2020-09-18: News Headlines

MEE and agencies (2020-09-18). Ethiopia set to bring some migrants home as concern over Saudi camps mounts. middleeasteye.net Ethiopia set to bring some migrants home as concern over Saudi camps mounts | Reports say at least 16,000 migrants are being held in one camp within driving distance of the holy city of Mecca | Fri, 09/18/2020 – 09: 55 | Ethiopians are being held in camps, where people are dying of heatstroke, disease and suicide (AFP) | Ethiopia will repatriate nearly 2,000 migrants from Saudi Arabia in t…

Nakiya Wakes (2020-09-18). What the Flint Water Crisis Meant for My Family. counterpunch.org In 2015, my life fell apart. The first signs of trouble came from my son Jaylon. He was five years old and, although he struggled with ADHD, perfectly healthy. But then he started acting out in ways he never had before. His school didn't know how to handle it, so they started suspending him. By

Stan Cox (2020-09-18). Review of 'Cuban Health Care: The Ongoing Revolution' by Don Fitz. counterpunch.org Don Fitz's new book Cuban Health Care: The Ongoing Revolution was going to press at Monthly Review in early spring, as the pandemic was ramping up, so he had just barely enough time to slip in a postscript teasingly titled, "How Che Guevara Taught Cuba to Confront COVID-19."

WSWS (2020-09-18). World Health Organization warns of "alarming" resurgence of COVID-19 in Europe. wsws.org With over 300,000 weekly infections, European authorities are now confirming more COVID-19 cases each week than they did prior to the lockdowns this spring.

news.un (2020-09-18). New wave of famine could sweep the globe, overwhelming nations already weakened by years of conflict, warn UN officials. news.un.org The global hunger crisis caused by conflict — and now compounded by COVID-19 — is moving into a dangerous phase, the head of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Thursday, stressing that without resources, a wave of famine could sweep the globe, overwhelming nations already weakened by years of instability.

Matthew Cunningham-Cook (2020-09-18). North Carolina Nurses Win Union in Landslide After Bitter Opposition. zcomm.org HCA Healthcare had brought in a phalanx of union-busting firms to intimidate nurses into voting no…

ACLU Northern California (2020-09-18). Thursday 9/24: Virtual Speak Out: Tell UC Health System to Protect LGBTQ+ and Reproductive Healthcare. indybay.org Online…

yenisafak (2020-09-18). Israel goes back to virus lockdown amid 5,000 new cases. yenisafak.com Israel is set to return to a total coronavirus lockdown later Friday as infections are mounting across the nation.The lockdown will be effective as of 2 p.m. local time (1100GMT). Under the lockdown, people must remain 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) of home.Businesses except for food and medicine will be closed and no more than 10 people will be allowed indoors and 20 people most will be allowed to gather outdoors.Israel registered additional 5,238 cases from the coronavirus outbreak over the past 24 hours.In a statement, the Health Ministry said the country's tally rose to 176,933 confirmed cases, including 1,169 death…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-09-17). Rich Nations Hoarding Potential Covid-19 Vaccine Doses, Warns Oxfam. commondreams.org "Governments will prolong this crisis in all of its human tragedy and economic damage if they allow pharmaceutical companies to protect their monopolies and profits." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2020-09-17). US Cuts Aid to Yemen While Fueling War and Famine. truthout.org The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is deepening amid the pandemic and cuts to international aid from the United States and its allies, leaving millions of Yemenis facing famine after years of a brutal U.S.-backed, Saudi-led bombing campaign that has devastated the country. CNN's senior international correspondent Nima Elbagir says what is happening in Yemen is not a natural disaster but a "man-made catastrophe" directly tied to U.S. policies. Elbagir says, "Not only is the U.S. profiting from the war by selling weapons to t…

MEE and agencies (2020-09-17). Coronavirus: More than 200 cases at Lebanon's biggest prison, union leader says. middleeasteye.net Coronavirus: More than 200 cases at Lebanon's biggest prison, union leader says | Head of doctors' union blames prisoners for the spike in infections, saying they were not abiding by health measures | Thu, 09/17/2020 – 12: 59 | Roumieh prison houses more than 4,000 prisoners, around three times its intended capacity, and has long been infamous for its poor conditions (AFP) | Lebanon's larg…

Tim Libretti (2020-09-17). But 'What is the Economy, Stupid?'. peoplesworld.org Polling indicates that Americans still give Donald Trump an edge over Joe Biden when it comes to their faith in either candidate's ability to manage the economy. While it's true that, according to a late-August Reuters/Ipsos poll, Trump's approval rating on the economy has dipped 14% since March, putting him in negative territory with 47% …

Raul Diego (2020-09-17). A DARPA-Funded Implantable Biochip to Detect COVID-19 Could Hit Markets by 2021. mintpressnews.com An experimental new vaccine developed jointly with the US government claims to be able to change human DNA and could be deployed as early as next year through a DARPA-funded, injectable biochip.

Subodh Varma (2020-09-17). Six months of pandemic: Why India lost the battle. peoplesdispatch.org A brief timeline of the Narendra Modi Government's action (and inaction) in India from the time World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 a 'pandemic' on March 11…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-09-17). Data confirms unequal coronavirus impact on households of color. peoplesworld.org A health care worker in Baltimore had to be quarantined for two weeks in an empty downtown hotel, says Lisa Cooper, a public health specialist at Johns Hopkins University there. She had been exposed to the coronavirus on the job, and she lived in a multigenerational household. "She had to be housed in the hotel …

RT (2020-09-17). WHO warns of 'very serious' Covid-19 situation in Europe as France breaks own 24-hr record for new virus cases. rt.com Europe is facing a "very serious situation" with the coronavirus spreading at "alarming rates," the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, as France reported its highest number of new cases in 24 hours since the outbreak hit. | The number of new Covid-19 cases in Europe has surpassed the spikes observed during the first wave of the disease that swept across the continent early this year, WHO Regional Director Hans Kluge said during a news conference on Thursday. | "Weekly cases have now exceeded those reported when the pandemic first peaked in Europe in March," he said. "Last week, the region's weekly tal…

RT (2020-09-17). Nashville officials hid stats showing low coronavirus transmission in bars & restaurants, emails reveal. rt.com Coronavirus transmission in bars and restaurants in Nashville, Tennessee was so low the mayor's office opted to hide it from the public, recently-leaked emails show. The statistics throw ongoing shutdowns elsewhere into question. | The Nashville Mayor's office swept bar and restaurant transmission numbers under the rug because they were too low, emails obtained by local media suggest. The conversation between the mayor's office and the local health department appears to show the figures were deliberately kept from the public to justify the shutdowns that put many Nashville residents out of work. | Also on rt.c…

Whitney Webb (2020-09-17). New Pentagon-Google Partnership Suggests AI Will Soon Be Used to Diagnose Covid-19. thealtworld.com Google recently teamed up with the Pentagon as part of the new, AI-driven "Predictive Health" program. Though only focused on "predictive cancer diagnoses" for now, Google and the military have apparent plans to expand the AI model for automating and predicting Covid-19 diagnoses. | At the beginning of September, Google Cloud

news.un (2020-09-17). Protect health workers to save patients, WHO reiterates on World Patient Safety Day. news.un.org COVID-19 has reminded the world of the vital role health workers play in relieving suffering and saving lives, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has said, underlining the need to ensure their safety and protection.

Brian Shilhavy (2020-09-17). "Mass Sterilization": Kenyan Doctors Find Anti-fertility Agent in UN Tetanus Vaccine? globalresearch.ca Global Research Editor's Note | In October 2014, the conference of Catholic bishops in Kenya released a The issue was subsequently addressed by Kenya's Catholic Doctors Association. …

WSWS (2020-09-17). Students return to UK universities: Build campus safety committees! wsws.org Campus safety committees must ensure safety procedures are put in place to protect the health of students and staff alike, and fight for increased testing on campuses.

Docs4opendebate (2020-09-17). Open Letter from Medical Doctors and Health Professionals to All Belgian Authorities and All Belgian Media. globalresearch.ca We, Belgian doctors and health professionals, wish to express our serious concern about the evolution of the situation in the recent months surrounding the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. We call on politicians to be independently and critically informed in …

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-09-17). Housing Activists Make Plans to Fight Looming Mass Evictions. globalresearch.ca A recent moratorium issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided a window of relief to millions facing evictions due to payment arrears on their rents and mortgages. | Perhaps as an election ploy by the current …

news.un (2020-09-17). WHO chief makes last push for countries to join multilateral COVID-19 vaccine effort. news.un.org Countries which have not signed on to a global mechanism that has pledged to provide fair and timely access to a COVID-19 vaccine, are urged to do so before Friday, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) told a virtual meeting of Member States, held on the eve of the deadline.

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2020-09-17). The COVID-19 Vaccine. The Imposition of Compulsory Vaccination with a Biometric Health Passport? globalresearch.ca The COVID-19 vaccine… Is this THE final goal of this crisis, to impose a compulsory vaccination on everyone, with a biometric health passport and without it, the impossibility to move, to buy, to eat? The near future will tell.

Ashley Curtin (2020-09-17). Uninsured up from last year and pandemic likely to exacerbate this trend. nationofchange.org The Census concluded that while employer-sponsored insurance coverage increased last year, directly bought coverage, such as Obamacare, declined.

news.un (2020-09-17). COVID pushes millions more children deeper into poverty, new study finds. news.un.org The coronavirus pandemic has pushed an additional 150 million children into multidimensional poverty — deprived of education, health, housing, nutrition, sanitation or water — a new UN study has found.

news.un (2020-09-17). COVID pushes millions more children deeper into poverty, finds new study. news.un.org The coronavirus pandemic has pushed an additional 150 million children into multidimensional poverty — deprived of education, health, housing, nutrition, sanitation or water — a new UN study has found.

Cal Winslow (2020-09-17). California's Health Care Crisis. zcomm.org Never has it been more clear that our health system is broken…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-17). Jury members of "Health Defenders" section announced. en.mehrnews.com The jury members of short fiction in "Health Defenders" section are Pouran Derakhshandeh, Ensiyeh Shah Hosseini, Monir Qeidi, Giti Khameneh as well as Fariba Kousari.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-17). US COVID-19 transmission driven by ages 20-49, research finds. imperial.ac.uk Resurging COVID-19 transmission in the US is being driven by ages 20-49 and targeted measures are needed to control the epidemic as schools re-open.

sputniknews (2020-09-17). Moderna Will Likely Announce Efficacy of COVID-19 Vaccine in November – CEO. sputniknews.com The CEO of Moderna, the first company to conduct large-scale human trials of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate in the US, says the firm will likely have enough data to announce in November whether its novel coronavirus vaccine is sufficiently effective for broader use.

Paul Cullen (2020-09-17). Ireland: 'Draconian' Restrictions Around COVID-19 Condemned by Health Service Executive Doctor. globalresearch.ca Covid-19 is "much less severe" than the average annual flu and current "draconian" restrictions are no longer justified, according to a senior People at low risk from the virus should be exposed to it so they …

yenisafak (2020-09-17). UK testing problems due to huge spike in demand, says minister. yenisafak.com Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Thursday that a huge spike in demand for coronavirus testing from people who do not have symptoms was creating challenges in the system."Those with symptoms do come forward, but those without symptoms do not, because it's that huge spike in demand that is the challenge," Hancock told parliament on Thursday.

yenisafak (2020-09-17). Africa sees 82% COVID-19 recovery rate for 3rd week. yenisafak.com For the third week in a row, Africa has registered an 82% recovery rate among coronavirus patients, the head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday."We are excited about that," John Nkengasong said at a weekly briefing, adding that the overall infection rate across the continent has gone down by 6.9%.However, two regions, Central Africa and North Africa, saw spikes of 49% and 7.7%, respectively, over the past week.According to Africa CDC's latest figures, more than 1.12 million (1,127,034) patients have recovered across the continent.The overall case count is above 1.37 mi…

yenisafak (2020-09-17). WHO says more than 170 countries have joined COVAX vaccine facility. yenisafak.com "More than 170 countries have joined the COVAX facility, gaining guaranteed access to the world's largest portfolio of vaccine candidates," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in pre-recorded comments in a webinar ahead of Friday's deadline to join the facility.

Christopher Morten (2020-09-17). To Invent Our Way Beyond COVID-19, We Need Open Science. commondreams.org "Big pharma's secretive, profit-driven model of science is making the invention and dissemination of COVID treatments and vaccines more difficult than it needs to be," writes Morten. The industry, he warns, "generally prefers to keep its scientific advances on COVID-19 as secret as possible, even though this secrecy needlessly slows down the process of developing effective treatments and vaccines. And our law currently lets them." (Photo: Skynesher/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ben Zipperer (2020-09-17). Over 13 Million More People Would Be in Poverty Without Unemployment Insurance and Stimulus Payments. commondreams.org "It is clear that the stimulus payment and UI expansions in March dramatically reduced poverty during the initial months of the pandemic," writes Zipperer. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-09-17). 'Best News in Quite a While': Dramatically Lower Flu Rates in Southern Hemisphere Offer Hope. commondreams.org An unusually low rate of influenza infections in the Southern Hemisphere during the region's winter months this year suggests that Covid-19 restrictions are working to ensure health systems aren't overwhelmed with both flu and coronavirus patients, public health experts said Thursday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Elizabeth Woodworth (2020-09-17). The Battle for Pandemic Sanity: Hydroxychloroquine Efficacy vs. Its Suppression. globalresearch.ca Covid-19 cases are on the rise again in the U.S. | Why are Dr. Anthony Fauci's NIAID, the FDA, and the CDC so blind to the real-world success of HCQ+azithromycin? | If this combination is the simple, cheap, safe way to prevent …

Global Research News (2020-09-17). Selected Articles: Medical Doctors and Health Professionals: The Truth About COVID-19. globalresearch.ca We hope that by publishing diverse view points, submitted by journalists and experts dotted all over the world, the website can serve as a reminder that no matter what narrative we are presented with, things are rarely as cut and …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-09-16). COVID-19 Coronavirus: The Crisis. "You Simulate and Then You Go Live" globalresearch.ca On January 30th 2020, the WHO Director General declared a Public Health Emergency (PHEIC) in relation to China's novel coronavirus. This far-reaching decision was taken without the support of expert opinion. There were 150 confirmed cases outside China, when the decision was taken. 6 in the US, 3 in Canada, 2 in the UK, etc.

Stansfield Smith (2020-09-16). Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and the Power of the US Dollar in the World Economy (Part 1). dissidentvoice.org Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) has become popularized by some of the liberal-left because it offers an explanation how to achieve full employment, national health insurance, free college education, and the Green New Deal without raising taxes. Political leaders like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders have espoused MMT. Economist Stephanie Kelton, a leading spokesperson of the theory, …

commondreams (2020-09-16). HHS is Withholding Health and Safety Data on Active Migrant Detention Center. commondreams.org ______________________________…

ACLU (2020-09-16). Why We Want to Vote By Mail. aclu.org Voting by mail is the safest way to cast a ballot for many voters, whether they are immunocompromised, have a disability, or simply want to protect the health of their community. Six voters from across the country shared with us why they want to vote by mail, and why it should be an option for all voters. No excuses. |

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: | "I have voted in every general election since 1972. The right to vote is my tool to manage those conditions that I want for my country, my children and my old age. Failure to vote is simply to alienate myself from what I criticize of the current government an…

RJ Red (2020-09-16). Protests for Daniel Prude in second week in Rochester, N.Y. workers.org Sept. 13 — Nearly six months ago, Daniel Prude was murdered by police officers in Rochester, N.Y., while experiencing a mental health crisis. Initially, the details of the case were swept under the rug by Rochester Police Chief La'Ron Singletary and Mayor Lovely Warren. However, on Sept. 2, body camera . . . |

Teresa Gutierrez (2020-09-16). COVID and People of Color: Is it genocide yet? workers.org If you are a person of color, you too, like me, are probably traumatized and fed up with reading article after article that states: "Black and Brown people are especially affected by the coronavirus." Substitute "coronavirus" with most diseases or other dire social conditions such as unemployment, gentrification, hunger or . . . |

RT (2020-09-16). Masks better than vaccines? CDC director baffles with suggestion face coverings are 'more guaranteed' to protect against Covid-19. rt.com Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield has raised eyebrows after telling the Senate face masks are a "powerful public health tool" and may even be more effective against Covid-19 than vaccines. | "I've said that if we [wore masks] for six, eight, ten, twelve weeks, we'd bring this pandemic under control," Redfield, who is also on the White House coronavirus task force, told the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday. | After calling face coverings the "best defense" against the virus, Redfield then claimed masks are "more guaranteed" to protect from Covid-19 than a vac…

RT (2020-09-16). Ireland might face 'EXPONENTIAL GROWTH' of coronavirus cases, experts warn. rt.com The head of Ireland's coronavirus modeling group has warned that the country, which has experienced an alarming growth in active Covid-19 cases recently, might be facing an "exponential growth" of the disease. | "Case numbers appear to be growing exponentially and are likely to double every 10 to 14 days if every one of us does not immediately act to break chains of transmission of the virus," Professor Philip Nolan, head of the Irish Epidemiological Modeling Advisory Group, told reporters on Wednesday. | Earlier in the day, the country's health authorities reported 254 new cases and three new coronavirus-rela…

RT (2020-09-16). Sputnik V to lift off for India: Russia will help supply 100 MILLION doses of pioneering coronavirus vaccine to New Delhi. rt.com Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine will be clinically trialed and distributed in India, with deliveries expected to begin later this year, according to the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which bankrolled its development. | As soon as the vaccine is granted regulatory approval in India, Russia will help supply 100 million doses to the Asian nation, the RDIF said in a statement on Wednesday. It will partner with Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical giant Dr Reddy's. | "India is amongst the most severely impacted countries from COVID 19 and we believe our human adenovirus dual vector platform will provide a sa…

2020-09-17: News Headlines

Staff (2020-09-17). A Crisis Made in America: Yemen on Brink of Famine After U.S. Cuts Aid While Fueling War. democracynow.org The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is deepening amid the pandemic and cuts to international aid from the United States and its allies, leaving millions of Yemenis facing famine after years of a brutal U.S.-backed, Saudi-led bombing campaign that has devastated the country. CNN's senior international correspondent Nima Elbagir says what is happening in Yemen is not a natural disaster but a "man-made catastrophe" directly tied to U.S. policies. Elbagir says, "Not only is the U.S. profiting from the war by selling weapons to the UAE and Saudi Arabia," but it is also ignoring the impact on civilians. We also feature he…

Raul Diego (2020-09-17). A DARPA-Funded Implantable Biochip to Detect COVID-19 Could Hit Markets by 2021. mintpressnews.com An experimental new vaccine developed jointly with the US government claims to be able to change human DNA and could be deployed as early as next year through a DARPA-funded, injectable biochip.

Subodh Varma (2020-09-17). Six months of pandemic: Why India lost the battle. peoplesdispatch.org A brief timeline of the Narendra Modi Government's action (and inaction) in India from the time World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 a 'pandemic' on March 11…

Whitney Webb (2020-09-17). New Pentagon-Google Partnership Suggests AI Will Soon Be Used to Diagnose Covid-19. thealtworld.com Google recently teamed up with the Pentagon as part of the new, AI-driven "Predictive Health" program. Though only focused on "predictive cancer diagnoses" for now, Google and the military have apparent plans to expand the AI model for automating and predicting Covid-19 diagnoses. | At the beginning of September, Google Cloud

Brian Shilhavy (2020-09-17). "Mass Sterilization": Kenyan Doctors Find Anti-fertility Agent in UN Tetanus Vaccine? globalresearch.ca Global Research Editor's Note | In October 2014, the conference of Catholic bishops in Kenya released a The issue was subsequently addressed by Kenya's Catholic Doctors Association. …

news.un (2020-09-17). COVID pushes millions more children deeper into poverty, finds new study. news.un.org The coronavirus pandemic has pushed an additional 150 million children into multidimensional poverty — deprived of education, health, housing, nutrition, sanitation or water — a new UN study has found.

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-09-17). Housing Activists Make Plans to Fight Looming Mass Evictions. globalresearch.ca A recent moratorium issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided a window of relief to millions facing evictions due to payment arrears on their rents and mortgages. | Perhaps as an election ploy by the current …

news.un (2020-09-17). Protect health workers to save patients, WHO reiterates on World Patient Safety Day. news.un.org COVID-19 has reminded the world of the vital role health workers play in relieving suffering and saving lives, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has said, underlining the need to ensure their safety and protection.

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2020-09-17). The COVID-19 Vaccine. The Imposition of Compulsory Vaccination with a Biometric Health Passport? globalresearch.ca The COVID-19 vaccine… Is this THE final goal of this crisis, to impose a compulsory vaccination on everyone, with a biometric health passport and without it, the impossibility to move, to buy, to eat? The near future will tell.

Docs4opendebate (2020-09-17). Open Letter from Medical Doctors and Health Professionals to All Belgian Authorities and All Belgian Media. globalresearch.ca We, Belgian doctors and health professionals, wish to express our serious concern about the evolution of the situation in the recent months surrounding the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. We call on politicians to be independently and critically informed in …

ACLU Northern California (2020-09-17). Thursday 9/24: Virtual Speak Out: Tell UC Health System to Protect LGBTQ+ and Reproductive Healthcare. indybay.org Online…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-17). US COVID-19 transmission driven by ages 20-49, research finds. imperial.ac.uk Resurging COVID-19 transmission in the US is being driven by ages 20-49 and targeted measures are needed to control the epidemic as schools re-open.

Paul Cullen (2020-09-17). Ireland: 'Draconian' Restrictions Around COVID-19 Condemned by Health Service Executive Doctor. globalresearch.ca Covid-19 is "much less severe" than the average annual flu and current "draconian" restrictions are no longer justified, according to a senior People at low risk from the virus should be exposed to it so they …

yenisafak (2020-09-17). UK testing problems due to huge spike in demand, says minister. yenisafak.com Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Thursday that a huge spike in demand for coronavirus testing from people who do not have symptoms was creating challenges in the system."Those with symptoms do come forward, but those without symptoms do not, because it's that huge spike in demand that is the challenge," Hancock told parliament on Thursday.

yenisafak (2020-09-17). WHO says more than 170 countries have joined COVAX vaccine facility. yenisafak.com "More than 170 countries have joined the COVAX facility, gaining guaranteed access to the world's largest portfolio of vaccine candidates," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in pre-recorded comments in a webinar ahead of Friday's deadline to join the facility.

yenisafak (2020-09-17). Africa sees 82% COVID-19 recovery rate for 3rd week. yenisafak.com For the third week in a row, Africa has registered an 82% recovery rate among coronavirus patients, the head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday."We are excited about that," John Nkengasong said at a weekly briefing, adding that the overall infection rate across the continent has gone down by 6.9%.However, two regions, Central Africa and North Africa, saw spikes of 49% and 7.7%, respectively, over the past week.According to Africa CDC's latest figures, more than 1.12 million (1,127,034) patients have recovered across the continent.The overall case count is above 1.37 mi…

Elizabeth Woodworth (2020-09-17). The Battle for Pandemic Sanity: Hydroxychloroquine Efficacy vs. Its Suppression. globalresearch.ca Covid-19 cases are on the rise again in the U.S. | Why are Dr. Anthony Fauci's NIAID, the FDA, and the CDC so blind to the real-world success of HCQ+azithromycin? | If this combination is the simple, cheap, safe way to prevent …

Global Research News (2020-09-17). Selected Articles: Medical Doctors and Health Professionals: The Truth About COVID-19. globalresearch.ca We hope that by publishing diverse view points, submitted by journalists and experts dotted all over the world, the website can serve as a reminder that no matter what narrative we are presented with, things are rarely as cut and …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-09-16). COVID-19 Coronavirus: The Crisis. "You Simulate and Then You Go Live" globalresearch.ca On January 30th 2020, the WHO Director General declared a Public Health Emergency (PHEIC) in relation to China's novel coronavirus. This far-reaching decision was taken without the support of expert opinion. There were 150 confirmed cases outside China, when the decision was taken. 6 in the US, 3 in Canada, 2 in the UK, etc.

Stansfield Smith (2020-09-16). Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and the Power of the US Dollar in the World Economy (Part 1). dissidentvoice.org Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) has become popularized by some of the liberal-left because it offers an explanation how to achieve full employment, national health insurance, free college education, and the Green New Deal without raising taxes. Political leaders like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders have espoused MMT. Economist Stephanie Kelton, a leading spokesperson of the theory, …

commondreams (2020-09-16). HHS is Withholding Health and Safety Data on Active Migrant Detention Center. commondreams.org ______________________________…

ACLU (2020-09-16). Why We Want to Vote By Mail. aclu.org Voting by mail is the safest way to cast a ballot for many voters, whether they are immunocompromised, have a disability, or simply want to protect the health of their community. Six voters from across the country shared with us why they want to vote by mail, and why it should be an option for all voters. No excuses. |

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: | "I have voted in every general election since 1972. The right to vote is my tool to manage those conditions that I want for my country, my children and my old age. Failure to vote is simply to alienate myself from what I criticize of the current government an…

Teresa Gutierrez (2020-09-16). COVID and People of Color: Is it genocide yet? workers.org If you are a person of color, you too, like me, are probably traumatized and fed up with reading article after article that states: "Black and Brown people are especially affected by the coronavirus." Substitute "coronavirus" with most diseases or other dire social conditions such as unemployment, gentrification, hunger or . . . |

RJ Red (2020-09-16). Protests for Daniel Prude in second week in Rochester, N.Y. workers.org Sept. 13 — Nearly six months ago, Daniel Prude was murdered by police officers in Rochester, N.Y., while experiencing a mental health crisis. Initially, the details of the case were swept under the rug by Rochester Police Chief La'Ron Singletary and Mayor Lovely Warren. However, on Sept. 2, body camera . . . |

RT (2020-09-16). Masks better than vaccines? CDC director baffles with suggestion face coverings are 'more guaranteed' to protect against Covid-19. rt.com Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield has raised eyebrows after telling the Senate face masks are a "powerful public health tool" and may even be more effective against Covid-19 than vaccines. | "I've said that if we [wore masks] for six, eight, ten, twelve weeks, we'd bring this pandemic under control," Redfield, who is also on the White House coronavirus task force, told the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday. | After calling face coverings the "best defense" against the virus, Redfield then claimed masks are "more guaranteed" to protect from Covid-19 than a vac…

RT (2020-09-16). Ireland might face 'EXPONENTIAL GROWTH' of coronavirus cases, experts warn. rt.com The head of Ireland's coronavirus modeling group has warned that the country, which has experienced an alarming growth in active Covid-19 cases recently, might be facing an "exponential growth" of the disease. | "Case numbers appear to be growing exponentially and are likely to double every 10 to 14 days if every one of us does not immediately act to break chains of transmission of the virus," Professor Philip Nolan, head of the Irish Epidemiological Modeling Advisory Group, told reporters on Wednesday. | Earlier in the day, the country's health authorities reported 254 new cases and three new coronavirus-rela…

RT (2020-09-16). Sputnik V to lift off for India: Russia will help supply 100 MILLION doses of pioneering coronavirus vaccine to New Delhi. rt.com Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine will be clinically trialed and distributed in India, with deliveries expected to begin later this year, according to the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which bankrolled its development. | As soon as the vaccine is granted regulatory approval in India, Russia will help supply 100 million doses to the Asian nation, the RDIF said in a statement on Wednesday. It will partner with Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical giant Dr Reddy's. | "India is amongst the most severely impacted countries from COVID 19 and we believe our human adenovirus dual vector platform will provide a sa…

pip.hinman (2020-09-16). Activists ask Arch Insurance to back away from Adani. greenleft.org.au

news.un (2020-09-16). More research needed into COVID-19 effects on children, says WHO head. news.un.org More research is needed into factors that increase the risk of severe COVID-19 disease among children and adolescents, the head of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has said, adding that while children may have largely been spared many of the most severe effects, they have suffered in other ways.

Melissa Jones (2020-09-16). Western Wildfires Could Worsen Inequality. progressive.org As new threats compound old injustices, too many Americans are consigned to poverty and poor health.

SickKids (2020-09-16). COVID-19: Guidance for School Reopening. Report by The Hospital For Sick Children and Unity Health Toronto. globalresearch.ca Preamble | The main objective of this document is to advocate for the safe return of children and youth to school by emphasizing the importance of school reopening for broader child health, balanced against the potential and important risks of coronavirus …

Oscar Zambrano (2020-09-16). Smoke and Mirrors in a World of Pain. counterpunch.org The wild fires of Western United States are smoking out a huge portion of the country. And the Covid-19 pandemic, under Trump's criminal abdication of responsibility, has turned our nation's public health into a deadly hall of mirrors where state-level and federal-level policies reflect each other back and forth in an infinite regression of distorted

news.un (2020-09-16). UN chief: COVID-19 vaccine must be affordable and available to all. news.un.org The continuing COVID-19 pandemic continues to top a long list of global concerns, the UN chief told journalists on Wednesday, noting that "the grimmest of milestones" is upon us.

Healthcare-Now! (2020-09-16). Tuesday 9/15: M4A Caucus Panel: Global Perspectives of Single-Payer during COVID-19. indybay.org Online…

Food Empowerment Project (2020-09-16). Learn the Keys to Transformative Eating at the Free Vallejo Healthy Food Fest. indybay.org Food Empowerment Project takes the Vallejo event virtual in its 5th year!

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). 410,334 infected by, 352,019 recovered from COVID-19 in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — Iran's Health Ministry announced on Wednesday that the number of coronavirus cases has hit 410,334 in the country, while 352,019 have so far recovered from the disease.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-16). AI-based brain monitoring and robotic muscle projects win £11.5m EPSRC boost. imperial.ac.uk Two Imperial College London projects have won a total of £11.5 million to transform healthcare technologies by 2050.

sputniknews (2020-09-16). US Government Releases Plan to Distribute Free COVID-19 Vaccines to All Americans. sputniknews.com The US Department of Defense and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have outlined a plan to make a future COVID-19 vaccine available for free to all Americans.

sputniknews (2020-09-16). Selfie With Trump, Modi's Hug: Japanese PM Abe Shinzo Bids Adieu with Emotional Farewell Video. sputniknews.com Days after becoming the longest-serving prime minister by consecutive tenure, Japan's premier Shinzo Abe stepped down from his post due to recurring health issues on 26 August. Yoshihide Suga, who served as Chief Cabinet Secretary, took charge as the country's prime minister on Wednesday.

Staff (2020-09-16). "Let Me Finish My Question" — English Professor Reprimands Trump at Town Hall. truthout.org President Trump was confronted by a voter claiming to be "on the fence" about the elections over a question regarding protections for Americans with preexisting health conditions. The incident took place at a town hall event hosted by ABC News in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday evening. | Ellesia Blaque, an English professor at Kutztown University,

Staff (2020-09-16). CDC Director: Face Mask "More Guaranteed to Protect" Against COVID Than Vaccine. truthout.org The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advocated for continued mask-wearing at a Senate hearing on Wednesday, stating that facial coverings could be more effective at preventing the spread of coronavirus than even a vaccine may be when one eventually becomes available. |

yenisafak (2020-09-16). France: Education minister upbeat on schools amid virus. yenisafak.com The state of education in France is moving forward, with only a fraction of 1% of France's 60,000 schools presently closed, said the country's education minister on Wednesday. | "The situation we have to face is the best possible given the health crisis," Jean-Michel Blanquer told LCI Radio."We have about 1,200 new cases of COVID-19 among students compared to the previous week," he said, adding, "As I speak to you, there are 81 schools or establishments that are closed, so there are a little over 2,100 classes that are closed. It's still a good start to the school year." | Blanquer said in general classes close i…

yenisafak (2020-09-16). Turkish president congratulates new Japanese premier. yenisafak.com Turkey's president on Wednesday sent a congratulatory message to Japan's new prime minister.Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent best wishes to Yoshihide Suga, the new leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, said Turkey's Communications Directorate. | Suga replaces longtime Premier Shinzo Abe, who stepped down over health issues.Pointing to how Turkish-Japanese diplomatic relations sprang from the aftermath of the tragic Sept. 16, 1890 shipwreck of the Ertugrul frigate, and Japan's rescue efforts and the hospitality it showed the survivors, Erdogan said the date of Suga's election is meaningful and significant for bi…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-16). Massive rally in Belgium demands refinancing of healthcare. peoplesdispatch.org On September 13, Sunday, several thousand health workers marched in the Belgian capital Brussels, demanding massive refinancing of the health sector. The call for the march was given by a number of groups and organizations, including La Sante en Lutte, Committee for the Abolition of Illegitimate Debt (CADTM) and the General Labour Federation of Belgium (FGTB/ABVV). Participants in the rally denounced the commodification of healthcare and demanded massive refinancing of health services in the country through investments in infrastructure, increased recruitment, and a rise in the wages of health workers. An online…

Anita Desikan (2020-09-16). Political Officials Undermine CDC Scientists' COVID-19 Studies. commondreams.org "The main way we are going to stop the further spread of this devastating virus across the country is by cultivating an environment where the public can place their trust in science," writes Desikan. (Photo: Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2020-09-15). Headlines for September 15, 2020. democracynow.org Trump Doubles Down on Climate Crisis Denial as West Coast Burns, World's Largest Vaccine Maker Says It Could Take 5 Years for Universal COVID-19 Vaccination, Trump Calls COVID-19 "The Plague" in April Interview with Woodward as He Called for U.S. to Reopen, Nevada City Fines Venue That Hosted Trump Rally Which Violated State's Coronavirus Restrictions, Appeals Court Gives Trump Greenlight to End Immigration Protections for 400,000 TPS Holders, Whistleblowing Nurse Says Georgia Immigration Jail Performing Forced Hysterectomies, Palestinians Form Unified Front as Israel, UAE and Bahrain Sign Deal Normalizing Relati…

_____ (2020-09-15). To Succeed, Struggles Have To Be Connected, Not Localized. popularresistance.org In this video, Vijay Prashad, director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, and Fayrouz Sharqawi, Global Mobilisation Coordinator of Grassroots Al-Quds discuss the situation in contemporary Palestine. What do the people of Palestine think in 2020? They talk about former chairman of Palestine Liberation Organization Yasser Arafat's numerous visits to India. They also talk about how Israeli army's recent airstrikes and healthcare crisis due to Covid-19 in the Gaza city are dismantling the life of the people there.

teleSUR (2020-09-15). Malta Denies Port To Dock 278 Migrants Aboard the Open Arms. telesurenglish.net The Spanish NGO Open Arms denounced that Malta denied its ship a port to disembark and assistance for urgent evacuations of people with complicated health conditions. | RELATED: | "Of the 278 people on board, all of them need to disembark and immediate assistance, some for the violence suffered, others for rape, for burns. In addition, we have 50 unaccompanied minors. All of them also need psychological assistance for the…

RT (2020-09-15). Bill Gates Senior, father of Microsoft's co-founder, dies at 94. rt.com Philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has confirmed the passing of his father William Henry Gates Senior, at the age of 94. The elder Gates suffered from Alzheimer's disease. | Gates Senior "passed away peacefully at home…, surrounded by his family," his son His "wisdom, generosity, empathy, and humility had a huge influence on people around the world," Gates Junior added, noting his father's legal advice helped him and Paul Allen establish Microsoft, but also aided Howard Schultz with Sta…

RT (2020-09-15). 'Catastrophic failure': Greece supplies GIGANTIC face masks that cover whole head to schools (PHOTOS, VIDEOS). rt.com Greece's plan to supply schools nationwide with free face masks has failed spectacularly after the delivered ones turned out to be too large for both children and adults due to wrong measurements. | Greek officials admitted the failure on Tuesday, after the first batch of masks was delivered to schools this week. | "The size was too large from the start," contractor Yiannis Stathopoulos, who won the tender for 500,000 masks, told Open TV on Tuesday. The masks intended for children under 10 measured 10 by 18 centimeters, and those for older schoolchildren — whopping 12 by 22 centimeters. | Deputy health mi…