Daily Archives: November 22, 2021

2021-11-22: News Headlines

Alan MacLeod (2021-11-22). Documents show Bill Gates has given $319 million to media outlets to promote his global agenda. thegrayzone.com A look at the database of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation reveals how the oligarch influencing the global pandemic response has bankrolled hundreds of media outlets to the tune of at least $319 million. This article was originally published by Mint Press News. Read The Grayzone's investigation into Bill Gates' global public health empire and propaganda machine here. Up until his recent messy divorce, Bill Gates enjoyed something of a free pass in corporate media. Generally presented as a …

Staff (2021-11-22). Hepatitis A alert for thousands of Starbucks customers. rt.com Health officials in Camden County, New Jersey are urging people to get vaccinated against Hepatitis A after a Starbucks employee tested positive for the virus. Thousands of customers may have been infected. | The county health department reported last week that a food handler employed at a Starbucks restaurant in Gloucester Township was working for some time while infectious. People who were there on the correspondent dates are encouraged to get immunized "out of an abundance of caution," and the department is offering free shots. | "Our highest priority is ensuring everyone involved remains safe and healthy,"

Staff (2021-11-22). Headlines for November 22, 2021. democracynow.org Wisconsin Jury Acquits Kyle Rittenhouse For Killing 2 People, Injuring a Third | , Serial Rapist Who Pleaded Guilty To Sexually Assaulting 4 Teenagers Avoids Any Jail Time, White Missouri Police Detective Found Guilty in Fatal Shooting of Black Man, SUV Plows Through Christmas Parade in Waukesha, WI, Killing 5 People, Wounding At Least 40 | , Europe Sees Massive Protests Against COVID Restrictions As Cases Surge, U.S. Regulators Approve COVID Boosters For All Adults as Officials Warn of Possible Winter Surge | , Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok Reinstated As Teenager Killed in Ongoing Anti-Coup Protests | ,…

WSWS (2021-11-22). Australia: Overloaded Victorian hospital system narrowly avoids Code Red. wsws.org The state Labor government has only been able to carry out its dangerous policy to prematurely open up the economy because of the health unions' opposition to any mobilisation of their members against it.

WSWS (2021-11-22). COVID-19 now the leading cause of death in Arizona. wsws.org Between mid-March 2020 and mid-October 2021, just short of 21,000 Arizonans succumbed to the coronavirus.

WSWS (2021-11-22). Herd immunity policy leads to four-digit COVID-19 incidence levels in German schools. wsws.org The catastrophic rise of coronavirus cases among largely unvaccinated school students is a result of the criminal herd immunity policy being followed by governments at federal and state levels.

WSWS (2021-11-22). "The electoral laws are to stop and silence opposition to the reopening" — SEP electoral members oppose Australia's anti-democratic measures. wsws.org "My sister's daughter, who is a nurse, got COVID-19. She can't walk more than 50 metres and it's been six months!" — Tony…

Zane Alcorn (2021-11-22). We need to out mobilise the far-right conspiracists. greenleft.org.au There are valid concerns about pandemic lockdowns. But, as Zane Alcorn argues, so-called 'freedom' protestors have never marched for other's rights nor been concerned about keeping people safe from COVID-19.

WSWS (2021-11-22). For a Global Workers' Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic. wsws.org This Inquest is necessary to break through the cover-up, falsifications and misinformation that have been deployed to justify policies responsible for the avoidable deaths of millions since the initial detection of SARS-CoV-2.

WSWS (2021-11-22). US 2021 COVID-19 death toll now tops 2020. wsws.org Despite the development and distribution of vaccines, the Delta variant and the reopening of schools and workplaces have exacted a terrible human cost.

John Feffer (2021-11-22). The Problem of Sanctions against North Korea. fpif.org North Korea is one of the most heavily sanctioned countries in the world. It has been subject to U.S. and international sanctions for more than 70 years. Those sanctions have come in three overlapping waves, first as a result of the Korean War, then in response to its development of nuclear weapons, and finally to roll back that nuclear program as well as activities such as counterfeiting and cyberterrorism. | These sanctions have contributed to isolating North Korea from the rest of the world. The country has not entirely welcomed this isolation. Despite longstanding suspicions of outside influences, Pyongyang h…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-22). London's MedTech accelerator drives new health innovations. imperial.ac.uk The Imperial-led MedTech SuperConnector is spurring the development of pioneering diagnostic tools and medical devices.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-22). Holistic approach needed to tackle the impact of climate change on mental health. imperial.ac.uk Healthcare leaders and policy makers must take a holistic approach to respond to the mental health impacts of climate change, says an Imperial expert.

WSWS (2021-11-22). Huntington West Virginia hospital strike enters third week. wsws.org Staff at the hospital are maintaining 24-hour picketing at the hospital battling short staffing and unsafe working conditions in the midst of the expanding pandemic.

Kit Klarenberg (2021-11-22). New Files Expose Australian Govt's Betrayal of Julian Assange and Detail his Prison Torment. orinocotribune.com By Kit Klarenberg — Nov 17, 2021 | Documents provided exclusively to The Grayzone detail Canberra's abandonment of Julian Assange, an Australian citizen, and provide shocking details of his prison suffering | Was the government of Australia aware of the US Central Intelligence Agency plot to assassinate Julian Assange, an Australian citizen and journalist arrested and now imprisoned under unrelentingly bleak, harsh conditions in the UK? | Why have the country's elected leaders refused to publicly advocate for one of its citizens, who has been held on dubious charges and subjected to torture by a foreign powe…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-22). Pianists learn to play with robotic third thumb in just one hour. imperial.ac.uk Pianists equipped with a third robotic thumb were able to adapt to using the extra digit after just one hour of practice, Imperial research has found.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-22). "Large uncertainties" over warming outcomes from current climate policies. imperial.ac.uk There is a risk that "false precision" in the reporting of climate policy outcomes could lead to complacency by governments, researchers have warned.

Staff (2021-11-21). Fauci gives a 'perfectly honest' response to booster question. rt.com White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said that the "guidelines" for what makes someone 'fully vaccinated' against Covid-19 could soon be changing, depending on the "science." | Appearing on CNN on Sunday, Fauci was asked if booster shots would soon be required for someone to be considered fully inoculated, something required for many to work and enter certain businesses. While not giving a direct yes or no answer, the infectious disease expert said the current administration is open to it. | "We're going to be following that very carefully," Fauci said, adding that the Joe Biden administration "might m…

Staff (2021-11-21). State offers thousands of dollars in vaccine jingle contest. rt.com South Carolina has launched a jingle contest for K-12 students, challenging them to write a song promoting Covid-19 vaccination, and offering thousands of dollars to the winner. | The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced the 'Sing It to Win It' campaign this week, encouraging students "to channel their creativity for a Covid-19 vaccine campaign" and produce a short song praising the virtues of vaccination against Covid-19. | The campaign offers thousands in funds for the music programs of the top three schools. | Read m…

Editor2 (2021-11-21). The Situation in this Sunday's Elections in Chile. orinocotribune.com By Resumen Latinoamericano — Nov 17, 2021 | Chileans will go to the polls today to elect a new president against the backdrop of allegations of human rights violations by the government and the challenge of keeping the Covid-19 pandemic under control. | The elections, in which the entire Chamber of Deputies, part of the Senate and the regional councilors will also be renewed, will take place within the framework of the Constitutional Convention that arose from the social outburst of October 2019, which seeks for the country to abandon the remnants of Pinochet's military dictatorship. | The exercise of the ri…

teleSUR (2021-11-21). US Sustains Vaccination Efforts In Lethal Shadow Of COVID-19. telesurenglish.net About 60 percent of the U.S. population is heading into the winter months with reduced protection against the coronavirus, according to data released this week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), while health experts warned that those who were vaccinated early in the year are likely to have waning immunity. | RELATED: | Currently, around 6 in 10 Americans are fully vaccinated with over half having received their last shot more than…

teleSUR (2021-11-21). The Bahamas To Resume Flights To Cuba & Haiti. telesurenglish.net After 10-month COVID-19 travel restrictions, the Bahaman government's spokesperson Clint Watson announced the resumption of flights from his country to Haiti and Cuba on Saturday. | RELATED: | "Bahamasair Airline will make four trips per week to Cuba, one trip every Friday to Cap Haitien and another to Port-au-Prince every Saturday," Watson explained, stressing that over 40 percent of Bahamans are already fully vaccinated against COVI…

teleSUR (2021-11-21). Cuba Ships 1,5 Million Abdala Vaccines To Venezuela. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, Cuba's Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) announced the delivery of 1,5 million Abdala COVID-19 vaccines to Venezuela. | RELATED: | "We want to cooperate with the coronavirus immunization of this brother country's people, who currently suffer the consequences of the U.S. blockade amidst the pandemic," the CIGB tweeted and recalled that other 5,4 million Abdala vaccines had previously been shipped to Venez…

Sandipan Talukdar (2021-11-21). COVID-19 worsened seepage of plastic into oceans. peoplesdispatch.org Scientists say that 193 countries have produced around 9.2 million tons of plastic waste associated with the pandemic. 87.4% of this was generated by hospitals while a small fraction (7.6%) was generated by individuals…

Laurie J. Beyranevand (2021-11-21). Biden's Call for Racial Equity Lacks Protections for Marginalized Workers. truthout.org It was already clear that meatpacking plants hosted some of the country's worst COVID-19 outbreaks. But a

Roselena Ramirez (2021-11-21). Venezuelans Entrepreneurship is on the Rise Despite All Odds. america.cgtn.com Venezuela has been in a deep recession since 2013. And like many other countries, it has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. But it's not all gloom and doom. Perhaps because of the crisis, Venezuelans are showing more resilience. Despite all odds, some entrepreneurs …

Ben Norton (2021-11-21). Nicaragua explains why it's leaving OAS, responds to US attacks on its elections. thegrayzone.com Nicaraguan diplomat Michael Campbell Hooker tells The Grayzone's Ben Norton why they are leaving the Organization of American States (OAS), which he says is a "failed," "coup-plotting" organization dominated by Washington. Campbell also responds to US attempts to discredit Nicaragua's November elections, and explains the importance of autonomy for Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities on the Caribbean Coast. Transcript BEN NORTON: This is Ben Norton with The Grayzone. I just sat down for an interview with Michael Campbell, a foreign policy …

Cecilia Hammond (2021-11-21). After Ida, New Orleans renters face mold, bugs, landlord inaction. liberationnews.org Affluent New Orleans residents have largely recovered from Hurricane Ida, but working-class and poor residents remain in a state of perpetual insecurity.

_____ (2021-11-21). On Contact: Struggle Against Industrial Agriculture. popularresistance.org On the show, Chris Hedges discusses the struggle against industrial agriculture with author Daniel J. O'Connell. The San Joaquin Valley in California is the most agriculturally productive farmland in the United States, but it is also plagued by high levels of poverty and water pollution, as well as the serious health risks that come with …

teleSUR (2021-11-21). Gunman Shot Dead After Killing 1, Injuring 4 In Jerusalem. telesurenglish.net One person died and four others were wounded in a shooting in East Jerusalem on Sunday morning, with the gunman also shot dead, local police said. The incident took place outside the al-Aqsa mosque compound in East Jerusalem's Old City. | RELATED: | The injured, two civilians and two police officers, were hospitalized. Israel's Magen David Adom emergency health service said that one civilian was in a critical cond…

_____ (2021-11-21). The Choking Of The Global Minotaur. popularresistance.org The supply disruptions plaguing the US economy are not the result of "excessive demand," "central planning," or a lack of efficiency. Rather, it is that a logistics ecosystem that was developed to feed the beast of American consumption was not designed for a pandemic.

Nitza Soledad Perez (2021-11-21). U.S. shoppers face "meatflation" following economy reopening. america.cgtn.com The supply chain issues and high prices on goods ranging from electronics to produce have become all-too common for U.S. families as the economy emerges from pandemic shutdowns. Meat is part of this trend — with meat prices rising at their fastest rate in …

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