Daily Archives: November 26, 2021

2021-11-26: News Headlines

Ann Brown (2021-11-26). Democrat In New York State Legislature: I'm Proposing Bill To Prevent Health Insurance Coverage For Unvaccinated Covid Patients. moguldom.com New York State Democrat Assemblyman Patrick Burke is proposing legislation that would allow health insurance companies to deny coverage to the unvaccinated for any covid-related treatments. "I know we're all tired of this pandemic, and it's largely being perpetuated by variants of covid that keep sprouting up, and they're mostly sprouting up in unvaccinated populations," …

Dana Sanchez (2021-11-26). New Covid Variant Spooks Global Stock And Crypto Markets, Flights Banned Out Of South Africa. moguldom.com The discovery of a new, fast-spreading coronavirus variant from Botswana caused flights to be banned with just hours of warning to the U.K., Israel, and a growing number of European countries from South Africa and five other Southern African countries. Stock and crypto markets were hit hard on news of the travel restrictions, with Bitcoin's …

Christopher Teel (2021-11-26). The Right Is Hijacking Progressive Arguments to Undermine Public Health. truthout.org As COVID-19 has ravaged the U.S., many progressive health care activists and organizations such as National Nurses United

WSWS (2021-11-26). The Thanksgiving holiday weekend threatens surge of COVID-19 infections across the US. wsws.org Federal advisers are reporting pre-pandemic levels of travelers during the Thanksgiving holidays. With COVID-19 infections rising across the US and all mitigation measures essentially lifted, health experts warn of a massive surge this winter.

_____ (2021-11-26). Post-Covid 2021 Thanksgiving Tips. strategic-culture.org By Peter VAN BUREN | It's time to admit America is facing a crisis. Families are going to have Thanksgiving together this year. | Nobody wants to admit "We may die of Covid" was a better excuse for not getting together last year than "I'm stuck in O'Hara." Nobody wants to admit chicken tenders from the microwave and a Friends marathon was actually more fun and way less stressful than cooking a mutant breasted 27 pound bird for 12 hours only to find that it was still a little under done. Even the Friends episodes where Jennifer Aniston wore all her underwear were better than Grandpa Mark's retelling of some event…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-26). Expert 'optimistic' about possibility of tests for long COVID. imperial.ac.uk There are reasons to be "optimistic" about the possibility of creating simple tests to determine if someone has long COVID, an expert has said.

WSWS (2021-11-26). Live updates: WHO officially designates new COVID-19 strain "variant of concern" wsws.org Scientists have detected a new variant of COVID-19, called B.1.1.529 (or Omicron), which appears to have originated in South Africa but has already been detected in several other countries.

WSWS (2021-11-26). Live updates: New COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa and internationally. wsws.org Scientists have detected a new variant of COVID-19, called B.1.1.529 (or Nu), which appears to have originated in South Africa but has already been detected in several other countries.

WSWS (2021-11-26). Sri Lankan union leader joins right-wing campaign against vaccinations. wsws.org Mandatory vaccinations are not an attack on democratic rights, as claimed by CMU leader Sylvester Jayakody, but a necessary tool in a range of scientific measures that must be fought for by the international working class to eliminate COVID-19.

WSWS (2021-11-26). French health minister rejects lockdown measures as COVID-19 cases skyrocket. wsws.org Health Minister Véran announced the government's response to the skyrocketing of COVID-19 cases, with over 33,000 cases reported in 24 hours.

Jake Johnson (2021-11-26). Rich Countries Blamed as New COVID Variant Sparks Global Alarm. truthout.org The detection of a new, For vaccine equity campaigners and epidemiologists, the emergence of another highly con…

WSWS (2021-11-26). Germany's incoming government vows to let COVID-19 run rampant. wsws.org The "traffic light coalition" has declared war on the working population before it even takes power.

WSWS (2021-11-26). Opponent of COVID-19 vaccine mandate arrested for bombing at Stellantis Windsor Assembly Plant. wsws.org The central question raised by recent events at the Windsor plant is: why has there been no sustained worker resistance to management's insistence that they toil in unsafe conditions during the pandemic, or its plans to cut a further 1,800 jobs?

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-11-26). Fake Science, Invalid Data: There is No Such Thing as a "Confirmed Covid-19 Case". There is No Pandemic. globalresearch.ca

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-26). Imperial COVID-19 Response Team share new tool to assess threat of new variants. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's COVID-19 Response Team have developed a new tool to assess the threat of new variants in real-time.

Moderator (2021-11-26). Why I'm Not Rushing to Get My Six-Year-Old the COVID-19 VaccineÔøºÔøº. scheerpost.com [ By Len C. Goodman / As a father of a young child, I am pressured to get my daughter vaccinated for COVID-19. And like many Americans, I have concerns about giving my six-year-old a new vaccine that was not tested on humans until last year, and that has been approved only for "emergency use" in kids. The feverish hype by government officials, mainstream media outlets, and Big Pharma, and the systematic demonization and ce…

William rivers Pitt (2021-11-26). Whatever Passes for "Normal" Amid COVID Is About to Take Yet Another Hard Turn. zcomm.org And still the country remains only 59 percent vaccinated, even as all available data show how remarkably effective the vaccines are at protecting people from the worst elements of COVID.

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-26). Chris Tucker: I Passed On Doing More Friday Movies Because of Influence on Weed Culture. moguldom.com Chris Tucker became one of Hollywood's highest-paid actors after he played the role of Smokey in the "Friday" movie, the first installment in the franchise that became a cultural phenomenon and box office hit. In addition to being a breakout role for Tucker, the movie gave the culture many phrases and lingo that remain popular …

_____ (2021-11-26). Kenyan Families Say U.S. Government Fueling "War on Terror" Disappearances and Killings, Demand Records. popularresistance.org Family members of people disappeared and executed by police and paramilitary units in Kenya say the U.S. government is funding and fueling these abuses, and are demanding answers. Acting on their behalf, Mombasa-based Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI) and its U.S. partners, the NYU School of Law's Global Justice Clinic and the Center for Constitutional Rights, today filed Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests focusing on grave violations committed by Kenyan units "set up, equipped, trained, funded, and/or guided" by the U.S. government.

WSWS (2021-11-26). Health and Social Care Bill's naked onslaught on UK working class. wsws.org "If you own a £1m house in the home counties, over 90% of your assets are protected. If you've got a terraced house in Hartlepool (worth £70k) you can lose almost everything."

WSWS (2021-11-26). More revelations about the Kaiser Permanente tentative agreement. wsws.org Opposition is growing as healthcare workers at Kaiser Permanente prepare to vote December 8 on a concessions contract being promoted by the Alliance of Health Care Unions.

Fedaa al-Qedra (2021-11-26). Killed by Israel's negligence. electronicintifada.net Sami al-Amour was denied medical treatment by his jailers.

Staff (2021-11-26). Meet Mansoor Adayfi: I Was Kidnapped as a Teen, Sold to the CIA & Jailed at Guantánamo for 14 Years. democracynow.org We speak with Mansoor Adayfi, a former Guantánamo Bay detainee who was held at the military prison for 14 years without charge, an ordeal he details in his new memoir, "Don't Forget Us Here: Lost and Found at Guantánamo." Adayfi was 18 when he left his home in Yemen to do research in Afghanistan, where he was kidnapped by Afghan warlords, then sold to the CIA after the 9/11 attacks. Adayfi describes being brutally tortured in Afghanistan before he was transported to Guantánamo in 2002, where he became known as Detainee #441 and survived years of abuse. Adayfi was released against his will to Serbia in 2016 and no…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-26). Q&A: Imperial experts discuss new variant B.1.1.529‚ÄØ. imperial.ac.uk What is the new variant, how is it different, and how concerned should we be?>

Leonardo Flores (2021-11-25). Five reasons the left won in Venezuela. peoplesdispatch.org 1. Good governance in health, housing and food. Venezuela's

Dean Baker (2021-11-25). Being Thankful This Thanksgiving. cepr.net For this Thanksgiving we can be happy that the tight labor is allowing tens of millions of people to have much better pay and working conditions than they had before the pandemic.

Donald Shaw (2021-11-25). Schumer Got $66K From Top Health Insurance Lobbyist Amid Build Back Better Talks. truthout.org This article was produced by In the third quarter of this year, as the Democratic leaders of Congress were scrambling to decide what to keep in President Biden's reconciliation package and what to…

WSWS (2021-11-25). The public hospitals crisis and Australia's anti-democratic electoral laws. wsws.org Nurses and other health workers are fed up with operating at breaking point as governments, both Labor and Liberal-National Coalition, rush to lift international and state borders for the sake of corporate profit.

The Global Research Team (2021-11-25). This Holiday Season, Be Our Santa! Support Global Research. globalresearch.ca We are into the second year of this whole COVID-19 pandemic and instead of normalcy, "democratic governments" are sleep-walking into tyranny. People are stripped of their rights and freedoms. Those who resist the globalist agenda of mass vaccination suffer from …

WSWS (2021-11-25). New Zealand: Auckland lockdown to end on December 3 even though Delta surge continues. wsws.org The Labour Party-led government's reopening of Auckland and abandonment of an elimination strategy, will lead to endemic COVID-19 and growing numbers of hospitalisations and deaths.

WSWS (2021-11-25). Brazilian authorities, media hide rise in respiratory illnesses in children to promote end of COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org Rising SARS cases show how easily airborne viruses can spread in schools and expose the need for their immediate closure to prevent them from becoming centers of pandemic transmission again.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-25). Imperial awarded Queen's Anniversary Prize for COVID-19 response. imperial.ac.uk Imperial College London has been awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Andrea Germanos (2021-11-25). 130 Social Justice Groups Are Calling on WTO to Adopt Patent Waiver. truthout.org A group of over 130 national and international civil society organizations is demanding the World Trade Organization postpone its upcoming ministerial meeting unless it first agrees to adopt a patent waiver for Covid-19 vaccines seen by social justice campaigners as crucial to ending "vaccine apartheid." | The groups laid out their demand in

Global Research News (2021-11-25). Selected Articles: Australian Army Begins Transferring Contacts of COVID-19 Positive Cases to Quarantine Camps. globalresearch.ca By Once again, NATO is conducting a rather dangerous maneuvers in Eastern Europe with the aim of provoking Russia. Latvia is the new military drill arena …

WSWS (2021-11-25). German government refuses to order lockdowns despite hospitals reaching capacity under crush of COVID-19 infections. wsws.org The homicidal inaction of all the parties at federal and state level has led to about 630,000 people in Germany officially being infected with the coronavirus and more than 2,700 losing their lives in the last two weeks alone.

teleSUR- llb, JDO (2021-11-25). Revista Nature reconoce éxito de vacunas cubanas antiCovid-19. telesurtv.net El artículo científico reconoce los logros de la vacunas cubanas a pesar de las dificultades que impone el bloqueo.

ecns.cn (2021-11-25). Youth in U.S. poverty-stricken areas more likely to die from firearms: U.S. News &World Report. ecns.cn A latest study has found that U.S. youth living in high-poverty areas are more likely to die from gun violence than peers living in more affluent areas, said an article published on the U.S. News and World Report website.

Staff (2021-11-25). Salvation Army pays the price for turning woke. rt.com Some donors have been withdrawing their support for the Salvation Army over its switch to woke ideology, saying that a Christian charity shouldn't promote what they see as "the most serious threat" to their faith. | A number of its supporters are apparently increasingly unhappy with an initiative called "Let's Talk About Racism," which Salvation Army CEO General Brian Peddle announced in February. It's a discussion guide aimed at promoting "courageous conversations about racism" within the organization of 1.7 million. Its authors, heavily influenced by critical race theory (CTR), speak of "detrimental division…

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2021-11-25). Climate Change 2021, 40 pp. indybay.org It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land. Widespread and rapid changes in the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and biosphere have occurred. A.1.1 Since 2011 (measurements reported in AR5), concentrations have continued to increase in the atmosphere, reaching annual averages of 410 parts per million (ppm) for carbon dioxide (CO2)…

Suzanne James (2021-11-25). International security and the climate crisis. greenleft.org.au Suzanne James reviews a new book on the security implications of climate change and the sociopolitical, cultural and scientific factors that influence the black-ops diplomacy of foreign policy.

_____ (2021-11-25). American Released from Myanmar Was Part of US Regime-Change Machine. journal-neo.org The Western media announced that American citizen Danny Fenster was freed from prison in Myanmar and allowed to leave the Southeast Asian nation in mid November after negotiations between American politician Bill Richardson and Myanmar's government. Reuters in its article, "US journalist freed in Myanmar, says he is healthy and happy," would claim: Fenster was …

Staff (2021-11-25). 'Precancerous lesion' removed during Biden's medical exam. rt.com A potentially "precancerous" lesion was found and removed during a recent medical procedure on US President Joe Biden, the White House physician said, while noting the growth was "benign" and requires no further treatment. | On Wednesday night, the president's physician, Kevin O'Connor, revealed the results from a previous test performed on the mass, saying it was identified as a "tubular adenoma," which he described as "benign" and "slow-growing," but nonetheless deemed it a "potentially precancerous lesion." While he noted that "no further action is required at this time," the doctor said that "routine" exam…

Jenny Pierson (2021-11-25). Cuba: Five Years After Fidel. independentmediainstitute.org Fidel Castro died five years ago, but I feel like decades have passed in Cuba since November 25, 2016. Trump arrived and passed slowly with his string of sanctions that have felt worse than ever because of the pandemic. Then came Biden with his faint-hearted court, reeling us each day with veiled or direct threats, …

Staff (2021-11-25). FBI warns of high risk for online holiday shoppers. rt.com The FBI has urged people to be careful during online holiday shopping, since they expect an increasing number of scams this year due to alleged merchandise shortages and the pandemic. | The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center has received over 17,000 complaints about undelivered goods during the holiday season in 2020, worth a total loss of $53 million. This year the number might be even higher, due to alleged scarcity of merchandise and the ongoing pandemic. | Read more | | According to t…

WSWS (2021-11-25). The global pandemic and World War I: The ruling class decides for death. wsws.org As the conclusion of the second year of the pandemic approaches and as mass death continues seemingly without end, the analogy of the pandemic to World War I is tragically and brutally substantiated.

WSWS (2021-11-25). The five truths to guide the fight to end the pandemic. wsws.org The Southern Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committees met to discuss the guiding principles to build a mass movement to end the pandemic.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-25). Imperial unveils revitalised green space at the heart of campus. imperial.ac.uk Imperial has marked the completion of Dangoor Plaza and the rejuvenated Queen's Lawn at South Kensington campus.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-25). Key step in how bacteria acquire drug resistance revealed. imperial.ac.uk Researchers have imaged a major component in conjugation — the process bacteria use to share DNA with each other.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-25). Exchanging expertise can 'embed science into policymaking' – Alice Gast. imperial.ac.uk Government and scientists can learn more from each other, writes President Alice Gast in the Times.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-11-25). Imperial researchers discuss reaching net-zero in transport with policymakers. imperial.ac.uk Imperial hosted an online workshop this week, bringing together researchers and policymakers to discuss a new report on transport decarbonisation.

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