Daily Archives: September 18, 2021

2021-09-18: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-09-18). US, UK, Australia military pact threatens war against China. wsws.org The advanced US preparations for war are being driven not only by fears that China is overtaking the US economically, but the extraordinary economic, political and social crisis of US imperialism intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). Mayo Clinic Q and A: COVID-19 vaccine boosters and third doses. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Both of my parents have been vaccinated for COVID-19. The doctor told my mom she is eligible for a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, but my dad is not eligible for a booster now. Can you explain who needs an additional vaccine now, and the differences between a booster and third dose. ANSWER: It's good to know that your parents are among the millions of people who have been vaccinated for COVID-19. A…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). Mayo Clinic Community Accountable Care Organization delivers high-quality care, Medicare savings. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Community Accountable Care Organization (ACO) LLC earned a quality score of 97.81% while generating $32.3 million in cost savings for the Medicare program in 2020. That's according to recently released performance data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS). The Mayo Clinic Community ACO has participated for a year and a half in the Medicare Shared Savings Program offered by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). Science Saturday: A new understanding of the inner workings of CAR-T cell therapy. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic researchers have biomanufactured chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy (CAR-T cell therapy) in a new way to track the cells' cancer-fighting journey and predict toxic side effects. This Mayo Clinic breakthrough, published in Cancer Immunology Research, also could unravel the mystery of how to unleash CAR-T cell therapy to destroy solid tumors. "This new technology allows us to image CAR-T cells after they are given to patients and study their fate," says Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B., a Mayo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). COVID-19 variants mu, delta and what to know about mutations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A new COVID-19 variant called B.1621 or mu by the World Health Organization is being monitored by scientists. While this variant is making news, it is not the dominant strain in the U.S. or elsewhere, says Dr. John O'Horo, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases physician. "The delta variant is really the predominant strain everywhere at this point. And while it is important that scientists and public health officials keep an eye on this, we're still in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Listener mailbag — COVID-19 questions answered. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Each week, the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast shares the latest information on COVID-19. On today's episode, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, answers listeners' coronavirus questions. Dr. Poland discusses the mu variant, understanding breakthrough infections and the importance of flu vaccinations this fall. "The symptoms of COVID-19 and the symptoms of influenza overlap so much that it can be hard to distinguish one from another," says Dr. Poland. What…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). Mayo Clinic Minute: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease brought on by tobacco. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a progressive group of lung diseases, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, that make it hard to breathe. Millions of people around the globe die each year because of COPD, and nearly 16 million people in the U.S. have a form of the disease. The No. 1 cause of COPD in developed countries is tobacco smoking, according to Dr. John Costello, consultant pulmonologist at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London. Watch: …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). Mayo Clinic to offer COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinics in Rochester. 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 (2021-09-18). 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 (2021-09-18). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Heart health for myself and my family. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Sandra Driggers is a nurse at Mayo Clinic in Florida who works in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. This is her heart health story. ______________________________ I struggled with my weight for most of my life. I never really gave a lot of thought to being healthy (or unhealthy), or about how my weight and lifestyle played a role in my future health.But a little over 16 years ago, I had a heart attack. Back then,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). Mayo researchers link gut microbiome to rheumatoid arthritis prognosis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A significant indicator of whether a patient with rheumatoid arthritis will improve over the course of disease may lie in part in their gut, according to new research from Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine. The study, published in Genome Medicine, found that predicting a patient's future rheumatoid arthritis prognosis could be possible by zeroing in on the trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that inhabit their gastrointestinal tract, known as the…

WSWS (2021-09-18). Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio educators call for eradication strategy to fight the pandemic. wsws.org We demand the immediate implementation of a strategy to eradicate COVID-19, which requires the halting of all in-person instruction along with the strongest public health measures necessary to end this deadly pandemic.

WSWS (2021-09-18). COVID-19 continues to spread in Dana auto parts plants and surrounding communities. wsws.org Tennessee and Kentucky, where Dana has eight plants, have been suffering horrific surges of COVID-19 fueled by the Delta variant in recent weeks.

WSWS (2021-09-18). Israel reports that 11.2 percent of all children infected with SARS-CoV-2 suffer from long COVID. wsws.org Despite the lie that vaccination of adults "protects" children, countries with high vaccination rates experience a surge in COVID-19 cases among children, along with horrifying reports of long COVID symptoms.

WSWS (2021-09-18). As child cases soar, Brazilian scientist warns of "creating a generation" with long-term COVID effects. wsws.org A recent study led by Lucas Ferrante, a prominent Brazilian scientist opposing Bolsonaro's herd immunity policy, shows that reopening schools in Manaus led to the Gamma variant, responsible for two thirds of the country's deaths.

WSWS (2021-09-18). US hospitals running out of beds amid COVID-19 surge. wsws.org Hospitals across the country are reaching overcapacity as the Delta variant continues to spread.

WSWS (2021-09-18). Five children orphaned after parents die of COVID-19 in California's Inland Empire. wsws.org This tragedy is the outcome of the unsafe policies adopted by states and governments across the country that have reopened full-fledged to prioritize profits and the economy, despite the immediate danger it presents to workers and their families.

Joshua Cho (2021-09-18). How U.S. media misrepresent the Wuhan Institute of Virology's laboratories and safety protocols. mronline.org Even if we were to accept all the accusations against the WIV regarding their alleged subpar safety standards, none of it has any relevance to the COVID-19 pandemic unless it can be shown the WIV possessed SARS-CoV-2 in its lab before the outbreak, and there is no evidence of that.

WSWS (2021-09-18). As COVID-19 infections and deaths mount in Texas schools, districts scramble to fill staff shortages. wsws.org One of the states most ruthlessly pursuing the "herd immunity" strategy is Texas, where a growing number of educators and students have died from COVID-19 amid a wave of mass infections throughout the state.

Michael Welch (2021-09-18). From 9/11 Truth to Covid Truth. Victories and Failures Twenty Years Later. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-09-18). Entertainment industry workers continue to work without a contract. wsws.org Tens of thousands of entertainment industry workers, technicians, artisans and craftspersons are pushing for a strike after working without a contract for months as COVID-19 continues to spread.

_____ (2021-09-18). Indigenous Leaders Face Barriers To UN Climate Conference. popularresistance.org Indigenous leaders are largely being excluded from participation in the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference as the world grapples with escalating problems from floods, fires, heat, drought and other disasters. | Limited access to COVID-19 vaccines in certain regions, travel restrictions and quarantine in the United Kingdom for people from "red list" countries in Central and South America, Africa and Asia, and rising costs of travel and lodging are hindering Indigenous participation, Indian Country Today has found. | Even those who manage to get to Glasgow, Scotland, for what is shaping up to be one…

Labor Video Project (2021-09-18). The Fight Against Covid-19 & Zero Covid. indybay.org How should Covid-19 be fought and why do we need a Zero Covid-19 policy in the US and around the world was the focus of an educational panel held at HEAT…

Youth vs. Apocalypse, FFF, more (2021-09-18). Friday 9/24: San Francisco: Global Climate Strike for Intersectional Climate Justice. indybay.org Embarcadero Plaza, Market St and Steuart St, San Francisco, CA 94105 | Please wear a mask. Follow COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

Women's March Sacramento (2021-09-18). Saturday 10/2: Women's March Sacramento: Mobilize & Defend Reproductive Rights. indybay.org Sacramento, CA: location w/ route details TBA | Masks required. Follow current COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-09-18). Sacramento County History in Transition. indybay.org 2021 California Admission Day pulled the covers off Sacramento County Historical Society in transition. Fall 2020 Sacramento County Board of Supervisors deemed Racism a Public Health Crisis as the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to highlight systemic structural inequalities as we Build Back Better. If history has value, let us explore with one standard for humanity beginning Fall 2021.

Peter Koenig (2021-09-18). Video: Towards Digital Tyranny. # Say No to the Covid Vaccine Passport. globalresearch.ca What is Agenda ID2020? | Behind its development is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — with support of the Rockefeller Foundation — and others belonging to the sinister all-digitization, depopulation and eugenics agenda. | It is an alliance of public-private partners, …

Makia Freeman (2021-09-18). Bluetooth Vaccine? Does the Injected COVID "Non-Vaccine" Connect with Devices? globalresearch.ca

Fridays for Future (2021-09-18). Friday 9/24: Oakland: Global Climate Strike to Demand Climate Crisis Justice. indybay.org Outside of Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612 | Please wear a mask. Follow COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

Mickey Z. (2021-09-18). We're All in This Together! dissidentvoice.org In 2020, health care workers could do no harm. We praised their vast medical skills and knowledge. We banged our pots and pans for them and hung signs to profess our eternal gratitude. Well… maybe not exactly eternal. In 2021, you see, we're dismissing their medical knowledge and our pots and pans have been replaced …

Rachel Clarke (2021-09-18). [Perspectives] Speaking truth to power? thelancet.com Mild mannered experts on emerging infectious diseases do not typically need to acquire burner phones, hold clandestine meetings, and feel so imperilled that they call their next-of-kin to mutter darkly: "If anything happens to me in the next few weeks, this is what you need to know." Then again, Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust, a leading global charitable foundation which uses its £29 billion endowment to fund scientific and medical research, is not remotely run-of-the-mill. On Dec 31, 2019, for example, rather than enjoying fireworks and fizz at a New Year's Eve party with friends, he was ret…

_____ (2021-09-18). Hunger Stalks The United States. popularresistance.org In fact, in early summer 2021, 63 million people in the United States told government investigators that they were unable to pay for their usual household expenses, in particular the balance between food and rent but also including student loans and medicines. This was the context out of which the US (Unity and Survival) Program was born in the city of Philadelphia, a representative example of the type of "mutual aid programs" that sprung up across the United States during the pandemic.

Danny Haiphong (2021-09-18). Austerity and Mass Murder: An American Pastime. orinocotribune.com By Danny Haiphong — Sep 15, 2021 | The race to the bottom is an imperative of austerity, which is foundational to the history of state violence in the US. | Not a month after the eviction moratorium was allowed to expire in the United States did the Biden administration do away with nearly all pandemic-related protections. The latest casualty in the U.S. race to the bottom is the

scorinoco (2021-09-18). Grief and Anger after UAE Soldiers Torture and Kill Yemeni-American Student Trying to Visit Family. orinocotribune.com Dhamar, Yemen, Sep 14 — As his hope that the Sana'a International Airport will be reopened has faded, smiley-faced Abdulmalek, a grad…

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