2021-09-24: News Headlines

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-24). Consumer Health: What do you know about rheumatic diseases? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about four common rheumatic diseases: ankylosing spondylitis, gout, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and lupus. Ankylosing spondylitis Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that can cause some of the small bones in your spine to fuse. This fusing makes the spine less flexible and can result in a hunched-forward posture. If ribs are affected, it can be difficult to breathe deeply. Ankylosing spondylitis…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-24). COVID Queries: Delta breakthrough infections. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: Even people who have been vaccinated are getting sick with the delta variant, so why should I bother getting the shot? A: COVID-19 vaccines remain the best defense against COVID-19. By and large, it's the patients who have not been vaccinated who are getting the most severe disease from the delta variant. "There isn't a vaccine that is 100% effective at preventing illness," says Martin Herrmann, M.D., medical director of Mayo Clinic Health System…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-24). Mayo Clinic Minute: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease brought on by tobacco. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a progressive group of lung diseases, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, that make it hard to breathe. Millions of people around the globe die each year because of COPD, and nearly 16 million people in the U.S. have a form of the disease. The No. 1 cause of COPD in developed countries is tobacco smoking, according to Dr. John Costello, consultant pulmonologist at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London. Watch: …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-24). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Listener mailbag — COVID-19 questions answered. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Each week, the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast shares the latest information on COVID-19. On today's episode, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, answers listeners' coronavirus questions. Dr. Poland discusses the mu variant, understanding breakthrough infections and the importance of flu vaccinations this fall. "The symptoms of COVID-19 and the symptoms of influenza overlap so much that it can be hard to distinguish one from another," says Dr. Poland. What…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-24). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Asthma management planning can prevent asthma attacks. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Asthma is a condition where your airways narrow and swell and may produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult, and trigger coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Asthma is one of the most common long-term diseases in children, but adults can have asthma, too. Symptoms of asthma include: Shortness of breath.Chest tightness or pain.Wheezing when exhaling, which is a common sign of asthma in children.Trouble sleeping caused by shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing.Coughing…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-24). Mayo Clinic leads biorepository core for new nationwide research on long-term symptoms of COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic research is dedicated to finding solutions for patients who were infected with COVID-19 and the many affected by the long-term symptoms of COVID-19 ‚Äï what the National Institutes of Health (NIH) refers to as "long COVID" or post-acute sequelae. In response to great unmet patient need, the NIH launched a new research initiative to understand why some people who were infected with COVID-19 don't fully recover, or develop new or returning symptoms after…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-24). Mayo Clinic Community Accountable Care Organization delivers high-quality care, Medicare savings. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Community Accountable Care Organization (ACO) LLC earned a quality score of 97.81% while generating $32.3 million in cost savings for the Medicare program in 2020. That's according to recently released performance data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS). The Mayo Clinic Community ACO has participated for a year and a half in the Medicare Shared Savings Program offered by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-09-24). The "Killer Vaccine" Worldwide. 7.9 Billion People. globalresearch.ca The stated objective is to enforce the Worldwide vaccination of 7.9 billion people in more than 190 countries, to be followed by the imposition of a digitized "vaccine passport". The evidence of mortality and morbidity resulting from the vaccine is overwhelming. Needless to say this is a multi-billion dollar operation for Big Pharma.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-24). Mayo Clinic to offer COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinics in Rochester. 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 (2021-09-24). Mayo Clinic Q and A: COVID-19 vaccine boosters and third doses. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Both of my parents have been vaccinated for COVID-19. The doctor told my mom she is eligible for a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, but my dad is not eligible for a booster now. Can you explain who needs an additional vaccine now, and the differences between a booster and third dose. ANSWER: It's good to know that your parents are among the millions of people who have been vaccinated for COVID-19. A…

WSWS (2021-09-23). Judge issues strikebreaking injunction against Kentucky distillery workers. wsws.org A judge issued an injunction Tuesday limiting the actions of picketing workers at the Heaven Hill distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky, and distillery owners have robbed employees of health insurance to break the strike.

Tom Engelhardt (2021-09-23). Tomgram: Kelly Denton-Borhaug, War's End? warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Everyone wants you to do it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The World Health Organization. Your mother. Even Popeye. It's good for preventing everything from the common cold to Covid-19. And it only takes about 20 …

Lawrence Wittner (2021-09-23). The Fate of Cassandra: Dire Predictions Go Unheeded. counterpunch.org In ancient Greek mythology, Cassandra was a priestess who was able to predict the future but unable to convince others to act upon her prophecies. The fate of Cassandra seems particularly relevant today, for there has been ample warning about three developments that threaten continued human existence—preparations for nuclear war, climate change, and disease pandemics—without,

WSWS (2021-09-23). America's deadliest pandemic: COVID-19 eclipses the Spanish flu. wsws.org This month, COVID-19 officially became the deadliest outbreak of infectious disease in American history, eclipsing the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic that killed 675,000 Americans over two years.

ecns.cn (2021-09-23). Study may push back date COVID hit U.S. ecns.cn A study of big data and epidemic models indicates with 50 percent probability that the first COVID-19 infection in the United States may have occurred between August and October 2019.

_____ (2021-09-23). Covid Funds Spent On Police And Prisons. popularresistance.org The health and financial impacts of the covid pandemic have been enormous. More than 42 million people have been infected and 679,000 have died in this country. Individuals, businesses and every level of government have suffered as they lost income and revenue. Many workers are unemployed and certain sectors of the economy still suffer disproportionately. There is an easy case to make in favor of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP) which was passed in order to relieve these many crises. | The argument is harder to make when those funds are being used for police and prisons, and which is happening across…

WSWS (2021-09-23). 30,000 Sri Lankan health workers protest inadequate COVID-19 protection. wsws.org Health workers cannot win their demands by pressuring capitalist regimes, which is why they need to take the struggle for their rights into their own hands.

WSWS (2021-09-23). South Australian hospitals in crisis but health union takes no action. wsws.org The South Australian hospital system is falling apart, due to understaffing and lack of facilities, despite low numbers of COVID-19 infections in the state.

WSWS (2021-09-23). Former French health minister charged for "endangering the lives of others" over COVID-19 policies. wsws.org Buzyn's indictment underscores the widely felt sense in the population that the ruling class pursued a policy of social murder in response to the pandemic.

Jubilee USA Network (2021-09-23). White House Holds Global COVID Summit at United Nations. indybay.org On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, President Biden virtually hosts world leaders to make commitments for global vaccine and health equipment distribution.

Zoe Alexandra (2021-09-23). Movements in the US call to expand healthcare access. peoplesdispatch.org Organizations across the United States organized protests, cultural activities, community kitchens, teach-ins, and other actions about the issue of healthcare access in the US from September 13-20 as part of the Nonviolent Medicaid Army Week of Action. The diverse actions had the goal of uniting people directly impacted by healthcare denial and linking the different issues related to healthcare such as housing, police violence, access to clean water, and economic inequality. Actions were organized in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Indiana, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Vermon…

Conn Hallinan (2021-09-23). Looking Back: 50 Years of Foreign Policy. zcomm.org The world desperately needs an international health treaty to confront future pandemics and must guarantee that it includes the poorest countries on the globe…

Peoples Health Dispatch (2021-09-23). Polish health workers mobilize to save a dying health system. peoplesdispatch.org Tens of thousands of health workers in Poland are demanding the government to ensure safe staffing, better working conditions, and more funding for the public health system…

Local Volunteers (2021-09-23). Saturday 10/2: El Cerrito: Women's March for Rights to Health Care & Choice. indybay.org Outside of El Cerrito Plaza, 2000-8000 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito, CA 94530 | Wear a Mask. Please follow current COVID guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

Staff (2021-09-23). FDA greenlights Pfizer booster shots for elderly & those aged 18+ at 'high risk' from Covid-19, leaving room for interpretation. rt.com The US Food and Drug Administration has given its blessing to the use of Pfizer's Covid-19 jab for booster doses. The move could impact millions of Americans, including teachers, grocery workers, and hospital staff. | Heeding advice from its special panel on vaccines, the FDA on Wednesday moved to approve a third dose of the US drugmaker's Covid-19 vaccine to be used on seniors as well as "individuals 18 through 64 years of age and at high risk of severe Covid-19." It has also been approved for adults "whose frequent institutional or occupational exposure" to the virus ostensibly puts them at a heightened risk…

Staff (2021-09-23). Headlines for September 23, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Pledges More Vaccine Donations as Poorer Nations Demand Patent Waivers for COVID-19 Shots, Alaska Hospitals, Overwhelmed by COVID-19, Begin Rationing Care, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Taps Anti-Mask Vaccine Skeptic as Surgeon General, DHS Looks to Expand Immigrant Detention at Guantánamo as Humanitarian Crisis at Border Grows, Black Congressmembers Condemn Inhumane, Racist Treatment of Haitian Asylum Seekers, Over 300 Migrant Children Still Separated from Their Families, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Calls for an End to Sanctions, Respect for International Law, Adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Z…

The Testimonies Project (2021-09-23). Video: Israel's Testimonies Project: Platform for Those Affected by the Covid-19 "Vaccine" globalresearch.ca

Megan Redshaw (2021-09-23). Pfizer Says COVID Vaccine for 5- to 11-Year-Olds Is Safe and Shows 'Robust' Antibody Response, Experts Say Not So Fast. globalresearch.ca

Editor2 (2021-09-23). Vietnam to Buy 10 Million Covid-19 Vaccine Doses from Cuba. orinocotribune.com The Vietnamese government has agreed to use the provision of "choosing contractors in special cases" to purchase 10 million Abdala vaccine doses from Cuba. | In a resolution issued Monday on buying Cuba's Abdala vaccine, produced by the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), the government said the doses will be procured by a contractor chosen in line with the Law on Bidding for "special cases." | The resolut…

Kenneth Surin (2021-09-23). Boris Johnson's Cabinet "Night of the Long Knives" counterpunch.org Taking up the position of education secretary is Baghdad-born Nadhim Zahawi, one of the Commons' richest MPs, who made his fortune in petroleum, and was previously minister in charge of Covid vaccines. The Tories make him a regular choice for radio and TV appearances, where his forte is sounding thoughtful while saying virtually nothing. But the true nature of the beast was revealed when Zahawi was caught charging the cost of heating his stables to parliamentary expenses.

Anand Naidoo (2021-09-23). The Heat: U.S. pledges more vaccines, calls on world leaders. america.cgtn.com U.S. President Joe Biden announces the United States is donating another 500 billion vaccines to developing countries.

_____ (2021-09-23). Peru's Leftist President Calls for Global Agreement to End Vaccine Apartheid. commondreams.org

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2021-09-23: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-09-23). Judge issues strikebreaking injunction against Kentucky distillery workers. wsws.org A judge issued an injunction Tuesday limiting the actions of picketing workers at the Heaven Hill distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky, and distillery owners have robbed employees of health insurance to break the strike.

WSWS (2021-09-23). America's deadliest pandemic: COVID-19 eclipses the Spanish flu. wsws.org This month, COVID-19 officially became the deadliest outbreak of infectious disease in American history, eclipsing the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic that killed 675,000 Americans over two years.

Lawrence Wittner (2021-09-23). The Fate of Cassandra: Dire Predictions Go Unheeded. counterpunch.org In ancient Greek mythology, Cassandra was a priestess who was able to predict the future but unable to convince others to act upon her prophecies. The fate of Cassandra seems particularly relevant today, for there has been ample warning about three developments that threaten continued human existence—preparations for nuclear war, climate change, and disease pandemics—without,

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-23). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Asthma management planning can prevent asthma attacks. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Asthma is a condition where your airways narrow and swell and may produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult, and trigger coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Asthma is one of the most common long-term diseases in children, but adults can have asthma, too. Symptoms of asthma include: Shortness of breath.Chest tightness or pain.Wheezing when exhaling, which is a common sign of asthma in children.Trouble sleeping caused by shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing.Coughing…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-23). Consumer Health: What do you know about rheumatic diseases? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about four common rheumatic diseases: ankylosing spondylitis, gout, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and lupus. Ankylosing spondylitis Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that can cause some of the small bones in your spine to fuse. This fusing makes the spine less flexible and can result in a hunched-forward posture. If ribs are affected, it can be difficult to breathe deeply. Ankylosing spondylitis…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-23). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Listener mailbag — COVID-19 questions answered. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Each week, the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast shares the latest information on COVID-19. On today's episode, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, answers listeners' coronavirus questions. Dr. Poland discusses the mu variant, understanding breakthrough infections and the importance of flu vaccinations this fall. "The symptoms of COVID-19 and the symptoms of influenza overlap so much that it can be hard to distinguish one from another," says Dr. Poland. What…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-23). COVID Queries: Delta breakthrough infections. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: Even people who have been vaccinated are getting sick with the delta variant, so why should I bother getting the shot? A: COVID-19 vaccines remain the best defense against COVID-19. By and large, it's the patients who have not been vaccinated who are getting the most severe disease from the delta variant. "There isn't a vaccine that is 100% effective at preventing illness," says Martin Herrmann, M.D., medical director of Mayo Clinic Health System…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-23). Mayo Clinic Minute: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease brought on by tobacco. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a progressive group of lung diseases, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, that make it hard to breathe. Millions of people around the globe die each year because of COPD, and nearly 16 million people in the U.S. have a form of the disease. The No. 1 cause of COPD in developed countries is tobacco smoking, according to Dr. John Costello, consultant pulmonologist at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London. Watch: …

Tom Engelhardt (2021-09-23). Tomgram: Kelly Denton-Borhaug, War's End? warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Everyone wants you to do it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The World Health Organization. Your mother. Even Popeye. It's good for preventing everything from the common cold to Covid-19. And it only takes about 20 …

ecns.cn (2021-09-23). Study may push back date COVID hit U.S. ecns.cn A study of big data and epidemic models indicates with 50 percent probability that the first COVID-19 infection in the United States may have occurred between August and October 2019.

WSWS (2021-09-23). Former French health minister charged for "endangering the lives of others" over COVID-19 policies. wsws.org Buzyn's indictment underscores the widely felt sense in the population that the ruling class pursued a policy of social murder in response to the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-09-23). South Australian hospitals in crisis but health union takes no action. wsws.org The South Australian hospital system is falling apart, due to understaffing and lack of facilities, despite low numbers of COVID-19 infections in the state.

WSWS (2021-09-23). 30,000 Sri Lankan health workers protest inadequate COVID-19 protection. wsws.org Health workers cannot win their demands by pressuring capitalist regimes, which is why they need to take the struggle for their rights into their own hands.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-23). Mayo Clinic leads biorepository core for new nationwide research on long-term symptoms of COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic research is dedicated to finding solutions for patients who were infected with COVID-19 and the many affected by the long-term symptoms of COVID-19 ‚Äï what the National Institutes of Health (NIH) refers to as "long COVID" or post-acute sequelae. In response to great unmet patient need, the NIH launched a new research initiative to understand why some people who were infected with COVID-19 don't fully recover, or develop new or returning symptoms after…

Jubilee USA Network (2021-09-23). White House Holds Global COVID Summit at United Nations. indybay.org On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, President Biden virtually hosts world leaders to make commitments for global vaccine and health equipment distribution.

Local Volunteers (2021-09-23). Saturday 10/2: El Cerrito: Women's March for Rights to Health Care & Choice. indybay.org Outside of El Cerrito Plaza, 2000-8000 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito, CA 94530 | Wear a Mask. Please follow current COVID guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

Conn Hallinan (2021-09-23). Looking Back: 50 Years of Foreign Policy. zcomm.org The world desperately needs an international health treaty to confront future pandemics and must guarantee that it includes the poorest countries on the globe…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-23). Mayo Clinic Community Accountable Care Organization delivers high-quality care, Medicare savings. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Community Accountable Care Organization (ACO) LLC earned a quality score of 97.81% while generating $32.3 million in cost savings for the Medicare program in 2020. That's according to recently released performance data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS). The Mayo Clinic Community ACO has participated for a year and a half in the Medicare Shared Savings Program offered by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation…

Anand Naidoo (2021-09-23). The Heat: U.S. pledges more vaccines, calls on world leaders. america.cgtn.com U.S. President Joe Biden announces the United States is donating another 500 billion vaccines to developing countries.

Editor2 (2021-09-23). Vietnam to Buy 10 Million Covid-19 Vaccine Doses from Cuba. orinocotribune.com The Vietnamese government has agreed to use the provision of "choosing contractors in special cases" to purchase 10 million Abdala vaccine doses from Cuba. | In a resolution issued Monday on buying Cuba's Abdala vaccine, produced by the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), the government said the doses will be procured by a contractor chosen in line with the Law on Bidding for "special cases." | The resolut…

Staff (2021-09-23). Headlines for September 23, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Pledges More Vaccine Donations as Poorer Nations Demand Patent Waivers for COVID-19 Shots, Alaska Hospitals, Overwhelmed by COVID-19, Begin Rationing Care, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Taps Anti-Mask Vaccine Skeptic as Surgeon General, DHS Looks to Expand Immigrant Detention at Guantánamo as Humanitarian Crisis at Border Grows, Black Congressmembers Condemn Inhumane, Racist Treatment of Haitian Asylum Seekers, Over 300 Migrant Children Still Separated from Their Families, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Calls for an End to Sanctions, Respect for International Law, Adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Z…

The Testimonies Project (2021-09-23). Video: Israel's Testimonies Project: Platform for Those Affected by the Covid-19 "Vaccine" globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-23). Mayo Clinic to offer COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinics in Rochester. 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…

Megan Redshaw (2021-09-23). Pfizer Says COVID Vaccine for 5- to 11-Year-Olds Is Safe and Shows 'Robust' Antibody Response, Experts Say Not So Fast. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-09-23). FDA greenlights Pfizer booster shots for elderly & those aged 18+ at 'high risk' from Covid-19, leaving room for interpretation. rt.com The US Food and Drug Administration has given its blessing to the use of Pfizer's Covid-19 jab for booster doses. The move could impact millions of Americans, including teachers, grocery workers, and hospital staff. | Heeding advice from its special panel on vaccines, the FDA on Wednesday moved to approve a third dose of the US drugmaker's Covid-19 vaccine to be used on seniors as well as "individuals 18 through 64 years of age and at high risk of severe Covid-19." It has also been approved for adults "whose frequent institutional or occupational exposure" to the virus ostensibly puts them at a heightened risk…

_____ (2021-09-23). Peru's Leftist President Calls for Global Agreement to End Vaccine Apartheid. commondreams.org

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-23). Mayo Clinic Q and A: COVID-19 vaccine boosters and third doses. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Both of my parents have been vaccinated for COVID-19. The doctor told my mom she is eligible for a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, but my dad is not eligible for a booster now. Can you explain who needs an additional vaccine now, and the differences between a booster and third dose. ANSWER: It's good to know that your parents are among the millions of people who have been vaccinated for COVID-19. A…

Kenneth Surin (2021-09-23). Boris Johnson's Cabinet "Night of the Long Knives" counterpunch.org Taking up the position of education secretary is Baghdad-born Nadhim Zahawi, one of the Commons' richest MPs, who made his fortune in petroleum, and was previously minister in charge of Covid vaccines. The Tories make him a regular choice for radio and TV appearances, where his forte is sounding thoughtful while saying virtually nothing. But the true nature of the beast was revealed when Zahawi was caught charging the cost of heating his stables to parliamentary expenses.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-22). Consumer Health: Treating sepsis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Sepsis Awareness Month, and World Sepsis Day will be observed on Monday, Sept. 13, which makes this a good time to learn more about the treatment of this potentially life-threatening condition. Nearly 270,000 people in the U.S. die each year as a result of sepsis, and one-third of people who die in a hospital have sepsis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sepsis occurs when the body's response to an…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-22). Mayo researchers link gut microbiome to rheumatoid arthritis prognosis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A significant indicator of whether a patient with rheumatoid arthritis will improve over the course of disease may lie in part in their gut, according to new research from Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine. The study, published in Genome Medicine, found that predicting a patient's future rheumatoid arthritis prognosis could be possible by zeroing in on the trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that inhabit their gastrointestinal tract, known as the…

_____ (2021-09-22). End the Pentagon's New Anti-China Slush Fund and Reinvest in Our Communities Instead. commondreams.org "Every day that goes by, another roughly 10,000 people are lost to this disease—what are governments with the power to change this horrific statistic waiting for?"

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-22). COVID-19 variants mu, delta and what to know about mutations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A new COVID-19 variant called B.1621 or mu by the World Health Organization is being monitored by scientists. While this variant is making news, it is not the dominant strain in the U.S. or elsewhere, says Dr. John O'Horo, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases physician. "The delta variant is really the predominant strain everywhere at this point. And while it is important that scientists and public health officials keep an eye on this, we're still in…

John W. Whitehead, Nisha Whitehead (2021-09-22). Freedom from Fear: Stop Playing the Government's Mind Games. dissidentvoice.org No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices. — Edward R. Murrow, broadcast journalist America is in the midst of an epidemic of historic proportions. The contagion being spread like wildfire is turning communities into battlegrounds and setting Americans one against the other. Normally mild-mannered individuals caught up in the …

_____ (2021-09-22). Coal Miners' Ongoing Strike Against BlackRock's Warrior Met. popularresistance.org Larry Spencer, UMWA District 20 Vice President, represents the 1,100 coal miners in three UMWA locals which on strike against Warrior Met in Alabama since April 1, 2021. He will give an update on the strike in a September 28 webinar. The strikers are fighting to reverse concessions that were foisted on them in 2016 when BlackRock and other billionaire creditors set up Warrior Met Coal and took over mine operations with the aid of a bankruptcy court. | To keep their jobs, Warrior Met made the miners work up to seven days a week and take a $6-an-hour pay cut, accept reduced health insurance, and give up most of the…

Fight Back (2021-09-22). Family of David Ordaz, Jr., killed by East LA sheriffs, demands justice. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – On September 18, the family of David Ordaz, Jr. held a march and rally calling for Mental Health awareness in honor of David, a 34-year-old father of three who was killed by the East LA Sheriffs on March 14, 2021. Ordaz, Jr. was having a mental health crisis, but the ELA Sheriffs responded by killing him in front of his family. | The protest began with a brief kick-off at Belvedere Park gym on Chavez Avenue where Ordaz Jr. loved to work out, before protesters marched down Cesar Chavez and Mednik Avenues to the park's lakeside bandshell stage, across from the East LA Sheriff's Station. As Ordaz,…

Sam Macdonald (2021-09-22). Learning from Cambodia's COVID-19 Response. fpif.org From Europe to the Asia-Pacific, what looked like light at the end of the tunnel earlier this year has given way to rising infections and an uptick in mortality rates as the highly infectious Delta strain has taken hold. Countries that appeared to be controlling the virus are now scrambling to limit the spread as a new wave overwhelms already strained health care systems. | But one country appears to be bucking the global trend. The Kingdom of Cambodia is pushing back against the COVID-19 fourth wave and is seemingly on the brink of an economic turnaround to near pre-pandemic levels. Despite a per-capita GDP of o…

Staff (2021-09-22). Venezuelan Red Cross Denies Fake News About "Colossal Outbreak" (COVID-19). orinocotribune.com Recently, a message, attributed to Alberto Urquiola, director of the Venezuelan Red Cross, has been circulated on various social media such as WhatsApp and Twitter. The message states that there is a "colossal COVID-19 outbreak" in Venezuela and that the number of deaths in Caracas' Poliedro (sports complex) and in other care centers in the city is high. | This has been an attempt to spread the perception of chaos and of a health and social crisis in the country, providing numbers of COVID-19 related deaths and infections much above the official numbers on the pandemic at the national level. Such fake news only i…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-09-22). We need bolder action on air pollution following new WHO guidelines, say experts. imperial.ac.uk New air quality guidelines released by the WHO show there are harms to human health even at the lowest observable levels of exposure.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-22). Consumer Health: Back to school — and bullying. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For many families, the start of school is a busy, exciting time of year. For some students, though, returning to school also means bullying, and the feelings of anxiety, sadness and loneliness bullying can cause. Up to 20% of students 12—18 experience bullying in the U.S. each year, according to StopBullying.gov, which is a resource managed by the Department of Health and Human Resources dedicated to providing information about bullying. Bullying is a form of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-22). Consumer Health: What you can do to help prevent suicide. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Suicide Prevention Day will be observed on Friday, Sept. 10, which makes this a good time to learn more about suicide and how you can help someone in danger of suicide. Suicide is a tragic reaction to stressful life situations. Most often, suicidal thoughts are the result of feeling helpless or unable to cope with what seems like an overwhelming life situation. Without hope for the future, suicide may seem like the only solution. There…

sputniknews (2021-09-22). Number of People Injured in Russia's Perm University Shooting Climbs to 43, Health Ministry Says. sputniknews.com

_____ (2021-09-22). Health Experts 'Speechless' as DeSantis Taps Anti-Mask Vaccine Skeptic for Florida Surgeon General. commondreams.org Twenty years after the United States invasion of Afghanistan, the peace activists and feminists who opposed the war from the beginning were proven right. Now, let's listen to them and slash the Pentagon budget to reinvest in our communities.

_____ (2021-09-22). 11 Senators Support House Progressives' Push to Pass Full Biden Agenda. commondreams.org "Wealthy nations are using up the world's vaccine supply, and developing nations are suffering and losing thousands of people every day."

Rodney Atkinson (2021-09-22). Covid Cases Fall in the Least Vaccinated Countries. globalresearch.ca

sputniknews (2021-09-22). Chinese Covid Vaccines Reach 100 Nations, But WHO Warns Africa Still Short 470 Million Shots in 2021. sputniknews.com Unique among industrial nations, China has vaccinated more than 1 billion of its citizens against COVID-19 while exporting even more shots. While its vaccines are not as technically advanced as those made by Western pharmaceutical firms, they have been many nations' only source of protection from the pandemic.

_____ (2021-09-22). Global Vaccine Goals 'Fall Terribly Short' Due to Big Pharma and Rich Nations' Greed: Experts. commondreams.org The solicitation for bids—which requires some guards who speak Spanish and Haitian Creole—comes as the administration is under fire for mass deportations of migrants, including thousands of Haitians.

The Center Square (2021-09-22). New Hampshire House Speaker Files Bill to Block Vaccine Mandate. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-09-22). Australian anti-vaccine, extreme right demonstrators target construction industry. wsws.org The construction union is responsible for creating the political climate within which the extreme right is attempting to gain traction among a layer of building workers.

Staff (2021-09-22). Headlines for September 22, 2021. democracynow.org World Leaders Address Climate Crisis, Pandemic at UNGA as Guterres Warns World "On Edge of Abyss", House Dems Pass Bill to Avert Gov't Shutdown, Raise the Debt Limit, But Fate in Senate Is Precarious, Cori Bush and Elizabeth Warren Intro Eviction Ban Bill as Housing Activists Rally in D.C., J&J Says Second Dose of Vaccine Increases Efficacy to 94%, Chinese City of 10 Million Goes into Partial Shutdown After Single COVID Case Confirmed, Mexican Authorities Target Haitian Asylum Seekers Fleeing Dangerous Conditions in U.S., Immigrant Rights Activists Demand Dems and Biden Establish Pathway to Citizenship, At Least…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-22). 241 million vaccine doses to go to waste if not redistributed immediately. peoplesdispatch.org G7 countries will have 1.2 billion vaccines available for donation by the end of 2021 even after maintaining booster shot campaigns for all adults…

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