2021-10-08: News Headlines

Mirko C. Trudeau (2021-10-08). Otra Caja de Pandora: Estados Unidos es un gran paraíso fiscal para los ultrarricos. globalizacion.ca Los 400 estadounidenses más ricos incrementaron su riqueza total 40 por ciento el año pasado, en plena pandemia, la misma que ha devastado a millones de personas en este país y el resto del mundo, y elevaron el monto de…

Dr. Rochagné Kilian (2021-10-08). Video: "Did We Ever Ask Granny?" Emergency Physician Dr. Rochagné Kilian Exposes Health Care Corruption. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-08). Over 140,000 US children have lost a parent or caregiver to COVID-19. wsws.org While the ruling elite and their media endlessly repeat the mantra that everyone must "learn to live with the virus," in reality more and more families are being ripped apart as nearly 7,000 people continue to die from COVID-19 worldwide each day.

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-10-08). 'We're in the Middle of a Major Biological Catastrophe': COVID Expert Dr. Peter McCullough. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-08). No retreat from elimination! The New Zealand and international working class must fight to stamp out COVID-19! wsws.org The working class must oppose the Ardern government's plan to "transition" away from a strategy of elimination, which threatens to allow COVID-19 to spread throughout the country, killing thousands of people.

WSWS (2021-10-08). Maritime Union of Australia calls off strikes at Patrick Terminals. wsws.org More than 100 workers at Patrick's Melbourne port are in isolation due to COVID-19 exposure.

Mauro Sandri (2021-10-08). Sentenza Epocale: Illegittimi i Licenziamenti degli OSS per problema Covid. globalresearch.ca Sentenza epocale del tribunale di Milano: dichiarate l'illegittimità dei licenziamenti degli OSS (Operatore Socio Sanitario) e ribaltate le decine di sentenze contrarie fino ad ora emesse. Ricadute di questa sentenza sui sanitari e sul personale scolastico | La sentenza n. 2135/2021 …

WSWS (2021-10-08). India to provide pittance in "compensation" to families of COVID-19 dead. wsws.org The Modi government's compensation scheme is a cruel sham. The families of the vast majority of the 5 million Indians whose deaths are attributable to the pandemic will never receive the paltry 50,000 rupee (US$671) payment.

WSWS (2021-10-08). 10,000 Alberta Superstore workers vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action. wsws.org The poorly-paid grocery workers are outraged over poverty wages, the company's erratic scheduling practices and the virtual absence of COVID-19 protections in the workplace.

Ana Vraƒçar (2021-10-08). Nurses left behind by Croatian government. peoplesdispatch.org Several hundred health workers from the trade union Nurses United, held a protest on 23 September this year in Zagreb, Croatia, calling on the government to improve their working conditions. The rally was the first significant public action in the healthcare sector after a large protest in 2019, when over 2,000 nurses, ambulance drivers, and other health workers protested exhausting working hours and worsening rights in the workplace. | In addition to the unresolved issue of overtime work, the nurses' requests expanded to more employment in public health facilities and a reversal of mandatory COVID-19 passes for…

Gary Weglarz (2021-10-08). Examining the Methods and Means of COVID Propaganda Dissemination. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-08). 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…

Mia Barnes (2021-10-08). Health experts say getting your flu shot is extra important during Covid-19. nationofchange.org Getting this year's flu vaccine is an excellent way to protect yourself against the most prevalent strain as the year comes to a close.

Staff (2021-10-08). Family of Henrietta Lacks Files Lawsuit over Use of Stolen Cells, Lambasts Racist Medical System. democracynow.org The family of Henrietta Lacks has filed a lawsuit against biotech company Thermo Fisher Scientific for making billions in profit from the "HeLa" cell line. Henrietta Lacks was an African American patient at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. Doctors kept her tissue samples without her consent for experimental studies while treating her for cervical cancer in 1951. Benjamin Crump, one of the lawyers for the case, filed 70 years after her death, calls Henrietta Lacks a "cornerstone of modern medicine," as her cells have since played a part in cancer research, the polio vaccine and even COVID-19 vaccines. Ron Lacks,…

Makia Freeman (2021-10-08). COVID Vaccine Contents, What's Inside the Vial? Scientific Findings Reveal Microscopy Images. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-08). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: The case for continuing COVID-19 precautions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. are reportedly dropping. While the news headlines are encouraging, the country is in its fourth surge heading into flu season and winter holidays. That is why medical experts are keeping their predictions and recommendations fluid. How the virus spreads depends on human behavior. "What happens is that people read the news and say: 'We're done. We're free. It's over,'" says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-08). 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 (2021-10-08). 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 (2021-10-08). 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 (2021-10-08). 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,…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-10-08). As Deaths and Injuries to Teens Increase after COVID-19 Shots Pfizer Asks FDA for Emergency Authorization to Inject 5 to 11-Year-Olds. globalresearch.ca

Markela Panegyres (2021-10-08). Domestic violence shelters essential during COVID-19 lockdowns. greenleft.org.au Domestic and family violence shelters with good connections to communities have fared better in the lockdowns. Markela Panegyres spoke to Liz Scully from the Parramatta Women's Shelter.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-08). 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 (2021-10-08). 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…

Staff (2021-10-08). Headlines for October 8, 2021. democracynow.org Pfizer-BioNTech Requests Emergency Use Authorization for Vaccine for Children Aged 5-11, COVID Deaths in Russia Top 900/Day; Venezuela Accuses IMF of Withholding Pandemic Funds, Senate Cmte. Says Trump Repeatedly Asked DOJ for Help Overturning Election Loss, Senate Votes to Lift Debt Ceiling Until Early December, Minneapolis Police Joke About "Hunting Activists" During 2020 Racial Justice Uprising, Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, WSJ: U.S. Military Secretly Training Taiwanese Forces for Possible Conflict with China, Gunmen Kill 2 School Teachers in Kashmir Amid Mounting Attac…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-08). 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…

Fred Gardner (2021-10-08). In Defense of Andrew Wiggins. counterpunch.org Andrew Wiggins, 26, the Golden State Warriors smooth small forward, had a valid reason to fear the Covid-19 vaccine. He had once had an allergic reaction to Tylenol so severe that he started carrying an Epipen. Presumably this was known to the Warriors front office. After Wiggins's unwillingness to get vaccinated became known to the

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-08). 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 (2021-10-08). 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 (2021-10-08). 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 (2021-10-08). 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 (2021-10-08). 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 (2021-10-08). 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 (2021-10-08). Expert Alert: Back and neck pain treatments cover self-care to surgery; prevention is key. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Spine Day is Oct. 16 ROCHESTER, Minn. — When back or neck pain strikes, normal activity is disrupted. Seeking relief for back or neck pain is one of the most common reasons people go to their health care provider or miss work. "The spinal column of the back and neck is made up of many joints, and each of those joints can degenerate and cause pain," says Mohamad Bydon, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-08). 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 (2021-10-08). 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 (2021-10-08). 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…

George Wuerthner (2021-10-08). Lies the Timber Industry Tells. counterpunch.org An employee of RY Timber presented misleading commentary in his essay "Forest Service is Right to Restore Forest Health." First, keep in mind that the timber industry and forestry profession (both dependents on logging for their employment) have conveniently defined forest health. For example, the commentator suggests dead beetle-kill lodgepole pine represents an "unhealthy" forest.

Staff (2021-10-08). Six Palestinian hunger strikers "starving for freedom" — take action to defend their lives! samidoun.net Six Palestinian prisoners are facing an increasingly urgent health crisis as they continue their hunger strike to end administrative detention, imprisonment without charge or trial. Kayed Fasfous, Miqdad Qawasmeh and Alaa al-Araj have all been hospitalized after 85, 78 and 60 days of hunger strike, respectively, and both are pledging to continue their hunger strikes […] | The article

Staff (2021-10-08). "Until I Am Free": Keisha Blain on the Enduring Legacy of Voting Rights Pioneer Fannie Lou Hamer. democracynow.org As Republican lawmakers attempt to make it harder to vote in states across the country, we look at the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, the civil rights pioneer who helped organize the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Historian Keisha Blain writes about Hamer in her new book, "Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America." In addition to fighting for voting rights, Hamer challenged state-sanctioned violence and medical racism that Black women faced. Blain based the book's title on a frequent saying of Fannie Lou Hamer's: "Whether you are Black or white, you are not free until I am free…

Russell Mokhiber (2021-10-08). Why Did the Democrats Take Single-Payer Off the Table? An Interview with Dr. Anne Scheetz. counterpunch.org Democrats in Congress and their supporters inside the beltway have taken single payer off the table. Instead of pursuing Medicare for All they are pursuing incremental improvements in Medicare — also known as Medicare for Some. They are also pursuing single payer at the state level. Long time national single payer advocates, like Dr. Anne

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-08). Teen vaccines and Nobel prizes: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-08). Collaboration key for science Imperial Provost tells Conservatives conference. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's Provost Professor Ian Walmsley spoke at the Conservative Party conference this week on the importance of science advice within government.

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…

teleSUR (2021-10-07). Puebla Group Rejects Practices Exposed in Pandora Papers. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, the Puebla Group spoke out against the tax evasion practices by presidents and former governors of the region, exposed after the Pandora Papers scandal. | RELATED: | In a communiqué, the progressive alliance declared itself in favor of fiscal equity and transparency to strengthen the social role of the State in times of Covid-19. | For the same reason, the Group proposes the penalization of tax evasio…

Kevin Mwanza (2021-10-07). Report: US And Chinese Scientists Were Planning to Create a Brand New Coronavirus In 2018, Leaked Proposals Show. moguldom.com Leaked proposals show that U.S. and Chinese scientists were planning to create a brand-new coronavirus in 2018 before the covid-19 pandemic erupted. A grant application filed in 2018 and submitted to the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) revealed that the international team of scientists planned to blend genetic data of closely related strains …

teleSUR (2021-10-07). COVID-19: Chile Relaxes Travel Restrictions. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, Chile's Health Undersecretary Paula Daza announced that all persons entering the country would be allowed to avoid a five-day quarantine if they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and test negative for it. | RELATED: | Some of the old measures to regulate the entry into the country will remain in force. These include validating the complete immunization schedule on the website 'mevacuno.gob.cl', a sworn declaration, a…

teleSUR (2021-10-07). Commodity Markets In Africa To Remain Volatile Amid COVID-19. telesurenglish.net Commodity markets in Africa are expected to remain volatile in the coming months following the persistence of COVID-19 constraints in the supply chain and other global economic pressures, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) warned. | RELATED: | This came during the UNECA's Price Watch session with African finance ministers, Stephen Karingi, Director of Regional Integration and Trade Division at the ECA, told African financ…

teleSUR (2021-10-07). Electricity and Gas Prices Soar to New Records in Europe. telesurenglish.net Natural gas prices have soared in Europe as economic activity resumes after the Covid-19 confinements, costs that have also pushed up electricity prices, fueling a crisis that will impact consumer bills this winter. | RELATED: | The cost of gas in Europe has increased fivefold in a year and continues to rise, making it unlikely that the crisis will abate before spring. | Natural gas is the second most-consumed fuel in the…

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.

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