2021-09-14: News Headlines

Staff (2021-09-14). Headlines for September 14, 2021. democracynow.org Donors Pledge $1.2B in Aid to Afghanistan as U.N. Warns of Looming Humanitarian Catastrophe, Secretary of State Blinken Defends U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan, 1 Million Public School Students Return to New York City Classrooms Despite COVID-19 Surge, Departing FDA Scientists Blast Biden's Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters, Pressure Mounts on Germany to Support COVID-19 Patent Waiver as WTO Panel Meets, Public Citizen: Biden Could Share Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Recipe with the World, Hurricane Nicholas Brings Storm Surge and Heavy Rain to Gulf Coast, Biden Calls for Urgent Action on Climate Crisis After Tourin…

Charles Xu (2021-09-14). The United States' Recent Failures in War and Fighting Racism Should Serve as a Warning to Its Allies. counterpunch.org On May 26, 2021, President Joe Biden ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to produce "analysis of the origins of COVID-19" within 90 days. This move followed weeks of speculation surrounding the claim that the virus had escaped from a Chinese laboratory, usually identified as the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Having rightly rejected this claim for more

Steve Early (2021-09-14). Amid Give-Back Demands: Workers Can Still Safeguard Pensions. counterpunch.org In recent decades, a top management priority has been reducing the cost of retirement benefits. The pandemic and its economic fallout have generated a new round of employer demands for pension freezes, benefit cuts, plan conversions, and two-tier coverage. The Labor Guide to Retirement Plans (Monthly Review Press), a newly published book by Oregon union

Deniz Agraz (2021-09-14). Under COVID-19, artists need a living wage. greenleft.org.au Deniz Agraz spoke to Christian "Bong" Ramilo, a Filipino-Australian musician and community arts worker based in Darwin, about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts sector.

_____ (2021-09-14). The Pandemic Has Made Homelessness And Eviction Even More Deadly. popularresistance.org According to the Associated Press, a one-night tally in 2020 counted 580,000 people experiencing homelessness in the United States. Advocates say that total is almost certainly a severe undercount, with a more accurate total being upwards of 2 million people. | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has acknowledged both the difficulty of helping unhoused folks get vaccinated—most don't have access to transit options—and the reality that they're more likely to be at risk of severe illness because of compounding health issues. But how we actually help our unhoused neighbors get vaccinated varie…

NARAL Pro-Choice America (2021-09-14). Tuesday 9/14: How the Women's Health Protection Act Can Protect Access to Abortion Care. indybay.org Online action event…

Women's March Monterey Bay (2021-09-14). Saturday 10/2: Women's March Monterey Bay: Rally for Reproductive Rights. indybay.org Window on the Bay Waterfront Park, 717 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940 | *Masks are requested due to COVID*; Please follow current COVID guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-14). 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….

_____ (2021-09-14). Activists Go On Trial For Protesting Power Grab In Honduras. popularresistance.org Currently in Honduras, medical anthropologist Adrienne Pine is closely involved with the Espinal and àÅlvarez trial. | Pine said today: "This Monday and Tuesday, former political prisoners Edwin Espinal and Raúl àÅlvarez will go on trial in Honduras on trumped-up charges related to their participation in protests during the 2017 Honduran electoral crisis. | "Protests had erupted nationwide after the blatant theft of the November 2017 presidential elections by Juan Orlando Hernández, who had previously orchestrated an illegal takeover of the country's Supreme Court in order to obtain permission to run…

TASS (2021-09-14). Syria's Assad thanks Putin for helping Syria to fight COVID, other assistance. tass.com The Syrian President also extended gratitude to the Russian Foreign Ministry for defending universally accepted principles and norms of international law…

TASS (2021-09-14). Putin hopes joint efforts will help Syrian people get on feet. tass.com "Hopefully joint efforts will help the Syrian people get on feet in all senses of the word, help revive the economy, the social field, healthcare first of all now," the Russian President said…

_____ (2021-09-14). Cuba To Receive 8.7 Million Syringes From Its Residents Abroad. popularresistance.org According to Humberto Pérez, coordinator of the Asociación Martiana de Cubanos Residentes en Panamá, organizer of the shipment, the donation is part of the campaign Rompamos el Bloqueo, in which organizations present in more than 28 Latin American, Caribbean and European countries participate. | In a few days, the first of five containers will arrive from China with the aid collected to support the anti-COVID-19 vaccination, an effort supported by trade union organizations and young graduates of Cuban educational institutions. | From the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) headquarters, Perez hi…

Gurkan UA. (2021-09-14). Poloxamer 188 vs Placebo for Painful Vaso-occlusive Episodes in Children and Adults With Sickle Cell Disease. jamanetwork.com To the Editor A recent issue of JAMA published the results of a phase 3 multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of poloxamer 188 in children and adults with SCD. Poloxamer 188 is a nonionic block polymer surfactant reported to improve microvascular blood flow and reduce hydrophobic cell-cell interactions, but it is believed not to affect specific receptor-ligand interactions that are critical in adhesive interactions of blood cells and the endothelium in SCD. Poloxamer 188 has been thought to therapeutically reduce whole blood viscosity and to improve blood flow in SCD.

Rochester CL, Spruit MA, Holland AE. (2021-09-14). Pulmonary Rehabilitation in 2021. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Insights Clinical Update provides an overview of pulmonary rehabilitation, including patient candidacy, the process and components, and expected outcomes.

Marrazzo J, Dionne-Odom J. (2021-09-14). Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. jamanetwork.com The first large randomized clinical trial (RCT) to study the effect of screening asymptomatic women for Chlamydia trachomatis infection was conducted in the early 1990s in a managed care organization in the US Pacific Northwest. The investigators measured the incidence of symptomatic pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) diagnosed in clinic or hospital settings in 2607 women aged 18 to 34 years who were followed up for 1 year. To the surprise of many skeptics, the trial, despite a relatively small number of verified PID cases, demonstrated a significant reduction in PID among the women screened compared with usual ca…

, Bluett B, Togasaki DM, et al. (2021-09-14). Effect of Urate-Elevating Inosine on Early Parkinson Disease Progression. jamanetwork.com This randomized clinical trial assesses whether sustained urate-elevating treatment with the urate precursor inosine, compared with placebo, slows rate of clinical disease progression among patients with early Parkinson disease.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-14). Consumer Health: Sickle cell disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Sickle cell disease, which is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders, affects approximately 100,000 people in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about two of the most common types of sickle cell disease: sickle cell anemia and thalassemia. Sickle cell anemia Sickle cell anemia is caused by a mutation in the gene that…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-14). 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 (2021-09-14). 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 (2021-09-14). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death in children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org One in every 266 children and adolescents will be diagnosed with cancer by age 20, according to the American Cancer Society. Sarcoma — the term for a group of cancers that begin in the bones and in the soft or connective tissues — is one of the more common types of childhood cancer. Fortunately, recent treatment advances have increased survival rates. Of children diagnosed with cancer, 84% now survive five years or more. One of the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-14). A regenerative refresh to cosmetic procedures. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic has launched a regenerative cosmetic service for patients aimed at resetting the body's clock to a time of more youthful function and appearance. The Multidisciplinary Cosmetic Center at Mayo Clinic in Arizona pairs general and facial plastic surgery with dermatologists, gynecologists, vascular surgery, urologists and aestheticists to deliver services grounded in scientific evidence and the latest regenerative technologies. "The emotional and psychosocial benefits of cosmetic surgery are well-researched and clearly documented. It can…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-14). 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 (2021-09-14). 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 (2021-09-14). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Onco-regeneration — Restoring function after a soft tissue cancer diagnosis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Soft tissue sarcoma is a rare form of cancer that has typically been treated using limb salvage surgery combined with radiation therapy. While limb salvage surgery helps patients avoid amputation, patients are often left with substantial functional limitations. Now advancements in microsurgery are making it possible to harness the body's ability to regenerate muscle strength after surgery to remove soft tissue sarcoma. Mayo Clinic orthopedic oncologists are teaming up with plastic surgeons in a procedure…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-14). Mayo Clinic Minute: What's frozen shoulder? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Pain and stiffness in your shoulder can make every activity including sleep difficult. Worsening shoulder pain, especially at night, could mean you have a frozen shoulder, says Dr. Christopher Camp, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/OU6-i4dKPKs Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-14). Science Saturday: Uterine microbe found to have disease-causing behavior in endometrial cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A tiny microbe thriving in the uterine microbiome — a population of bacteria, viruses, yeasts/fungi in and around the uterus— could be a contributing driver of endometrial cancer, according to a new Mayo Clinic study. "We have found that a microbe that is particularly associated with endometrial cancer is capable of pathogenic behavior, and is stimulated by one of the main risk factors for the disease — estrogen exposure," explains Marina Walther-Antonio, Ph.D., a researcher within the Mayo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-14). 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 (2021-09-14). 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 (2021-09-14). Mayo Clinic Minute: What you can eat to help avoid getting kidney stones. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org It's estimated that 1 in 10 people will get a kidney stone in his or her lifetime. Kidney stones are not only painful, but also they can lead to serious complications that may require hospitalization and even surgery. The good news is kidney stones are preventable, and prevention can be as simple as eating the right foods. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Ivan Porter II, a Mayo Clinic nephrologist, explains how to take a dietary…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-14). 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 (2021-09-14). 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…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-09-14). COVID-19 claims over 115,000 lives across Iran. en.mehrnews.com The coronavirus has infected 22,329 people and claimed 408 lives in Iran in the past 24 hours, according to the Iranian Health Ministry.

_____ (2021-09-14). School Bus Drivers Protest Inadequate COVID-19 Protection And Low Pay. popularresistance.org On September 3, 54 school bus drivers in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System SCCSS) in Georgia began a rolling sickout and staged a protest at the school district offices over pay structure and lack of adequate protections from COVID-19. The sickouts forced the school board to scramble for drivers to transport students. | The school relies on about 218 drivers to ferry more than 18,700 students to and from school; the 54 drivers who are protesting represent about 22 percent of the district's drivers. A school district spokesperson reported that the district had been forced to call upon private coache…

Elizabeth Woodworth (2021-09-14). Video: COVID-19/11 — Elizabeth Woodworth. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-09-14). Bachelet Calls for Lifting of 'Sectoral Sanctions' Against Venezuela — Venezuela Questions her Complaints (Communiqué). orinocotribune.com During the opening of the 48th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council This Monday, September 13, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, presented a summary of the latest report on Venezuela. In her presentation, she asked all countries that have imposed "sectoral sanctions" against Venezuela to lift them, arguing that these measures have aggravated the humanitarian and economic situation of the population. | "The pre-existing humanitarian and economic situation was aggravated both by the COVID-19 pandemic and by sectoral sanctions, further limiting access to basic services," read Ba…

Free West Media (2021-09-14). EMA: Almost a Third of COVID Vaccination Side Effects Are Severe. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Anton de Ruiter (2021-09-14). "Covid-19 Mandates and Restrictions": A Letter to Public Health Officers. globalresearch.ca

Kuehn BM. (2021-09-14). Severe Tuberculosis Surged After Shelter-in-Place Lifted. jamanetwork.com Tuberculosis (TB) diagnoses in San Francisco dropped by more than half during the initial months of the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order, which may have delayed care and contributed to increased hospitalizations and deaths compared with prepandemic rates, according to a report in Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-14). US Congress Exempts Itself from Experimental Gene Therapy "Vaccine" libya360.wordpress.com Niko House: The Biden administration has enforced its COVID vaccine mandate on companies as it blames the unvaccinated for rising cases of infected. Yet at the same time, the US Congress and judicial branch have been exempt from the rule.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-09-14). Murderous Medical Tyranny Rules America. "How to Inflate Covid Deaths so as to Scare People" globalresearch.ca

William Hawes (2021-09-14). Medical Authoritarianism and the Burgeoning Biosecurity State: Boycott Vaccine Mandates and COVID Passports. globalresearch.ca

Global Research News (2021-09-14). Selected Articles: 220,000 Military Service Members Say 'No' to Biden's Forced COVID Injections. globalresearch.ca By The Biden adm…

Doctors for COVID Ethics (2021-09-14). Notices of Liability for Vaccine Harm and Death Sent to the EMA and All Members of the European Parliament. globalresearch.ca

Urner M, Calfee CS, Fan E. (2021-09-14). Titrating Oxygen Therapy in Critically Ill Patients. jamanetwork.com The development of oxygen therapy is one of the major advances of modern medicine. Oxygen therapy laid the groundwork for intensive care medicine as a specialty and has saved millions of lives. During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of patients survived due to provision of supplemental oxygen, with or without mechanical ventilation. In some regions of the world, where oxygen supply is limited, however, there were many preventable deaths from acute hypoxemic respiratory failure.

Kuehn BM. (2021-09-14). Adolescent Myocarditis After COVID-19 Vaccination Rare. jamanetwork.com Postmarketing safety monitoring data suggest that nonserious local and systemic reactions are common among adolescents who receive a SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccine, while reports of severe adverse events like myocarditis are rare.

Marco I. Dávila C. (2021-09-14). Migrantes: Del 11 de septiembre al COVID-19. globalizacion.ca En lo que fue la tragedia del 11 de septiembre de 2001 (11-S) los trabajadores inmigrantes estuvieron ahí presentes. 20 años después, en medio de la pandemia del Covid-19, también han estado ahí, haciendo lo que mejor saben hacer que…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-14). 'The fight for healthcare affects us all': Nijmie Dzurinko. peoplesdispatch.org Nijmie Dzurinko of the Nonviolent Medicaid Army discusses the primary barriers to accessing healthcare in the US and why the issue is fundamental to uniting the working class in the country…

Langland JT. (2021-09-14). A Review of the Diagnosis and Management of Headache. jamanetwork.com To the Editor In an otherwise comprehensive review of preventive therapeutics for migraine headaches, Dr Robbins neglected to include low-dose aspirin as an effective option. The Physicians' Health Study, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 22‚ÄØ071 physicians, found a statistically significant 20% reduction in migraine recurrence with use of 325 mg of aspirin every other day. The British Doctors Trial, which randomized 5139 male participants to aspirin, 500 mg/d, or control, also showed a significant 28.8% reduction in migraine recurrence. A systematic review of migraine pro…

George Wuerthner (2021-09-14). Inside a Timber Sale Scam. counterpunch.org I recently visited the North Bridger Timber sale (euphemistically called the North Bridger Forest Health Project) on the Custer Gallatin NF outside of Bozeman, Montana. Like so many timber sales today, the proposal was justified based on "improving" forest "health" and reducing the chance of "wildfire." Amazingly the Forest Service claims that if they don't

Paul Joseph Watson (2021-09-14). Hot Mic Catches Israeli Health Minister Admitting "No Medical Justification", Vaccine Passports Are About Coercion. globalresearch.ca

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