Daily Archives: October 15, 2021

2021-10-15: News Headlines

Staff (2021-10-15). Headlines for October 15, 2021. democracynow.org Bomb Attack on Mosque in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province Kills at Least 32, Lebanon Holds Day of Mourning After Beirut Violence Leaves Seven Dead, U.K. and EU Nations Block COVID Vaccine Patent Waiver at World Trade Organization, FDA Panel Recommends Moderna Vaccine Boosters for Some Groups, Biden Welcomes Kenyan President Kenyatta Amid Pandora Papers Scandal, Chilean Lawmakers Move to Impeach President Piñera over Pandora Papers Revelations, African Asylum Seekers File Civil Rights Complaint Against ICE Over "Cruel, Inhumane" Restraints, House Memo Shines Spotlight on Police Use of Tear Gas, a Chemical Banned in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). 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…

WSWS (2021-10-15). Northwest Territories grappling with Canada's highest COVID-19 infection rate. wsws.org Until the Delta-driven fourth pandemic wave erupted in early August, the Northwest Territories, which covers much of Canada's far north, had largely escaped the ravages of COVID-19.

WSWS (2021-10-15). Global Online Picket Line: Oct 15 school strike. wsws.org Today—October 15, 2021—parents, teachers and workers in countries around the world are once again supporting the call from UK parent Lisa Diaz for a one day school strike to fight against the deadly reopening of schools as the COVID-19 pandemic rages.

WSWS (2021-10-15). Maryland, Ohio and Pennsylvania educators support October 15 school strike and the fight to eradicate COVID-19! wsws.org Our committee supports the growing strike wave in the US and around the world and fully endorses the October 15 global school strike against the reckless return to in-person learning.

WSWS (2021-10-15). Australia: Victorian Health Department report attempts to deny government responsibility for COVID-19 hospital infections. wsws.org The report into the 2020 COVID outbreaks in Melbourne documents 277 hospital-acquired infections and 84 deaths.

WSWS (2021-10-15). Australian reports reveal deepening impoverishment in COVID disaster. wsws.org Of the participants in the survey of people trying to survive on government income support payments, almost everyone (96 percent) said they were struggling with basic living costs.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-15). The WHO Confirms that the Covid-19 PCR Test is Flawed: Estimates of "Positive Cases" are Meaningless. The Lockdown Has No Scientific Basis. globalresearch.ca One year later the WHO retracts. They don't say "We Made a Mistake". It's carefully formulated. While they do not officially deny the validity of their misleading January 2020 guidelines, they recommend RT-PCR "Re-testing" (which everybody knows is an impossibility).

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-15). Funeral Rites for COVID Zero. asia-pacificresearch.com

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). 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…

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2021-10-15). México acuerda con Cuba adquirir vacuna Abdala contra Covid-19. telesurtv.net El mandatario mexicano destacó que las relaciones de cooperación con Cuba se basan en el desarrollo y solidaridad internacional.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Continuing progress in battle against COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org "October is going to be a very exciting month in the U.S., regarding COVID-19 vaccines," says Dr. Gregory Poland, head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "On Oct. 14 the Federal Drug Administration is going to look at COVID-19 boosters for Moderna. On Oct. 15, (the FDA will review) boosters for Johnson & Johnsons' COVID-19 vaccine. And on Oct. 29, the FDA will look at extending emergency use for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children down to…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-15). COVIDSafe: the failure of an app. greenleft.org.au Binoy Kampmark argues that the shortcomings of the COVIDSafe app provide a lesson in exaggerated prowess and diminished performance.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-15). 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 …

Anonymous103 (2021-10-15). Engineered Economic Chaos, "Fake Shortages". Collapse in Industrial Production. southfront.org Illustrative image | Whistleblower: Los Angeles Port Worker Says Shortages Are Fake! | Written by Prof Michel Chossudovsky and Stew Peters; Originally published on The global economy is in crisis. The Covid-19 Lockdown policies have triggered a process of Worldwide economic destabilization which directly affects both "Supply" and "Demand" relations. It's the most serious economic crisis…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-10-15). Chicago Set to Lose 50% or More of Police Force at Midnight Tonight as Police Union Calls Mayor's Bluff on Reporting COVID-19 Vaccine Status. globalresearch.ca

Global Research News (2021-10-15). Selected Articles: Engineered Economic Chaos, "Fake Shortages". Collapse in Industrial Production. globalresearch.ca By Worldwide, large sectors of industry, agriculture a…

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2021-10-15). La respuesta de La Habana al COVID-19: øCayó la Cuba socialista en la "falsa narrativa" de las grandes farmacéuticas? globalizacion.ca Necesitamos ser honestos sobre esta pandemia global que tiene una agenda no tan oculta para llevar a la civilización de regreso a la edad oscura. Es fácil ver lo que está sucediendo a nuestro alrededor con las constantes mentiras sobre…

Center for Global Health Equity UVA (2021-10-15). Friday 10/22: Pursuing Equity In Global Distribution Of COVID-19 Vaccine. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

Olivia Engling (2021-10-15). IMF: Wealthy and Poor Countries Face COVID Economic Challenges. indybay.org

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). 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…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-15). Q&A: COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy. imperial.ac.uk How safe are COVID-19 vaccine in pregnancy, and why is it important to include pregnant women in clinical trials?>

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). 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…

TASS (2021-10-15). Israeli companies getting increasingly interested in Russian market — Lavrov. tass.com Despite the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, trade between Russia and Israel declined by a modest 3.9% in 2020, while in January-July of this year it grew by 51.8% year-on-year, the minister stressed…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-15). Russia's Arctic Strategy Aimed At Guaranteeing Development. southfront.org Illustrative ImageMoscow wants to strengthen Arctic diplomacy, while the West insists on military plans. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | Historically, the Arctic has been a Russian-influenced zone. As one of the greatest military powers in the world, Russia tends to expand its projection to geographically close regions, consolidating a broad regional space, in which the North Pole is included. The US, Canada and the European Union for a long time ignored the strategic potential of the Arctic, seeking power projection in other zones, su…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). 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 (2021-10-15). 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 (2021-10-15). 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 (2021-10-15). 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 (2021-10-15). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Can medications and supplements interact with one another? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: As I have gotten older, doctors have placed me on more medications, such as for blood pressure and cholesterol. Also, as I age, I have chosen to take some supplements that are supposed to improve my memory, reduce cholesterol and prevent cancer. Should I worry about these supplements interacting with one another or my medications? ANSWER: With age come more chronic health conditions. Also, some people may develop deficiencies in certain vitamins as they…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). 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 (2021-10-15). 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 (2021-10-15). 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 (2021-10-15). 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 (2021-10-15). 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 (2021-10-15). 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 (2021-10-15). 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…

Children's Health Defense (2021-10-15). Biologist Tells RFK, Jr : Science Doesn't Support Vaccine Mandates. globalresearch.ca

Amah Mutsun Land Trust & UCSC (2021-10-15). Saturday 11/6: Settler Colonialism is a Sickness: How Federal Indian Health Failed Native Women. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-15). Israel offers internships for Ukrainian military medics. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ambassador of Ukraine to Israel is working on organizing an internship for Ukrainian military medics at the Emek Medical Center in Israel The exchange of experience between Israeli and Ukrainian doctors, as well as the organization of internships for Ukrainian military medics were discussed during the visit of the Ambassador of Ukraine to Israel Yevhen …

Lee Fang (2021-10-15). Drug Industry Hires Former Critics as Lobbyists Against Medicare Negotiations. zcomm.org Former Democratic lawmakers now earn a living as drug company lobbyists…

Sarah Rawlings (2021-10-15). The Future of Social Security: What If We Make It Bigger? counterpunch.org This year's Social Security Trustees' report includes some fairly large changes from last year, not because of the pandemic, surprisingly, but because of changes to economic projections. Although two of the Trustee positions remain vacant, the Trustees agree that the program's future is still mostly sound. According to their report, if nothing changes, the trust

WSWS (2021-10-15). Pandemic continues to kill in America, while the ruling elite squabbles over mandates. wsws.org While the corporate media and political establishment declare the worst of the pandemic over, the death toll continues at 10,000 or more a week.

Daniel Campione (2021-10-15). La democracia argentina øcamina o no camina? globalizacion.ca Cabe más que nunca interrogarse sobre la necesidad y posibilidad de una verdadera democracia. En las condiciones que impone una abrumadora crisis, signada por la pandemia, la deuda externa impagable, la pobreza creciente y el deterioro cotidiano de las condiciones…

WSWS (2021-10-15). Sri Lankan educators and students support today's global school strike. wsws.org A grade 11 student from Kandy said: "I'd like to go to school with my friends but I'll never sacrifice the lives of myself and my friends to this deadly virus."

Editor (2021-10-15). The Italian government confronts a new test: fascism in the streets. mronline.org Here is the "eternal fascism" that Umberto Eco warned us against, when he explicated the symptoms of the virus that made Italy the incubator, and then the European model, of an anti-parliamentary regime, violent, anti-freedom, anti-Semitic and warmongering.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-15). Social disadvantage in the UK has a lasting impact on childhood asthma. imperial.ac.uk Children experiencing social disadvantage in their first few years of life have a greatly increased risk of asthma persisting into adulthood.

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