Daily Archives: October 16, 2021

2021-10-16: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-10-16). As Australia hits record COVID infections, Victorian Labor government spearheads homicidal policies against children. wsws.org Labor is implementing policies that can only be described as a deliberate attempt to infect tens of thousands of school children with a potentially lethal disease.

sputniknews (2021-10-16). Biden Admits He Will Have to 'Build Back Better' With Less, Is 'Not Going to Get $3.5 Trillion'. sputniknews.com The size of Joe Biden's much-touted $3.5 trillion Build Back Better economic plan, aimed, among other things, at expanding child care, paid leave, Medicare, extending enhanced household tax credits and promoting green energy, has met with both staunch Republican opposition and driven a wedge between progressive and moderate Democrats.

Anna Massoglia (2021-10-16). Pandora Papers Reveal Offshore Finances of the Global Elite Currying Influence in U.S. globalresearch.ca

Anna Massoglia (2021-10-16). Pandora Papers Reveal Offshore Finances of the Global Elite Currying Influence in the U.S. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-16). Online meeting: No retreat from elimination! Mobilise the New Zealand and international working class to defeat COVID-19. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Group is holding an online public meeting on Saturday, October 23, at 4: 30 p.m. (NZ time) to discuss the urgent need for working people to organise a fight for a scientific strategy to eliminate COVID-19 nationally, and eradicate the deadly virus globally.

WSWS (2021-10-16). SEP (Australia) public meeting: A socialist program to eradicate COVID-19. Become an electoral member of the SEP today. wsws.org The October 31 online meeting will discuss a program to eradicate COVID-19, and the relationship between the homicidal pandemic policies of the ruing elite and the anti-democratic electoral laws.

Children's Health Defense (2021-10-16). What Happens When Doctors Buck Government Narrative on COVID? globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). 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…

WSWS (2021-10-16). Widespread global participation in second school strike against COVID threat to children. wsws.org The strike received massive support globally, with the central hashtag for the event, #SchoolStrike2021, tweeted nearly 7,500 times and videos submitted from Britain, the US, Canada, Brazil, Germany, France, Poland, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Australia and New Zealand.

Brian Shilhavy (2021-10-16). 27,247 Deaths and 2,563,768 Injuries Following COVID Shots in European Database — Taiwan Records More Deaths from Vaccine than Virus. globalresearch.ca

Michael S Saag (2021-10-16). [Comment] Developing COVID-19 vaccine policy in increments. thelancet.com Over the past several months, there has been fierce debate in the public domain as to whether booster vaccinations are needed to sustain vaccine-induced immunological protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection.1 Discussions in medical journals, news outlets, social media, and among the wider public have been robust but limited owing to the paucity of data for the breadth and durability of existing vaccines.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). 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…

Jeremy Loffredo (2021-10-16). Hospital Denies Life-Saving Kidney Transplant for Woman Who Had COVID and Won't Get Vaccine. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). 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 (2021-10-16). 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…

Olivia Engling (2021-10-16). IMF: Wealthy and Poor Countries Face COVID Economic Challenges. indybay.org

Editor2 (2021-10-16). Vaccine Solidarity vs. Vaccine Diplomacy. orinocotribune.com By Becca Mohally Renk — Oct 14, 2021 | This week the Nicaraguan government announced that starting on October 20th it will be vaccinating children aged two to 17 with COVID-19 vaccines developed in Cuba. As soon as the announcement was made, my phone started buzzing as everyone I know sent each other the news. The excitement is palpable — two to 17 year olds represent nearly a third of Nicaragua's population, and with this announcement it feels like we are really on the home stretch of the pandemic. | After a slow COVID-19 vaccine roll out in due to unequal distribution of the vaccines around the world…

Richard Horton (2021-10-16). [Comment] Offline: The generation of ghosts. thelancet.com What happened to our ambition for a different, better world? One has to go back to World War 2 to find a time when our species faced a catastrophe on the scale of this COVID-19 pandemic. In the early 1940s, there were some observers of the mounting global chaos who recognised a need to create a new world order. In England, two writers stood out, and their far-reaching visions contrast sharply with the surprising lack of aspiration shown by my generation today.

Anna Galle, Aline Semaan, Anteneh Asefa, Lenka Benova (2021-10-16). [Correspondence] Telehealth use in antenatal care? Not without women's voices. thelancet.com Kirsten R Palmer and colleagues1 assessed integrated telehealth for antenatal care in Australia during the early COVID-19 pandemic. However, the estimated 50% reduction of in-person consultations does not represent the proportion of telehealth consultations received by women. Women included in the intervention gave birth between March 23 and July 26, 2020, which is equivalent to, at most, 4 months of a telehealth-integrated antenatal care schedule. Although not presented, the average duration of antenatal follow-up was probably 2 weeks (implementation period) and 6 weeks (integrated care period), allowing for a m…

sputniknews (2021-10-16). Another Day, Another Blunder: Psaki to 'Choose Words More Carefully' After Ethics Watchdog Complaint. sputniknews.com Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), an ethics watchdog, slammed Jen Psaki's comments from the White House podium as appearing to violate the Hatch Act, which forbids officials from using their "official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election".

Ajay Hegde, Patricia Littlechild, William Taylor (2021-10-16). [Clinical Picture] Lumbar sediment sign seen in an unusual presentation of meningitis. thelancet.com A 39-year-old woman was transferred to our neurosurgical service following a fall and development of a progressive quadriparesis over the previous 24 h.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). 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 (2021-10-16). 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 (2021-10-16). 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 (2021-10-16). 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 (2021-10-16). 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 (2021-10-16). 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 (2021-10-16). 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 (2021-10-16). 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 (2021-10-16). 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 (2021-10-16). 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 (2021-10-16). 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 (2021-10-16). 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…

Amah Mutsun Land Trust & UCSC (2021-10-16). Saturday 11/6: Settler Colonialism is a Sickness: How Federal Indian Health Failed Native Women. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Raghav Kishore (2021-10-16). [Perspectives] How imperialism, slavery, and war shaped epidemiology. thelancet.com In recent decades, historians have become increasingly attuned to the ways in which empire and imperialism transformed modern conceptions of disease, medicine, and the body. Such scholarship argues that European medical theories were not simply disseminated in imperial territories and that science and medicine should not only be seen as scientific and cultural projects that consolidated imperialism. Instead, the thrust has been to understand how the development of modern ideas of hygiene, sanitation, public health, and disease were themselves produced out of an encounter with empire and subjugated populations.

Kirsten R Palmer, Miranda Davies-Tuck, Daniel L Rolnik, Ben W Mol, Ryan L Hodges (2021-10-16). [Correspondence] Telehealth use in antenatal care? Not without women's voices — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Anna Galle and colleagues for progressing the conversation about quality and equity in antenatal care. Although our analysis of telehealth integrated care addressed the initial 4 months following widespread telehealth integration and analysed data following birth only,1 this means that women included in the analysis were predominately in the third trimester of pregnancy, a time when most pregnancy complications arise. The fact that women in their final stages of pregnancy received, on average, 40% of consultations via telehealth without an impact on the quality of their pregnancy outcomes remains hearten…

The Lancet (2021-10-16). [Editorial] Malaria vaccine approval: a step change for global health. thelancet.com On Oct 6, WHO announced that it will be recommending widespread use of the RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine for children in sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions with moderate-to-high Plasmodium falciparum transmission. Malaria has ravaged people's lives for centuries; today the burden falls disproportionately on children in tropical regions. 229 million cases were recorded in 2019, and 409‚Äà000 people lost their lives, two-thirds of whom were younger than 5 years and living in sub-Saharan Africa.

Udani Samarasekera (2021-10-16). [World Report] Cautious optimism for malaria vaccine roll-out. thelancet.com The approval of a vaccine for malaria is a milestone in global health, but challenges remain. Udani Samarasekera reports.

Simar Singh Bajaj, Lucy Tu, Fatima Cody Stanford (2021-10-16). [Perspectives] Superhuman, but never enough: Black women in medicine. thelancet.com Historically, Black women have long been disregarded in the USA. The Three-Fifths Compromise of the US Constitution discounted Black women as only "part" of a human being, to be counted for congressional representation and direct taxation but nothing more. Even in prominent social justice movements, Black women have been excluded. Racism and elitism were embedded within the 19th-century and early 20th-century US women's suffrage movement, which prioritised white women over voting rights for all women.

Talha Burki (2021-10-16). [World Report] An interview with the Nobel Prize 2021 winners. thelancet.com Talha Burki speaks with Ardem Patapoutian and David Julius, winners of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of the receptors for temperature and touch.

Sharmila Devi (2021-10-16). [World Report] Syria and Iraq facing severe drought. thelancet.com Climate change and conflict are driving a humanitarian emergency that threatens 12 million people. Sharmila Devi reports.

Free West Media (2021-10-16). Video: The Pandemic is a Global Coup d'état. Reiner Fàºllmich. globalresearch.ca

Dean Baker (2021-10-16). The Preventable Horrors of the Pandemic and the Short Case for Open Research. zcomm.org By allowing the pandemic to spread largely unchecked in the developing world, we gave it the opportunity to mutate into more vaccine-resistant forms that will continue to reverberate in the months and years to come…

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…

Johanna Kichton (2021-10-15). People's Action: Democrats Must Deliver on Medicare Drug Price Negotiation. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today released the following statement by Health Care for All Lead Organizer Aija Nemer-Aanerud after Speaker Pelosi made remarks suggesting the Medicare drug price negotiation provision may be cut from the Build Back Better Act: "Speaker Pelosi and Democratic leadership risk big losses next year if they …

Sen. Bernard Sanders (2021-10-15). Why Americans Don't Know What's in the Build Back Better Act. counterpunch.org Poll after poll shows overwhelming support for the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better legislation — and the need to lower prescription drug costs, expand Medicare to cover dental, hearing and vision, greatly improve home health care, make child care and housing affordable, establish Paid Family and Medical Leave and address the existential threat of climate

_____ (2021-10-15). Soaring Food Prices Drive Hunger Around The World. popularresistance.org The 2021 Global Hunger Index (GHI), published on Thursday, revealed soaring levels of hunger among the poor and working populations around the globe. | The foreword, written by the heads of Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide, the organizations responsible for the GHI, stated that the report "points to a dire hunger situation, a result of the toxic cocktail of the climate crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, and increasingly severe and protracted conflicts." | Rising food prices are a critical contributing factor in the growth of world hunger over the past year. Rapidly mounting inflation and the disruption of the su…

Gloria La Riva (2021-10-15). Eyewitness report: Cuba's scientists, medical workers advance fight vs. COVID. liberationnews.org After a serious rise in Cuba of illnesses and deaths from COVID-19 during the summer, there are encouraging developments with a steady recovery and downward curve in illnesses and deaths.

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).

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