2020-02-14: Social Media Postees

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Mumps cases soar to highest number in a decade
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-14
There were 5,042 recorded cases of mumps in England in 2019

Japan Leads the Way in Child Health: No Compulsory Vaccines. Banned Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) Vaccine
Kristina Kristen | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-14
Important article first published by Children's Health Defense, posted on Global Research on April 28, 2019 | In the United States, many legislators and public health officials are busy trying to make vaccines de facto compulsory–either by removing parental/personal choice …

NPR and the Escalating Attack on Single-Payer Health Care
Russell Mokhiber | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-14
National Public Radio's Mara Liasson this weekend entered a new term into the corporate liberal establishment's attack on single payer healthcare. Mandatory Medicare for All. As in

Sanders says his health plan would protect culinary workers in Nevada
Special to People's World | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-14

Coronavirus: Media and Politicians Take Anti-China Fear Mongering to New Levels
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-14
Despite praise from the World Health Organization for its handling of the coronavirus, China has been derided by Western media and politicians alike over nearly every aspect of its response.

Irish unification back on agenda after election, but it won't be simple
Conn Hallinan | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-14
The victory by Ireland's left-wing Sinn Fein Party in the Republic's recent election has not only overturned some 90 years of domination by the island's two center-right parties, it suddenly puts the issue of Irish reunification on the agenda. While the campaign was fought over bread and butter issues like housing, the collapsing health care …

In chase of the perfect weight: How anorexia & bulimia ruin sporting careers
rt.com | 2020-02-14
Intensive training sessions, risk of injury, weight control and pressure related to achieving high results are the dark side of sport which can lead to serious physical and psychological health issues, including eating disorders. | Athletes performing in sports which don't require extreme physical strength and muscle growth are usually prone to developing eating disorders, like anorexia and bulimia which cause serious damage not only to their careers, but their health as well. | Beautiful and elegant sports like figure skating and rhythmic gymnastics demand high coordination and balance from athletes forcing t…

China's Health Workers Are Frontline Fighters Against the Virus
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-14
China's National Health Commission deputy director Zeng Yixin informed that extensive and strenuous working days are putting pressure on health workers who are physically and psychologically stressed. | RELATED: | China: Possible Cases Increase Due to New Diagnostic Criteria | He called on hospitals' authorities to distribute shifts rationally while proposing to reward the staff with more vacations when the outbreak remits and offer them psychological support.‚Ä&atilde…

Virus Cases Rise as Experts Question China's Numbers
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-14

The show goes on: Olympics organizers told there is 'no case' for moving or canceling 2020 Tokyo Games
rt.com | 2020-02-14
The organizers of the Olympic Games in Tokyo have been told by medical experts that there is no case for the Summer Olympics to be canceled or moved due to the coronavirus outbreak. | The World Health Organization (WHO) informed the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that there is no need to consider moving the Games or canceling them outright as a result of the outbreak. | The event kicks off on July 24, with Japanese organizers saying that testing and containment measures will be ramped up after the country's first confirmed coronavirus-related death. | Head of the IOC's coordination commission John Coate…

'China testing anti-Ebola drug against coronavirus'
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-14
China is testing anti-Ebola drugs to fight the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19), which has so far claimed over 1,300 lives, Anadolu Agency has learned. David SC Hui, chairman of the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said more than 100 people are being treated with the drug."Clinical trials of remdesivir started in the Chinese city of Wuhan [epicenter of the outbreak] a few days ago, and more than 100 patients have been recruited," Hui told Anadolu Agency in an exclusive interview on the phone from Geneva, where he is attending meetings of the World Health Organization (W…

Oil heads for 5% weekly gain as coronavirus fears ease
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-14
Crude oil prices were heading for a weekly 5% gain on Friday as worries amid the coronavirus outbreak eased to a certain extent after the World Health Organization (WHO) warned about drawing incorrect conclusions from reported numbers.International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $57.16 per barrel at 1205 GMT on Friday, heading for a 5.5% weekly gain, after it opened Monday at $57.16 a barrel.American benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was at $52.12 a barrel at the same time on Friday. WTI was heading for a 5% weekly increase after starting the week at $49.61 per barrel.Both benchmarks posted their firs…

Menace on the Menu in Post-EU Britain
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-14
Environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written the report 'Bayer Crop Science rules Britain after Brexit

Menace on the Menu in Post-EU Britain
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-14
Environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written the report 'Bayer Crop Science rules Britain after Brexit

The Epidemic of Hunger Strikes in Immigrant Detention Centers
John Washington | thenation.com | 2020-02-13
The Epidemic of Hunger Strikes in Immigrant Detention Centers…

Democrats Team Up With Trump to Maintain Disastrous Healthcare System
Michael Pappas | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-13
On Tuesday, February 4, Donald Trump delivered his third State of the Union (SOTU) address. As expected, it was filled with contradictions, falsehoods, and distortions. Among other things, Trump spoke for close to ten minutes about health care in the U.S., claiming that he "will always protect Medicare." However, neither Trump and the Republicans, nor …

Outside China, Coronavirus transmission 'iceberg' may not be as big as feared
news.un.org | 2020-02-13
As infections from COVID-19 coronavirus continue to rise, a senior UN health expert on Thursday said that there were some indications that disease transmission outside China might not be the tip of the "iceberg" that had been feared.

'Mass murder': New report says air pollution from fossil fuel combustion causing 4.5 million deaths each year
Andrea Germanos | nationofchange.org | 2020-02-13
"Moving our energy generation sector from fossil fuels to renewables is an essential step towards preventing catastrophic climate change and protecting our health."

LAPD's secretive gang database and the intimidation of working-class communities
David Trujillo | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-13
LOS ANGELES–Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore stated that his department will conduct an internal investigation into the epidemic of gang data falsification by LAPD officers. It is alleged that officers falsified reports (interviewing cards) that arbitrarily labeled people as gang members. Many are people of color. A review found that police officers identified people …

As WHO Forum Ends, Updated Figures From China Reveal New Virus Has Infected Over 60,000 Worldwide
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-13
As the world's leading health experts wrapped up a two-day forum about the coronavirus at the World Health Organization's Geneva headquarters Wednesday, new figures out of China over the past 24 hours revealed that the respiratory illness has now infected more than 60,000 people globally. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Transgender and Intersex Kids Must Have a Voice in Health Care Decisions
Scott Nass | thenation.com | 2020-02-13
Transgender and Intersex Kids Must Have a Voice in Health Care Decisions…

DR Congo Ebola outbreak still an international public health concern
news.un.org | 2020-02-12
The Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains an international public health concern, experts meeting in Geneva concluded on Wednesday.

'Dirty streets and human waste?' Twitter not buying survey claiming San Francisco is 'healthiest' US city
rt.com | 2020-02-12
A new report names San Francisco, California the healthiest city in the United States, but the public seems skeptical, considering the endless coverage of the city's homeless crisis and unsanitary streets. | Though WalletHub is typically used to check credit scores, it turned its attention recently to grading cities in the United States based on how 'healthy' they are. According to their experts and number crunching, San Francisco came out on top. | This has come a…

UN health agency developing COVID-19 virus treatment master plan
news.un.org | 2020-02-12
The World Health Organization (WHO) is developing a master plan for coordinating clinical trials that could lead to potential therapies for patients infected with the COVID-19 virus, the agency's chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced on Wednesday.

'Too perfect': Iowa Dem Party sign falls off podium as chair struggles to explain caucus flop, Twitter sees a metaphor
rt.com | 2020-02-11
An Iowa Democratic Party sign fell to the floor as the party chairman tried to account for a disastrous caucus plagued by tech failures and bad math, creating what many netizens dubbed a perfect allegory for the botched primary. | As state party chair Troy Price fielded questions on Monday about "rounding errors" found in Iowa's Democratic primary results

Meeting of top scientists underway to slow coronavirus spread
news.un.org | 2020-02-11
Deaths from the coronavirus epidemic have surpassed 1,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on Tuesday, as hundreds of health experts began meeting at its headquarters in Geneva to help halt the spread of the disease, now officially known as COVID-19.

$683 million appeal to deliver reproductive health services, where they're most needed
news.un.org | 2020-02-11
With more than half of all maternal deaths occurring in countries affected by humanitarian crises and fragility, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) is calling for greater international support to provide life-saving reproductive health and protection services in these locations.

The Trump Administration Wants Health Insurance Companies to Drop Abortion Coverage from Your Insurance Plan
Meagan Burrows | aclu.org | 2020-02-11
From denying | access to abortion | for unaccompanied immigrant minors, to gutting | the Title X | family planning program, to trying to roll | back the Affordable Care Act's requirement that employers and universities cover | contr…

Menace on the Menu in Post-EU Britain
Colin Todhunter | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-11
Environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written the report 'Bayer Crop Science rules Britain after Brexit

Hospitals in Yemen attacked, disrupting healthcare for thousands of vulnerable civilians
news.un.org | 2020-02-10
Attacks on health facilities in Yemen's Marib province, East of the capital Sana'a, have left some 15,000 people

Coronavirus containment is the key, as infections tick up: Tedros
news.un.org | 2020-02-10
Governments should continue to treat containment of the coronavirus as a priority, the head of the UN health agency, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Monday.