Daily Archives: November 15, 2021

2021-11-15: News Headlines

Monica Cruz (2021-11-15). 35,000 US healthcare workers avert strike. peoplesdispatch.org Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest healthcare providers and hospital networks in the US, reached a tentative agreement with an alliance of unions just two days before a historic strike. | The four-year agreement Jeanne Narmore, a phlebotomist…

WSWS (2021-11-15). Survey reveals one in three Texas children have had COVID-19. wsws.org The Texas CARES report exposes the lies of the state government, in line with the entire political establishment and corporate media, which have covered up the scope of child infections and deaths.

WSWS (2021-11-15). New Mexico hospitals enact crisis standards of care amidst jump of COVID-19 cases. wsws.org The southwestern state has reported some of the highest rates of increase of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in the US in recent days.

WSWS (2021-11-15). Covid-19 deaths and illness of UK children justified in the interests of big business. wsws.org In 2020, elderly deaths were justified on the grounds that nature was taking its course. Now those of children and young people are usually met with silence. When they do get a mention, it is to minimise and rationalise deaths.

WSWS (2021-11-15). COVID cases surge through northern US states before the holiday season begins. wsws.org Cases across the Midwest, the Mountain West and the Northeast are surging despite high rates of fully vaccinated people. The Delta variant's virulent nature and waning immunity are combining to provide a preview of the surge expected this winter.

Susan Price (2021-11-15). Kanaky: Independence vote to proceed on December 12. greenleft.org.au Kanaky New Caledonia's referendum on self-determination will proceed on December 12, despite calls from independence forces for a delay until next year due to COVID-19, reports Susan Price.

teleSUR (2021-11-15). We Have Enough Vaccines To Immunize 95% of Venezuelans: Maduro. telesurenglish.net Upon the arrival of 2,5 million Sinopharm vaccines through the COVAX mechanism on Saturday, President Nicolas Maduro announced that Venezuela has already enough doses to immunize 95 percent of the population against COVID-19. | RELATED: | "Despite the sanctions and financial persecution implemented by the United States, we got the money to purchase vaccines," Maduro stated, stressing that humanitarian issues should not…

WSWS (2021-11-15). Dutch caretaker government imposes partial lockdown as COVID-19 surges. wsws.org As daily COVID-19 infections reached record levels of over 16,000 last week, The Hague went back on its vow not to impose any further lockdowns to halt contagion.

WSWS (2021-11-15). With COVID-19 out of control, German infectious disease agency expects ICUs to be overwhelmed. wsws.org Germany's COVID-19 infection rate has hit a new record every day for the past week, with the seven-day incidence Sunday reaching 289 infections per 100,000 inhabitants.

Global Research News (2021-11-15). Selected Articles: Graphene Oxide: A Toxic Substance in the Vial of the COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine? globalresearch.ca By The patent proposes col…

WSWS (2021-11-15). COVID-19 and disability residents: Australian health workers discuss worsening conditions. wsws.org The danger of disability residents or staff contracting COVID-19 has increased dramatically following the removal of basic safety measures by Australian governments.

WSWS (2021-11-15). Massachusetts nurses strike faces collapse due to union's isolation of their struggle. wsws.org Stifled by the MNA, and isolated from other health care workers' struggles, the Saint Vincent nurses strike is headed for what one academic commentator called a "natural death," with enough nurses being forced to cross or abandon the picket for jobs elsewhere.

WSWS (2021-11-15). Boston authorities clearing homeless encampment despite protests by ACLU, public health experts. wsws.org While some homeless people have been referred to shelters, the ACLU notes that many shelters are not equipped for people with certain medical conditions or family situations. Throwing more people into congregate settings during the pandemic risks deadlier outbreaks.

WSWS (2021-11-15). Biden administration ramps up drive to get women "back into the workforce" wsws.org The Biden administration is intent on getting women back on the job amid a raging pandemic.

WSWS (2021-11-15). Reno, Nevada bus drivers launch third strike in 4 months after rejecting Teamsters-backed contract. wsws.org Furious over miserly wage increases and dangerous working conditions exacerbated by the pandemic, 90 percent of bus drivers and transportation workers voted against the last offer negotiated by Teamsters union bureaucrats.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-15). Study identifies potential biomarkers for urine test for bile duct cancer. imperial.ac.uk Early-stage research has found 10 metabolites associated with bile duct cancer which might one day help create a urine test to identify the cancer.

Staff (2021-11-14). The Book 'Letters of Alex Saab from Kidnapping' to be Given for Free to FILVEN 2021 Attendees (+ Pro-Saab Street Mobilizations Throughout North America Scheduled for Monday). orinocotribune.com The book Letters of Alex Saab from Kidnapping, which describes Saab's torture and plight during his illegal detention in Cape Verde, as well as his love for the people of Venezuela and support for its government, will be given away to attendees this Sunday, November 14, at the International Book Fair of Venezuela (FILVEN). The book fair is being held in Caracas, at the Federal Legislative Palace, which is the headquarters of the National Assembly of Venezuela. | As part of the programed activities for FILVEN 2021, Alex Saab's wife, Camilla Fabri, will attend a press conference scheduled to begin at 11: 00 a.m (Car…

Staff (2021-11-14). US inflation to get even worse, Fed banker predicts. rt.com A Federal Reserve official has warned that inflation is only bound to get worse for Americans, at least for the next few months, before it "likely" begins to "taper off." | "The math suggests we're probably going to see somewhat higher readings over the next few months before they likely start to taper off," Minneapolis Federal Reserve Chairman Neel Kashkari told 'Face the Nation' on Sunday. | According to Kashkari, current inflation and supply chain issues are a result of a "surge in demand for goods," as well as the Covid-19 pandemic, both problems the Federal Reserve official refers to as "temporary." The i…

Joel Warner (2021-11-14). WEEKEND READER: Learning To Live With Forever COVID. dailyposter.com

Ricardo Delgado (2021-11-14). Video: Graphene Oxide: A Toxic Substance in the Vial of the COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine? globalresearch.ca The results of their analysis by electron microscopy and spectroscopy are far-reaching. Graphene oxide is a toxin which triggers thrombi and blood coagulation. It also has an impact on the immune system. Graphene oxide accumulated in the lungs can have devastating impacts.

_____ (2021-11-14). Another Housing Crisis in America Is Coming. strategic-culture.org There is now an unprecedented spike in housing costs while COVID-19 has driven down the wealth of the average American. | Let's begin our discussion of the next Housing Crisis with a relevant personal anecdote, that is a microcosm of what is happening all over the United States right now. | Some of my relatives made the wise decision to live within their means and build a smaller (by American standards) house in the early 2000s. They live in the Midwest which means there is generally plenty of space for a big house even within city limits. Mortgages and loans were super easy to get for even fantastically large su…

Robert J. Burrowes (2021-11-14). Corrupt Science and Elite Power: Covid-19 "Techno-Slavery" and the "Great Reset" Are Now Imminent. globalresearch.ca Do you like to believe that scientists are studying the evidence — whether in relation to Covid-19 or anything else — and delivering high quality knowledge that can be used to guide public policymaking so that it might better serve …

WSWS (2021-11-14). Health care unions call off Kaiser strike, announce four-year agreement with real wage cuts. wsws.org Saturday's move is the latest betrayal by the unions in the United States, which are working to sabotage a growing movement by workers against wage stagnation and unsafe working conditions.

JP Sottile (2021-11-14). The Tragic Cycle of Bottled Water. truthout.org The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHS)

Huanjia Zhang (2021-11-14). Hundreds of Toxic Chemicals Are Coursing Through Our Tap Water, New Report Says. truthout.org Since 2019, more than 320 toxic substances have been detected in U.S. drinking water systems, according to a new analysis by the Those harmful chemicals are linked to cancer, adverse birth and reproduction outcomes, impaired brain development, and a revolving door of other deleterious health impacts. | The findings, part of the 2021 update to EW…

Dean Baker (2021-11-14). Imagine if Stopping Climate Change Was More Important than Making Climate Change Billionaires. cepr.net We are still getting through a worldwide pandemic that has taken tens of millions of lives. While we did develop effective vaccines, they were not produced and distributed quickly enough to prevent enormous loss of life. This is a tragedy that should force us to ask how we could have done better. On the other …

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