Daily Archives: September 6, 2021

2021-09-06: News Headlines

Editor (2021-09-06). 10 charts on the State of U.S. workers on the 2nd pandemic Labor Day. mronline.org While workers are continuing to struggle under Covid, corporate lobbyists are converging on Capitol Hill to block proposed pro-labor reforms.

WSWS (2021-09-06). Labor Day 2021 takes place amidst surging pandemic and growth of the class struggle. wsws.org Labor Day is marked in the United States today under conditions of a devastating resurgence of the pandemic and a growing movement of workers to break free of the corporatist trade unions.

Marc Bayard, Sarah Anderson, Rebekah Entralgo (2021-09-06). The Labor Day Dreams of Black Workers. counterpunch.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 all of them were Black essential workers. Countless other Black

Xander Nieuws (2021-09-06). "Is the Virus Fictitious"? Laboratories in US Can't Find COVID-19 in One of 1,500 Positive Tests. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-09-06). Stanford University resident assistants strike over COVID-19, wages. wsws.org The strike by the University's resident assistants at over two dozen student dormitories sheds light on the increasingly impossible situation facing students and student workers.

WSWS (2021-09-06). Concessions workers for San Francisco Giants baseball team vote overwhelmingly to strike over COVID-19 safety. wsws.org The UNITE HERE union forced workers to remain on the job for the Dodgers-Giants game the day after the vote, despite their own admission that the team's handling of the pandemic is "completely inadequate, and dangerously irresponsible."

teleSUR, JCM (2021-09-06). Silvio Rodríguez destaca logros de ciencia cubana ante Covid-19. telesurtv.net Subrayó la "decisión histórica" de Fidel Castro de incentivar la formación de profesionales de la salud e investigadores.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Pancreas transplant can be a cure for diabetes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Many advances have been made in diabetes treatments over the past decade. Diabetes is a lifelong chronic disease with the potential for significant complications. Despite the advances, many people with diabetes struggle with the disease. "Diabetes is an abnormality in consuming or metabolizing blood glucose," says Dr. Tambi Jarmi, a Mayo Clinic nephrologist. "So diabetic patients have a hard time adjusting their blood sugar to the level that their cells needed. It could be a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Mayo Clinic to offer COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinics in Rochester through Sept. 17. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester has added more COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinics for patients, visitors and staff in response to the Food and Drug Administration's full approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for those 16 and older, the recommendation of a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine immunocompromised people, and the potential for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots when they're approved.Anyone 12 and older can attend these walk-in clinics. A parent or guardian needs to accompany children under…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breathing easier with COPD. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the third leading cause of death worldwide according to the World Health Organization. COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. The main cause of COPD in developed countries is tobacco smoking. In the developing world, COPD often occurs in people exposed to fumes from burning fuel for cooking or heating in poorly ventilated homes. People with COPD are at increased risk…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Consumer Health: What do you know about leukemia and lymphoma? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about some of the most common types of these two diseases. Leukemia is cancer of the body's blood-forming tissues, including bone marrow and the lymphatic system. Leukemia usually involves the white blood cells, which are potent infection fighters. They normally grow and divide in an orderly way as your body needs them. But in people with leukemia, the bone marrow…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Monoclonal antibody treatment combo reduces hospitalization among high-risk patients with COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï In an observational study, Mayo Clinic researchers report that the combination of casirivimab and imdevimab ‚Äï two monoclonal antibody treatments under Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization ‚Äï keep high-risk patients out of the hospital when infected with mild to moderate COVID-19. The findings appear in The Lancet's EClinicalMedicine. Nearly 1,400 Mayo Clinic patients were enrolled in the study ‚Äï 696 who received the drug combo between December 2020 and early…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Medical inspiration from an old book. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A Mayo Clinic doctor has pioneered a new procedure to treat a medical problem that causes positional headaches, among other symptoms. And he took a "novel" approach to find the solution. Reporter Jason Howland has the story. Watch: Medical inspiration from an old book youtu.be/PQ-fc-IPbjE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (2: 15) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Sometimes, extraordinary ideas are inspired by the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Mayo Clinic study highlights development of remote patient monitoring program during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï A study by Mayo Clinic investigators highlights the development and implementation of Mayo Clinic's large-scale COVID-19 Remote Patient Monitoring Program, which has served more than 7,000 patients across 41 states. The study evaluated the impact of the program, including: Feasibility.Safety.Patient engagement with the technology.Rate of alerts and escalations managed by virtual care teams.Use of acute care resources.Patient clinical outcomes. Results of the study are published in NPJ Digital Medicine. "Our study investigated how our…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Science Saturday: Opioids provide low evidence of pain relief for migraine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Evidence that opioids provide pain relief for migraine headaches is low or insufficient, a large Mayo Clinic meta-analysis published recently in JAMA has found. However, some newer therapies, along with established migraine treatments, were associated with moderate to high evidence of pain relief. The meta-analysis — which combined results from multiple scientific studies — included 15 systematic reviews and 115 randomized clinical trials of 28,803 patients. While the researchers note that this study provides a good starting point for treatment conversations…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Consumer Health: Treating ovarian cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about treating ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. More than 21,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and nearly 14,000 women will die of the disease. Early stage ovarian cancer rarely causes any symptoms. Advanced-stage ovarian cancer may cause few and nonspecific symptoms…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 modeling shows 100,000 people in the U.S. could die over the next 3 months. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org U.S. hospitalizations for patients with COVID-19 have risen almost 500% over the past two months, according to news reports. Also, the number of ICU beds in the South is dwindling. "We have over 101,000 Americans in the hospital with COVID-19," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Many of them fighting for their lives in ICUs and on ventilators. We are having over 160,000 new cases and just below 1,000…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Mayo Clinic Minute: Patch testing for allergic contact dermatitis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've ever experienced a red, itchy rash appear on your skin after using a certain lotion or even from wearing jewelry, you may be experiencing contact dermatitis. It's caused by a substance you're exposed to that irritates your skin. However, it also can be triggered by an allergic reaction.In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Matthew Hall, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, explains how patch testing is crucial to assess for allergic contact dermatitis. Watch: The…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Mayo Clinic Minute: Don't skip your kid's HPV vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Kids are heading back into the classroom after a year like no other due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the last year, childhood immunization declined, putting kids at risk for diseases that can be prevented by vaccinations. The hope is that as children return to the classroom, children will return to their health care provider, too. Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases physician, says if you have a preteen, make sure he…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Safety in the hurricane aftermath. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As Hurricane Ida moves inland through the southern portion of the U.S., experts are warning people to be cautious after the storm. One of the most common consequences after a storm is the loss of electricity, which increases the possibility of safety concerns and health issues. For instance, Dr. Michael Boniface, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, says that precautions need to be taken when operating a portable generator to eliminate the risk of carbon…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). 3 things you can do to stop the spread of COVID-19 regardless of whether you're vaccinated. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org To maximize protection from the COVID-19 delta variant and limit the spread of COVID-19 to others, health experts continue to urge that people get vaccinated for COVID-19 and wear a mask indoors in public in areas of substantial or high transmission. Watch: Dr. Andrew Badley discusses how to stop the spread of COVID-19 youtu.be/KaqgA0Mg9-0 Journalists: Broadcast-quality sound bites with Dr. Badley are in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). 9-2-2021 COVID-19 Media Only News Briefing: Ask the Mayo expert. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On Thursday, Sept. 2, Dr. Abinash Virk, a Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases expert, fielded questions about COVID-19 from news reporters and producers. Journalists who have already registered on the News Network can log into their accounts to download a recording of the Zoom briefing found at the end of this post. Journalists who would like to access the media briefing video can register with the News Network here. Please super: Abinash Virk, M.D. / Infectious Diseases / Mayo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Virtual Public Forum: (Mis)trust in the COVID-19 vaccine in the African American Community. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE 8/28/21: People of color are at greater risk of becoming infected with, and dying from, COVID-19. To reduce this community's risk, an upcoming virtual town hall will be held to discuss mistrust of COVID-19 vaccines, details about the delta variant, and myths and facts about COVID-19. Participants will hear from health experts who have been on the frontlines, working to share health information and save lives. Watch: Recording of Virtual Public Forum: (Mis)trust in the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Getting to the heart of the matter. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Ten years ago, Elizabeth Scovil, a 46-year-old wife and mother of four from Forest City, Florida, collapsed at the gym. Luckily some local paramedics were there and came to her rescue. But then it happened again. "I am an athlete. I was always working out," says Elizabeth. She began experiencing episodes of dizziness, and her heart would beat rapidly. "It would go up to 150, 170 beats per minute all of a sudden. It can…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Mayo Clinic urges cancer patients to seek third dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï Mayo Clinic Cancer Center announced on Tuesday, Aug. 31, that it is following recommendations from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network that encourage cancer patients to receive a third dose of a messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine. The Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are messenger RNA vaccines. If patients were vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, no third dose is recommended at this time. The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is an…

WSWS (2021-09-06). Sri Lankan president proclaims state of emergency. wsws.org President Rajapakse has responded to the coronavirus pandemic and the associated economic and political crisis by acquiring more dictatorial powers.

WSWS (2021-09-06). Appalachian State faculty call for shift to online classes as COVID-19 cases surge. wsws.org Over 200 faculty at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina have presented a petition calling for a return to online instruction in the midst of spiraling case numbers.

Sandipan Talukdar (2021-09-06). COVID-19: Autoantibodies can cause severe disease and deaths. peoplesdispatch.org Various studies have revealed that autoantibodies have been a key driver of severe illness and deaths amongst people critically infected with COVID-19. Findings also show that autoantibodies' concentration in human bodies increases with age…

Physicians for Informed Consent (2021-09-06). Physicians for Informed Consent Publishes Comprehensive Analysis of U.S. COVID-19 Infection-Fatality Rate by Age Group. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-09-06). The Economist: "Excess deaths" during pandemic exceed 15 million. wsws.org Fifteen million more people have died during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to historical norms, according to a recent report by the Economist .

Daniela Jimenez (2021-09-06). President Maduro Explains What Back to School Will be Like. orinocotribune.com On Sunday, September 5, the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, announced that school activities in the new academic year will be in person, within the 7 + 7 reopening scheme applied by the national government. This means that there will alternately be a week of in-person classes and a week of online classes. | During an interview on the TV show Aquí con Ernesto Villegas, the president stressed that the primary objective of return to classes is "to rescue sociability" among the students and between the students and the teachers, which was truncated by the COVID-19 pandemic that forced millions of students fro…

WSWS (2021-09-06). Japan's COVID-19 crisis in the wake of the Olympics. wsws.org More than 118,000 COVID-19 patients are self-isolating at home, and increasing numbers are denied access to hospital care and dying at home.

Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi (2021-09-06). Microbiologist Explains COVID Jab Effects: Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi. globalresearch.ca

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-06). Why Has COVID19 Not Yet Reached My Community? libya360.wordpress.com Ollantay Itzamná Community formative assembly In my "decolonial" phase, almost a decade ago, I decided to leave the city and live in rural areas. To relearn farming, to cultivate. To allow myself to be aesthetically and existentially cultivated by Mother Earth in my return to Her. It was in this existential phase that the announcement…

The Empoweror (2021-09-06). Military Members and Vets Are Having Health Issues after Getting Their COVID Shots. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-09-06). Australia: New South Wales faces imminent collapse of hospital system amid Delta surge. wsws.org There are now 1,071 COVID-19 patients in NSW hospitals, with 177 people in intensive care,. including three children, and 62 requiring ventilation.

WSWS (2021-09-06). Japanese Prime Minister Suga announces resignation. wsws.org COVID-19 has been allowed to run wild through Japan as the Suga government refused to take the necessary measures to stop the spread of the virus.

Dechlan Brennan (2021-09-06). COVID-19: The mental health crisis and right's hypocrisy. greenleft.org.au The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown up many surprises but none as sickening as the right pretending to care about people's mental health, argues Dechlan Brennan.

teleSUR- lvm, JL (2021-09-06). Boxeador àìscar de la Hoya es hospitalizado por la Covid-19. telesurtv.net "A pesar de estar completamente vacunado, contraje la Covid-19 y no voy a poder pelear el próximo fin de semana", anunció el deportista.

Peter Crowley (2021-09-06). Endless Covid: A Thank You Note to the Unvaccinated. counterpunch.org Vaccine refusal and the US's consequential Delta variant surge has taught us one thing as Americans: we are done for. Like the toxoplasmosis parasite that infects mice brains, causing them to lose their fear of cats, the unvaccinated mice strut around before the cat. But when they become infected with the Delta variant, toxoplasmosis leaves

Peter Koenig (2021-09-06). The mRNA-Experimental Gene-Altering Poisonous Jabs. globalresearch.ca The house of cards is crumbling. It's is a known fact, that the so-called SARS-CoV-2 "virus" has never been isolated. The entire covid-story — what has been keeping the world in a trauma for the last 18 months — is a huge fraud…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-09-06). The WHO Confirms that the Covid-19 PCR Test is Flawed: Estimates of "Positive Cases" are Meaningless. The Lockdown Has No Scientific Basis. globalresearch.ca One year later the WHO retracts. They don't say "We Made a Mistake". It's carefully formulated. While they do not officially deny the validity of their misleading January 2020 guidelines, they recommend RT-PCR "Re-testing" (which everybody knows is an impossibility).

Colin Todhunter (2021-09-06). Address the Global Public Health Crisis: Ban Glyphosate Now! globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-09-06). More Than 200 Health Journals Call For Urgent Action On Climate Crisis. popularresistance.org The editorial, which is being published before the UN general assembly and the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow this November, says: "Ahead of these pivotal meetings, we — the editors of health journals worldwide — call for urgent action to keep average global temperature increases below 1.5C, halt the destruction of nature, and protect health. "Health is already being harmed by global temperature increases and the destruction of the natural world, a state of affairs health professionals have been bringing attention to for decades.

Graham Peebles (2021-09-06). Complacency Rules: Consumerism and the Environment. dissidentvoice.org The 16 Year Old, middle class, privileged, argues that meat and other animal produce are essential for his health, his ability to play sport, and the development of his adolescent brain; besides, one person becoming vegetarian/vegan, won't make any difference to the environmental crisis. The total failure to respond in any meaningful way to the …

Christine Massey (2021-09-06). 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.

thelancet (2021-09-06). [Commentary] Call for emergency action to limit global temperature increases, restore biodiversity, and protect health. thelancet.com The UN General Assembly in September 2021, will bring countries together at a critical time for marshalling collective action to tackle the global environmental crisis. They will meet again at the biodiversity summit in Kunming, China, and the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, UK. Ahead of these pivotal meetings, we—the editors of health journals worldwide—call for urgent action to keep average global temperature increases below 1.5‚ÄØ ∞C, halt the destruction of nature, and protect health.

WSWS (2021-09-06). Australian government moves to block access to "National Cabinet" pandemic documents. wsws.org The government is seeking to stop any public scrutiny of the discussion inside the bipartisan body that is pushing the corporate drive to "live with the virus."

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