Daily Archives: November 4, 2021

2021-11-04: News Headlines

Staff (2021-11-04). Nimotuzumab: El medicamento cubano contra el cáncer que reduce las secuelas pulmonares de la COVID-19. cubadebate.cu El Nimotuzumab es una molécula muy segura, que además evidencia una alta tasa de recuperación y permite la reducción de las secuelas pulmonares en pacientes que enfermaron de covid-19. La mejor de las pruebas está en historias como la de Marlon, o en las tantas batallas acumuladas de Leonor, Yaikiel y Raity, quienes desde dentro de la zona roja han visto en el Nimotuzumab traducirse la ciencia de un laboratorio, a la esperanza y la seguridad en salvar vidas.

ecns.cn (2021-11-04). U.S. has no coherent plan to end COVID-19 pandemic: magazine. ecns.cn The United States is rendering an uncontrolled experiment with every strategy all at once, with COVID-19 policies differing wildly by state, county, university, workplace and school district, The Atlantic has reported.

ecns.cn (2021-11-04). Widespread COVID-19 infection found in U.S. deer: NYT. ecns.cn A large number of white-tailed deer were infected with the coronavirus in Midwestern U.S.Up to 80 percent of deer sampled from April 2020 to January 2021 in the state were infected, which was characterized by researchers and outside experts as a troubling development in the course of the pandemic, it said.

Staff (2021-11-04). For Migrant Families, COVID-19 Made Precarious Housing Much Worse. shadowproof.com As the national lockdown went into effect in March 2020, Susana, a Latina woman in her early 60s, was living alone on the Northside of Minneapolis. She had been getting by as a childcare provider for an affluent family. But when her employer began working from home, that source of income became impromptu at best—and, …

WSWS (2021-11-04). New Zealand COVID-19 cases surge as government plans to lift more restrictions. wsws.org Public health experts have warned that the Labour Party-led government's decision to open more businesses in Auckland, while case numbers are surging, will lead to more hospitalisations and deaths.

_____ (2021-11-04). Moderna Reports 'Obscene' Profits From Covid Vaccine Funded by US Taxpayers. commondreams.org It doesn't pay to be right about America's wars, especially from the start. Nobody cares. Nobody remembers.

Staff (2021-11-04). Comienza en Cuba fase II de ensayo clínico de Abdala y Mambisa para convalecientes. cubadebate.cu El ensayo clínico fase II con el inmunógeno Abdala y el candidato vacunal Mambisa para convalecientes de la covid-19 en Cuba comenzó este miércoles en La Habana, e incluyó a personas alérgicas al tiomersal. Al finalizar el estudio, los voluntarios recibirán resultados de la respuesta inmunológica a la infección natural y dosis de refuerzo.

sputniknews (2021-11-04). New York's Ex-Cop Mayor-Elect Says Will 'Revisit' Vaccine Mandate in Wake of NYPD Walkout. sputniknews.com A day after winning his mayoral election in New York City, former New York Police Department (NYPD) captain Eric Adams has said he's considering negotiating with city workers who have so far refused to get a COVID-19 vaccine, as required by an order from Mayor Bill De Blasio.

WSWS (2021-11-04). Moscow mayor rules out extension of COVID-19 restrictions amidst surge in cases and deaths. wsws.org Russia is reporting near-records in deaths and cases almost every day, along with alarming levels of mass infection among children.

teleSUR (2021-11-04). Europe Goes Through A New Outbreak Of COVID-19 Cases. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that insufficient vaccine coverage and relaxation of epidemiological restrictions is prompting an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Europe. | RELATED: | "Today every single country in Europe and Central Asia is facing a real threat of COVID-19 resurgence or already fighting it… Europe is again at the epicenter of the pandemic, whe…

TASS (2021-11-04). Coronavirus situation stabilizes in Moscow "more or less," mayor says. tass.com According to Sergei Sobyanin, around 6,000 cases are confirmed daily compared to the peak number of 8,000…

sputniknews (2021-11-04). US Rate of New Retirees More Than Doubles During Pandemic – Report. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Elderly Americans are retiring at more than double the rate during the decade preceding the coronavirus pandemic, a Pew Research Center report said.

_____ (2021-11-04). China is Building a Military Base in Tajikistan. journal-neo.org After the failed US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the coming to power in Kabul of the Taliban (a terrorist group banned in the Russian Federation), the regional security system in Central Asia began to undergo rapid reformatting. New players, the USA, Turkey, and China are trying to enter the traditional zone of influence and responsibility …

Peoples Health Dispatch (2021-11-04). Activists and scholars condemn closure of Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity in Australia. peoplesdispatch.org In a surprise move, Flinders University has decided to shut down the world-renowned Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity, a key institution for the research of social determinants of health…

prasanth1584 (2021-11-04). The COP26 health agenda must revitalize Primary Health Care. peoplesdispatch.org As COP26 continues, we bring an overview of the intersection of health and climate change at the summit. Health systems can contribute to decreasing carbon emissions by promoting the Primary Health Care approach…

Rosa Miriam Elizalde (2021-11-04). The US Has an Unhealthy Obsession With Cuba. socialistproject.ca The piggy bank was rattled again. In September 2021, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Markela Panegyres (2021-11-04). Capitalism makes people sick. greenleft.org.au Children and young people are experiencing a mental health epidemic. Markela Panegyres argues that resources are not being made available either for the treatment or to tackle some of the causes.

WSWS (2021-11-04). Public service union Verdi ends 50-day strike by Berlin health workers. wsws.org After sabotaging the strike by nursing staff at the state-owned hospital Vivantes and at the Charité in Berlin, the German public service union Verdi has now called off a strike by workers at Vivante subsidiaries.

IMEMC News (2021-11-04). 108 Days Of Hunger Strike, Israel To Reactivate Administrative Detention Order. imemc.org The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported that the Israeli military prosecution has decided to reactivate the arbitrary Administrative Detention order against Miqdad al-Qawasma who continues the hunger strike for the 108th consecutive day, protesting his continued imprisonment without charges. Attorney Jawad Boulus stated that the prosecution is alleging that the medical reports indicate "an …

Tim Wheeler (2021-11-04). Landslide for democracy in Washington State's Clallam County. peoplesworld.org SEQUIM, Wash.—Voters inflicted a crushing landslide defeat Nov. 2 on four QAnon-connected Sequim City Council incumbents nicknamed the "Gang of Four." Voters replaced them with five "Good Governance" City Council candidates who spoke out clearly for honesty, transparency, racial equality, and medical science. Voter turnout in Sequim was 49.46%, very high for an off-year election. …

teleSUR (2021-11-04). The Moon Trip Drill 'SIRIUS-21' Kicks Off in Moscow. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Russia's Institute of Medical and Biological Problems (IMBP) began a new phase of the Scientific International Research In Unique Terrestrial Station (SIRIUS), a project which will simulate a round trip to the Moon with six volunteers. | RELATED: | "Let the isolation experiment begin," the SIRIUS Co-Director Sergei Ponomarev ordered and explained that the volunteers will be locked up for eight months in a special modu…

_____ (2021-11-04). Experts Sound Alarm as Coal and Gas Surge Pushes Emissions Close to Pre-Pandemic Levels. commondreams.org "This public money needs to be urgently redirected into a just energy transition."

Titlethe United States of Tax Havens (2021-11-04). The United States of Tax Havens. commondreams.org "The rapid rebound in emissions as economies recover from the pandemic reinforces the need for immediate global action on climate change."

WSWS (2021-11-04). Ohio and Pennsylvania educators speak on October 24 webinar, "How to end the pandemic" wsws.org Educators, retirees and parents from Ohio and Pennsylvania, who are members of the Pennsylvania Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee, met last week and discussed the October 24 webinar.

teleSUR (2021-11-03). Election Campaign Ends in Nicaragua. telesurenglish.net Nicaragua closed its electoral campaign period four days before the elections, which started last September 25 as political parties attempt to win votes for the legislative, presidential and vice-presidential positions. | RELATED: | The participants in this process had to comply with the sanitary measures of prevention and control of Covid-19, dictated by the Ministry of Health, among them, avoiding massive face-to-face events and prioritizi…

WSWS (2021-11-03). US-led media campaign to "open up" China—an echo of the Opium Wars. wsws.org While the US is not at this point resorting to military force, the media campaign to demand an end to China's COVID-19 public health restrictions does recall the barbaric methods employed by imperialism in the 19th Century.

Daniela Jimenez (2021-11-03). Airports to Restart Operations as Venezuela Eases COVID-19 Restrictions. orinocotribune.com As part of the flexibilization of commercial and labor activities in Venezuela, announced by President Nicolás Maduro to begin on Monday, November 1, and that will last up to December 31, general, private and commercial aviation will begin operations to and from the controlled airports of the Maiquetía region, La Guaira. This measure exempts uncontrolled airports, which still require authorization. This was informed by the National Institute of Civil Aeronautics (INAC). | Through a statement, INAC explained that starting from November 1, as part of the flexibilization scheme, the air routes, which had remained su…

Peter Certo (2021-11-03). In OtherWords: November 3, 2021. otherwords.org Well, despite our leading with it each week for what feels like months, congressional leaders still haven't quite wrapped up a deal on the Biden administration's jobs and infrastructure agenda. | But while higher wages, better health care, sick leave, and other priorities have hit a wall in Washington — something Khalil Bendib illustrates skillfully in his cartoon — workers across the country are organizing to win them directly. This week in OtherWords, Rebekah Entralgo reports on a remarkable surge of union activism — and explains how the Build Back Better Act, if it ever passes, could help uni…

Final Straw (2021-11-03). Final Straw: Asheville Survival Program. itsgoingdown.org Long-running anarchist radio and podcast show, Final Straw, presents a interview with the autonomous mutual aid project, Asheville Survival Program. Listen and Download HERE Asheville Survival Program is an autonomous mutual aid network formed in early 2020 at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in so-called Asheville, NC. They are building mutual aid with oppressed…

Ike Nahem (2021-11-03). Turning Points, Contradictions, and Dynamics. dissidentvoice.org Cuba will always remember your expressions of support, your permanent call for the lifting of the embargo…[My invitation to attend the Independence Day celebrations] has an immeasurably greater value in times in which we are suffering the ravages of a multidimensional war, with a criminal blockade opportunistically intensified in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic …

WSWS (2021-11-03). COVID-19 must not be the "new normal" wsws.org The perspective set forth by McKinsey & Company, speaking on behalf of the corporate-financial oligarchy, is that the coronavirus pandemic should be allowed to become "endemic."

WSWS (2021-11-03). Six hundred children have been killed by COVID-19 in the US. wsws.org Despite the growing death toll among US children, which directly coincides with the reopening of schools, masking and other mitigation policies are being curtailed or entirely scrapped.

ecns.cn (2021-11-03). Wider vaccination helps China build immune barrier against coronavirus. ecns.cn China has been expanding vaccine inoculation, booster shots in particular, to combat COVID-19 and build an immune barrier as the coronavirus continues to spread worldwide.

WSWS (2021-11-03). Corbyn, Covid and school reopenings: A record of silence and political betrayal. wsws.org UK parent Lisa Diaz is the driving force behind the Friday school strikes, encouraging parents to, when possible, keep their children off school to protest schools being made unsafe by the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-11-03). New studies show mood disorders heighten risk of severe COVID illness and death. wsws.org Individuals suffering from mood disorders are more likely to be poor and to have limited access to preventative healthcare.

Staff (2021-11-03). Headlines for November 3, 2021. democracynow.org Youngkin Beats McAuliffe in VA Gov. Race; India Walton Trails Write-in Primary Loser Byron Brown in Buffalo, Eric Adams Wins NYC Mayoral Race; Michelle Wu Is 1st Woman, BIPOC Elected as Boston Mayor, Ohio Special House Races Go to Republican Mike Carey and Democrat Shontel Brown, Minneapolis Rejects Police Overhaul Measure, COP26: U.S. Joins 90 Nations in Pledge to Cut Methane Emissions; South Africa Coal Deal Announced, CDC Approves Pfizer COVID Vaccine for 5- to 11-Year-Olds, Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency as Tigrayan Forces Advance; U.N. Report Details Mass Atrocities, Sheikh Jarrah Families Reject Israe…

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-03). Free Game: 6 Tips From 'Bitcoin & Black America' Author Isaiah Jackson. moguldom.com Crypto expert Isaiah Jackson has been very successful with bitcoin and he wants to help the Black community do the same. It's why he published "Bitcoin & Black America" in 2019 and continues to be an influential thought leader who gives free game on how best to move in the space. Through his book, his …

Mustafa Abu Sneineh (2021-11-03). Palestinian prisoner risks 'clinical death' as he enters 110th day of hunger strike. middleeasteye.net Palestinian prisoner risks 'clinical death' as he enters 110th day of hunger strike | Kayed al-Fasfous' health deteriorates as he continues to protest against his administrative detention by Israel | Wed, 11/03/2021 – 12: 37 | Palestinians with banners of Kayed al-Fasfous and Miqdad al-Qawasmi call for the release of prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, 24 October 2021 (AF…

_____ (2021-11-03). John Deere Workers Hold The Line And Vote Down Second Contract Offer. popularresistance.org Striking John Deere employees rejected a second contract offer on Tuesday. After decades of austerity contracts with cuts to pensions, healthcare, and wages, workers at the farm equipment manufacturer — members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) — are standing up and demanding more, just as the t-shirts they've been wearing on the picket lines put it: "Deemed essential in 2020. Prove it in 2021." | This strike is proving it. | UAW members across Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas voted down the tentative agreement, 55 percent to 45 percent. This is a much closer vote margin than when 90 percent of union members…

_____ (2021-11-03). Justice For Assange Is Justice For All. popularresistance.org When I first saw Julian Assange in Belmarsh prison, in 2019, shortly after he had been dragged from his refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy, he said, "I think I am losing my mind". | He was gaunt and emaciated, his eyes hollow and the thinness of his arms was emphasised by a yellow identifying cloth tied around his left arm, an evocative symbol of institutional control. | For all but the two hours of my visit, he was confined to a solitary cell in a wing known as "healthcare", an Orwellian name. In the cell next to him a deeply disturbed man screamed through the night. Another occupant suffered from terminal cancer.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-11-03). Scranton School System forces teachers to strike. peoplesworld.org SCRANTON, Pa. —After years with no contract, and school board demands for big increases in teachers' share of health care costs, teachers and staff in the Scranton, Pa., school district, members of Teachers (AFT) Local 1147, were forced to strike Nov. 3. "See us on the picket lines. Scranton educators, parents, and students have sacrificed …

Rebekah Entralgo (2021-11-03). Rediscovering the Power of Unions. otherwords.org It was called " At one point in October, over 90,000 unionized workers issued strike authorizations — including 10,000 John Deere United Auto Workers (UAW) members, 37,000 nurses and other health care workers at Kaiser Permanente, and 60,000 film and television workers organized with International Alliance of T…

Staff (2021-11-03). Rights Group: After 111 Days on Hunger Strike, Palestinian Prisoner Faces Imminent Death. palestinechronicle.com Palestinian hunger-striking prisoner Kayed Fasfous is facing imminent death, the PLO's Prisoners and Freed Prisoners Commission warned on Tuesday. In a statement, the body said that Al-Fasfous' health "is quickly deteriorating and he could be

MEE staff (2021-11-03). Turkey: Probe launched over social media posts speculating on Erdogan's health. middleeasteye.net Turkey: Probe launched over social media posts speculating on Erdogan's health | Investigation launched after hashtag 'He is dead' began trending on Turkish Twitter | Wed, 11/03/2021 – 13: 42 | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a press conference at the end of the G20 of World Leaders Summit on 31 October 2021 in Rome, Italy (AFP) | Turkish authorities have launched a probe into social media pos…

George Chidi (2021-11-03). Atlanta's Mental Health Problem — and Ours. zcomm.org Roughly 18 percent of all arrests made in the city of Atlanta are divertible. Almost all still end in an arrest…

Rosalind English (2021-11-03). Regulating the Professionals: a Shakeup in Healthcare. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the latest Episode of Law Pod UK Rosalind English talks to Robert Kellar QC of 1 Crown Office row about the proposed reforms to the regulation of doctors, nurses, opticians, chiropractors and a range of other professionals in the world of healthcare. It's particularly important to allow regulators to react to unexpected challenges, as …

Staff (2021-11-03). Samidoun salutes Filipino leader, martyr Ka Oris. samidoun.net On October 29, Jorge "Ka Oris" Madlos, leader of the New People's Army of the Philippines was killed together with his comrade Ka Pika, in a cowardly ambush by the reactionary forces of the Philippines state army. Ka Oris was on his way to a medical check-up when he and Ka Pika were gunned down […] | The article

Editor2 (2021-11-03). The "Free Market" Will Not Save us rom Climate Crisis: 5 Lessons from the Pandemic. orinocotribune.com By Sarah Lazare — Nov 1, 2021 | If there's one thing the past 18 months have taught us, it's that a capitalist deus ex machina will not reveal itself anytime soon. | When attempting to convey the stakes of curbing climate change, it is tempting to reach for metaphors. What if an asteroid with the power to destroy our entire planet were headed for Earth, and we had the power to change its course, but only through international cooperation? Or what if we had advance knowledge of a massive nuclear explosion that will wipe out human civilization unless we stop it? Would we be giving so much air time to the "let…

Misión Verdad (2021-11-03). Venezuela Vaccinates 67% of Its Population and Begins Flexibilization Period. orinocotribune.com The following is a translation of the Samuel Robinson Institute report for November 1, 2021. | On Sunday, October 31, the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro confirmed that, starting from Monday, November 1, the country has started a two-month period of broad flexibility that will culminate on December 31. | This is the longest relaxation period that has been decreed since the start of the implementation of the pandemic control measures back in March 2020. | Context | The start of flexibilization period does not signify the removal of pandemic protocols. The maintenance of biosafety protocols, such as the use…

WSWS (2021-11-03). Wellcome Trust director Jeremy Farrar quits science advisory committee over UK government's handling of pandemic. wsws.org That Farrar believes his position as a government advisor is no longer tenable speaks volumes about the dangerous situation, Johnson's intentions and the impossibility of swaying the ruling class to take up any serious scientific policy against the pandemic.

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