2021-09-08: News Headlines

sputniknews (2021-09-08). WHO Condemns Wealthier Nations for Hoarding Vaccines, 'Prolonging the Pandemic'. sputniknews.com Last month, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, called on wealthier member-nations to establish a two-month moratorium on COVID-19 booster shots and assist in expanding the scope of vaccine donations. At the time, about 75% of the 4.8 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses delivered went to only 10 countries.

WSWS (2021-09-08). Fifteen educators and staff from Florida's Miami-Dade School district die within ten days as COVID-19 deaths skyrocket across state. wsws.org The tragic deaths came immediately following the district's start of the fall semester and amid a third wave of the pandemic that has claimed the lives of dozens of Florida educators and staffers who have been forced to resume in-person learning.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). 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…

WSWS (2021-09-08). Mounting COVID-19 cases as a result of reopenings drive walkouts at Alabama schools, hospital. wsws.org Students at Bessemer City Schools walked out last Thursday to protest the district's failure to notify parents about cases in schools. On Monday, night shift nurses at University of Alabama Birmingham's Emergency Department ended Labor Day by refusing to clock in, citing unsafe conditions and unfair pay in relation to the pandemic.

Staff (2021-09-08). Joseph Stiglitz: Ending Unemployment Benefits as Pandemic Rages Is Cruel & Hurts Economic Recovery. democracynow.org As unemployment benefits for millions of U.S. workers expired on Labor Day, with many states suffering the worst surge of the pandemic, economist Joseph Stiglitz says it's "disturbing" federal aid was allowed to lapse. "This is going to feed into the problems posed by the Delta variant." Stiglitz also talks about whether Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell should stay in the job, saying he has done a "reasonable job" during the pandemic but has a tendency "to side with Wall Street and engage in deregulation."

WSWS (2021-09-08). San Francisco Giants concessions workers deserve safety from COVID-19 infection, not inadequate hazard pay! wsws.org The struggle of workers for safety from the raging pandemic is bound up with the fight against the policy of the entire ruling class and both of its parties.

WSWS repost (2021-09-08). Concessions workers deserve safety from COVID-19 infection, not inadequate hazard pay! indybay.org The struggle of workers for safety from the raging pandemic is bound up with the fight against the policy of the entire ruling class and both of its parties.

WSWS repost (2021-09-08). San Francisco concessions workers vote overwhelmingly to strike over COVID-19 safety. indybay.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."

Liberation Staff Honolulu (2021-09-08). Honolulu tenants evict Gov. Ige, demand moratorium extension. liberationnews.org "We strive for a world that recognizes that housing is a necessity that shouldn't be denied anyone — especially on stolen land! … No one should go unhoused during a global pandemic!"

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-08). Mexico's Supreme Court decriminalizes abortion in landmark ruling and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at the landmark ruling issued by Mexico's Supreme Court to decriminalize abortion services; the indictments announced against 14 Palestinian security officers for the custodial killing of activist Nizar Banat; counter-protests organized across Brazil against rallies held by far right President Jair Bolsonaro; parliamentary elections in Morocco amid continued demands for political and democratic reforms; and a recent study on mask-wearing conducted in Bangladesh and the urgent changes needed in the public health response to COVID-19.

_____ (2021-09-08). Mexico Court Says Criminalising Abortion Unconstitutional. popularresistance.org Mexico's Supreme Court has ruled that it is unconstitutional to penalise abortion, a major victory for women's health and reproductive rights that comes amid a "green wave" of abortion decriminalisation in Latin America. | The Mexican court's decision on Tuesday follows moves to decriminalise abortion at the state level, although most of the country still has tough laws in place against women terminating their pregnancy early. | "This is a historic step for the rights of women," said Supreme Court Justice Luis Maria Aguilar. | The court unanimously annulled several provisions of a law from Coahuila — a stat…

Editor (2021-09-08). Cuba: The first country in the world to vaccinate children under 12. mronline.org Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel announced Aug. 31—in a special meeting of scientists and health professionals—that by November, 92.6% of Cuba's entire population will be fully vaccinated with the three-shot process.

Staff (2021-09-08). Headlines for September 8, 2021. democracynow.org Taliban Announces Acting Gov't as Protests Take Place Across Afghanistan, 75% of U.S. Adults Partially Vaccinated; Quarter of New Cases Are Children Amid Delta Surge, New Zealand Eases Restrictions; Cuba Rolls Out Vaccines for Children as Young as 2, Pro- and Anti-Bolsonaro Protesters Rally on Brazil's Independence Day, Gov. Abbott Claims He Will "Eliminate Rapists" as He Signs Voter Restriction Bill into Law, Biden Warns of Existential Threat of Climate Change as He Visits NY and NJ in Ida's Wake, Global Coalition Calls on U.N. to Postpone November Climate Talks Amid Pandemic, Vaccine Inequity, Mexico's Top Cour…

scorinoco (2021-09-08). PAHO and Cuba Dialogue on Recognition of COVID-19 Vaccines. orinocotribune.com Representatives of the BioCubaFarma business group and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) held a meeting last Thursday, September 2, in Havana, focused on the process of international recognition of Cuba's COVID-19 vaccines. | "Today a working meeting was held in the headquarters of BioCubaFarma, with the representative of PAHO/WHO in CUBA, Dr. José Moya. It took place in a favorable climate and its objective was the process of recognition of our COVID-19 vaccines by the WHO," the Cuban entity announced on its official Twitter account. | Precisely on Wednesday, September 1, the president of the business…

WSWS (2021-09-08). Strike at Vivantes clinic in Berlin: gulf widens between employees and Berlin Senate parties. wsws.org Hundreds of employees of subsidiaries of the Berlin hospital enterprise Vivantes renewed their strike on Friday, demanding higher wages and better working conditions.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). 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 (2021-09-08). 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 (2021-09-08). 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 (2021-09-08). 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 (2021-09-08). 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 (2021-09-08). 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 (2021-09-08). 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 (2021-09-08). 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 (2021-09-08). 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 (2021-09-08). 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 (2021-09-08). 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 (2021-09-08). 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 (2021-09-08). 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 (2021-09-08). 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 (2021-09-08). 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 (2021-09-08). 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…

Dave Muoio (2021-09-08). Judge Rules 'Neigh' on Using Ivermectin for COVID-19, Reversing Earlier Court Decision. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-09-08). All US schools must be closed as part of a strategy to eradicate COVID-19! wsws.org The unfolding catastrophe in the US makes clear the need to immediately close all schools as part of a broader strategy of eliminating COVID-19 in the US and ultimately eradicating the virus worldwide.

Dr. David Martin (2021-09-08). Video: Dr. David Martin on Canada's Role in Producing the Weaponized "COVID" Injections Which Have Seriously Harmed and Killed Many. globalresearch.ca

Brian Shilhavy (2021-09-08). 200,000 Unvaccinated Military Members Denied Temporary Restraining Order as Commanders Threaten Those Who Refuse COVID-19 Vaccines. globalresearch.ca

John W. Whitehead, Nisha Whitehead (2021-09-08). The Rise of the Security-Industrial Complex from 9/11 to COVID-19. dissidentvoice.org I tell you, freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U.S. government will lead the American people in — and the West in general — into an unbearable hell and a choking life. — Osama bin Laden (October 2001), as reported by CNN What a strange and harrowing road we've walked since September …

Ana Perdigón (2021-09-08). Following Long Delay, First Batch of COVAX Vaccines Arrive in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com Early this morning, the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines from the controversial United Nations COVAX initiative arrived in Venezuela, reported the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Health Organization's (WHO) regional office for the Americas. | This first shipment of COVID vaccines consists of 693,600 doses of China's Sinovac Biotech vaccine, which are included on the WHO emergency use list, and represents barely 6% of the total of vaccines paid for by the Venezuelan government. | "The vaccines were purchased through the Revolving Fund of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) with the count…

Paul Joseph Watson (2021-09-08). Australia's Health Chief Dr. Chant: COVID Will be with Us "Forever", People Will Have to "Get Used to" Endless Booster Vaccines. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-09-08). "Will Corporate Greed Prolong the Pandemic?": Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz on Global Vaccine Equity. democracynow.org Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says global vaccine inequity endangers everyone on the planet, including those in rich countries, and says the best way to solve the problem is to drastically increase production of COVID-19 vaccines. "As long as the disease is festering someplace in the world, there are going to be mutations," Stiglitz says. "So it's in our own self-interest that we get the disease controlled everywhere."

Megan Redshaw (2021-09-08). 650,000+ Injuries Reported after COVID Vaccines, as Biden, FDA Spar Over Boosters. globalresearch.ca

P Bradley, J Wilson, R Taylor, J Nixon, J Redfern, P Whittemore, M Gaddah, K Kavuri, A Haley, P Denny, C Withers, RC Robey, C Logue, N Dahanayake, D Siaw Hui Min, J Coles, M S Deshmukh, S Ritchie, M Malik, H Abdelaal, K Sivabalah, MD Hartshorne, D Gopikrishna, A Ashish, E Nuttall, A Bentley, T Bongers, T Gatheral, TW Felton, N Chaudhuri, L Pearmain (2021-09-08). [Research Paper] Conventional oxygen therapy versus CPAP as a ceiling of care in ward-based patients with COVID-19: a multi-centre cohort evaluation. thelancet.com No survival difference was found between using oxygen alone or CPAP to treat patients with severe COVID-19 who were nIMV. A high patient-initiated discontinuation rate for CPAP suggests a significant treatment burden. Further reflection is warranted on the current treatment guidance and widespread application of CPAP in this setting.

Tanupriya Singh (2021-09-08). Feminists for a People's Vaccine: challenging barriers to equitable access. peoplesdispatch.org A newly launched campaign by the Third World Network and Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era highlights the questions of gender-based differences in access to Covid-19 vaccines, medicines, therapeutics and equipment…

John W. Whitehead (2021-09-08). 20 Years of Government-Sponsored Tyranny: The Rise of the Security-Industrial Complex from 9/11 to COVID-19. globalresearch.ca

Silicon Valley DSA (2021-09-08). Saturday 9/11: Rent Relief Assistance Event in Santa Clara County. indybay.org Parking Lot – San JoseÃÅ Peace and Justice Center, 48 S 7th St., San Jose, CA 95112 | Masks required. Follow current COVID guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

WSWS (2021-09-08). Virginia's health board moves to loosen pandemic safety rules as the state cuts unemployment benefits for thousands. wsws.org Throughout the pandemic, the Democratic Party-controlled government has consistently sacrificed the health and well-being of its population to the interests of big business.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-08). Amid growing healthcare crisis Sri Lanka declares food emergency. peoplesdispatch.org The food emergency decree gives the Gotabaya Rajapaksa-led government sweeping powers to seize stocks of essential items such as rice, paddy, and sugar. The government has extended the nationwide lockdown till September 13…

WSWS (2021-09-08). Federal bankruptcy judge grants Sackler family sweeping immunity in $4.3 billion opioid settlement. wsws.org In an example of class justice, the billionaire Sackler family, which fueled and profited immensely from the opioid epidemic through its company Purdue Pharma and its OxyContin medication, was handed immunity last week from all future opioid lawsuits.

Matt Sedlar (2021-09-08). Why SDRs Belong to States, Not Central Banks. cepr.net It would be a pity if, after all the efforts that civil society and numerous leaders put into this SDR allocation, the SDRs remain unused amid a pandemic because of faux technocratic obstacles.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-09-08). UK on the road to normalcy but with difficult weeks ahead — Neil Ferguson. imperial.ac.uk It is now much harder to model and predict the pandemic due to uncertain levels of immunity, Professor Neil Ferguson told a group of policymakers.

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