Daily Archives: October 2, 2021

2021-10-02: News Headlines

_____ (2021-10-02). More Than 60 Actions Nationwide Pile Pressure On Congress. popularresistance.org As part of national days of protest called by Cancel the Rents, more than 60 demonstrations took place in cities and towns across the United States September 24-26 calling on Congress to immediately pass an indefinite nationwide moratorium on evictions. Protesters also demanded the cancellation of the crushing debt to landlords that had built up over the course of the pandemic as tenants' were unable to work and back rent accumulated. Tens of billions of dollars have already been allocated for renter relief programs by the federal government, but is being distributed excruciatingly slowly — another focus of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-02). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why you need to wash your fresh produce. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Do you wash the avocados before cutting them up for guacamole? How about the melon you'll slice up for the fruit salad — does it get a rinse? The Food and Drug Administration says, in most cases, you should be washing fruits and vegetables. But there are some exceptions. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Angie Murad, a Mayo Clinic dietitian, talks about the best ways to prep your produce for summer meals and snacks. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/5ZAvzpJYTvc Journalists: Broadcast-quality…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-02). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Diversity in bone marrow transplantation is gift of life for their mom. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Only 20% of minorities are able to find a match when they require a transplant. But for one African American mom of five, finding that match meant the gift of life. _______________________________ Family is everything to Felicia Curtis. Family is the reason the mother of five from Gainesville, Florida, knew she had to fight when she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2017. She was 20 weeks pregnant with her youngest child. Over the next several months,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-02). Consumer Health: What do you know about rheumatic diseases? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about four common rheumatic diseases: ankylosing spondylitis, gout, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and lupus. Ankylosing spondylitis Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that can cause some of the small bones in your spine to fuse. This fusing makes the spine less flexible and can result in a hunched-forward posture. If ribs are affected, it can be difficult to breathe deeply. Ankylosing spondylitis…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-02). Consumer Health: What is the flu? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Fever, upset stomach, diarrhea, sore throat, chills, coughing, sneezing and headache all can make you feel miserable. And when you're not feeling well, it sometimes can be hard to know exactly what's wrong and how you can help yourself feel better. With flu season approaching, this is a good time to look at the symptoms of what is — and is not — the flu. Common cold A runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, congestion, headache…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-02). Mayo Clinic Minute: Are plant-based burgers better for you? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Plant-based burgers have soared in popularity over the past couple of years. Are these meat alternatives healthier for you than the real thing? Introducing more plant-based foods in your diet is a good thing, says Katherine Zeratsky, a Mayo Clinic registered dietitian nutritionist, but pay attention to the ingredients. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute. youtu.be/9cBAjhTIg-g Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0: 58) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-02). Mayo Clinic Healthcare and Bupa UK Insurance announce new agreement. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic Healthcare, the London facility of acclaimed healthcare provider Mayo Clinic, and Bupa, the UK's leading health insurer, have announced a new two-year agreement to deliver care to Bupa's customers. Mayo Clinic Healthcare, 15 Portland Place, London The agreement enables Bupa's UK health insurance customers to access care at Mayo Clinic Healthcare, including consultations, diagnostics, endoscopy, MRI and CT services at the clinic in Portland Place, London. Mayo Clinic Healthcare also provides a secondary…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-02). Science Saturday: Zebrafish, Mayo scientists inspire young students to learn science. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The microscope hovers over a small dish. It's attached to a laptop, so students don't need to press their faces against a microscope eyepiece. On the screen is a zebrafish egg. On hand to answer questions are scientists. The questions, however, are a little different from the ones they get from colleagues. "One of the questions I got was how does gravity work, and I was like, 'Oh that's a great question," says Hirotaka Ata,…

Jean-Franàßois Emile, Augusto Vaglio, Fleur Cohen-Aubart, Julien Haroche (2021-10-02). [Correspondence] IgG4-related disease and Rosai-Dorfman-Destombes disease — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Luke Y C Chen and colleagues for their comments on our Seminar.1 We acknowledge that IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is the correct name rather than hyper-IgG4 syndrome; however, we did not mean Rosai-Dorfman-Destombes disease (RDD) is a subtype of IgG4-RD, or vice versa. The differential diagnosis between these two disorders is often challenging. Although some clinical features can help to distinguish between the two diseases (eg, skin lesions in RDD; tubulointerstitial nephritis in IgG4-RD),2,3 others definitely overlap.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-02). Mayo Clinic Minute: When spine surgery is the answer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Having a back injury can put a person's life on hold. While most people can find relief through nonsurgical methods like physical therapy, steroid injections and medication management, some patients, including those with spine disorders, may need surgical intervention.Dr. Matthew Neal, a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, says each patient's situation is unique. That's why what happens before surgery can be as important as what happens in the operating room….

Sjoerd Bouwmeester, Irene E G van Hellemond, Pieter-Jan Vlaar, Johannes C Post (2021-10-02). [Clinical Picture] Cardiac findings in tuberous sclerosis complex. thelancet.com A 32-year-old woman presented to our department for an evaluation of possible cardiac manifestations of tuberous sclerosis complex.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-02). Mayo Clinic will begin offering booster vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org This week, the Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccine six months following completion of the initial Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination series for the following groups: People age 65 and older. People ages 18—64 who are at high risk of COVID-19.People ages 18—64 with frequent institutional or occupational exposure to COVID-19 that puts them at high risk of serious complications of COVID-19, including severe COVID-19. This group includes but is…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-02). Heart rhythm disorders: Mayo Clinic Healthcare expert shares 5 things it's important to know. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Heart Day is Sept. 29 LONDON — Heart rhythm disorders are one of the most common cardiac problems. Arrhythmias cause the heart to beat too fast, too slow, or irregularly. People can be born with them or develop them during their lives. Elijah Behr, M.D., a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London, shares five developments in the prevention, detection and treatment of arrhythmias. What cardiologists now know about arrhythmias and COVID-19: "We know…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-02). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Treatment options for pediatric brain tumors. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Of the many different types of pediatric brain tumors some are noncancerous, or benign, and some are cancerous, or malignant. Treatment and chance of recovery, or prognosis, depend on the type of tumor, its location within the brain, whether it has spread, and your child's age and general health. Because new treatments and technologies are continually being developed, several options may be available at different points in treatment. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Angela…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-02). Science Saturday: A fountain of youth for aging muscles. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Regenerative medicine could hold the keys to rejuvenating older muscles, and research supporting that will be featured at the Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine and Surgery. Preclinical research by Helen Blau, Ph.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, discovered a protein that triggers muscle loss and a way to block it to restore youthful muscle strength. Dr. Blau, director of the Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology at Stanford University School of Medicine, will present her research in a virtual…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-02). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Genetics connects family members at the hip. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Before they went through testing at Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Barbara Domaille, Deborah Neville, Pamela Neville, and Rylie Ronnenberg thought there could be a genetic connection to the hip problems they shared. After the testing, they knew for sure. ___________________________________ As family members, Barbara Domaille, Deborah Neville, Pamela Neville, and Rylie Ronnenberg share many things in common that they treasure, and only one they wish they didn't: a hip abnormality called femoroacetabular impingement. After undergoing genetic…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-02). Flu vaccine appointments across Southeast Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org OWATONNA, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Health System will offer flu vaccination appointments to patients 6 months and older across Southeast Minnesota, starting Oct. 18. Patients can self-schedule a flu vaccination appointment through Patient Online Services or the Mayo Clinic App. Patients will be able to schedule an appointment by phone, beginning Oct. 4. Self-scheduling flu vaccine appointments is recommended, as this prevents wait times on the phone and preserves resources for COVID-19 care. Now more…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-02). West Nile virus cases reported across the US. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Female Culex mosquito, courtesy: CDC Cases of West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne illness, have been reported across the U.S. It's the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the continental U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)."We are currently seeing high levels of West Nile virus infection across many parts of the United States, including a higher number than normal of people with neuroinvasive disease ‚Äï the most severe form of infection,"…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-02). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Asthma management planning can prevent asthma attacks. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Asthma is a condition where your airways narrow and swell and may produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult, and trigger coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Asthma is one of the most common long-term diseases in children, but adults can have asthma, too. Symptoms of asthma include: Shortness of breath.Chest tightness or pain.Wheezing when exhaling, which is a common sign of asthma in children.Trouble sleeping caused by shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing.Coughing…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-02). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Children and storm anxiety. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 6-year-old son becomes anxious and agitated whenever it storms. I have noticed that this behavior has become more frequent since we had to evacuate last year for a few days due to a pending hurricane. What can I do to help my child overcome his fear of storms? He is always asking about the weather whenever we leave the house, and if the sky darkens, he asks if we need to take…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-02). COVID Queries: Delta breakthrough infections. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: Even people who have been vaccinated are getting sick with the delta variant, so why should I bother getting the shot? A: COVID-19 vaccines remain the best defense against COVID-19. By and large, it's the patients who have not been vaccinated who are getting the most severe disease from the delta variant. "There isn't a vaccine that is 100% effective at preventing illness," says Martin Herrmann, M.D., medical director of Mayo Clinic Health System…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-02). Mayo Clinic leads biorepository core for new nationwide research on long-term symptoms of COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic research is dedicated to finding solutions for patients who were infected with COVID-19 and the many affected by the long-term symptoms of COVID-19 ‚Äï what the National Institutes of Health (NIH) refers to as "long COVID" or post-acute sequelae. In response to great unmet patient need, the NIH launched a new research initiative to understand why some people who were infected with COVID-19 don't fully recover, or develop new or returning symptoms after…

ecns.cn (2021-10-02). U.S. COVID-19 death toll tops 700,000 — Johns Hopkins University. ecns.cn The United States reached the grim milestone of 700,000 coronavirus deaths on Friday evening, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

TASS (2021-10-02). COVID-19 death toll in US exceeds 700,000. tass.com Over 43.615 million of the novel coronavirus cases were registered up to date in the United States…

Jubilee USA Network (2021-10-02). Wealthy Countries Must Share Pandemic Relief Aid, Organizations Say. indybay.org In a letter to finance ministers, 250 organizations call on wealthy countries to donate IMF emergency currency they don't need to poor countries. In August, the IMF created $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) to support global coronavirus response. More than $400 billion went to wealthy countries and $230 billion went to developing countries.

sputniknews (2021-10-02). JHU Says 700,000 Americans Have Died of COVID, Thousands More Expected to Die in Winter. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The number of novel coronavirus deaths in the United States has surpassed 700,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Yohan Tengra (2021-10-02). India's Covid-19 Task Force and "Experts" Exposed. Conflicts of Interest in Our Public Health System. globalresearch.ca

Jesse Smith (2021-10-02). Destroying the Narrative: Twenty More Reasons Why a COVID-19 Pandemic Never Existed. globalresearch.ca

From Embers (2021-10-02). The State, the Virus, the far-Right: How Can Anti-Authoritarians Intervene? itsgoingdown.org Anarchist radio and podcast show, From Embers, presents a talk from Dr. Alex Khasnabish on a critical look at State and far-Right responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Writer, researcher and teacher Dr. Alex Khasnabish talks about a recent workshop he gave at the Halifax Anarchist Bookfair called, "You Can't Police Yourself Out of a Pandemic: …

T.P. Wilkinson (2021-10-02). The Military and Intelligence Origins of Public Health. dissidentvoice.org In November the latest book by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. will be available to readers: The Real Anthony Fauci. In an address to a conference on the Covid-19 crisis held in Budapest, Hungary this past August, Robert Kennedy gave a preview of his research results to the participants. His "Historical and Legal Perspectives of the …

Juan Cole (2021-10-02). It isn't Red COVID, it is Republican Necrophilia — Creepy Love of Death. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The United States has crossed the threshold of 700,000 Americans dead from COVID-19 according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Some 43 million Americans have contracted the deadly disease, which can have long-term health consequences. In contrast, the 1918 influenza epidemic killed 675,000 Americans. While this is the absolute number …

Paul Haeder (2021-10-02). You Will Need No Stinkin' Badge if you Want to Die in a Gutter. dissidentvoice.org Nah, we are not a society ready for deep discussion and debate about work, forced revealing of health information, forced mRNA jabs, and more. So, here we are, a teacher, ready to be gone gone gone. Andy Libson has drawn a line in the sand. The decision of where a person will draw a line …

Local Volunteers (2021-10-02). Saturday 10/2: Point Reyes Station: Support Reproductive Justice Sidewalk Rally. indybay.org Sidewalk rally outside of 11400 CA Route 1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (A street and Route 1) | Wear a MASK. Please follow current COVID guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

Richard Horton (2021-10-02). [Comment] Offline: USA versus China—the growing insanity of our times. thelancet.com Bad as the COVID-19 pandemic has been and continues to be for many countries, it is not the most immediate danger facing humanity. And nor is the climate emergency. Or any other conventionally defined risk to population health. In a recent Brookings Institution conversation with General John E Hyten, Vice-Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, the spectre of a truly menacing threat became clearer—the prospect of an American war with China. A military conflict between these two nations would precipitate immediate violence and longer-term social and economic disruption dwarfing the effects of COVID-19.

Local Volunteers (2021-10-02). Saturday 10/2: Vallejo: Solidarity March for Reproductive Rights. indybay.org Meet at Vallejo City Hall, 555 Santa Clara St., Vallejo, CA 94590 | Wear a Mask. Please follow current COVID guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

Zero Hedge (2021-10-02). Pfizer Launches Final Study for COVID Drug that's Suspiciously Similar to 'Horse Paste'. globalresearch.ca

Pasqualina Curcio (2021-10-02). Inequality in Vaccines: The Moral Failure of Capitalism. orinocotribune.com By Pasqualina Curcio — Sep 27, 2021 | In two months 241 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines will expire, not counting the 34 million that have already expired and were discarded in the USA. These 241 million are part of the 1.2 billion doses left over in the US, Canada, UK, Japan and the European Union, which are also about to expire and will go to the landfill if they are not donated and applied before December of this year (Arirfinity report on COVID-19 vaccine prognosis and expiration for 2021 and 2022). | Despite this, the rich countries and members of the G7 continue to close contracts with pharmaceutica…

Irene Torres, Barbara Profeta, Cristiani Vieira Machado, Osvaldo Artaza, Daniel Lopez-Cevallos, JaHyun Kang (2021-10-02). [Correspondence] COVID-19 research in LMICs — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Ivan Sisa and colleagues for their comments on our Correspondence,1 but we still worry about the marginalisation of scientific production from low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). Indeed, these nations usually have scarce public resources to invest in science and, consequently, tend to produce fewer indexed publications compared with high-income countries (HICs). However, such metrics restrict the understanding of academic production to the accrual of articles in English-speaking scientific journals based in HICs and, therefore, to an imperfect appraisal of the impact of their discoveries and…

Dr. Nozomi Hayase (2021-10-02). The War on COVID-19: Man's Final Conquest of Nature. The Great Reset Requires "Merging Humans with the Machine" globalresearch.ca

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-10-02). Sanctions deprive Iran of accessing to vaccine in due time. en.mehrnews.com In a statement to the UN, Iran criticized the unilateral and inhumane sanctions imposed on the country, saying that these measures deprived Iran of having access to the COVID-19 vaccine at an appropriate time.

Adam Kucharski (2021-10-02). [Perspectives] What data can reveal and conceal. thelancet.com On March 15, 2020, data started coming in from the COVID-19 Hospitalisations in England Surveillance System (CHESS). Unlike the patchy, delayed numbers in the existing database, CHESS provided a comprehensive overview of COVID-19 patients needing critical care. The results were alarming. Whereas the previous database had implied low numbers of admissions without a clear increasing trend, CHESS showed more and more people turning up critically ill across the country. The earlier numbers had been an illusion; the UK was already in the middle of a large epidemic.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-02). "This Is A Game-Changer" — Merck Releasing "Phenomenal" Test Results For Experimental COVID Pill. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Originally published on Looks like Merck Merck announced Friday that an experimental COVID pill it has developed reduced hospitalizations and deaths by 50% in people recently infected with COVID. | The company will soon ask health officials in the US and abroad to authorize use of the drug. | The news…

teleSUR- lvm, JL (2021-10-02). Venezuela destaca rol de China en combate contra la Covid-19. telesurtv.net El canciller venezolano destacó el espíritu solidario de China para ayudar a combatir la pandemia.

ecns.cn (2021-10-02). China urges global solidarity for vaccine equity on behalf of 75 countries. ecns.cn China's ambassador to the United Nations on Friday called on all countries to strengthen solidarity and achieve vaccine equity at an early day to overcome the unfair distribution of inoculations and increasing "vaccine nationalism" as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across the world.

Ivan Sisa, Marco Fornasini, Enrique Teran (2021-10-02). [Correspondence] COVID-19 research in LMICs. thelancet.com We read with interest the Correspondence by Irene Torres and colleagues,1 and agree that the current scarcity in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) of vaccine to combat the COVID-19 pandemic is a failure of local governments, global solidarity, and multilateral instruments. However, regarding Torres and colleagues' comment that approving placebo-controlled trials in LMICs "sets the wrong precedent because approving such a trial should show that evidence can only be reached with this design",1 we would like to extend this extremely important discussion.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-02). Killing Off Humanity: How the Global Elite Is Using Eugenics and Transhumanism to Shape Our Future. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Fully understanding significant world events as they happened yesterday and unfold today invariably requires an understanding of the long arc of history; that is, knowledge about how the human world really works. Moreover, without that understanding, it is impossible to devise and implement an effective response. This is certainly the case in the world of 2021. | Increasingly, people around the world are realizing that there is a great deal more going on und…

Kathy Durkin (2021-10-02). WW Commentary: Unite for reproductive justice. workers.org Over 600 marches and rallies are being organized to take place across the country Oct. 2, two days before the U.S. Supreme Court reconvenes for its fall term. The right to legal abortion is at stake. On Dec. 1, the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization will be . . . |

The Lancet (2021-10-02). [Editorial] Fatal police violence in the USA: a public health issue. thelancet.com Preventable violent deaths of people of colour at the hands of police in the USA have been overlooked as a public health issue. Many victims of police violence have become household names, like George Floyd, whose death made headlines worldwide and raised awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement, which targets structural racism and violence against Black people in the USA and abroad. Yet, for every George Floyd, hundreds of other Americans' deaths after violent exchanges with police go unheeded, unacknowledged, and uncounted.

Disability Rights California (2021-10-02). Tuesday 10/12: Community Living Options & Choices for the Mental Health Disabled w/ Disability Rights CA. indybay.org Online webinar…

GBD 2019 Police Violence US Subnational Collaborators (2021-10-02). [Articles] Fatal police violence by race and state in the USA, 1980—2019: a network meta-regression. thelancet.com We found that more than half of all deaths due to police violence that we estimated in the USA from 1980 to 2018 were unreported in the NVSS. Compounding this, we found substantial differences in the age-standardised mortality rate due to police violence over time and by racial and ethnic groups within the USA. Proven public health intervention strategies are needed to address these systematic biases. State-level estimates allow for appropriate targeting of these strategies to address police violence and improve its reporting.

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