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2020-01-26: News Headlines

RT (2020-01-26). Chinese health chiefs warn coronavirus is growing 'stronger', MUTATION closely monitored by scientists. rt.com The mysterious coronavirus is now spreading more rapidly and little is still known about it, China's senior health officials said, as Beijing grapples with shortages of hazmat suits and protective masks. | "The virus' transmission ability has become stronger," National Health Commission Minister Ma Xiaowei said at a press briefing on Sunday. | Ma said that the previously-unknown coronavirus, which has already killed 56 people in China, is spreading faster, while the outbreak is entering a "more serious and complicated phase." | The official noted that the government's knowledge of the new virus remains limite…

RT (2020-01-26). 1st 'presumed case' of coronavirus confirmed in Austria, number of infected in France rises to 3. rt.com A Chinese flight attendant has been hospitalized in Vienna with symptoms of flu, the city's authorities have confirmed. The woman has recently traveled to Wuhan — the epicenter of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, and is suspected of having contracted the disease. | France remains the only European country so far where cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have been confirmed. The number of infected persons there has recently increased to three, according to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control. | The total number of infections globally has surpassed 2,000. Most of them are in China,…

RT (2020-01-26). Cleansing by fire? Hong Kong protesters set QUARANTINE-slated building alight as locals reject any coronavirus patients near them. rt.com In a bizarre attack, masked protesters have thrown Molotov cocktails into the lobby of a building that the Hong Kong authorities were planning to use to quarantine people in need of testing for the deadly coronavirus. | As of Sunday, a total of eight people in Hong Kong had been diagnosed with the disease originating from the mainland China city of Wuhan, with three more patients added to the list. Hong Kong has declared a state of emergency over the outbreak and rolled out measures to prevent the spread of the infection. | One of these was meant to reserve a newly-built empty public housing building in the Fa…

Stephen Lendman (2020-01-26). Trump to Slash Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security Benefits? globalresearch.ca On the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, he was asked if cutting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security is on his agenda. | "At some point they will be," he responded, adding: Cutting them is "the easiest of all …

sputniknews (2020-01-26). China's Health Commission Says New Coronavirus Spread Appears to Be Accelerating. sputniknews.com BEIJING (Sputnik) – The new coronavirus differs from the previous types, while its spread is apparently accelerating, China's National Health Commission director said on Sunday.

sputniknews (2020-01-26). Chinese Health Official Reveals For How Long Coronavirus May Remain Undetected. sputniknews.com BEIJING (Sputnik) – The incubation period for the new coronavirus, called 2019-nCoV, lasts from one to 14 days, the director of China's National Health Commission (NHC) said on Sunday.

sputniknews (2020-01-26). Millions of Locusts Infest Eastern Africa, Threatening to Cause Mass Famine – Videos. sputniknews.com Swarms of locusts appeared in Africa searching for food, with millions of hungry insects contaminating fields in the eastern part of the continent after heavy rains at the end of 2019 made their numbers grow dramatically.

sputniknews (2020-01-26). Secure, Contain, Protect: How China and Other Countries Fight Against New Coronavirus. sputniknews.com The outbreak of a new type of virus was confirmed earlier this month, and while medics are working on a vaccine against the deadly disease, China and other countries are trying their best to stop it from spreading and quarantining all the patients, affected by it.

Nicoletta Lanese (2020-01-26). Only One Lab in China Can Safely Handle the New Coronavirus. globalresearch.ca As an escalating viral outbreak unfolds in China, only one lab in the country meets the required biosafety standards needed to study the new disease. | The lab happens to sit in the center of Wuhan, the city where the newly …

yenisafak (2020-01-26). US registers third coronavirus case: health officials. yenisafak.com A third case of the new coronavirus has been registered in the United States, in Orange County, California, the county's health agency said.The individual, a traveler from Wuhan, China, is in isolation in hospital and in good condition, it said in a statement.More than 2,000 people have been infected with the coronavirus, the vast majority in China, where 56 people have died from it.

The Canary (2020-01-25). Death toll rising after earthquake in eastern Turkey. thecanary.co The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey has climbed to 21 — with more than 1,000 people injured, emergency officials said.Rescue workers were continuing to search for some 30 people buried under the rubble of collapsed buildings in Elazig province and neighbouring Malatya, said Health Minister Fahrettin Koca.He warned that the death toll could rise.Emergency workers and security forces distributed tents, beds and blankets as overnight temperatures dropped below freezing in the affected areas.A collapsed building in the eastern Turkey (DHA via AP)Mosques, schools, sports halls and s…

The Canary (2020-01-25). Chinese New Year celebrations subdued amid a national lockdown to contain coronavirus. thecanary.co China's most festive holiday has got underway in the shadow of the outbreak of coronavirus, as the death toll surpassed 40.An unprecedented national lockdown that has kept people from travelling was expanded to more than 50 million residents, and authorities cancelled a host of Lunar New Year events.The National Health Commission reported a jump in the number of infected people to 1,287, with 41 deaths.The latest tally comes from 29 provinces and cities across China and includes 237 patients in serious condition.People wearing face masks walk under a canopy decorated for the Lunar New Year (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)A…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-01-25). Remember the 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic: Manipulating the Data to Justify a Worldwide Public Health Emergency. globalresearch.ca A Worldwide public health emergency is unfolding, 4.9 billion doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine are envisaged by the WHO.

Staff (2020-01-25). Disabled People Are Tortured in Solitary Confinement, But Tides May Be Turning. truthout.org Charlene Liberty, a woman with a history of childhood trauma and mental health diagnoses, has cycled in and out of Rhode Island Adult Corrections Institute (ACI) for several years. The Rhode Island Department of Corrections (RIDOC) has repeatedly subjected her to solitary confinement, a practice that consists of sensory deprivation, social isolation, and eating, sleeping, urinating and defecating in a concrete cell for 22 to 24 hours a day. During solitary "recreation" time in Rhode Island a…

teleSUR (2020-01-25). Coronavirus Deaths Rise to 41 in China, Australia Finds 4 Cases. telesurenglish.net China's National Health Commission (NHC) Saturday reported that the death toll from the coronavirus that causes the "Wuhan pneumonia" has risen to 41 among the 1,287 infected persons. On Saturday, Australia also confirmed its first four cases. | RELATED: ‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã | The NHC reported that cases had been det…

Karl Evers-Hillstrom (2020-01-25). Lobbying Spending in 2019 Nears All-Time High as Health Sector Smashes Records. commondreams.org The health sector spent a record $594 million on lobbying last year, up nearly 5 percent from 2018. (Photo: TaxRebate.org.uk/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2020-01-25). Canada confirms 1st 'presumptive case' of coronavirus in Toronto. rt.com Ontario health officials have announced that a "presumptive case" of coronavirus has been confirmed at Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital, as the number of infections globally nears 1,500. | The patient is a man in his 50s who had recently visited Wuhan, and felt sick after his return to Canada on January 22. He is now being treated in a "negative pressure" room, using all necessary precautions and protocols that were developed after the SARS outbreak to prevent the spread of the virus, Ontario's chief medical officer of health, Dr David Williams, said. | Authorities refused to reveal the patient's identity or trav…

Joshua Cho (2020-01-24). Insurance Lobby Talking Points Don't Come With Warning Labels. fair.org Ever since The Intercept (

Cesar Chelala (2020-01-24). The Coronavirus Serious Public Health Threat in China. counterpunch.org The happy expectations for the week-long Chinese New Year holidays has been dampened by a new viral infection that is spreading rapidly in China (cases have been confirmed in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangdong province) and other countries. Since late 2019, people from Wuhan had been infected with a viral pneumonia whose cause was unknown. Now

teleSUR (2020-01-24). Coronavirus Arrives in France, Health Minister Admits Cases. telesurenglish.net France confirmed on Friday its first two cases of the Wuhan coronavirus, with one patient being hospitalized in Paris and the other in the southwestern city of Bordeaux. | RELATED: | Earlier, the charity SOS Medecins said it ha…

teleSUR (2020-01-24). China Confirms 830 Cases of New Coronavirus Pneumonia. telesurenglish.net Chinese health authorities announced that 830 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the coronavirus, and these had been reported in 29 provincial-level regions in the country by the end of Thursday. | RELATED: | According to the

Health Impact News (2020-01-24). Video: "He Was Murdered" — 13 Month Old Infant Dies 14 Hours after Receiving the Flu Shot. globalresearch.ca Krystle Cordingley mourns her son Corbyn who died 14 hours after a flu shot. | Krystle claims that the hospital tried to cover up what happened, and doctors said his death following vaccination was a coincidence. | Finally, she reports, one honest …

WSWS (2020-01-24). At Davos, Trump announces plans to cut Medicare and other social programs. wsws.org In an interview at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Trump said social programs would be targeted to reduce the federal deficit.

Sasha Abramsky (2020-01-24). The United States Is More Vulnerable Than Ever to Deadly Diseases. thenation.com The United States Is More Vulnerable Than Ever to Deadly Diseases…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-01-24). #MarchForLies: Reproductive Justice Advocates Counter Trump's "Dangerous Rhetoric" at Anti-Choice March. commondreams.org As President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to attend the annual March for Life on Friday, reproductive rights advocates used social media to counter his anti-choice message with the hashtag #MarchForLies, sharing accurate information about reproductive health and slamming Trump for his attacks on women. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-01-24). 35 Million Under Lockdown in China as Coronavirus Spreads, Illness Confirmed in Chicago. commondreams.org There have been two confirmed cases of the disease in the U.S. so far, and a number of further samples are being tested. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

The Canary (2020-01-23). World Health Organisation says it's 'too early' to declare coronavirus a 'global health emergency'. thecanary.co The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it's "too early" to declare an international public health emergency over the coronavirus.Nine people in the UK are currently awaiting test results after presenting with symptoms of the illness.(PA Graphics)Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO, said: Make no mistake, this is though an emergency in China. | But it has not yet become a global health emergency.The body said there is evidence of transmission between people in close contact, such as families or those in health care settings. But it said it has…

RT (2020-01-23). What are toxic 'forever chemicals' & should Americans be worried there are more of them in the water supply than we thought? rt.com American drinking water is far more contaminated than previously estimated — by carcinogenic 'forever chemicals' that linger in the blood and cause a range of health problems. | A The source of the pollution is perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as forev…

Staff (2020-01-23). Headlines for January 23, 2020. democracynow.org Democrats Accuse Trump of Trying to "Cheat" Upcoming Election, Supreme Court Decides Not to Fast-Track Obamacare Case, D.C. Sues Trump's Inaugural Committee over $1M Rental of Trump Hotel Ballroom, ICJ Orders Burma to Protect Rohingya from Genocide, Trump Says He's Planning to Add More Countries to Travel Ban, State Department to Make It More Difficult for Pregnant Women to Receive Visas, Trump Says He May Cut Medicare, Social Security, Trump Plans to Speak at Anti-Choice March for Life Friday, Chinese Authorities Seal Off City of Wudan as Coronavirus Spreads, Tulsi Gabbard Sues Clinton for Defamation, U.N.: Clim…

pip.hinman (2020-01-23). Smoke in the city: The dire health implications. greenleft.org.au

Brigitte Amiri (2020-01-17). The Supreme Court Takes Up the Issue of Birth Control Coverage — Again. aclu.org The Supreme Court just announced that it will hear | yet another case about the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) birth control coverage | requirement. If you are experiencing déjà vu, you are not alone. Court battles | over the birth control coverage requirement have been raging for almost a | decade. How did we get here? | 2012: | The Birth Control Benefit is Established | Congress passed the Women's Health Amendment to the | ACA to try to close the disparity in health care costs that women have | historically experienced. In 2012, the independent, nonpartisan Institute of | Medicine was tasked with determining wh…

Michele Goodwin (2020-01-16). Arkansas Legislators' Attack on Abortion is Unconstitutional. aclu.org The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled time and again that | reproductive privacy is "central to personal dignity and autonomy, [which] are | central to the liberty protected by" the Constitution. The Court has made | eminently clear that under the Constitution, the right of a pregnant person to | terminate a pregnancy prior to viability is a right so essential to our freedom | that our government cannot ban or impose an undue burden on its exercise. But | despite the long-standing clarity of this principle, reproductive health and rights | continue to come under blistering, unrelenting attack. | Nowhere is this cl…

2020-01-26: Social Media Postees

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Trump to Slash Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security Benefits?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-26
On the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, he was asked if cutting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security is on his agenda. | "At some point they will be," he responded, adding: Cutting them is "the easiest of all …
globalresearch.ca/trump-slash-medicare-medicaid-social-security-benefits/5701725

Cleansing by fire? Hong Kong protesters set QUARANTINE-slated building alight as locals reject any coronavirus patients near them
rt.com | 2020-01-26
In a bizarre attack, masked protesters have thrown Molotov cocktails into the lobby of a building that the Hong Kong authorities were planning to use to quarantine people in need of testing for the deadly coronavirus. | As of Sunday, a total of eight people in Hong Kong had been diagnosed with the disease originating from the mainland China city of Wuhan, with three more patients added to the list. Hong Kong has declared a state of emergency over the outbreak and rolled out measures to prevent the spread of the infection. | One of these was meant to reserve a newly-built empty public housing building in the Fa…
rt.com/news/479235-hong-kong-quarantine-…

Cleansing by fire? Hong Kong protesters set QUARANTINE-slated building alight as locals reject any coronavirus patients near them
rt.com | 2020-01-26
In a bizarre attack, masked protesters have thrown Molotov cocktails into the lobby of a building that the Hong Kong authorities were planning to use to quarantine people in need of testing for the deadly coronavirus. | As of Sunday, a total of eight people in Hong Kong had been diagnosed with the disease originating from the mainland China city of Wuhan, with three more patients added to the list. Hong Kong has declared a state of emergency over the outbreak and rolled out measures to prevent the spread of the infection. | One of these was meant to reserve a newly-built empty public housing building in the Fa…
rt.com/news/479235-hong-kong-quarantine-…

Chinese health chiefs warn coronavirus is growing 'stronger', MUTATION closely monitored by scientists
rt.com | 2020-01-26
The mysterious coronavirus is now spreading more rapidly and little is still known about it, China's senior health officials said, as Beijing grapples with shortages of hazmat suits and protective masks. | "The virus' transmission ability has become stronger," National Health Commission Minister Ma Xiaowei said at a press briefing on Sunday. | Ma said that the previously-unknown coronavirus, which has already killed 56 people in China, is spreading faster, while the outbreak is entering a "more serious and complicated phase." | The official noted that the government's knowledge of the new virus remains limite…
rt.com/news/479211-china-virus-grown-str…

Chinese Health Official Reveals For How Long Coronavirus May Remain Undetected
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-26
BEIJING (Sputnik) – The incubation period for the new coronavirus, called 2019-nCoV, lasts from one to 14 days, the director of China's National Health Commission (NHC) said on Sunday.
sputniknews.com/asia/202001261078142317-…

China's Health Commission Says New Coronavirus Spread Appears to Be Accelerating
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-26
BEIJING (Sputnik) – The new coronavirus differs from the previous types, while its spread is apparently accelerating, China's National Health Commission director said on Sunday.
sputniknews.com/asia/202001261078141665-…

Millions of Locusts Infest Eastern Africa, Threatening to Cause Mass Famine – Videos
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-26
Swarms of locusts appeared in Africa searching for food, with millions of hungry insects contaminating fields in the eastern part of the continent after heavy rains at the end of 2019 made their numbers grow dramatically.
sputniknews.com/africa/20200126107814270…

1st 'presumed case' of coronavirus confirmed in Austria, number of infected in France rises to 3
rt.com | 2020-01-26
A Chinese flight attendant has been hospitalized in Vienna with symptoms of flu, the city's authorities have confirmed. The woman has recently traveled to Wuhan

1st 'presumed case' of coronavirus confirmed in Austria, number of infected in France rises to 3
rt.com | 2020-01-26
A Chinese flight attendant has been hospitalized in Vienna with symptoms of flu, the city's authorities have confirmed. The woman has recently traveled to Wuhan

Only One Lab in China Can Safely Handle the New Coronavirus
Nicoletta Lanese | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-26
As an escalating viral outbreak unfolds in China, only one lab in the country meets the required biosafety standards needed to study the new disease. | The lab happens to sit in the center of Wuhan, the city where the newly …
globalresearch.ca/only-one-lab-china-safely-handle-new-coronavirus/5701733

Secure, Contain, Protect: How China and Other Countries Fight Against New Coronavirus
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-26
The outbreak of a new type of virus was confirmed earlier this month, and while medics are working on a vaccine against the deadly disease, China and other countries are trying their best to stop it from spreading and quarantining all the patients, affected by it.
sputniknews.com/photo/202001261078124537…

US registers third coronavirus case: health officials
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-26
A third case of the new coronavirus has been registered in the United States, in Orange County, California, the county's health agency said.The individual, a traveler from Wuhan, China, is in isolation in hospital and in good condition, it said in a statement.More than 2,000 people have been infected with the coronavirus, the vast majority in China, where 56 people have died from it.
yenisafak.com/en/world/us-registers-thir…

Remember the 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic: Manipulating the Data to Justify a Worldwide Public Health Emergency
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-25
A Worldwide public health emergency is unfolding, 4.9 billion doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine are envisaged by the WHO.
globalresearch.ca/the-h1n1-swine-flu-pandemic-manipulating-the-data-to-justify-a-worldwide-public-health-emergency/14901

Chinese New Year celebrations subdued amid a national lockdown to contain coronavirus
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-01-25
China's most festive holiday has got underway in the shadow of the outbreak of coronavirus, as the death toll surpassed 40.An unprecedented national lockdown that has kept people from travelling was expanded to more than 50 million residents, and authorities cancelled a host of Lunar New Year events.The National Health Commission reported a jump in the number of infected people to 1,287, with 41 deaths.The latest tally comes from 29 provinces and cities across China and includes 237 patients in serious condition.People wearing face masks walk under a canopy decorated for the Lunar New Year (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)A…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2020/01/25/chinese-new-year-celebrations-subdued-amid-a-national-lockdown-to-contain-coronavirus/

Disabled People Are Tortured in Solitary Confinement, But Tides May Be Turning
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-25
Charlene Liberty, a woman with a history of childhood trauma and mental health diagnoses, has cycled in and out of Rhode Island Adult Corrections Institute (ACI) for several years. The Rhode Island Department of Corrections (RIDOC) has repeatedly subjected her to solitary confinement, a practice that consists of sensory deprivation, social isolation, and eating, sleeping, urinating and defecating in a concrete cell for 22 to 24 hours a day. During solitary "recreation" time in Rhode Island a…
truthout.org/articles/disabled-people-ar…

Coronavirus Deaths Rise to 41 in China, Australia Finds 4 Cases
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-25
China's National Health Commission (NHC) Saturday reported that the death toll from the coronavirus that causes the "Wuhan pneumonia" has risen to 41 among the 1,287 infected persons. On Saturday, Australia also confirmed its first four cases. | RELATED: ‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã | Coronavirus Arrives in France, Health Minister Admits Cases | The NHC reported that cases had been det…
telesurenglish.net/news/Coronavirus-Deat…

Lobbying Spending in 2019 Nears All-Time High as Health Sector Smashes Records
Karl Evers-Hillstrom | commondreams.org | 2020-01-25
The health sector spent a record $594 million on lobbying last year, up nearly 5 percent from 2018. (Photo: TaxRebate.org.uk/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/01/25/lobbyi…

Canada confirms 1st 'presumptive case' of coronavirus in Toronto
rt.com | 2020-01-25
Ontario health officials have announced that a "presumptive case" of coronavirus has been confirmed at Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital, as the number of infections globally nears 1,500. | The patient is a man in his 50s who had recently visited Wuhan, and felt sick after his return to Canada on January 22. He is now being treated in a "negative pressure" room, using all necessary precautions and protocols that were developed after the SARS outbreak to prevent the spread of the virus, Ontario's chief medical officer of health, Dr David Williams, said. | Authorities refused to reveal the patient's identity or trav…
rt.com/newsline/479198-canada-china-coro…

Death toll rising after earthquake in eastern Turkey
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-01-25
The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey has climbed to 21

Coronavirus Arrives in France, Health Minister Admits Cases
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-24
France confirmed on Friday its first two cases of the Wuhan coronavirus, with one patient being hospitalized in Paris and the other in the southwestern city of Bordeaux. | Health Minister Agnes Buzyn told a news conference these were the first two confirmed cases in Europe and that more cases were likely to occur in France. | RELATED: | China: Lunar New Year on Hold as Coronavirus Spreads | Earlier, the charity SOS Medecins said it ha…
telesurenglish.net/news/Coronavirus-Arri…

China Confirms 830 Cases of New Coronavirus Pneumonia
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-24
Chinese health authorities announced that 830 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the coronavirus, and these had been reported in 29 provincial-level regions in the country by the end of Thursday. | RELATED: | WHO: "Too Early" to Declare Novel Coronavirus Global Emergency | According to the National Health Commission, 34 patients had been cured and discharged from hospitals. Also, the commission reported a total of 1,072 suspected cases in 20…
telesurenglish.net/news/china-confirms-n…

The Coronavirus Serious Public Health Threat in China
Cesar Chelala | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-24
The happy expectations for the week-long Chinese New Year holidays has been dampened by a new viral infection that is spreading rapidly in China (cases have been confirmed in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangdong province) and other countries. Since late 2019, people from Wuhan had been infected with a viral pneumonia whose cause was unknown. Now…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/24/the-coronavi…

Insurance Lobby Talking Points Don't Come With Warning Labels
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2020-01-24
Ever since The Intercept ( 11/20/18) found several planning documents by the Partnership for America's Healthcare Future (PAHCF), a benign-sounding corporate alliance formed to prevent any kind of reform and prop up the dysfunctional US healthcare system's profits, corporate media have been reporting on…
fair.org/home/insurance-lobby-talking-po…

Insurance Lobby Talking Points Don't Come With Warning Labels
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2020-01-24
Ever since The Intercept ( 11/20/18) found several planning documents by the Partnership for America's Healthcare Future (PAHCF), a benign-sounding corporate alliance formed to prevent any kind of reform and prop up the dysfunctional US healthcare system's profits, corporate media have been reporting on…
fair.org/home/insurance-lobby-talking-po…

The Coronavirus Serious Public Health Threat in China
Cesar Chelala | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-24
The happy expectations for the week-long Chinese New Year holidays has been dampened by a new viral infection that is spreading rapidly in China (cases have been confirmed in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangdong province) and other countries. Since late 2019, people from Wuhan had been infected with a viral pneumonia whose cause was unknown. Now…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/24/the-coronavi…

At Davos, Trump announces plans to cut Medicare and other social programs
wsws.org | 2020-01-24
In an interview at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Trump said social programs would be targeted to reduce the federal deficit.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/24/medi…

The United States Is More Vulnerable Than Ever to Deadly Diseases
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2020-01-24
The United States Is More Vulnerable Than Ever to Deadly Diseases…
thenation.com/article/society/coronaviru…

#MarchForLies: Reproductive Justice Advocates Counter Trump's "Dangerous Rhetoric" at Anti-Choice March
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-24
As President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to attend the annual March for Life on Friday, reproductive rights advocates used social media to counter his anti-choice message with the hashtag #MarchForLies, sharing accurate information about reproductive health and slamming Trump for his attacks on women. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/01/24/marchfo…

35 Million Under Lockdown in China as Coronavirus Spreads, Illness Confirmed in Chicago
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-24
There have been two confirmed cases of the disease in the U.S. so far, and a number of further samples are being tested. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/01/24/35-mill…

World Health Organisation says it's 'too early' to declare coronavirus a 'global health emergency'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-01-23
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it's "too early" to declare an international public health emergency over the coronavirus.Nine people in the UK are currently awaiting test results after presenting with symptoms of the illness.(PA Graphics)Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO, said: Make no mistake, this is though an emergency in China. | But it has not yet become a global health emergency.The body said there is evidence of transmission between people in close contact, such as families or those in health care settings. But it said it has…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/01/23/world-health-organisation-says-its-too-early-to-declare-coronavirus-a-global-health-emergency/

What are toxic 'forever chemicals' & should Americans be worried there are more of them in the water supply than we thought?
rt.com | 2020-01-23
American drinking water is far more contaminated than previously estimated

Smoke in the city: The dire health implications
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-01-23
climate emergency Meghan StreetIssue 1250 Australia bushfires Doctors for the Environment MelbourneJanuary 24, 2020Looking o…
greenleft.org.au/content/smoke-city-dire-health-implications

Arkansas Legislators' Attack on Abortion is Unconstitutional
Michele Goodwin | aclu.org | 2020-01-16
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled time and again that | reproductive privacy is "central to personal dignity and autonomy, [which] are | central to the liberty protected by" the Constitution. The Court has made | eminently clear that under the Constitution, the right of a pregnant person to | terminate a pregnancy prior to viability is a right so essential to our freedom | that our government cannot ban or impose an undue burden on its exercise. But | despite the long-standing clarity of this principle, reproductive health and rights | continue to come under blistering, unrelenting attack. | Nowhere is this cl…
aclu.org/news/reproductive-freedom/arkan…