2021-10-13: News Headlines

Becca Mohally Renk (2021-10-13). What Does Health Care For All Look Like in Nicaragua? dissidentvoice.org Since the Sandinistas returned to power in January 2007, child malnutrition has dropped by 45% for children under five and by 66% for children ages 6-12. I'd like you to imagine for a moment that you are the parent of a child with asthma, living in Ciudad Sandino, just outside the capital of Nicaragua, in …

Janet Parker (2021-10-13). Break the media monopoly over women's bodies. greenleft.org.au Whistleblower Frances Haugen has called out Facebook and its sister site Instagram for exacerbating body image and mental health issues in teenage girls. Janet Parker argues it helps feminists campaign against the system that commodifies women's bodies.

WSWS (2021-10-13). Russian COVID-19 deaths reach record highs while government does nothing. wsws.org Nearly 1000 people a day are dying from coronavirus in Russia, as the federal government does nothing and local officials impose a patchwork of inadequate and ineffective public health measures.

WSWS (2021-10-13). Workers in Vietnam forced to work to maintain profits of US companies. wsws.org As COVID restrictions disrupt supply chains and hit profits, Vietnamese garment workers are being made to eat, sleep and work at factories producing for major US labels.

WSWS (2021-10-13). Opposition builds as Washington state school reopenings fuel surge of COVID-19. wsws.org Nearly two months into the semester, the reality of high case rates, pediatric infections, and hospital capacity has exposed the so-called "safe" return promoted by the Democratic Party and teachers unions as a lie.

WSWS (2021-10-13). 164 children killed by COVID-19 across the US over the past two months. wsws.org Coinciding with the bipartisan push to fully reopen schools this fall, an average of 20 children have died from COVID-19 each week, or roughly three each day, over the past two months alone.

WSWS (2021-10-13). Pandemic accelerates Australia's class divide. wsws.org By its party de-registration laws, the ruling class is trying to muzzle dissent as COVID-19 lays bare the terrible human cost of the worsening social inequality.

WSWS (2021-10-13). COVID-19 outbreaks at NYU and Columbia trigger opposition to unsafe campus reopening. wsws.org Hundreds of people at both universities have contracted COVID-19 as a result of the profit-driven decisions of both administrations to hold in-person instruction amidst the Delta variant-fueled resurgence of the deadly pandemic.

WSWS (2021-10-13). Germany ends free coronavirus tests and reopens universities. wsws.org Despite new infections continuing at a high level of about 8,000 per day, and virologists warning of a severe wave this autumn and winter, the federal and state governments are eliminating even the last protective measures against COVID-19…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). 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 (2021-10-13). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). 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…

Jonathan Strauss (2021-10-13). Cairns workers call for secure jobs. greenleft.org.au Precarious workers in Cairns are bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 economic crisis in Far North Queensland. Jonathan Strauss reports on their fight for secure jobs.. |

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). 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 (2021-10-13). 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 (2021-10-13). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Medications in use and being tested for treatment of COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've heard several drugs mentioned as possible treatments for COVID-19. What are they, and how do they work? ANSWER: Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, finding an effective drug to combat COVID-19 has been on the minds of many. While many medications are being tested to treat COVID-19, only one has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has approved remdesivir (Veklury) to treat COVID-19 in adults and children who are age…

Cheryl LaBash (2021-10-13). For the Sake of Global Health: USA, Stop Lying About Cuba! orinocotribune.com By Cheryl LaBash — Oct 11, 2021 | Today a People's Peace Prize was awarded to Cuba's Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade — not the Nobel Peace Prize, although more than 100 organizations and 40,000 individuals from the U.S. alone supported the Henry Reeve Brigade's nomination. | As the global community stumbled under the coronavirus assault, Cuba's army of whitecoats rushed to hot spots when called, not shirking the danger. It's nothing new for them. In 2014, 10,000 Cuban medical professionals volunteered to go to Liberia and Sierra Leone to fight terrifyingly deadly ebola in West Africa. | In 20…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Pregnancy and the heart. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am ready to start a family, but my doctor said that pregnancy may be high-risk for me because I have a heart condition. Can you explain how pregnancy affects the heart and what I can do to lower my risk for complications? ANSWER: Pregnancy results in many changes that can increase the workload of the heart. During pregnancy, your blood volume increases by 30% to 50% to nourish your growing baby, your heart…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Christina Zorn, J.D., named Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees has named Christina Zorn, J.D., chief administrative officer of Mayo Clinic. She will succeed Jeff Bolton, who announced in August that he will retire from Mayo Clinic on Nov. 30. "I extend my sincere congratulations to Christina in her new role as Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer," says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO. "She is a values-driven servant leader with a strong track record of contributions to our organization. She brings unique…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). 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 (2021-10-13). Expert Alert: Advancing individualized medicine through genomics. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The virtual 10th Annual Individualizing Medicine Conference on Oct. 8—9 will highlight the latest discoveries, diagnostics, therapeutics and emerging approaches in the field of genomics. Attendees will hear from renowned experts and learn first-hand how individualized medicine is transforming clinical practice, research and education. Highlighted topics will include artificial intelligence, health disparities, precision oncology, microbiome, genomic clinical applications and challenges, and many others. Taking the virtual center stage will be keynote speakers Gianrico…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Tips to meet the challenges of breastfeeding. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breastfeeding has many benefits. Breast milk contains the right balance of nutrients for your baby. Breast milk is easier than commercial formula for babies to digest, and the antibodies in breast milk boost a baby's immune system. Breastfeeding might even help a new mother lose weight after the baby is born. But breastfeeding can be challenging. New parents may worry about whether their child is getting enough milk and wonder how often they should breastfeed….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). 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 (2021-10-13). Consumer Health: What is mental health? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Mental Health Day will be observed on Sunday, Oct. 10, to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health. This is a good time to consider the differences between normal mental health and mental health disorders. Mental health is the overall wellness of how you think, regulate your feelings and behave. Sometimes the difference between normal mental health and mental disorders is clear, but often the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). 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 (2021-10-13). Mayo Clinic Minute: Long-term survival improving for kidney transplant patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you're a kidney transplant patient, your chances of living a longer life are improving. That's according to a recent review published in The New England Journal of Medicine. It showed that the five-year survival rate of transplant recipients who received a deceased donor kidney increased from 66% in 1996—1999 to 78% in 2012—2015. And for patients who received a kidney from a living donor, that number improved from 79.5% to 88%. What's behind the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). 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 (2021-10-13). 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…

WSWS (2021-10-13). Sri Lankan health workers join national stoppage. wsws.org Nurses, attendants, paramedics, office staff and junior staff took part in the industrial action, defying President Gotabhaya Rajapakse's draconian essential services law.

C.J. Hopkins (2021-10-13). The Great New Normal Purge. dissidentvoice.org So, the Great New Normal Purge has begun … right on cue, right by the numbers. As we "paranoid conspiracy theorists" have been warning would happen for the past 18 months, people who refuse to convert to the new official ideology are now being segregated, stripped of their jobs, banned from attending schools, denied medical …

Malik Miah (2021-10-13). United States: Vaccines, public safety and workers' rights. greenleft.org.au How should the working class respond to a pandemic and protect workers' interests at the same time? Malik Miah reports on the situation in the United States.

Patrick Bond (2021-10-13). The latest Bretton Woods bean-counting scandal nearly evicts IMF director Georgieva. zcomm.org "Torture the data until they confess" (or until you're busted), economists profess…

Staff (2021-10-12). Sunday Report from Venezuela's Battle Against COVID-19: 1,110 New Cases, 11 Deaths & 95% Recovery Rate. orinocotribune.com A total of 1,110 new COVID-19 cases, all by community transmission, were detected in the last 24 hours by the Venezuelan health authorities, bringing the country's total to 383,376 accumulated cases to date. The rate of recovery stands at 95%, with a total of 363,122 healed patients, thanks to the free treatments guaranteed by the Venezuelan revolutionary government. | This was announced this Sunday, October 10, by Vice President Delcy Rodríguez, during the customary daily balance offered by the Presidential Commission for the Control and Prevention of COVID-19, through her Twitter account, @delcyrodriguezv. | <...

Rubin R. (2021-10-12). Moving COVID-19 Testing Out of the Clinic and Into the Home. jamanetwork.com This Medical News feature examines the growing use of over-the-counter rapid antigen tests for SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Ann Brown (2021-10-12). Megachurch Preacher Baller Joel Osteen Returns $4.4 Million In U.S. Government Pandemic Loans After Criticism. moguldom.com Celebrity megachurch preacher Joel Osteen applied for and received $4.4 million from the covid-19 relief Paycheck Protection Program. Now, he has to return it all. The founder of the Texas-based Lakewood Church, Osteen was pressured to repay the PPP loans, which were meant for small businesses. With 368 full-time and part-time employees, the nation's largest megachurch …

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2021-10-12). Havana's Response to COVID-19: Has Socialist Cuba Fallen for Big Pharma's "False Narrative"? globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-10-12). Drug to calm cytokine storm: Life-saving Russian discovery could be key to stopping body's 'suicide attack' in severe Covid cases. rt.com A group of Russian scientists have created a drug that may potentially revolutionize the treatment of Covid-19 by defusing the most catastrophic reaction the disease causes in patients, while not destroying their immune response. | The drug, called Leitragin, was developed by the Biomedical Technology Research Center of the Russian Federal Medical and Biology Agency (FMBA), and is currently undergoing clinical trials in Russia. Although its base substance was previously known and used in ulcer treatment medicine by Soviet and Russian doctors, it was the FMBA team that discovered how to apply it for the treatme…

Kuehn BM. (2021-10-12). Delta Variant Linked With Spike in Youth Hospitalizations. jamanetwork.com Weekly COVID-19 hospitalization rates among US children and adolescents increased 5-fold this past summer as the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant became the dominant circulating strain, according to data from the Coronavirus Disease 2019—Associated Hospitalization Surveillance Network (COVID-NET).

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-12). COVIDSafe: The Failure of an App. asia-pacificresearch.com

WSWS (2021-10-12). CPS Sickout leader and mother of three speaks on efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Chicago Public Schools. wsws.org Cortney Ritsema, a mother of three, formed CPS Sickout with other parents to raise awareness about the dangers of COVID-19 and keep kids out of school during the pandemic to protect them from the deadly virus.

WSWS repost (2021-10-12). Philippines overwhelmed by COVID-19 onslaught. indybay.org Amid a devastating COVID surge, and with fewer than 22 million people fully vaccinated in a population of 110 million, the Duterte government is overseeing a social disaster.

Kevin Mwanza (2021-10-12). University Of California Suspends Director Of Medical Ethics For Challenging Vaccine Mandate. moguldom.com The University of California has suspended Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, a professor of psychiatry and director of UC Irvine's medical ethics program, after he challenged the system's covid-19 vaccine mandate, which requires all students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated and show proof. Kheriaty, through his personal newsletter, said that UC Irvine has given him "investigatory leave" …

Abbasi J. (2021-10-12). Moderna's mRNA Vaccine for Seasonal Flu Enters Clinical Trials. jamanetwork.com Moderna Inc, maker of the COVID-19 vaccine mRNA-1273, is betting that its genetic platform will translate to the seasonal flu. In July, the company announced that the first participants had been dosed in a phase 1 and 2 clinical trial of its quadrivalent influenza candidate, mRNA-1010. The study involving approximately 180 healthy US adults was fully enrolled as of early September.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). 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: …

Abbasi J. (2021-10-12). India's New COVID-19 DNA Vaccine Is a First. jamanetwork.com In August, the government of India granted Emergency Use Authorization to a COVID-19 DNA vaccine. Pharmaceutical firm Zydus Cadila, in partnership with India's Department of Biotechnology, developed the 3-dose intradermal vaccine, called ZyCov-D, which is authorized there for use in people aged 12 years or older. The endorsement marks the first clinical use of a DNA vaccine in humans.

WSWS (2021-10-12). UK parents, educators and health workers declare support for October 15 school strike. wsws.org One parent told the WSWS, "We cannot go on like this. 800 people a week are dying, and in schools last week 200,000 children were absent through COVID.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-12). Reliving Terror and Fascist Violence in Italy: Assault on the Headquarters of the Workers' Union CGIL and the Umberto I Polyclinic in Rome. libya360.wordpress.com Yoselina Guevara This weekend in Rome, moments of violence and terror were experienced when numerous demonstrators against the "health passport or green pass (vaccination card against Covid-19)" attacked emblematic sites of the Italian capital, in an operation coordinated by the openly fascist Forza Nuova movement. On Saturday, October 9, a group of the "no vac"…

WSWS (2021-10-12). Redditor who exposed manipulation of COVID-19 case graph by the University of Texas at Dallas speaks out. wsws.org The University of Texas at Dallas has been caught manipulating the active case graph on its COVID-19 dashboard in an attempt to downplay the number of infections on campus.

WSWS (2021-10-12). New Zealand COVID-19 outbreak grows after restrictions eased. wsws.org Infections have more than doubled in the past fortnight, after the government reduced restrictions in Auckland, with experts warning that cases could explode.

Nolan Barton (2021-10-12). Investigative Journalist Exposes Pentagon-funded Study that Can Prove COVID-19 Vaccines Do More Harm than Good. globalresearch.ca

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