Daily Archives: September 1, 2021

2021-09-01: News Headlines

Staff (2021-09-01). Headlines for September 1, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Defends U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan, Signals End to U.S. Nation-Building Through War, Louisiana Gov. Tells Hurricane Ida Evacuees "Do Not Return" Amid Power Outages, Lack of Services, Texas Enacts Near Total Ban on Abortions, the Most Draconian Anti-Choice Law in the Country, Texas Legislature Passes Voter Suppression Bill, Sending Measure to Governor's Desk, Pennsylvania, New York Announce New Measures to Curb COVID Transmission in Schools, NYC Housing Advocates Call for Extension of Eviction Moratorium, EU Vaccinates 70% of Adults; Israel Rolls Out Booster Shots; Filipino Health Workers Protest Gov't…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-01). After Supreme Court ruling, a tsunami of evictions is set overwhelm US. peoplesdispatch.org Following a Supreme Court ruling that ended the moratorium, evictions are resuming in the United States. Eugene Puryear talks about the impact of this judgement on millions who might face a housing crisis even as the pandemic continues to rage on…

Catherine (2021-09-01). 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 (2021-09-01). 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 (2021-09-01). 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…

Staff (2021-09-01). Georgia Vaccination Drive Shuts Down After Anti-Vaxxers Threaten & Harass Staff. truthout.org One of the biggest struggles health care professionals are facing in states with high rates of COVID-19 is convincing more people to get vaccinated in order to protect themselves and others from the virus. In Georgia, that struggle is being compounded by the fact that public health workers at several vaccine clinics

Doctors for COVID Ethics (2021-09-01). J'Accuse! The Gene-based "Vaccines" are Killing People. Governments Worldwide Are Lying to You the People, to the Populations They Purportedly Serve. globalresearch.ca The Signal of Harm is now indisputably overwhelming, and, in line with universally accepted ethical standards for clinical trials, Doctors for Covid Ethics demands that the 'Covid' vaccine programme be halted immediately.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-01). 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 (2021-09-01). 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 (2021-09-01). 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 (2021-09-01). Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer to retire Nov. 30. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Jeff Bolton, Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer, has announced his plans to retire on Nov. 30. He has been Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer since 2013 and a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees since 2011. He joined Mayo Clinic in 2002 as its chief financial officer."I am truly grateful to Jeff for his dedication and service during his 19 years in leadership roles at Mayo Clinic," says Gianrico Farrugia,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-01). 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 (2021-09-01). 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 (2021-09-01). 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 (2021-09-01). 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 (2021-09-01). 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 (2021-09-01). 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 (2021-09-01). 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 (2021-09-01). 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 (2021-09-01). 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 (2021-09-01). 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 (2021-09-01). 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 (2021-09-01). 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…

AT Contributor (2021-09-01). WHO monitoring new coronavirus variant named 'Mu'. asiatimes.com The World Health Organization has said it is monitoring a new coronavirus variant known as "Mu," which was first identified in Colombia in January. Mu, known scientifically as B.1.621, has been classified as a "variant of interest," the global health body said Tuesday in its weekly pandemic bulletin. The WHO said the variant has mutations …

WSWS (2021-09-01). COVID-19 infections and deaths spiral out of control in Oregon. wsws.org The state recorded 5,495 new cases on Monday, far surpassing the previous record of 2,147 recorded December 4, 2020.

WSWS (2021-09-01). WHO warns of 236,000 COVID-19 deaths in Europe in next three months. wsws.org This horrific scenario is not inevitable, but preventing it requires the international mobilization of the working class for a scientific policy of eradication of the virus.

WSWS (2021-09-01). The Wuhan Lab lie: Who is to blame for the COVID-19 pandemic? wsws.org The central aim of Washington's claims that China is responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic is to deflect attention from US capitalism's disastrous and criminal response to the pandemic.

Joachim Hagopian (2021-09-01). Three Mass Trauma Events Used to Destroy America: JFK Murder, 9/11 and COVID-19 Genocide. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-09-01). China calls on WHO to inspect US Army biological facility. wsws.org To answer one conspiracy theory with another only undermines the significance of China's record in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.

ecns.cn (2021-09-01). Politicizing COVID-19 origins tracing to lead nowhere: Chinese envoy. ecns.cn The origins tracing of COVID-19, a complex issue of science, "should and can only be undertaken by scientists around the world through joint research".

WSWS (2021-09-01). Rising hospitalisations in New Zealand's Delta outbreak. wsws.org Thirty-two people are in hospital with the Delta variant of COVID-19, as New Zealand struggles to stamp out the growing outbreak.

WSWS (2021-09-01). Amid catastrophic spread of COVID-19: Florida colleges and universities open with in-person learning. wsws.org Students at virtually all major Florida universities will be returning to in-person classrooms at normal capacity, with no requirements or tracking for vaccinations, while mask-wearing in the classrooms and around campus is "recommended."

Anis Chowdhury (2021-09-01). Allow least developed countries to develop. mronline.org The pandemic is pushing back the world's poorest countries with the least means to finance economic recovery and contagion containment efforts. Without international solidarity, economic gaps will grow again as COVID-19 threatens humanity for years to come.

Ashana Bigard (2021-09-01). In New Orleans, Safe Schools Are Not an Option. progressive.org The city with the most "school choice" is turning its back on parents who want more measures to fight COVID-19 spread.

WSWS (2021-09-01). New Zealand early childhood teacher denounces lack of COVID-19 protections. wsws.org As New Zealand's Labour Party government eases lockdown restrictions outside of Auckland, teachers and children are at significant risk if the Delta variant of COVID-19 is circulating in the community.

Staff (2021-09-01). Venezuela is at a Good Pace in the Global COVID-19 Vaccination Rate. orinocotribune.com According to information from Venezuela exceeds in that period, on average, the vaccination per population rates of the Western nations that have had greater and better access to vaccines, such as Canada, the United States, Germany and the United Ki…

Global Research News (2021-09-01). Selected Articles: A Letter to the Vaccinated. globalresearch.ca By Giving up civil liberties in exchange for a false sense of safety is futile. We must n…

Nayvin Gordon (2021-09-01). 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…

Peter Boyle (2021-09-01). Put public health before corporate profits! greenleft.org.au Peter Boyle argues that the federal government's increasingly shrill campaign to lift COVID-19 restrictions and "live with the virus" only serves the interests of big corporations.

Megan Redshaw (2021-09-01). CDC Endorses FDA Approval of Pfizer COVID Vaccine for 16 and Older, Amid Questions About Missing Data and Which Vaccine Is Actually Approved. globalresearch.ca

imperial.ac.uk (2021-09-01). Research sheds light on how economies may respond to COVID-19 restrictions. imperial.ac.uk New research from the Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team sheds light on how economies might respond to different levels of COVID-19 restrictions.

Steve Klinger (2021-09-01). We're Covering and Marketing Covid Vaccinations All Wrong. counterpunch.org Since the numerous vaccines for Covid-19 were fast-tracked through trials and production in the second half of 2020 the news media have been covering their development and deployment nonstop, and as a bit of a news junkie, I've been reading and, mostly, watching with great interest. Lately it has been with growing dismay at the

Colin Todhunter (2021-09-01). Address the Spiralling Public Health Crisis by Banning Glyphosate in the EU and Worldwide. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-09-01). It's Time to Build American Health Care Back Better. commondreams.org "The greed of some Sacklers fueled an opioid epidemic that has killed more than 500,000 Americans," said Rick Claypool of Public Citizen.

_____ (2021-09-01). Climate Groups Launch Campaign to Exclude Natural Gas From Key Federal Energy Policy. commondreams.org Please contact your Senators and Representative today and ask them to vote for the Build Back Better bill with all the health care provisions included, because care can't wait and neither can we.

WSWS (2021-09-01). 1.2 million residents in New Jersey food insecure as gubernatorial election nears. wsws.org Neither Democratic Governor Phil Murphy nor his Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli proposes measures to combat growing food insecurity or halt the decline in medical services.

SLEDMDBEUPHMPT (2021-09-01). Sanders: la expansión de Medicare de Biden es un paso hacia Medicare para todos. peoplesworld.org OAKLAND, California — Las propuestas del presidente Biden para expandir el Medicare tradicional para cubrir a más personas y ofrecer más beneficios son un paso en el camino hacia Medicare para todos, sostiene el principal defensor de este tipo de atención médica de pagador único administrada por el gobierno. Es por eso que el senador …

WSWS (2021-09-01). Delta variant surges in Hawaii while schools remain open. wsws.org Like the rest of the United States, the Hawaiian Islands are feeling the deadly effects of the pandemic surge fueled by the Delta variant even with one of the highest vaccination rates in the country.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-01). Thai government face no-confidence motion as protesters vow to intensify struggle. peoplesdispatch.org Prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and five other members of his cabinet face a no-confidence motion from the opposition over allegations of corruption and mismanagement of the pandemic…

From Embers (2021-09-01). From Embers: Coming Together Amid The Pandemic. itsgoingdown.org From Embers talks with members of the Halifax Anarchist Bookfair collective about organizing large events during the pandemic. This episode features an interview with two members of the Halifax Anarchist Bookfair collective. We talked about how and why to organize an anarchist gathering during the pandemic, anarchy in Halifax, and why we need anarchist bookfairs…

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