Daily Archives: November 7, 2021

2021-11-07: News Headlines

teleSUR (2021-11-07). 52% Of Nicaraguans Aged Two Years and Older Has a Vaccine. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, Nicaragua's Vice President Rosario Murillo reported that 52 percent of the population aged two years and older have already received a COVID-19 vaccine. | RELATED: | She highlighted that the vaccination process would be intensified as of Monday due to the application of booster doses to control the disease. | On Friday, the Central American nation received a shipment of Cuban -developed Soberana 02 vaccine to comple…

teleSUR (2021-11-07). Nicaragua to Record an Economic Growth Over 6% This Year. telesurenglish.net In Nicaragua, Representatives from the government of President Daniel Ortega held a meeting with international electoral observers to present advances in health, education, and economic fields. | RELATED: | Health Minister Martha Reyes reported that over 95 percent coverage had been achieved to protect against 16 diseases nationwide. She recalled that the Central American nation had only 209 health units in 1977, the…

Labor Video Project (2021-11-07). "We're On Verge Of What Could Be Biggest Healthcare Strike In American History" IUOE39. indybay.org IUOE Local 39 San Francisco Kaiser hospital stationary engineers and biomed techs and other workers talked about the battle and union busting at Kaiser and the coming mass strike of Kaiser around the country.

teleSUR, JCM (2021-11-07). Avanzan elecciones en Nicaragua con gran afluencia de votantes. telesurtv.net A medida de que avanza el proceso, se reportan filas en muchos centro de votación.

Kenny Stancil (2021-11-07). 'Foolishness': House Passes Infrastructure Bill But Postpones Build Back Better Act. zcomm.org "Passing the infrastructure bill without passing the Build Back Better Act first," said Rep. Ilhan Omar, "risks leaving behind child care, paid leave, healthcare, climate action, housing, education, and a roadmap to citizenship."

_____ (2021-11-07). St. Vincent Nurses Strike Sadly Reaches Eight Months. popularresistance.org The historic St. Vincent Hospital nurses strike will reach the eight-month mark, another sad milestone in their struggle against Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, a for-profit corporation that has spent more than $100 million and engaged in a number of unfair labor practices to retaliate against the nurses for exercising their right to advocate for safer patient care. The strike is the longest nurses strike in state history, and one of the longest of several strikes by workers across the nation, who are standing up to corporate greed and the devaluation of essential workers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

ecns.cn (2021-11-07). Hong Kong records first COVID-19 case with Delta strain sub-lineage AY.4.2. ecns.cn Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) confirmed on Friday that the virus strain of a recent imported COVID-19 case matched the Delta strain sub-lineage AY.4.2, a newly designated sub-lineage of the Delta strain.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-07). Venezuela vaccinates 67% of its population against COVID-19. mronline.org Despite the U.S. blockade against Venezuela, the socialist government led by President Nicolás Maduro has been carrying out a successful mass vaccination drive against COVID-19…

Staff (2021-11-07). Cuba inicia nuevo protocolo sanitario para viajeros internacionales. cubadebate.cu Desde hoy, quienes lleguen a la nación caribeña no tendrán que aislarse por un periodo de tiempo en espera de los resultados del diagnóstico de la Covid-19, un paso previo a otras medidas que se implementarán desde el próximo 15 de noviembre. En esa fecha el país volverá a recibir pasajeros en todas sus terminales aéreas.

Staff (2021-11-07). Cuba reporta 483 nuevos casos de COVID-19 y solo un fallecido. cubadebate.cu Para la COVID-19 se realizaron un total de 21 mil 695 muestras para la vigilancia en el día, resultando 483 positivas. El país acumula 10 millones 668 mil 223 muestras realizadas y 955 mil 981 positivas.

Staff (2021-11-07). Thousands across Italy want Covid Green Pass scrapped (VIDEOS). rt.com Thousands-strong protests against Covid-19 immunity passes took place in several Italian cities. In Trieste, the demonstration was marred by minor clashes between some protesters and riot police. | The weekly rally in the northern Italian port city drew around 8,000 people, according to police estimates. The event was mostly peaceful, but some violence occurred in the evening when a group of around 200 activists tried to break through police barriers and enter the Piazza Unita d'Italia. The police pushed back, forcing the crowd to retreat and disperse, local media reported. | In Milano, an anti-Green Pass m…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-11-07). Video: Covid-19 Criminality. globalresearch.ca First published on June 13, 2021 | Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media as to the causes and devastating consequences of the Covid-19 "pandemic". | SARS-2 is upheld as the "killer virus". And now the Covid …

ecns.cn (2021-11-07). Over 2.32 bln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on Chinese mainland. ecns.cn More than 2.32 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered on the Chinese mainland as of Saturday, data from the National Health Commission showed Sunday. Enditem…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-11-07). Mayo Clinic COVID-19 vaccination plan for children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic is preparing to vaccinate children 5‚Äí11 for COVID-19, with vaccinations to begin Friday, Nov. 5. Mayo Clinic strongly recommends that children 5‚Äí11 be vaccinated for COVID-19 and to schedule their appointment now. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now granted emergency use authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11. Nationally, nearly 28 million children are now eligible to be protected by a COVID-19 vaccination. In clinical trials, the Pfizer COVID-19…

Prof. John Meeker (2021-11-07). We Are Guinea Pigs in a Worldwide Experiment on Microplastics. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Important article first published in 2018. | A dramatic increase in the environmental impacts of plastics has occurred in the course of the 2020-21 Covid Crisis. According to the

Staff (2021-11-07). 'Dystopian nightmare': Candace Owens rages against NY child vaccination campaign. rt.com Conservative pundit and talk show host Candace Owens said New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to give children $100 for Covid-19 vaccination was akin to brainwashing them. | Owens was asked by Fox News about Mayor de Blasio's announcement that children between five and 11 years old could receive $100 from the city if they get vaccinated. | "It buys a whole lot of candy," the mayor said. | Owens, who is known for her strong opposition to vaccine mandates, objected against the "sinister" idea. "There's something about this that feels like a child predator approaching your child, right?" she said, arguing that o…

Staff (2021-11-07). Get booster jabs so we can 'enjoy Christmas' — UK health secretary. rt.com UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid has strongly urged the public to get Covid-19 booster jabs as soon as they can so restrictions don't return for Christmas. | "And if you haven't yet had your first and second vaccines, it is not too late," Javid said. "The NHS will always be there to welcome you with open arms." | If we all come together and play our part, we can get through this challenging winter, avoid a return to restrictions, and enjoy Christmas. | Javid warned that immunity against Covid-19 begins to wane after six months, especially for older and vulnerable people. | The health secretary said 9 million bo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-11-07). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Understanding mix-and-match COVID-19 boosters. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have made booster recommendations for all three COVID-19 vaccines available in the U.S., including authorizing a mix-and-match option for booster shots from Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Moderna or Pfizer. For people who received Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, booster vaccinations are recommended 6 months or more after finishing the initial two-dose series for those age 65 and older and for younger adults 18 and…

news.un (2021-11-07). Vaccinating refugees in Indonesia, for the benefit of all. news.un.org Refugees in Indonesia, many of whom have fled Afghanistan's mounting crises, have lagged far behind the rest of the population when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations. The UN is helping to reverse this trend.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-11-07). Total vaccine jabs in Iran hit 94.2m. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — According to the latest figures released by the Health Ministry on Sunday, a total of 94,201,273 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been so far administered in Iran.

ecns.cn (2021-11-07). Annual COVID-19 booster vaccines likely in Australia for "foreseeable future": pharmacists. ecns.cn Australians will require annual coronavirus vaccines for years, according to the nation's peak pharmacists body.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-11-07). Emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Advisory Committee is meeting to discuss a request from Pfizer to amend its emergency use authorization to allow the use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children 5—11."An emergency use authorization is a mechanism that exists within the Food and Drug Administration to provide accelerated availability and use of any medical device, or medication or vaccine, during emergency situations, such as during a pandemic," says Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious…

| Namemayank Kejriwal, Research Assistant Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Southern California (2021-11-07). Matching tweets to ZIP codes can spotlight hot spots of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. Mayank Kejriwal, Research Assistant Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Southern California

| Namesara Sawyer, Professor of Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology, University of Colorado Boulder (2021-11-07). Is COVID-19 here to stay? A team of biologists explains what it means for a virus to become endemic. Sara Sawyer, Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado Boulder

sputniknews (2021-11-07). UK Health Service Must Cope With COVID-19 Issues Without Tough Lockdowns, Union Head Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The CEO of the UK National Health Service (NHS) Providers, Chris Hopson, told Times Radio on Sunday that the NHS must find a way to settle COVID-19 related issues without imposing "draconian lockdowns."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-11-07). COVID-19 rash in kids and adults. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Rashes on babies and children are common. They can happen for many reasons, including COVID-19 infection. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have been studying the dermatologic effects of COVID-19 on kids and adults. "By the time we grow into adulthood, our immune systems have had the opportunity to see many viral, bacterial and miscellaneous infections, and grow immunity such that if you get exposed again, you hopefully will not have a true…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-11-07). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Building a wall of immunity against COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In anticipation of more COVID-19 vaccine approvals this week, Dr. Elie Berbari, chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Mayo Clinic, says it's good news that younger children will now have more protection against COVID-19. "It's important that we reach a very high level of vaccination rates to achieve kind of a wall of immunity that could prevent transmission and prevent us from these repeated peaks that we've been dealing with over the last…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-11-07). What to know now to plan for a safe Thanksgiving gathering. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Thanksgiving is traditionally a day of family and friends gathering for food and celebration. It's also one of the busiest travel seasons as people fly and drive to see their loved ones. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, planning ahead is important to ensure everyone who wants to participate in gatherings is fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Watch: What to know now for a safe Thanksgiving gathering. youtu.be/9tDmgKpMIy0 Journalists: Broadcast-quality soundbites are available in the downloads at…

TASS (2021-11-07). Defense companies cannot go into lockdown due to state defense order – Russian deputy PM. tass.com Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that strict discipline and the implementation of all anti-coronavirus requirements are very important for the Russian armed forces…

TASS (2021-11-07). Russia registers 39,165 new coronavirus cases in past day. tass.com Coronavirus fatalities increased by 1,179…

TASS (2021-11-07). Russia records weekly all-time high of over 281,000 coronavirus cases. tass.com Active coronavirus cases have grown by 53,530…

Marzieh Rahmani (2021-11-07). Iran hosts 2nd group of foreign tourists from France. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — French tourists — the second foreign tourists from the outbreak of coronavirus in Iran — are scheduled to visit Iranian tourist attractions while observing all health protocols.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-11-07). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why it's important for kids to be vaccinated for flu. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Flu season typically starts in the U.S. in November, December. That's why it's important to get your flu shot now. Mayo Clinic health experts say it's the best tool for preventing the flu. And kids of almost every age are eligible. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/zwAGf1V9iUw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 01) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Winter is coming. And health…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-11-07). Mayo Clinic Q and A: High-dose flu vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I just turned 65 and had my annual physical. This year, my doctor recommended that I receive a high-dose flu vaccine. Why do I need a high-dose vaccine? ANSWER: Influenza is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system, including your nose, throat and lungs. Influenza, commonly called the flu, is not the same as stomach flu, which is an intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes fever….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-11-07). Guiding values uncovered in century-old letter. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Every now and then, you hear about surprising finds at flea markets, yard sales or in an attic. Items that appear ordinary are actually extraordinary, maybe even priceless. Recently, a Minnesota man had just such an experience. But the value of his find wasn't monetary. It was historical. Watch: Lost Mayo letter from 1896 offers glimpse into Mayo values youtu.be/U9gOeRMYbSM Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (2: 22) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-11-07). Mayo Clinic, NAACP join forces to create new pathways to success for Black, underrepresented students. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic and the Rochester Branch of NAACP today launched "RISE for Youth," an innovative program that will provide Black and underrepresented students with new pathways to success in education and employment, while also addressing the racial disparities that stand in the way of their success. The program is part of Mayo Clinic's $100 million commitment against racism. According to a Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development report, a huge employment…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-11-07). Mayo Clinic Minute: Avoiding overhead sports injuries. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Many popular sports require overhead motion that can increase injury risk over time. Injuries in the shoulder and elbow that far-reaching sports can contribute to are on the rise. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Kelechi Okoroha, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, explains what athletes can do to avoid these types of injuries. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/woFYZS0uMFU Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please "Courtesy: …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-11-07). Setback to comeback: Twin sisters return to the basketball court after ACL tears. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As twins, Rachel and Rose Dolmovich do everything together. Nobody thought that would include surgery. Basketball has been their passion since they were 5. But identical injuries nearly crushed their dreams in June 2019. Watch: Rose and Rachel Dolmovich's Mayo Clinic story. youtu.be/4Ww2YZlfgAU Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (2: 26) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "I felt like something had moved in my knee….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-11-07). Consumer Health: Pancreatic cancer risks and prevention. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about the risk factors for pancreatic cancer and what you can do to keep yourself safe. More than 60,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year, and more than 48,000 people will die of the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Pancreatic cancer begins…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-11-07). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Using the immune system to treat stomach cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, can affect any part of the stomach. In most of the world, stomach cancers form in the main part of the stomach. But in the U.S., stomach cancer is more likely to affect the area where the esophagus meets the stomach. This area is called the gastroesophageal junction. Where the cancer occurs in the stomach is one factor doctors consider when determining treatment options. Treatment usually includes surgery to…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-11-07). World Stroke Day brings awareness of stroke – can happen at any age. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Stroke Day is Oct., 29. Almost 800,000 people in the U.S. suffer from stroke annually. Stroke remains a leading cause of death worldwide and is the primary cause of disability in the U.S. A stroke can occur when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. "A stroke is a medical emergency. Knowing the signs and symptoms of stroke, and…

_____ (2021-11-07). Teachers Strike Against A 'Heartless' School Board In Biden's Hometown. popularresistance.org The school board had just given the go-ahead to cut off educators' health insurance if they went on strike. This after dozens of teachers and para-educators had spoken about the devastating cuts that students and teachers have endured over the last four years—cuts to PreK education, to the arts, to music, to libraries. And after educators had told the school board about the medical conditions—cancer, multiple sclerosis—that would go untreated or result in monumental bills without health insurance. In the face of the board's "callous and heartless" decision, as SFT President Rosemary Boland calle…

ecns.cn (2021-11-07). U.S. officials slammed for supporting Taiwan's participation in UN system. ecns.cn A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Friday reiterated that Taiwan, as a part of China rather than a sovereign state, can be neither a member of the United Nations nor of any specialized agency under the UN, including the World Health Organization.

| Namedeborah Kochevar, Professor of Comparative Pathobiology, Dean Emerita, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine; Senior Fellow, the Fletcher School, Tufts University (2021-11-07). Preventing future pandemics starts with recognizing links between human and animal health. Deborah Kochevar, Professor of Comparative Pathobiology and Dean Emerita, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine; Senior Fellow, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

| Namegabriel Filippelli, Chancellor's Professor of Earth Sciences, Director of the Center For Urban Health, Iupui (2021-11-07). A new, lower threshold for lead poisoning in children means more kids will get tested — but the ultimate solution is eliminating lead sources. Gabriel Filippelli, Chancellor's Professor of Earth Sciences and Director of the Center for Urban Health, IUPUI

teleSUR (2021-11-07). Iraqi PM Survives Assassination Attempt By Drone Bomb. telesurenglish.net Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi was unharmed in an assassination attempt carried out by a drone targeting his official residence on Sunday. | RELATED: | An unknown drone bomb hit al-Kadhimi's residency at dawn in the heavily fortified Green Zone in the center of the capital, but the prime minister escaped the attack unhurt. | "The prime minister did not suffer any harm and he is in good health… Iraqi securit…

sputniknews (2021-11-07). At Least Three Dead in Twin Blast in Eastern Afghanistan, Source Claims. sputniknews.com KABUL (Sputnik) – At least three people were killed and several others injured in two explosions in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, on Sunday, medical sources said.

sputniknews (2021-11-07). French Medical Union Chief Hopes Macron to Encourage Revaccination in Upcoming Address. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – French Medical Trade Union head Jacques Battistoni told Franceinfo he hopes that French President Emmanuel Macron's upcoming national address will give "a push forth to booster vaccination."

| Nameelanah Uretsky, Associate Professor of International, Global Studies, Brandeis University (2021-11-07). The US was not prepared for a pandemic — free market capitalism and government deregulation may be to blame. Elanah Uretsky, Associate Professor of International and Global Studies, Brandeis University

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