Daily Archives: September 21, 2021

2021-09-21: News Headlines

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-21). Consumer Health: Treating sepsis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Sepsis Awareness Month, and World Sepsis Day will be observed on Monday, Sept. 13, which makes this a good time to learn more about the treatment of this potentially life-threatening condition. Nearly 270,000 people in the U.S. die each year as a result of sepsis, and one-third of people who die in a hospital have sepsis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sepsis occurs when the body's response to an…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-21). 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 (2021-09-21). Patients in Phoenix area now can benefit from Mayo Clinic's advanced care at home model of care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org PHOENIX ‚Äï Mayo Clinic has expanded its innovative advanced care at home model of care, which provides comprehensive care to patients in the comfort of their own homes, to Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Beginning this week, many patients in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area who otherwise would need to be hospitalized will be able to receive in-person and virtual care through Mayo Clinic's advanced care at home platform. Under 24/7 direction of Mayo Clinic physicians, advanced care…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-21). Mayo Clinic patient, physician highlighted by Conquer Cancer Foundation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Wendy Allen-Rhoades is an oncologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, with expertise in a variety of pediatric and adolescent cancers. Her experience and research background helped her develop a promising treatment plan for Kenedi, a young patient from Wisconsin. Kenedi had a rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare type of cancer that can occur at any age, but most often affects children. Using support from a 2013 Conquer Cancer Young Investigator Award, Dr. Allen-Rhoades has been…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-21). Consumer Health: Back to school — and bullying. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For many families, the start of school is a busy, exciting time of year. For some students, though, returning to school also means bullying, and the feelings of anxiety, sadness and loneliness bullying can cause. Up to 20% of students 12—18 experience bullying in the U.S. each year, according to StopBullying.gov, which is a resource managed by the Department of Health and Human Resources dedicated to providing information about bullying. Bullying is a form of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-21). 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 (2021-09-21). Consumer Health: What you can do to help prevent suicide. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Suicide Prevention Day will be observed on Friday, Sept. 10, which makes this a good time to learn more about suicide and how you can help someone in danger of suicide. Suicide is a tragic reaction to stressful life situations. Most often, suicidal thoughts are the result of feeling helpless or unable to cope with what seems like an overwhelming life situation. Without hope for the future, suicide may seem like the only solution. There…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-21). 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 (2021-09-21). 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 (2021-09-21). 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 (2021-09-21). 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 (2021-09-21). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-21). 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 (2021-09-21). 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 (2021-09-21). 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…

Mickey Z. (2021-09-21). 6 Reasons to Feel Grateful During Covid. dissidentvoice.org A novel coronavirus, deadly and unnecessary lockdowns, civil unrest, political division, economic crises, a rise in mental health issues — the list goes on and on and on. Since March 2020, most of the world has suffered immensely in one way or another. But, amidst the madness, there is room for gratitude. More specifically, I'm …

WSWS (2021-09-21). Hospitals throughout US South remain inundated with COVID-19 patients as Delta variant surge continues. wsws.org The latest wave of virus infections is taking a dangerous toll on hospitals in multiple states, as the influx of sick patients continues to place immense strains on hospital staffing and health care workers.

WSWS (2021-09-21). Thousands more Australian truck drivers to strike as COVID-19 pandemic accelerates health and safety crisis. wsws.org Following the 24-hour Toll strike last month, workers at the other major transport companies are beginning to enter into struggle against declining conditions as freight demand intensifies.

WSWS (2021-09-21). Russian elections overshadowed by COVID-19 surge. wsws.org Parliamentary elections held this weekend were marked by an almost complete blackout of the social issues affecting the working class, above all, the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2021-09-21). 1232 KMS: Seven Indian migrant workers head home during the COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org The film documents the odyssey of a group of workers who, having been stripped of all income by the Modi government's pandemic lockdown, bicycle to their village in Bihar hundreds of miles away.

WSWS (2021-09-21). Australia: Enngonia indigenous community faces desperate situation as COVID-19 spreads to western New South Wales. wsws.org State and federal governments have essentially left regional indigenous communities, who lack proper supplies and medicines to fend for themselves, while police enforce lockdowns.

_____ (2021-09-21). New Report On US' Illegal Sanctions; A Day Of Reckoning Is Coming. popularresistance.org One of President Biden's first statements included an intention to review the United States' sanctions, which are actually unilateral coercive measures, to determine if they 'unduly hinder' the ability of targeted countries to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. That review, to be conducted by the US Treasury and State Department, has not been made public, if it has been done at all. The Sanctions Kill coalition conducted its own report on "The Impact and Consequences of US Sanctions," which was released last week. Clearing the FOG speaks with two of the authors, John Philpot and David Paul, about what sanctions ar…

Newsclick (2021-09-21). Ahead of India's second wave, did warnings go unheeded? peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkaystha talks about the recent New York Times report which examines the Indian scientific establishment's approach ahead of the second wave of the COVID-19. The report suggests that health preparations suffered due to politics…

Eoin Higgins (2021-09-21). "We're In The Fight Of Our Lives" dailyposter.com

Dick Nichols (2021-09-21). Catalan National Day: Huge turnout by a movement that refuses to die. greenleft.org.au The river of supporters that flooded central Barcelona for Catalan National Day has affirmed that the independentist movement has survived despite ongoing repression, COVID-19 and differences over strategy, writes Dick Nichols.

ecns.cn (2021-09-21). 4.4 mln doses of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Nepal. ecns.cn With the latest consignment of COVID-19 vaccines landing in Kathmandu on Friday, Nepal has now received all 6 million doses the government purchased from China in August, local media reported.

Achal Prabhala (2021-09-21). Stop Exporting Indian-Made Vaccines to Rich Nations. zcomm.org More than a dozen civil society groups in India have written an open urging Johnson & Johnson to cancel export of Indian-made COVID-19 vaccine doses to rich countries and instead focus on distributing them in the Global South…

Speak Out Now (2021-09-21). Saturday 10/2: The Links Between Health and Structural Injustices and How to Heal Our World (online). indybay.org online event on Saturday, October 2 at 3pm, see website for details…

WSWS (2021-09-21). Socialist Equality Party (Canada) holds meeting to discuss pandemic election and struggle for socialism. wsws.org Saturday's meeting, which was addressed by leading members of the SEPs of Canada, the United States, and Germany, advanced a fighting program for the working class.

WSWS (2021-09-21). Educators and parents must unite in Washington state to close the schools, end the pandemic, and save lives! wsws.org We have established this committee to oppose the dangerous and unsafe school reopenings in Washington. We aim to be a rallying point for educators, parents and all workers throughout the Pacific Northwest region.

Michael Laxer (2021-09-21). It's déjà vu all over again. canadiandimension.com Justin Trudeau during an election campaign stop in Montréal, October 17, 2019. Photo from Two years of minority parliament and several weeks of rather bland campaigning later the election seems to have taken the country right back to where it was in 2019 before the pandemic and all of its staggering consequences and impacts. | The Liberals lost the popular vote as in 2019 but just as then will hold on to a minority while all the parties landed seat-wise almost exactly where they began. | While many mainstream commen…

_____ (2021-09-21). Vaccine Equity Coalition Warns 'Pathetic Trickles of Charity' Won't End Pandemic. commondreams.org

sputniknews (2021-09-21). Photo: Bolsonaro Forced to Eat Pizza on NYC Sidewalk Because He Is Not Vaccinated. sputniknews.com The Brazilian leader was pictured ahead of the UNGA meeting in New York, where pandemic-related restrictions are still in force that prohibit indoor dining for those who have not received the jab.

V Kreilinger, W Wolf, C Zeller (2021-09-21). To contain the pandemic in solidarity throughout Europe. indybay.org In the fall of 2020, governments did the wrong thing. Although the infections were already increasing exponentially, they deliberately did not intervene or did not intervene sufficiently and weighed people in safety. It was not until November that they acted again, increasingly hasty and authoritarian.

Mark Weisbrot (2021-09-21). Republicans blocking desperately needed pandemic relief for the world's poor. zcomm.org Allowing the IMF to issue $1.5 trillion in special drawing rights would save countless lives and wouldn't cost U.S. taxpayers a dime…

John Kendall Hawkins (2021-09-21). Anguished Lyricism: the Poetry of the Tortured. counterpunch.org "If it works, why do we need to do it 183 times?" — Dianne Feinstein, Senate Intelligence Committee on Torture Last year, I filed a FOIA to obtain the poetry of Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM) and Abu Zubaydah (AZ). I was in earnest. The illustrious and toolishly necessary New York Times, along with London's equivalent

WSWS (2021-09-21). New York City mayor reduces quarantine protocols in schools. wsws.org The curtailment of quarantining will undoubtedly accelerate the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of the virus, which is already surging through the city, among children and in their communities.

WSWS (2021-09-20). Another wave of COVID-19 infections looms in Nepal. wsws.org A recent International Commission of Jurists report on Nepal stated that Kathmandu "failed to prepare" for the 2021 resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic.

ecns.cn (2021-09-20). China stresses aircraft disinfection to prevent COVID-19 case import. ecns.cn China has rolled out a protocol on the disinfection of passenger aircraft arriving from outside the Chinese mainland to reduce the risk of COVID-19 case import.

Eric Strikwerda (2021-09-20). The tail wags the dog in Alberta. Can we expect the same if Erin O'Toole forms government in Ottawa? canadiandimension.com Conservative leader Erin O'Toole and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney appear at the United Conservative Party's online convention from Nobelford, Alberta in October 2020. Screenshot from YouTube. | Erin O'Toole has rightly taken much heat of late for first praising Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's handling of the pandemic in that province, and then refusing to respond to reporters' questions about whether he still holds the view that Kenney has done a better job on the COVID file than Justin Trudeau. | COVID, of course, and the response of governments to it, remains one of the top issues of the day. This is part…

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-09-20). Chris Rock Gets Covid After Reportedly Being Vaccinated. moguldom.com Chris Rock said he tested positive for covid-19 and is urging others to get vaccinated. "Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don't want this. Get vaccinated," Rock tweeted on Sunday, Sept. 19. The beloved comedian said he was vaccinated in May during an appearance on "The Tonight Show," according …

Infowars (2021-09-20). India State of 241 Million People Declared COVID-free after Government Promotes Ivermectin. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-09-20). 25 Years Of Kerala's 'People's Plan'. popularresistance.org The Left Democratic Front (LDF) of the south Indian State of Kerala, led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist), came to power for the second consecutive time in April this year, securing 99 out of 140 seats in the State Legislative Assembly. This victory broke a 40-year-old trend of incumbents losing the elections. One of the key factors behind this victory was the successful response of the government to natural disasters, such as floods, and the COVID-19 pandemic. The highlight of this response was a community-centered approach with thorough people's participation. | People's participation has been a featur…

Paul Joseph Watson (2021-09-20). Almost a Quarter of COVID Patients in England Are Being Treated for Something Else. globalresearch.ca

Children's Health Defense (2021-09-20). Political Commentator Kim Iversen Unpacks 'Alarming and Shocking' COVID Data from Israel. globalresearch.ca

Fridays for Future (2021-09-20). 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/

ecns.cn (2021-09-20). China-donated vaccines arrive in Kenya amid intensified pandemic fight in Africa. ecns.cn Senior Kenyan government officials on Saturday received a batch of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine doses from China as the East African nation ramps up inoculations for high-risk populations against the virus, saying they would reinvigorate the pandemic fight in the country.

Marc Norton (2021-09-20). Why no COVID vaccine requirements for S.F. Giants fans? peoplesworld.org The number of reported COVID-19 deaths in the USA has now surpassed the 655,000 military and civilian deaths we suffered in the Civil War—the deadliest war in our history. In fact, we are several thousand deaths beyond that grim marker, and rising fast. The end is nowhere in sight. The fight against the pandemic in …

WSWS (2021-09-20). FDA advisory panel deals a blow to Biden's COVID-19 vaccine booster plans. wsws.org The FDA's scientific advisory panel opposed Pfizer's supplementary application for COVID-19 vaccine boosters by a wide margin.

Paul Dobson (2021-09-20). Venezuela Takes Centre Stage at Heated CELAC Summit in Mexico. venezuelanalysis.com The organization voiced its "rejection" of US-led sanctions and promised greater action against climate change and for better Covid-19 vaccine access.

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