Daily Archives: October 14, 2021

2021-10-14: News Headlines

Staff (2021-10-14). Raúl Isaías Baduel Dies of COVID-19 Complications—Venezuela Rejects Bachelet's Statements. orinocotribune.com After suffering complications associated with a COVID-19 infection, Raúl Isaías Baduel, former Venezuelan defense minister and military officer, died this Tuesday, October 12, in Caracas. A top commander, Baduel deserted from the ranks of Chavismo and faced charges for acts of corruption that led to his arrest in 2009. | Baduel's death was reported via Twitter by the Attorney General of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab, who sent condolences to the family and friends of the general, who served as commander-in-chief of Venezuela's Army from 2004 to 2006, and minister of defense from 2006 to…

Dean Baker — Arjun Jayadev (2021-10-14). The Preventable Horrors of the Pandemic and the Short Case for Open Research. counterpunch.org The Covid 19 pandemic is once again at an inflection point— with cases now falling sharply in most of the world. The current pandemic may be coming under control, but after millions of preventable deaths, this is very far from a success story and it is as good a time as any to take a

WSWS (2021-10-14). New Zealand early childhood teachers concerned about reopening during COVID-19 outbreak. wsws.org One teacher in Auckland said, "We really feel like we're not protected," and that the government is placing teachers "on the firing line so that the economy can get going again."

WSWS (2021-10-14). Australian and New Zealand educators and parents support October 15 school strike. wsws.org "Forcing students to return to school to face death or suffer the debilitating effects of long Covid is reprehensible by any standards."

WSWS (2021-10-14). Turkish educators and students support October 15 global school strike to stop spread of COVID-19. wsws.org The Rank-and-File Committee for Safe Education in Turkey calls on educators, parents and students to join the October 15 global school strike and send messages of support against the continuation of in-person education in unsafe schools during the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-10-14). More than 100 Florida educators and two dozen students have died of COVID-19 since reopening of schools in August. wsws.org Coming off the heels of a resurgence of the pandemic fueled by the Delta variant throughout the summer and fall, the FEA's report is an indictment of the school reopenings backed by the unions.

Staff (2021-10-14). Headlines for October 14, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Says Port of Los Angeles Will Operate 24/7 to Ease Logjam That's Fueling Inflation, WHO Advisory Team to Investigate Origins of COVID-19 Pandemic, Pressure Grows to Waive Patent Rights for COVID Vaccines and for U.S. to Release Moderna Recipe, Florida Health Department Fines County That Defied Ban on Vaccine Mandates, Biden Admin to Massively Expand Wind Farms Along U.S. Coastlines, IAE Says Governments Must Do Far More to Avert Climate Catastrophe, Police Arrest Another 90 Activists as Climate Protests Continue in Front of White House, Texas Approves Heavily Gerrymandered Redistricting Map in Favor of GOP,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). 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 (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic Minute: Flu during a pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Have you had your flu shot yet? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone over 6 months get a flu shot every season with rare exceptions. Now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and the flu. And you can get both shots at the same time. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/vGrUz75YoiI Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 12) is in the downloads at the end of…

teleSUR- lvm, JL (2021-10-14). Pdte. de México insta a OMS aprobar vacunas contra la Covid-19. telesurtv.net "Son derechos humanos y la OMS tiene que actuar con imparcialidad", dijo el mandatario mexicano.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Hope for patients with post-COVID syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org "Long-haul COVID," "long COVID" and "post-COVID syndrome" are references to patients who have been infected with COVID-19 and are still experiencing long-term effects and symptoms."Estimates show that 10%—30% of people who become infected with COVID-19 will end up coming down with long-haul COVID," says Dr. Greg Vanichkachorn, medical director of Mayo Clinic's COVID Activity Rehabilitation Program. "And it does look like that long-haul COVID could be a new chronic infection for some folks and be a new baseline." The World Health Organization recently gave…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Covid Queries: Altered DNA and microchips. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: I've heard some theories circulating about the COVID-19 vaccine, including that it was developed to control the general population through microchip tracking or "nanotransducers" in our brains. I've also heard that it will alter my DNA. Are these theories true? A: No, those assertions are false. "There is absolutely not a microchip in the vaccine," says Martin Herrmann, M.D., medical director of Mayo Clinic Health System in Waseca and New Prague. "Also, there's no…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-14). The Pentagon's Dilemma: The Covid Vaccine Impairs the Performance of U.S. Fighting Forces. globalresearch.ca "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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). 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…

ecns.cn (2021-10-14). New batch of 2 mln doses of China-donated vaccine arrives in Cambodia. ecns.cn A new batch of 2 million doses of China-donated Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, on Thursday, a senior health official said.

Global Research News (2021-10-14). Selected Articles: Over 7,000 Doctors and Scientists Sign "Rome Declaration" Accusing COVID Policy-Makers of 'Crimes Against Humanity'. globalresearch.ca By This is beyond disturbing. According to Dr Pierre Kory, MD, MPA, and verified by the…

Sharon Zhang (2021-10-14). Restaurant, Hospitality Workers Quit in Droves in August as COVID Surged. zcomm.org While conservatives circulate spurious talking points about people not wanting to work, they are fighting tooth and nail against Democratic proposals that could save or create jobs…

Arsenio Toledo (2021-10-14). Government Sponsored Experiments to Craft the Best Pro-vaccine Messages Five Months before COVID-19 Vaccines Became Available. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-14). Kellogg's workers in Battle Creek, Michigan denounce two-tier wages and call for the broadening of their strike. wsws.org The strike is part of a broader upsurge by the working class, as workers battle against the subordination of the response to the coronavirus pandemic in almost every country to private profit.

WSWS (2021-10-14). Greek teachers and students strike against attacks on education and lack of protection from the coronavirus. wsws.org Under conditions of enormous anger and opposition among teachers and students, the aims of the teachers' unions and those of the strikers are diametrically opposed.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Bowel cancer: Mayo Clinic Healthcare expert describes role hard-to-see polyps play in cancer risk. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org LONDON — Physicians screening people for bowel cancer are becoming increasingly concerned about a type of polyp once thought harmless: serrated polyps, sawtooth-edged growths in the colon that are flat, nearly translucent, and sometimes difficult to spot during colonoscopies. New research suggests people with serrated polyps should be checked more frequently for bowel cancer, a Mayo Clinic Healthcare expert writes in a commentary in the journal Gut. A serrated polyp after blue dye has been…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Blood donors urgently needed in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center in Rochester, Minnesota, urgently needs donations of Type O-positive and Type O-negative blood. "We are continuing to suffer a national blood shortage. As a result, blood products are still difficult to bring in from external sources to supplement our local collection capabilities," says Camille van Buskirk, M.D., medical director of the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program. "Despite these dire blood product shortages, the constant need for blood products for our patients…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). 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 (2021-10-14). 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 (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic celebrates 35 years in Florida. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — In the 35 years since its opening, Mayo Clinic in Florida has become one of the premier medical destination centers in the Southeast while garnering the No. 1 spot in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" rankings in Florida and contributing more than $2 billion annually to Florida's economy. In 1986, Mayo Clinic brought its team approach to health care from Rochester, Minnesota, to the Southeast when it opened the clinic…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). 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 (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Next steps, new leader for Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Cheryl Willman was named executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs, and director of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in May. In this role, Dr. Willman is leading the expansion and strategic development of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center locations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, as well as newly developing Mayo Clinic global cancer programs in London and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). 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 (2021-10-14). 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 (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic collaborates with Personalis Inc. to expand cancer genomic testing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn., and MENLO PARK, Calif. — Mayo Clinic announced an agreement on Tuesday, Oct. 12 that will allow it to offer clinical-grade comprehensive cancer genomic sequencing to cancer patients who choose to participate. Test results will be available to patients and their treating health care providers to guide therapeutic decisions, advance cancer research, and support the development of new diagnostic tests and therapies for cancer treatment. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic's Department of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). 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 (2021-10-14). 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 (2021-10-14). 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…

WSWS (2021-10-14). Connecticut group home workers launch strike against low wages and benefits. wsws.org The workers, who have not received a raise in 15 years, formed picket lines on Tuesday morning to demand higher pay, affordable health insurance and a pension.

David J. Elpern, MD — John P. Geyman, MD (2021-10-14). Dermatology's Academic Medical-Industrial Complex: Another Marker of a Wider Problem. counterpunch.org The health care system has been increasingly corporatized since the 1980s, soon accompanied by the growth of investor-owned corporate health care across many parts of the system. This invariably led to more opportunities for conflicts of interest between industry and segments of the profession. More recently, those conflicted ties have further grown by the rise

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-14). Climate change action will improve health and save lives now and in the future. imperial.ac.uk Measures to tackle climate change could significantly benefit human health in the next few years, as well as in the long term, says a new report.

Dr. Robert Malone (2021-10-14). Confronting the Medical "Experts" Propaganda Ministry. The Italian Hippocratic Association Advocates for Treatment Instead of Profit. globalresearch.ca

Ian I Mitroff (2021-10-14). A pandemic of fallacious thinking and civic irresponsibility: Part two — A psychological analysis. nationofchange.org The Virus is a big deal, Period! It's one of the worst calamities to strike in modern times.

sputniknews (2021-10-14). Full-Scale US-Thai Military Drills to Be Conducted Next Year, US Military Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The US hopes that Thai-American international military drills Cobra Gold, the largest joint annual exercises in Southeast Asia, will be held full-scale in 2022 after being downgraded due to the pandemic, head of US Indo-Pacific Command Admiral John Aquilino said in an interview with the Bangkok Post newspaper on Thursday.

Amanda Marcotte (2021-10-14). Republicans' war on vaccines. zcomm.org GOP pushes strategy to prolong the pandemic…

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano (2021-10-14). Lies and Torture Cover-up: U.S. State Secrets Doctrine Is a Fraud. globalresearch.ca

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-14). Formula milk trials are not reliable, warn researchers. imperial.ac.uk Researchers find trials lack scientific rigour and say change needed to protect trial participants and protect consumers from misleading information.

Ann Brown (2021-10-13). Is DNC Chair Jaime Harrison The Swamp's Man In DC? New Corporate Lobbyists Join DNC. moguldom.com Democratic National Committee Chairman Jaime Harrison recently nominated a new list of corporate lobbyists to join the DNC including some who work to influence political decisions on behalf of Comcast, Facebook, and Google. The list has some wondering if Harrison is becoming the swamp's new man in Washington, D.C. DNC members were not allowed input …

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, writes Janet Parker.

ecns.cn (2021-10-13). Relevant question concerns not COVID-19 origins but how to prevent future pandemic: new thesis. ecns.cn The real relevant question is how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can emerge as the pandemic virus and what the society can do to prevent the future emergence of pandemic viruses, a new thesis has argued.

_____ (2021-10-13). Supply Chain Crisis: Workers' Health And Safety Vs. Capitalists' Profits. popularresistance.org At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, panic buying seemed to create a shortage of different necessities, including toilet paper. Midway through the COVID-19 pandemic, housing prices started rising drastically, as demand surpassed supply due to shortages of construction materials. | As students returned to in-person learning, schools found nutritious food for school lunches more difficult to get, and the U.S. relaxed requirements that schools must comply with federal nutrition standards. Visit any grocery store recently and you are likely to find shelves bare of any number of items. | A global shor…

Debra Heine (2021-10-13). Over 7,000 Doctors and Scientists Sign "Rome Declaration" Accusing COVID Policy-Makers of 'Crimes Against Humanity'. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-10-13). Australia's COVID-19 Cases Smash Daily Record. telesurenglish.net The outbreaks in the states of Victoria, New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) are part of the third wave of the pandemic that first hit the nation in early 2020. | Victoria is battling by far the largest, reporting 2,297 local cases and 11 deaths throughout Wednesday. | RELATED: | The surge of over 40 percent compared with the previous day is putting the state's health system under unprecedented pre…

Sundance (2021-10-13). 100-200 Members of Congress, Families and Staff Treated with Ivermectin. No Hospitalizations. globalresearch.ca

Kevin Mwanza (2021-10-13). Fact Check: Less Than 499 Americans Under Age 18 Have Died from Covid Since February 2020. moguldom.com Fewer than 499 Americans under age 18 have died from covid since February 2020, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and researchers want to know why. Respiratory diseases typically hit the young and the old hard, and children are often very vulnerable to infectious diseases. Yet covid-19 was more …

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