2021-05-18: News Headlines

Anonymous007 (2021-05-18). Military Situation In The West Bank And Gaza Strip On May 18th, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 212 Palestinian including 59 children and 35 women were killed and more than 1305 were injured in the Gaza Strip by the IDF strikes since the start of conflict, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza | 21 Palestinian were killed and more than 3363 were injured in the West Bank by the IDF since the start of conflict, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in West Bank | 10 Israeli people reportedly were killed and more than 500 were injured by the Pale…

Stephanie Hedgecoke (2021-05-18). Syringes for Cuba: Campaign to send vital COVID supplies. workers.org During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cuba's Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade sent 53 contingents of volunteer health workers to over 40 countries — in addition to Cuban medical personnel already working in 58 countries. And more than 45 countries requested Cuba's Interferon Alpha 2B protocol to use for . . . |

WSWS (2021-05-18). COVID-19 workplace outbreaks continue to surge across Canada. wsws.org In Canada's largest workplace outbreak to date, a staggering 1,361 workers at Canadian Natural Resources' Horizon site near Fort McMurray, Alberta have tested positive, and two workers have died.

WSWS (2021-05-18). Washington D.C. metro dispatchers launch one-day strike over meager pay during COVID-19. wsws.org The May 14 strike of MetroAccess call center workers at the MV Transportation facility in suburban Washington D.C. is part of a broader movement of the working class against social austerity being enforced by the capitalist class.

WSWS (2021-05-18). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org The walkout was called over rampant lack of compliance with COVID-19 safety measures.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Preventive screening during COVID-19 pandemic leads to early diagnosis of treatable breast cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, health care providers have been concerned about a growing number of patients delaying or skipping preventive screenings because they have been hesitant to see their health care provider. Experts have stressed that it's not only safe to come in for preventive screenings, but also it's important to avoid future health problems …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Mayo Clinic to offer more walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic held a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Rochester on Wednesday, May 5. At this clinic, one patient shared why he came in to get the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Watch: Patient discusses why he chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine. youtu.be/ORLLLOOJ7eg Journalists: Broadcast-quality soundbites and b-roll of the Mayo Clinic walk-in COVID-19 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Fatigue, perceived cognitive impairment and mood disorders associated with post-COVID-19 syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ?– Patients diagnosed with post-COVID-19 syndrome, also known as "PCS," "COVID-19 long-haul syndrome" and "Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS COV-2," experience symptoms such as mood disorders, fatigue and perceived cognitive impairment that can negatively affect returning to work and resuming normal activities, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Mayo Clinic Q and A: What is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My uncle was diagnosed with COVID-19, and his doctors mentioned the possibility of putting him on ECMO. What does this mean? ANSWER: A COVID-19 infection can lead to mild symptoms for many people, but for others, it can cause life-threatening lung failure. In cases like your uncle's, traditional life support measures, such as a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Cold vs. allergies during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to the common cold, allergies and COVID-19, overlapping symptoms can be confusing. In this Q&A, Dr. Arveen Bhasin, a Mayo Clinic allergist and immunologist, provides some clarity by comparing and contrasting the signs and symptoms of these conditions: What are allergy symptoms?Allergy symptoms can affect the nose, sinuses and lungs. These symptoms …

Lucy Schiller (2021-05-18). In Search of a Place to Cry: The Gray Panthers COVID Memorial. zcomm.org Those of us who have lost someone in this way feel an acute understanding of the cruelty of the virus—not just its physical effects, but also the loneliness in which our loved one died…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Talking to your children about vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expanding its emergency use authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 12-15 years. So parents and caregivers may be getting even more questions from children about whether vaccines are safe and how vaccines can help end the COVID-19 pandemic. Information in this article was contributed by Jennifer …

Christine Thach (2021-05-18). Asian Hate Is on the Rise. indybay.org This article is about recent hate crimes that have been happening towards older Asian people. Many Asians have been getting attacked because COVID happened, and many people assume that every Asian have COVID-19.

Sister Diaspora for Liberation (2021-05-18). Tuesday 6/8: COVID19 Vaccine Education Workshop w/ Trusted Community MDs. indybay.org Online event…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Mayo Clinic again receives top honors for high-quality patient care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Eleven? hospitals across?Mayo Clinic?received star ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for Overall Hospital Quality. Six of the 11 hospitals earned five stars — the best score possible. The national average is 3 of 5 stars. The star rating provides patients with information about multiple dimensions of quality …

WSWS (2021-05-18). US educators and autoworkers denounce changes to CDC mask guidelines. wsws.org In an anti-scientific and politically-motivated move, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have encouraged vaccinated people to stop wearing masks.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Consumer Health: Stroke awareness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about stroke. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and a major cause of serious disability for adults. More than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Why lung cancer screening is important, especially for minorities. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer and the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. By the time lung cancer symptoms develop, the disease is usually too far advanced to cure. Studies show that lung cancer screening reduces the risk of dying from the disease. Screening is usually reserved for …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Consumer Health: Staying active and exercising with osteoporosis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this bone disease, which affects approximately 10 million Americans, according to the Office on Women's Health. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses, such as bending over …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Consumer Health: Treating polycystic ovary syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Complications can include infertility, gestational diabetes or pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, miscarriage or premature birth, and endometrial cancer. Signs and symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome vary. A diagnosis is made when women experience at least two of these signs: Irregular periods.Elevated levels of male …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Consumer Health: Bladder cancer awareness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is one of the most common cancers. Nearly 84,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2021, according to the American Cancer Society. Bladder cancer occurs in men more frequently than in women, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment for patent foramen ovale. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 36 and do not have any significant medical concerns, but due to a family member's heart health issues, it was recommended I have a cardiac evaluation. After undergoing an echocardiogram, I was surprised to be told that I have a patent foramen ovale. The cardiologist said I don't need to be treated …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Consumer Health: Endometriosis, ovarian cancer and infertility — what are the connections? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been diagnosed with endometriosis, you may have questions about whether that raises your risk for other conditions, including ovarian cancer and infertility. With endometriosis, tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org How do people from minority communities experience genomic medicine in diverse health-care settings? How do they integrate genetic knowledge into their understandings of health-care needs? These answers are critical to researchers as multiple efforts are underway to increase the inclusion of racial minority participants in genomic research and new forms of individualized medicine. Richard Sharp. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Infographic: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET). newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.?More health tip infographics: ?mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Signs of depression in teens and how to help. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Depression is a serious mental health problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities. Although depression can occur at any time in life, symptoms may differ between teens and adults. Issues such as peer pressure, academic expectations and changing bodies can bring a lot of ups and downs for …

Juan Cole (2021-05-17). Israel's Total War on Palestinians: Hospital Crisis Grips Gaza in Deadliest Day of Israeli Airstrikes. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — In the deadliest single day of the Israeli air campaign on Palestinian Gaza, 42 were killed on Sunday, according to the BBC, including 16 women and 10 children. The BBC reports from the Gaza ministry of health that "The overall death toll in Gaza now stands at 197 people, including …

Staff (2021-05-17). Headlines for May 17, 2021. democracynow.org Israel's Deadly Assault on Gaza Enters Second Week: 200 Palestinians Killed and Media Attacked, India, Nepal Battle Devastating COVID Wave as More Asian Countries Impose Restrictions Amid Surge, Nurses' Union Challenges New CDC Mask Guidelines; Judge Keeps Eviction Ban in Place for Now, Blast in Afghan Mosque Kills 12 as Fighting Intensifies Between Taliban and Gov't Forces, Chilean Voters Select Delegates to Draft New Constitution, Colombian Protests Call for End to State Violence After Suicide of Teen Sexually Abused by Police, GOP Replaces Liz Cheney with Trump Loyalist Elise Stefanik, Texas Set to Enact Draco…

Jonathan Turley (2021-05-17). CDC Admits that It Miscalculated the Risk of Outdoor COVID Transmission. globalresearch.ca The

_____ (2021-05-17). Largest Nurses Union Condemns CDC Rollback On COVID Protection Guidance. popularresistance.org National Nurses United (NNU), the largest union of registered nurses in the United States, today condemned new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance stating that fully vaccinated people no longer needed to wear masks, avoid crowds or large gatherings, and no longer needed to isolate after exposure or get tested unless they develop symptoms. Nurses say that given the threat to their patients across the country, they are especially disappointed that the CDC would ease up its Covid guidance on the heels of International Nurses Day.

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2021-05-17). "Planned Obsolescence": The Push for Big Pharma's Booster Covid Shots and Annual Vaccinations. globalresearch.ca Last month, the …

_____ (2021-05-17). Jobs Report Coverage Lacked Context, Worker Perspective. popularresistance.org In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, the editorial board of the Financial Times (4/20/20), perhaps the most important newspaper of capital in the English-speaking world, fretted about how the pandemic could upend labor relations. After the Black Death of the 1300s, the paper noted, the population decline meant surviving peasants had the leverage to demand higher pay. The editors assured their readers that nothing so radical was coming due to Covid-19: "A thankfully much lower mortality rate means such a transformation is unlikely," the editors said. | A year later, things aren't going as planned. News outl…

Nina Burleigh (2021-05-17). How Profiteers Hijacked the CDC's Covid Response. thenation.com How Profiteers Hijacked the CDC's Covid Response…

Bryce Covert (2021-05-17). How Teachers Fought for Their Safety in the Pandemic—and Won. thenation.com How Teachers Fought for Their Safety in the Pandemic—and Won…

Gregg Gonsalves, The Nation (2021-05-17). Sharing the Vaccine Is Just the First Step. thenation.com Sharing the Vaccine Is Just the First Step…

Staff (2021-05-17). Sunday COVID-19 Brief: 14 Deaths and 1,070 New Cases in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com This Sunday, May 16, Venezuela reported 1,070 new COVID-19 cases, out of which 1,063 were from community transmission, and seven were imported (three from Panama, three from Aruba. and one from Mexico). | The state with the most positives in the last 24 hours was Yaracuy, with 183 cases. The rest of the infections were distributed across the country as follows: La Guaira, 164; Aragua, 111; Miranda, 94; Zulia, 86; Caracas, 76; Táchira, 65; Anzoátegui, 59; Trujillo, 41; Guárico, 37; Falcón, 35; Carabobo, 31; Nueva Esparta, 26; Portuguesa, 20; Lara, 11; Sucre, eight; Cojedes, seven; Apure, six; Bolívar, two; and Mér…

Betsey Piette (2021-05-17). CDC's maskless mandate puts workers at risk. workers.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recklessly capitulated to pressure from U.S. corporations in issuing their latest guidelines lifting masks requirements. They announced May 13: "Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal or territorial . . . |

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-17). National Nurses United Condemns CDC for Endangering Frontline Workers With Latest Covid-19 Guidance. commondreams.org "Now is not the time to relax protective measures, and we are outraged that the CDC has done just that while we are still in the midst of the deadliest pandemic in a century," said National Nurses United. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2021-05-17). Survey of epidemiologists exposes lies that children do not spread COVID-19. wsws.org The findings contradict claims made throughout the pandemic by the entire political establishment, the CDC, the teachers unions and the corporate media, all of which have downplayed the dangers posed to children and society as a whole by the policy of reopening schools.

WSWS (2021-05-17). Yet another COVID-19 death at Faurecia Saline, Michigan plant exposes continued pandemic danger. wsws.org Reports of yet another COVID-19 death at the plant point to the continued dangers faced by workers due to the abandonment of even basic health and safety protocols.

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-05-17). How Bill Gates Set the Stage for Modi's Disastrous Response to COVID-19 in India. counterpunch.org While the incompetence of the Indian government is starkly visible in its handling of the second wave of the COVID-19 crisis, its performance has been far worse on the vaccine front. The BJP-led government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which seems to believe in the ideology of free-market capitalism, thinks that the market will magically

WSWS (2021-05-17). UK: Calls for "gendered perspective" on COVID-19 conceal class issues. wsws.org No doubt, a position as gender advisor on SAGE would be a significant career advance for the successful applicant. It would change nothing for working class women—let alone the working class as a whole.

WSWS (2021-05-17). Reinstate London bus driver David O'Sullivan: For a safe workplace against COVID-19! No to victimisations! wsws.org A London transport worker for three decades, O'Sullivan was sacked for upholding workers' rights to a safe workplace during the coronavirus pandemic.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-17). Uruguay's trade union center calls for a national strike in June. peoplesdispatch.org Uruguay's trade union center, the Inter-Union Plenary of Workers – National Convention of Workers (PIT-CNT), has called for a 24-hour national strike on June 17 to demand measures to combat the economic and social crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic…

WSWS (2021-05-17). Sri Lankan government opposes national lockdown despite surging COVID-19 infections. wsws.org Opposition parties are also responsible for the government's criminal policies in response to the pandemic and other social attacks.

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-05-17). Gaza in the dark after Israel bombs power lines. electronicintifada.net Health facilities targeted in suspected war crimes as death toll rises.

Laura Packard (2021-05-17). Redistribution of Health Through the American Families Plan. commondreams.org "The American Families Plan will make (Affordable Care Act) subsidies permanent—ensuring that millions of Americans can keep their care. And the top 1% of taxpayers will pay for it." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2021-05-17). CDC's Confusing Announcement on Masks Creates a Dangerous Honor System. truthout.org I found myself out and about with several vaccinated friends this weekend, just after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) abruptly blew up its mask guidance to the consternation of millions. The strange chaos of "mask rules" was on vivid display wherever we went — they were required at inside venues and crowded outdoor spaces, but once we were seated inside a restaurant, the mask could come off no matter how clustered we were — reminding me why I was more comfortable at…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-17). 'A Huge Loss': Israel's Killing of Top Doctors Further Strains Overwhelmed Gaza Health System. commondreams.org Already strained by 14 years of economic blockade, Gaza's medical infrastructure is reeling amid an inlflux of wounded patients and the killing of two top doctors in an Israeli airstrike that killed 33 people over the weekend. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS repost (2021-05-17). End of CDC masking guidelines aimed at "normalizing" death. indybay.org The CDC's guidance is a political, not a scientific decision. It is intended to signal that all remaining measures that impinge on business interests, from social distancing requirements to enhanced sanitary guidelines, are to be dropped.

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2021-05-18: Social Media Postees

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Elements of Justice
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-18
Elements of Justice Imagining Manhattan flattened As Rotterdam was — as Gaza is being Humbaba was guarding the Great Cedar Forest — the source Of fresh air, clean air, cool air A condition of health, air: The most vital Water and earth, And fire stands for energy Empedocles, who stares at seas And sees these…
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Military Situation In The West Bank And Gaza Strip On May 18th, 2021 (Map Update)
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-18
Click to see full-size image | 212 Palestinian including 59 children and 35 women were killed and more than 1305 were injured in the Gaza Strip by the IDF strikes since the start of conflict, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza | 21 Palestinian were killed and more than 3363 were injured in the West Bank by the IDF since the start of conflict, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in West Bank | 10 Israeli people reportedly were killed and more than 500 were injured by the Pale…
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Syringes for Cuba: Campaign to send vital COVID supplies
Stephanie Hedgecoke | workers.org | 2021-05-18
During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cuba's Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade sent 53 contingents of volunteer health workers to over 40 countries — in addition to Cuban medical personnel already working in 58 countries. And more than 45 countries requested Cuba's Interferon Alpha 2B protocol to use for . . . | Continue reading Syringes for Cuba: Campaign to send vital COVID supplies at Workers.org
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Preventive screening during COVID-19 pandemic leads to early diagnosis of treatable breast cancer
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, health care providers have been concerned about a growing number of patients delaying or skipping preventive screenings because they have been hesitant to see their health care provider. Experts have stressed that it's not only safe to come in for preventive screenings, but also it's important to avoid future health problems …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/pr…

Talking to your children about vaccines
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expanding its emergency use authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 12-15 years. So parents and caregivers may be getting even more questions from children about whether vaccines are safe and how vaccines can help end the COVID-19 pandemic. Information in this article was contributed by Jennifer …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ta…

Cold vs. allergies during COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
When it comes to the common cold, allergies and COVID-19, overlapping symptoms can be confusing. In this Q&A, Dr. Arveen Bhasin, a Mayo Clinic allergist and immunologist, provides some clarity by comparing and contrasting the signs and symptoms of these conditions: What are allergy symptoms?Allergy symptoms can affect the nose, sinuses and lungs. These symptoms …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/co…

COVID-19 workplace outbreaks continue to surge across Canada
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
In Canada's largest workplace outbreak to date, a staggering 1,361 workers at Canadian Natural Resources' Horizon site near Fort McMurray, Alberta have tested positive, and two workers have died.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/capa…

Workers Struggles: The Americas
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
The walkout was called over rampant lack of compliance with COVID-19 safety measures.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/wkrs…

Washington D.C. metro dispatchers launch one-day strike over meager pay during COVID-19
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
The May 14 strike of MetroAccess call center workers at the MV Transportation facility in suburban Washington D.C. is part of a broader movement of the working class against social austerity being enforced by the capitalist class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/metr…

In Search of a Place to Cry: The Gray Panthers COVID Memorial
Lucy Schiller | zcomm.org | 2021-05-18
Those of us who have lost someone in this way feel an acute understanding of the cruelty of the virus–not just its physical effects, but also the loneliness in which our loved one died…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/in-search-of-a-pla…

Mayo Clinic to offer more walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rochester
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
Mayo Clinic held a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Rochester on Wednesday, May 5. At this clinic, one patient shared why he came in to get the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Watch: Patient discusses why he chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine. youtu.be/ORLLLOOJ7eg Journalists: Broadcast-quality soundbites and b-roll of the Mayo Clinic walk-in COVID-19 …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ma…

Mayo Clinic Q and A: What is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My uncle was diagnosed with COVID-19, and his doctors mentioned the possibility of putting him on ECMO. What does this mean? ANSWER: A COVID-19 infection can lead to mild symptoms for many people, but for others, it can cause life-threatening lung failure. In cases like your uncle's, traditional life support measures, such as a …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ma…

Fatigue, perceived cognitive impairment and mood disorders associated with post-COVID-19 syndrome
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
ROCHESTER, Minn. ?– Patients diagnosed with post-COVID-19 syndrome, also known as "PCS," "COVID-19 long-haul syndrome" and "Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS COV-2," experience symptoms such as mood disorders, fatigue and perceived cognitive impairment that can negatively affect returning to work and resuming normal activities, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/fa…

Asian Hate Is on the Rise
Christine Thach | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
This article is about recent hate crimes that have been happening towards older Asian people. Many Asians have been getting attacked because COVID happened, and many people assume that every Asian have COVID-19.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/16/1884253…

Tuesday 6/8: COVID19 Vaccine Education Workshop w/ Trusted Community MDs
Sister Diaspora for Liberation | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
Online event…
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Mayo Clinic again receives top honors for high-quality patient care
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Eleven? hospitals across?Mayo Clinic?received star ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for Overall Hospital Quality. Six of the 11 hospitals earned five stars — the best score possible. The national average is 3 of 5 stars. The star rating provides patients with information about multiple dimensions of quality …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ma…

US educators and autoworkers denounce changes to CDC mask guidelines
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
In an anti-scientific and politically-motivated move, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have encouraged vaccinated people to stop wearing masks.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/inte…

Consumer Health: Stroke awareness
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about stroke. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and a major cause of serious disability for adults. More than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/5-…

Consumer Health: Staying active and exercising with osteoporosis
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this bone disease, which affects approximately 10 million Americans, according to the Office on Women's Health. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses, such as bending over …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/co…

Why lung cancer screening is important, especially for minorities
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer and the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. By the time lung cancer symptoms develop, the disease is usually too far advanced to cure. Studies show that lung cancer screening reduces the risk of dying from the disease. Screening is usually reserved for …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/wh…

Consumer Health: Endometriosis, ovarian cancer and infertility — what are the connections?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
If you've been diagnosed with endometriosis, you may have questions about whether that raises your risk for other conditions, including ovarian cancer and infertility. With endometriosis, tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/co…

Infographic: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET)
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
Learn more about pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.?More health tip infographics: ?mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com…
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Consumer Health: Treating polycystic ovary syndrome
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Complications can include infertility, gestational diabetes or pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, miscarriage or premature birth, and endometrial cancer. Signs and symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome vary. A diagnosis is made when women experience at least two of these signs: Irregular periods.Elevated levels of male …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/co…

Consumer Health: Bladder cancer awareness
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is one of the most common cancers. Nearly 84,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2021, according to the American Cancer Society. Bladder cancer occurs in men more frequently than in women, …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/co…

Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
How do people from minority communities experience genomic medicine in diverse health-care settings? How do they integrate genetic knowledge into their understandings of health-care needs? These answers are critical to researchers as multiple efforts are underway to increase the inclusion of racial minority participants in genomic research and new forms of individualized medicine. Richard Sharp. …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/sc…

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Signs of depression in teens and how to help
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
Depression is a serious mental health problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities. Although depression can occur at any time in life, symptoms may differ between teens and adults. Issues such as peer pressure, academic expectations and changing bodies can bring a lot of ups and downs for …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ma…

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment for patent foramen ovale
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 36 and do not have any significant medical concerns, but due to a family member's heart health issues, it was recommended I have a cardiac evaluation. After undergoing an echocardiogram, I was surprised to be told that I have a patent foramen ovale. The cardiologist said I don't need to be treated …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ma…

Gaza in the dark after Israel bombs power lines
Maureen Clare Murphy | electronicintifada.net | 2021-05-17
Health facilities targeted in suspected war crimes as death toll rises.
electronicintifada.net/blogs/maureen-cla…

Headlines for May 17, 2021
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-17
Israel's Deadly Assault on Gaza Enters Second Week: 200 Palestinians Killed and Media Attacked, India, Nepal Battle Devastating COVID Wave as More Asian Countries Impose Restrictions Amid Surge, Nurses' Union Challenges New CDC Mask Guidelines; Judge Keeps Eviction Ban in Place for Now, Blast in Afghan Mosque Kills 12 as Fighting Intensifies Between Taliban and Gov't Forces, Chilean Voters Select Delegates to Draft New Constitution, Colombian Protests Call for End to State Violence After Suicide of Teen Sexually Abused by Police, GOP Replaces Liz Cheney with Trump Loyalist Elise Stefanik, Texas Set to Enact Draco…
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Israel's Total War on Palestinians: Hospital Crisis Grips Gaza in Deadliest Day of Israeli Airstrikes
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-05-17
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — In the deadliest single day of the Israeli air campaign on Palestinian Gaza, 42 were killed on Sunday, according to the BBC, including 16 women and 10 children. The BBC reports from the Gaza ministry of health that "The overall death toll in Gaza now stands at 197 people, including …
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'A Huge Loss': Israel's Killing of Top Doctors Further Strains Overwhelmed Gaza Health System
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-05-17
Already strained by 14 years of economic blockade, Gaza's medical infrastructure is reeling amid an inlflux of wounded patients and the killing of two top doctors in an Israeli airstrike that killed 33 people over the weekend. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Jobs Report Coverage Lacked Context, Worker Perspective
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-17
In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, the editorial board of the Financial Times (4/20/20), perhaps the most important newspaper of capital in the English-speaking world, fretted about how the pandemic could upend labor relations. After the Black Death of the 1300s, the paper noted, the population decline meant surviving peasants had the leverage to demand higher pay. The editors assured their readers that nothing so radical was coming due to Covid-19: "A thankfully much lower mortality rate means such a transformation is unlikely," the editors said. | A year later, things aren't going as planned. News outl…
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How Teachers Fought for Their Safety in the Pandemic–and Won
Bryce Covert | thenation.com | 2021-05-17
How Teachers Fought for Their Safety in the Pandemic–and Won…
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Preventive screening during COVID-19 pandemic leads to early diagnosis of treatable breast cancer
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-17
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, health care providers have been concerned about a growing number of patients delaying or skipping preventive screenings because they have been hesitant to see their health care provider. Experts have stressed that it's not only safe to come in for preventive screenings, but also it's important to avoid future health problems …
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Talking to your children about vaccines
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-17
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expanding its emergency use authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 12-15 years. So parents and caregivers may be getting even more questions from children about whether vaccines are safe and how vaccines can help end the COVID-19 pandemic. Information in this article was contributed by Jennifer …
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Cold vs. allergies during COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-17
When it comes to the common cold, allergies and COVID-19, overlapping symptoms can be confusing. In this Q&A, Dr. Arveen Bhasin, a Mayo Clinic allergist and immunologist, provides some clarity by comparing and contrasting the signs and symptoms of these conditions: What are allergy symptoms?Allergy symptoms can affect the nose, sinuses and lungs. These symptoms …
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National Nurses United Condemns CDC for Endangering Frontline Workers With Latest Covid-19 Guidance
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-05-17
"Now is not the time to relax protective measures, and we are outraged that the CDC has done just that while we are still in the midst of the deadliest pandemic in a century," said National Nurses United. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Survey of epidemiologists exposes lies that children do not spread COVID-19
wsws.org | 2021-05-17
The findings contradict claims made throughout the pandemic by the entire political establishment, the CDC, the teachers unions and the corporate media, all of which have downplayed the dangers posed to children and society as a whole by the policy of reopening schools.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/17/pers…

Yet another COVID-19 death at Faurecia Saline, Michigan plant exposes continued pandemic danger
wsws.org | 2021-05-17
Reports of yet another COVID-19 death at the plant point to the continued dangers faced by workers due to the abandonment of even basic health and safety protocols.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/17/faur…

Reinstate London bus driver David O'Sullivan: For a safe workplace against COVID-19! No to victimisations!
wsws.org | 2021-05-17
A London transport worker for three decades, O'Sullivan was sacked for upholding workers' rights to a safe workplace during the coronavirus pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/17/osul…

Uruguay's trade union center calls for a national strike in June
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-17
Uruguay's trade union center, the Inter-Union Plenary of Workers – National Convention of Workers (PIT-CNT), has called for a 24-hour national strike on June 17 to demand measures to combat the economic and social crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic…
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In Search of a Place to Cry: The Gray Panthers COVID Memorial
Lucy Schiller | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-17
At last count, Covid-19 has killed 182,000 people in nursing homes–residents and staff alike. That's nearly one-third of all Covid-19 fatalities in the United States. In some states, it's particularly bad: in New Hampshire, for instance, nearly seventy percent of Covid deaths have been linked to nursing homes. At some point in the pandemic, I…
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Sri Lankan government opposes national lockdown despite surging COVID-19 infections
wsws.org | 2021-05-17
Opposition parties are also responsible for the government's criminal policies in response to the pandemic and other social attacks.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/17/slco…

Uruguay's trade union center calls for a national strike in June
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-17
Uruguay's trade union center, the Inter-Union Plenary of Workers – National Convention of Workers (PIT-CNT), has called for a 24-hour national strike on June 17 to demand measures to combat the economic and social crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/17/uruguays-…

CDC Admits that It Miscalculated the Risk of Outdoor COVID Transmission
Jonathan Turley | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-17
The New York …
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Largest Nurses Union Condemns CDC Rollback On COVID Protection Guidance
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-17
National Nurses United (NNU), the largest union of registered nurses in the United States, today condemned new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance stating that fully vaccinated people no longer needed to wear masks, avoid crowds or large gatherings, and no longer needed to isolate after exposure or get tested unless they develop symptoms. Nurses say that given the threat to their patients across the country, they are especially disappointed that the CDC would ease up its Covid guidance on the heels of International Nurses Day.
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"Planned Obsolescence": The Push for Big Pharma's Booster Covid Shots and Annual Vaccinations
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-17
Last month, the …
globalresearch.ca/push-big-pharma-booster-shots-annual-vaccinations/5745418

How Profiteers Hijacked the CDC's Covid Response
Nina Burleigh | thenation.com | 2021-05-17
How Profiteers Hijacked the CDC's Covid Response…
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Sharing the Vaccine Is Just the First Step
Gregg Gonsalves, The Nation | thenation.com | 2021-05-17
Sharing the Vaccine Is Just the First Step…
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Mayo Clinic to offer more walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rochester
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-17
Mayo Clinic held a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Rochester on Wednesday, May 5. At this clinic, one patient shared why he came in to get the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Watch: Patient discusses why he chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine. youtu.be/ORLLLOOJ7eg Journalists: Broadcast-quality soundbites and b-roll of the Mayo Clinic walk-in COVID-19 …
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