakthrough cases are expected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Breakthrough COVID-19 cases are receiving a lot of attention, but they are not what's driving the current surge. Watch: Mayo Clinic expert discusses breakthrough COVID-19 cases. youtu.be/JcyCl9amum0 Journalists: Broadcast-quality sound bites are in the downloads at…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-23). Science Saturday: Could regenerative medicine relieve neck, back pain? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic is looking to regenerative medicine as a potential long-term solution for degenerative disk disease that has for years eluded medical science. Millions of people in the U.S. are afflicted with chronic neck and back pain that often comes after years of wear and tear on the spine. Current treatments provide only temporary relief for this common disorder and finding a cure has been a great challenge for researchers. Wenchun Qu, M.D., Ph.D., a physiatrist and pain…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-23). Rare Lyme disease-causing bacteria spotted on routine blood films. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Eye on Innovation features exciting advances taking place at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. This monthly series shines a spotlight on recently developed tests and highlights how Mayo Clinic translates ideas and discoveries into testing resources that improve diagnosis and care for patients across the globe. ______________________________________________ It's long been known that Lyme disease is caused by bacteria transmitted through the bite of an infected black-legged tick (otherwise known as the deer tick). The understanding for many years was…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-23). Swimming for better health and to avoid injuries. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Swimming is often touted as a great workout for all ages, offering benefits not only for the body, but also for the mind. As a form of exercise, swimming keeps your heart rate up and builds muscle strength. It also can be a great form of stress relief. "Swimming is a wonderful sport. I definitely recommend swimming for people of all ages," says Dr. Matthew Crowe, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine expert…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-23). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatments and therapies for autism. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 2-year-old niece has had several issues since birth, and she is behind in her communications and attention. I wonder if she may be on the autism spectrum. Before I mention it to my sister, can you explain autism and how it is best treated? ANSWER: Autism is one of a group of serious developmental problems called autism spectrum disorder that appears in early childhood — usually before age 3. Though symptoms and severity…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-23). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Reclaiming his life after lab testing confirms a serious illness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At 71, David Voeltz is a happily married family man who appreciates putting in a hard day's work and enjoys spending time in the woods. But for David, the ability to walk through nature with his children and grandchildren, and to climb in and out of the dump truck that is an integral part of his work as a truck driver, has not always been a given. Just two years ago, most of David's muscular…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-23). Mayo Clinic Minute: Getting back to the school routine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With classes right around the corner, it's time to get kids ready for a return to school. And after a year that has been anything but normal because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic experts say it's important to prepare children for that first day of school by getting back into a routine. Reporter Jason Howland has more in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/HBsMDxWylpw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-23). Benefits of kids wearing masks in school. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Children are heading back to the classroom and many parents have questions about their kids wearing face masks to protect them from COVID-19. Are they safe? How do masks help my child? Is my child really at risk of getting COVID-19? Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Mayo Clinic Children's Center, answers these questions and offers insights into the benefits of everyone over age 2 wearing masks when in public settings or around unvaccinated people….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-23). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Collagen and biotin supplements. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that collagen and biotin are good for the body. What are these supplements, and are they beneficial? ANSWER: Collagen and biotin supplements appear to be getting attention in the media for promoting healthy aging, along with joint and bone health. However, it is important to understand what collagen and biotin are and what research is available to support these claims. Collagen is concentrated in bones, ligaments, tendons, skin, blood vessels and internal…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-23). Consumer Health: Back to school, teens and depression. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With many teens heading back to school, peer pressure and academic expectations are once again a reality. These added pressures can cause ups and downs during what can be an already tumultuous time of life. For some teens, though, the lows are more than just temporary feelings. They're symptoms of depression. Teen depression is a serious mental health problem. It affects how teenagers think, feel and behave, and it can cause emotional, functional and physical…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-23). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Swimming safety for children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A friend and I were talking about the risks of swimming and water safety for young children. I have a toddler and a 4-year-old, and I'm curious about when it's safe to swim, the risk of getting sick, and the need for goggles and earplugs. ANSWER: For many people, the hot summer days are often spent swimming at the pool. But before you help your child suit up, it's important to consider practical tips to…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-23). Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips for a healthy school year. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org After a year of full or partial distance learning, many students will be headed back into a physical classroom this fall. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Mayo Clinic Children's Center, offers some tips for a healthy school year. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/QeFoQkM-x9U Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Going…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-23). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Kicking your COVID-19 bad habits. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For more than a year, COVID-19 has forced people to depart from their normal routines. Physical isolation, working from home, and added stress and anxiety about a deadly coronavirus have led some people to develop bad habits that have consequences on both physical and mental health. "When we're under stress, we revert back to what's comfortable," says Dr. Benjamin Lai, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician. "COVID-19 has brought unpredictability and a sense of loss…

Dean Baker (2021-08-23). Denmark and the Case for Optimism on the Pandemic. cepr.net The explosion of coronavirus infections across the country, and especially in the low vaccination states in the South, is really bad news. While it appeared that the pandemic was coming under control and no longer posed a major health risk in early July, we are now seeing rates of infections of close to 150,000 a …

WSWS (2021-08-23). Photo of sick Florida woman lying on the floor of treatment center goes viral as demand for COVID-19 antiviral treatment surges. wsws.org The widely circulated image produced shock and outrage as the state continues to grapple with an unprecedented spike in infections, hospitalizations and deaths from the coronavirus.

Moderator (2021-08-23). The CDC Only Tracks a Fraction of Breakthrough COVID-19 Infections, Even as Cases Surge. scheerpost.com Microbiologist Kerry Pollard performs a manual extraction of the coronavirus at the Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of Laboratories on Friday, March 6, 2020. ( by Jenny Deam and Bianca Fortis / T…

Staff (2021-08-23). NYC to Require Teachers, School Staff to Get Vaccinated Starting Next Month. truthout.org New York City schools will require every teacher and staff member to be vaccinated for the upcoming school year, the city announced Monday. The new policy is differentiated from one for city employees in general, who can submit regular coronavirus test results if they do not wish to receive vaccinations to protect against the virus. |

F. William Engdahl (2021-08-23). What's Not Being Said About the Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine. "Human Guinea Pigs"? globalresearch.ca The Pharma giant Pfizer use an experimental technology known as gene editing, specifically mRNA gene-editing, something never before used in vaccines. Before we rush to get jabbed in hopes of some immunity, we should know more about the radical experimental technology and its lack of precision.

WSWS (2021-08-23). Australian public hospital medical specialist speaks about worsening COVID-19 crisis. wsws.org "We need a radical expansion in the number of beds because, at the moment, we have bed block at every stage in the hospitals, and that is being made worse by the COVID pandemic."

Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi (2021-08-23). Microbiologist Explains COVID Jab Effects: Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Jonathan Engler (2021-08-23). Our Grave Concerns About the Handling of the COVID Pandemic by Governments of the Nations of the UK. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-08-23). Surge in COVID deaths adds to pressure on Iran's clerical regime. wsws.org Saturday saw Iran's highest single-day COVID-19 death toll of the pandemic, as 684 people succumbed to the disease and more than 36,400 new cases were confirmed.

Joel S. Hirschhorn (2021-08-23). Two Top Virologists' Frightening Warnings About COVID Injections: Ignored by Government and Big Media. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-08-23). Venezuela Advances in COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Plan. orinocotribune.com The Executive Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, reported that the Venezuelan government is carrying out the Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Plan to achieve the goal of 70% immunization, during a supervision of the Mission System and large missions in the 23 de Enero parish in Caracas. She explained, "We all have to take care of ourselves. This is a call to conscience to avoid an unbridled wave of COVID-19 infections by taking care of ourselves and wearing our masks." | She reminded people that in the Capital District, specifically in the Caricuao parish, a case of the Delta variant was detected, which is wh…

_____ (2021-08-23). Learn From The East — A Major Lesson Of The Pandemic. popularresistance.org The world is now in the throes of another wave of Covid-19, with another surge in infections, sickness and deaths, this time due to the more infectious and apparently more lethal Delta variant. | Are there lessons to be learned from the previous waves of Covid-19 that might help us now? | There are, and they were evident long ago, but in the West, they have been largely ignored. Up to now, for example, the US has suffered over 617,000 deaths; China in contrast has suffered fewer than 5,000 deaths in a population four times as large as the US. Could there not be some lessons that might serve us in the West now and…

Staff (2021-08-23). High-rise window cleaners risk their lives every day—now they're on strike. therealnews.com Rappelling down skyscrapers to clean windows is already a very dangerous job. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, high-rise window cleaners with SEIU Local 26 in Minneapolis were also sent into office buildings to disinfect "hot spots" where outbreaks had occurred, resulting in many workers contracting the disease. Now, after their previous contract expired, 40 window cleaners have walked off the job, demanding pay increases, reduced health care costs, as well as a state-recognized apprenticeship program that would guarantee better training and safety measures for workers in their trade. In this mini-cast, we…

Truth for Health (2021-08-23). Video: Why Kids Don't Contract COVID-19. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-08-23). Malaysian government implodes with COVID-19 epidemic out of control. wsws.org Malaysia has one of the highest infection rates and deaths per capita in the world, with total infections at more than 1.5 million and the death toll at more than 13,000.

Staff (2021-08-23). Far Right Groups Tied to Jan. 6 Attack Reporters and Others at Anti-Mask Rally. truthout.org As COVID-19 cases surge in the United States, anti-mask and anti-vaccine protests are continuing nationwide, with some turning violent. In a shocking story out of California, at least one person was stabbed and two journalists were attacked while covering an anti-vaccine, anti-mask demonstration outside Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday, August 14. The protest was attended by members of the Proud Boys and other right-wing groups. A Southern California mortgage broker named Tony Moon, who also p…

Staff (2021-08-23). Pfizer Vaccine Gets Full FDA Approval, Potentially Triggering Mandates. truthout.org The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine full approval Monday, potentially opening the door to more vaccine mandates. | The Pfizer vaccine previously only had emergency use authorization (EUA), which meant that the FDA had

WorkWeek (2021-08-23). WorkWeek 8-19-21 On The Case Of Major Tillery & Labor & The Fight Against Covid At CCSF. indybay.org WorkWeek covers the case of Major Tillery who provided legal advise to Mumia Abu-Jamal. It also covers the fight against covid at San Francisco City College.

27 Days to Go (2021-08-23). Cal Recall Impacts Nation; Repub Elder's Anti-Pregnant Workers. indybay.org The Sept 14 Governor Recall will drag the US government and economy to the reactionary, economic deep hole of Nazi Trump if it succeeds. The Trump Republican Larry Elder wants female employees to be required to notify their employer when they plan to get pregnant. He is also anti-mask and anti-vaccine in this COVID19 pandemic. This is not about the Democrats; this is about our lives.

Nolan Barton (2021-08-23). Cardiologist Says No Case of COVID-19 Vaccine-induced Myocarditis Is Mild. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-08-23). Key 'Milestone' in Pandemic Fight as FDA Grants Full Approval to Pfizer's Covid Vaccine. commondreams.org "If you believe Black lives indeed matter, then the Senate must reject his appointment immediately," said Rep. Rashida Tlaib in response to the announcement.

Staff (2021-08-23). Proud Boys & Far-Right Groups Tied to Jan. 6 Attack Reporters & Others at Anti-Mask, Anti-Vax Rally. democracynow.org As COVID-19 cases surge in the United States, anti-mask and anti-vaccine protests are continuing nationwide, with some turning violent. In a shocking story out of California, at least one person was stabbed and two journalists were attacked while covering an anti-vaccine, anti-mask demonstration outside Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday, August 14. The protest was attended by members of the Proud Boys and other right-wing groups. A Southern California mortgage broker named Tony Moon, who also participated in the deadly January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, was videotaped attacking the independent journalist…

Ben Radford (2021-08-23). Vaccine inequity and the fight for a people's vaccine. greenleft.org.au As some of the world's wealthiest countries move closer towards fully vaccinating their populations against COVID-19, there could not be a starker contrast when looking at countries in the Global South, writes Ben Radford.

Oakland Privacy (2021-08-23). Wednesday 9/22: Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. indybay.org We will probably meet online in September due to Covid, as we did in August, although it is possible we will meet in-person at the OMNI Commons, as we have in the past before the pandemic, and did in July, assuming it is open and available. Please email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to get up-to-date location information or obtain Zoom meeting access info.

Global Research News (2021-08-23). Selected Articles: The "Secret Agenda" of the So-called Elite and the COVID mRNA Vaccine. globalresearch.ca By The firm, BlackRock Inc., the world's largest asset manager, invests a staggering $9 trillion in client funds worldwide, a sum more than double …

Staff (2021-08-23). Republicans Rush to Squash Local Control in Fight Against COVID. truthout.org Not too long ago, there was a time when Republicans insisted that they were against Big Government and wanted to push it down as much as possible to local control. They extolled the virtues of town councils, school boards and community commissions for being close to the people and, therefore, more responsive to the needs of their constituents. Government officials were neighbors and co-workers and friends so they had a better chance of truly understanding the issues people care about. | But it was always…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-23). COVID-19-related deaths surge in Iran amid lack of vaccines. peoplesdispatch.org Iran is currently facing the fifth wave of COVID-19 pandemic, with many cases of the highly contagious Delta variant being reported. The country is facing problems importing the vaccines due to sanctions imposed by the US…

Labor Video Project (2021-08-23). CA SEIU1000 Pres Richard Lewis Brown On Newsom, Fires, Covid & Racist Homophobic Attacks. indybay.org WorkWeek interviews SEIU 1000 president Richard Lewis Brown about the fires, covid, Newsom and the racist homophobic attacks on him.

David Penner (2021-08-23). America in an Age of Faucism. dissidentvoice.org Reason can wrestle and overthrow terror. — Euripides, Iphigenia in Aulis Medical ethics in the West has long been predicated on informed consent, the oath to do no harm, the notion that good health care is a human right, and the search for scientific truth free from skullduggery and censorship. These tenets are not only integral …

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2021-08-22: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2021-08-22). Study links wildfires in U.S. West to COVID. ecns.cn There were nearly 20,000 extra coronavirus infections and 750 COVID-19 deaths associated with exposure to wildfire smoke between March and December 2020 in the American West, researchers at Harvard University estimate in a new study.

ecns.cn (2021-08-22). Digital revolution contributes to universal health coverage. ecns.cn Prognosis using big data, intelligent diagnosis, instruction on transnational remote surgeries — the booming development of digital technology is driving healthcare more than ever, accelerating the building of the community of common health for mankind.

_____ (2021-08-22). "Paul Wolfowitz" tells Newsmax The Afghanistan War Has Wasted Two Trillion Dollars. popularresistance.org NewsmaxTV today allowed a fake Paul Wolfowitz to spend 11 minutes telling its hundreds of thousands of viewers that the $2.1T war in Afghanistan, begun by his administration in 2001, was a complete waste of money. "The next time we have two trillion dollars lying around, let's spend it on something useful like health care or education," said "Wolfowitz" to Tom Basile, live on the air.

_____ (2021-08-22). Latin American Socialism And The Fight Against COVID-19. popularresistance.org Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua have made significant strides in protecting their people and defending their socialist projects, even as they face a series of interventions orchestrated by Washington, ranging from long-running economic blockades to media campaigns and even military operations. The resilience of Latin American socialist societies and institutions in this context of COVID-19 and U.S. intervention merits significant attention.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-22). Mayo Clinic to reinstitute visitor guidelines in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Due to the continued spread of the highly contagious delta variant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. will reinstitute visitor policy restrictions in inpatient and outpatient settings, beginning Monday, Aug. 16. All visitors entering Mayo Clinic will be screened for respiratory illness, and required to comply with social distancing guidelines and wear a mask for the entirety of their visit. Visitors who do not comply with these requirements will be asked to leave. Updated visitor restrictions…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-22). Mayo Clinic Minute: Catching up on childhood vaccinations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As students prepare to return to the classroom, it's important to ensure that they keep up with their immunization schedules. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a dramatic drop in routine childhood vaccinations. August is National Immunization Month. And Mayo Clinic experts are reminding you that a part of the back-to-school routine is making sure your kids are up to date on their shots. Jason Howland has…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-22). Benefits of kids wearing masks in school. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Children are heading back to the classroom and many parents have questions about their kids wearing face masks to protect them from COVID-19. Are they safe? How do masks help my child? Is my child really at risk of getting COVID-19? Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Mayo Clinic Children's Center, answers these questions and offers insights into the benefits of everyone over age 2 wearing masks when in public settings or around unvaccinated people….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-22). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breaking down the booster terminology for COVID-19 vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccine boosters are being recommended eight months after a person's second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. "A vaccine booster dose is generally an additional dose above and beyond the primary series needed to achieve protective immunity," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "So the dose that was approved this past week would be better classified as an 'additional dose' for those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised." Dr….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-22). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatments and therapies for autism. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 2-year-old niece has had several issues since birth, and she is behind in her communications and attention. I wonder if she may be on the autism spectrum. Before I mention it to my sister, can you explain autism and how it is best treated? ANSWER: Autism is one of a group of serious developmental problems called autism spectrum disorder that appears in early childhood — usually before age 3. Though symptoms and severity…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-22). Consumer Health: Back to school, teens and depression. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With many teens heading back to school, peer pressure and academic expectations are once again a reality. These added pressures can cause ups and downs during what can be an already tumultuous time of life. For some teens, though, the lows are more than just temporary feelings. They're symptoms of depression. Teen depression is a serious mental health problem. It affects how teenagers think, feel and behave, and it can cause emotional, functional and physical…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-22). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Collagen and biotin supplements. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that collagen and biotin are good for the body. What are these supplements, and are they beneficial? ANSWER: Collagen and biotin supplements appear to be getting attention in the media for promoting healthy aging, along with joint and bone health. However, it is important to understand what collagen and biotin are and what research is available to support these claims. Collagen is concentrated in bones, ligaments, tendons, skin, blood vessels and internal…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-22). Swimming for better health and to avoid injuries. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Swimming is often touted as a great workout for all ages, offering benefits not only for the body, but also for the mind. As a form of exercise, swimming keeps your heart rate up and builds muscle strength. It also can be a great form of stress relief. "Swimming is a wonderful sport. I definitely recommend swimming for people of all ages," says Dr. Matthew Crowe, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine expert…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-22). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: It's like a Code Red hospital alert. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org An overwhelming surge of COVID-19 cases is underway in the U.S. The delta variant continues to spread, the lambda variant is showing up, and some people are refusing to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or wear face masks. "My message today is a hospital term and that's Code Red," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "It is Code Red in the U.S. and for the globe regarding…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-22). Mayo Clinic expert discusses breakthrough COVID-19 cases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccines remain the best defense against COVID-19. However, no vaccines are 100% effective at preventing illness in vaccinated people, and a small percentage of breakthrough cases are expected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Breakthrough COVID-19 cases are receiving a lot of attention, but they are not what's driving the current surge. Watch: Mayo Clinic expert discusses breakthrough COVID-19 cases. youtu.be/JcyCl9amum0 Journalists: Broadcast-quality sound bites are in the downloads at…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-22). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Swimming safety for children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A friend and I were talking about the risks of swimming and water safety for young children. I have a toddler and a 4-year-old, and I'm curious about when it's safe to swim, the risk of getting sick, and the need for goggles and earplugs. ANSWER: For many people, the hot summer days are often spent swimming at the pool. But before you help your child suit up, it's important to consider practical tips to…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-22). Science Saturday: Could regenerative medicine relieve neck, back pain? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic is looking to regenerative medicine as a potential long-term solution for degenerative disk disease that has for years eluded medical science. Millions of people in the U.S. are afflicted with chronic neck and back pain that often comes after years of wear and tear on the spine. Current treatments provide only temporary relief for this common disorder and finding a cure has been a great challenge for researchers. Wenchun Qu, M.D., Ph.D., a physiatrist and pain…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-22). Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips for a healthy school year. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org After a year of full or partial distance learning, many students will be headed back into a physical classroom this fall. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Mayo Clinic Children's Center, offers some tips for a healthy school year. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/QeFoQkM-x9U Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Going…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-22). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Kicking your COVID-19 bad habits. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For more than a year, COVID-19 has forced people to depart from their normal routines. Physical isolation, working from home, and added stress and anxiety about a deadly coronavirus have led some people to develop bad habits that have consequences on both physical and mental health. "When we're under stress, we revert back to what's comfortable," says Dr. Benjamin Lai, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician. "COVID-19 has brought unpredictability and a sense of loss…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-22). Mayo Clinic preparing for COVID-19 vaccine boosters when approved. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Are you wondering about booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine? You are not alone. "While the emergency use authorizations for COVID-19 vaccines do not yet allow for people to receive a booster vaccine, we will be prepared," says Dr. James Watson, chair of Mayo's Clinic COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation and Distribution Work Group. The workgroup is closely monitoring booster vaccine development and recommendations and creating a process to administer booster vaccines once they are approved by…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-22). Mayo Clinic Minute: Getting back to the school routine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With classes right around the corner, it's time to get kids ready for a return to school. And after a year that has been anything but normal because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic experts say it's important to prepare children for that first day of school by getting back into a routine. Reporter Jason Howland has more in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/HBsMDxWylpw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-22). Rare Lyme disease-causing bacteria spotted on routine blood films. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Eye on Innovation features exciting advances taking place at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. This monthly series shines a spotlight on recently developed tests and highlights how Mayo Clinic translates ideas and discoveries into testing resources that improve diagnosis and care for patients across the globe. ______________________________________________ It's long been known that Lyme disease is caused by bacteria transmitted through the bite of an infected black-legged tick (otherwise known as the deer tick). The understanding for many years was…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-22). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Reclaiming his life after lab testing confirms a serious illness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At 71, David Voeltz is a happily married family man who appreciates putting in a hard day's work and enjoys spending time in the woods. But for David, the ability to walk through nature with his children and grandchildren, and to climb in and out of the dump truck that is an integral part of his work as a truck driver, has not always been a given. Just two years ago, most of David's muscular…

_____ (2021-08-22). Intersectional Class Struggle: From Shared Oppression To Unified Resistance. popularresistance.org A fifth of the way through the 21st century, our world is riven by conflict and catastrophe and COVID-19 is accelerating our crises. The global pandemic has killed millions of people, with race, poverty and gender being leading determinants of mortality. The global income gap continues to grow as a tiny sector of financiers and industry titans amass unprecedented wealth off the backs of workers.

ecns.cn (2021-08-22). U.S. divisions prove fatal in pandemic. ecns.cn The United States' polarized politics has accelerated the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 and undermined the country's fight against the pandemic, researchers said.

Dr. Richard Urso (2021-08-22). Video: Covid-19 Early Treatment, How to End the Pandemic. Dr. Richard Urso. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-08-22). Cross-species transmission most likely source of COVID-19: Cell. ecns.cn Animal trans-species transmission is the most likely origin of COVID-19 based on current scientific data, said a recent article in the U.S. science journal, the Cell.

Labor Video Project (2021-08-22). CA SEIU1000 Pres Richard Lewis Brown On Newsom, Fires, Covid & Racist Homophobic Attacks. indybay.org WorkWeek interviews SEIU 1000 president Richard Lewis Brown about the fires, covid, Newsom and the racist homophobic attacks on him.

Staff (2021-08-22). As Cases Surge, CDC Only Tracking a Fraction of Breakthrough COVID-19 Infections. truthout.org This story was originally published by Meggan Ingram was fully vaccinated when she tested positive for COVID-19 early this month. The 37-year-old's fever had spiked to 103 and her breath was coming in ragged bursts when an ambulance rushed her to an emergency room in Pasco, Washington, on Aug. 10. For three hours she was given oxygen and intr…

Oakland Privacy (2021-08-22). Wednesday 9/22: Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. indybay.org We will probably meet online in September due to Covid, as we did in August, although it is possible we will meet in-person at the OMNI Commons, as we have in the past before the pandemic, and did in July, assuming it is open and available. Please email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to get up-to-date location information or obtain Zoom meeting access info.

27 Days to Go (2021-08-22). Cal Recall Impacts Nation; Repub Elder's Anti-Pregnant Workers. indybay.org The Sept 14 Governor Recall will drag the US government and economy to the reactionary, economic deep hole of Nazi Trump if it succeeds. The Trump Republican Larry Elder wants female employees to be required to notify their employer when they plan to get pregnant. He is also anti-mask and anti-vaccine in this COVID19 pandemic. This is not about the Democrats; this is about our lives.

Tom Wrobleski (2021-08-22). Questioning the Lockdown and the Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates in a Divided America. globalresearch.ca

Lucas Alden (2021-08-22). Opportunities, Denialism, "Liberty," Movements — Climate Catastrophe/Covid — A Final Act for Humanity? zcomm.org Have existing left formations seized the uncommon opportunities left to us by previous generations and collaborated on a participatory level to provide a popular and unified response to a pandemic and climate catastrophe?>

Megan Redshaw (2021-08-22). 13,000 Deaths, Nearly 600,000 Adverse Events Reported after COVID Vaccines, as Debate Heats Up Over Boosters. globalresearch.ca

Hamilton Nolan (2021-08-22). Donald Trump Is Personally Responsible for Hundreds of Thousands of COVID Deaths. zcomm.org An honest look at what a single lunatic has caused…

WorkWeek (2021-08-22). WorkWeek 8-19-21 On The Case Of Major Tillery & Labor & The Fight Against Covid At CCSF. indybay.org WorkWeek covers the case of Major Tillery who provided legal advise to Mumia Abu-Jamal. It also covers the fight against covid at San Francisco City College.

teleSUR, SH (2021-08-22). Venezuela mantiene en 96% la tasa de recuperados de la Covid-19. telesurtv.net La vicepresidenta venezolana señaló que en las últimas 24 horas se detectaron 1.116 nuevos casos de la Covid-19.

Liz Maryon (2021-08-22). Worst air in the world? Salt Lake City, Utah. liberationnews.org The quickly escalating air pollution in Utah is a public health crisis that warrants immediate, system-wide intervention.

ESWT (2021-08-22). The Endless Shadow of the War on Terror. commondreams.org The over $2 trillion the U.S. poured into the war would have been better spent on "something useful like healthcare or education," said the fake Wolfowitz.

Staff (2021-08-22). If California Governor Is Replaced With Republican, Senate Could Swing to GOP. truthout.org There's a good chance that California — a solidly blue state — will get a right-wing Republican governor as a result of the September 14 recall election. If Gov. Gavin Newsom is recalled, the health, civil rights and future of Californians — and people across the country — will be profoundly threatened. It is also possible that Newsom's defeat could change the balance of power in the U.S. Senate, since the next California governor may be in a position to appoint a sena…

Philippa Rizopoulos (2021-08-22). We Must Fight Privatization of Medicare and Medicaid to Win Single-Payer. zcomm.org It's time the U.S. had a health care system that operates as a public good, free from the demands of profit-making…

Luis Feliz León (2021-08-22). Striking Window Cleaners Want Dangerous Job Recognized as Skilled Trade. zcomm.org They want pay increases, a reduction in health care costs, and a state-recognized, fully funded apprenticeship program to improve training and safety…

_____ (2021-08-22). Big Business Loves The Housing Crisis. popularresistance.org Last week, Lloyds Bank announced its plans to become one of the UK's biggest landlords by buying 50,000 homes over the next four years — roughly equivalent to buying every dwelling in Exeter. The month before, department store chain John Lewis said that it intends to build and rent out 10,000 flats. Academics in the UK have been writing about the small rise in US-style institutional landlordism in the UK for several years now, but this phenomenon seems to have built up a head of steam since the pandemic.

Olivia Engling (2021-08-22). IMF Creates Historic $650 Billion in Emergency Funds to Fight Pandemic. indybay.org Jubilee USA Estimates Wealthy G7 Countries Receive $280 billion and Developing Countries Receive $230 billion from an IMF Currency Creation…

World Socialist Web Site (2021-08-22). Sunday 8/22: For a global strategy to stop the pandemic and save lives! indybay.org An online meeting streamed at wsws.org/live…

teleSUR, drl, NG (2021-08-21). Cecmed autoriza uso de dos vacunas cubanas más contra Covid-19. telesurtv.net La autoridad regulatoria cubana aprobó las vacunas anticovid de la serie Soberana y se suman tres a las aportadas por Cuba.

Mohamed Abbas, Michihiko Goto, Ermira Tartari, Eli Perencevich, Didier Pittet (2021-08-21). [Correspondence] Revisiting the evidence for physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection. thelancet.com We read with great interest the results of the systematic review1 on the effect of personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection, predominantly based on evidence from other betacoronaviruses. As this work raised many more questions than it answered, and because its implications are far-reaching, we highlight several salient concerns.

WSWS (2021-08-21). As New Mexico continues to push for in-person instruction 109 schools report COVID-19 cases. wsws.org At least six New Mexico schools have been forced into online instruction by coronavirus outbreaks as Delta variant cases surge in schools…

ecns.cn (2021-08-21). COVID-19 lab leak theory "extremely unlikely": virologist. ecns.cn The theory that scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology engineered SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, was extremely unlikely, reported the South China Morning Post on Friday.

ecns.cn (2021-08-21). COVID-19 origins tracing should not be politically motivated, says Bangladeshi FM. ecns.cn COVID-19 origins tracing should be objective rather than politically motivated, Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen told Xinhua in a recent exclusive interview.

Ben Bartee (2021-08-21). COVID Propaganda Roundup: Corporate State Declares All-Out War on the "Unvaccinated" globalresearch.ca

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