2021-10-07: News Headlines

Staff (2021-10-07). Headlines for October 7, 2021. democracynow.org Federal Judge Temporarily Halts Texas's Near-Total Ban on Abortions, Senate GOP Leader McConnell to Allow Debt Limit Extension into December, WHO Approves Use of First-Ever Vaccine Against Malaria, U.S. COVID Deaths in 2021 Surpass 2020's Total, U.N. to Pay Salaries of Aid Workers in Afghanistan, U.N. Appoints Envoy to Western Sahara After Two-Year Vacancy, Education Department to Expand Student Loan Forgiveness for Public Workers, Crude Oil Spills from Galveston Bay, TX Refinery, Biden Administration Restores Key Environmental Review Provisions to NEPA, Appeals Court Blocks California Law Banning Private Prisons…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). 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 (2021-10-07). 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 (2021-10-07). 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 (2021-10-07). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Treating and preventing liver cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While still relatively rare, the rate of primary liver cancer has been increasing in recent decades, disproportionately affecting minority populations. "Research has shown that Blacks and Hispanics are less likely to be diagnosed with liver cancer at an earlier stage, compared to whites," says Dr. Sumera Ilyas, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist. "And that, in turn, means the odds of being eligible for potentially curative treatments are lower for these patients." These disparities are due to…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). Sleep disorder linked to neurodegeneration aim of NIH-funded grant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org International team seeks hidden signs of brain damage in REM behavior disorder ROCHESTER, Minn. — People with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder act out their dreams. While sleeping safely in bed, for example, they might throw up their arms to catch an imaginary ball or try to run from an illusory assailant. Such actions are more than just a nuisance. People with the disorder have a 50% to 80% chance of developing a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). 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 (2021-10-07). The best medicine for COVID-19 is prevention. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care professionals have worked hard to develop treatments for patients, and they have learned to manage the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19.From protective measures to monoclonal antibody therapy and other treatments, Dr. Raymund Razonable, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, discusses the current treatments for COVID-19 and explains why prevention is the best medicine. Watch: Dr. Razonable discusses current COVID-19 therapies and treatments. youtu.be/TE0nH1u9kXo Journalists: Broadcast-quality soundbites are available in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). 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 (2021-10-07). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). Mayo Clinic to offer walk-in 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 walk-in vaccine clinics for patients, visitors and community members the week of Monday, Oct. 4. Pfizer booster vaccinations Pfizer booster vaccinations will be offered to people who received the Pfizer COVID-19 initial vaccination series, as directed by the Food and Drug Administration. A booster vaccination is recommended six months after the initial vaccination series…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). COVID Queries: The speed of vaccine development. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: How can I be expected to trust the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine when it was developed so rapidly? A: We hear this question frequently, and we can understand how it may seem like the development of the vaccine was quick. The speed was a result of many pharmaceutical companies simultaneously investing significant resources into quickly developing a vaccine because of the world-wide impact of the pandemic. The emergency situation warranted an emergency response,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). 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 (2021-10-07). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 setback right before brain surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Julie Berg's life revolves around three things: family, friends and faith. The 79-year-old has a large extended family that enjoys celebrating large and small milestones together, and she has a wide network of close-knit friends across two states. Through it all, her strong Catholic faith has been the foundation of her life. When Julie's health was tested, she leaned on her family, friends and faith for support. For 10 years, Julie and her husband, Jim…

Staff (2021-10-07). Federal Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Ban, Blasts "Offensive Deprivation of Such an Important Right" democracynow.org A federal judge has temporarily blocked Texas's near-total ban on abortions, granting the Justice Department's emergency request to halt the law while courts consider its legality. In his ruling, Judge Robert Pitman slammed the Texas ban's unconstitutionality, writing, "This Court will not sanction one more day of this offensive deprivation of such an important right." "Judge Robert Pitman ruled and said what advocates in Texas and clinics operators in Texas have been saying all along … a near-total ban on abortion in the state of Texas is flagrantly unconstitutional," says Amy Littlefield, abortion access corr…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). 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 (2021-10-07). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Elbow replacement. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have bad arthritis in my elbow. After several failed surgeries, I have been told that my only option is elbow replacement. I've heard others say that elbow replacements do not work. Does Mayo Clinic have experience with elbow replacements? ANSWER: The surgeons at Mayo Clinic are considered world experts in elbow replacement. Traditionally, elbow replacement has been reported to lead to complications more often than replacements of other joints, like the hip or…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). 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 (2021-10-07). 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 (2021-10-07). 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 (2021-10-07). 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…

WSWS (2021-10-07). The growing strike movement in the United States and the case for rank-and-file committees. wsws.org Nearly two years into the coronavirus pandemic, a major strike movement is gaining momentum in the United States, with profound implications for the class struggle all over the world.

teleSUR, JDO (2021-10-07). Covid-19 provoca orfandad a miles de menores mexicanos. telesurtv.net Alertan que la cifra de niños afectados por la pérdida de madres, padres o abuelos podría aumentar.

WSWS (2021-10-07). Canada's military sends nurses to Alberta hospitals as COVID-19 crisis worsens. wsws.org Swamped by an influx of severely ill patients, many Alberta hospitals have had to implement aspects of their triage protocols, under which those deemed least likely to survive are denied needed care.

WSWS (2021-10-07). Close New York City schools to protect children and stop the spread of COVID-19! wsws.org Our committee demands the closing of schools to protect the lives of children and as a first step in a global program by the working class to eradicate COVID-19.

WSWS (2021-10-07). State of California removes COVID-19 benefits for workers, allows companies to keep outbreak details secret. wsws.org The recent actions by the governor's office and the state legislature in the "bluest" of US states, demonstrates that the Democrats are just as committed to sacrificing thousands of workers lives for profit.

WSWS (2021-10-07). Spanish authorities declare COVID-19 will become "endemic" wsws.org By declaring COVID-19 to be "endemic," the Spanish ruling class is signalling its intention to allow the virus to spread, no matter the cost in health and lives.

WSWS repost (2021-10-07). CA removes COVID-19 benefits for workers, allows companies to keep outbreak details secret. indybay.org The recent actions by the governor's office and the state legislature in the "bluest" of US states, demonstrates that the Democrats are just as committed to sacrificing thousands of workers lives for profit.

Staff (2021-10-07). Trump out, Big Pharma in: Top Moderna executives make Forbes' top 400 richest list. rt.com Three major figures at Big Pharma firm Moderna have made their way onto the prestigious Forbes 400 list, after raking in billions in Covid-19 vaccine sales to governments amid the global pandemic. | Two founding members and a top investor at the company cracked into the catalogue of American affluence this week. The list charts the 400 richest citizens by net worth, and now includes Moderna's chairman and co-founder, Noubar Afeyan, another co-founder, Robert Langer, as well as Timothy Springer, among the firm's earliest investors. All three reportedly boast net worths of at least $3.5 billion each. | Also on r…

Jake Johnson (2021-10-07). 'Entirely unsurprising': Merck slammed for 4,000% markup of taxpayer-funded COVID-19 drug. salon.com "Another example of Big Pharma reaping billions from public investment into research"

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-07). Children orphaned due to COVID-19 continues to surge during pandemic. imperial.ac.uk The numbers of children orphaned due to COVID-19 continues to grow rapidly and is accelerating, according to new research.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-07). Heroin Is "Good for Your Health": Occupation Forces Support Afghan Narcotics Trade. globalresearch.ca Multibillion dollar earnings for organized crime and Western financial Institutions…

WSWS (2021-10-07). Australia: Victorian Labor government pressing ahead with reopening despite record surge. wsws.org The Labor government is imposing the same profit-driven policies, at the expense of health and lives, as its counterparts in other states and at the federal level.

Jake Johnson (2021-10-07). As Rich Nations Waste Doses, Most African Countries Miss 10% Vaccination Goal. zcomm.org "We have recently seen a billionaire take a healthcare worker on a journey into space. But back here on planet Earth we have millions of nurses waiting for a vaccine."

RWS (2021-10-07). Alameda's Women's March has New Twist on Hanger Theme. indybay.org The San Francisco East Bay city of Alameda was one of over six hundred across the nation calling for women's rights to health care including abortion services.

Brad R. Fulton (2021-10-07). Americans are in a mental health crisis — especially African-Americans. Can churches help?>. salon.com Churches' mental health programs represent an underutilized resource for much-needed care in the United States…

Michael Cooke (2021-10-07). Stuff and nonsense: The musings of Gina Rinehart. greenleft.org.au Australia's richest person, Gina Rinehart, warns that unless the federal government restrains its pandemic spending, the country will end up like Sri Lanka. Michael Cooke and Lionel Bopage argue that this is neoliberal nonsense.

WSWS (2021-10-07). Biden administration defends CIA against torture victim. wsws.org The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal by Abu Zubaydah, held at Guantanamo Bay, for the disclosure of additional information about his torture, including being waterboarded 83 times in a month.

John Kiriakou (2021-10-07). Ex-CIA Officer Who Led Raid that Captured Leading Al Qaeda Suspect Is Now Denouncing CIA for Torturing Him for 20 Years In Guantanamo Without Ever Charging Him With A Crime. covertactionmagazine.com The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments from attorneys for Abu Zubaydah, a Guantánamo prisoner once thought to be the third-ranking leader in al-Qaeda, about whether their client would be allowed to depose two CIA contract psychologists who devised and carried out the Agency's torture program and who personally participated in Zubaydah's torture.

Staff (2021-10-07). Abu Zubaydah Was Tortured for Years at CIA Black Sites. Biden Is Trying to Keep the Abuse Secret. democracynow.org The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case brought by Abu Zubaydah, the Guantánamo prisoner who was the first subject of the CIA's torture program. Zubaydah's legal team has spent years trying to obtain testimony from two psychologists who helped the CIA design and implement his torture, and the Biden administration is continuing the Trump's administration strategy to keep key information about Zubaydah's torture in Poland classified despite the fact that the two psychologists are willing to testify. Several justices contradicted the Biden administration, suggesting Zubaydah, the only witness besi…

Sarah Burris (2021-10-07). Trump had dinner with Mitt Romney to "torture the guy": book. salon.com A new book reveals Trump's infamous dinner with Mitt Romney was exactly what people thought…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-07). First images from latest Mars rover show ancient river delta in Jezero crater. imperial.ac.uk The NASA Perseverance rover, which landed on Mars in February, has sent back its first images of a 3.7-billion-year-old ancient river delta.

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2021-10-06). "The Harmful Behaviour of Facebook": Social Media Destabilizes Democracy and Harm Users' Mental Health. globalresearch.ca

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2021-10-06). "The Harmful Behaviour od Facebook": Social Media Destabilizes Democracy and Harm Users' Mental Health. globalresearch.ca

Chauncey K. Robinson (2021-10-06). 'Fauci' film goes beyond the doctor to showcase vicious cycle of deadly outbreaks. peoplesworld.org At the time of writing this review, we are still in the midst of a deadly global pandemic. Despite what misinformation one might have scrolled across on Facebook, the thousands of deaths cannot be denied. On second thought, that isn't true. These truths can be denied—and have been denied—depending on one's source of "information." No …

Anonymous103 (2021-10-06). Social Media Destabilizes Democracy And Harm Users' Mental Health. southfront.org Click to see full-size imageFormer Facebook employee speaks out against Big Tech companies at the US Senate and pushes the fight for regulation of social media. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | Controversies involving the role of social networks in the contemporary world are on the rise. Far beyond the blackout on October 4, large technology companies have recently been criticized for acting in a socially destructive way, harming the mental health of their users and fostering the polarization of society. The dissemination of hate speech…

Kevin Mwanza (2021-10-06). Fact Check: It Takes 24 Hours To Digest A Single Meal, 3 Meals A Day Is A European Thing. moguldom.com European settlers, calorie count, three square meals, British Journal of Nutrition, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, intermittent fasting, Eating three meals a day stems from European settlers and it grew into the normal routine, eventually becoming the eating pattern of the New World and the world. It takes 24-to-72 hours to digest a single meal …

Doctors for COVID Ethics (2021-10-06). J'Accuse! The Gene-based "Vaccines" Are Killing People. Governments Worldwide Are Lying to You the People, to the Populations They Purportedly Serve. globalresearch.ca The Signal of Harm is now indisputably overwhelming, and, in line with universally accepted ethical standards for clinical trials, Doctors for Covid Ethics demands that the 'Covid' vaccine programme be halted immediately.

Peter Koenig (2021-10-06). The Coronavirus Vaccine: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020". Vaccination as a Platform for "Digital Identity" globalresearch.ca What is the infamous ID2020? It's an electronic ID program that uses generalized vaccination as a platform for digital identity. The program harnesses existing birth registration and vaccination operations to provide newborns with a portable and persistent biometrically-linked digital identity.

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