Daily Archives: November 10, 2021

2021-11-10: News Headlines

Fra Hughes (2021-11-10). Getting Away With Murder — Britain to Protect its War Criminals. orinocotribune.com By Fra Hughes — Nov 8, 2021 | Every Empire is guilty of war crimes. Executing enemy combatants on the battlefield. Destroying hospitals, watercourses, and infrastructure. Carpet bombing cities. Murdering civilians. Torture. Raping men, women, and children. Starving the enemy into submission. Genocide. Mass slaughter and ethnic cleansing. | The British Empire was no different. | From North America to Australia. From New Zealand to Zimbabwe. From Ireland to Palestine, Britain has been accused of heinous war crimes against indigenous populations while extracting the wealth, minerals, and natural resources of th…

Joris Leverink (2021-11-10). Liberian health workers organize amidst the pandemic. roarmag.org Ebola survivor Korlia Bonarwolo leads a training of health workers at a mock Ebola Treatment Unit in Monrovia, Liberia. November 2014. Photo: Morgana Wingard / Sarah Grile | This essay is published in collaboration with Public Services International | | On October 26, the Liberian government declared that the country no longer had any active COVID-19 cases. Dixon Korveh heard the news and felt good, "no active case is proof of the hard work we did, despite challenges, we did this" he says. | The challenges Dixon talks about are major. During the…

WSWS (2021-11-10). Immunologist Dr. Anthony Leonardi speaks on Long COVID and the dangers posed by SARS-CoV-2. wsws.org Part one of a two-part interview with the World Socialist Web Site…

WSWS (2021-11-10). COVID-19 infections continue to explode in Germany. wsws.org Germany's federal and state governments are pursuing a deliberate policy of mass infection that places the protection of profits before human lives and endangers the health and lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

WSWS (2021-11-10). Letter from a Brooklyn teacher on the conditions in New York City schools. wsws.org A Brooklyn, New York, middle school teacher and member of the New York City Educators Rank-and-File Safety wrote the following letter to the World Socialist Web Site about conditions in city schools and the fight to eliminate COVID-19.

WSWS (2021-11-10). Rise in US child COVID-19 cases foreshadows coming winter surge. wsws.org Across the globe, COVID-19 cases are continuing to rise as a result of the further relaxing of mitigation measures and the approach of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

Staff (2021-11-10). Pfizer deploys meme to fight vaccine misinformation. rt.com US drug-maker Pfizer has followed up its CEO's denunciation of Covid-19 vaccine "misinformation" by tweeting a cartoon about "science" protecting humanity from "wild conspiracy theories" — and disabling the replies. | The cartoon shows a blob labeled "science" holding back a humanoid figure from embracing a bubble labeled "wild conspiracy theories." | "It's easy to get distracted by misinformation these days, but don't worry… Science has got your back," Pfizer's corporate account tweeted on Tuesday evening, along with a hashtag #ScienceWillWin. | It's easy to get distracted by misinformation these days…

Global Research News (2021-11-10). Selected Articles: Myocarditis and Pericarditis after mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination. CDC Report. globalresearch.ca By Although Moscow and Beijing potentially stand to gain from the humiliating U.S. retreat by pushing for an inclusive government in …

WSWS (2021-11-10). "This party fights for a real democracy through the political organisation of the working class" wsws.org "COVID is eradicable, there is scientific evidence to be able to do so. No other political organisation adopts that position."

WSWS (2021-11-10). New Zealand recalibrates Pacific strategy countering China. wsws.org Labour's policy shift, set against the US-drive to war, aims to push back against China's influence as the economic crisis in the Pacific intensifies amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

_____ (2021-11-10). On the Campaign to "Bury" Erdogan in Turkey and Abroad. journal-neo.org General elections in Turkey are two years away, but the battle for votes has already begun. Every day, more and more forces join the struggle for political influence in the country that is strategically important for many international players. In addition to internal opposition, even his former allies are in play to eliminate the impulsive and …

WSWS (2021-11-10). Australian government funds Pacific telco purchase to head off Chinese influence. wsws.org The central objective of the deal is to stem the growth of China as a rival to the US and its allies in the Asia-Pacific.

WSWS (2021-11-10). Assange and fiancée challenge British government's refusal to allow them to marry. wsws.org This display of bureaucratic cruelty can only be aimed at deepening Assange's mental health issues, which are the result of more than a decade of state persecution.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-10). Imperial's commitment to action recognised with Race Equality Charter award. imperial.ac.uk The College has been granted Bronze status by Advance HE's Race Equality Charter.

jamanetwork (2021-11-09). Addition of Nonauthor Collaborator Names of the COMEBAC Study. jamanetwork.com The Original Investigation titled "Four-Month Clinical Status of a Cohort of Patients After Hospitalization for COVID-19," published in the April 20, 2021, issue of JAMA, has been updated to include the nonauthor collaborator (group) names in a supplement. This article was corrected online.

Ran NA, Hedberg ML, Rosenbach M. (2021-11-09). Blue Pigmentation of the Skin, Sclera, and Teeth. jamanetwork.com A 69-year-old patient presented with progressive blue skin pigmentation. He had recurrent staphylococcus bacteremia due to infection of an ICD lead and was being treated with minocycline, 100 mg twice daily. He reported no discoloration of his sweat or urine. Laboratory tests revealed elevated creatinine and total bilirubin. What is the diagnosis and what would you do next?

Lori Robertson, Jessica McDonald, Eugene Kiely, FactCheck (2021-11-09). Aaron Rodgers' Inaccurate COVID-19 Claims. washingtoninformer.com Aaron Rodgers, the star quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, made headlines when he contracted COVID-19 and then defended his decision not to get vaccinated with a string of false and misleading claims that fact-checkers have frequently debunked.

WI Web Staff (2021-11-09). Federal Assistance for COVID Funerals Still Available. washingtoninformer.com Families dealing with the loss of a loved one due to coronavirus-related illnesses are eligible for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's funeral assistance program. | The program pays families up to $9,000 in funeral costs. | Roanoke's WDBJ-TV ‚Ä¢ For deaths that occurred after May 16, 2020, the death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19. | ‚Ä¢ For deaths that occurred from Jan. 20 to May 16,…

WI Web Staff (2021-11-09). Thousands of Tons of COVID-Related Waste Pollutes Oceans: Study. washingtoninformer.com The earth's oceans are polluted with over 25,000 tons of coronavirus-related plastic waste, according to a study in the journal PNAS. | Since the start of the pandemic, the world has generated over 8 million tons of related waste. Hospitals generate much of this waste and it accumulates on beaches and coastal sediments, PNAS reported plastic waste poses a major threat to marine life and ecosystems. The researchers of the study said the coronavirus only increased the d…

WSWS (2021-11-09). Australian Education Union imposes limited school work bans in Victoria. wsws.org The campaign for decent wages and working conditions must be taken out of the hands of the union bureaucracy, and connected to the fight to protect the safety of staff and students by closing schools in conditions of continued COVID-19 transmission.

Abbasi J. (2021-11-09). "Polymutant" Spike Points Way Toward More Durable COVID-19 Vaccine. jamanetwork.com Researchers at The Rockefeller University previously found that people who recover from COVID-19 and subsequently are vaccinated appear to have protection for at least a year, including against variants of concern. In the team's latest study, participants with a prior SARS-CoV-2 infection who received 2 mRNA vaccine doses produced polyclonal antibodies capable of neutralizing a spike protein engineered with a suite of antibody-resistant mutations. The findings suggest that plasma antibodies from "infected-then-vaccinated" individuals may be even more potent and broad than previously known.

WSWS (2021-11-09). The Astroworld festival disaster and the normalization of death. wsws.org The disaster is the latest in a series of "mass casualty events" in the United States, including the greatest of them all, the COVID-19 pandemic, that have become shockingly normalized.

Marlee Kokotovic (2021-11-09). UN turns to world leaders and the wealthy to help with world hunger. nationofchange.org "We've got conflict, climate change, and Covid-19 driving up the numbers of the acutely hungry, and there are now more than 45 million people marching towards the brink of starvation."

Center For Disease Control, Prevention (2021-11-09). Myocarditis and Pericarditis after mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination. CDC Report. globalresearch.ca To receive Global Research's Daily Newsletter (selected articles), Visit …

Dana Sanchez (2021-11-09). Could Vaccine Requirements For Truck Drivers Blow Up US Supply Chain And Economy? moguldom.com A lobbying association for truckload carriers warns that the new federal covid-19 vaccine mandate requiring businesses with 100 or more employees to be fully vaccinated, wear masks and submit to tests, will be "disastrous" for the already strained supply chain and it could ruin Christmas. From manufactured goods to retail products, about 70 percent of all …

Edmond B. Paré (2021-11-09). The FDA's "Intentional Malfeasance": Vaccine Injuries include "Deadly Strokes, Bizarre Rashes, Cardiac Arrest, Blood Clots, Neurological Symptoms. globalresearch.ca To receive Global Research's Daily Newsletter (selected articles), Visit …

WJFWISW (2021-11-09). Prince George's Begins COVID Vaccine Clinics for Kids 5 and Up. washingtoninformer.com With a Baby Yoda face mask covering his nose and mouth, 6-year-old Emmanuel Jones sat calmly in a chair after he received a coronavirus vaccine in his left arm Monday. | Minutes later, his 5-year-old sister Miracle Epps, wearing a pink Paw Patrol mask, blinked only once as she waited and then got her shot in the arm. | The children's guardian, Doris Jackson of Brandywine, said they earned a trip to McDonald's. | "Yes!" Miracle yelled with glee before leaving the vaccination clinic at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School in Glenarden. | Jackson and her children were one of the first to visit the clinic where chi…

MEE staff (2021-11-09). Covid-19 pandemic fuelled antisemitic conspiracy theories: EU study. middleeasteye.net Covid-19 pandemic fuelled antisemitic conspiracy theories: EU study | Report finds 'new antisemitic myths and conspiracy theories that blame Jews for the pandemic have come to the fore' | Tue, 11/09/2021 – 12: 23 | The report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights found that antisemitic acts were consistently under-reported (AFP) | Antisemitism increased during the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly…

WSWS (2021-11-09). New Zealand emergency doctor warns of "preventable catastrophe" from COVID-19. wsws.org Northland-based emergency doctor Gary Payinda spoke to the World Socialist Web Site about the low vaccination rates for COVID-19 and warned that already overstretched hospitals will be unable to cope with a wave of severe illnesses.

Dr Aseem Malhotra FRCP (2021-11-09). BMJ Whistleblower Investigation Reveals Evidence of Falsifying Data in Pivotal Pfizer COVID Vaccine Trial. globalresearch.ca To receive Global Research's Daily Newsletter (selected articles), Visit …

Staff (2021-11-09). Headlines for November 9, 2021. democracynow.org Climate Activists Blast COP26 Draft Statement for Failing to Phase Out Fossil Fuels, Police Raid Glasgow Squat Housing Climate Activists Protesting COP26, Coronavirus Cases Surge to Record Highs Across Some European Nations, As U.S. Opens Borders to Vaccinated Travelers, Asylum Seekers Remain Trapped in Mexico, Poland Mobilizes Thousands of Troops to Belarus Border to Bar Entry to Refugees, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega Wins Fourth Term After Arresting Opponents, Crushing Dissent, Israeli Spyware Found on Phones of Six Palestinian Human Rights Activists, Justice Department Brings New Charges Against Ransomwa…

Magudia K, Campbell SR, Rangel EL, et al. (2021-11-09). Medical Specialty Board Leave Policy Updates After 2021 ABMS Mandate. jamanetwork.com This study assesses how member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) have adhered to a 2021 ABMS policy change allowing residents a minimum of 6 weeks of parental, caregiver, and medical leave.

Kim D, Park H, Rhyu I. (2021-11-09). Gustav Klimt's The Kiss— Art and the Biology of Early Human Development. jamanetwork.com This Arts and Medicine feature identifies biological illustrations that may have influenced ornamental forms in The Kiss and other paintings by Gustav Klimt, emerging from the artist's close interactions with scientists and embryologists and their writings in turn-of-the-century Vienna society.

Abbasi J. (2021-11-09). Pfizer Launches Phase 1 mRNA Flu Vaccine Trial. jamanetwork.com Following close on the heels of Moderna Inc, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced a phase 1 trial of mRNA-based influenza vaccine candidates. The program will start with candidates encoding individual influenza virus strains, leading up to tests of multivalent combinations.

Safiullah Taye, Niamatullah Ibrahimi (2021-11-09). World faces hunger dilemma in Afghanistan. asiatimes.com The fall of the Afghan government to the Taliban has presented the world with some stark choices. In recent weeks, the international community has raised alarm about the rapidly escalating humanitarian emergency in the country, calling for an influx of aid to reach millions of Afghans ahead of the winter. In the meantime, the new …

Abbasi J. (2021-11-09). Flu Vaccine Candidate Elicits Enhanced Immune Response. jamanetwork.com In a pivotal head-to-head trial, a recombinant nanoparticle influenza vaccine candidate was well-tolerated and induced enhanced immune responses among older adults compared with a licensed seasonal flu shot, researchers reported in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Adriel I. Cepeda Derieux (2021-11-09). Congress Can't Discriminate Against Puerto Rico Residents Just Because They Live There. aclu.org In 2012, José Vaello-Madero, a U.S. citizen born in Puerto Rico but living in New York, applied for and received Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits because severe health problems left him unable to support himself. A year later, he moved to Puerto Rico to rejoin his family and care for his ailing wife. He continued to receive SSI benefits, unaware that federal law excludes Puerto Rico residents from the program, simply because they live in a U.S. territory rather than a state. In 2016, the federal government sued Vaello-Madero to collect over $28,000 it claimed it "overpaid." On Tuesday, the Supreme C…

Bravo PE, Cappola TP. (2021-11-09). Mental Stress—Induced Myocardial Ischemia. jamanetwork.com Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of mortality globally, and patients who have chronic forms of CHD experience substantial morbidity, including high rates of recurrent cardiac events and eventual onset of heart failure. Further research to identify vulnerable populations, improve risk stratification, and understand nontraditional risk factors is essential to reduce the public health burden of CHD.

jamanetwork (2021-11-09). Routine Smallpox Vaccination. jamanetwork.com The Public Health Service's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the Committee on Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics have recently recommended that the United States discontinue routine smallpox vaccination. For the first time, the risk of acquiring a major infectious disease has declined to a level where universal vaccination is no longer needed.

Osarogiagbon RU, Mullangi S, Schrag D. (2021-11-09). Medicare Spending, Utilization, and Quality in the Oncology Care Model. jamanetwork.com Health care costs are an issue of national importance. Health expenditures in the US are projected to reach $6.19 trillion by 2028, or 19.7% of gross domestic product, an estimated annual growth rate of 5.4% since 2019. The growth rate for Medicare spending is projected to be even higher at 7.6% per year. Cancer spending accounts for a significant proportion of these expenditures. Aging and population growth are projected to increase the costs of cancer care delivery from $183 billion in 2015 to an estimated $246 billion in 2030. Although drug prices constitute the fastest-increasing proportion of cancer care cos…

WSWS (2021-11-09). New Brunswick's Tory government criminalizes health care workers' strike. wsws.org The Canadian Union of Public Employees' refusal to oppose this draconian attack on 2,000 of its members will only embolden the Higgs Conservative government to criminalize the ongoing action of 20,000 other public sector workers.

WSWS (2021-11-09). Organise a fightback for higher wages! End sweatshop exploitation! wsws.org The London Bus Rank-and-File Committee is fighting for a strategy to win, linking the fight for pay with urgent health measures to stop the pandemic and reverse the decades-long attack on conditions.

David Swanson (2021-11-09). Feel Like NPR Is Spewing Corrupt Propaganda? Here's Why. warisacrime.org NPR posted a story called "Feel like you don't fit in either political party? Here's why." Of course I knew why. Neither party supports anything remotely close to my views on government budgets, climate, environment, taxation, militarism, healthcare, retirement, housing, education, transportation, or any other significant policy area. But NPR's story was about a Pew …

Abbasi J. (2021-11-09). Guided Ultrasound Opens Blood-Brain Barrier to Cancer Drugs. jamanetwork.com In a first-in-human trial, physicians used magnetic resonance—guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) to temporarily open the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and enhance medication uptake in brain tumors.

jamanetwork (2021-11-09). Higher-Dose Naloxone Nasal Spray (Kloxxado) for Opioid Overdose. jamanetwork.com This Medical Letter review summarizes the use of Kloxxado, a higher-dose intranasal naloxone formulation, for emergency treatment of opioid overdose.

Mahoney N, Wong F, Yin W. (2021-11-09). Medical Debt in the US From 2009 to 2020—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply Mr Uppal and colleagues note that our article about medical debt in the US did not report the proportion of debt excluded because it was disputed by consumers. In June 2009, the first period of our study, 1.0% of medical debt and 2.9% of nonmedical debt was in dispute. In June 2020, the latest period of our analysis, 5.0% of medical debt and 9.7% of nonmedical debt was in dispute. Although we excluded disputed debt to avoid overstating the amount of debt in collections, including it would not have materially affected any of the study conclusions, including the relative increase in medical collections, de…

Smith GS. (2021-11-09). Iatrogenic Delivery for Suspected Fetal Growth Restriction and Childhood School Outcomes. jamanetwork.com To the Editor Mr Selvaratnam and colleagues addressed an important topic when comparing long-term outcomes after early-term delivery for suspected fetal growth restriction (FGR). However, their comparison of infants with a birth weight in less than the third percentile based on suspicion of FGR and medically indicated delivery for FGR did not account for the progressive nature of FGR. The mean gestational age at delivery for the iatrogenically delivered infants with a birth weight in less than the third percentile and with suspected FGR was 37.9 weeks, compared with 39.4 weeks for infants with a birth weight in l…

Uppal N, Lubitz C, James B. (2021-11-09). Medical Debt in the US From 2009 to 2020. jamanetwork.com To the Editor The recent article about medical debt found that the average stock and flow in medical and nonmedical debt have been declining over the last decade. However, we posit that ongoing changes in collection agency practices, debt reporting guidelines, and national consumer laws may obscure the true extent of medical debt in the US.

WSWS (2021-11-09). French anti-lockdown professor investigated for illegal experimentation. wsws.org Raoult allegedly conducted unapproved experiments in the course of a tuberculosis treatment trial, causing serious medical complications in several patients.

_____ (2021-11-09). Farmers In Solidarity With Striking Workers. popularresistance.org It's going to be a very good year for the top dogs and shareholders at Deere & Co. The Iowa-based equipment manufacturer says it earned more in the first nine months of its fiscal year than during its best year in 2013. The corporation's third-quarter results are nearly $4.7 billion. John May, the company's CEO, made over $14.7 million in total compensation in 2020. Reports are that his salary increased 160 percent during the pandemic while laid-off manufacturing workers saw "incentive" pay cut. | On October 14, 10,000 unionized skilled manufacturing employees at Deere & Co. initiat…

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