2021-09-11: News Headlines

The Lancet (2021-09-11). [Editorial] 9/11 at 20: after war, what? thelancet.com Two decades after the terrorist attacks that initiated a US-led "war on terror", what are the implications and prospects for global health and wellbeing? From an American—indeed, western—perspective, the dangers to security today are diverse and complex. The US intelligence community's annual threat assessment report, published in April, 2021, highlights risks from individual nations and destabilising transnational concerns, from conflict to the climate crisis to cyberattacks. The emergency that is today's Afghanistan was already cited as a cause for anxiety.

Joe Parkin Daniels (2021-09-11). [World Report] Earthquake compounds Haiti's health challenges. thelancet.com Thousands of Haitians—many mistrustful of international non-governmental organisations—are lacking food, water, shelter, and health care. Joe Parkin Daniels reports from Les Cayes, Haiti.

Richard Lane (2021-09-11). [Perspectives] Gagandeep Kang: helping to shape a healthier India. thelancet.com Having worked in enteric disease research for the past three decades, Gagandeep Kang has a broad perspective on many of the health challenges confronting her native India. Kang, who is Professor of Microbiology in the Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences at the Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore, southern India, also directs CMC's Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory. There, rotavirus vaccine work—which has been a central part of her career—remains a priority. "We are currently collaborating with a network of 25 hospitals across India to enable us to better understand how much disease is alle…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-11). Mayo Clinic Conference on Brain Health and Dementia to welcome people living with dementia, caregivers and health care providers. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï The inaugural Mayo Clinic Conference on Brain Health and Dementia will be held virtually on Oct. 29 from 9: 15 a.m. to 2: 15 p.m. CDT with an optional workshop to follow. The event is a collaboration among Mayo Clinic, AARP and the Alzheimer's Association. This conference, which was formerly known as Meeting of the Minds, will recognize all that people who live with dementia and their families have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic….

thelancet (2021-09-11). [Department of Error] Department of Error. thelancet.com Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network. Past, present, and future of global health financing: a review of development assistance, government, out-of-pocket, and other private spending on health for 195 countries, 1995—2050. Lancet 2019; 393: 2233—60—In this Article, the Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network has been updated to include Maciej Banach, Sarah Friedman, and Raghavendra Guru Srinivasan. The affiliations of Maciej Banach, Sarah Friedman, and Raghavendra Guru Srinivasan have also been added, and the affiliations of Martin Amogre Ayanore a…

WSWS (2021-09-11). Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia. wsws.org India: 30,000 contract urban sanitation workers strike in Bihar; Sanmina electronics factory workers strike in Tamil Nadu; Bus drivers close Sydney depot over COVID-19 exposure.

WSWS (2021-09-11). Nabisco workers strike enters second month, as company and BCTGM union plot attacks on pay and health care. wsws.org While Nabisco workers have faced harassment from police and private security on the picket line, BCTGM President Anthony Shelton was fêted at the White House this week along with other top union executives, whom Biden is promoting as a bulwark against a growing rebellion by workers.

WSWS (2021-09-11). California pediatric hospitalizations surge as Newsom boasts about handling of pandemic. wsws.org The sharp rise in pediatric hospitalizations after the return to in-person learning illustrates the devastating cost the Democrats are asking workers and children to bear as they "learn to live with the virus."

WSWS repost (2021-09-11). 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.

The Conversation (2021-09-11). 9/11 survivors' exposure to toxic dust and the chronic health conditions that followed offer lessons that are still too often unheeded. juancole.com By Roberto Lucchini | — ( The Conversation) — The 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York resulted in the loss of 2,753 people in the Twin Towers and surrounding area. After the attack, more than 100,000 responders and recovery workers from every U.S. state — along with some 400,000 residents …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-11). Consumer Health: 5 types of gynecologic cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about the five types of gynecologic cancer. Gynecologic cancer is any cancer that starts in a woman's reproductive organs. More than 116,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer this year, according to the Foundation for Women's Cancer. The five main types of gynecologic cancer are: Cervical cancerEarly stage cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms….

Xiaoxiao Kwete, Felicia Marie Knaul, Beverley M Essue, Ana Langer (2021-09-11). [Correspondence] Gender equity, caregiving, and the 1-2-3-child policy in China. thelancet.com The Lancet Commission on 70 years of women's reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health in China by Jie Qiao and colleagues1 clearly describes a roadmap for universal coverage by 2030. However, the gendered role of caregiving2 is overlooked in the narrow definition of maternal health.3…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-11). Consumer Health: Childhood cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about three of the most common types of cancers in children: acute lymphocytic leukemia, neuroblastoma and pediatric brain tumors. Acute lymphocytic leukemia Acute lymphocytic leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. It's the most common type of cancer in children, and treatments result in a good chance for a cure. Acute lymphocytic leukemia also can occur in adults, though…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-11). Virtual ceremony will celebrate more than 120 graduates of Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Two keynote speakers, including Anthony Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will highlight the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 11. Dr. Anthony Fauci The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences traditionally has had its commencement in tandem with Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. This year's ceremony will be different, and not just because of the continued impact of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-11). 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 (2021-09-11). 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 (2021-09-11). 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…

The Canary (2021-09-11). Survey shows majority of parents worried about school reopening due to coronavirus. thecanary.co Around half of adults are worried about their child going back to school or college after the summer holidays, figures suggest. | Concern: | Some 48% of adults with dependent children said they were very or somewhat worried about their child returning to education settings, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. | Almost a quarter (23%) said they were somewhat unworried or not worried at all. | The main reasons for those worried was fear about their child catching coronavirus (58%), spreading coronavirus (31%), and concern about their mental health and wellbeing due to changes in the school or col…

Staff (2021-09-11). BioNTech 'preparing production' of Covid-19 vaccine for children under 12, which may be approved in Europe next month — media. rt.com German company BioNTech, which in partnership with Pfizer developed one of the most widely used anti-Covid shots, says it's preparing for the worldwide launch of its jab for younger recipients and might get approval in October. | An mRNA vaccine against coronavirus for children aged between five and 11 years old could be approved for use in Germany in a few weeks' time, as early as by mid-October, Der Spiegel reported on Friday. | "In the coming weeks we will present the results of our study on the five- to eleven-year-olds to the authorities worldwide and apply for approval of the vaccine for this age group,…

WSWS (2021-09-11). Amazon safety team member in Washington state loses his life to COVID-19. wsws.org Jeff Linnell was a member of Amazon's safety team at the BFI4 fulfillment center in the suburbs of Seattle, Washington.

WSWS (2021-09-11). As Texas ICU beds fill to capacity, parents' anger mounts. wsws.org Tens of thousands of Texas school children are coming down with COVID-19, as ICU beds across the state fill to capacity and parents demand the implementation of basic public health measures.

WSWS (2021-09-11). Schools forced to close across Russia as COVID-19 spreads. wsws.org Russia's families are confronting a COVID-19 crisis in the country's schools, with a situation developing akin to that seen in the US over the last several weeks.

Brian Shilhavy (2021-09-11). Vaccine Injuries from COVID-19 Shots Fill Hospitals as U.S. Government Lies and Claims a "Pandemic of Unvaccinated" globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-09-11). From 9/11 to Covid, Social Security Is There for Us in Times of Crisis. commondreams.org Middle East experts who opposed America's post-9/11 wars were ridiculed as anti-American extremists. In reality, it was the pro-war right that was making us less safe.

WSWS Repost (2021-09-11). Biden doubles down on reopening schools as child COVID-19 cases surge. indybay.org By insisting on full reopening of schools in the midst of a deadly pandemic, the US president will be responsible for countless deaths of students, teachers and their families.

Anonymous103 (2021-09-11). Biden Overstates by 700% Effectiveness of Covid Vaccines. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Eric Zuesse. | The White House said on September 9th that Its announcement fails to link to any source on that allegation. However, if Biden got that estimate from the New York Times, then he was definitely overstating it by 700%. And America's 'news…

WSWS (2021-09-11). Greek government appoints right-wing extremist Athanasios Plevris as health minister. wsws.org The Greek government under the right-wing New Democracy party is reacting to the social tensions escalated by the pandemic with a further shift to the right and is bracing itself for a confrontation with the working class.

Angela Saini (2021-09-11). [Perspectives] The mistreatment of women in medicine. thelancet.com In 2002, feminist cultural historian Elinor Cleghorn began experiencing pains in her legs. 7 years on from this and other symptoms, including difficulty breathing, she was finally told that she had lupus. The long journey to this diagnosis came filled with confusion and frustration. Doctors repeatedly asserted there was nothing wrong with her, despite her obvious anguish. "I've often wondered if women's chronic diseases wouldn't be so enigmatic if medicine accepted that they can't be understood through biological evidence alone", she writes.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-09-11). Perspectives on the Pandemic with Dr. Peter McCullough. globalresearch.ca

Jubilee USA Network (2021-09-11). Treasury Secretary Yellen Encourages Tax and Aid Deals to Confront Pandemic. indybay.org Improving tax collection raises needed resources for countries, noted Treasury Secretary Yellen at a virtual G7 finance ministers meeting.

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