Daily Archives: September 2, 2021

2021-09-02: News Headlines

Catherine (2021-09-02). 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?>

WSWS (2021-09-02). Leading contenders in Germany's federal election promote militarism, police, social cuts and the wider spread of COVID-19. wsws.org The policies of the next German government were detailed at a debate among the three leading candidates for chancellor in the September 26 election.

WSWS (2021-09-02). Two Texas teachers die of COVID-19 in the same school district. wsws.org Across the United States, at least 48 teachers have died as school reopenings drive a new upsurge of the coronavirus pandemic…

_____ (2021-09-02). Why the U.S. Still Suffers from Covid. popularresistance.org The United States is as much a failed state now as it was when the pandemic began. Temporary unemployment benefits end in September, and millions of people were denied these funds when republican state legislatures decreed that they wanted people back at work. The Supreme Court struck down the eviction moratorium and 90% of the funds allocated to pay for rent relief remain unspent. Millions of people face the prospect of becoming unhoused.

Staff (2021-09-02). Headlines for September 2, 2021. democracynow.org Supreme Court Refuses to Halt Texas Anti-Abortion Law While Legal Challenges Proceed, Hurricane Ida's Remnants Bring Tornadoes, Flooding and Record Rainfall to Northeast, Gulf Coast Faces Shortages of Food, Water and Energy Days After Hurricane Ida's Landfall, U.N. Says Fivefold Increase in Extreme Weather Events Caused Over 2 Million Deaths Since 1970, Taliban Parade U.S.-Made Military Hardware as Refugees Gather at Afghanistan's Borders, New York Extends Eviction Moratorium Halted by U.S. Supreme Court, Texas School District Cancels Classes After 2 Teachers Die of COVID-19, Colorado Grand Jury Indicts 3 Cops, 2…

Marc Vandepitte (2021-09-02). COVID-19 and the Economic Blockade Put Severe Pressure on Cuban Health Care. orinocotribune.com By Marc Vandepitte — Aug 28, 2021 | The Cuban health care system is among the best in the world, but today it's groaning under the weight of COVID-19. This is due to the economic blockade and the highly contagious delta variant. Now all resources are being placed in a rapid vaccination campaign. It is a race against time. | Cuba is experiencing difficult times. As a result of the tightened US economic blockade and the loss of tourism because of COVID-19, the country is going through a deep economic slump. Many basic products such as food and medicine have become scarce. | As if that weren't enough, the coron…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-02). Post-Taliban takeover, what will happen to healthcare in Afghanistan? peoplesdispatch.org With the Taliban now in power, what will happen to healthcare in Afghanistan? Under the US occupation, Afghanistan's health system became completely dependent on international NGOs. The country does not have a proper public health system of its own. Farooq Tariq from the People's South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation talks about the challenges ahead for the people of Afghanistan.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-02). 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 (2021-09-02). Mayo Clinic Minute: Back to school and separation anxiety. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Kids have been at home for a long time because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and some students might not be looking forward to the first day of school this year, in part because of separation anxiety. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/C_wvC0NAgy8 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 07) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. By the time the first school bell rings, some kids…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-02). 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 (2021-09-02). 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 (2021-09-02). 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…

Staff (2021-09-02). 67 abortions in 17 hours: Inside a Texas clinic's race to beat new six-week abortion ban. therealnews.com At Whole Woman's Health in Fort Worth, it was a race to perform as many abortions as possible until midnight, when a new Texas ban on the procedure became law.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-02). Expert Alert: 3 reasons why more organ donors from diverse backgrounds are needed. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Of the 106,000 people in the U.S. who are awaiting a lifesaving organ transplant, roughly 60% are minorities. As part of National Minority Donor Awareness Month, Mayo Clinic experts provide three reasons why getting more people from diverse backgrounds to be organ donors is vital to help save lives: 1. Some racial and ethnic populations are more likely to need a transplant. African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans and Native Americans have an…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-02). 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 (2021-09-02). 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 (2021-09-02). 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 (2021-09-02). Responding to increased demand for COVID-19 testing, vaccines and implementing visitor restrictions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org RED WING, Minn. — In response to the recent significant increase of COVID-19 cases in Minnesota, Mayo Clinic Health System is implementing new visitor restrictions and enhancing the availability of COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. "We're testing hundreds of people each day for COVID-19. In southeast Minnesota counties outside of Rochester, 15 to 20 percent of tests are coming back positive," says Robert Albright, Jr. D.O., regional vice president, Southeast Minnesota Region, Mayo Clinic Health System….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-02). 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 (2021-09-02). Mayo Clinic physicians recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic physicians Judith Kaur, M.D. and Thomas R. Viggiano M.D., M.Ed. have been recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges with 2021 AAMC awards. The annual awards honor individuals and institutions making significant contributions to medical education, research, clinical care, and community engagement. Judith Kaur, M.D., Professor of Oncology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Dr. Kaur, of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Florida received The Herbert W. Nickens Award for…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-02). 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 (2021-09-02). 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…

January Weiner, Phillip Suwalski, Manuel Holtgrewe, Alexander Rakitko, Charlotte Thibeault, Melina Màºller, Dimitri Patriki, Claudia Quedenau, Ulrike Kràºger, Valery Ilinsky, Iaroslav Popov, Joseph Balnis, Ariel Jaitovich, Elisa T Helbig, Lena J Lippert, Paula Stubbemann, Luis M Real, Juan Macías, Juan A Pineda, Marta Fernandez-Fuertes, Xiaomin Wang, Zehra Karadeniz, Jacopo Saccomanno, Jan-Moritz Doehn, Ralf-Harto Hàºbner, Bernd Hinzmann, Mauricio Salvo, Anja Blueher, Sandra Siemann, Stjepan Jurisic, Juerg H. Beer, Jonas Rutishauser, Benedikt Wiggli, Hansruedi Schmid, Kathrin Danninger, Ronald Binder, Victor M Corman, Barbara Màºhlemann, Rao Arjun Arkal, Gabriela K. Fragiadakis, Eran Mick, Consortium COMET, Carolyn S. Calfee, David J. Erle, Carolyn M. Hendrickson, Kirsten N. Kangelaris, Matthew F. Krummel, Prescott G. Woodruff, Charles R. Langelier, Urmila Venkataramani, Federico García, Joanna Zyla, Christian Drosten, Braun Alice, Terry C Jones, Norbert Suttorp, Martin Witzenrath, Stefan Hippenstiel, Tomasz Zemojtel, Carsten Skurk, Poller Wolfgang, Tatiana Borodina, Study Group Pa-COVID, Stephan Ripke, Leif E Sander, Dieter Beule, Ulf Landmesser, Toumy Guettouche, Florian Kurth, Bettina Heidecker (2021-09-02). [Research Paper] Increased risk of severe clinical course of COVID-19 in carriers of HLA-C*04:01. thelancet.com HLA-C*04: 01 carrier state is associated with severe clinical course in SARS-CoV-2. Our findings suggest that HLA class I alleles have a relevant role in immune defense against SARS-CoV-2.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-02). 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 (2021-09-02). 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 (2021-09-02). Don't get COVID-19 booster vaccine too soon. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Amid reports of waning COVID-19 immunity, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to officially approve a third dose of messengerRNA vaccines for the general public. Moderna and Pfizer are mRNA vaccines. The FDA has already approved a third COVID-19 vaccine dose for those who have compromised immune systems, as part of their primary vaccine series. That third vaccine is not considered a booster. However, Mayo Clinic experts say the pending FDA approval for…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-02). 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 (2021-09-02). 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 (2021-09-02). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Congenital heart disease revision surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a congenital heart defect and my initial surgery at 32 was complicated. I continue to have heart problems. At my last visit, my cardiologist said I would likely need another surgery. I'm afraid to have another procedure. How do I know if I need one, and why would a revision be needed? ANSWER: Patients with moderate to high complexity congenital heart disease often undergo multiple interventions. Not knowing what condition you have,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-02). 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 (2021-09-02). 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 (2021-09-02). 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 (2021-09-02). FDA gives full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration gave full approval to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, Aug. 23, making it the first COVID-19 vaccine to receive such approval. The Pfizer vaccine was previously available under an FDA emergency use authorization. This emergency use authorization followed rigorous testing that included thousands of clinical trial participants. "Based on clinical trial results, Mayo Clinic experts have promoted the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines since the emergency use…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-02). 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 (2021-09-02). Defeat bipartisan drive in Australia to de-register political parties! wsws.org Amid the global resurgence of COVID-19, anti-democratic bills have been rushed through Australia's parliament to suppress opposition to the criminal "reopening" drive by the capitalist class.

RobertAlvarez (2021-09-02). The Labor Day Dreams of Black Workers. ips-dc.org As our second pandemic Labor Day approaches, Black worker leaders are determined to never again bear the brunt of a national crisis as they have under COVID-19. | At least four U.S. employees have now been killed as they tried to enforce mask mandates — and Countless other Black Americans, who make up a

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-02). The Long Shadow of Hunger in India. libya360.wordpress.com Newsclick From tribal communities in the forests to daily wage workers in the metros, hunger afflicted millions of Indians throughout the last year. Meanwhile, the central government had massive stocks of grain The COVID-19 pandemic and the government's ill-conceived and heartless response have left the people of India devastated. The unprecedented loss of jobs and…

John Goss (2021-09-02). North / South Korea COVID Divide. globalresearch.ca

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-02). Protests surge in Thailand surge as govt. faces no-confidence motion. peoplesdispatch.org Protests have intensified in Thailand against the poor management of the COVID-19 pandemic. A no-confidence motion has also been moved against prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his colleagues, including public health minister Anutin Charnvirakul.

Staff (2021-09-02). Care workers have gone through hell for us—will we show up for them? therealnews.com The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has thrown America's deeply dysfunctional system of caregiving into sharp relief: overcrowded and understaffed nursing homes

RobertAlvarez (2021-09-02). Black Labor Leaders and Advocates Reflect on the Pandemic and What Comes Next. ips-dc.org We asked nine leading Black labor organizers and policy advocates how to advance racial equity in the COVID recovery — and beyond. Here are their responses.

WSWS (2021-09-02). Australia: Victorian Labor government declares it necessary to "live with the virus" wsws.org The Labor administration's declaration that it is abandoning any attempt to eradicate COVID transmission has been hailed by the financial press and the federal government as a crucial step forward in a homicidal "reopening" drive.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-09-02). 60% of Those Older than 50 "Who Die from COVID" Are Double Vaxxed. globalresearch.ca

Susan Price (2021-09-02). Green Ban lifted, historic Willow Grove to be relocated. greenleft.org.au The North Parramatta Residents Action Group does not agree with relocating Willow Grove and is accusing the NSW government of using COVID-19 to desecrate the site. Susan Price reports.

Staff (2021-09-02). Child COVID Diagnoses Surpass 500,000 Just as Schools Start Reopening. truthout.org There has been a rapid increase in the number of children receiving COVID-19 diagnoses over the past month, a disturbing trend being witnessed across the country as kids head back to school. | The American Academy of Pediatrics reported that, between August 5 to 26,

Jon Miltimore (2021-09-02). Harvard Epidemiologist Says the Case for COVID Vaccine Passports Was Just Demolished. globalresearch.ca

Nayvin Gordon (2021-09-02). 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…

David Cole (2021-09-02). Civil Liberties and Vaccine Mandates: Here's Our Take. aclu.org Do vaccine mandates violate civil liberties? Some who have refused vaccination claim as much. | We disagree. | At the ACLU, we are not shy about defending civil liberties, even when they are very unpopular. But we see no civil liberties problem with requiring Covid-19 vaccines in most circumstances. | While the permissibility of requiring vaccines for particular diseases depends on several factors, when it comes to Covid-19, all considerations point in the same direction. The disease is highly transmissible, serious and often lethal; the vaccines are safe and effective; and crucially there is no equally effect…

Dr. Peter Doshi (2021-09-02). Does the FDA Think These Data Justify the First Full Approval of a COVID-19 Vaccine? BMJ. globalresearch.ca On 28 …

Megan Redshaw (2021-09-02). Military Service Members with Natural Immunity File Lawsuit Against DOD, FDA, HHS over COVID Vaccine Mandate. globalresearch.ca

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