Daily Archives: September 22, 2021

2021-09-22: News Headlines

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-22). 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 (2021-09-22). 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 (2021-09-22). 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 (2021-09-22). 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 (2021-09-22). 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 (2021-09-22). 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 (2021-09-22). 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 (2021-09-22). 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 (2021-09-22). 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 (2021-09-22). 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 (2021-09-22). 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 (2021-09-22). 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 (2021-09-22). 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 (2021-09-22). 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 (2021-09-22). 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…

teleSUR, JGN (2021-09-22). Ministro de Salud de Brasil se contagia de la Covid-19 en EE.UU. telesurtv.net Queiroga, quien ya fue vacunado contra el coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, permanecerá en cuarentena durante 14 días en Nueva York.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-09-22). The Battle to Suppress Hydroxychloroquine as a Cheap and Effective Drug for the Treatment of Covid-19. globalresearch.ca The campaign against HCQ is carried out through slanderous political statements, media smears, not to mention an authoritative peer reviewed "evaluation" published on May 22nd by The Lancet, which was based on fake figures and test trials.

WSWS (2021-09-22). Three children dying of COVID-19 every day in the US. wsws.org At least 225,978 children were infected with COVID-19 last week and 20 deaths were recorded in the same time frame.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-09-22). Melbourne Quake: Shaken, Not Stirred. dissidentvoice.org It began just after a news interview. Time: a quarter past nine. Morning of September 22, and yet to take a sip from the brewed Turkish coffee, its light thin surface foam inviting. The Australian city of Melbourne in its sixth lockdown, its residents fatigued and ravaged by regulations. Rising COVID-19 numbers, seemingly inexorable. Then, …

Martha Grevatt (2021-09-22). Latin America: 2021 has been a year of struggle. workers.org Mass demonstrations and strikes targeting unpopular governments and foreign business interests are taking place all over Latin America. Throughout 2021 Argentinians have been in the streets, opposing everything from unemployment to fracking to the Zionist occupation of Palestine. A Sept. 4 march, in memory of those lost to COVID, protested . . . |

WSWS (2021-09-22). Stanley Nelson's Attica: A striking treatment of the 1971 prison revolt and massacre. wsws.org This year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), like every other global public event at present, took place in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. A documentary about the 1971 Attica prison revolt was one of the more powerful films.

ecns.cn (2021-09-22). U.S. COVID-19 deaths are topping 1,900 a day. ecns.cn COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on a distinct group: 71 million unvaccinated Americans.

WSWS (2021-09-22). Wealth-X report: Billionaire wealth surged during pandemic. wsws.org A new report from research firm Wealth-X found that the global COVID-19 pandemic has intensified the growth of social inequality and witnessed an unprecedented accumulation of wealth among the most privileged layers in society.

_____ (2021-09-22). NY Times Advises China On Covid-19: Abandon Success, Try Failure. popularresistance.org The recent outbreak of the Delta variant in China "shows that its strategy no longer fits. It is time for China to change tack." | So declared a lead essay atop the New York Times Opinion/Editorial section on Sept. 7 by Yanzhong Huang, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. | The Delta outbreak that "changed the game" in Huang's words emerged after an outbreak at Nanjing international airport in July traced to a flight from Russia. Did this outbreak change anything in fact? | Let's do the numbers. | Let's do something that Huang did not; let's look at the numbers from July 1 until Sept. 7 the date o…

Matt Sedlar (2021-09-22). Even During COVID-19 Recession, Temporary Assistance Does Little to Reduce Child Poverty. cepr.net The failure of TANF to address the needs of poor families shows that we need strong federal programs to help needy families.

Sam Macdonald (2021-09-22). Learning from Cambodia's COVID-19 Response. fpif.org From Europe to the Asia-Pacific, what looked like light at the end of the tunnel earlier this year has given way to rising infections and an uptick in mortality rates as the highly infectious Delta strain has taken hold. Countries that appeared to be controlling the virus are now scrambling to limit the spread as a new wave overwhelms already strained health care systems. | But one country appears to be bucking the global trend. The Kingdom of Cambodia is pushing back against the COVID-19 fourth wave and is seemingly on the brink of an economic turnaround to near pre-pandemic levels. Despite a per-capita GDP of o…

Staff (2021-09-22). Venezuelan Red Cross Denies Fake News About "Colossal Outbreak" (COVID-19). orinocotribune.com Recently, a message, attributed to Alberto Urquiola, director of the Venezuelan Red Cross, has been circulated on various social media such as WhatsApp and Twitter. The message states that there is a "colossal COVID-19 outbreak" in Venezuela and that the number of deaths in Caracas' Poliedro (sports complex) and in other care centers in the city is high. | This has been an attempt to spread the perception of chaos and of a health and social crisis in the country, providing numbers of COVID-19 related deaths and infections much above the official numbers on the pandemic at the national level. Such fake news only i…

Industrial Workers of the World (2021-09-22). Berkeley, CA: IWW Workers at Curbside Recycling Win Raise, Paid Time Off. itsgoingdown.org Report on win for Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) workers in Berkeley, California. For workers at the Curbside Recycling Program in Berkeley, California, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for better working conditions. The truck drivers, who have been required to work every day while many California residents sheltered at home, demanded and…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-09-22). Thousands of Fetal Deaths and Injuries Now Reported Following COVID-19 Injections of Pregnant Women. globalresearch.ca

Rodney Atkinson (2021-09-22). Covid Cases Fall in the Least Vaccinated Countries. globalresearch.ca

Local Volunteers (2021-09-22). Saturday 10/2: El Cerrito: Women's March for Rights to Health Care & Choice. indybay.org Outside of El Cerrito Plaza, 2000-8000 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito, CA 94530 | Wear a Mask. Please follow current COVID guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

Joachim Hagopian (2021-09-22). The Evils of Big Pharma Exposed. globalresearch.ca Originally published on Global Research in January 2015 | This article published six years ago, is of utmost relevance to the ongoing covid-19 crisis. What's wrong with America is what's wrong with Big Pharma. And what's wrong with Big …

John Solomon (2021-09-22). Sidelined? Hundreds of Navy SEALS Told They Won't be Deployed if They Refuse COVID Vaccine. globalresearch.ca

Local Volunteers (2021-09-22). Saturday 10/2: Orinda: Women's March for Reproductive Rights. indybay.org Meet at Downtown Orinda Theatre, 2 theatre square, Orinda, CA 94563, then we'll | march to City Hall and back | Wear a Mask. Please follow current COVID guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

Renfrey Clarke (2021-09-22). Why housing prices are through the roof. greenleft.org.au The big shift in wealth from non-owners of residential property to owners continues. Renfrey Clarke argues the federal government's efforts to inflate its way out of the COVID-19 economic slump have made upward pressures on housing prices extreme.

Labor Video Project (2021-09-22). Zero Covid NOW & Stop Privatization! Rally At CA Community College Bd Of Governors In Sac. indybay.org The first rally for Zero Covid in the United States took place at the California Community College Board meeting on September 20, 2021. The speakers also demanded an end to privatization and destruction of the community college system by the Lumina foundation which has been supported by the Chancellor Oakley and governor Newsom and the Democratic Party which has a super majority control of the California legislature.

Staff (2021-09-22). Cuban Diplomat on U.S. Blockade, Havana's Homegrown Vaccines & Biden's Hypocrisy on Human Rights. democracynow.org Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel has criticized the United States for intensifying its embargo at a time when Cuba is facing a surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths. "The Biden administration policy toward Cuba today has been the Trump administration policy toward Cuba," says Carlos Fernández de Cossío, director general for U.S. affairs in the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He says Cuba also rejects U.S. claims about "Havana syndrome," the name given to mysterious neurological symptoms some American diplomats and CIA officers say they have experienced in foreign postings, including in Cuba. "The U.S. government…

Staff (2021-09-22). Headlines for September 22, 2021. democracynow.org World Leaders Address Climate Crisis, Pandemic at UNGA as Guterres Warns World "On Edge of Abyss", House Dems Pass Bill to Avert Gov't Shutdown, Raise the Debt Limit, But Fate in Senate Is Precarious, Cori Bush and Elizabeth Warren Intro Eviction Ban Bill as Housing Activists Rally in D.C., J&J Says Second Dose of Vaccine Increases Efficacy to 94%, Chinese City of 10 Million Goes into Partial Shutdown After Single COVID Case Confirmed, Mexican Authorities Target Haitian Asylum Seekers Fleeing Dangerous Conditions in U.S., Immigrant Rights Activists Demand Dems and Biden Establish Pathway to Citizenship, At Least…

Local Volunteers (2021-09-22). Saturday 10/2: Alameda: Women's March for Reproductive & Human Rights. indybay.org Washington Park (Upper Open Space by BB courts), 740 Central Ave., Alameda, CA 94501 | Wear a Mask. Please follow current COVID guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

Dr. Byram W. Bridle (2021-09-22). The COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate: Letter to President of the University of Guelph: Prof. of Virus Immunology. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-09-22). More Evidence that They Know the COVID Vaccine Is Killing and Maiming People and Yet They Continue Their Death Program. globalresearch.ca

sputniknews (2021-09-22). Chinese Covid Vaccines Reach 100 Nations, But WHO Warns Africa Still Short 470 Million Shots in 2021. sputniknews.com Unique among industrial nations, China has vaccinated more than 1 billion of its citizens against COVID-19 while exporting even more shots. While its vaccines are not as technically advanced as those made by Western pharmaceutical firms, they have been many nations' only source of protection from the pandemic.

Local Volunteers (2021-09-22). Saturday 10/2: Danville: Women's March for Reproductive Rights. indybay.org Meet outside of Public Library at Danville Green, 400 front street, Danville, CA 94526 | Wear a Mask. Please follow current COVID guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

John C. A. Manley (2021-09-22). Canada's Elections: People's Party of Canada (PPC) Took a Firm Stance on the "Covid Mandate" and Vaccine Passport. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous Contributor (2021-09-22). Berkeley, CA: Inside the Fight to Save 1921 Walnut St. itsgoingdown.org New documentary looks at the fight to save 1921 Walnut Street tenants from eviction in so-called Berkeley, California. photo via Indybay.org 1921 Walnut St. is a 112 year old rent-controlled apartment building in downtown Berkeley home to several long-term tenants. In 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the University of California (UC)…

Global Research News (2021-09-22). Selected Articles: The Claim that COVID Jabs Are Safe and Effective Has Fallen Apart. globalresearch.ca By The cohesiveness of society is beginning to tatter into shreds as …

Local Volunteers (2021-09-22). Saturday 10/2: Martinez: Women's March for Women's Rights & Freedom. indybay.org Susana Park, between Susana Street, Estudillo Street, and Henrietta Street in Martinez, CA 94553 | Wear a Mask. Please follow current COVID guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

Women's March Santa Rosa & partners (2021-09-22). Saturday 10/2: Women's March Santa Rosa: Rally for Reproductive Justice & Rights! indybay.org Old Courthouse Square, between 4th Street & 3rd Street & Santa Rosa Ave., Downtown Santa Rosa | Wear a Mask. Please follow current COVID guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

_____ (2021-09-22). Coal Miners' Ongoing Strike Against BlackRock's Warrior Met. popularresistance.org Larry Spencer, UMWA District 20 Vice President, represents the 1,100 coal miners in three UMWA locals which on strike against Warrior Met in Alabama since April 1, 2021. He will give an update on the strike in a September 28 webinar. The strikers are fighting to reverse concessions that were foisted on them in 2016 when BlackRock and other billionaire creditors set up Warrior Met Coal and took over mine operations with the aid of a bankruptcy court. | To keep their jobs, Warrior Met made the miners work up to seven days a week and take a $6-an-hour pay cut, accept reduced health insurance, and give up most of the…

Fight Back (2021-09-22). Family of David Ordaz, Jr., killed by East LA sheriffs, demands justice. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – On September 18, the family of David Ordaz, Jr. held a march and rally calling for Mental Health awareness in honor of David, a 34-year-old father of three who was killed by the East LA Sheriffs on March 14, 2021. Ordaz, Jr. was having a mental health crisis, but the ELA Sheriffs responded by killing him in front of his family. | The protest began with a brief kick-off at Belvedere Park gym on Chavez Avenue where Ordaz Jr. loved to work out, before protesters marched down Cesar Chavez and Mednik Avenues to the park's lakeside bandshell stage, across from the East LA Sheriff's Station. As Ordaz,…

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