2020-01-11: Social Media Postees

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Lethal SARS-linked coronavirus claims first life as China's pneumonia outbreak infects dozens
rt.com | 2020-01-11
A novel virus sweeping across China has inflicted its first casualty, suggesting the brand new bug could potentially rival its microbial cousin — SARS — in lethality. Health officials are now scrambling to combat the outbreak. | The bug's first fatality was reported in the city of Wuhan early on Saturday, by Chinese state media, which offered few details beyond the death itself. Unknown to science when it first emerged on the scene, the coronavirus has hit Wuhan hardest, where it rapidly spread to at least confirmed 59 patients, seven of whom are now in critical condition. | While the World Health…
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Medicare for All Town Hall with Congressman Khanna and Assembyman Kalra
Assemblymember Ash Kalra | indybay.org | 2020-01-11


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Children's mental health services are 'failing to meet need' as one in four children refused treatment
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-01-10
More than one in four children and young people referred to specialist mental health services are rejected for treatment, according to a new report.The Education Policy Institute (EPI), which carried out the study, said it was unclear what support was available to the approximately 133,000 youngsters who were turned away, with the group including children and young people who have self-harmed, experienced abuse or have eating disorders.The EPI gathered data under the Freedom of Information Act from 62 mental health providers in England out of 64.The data showed that 26% of all referrals in 2018/19 were rejected,…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/2020/01/10/childrens-mental-health-services-are-failing-to-meet-need-as-one-in-four-children-refused-treatment/

Pregnant Workers Are Still Fighting for the Right to Work
Vania Leveille | aclu.org | 2020-01-10
In 2015, | Michelle Durham, an ACLU client, was faced with an impossible choice: | continue working and risk the health of her pregnancy or give up her paycheck. | She was working | as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for Rural/Metro Corporation, a company | in Alabama that provides emergency medical care to people living in areas that | lack basic medical services. Shortly after joining Rural/Metro Corporation in | Alabama, Michelle learned she was pregnant with her first child and was advised | by her health professional not to lift more than 50 pounds. She was confident | the company would grant her a…
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After Approval by House Democrats, GOP-Controlled Senate Urged to Pass Measure to Curtail Toxic 'Forever Chemicals'
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-10
The legislation would require the federal government to test for health effects of PFAS. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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High-Tech Police Weapons Do More Harm than Good
John Raphling | thenation.com | 2020-01-09
High-Tech Police Weapons Do More Harm than Good…
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Winter has hardly started but already A&E figures have hit an all time low
John Ranson | thecanary.co | 2020-01-09
Ten years into the Conservative Party's watch, the latest A&E stats paint a picture of an NHS on its knees.December 2019 was the NHS's busiest ever month with record numbers of A&E attendances and ambulance call-outs. And the number of patients waiting over four hours, or even over twelve hours, was at its highest yet.Record waiting times: James Illman of the Health Service Journal laid out the stark reality: | BREAKING: For major A&Es performance versus the 4 hour target has slumped to 68.6% in December. IE Type 1 performance dips into the 60s for the first time. That is AWFUL. Context: last Dec (2018) th…
thecanary.co/discovery/analysis-discovery/2020/01/09/winter-has-hardly-started-but-already-ae-figures-have-hit-an-all-time-low/

John Kerry Did It
Ann Garrison | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-09
The Democratic National Committee's scapegoating began early in 2016, months before wall building, climate change denying, health care abolishing, tax dodging, spewing demagogue Donald Trump surprised everyone including himself by taking the White House. First Wikileaks elected Trump by releasing …
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Nurses warn of burn-out in new strike over pay and recruitment
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-01-08
Thousands of "burned out" nurses have taken to picket lines in the north of Ireland as one-day strike action brings some health services to a standstill.An escalating row over pay and conditions in the under-pressure hospital system emptied treatment waiting rooms across the country.Politicians are trying to reach an agreement which would produce a funding boost for an NHS beset by long waiting lists for treatment and rancour over employee pay levels while struggling to fill some vacant posts.The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) protest follows a similar walkout last month over salary rates that lag behind colleagu…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/2020/01/08/nurses-warn-of-burn-out-in-new-strike-over-pay-and-recruitment/

$71 Million for More Cops; Not A Dime for Jobs and Healthcare
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-08
Operation Relentless Pursuit is a Department of Justice initiative to combat crime through a "surge in federal resources." We talked with Brandon Walker of the Ujima People's Progress Party about what's really needed to combat crime and empower neighborhoods in places like Baltimore, one of the seven cities targeted by the plan.
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Netflix roasted for leading viewers astray with 'health misinformation' in Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop show
rt.com | 2020-01-08
Gwyneth Paltrow's wellness brand Goop has secured its own show on Netflix and anti-pseudoscience crusaders are demanding its cancellation, insisting the doyenne of jade vaginal eggs is hurting people with health misinformation. | Paltrow's medical faddism "does real harm" by contributing to the "erosion of critical thinking," University of Alberta researcher Tim Caulfield tweeted on Monday after Netflix posted a teaser for the premiere of "The Goop Lab" later this month, setting off a firestorm of panic among a certain stripe of science enthusiast. The idea of an entire show devoted to whatever bizarre health…
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Tuesday's Daily Brief: Syria, polio, DR Congo, Sudan updates, and, the art of stealing
news.un.org | 2020-01-07
Tuesday's top stories include: A "daily nightmare" in Syria's Idlib; polio remains an international health emergency; Guterres extends condolences as Australia bushfires continue; measles in DR Congo; clashes in Darfur displace thousands; and a celebration of stolen art.
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Spread of polio still an international public health concern
news.un.org | 2020-01-07
The spread of polio internationally remains a global public health concern, experts meeting in Geneva have concluded.
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More international support needed to curb deadly measles outbreak in DR Congo
news.un.org | 2020-01-07
Countries are being asked to step up assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) which is facing the world's worst measles epidemic, with more than 6,000 deaths since the start of last year.
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Monday's Daily Brief: Geopolitical strife, Australia bushfires, Burkina Faso, Cambodia updates
news.un.org | 2020-01-06
Monday's top stories include: UN chief's call for de-escalation in global tensions; UNICEF offers help as Australia bushfires continue to rage; condolences following Burkina Faso bus explosion; new shipping regulation to boost health of people and planet; and ILO responds to deadly Cambodia building collapse.
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NUHW workers strike for better mental health care for their patients
San Diego PSL | liberationnews.org | 2019-12-29
On Dec. 16, the National Union for Healthcare Workers began a week-long strike at Kaiser Permanente's Clairemont Mesa Blvd facility in San Diego, California.
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