Daily Archives: November 16, 2021

2021-11-16: News Headlines

Matt Sedlar (2021-11-16). Extreme Temperatures from Climate Change Will Harm Workers. cepr.net Policies aimed at addressing the harms of climate change on labor must consider the economic impacts, such as decreased labor productivity and monetary economic losses, and the harms to workers' health.

Colin Todhunter (2021-11-16). Saving Capitalism or Saving the Planet? dissidentvoice.org The UK government's Behavioural Insights Team helped to push the public towards accepting the COVID narrative, restrictions and lockdowns. It is now working on 'nudging' people towards further possible restrictions or at least big changes in their behaviour in the name of 'climate emergency'. From frequent news stories and advertisements to soap opera storylines and …

WSWS (2021-11-16). A comparative analysis of COVID-19 and the flu highlights the immense dangers of the pandemic. wsws.org The facile equation of COVID and the flu made by right-wing politicians are lies on both sides of the comparison. The flu is nothing to trifle with, but COVID is infinitely worse, a brutal killer with incalculable consequences even for those who survive its initial ravages.

Jake Johnson (2021-11-16). Concerning New Covid Variant Spotlights Dangers of Vaccine Apartheid. zcomm.org "This variant exemplifies that if you leave some of the world's population without access to vaccines, then the virus will continue to multiply and it will lead to more variants."

Global Research News (2021-11-16). Selected Articles: New Zealand Tells Schools to Phone the Police if Unvaccinated Staff Show Up. globalresearch.ca By Any staff member who hasn't had the COVID vaccine by November 15th who tries to enter school grounds will …

WSWS (2021-11-16). Canada heads toward deadly winter surge of COVID-19. wsws.org Every Canadian province and territory is either in the midst of a deadly upsurge of COVID-19 or teetering precariously on the brink of one.

WSWS (2021-11-16). Leaked "Operation Rampdown" document insists nothing will be done to stop spread of COVID in UK. wsws.org The Mail on Sunday 's exclusive featured a picture of a face mask being burnt and commented that the plans "will be hailed by business owners".

teleSUR (2021-11-16). US Entangled In COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Dispute. telesurenglish.net As the cold days set in, the United States is again seeing a surge of COVID-19 cases, though deaths and hospitalizations trend lower, while the federal government's vaccine mandate consistently faces legal challenges and resistance. | RELATED: | The seven-day average of confirmed cases of the pandemic stood at 80,885 nationwide on Sunday, with its 14-day change striking an 11-percent rise. COVID-19-related deaths were 1,13…

Staff (2021-11-16). China's Xi outlines vision for relations with US in 1st virtual sit-down with Biden. rt.com Chinese President Xi Jinping urged for closer ties and improved cooperation with the United States during his first formal meeting with President Joe Biden, but said that any change in relations must be based on mutual respect. | The two leaders sat down for virtual talks on Monday to discuss a range of issues, with both Xi and Biden opening the meeting on a cordial note. Calling his US counterpart an "old friend," Xi argued that a "healthy and stable" relationship is needed to address global challenges like the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change, noting that he would like to steer US-China ties in a "positi…

Katie Miernicki (2021-11-16). Vaccine capitalism: Moderna takes public money, demands private profit. liberationnews.org Despite the ongoing need for emergency action to address the pandemic, pharmaceutical giant Moderna is focused on asserting its property rights over the COVID-19 vaccine. Moderna would like to take full credit — and profit — for the vaccine's invention.

Ed Yong (2021-11-16). How Public Health Took Part in Its Own Downfall. zcomm.org The field's future lies in reclaiming parts of its past that it willingly abandoned…

WSWS (2021-11-16). Australian big business and anti-lockdown movement unite against state government's pandemic bill. wsws.org The hysterical campaign is directed against any, even minimal, public health measures, amid the profit-driven reopening of the economy.

WSWS (2021-11-16). Teachers and parents respond powerfully to Committee for Public Education public meeting in Australia. wsws.org The engaged reaction of participants highlighted the deep political gulf between teachers, students and parents, and the murderous official "live with the virus" agenda that has bipartisan and union support.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-16). London pollution has improved with evidence for small initial ULEZ effect: study. imperial.ac.uk London's ULEZ reduced the city's nitrogen dioxide levels by a few per cent during the first few weeks of its implementation.

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.

Staff (2021-11-15). Headlines for November 15, 2021. democracynow.org COP26 Final Agreement Waters Down Coal Pledges, Leaves World on Track for Climate Disaster, NYT: U.S. Covered Up 2019 Syria Airstrikes That Killed 70 Women and Children, Austria Enacts Lockdown for the Unvaccinated as Europe Becomes Pandemic's Epicenter Again, COVID Cases Rising in Over Half of U.S. States; OK Nat'l Guard Defies Pentagon's Vaccine Mandate, Sudanese Military Kills Eight People During Latest Anti-Coup Protests, Detains Al Jazeera Bureau Head, Eight Refugees Found Dead, Dozens Others Rescued on Boat Near Canary Islands, U.S. Journalist Danny Fenster Freed from Burmese Prison, Journalist and Minority…

_____ (2021-11-15). Nurses' Strike Signals Kaiser's End As Union Haven. popularresistance.org Across corporate America, relations between companies and their labor unions range from chilly to ice-cold. Not at Kaiser Permanente — the California-based healthcare giant. Kaiser has long been seen as having the nation's best labor-management partnership. Now the partnership finds itself in crisis as 34,000 Kaiser Permanente healthcare workers prepare to strike on Monday, in what would be the largest walkout in this fall's strike wave.

Andrew Wright (2021-11-15). Housing is a big part of the ongoing 'Battle of Detroit'. peoplesworld.org DETROIT — If there is anything overshadowing the focus on COVID-19 and other anxieties this year, it's that the real estate market has been booming. We've been assured this is, in fact, a "boom" not another "bubble"—experts citing reasons like underbuilding housing needs over the last 20 years in the U.S. as the cause for …

IGD Worldwide (2021-11-15). The Real Covid Conspiracies. itsgoingdown.org Our latest anonymous contribution is a blazing hot anarchist analysis of the mainstream worldwide "anti-vax" movement and the conspiracies that animate it — as well as a survey of some REAL conspiracies brought about during the pandemic. First let me say: I do not blindly support science as it is known in the world today….

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-11-15). The Covid-19 Pandemic Does Not Exist. globalresearch.ca At the outset of the corona crisis, the number of confirmed cases was abysmally low. 83 positive cases outside China (6.4 billion people), were used to justify a Worldwide Public Health Emergency, leading up to the official announcement of a pandemic in March 2020…

_____ (2021-11-15). The Economic Dimension of China-North Korea Relations. journal-neo.org Much of the talk about how long the DPRK regime will last under sanctions and the country's "self-isolation" in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic is rooted in the question of what role Beijing will play in supporting Pyongyang. In 2019, China accounted for about 95 per cent of North Korea's total trade, according to …

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.

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…

teleSUR (2021-11-15). Chile: Presidential Candidates To Hold Last Debate On Monday. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Chilean presidential candidates Gabriel Boric, Jose Kast, Yasna Provoste, Sebastian Sichel, Marco Enriquez-Ominami, and Eduardo Artes will discuss their government proposals in the last presidential debate ahead of the Nov. 21 elections. | RELATED: | Candidate Franco Parisi (People's Party) will not participate in the debate since he tested positive for COVID-19 and must remain in quarantine in the Uni…

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). 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.

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.

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.

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.

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-15). No Jab, No Fly: Democrats Ask Biden To Require Vaccine To Fly In US. moguldom.com As the conflict continues to mount between the vaccinated and unvaccinated, dozens of Democrats are urging U.S. President Joe Biden to require Americans to get the covid-19 vaccine before being allowed to fly domestically. More than 30 Democrats signed a letter sent to Biden on Nov. 11 urging him to implement the vaccine mandate as …

Devin Cole (2021-11-15). First clinic for transgender youth established in China. workers.org The Children's Hospital of Fudan University, located in Shanghai, has announced the establishment of a health clinic to safely manage and maintain the gender transition of transgender youth and adolescents. (globaltimes.cn, Nov. 4) China's famous transgender female artist, Jin Xing. Photo credit: VCG The clinic is a response to issues . . . |

teleSUR (2021-11-15). Italians Joining Cuban Booster's Clinical Trials Travel to Cuba. telesurenglish.net A group of 35 volunteers interested in participating in the Soberana Plus Turin clinical study left Monday for Havana from the city of Milan. | Study participants will receive the booster dose of the drug produced by the Finlay Institute before returning to Italy, where they will undergo blood tests to measure the specific antibody response.

Rosa Elizalde (2021-11-15). The United States has an unhealthy obsession with Cuba. canadiandimension.com Illustration by Brazilian political cartoonist Carlos Latuff/ The piggy bank was rattled again. In September 2021, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) gave $6,669,000 in grants for projects aimed at "regime change" in Cuba, a euphemism to avoid saying "direct intervention by a foreign power." The United States' current Democratic administration has especially favored the International Republican Institute (IRI) with a bipartisan generosity that Donald Trump never had. Other groups in Miami, Washington and Madr…

_____ (2021-11-15). When Scabs Are A Danger To Public Health. popularresistance.org A dozen oil workers rally in front of the United Metro Energy (UMEC) terminal in Brooklyn on their 113th day on strike August 10. They're fighting one of the largest suppliers of heating oil and motor fuels in New York. The strike began months prior, on April 19. After workers spent one of the hottest summers in decades on the picket line, the rally provided a much-needed morale boost. The workers were joined by dozens of supporters, including fellow Teamsters and some perhaps unexpected allies‚Äâ—‚Äâfour of New York City's elected democratic socialists, all of whom campaig…

Bekah McNeel (2021-11-15). Sueños Sin Fronteras—Reproductive health group helps undocumented women in Texas. peoplesworld.org This story is reprinted from The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans—and engages with them—about public policy, politics, government, and statewide issues. The article originally appeared here. Laura Molinar sounds very calm for someone expecting to be sued. Her San Antonio-based organization, Sueños Sin Fronteras de Tejas, offers reproductive health education and …

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.

teleSUR (2021-11-15). AMLO, Biden, Trudeau To Speak About Economy, Health, Migration. telesurenglish.net Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), U.S. President Joe Biden, and Canada's Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet on Thursday in Washington where they will discuss issues related to economic integration process between their countries. | RELATED: | "The meeting will revolve around three themes: economic relations, migration, and health," AMLO said during his morning press conference. After the bilater…

teleSUR (2021-11-15). ECLAC Secretary Barcena To Meet Peru's President Castillo. telesurenglish.net On Monday, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Secretary Alicia Barcena will meet with Peru's President Pedro Castillo and his ministers. | Related | They will discuss post-pandemic economic policies and the health plan proposed by the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). | Barcena will also meet with the Vice-President Dina Boluarte, Foreign Affairs M…

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.

Staff (2021-11-15). Beto O'Rourke wants to challenge Republican's 'extremist policies' with governor bid. rt.com Former US Representative Beto O'Rourke has announced that he will challenge Republican Greg Abbott for the governorship of Texas in 2022, as he criticized the current administration's divisive politics. | In a tweet on Monday, O'Rourke — the former El Paso congressman, 2018 US Senate nominee, and 2020 Democratic presidential contender — said that he was running to make progress on the things that most Texans actually agree on, such as legalizing marijuana and expanding Medicaid. | I'm running for governor. | Together, we can push past the small and divisive politics that we see in Texas today —…

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.

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.

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.

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