Daily Archives: November 12, 2021

2021-11-12: News Headlines

Editor2 (2021-11-12). Honduras: Social Forum Denounces Irregularities in Upcoming Elections. orinocotribune.com The Platform in Defense of Public Health and Education invited Hondurans to go en masse to the polls because a record-high turnover is one of the ways to avoid fraud attempts. | On Tuesday, Honduran Social Forum on External Debt and Development (FOSDEH) and other social organizations denounced the existence of irregularities in the Nov. 28 elections. | So far, the National Election Council (CNE) has not approved several important reforms for the proper conduct of transparent elections. Among them is the implementation of a second round in case no candidate reaches an absolute majority. Nor have the authorities pr…

Dean Baker (2021-11-12). The Media Discover Real Wages. cepr.net At the start of the pandemic, many of the lower paid workers lost their jobs, which raised the average wage for people who were still working. This year we are seeing this composition effect in reverse.

WSWS (2021-11-12). Tens of thousands of Kaiser Permanente workers prepare to strike as global struggles by healthcare workers continue. wsws.org Nearly 32,000 nurses and other healthcare workers employed by Kaiser Permanente are set to strike next Monday in southern California, Oregon, Washington state and Hawaii.

Staff (2021-11-12). WATCH Massive Polish march that bypassed Covid ban with GOVERNMENT help. rt.com Thousands of people took part in the Independence Day march in Warsaw, after Poland's nationalist government found a loophole that allowed the event, even though a court earlier declared it illegal due to Covid-19 restrictions. | The right-wing demonstrators, dressed mainly in black, flooded central streets of the Polish capital on Thursday, carrying red-and-white national flags, burning flares and chanting slogans. | The Office for War Veterans, which became the organizer of this year's event, said that it was staged to honor the "protectors of the border" and underline the need to defend Poland's sovereig…

teleSUR- llb, JDO (2021-11-12). El estrés por Covid-19 afecta salud reproductiva en mujeres. telesurtv.net La carga psicológica generada por la actual pandemia ha afectado el sistema reproductivo femenino.

Staff (2021-11-12). Kiss frontman calls Covid-19 deniers 'an enemy'. rt.com People who deny the existence of Covid-19 and are willing to spread the virus are evil, Gene Simmons believes. So are those on both sides of the aisle who have politicized vaccines against the disease. | Simmons, the frontman of legendary rock band Kiss, ripped into anti-vaxxers who knowingly expose other people to the risk of infection. "You are not allowed to infect anybody just because you think you'v…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-11-12). Mayo Clinic Minute: Keeping those who are medically vulnerable safe from COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you or a loved one are immunocompromised, and therefore at a higher risk of becoming severely ill from COIVD-19, it's more important than ever to plan ahead for upcoming holiday gatherings. Among those at heightened risk are cancer and transplant patients who are taking immunosuppression medication, in addition to patients with advanced and untreated HIV/AIDS.In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Raymund Razonable, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases physician who works with transplant patients, will…

teleSUR (2021-11-12). Latin America Begins to Feel Effects of International Shortage. telesurenglish.net The effects of the global supply chain crisis are beginning to be felt in Latin American countries whose economies are highly dependent on the import of goods such as fertilizers, fuels or semiconductor chips. | RELATED: | Since the COVID-19 restrictions on mobility began to relax, the global demand for goods and services has experienced a sudden growth that manufacturers and carriers have not been able to respond to. This has…

WSWS (2021-11-12). COVID-19 deaths and child infections continue to surge in Russia, Ukraine. wsws.org Ukraine and Russia now have the highest daily death tolls after the United States and, according to one medical expert, over 130,000 children are currently infected with the virus in Russia alone.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-11-12). Mayo Clinic co-leads a new coalition to improve patient care through community-level clinical trials. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic and several health organizations launched the Advancing Clinical Trials at the Point of Care Coalition to improve patient care by giving clinicians quality clinical research evidence in real time to better evaluate treatments and therapeutics, including those to treat COVID-19. The ACT@POC coalition will bring together health systems, community-based care organizations, health research organizations and a more diverse group of patients and providers to support the design of adaptable clinical…

WSWS (2021-11-12). Public health experts warn of a winter surge in the pandemic. wsws.org The United States and Europe are facing a renewed surge in COVID-19 cases. Winter and the pro-market policies pursued by governments of high-income nations will have severe consequences for the population.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-11-12). La pandemia de COVID-19 no existe. globalizacion.ca Introducción | Existe mucha confusión y desinformación con respecto a la naturaleza de la llamada "pandemia" de Covid-19. | Los gobiernos y los medios corporativos rara vez mencionan la definición de pandemia. | Lo que confirma la existencia de una pandemia no es…

WSWS (2021-11-12). Interview with Hampton Stall, an expert on the far right, on fascist activity in school reopening campaign and January 6 aftermath. wsws.org Eric London recently spoke to Hampton Stall about the impact of the January 6 coup attempt and the coronavirus pandemic on the far right. Stall is a researcher with MilitiaWatch, a nonprofit organization that monitors the online activity of the far right.

sputniknews (2021-11-12). White House Unveils New Effort to Address US Troops' Exposure to Toxic Substances. sputniknews.com Earlier this month, US President Joe Biden's White House announced that it would undertake a number of initiatives geared toward preventing suicides among both active and veteran service members. At the time, the White House noted that suicide among US service members is both a public health and a national security crisis.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-12). German science leaders commend public health innovation at White City Campus. imperial.ac.uk German science leaders visited Imperial's White City Campus to discover how researchers are working with the local community on health challenges.

WSWS (2021-11-12). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Danish nurses conclude wildcat strikes; disputes continue across French medical sector over resources, pay and conditions; Greek seafarers' 48-hour nationwide strike on passenger vessels over pay and conditions; Armenian ambulance drivers strike over increased workload during pandemic and low pay; Libyan doctors continue indefinite stoppage over pay cuts…

Jake Johnson (2021-11-12). Petition From 14 Youth Leaders Says UN Must 'Declare a Systemwide Climate Emergency'. zcomm.org "The climate emergency—which threatens every person on the planet into the foreseeable future—is at least as serious a threat as a global pandemic and similarly requires urgent international action."

WSWS (2021-11-12). UK teachers oppose attacks on working conditions. wsws.org Teachers are facing the terrible impact of the pandemic, attacks on their pay and conditions, the further marketisation of education, and victimisations.

WSWS (2021-11-12). Right-wing anti-vax forces incite furore over new pandemic powers bill in Australian state. wsws.org Wider concerns about aspects of the bill have been seized upon to demand the faster scrapping of safety measures and the lifting of all restrictions on people who refuse to be vaccinated.

WSWS (2021-11-12). SEP electoral members denounce Australian government's "woeful" response to the pandemic. wsws.org "China built new hospitals in response to the pandemic. We have tacked on party hire tents to existing hospitals."

WSWS (2021-11-12). Torn from Her Arms: The US government immigration policy that "rises to the level of torture" wsws.org The Lifetime channel film is based on the true story of a mother and child fleeing gang violence in El Salvador brutally separated at the US border by immigration officials.

Staff (2021-11-11). Headlines for November 11, 2021. democracynow.org U.S. and China Pledge to Reduce Emissions as COP26 Climate Summit Hits Homestretch, Kyle Rittenhouse Breaks Down in Tears on Witness Stand, Claims Self-Defense , U.S. Coronavirus Cases Rise Again; Texas Judge Halts Ban on School Mask Mandates, Ethiopia Detains World Food Programme Drivers in War-Torn Northern Region, Sudan Restores Internet Service for First Time Since Coup; Civilian Leaders Reject Talks with Junta, Poland Increases Troops at Border Amid Reports of Migrant Deaths, Brutality by Belarusian Soldiers, Chilean Lawmakers Advance Impeachment Effort Against President Piñera, F.W. de Klerk, South Africa's…

WSWS (2021-11-11). Australian prime minister promises big business there will never be another lockdown. wsws.org Morrison's program of forcing the population to "live with the virus" in the interests of corporate profit, is supported by the federal Labor opposition and all of the state administrations, most of them Labor-led.

Staff (2021-11-11). US anti-terrorism agency sees threat in new Covid lockdowns and reopenings. rt.com The Biden administration is again warning of potential threats from terrorists foreign and domestic, saying they could be fueled by anything from the arrival of refugees from Afghanistan to possible new Covid-19 restrictions. | For the remainder of 2021 and into 2022, "racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists and anti-government/anti-authority violent extremists will continue to pose a threat" to the US,

Staff (2021-11-11). FDA recalls millions of Covid test kits over false results. rt.com The US Food and Drug Administration has issued "the most serious type of recall" for popular home testing kits that show if one is infected with coronavirus. At least 2.2 million products may have been showing false positives. | Some 2,212,335 kits produced by the Australian-based biotech company Ellume and distributed in the US potentially show false positive SARS-CoV-2 test results, the public health agency said in a statement on Thursday. | Read more | | The FDA warned that th…

Staff (2021-11-11). US federal judge overturns Texas ban on school mask mandates. rt.com A US federal judge has tossed Texas Governor Greg Abbott's statewide ban on mask requirements in public schools, ruling that the order put children with disabilities in danger and violated federal law. | In a ruling on Wednesday, US District Court Judge Lee Yeakel said that Abbott's May executive order — which barred government agencies, including public schools, from mandating face masks — was at odds with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act and put children with health conditions at higher risk. | "The spread of Covid-19 poses an even greater risk for children with special health needs," Yeake…

WSWS (2021-11-11). Omaha, Nebraska, parent speaks out against dangerous conditions in schools. wsws.org A nine-year-old child in Omaha, Nebraska, was hospitalized last week when COVID-19 spread rapidly through Black Elk elementary school in the Millard Public School district.

Global Research News (2021-11-11). Selected Articles: Athletes Suffer Cardiac Arrest, Myocarditis, Blood Clots, Hospitalized after COVID Injections. globalresearch.ca By UK lawyer and military veteran Anna De Buisseret urges us to have hope, "because we are going to …

WSWS (2021-11-11). Teachers and parents expose rising COVID infections in Australian schools. wsws.org "A gigantic social experiment is being played out here… Why are primary school children being herded into classrooms, completely defenceless against the virus?"

WSWS (2021-11-11). Turkish government persists with mass COVID-19 death policy. wsws.org As the pandemic rages, the government's determination to lift all health measures and keep schools and nonessential workplaces open is leading to mass slaughter.

teleSUR (2021-11-11). Honduras To Vaccinate Kids From 5 to 11 Years Old In 2022. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, Honduran Health Minister Alba Flores announced that her institution will buy 3 million Pfizer vaccines to begin the COVID-19 immunization of children between five and 11 tears of age by 2022. | RELATED: | "We must continue to prepare ourselves to face the pandemic, which has already caused 10,341 deaths in our country," Flores insisted, recalling that the Pfizer vaccine proved to have a…

WSWS (2021-11-11). Pandemic outbreaks grow in China but Beijing maintains zero-COVID policy. wsws.org An important reason for Beijing's adherence to a zero-COVID policy is the general support of scientists and the public.

Staff (2021-11-11). Biden slapped with ANOTHER vaccine mandate lawsuit. rt.com The Joe Biden administration is facing another lawsuit from a series of states over a new Covid-19 vaccine mandate — this time challenging the president's demand that 17 million healthcare staffers be inoculated. | Ten states, including one led by a Democratic governor,

teleSUR (2021-11-11). Chile: Presidential Candidate Parisi Won't Attend Elections. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, People's Party (PDG) presidential candidate Franco Parisi announced that he will not be in Chile for the Nov. 21 elections because he tested positive for COVID-19 and must remain in quarantine in the United States. | RELATED: | "I regret the inconvenience I may cause but I must remain in quarantine for at least 14 days," he stated and explained that he has not developed severe COVID-19 symptoms given…

WSWS (2021-11-11). New Zealand government lifts more restrictions, says COVID-19 will spread nationwide. wsws.org The government's reopening of retail and schools in Auckland, which will accelerate the spread of COVID-19, is being enforced by the trade unions.

Editor2 (2021-11-11). Cuba Sent Over a Million Anti-COVID-19 Doses to Venezuela. orinocotribune.com "More than 1,640,000 doses of the Abdala vaccine were sent from Cuba to our brothers in Venezuela, on a CONVIASA flight, which took off from Havana early today", says a message from the CIGB on the social network Twitter. | The first batch of Abdala, which became the first anti-Covid-19 immunogen developed and produced in Latin America and the Caribbean, arrived in Venezuela last June. | On that occasion, the executive vice pr…

Anonymous103 (2021-11-11). Is Widespread Institutional/ Corporate Bias Against Herbal Medicines Undermining Global Fight Against COVID-19? southfront.org Illustrative ImageDear friends, | we offer you an interesting and debatable article written by Daniel Edgar. We invite you to share your opinion on this topic in the comments section. | As the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic and related health, social and economic crises continues to climb, the contribution that certain herbal medicines might be able to make to reinforce the global campaign against coronavirus remains largely neglected as State decision makers, pharmaceutical companies and medical and scientific…

teleSUR (2021-11-11). Ecuador Warns That COVID Cases To Increase Due To Unvaccinated. telesurenglish.net Cases of Covid-19 will continue to increase due to the percentage of people who have not been vaccinated, the president of the Medical Association of the Ecuadorian province of Pichincha (whose capital is Quito), Víctor Álvarez, warned. | File photo of a health worker preparing a dose of the vaccine against covid-19 during a vaccination day at a school in Quito (Ecuador)…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-11). Scientists use graphene sheets to improve lab-on-chip diagnostic tests. imperial.ac.uk Imperial College London researchers have improved an electronic sensor that can be used for fast detection of infectious diseases like COVID-19.

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

Staff (2021-11-11). US to deploy 'cyber Marines' on future battlefields. rt.com "Cyber Marines" could be deployed on battlefields in future to reshape conflict zones, using technological warfare to disrupt enemy activities and influence local populations, the US military has confirmed. | Speaking to C4ISRNET's CyberCon, Colonel Brian Russell, the commander of the II MEF Information Group, claimed that the "cyber Marines" will be able to operate on the front lines of conflict to "adjust the software on sensors and systems in real time." | This ability to react to the technological needs of warfare in the moment will be designed to ensure that military personnel can "reprogram" equipment i…

Matt McGrath (2021-11-11). COP26: Fossil Fuel Industry Has Largest Delegation at Climate Summit. zcomm.org "Their influence is one of the biggest reasons why 25 years of UN climate talks have not led to real cuts in global emissions."

Dave Lindorff (2021-11-11). A warlike nation, the US has an appalling disinterest in peace: Let's Just be Honest and Call November 11 Forgetting Day. warisacrime.org By Dave Lindorff Back on November 11, 1918, with the end of World War I, once the most bloody war in history, and with a two-year deadly flu pandemic raging, caused in large part by the war and the rapid spread of the disease by infected troops returning to their homes, nobody was in the …

Ann Brown (2021-11-11). Psychotherapist Warns Working Mothers Produce Mentally Ill Children At Epidemic Levels. moguldom.com About two-thirds of the 23.5 million working women in the U.S. with children under the age of 18 worked full-time in 2018, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. One psychotherapist claims that by working, mothers are harming the mental health of their children. Licensed clinical social worker Erica Komisar, who is in private practice in …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-11). Judge Approves $626 Million Settlement For Victims Of Flint Water Crisis. moguldom.com A Michigan judge has approved a $626 million settlement to compensate victims of the Flint water crisis. U.S. District Judge Judith Levy called the settlement "a remarkable achievement," in a 178-page ruling. The settlement will primarily benefit children who were under the age of 18 that experienced health issues due to lead contamination in the …

Sameena Rahman (2021-11-11). Tens of thousands of CA healthcare workers ready strike vs. Kaiser greed. liberationnews.org Tens of thousands of Kaiser Permanente workers across California and Oregon gave their 10-day notice last week in preparation to go on strike Nov. 15 in response to a proposed two-tier wage system and critical staffing shortages during the pandemic.

MEE, agencies (2021-11-11). Israel convicts Spanish woman of funnelling aid to banned Palestinian group. middleeasteye.net Israel convicts Spanish woman of funnelling aid to banned Palestinian group | Juana Ruiz Rishmawi worked as a fundraiser for the Health Work Committees, which Israel accuses of having links to the PFLP, designated a 'terrorist group' by the EU and US | Thu, 11/11/2021 – 10: 29 | Juana Ruiz Rishmawi, 63, has worked as a fundraiser for the Health Work Committees (HWC), a Palestinian aid grou…

WSWS (2021-11-11). Video: The health crisis and Australia's new anti-democratic electoral laws. wsws.org "Health workers are rightly angry. They have witnessed decades of gutted health budgets that they are expected to compensate for with their intolerable workloads and hours."

Daniel DeFraia (2021-11-11). Why Did the DoD Abandon a Report Tracking 139 Military Mental Health Programs? truthout.org Air Force Capt. Ben Landry struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts and checked himself into Cedar Springs Hospital in Colorado in 2020. He was lucky. "I got support from my unit," he said. | Not everyone at the hospital did. Officers, Captain Landry heard, punished troops for seeking mental health services, issuing letters of reprimand or Article 15 disciplinary procedures, which can reduce pay and rank. | For years, Captain Landry had endured Air Force Suicide Prevention Program man…

WSWS (2021-11-11). Strikes planned by 100,000 Kaiser health care workers to begin next week. wsws.org The Service Employees International Union has been compelled to call a 24-hour sympathy strike by 58,000 workers next week, a clear indication of the uncontrollable growth of militancy among health care workers.

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