2021-09-13: News Headlines

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-13). Consumer Health: 5 types of gynecologic cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about the five types of gynecologic cancer. Gynecologic cancer is any cancer that starts in a woman's reproductive organs. More than 116,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer this year, according to the Foundation for Women's Cancer. The five main types of gynecologic cancer are: Cervical cancerEarly stage cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms….

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-13). Recaptured Palestinian prisoner Zakaria Zubeidi admitted to hospital. peoplesdispatch.org Zubeidi, one of the six Palestinians who escaped Gilboa's high-security Israeli prison last week and along with three others, was recaptured on Friday and Saturday. He was allegedly beaten and tortured by the Israeli security forces after being recaptured…

Newsclick (2021-09-13). Covid-19 is endemic, it is here to stay. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode of Covid-19 Watch, Prof. Satyajit Rath talks about a randomized trial by researchers in Bangladesh on the effectiveness of masks and mask-usage disparity within the country. Prof. Rath also talks about vaccine inequality, and how Palestine and the African Continent are lagging behind, and implausible prospects of complete eradication of Covid-19.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-13). Mayo Clinic Minute: What's frozen shoulder? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Pain and stiffness in your shoulder can make every activity including sleep difficult. Worsening shoulder pain, especially at night, could mean you have a frozen shoulder, says Dr. Christopher Camp, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/OU6-i4dKPKs Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-13). Mayo Clinic Minute: Patch testing for allergic contact dermatitis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've ever experienced a red, itchy rash appear on your skin after using a certain lotion or even from wearing jewelry, you may be experiencing contact dermatitis. It's caused by a substance you're exposed to that irritates your skin. However, it also can be triggered by an allergic reaction.In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Matthew Hall, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, explains how patch testing is crucial to assess for allergic contact dermatitis. Watch: The…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-13). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Onco-regeneration — Restoring function after a soft tissue cancer diagnosis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Soft tissue sarcoma is a rare form of cancer that has typically been treated using limb salvage surgery combined with radiation therapy. While limb salvage surgery helps patients avoid amputation, patients are often left with substantial functional limitations. Now advancements in microsurgery are making it possible to harness the body's ability to regenerate muscle strength after surgery to remove soft tissue sarcoma. Mayo Clinic orthopedic oncologists are teaming up with plastic surgeons in a procedure…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-13). A regenerative refresh to cosmetic procedures. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic has launched a regenerative cosmetic service for patients aimed at resetting the body's clock to a time of more youthful function and appearance. The Multidisciplinary Cosmetic Center at Mayo Clinic in Arizona pairs general and facial plastic surgery with dermatologists, gynecologists, vascular surgery, urologists and aestheticists to deliver services grounded in scientific evidence and the latest regenerative technologies. "The emotional and psychosocial benefits of cosmetic surgery are well-researched and clearly documented. It can…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-13). Consumer Health: Sickle cell disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Sickle cell disease, which is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders, affects approximately 100,000 people in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about two of the most common types of sickle cell disease: sickle cell anemia and thalassemia. Sickle cell anemia Sickle cell anemia is caused by a mutation in the gene that…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-13). Mayo Clinic Minute: What you can eat to help avoid getting kidney stones. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org It's estimated that 1 in 10 people will get a kidney stone in his or her lifetime. Kidney stones are not only painful, but also they can lead to serious complications that may require hospitalization and even surgery. The good news is kidney stones are preventable, and prevention can be as simple as eating the right foods. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Ivan Porter II, a Mayo Clinic nephrologist, explains how to take a dietary…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-13). Consumer Health: Childhood cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about three of the most common types of cancers in children: acute lymphocytic leukemia, neuroblastoma and pediatric brain tumors. Acute lymphocytic leukemia Acute lymphocytic leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. It's the most common type of cancer in children, and treatments result in a good chance for a cure. Acute lymphocytic leukemia also can occur in adults, though…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-13). Medical inspiration from an old book. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A Mayo Clinic doctor has pioneered a new procedure to treat a medical problem that causes positional headaches, among other symptoms. And he took a "novel" approach to find the solution. Reporter Jason Howland has the story. Watch: Medical inspiration from an old book youtu.be/PQ-fc-IPbjE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (2: 15) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Sometimes, extraordinary ideas are inspired by the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-13). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death in children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org One in every 266 children and adolescents will be diagnosed with cancer by age 20, according to the American Cancer Society. Sarcoma — the term for a group of cancers that begin in the bones and in the soft or connective tissues — is one of the more common types of childhood cancer. Fortunately, recent treatment advances have increased survival rates. Of children diagnosed with cancer, 84% now survive five years or more. One of the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-13). Consumer Health: What do you know about leukemia and lymphoma? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about some of the most common types of these two diseases. Leukemia is cancer of the body's blood-forming tissues, including bone marrow and the lymphatic system. Leukemia usually involves the white blood cells, which are potent infection fighters. They normally grow and divide in an orderly way as your body needs them. But in people with leukemia, the bone marrow…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-13). 9-2-2021 COVID-19 Media Only News Briefing: Ask the Mayo expert. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On Thursday, Sept. 2, Dr. Abinash Virk, a Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases expert, fielded questions about COVID-19 from news reporters and producers. Journalists who have already registered on the News Network can log into their accounts to download a recording of the Zoom briefing found at the end of this post. Journalists who would like to access the media briefing video can register with the News Network here. Please super: Abinash Virk, M.D. / Infectious Diseases / Mayo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-13). Science Saturday: Uterine microbe found to have disease-causing behavior in endometrial cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A tiny microbe thriving in the uterine microbiome — a population of bacteria, viruses, yeasts/fungi in and around the uterus— could be a contributing driver of endometrial cancer, according to a new Mayo Clinic study. "We have found that a microbe that is particularly associated with endometrial cancer is capable of pathogenic behavior, and is stimulated by one of the main risk factors for the disease — estrogen exposure," explains Marina Walther-Antonio, Ph.D., a researcher within the Mayo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-13). Virtual ceremony will celebrate more than 120 graduates of Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Two keynote speakers, including Anthony Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will highlight the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 11. Dr. Anthony Fauci The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences traditionally has had its commencement in tandem with Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. This year's ceremony will be different, and not just because of the continued impact of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-13). Mayo Clinic study highlights development of remote patient monitoring program during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï A study by Mayo Clinic investigators highlights the development and implementation of Mayo Clinic's large-scale COVID-19 Remote Patient Monitoring Program, which has served more than 7,000 patients across 41 states. The study evaluated the impact of the program, including: Feasibility.Safety.Patient engagement with the technology.Rate of alerts and escalations managed by virtual care teams.Use of acute care resources.Patient clinical outcomes. Results of the study are published in NPJ Digital Medicine. "Our study investigated how our…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-13). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breathing easier with COPD. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the third leading cause of death worldwide according to the World Health Organization. COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. The main cause of COPD in developed countries is tobacco smoking. In the developing world, COPD often occurs in people exposed to fumes from burning fuel for cooking or heating in poorly ventilated homes. People with COPD are at increased risk…

Vyshakh T (2021-09-13). Bringing the state closer to people: 25 years of Kerala's 'People's Plan'. peoplesdispatch.org The Left Democratic Front (LDF) of the south Indian state of Kerala, led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist), came to power for a consecutive second time this year, securing 99 out of 140 seats in the state Legislative Assembly elections that took place in April. This victory, breaking a 40-year-old trend of alternating governments, has been majorly attributed to the successful handling of natural disasters that struck the state during the last government's term and that of the COVID-19 pandemic. The highlight of Kerala's internationally celebrated disaster management strategy, as argued by historians, poli…

Stephen Coates (2021-09-13). Vaccines for all, not just rich countries. greenleft.org.au The profits from the production and sale of COVID-19 vaccines has created 9 new billionaires with a combined wealth greater than the cost of vaccinating the world's poorest countries, report Stephen Coates and Rachel Evans.

Christine Massey (2021-09-13). Video: Does the Virus Exist? Has SARS-CoV-2 Been Isolated? Interview with Christine Massey. globalresearch.ca "is there reliable evidence that SARS-CoV-2 has been isolated from an "unadulterated sample taken from a diseased patient"? | Christine Massey submitted Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to some 90 Health /Science institutions.

_____ (2021-09-13). 'Billionaires Are Popping Champagne': Progressives Slam House Dems' Tax Plan. commondreams.org Poor nations "can no longer rely merely on charitable or voluntary measures dictated by only a small number of high-income countries and the pharmaceutical industry," said one public health campaigner.

Nayvin Gordon (2021-09-12). The New York Times Tells China to Stop Protecting Their People, & Let Covid-19 Sicken and. indybay.org Eradicating Covid-19 is possible with ZeroCovid strategy that puts people before profits…

news.un (2021-09-12). An illustration of resilience and hope, in the face anti-Asian hate. news.un.org The rise in hate crimes against people of Asian and Pacific Island heritage in the United States since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, inspired artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya to produce vibrant artworks featuring people of Asian heritage. Displayed in public spaces around New York City, the images, and the messages they convey, have made headlines around the world.

_____ (2021-09-12). Even Amid Give-Back Demands, Workers Can Still Safeguard Pensions. popularresistance.org In recent decades, a top management priority has been reducing the cost of retirement benefits. The pandemic and its economic fallout have generated a new round of employer demands for pension freezes, benefit cuts, plan conversions, and two-tier coverage. The Labor Guide to Retirement Plans (Monthly Review Press), a newly published book by Oregon union activist Jim Russell, shows why and how private and public sector workers should be mobilizing against such concessions. | This book will be a critical resource for defending retirement security at the bargaining table and in the political arena. The Labor Guide i…

Natasha Hakimi Zapata (2021-09-12). Sanctions Didn't Help Cubans, Iranians or Venezuelans. They Won't Help Afghans. zcomm.org Economic punishment is taking a brutal toll during the pandemic…

Fight Back (2021-09-12). Vote 'No' on the recall of California Governor Newsom. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – Right-wingers, racists and proponents of anti-COVID-19 measures are leading a recall election of Governor Gavin Newson. California voters will vote Yes or No on the recall and also pick who they would prefer if the recall is successful. The last day to decide is on election day, September 14. | Larry Elder, a South Central Los Angeles native who is known for his racist, elitist, sexist and homo-phobic statements, is Newson's main threat. Elder graduated from Crenshaw High School in 1970, five years after the Watts uprisings, and at a time when the Los Angeles Police Department was once again und…

teleSUR, JGN (2021-09-12). Bolivia agradece a México donación de vacunas contra Covid-19. telesurtv.net Las vacunas serán recibidas por los ministros bolivianos de Relaciones Exteriores, Rogelio Mayta, y de Salud, Jeyson Auza.

Brian Shilhavy (2021-09-12). Vaccine Injuries from COVID-19 Shots Fill Hospitals as U.S. Government Lies and Claims a "Pandemic of Unvaccinated" globalresearch.ca

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-09-12). La falsa "variante Delta" y la cuarta ola: øOtro confinamiento? øPróximo desplome financiero? øSabotaje económico y social mundial? globalizacion.ca Introducción | øSe prevé un nuevo bloqueo mundial como un medio para combatir la variante "peligrosa" de Covid titulada "Delta"? | La campaña del miedo ha vuelto a acelerarse. | Permítanme revisar brevemente la historia de esta crisis. | Hay una secuencia de mentiras…

Staff (2021-09-12). Wildfire Smoke Is Killing More Than 33,000 People Every Year. truthout.org Wildfire smoke causes more than 33,000 deaths a year across 43 countries, according to a new global study. | While previous studies estimated premature deaths from wildfires in a specific country or region, authors of a study published Wednesday in Lancet Planetary Health say this is the most comprehensive assessment to-date of global wildfire mortality. The findings come as the smoke from yet another season of record-breaking wildfires in the Northern Hemisphere impacts air quality hundreds of miles away fro…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-12). Notorious Human Smuggler From Somali Arrested In Libya. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Security forces in Tripoli have arrested the notorious Somali human smuggler, Hassan Qidi, who was wanted for heading a gang working on illegal immigration and human trafficking. | On September 11, Libyan Attorney General confirmed the identity of a notorious Somali human trafficker Hassan Qid, after he was reportedly arrested during a raid of 444th Combat Brigade in Bani Walid in March. | He is accused of heinous crimes against migrants, including blackmail, torture, and killing.

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2021-09-12: News Headlines

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-12). Mayo Clinic Conference on Brain Health and Dementia to welcome people living with dementia, caregivers and health care providers. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï The inaugural Mayo Clinic Conference on Brain Health and Dementia will be held virtually on Oct. 29 from 9: 15 a.m. to 2: 15 p.m. CDT with an optional workshop to follow. The event is a collaboration among Mayo Clinic, AARP and the Alzheimer's Association. This conference, which was formerly known as Meeting of the Minds, will recognize all that people who live with dementia and their families have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-12). Consumer Health: 5 types of gynecologic cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about the five types of gynecologic cancer. Gynecologic cancer is any cancer that starts in a woman's reproductive organs. More than 116,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer this year, according to the Foundation for Women's Cancer. The five main types of gynecologic cancer are: Cervical cancerEarly stage cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms….

Natasha Hakimi Zapata (2021-09-12). Sanctions Didn't Help Cubans, Iranians or Venezuelans. They Won't Help Afghans. zcomm.org Economic punishment is taking a brutal toll during the pandemic…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-12). Consumer Health: Childhood cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about three of the most common types of cancers in children: acute lymphocytic leukemia, neuroblastoma and pediatric brain tumors. Acute lymphocytic leukemia Acute lymphocytic leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. It's the most common type of cancer in children, and treatments result in a good chance for a cure. Acute lymphocytic leukemia also can occur in adults, though…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-12). 9-2-2021 COVID-19 Media Only News Briefing: Ask the Mayo expert. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On Thursday, Sept. 2, Dr. Abinash Virk, a Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases expert, fielded questions about COVID-19 from news reporters and producers. Journalists who have already registered on the News Network can log into their accounts to download a recording of the Zoom briefing found at the end of this post. Journalists who would like to access the media briefing video can register with the News Network here. Please super: Abinash Virk, M.D. / Infectious Diseases / Mayo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-12). Virtual ceremony will celebrate more than 120 graduates of Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Two keynote speakers, including Anthony Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will highlight the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 11. Dr. Anthony Fauci The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences traditionally has had its commencement in tandem with Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. This year's ceremony will be different, and not just because of the continued impact of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-12). Medical inspiration from an old book. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A Mayo Clinic doctor has pioneered a new procedure to treat a medical problem that causes positional headaches, among other symptoms. And he took a "novel" approach to find the solution. Reporter Jason Howland has the story. Watch: Medical inspiration from an old book youtu.be/PQ-fc-IPbjE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (2: 15) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Sometimes, extraordinary ideas are inspired by the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-12). Mayo Clinic study highlights development of remote patient monitoring program during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï A study by Mayo Clinic investigators highlights the development and implementation of Mayo Clinic's large-scale COVID-19 Remote Patient Monitoring Program, which has served more than 7,000 patients across 41 states. The study evaluated the impact of the program, including: Feasibility.Safety.Patient engagement with the technology.Rate of alerts and escalations managed by virtual care teams.Use of acute care resources.Patient clinical outcomes. Results of the study are published in NPJ Digital Medicine. "Our study investigated how our…

Fight Back (2021-09-12). Vote 'No' on the recall of California Governor Newsom. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – Right-wingers, racists and proponents of anti-COVID-19 measures are leading a recall election of Governor Gavin Newson. California voters will vote Yes or No on the recall and also pick who they would prefer if the recall is successful. The last day to decide is on election day, September 14. | Larry Elder, a South Central Los Angeles native who is known for his racist, elitist, sexist and homo-phobic statements, is Newson's main threat. Elder graduated from Crenshaw High School in 1970, five years after the Watts uprisings, and at a time when the Los Angeles Police Department was once again und…

teleSUR, JGN (2021-09-12). Bolivia agradece a México donación de vacunas contra Covid-19. telesurtv.net Las vacunas serán recibidas por los ministros bolivianos de Relaciones Exteriores, Rogelio Mayta, y de Salud, Jeyson Auza.

Nayvin Gordon (2021-09-12). The New York Times Tells China to Stop Protecting Their People, & Let Covid-19 Sicken and. indybay.org Eradicating Covid-19 is possible with ZeroCovid strategy that puts people before profits…

news.un (2021-09-12). An illustration of resilience and hope, in the face anti-Asian hate. news.un.org The rise in hate crimes against people of Asian and Pacific Island heritage in the United States since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, inspired artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya to produce vibrant artworks featuring people of Asian heritage. Displayed in public spaces around New York City, the images, and the messages they convey, have made headlines around the world.

Anonymous103 (2021-09-12). Notorious Human Smuggler From Somali Arrested In Libya. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Security forces in Tripoli have arrested the notorious Somali human smuggler, Hassan Qidi, who was wanted for heading a gang working on illegal immigration and human trafficking. | On September 11, Libyan Attorney General confirmed the identity of a notorious Somali human trafficker Hassan Qid, after he was reportedly arrested during a raid of 444th Combat Brigade in Bani Walid in March. | He is accused of heinous crimes against migrants, including blackmail, torture, and killing.

_____ (2021-09-11). Report: Among Richest Countries, US Last in Healthcare. popularresistance.org The U.S. health care system ranked last among 11 wealthy countries despite spending the highest percentage of its gross domestic product on health care, according to an analysis by the Commonwealth Fund. | Researchers behind the report surveyed tens of thousands of patients and doctors in each country and used data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the World Health Organization (WHO). | The report considered 71 performance measures that fell under five categories: access to care, the care process, administrative efficiency, equity and health care outcomes. Countries analyzed in th…

The Lancet (2021-09-11). [Editorial] 9/11 at 20: after war, what? thelancet.com Two decades after the terrorist attacks that initiated a US-led "war on terror", what are the implications and prospects for global health and wellbeing? From an American—indeed, western—perspective, the dangers to security today are diverse and complex. The US intelligence community's annual threat assessment report, published in April, 2021, highlights risks from individual nations and destabilising transnational concerns, from conflict to the climate crisis to cyberattacks. The emergency that is today's Afghanistan was already cited as a cause for anxiety.

Joe Parkin Daniels (2021-09-11). [World Report] Earthquake compounds Haiti's health challenges. thelancet.com Thousands of Haitians—many mistrustful of international non-governmental organisations—are lacking food, water, shelter, and health care. Joe Parkin Daniels reports from Les Cayes, Haiti.

Joris Leverink (2021-09-11). The ZAD: between utopian radicalism and negotiated pragmatism. roarmag.org People attend a demonstration at the ZAD near Nantes, France — October 8, 2016. Photo: Stephane Mahe | This essay was produced in collaboration with the The global coronavirus pandemic has brought into sharp relief the many failures of contemporary capitalist states around the globe. These include the failure to ensure social and economic justi…

Richard Lane (2021-09-11). [Perspectives] Gagandeep Kang: helping to shape a healthier India. thelancet.com Having worked in enteric disease research for the past three decades, Gagandeep Kang has a broad perspective on many of the health challenges confronting her native India. Kang, who is Professor of Microbiology in the Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences at the Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore, southern India, also directs CMC's Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory. There, rotavirus vaccine work—which has been a central part of her career—remains a priority. "We are currently collaborating with a network of 25 hospitals across India to enable us to better understand how much disease is alle…

thelancet (2021-09-11). [Department of Error] Department of Error. thelancet.com Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network. Past, present, and future of global health financing: a review of development assistance, government, out-of-pocket, and other private spending on health for 195 countries, 1995—2050. Lancet 2019; 393: 2233—60—In this Article, the Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network has been updated to include Maciej Banach, Sarah Friedman, and Raghavendra Guru Srinivasan. The affiliations of Maciej Banach, Sarah Friedman, and Raghavendra Guru Srinivasan have also been added, and the affiliations of Martin Amogre Ayanore a…

Tom Conway (2021-09-11). Why American workers need the National Labor Relations Board to return to its mission. nationofchange.org The demand for representation, increasing even before COVID-19, soared during the pandemic as Americans saw how unions helped their members.

WSWS repost (2021-09-11). Concessions workers deserve safety from COVID-19 infection, not inadequate hazard pay! indybay.org The struggle of workers for safety from the raging pandemic is bound up with the fight against the policy of the entire ruling class and both of its parties.

WSWS (2021-09-11). Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia. wsws.org India: 30,000 contract urban sanitation workers strike in Bihar; Sanmina electronics factory workers strike in Tamil Nadu; Bus drivers close Sydney depot over COVID-19 exposure.

The Conversation (2021-09-11). 9/11 survivors' exposure to toxic dust and the chronic health conditions that followed offer lessons that are still too often unheeded. juancole.com By Roberto Lucchini | — ( The Conversation) — The 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York resulted in the loss of 2,753 people in the Twin Towers and surrounding area. After the attack, more than 100,000 responders and recovery workers from every U.S. state — along with some 400,000 residents …

WSWS (2021-09-11). Nabisco workers strike enters second month, as company and BCTGM union plot attacks on pay and health care. wsws.org While Nabisco workers have faced harassment from police and private security on the picket line, BCTGM President Anthony Shelton was fêted at the White House this week along with other top union executives, whom Biden is promoting as a bulwark against a growing rebellion by workers.

WSWS (2021-09-11). California pediatric hospitalizations surge as Newsom boasts about handling of pandemic. wsws.org The sharp rise in pediatric hospitalizations after the return to in-person learning illustrates the devastating cost the Democrats are asking workers and children to bear as they "learn to live with the virus."

Xiaoxiao Kwete, Felicia Marie Knaul, Beverley M Essue, Ana Langer (2021-09-11). [Correspondence] Gender equity, caregiving, and the 1-2-3-child policy in China. thelancet.com The Lancet Commission on 70 years of women's reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health in China by Jie Qiao and colleagues1 clearly describes a roadmap for universal coverage by 2030. However, the gendered role of caregiving2 is overlooked in the narrow definition of maternal health.3…

Mansoor Adayfi (2021-09-11). After 9/11, I was kidnapped, imprisoned, tortured, then 'released' — but I have hope. thecanary.co The first time I heard about 9/11 was on the radio at a restaurant in Afghanistan, where I was working as a research assistant. I wasn't following any news, and at that time in Afghanistan there was no TV or internet. People used radios to listen to the outside world. | I'm from Yemen, and I couldn't imagine a skyscraper 110 floors tall. In fact, it was the first time I heard that such buildings even existed. The tallest building in Sana'a was 25 floors — that was a skyscraper by Yemeni standards. | At that time, Afghanistan was a mix of a lot of the past and a little of the present, mostly represented by c…

The Canary (2021-09-11). Survey shows majority of parents worried about school reopening due to coronavirus. thecanary.co Around half of adults are worried about their child going back to school or college after the summer holidays, figures suggest. | Concern: | Some 48% of adults with dependent children said they were very or somewhat worried about their child returning to education settings, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. | Almost a quarter (23%) said they were somewhat unworried or not worried at all. | The main reasons for those worried was fear about their child catching coronavirus (58%), spreading coronavirus (31%), and concern about their mental health and wellbeing due to changes in the school or col…

Staff (2021-09-11). BioNTech 'preparing production' of Covid-19 vaccine for children under 12, which may be approved in Europe next month — media. rt.com German company BioNTech, which in partnership with Pfizer developed one of the most widely used anti-Covid shots, says it's preparing for the worldwide launch of its jab for younger recipients and might get approval in October. | An mRNA vaccine against coronavirus for children aged between five and 11 years old could be approved for use in Germany in a few weeks' time, as early as by mid-October, Der Spiegel reported on Friday. | "In the coming weeks we will present the results of our study on the five- to eleven-year-olds to the authorities worldwide and apply for approval of the vaccine for this age group,…

teleSUR (2021-09-11). Pelé, Conscious and Recovering Satisfactorily after His Surgery. telesurenglish.net The three-time world champion with Brazil has recovered satisfactorily, is conscious, speaks actively and maintains vital signs within normal ranges, according to the report. | RELATED: | Pele, 80, was hospitalized last week to undergo routine tests that, according to the ex-footballer, had not been performed before due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the tests, a tumor was identified in his colon, which was removed and re…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-09-11). Vaccine Injuries from COVID-19 Shots Fill Hospitals as U.S. Government Lies and Claims a "Pandemic of Unvaccinated" globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-09-11). Amazon safety team member in Washington state loses his life to COVID-19. wsws.org Jeff Linnell was a member of Amazon's safety team at the BFI4 fulfillment center in the suburbs of Seattle, Washington.

Anonymous103 (2021-09-11). Biden Overstates by 700% Effectiveness of Covid Vaccines. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Eric Zuesse. | The White House said on September 9th that Its announcement fails to link to any source on that allegation. However, if Biden got that estimate from the New York Times, then he was definitely overstating it by 700%. And America's 'news…

WSWS (2021-09-11). As Texas ICU beds fill to capacity, parents' anger mounts. wsws.org Tens of thousands of Texas school children are coming down with COVID-19, as ICU beds across the state fill to capacity and parents demand the implementation of basic public health measures.

_____ (2021-09-11). From 9/11 to Covid, Social Security Is There for Us in Times of Crisis. commondreams.org Middle East experts who opposed America's post-9/11 wars were ridiculed as anti-American extremists. In reality, it was the pro-war right that was making us less safe.

WSWS Repost (2021-09-11). Biden doubles down on reopening schools as child COVID-19 cases surge. indybay.org By insisting on full reopening of schools in the midst of a deadly pandemic, the US president will be responsible for countless deaths of students, teachers and their families.

WSWS (2021-09-11). Schools forced to close across Russia as COVID-19 spreads. wsws.org Russia's families are confronting a COVID-19 crisis in the country's schools, with a situation developing akin to that seen in the US over the last several weeks.

Staff (2021-09-11). Venezuela: How a Children's Cardiology Hospital Carried Out Over 300 Free Operations in the Midst of the Blockade and the Pandemic. orinocotribune.com The last few years have been a challenge for the functioning of the hospital, which has had to overcome great obstacles to acquire necessary supplies due to the coercive measures, and which has seen its staff reduced to half. | Yanira holds her seven-month-old baby, who is recovering from a cardiac operation at the Gilberto Rodríguez Ochoa Latin American Children's Cardiological Hospital, in Caracas, while explaining the procedures the child has undergone. The little boy, who smiles constantly, is just one of the 305 children who have been treated at this health center so far this year, in the midst of the pan…

WSWS (2021-09-11). Greek government appoints right-wing extremist Athanasios Plevris as health minister. wsws.org The Greek government under the right-wing New Democracy party is reacting to the social tensions escalated by the pandemic with a further shift to the right and is bracing itself for a confrontation with the working class.

Angela Saini (2021-09-11). [Perspectives] The mistreatment of women in medicine. thelancet.com In 2002, feminist cultural historian Elinor Cleghorn began experiencing pains in her legs. 7 years on from this and other symptoms, including difficulty breathing, she was finally told that she had lupus. The long journey to this diagnosis came filled with confusion and frustration. Doctors repeatedly asserted there was nothing wrong with her, despite her obvious anguish. "I've often wondered if women's chronic diseases wouldn't be so enigmatic if medicine accepted that they can't be understood through biological evidence alone", she writes.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-09-11). Perspectives on the Pandemic with Dr. Peter McCullough. globalresearch.ca

Jubilee USA Network (2021-09-11). Treasury Secretary Yellen Encourages Tax and Aid Deals to Confront Pandemic. indybay.org Improving tax collection raises needed resources for countries, noted Treasury Secretary Yellen at a virtual G7 finance ministers meeting.

_____ (2021-09-11). Science Denied: The Biden Vaccine Mandate. strategic-culture.org President Biden has decided to go hard on the virus. No more Mr. Nice Guy. Sadly for him, those tiny little pathogens don't pay taxes, don't vote, don't have Social Security numbers, can't be drafted, and don't answer phone calls from poll takers, which is to say that he and his agencies cannot really control them. That must be frustrating, poor man.

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2021-09-11: News Headlines

The Lancet (2021-09-11). [Editorial] 9/11 at 20: after war, what? thelancet.com Two decades after the terrorist attacks that initiated a US-led "war on terror", what are the implications and prospects for global health and wellbeing? From an American—indeed, western—perspective, the dangers to security today are diverse and complex. The US intelligence community's annual threat assessment report, published in April, 2021, highlights risks from individual nations and destabilising transnational concerns, from conflict to the climate crisis to cyberattacks. The emergency that is today's Afghanistan was already cited as a cause for anxiety.

Joe Parkin Daniels (2021-09-11). [World Report] Earthquake compounds Haiti's health challenges. thelancet.com Thousands of Haitians—many mistrustful of international non-governmental organisations—are lacking food, water, shelter, and health care. Joe Parkin Daniels reports from Les Cayes, Haiti.

Richard Lane (2021-09-11). [Perspectives] Gagandeep Kang: helping to shape a healthier India. thelancet.com Having worked in enteric disease research for the past three decades, Gagandeep Kang has a broad perspective on many of the health challenges confronting her native India. Kang, who is Professor of Microbiology in the Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences at the Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore, southern India, also directs CMC's Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory. There, rotavirus vaccine work—which has been a central part of her career—remains a priority. "We are currently collaborating with a network of 25 hospitals across India to enable us to better understand how much disease is alle…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-11). Mayo Clinic Conference on Brain Health and Dementia to welcome people living with dementia, caregivers and health care providers. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï The inaugural Mayo Clinic Conference on Brain Health and Dementia will be held virtually on Oct. 29 from 9: 15 a.m. to 2: 15 p.m. CDT with an optional workshop to follow. The event is a collaboration among Mayo Clinic, AARP and the Alzheimer's Association. This conference, which was formerly known as Meeting of the Minds, will recognize all that people who live with dementia and their families have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic….

thelancet (2021-09-11). [Department of Error] Department of Error. thelancet.com Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network. Past, present, and future of global health financing: a review of development assistance, government, out-of-pocket, and other private spending on health for 195 countries, 1995—2050. Lancet 2019; 393: 2233—60—In this Article, the Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network has been updated to include Maciej Banach, Sarah Friedman, and Raghavendra Guru Srinivasan. The affiliations of Maciej Banach, Sarah Friedman, and Raghavendra Guru Srinivasan have also been added, and the affiliations of Martin Amogre Ayanore a…

WSWS (2021-09-11). Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia. wsws.org India: 30,000 contract urban sanitation workers strike in Bihar; Sanmina electronics factory workers strike in Tamil Nadu; Bus drivers close Sydney depot over COVID-19 exposure.

WSWS (2021-09-11). Nabisco workers strike enters second month, as company and BCTGM union plot attacks on pay and health care. wsws.org While Nabisco workers have faced harassment from police and private security on the picket line, BCTGM President Anthony Shelton was fêted at the White House this week along with other top union executives, whom Biden is promoting as a bulwark against a growing rebellion by workers.

WSWS (2021-09-11). California pediatric hospitalizations surge as Newsom boasts about handling of pandemic. wsws.org The sharp rise in pediatric hospitalizations after the return to in-person learning illustrates the devastating cost the Democrats are asking workers and children to bear as they "learn to live with the virus."

WSWS repost (2021-09-11). Concessions workers deserve safety from COVID-19 infection, not inadequate hazard pay! indybay.org The struggle of workers for safety from the raging pandemic is bound up with the fight against the policy of the entire ruling class and both of its parties.

The Conversation (2021-09-11). 9/11 survivors' exposure to toxic dust and the chronic health conditions that followed offer lessons that are still too often unheeded. juancole.com By Roberto Lucchini | — ( The Conversation) — The 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York resulted in the loss of 2,753 people in the Twin Towers and surrounding area. After the attack, more than 100,000 responders and recovery workers from every U.S. state — along with some 400,000 residents …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-11). Consumer Health: 5 types of gynecologic cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about the five types of gynecologic cancer. Gynecologic cancer is any cancer that starts in a woman's reproductive organs. More than 116,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer this year, according to the Foundation for Women's Cancer. The five main types of gynecologic cancer are: Cervical cancerEarly stage cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms….

Xiaoxiao Kwete, Felicia Marie Knaul, Beverley M Essue, Ana Langer (2021-09-11). [Correspondence] Gender equity, caregiving, and the 1-2-3-child policy in China. thelancet.com The Lancet Commission on 70 years of women's reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health in China by Jie Qiao and colleagues1 clearly describes a roadmap for universal coverage by 2030. However, the gendered role of caregiving2 is overlooked in the narrow definition of maternal health.3…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-11). Consumer Health: Childhood cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about three of the most common types of cancers in children: acute lymphocytic leukemia, neuroblastoma and pediatric brain tumors. Acute lymphocytic leukemia Acute lymphocytic leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. It's the most common type of cancer in children, and treatments result in a good chance for a cure. Acute lymphocytic leukemia also can occur in adults, though…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-11). Virtual ceremony will celebrate more than 120 graduates of Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Two keynote speakers, including Anthony Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will highlight the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 11. Dr. Anthony Fauci The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences traditionally has had its commencement in tandem with Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. This year's ceremony will be different, and not just because of the continued impact of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-11). Mayo Clinic study highlights development of remote patient monitoring program during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï A study by Mayo Clinic investigators highlights the development and implementation of Mayo Clinic's large-scale COVID-19 Remote Patient Monitoring Program, which has served more than 7,000 patients across 41 states. The study evaluated the impact of the program, including: Feasibility.Safety.Patient engagement with the technology.Rate of alerts and escalations managed by virtual care teams.Use of acute care resources.Patient clinical outcomes. Results of the study are published in NPJ Digital Medicine. "Our study investigated how our…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-11). Medical inspiration from an old book. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A Mayo Clinic doctor has pioneered a new procedure to treat a medical problem that causes positional headaches, among other symptoms. And he took a "novel" approach to find the solution. Reporter Jason Howland has the story. Watch: Medical inspiration from an old book youtu.be/PQ-fc-IPbjE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (2: 15) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Sometimes, extraordinary ideas are inspired by the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-11). 9-2-2021 COVID-19 Media Only News Briefing: Ask the Mayo expert. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On Thursday, Sept. 2, Dr. Abinash Virk, a Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases expert, fielded questions about COVID-19 from news reporters and producers. Journalists who have already registered on the News Network can log into their accounts to download a recording of the Zoom briefing found at the end of this post. Journalists who would like to access the media briefing video can register with the News Network here. Please super: Abinash Virk, M.D. / Infectious Diseases / Mayo…

The Canary (2021-09-11). Survey shows majority of parents worried about school reopening due to coronavirus. thecanary.co Around half of adults are worried about their child going back to school or college after the summer holidays, figures suggest. | Concern: | Some 48% of adults with dependent children said they were very or somewhat worried about their child returning to education settings, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. | Almost a quarter (23%) said they were somewhat unworried or not worried at all. | The main reasons for those worried was fear about their child catching coronavirus (58%), spreading coronavirus (31%), and concern about their mental health and wellbeing due to changes in the school or col…

Staff (2021-09-11). BioNTech 'preparing production' of Covid-19 vaccine for children under 12, which may be approved in Europe next month — media. rt.com German company BioNTech, which in partnership with Pfizer developed one of the most widely used anti-Covid shots, says it's preparing for the worldwide launch of its jab for younger recipients and might get approval in October. | An mRNA vaccine against coronavirus for children aged between five and 11 years old could be approved for use in Germany in a few weeks' time, as early as by mid-October, Der Spiegel reported on Friday. | "In the coming weeks we will present the results of our study on the five- to eleven-year-olds to the authorities worldwide and apply for approval of the vaccine for this age group,…

WSWS (2021-09-11). Amazon safety team member in Washington state loses his life to COVID-19. wsws.org Jeff Linnell was a member of Amazon's safety team at the BFI4 fulfillment center in the suburbs of Seattle, Washington.

WSWS (2021-09-11). As Texas ICU beds fill to capacity, parents' anger mounts. wsws.org Tens of thousands of Texas school children are coming down with COVID-19, as ICU beds across the state fill to capacity and parents demand the implementation of basic public health measures.

WSWS (2021-09-11). Schools forced to close across Russia as COVID-19 spreads. wsws.org Russia's families are confronting a COVID-19 crisis in the country's schools, with a situation developing akin to that seen in the US over the last several weeks.

Brian Shilhavy (2021-09-11). Vaccine Injuries from COVID-19 Shots Fill Hospitals as U.S. Government Lies and Claims a "Pandemic of Unvaccinated" globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-09-11). From 9/11 to Covid, Social Security Is There for Us in Times of Crisis. commondreams.org Middle East experts who opposed America's post-9/11 wars were ridiculed as anti-American extremists. In reality, it was the pro-war right that was making us less safe.

WSWS Repost (2021-09-11). Biden doubles down on reopening schools as child COVID-19 cases surge. indybay.org By insisting on full reopening of schools in the midst of a deadly pandemic, the US president will be responsible for countless deaths of students, teachers and their families.

Anonymous103 (2021-09-11). Biden Overstates by 700% Effectiveness of Covid Vaccines. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Eric Zuesse. | The White House said on September 9th that Its announcement fails to link to any source on that allegation. However, if Biden got that estimate from the New York Times, then he was definitely overstating it by 700%. And America's 'news…

WSWS (2021-09-11). Greek government appoints right-wing extremist Athanasios Plevris as health minister. wsws.org The Greek government under the right-wing New Democracy party is reacting to the social tensions escalated by the pandemic with a further shift to the right and is bracing itself for a confrontation with the working class.

Angela Saini (2021-09-11). [Perspectives] The mistreatment of women in medicine. thelancet.com In 2002, feminist cultural historian Elinor Cleghorn began experiencing pains in her legs. 7 years on from this and other symptoms, including difficulty breathing, she was finally told that she had lupus. The long journey to this diagnosis came filled with confusion and frustration. Doctors repeatedly asserted there was nothing wrong with her, despite her obvious anguish. "I've often wondered if women's chronic diseases wouldn't be so enigmatic if medicine accepted that they can't be understood through biological evidence alone", she writes.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-09-11). Perspectives on the Pandemic with Dr. Peter McCullough. globalresearch.ca

Jubilee USA Network (2021-09-11). Treasury Secretary Yellen Encourages Tax and Aid Deals to Confront Pandemic. indybay.org Improving tax collection raises needed resources for countries, noted Treasury Secretary Yellen at a virtual G7 finance ministers meeting.

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2021-09-10: News Headlines

Editor (2021-09-10). The longstanding complicity of the Israeli Medical Association with torture in Israel. mronline.org There is not even-handed regulation of doctors worldwide regarding complicity with torture. The case of the Israeli Medical Association serves as a prime example.

WSWS (2021-09-10). Workers in Shepparton, Australian regional town beset by COVID, speak out. wsws.org At the height of the outbreak, more than 100 people were infected in Shepparton, forcing another 20,000 into isolation.

WSWS (2021-09-10). Support the strike at Berlin's hospitals! Build action committees! wsws.org Behind the scenes, Verdi, the Senate and management are frantically seeking to divide the health workers and sell out the strike.

WSWS (2021-09-10). Canadian workers speak out against reckless reopening of schools amid fourth wave of pandemic. wsws.org Ontario became the last province across Canada to reopen its schools, with almost one million students and two hundred thousand educators and support staff returning to crowded classrooms and poorly ventilated school buildings this week.

WSWS (2021-09-10). Ukrainian government looks to intensify exploitation of IT workers. wsws.org The economic crisis caused by the pandemic is pushing the Ukrainian oligarchy to look for new sources of profit made on the backs of the working class.

WSWS (2021-09-10). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Danish nurses walk out again over imposed pay deal after ten-week strike in defiance of government and union; ScotRail strikes continue and expand in Scotland as engineer vote to walk out; Nigerian doctors strike enters week six, but union tells doctors in Lagos state to return to work as other health workers threaten walk out…

Staff (2021-09-10). Headlines for September 10, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Orders Vaccine Mandates for Federal Workers and Large Employers, International Flights Resume from Kabul Airport; Taliban Torture Journalists Covering Protests, Syrian Army Enters Daraa, Birthplace of Uprising Against Assad a Decade Ago, Biden Admin Extends TPS for 400,000 People Through 2022, Whistleblower Details Abuse of Migrant Children at Fort Bliss Base in Texas, SCOTUS Stays Execution of Texas Death Row Prisoner, DOJ Sues Texas over Unconstitutional Abortion Ban , Biden Withdraws Gun Control Advocate as ATF Nominee, Names Ally to Big Polluters for Key Energy Post, EPA Seeks Permanent Block on Pebble…

Sarah Anderson (2021-09-10). Four CEO Pay-Related Taxes in Play on Capitol Hill. counterpunch.org Americans believe the ratio between CEO and worker pay should be no higher than 7 to 1, according to one academic survey. Last year, in the middle of a pandemic, average CEO pay ran hundreds of times greater than typical employee pay. At 58 U.S. corporations, the CEO-worker pay gap was more than 1,000 to

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 modeling shows 100,000 people in the U.S. could die over the next 3 months. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org U.S. hospitalizations for patients with COVID-19 have risen almost 500% over the past two months, according to news reports. Also, the number of ICU beds in the South is dwindling. "We have over 101,000 Americans in the hospital with COVID-19," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Many of them fighting for their lives in ICUs and on ventilators. We are having over 160,000 new cases and just below 1,000…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Pancreas transplant can be a cure for diabetes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Many advances have been made in diabetes treatments over the past decade. Diabetes is a lifelong chronic disease with the potential for significant complications. Despite the advances, many people with diabetes struggle with the disease. "Diabetes is an abnormality in consuming or metabolizing blood glucose," says Dr. Tambi Jarmi, a Mayo Clinic nephrologist. "So diabetic patients have a hard time adjusting their blood sugar to the level that their cells needed. It could be a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Mayo Clinic to offer COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinics in Rochester through Sept. 17. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester has added more COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinics for patients, visitors and staff in response to the Food and Drug Administration's full approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for those 16 and older, the recommendation of a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine immunocompromised people, and the potential for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots when they're approved.Anyone 12 and older can attend these walk-in clinics. A parent or guardian needs to accompany children under…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Medical inspiration from an old book. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A Mayo Clinic doctor has pioneered a new procedure to treat a medical problem that causes positional headaches, among other symptoms. And he took a "novel" approach to find the solution. Reporter Jason Howland has the story. Watch: Medical inspiration from an old book youtu.be/PQ-fc-IPbjE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (2: 15) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Sometimes, extraordinary ideas are inspired by the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Mayo Clinic Minute: Don't skip your kid's HPV vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Kids are heading back into the classroom after a year like no other due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the last year, childhood immunization declined, putting kids at risk for diseases that can be prevented by vaccinations. The hope is that as children return to the classroom, children will return to their health care provider, too. Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases physician, says if you have a preteen, make sure he…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Mayo Clinic urges cancer patients to seek third dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï Mayo Clinic Cancer Center announced on Tuesday, Aug. 31, that it is following recommendations from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network that encourage cancer patients to receive a third dose of a messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine. The Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are messenger RNA vaccines. If patients were vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, no third dose is recommended at this time. The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is an…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Science Saturday: Opioids provide low evidence of pain relief for migraine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Evidence that opioids provide pain relief for migraine headaches is low or insufficient, a large Mayo Clinic meta-analysis published recently in JAMA has found. However, some newer therapies, along with established migraine treatments, were associated with moderate to high evidence of pain relief. The meta-analysis — which combined results from multiple scientific studies — included 15 systematic reviews and 115 randomized clinical trials of 28,803 patients. While the researchers note that this study provides a good starting point for treatment conversations…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Safety in the hurricane aftermath. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As Hurricane Ida moves inland through the southern portion of the U.S., experts are warning people to be cautious after the storm. One of the most common consequences after a storm is the loss of electricity, which increases the possibility of safety concerns and health issues. For instance, Dr. Michael Boniface, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, says that precautions need to be taken when operating a portable generator to eliminate the risk of carbon…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). 9-2-2021 COVID-19 Media Only News Briefing: Ask the Mayo expert. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On Thursday, Sept. 2, Dr. Abinash Virk, a Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases expert, fielded questions about COVID-19 from news reporters and producers. Journalists who have already registered on the News Network can log into their accounts to download a recording of the Zoom briefing found at the end of this post. Journalists who would like to access the media briefing video can register with the News Network here. Please super: Abinash Virk, M.D. / Infectious Diseases / Mayo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). 3 things you can do to stop the spread of COVID-19 regardless of whether you're vaccinated. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org To maximize protection from the COVID-19 delta variant and limit the spread of COVID-19 to others, health experts continue to urge that people get vaccinated for COVID-19 and wear a mask indoors in public in areas of substantial or high transmission. Watch: Dr. Andrew Badley discusses how to stop the spread of COVID-19 youtu.be/KaqgA0Mg9-0 Journalists: Broadcast-quality sound bites with Dr. Badley are in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Consumer Health: What do you know about leukemia and lymphoma? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about some of the most common types of these two diseases. Leukemia is cancer of the body's blood-forming tissues, including bone marrow and the lymphatic system. Leukemia usually involves the white blood cells, which are potent infection fighters. They normally grow and divide in an orderly way as your body needs them. But in people with leukemia, the bone marrow…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breathing easier with COPD. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the third leading cause of death worldwide according to the World Health Organization. COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. The main cause of COPD in developed countries is tobacco smoking. In the developing world, COPD often occurs in people exposed to fumes from burning fuel for cooking or heating in poorly ventilated homes. People with COPD are at increased risk…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Mayo Clinic Minute: Patch testing for allergic contact dermatitis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've ever experienced a red, itchy rash appear on your skin after using a certain lotion or even from wearing jewelry, you may be experiencing contact dermatitis. It's caused by a substance you're exposed to that irritates your skin. However, it also can be triggered by an allergic reaction.In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Matthew Hall, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, explains how patch testing is crucial to assess for allergic contact dermatitis. Watch: The…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Monoclonal antibody treatment combo reduces hospitalization among high-risk patients with COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï In an observational study, Mayo Clinic researchers report that the combination of casirivimab and imdevimab ‚Äï two monoclonal antibody treatments under Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization ‚Äï keep high-risk patients out of the hospital when infected with mild to moderate COVID-19. The findings appear in The Lancet's EClinicalMedicine. Nearly 1,400 Mayo Clinic patients were enrolled in the study ‚Äï 696 who received the drug combo between December 2020 and early…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Virtual Public Forum: (Mis)trust in the COVID-19 vaccine in the African American Community. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE 8/28/21: People of color are at greater risk of becoming infected with, and dying from, COVID-19. To reduce this community's risk, an upcoming virtual town hall will be held to discuss mistrust of COVID-19 vaccines, details about the delta variant, and myths and facts about COVID-19. Participants will hear from health experts who have been on the frontlines, working to share health information and save lives. Watch: Recording of Virtual Public Forum: (Mis)trust in the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Mayo Clinic study highlights development of remote patient monitoring program during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï A study by Mayo Clinic investigators highlights the development and implementation of Mayo Clinic's large-scale COVID-19 Remote Patient Monitoring Program, which has served more than 7,000 patients across 41 states. The study evaluated the impact of the program, including: Feasibility.Safety.Patient engagement with the technology.Rate of alerts and escalations managed by virtual care teams.Use of acute care resources.Patient clinical outcomes. Results of the study are published in NPJ Digital Medicine. "Our study investigated how our…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Getting to the heart of the matter. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Ten years ago, Elizabeth Scovil, a 46-year-old wife and mother of four from Forest City, Florida, collapsed at the gym. Luckily some local paramedics were there and came to her rescue. But then it happened again. "I am an athlete. I was always working out," says Elizabeth. She began experiencing episodes of dizziness, and her heart would beat rapidly. "It would go up to 150, 170 beats per minute all of a sudden. It can…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Consumer Health: Treating ovarian cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about treating ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. More than 21,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and nearly 14,000 women will die of the disease. Early stage ovarian cancer rarely causes any symptoms. Advanced-stage ovarian cancer may cause few and nonspecific symptoms…

Staff (2021-09-10). LA becomes first major US school district to MANDATE vaccines for all eligible students aged 12 & older. rt.com The Los Angeles school board has voted to mandate coronavirus vaccines for all eligible students aged 12 and older, in a unanimous decision by the nation's second-largest school district that's sure to stoke controversy. | The board for the Los Angeles Unified School District

Mickey Z. (2021-09-10). COVID-19 and 9/11 (Never Forget?). dissidentvoice.org Collage by Mickey Z In response to the events of September 11, 2001, the emergency use authorization (EUA) concept was created. The ostensible idea was to empower the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow the use of potentially life-saving products (e.g. medicines, etc.) after a terrorist attack. However, the EUA designation was not put …

WSWS (2021-09-10). Stop the inundation of California hospitals! Stop community spread and close schools! wsws.org A predictable crisis is unfolding throughout California hospitals, which are facing an influx of critically ill COVID-19 patients.

WSWS (2021-09-10). Biden doubles down on reopening schools as child COVID-19 cases surge. wsws.org By insisting on full reopening of schools in the midst of a deadly pandemic, the US president will be responsible for countless deaths of students, teachers and their families.

WSWS (2021-09-10). Close New York City schools! Fight to eradicate COVID-19! wsws.org Our committee condemns the plans to open schools by New York City's Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday, September 13, and calls for fully remote learning as part of a broader strategy to eradicate COVID-19.

Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez (2021-09-10). Our For-Profit Health System Is Worsening a Nursing Shortage Amid Delta's Surge. zcomm.org Nurses often choose to leave hospital staff and opt for these assignments in various locations in order to make more money, travel and avoid the torments of staff nurse positions in uncaring facilities…

Moderator (2021-09-10). John Kiriakou: A Traitor to Torture. scheerpost.com Drawings by Abu Zubaydah, the first prisoner of more than a hundred known to have been tortured by the United States, depict techniques used by CIA operatives. He was falsely believed to be a member of Al Qaeda. Courtesy Mark P. Denbeaux.imperial.ac.uk (2021-09-10). Antimicrobial hijacking and cholesterol cutting: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

_____ (2021-09-09). Labor Shortage Leaves Union Workers Feeling More Emboldened. popularresistance.org When negotiations failed to produce a new contract at a Volvo plant in Virginia this spring, its 2,900 workers went on strike. | The company soon dangled what looked like a tempting offer — at least to the United Auto Workers local leaders who recommended it to their members: Pay raises. Signing bonuses. Lower-priced health care. | Yet the workers overwhelmingly rejected the proposal. And then a second one, too. Finally, they approved a third offer that provided even higher raises, plus lump-sum bonuses. | For the union, it was a breakthrough that wouldn't likely have happened as recently as last year. That…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-09-09). Imperial's Provost urges global collaboration in quantum research in Brussels. imperial.ac.uk Professor Ian Walmsley spoke about quantum technologies and collaboration at the Brussels-based Science Business conference yesterday.

Jim McMahan (2021-09-09). WW Commentary: Will reopening schools help students? workers.org In 2020, Tampa teachers protest over lack of COVID protection. Schools are reopening in September for tens of millions of students; more had already opened in August. Many students are entering the building for the first time in a year and more, after having little or no provisions for distance . . . |

WSWS (2021-09-09). SEP (Canada) to hold online meeting on Canada's pandemic election and the fight for socialism. wsws.org The meeting, which will be held in English and French, will advance a fighting program for the working class to eradicate the COVID-19 pandemic, and oppose the intensified assault on workers' social and democratic rights that Canada's next government will mount whichever party or combination of parties leads it.

WSWS repost (2021-09-09). Concessions workers deserve safety from COVID-19 infection, not inadequate hazard pay! indybay.org The struggle of workers for safety from the raging pandemic is bound up with the fight against the policy of the entire ruling class and both of its parties.

Isaac Nellist (2021-09-09). Life with COVID-19: Essential worker speaks out. greenleft.org.au Despite the NSW government's admission that essential workplaces are key sites of COVID-19 transmission, it has done little to address workers' concerns. Isaac Nellist spoke to a packer at Woolworths.

Seiji Yamada (2021-09-09). Twenty Years After 9/11: a Health Worker's Perspective. counterpunch.org I attended the American Public Health Association in Atlanta in late October 2001. Against the backdrop of daily bombing runs projected on the megascreen of the CNN Center, I thought that I might find fellow health workers opposed to the war. After all, UN agencies such as the World Food Program and UNICEF had been drawing attention to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan that pre-dated 9/11. Severe drought and twenty years of war in Afghanistan had led to conditions bordering on widespread famine. Shouldn't public health workers, who are concerned about the health and well-being of people, oppose the U.S. war…

_____ (2021-09-09). Biden to Issue Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate for Federal Workers. commondreams.org In a pandemic, one person's actions affect the well-being of others. And whenever there are such externalities, the well-being of society requires collective action: regulations to restrict socially harmful behavior and to promote socially beneficial behavior.

Staff (2021-09-09). WHO chief calls for worldwide pause on vaccine boosters until 2022, to allow 'every country' to inoculate 40% of population. rt.com World Health Organization head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has pushed for a global halt on Covid vaccine booster shots until next year, arguing the extra doses should go to low-income nations and not to "healthy" vaccinated people. | "I'm calling for an extension of the [booster] moratorium until at least the end of the year, to enable every country to vaccinate at least 40% of its population," Tedros said at a Wednesday briefing. He added that while nearly all wealthier countries had reached the 10% vaccination threshold, and some two-thirds hit the 40% mark, "Not a single low-income country has reached either…

Staff (2021-09-09). Texas Providers May Face Jail Time for Prescribing Abortion Pills. truthout.org As Texas's remaining 15 abortion clinics grapple with the fallout of last week's implementation of the nation's most restrictive anti-abortion law, which now allows private citizens to sue anyone who "aids or abets" a person seeking an abortion after six weeks, With access to the procedure shrinking rapidly even for Texans…

Peoples Health Dispatch (2021-09-09). Healthcare in Haiti suffers in the midst of a political and economic crisis. peoplesdispatch.org The healthcare system in Haiti has been underfunded and understaffed for years, and it is now facing a new set of challenges after the 14 August earthquake in the southwest of the country.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-09). Lebanon's crisis hits healthcare. peoplesdispatch.org As Lebanon's social and political crisis persists, health care is becoming increasingly inaccessible for most people. Many medicines remain unavailable and public health facilities face a surge of patients while trying to cope with power reductions…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-09). Family members of Palestinians who escaped Israeli prison arrested. peoplesdispatch.org On Wednesday, September 8, in a move defying all established human rights norms, Israeli security forces arrested five relatives of the six Palestinians who escaped from the Gilboa prison in the occupied West Bank on Monday. | According to the Palestinian Prisoner's Society, Israel launched a large scale inspection and detention campaign in villages and towns in the occupied West Bank. The occupation forces barged into several Palestinian villages and raided the houses of family members and relatives of the escapees late in the night on Wednesday. | Palestinian health minister Mai al-Kaila issued a statement cond…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-09). The cost of being a Palestinian: Shatha Odeh's ordeal in prison. peoplesdispatch.org Israeli security forces detained prominent Palestinian healthcare expert, Dr. Shatha Odeh, during a series of violent raids conducted across the occupied West Bank on July 7. Shirin Abu Fannouneh, Ms. Shatha's daughter, recounts her mother's ordeal to Dr. Delen De la Paz from the People's Health Movement.

Editor2 (2021-09-09). Cuba: One of the Few Countries Worldwide That Manufactures Its Own Medical Oxygen. orinocotribune.com By Alejandra Garcia — Sept 7, 2021 | In mid-August, a piece of news shook Cuba: medical oxygen coverage began to be limited in health centers due to a breakdown in the country's main production plant. | It was the first time during the pandemic that the island was going through such a situation. Cuba has been producing its own oxygen for decades. In fact, it is one of the few countries in the world that has its own plant to supply hospitals, health centers, industries, and other institutions. | Fidel Castro had foresight. The OxiCuba S.A. plant was created on the island on October 3, 1965, just a few years a…

teleSUR, SH (2021-09-09). Cuba lidera lista de países con más vacunados de Covid-19. telesurtv.net La funcionaria del Minsap comentó que para noviembre esperan alcanzar el 90 o 92 por ciento de la población vacunada contra el Covid-19.

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2021-09-09: News Headlines

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-09). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 modeling shows 100,000 people in the U.S. could die over the next 3 months. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org U.S. hospitalizations for patients with COVID-19 have risen almost 500% over the past two months, according to news reports. Also, the number of ICU beds in the South is dwindling. "We have over 101,000 Americans in the hospital with COVID-19," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Many of them fighting for their lives in ICUs and on ventilators. We are having over 160,000 new cases and just below 1,000…

Staff (2021-09-09). WHO chief calls for worldwide pause on vaccine boosters until 2022, to allow 'every country' to inoculate 40% of population. rt.com World Health Organization head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has pushed for a global halt on Covid vaccine booster shots until next year, arguing the extra doses should go to low-income nations and not to "healthy" vaccinated people. | "I'm calling for an extension of the [booster] moratorium until at least the end of the year, to enable every country to vaccinate at least 40% of its population," Tedros said at a Wednesday briefing. He added that while nearly all wealthier countries had reached the 10% vaccination threshold, and some two-thirds hit the 40% mark, "Not a single low-income country has reached either…

WSWS (2021-09-09). Disease and death from COVID-19 accelerate throughout US as schools continue to reopen. wsws.org The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that, as of the week ending September 2, an estimated one-quarter of new cases, a record of nearly 36,000 a day, are among those aged 0-17.

_____ (2021-09-09). Labor Shortage Leaves Union Workers Feeling More Emboldened. popularresistance.org When negotiations failed to produce a new contract at a Volvo plant in Virginia this spring, its 2,900 workers went on strike. | The company soon dangled what looked like a tempting offer — at least to the United Auto Workers local leaders who recommended it to their members: Pay raises. Signing bonuses. Lower-priced health care. | Yet the workers overwhelmingly rejected the proposal. And then a second one, too. Finally, they approved a third offer that provided even higher raises, plus lump-sum bonuses. | For the union, it was a breakthrough that wouldn't likely have happened as recently as last year. That…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-09-09). Imperial's Provost urges global collaboration in quantum research in Brussels. imperial.ac.uk Professor Ian Walmsley spoke about quantum technologies and collaboration at the Brussels-based Science Business conference yesterday.

WSWS (2021-09-09). SEP (Canada) to hold online meeting on Canada's pandemic election and the fight for socialism. wsws.org The meeting, which will be held in English and French, will advance a fighting program for the working class to eradicate the COVID-19 pandemic, and oppose the intensified assault on workers' social and democratic rights that Canada's next government will mount whichever party or combination of parties leads it.

Jim McMahan (2021-09-09). WW Commentary: Will reopening schools help students? workers.org In 2020, Tampa teachers protest over lack of COVID protection. Schools are reopening in September for tens of millions of students; more had already opened in August. Many students are entering the building for the first time in a year and more, after having little or no provisions for distance . . . |

Seiji Yamada (2021-09-09). Twenty Years After 9/11: a Health Worker's Perspective. counterpunch.org I attended the American Public Health Association in Atlanta in late October 2001. Against the backdrop of daily bombing runs projected on the megascreen of the CNN Center, I thought that I might find fellow health workers opposed to the war. After all, UN agencies such as the World Food Program and UNICEF had been drawing attention to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan that pre-dated 9/11. Severe drought and twenty years of war in Afghanistan had led to conditions bordering on widespread famine. Shouldn't public health workers, who are concerned about the health and well-being of people, oppose the U.S. war…

WSWS repost (2021-09-09). Concessions workers deserve safety from COVID-19 infection, not inadequate hazard pay! indybay.org The struggle of workers for safety from the raging pandemic is bound up with the fight against the policy of the entire ruling class and both of its parties.

Isaac Nellist (2021-09-09). Life with COVID-19: Essential worker speaks out. greenleft.org.au Despite the NSW government's admission that essential workplaces are key sites of COVID-19 transmission, it has done little to address workers' concerns. Isaac Nellist spoke to a packer at Woolworths.

Peoples Health Dispatch (2021-09-09). Healthcare in Haiti suffers in the midst of a political and economic crisis. peoplesdispatch.org The healthcare system in Haiti has been underfunded and understaffed for years, and it is now facing a new set of challenges after the 14 August earthquake in the southwest of the country.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-09). Lebanon's crisis hits healthcare. peoplesdispatch.org As Lebanon's social and political crisis persists, health care is becoming increasingly inaccessible for most people. Many medicines remain unavailable and public health facilities face a surge of patients while trying to cope with power reductions…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-09). Family members of Palestinians who escaped Israeli prison arrested. peoplesdispatch.org On Wednesday, September 8, in a move defying all established human rights norms, Israeli security forces arrested five relatives of the six Palestinians who escaped from the Gilboa prison in the occupied West Bank on Monday. | According to the Palestinian Prisoner's Society, Israel launched a large scale inspection and detention campaign in villages and towns in the occupied West Bank. The occupation forces barged into several Palestinian villages and raided the houses of family members and relatives of the escapees late in the night on Wednesday. | Palestinian health minister Mai al-Kaila issued a statement cond…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-09). The cost of being a Palestinian: Shatha Odeh's ordeal in prison. peoplesdispatch.org Israeli security forces detained prominent Palestinian healthcare expert, Dr. Shatha Odeh, during a series of violent raids conducted across the occupied West Bank on July 7. Shirin Abu Fannouneh, Ms. Shatha's daughter, recounts her mother's ordeal to Dr. Delen De la Paz from the People's Health Movement.

Editor2 (2021-09-09). Cuba: One of the Few Countries Worldwide That Manufactures Its Own Medical Oxygen. orinocotribune.com By Alejandra Garcia — Sept 7, 2021 | In mid-August, a piece of news shook Cuba: medical oxygen coverage began to be limited in health centers due to a breakdown in the country's main production plant. | It was the first time during the pandemic that the island was going through such a situation. Cuba has been producing its own oxygen for decades. In fact, it is one of the few countries in the world that has its own plant to supply hospitals, health centers, industries, and other institutions. | Fidel Castro had foresight. The OxiCuba S.A. plant was created on the island on October 3, 1965, just a few years a…

teleSUR, SH (2021-09-09). Cuba lidera lista de países con más vacunados de Covid-19. telesurtv.net La funcionaria del Minsap comentó que para noviembre esperan alcanzar el 90 o 92 por ciento de la población vacunada contra el Covid-19.

Staff (2021-09-09). Headlines for September 9, 2021. democracynow.org WHO Calls for Halt to COVID Booster Shots in 2021, Says Vaccines Should Go to Poorer Countries, COVAX Cuts 2021 Vaccine Forecast; Australia Joins Call for Waiver on Vaccine Patents, Los Angeles Schools Poised to Require Vaccinations for Students 12 and Older , Afghanistan Evacuations Continue as Taliban Reestablishes Ministry of "Virtue and Vice", Main Suspect in 2015 Paris Attacks Tells Court He Was a Soldier for the Islamic State, Human Rights Campaign President Fired in Latest Fallout from Cuomo Sexual Harassment Probe, Virginia Removes Statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, 17 Patients Die as Floods Hit…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-09). 9-2-2021 COVID-19 Media Only News Briefing: Ask the Mayo expert. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On Thursday, Sept. 2, Dr. Abinash Virk, a Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases expert, fielded questions about COVID-19 from news reporters and producers. Journalists who have already registered on the News Network can log into their accounts to download a recording of the Zoom briefing found at the end of this post. Journalists who would like to access the media briefing video can register with the News Network here. Please super: Abinash Virk, M.D. / Infectious Diseases / Mayo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-09). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Pancreas transplant can be a cure for diabetes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Many advances have been made in diabetes treatments over the past decade. Diabetes is a lifelong chronic disease with the potential for significant complications. Despite the advances, many people with diabetes struggle with the disease. "Diabetes is an abnormality in consuming or metabolizing blood glucose," says Dr. Tambi Jarmi, a Mayo Clinic nephrologist. "So diabetic patients have a hard time adjusting their blood sugar to the level that their cells needed. It could be a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-09). Medical inspiration from an old book. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A Mayo Clinic doctor has pioneered a new procedure to treat a medical problem that causes positional headaches, among other symptoms. And he took a "novel" approach to find the solution. Reporter Jason Howland has the story. Watch: Medical inspiration from an old book youtu.be/PQ-fc-IPbjE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (2: 15) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Sometimes, extraordinary ideas are inspired by the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-09). Science Saturday: Opioids provide low evidence of pain relief for migraine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Evidence that opioids provide pain relief for migraine headaches is low or insufficient, a large Mayo Clinic meta-analysis published recently in JAMA has found. However, some newer therapies, along with established migraine treatments, were associated with moderate to high evidence of pain relief. The meta-analysis — which combined results from multiple scientific studies — included 15 systematic reviews and 115 randomized clinical trials of 28,803 patients. While the researchers note that this study provides a good starting point for treatment conversations…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-09). Consumer Health: What do you know about leukemia and lymphoma? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about some of the most common types of these two diseases. Leukemia is cancer of the body's blood-forming tissues, including bone marrow and the lymphatic system. Leukemia usually involves the white blood cells, which are potent infection fighters. They normally grow and divide in an orderly way as your body needs them. But in people with leukemia, the bone marrow…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-09). Virtual Public Forum: (Mis)trust in the COVID-19 vaccine in the African American Community. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE 8/28/21: People of color are at greater risk of becoming infected with, and dying from, COVID-19. To reduce this community's risk, an upcoming virtual town hall will be held to discuss mistrust of COVID-19 vaccines, details about the delta variant, and myths and facts about COVID-19. Participants will hear from health experts who have been on the frontlines, working to share health information and save lives. Watch: Recording of Virtual Public Forum: (Mis)trust in the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-09). 3 things you can do to stop the spread of COVID-19 regardless of whether you're vaccinated. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org To maximize protection from the COVID-19 delta variant and limit the spread of COVID-19 to others, health experts continue to urge that people get vaccinated for COVID-19 and wear a mask indoors in public in areas of substantial or high transmission. Watch: Dr. Andrew Badley discusses how to stop the spread of COVID-19 youtu.be/KaqgA0Mg9-0 Journalists: Broadcast-quality sound bites with Dr. Badley are in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-09). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Getting to the heart of the matter. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Ten years ago, Elizabeth Scovil, a 46-year-old wife and mother of four from Forest City, Florida, collapsed at the gym. Luckily some local paramedics were there and came to her rescue. But then it happened again. "I am an athlete. I was always working out," says Elizabeth. She began experiencing episodes of dizziness, and her heart would beat rapidly. "It would go up to 150, 170 beats per minute all of a sudden. It can…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-09). Safety in the hurricane aftermath. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As Hurricane Ida moves inland through the southern portion of the U.S., experts are warning people to be cautious after the storm. One of the most common consequences after a storm is the loss of electricity, which increases the possibility of safety concerns and health issues. For instance, Dr. Michael Boniface, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, says that precautions need to be taken when operating a portable generator to eliminate the risk of carbon…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-09). Mayo Clinic urges cancer patients to seek third dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï Mayo Clinic Cancer Center announced on Tuesday, Aug. 31, that it is following recommendations from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network that encourage cancer patients to receive a third dose of a messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine. The Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are messenger RNA vaccines. If patients were vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, no third dose is recommended at this time. The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is an…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-09). Mayo Clinic Minute: Patch testing for allergic contact dermatitis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've ever experienced a red, itchy rash appear on your skin after using a certain lotion or even from wearing jewelry, you may be experiencing contact dermatitis. It's caused by a substance you're exposed to that irritates your skin. However, it also can be triggered by an allergic reaction.In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Matthew Hall, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, explains how patch testing is crucial to assess for allergic contact dermatitis. Watch: The…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-09). Mayo Clinic Minute: Don't skip your kid's HPV vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Kids are heading back into the classroom after a year like no other due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the last year, childhood immunization declined, putting kids at risk for diseases that can be prevented by vaccinations. The hope is that as children return to the classroom, children will return to their health care provider, too. Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases physician, says if you have a preteen, make sure he…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-09). Consumer Health: Treating ovarian cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about treating ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. More than 21,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and nearly 14,000 women will die of the disease. Early stage ovarian cancer rarely causes any symptoms. Advanced-stage ovarian cancer may cause few and nonspecific symptoms…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-09). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breathing easier with COPD. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the third leading cause of death worldwide according to the World Health Organization. COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. The main cause of COPD in developed countries is tobacco smoking. In the developing world, COPD often occurs in people exposed to fumes from burning fuel for cooking or heating in poorly ventilated homes. People with COPD are at increased risk…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-09). Monoclonal antibody treatment combo reduces hospitalization among high-risk patients with COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï In an observational study, Mayo Clinic researchers report that the combination of casirivimab and imdevimab ‚Äï two monoclonal antibody treatments under Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization ‚Äï keep high-risk patients out of the hospital when infected with mild to moderate COVID-19. The findings appear in The Lancet's EClinicalMedicine. Nearly 1,400 Mayo Clinic patients were enrolled in the study ‚Äï 696 who received the drug combo between December 2020 and early…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-09). Mayo Clinic to offer COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinics in Rochester through Sept. 17. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester has added more COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinics for patients, visitors and staff in response to the Food and Drug Administration's full approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for those 16 and older, the recommendation of a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine immunocompromised people, and the potential for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots when they're approved.Anyone 12 and older can attend these walk-in clinics. A parent or guardian needs to accompany children under…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-09). Mayo Clinic study highlights development of remote patient monitoring program during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï A study by Mayo Clinic investigators highlights the development and implementation of Mayo Clinic's large-scale COVID-19 Remote Patient Monitoring Program, which has served more than 7,000 patients across 41 states. The study evaluated the impact of the program, including: Feasibility.Safety.Patient engagement with the technology.Rate of alerts and escalations managed by virtual care teams.Use of acute care resources.Patient clinical outcomes. Results of the study are published in NPJ Digital Medicine. "Our study investigated how our…

_____ (2021-09-09). The Unlearnt Lessons Of 9/11, Twenty Years Out. popularresistance.org Twenty years after 9/11, America is less safe, a deeply troubled country, ravaged by COVID, racism, inequality, extreme weather from global warming and political strife. Its political leaders have embraced an Orwellian approach to the truth in which war is peace and large segments of our society are polarized by widely divergent concepts of reality. | On the afternoon of 9/11, with the American media joining with the leaders of the two major parties in banging the drum for war, I wrote one of the first statements calling for America to seek peace instead, to not turn our cries of grief into a call for war. Eventu…

WSWS (2021-09-09). New Zealand: COVID-19 lockdown lifted outside Auckland. wsws.org While daily cases have fallen in New Zealand's outbreak, significant risks remain due to the low level of vaccination, the rundown health system and the reopening of schools outside Auckland.

WSWS (2021-09-09). University of California, Berkeley reopens with hundreds of new cases, ending quarantine measures. wsws.org The Berkeley administration is using high vaccination rates to justify the complete abandonment of basic mitigation measures, forcibly exposing tens of thousands of students, faculty and staff to COVID-19.

WSWS (2021-09-09). Australian governments planning to end lockdowns amid the country's worst COVID outbreak. wsws.org The NSW government today unveiled a "roadmap to freedom" that will end the state's lockdown mid-next month, the same time it predicts that hospitals will be "overwhelmed" by COVID patients.

Global Research News (2021-09-09). Selected Articles: Agenda ID2020 of the "One World Order": The 101 to Understanding Its Implications. globalresearch.ca By Agenda ID2020 — is hardly mentioned by any media, let alone the mainstr…

sputniknews (2021-09-09). COVID-19 Here to Stay, Vaccine-Driven Herd Immunity Unlikely, Say Swedish Professors. sputniknews.com Virology professors from Sweden's leading universities have concluded that SARS-CoV-2 cannot be eradicated and will remain as a recurring seasonal virus, urging people to "learn to live with it". On the bright side, despite immunity being short-lived, the virus is likely to lose some of its potency over time.

Colin Todhunter (2021-09-09). Address the Global Public Health Crisis: Ban Glyphosate Now! counterpunch.org Environmentalist and campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason recently wrote an open letter to the head of the Pesticides Unit at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Jose Tarazona. (Since this article was written, Jose Tarazona has stepped down from his position and the letter has been forwarded to his successors, Manuela Tiramani and Benedicte Vagenede.) Mason

Julián Inzaugarat (2021-09-09). What united us was empathy: Community organizations help tackle hunger in Argentina. peoplesdispatch.org What will the world be like when we emerge from the pandemic? Will we have a fairer and more caring world? Will there be a decline in individualism and a debunking of the myth of meritocracy? These were some of the questions that analysts, politicians, journalists and society as a whole asked themselves at the beginning of this global pandemic. | The hope that this health crisis would become the engine for a more just world and the teachings of collective care faded as the pandemic advanced with increasing force. As the pandemic intensified, the philosophy of 'every man for himself' was embraced by most governmen…

Matt Sedlar (2021-09-09). Who Pays for Eldercare in the US? Women and the Economy. cepr.net Biden's plan for eldercare investment is an important and critical step in the right direction. However, improving the eldercare infrastructure cannot end with the American Jobs Plan, because prioritizing increasing Medicaid funding for home and community-based care does not reduce the cost of eldercare for the majority of older adults who do not qualify for Medicaid…

Ian Angus (2021-09-09). 200+ medical journals demand emergency climate action. mronline.org Editors urge 'fundamental changes to how our societies and economies are organized'.

Howard Lisnoff (2021-09-09). So Long to a Sense of Community. counterpunch.org When reading about anti-maskers in Los Angeles attacking a breast cancer patient seeking care in a medical facility, and then reading about Boston College's policy of not requiring masks in classrooms this fall with expected faculty pushback, I wondered where the hell all of this led? As the echoes of 1960s' solidarity lose even their place in the rearview

WSWS (2021-09-09). SEP electoral members denounce Australia's anti-democratic electoral laws and urge people to join the campaign. wsws.org "Every measure being enacted now, whether it's so-called controlling of the pandemic or unemployment or housing, is bound up with increasing forms of authoritarianism."

WSWS (2021-09-09). Pandemic and disrupted supply chains bring major problems for Australian economy. wsws.org The Commonwealth Bank has forecast that the Australian economy will contract by 4.5 percent in the September quarter and this "massive loss of production will be accompanied by a huge fall in jobs."

Dean Baker (2021-09-09). Cheap Fun: Job Growth Under Trump and Biden. counterpunch.org The August jobs report was somewhat disappointing. The economy added only 235,000 jobs for the month, just 48,000 more than the 187,000 pre-pandemic monthly average under Trump. Seriously, most of us did expect more jobs (my number had been 500,000), but after two months where job growth averaged more than 1 million, some falloff should

Jake Johnson (2021-09-09). Anger Mounts Over Democrats' Refusal to Address Jobless Aid Crisis. zcomm.org Progressive critics warn failure to bolster the unemployment system during the pandemic "is a shocking dereliction of responsibility."

Staff (2021-09-09). "Humane": Yale Historian Samuel Moyn on "How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War" democracynow.org In his new book, Yale historian Samuel Moyn explores whether the push to make U.S. wars more "humane" by banning torture and limiting civilian casualties has helped fuel more military interventions around the world. He looks in detail at the role of President Obama in expanding the use of drones even as he received the Nobel Peace Prize. "What happened after 2001 is that, in the midst of an extremely brutal war on terror, a new kind of war emerged. … It was important to Americans to see their wars fought more humanely," says Moyn. "Even though this represents a kind of progress, it also helped Americans sustain…

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2021-09-08: News Headlines

sputniknews (2021-09-08). WHO Condemns Wealthier Nations for Hoarding Vaccines, 'Prolonging the Pandemic'. sputniknews.com Last month, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, called on wealthier member-nations to establish a two-month moratorium on COVID-19 booster shots and assist in expanding the scope of vaccine donations. At the time, about 75% of the 4.8 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses delivered went to only 10 countries.

WSWS (2021-09-08). Fifteen educators and staff from Florida's Miami-Dade School district die within ten days as COVID-19 deaths skyrocket across state. wsws.org The tragic deaths came immediately following the district's start of the fall semester and amid a third wave of the pandemic that has claimed the lives of dozens of Florida educators and staffers who have been forced to resume in-person learning.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 modeling shows 100,000 people in the U.S. could die over the next 3 months. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org U.S. hospitalizations for patients with COVID-19 have risen almost 500% over the past two months, according to news reports. Also, the number of ICU beds in the South is dwindling. "We have over 101,000 Americans in the hospital with COVID-19," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Many of them fighting for their lives in ICUs and on ventilators. We are having over 160,000 new cases and just below 1,000…

WSWS (2021-09-08). Mounting COVID-19 cases as a result of reopenings drive walkouts at Alabama schools, hospital. wsws.org Students at Bessemer City Schools walked out last Thursday to protest the district's failure to notify parents about cases in schools. On Monday, night shift nurses at University of Alabama Birmingham's Emergency Department ended Labor Day by refusing to clock in, citing unsafe conditions and unfair pay in relation to the pandemic.

Staff (2021-09-08). Joseph Stiglitz: Ending Unemployment Benefits as Pandemic Rages Is Cruel & Hurts Economic Recovery. democracynow.org As unemployment benefits for millions of U.S. workers expired on Labor Day, with many states suffering the worst surge of the pandemic, economist Joseph Stiglitz says it's "disturbing" federal aid was allowed to lapse. "This is going to feed into the problems posed by the Delta variant." Stiglitz also talks about whether Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell should stay in the job, saying he has done a "reasonable job" during the pandemic but has a tendency "to side with Wall Street and engage in deregulation."

WSWS (2021-09-08). San Francisco Giants concessions workers deserve safety from COVID-19 infection, not inadequate hazard pay! wsws.org The struggle of workers for safety from the raging pandemic is bound up with the fight against the policy of the entire ruling class and both of its parties.

WSWS repost (2021-09-08). Concessions workers deserve safety from COVID-19 infection, not inadequate hazard pay! indybay.org The struggle of workers for safety from the raging pandemic is bound up with the fight against the policy of the entire ruling class and both of its parties.

WSWS repost (2021-09-08). San Francisco concessions workers vote overwhelmingly to strike over COVID-19 safety. indybay.org The UNITE HERE union forced workers to remain on the job for the Dodgers-Giants game the day after the vote, despite their own admission that the team's handling of the pandemic is "completely inadequate, and dangerously irresponsible."

Liberation Staff Honolulu (2021-09-08). Honolulu tenants evict Gov. Ige, demand moratorium extension. liberationnews.org "We strive for a world that recognizes that housing is a necessity that shouldn't be denied anyone — especially on stolen land! … No one should go unhoused during a global pandemic!"

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-08). Mexico's Supreme Court decriminalizes abortion in landmark ruling and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at the landmark ruling issued by Mexico's Supreme Court to decriminalize abortion services; the indictments announced against 14 Palestinian security officers for the custodial killing of activist Nizar Banat; counter-protests organized across Brazil against rallies held by far right President Jair Bolsonaro; parliamentary elections in Morocco amid continued demands for political and democratic reforms; and a recent study on mask-wearing conducted in Bangladesh and the urgent changes needed in the public health response to COVID-19.

_____ (2021-09-08). Mexico Court Says Criminalising Abortion Unconstitutional. popularresistance.org Mexico's Supreme Court has ruled that it is unconstitutional to penalise abortion, a major victory for women's health and reproductive rights that comes amid a "green wave" of abortion decriminalisation in Latin America. | The Mexican court's decision on Tuesday follows moves to decriminalise abortion at the state level, although most of the country still has tough laws in place against women terminating their pregnancy early. | "This is a historic step for the rights of women," said Supreme Court Justice Luis Maria Aguilar. | The court unanimously annulled several provisions of a law from Coahuila — a stat…

Editor (2021-09-08). Cuba: The first country in the world to vaccinate children under 12. mronline.org Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel announced Aug. 31—in a special meeting of scientists and health professionals—that by November, 92.6% of Cuba's entire population will be fully vaccinated with the three-shot process.

Staff (2021-09-08). Headlines for September 8, 2021. democracynow.org Taliban Announces Acting Gov't as Protests Take Place Across Afghanistan, 75% of U.S. Adults Partially Vaccinated; Quarter of New Cases Are Children Amid Delta Surge, New Zealand Eases Restrictions; Cuba Rolls Out Vaccines for Children as Young as 2, Pro- and Anti-Bolsonaro Protesters Rally on Brazil's Independence Day, Gov. Abbott Claims He Will "Eliminate Rapists" as He Signs Voter Restriction Bill into Law, Biden Warns of Existential Threat of Climate Change as He Visits NY and NJ in Ida's Wake, Global Coalition Calls on U.N. to Postpone November Climate Talks Amid Pandemic, Vaccine Inequity, Mexico's Top Cour…

scorinoco (2021-09-08). PAHO and Cuba Dialogue on Recognition of COVID-19 Vaccines. orinocotribune.com Representatives of the BioCubaFarma business group and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) held a meeting last Thursday, September 2, in Havana, focused on the process of international recognition of Cuba's COVID-19 vaccines. | "Today a working meeting was held in the headquarters of BioCubaFarma, with the representative of PAHO/WHO in CUBA, Dr. José Moya. It took place in a favorable climate and its objective was the process of recognition of our COVID-19 vaccines by the WHO," the Cuban entity announced on its official Twitter account. | Precisely on Wednesday, September 1, the president of the business…

WSWS (2021-09-08). Strike at Vivantes clinic in Berlin: gulf widens between employees and Berlin Senate parties. wsws.org Hundreds of employees of subsidiaries of the Berlin hospital enterprise Vivantes renewed their strike on Friday, demanding higher wages and better working conditions.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). Mayo Clinic urges cancer patients to seek third dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï Mayo Clinic Cancer Center announced on Tuesday, Aug. 31, that it is following recommendations from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network that encourage cancer patients to receive a third dose of a messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine. The Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are messenger RNA vaccines. If patients were vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, no third dose is recommended at this time. The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is an…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). Mayo Clinic Minute: Patch testing for allergic contact dermatitis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've ever experienced a red, itchy rash appear on your skin after using a certain lotion or even from wearing jewelry, you may be experiencing contact dermatitis. It's caused by a substance you're exposed to that irritates your skin. However, it also can be triggered by an allergic reaction.In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Matthew Hall, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, explains how patch testing is crucial to assess for allergic contact dermatitis. Watch: The…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). Safety in the hurricane aftermath. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As Hurricane Ida moves inland through the southern portion of the U.S., experts are warning people to be cautious after the storm. One of the most common consequences after a storm is the loss of electricity, which increases the possibility of safety concerns and health issues. For instance, Dr. Michael Boniface, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, says that precautions need to be taken when operating a portable generator to eliminate the risk of carbon…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). Consumer Health: Treating ovarian cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about treating ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. More than 21,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and nearly 14,000 women will die of the disease. Early stage ovarian cancer rarely causes any symptoms. Advanced-stage ovarian cancer may cause few and nonspecific symptoms…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). Consumer Health: What do you know about leukemia and lymphoma? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about some of the most common types of these two diseases. Leukemia is cancer of the body's blood-forming tissues, including bone marrow and the lymphatic system. Leukemia usually involves the white blood cells, which are potent infection fighters. They normally grow and divide in an orderly way as your body needs them. But in people with leukemia, the bone marrow…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). Science Saturday: Opioids provide low evidence of pain relief for migraine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Evidence that opioids provide pain relief for migraine headaches is low or insufficient, a large Mayo Clinic meta-analysis published recently in JAMA has found. However, some newer therapies, along with established migraine treatments, were associated with moderate to high evidence of pain relief. The meta-analysis — which combined results from multiple scientific studies — included 15 systematic reviews and 115 randomized clinical trials of 28,803 patients. While the researchers note that this study provides a good starting point for treatment conversations…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). 3 things you can do to stop the spread of COVID-19 regardless of whether you're vaccinated. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org To maximize protection from the COVID-19 delta variant and limit the spread of COVID-19 to others, health experts continue to urge that people get vaccinated for COVID-19 and wear a mask indoors in public in areas of substantial or high transmission. Watch: Dr. Andrew Badley discusses how to stop the spread of COVID-19 youtu.be/KaqgA0Mg9-0 Journalists: Broadcast-quality sound bites with Dr. Badley are in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). 9-2-2021 COVID-19 Media Only News Briefing: Ask the Mayo expert. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On Thursday, Sept. 2, Dr. Abinash Virk, a Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases expert, fielded questions about COVID-19 from news reporters and producers. Journalists who have already registered on the News Network can log into their accounts to download a recording of the Zoom briefing found at the end of this post. Journalists who would like to access the media briefing video can register with the News Network here. Please super: Abinash Virk, M.D. / Infectious Diseases / Mayo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). Mayo Clinic to offer COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinics in Rochester through Sept. 17. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester has added more COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinics for patients, visitors and staff in response to the Food and Drug Administration's full approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for those 16 and older, the recommendation of a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine immunocompromised people, and the potential for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots when they're approved.Anyone 12 and older can attend these walk-in clinics. A parent or guardian needs to accompany children under…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Getting to the heart of the matter. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Ten years ago, Elizabeth Scovil, a 46-year-old wife and mother of four from Forest City, Florida, collapsed at the gym. Luckily some local paramedics were there and came to her rescue. But then it happened again. "I am an athlete. I was always working out," says Elizabeth. She began experiencing episodes of dizziness, and her heart would beat rapidly. "It would go up to 150, 170 beats per minute all of a sudden. It can…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). Virtual Public Forum: (Mis)trust in the COVID-19 vaccine in the African American Community. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE 8/28/21: People of color are at greater risk of becoming infected with, and dying from, COVID-19. To reduce this community's risk, an upcoming virtual town hall will be held to discuss mistrust of COVID-19 vaccines, details about the delta variant, and myths and facts about COVID-19. Participants will hear from health experts who have been on the frontlines, working to share health information and save lives. Watch: Recording of Virtual Public Forum: (Mis)trust in the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). Mayo Clinic Minute: Don't skip your kid's HPV vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Kids are heading back into the classroom after a year like no other due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the last year, childhood immunization declined, putting kids at risk for diseases that can be prevented by vaccinations. The hope is that as children return to the classroom, children will return to their health care provider, too. Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases physician, says if you have a preteen, make sure he…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). Monoclonal antibody treatment combo reduces hospitalization among high-risk patients with COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï In an observational study, Mayo Clinic researchers report that the combination of casirivimab and imdevimab ‚Äï two monoclonal antibody treatments under Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization ‚Äï keep high-risk patients out of the hospital when infected with mild to moderate COVID-19. The findings appear in The Lancet's EClinicalMedicine. Nearly 1,400 Mayo Clinic patients were enrolled in the study ‚Äï 696 who received the drug combo between December 2020 and early…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). Mayo Clinic study highlights development of remote patient monitoring program during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï A study by Mayo Clinic investigators highlights the development and implementation of Mayo Clinic's large-scale COVID-19 Remote Patient Monitoring Program, which has served more than 7,000 patients across 41 states. The study evaluated the impact of the program, including: Feasibility.Safety.Patient engagement with the technology.Rate of alerts and escalations managed by virtual care teams.Use of acute care resources.Patient clinical outcomes. Results of the study are published in NPJ Digital Medicine. "Our study investigated how our…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Pancreas transplant can be a cure for diabetes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Many advances have been made in diabetes treatments over the past decade. Diabetes is a lifelong chronic disease with the potential for significant complications. Despite the advances, many people with diabetes struggle with the disease. "Diabetes is an abnormality in consuming or metabolizing blood glucose," says Dr. Tambi Jarmi, a Mayo Clinic nephrologist. "So diabetic patients have a hard time adjusting their blood sugar to the level that their cells needed. It could be a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breathing easier with COPD. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the third leading cause of death worldwide according to the World Health Organization. COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. The main cause of COPD in developed countries is tobacco smoking. In the developing world, COPD often occurs in people exposed to fumes from burning fuel for cooking or heating in poorly ventilated homes. People with COPD are at increased risk…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). Medical inspiration from an old book. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A Mayo Clinic doctor has pioneered a new procedure to treat a medical problem that causes positional headaches, among other symptoms. And he took a "novel" approach to find the solution. Reporter Jason Howland has the story. Watch: Medical inspiration from an old book youtu.be/PQ-fc-IPbjE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (2: 15) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Sometimes, extraordinary ideas are inspired by the…

Dave Muoio (2021-09-08). Judge Rules 'Neigh' on Using Ivermectin for COVID-19, Reversing Earlier Court Decision. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-09-08). All US schools must be closed as part of a strategy to eradicate COVID-19! wsws.org The unfolding catastrophe in the US makes clear the need to immediately close all schools as part of a broader strategy of eliminating COVID-19 in the US and ultimately eradicating the virus worldwide.

Dr. David Martin (2021-09-08). Video: Dr. David Martin on Canada's Role in Producing the Weaponized "COVID" Injections Which Have Seriously Harmed and Killed Many. globalresearch.ca

Brian Shilhavy (2021-09-08). 200,000 Unvaccinated Military Members Denied Temporary Restraining Order as Commanders Threaten Those Who Refuse COVID-19 Vaccines. globalresearch.ca

John W. Whitehead, Nisha Whitehead (2021-09-08). The Rise of the Security-Industrial Complex from 9/11 to COVID-19. dissidentvoice.org I tell you, freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U.S. government will lead the American people in — and the West in general — into an unbearable hell and a choking life. — Osama bin Laden (October 2001), as reported by CNN What a strange and harrowing road we've walked since September …

Ana Perdigón (2021-09-08). Following Long Delay, First Batch of COVAX Vaccines Arrive in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com Early this morning, the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines from the controversial United Nations COVAX initiative arrived in Venezuela, reported the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Health Organization's (WHO) regional office for the Americas. | This first shipment of COVID vaccines consists of 693,600 doses of China's Sinovac Biotech vaccine, which are included on the WHO emergency use list, and represents barely 6% of the total of vaccines paid for by the Venezuelan government. | "The vaccines were purchased through the Revolving Fund of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) with the count…

Paul Joseph Watson (2021-09-08). Australia's Health Chief Dr. Chant: COVID Will be with Us "Forever", People Will Have to "Get Used to" Endless Booster Vaccines. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-09-08). "Will Corporate Greed Prolong the Pandemic?": Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz on Global Vaccine Equity. democracynow.org Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says global vaccine inequity endangers everyone on the planet, including those in rich countries, and says the best way to solve the problem is to drastically increase production of COVID-19 vaccines. "As long as the disease is festering someplace in the world, there are going to be mutations," Stiglitz says. "So it's in our own self-interest that we get the disease controlled everywhere."

Megan Redshaw (2021-09-08). 650,000+ Injuries Reported after COVID Vaccines, as Biden, FDA Spar Over Boosters. globalresearch.ca

P Bradley, J Wilson, R Taylor, J Nixon, J Redfern, P Whittemore, M Gaddah, K Kavuri, A Haley, P Denny, C Withers, RC Robey, C Logue, N Dahanayake, D Siaw Hui Min, J Coles, M S Deshmukh, S Ritchie, M Malik, H Abdelaal, K Sivabalah, MD Hartshorne, D Gopikrishna, A Ashish, E Nuttall, A Bentley, T Bongers, T Gatheral, TW Felton, N Chaudhuri, L Pearmain (2021-09-08). [Research Paper] Conventional oxygen therapy versus CPAP as a ceiling of care in ward-based patients with COVID-19: a multi-centre cohort evaluation. thelancet.com No survival difference was found between using oxygen alone or CPAP to treat patients with severe COVID-19 who were nIMV. A high patient-initiated discontinuation rate for CPAP suggests a significant treatment burden. Further reflection is warranted on the current treatment guidance and widespread application of CPAP in this setting.

Tanupriya Singh (2021-09-08). Feminists for a People's Vaccine: challenging barriers to equitable access. peoplesdispatch.org A newly launched campaign by the Third World Network and Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era highlights the questions of gender-based differences in access to Covid-19 vaccines, medicines, therapeutics and equipment…

John W. Whitehead (2021-09-08). 20 Years of Government-Sponsored Tyranny: The Rise of the Security-Industrial Complex from 9/11 to COVID-19. globalresearch.ca

Silicon Valley DSA (2021-09-08). Saturday 9/11: Rent Relief Assistance Event in Santa Clara County. indybay.org Parking Lot – San JoseÃÅ Peace and Justice Center, 48 S 7th St., San Jose, CA 95112 | Masks required. Follow current COVID guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

WSWS (2021-09-08). Virginia's health board moves to loosen pandemic safety rules as the state cuts unemployment benefits for thousands. wsws.org Throughout the pandemic, the Democratic Party-controlled government has consistently sacrificed the health and well-being of its population to the interests of big business.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-08). Amid growing healthcare crisis Sri Lanka declares food emergency. peoplesdispatch.org The food emergency decree gives the Gotabaya Rajapaksa-led government sweeping powers to seize stocks of essential items such as rice, paddy, and sugar. The government has extended the nationwide lockdown till September 13…

WSWS (2021-09-08). Federal bankruptcy judge grants Sackler family sweeping immunity in $4.3 billion opioid settlement. wsws.org In an example of class justice, the billionaire Sackler family, which fueled and profited immensely from the opioid epidemic through its company Purdue Pharma and its OxyContin medication, was handed immunity last week from all future opioid lawsuits.

Matt Sedlar (2021-09-08). Why SDRs Belong to States, Not Central Banks. cepr.net It would be a pity if, after all the efforts that civil society and numerous leaders put into this SDR allocation, the SDRs remain unused amid a pandemic because of faux technocratic obstacles.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-09-08). UK on the road to normalcy but with difficult weeks ahead — Neil Ferguson. imperial.ac.uk It is now much harder to model and predict the pandemic due to uncertain levels of immunity, Professor Neil Ferguson told a group of policymakers.

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2021-09-07: News Headlines

_____ (2021-09-07). Military Coup Topples President Alpha Condé In Guinea. popularresistance.org On Sunday morning, Guinean special forces with links to US and French imperialism led by Colonel Mamady Doumbouya launched a coup in the capital, Conakry, ousting President Alpha Condé and imposing martial law in the former French West African colony. The coup came amid mounting popular anger at fuel and food price hikes, bread shortages and tax increases as Guinea's economy reels under the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Condé's attempt in 2019 to rewrite Guinea's constitution to allow himself to hold on to power until 2032 had provoked mass protests.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-07). On US Labor Day, millions of workers gifted jobless aid cuts and more hardships. peoplesdispatch.org Though the number of new claims for unemployment assistance and the unemployment rate has decreased, the numbers are still much higher than pre-pandemic levels…

WSWS (2021-09-07). US football stadiums packed to the brim while COVID continues to surge. wsws.org Labor Day weekend began with mass attendance at college football games that will assuredly lead to a huge rise in coronavirus infections and deaths.

Staff (2021-09-07). Headlines for September 7, 2021. democracynow.org Jobless Benefits for Millions Expire on Labor Day After Congress and White House Fail to Act, Over 1,000 U.S. Schools Cancel In-Person Classes Due to COVID-19, Taliban Defeat Last Pocket of Resistance, Step Up Attacks on Afghan Women, 90% of Afghanistan's 2,300 Healthcare Centers May Soon Be Forced to Close, Warns WHO, Millions in Ethiopia's Tigray Are on Brink of Famine, Warns World Food Programme, Guinean Army Colonel Deposes President Alpha Condé in Military Coup, Millions Rally for Brazil's Far-Right President, Raising Fears of Trump-Like Insurrection, Mexico Breaks Up Caravan of Asylum Seekers; U.S. Deports…

WSWS (2021-09-07). Australia's "Lockdown to Zero" campaign: A pseudo-left trap to boost Labor and the unions. wsws.org Having shown limited interest in the global COVID-19 pandemic for 18 months, Socialist Alternative has only established "Lockdown to Zero" to defend Labor and the unions amid widespread hostility in the working class to the entire political establishment.

WSWS (2021-09-07). Former Dana auto parts worker fired after missing time due to COVID infection. wsws.org Steven Fletcher worked at the Dry Ridge plant, the same facility where Danny Walters died after suffering a seizure on the job.

Thom Hartmann (2021-09-07). Is America Doomed? Or is This Just a Huge Opportunity for the Progressive Agenda? counterpunch.org Some Americans feel like we're living through a "last days" biblical Revelation kind of scenario. There's a worldwide pandemic that is even killing our children; climate change has drowned the East Coast while the West Coast is on fire; emergency workers and firefighters are struggling with Covid; and a group of rightwing billionaires and religious

WSWS (2021-09-07). Alberta nurses protest forced overtime, government's mishandling of pandemic. wsws.org Health care workers are outraged over the hard-right United Conservative Party's disastrous mishandling of COVID-19, and its imposition of forced overtime on chronically underpaid and understaffed nurses.

WSWS (2021-09-07). Oppose the full reopening of New York University! wsws.org NYU's decision to herd over 40,000 students and workers back into classrooms and workplaces amid skyrocketing COVID-19 cases is nothing less than criminal.

Slomski A. (2021-09-07). Covering Tracheostomies Reduces Viral Spread to Health Care Staff. jamanetwork.com Covering a patient's tracheostomy with a commercially available heat moisture exchanger (HME) and a surgical mask is the most effective strategy to decrease aerosolized particles and reduce the risk of viral transmission to health care workers, a study suggests. Although the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic prompted the work, the findings apply to preventing viral spread from emerging diseases during aerosol-generating procedures, the researchers wrote in JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery.

WSWS (2021-09-07). Close schools across Brazil to save lives! wsws.org The Rank-and-File Committee for Safe Education in Brazil (CBES-BR) will arm Brazilian workers and youth with a program to eradicate the pandemic based on science and the political independence and international unity of the working class.

WSWS (2021-09-07). US ruling class cuts off pandemic jobless aid, pushing millions over financial cliff. wsws.org The termination of federal unemployment benefits, supported by the White House and Congress, is aimed at beating back the growing movement by workers against low wages.

WSWS (2021-09-07). Reopening of French schools threatens students and workers with a resurgence of the pandemic. wsws.org With an average of over 13,000 daily cases, the reopening of schools in France that began last week is preparing a new wave of infections, illnesses and deaths among teachers, children and the population at large.

Alex Salmon (2021-09-07). Maritime Qube workers mark 40 days of industrial action. greenleft.org.au Maritime Union of Australia members employed by Qube marked 40 days of industrial action for health and safety provisions in their workplace agreement. Alex Salmon reports.

WSWS (2021-09-07). Town Hall meeting: SEP candidate David Moore calls for eradication strategy in response to pandemic. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party hosted a town hall meeting with the party's candidate in the California gubernatorial election, David Moore, on Saturday, September 4.

Richard Eskow (2021-09-07). Afghanistan and the Purdue Pharma Case are Reminders That the U.S. is a Failed Narco-State, Too. counterpunch.org Official figures state that 841,000 Americans died from drug overdoses between 1999 and 2019, and that opioids caused 70.6 percent of drug overdose deaths in 2019. The CDC also reports that in 2020, overdoses spiked by about 30 percent for all drugs and nearly 37 percent for opioids, the highly predictable result of the fear and economic hardship caused by COVID-19. It reported 93,000 overdose deaths that year, which, when combined with deaths in 2021, undoubtedly takes us past the 1 million mark as a modest estimate for drug overdoses over the past two decades, and more than 660,000 deaths from opioid overdoses…

Lai D, Lee J8, He S. (2021-09-07). Emoji for the Medical Community. jamanetwork.com This Arts and Medicine feature reviews currently available medical emoji and proposes that an expanded set of images could improve medical communication, clinical care, and public health.

Baker K, Pratt A, Isaacs J. (2021-09-07). Half-Dose vs Stable-Dose Conventional Synthetic Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs and Disease Flare in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis. jamanetwork.com To the Editor We have some questions about the conclusion and implications for clinical practice of the recent study examining dose reduction of conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (csDMARDs) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in remission.

Phipatanakul W, Koutrakis P, Coull BA, et al. (2021-09-07). Effect of School Integrated Pest Management or Classroom Air Filter Purifiers on Asthma Symptoms in Students. jamanetwork.com This randomized clinical trial compares use of a school-wide integrated pest management (IPM) program vs use of high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter purifiers in the classrooms for students with active asthma attending urban elementary schools who were randomized to IPM by school and HEPA filter purifiers by classroom.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breathing easier with COPD. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the third leading cause of death worldwide according to the World Health Organization. COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. The main cause of COPD in developed countries is tobacco smoking. In the developing world, COPD often occurs in people exposed to fumes from burning fuel for cooking or heating in poorly ventilated homes. People with COPD are at increased risk…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Science Saturday: Opioids provide low evidence of pain relief for migraine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Evidence that opioids provide pain relief for migraine headaches is low or insufficient, a large Mayo Clinic meta-analysis published recently in JAMA has found. However, some newer therapies, along with established migraine treatments, were associated with moderate to high evidence of pain relief. The meta-analysis — which combined results from multiple scientific studies — included 15 systematic reviews and 115 randomized clinical trials of 28,803 patients. While the researchers note that this study provides a good starting point for treatment conversations…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Safety in the hurricane aftermath. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As Hurricane Ida moves inland through the southern portion of the U.S., experts are warning people to be cautious after the storm. One of the most common consequences after a storm is the loss of electricity, which increases the possibility of safety concerns and health issues. For instance, Dr. Michael Boniface, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, says that precautions need to be taken when operating a portable generator to eliminate the risk of carbon…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Mayo Clinic Minute: Don't skip your kid's HPV vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Kids are heading back into the classroom after a year like no other due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the last year, childhood immunization declined, putting kids at risk for diseases that can be prevented by vaccinations. The hope is that as children return to the classroom, children will return to their health care provider, too. Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases physician, says if you have a preteen, make sure he…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). 3 things you can do to stop the spread of COVID-19 regardless of whether you're vaccinated. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org To maximize protection from the COVID-19 delta variant and limit the spread of COVID-19 to others, health experts continue to urge that people get vaccinated for COVID-19 and wear a mask indoors in public in areas of substantial or high transmission. Watch: Dr. Andrew Badley discusses how to stop the spread of COVID-19 youtu.be/KaqgA0Mg9-0 Journalists: Broadcast-quality sound bites with Dr. Badley are in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Consumer Health: What do you know about leukemia and lymphoma? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about some of the most common types of these two diseases. Leukemia is cancer of the body's blood-forming tissues, including bone marrow and the lymphatic system. Leukemia usually involves the white blood cells, which are potent infection fighters. They normally grow and divide in an orderly way as your body needs them. But in people with leukemia, the bone marrow…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Mayo Clinic to offer COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinics in Rochester through Sept. 17. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester has added more COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinics for patients, visitors and staff in response to the Food and Drug Administration's full approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for those 16 and older, the recommendation of a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine immunocompromised people, and the potential for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots when they're approved.Anyone 12 and older can attend these walk-in clinics. A parent or guardian needs to accompany children under…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Medical inspiration from an old book. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A Mayo Clinic doctor has pioneered a new procedure to treat a medical problem that causes positional headaches, among other symptoms. And he took a "novel" approach to find the solution. Reporter Jason Howland has the story. Watch: Medical inspiration from an old book youtu.be/PQ-fc-IPbjE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (2: 15) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Sometimes, extraordinary ideas are inspired by the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). 9-2-2021 COVID-19 Media Only News Briefing: Ask the Mayo expert. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On Thursday, Sept. 2, Dr. Abinash Virk, a Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases expert, fielded questions about COVID-19 from news reporters and producers. Journalists who have already registered on the News Network can log into their accounts to download a recording of the Zoom briefing found at the end of this post. Journalists who would like to access the media briefing video can register with the News Network here. Please super: Abinash Virk, M.D. / Infectious Diseases / Mayo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Mayo Clinic urges cancer patients to seek third dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï Mayo Clinic Cancer Center announced on Tuesday, Aug. 31, that it is following recommendations from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network that encourage cancer patients to receive a third dose of a messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine. The Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are messenger RNA vaccines. If patients were vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, no third dose is recommended at this time. The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is an…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Monoclonal antibody treatment combo reduces hospitalization among high-risk patients with COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï In an observational study, Mayo Clinic researchers report that the combination of casirivimab and imdevimab ‚Äï two monoclonal antibody treatments under Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization ‚Äï keep high-risk patients out of the hospital when infected with mild to moderate COVID-19. The findings appear in The Lancet's EClinicalMedicine. Nearly 1,400 Mayo Clinic patients were enrolled in the study ‚Äï 696 who received the drug combo between December 2020 and early…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 modeling shows 100,000 people in the U.S. could die over the next 3 months. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org U.S. hospitalizations for patients with COVID-19 have risen almost 500% over the past two months, according to news reports. Also, the number of ICU beds in the South is dwindling. "We have over 101,000 Americans in the hospital with COVID-19," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Many of them fighting for their lives in ICUs and on ventilators. We are having over 160,000 new cases and just below 1,000…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Getting to the heart of the matter. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Ten years ago, Elizabeth Scovil, a 46-year-old wife and mother of four from Forest City, Florida, collapsed at the gym. Luckily some local paramedics were there and came to her rescue. But then it happened again. "I am an athlete. I was always working out," says Elizabeth. She began experiencing episodes of dizziness, and her heart would beat rapidly. "It would go up to 150, 170 beats per minute all of a sudden. It can…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Virtual Public Forum: (Mis)trust in the COVID-19 vaccine in the African American Community. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE 8/28/21: People of color are at greater risk of becoming infected with, and dying from, COVID-19. To reduce this community's risk, an upcoming virtual town hall will be held to discuss mistrust of COVID-19 vaccines, details about the delta variant, and myths and facts about COVID-19. Participants will hear from health experts who have been on the frontlines, working to share health information and save lives. Watch: Recording of Virtual Public Forum: (Mis)trust in the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Mayo Clinic Minute: Patch testing for allergic contact dermatitis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've ever experienced a red, itchy rash appear on your skin after using a certain lotion or even from wearing jewelry, you may be experiencing contact dermatitis. It's caused by a substance you're exposed to that irritates your skin. However, it also can be triggered by an allergic reaction.In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Matthew Hall, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, explains how patch testing is crucial to assess for allergic contact dermatitis. Watch: The…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Mayo Clinic study highlights development of remote patient monitoring program during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï A study by Mayo Clinic investigators highlights the development and implementation of Mayo Clinic's large-scale COVID-19 Remote Patient Monitoring Program, which has served more than 7,000 patients across 41 states. The study evaluated the impact of the program, including: Feasibility.Safety.Patient engagement with the technology.Rate of alerts and escalations managed by virtual care teams.Use of acute care resources.Patient clinical outcomes. Results of the study are published in NPJ Digital Medicine. "Our study investigated how our…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Pancreas transplant can be a cure for diabetes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Many advances have been made in diabetes treatments over the past decade. Diabetes is a lifelong chronic disease with the potential for significant complications. Despite the advances, many people with diabetes struggle with the disease. "Diabetes is an abnormality in consuming or metabolizing blood glucose," says Dr. Tambi Jarmi, a Mayo Clinic nephrologist. "So diabetic patients have a hard time adjusting their blood sugar to the level that their cells needed. It could be a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Consumer Health: Treating ovarian cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about treating ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. More than 21,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and nearly 14,000 women will die of the disease. Early stage ovarian cancer rarely causes any symptoms. Advanced-stage ovarian cancer may cause few and nonspecific symptoms…

Mike Adams (2021-09-07). American Medical Association Releases Stunning Document Teaching Doctors to Lie to Patients While Deliberately Exaggerating COVID Death Claims. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-09-07). Democrats, teachers unions push school reopenings as pandemic expands across Pennsylvania. wsws.org This year, with almost no remote learning, class sizes will return to their previous overcrowded 20, 25 and 30 students per room. One can be certain that covid cases will explode throughout the state.

WSWS (2021-09-07). Teachers and students return to overcrowded classrooms in Oregon as COVID cases surge. wsws.org More than half a million students face serious risks as the Delta variant rips through the state, with rates as high as 1,010 infections per 100,000 in some counties.

WSWS (2021-09-07). Mounting anti-regime protests in Thailand as COVID-19 surges. wsws.org More than 1.2 million people have been infected and the number of deaths now exceeds 12,000, with most since April.

WSWS (2021-09-07). Video: Fight to eradicate COVID-19! Why you should become an electoral member of the SEP. wsws.org The anti-democratic electoral laws, designed to deregister most political parties, are a bid to suppress opposition to the major parties that are responsible for the upsurge of the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2021-09-07). Australian ICU nurses warn Sydney hospitals overwhelmed by COVID surge. wsws.org Even the NSW government's cherry-picked modelling predicts that "demand for critical care services" will "significantly exceed organisation-wide capacity."

Peter Boyle (2021-09-07). Malaysia gets a new unelected government. greenleft.org.au On August 20, 2021, Malaysia got its second unelected government in a row when the king appointed Ismail Sabri Yaakob prime minister. The new PM is from the United Malaysia National Organisation (UMNO), which lost the 2018 general elections. Green Left's Peter Boyle spoke to Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) deputy chairperson S. Arutchelvan (better known as Arul) about the political situation in this COVID-19 ravaged country and the disturbing fanning of race politics by its ruling elite. The interview was conducted by Zoom on September 7.

teleSUR, MER (2021-09-07). Instalarán planta para producir vacuna Sputnik en Perú. telesurtv.net El Gobierno peruano anunció que más de 12 millones de dosis de vacunas contra la Covid-19 llegarán al país en septiembre.

Peter Koenig (2021-09-07). Are They Disguising mRNA-Experimental Gene-Altering Poison Jabs as Flu-Shots? dissidentvoice.org The house of cards is crumbling. It's a known fact that the so-called SARS-CoV-2 "virus" has never been isolated and identified which logically leads to the conclusion that the entre covid-story — what has been keeping the world in a trauma for the last 18 months — is a huge fraud of biblical proportion, not …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-09-07). The Powerful Case Against COVID mRNA Vaccine. globalresearch.ca

Global Research News (2021-09-07). Worldwide Resistance Against "COVID Fraud" and the Killer mRNA "Vaccine": Global Research Webinar. globalresearch.ca Dear Global Research Readers and Authors, | The Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) is Commemorating its Twentieth Anniversary on September 9, 2021. | The Global Research website was established on the 9th of September 2001, two days before the tragic events …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-07). The Powerful Case Against COVID mRNA "Vaccine" (Gene Therapy). libya360.wordpress.com Dr. Paul Craig Roberts The facts: Gibraltar has had a 99% vaccination rate since June 1. The consequence has been a 2,500 percent daily increase in Covid cases. As the vaccine is useless, why the push for mandatory vaccination and Covid passports? It makes no public health sense. See this. THE BIG PHARMA SHILLS Fauci: "a pandemic of…

Global Research News (2021-09-07). Selected Articles: The WHO Confirms that the COVID-19 PCR Test Is Flawed. globalresearch.ca By The house of cards is crumbling. It's is a known fact, that the so-called SARS-CoV-2 "virus" has never been isolated and purified — which logically leads to the …

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2021-09-06: News Headlines

Editor (2021-09-06). 10 charts on the State of U.S. workers on the 2nd pandemic Labor Day. mronline.org While workers are continuing to struggle under Covid, corporate lobbyists are converging on Capitol Hill to block proposed pro-labor reforms.

WSWS (2021-09-06). Labor Day 2021 takes place amidst surging pandemic and growth of the class struggle. wsws.org Labor Day is marked in the United States today under conditions of a devastating resurgence of the pandemic and a growing movement of workers to break free of the corporatist trade unions.

Marc Bayard, Sarah Anderson, Rebekah Entralgo (2021-09-06). The Labor Day Dreams of Black Workers. counterpunch.org As our second pandemic Labor Day approaches, Black worker leaders are determined to never again bear the brunt of a national crisis as they have under Covid-19. At least four U.S. employees have now been killed as they tried to enforce mask mandates — and all of them were Black essential workers. Countless other Black

Xander Nieuws (2021-09-06). "Is the Virus Fictitious"? Laboratories in US Can't Find COVID-19 in One of 1,500 Positive Tests. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-09-06). Stanford University resident assistants strike over COVID-19, wages. wsws.org The strike by the University's resident assistants at over two dozen student dormitories sheds light on the increasingly impossible situation facing students and student workers.

WSWS (2021-09-06). Concessions workers for San Francisco Giants baseball team vote overwhelmingly to strike over COVID-19 safety. wsws.org The UNITE HERE union forced workers to remain on the job for the Dodgers-Giants game the day after the vote, despite their own admission that the team's handling of the pandemic is "completely inadequate, and dangerously irresponsible."

teleSUR, JCM (2021-09-06). Silvio Rodríguez destaca logros de ciencia cubana ante Covid-19. telesurtv.net Subrayó la "decisión histórica" de Fidel Castro de incentivar la formación de profesionales de la salud e investigadores.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Pancreas transplant can be a cure for diabetes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Many advances have been made in diabetes treatments over the past decade. Diabetes is a lifelong chronic disease with the potential for significant complications. Despite the advances, many people with diabetes struggle with the disease. "Diabetes is an abnormality in consuming or metabolizing blood glucose," says Dr. Tambi Jarmi, a Mayo Clinic nephrologist. "So diabetic patients have a hard time adjusting their blood sugar to the level that their cells needed. It could be a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Mayo Clinic to offer COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinics in Rochester through Sept. 17. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester has added more COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinics for patients, visitors and staff in response to the Food and Drug Administration's full approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for those 16 and older, the recommendation of a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine immunocompromised people, and the potential for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots when they're approved.Anyone 12 and older can attend these walk-in clinics. A parent or guardian needs to accompany children under…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breathing easier with COPD. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the third leading cause of death worldwide according to the World Health Organization. COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. The main cause of COPD in developed countries is tobacco smoking. In the developing world, COPD often occurs in people exposed to fumes from burning fuel for cooking or heating in poorly ventilated homes. People with COPD are at increased risk…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Consumer Health: What do you know about leukemia and lymphoma? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about some of the most common types of these two diseases. Leukemia is cancer of the body's blood-forming tissues, including bone marrow and the lymphatic system. Leukemia usually involves the white blood cells, which are potent infection fighters. They normally grow and divide in an orderly way as your body needs them. But in people with leukemia, the bone marrow…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Monoclonal antibody treatment combo reduces hospitalization among high-risk patients with COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï In an observational study, Mayo Clinic researchers report that the combination of casirivimab and imdevimab ‚Äï two monoclonal antibody treatments under Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization ‚Äï keep high-risk patients out of the hospital when infected with mild to moderate COVID-19. The findings appear in The Lancet's EClinicalMedicine. Nearly 1,400 Mayo Clinic patients were enrolled in the study ‚Äï 696 who received the drug combo between December 2020 and early…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Medical inspiration from an old book. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A Mayo Clinic doctor has pioneered a new procedure to treat a medical problem that causes positional headaches, among other symptoms. And he took a "novel" approach to find the solution. Reporter Jason Howland has the story. Watch: Medical inspiration from an old book youtu.be/PQ-fc-IPbjE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (2: 15) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Sometimes, extraordinary ideas are inspired by the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Mayo Clinic study highlights development of remote patient monitoring program during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï A study by Mayo Clinic investigators highlights the development and implementation of Mayo Clinic's large-scale COVID-19 Remote Patient Monitoring Program, which has served more than 7,000 patients across 41 states. The study evaluated the impact of the program, including: Feasibility.Safety.Patient engagement with the technology.Rate of alerts and escalations managed by virtual care teams.Use of acute care resources.Patient clinical outcomes. Results of the study are published in NPJ Digital Medicine. "Our study investigated how our…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Science Saturday: Opioids provide low evidence of pain relief for migraine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Evidence that opioids provide pain relief for migraine headaches is low or insufficient, a large Mayo Clinic meta-analysis published recently in JAMA has found. However, some newer therapies, along with established migraine treatments, were associated with moderate to high evidence of pain relief. The meta-analysis — which combined results from multiple scientific studies — included 15 systematic reviews and 115 randomized clinical trials of 28,803 patients. While the researchers note that this study provides a good starting point for treatment conversations…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Consumer Health: Treating ovarian cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about treating ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. More than 21,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and nearly 14,000 women will die of the disease. Early stage ovarian cancer rarely causes any symptoms. Advanced-stage ovarian cancer may cause few and nonspecific symptoms…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 modeling shows 100,000 people in the U.S. could die over the next 3 months. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org U.S. hospitalizations for patients with COVID-19 have risen almost 500% over the past two months, according to news reports. Also, the number of ICU beds in the South is dwindling. "We have over 101,000 Americans in the hospital with COVID-19," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Many of them fighting for their lives in ICUs and on ventilators. We are having over 160,000 new cases and just below 1,000…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Mayo Clinic Minute: Patch testing for allergic contact dermatitis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've ever experienced a red, itchy rash appear on your skin after using a certain lotion or even from wearing jewelry, you may be experiencing contact dermatitis. It's caused by a substance you're exposed to that irritates your skin. However, it also can be triggered by an allergic reaction.In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Matthew Hall, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, explains how patch testing is crucial to assess for allergic contact dermatitis. Watch: The…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Mayo Clinic Minute: Don't skip your kid's HPV vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Kids are heading back into the classroom after a year like no other due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the last year, childhood immunization declined, putting kids at risk for diseases that can be prevented by vaccinations. The hope is that as children return to the classroom, children will return to their health care provider, too. Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases physician, says if you have a preteen, make sure he…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Safety in the hurricane aftermath. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As Hurricane Ida moves inland through the southern portion of the U.S., experts are warning people to be cautious after the storm. One of the most common consequences after a storm is the loss of electricity, which increases the possibility of safety concerns and health issues. For instance, Dr. Michael Boniface, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, says that precautions need to be taken when operating a portable generator to eliminate the risk of carbon…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). 3 things you can do to stop the spread of COVID-19 regardless of whether you're vaccinated. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org To maximize protection from the COVID-19 delta variant and limit the spread of COVID-19 to others, health experts continue to urge that people get vaccinated for COVID-19 and wear a mask indoors in public in areas of substantial or high transmission. Watch: Dr. Andrew Badley discusses how to stop the spread of COVID-19 youtu.be/KaqgA0Mg9-0 Journalists: Broadcast-quality sound bites with Dr. Badley are in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). 9-2-2021 COVID-19 Media Only News Briefing: Ask the Mayo expert. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On Thursday, Sept. 2, Dr. Abinash Virk, a Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases expert, fielded questions about COVID-19 from news reporters and producers. Journalists who have already registered on the News Network can log into their accounts to download a recording of the Zoom briefing found at the end of this post. Journalists who would like to access the media briefing video can register with the News Network here. Please super: Abinash Virk, M.D. / Infectious Diseases / Mayo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Virtual Public Forum: (Mis)trust in the COVID-19 vaccine in the African American Community. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE 8/28/21: People of color are at greater risk of becoming infected with, and dying from, COVID-19. To reduce this community's risk, an upcoming virtual town hall will be held to discuss mistrust of COVID-19 vaccines, details about the delta variant, and myths and facts about COVID-19. Participants will hear from health experts who have been on the frontlines, working to share health information and save lives. Watch: Recording of Virtual Public Forum: (Mis)trust in the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Getting to the heart of the matter. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Ten years ago, Elizabeth Scovil, a 46-year-old wife and mother of four from Forest City, Florida, collapsed at the gym. Luckily some local paramedics were there and came to her rescue. But then it happened again. "I am an athlete. I was always working out," says Elizabeth. She began experiencing episodes of dizziness, and her heart would beat rapidly. "It would go up to 150, 170 beats per minute all of a sudden. It can…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-06). Mayo Clinic urges cancer patients to seek third dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï Mayo Clinic Cancer Center announced on Tuesday, Aug. 31, that it is following recommendations from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network that encourage cancer patients to receive a third dose of a messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine. The Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are messenger RNA vaccines. If patients were vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, no third dose is recommended at this time. The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is an…

WSWS (2021-09-06). Sri Lankan president proclaims state of emergency. wsws.org President Rajapakse has responded to the coronavirus pandemic and the associated economic and political crisis by acquiring more dictatorial powers.

WSWS (2021-09-06). Appalachian State faculty call for shift to online classes as COVID-19 cases surge. wsws.org Over 200 faculty at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina have presented a petition calling for a return to online instruction in the midst of spiraling case numbers.

Sandipan Talukdar (2021-09-06). COVID-19: Autoantibodies can cause severe disease and deaths. peoplesdispatch.org Various studies have revealed that autoantibodies have been a key driver of severe illness and deaths amongst people critically infected with COVID-19. Findings also show that autoantibodies' concentration in human bodies increases with age…

Physicians for Informed Consent (2021-09-06). Physicians for Informed Consent Publishes Comprehensive Analysis of U.S. COVID-19 Infection-Fatality Rate by Age Group. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-09-06). The Economist: "Excess deaths" during pandemic exceed 15 million. wsws.org Fifteen million more people have died during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to historical norms, according to a recent report by the Economist .

Daniela Jimenez (2021-09-06). President Maduro Explains What Back to School Will be Like. orinocotribune.com On Sunday, September 5, the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, announced that school activities in the new academic year will be in person, within the 7 + 7 reopening scheme applied by the national government. This means that there will alternately be a week of in-person classes and a week of online classes. | During an interview on the TV show Aquí con Ernesto Villegas, the president stressed that the primary objective of return to classes is "to rescue sociability" among the students and between the students and the teachers, which was truncated by the COVID-19 pandemic that forced millions of students fro…

WSWS (2021-09-06). Japan's COVID-19 crisis in the wake of the Olympics. wsws.org More than 118,000 COVID-19 patients are self-isolating at home, and increasing numbers are denied access to hospital care and dying at home.

Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi (2021-09-06). Microbiologist Explains COVID Jab Effects: Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi. globalresearch.ca

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-06). Why Has COVID19 Not Yet Reached My Community? libya360.wordpress.com Ollantay Itzamná Community formative assembly In my "decolonial" phase, almost a decade ago, I decided to leave the city and live in rural areas. To relearn farming, to cultivate. To allow myself to be aesthetically and existentially cultivated by Mother Earth in my return to Her. It was in this existential phase that the announcement…

The Empoweror (2021-09-06). Military Members and Vets Are Having Health Issues after Getting Their COVID Shots. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-09-06). Australia: New South Wales faces imminent collapse of hospital system amid Delta surge. wsws.org There are now 1,071 COVID-19 patients in NSW hospitals, with 177 people in intensive care,. including three children, and 62 requiring ventilation.

WSWS (2021-09-06). Japanese Prime Minister Suga announces resignation. wsws.org COVID-19 has been allowed to run wild through Japan as the Suga government refused to take the necessary measures to stop the spread of the virus.

Dechlan Brennan (2021-09-06). COVID-19: The mental health crisis and right's hypocrisy. greenleft.org.au The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown up many surprises but none as sickening as the right pretending to care about people's mental health, argues Dechlan Brennan.

teleSUR- lvm, JL (2021-09-06). Boxeador àìscar de la Hoya es hospitalizado por la Covid-19. telesurtv.net "A pesar de estar completamente vacunado, contraje la Covid-19 y no voy a poder pelear el próximo fin de semana", anunció el deportista.

Peter Crowley (2021-09-06). Endless Covid: A Thank You Note to the Unvaccinated. counterpunch.org Vaccine refusal and the US's consequential Delta variant surge has taught us one thing as Americans: we are done for. Like the toxoplasmosis parasite that infects mice brains, causing them to lose their fear of cats, the unvaccinated mice strut around before the cat. But when they become infected with the Delta variant, toxoplasmosis leaves

Peter Koenig (2021-09-06). The mRNA-Experimental Gene-Altering Poisonous Jabs. globalresearch.ca The house of cards is crumbling. It's is a known fact, that the so-called SARS-CoV-2 "virus" has never been isolated. The entire covid-story — what has been keeping the world in a trauma for the last 18 months — is a huge fraud…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-09-06). The WHO Confirms that the Covid-19 PCR Test is Flawed: Estimates of "Positive Cases" are Meaningless. The Lockdown Has No Scientific Basis. globalresearch.ca One year later the WHO retracts. They don't say "We Made a Mistake". It's carefully formulated. While they do not officially deny the validity of their misleading January 2020 guidelines, they recommend RT-PCR "Re-testing" (which everybody knows is an impossibility).

Colin Todhunter (2021-09-06). Address the Global Public Health Crisis: Ban Glyphosate Now! globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-09-06). More Than 200 Health Journals Call For Urgent Action On Climate Crisis. popularresistance.org The editorial, which is being published before the UN general assembly and the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow this November, says: "Ahead of these pivotal meetings, we — the editors of health journals worldwide — call for urgent action to keep average global temperature increases below 1.5C, halt the destruction of nature, and protect health. "Health is already being harmed by global temperature increases and the destruction of the natural world, a state of affairs health professionals have been bringing attention to for decades.

Graham Peebles (2021-09-06). Complacency Rules: Consumerism and the Environment. dissidentvoice.org The 16 Year Old, middle class, privileged, argues that meat and other animal produce are essential for his health, his ability to play sport, and the development of his adolescent brain; besides, one person becoming vegetarian/vegan, won't make any difference to the environmental crisis. The total failure to respond in any meaningful way to the …

Christine Massey (2021-09-06). Video: Does the Virus Exist? Has SARS-CoV-2 Been Isolated? Interview with Christine Massey. globalresearch.ca "is there reliable evidence that SARS-CoV-2 has been isolated from an "unadulterated sample taken from a diseased patient"? | Christine Massey submitted Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to some 90 Health /Science institutions.

thelancet (2021-09-06). [Commentary] Call for emergency action to limit global temperature increases, restore biodiversity, and protect health. thelancet.com The UN General Assembly in September 2021, will bring countries together at a critical time for marshalling collective action to tackle the global environmental crisis. They will meet again at the biodiversity summit in Kunming, China, and the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, UK. Ahead of these pivotal meetings, we—the editors of health journals worldwide—call for urgent action to keep average global temperature increases below 1.5‚ÄØ ∞C, halt the destruction of nature, and protect health.

WSWS (2021-09-06). Australian government moves to block access to "National Cabinet" pandemic documents. wsws.org The government is seeking to stop any public scrutiny of the discussion inside the bipartisan body that is pushing the corporate drive to "live with the virus."

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2021-09-05: News Headlines

_____ (2021-09-05). New Mexicans Fought For Abortion Access And Won. popularresistance.org Indigenous and Chicanx/Latinx people, who comprise nearly 50% of New Mexico's population, have been subjected to generational and current day racist reproductive policies under the United State's federal- and state-funded legacy of forced sterilization and coercive reproductive control. Yet New Mexicans, including Indigenous people, Black people, people of color, and people of faith have built and fought for safe and legal access to reproductive health for centuries to protect our own loved ones.

Staff (2021-09-05). Texas Abortion Law Will Chill Online Advocacy Efforts for Reproductive Rights. truthout.org In addition to the drastic restrictions it places on a woman's reproductive and medical care rights, The law creates a cadre of bounty hunters who can use the courts to punish and silence anyone whose online advocacy, education, and other speech about abortion draws their ir…

Planned Parenthood (2021-09-05). Thursday 9/2: Bans Off Our Bodies: National Briefing on Reproductive Health Rights w/ PP. indybay.org Online/virtual…

teleSUR, SH (2021-09-05). Brasil suspende el uso de millones de dosis de Coronavac. telesurtv.net La Agencia brasileña afirmó que la determinación para suspender el uso del lote de la vacuba Coronavac es la de evitar el consumo y uso de productos irregulares.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-05). 'Woke' Imperialism, Women's Liberation and Afghanistan. libya360.wordpress.com Sharon Black Afghanistan's socialist Vice President Anahita Ratebzad, standing at right, speaks with a group of activists. Ratebzad said, "Privileges which women, by right, must have are equal education, job security, health services and free time to rear a healthy generation." There is no greater hypocrisy than the deceitful lies of imperialist propaganda. One of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Consumer Health: Back to school, teens and depression. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With many teens heading back to school, peer pressure and academic expectations are once again a reality. These added pressures can cause ups and downs during what can be an already tumultuous time of life. For some teens, though, the lows are more than just temporary feelings. They're symptoms of depression. Teen depression is a serious mental health problem. It affects how teenagers think, feel and behave, and it can cause emotional, functional and physical…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breaking down the booster terminology for COVID-19 vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccine boosters are being recommended eight months after a person's second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. "A vaccine booster dose is generally an additional dose above and beyond the primary series needed to achieve protective immunity," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "So the dose that was approved this past week would be better classified as an 'additional dose' for those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised." Dr….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic urges cancer patients to seek third dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï Mayo Clinic Cancer Center announced on Tuesday, Aug. 31, that it is following recommendations from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network that encourage cancer patients to receive a third dose of a messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine. The Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are messenger RNA vaccines. If patients were vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, no third dose is recommended at this time. The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is an…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Responding to increased demand for COVID-19 testing, vaccines and implementing visitor restrictions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org RED WING, Minn. — In response to the recent significant increase of COVID-19 cases in Minnesota, Mayo Clinic Health System is implementing new visitor restrictions and enhancing the availability of COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. "We're testing hundreds of people each day for COVID-19. In southeast Minnesota counties outside of Rochester, 15 to 20 percent of tests are coming back positive," says Robert Albright, Jr. D.O., regional vice president, Southeast Minnesota Region, Mayo Clinic Health System….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Ask the Mayo Mom / Back-to-school. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 and especially the spread of the delta variant have created a whole new set of challenges this year. And now, children across the US are returning to school during this same time, creating many questions for families. In this "Mayo Clinic Q&A" podcast, Dr. Angela Mattke, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician and host of #AskTheMayoMom, is joined by two experts in pediatric infectious disease to discuss the important precautions families can take to keep their…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Expert Alert: 3 reasons why more organ donors from diverse backgrounds are needed. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Of the 106,000 people in the U.S. who are awaiting a lifesaving organ transplant, roughly 60% are minorities. As part of National Minority Donor Awareness Month, Mayo Clinic experts provide three reasons why getting more people from diverse backgrounds to be organ donors is vital to help save lives: 1. Some racial and ethnic populations are more likely to need a transplant. African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans and Native Americans have an…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Collagen and biotin supplements. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that collagen and biotin are good for the body. What are these supplements, and are they beneficial? ANSWER: Collagen and biotin supplements appear to be getting attention in the media for promoting healthy aging, along with joint and bone health. However, it is important to understand what collagen and biotin are and what research is available to support these claims. Collagen is concentrated in bones, ligaments, tendons, skin, blood vessels and internal…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips for a healthy school year. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org After a year of full or partial distance learning, many students will be headed back into a physical classroom this fall. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Mayo Clinic Children's Center, offers some tips for a healthy school year. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/QeFoQkM-x9U Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Going…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). 3 things you can do to stop the spread of COVID-19 regardless of whether you're vaccinated. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org To maximize protection from the COVID-19 delta variant and limit the spread of COVID-19 to others, health experts continue to urge that people get vaccinated for COVID-19 and wear a mask indoors in public in areas of substantial or high transmission. Watch: Dr. Andrew Badley discusses how to stop the spread of COVID-19 youtu.be/KaqgA0Mg9-0 Journalists: Broadcast-quality sound bites with Dr. Badley are in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Science Saturday: How disease, diet, and genomics interact with gut virome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic researchers published a comprehensive analysis of the gut virome in Gastroenterology, showing how disease, diet and genomics interact with the gut virome in irritable bowel syndrome. This common disorder affects the intestine and manifests as abdominal pain associated with constipation, diarrhea or both. The gut virome is one component of the microbiome (bacteria, fungi, viruses). It includes viruses that specifically attack bacteria (bacteriophages/phages) or those affecting humans (eukaryotic viruses. e.g., norovirus). Hence the gut virome…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Swimming safety for children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A friend and I were talking about the risks of swimming and water safety for young children. I have a toddler and a 4-year-old, and I'm curious about when it's safe to swim, the risk of getting sick, and the need for goggles and earplugs. ANSWER: For many people, the hot summer days are often spent swimming at the pool. But before you help your child suit up, it's important to consider practical tips to…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). 9-2-2021 COVID-19 Media Only News Briefing: Ask the Mayo expert. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On Thursday, Sept. 2, Dr. Abinash Virk, a Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases expert, fielded questions about COVID-19 from news reporters and producers. Journalists who have already registered on the News Network can log into their accounts to download a recording of the Zoom briefing found at the end of this post. Journalists who would like to access the media briefing video can register with the News Network here. Please super: Abinash Virk, M.D. / Infectious Diseases / Mayo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer to retire Nov. 30. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Jeff Bolton, Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer, has announced his plans to retire on Nov. 30. He has been Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer since 2013 and a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees since 2011. He joined Mayo Clinic in 2002 as its chief financial officer."I am truly grateful to Jeff for his dedication and service during his 19 years in leadership roles at Mayo Clinic," says Gianrico Farrugia,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Virtual Public Forum: (Mis)trust in the COVID-19 vaccine in the African American Community. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE 8/28/21: People of color are at greater risk of becoming infected with, and dying from, COVID-19. To reduce this community's risk, an upcoming virtual town hall will be held to discuss mistrust of COVID-19 vaccines, details about the delta variant, and myths and facts about COVID-19. Participants will hear from health experts who have been on the frontlines, working to share health information and save lives. Watch: Recording of Virtual Public Forum: (Mis)trust in the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Pancreas transplant can be a cure for diabetes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Many advances have been made in diabetes treatments over the past decade. Diabetes is a lifelong chronic disease with the potential for significant complications. Despite the advances, many people with diabetes struggle with the disease. "Diabetes is an abnormality in consuming or metabolizing blood glucose," says Dr. Tambi Jarmi, a Mayo Clinic nephrologist. "So diabetic patients have a hard time adjusting their blood sugar to the level that their cells needed. It could be a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Getting to the heart of the matter. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Ten years ago, Elizabeth Scovil, a 46-year-old wife and mother of four from Forest City, Florida, collapsed at the gym. Luckily some local paramedics were there and came to her rescue. But then it happened again. "I am an athlete. I was always working out," says Elizabeth. She began experiencing episodes of dizziness, and her heart would beat rapidly. "It would go up to 150, 170 beats per minute all of a sudden. It can…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). What you need to know about COVID-19 booster shots. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health officials are developing a plan to begin offering COVID-19 booster shots to all people in the U.S. as soon as this fall to maximize vaccine protection. But before booster shots can be offered, two things will need to happen: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will need to conduct an independent evaluation to determine the safety and effectiveness of a third dose of the Moderna or Pfizer messenger RNA vaccines.The Centers for Disease Control…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Monoclonal antibody treatment combo reduces hospitalization among high-risk patients with COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï In an observational study, Mayo Clinic researchers report that the combination of casirivimab and imdevimab ‚Äï two monoclonal antibody treatments under Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization ‚Äï keep high-risk patients out of the hospital when infected with mild to moderate COVID-19. The findings appear in The Lancet's EClinicalMedicine. Nearly 1,400 Mayo Clinic patients were enrolled in the study ‚Äï 696 who received the drug combo between December 2020 and early…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic Minute: Don't skip your kid's HPV vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Kids are heading back into the classroom after a year like no other due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the last year, childhood immunization declined, putting kids at risk for diseases that can be prevented by vaccinations. The hope is that as children return to the classroom, children will return to their health care provider, too. Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases physician, says if you have a preteen, make sure he…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Congenital heart disease revision surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a congenital heart defect and my initial surgery at 32 was complicated. I continue to have heart problems. At my last visit, my cardiologist said I would likely need another surgery. I'm afraid to have another procedure. How do I know if I need one, and why would a revision be needed? ANSWER: Patients with moderate to high complexity congenital heart disease often undergo multiple interventions. Not knowing what condition you have,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Medical inspiration from an old book. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A Mayo Clinic doctor has pioneered a new procedure to treat a medical problem that causes positional headaches, among other symptoms. And he took a "novel" approach to find the solution. Reporter Jason Howland has the story. Watch: Medical inspiration from an old book youtu.be/PQ-fc-IPbjE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (2: 15) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Sometimes, extraordinary ideas are inspired by the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic Minute: Catching up on childhood vaccinations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As students prepare to return to the classroom, it's important to ensure that they keep up with their immunization schedules. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a dramatic drop in routine childhood vaccinations. August is National Immunization Month. And Mayo Clinic experts are reminding you that a part of the back-to-school routine is making sure your kids are up to date on their shots. Jason Howland has…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Safety in the hurricane aftermath. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As Hurricane Ida moves inland through the southern portion of the U.S., experts are warning people to be cautious after the storm. One of the most common consequences after a storm is the loss of electricity, which increases the possibility of safety concerns and health issues. For instance, Dr. Michael Boniface, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, says that precautions need to be taken when operating a portable generator to eliminate the risk of carbon…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic study highlights development of remote patient monitoring program during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï A study by Mayo Clinic investigators highlights the development and implementation of Mayo Clinic's large-scale COVID-19 Remote Patient Monitoring Program, which has served more than 7,000 patients across 41 states. The study evaluated the impact of the program, including: Feasibility.Safety.Patient engagement with the technology.Rate of alerts and escalations managed by virtual care teams.Use of acute care resources.Patient clinical outcomes. Results of the study are published in NPJ Digital Medicine. "Our study investigated how our…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 modeling shows 100,000 people in the U.S. could die over the next 3 months. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org U.S. hospitalizations for patients with COVID-19 have risen almost 500% over the past two months, according to news reports. Also, the number of ICU beds in the South is dwindling. "We have over 101,000 Americans in the hospital with COVID-19," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Many of them fighting for their lives in ICUs and on ventilators. We are having over 160,000 new cases and just below 1,000…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Don't get COVID-19 booster vaccine too soon. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Amid reports of waning COVID-19 immunity, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to officially approve a third dose of messengerRNA vaccines for the general public. Moderna and Pfizer are mRNA vaccines. The FDA has already approved a third COVID-19 vaccine dose for those who have compromised immune systems, as part of their primary vaccine series. That third vaccine is not considered a booster. However, Mayo Clinic experts say the pending FDA approval for…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Science Saturday: Opioids provide low evidence of pain relief for migraine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Evidence that opioids provide pain relief for migraine headaches is low or insufficient, a large Mayo Clinic meta-analysis published recently in JAMA has found. However, some newer therapies, along with established migraine treatments, were associated with moderate to high evidence of pain relief. The meta-analysis — which combined results from multiple scientific studies — included 15 systematic reviews and 115 randomized clinical trials of 28,803 patients. While the researchers note that this study provides a good starting point for treatment conversations…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breathing easier with COPD. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the third leading cause of death worldwide according to the World Health Organization. COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. The main cause of COPD in developed countries is tobacco smoking. In the developing world, COPD often occurs in people exposed to fumes from burning fuel for cooking or heating in poorly ventilated homes. People with COPD are at increased risk…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Consumer Health: What do you know about leukemia and lymphoma? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about some of the most common types of these two diseases. Leukemia is cancer of the body's blood-forming tissues, including bone marrow and the lymphatic system. Leukemia usually involves the white blood cells, which are potent infection fighters. They normally grow and divide in an orderly way as your body needs them. But in people with leukemia, the bone marrow…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic Minute: Patch testing for allergic contact dermatitis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've ever experienced a red, itchy rash appear on your skin after using a certain lotion or even from wearing jewelry, you may be experiencing contact dermatitis. It's caused by a substance you're exposed to that irritates your skin. However, it also can be triggered by an allergic reaction.In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Matthew Hall, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, explains how patch testing is crucial to assess for allergic contact dermatitis. Watch: The…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic to offer COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinics in Rochester through Sept. 17. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester has added more COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinics for patients, visitors and staff in response to the Food and Drug Administration's full approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for those 16 and older, the recommendation of a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine immunocompromised people, and the potential for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots when they're approved.Anyone 12 and older can attend these walk-in clinics. A parent or guardian needs to accompany children under…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Consumer Health: Treating ovarian cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about treating ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. More than 21,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and nearly 14,000 women will die of the disease. Early stage ovarian cancer rarely causes any symptoms. Advanced-stage ovarian cancer may cause few and nonspecific symptoms…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic physicians recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic physicians Judith Kaur, M.D. and Thomas R. Viggiano M.D., M.Ed. have been recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges with 2021 AAMC awards. The annual awards honor individuals and institutions making significant contributions to medical education, research, clinical care, and community engagement. Judith Kaur, M.D., Professor of Oncology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Dr. Kaur, of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Florida received The Herbert W. Nickens Award for…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic Minute: Back to school and separation anxiety. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Kids have been at home for a long time because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and some students might not be looking forward to the first day of school this year, in part because of separation anxiety. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/C_wvC0NAgy8 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 07) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. By the time the first school bell rings, some kids…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). FDA gives full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration gave full approval to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, Aug. 23, making it the first COVID-19 vaccine to receive such approval. The Pfizer vaccine was previously available under an FDA emergency use authorization. This emergency use authorization followed rigorous testing that included thousands of clinical trial participants. "Based on clinical trial results, Mayo Clinic experts have promoted the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines since the emergency use…

ecns.cn (2021-09-05). U.S. ravaged by child cases, nurse shortage, vaccine hesitancy as Delta variant rages on. ecns.cn Child cases of the coronavirus surged to new high, nurses left hospitals for traveling jobs with handsome pay, notable resistance to vaccines was found among 30 percent of the U.S. population, and a booster shot is being prolonged due to the lack of data.

Frank Spinner (2021-09-05). Video: From Anthrax to COVID: Fighting the U.S. Defense Department's Dangerous Vaccination Orders. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-09-05). U.S. COVID-19 cases reach new daily high: CDC. ecns.cn The current seven-day moving average of daily new cases in the United States was over 150,000, up 4.9 percent from the previous week, according to the latest weekly report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

William Walter Kay (2021-09-05). COVID-19 "Fun with Figures": Food for Thought. globalresearch.ca

Mark Taliano (2021-09-05). COVID-19 Establishment Narrative Built on Foundation of Straw. PCR Test Results are Invalid. globalresearch.ca

Inequality (2021-09-05). The Labor Day Dreams of Black Workers. juancole.com By Marc Bayard, Sarah Anderson and Rebekah Entralgo | — As our second pandemic Labor Day approaches, Black worker leaders are determined to never again bear the brunt of a national crisis as they have under Covid-19. At least four U.S. employees have now been killed as they tried to enforce mask mandates — and …

Nayvin Gordon (2021-09-05). Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, the Tragic Misinformed Battle Over Masks While Covid-19. indybay.org Schools are neither safe nor protected places for our children especially the unvaccinated, their opening will further spread the pandemic…

Staff (2021-09-05). Venezuela Denounces COVAX for Not Sending Vaccines Despite Receiving Full Payment. orinocotribune.com Executive Vice President Delcy Rodríguez stressed that Venezuela had completed the necesseary payment to COVAX but is yet to receive a single dose. | Venezuela has denounced the fact that it has not received any COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX, the international mechanism created by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the purpose of equitable distribution of vaccines to countries with less resources. Venezuela has not received a single vaccine dose despite having completed the necessary payment months ago. | "COVAX has distributed more than 236 million doses to countries all over the world," stressed Executiv…

Staff (2021-09-05). Unemployment Benefits Created During COVID Reached Workers Historically Shut Out. truthout.org Millions of Americans have entered Labor Day weekend knowing that one of the key unemployment benefits that has been keeping them afloat throughout the pandemic is coming to an end. States

ecns.cn (2021-09-05). Thousands in Australia sign petition asking government to give light to Chinese COVID-19 vaccines. ecns.cn Thousands of individuals have signed a petition asking the Australian government to introduce or import COVID-19 vaccines made by China.

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2021-09-04: News Headlines

Erik Kàºng, Lisa Habrina, Angelika Berger, Tobias Werther, Lukas Aichhorn (2021-09-04). [Clinical Picture] Diagnosing pneumomediastinum in a neonate using a lung ultrasound. thelancet.com A preterm baby—delivered by caesarean section at 36 weeks and 5 days due to pathological trace on cardiotocography—presented immediately after birth with tachypnoea, and sternal, intercostal, and subcostal recessions.

Sarah Boseley (2021-09-04). [Perspectives] The race to make a COVID-19 vaccine. thelancet.com Sarah Gilbert, Catherine Green, and their scientific colleagues at the University of Oxford who made a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that has brought the world to a standstill, are heroes of our time, already decorated in the UK by the Queen and, in Gilbert's case, lauded by Mattel, which has made a Barbie doll in her image. Fired by a mission to save the world, these researchers are dedicated, altruistic, and determined that their vaccine would not only be safe and effective, but also cheap and easy to use in the poorest corners of the globe.

Jocalyn Clark (2021-09-04). [Perspectives] Alika Lafontaine: Indigenous and Canadian change maker. thelancet.com Alika Lafontaine was running late for our Zoom call because he was seeing patients. An anaesthesiologist at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, he had already intubated two patients with COVID-19 that morning—both were young, unvaccinated adults. In a world of divided opinion about vaccines, health-care reform, and how to achieve equity, diversity, and inclusion in the medical professions, Lafontaine's ability to humanise and challenge health-care narratives and systems is fuelling change in Canada.

Marco De Ambrogi (2021-09-04). [Perspectives] The return. thelancet.com Since its origin, Greek tragedy has offered a space for audiences to reflect on current moral and ethical dilemmas. For example, Sophocles' Antigone puts at its centre the clash between behaving according to one's personal values and complying with unjust societal laws, while Electra focuses on the conflict between filial love and the need for justice. In the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, readings of Greek tragedy were also used to help health-care workers to address moral injury through the programme Theater of War for Frontline Medical Providers, previously described in this journal.

Sara Jerving (2021-09-04). [World Report] The long road ahead for COVID-19 vaccination in Africa. thelancet.com Only 2 ∑5% of Africans are vaccinated against COVID-19. Millions more doses will be needed to meet even modest targets and experts are sceptical of success. Sara Jerving reports.

John Zarocostas (2021-09-04). [World Report] Health under cyberattack. thelancet.com Cyberattacks are becoming a major issue of health security, but are they getting the attention they need? John Zarocostas reports.

Desmond O'Neill, Sean Kennelly (2021-09-04). [Correspondence] Responding to responsive behaviour in Alzheimer's disease. thelancet.com The Seminar on Alzheimer's disease by Philip Scheltens and colleagues1 contains a wealth of valuable information on biological and epidemiological aspects of the condition. However, an area of concern was the relegation of what were termed neuropsychiatric syndromes to drug treatment alone.

Philip Scheltens (2021-09-04). [Correspondence] Responding to responsive behaviour in Alzheimer's disease — Author's reply. thelancet.com I thank Desmond O'Neill and Sean Kennelly for pointing out the import ≠ance of behaviour as being responsive to external factors, rather than being an intrinsic deficit of Alzheimer's disease. We acknowledge the use of non-pharmacological measures here, but did not include it in our Seminar1 because of our focus on the earliest stages of the disease, in which behavioural aspects, such as described by O'Neill and Kennelly, are less obvious and less prevalent than in the later stages.

The Lancet (2021-09-04). [Editorial] Medical professionalism and physician wellbeing. thelancet.com Integrity, compassion, altruism, continuous improvement, excellence, working in partnership—these are the values of medical professionalism, according to a working group formed by the Royal College of Physicians in 2005. More recently, ideas about professionalism have focused on the attributes required for a modern doctor to fulfil their roles as healer, innovator, researcher, and patient partner. But much of the thinking around medical professionalism remains rooted in an idealised, traditional, and paternalistic foundation of self-sacrifice and service to humanity, in which the perceived good doctor prior…

Ayesha Ahmad, Justine Gosling (2021-09-04). [Correspondence] The remoteness of pain in Canada's Indigenous peoples' collective memory. thelancet.com To continue the thread of the Editorial about Canada's indigenous people,1 the pain of Canada's indigenous peoples' collective memory is neither buried nor unearthed from the living stories, silencing truths, understanding, mourning or reconciliation, deepening living pain, and trauma in some of the world's most remote regions.

WSWS (2021-09-03). Pandemic-related unemployment programs expire for over 7.5 million jobless workers in the US. wsws.org The ruthless bipartisan drive to end all pandemic-related programs, such as enhanced unemployment benefits and eviction moratoriums, is a homicidal class policy aimed at depressing workers' wages and forcing the jobless into accepting dangerous low-paying employment as COVID-19 continues to spread.

International Action Center (2021-09-03). Sordid source of 'lab-leak' accusation — against China. workers.org The following lightly edited statement was released Aug. 24 by the International Action Center (iacenter.org). The U.S.-China Solidarity Project has just released an up-to-date, in-depth look at the network of anti-China think tanks responsible for promoting the bogus lab-leak theory that COVID-19 originated in Chinese labs. "Capitalism on a Ventilator" . . . |

Staff (2021-09-03). Headlines for September 3, 2021. democracynow.org Ida's Death Toll Soars After Record Rains Flood Northeastern States, Aerial Photos Show Oil and Chemical Spills Spawned by Hurricane Ida, Humanitarian Flights to Afghanistan Resume as U.N. Warns of Widespread Hunger, Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga Resigns After Critics Blast His Response to COVID-19, Over 15 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Have Gone to Waste in the United States, Democrats Ready Reproductive Rights Bill After SCOTUS Refuses to Halt Texas Ban on Most Abortions, 7.5 Million U.S. Residents to Lose Jobless Benefits, with Millions Bracing for Cuts in Aid, Sen. Joe Manchin Demands "Pause" on $3.5 Trillion S…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). Mayo Clinic Minute: Back to school and separation anxiety. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Kids have been at home for a long time because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and some students might not be looking forward to the first day of school this year, in part because of separation anxiety. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/C_wvC0NAgy8 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 07) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. By the time the first school bell rings, some kids…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). Science Saturday: How disease, diet, and genomics interact with gut virome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic researchers published a comprehensive analysis of the gut virome in Gastroenterology, showing how disease, diet and genomics interact with the gut virome in irritable bowel syndrome. This common disorder affects the intestine and manifests as abdominal pain associated with constipation, diarrhea or both. The gut virome is one component of the microbiome (bacteria, fungi, viruses). It includes viruses that specifically attack bacteria (bacteriophages/phages) or those affecting humans (eukaryotic viruses. e.g., norovirus). Hence the gut virome…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). Expert Alert: 3 reasons why more organ donors from diverse backgrounds are needed. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Of the 106,000 people in the U.S. who are awaiting a lifesaving organ transplant, roughly 60% are minorities. As part of National Minority Donor Awareness Month, Mayo Clinic experts provide three reasons why getting more people from diverse backgrounds to be organ donors is vital to help save lives: 1. Some racial and ethnic populations are more likely to need a transplant. African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans and Native Americans have an…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). What you need to know about COVID-19 booster shots. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health officials are developing a plan to begin offering COVID-19 booster shots to all people in the U.S. as soon as this fall to maximize vaccine protection. But before booster shots can be offered, two things will need to happen: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will need to conduct an independent evaluation to determine the safety and effectiveness of a third dose of the Moderna or Pfizer messenger RNA vaccines.The Centers for Disease Control…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). Don't get COVID-19 booster vaccine too soon. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Amid reports of waning COVID-19 immunity, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to officially approve a third dose of messengerRNA vaccines for the general public. Moderna and Pfizer are mRNA vaccines. The FDA has already approved a third COVID-19 vaccine dose for those who have compromised immune systems, as part of their primary vaccine series. That third vaccine is not considered a booster. However, Mayo Clinic experts say the pending FDA approval for…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Swimming safety for children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A friend and I were talking about the risks of swimming and water safety for young children. I have a toddler and a 4-year-old, and I'm curious about when it's safe to swim, the risk of getting sick, and the need for goggles and earplugs. ANSWER: For many people, the hot summer days are often spent swimming at the pool. But before you help your child suit up, it's important to consider practical tips to…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). Mayo Clinic Minute: Catching up on childhood vaccinations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As students prepare to return to the classroom, it's important to ensure that they keep up with their immunization schedules. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a dramatic drop in routine childhood vaccinations. August is National Immunization Month. And Mayo Clinic experts are reminding you that a part of the back-to-school routine is making sure your kids are up to date on their shots. Jason Howland has…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer to retire Nov. 30. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Jeff Bolton, Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer, has announced his plans to retire on Nov. 30. He has been Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer since 2013 and a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees since 2011. He joined Mayo Clinic in 2002 as its chief financial officer."I am truly grateful to Jeff for his dedication and service during his 19 years in leadership roles at Mayo Clinic," says Gianrico Farrugia,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Collagen and biotin supplements. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that collagen and biotin are good for the body. What are these supplements, and are they beneficial? ANSWER: Collagen and biotin supplements appear to be getting attention in the media for promoting healthy aging, along with joint and bone health. However, it is important to understand what collagen and biotin are and what research is available to support these claims. Collagen is concentrated in bones, ligaments, tendons, skin, blood vessels and internal…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Ask the Mayo Mom / Back-to-school. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 and especially the spread of the delta variant have created a whole new set of challenges this year. And now, children across the US are returning to school during this same time, creating many questions for families. In this "Mayo Clinic Q&A" podcast, Dr. Angela Mattke, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician and host of #AskTheMayoMom, is joined by two experts in pediatric infectious disease to discuss the important precautions families can take to keep their…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). Consumer Health: Back to school, teens and depression. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With many teens heading back to school, peer pressure and academic expectations are once again a reality. These added pressures can cause ups and downs during what can be an already tumultuous time of life. For some teens, though, the lows are more than just temporary feelings. They're symptoms of depression. Teen depression is a serious mental health problem. It affects how teenagers think, feel and behave, and it can cause emotional, functional and physical…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breaking down the booster terminology for COVID-19 vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccine boosters are being recommended eight months after a person's second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. "A vaccine booster dose is generally an additional dose above and beyond the primary series needed to achieve protective immunity," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "So the dose that was approved this past week would be better classified as an 'additional dose' for those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised." Dr….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). Responding to increased demand for COVID-19 testing, vaccines and implementing visitor restrictions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org RED WING, Minn. — In response to the recent significant increase of COVID-19 cases in Minnesota, Mayo Clinic Health System is implementing new visitor restrictions and enhancing the availability of COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. "We're testing hundreds of people each day for COVID-19. In southeast Minnesota counties outside of Rochester, 15 to 20 percent of tests are coming back positive," says Robert Albright, Jr. D.O., regional vice president, Southeast Minnesota Region, Mayo Clinic Health System….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips for a healthy school year. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org After a year of full or partial distance learning, many students will be headed back into a physical classroom this fall. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Mayo Clinic Children's Center, offers some tips for a healthy school year. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/QeFoQkM-x9U Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Going…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Congenital heart disease revision surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a congenital heart defect and my initial surgery at 32 was complicated. I continue to have heart problems. At my last visit, my cardiologist said I would likely need another surgery. I'm afraid to have another procedure. How do I know if I need one, and why would a revision be needed? ANSWER: Patients with moderate to high complexity congenital heart disease often undergo multiple interventions. Not knowing what condition you have,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). FDA gives full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration gave full approval to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, Aug. 23, making it the first COVID-19 vaccine to receive such approval. The Pfizer vaccine was previously available under an FDA emergency use authorization. This emergency use authorization followed rigorous testing that included thousands of clinical trial participants. "Based on clinical trial results, Mayo Clinic experts have promoted the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines since the emergency use…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). Mayo Clinic physicians recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic physicians Judith Kaur, M.D. and Thomas R. Viggiano M.D., M.Ed. have been recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges with 2021 AAMC awards. The annual awards honor individuals and institutions making significant contributions to medical education, research, clinical care, and community engagement. Judith Kaur, M.D., Professor of Oncology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Dr. Kaur, of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Florida received The Herbert W. Nickens Award for…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-09-03). The 2020-21 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.

C.J. Hopkins (2021-09-03). The Covidian Cult (Part III). dissidentvoice.org In The Covidian Cult (Part I) and (Part II), I characterized the so-called "New Normal" as a "global totalitarian ideological movement." Since I published those essays, more and more people have come to see it for what it is, not "insanity" or "an overreaction," but, in fact, a new form of totalitarianism, a globalized, pathologized, …

Lance Johnson (2021-09-03). Israel Now Has More COVID Infections Per Capita Than Any Country in the World, Even as "Booster Shots" Are Being Widely Administered There. globalresearch.ca

Arsenio Toledo (2021-09-03). It's a Subscription: Fauci Says Government on Track to Administer COVID-19 Booster Doses Every Eight Months. globalresearch.ca

Isaac Nellist (2021-09-03). COVID-19: Workers speak out against being put in harm's way. greenleft.org.au Workers are being put in harm's way and the Australian Unemployed Workers' Union and Living Incomes for Everyone want that to change. Isaac Nellist reports.

WSWS (2021-09-03). Australian COVID-19 outbreak in Aboriginal communities exposes severe healthcare crisis. wsws.org In the impoverished rural town of Wilcannia more than 10 percent of the population is now infected.

Shawgi Tell (2021-09-03). Economic Collapse Not Caused By COVID And Won't Improve With Vaccines. dissidentvoice.org For major owners of capital, the "COVID Pandemic" has been a perfect pretext and scapegoat for an obsolete economy failing due to its own intrinsic logic and dynamics. COVID has been a convenient and timely cover for the ongoing global economic decline that started well before the "COVID Pandemic." It is much easier to blame …

Global Research News (2021-09-03). Selected Articles: "Herd Stupidity": The Manufactured COVID Crisis. globalresearch.ca By The pandemic is contrived for sinister motives. Everything connected with Covid is Junk Science foisted …

Brian Shilhavy (2021-09-03). Nurses Speak Out at Minnesota Town Hall Meeting on COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries and Lack of Reporting to VAERS. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-09-03). Australia: New South Wales premier declares the population must accept COVID deaths. wsws.org New guidelines for Sydney hospitals foreshadow the emergence of a "triage" system in intensive care wards, under which some critically-ill patients could be denied treatment.

ecns.cn (2021-09-03). Over 2.08 bln doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in China. ecns.cn More than 2.08 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China as of Thursday, data from the National Health Commission showed Friday.

WSWS (2021-09-03). Socialist Equality Party gubernatorial candidate David Moore appears on "Bad Faith" podcast. wsws.org In the discussion, Moore spoke about the necessity for workers in California and internationally to fight to eradicate COVID-19 through the methods of class struggle and the fight for socialism.

WSWS (2021-09-03). Dana workers say management sprayed them with toxic chemicals after COVID outbreak. wsws.org Dana Inc. workers at the Ft. Wayne, Indiana plant say they were sprayed with a powerful disinfectant that could cause damage to their noses, throats and lungs.

WSWS (2021-09-03). Australian national accounts data used to push for economic "reopening" wsws.org The political and media establishment seized on economic growth of 0.7 percent to push for the abandonment of any meaningful public health measures to deal with the Delta variant of COVID-19.

Staff (2021-09-03). "On the Kill Floors": Essential Workers in Meatpacking Plants Still Lack Safety & COVID Protections. democracynow.org Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, we look at the experiences of meatpacking workers during the pandemic and beyond. Dulce Castañeda, a founding member of Children of Smithfield, a Nebraska-based grassroots advocacy group led by the children and family members of meatpacking workers, says conditions in the meatpacking plants during the pandemic remained as usual. "It was a situation where they weren't receiving the protections that they needed," she tells Democracy Now!, adding that workers often don't have the time or resources to advocate for themselves. Castañeda and her family are profiled in a new book by journ…

WSWS (2021-09-03). Hundreds of vaccinated students test positive for COVID-19 at Duke University. wsws.org More students are infected now, despite 98 percent vaccination, than were infected a year ago, before vaccines were available…

WSWS (2021-09-03). Louisiana nurses describe the conditions they face in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. wsws.org Already working under the stress of a surge of the Delta variant, health care workers in the hurricane's path are now facing additional horrors.

WSWS (2021-09-03). Worsening US health care crisis during pandemic prompts strikes and protests by nurses over staffing. wsws.org The already appalling state of US health care has worsened over the course of the pandemic, affecting not only patient care and outcomes but the working conditions of nurses and other health care workers. These conditions have prompted an uptick health care worker struggles.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-09-03). Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV): FDA Fast-Tracks RSV mRNA 'Vaccine'. "Are We Creating a Public Health Disaster" globalresearch.ca

Joel A. Harrison (2021-09-03). Bureaucracies in the Most Expensive Healthcare System in the World. counterpunch.org As in many other technologically advanced democracies, the U.S. is blessed with highly trained dedicated medical personnel and superb facilities. However, we are also by far the most expensive healthcare system in the world. More than 30 cents on every dollar goes to, among other things, large, to some extent unaccountable, administrative bureaucracies that, on

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