Daily Archives: October 5, 2021

2021-10-05: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2021-10-05). UN calls for open access to scientific information on COVID-19. ecns.cn A United Nations official on Monday stressed the need for open access to scientific information, basic science research and innovation on COVID-19 to help reduce the spread of the disease in Africa.

Staff (2021-10-05). Headlines for October 5, 2021. democracynow.org Hollywood Crew Workers Vote to Authorize Strike, Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen to Urge Congress to Take Action, Johnson & Johnson Seeks FDA OK for Booster Shot, New York Healthcare Provider Fires 1,400 for Refusing to Get Vaccinated, Biden Accuses GOP of Playing "Russian Roulette" with U.S. Economy, Activists Confront Sen. Sinema in Arizona Bathroom, State Department Lawyer Blasts Biden for "Inhumane" Expulsions of Haitians, California Declares State of Emergency After Offshore Oil Pipeline Spill, Biden Administration to Open Up 80 Millions of Acres for Drilling in Gulf of Mexico, Report: 14% of World's C…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). COVID-19 Queries: Can I develop a COVID infection from the vaccine? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: I've heard stories of people getting very sick from the vaccine. If I do decide to get it, do I run the risk of getting COVID-19 from the shot, and what is a typical reaction? A: Due to our body's immune response to the vaccine — the response to which varies from person to person — it may seem like the vaccine has resulted in a COVID-19 infection in some people. But it's impossible…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breaking down COVID-19 vaccine booster approvals. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The path to approvals for a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has seemed complicated. "This is a confusing set of recommendations," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "So let's look at the four groups approved for only the Pfizer booster, thus far. If you got a primary series of the Pfizer vaccine, you're 65 and older, and it's been six months or more, you…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). Mayo Clinic Minute: The importance of stretching during your workday. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The COVID-19 pandemic has made it more challenging for some people to get in their daily workout. Sedentary behavior, including sitting for long periods of time, can contribute to adverse health effects, including something referred to as "sitting disease." In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dani P. Johnson, a wellness physical therapist with the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, demonstrates how to integrate more movement into your daily life. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/XOIqLNElikI Journalists: …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treating a rare skin disorder known as morphea. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: About six months ago, a large, white dent appeared on my left buttock. I went to a dermatologist who performed a biopsy. I was diagnosed with morphea and prescribed methotrexate. The doctor said the condition is not systemic, but that the drug could prevent future skin lesions and possibly cure the morphea. Can you share more about the condition, and the risks and benefits of the treatment? ANSWER: Morphea, which is a rare skin…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). 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 (2021-10-05). 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,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). Mayo Clinic to offer COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn where you can get initial and booster vaccinations, and third doses, Oct. 4-22 Mayo Clinic in Rochester will offer COVID-19 vaccine clinics for patients, visitors and community members the week of Monday, Oct. 4. Appointments will be needed for initial and booster vaccinations. Appointments can be scheduled using Patient Online Services. View this video to learn more about online scheduling. Appointments also can be made by calling 507-538-4040. Pfizer booster vaccinations Pfizer booster vaccinations…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). Science Saturday: A robotic GPS for targeting, delivering regenerative biotherapies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A remote-controlled bronchoscope that acts like a GPS system hunts down hard-to-find lung masses and accurately biopsies them, according to a Mayo Clinic collaborative study. This multisite research, which is published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery, lays the foundation for precisely finding early-stage cancer and targeting it with regenerative biotherapeutics needed to stimulate healing. Artificial intelligence gleaned from CT scans directs the robotic fiber optic cable, providing a GPS-like pathway to tiny nodules, or masses, that manual bronchoscopes…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Reducing the risk of medication errors. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My friend's father recently died from a medication error. One of his prescriptions was filled incorrectly and caused a fatal reaction. I take multiple medications for various conditions. How can I reduce my risk for a medication error? ANSWER: Medication errors refer to mistakes in prescribing and dispensing medications. These errors injure hundreds of thousands of people every year in the U.S. Common causes of medication errors include drug names that sound alike, medications…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). 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 (2021-10-05). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Vaccines and kids — what you need to know about COVID-19, flu. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With flu season approaching, Mayo Clinic experts remind parents of the importance of vaccinating children for influenza and COVID-19 when possible. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated for flu each year. The CDC also says people who are eligible can be vaccinated for flu and COVID-19 at the same time. Currently, children ages 12 and older are permitted to get vaccinated for COVID-19 using the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). Day of thanks for Mayo Clinic staff Nov. 26. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic will close most of its U.S. outpatient practices and suspend scheduled surgeries for the day, in gratitude for staff. ___________________________ Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic has remained strong and resilient, thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff. They come to work each day to provide compassionate care to our patients. We recognize that the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken an emotional and physical toll on staff. In gratitude…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). CDC investigating unknown source of salmonella outbreak in US. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A fast-growing salmonella outbreak has health officials looking for the source. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says they have not yet identified the specific food responsible for outbreaks in at least 29 states. If you have symptoms of a salmonella infection, the CDC asks that you talk to your health care provider and report your illness to your health department to help investigators solve this outbreak.Salmonella infection, or salmonellosis, is a common bacterial disease…

teleSUR (2021-10-05). Peru: Ex-Dictator Fujimori Undergoes Heart Surgery. telesurenglish.net On Monday, the 83-year-old former dictator Alberto Fujimori underwent a coronary bypass to remove an arterial occlusion. | RELATED: | His daughter Keiko Fujimori said that his father's heart problems have worsened. Doctors found that "one of his arteries had a 70 percent blockage". | Last Friday, he was taken from Lima's Barbadillo prison to the Centenario Peruvian-Japanese clinic due to a sharp drop in his oxygen saturation. | "On Su…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). COVID-19 vaccine for younger kids a step closer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccination for children under 12 is one step closer to reality. Pfizer announced that it submitted data of their phase 2 and phase 3 trial of their COVID-19 in children ages 5—11 to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A formal submission to request emergency use authorization (EUA) of the company's COVID-19 vaccine in children in this age group is expected in the coming weeks. The FDA will need to analyze data before a decision…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). Mayo Clinic Minute: What to do if your child has a bellyache. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Kids are back in the classroom, and a common back-to-school sickness is viral gastroenteritis, or stomach flu. It's an intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes fever. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/jwxQ2L4ZVXE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 58) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please "Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. If your child is showing symptoms of a stomach bug, such as vomiting…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Swimmer's ear. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter is 7 and has been taking swim lessons this summer. She has been complaining about her ears hurting, and our pediatrician diagnosed her with otitis externa and prescribed eardrops. What is otitis externa, and how do I prevent it in the future? ANSWER: Otitis externa is an infection in the outer ear canal, which runs from the eardrum to the outside of the head. The condition is also known as swimmer's ear…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). Mayo Clinic Minute: When asthma attacks. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Asthma is a lung condition that causes swelling of the airways. It can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. It's the most common chronic disease among children, though it affects adults, as well. More than 262 million people globally are affected by asthma and more than 461,000 have died due to the disease, according to the World Health Organization.While there is no cure for asthma, symptoms can be treated, says…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). Concord Hospitality and Whitman Peterson to Construct New Hilton Hotel at Mayo Clinic in Florida. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — To offer patients and visitors a premiere hospitality experience, Concord Hospitality Enterprises and Whitman Peterson, in collaboration with Mayo Clinic, will build an eight-story Hilton hotel with 252 guest rooms at Mayo Clinic in Florida. Expected to join Hilton's flagship brand, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, construction on the $70 million project is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2022, with completion slated for early 2024. The 179,000-square-foot hotel will offer guests…

WSWS (2021-10-05). Merck announces promising new pill to treat COVID infections. wsws.org The new oral antiviral pills could reduce death and hospitalizations by 50 percent if taken early in the course of infection with the coronavirus.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-10-05). Trudeau's Parliamentary 'Victory' May Cost Him the Next Elections. counterpunch.org Canada's unpopular general election of September 20 is increasingly recognized as a mistake by the country's leading political analysts. However, this mistake could potentially prove to be the very undoing of Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party in future elections. 69% of Canadians did not think that holding an election during the fourth wave of the Covid

WSWS (2021-10-05). The COVID pandemic and the supply chain crisis. wsws.org The complete failure of mitigation measures has led to a mounting disruption of global supply chains—the vast and complex system of production and transport, which is at the base of the world economy.

WSWS (2021-10-05). Death of 31-year-old construction worker in Seattle highlights health and safety issues amid carpenters' strike. wsws.org Building trades unions have enforced the dangerous and difficult work conditions that have led construction workers to have some of the highest rates of COVID-19 infections, workplace deaths, chronic health conditions and suicide of any section of workers in the United States.

WSWS (2021-10-05). A new Candyman: Farewell to reality. wsws.org The sequel to and soft-reboot of the original 1992 film reached theaters this August after several delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dragging a whole "hive's worth" of issues with it.

Ana Perdigón (2021-10-05). Colombia-Venezuela Border to Open for Trade October 5. orinocotribune.com As of this Tuesday, October 5, trade exchange will be opened on the Colombian-Venezuelan border, as reported by Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez. | In her statement from Miraflores Palace, Rodríguez stressed that commercial exchange must comply with strict biosafety measures. | "This should be a biosecure exchange. Let us remember that in Colombia there is a variant of interest to the WHO, which has had an impact on western states of Venezuela," the vice president recalled. Colombians have suffered from a mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the country has one of the highest death rates in the re…

ecns.cn (2021-10-05). Xi offers new proposals on building better future amid pressing challenges. ecns.cn With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging and the global economy struggling, the international landscape is undergoing profound changes, and humanity has now reached a new crossroad.

WSWS (2021-10-05). Australia and New Zealand ruling elite demands population "live with" COVID-19. wsws.org Experiences in the Asia-Pacific are demonstrating that the deadly virus can only be eradicated through the independent mobilisation of the international working class.

WSWS (2021-10-05). Northern California Sutter health care workers join Kaiser Permanente engineers on strike. wsws.org Sutter workers are fighting against understaffing and overwork during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as below-inflation pay proposals in one of the most expensive areas in the country.

Olivia Engling (2021-10-05). IMF Urges Wealthy Countries to Send COVID Aid to Poor Countries. indybay.org IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva urged wealthy countries to donate IMF emergency COVID aid to developing countries. Her remarks opened an event organized by Jubilee USA Network in preparation for October IMF and G20 meetings.

Global Research News (2021-10-05). Selected Articles: The COVID Vaccine Impairs the Performance of U.S. Fighting Forces. globalresearch.ca By The adverse events and injuries pertaining to the Covid vaccine are amply documented…

Helen Yaffe (2021-10-05). Cuba Accelerates Vaccine Drive. counterpunch.org Unlike Pfizer and Moderna, whose Covid-19 vaccines are based on new (mRNA) technology, all of Cuba's five domestically produced vaccines are based on technology that has been used with children for decades. Back in 1988, Cuba's Finlay Institute developed the world's first Meningitis B vaccine, after an epidemic which particularly affected children. Soberana 2 increases immunogenicity and induces immunological memory. Children are being given two doses of Soberana 2 and a third of Soberana Plus at 28-day intervals. Cuban schools will not reopen until children have been vaccinated. By mid-September, 460,000 Cuban c…

Adam Trumper (2021-10-05). Prisoners are 'sitting ducks' for COVID-19. greenleft.org.au Prisoner rights activists are demanding that authorities heed the health advice and protect people in prison. Adam Trumper and Rachel Evans report.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-05). CO2 monitoring recommended to manage COVID-19 spread in schools and offices. imperial.ac.uk Scientists have created a new model for predicting COVID-19 infection risk in offices and classrooms, which uses CO2 to assess ventilation efficacy.

ecns.cn (2021-10-05). 2.213 bln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in China. ecns.cn Nearly 2.213 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China as of Saturday, data from the National Health Commission showed Sunday.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-05). The Pentagon's Dilemma: The Covid Vaccine Impairs the Performance of U.S. Fighting Forces. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Written by "Physician and Army Lieutenant Colonel Theresa Long is a rare, courageous truth-teller willing to probably jeopardize a military career for the greater good. To try and steer the Department of Defense to policies that protect military personnel from dangerous and unnecessary COVID vaccines … ". (Joel Hirschhorn, September 2021) | *** | Introduction: | On August 24, 2021, The Pentagon…

WSWS (2021-10-05). Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, NY: Communications Workers union works to isolate striking health care workers. wsws.org Around 2,200 nurses, aids, technicians and staff walked off the job at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, New York on Friday and are fighting for increased staffing, better pay and improved working conditions.

WSWS (2021-10-05). Protests expand in Polish health care system. wsws.org Protests in the Polish health care system have entered their fourth week, but, as in the past, the trade unions are working towards a sellout.

Sibylle Kaczorek (2021-10-05). German elections: Winners, losers, soul-searching for the left. greenleft.org.au The German social democrats' platform to raise the minimum wage and for universal health insurance clearly resonated with voters, and contrasted with the left's failure to present a coherent alternative to neoliberalism, reports Sibylle Kaczorek.

The Health Trust (2021-10-05). Wednesday 10/6: The Health Trust's 25th Anniversary Virtual Celebration. indybay.org

WSWS (2021-10-05). Sri Lankan plantation workers oppose Rajapakse government's emergency laws. wsws.org The SEP's campaign against the state of emergency is receiving significant support from workers in various sectors, including from the education, health services and plantation action committees established under the party's guidance.

WSWS (2021-10-05). Transport workers pushed past the limit amid export surge. wsws.org Transport workers in the US and globally have been forced to labor under unsafe conditions as the demand for exports surges during the ongoing pandemic.

Dean Baker (2021-10-05). Shouldn't Biden Be Thanking China for Not Following Through on the Purchase Commitments in Its Trump Trade Deal? cepr.net With widespread supply chain problems due to the pandemic and unusual weather conditions, additional sales to China might well have caused even greater bottlenecks in the effort to meet domestic demand.

Colin Todhunter (2021-10-05). The Fear Pandemic and the Crisis of Capitalism. dissidentvoice.org In October 2019, in a speech at an International Monetary Fund conference, former Bank of England governor Mervyn King warned that the world was sleepwalking towards a fresh economic and financial crisis that would have devastating consequences for what he called the "democratic market system". According to King, the global economy was stuck in a …

WSWS (2021-10-05). Australia: Committee for Public Education releases video opposing reckless reopening of schools. wsws.org The pro-business agenda of "living with the virus" adopted by the Victorian Labor and NSW Liberal-National state governments is putting the lives of students, educators, parents and the community as a whole at serious risk.

Staff (2021-10-04). Headlines for October 4, 2021. democracynow.org Rallies Across U.S. Call for Reproductive Justice Amid GOP Assault on Abortion, U.S. Tops 700K COVID Deaths; CA Announces Student Vaccine Mandate as NYC Educator Mandate Starts, Major Orange County Oil Spill Blankets Beaches, Kills Wildlife, Pandora Papers Expose Secret Financial Dealings of World Leaders, Billionaires and Other Elites, Facebook Whistleblower Says Co. Repeatedly Put Profit Over Safety, Calls for Regulations, Kabul Blast Kills Five People as Afghan Humanitarian Crisis Grows, 8 Killed at Indian Farmworker Protest, 4,000 Refugees, Including Children, Arrested in Raids by Libyan Authorities, 3 Millio…

CounterPunch News Service (2021-10-04). Facebook Users Union Launches #FireZuck Campaign. counterpunch.org San Francisco Last night, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen told 60 Minutes that Facebook is misleading the public about lies, hate and disinformation on its platform. We wish we were surprised. Time and time again, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has put Facebook's profits ahead of truth, safety, health and democracy. That's why today the Facebook Users

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-04). 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 (2021-10-04). 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…

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