2022-01-17: News Headlines

Richa Chintan (2022-01-17). Cuba shows an alternative to Big Pharma hegemony through global solidarity. greenleft.org.au Cuba puts people before profits — showing the world an alternative to the monopolistic practices of Big Pharma. It promotes a public health system, state-funded research and shows global solidarity through tech transfer and vaccine delivery to developing countries, writes Richa Chintan.

WSWS (2022-01-17). Australian COVID-19 deaths continue to climb as governments claim Omicron is about to "peak" wsws.org Contrary to claims this is a "pandemic of the unvaccinated," most COVID-19 deaths in New South Wales were of fully vaccinated people.

WSWS (2022-01-17). Germany's health care workers' bonus—another insult to employees. wsws.org While companies have been handed tens of billions since the start of the pandemic, those in the medical wards who have risked their lives and health every day for more than two years get only pittances.

Fight Back (2022-01-17). Retail sales drop in December. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – On Friday, January 14, the U.S. Department of Commerce reported that retail sales dropped 1.9% in December 2021. This number was called "terrible" by economists, who expected a very slight drop of 0.1%. Since the retail sales report is not adjusted for inflation, sales discounting higher prices fell almost 2.5%. | Many news reports tried to blame the new Omicron variant of COVID-19, which began to surge in the United States in December. But online sales, which usually go up when people don't want to shop in stores because of the pandemic, fell a much sharper 8.7% in December, more than four times…

WSWS (2022-01-17). UK income inequality worsens during pandemic. wsws.org UK average earnings for full-time work fell between 2019 and 2021 and soaring inflation and utility prices are reducing wages and living standards further.

Felix Dance (2022-01-17). How can we combat far-right pandemic populism? greenleft.org.au Given the shit show from government in response to the pandemic, it's little wonder the far right is trying to capitalise on the widespread and growing discontent. Felix Dance argues that workers, those who have kept people safe over the last two years, have to take a lead.

WSWS (2022-01-17). 32-year-old Ford Chicago Assembly Plant worker dies of COVID-19. wsws.org Caleb Dye's death was a preventable tragedy, under conditions in which management, the unions and the political establishment have allowed COVID to spread uncontrolled in workplaces and schools.

WSWS (2022-01-17). Omicron's surge through rural America will take a terrible toll. wsws.org The number of people admitted for COVID-19 remains at record highs. The surge of infections has begun to move into rural America, where the completely unprepared health care systems face calamity.

WSWS (2022-01-17). Australian childcare centres hit by COVID outbreaks. wsws.org Child care workers are among those confronting the highest risk of infection in their workplace.

WSWS (2022-01-17). Redondo Beach, California high school students walk out amid mass COVID-19 infections. wsws.org Redondo Union High School senior Michael Lee-Chang spoke with the WSWS on the students' courageous actions and the deepening spread of COVID-19 within schools.

WSWS (2022-01-17). Spanish scientists oppose PSOE-Podemos call to treat COVID-19 like the flu. wsws.org The Socialist Party (PSOE)-Podemos government plans to ignore mass COVID-19 infections and deaths by treating it as an "endemic disease" similar to influenza.

WSWS (2022-01-17). Thousands of airline workers out due to COVID-19 infections in the US. wsws.org Airlines cut thousands of flights due to worker illness and severe winter weather over the past two months.

WSWS (2022-01-17). Novak Djokovic deported by Australian government terrified of public opposition to its "let it rip" COVID policies. wsws.org Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who has unleashed a COVID tsunami over the past month, has absurdly claimed that the decision was motivated by the need to "keep Australia safe."

WSWS (2022-01-17). Doctor discusses desperate situation at Sri Lankan COVID-19 treatment hospital. wsws.org "Health workers held protests demanding a lockdown, as well as more tests and health facilities. The government only declared a second lockdown because this opposition was developing." — Sri Lanka doctor…

WSWS (2022-01-17). Omicron wave in Germany leads to massive increase in infections. wsws.org Despite a massive spread of the virus, the German government is continuing the "profits before lives" policy that has already led to more than 115,000 dead.

ecns.cn (2022-01-16). China ready to contribute to post-pandemic global development: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn A foreign ministry spokesperson on Friday said China will continue to maintain and practice true multilateralism, and is ready to enhance cooperation with all countries to contribute to…

Staff (2022-01-16). Seniors to be fined for violating vaccine mandate. rt.com Greeks over 60 warned about punishment for non-compliance with vaccination rules | The Greek prime minister has made a final appeal to the country's senior citizens to get inoculated before monthly punishments for violating the country's vaccination mandate kick in next week. | "Our fellow citizens who are over 60 and still unvaccinated — I encourage them today: take this step," Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said during a visit to a health center in Megara, near Athens, on Saturday. | "Protect your life and the lives of those you love, and understand that the vaccine is safe and saves lives." | Citiz…

Staff (2022-01-16). Thousands protest against tougher Covid rules in France (VIDEO). rt.com Protesters marched against the vaccine pass and tighter Covid restrictions in Paris | More than 50,000 people protested against stricter Covid-19 measures in France on Saturday, as the upper house of parliament approved a bill introducing a vaccine pass. | Around 54,000 people protested across the country, including 7,000 who marched in the capital, according to the Interior Ministry. | Some held banners that read "Freedom" and "Democracy in danger." | "I'm against the vaccine pass. I'm against mass vaccination — everyone must be free to choose," a protester in Paris told Ruptly video agency. | Others sho…

sputniknews (2022-01-16). UK Labour Leader Starmer on 'Partygate': 'I Think PM Johnson Broke the Law'. sputniknews.com UK PM Boris Johnson is currently under fire over what has already been named "partygate": a series of alleged parties that took place on Downing Street at a time when the United Kingdom was under strict coronavirus restrictions.

Dean Baker (2022-01-16). Why Pay Less? The U.S. Strategy for Vaccinating the World. cepr.net Earlier this month, Dr. Peter Hotez announced that his team of researchers at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor University, had developed an effective vaccine against the coronavirus. In limited clinical trials, it showed effectiveness comparable to the mRNA vaccines produced by Pfizer and Moderna, and better than the Johnson and Johnson and widely used AstraZeneca …

Jon Skolnik (2022-01-16). Thousands of Students Stage Walkouts, Protest In-Person Classes Amid COVID Surge. truthout.org Thousands of U.S. students and teachers are organizing walkouts and work stoppages over their schools' lack of COVID-19 precautions — a development that comes amid an unprecedented upsurge in coronavirus cases as the the Omicron variant tears through the nation. | On Tuesday afternoon, hundreds of New York City school students

ecns.cn (2022-01-16). 90 pct of Chinese people vaccinated against COVID-19. ecns.cn Over 1.26 billion Chinese people, or nearly 90 percent of the country's population, have received COVID-19 vaccine jabs as of Friday, said a health official on Saturday.

Staff (2022-01-16). Thousands protest over Europe's first mandatory vaccine plan. rt.com The Austrian government's plan to make vaccination against Covid-19 mandatory has sparked mass protests | Thousands of Austrians took to the streets of Vienna to protest against an upcoming parliamentary vote to make Covid-19 vaccines mandatory, with demonstrators calling for the government to be replaced. | Protesters carried Austrian flags through the streets on Saturday as police in riot gear could be seen standing in a line nearby. "Face your guilt and turn back!" one banner read, while others accused Austria's right-wing ruling party — the Austrian People's Party (OVP) — of splitting the nation…

Carla Stea (2022-01-16). The United Nations and Western Governments Endorse Shocking Vaccine Mandates, Violating Human Bodily Integrity and Autonomy. globalresearch.ca . | First published by …

Staff (2022-01-16). Democrat group hides comments accusing Nike of slave labor after praising company. rt.com Occupy Democrats scrubbed its page of references to slave labor and child workers after celebrating Nike's decision to threaten unvaccinated employees with dismissal | Occupy Democrats, a popular left-wing political advocacy group which supports the US Democratic Party, was caught hiding comments expressing concern about slave labor after it praised sportswear company Nike. | The group praised Nike on social media after the multi-billion-dollar company threatened to fire employees who remained unvaccinated against Covid-19. | "Nike sends a defiant letter to its remaining unvaccinated employees that they will b…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-16). Corona Totalitarianism and the Masses. libya360.wordpress.com Carlos Fazio The massive acceptance of the draconian rules imposed by various governments in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic could lead to a new totalitarian system. A technocratic system of transhumanist ideology, with the eventual ensuing atrocities that would be justified under the banner of collective welfare. According to this hypothesis of Mattias Desmet,…

Casper Busse (2022-01-16). Those who benefit from Corona should pay too. indybay.org It's a dangerous trend for a society that is already tending to drift apart and where tensions could become ever greater: Corona has caused the differences between rich and poor to grow, even in Germany. Those who have anyway will become richer in the pandemic. For those who have to struggle, it will be even harder.

Joel Warner (2022-01-16). WEEKEND READER: Hospitals' COVID Secrets. dailyposter.com

ecns.cn (2022-01-16). One in Beijing tests positive for COVID-19. ecns.cn One person in Beijing tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, local authorities said.

Editor (2022-01-16). As Omicron rages, teachers and students fight for safety measures in Chicago and elsewhere. mronline.org Chicago Teachers Union members voted by 77 percent on January 4 to go fully remote until effective Covid mitigations to protect educators and students were approved by members and enacted, or until the current Covid surge subsided.

WorkWeek (2022-01-16). SEIU Members On Death Of Ludwig Leota,Chicago Teachers/ Zero Covid vs Permanent Covid. indybay.org WorkWeek covers SEIU 1021 Members On Death Of Ludwig Leota, Chicago Teachers & Zero Covid vs Permanent Covid 19, Vermont AFL-CIO On Rise Of Fascism, Journalist Jeremy Portjo's Assault & Argentina General Strike Against A Mining Company.

Global Research News (2022-01-16). Global Research Weekender: Will 2022 be the Year of Mass Awakening and the End of COVID-19? globalresearch.ca It has been two years since people worldwide were dragged into this whole COVID-19 cult. Up until now, many countries implement universal health protocols such as social distancing and wearing of face mask in public spaces. Draconian measures have also …

ecns.cn (2022-01-16). COVID-19 situation in China stable, controllable: official. ecns.cn The recent COVID-19 resurgence in China has been in general stabilized, as the country managed to bring the outbreaks in some areas under control in a timely manner, the National Health Commission said Saturday.

WSWS (2022-01-16). For a mass movement to halt in-person classes across Canada and save lives! wsws.org The decision by provincial governments across the country to reopen schools to in-person learning amid a tsunami of Omicron infections is criminally reckless. It must be resisted through walkouts and other forms of working class struggle.

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2022-01-16: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2022-01-16). China ready to contribute to post-pandemic global development: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn A foreign ministry spokesperson on Friday said China will continue to maintain and practice true multilateralism, and is ready to enhance cooperation with all countries to contribute to…

Staff (2022-01-16). Seniors to be fined for violating vaccine mandate. rt.com Greeks over 60 warned about punishment for non-compliance with vaccination rules | The Greek prime minister has made a final appeal to the country's senior citizens to get inoculated before monthly punishments for violating the country's vaccination mandate kick in next week. | "Our fellow citizens who are over 60 and still unvaccinated — I encourage them today: take this step," Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said during a visit to a health center in Megara, near Athens, on Saturday. | "Protect your life and the lives of those you love, and understand that the vaccine is safe and saves lives." | Citiz…

sputniknews (2022-01-16). UK Labour Leader Starmer on 'Partygate': 'I Think PM Johnson Broke the Law'. sputniknews.com UK PM Boris Johnson is currently under fire over what has already been named "partygate": a series of alleged parties that took place on Downing Street at a time when the United Kingdom was under strict coronavirus restrictions.

ecns.cn (2022-01-16). 90 pct of Chinese people vaccinated against COVID-19. ecns.cn Over 1.26 billion Chinese people, or nearly 90 percent of the country's population, have received COVID-19 vaccine jabs as of Friday, said a health official on Saturday.

Staff (2022-01-16). Democrat group hides comments accusing Nike of slave labor after praising company. rt.com Occupy Democrats scrubbed its page of references to slave labor and child workers after celebrating Nike's decision to threaten unvaccinated employees with dismissal | Occupy Democrats, a popular left-wing political advocacy group which supports the US Democratic Party, was caught hiding comments expressing concern about slave labor after it praised sportswear company Nike. | The group praised Nike on social media after the multi-billion-dollar company threatened to fire employees who remained unvaccinated against Covid-19. | "Nike sends a defiant letter to its remaining unvaccinated employees that they will b…

Casper Busse (2022-01-16). Those who benefit from Corona should pay too. indybay.org It's a dangerous trend for a society that is already tending to drift apart and where tensions could become ever greater: Corona has caused the differences between rich and poor to grow, even in Germany. Those who have anyway will become richer in the pandemic. For those who have to struggle, it will be even harder.

WorkWeek (2022-01-16). SEIU Members On Death Of Ludwig Leota,Chicago Teachers/ Zero Covid vs Permanent Covid. indybay.org WorkWeek covers SEIU 1021 Members On Death Of Ludwig Leota, Chicago Teachers & Zero Covid vs Permanent Covid 19, Vermont AFL-CIO On Rise Of Fascism, Journalist Jeremy Portjo's Assault & Argentina General Strike Against A Mining Company.

ecns.cn (2022-01-16). One in Beijing tests positive for COVID-19. ecns.cn One person in Beijing tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, local authorities said.

ecns.cn (2022-01-16). COVID-19 situation in China stable, controllable: official. ecns.cn The recent COVID-19 resurgence in China has been in general stabilized, as the country managed to bring the outbreaks in some areas under control in a timely manner, the National Health Commission said Saturday.

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). China ready to contribute to post-pandemic global development: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn A foreign ministry spokesperson on Friday said China will continue to maintain and practice true multilateralism, and is ready to enhance cooperation with all countries to contribute to…

Ron Forthofer (2022-01-15). The US Enables Criminal Israeli Behavior. dissidentvoice.org Given all the attention focused on the covid-19 pandemic, the Build Back Better bill, the January 6th attack on the Capitol and the media-hyped crises over Ukraine and Taiwan this past year, many other important issues have not received much attention. One example is the Palestinian/Israeli situation. Views of Israel There have been some major …

Terry Evans (2022-01-15). Democrats launch attack on rights, Constitution, claim to 'save democracy'. themilitant.com Since before Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, the Democrats have campaigned nonstop to paint him as a criminal, outside the pale of normal bourgeois political dispute, bar him from office and demonize his working-class supporters. This drive reached a fever pitch for the first anniversary of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol building. | The liberals' witch hunt against Trump is at the heart of their election campaign strategy in 2022 as they desperately try to hold onto control of at least the House of Representatives as the Joseph Biden presidency becomes less and less popular. And they dream of barring…

Hannah Rose (2022-01-15). Before the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Corona Virus "Vaccines". Nuremberg Code, Crimes against humanity, War Crimes and Crimes of Aggression" globalresearch.ca We bring to the attention of Global Research readers, the full text …

teleSUR, JDO (2022-01-15). Señalan que Ecuador hace frente al pico más alto de la Covid-19. telesurtv.net Experto asevera que los contagios tardarán en descender entre cinco y seis semanas.

Staff (2022-01-15). Russia makes vaccine passports policy change. rt.com Officials say the proposed legislation is not suited to the current coronavirus situation | Russian lawmakers have postponed consideration of a bill that would introduce a nationwide system of QR-code vaccine passes, saying that the law needs to be adapted to deal with the new Omicron variant of Covid-19. | Tatyana Golikova, the deputy prime minister for social policy, labor, health and pension provision, told journalists on Friday that government officials, together with leaders of ruling party United Russia, had decided the proposed legislation would need to be adjusted before it could be considered further.

Richard Horton (2022-01-15). [Comment] Offline: The incontestable moral value of health. thelancet.com In March, 2020, chief science advisers from 12 countries, including the US, the UK, and Germany, issued a call to scholarly publishers "to voluntarily agree to make their COVID-19 and coronavirus-related publications, and the available data supporting them, immediately accessible in PubMed Central and other appropriate public repositories." That same month, over 30 publishers, including The Lancet, signed up to this request. The call reflected the urgency of the pandemic and "the associated global health crisis." We have made all of our coronavirus-related content freely available through a COVID-19 Resource Cent…

teleSUR- JDO (2022-01-15). Gremios de Ecuador aplazan movilizaciones debido a la pandemia. telesurtv.net Recalcan que mantienen su determinación de realizar la protesta contra la política económica neoliberal del presidente Guillermo Lasso.

_____ (2022-01-15). Supreme Court Leaves Workers Without COVID-19 Protection. popularresistance.org The Supreme Court, in a predictable 6-3 decision, blocked OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that required employees in businesses with 100 or more employees to either be vaccinated or regularly tested and masked. Dissenting were the three Justices appointed by Democratic Presidents: Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan. The majority stated that the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHAct) "plainly" does not authorize the vaccine or masking requirements. Calling the OSHA standard no "everyday exercise of federal power" they labeled it "instead a significant encroachment into the lives—and health—of a…

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). 90 pct of Chinese people vaccinated against COVID-19. ecns.cn Over 1.26 billion Chinese people, or nearly 90 percent of the country's population, have received COVID-19 vaccine jabs as of Friday, said a health official on Saturday.

Dr. Roxana Bruno (2022-01-15). 57 Top Scientists and Doctors Release Shocking Study on COVID Vaccines and Demand Immediate Stop to All Vaccinations. globalresearch.ca Important article first published …

Rajalakshmi Valaiyapathi, Meng-San Wu, Alastair McGregor (2022-01-15). [Clinical Picture] Ground glass opacities are not always COVID-19: a case of acute eosinophilic pneumonitis caused by daptomycin. thelancet.com An 83-year-old man was admitted to our hospital reporting a 3-week history of cough and exertional dyspnoea. At the time of admission, the patient was 4 weeks into a 6-week course of daptomycin and rifampicin because he had an infected prosthetic knee joint; he also had a history of pituitary hypoplasia and had not been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2.

Staff (2022-01-15). Country bans unvaccinated from offices. rt.com Singapore, one of the world's most-vaccinated countries against Covid-19, has rolled out new restrictions targeting the unjabbed | The Republic of Singapore has officially banned unvaccinated employees from working in person, removing a previous policy that allowed them to work if they provided negative Covid-19 tests. | The ban was

Sasha Abramsky (2022-01-15). Djokovic Is Obnoxious, But His Story Highlights Cruelty of Australian Detention. truthout.org Tennis player Novak Djokovic's refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19 — and his subsequent efforts to manipulate Australia's medical exemption system so as to be allowed a visa to enter the country and compete in the first Grand Slam of the year — is one of the most surreal developments in tennis history. | As of this writing, the stubbornly unvaccinated Djokovic is still in Australia, and still slated to play in the championships starting on Monday. Yet, for days now, he's…

sputniknews (2022-01-15). Demonstrators Take to the Streets in Vienna Against COVID-19 Restrictions. sputniknews.com Back in Novermber, Austria became the first European nation to impose universal compulsory vaccination against COVID-19. The beginning of the campaign is scheduled for 1 February 2022.

_____ (2022-01-15). Biden's Failure To Provide At-Home Covid Tests Looks Extra Ridiculous. popularresistance.org After two years without being able to travel home from London, England to Los Angeles, Cali. to see my family, I finally arrived in a chaotic U.S. in time for the holidays amid the Omicron wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although I'd been preparing for a difficult return thanks to the new variant, I had been eager to see my family now that I'm finally vaccinated against Covid-19 and that my partner, who holds a British passport, was able to visit alongside me after more than a year of travel restrictions barring Europeans. What I hadn't been expecting, however, was to find family and friends desperately trying to…

John C. A. Manley (2022-01-15). Twenty Reasons Mandatory Face Masks are Unsafe, Ineffective and Immoral. globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on January 23, 2021 | Nine Potential and Proven Dangers to Muzzling Yourself: | 1. Cavities: New York dentists are reporting that half their patients are suffering decaying teeth, receding gum lines and seriously sour breath from …

Casper Busse (2022-01-15). Those who benefit from Corona should pay too. indybay.org It's a dangerous trend for a society that is already tending to drift apart and where tensions could become ever greater: Corona has caused the differences between rich and poor to grow, even in Germany. Those who have anyway will become richer in the pandemic. For those who have to struggle, it will be even harder.

Press For Truth (2022-01-15). 33 Million Canadian Devices Monitored, 87% of Canadians Movements Spied On. This is Covid 19, (1984)? globalresearch.ca On Parliament Hill, John Brassard, the Conservative critic for ethics and accountable government discussed the Public Health Agency of Canada's decision to collect data from millions of mobile devices to understand travel patterns during the COVID-19(84) pandemic. | This is being …

WSWS (2022-01-15). German student Yasmin's protest against unsafe in-person teaching sparks wave of solidarity. wsws.org The case of 13-year-old Yasmin from North Rhine-Westphalia shows the growing opposition to government pandemic policies.

WSWS (2022-01-15). Crisis-ridden Australian government cancels Novak Djokovic's visa amid mass backlash. wsws.org Djokovic can be accused of an arrogant disregard for public health during the pandemic, but it is nothing compared to the Australian government.

Colin Todhunter (2022-01-15). The Right to Healthy Food: Comorbidities and COVID-19. dissidentvoice.org In early 2020, we saw the beginning of the COVID-19 'pandemic'. The world went into lockdown and even after lockdowns in various countries had been lifted, restrictions continued. Data now shows that lockdowns seemingly had limited, if any, positive impacts on the trajectory of COVID-19 and in 2022 the world — especially the poor — …

sputniknews (2022-01-15). Just Like BoJo! Dozens of Johnson Impersonators Flood Downing Street for Insane Party – Photo, Video. sputniknews.com The "partygate" scandal continues to plague the UK government, as new details emerge about numerous events that were reportedly held at the PM's residence despite severe anti-pandemic restrictions.

Fight Back (2022-01-15). Inflation hits a 40-year high as record corporate profits roll on. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – On Wednesday, January 12 the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that prices of consumer goods rose 7% in 2021. This is the highest rate of inflation in 40 years. With workers' wages only up by 4.7% last year, the purchasing power of workers' earnings fell by more than 2%. | One important cause of higher prices was the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. While spending on services, which involve more human contact and a greater possibility of infection lagged, spending on goods surged. This was the case for used cars, where prices went up 37.3% last year, as travel on mass transit decli…

John William Lambert Puntis (2022-01-15). [Correspondence] The UK People's Covid Inquiry. thelancet.com The People's Covid Inquiry anticipated that any official public investigation into the COVID-19 pandemic would be much delayed. It was a citizens' tribunal —ie, part legal proceedings, part theatre, part publicly speaking truth to power—aimed at raising issues to more visible levels than government or the media were prepared to do on their own. The renowned human rights barrister, Michael Mansfield, acted as chair. A final report in December, 2021, set out conclusions and recommendations on the basis of the evidence collected.

WSWS (2022-01-15). Australian SEP electoral members discuss Omicron surge and Global Workers' Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic. wsws.org "The Workers Inquest is critical. It's become clear that the governments and health organisations don't want to provide the evidence about how it spreads, and what we need to do to keep safe."

Chris McCall (2022-01-15). [World Report] Disrupted care in Papua New Guinea: the harms of COVID-19. thelancet.com The COVID-19 pandemic in Papua New Guinea shows no sign of ending, and its worst legacy might be its effect on other diseases, such as tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. Chris McCall reports.

_____ (2022-01-15). Australian Trade Unions Demand Free COVID Testing For All. popularresistance.org In a scathing condemnation of the Scott Morrison government, Australian trade unions criticized its inability to make testing for COVID-19 freely available for all. The country's largest apex trade union body, the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), released a statement on Thursday, January 13, criticizing the failure to make Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) free and accessible for all. | "The ACTU condemns in the strongest possible terms the Prime Minister's failure at National Cabinet to ensure Rapid Antigen Tests be made free and accessible for all to protect worker and community safety and get the economy mo…

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-01-15). OMS recomienda uso de dos nuevos fármacos para tratar Covid-19. telesurtv.net Los estudios arrojaron que los fármacos reducen el riesgo de necesidad asistida y mejoran la capacidad de supervivencia.

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-01-15). OMS recomienda uso de dos nuevos fármacos para tratar Covid-19. telesurtv.net Los estudios arrojaron que los fármacos reducen el riesgo de necesidad asistida y mejoran la capacidad de supervivencia.

WSWS (2022-01-15). Mexico's COVID cases soar as AMLO minimizes danger. wsws.org A record number of new COVID-19 cases were reported this week by Mexican health authorities.

WSWS (2022-01-15). Baton Rouge, Louisiana teachers stage sickout as COVID-19 ravages the South. wsws.org At least 760 teachers and school staff in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, called out sick Wednesday to protest the alarming spread of COVID-19 and the district's refusal to offer virtual learning.

Richa Chintan (2022-01-15). Make WHO-recommended new COVID-19 drugs accessible, affordable, demands MSF. peoplesdispatch.org US pharma giant Eli Lilly has the patent for Baricitinib, which will affect its availability and accessibility. MSF has called on governments to take immediate steps to ensure that patent monopolies do not stand in the way of access to this drug…

teleSUR- lvm -HIM (2022-01-15). Aprueban Ley de Orfandad para proteger a menores en Perú. telesurtv.net La Ley prevé respaldar a las infancias en situación de vulnerabilidad tras haber perdido a su madre, padre, o ambos familiares por causa de la Covid-19.

sputniknews (2022-01-15). 'Operation Save Big Dog': BoJo May Fire Some No 10 Officials to Avoid Quitting Over 'Partygate' Row. sputniknews.com Earlier this week, UK government ministers warned that embattled Prime Minister Boris Johnson has two weeks to implement a number of urgent tasks in order to save his career, tarnished by a host of scandals, including those related to the Downing Street social gatherings held amid COVID-19 lockdowns.

teleSUR (2022-01-15). Argentina, Between COVID-19, Blackouts, and a Heat Wave. telesurenglish.net Argentina is facing one of the most shocking heatwaves in recent decades and is today one of the hottest places in the world. Combined with the high temperatures, the population suffers from massive blackouts due to the high energy demand, and the figures for COVID-19 are above 100,000 a day. | Cities and towns in Argentina and neighboring countries in South America have been setting record high temperatures as the region swelters during a historic heat wave.

WSWS (2022-01-15). Mass opposition to Monday's return to in-class learning in Ontario and Quebec. wsws.org Mass walkouts must be organized to close all schools to in-person learning as part of a Zero COVID strategy that includes the shutdown of all nonessential production with full wages paid to all workers, and a comprehensive program of public health measures to stamp out transmission of the virus once and for all.

WSWS (2022-01-15). COVID-19 cases surge 340 percent among ICE detainees in one week. wsws.org According to the most recent federal data, an estimated 1,254 people currently held in US immigrant detention centers have tested positive for COVID-19.

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). One in Beijing tests positive for COVID-19. ecns.cn One person in Beijing tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, local authorities said.

WSWS (2022-01-15). Appalachian State faculty member issues open letter against administration's reckless COVID-19 policies. wsws.org Opposition is mounting after a faculty member at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina issued an open letter condemning the university administration's COVID-19 guidelines.

Staff (2022-01-15). Johnson's plan to dodge resignation uncovered by media. rt.com UK PM reportedly deciding which heads 'should roll' for him to survive lockdown parties scandal in a scheme dubbed 'Operation Save Big Dog' | UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is working on a plan to help him survive as head of government following a probe into parties his office allegedly held in breach of Covid-19 rules, The Independent has reported. | The prime minister, who is reportedly personally involved in drawing up the plan, dubbed it "Operation Save Big Dog," the paper reported on Friday. The scheme allegedly involves a major "root and branch" government reshuffle, which was already flagged by other B…

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2022-01-15: News Headlines

Staff (2022-01-15). Russia makes vaccine passports policy change. rt.com Officials say the proposed legislation is not suited to the current coronavirus situation | Russian lawmakers have postponed consideration of a bill that would introduce a nationwide system of QR-code vaccine passes, saying that the law needs to be adapted to deal with the new Omicron variant of Covid-19. | Tatyana Golikova, the deputy prime minister for social policy, labor, health and pension provision, told journalists on Friday that government officials, together with leaders of ruling party United Russia, had decided the proposed legislation would need to be adjusted before it could be considered further.

teleSUR- JDO (2022-01-15). Gremios de Ecuador aplazan movilizaciones debido a la pandemia. telesurtv.net Recalcan que mantienen su determinación de realizar la protesta contra la política económica neoliberal del presidente Guillermo Lasso.

Richard Horton (2022-01-15). [Comment] Offline: The incontestable moral value of health. thelancet.com In March, 2020, chief science advisers from 12 countries, including the US, the UK, and Germany, issued a call to scholarly publishers "to voluntarily agree to make their COVID-19 and coronavirus-related publications, and the available data supporting them, immediately accessible in PubMed Central and other appropriate public repositories." That same month, over 30 publishers, including The Lancet, signed up to this request. The call reflected the urgency of the pandemic and "the associated global health crisis." We have made all of our coronavirus-related content freely available through a COVID-19 Resource Cent…

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). 90 pct of Chinese people vaccinated against COVID-19. ecns.cn Over 1.26 billion Chinese people, or nearly 90 percent of the country's population, have received COVID-19 vaccine jabs as of Friday, said a health official on Saturday.

Staff (2022-01-15). Country bans unvaccinated from offices. rt.com Singapore, one of the world's most-vaccinated countries against Covid-19, has rolled out new restrictions targeting the unjabbed | The Republic of Singapore has officially banned unvaccinated employees from working in person, removing a previous policy that allowed them to work if they provided negative Covid-19 tests. | The ban was

Rajalakshmi Valaiyapathi, Meng-San Wu, Alastair McGregor (2022-01-15). [Clinical Picture] Ground glass opacities are not always COVID-19: a case of acute eosinophilic pneumonitis caused by daptomycin. thelancet.com An 83-year-old man was admitted to our hospital reporting a 3-week history of cough and exertional dyspnoea. At the time of admission, the patient was 4 weeks into a 6-week course of daptomycin and rifampicin because he had an infected prosthetic knee joint; he also had a history of pituitary hypoplasia and had not been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2.

sputniknews (2022-01-15). Demonstrators Take to the Streets in Vienna Against COVID-19 Restrictions. sputniknews.com Back in Novermber, Austria became the first European nation to impose universal compulsory vaccination against COVID-19. The beginning of the campaign is scheduled for 1 February 2022.

Ron Forthofer (2022-01-15). The US Enables Criminal Israeli Behavior. dissidentvoice.org Given all the attention focused on the covid-19 pandemic, the Build Back Better bill, the January 6th attack on the Capitol and the media-hyped crises over Ukraine and Taiwan this past year, many other important issues have not received much attention. One example is the Palestinian/Israeli situation. Views of Israel There have been some major …

WSWS (2022-01-15). Crisis-ridden Australian government cancels Novak Djokovic's visa amid mass backlash. wsws.org Djokovic can be accused of an arrogant disregard for public health during the pandemic, but it is nothing compared to the Australian government.

John William Lambert Puntis (2022-01-15). [Correspondence] The UK People's Covid Inquiry. thelancet.com The People's Covid Inquiry anticipated that any official public investigation into the COVID-19 pandemic would be much delayed. It was a citizens' tribunal —ie, part legal proceedings, part theatre, part publicly speaking truth to power—aimed at raising issues to more visible levels than government or the media were prepared to do on their own. The renowned human rights barrister, Michael Mansfield, acted as chair. A final report in December, 2021, set out conclusions and recommendations on the basis of the evidence collected.

WSWS (2022-01-15). Australian SEP electoral members discuss Omicron surge and Global Workers' Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic. wsws.org "The Workers Inquest is critical. It's become clear that the governments and health organisations don't want to provide the evidence about how it spreads, and what we need to do to keep safe."

WSWS (2022-01-15). German student Yasmin's protest against unsafe in-person teaching sparks wave of solidarity. wsws.org The case of 13-year-old Yasmin from North Rhine-Westphalia shows the growing opposition to government pandemic policies.

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). China ready to contribute to post-pandemic global development: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn A foreign ministry spokesperson on Friday said China will continue to maintain and practice true multilateralism, and is ready to enhance cooperation with all countries to contribute to…

Chris McCall (2022-01-15). [World Report] Disrupted care in Papua New Guinea: the harms of COVID-19. thelancet.com The COVID-19 pandemic in Papua New Guinea shows no sign of ending, and its worst legacy might be its effect on other diseases, such as tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. Chris McCall reports.

sputniknews (2022-01-15). Just Like BoJo! Dozens of Johnson Impersonators Flood Downing Street for Insane Party – Photo, Video. sputniknews.com The "partygate" scandal continues to plague the UK government, as new details emerge about numerous events that were reportedly held at the PM's residence despite severe anti-pandemic restrictions.

Casper Busse (2022-01-15). Those who benefit from Corona should pay too. indybay.org It's a dangerous trend for a society that is already tending to drift apart and where tensions could become ever greater: Corona has caused the differences between rich and poor to grow, even in Germany. Those who have anyway will become richer in the pandemic. For those who have to struggle, it will be even harder.

Fight Back (2022-01-15). Inflation hits a 40-year high as record corporate profits roll on. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – On Wednesday, January 12 the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that prices of consumer goods rose 7% in 2021. This is the highest rate of inflation in 40 years. With workers' wages only up by 4.7% last year, the purchasing power of workers' earnings fell by more than 2%. | One important cause of higher prices was the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. While spending on services, which involve more human contact and a greater possibility of infection lagged, spending on goods surged. This was the case for used cars, where prices went up 37.3% last year, as travel on mass transit decli…

teleSUR- lvm -HIM (2022-01-15). Aprueban Ley de Orfandad para proteger a menores en Perú. telesurtv.net La Ley prevé respaldar a las infancias en situación de vulnerabilidad tras haber perdido a su madre, padre, o ambos familiares por causa de la Covid-19.

Dalia González Delgado (2022-01-15). Fentanilo: Epidemia silenciosa en Estados Unidos. globalizacion.ca Mientras Estados Unidos enfrenta los retos que supone la COVID-19, otra epidemia letal hace metástasis en la sociedad. Las sobredosis de fentanilo se convirtieron en la principal causa de muerte en adultos de entre 18 y 45 años. | Desde el…

Staff (2022-01-15). Por qué el extraordinario éxito de la vacuna contra el covid en Cuba podría ser la mejor esperanza para los países de bajos ingresos. cubadebate.cu Cuba ha vacunado a un mayor porcentaje de su población contra la Covid-19 que casi todas las naciones más grandes y ricas del mundo. De hecho, solo los Emiratos àÅrabes Unidos, ricos en petróleo, cuentan con un registro de vacunación más sólido. "Es una hazaña increíble", dijo a CNBC por teléfono Helen Yaffe, experta en Cuba y profesora de historia económica y social en la Universidad de Glasgow, Escocia.

WSWS (2022-01-15). US government moves to end daily COVID-19 death reporting by hospitals. wsws.org The US federal government will no longer require hospitals to report the number of people who die from COVID-19 every day, according to new guidelines from the US Department of Health and Human services.

WSWS (2022-01-15). Mexico's COVID cases soar as AMLO minimizes danger. wsws.org A record number of new COVID-19 cases were reported this week by Mexican health authorities.

WSWS (2022-01-15). Seattle students and teachers stage walkouts over lack of COVID-19 safety protocols in schools. wsws.org As infections rise throughout Seattle and Washington state, students and teachers have initiated sickouts at two high schools in defiance of the local, state and federal governments' policy of mass infection and death.

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). One in Beijing tests positive for COVID-19. ecns.cn One person in Beijing tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, local authorities said.

Staff (2022-01-15). Johnson's plan to dodge resignation uncovered by media. rt.com UK PM reportedly deciding which heads 'should roll' for him to survive lockdown parties scandal in a scheme dubbed 'Operation Save Big Dog' | UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is working on a plan to help him survive as head of government following a probe into parties his office allegedly held in breach of Covid-19 rules, The Independent has reported. | The prime minister, who is reportedly personally involved in drawing up the plan, dubbed it "Operation Save Big Dog," the paper reported on Friday. The scheme allegedly involves a major "root and branch" government reshuffle, which was already flagged by other B…

ecns.cn (2022-01-15). COVID-19 situation in China stable, controllable: official. ecns.cn The recent COVID-19 resurgence in China has been in general stabilized, as the country managed to bring the outbreaks in some areas under control in a timely manner, the National Health Commission said Saturday.

WSWS (2022-01-15). Hundreds of Boston students walk out to protest lack of remote learning option amid COVID-19 surge. wsws.org Hundreds of Boston public school students walked out of classes Friday morning to protest the state of Massachusetts' policy that all classes must be held in person. The lack of a remote option for students comes as the state sees a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-01-15). México registra récord de casos de la Covid-19 con casi 45.000. telesurtv.net Este es el tercer día consecutivo en que en México se registran más de 40.000 casos en una jornada.

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-01-15). OMS recomienda uso de dos nuevos fármacos para tratar Covid-19. telesurtv.net Los estudios arrojaron que los fármacos reducen el riesgo de necesidad asistida y mejoran la capacidad de supervivencia.

teleSUR, mcs, MER (2022-01-15). Evo Morales llama a no bajar la guardia ante Covid-19 en Bolivia. telesurtv.net Evo Morales instó a la población a cumplir con el esquema de vacunación para prevenir el riesgo de contagio.

WSWS (2022-01-15). Baton Rouge, Louisiana teachers stage sickout as COVID-19 ravages the South. wsws.org At least 760 teachers and school staff in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, called out sick Wednesday to protest the alarming spread of COVID-19 and the district's refusal to offer virtual learning.

WSWS (2022-01-15). COVID-19 cases surge 340 percent among ICE detainees in one week. wsws.org According to the most recent federal data, an estimated 1,254 people currently held in US immigrant detention centers have tested positive for COVID-19.

WSWS (2022-01-15). Appalachian State faculty member issues open letter against administration's reckless COVID-19 policies. wsws.org Opposition is mounting after a faculty member at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina issued an open letter condemning the university administration's COVID-19 guidelines.

WSWS (2022-01-15). Attend Committee for Public Education meeting to fight the deadly reopening of Australia's schools amid COVID surge. wsws.org Rank-and-file safety committees need to be formed in every school, independent of the unions, to organise the widest discussion on the necessary steps going forward to take up the fight for remote learning, as part of a global fight for the elimination of the virus.

WSWS (2022-01-15). Mass opposition to Monday's return to in-class learning in Ontario and Quebec. wsws.org Mass walkouts must be organized to close all schools to in-person learning as part of a Zero COVID strategy that includes the shutdown of all nonessential production with full wages paid to all workers, and a comprehensive program of public health measures to stamp out transmission of the virus once and for all.

WSWS (2022-01-15). Australian governments claim Omicron peaking as hospitalisations and deaths mount. wsws.org Claims COVID-19 case numbers will soon decrease are part of the profit-driven campaign to force potentially infectious workers back on the job.

teleSUR, mcs, JGN (2022-01-15). Colombia registra 34.923 contagios por Covid-19 en 24 horas. telesurtv.net Las autoridades sanitarias precisaron la priorización de nuevas acciones contra la Covid-19, entre ellas el fortalecimiento de los accesos primarios de salud.

sputniknews (2022-01-15). 'Operation Save Big Dog': BoJo May Fire Some No 10 Officials to Avoid Quitting Over 'Partygate' Row. sputniknews.com Earlier this week, UK government ministers warned that embattled Prime Minister Boris Johnson has two weeks to implement a number of urgent tasks in order to save his career, tarnished by a host of scandals, including those related to the Downing Street social gatherings held amid COVID-19 lockdowns.

teleSUR- lvm -HIM (2022-01-15). Italia reporta 360 decesos por Covid-19, segundo día de alza. telesurtv.net Fueron confirmados 186.253 pacientes positivos al virus del Sars-Cov-2.

Staff (2022-01-15). Celebra Cuba día de su ciencia, con más salud e innovación. cubadebate.cu Con la creación de vacunas, medicamentos e insumos para enfrentar la Covid-19 y un proceso de transformación en la innovación y la tecnología con apoyo gubernamental, Cuba celebra hoy el Día de la Ciencia.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-15). Consumer Health: What is Hashimoto's disease? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org January is Thyroid Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about Hashimoto's disease. Hashimoto's disease, also known as Hashimoto's thyroiditis, is an autoimmune disorder where your immune system creates antibodies that damage your thyroid gland. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck. Your thyroid produces hormones that regulate your heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and weight. Hashimoto's disease is the most common cause of hypothyroidism, or underactive…

sputniknews (2022-01-15). Cardi B Reveals She Felt Suicidal Due to YouTuber Tasha K's Comments About Her. sputniknews.com The legal battle between the two has been ongoing for the past couple of years, with Cardi B suing blogger Tasha K over the latter's claims that the iconic rapper was a prostitute and had sexually transmitted diseases.

Mark Gruenberg (2022-01-14). High Court corporate hacks toss worker safeguards against coronavirus. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—More than 83 million workers face increased danger now of becoming infected with the coronavirus because of the latest outrageous ruling of the United States Supreme Court. By a 6-3 vote on ideological lines—Republican-named justices for, Democratic-named justices against—the U.S. Supreme Court sided with right-wing and corporate interests and tossed out protections for 84 million …

teleSUR, DRL, JDO (2022-01-14). Primera Ministra de Suecia da positivo a la Covid-19. telesurtv.net Al mismo tiempo, Suecia estableció un nuevo récord de casos de Covid-19 y espera un pico de contagios a finales de enero.

teleSUR, SH (2022-01-14). Brasil roza los 100 mil casos del coronavirus en 24 horas. telesurtv.net Las autoridades sanitarias indicaron que Brasil viene aumentando el ritmo de contagios desde hace más de tres semanas.

teleSUR, DRL, JDO (2022-01-14). Indígenas brasileños exigen la inmunización de todos sus niños. telesurtv.net Expresaron también su rechazo a los constantes ataques del Gobierno de Bolsonaro contra la decisión de vacunar niños.

Staff (2022-01-14). Headlines for January 14, 2022. democracynow.org Voting Rights Bills Appear Doomed in Senate as Sinema & Manchin Oppose Filibuster Change, Supreme Court Strikes Down Vaccination-or-Test Mandate for 84 Million U.S. Workers, White House Orders Another Half-Billion Coronavirus Tests for U.S. Residents, New York Mayor Considering Virtual Learning Option as COVID-19 Cases Surge in Classrooms, Head of Oath Keepers Among 11 Charged with Seditious Conspiracy over Jan. 6 Insurrection, RNC May Try to Block Future Candidates from Presidential Debates, U.N. Calls for Urgent Funding to Avert Millions of Deaths in Afghanistan, Specter of War Remains After Talks Fail to Resol…

Staff (2022-01-14). Spike in proportion of UK babies in hospital with Omicron. rt.com Researchers urge calm despite noting the rise in infants infected with Covid's most contagious variant | Data published on Friday by the UK's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies has warned the percentage of children aged under one in hospital with Covid has risen from 30% to 42% following the outbreak of the Omicron strain. | A study by the Coronavirus Clinical Characterisation Consortium and Covid-19 Clinical Information Network found that, compared with previous waves of the pandemic, there has been a recent sharp rise in the proportion of infants requiring hospital treatment. | One reason proposed is…

WSWS (2022-01-14). US Supreme Court strikes down Biden large employer vaccine mandate. wsws.org The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to block the Biden administration's policy that would force companies with more than 100 employees to require their staff to be vaccinated or wear masks daily and be tested weekly at their own expense.

ecns.cn (2022-01-14). China urges certain countries to stop stockpiling vaccines and live up to promises: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn China calls on relevant countries to live up to promises of providing vaccines to the world, work with China to close the global "immunization gap" and make due contribution to humanity's early victory over the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese FM spokesperson Wang Wenbin said Thursday.

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Michelle Begue (2022-01-14). Omicron variant triggers wave of infections in Colombia. america.cgtn.com With the Omicron coronavirus variant circulating, Colombia is a seeing a sharp rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases in the new year. See the latest.

Staff (2022-01-14). Headlines for January 14, 2022. democracynow.org Voting Rights Bills Appear Doomed in Senate as Sinema & Manchin Oppose Filibuster Change, Supreme Court Strikes Down Vaccination-or-Test Mandate for 84 Million U.S. Workers, White House Orders Another Half-Billion Coronavirus Tests for U.S. Residents, New York Mayor Considering Virtual Learning Option as COVID-19 Cases Surge in Classrooms, Head of Oath Keepers Among 11 Charged with Seditious Conspiracy over Jan. 6 Insurrection, RNC May Try to Block Future Candidates from Presidential Debates, U.N. Calls for Urgent Funding to Avert Millions of Deaths in Afghanistan, Specter of War Remains After Talks Fail to Resol…

teleSUR, DRL, JDO (2022-01-14). Primera Ministra de Suecia da positivo a la Covid-19. telesurtv.net Al mismo tiempo, Suecia estableció un nuevo récord de casos de Covid-19 y espera un pico de contagios a finales de enero.

teleSUR, DRL, JDO (2022-01-14). Indígenas brasileños exigen la inmunización de todos sus niños. telesurtv.net Expresaron también su rechazo a los constantes ataques del Gobierno de Bolsonaro contra la decisión de vacunar niños.

teleSUR, SH (2022-01-14). Brasil roza los 100 mil casos del coronavirus en 24 horas. telesurtv.net Las autoridades sanitarias indicaron que Brasil viene aumentando el ritmo de contagios desde hace más de tres semanas.

Staff (2022-01-14). Spike in proportion of UK babies in hospital with Omicron. rt.com Researchers urge calm despite noting the rise in infants infected with Covid's most contagious variant | Data published on Friday by the UK's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies has warned the percentage of children aged under one in hospital with Covid has risen from 30% to 42% following the outbreak of the Omicron strain. | A study by the Coronavirus Clinical Characterisation Consortium and Covid-19 Clinical Information Network found that, compared with previous waves of the pandemic, there has been a recent sharp rise in the proportion of infants requiring hospital treatment. | One reason proposed is…

ecns.cn (2022-01-14). China urges certain countries to stop stockpiling vaccines and live up to promises: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn China calls on relevant countries to live up to promises of providing vaccines to the world, work with China to close the global "immunization gap" and make due contribution to humanity's early victory over the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese FM spokesperson Wang Wenbin said Thursday.

Global Research News (2022-01-14). Selected Articles: "Different Batches" and "Lethal Doses", "The Vaccines Are Designed to Kill" globalresearch.ca By

WSWS (2022-01-14). US Supreme Court strikes down Biden large employer vaccine mandate. wsws.org The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to block the Biden administration's policy that would force companies with more than 100 employees to require their staff to be vaccinated or wear masks daily and be tested weekly at their own expense.

_____ (2022-01-14). Strikes And Student Walkouts Spread Across US As Omicron Surges. popularresistance.org Across the US, Omicron infections continue to explode, as "more children are being admitted to hospitals than ever before," according to *CNN.* Vaccination rates among children remain low and community spread, accelerated by the holiday season and the return to in-person instruction, is rippling across the social terrain; hitting teachers, parents, and family members. In just the Los Angeles school district, "Approximately 65,000 students and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, according to mandatory testing conducted by the district during the winter break." The drastic spike in COVID cases has also…

WSWS (2022-01-14). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org School students in Italy in COVID safety strike demand return to remote learning and free tests and masks; protests in major cities in Lebanon and teachers strike as currency continues to fall; hundreds of striking South African Clover Foods dairy workers out for eight weeks protest wage cuts, retrenchments and restructuring…

Staff (2022-01-14). Biden admin tells state to mask up kids or forfeit Covid relief. rt.com Government tells Arizona to lift ban on masks in schools or lose billions in federal Covid aid | The US Treasury Department has told Arizona's Republican governor to abolish two programs aimed at discouraging school mask mandates within 60 days, or give back over $1 billion in federal Covid-19 relief and forfeit the rest. | The Biden administration is taking issue with Arizona's Education Plus-Up Grant Program, which offered $163 million in funding to schools in the state, but made districts that require masking ineligible. | Another initiative, dubbed the Educational Recovery Benefit Program, offers up to $7,…

_____ (2022-01-14). South Korea Will See A Massive Labor Uprising On January 15. popularresistance.org On January 15, a coalition of workers across South Korea‚Äâ—‚Äârural farmers, the urban poor and laborers‚Äâ—‚Äâwill gather in downtown Seoul for a National All-People's Mobilization, in a protest expected to reach large numbers. Since October, workers have mobilized to demand better conditions, broader labor protections and policies, and structural reforms ahead of the forthcoming presidential and local elections of 2022 (in March and June respectively). | The South Korean government has used pandemic restrictions to regulate and lim…

Ann Brown (2022-01-14). 1 Million Students Drop Out Of College During Covid, 465,000 In 2021. moguldom.com Overall undergraduate college enrollment dipped for the second year in a row due to the covid-19 pandemic but HBCUs reached near-record enrollment numbers in 2021. Colleges lost a whopping 465,000 students in the fall of 2021, according to a new report. There has been a 6.6 percent decline in undergraduate enrollment since 2019, according to …

Dean Baker (2022-01-14). Is Europe's Inflation Joe Biden's Fault? cepr.net We would probably think it is, if we relied on CNN and other such sources, but in good old reality land, that's a hard story to tell. Anyhow, as some of us tried to explain, inflation is a worldwide phenomenon associated with reopening from after a worldwide pandemic, which is not yet over. We got …

sputniknews (2022-01-14). Changing Horses in Midstream: Could BoJo be Replaced by Sunak & Would It Save the Day for Tories? sputniknews.com The British press is speculating about a potential change of leadership in the Conservative Party in the wake of Boris Johnson's apologies for participating in a boozing party on Downing Street amid the pandemic. Rishi Sunak is named as a Tory favourite, but will he be a good choice for the Conservatives if BoJo steps down?

ecns.cn (2022-01-14). China ready to contribute to post-pandemic global development: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn A foreign ministry spokesperson on Friday said China will continue to maintain and practice true multilateralism, and is ready to enhance cooperation with all countries to contribute to…

WSWS (2022-01-14). French teachers strike vs. COVID-19 policies. wsws.org Italian students are to walk out Friday, joining the rising international movement against the government refusal to fight the pandemic.

Staff (2022-01-14). Senior prosecutor praised by Kamala Harris is indicted on federal charges. rt.com The vice president encouraged voters to support Marilyn Mosby to help 'reform' the criminal justice system | On Thursday, Marilyn Mosby, the state's attorney for Baltimore, was indicted for perjury and falsifying documents at a time when she alleged she was struggling financially due to the Covid-19 pandemic. | Mosby, a Democrat who was elected to her position in 2015, claimed on two occasions that she was suffering work-related hardship so as to borrow a total of $90,000 from her retirement account. She used that money to purchase two Florida vacation homes, prosecutors say. | According to the indictment, Mos…

WSWS (2022-01-14). Sri Lankan migrant workers support Global Inquest into COVID-19 Pandemic. wsws.org Sri Lankan migrant workers explain difficulties they faced due to the criminal response of the ruling elite to the pandemic in both the Middle East and Sri Lanka.

ecns.cn (2022-01-14). China's foreign trade hits new high in 2021. ecns.cn China's foreign trade moved up another notch in 2021 by exceeding 6 trillion U.S. dollars for the first time albeit the COVID-19 pandemic continued to weigh on the global trade, official data showed Friday.

WSWS (2022-01-14). Striking àáimsata≈ü workers appeal for support against Turkish police repression. wsws.org The wildcat strike of àáimsata≈ü metalworkers is part of a working class movement developing globally against rising costs of living and deadly pandemic policies.

Xiaolu Sun (2022-01-14). U.S. faces nationwide blood crisis amid COVID pandemic. america.cgtn.com The American Red Cross has declared the nation is facing the first blood crisis in over a decade amid the pandemic. Some centers are reporting less than a one-day supply of critical blood types.

Casper Busse (2022-01-14). Those who benefit from Corona should pay too. indybay.org It's a dangerous trend for a society that is already tending to drift apart and where tensions could become ever greater: Corona has caused the differences between rich and poor to grow, even in Germany. Those who have anyway will become richer in the pandemic. For those who have to struggle, it will be even harder.

WSWS (2022-01-14). Pennsylvania moves forward with a vicious attack on the public university system as enrollment collapses. wsws.org The state's higher education system cuts school programs and staff while the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has seen enrollment plummet by over 5,000 students.

_____ (2022-01-14). Nurses In US Protest COVID-19 Working Conditions. popularresistance.org The protests were held under the banner of National Nurses United (NNU), a labor union with more than 175,000 members nationwide, which called on the hospital industry to "invest in safe staffing." | Hospitals in the US, the worst-hit country in the world, have been struggling to cope up with the new tide of COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, as well as worker shortages and burnout. | Nurses are furious over sheer callousness and indifference shown by the government as well as their employers, blaming them for caring about their businesses, not the public health. | The protests took place across 11 US states and Was…

Staff (2022-01-14). Joe Rogan is a 'menace to public health', doctors claim in letter to Spotify. rt.com Hundreds of health experts accuse the service's top podcaster of spreading "baseless conspiracy theories" about Covid-19 | A group of 270 health and science professionals have signed an open letter to the audio streaming service Spotify, demanding a stricter policy on misinformation to combat podcaster Joe Rogan's alleged Covid "conspiracy theories." | The

WSWS (2022-01-14). Australian media COVID propaganda barrage intensifies ahead of schools' reopening. wsws.org An "open letter" demanding the school system's reopening will serve as an enduring indictment of its 35 signatories, and, for the medical professionals among them, as a gross dereliction of duty.

ecns.cn (2022-01-14). East China's Hangzhou reports 1 new local COVID-19 case. ecns.cn A nurse from a local hospital in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, was identified as a mild COVID-19 case after testing positive for the virus during a routine nucleic acid testing on Thursday evening.

Mary Triny Mena (2022-01-14). Food spending by Venezuelans dropped 24% to 34% since COVID began. america.cgtn.com Venezuelans are spending up to a third less on food. As the economic crisis continues, many people in the country are being forced to prioritize other things over food.

teleSUR, mcs, MER (2022-01-14). Argentina dona un millón de vacunas contra Covid-19 a Egipto. telesurtv.net El envío de estas donaciones son gestionadas por la Cancillería y el Ministerio de Salud de Argentina.

William Denselow (2022-01-14). Eateries across NYC see drop in demand amid concerns over Omicron. america.cgtn.com New covid cases in New York City appear to be easing, but restaurants there are still feeling the pinch. Eateries across the city are seeing a drop in demand. Find out more.

Staff (2022-01-14). Restaurants to stay closed as Dutch relax Covid restrictions. rt.com Other businesses will be opening for the first time since strict orders were imposed in December | Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has announced that the country will be easing back on some of its tough Covid restrictions, despite a growing number of infections and amid protests from those businesses that have to remain closed. | Non-essential businesses such as gyms, and hair and beauty salons will be able to open until 5pm from Saturday onwards, Rutte announced in a press conference on Friday. | "We are taking a big step and that also means we're taking a big risk," the prime minister said. | Businesses and…

sputniknews (2022-01-14). 'Anytime, Anywhere': Dr. Oz Challenges 'Petty Tyrant' Fauci to Debate on COVID-19. sputniknews.com Dr. Mehmet Cengiz àñz, popularly known as 'Dr. Oz,' confirmed that he would end his role as a TV-based cardiothoracic surgeon to pursue a new political role as a US senator after recently relocating to Pennsylvania. The celebrity doctor's newfound aspiration, coupled with his opinions about COVID, have raised eyebrows.

WSWS (2022-01-14). Massachusetts principal admonishes students for sharing photos of their COVID-19 rapid tests. wsws.org In a remarkable email, a principal of one K-8 public school in Brookline, Massachusetts, demanded that parents of middle grade students tell their children to stop worrying about their friends catching COVID-19—and stop complaining.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-14). Australian trade unions demand free COVID testing for all as cases surge. peoplesdispatch.org Australia has added around a million new cases in the past two weeks, making it one of the biggest Omicron-driven surges in the world. Meanwhile, the Scott Morrison government is relaxing quarantine norms for close contact workers, a step that has been roundly criticized by unions…

Staff (2022-01-14). Dutch restaurants rebel against Covid rules. rt.com Some eateries have opened up despite lockdown rules forbidding it | Some restaurants in the Netherlands have reopened despite current Covid restrictions, in a refusal to wait for the Dutch prime minister's announcement, expected later on Friday, on whether to relax the month-long lockdown. | In an act of defiance against the government's tough Covid-19 restrictions, which were imposed in mid-December, restaurants in the Dutch city of Valkenburg reopened on Friday with support from the local mayor. | Protestopening van winkels en horeca in Valkenburg (Nederland) is rustig verlopen. | De overheid heeft vlak voor…

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-01-14). Alemania reporta otro récord en contagios de Covid-19. telesurtv.net El canciller federal de Alemania, Olaf Scholz, ha propuesto la vacunación obligatoria para todos los adultos.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-14). Curbing COVID-19 in schools: Imperial scientists support CO2 monitor rollout. imperial.ac.uk UK schools have received more than 300,000 CO2 monitors as part of a government initiative to reduce COVID-19 spread in classrooms.

Staff (2022-01-14). Johnson eyes Downing Street overhaul to avert 'political death' — media. rt.com Boris Johnson under fire over reports his office held multiple parties while England was in lockdown | UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly expected to conduct a shake-up of Downing Street staff amid growing pressure over a number of parties allegedly held by his office in breach of Covid lockdown rules. | The Financial Times has reported that Johnson will launch a major restructuring of his top staff in an effort to cling to power as public and political criticism mounts against his government. | Speaking anonymously to the FT, one individual identified as an ally of Johnson claimed that "Boris reali…

Jim Spellman (2022-01-14). Here's what's changed as NYC and DC issue new guidance on COVID. america.cgtn.com See how the COVID-19 polices have changed in New York City and D.C.

teleSUR, SH (2022-01-14). India registra más de 264 mil casos de covid-19 en 24 horas. telesurtv.net El Ministerio de Salud indio indicó que el país superó la barrera de los 250.000 casos diarios por primera vez en más de siete meses.

sputniknews (2022-01-14). Cabinet Ministers Reportedly Reveal What BoJo Should Do to Save His Scandal-Hit Career. sputniknews.com On Wednesday, several senior Tory backbenchers called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resign after he apologised for attending a May 2020 party held in his official residence on Downing Street during a COVID-19 lockdown.

WSWS (2022-01-14). Opposition by educators and students to in-person classes mounts as COVID-19 infections surge across US. wsws.org Educators and students in Oakland, California, took part in job actions and protests Thursday as part of a national and international campaign to close schools and stop the spread of COVID-19.

WSWS (2022-01-14). Australian governments forcing COVID-exposed workers to stay on the job, pressing ahead with school reopenings. wsws.org Amid mass workplace transmission of the virus, Australia's governments have decreed that workers can be forced to stay on the job, even if they live with someone who has a confirmed infection.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-01-14). "Bastille 2022": Building a Worldwide Movement Against "Corona Tyranny" globalresearch.ca Bastille 2022 pertains to the restoration of fundamental rights. It seeks to reverse the criminal COVID-19 agenda which in the course of the last two years has triggered economic, social and political chaos Worldwide, coupled with bankruptcies, unemployment, mass poverty and despair.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-14). Consumer Health: What is Hashimoto's disease? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org January is Thyroid Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about Hashimoto's disease. Hashimoto's disease, also known as Hashimoto's thyroiditis, is an autoimmune disorder where your immune system creates antibodies that damage your thyroid gland. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck. Your thyroid produces hormones that regulate your heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and weight. Hashimoto's disease is the most common cause of hypothyroidism, or underactive…

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-14). AMS professorship and disease relapse: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

WSWS (2022-01-14). Mass infections among New York City transit workers raises prospect of further deaths. wsws.org The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) revealed that during the first week of 2022, roughly 20 percent of subway operators and conductors and about 25 percent of bus drivers were out sick.

WSWS (2022-01-14). Students in Portland, Oregon issue call to action to close schools. wsws.org Students have issued an open letter calling for the closure of their school in order to stop the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant and for a temporary shift to online learning.

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2022-01-13: News Headlines

Staff (2022-01-13). Confessions of a "Human Guinea Pig": Professor Quits Vaccine Trial over Moderna's Corporate Greed. democracynow.org Jeremy Menchik, a self-described "human guinea pig" who volunteered for Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine trials, dropped out to protest the company's greed in reaping profits from the ongoing pandemic while doing little to resolve global vaccine inequity. Menchik is launching a new website — mrna4all.org — where other vaccine trial participants can join the effort to pressure vaccine makers to scale up production to vaccinate the world. "That they have to be accountable to their guinea pigs and they have to advance policies for public health not just private profit … I think that must be unnerving to them…

Staff (2022-01-13). Headlines for January 13, 2022. democracynow.org WHO: Confirmed Coronavirus Infections Surge to 15 Million in a Week, French Teachers Strike as COVID-19 Cases Overwhelm Schools, British PM Boris Johnson Faces Calls to Resign for Defying Lockdown to Attend Cocktail Party, Biden Deploys Military Teams to Hospitals Overwhelmed by COVID-19 Patients, GOP House Leader Kevin McCarthy Won't Cooperate with "Illegitimate" January 6 Committee, Confronted over Lies About 2020 Election, Donald Trump Cuts Short NPR Interview , Biden Meets with Senate Democrats as Push to Pass Voting Rights Legislation Intensifies , Ohio's Top Court Rejects GOP's Gerrymandered Voting Maps, Is…

Staff (2022-01-13). John Nichols on How "Coronavirus Criminals & Pandemic Profiteers" Hurt World's Response to COVID-19. democracynow.org We speak with The Nation's national affairs correspondent John Nichols on the occasion of his new book, "Coronavirus Criminals and Pandemic Profiteers: Accountability for Those Who Caused the Crisis," which takes aim at the CEOs and political figures who put profits over people during the coronavirus pandemic. The chapters cover notorious figures such as former President Trump, Mike Pompeo, Jared Kushner and Jeff Bezos. "In the United States alone, hundreds of thousands of deaths occurred that did not have to occur," says Nichols. "Globally it's in the millions, and the U.S. could have played a huge role in addre…

Kenzo Shibata (2022-01-13). Teachers in Chicago Are Up Against a Wall of Neoliberal Cruelty. zcomm.org The current struggle is a symptom of the larger problem of neoliberal school reform — a virus whose only vaccine is democracy…

WSWS (2022-01-13). Students, parents and educators in Germany condemn the reckless policy of deliberate infection with coronavirus. wsws.org The decision to expose children and young people in unsafe nurseries and schools to the highly contagious and dangerous Omicron variant is being met with anger, incomprehension and growing combativeness among workers and young people.

WSWS (2022-01-13). Eastern Europe reaches over 1 million coronavirus deaths. wsws.org Although this region, which stretches from the Czech Republic to Russia and Romania, is home to only 39 percent of the European population, it accounts for 55 percent of the 1.8 million European coronavirus deaths.

Gérard Delépine (2022-01-13). Covid-19 Vaccines Lead to New Infections and Mortality: The Evidence is Overwhelming. globalresearch.ca Vaccination has spread worldwide. And everywhere it has been followed by a dramatic rise in new infections and mortality. How many deaths and severe accidents will it take for governments, WHO, health agencies FDA, EMA, to look at the proven results of this experimental pseudo-vaccination?

It's Going Down (2022-01-13). Strikes and Student Walkouts Spread Across US as Omicron Surges and Schools Re-Open. itsgoingdown.org Across the US, Omicron infections continue to explode, as "more children are being admitted to hospitals than ever before," according to CNN. Vaccination rates among children remain low and community spread, accelerated by the holiday season and the return to in-person instruction, is rippling across the social terrain; hitting teachers, parents, and family members. In just…

WSWS (2022-01-13). Communist Party of the Philippines opposes mandatory vaccination, demands school re-openings. wsws.org The concern of the CPP is not public health or the mass infection of workers, but the continued profits of corporations.

Staff (2022-01-13). President Maduro Reports COVID-19 Case Spike due to Omicron. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, January 11, during a brief on the fight against COVID-19 and the return to classes, the Venezuelan head of state pointed out that Venezuela has had a slight increase in the rate of infections, rising from five cases to six cases for every 100,000 inhabitants. Likewise, he pointed out that the new daily cases of COVID-19, which in the first days of January fell to 110, rose to 598 cases this Tuesday. For the moment, classes will not be suspended nor will the reopening of the economy be affected, but he urged Venezuelans not to be careless. He called for those who have not yet done so to get vaccinate…

_____ (2022-01-13). Amid Omicron Surge, Baltimore Police Got Even More Money. popularresistance.org As the omicron variant surged into the new year, pushing statewide infection rates in Maryland past 30% and sending Baltimore City residents scrambling for COVID-19 tests and N95 masks, Baltimore City spent more money on the Baltimore Police Department. It was the latest burst of additional funding since the Baltimore City Council voted to give the Baltimore Police a $28 million budget increase back in June 2021.

It's Going Down (2022-01-13). Detroit, MI: Report on Bus Blockades Against Indoor Instruction. itsgoingdown.org Report from so-called Detroit about recent bus blockades that were attempting to stop the return of students to indoor instruction during the height of the pandemic. We got up in the early morning every day for weeks. Bus drivers start their days early, so we had to start even earlier. We arrived at the bus…

WSWS (2022-01-13). French teachers launch one-day strike against Macron's COVID-19 policy. wsws.org An international mobilization of the working class is emerging against capitalist governments' subordination of health and life to profit during the pandemic.

WSWS (2022-01-13). Hundreds of thousands of power-loom operators in south India launch indefinite strike. wsws.org Under conditions of the surging COVID-19 pandemic, the eruption of the power-loom strike, involving hundreds of thousands of workers and toilers, underlines that workers will not passively submit to the capitalist class' assault on their social and democratic rights.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-01-13). The Covid-19 Pandemic Does Not Exist. globalresearch.ca At the outset of the corona crisis, the number of confirmed cases was abysmally low. 83 positive cases outside China (6.4 billion people), were used to justify a Worldwide Public Health Emergency, leading up to the official announcement of a pandemic in March 2020…

WSWS (2022-01-13). From Paris to Chicago: The global fight to close schools and save lives. wsws.org Amid a record surge of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, a growing movement of the working class is developing internationally to stop the pandemic and save lives.

WSWS (2022-01-13). Chicago Teachers Union claims deal to reopen schools amidst surging pandemic passes by 55 percent. wsws.org With 20 percent of teachers not recording a vote, this means that only 41 percent of teachers voted in favor of a return to class, according to the CTU's own figures.

_____ (2022-01-13). World Bank Downgrades Global Growth Forecast. popularresistance.org As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 rips through the world's population, the World Bank has forecast slowing global growth for 2022 as well as the following year in its Global Economics Prospects report issued on Tuesday. | While it was certainly not its intention, the report is an exposure of the claims by capitalist governments that no serious public health measures can be undertaken to eliminate the pandemic because they would be detrimental to the "economy." | In fact, as the figures in the report make clear, the policy of "let it rip" being pursued by virtually all governments is producing ever worsening econ…

WSWS (2022-01-13). Thousands of Colorado grocery workers strike at King Soopers as opposition continues to build in the working class. wsws.org Roughly 8,400 workers walked off the job at 5 a.m. on Wednesday. Workers are prepared to fight back against a major corporation that has profited from their sacrifice during the pandemic.

_____ (2022-01-13). Comparing The COVID-19 Responses In Cuba And The United States. popularresistance.org With fundamental differences in health systems structure and organization, as well as in political philosophy and culture, it is not surprising that there are major differences in outcomes. The more coordinated, comprehensive response to COVID-19 in Cuba has resulted in significantly better outcomes compared with the United States. Through July 15, 2021, the US cumulative case rate is more than 4 times higher than Cuba's, while the death rate and excess death rate are both approximately 12 times higher in the United States. In addition to the large differences in cumulative case and death rates between United Sta…

_____ (2022-01-13). China Tests 12.5 Million In Zhengzhou For Covid In Six Hours. popularresistance.org On Friday, Chinese health authorities began testing every single resident of Zhengzhou, the capital of China's central Henan Province, after a handful of COVID-19 cases were detected in the massive city of 12.5 million. Just six hours later, they were finished, achieving a rate of 2.1 million people tested per hour, or 583 residents per second, according to the Global Times. For comparison, that is equal to New York City and Chicago combined. On Sunday, health officials set about trying to do it again with the even larger city of Tianjin, home to 14 million people.

WSWS (2022-01-13). Flint "Water Warrior" Tony Palladeno Jr. dies tragically of COVID-19. wsws.org Tony was recognized by Flint residents as one of the staunchest voices of protest, and was one of six residents who were arrested for speaking out at a sham town hall meeting in 2017.

WSWS (2022-01-13). Southern educators, parents and students must act now to close schools to stop the spread of COVID-19! wsws.org The Southern Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committees adopted a resolution to support Chicago teachers and fight to close schools to save lives.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-13). As Omicron Surges: Teachers, Students Resist Dangerous School Conditions. libya360.wordpress.com Greg Butterfield Students at Lower East Side Prep High School joined a citywide walkout for COVID safety in New York, Jan. 11. Photo: Shawn Garcia Members of the Chicago Teachers Union voted to take classes remote for several days in defiance of the city administration. Thousands of New York City students walked out of classes to protest unsafe…

WSWS (2022-01-13). Sri Lankan educators' safety committee supports Chicago teachers fight against union sellout. wsws.org The TSPSC welcomes the courageous fight by Chicago teachers to protect school communities from COVID infection, which constitutes a major fightback against the capitalist classes around the globe who place profits above human lives.

WSWS (2022-01-13). Young workers expose conditions amid Omicron surge in Australia. wsws.org "They say it doesn't matter if you catch COVID because they need workers back at work and children back in schools. It's absolutely criminal."

David L. Wilson (2022-01-13). Immigration Reform Is Still Possible — With a Strong Social Movement. zcomm.org Throughout U.S. history, working people have been held down by their own prejudices, including xenophobia. It has plagued the country since colonial times, and it operates in tandem with racism…

WSWS (2022-01-13). New Zealand scientists express alarm over Omicron threat. wsws.org Amid the danger of an imminent Omicron outbreak, scientific experts are increasingly voicing concerns that contradict the "herd immunity" policies of the Labour-led government.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-13). UN experts call out Duterte's silence on Bloody Sunday killings. peoplesdispatch.org Four UN special rapporteurs had inquired about the status of the investigation into the Bloody Sunday killings in the Calabarzon region near Manila, in which nine activists were killed in police raids on March 7 last year…

Dedrick Asante-Muhammad (2022-01-12). Dr. King Remained Hopeful. So Can We. otherwords.org 2022 has begun with melancholy, as our country sees the pandemic reach new heights. Meanwhile our crises of climate, democracy, and inequality seem more entrenched than ever. | All this uncertainty is taking a toll, but uncertain times are far from unprecedented. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke to an equally uncertain time and found hope in recognizing the necessity of radical change. | As we celebrate the national holiday dedicated to King, I always encourage people to take some time to look at his writings — and I especially do this year. In moments like these, I like to revisit one of King's last essay…

Walden Bello (2022-01-12). Bin Laden and Trump: Two Bookends to America's Imperial Decline. fpif.org The end of 2021 and the beginning of a new year is a convenient time to take stock of the causes of America's decline. | This past year saw both Washington's inglorious exit from Afghanistan after 20 years in the country that had served as the launching pad for its direct military intervention in the Middle East and an historic insurrection at the very heart of the empire. Add to this the absolute lack of traction for President Biden's recent "Democracy Summit" in contrast to Beijing's surefooted diplomacy, the erosion of an already weak U.S. economy by COVID-19 followed by uncontrolled inflation, and the deepeni…

UFCLP (2022-01-12). SEIU1021 Leaders "Ludwig Did Not Have To Die" STOP Privatization & Zero Covid NOW! indybay.org San Francisco SEIU 1021 local leaders reported on the death of SEIU 1021 CCSF worker Ludwig Leota who was coerced back to the job where he contacted covid and passed away. They also talk about the privatization, union busting and fight for democracy in the union.

Staff (2022-01-12). Headlines for January 12, 2022. democracynow.org Biden Supports Senate Bypassing Filibuster Rule to Pass Voting Rights Legislation, FDA Head Says "Most People" Will Get COVID; Students Protest School Safety Protocols, Red Cross Warns of Blood Supply Crisis Amid Pandemic, Anthony Fauci Accuses Sen. Rand Paul of Endangering His Life by Spreading Lies Around Pandemic, 19 People Reported Killed in Tigray Airstrikes on Same Day Biden Speaks with Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed, Coast Guard Rescues 176 Haitian Migrants from Boat as Biden Admin Continues Mass Deportations, DOJ Forms Domestic Terrorism Unit, NC Protesters Demand Justice for Jason Walker, a Black Man Shot Dead…

Peter Certo (2022-01-12). In OtherWords: January 12, 2021. otherwords.org Our country has changed a lot in the last half-century since the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. — but not in every way. | As our contributors note this week, there's plenty the late civil rights giant would recognize about our country in 2022 — from poverty and inequality to a sustained assault on voting rights and a federal government that still puts militarism before human needs. And there are newer, potentially more serious challenges as well, from climate change to the pandemic. | It's a lot to live with, more still to overcome. But as Dedrick Asante-Muhammad writes this week, that never…

Editor (2022-01-12). U.S. ‚àí hands off Kazakhstan! workers.org Just days before urgent talks between Russia and the United States in Geneva, Switzerland, began Jan. 10, a widespread outbreak of fighting in the Central Asian country of Kazakhstan — including burning the presidential palace — resulted in Russia sending troops to that country to guard strategic buildings. The Jan. . . . |

WSWS (2022-01-12). Mack Trucks workers: We must defend ourselves from the corporate effort to sacrifice us for profit! wsws.org Mack Trucks workers must not let the company and UAW off the hook for letting the coronavirus run rampant throughout our community…

sputniknews (2022-01-12). Bill Gates Believes After Omicron, COVID-19 Can Be 'Treated Like Seasonal Flu'. sputniknews.com Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates agreed to a live Q&A session on Twitter with Devi Sridhar, director of Global Health Governance, to share his opinions on diverse aspects of the coronavirus pandemic, its origins and what might happen after the Omicron variant hits peak.

sputniknews (2022-01-12). BoJo Admits He Must Take Responsibility for 2020 Downing Street Gathering. sputniknews.com Boris Johnson has been fending of a barrage of criticism at PMQs in parliament amid damaging allegations suggesting the Prime Minister attended a gathering in the garden of No10 on 20 May 2020, while the UK was in coronavirus lockdown.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Los Angeles school district restarts in-person learning as pediatric hospitalizations skyrocket. wsws.org In the midst of escalating coronavirus infections, the reopening of schools in Los Angeles is a massive social crime.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Los Angeles school district restarts in-person learning as pediatric hospitalizations skyrocket. wsws.org In the midst of escalating coronavirus infections, the reopening of schools in Los Angeles is a massive social crime.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Mack Trucks workers: We must defend ourselves from the corporate effort to sacrifice us for profit! wsws.org Mack Trucks workers must not let the company and UAW off the hook for letting the coronavirus run rampant throughout our community…

Editor2 (2022-01-12). Cuba Sends COVID-19 Vaccine Shipment to Syria. orinocotribune.com Cuba sends 240,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Syria, and the Syrian ambassador to Cuba thanks the latter, saying Cuba gives what it is in need of, not what is left over. | Cuba has opted to send 240,000 doses of The move is meant to show the strength of relations binding Havana and Damascus. The shipment sent to Syria included 120,000 Abdala vaccine doses, the first COVID vaccine to have been developed and produced in L…

Marjorie Cohn (2022-01-12). Conservatives on Supreme Court Poised to Block Biden's Vaccine and Mask Mandates. zcomm.org The reactionary "justices" seem more inclined to shield corporate profits and red states' rights than to protect the health and safety of the people…

Khalil Bendib (2022-01-12). Vaccination? Over My Dead Body. otherwords.org Get a full-res version

Staff (2022-01-12). More US firms cut paid Covid-19 sick leave. rt.com Largest US pharmacies slash sick leave for workers with Covid-19, after retailers Walmart and Amazon did the same last week | Walgreens Boots Alliance and CVS Health Corp pharmacy chains have reduced paid sick leave for workers who test positive for Covid-19, the companies announced on Tuesday. | Both firms said they would provide five days of paid leave for all vaccinated full- and part-time workers who test positive for the virus. Walgreens noted that unvaccinated workers with an approved medical or religious exemption would also receive the paid leave benefit. CVS added that it can offer more paid leave day…

teleSUR (2022-01-12). WHO Cautions Against Concurrent Outbreaks of COVID-19. telesurenglish.net "Let's be clear: while Omicron causes less severe disease than Delta, it remains a dangerous virus, particularly for those who are unvaccinated," said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. | Maria van Kerkhove (R), technical lead for the Health Emergencies Program of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a daily briefing in Geneva, Switzerland, on March 3, 2020.

sputniknews (2022-01-12). Omicron is Under Control in the West Bank, But the Question is: For How Long? sputniknews.com The Palestinian territories have so far registered nearly 300 cases of COVID-19's new variant. To contain its spread, authorities plan to step up the mass vaccination campaign and keep encouraging the masses to adhere to social distancing and personal hygiene.

Gloria Novovic (2022-01-12). Canada's dangerous COVID delusion. canadiandimension.com Canada's pandemic response needs to prioritize public health over profits, uphold lived experiences, trust technical experts and remain adaptive, writes Gloria Novovic. Photo by Alberto Giuliani/ Global problems require global solutions. With COVID-19, however, we're seeing that our governance mechanisms don't drive global solutions even when our lives depend on it. | This is a problem because it will lead to diminishing trust in public institutions and a dragged-out pandemic response, as we fail to preve…

Ryan Cristián (2022-01-12). The Pandemic Of The Injected: As The COVID Narrative Implodes The White House Doubles Down On Lies. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (1/12/22). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth

WSWS (2022-01-12). Fed Vice Chair Clarida resigns amid revelations of how he cashed in on the pandemic. wsws.org Richard Clarida, the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank, announced on Monday that he would be resigning early after details emerged about stock trades he made at the beginning of the pandemic.

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2022-01-12: News Headlines

UFCLP (2022-01-12). SEIU1021 Leaders "Ludwig Did Not Have To Die" STOP Privatization & Zero Covid NOW! indybay.org San Francisco SEIU 1021 local leaders reported on the death of SEIU 1021 CCSF worker Ludwig Leota who was coerced back to the job where he contacted covid and passed away. They also talk about the privatization, union busting and fight for democracy in the union.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Mack Trucks workers: We must defend ourselves from the corporate effort to sacrifice us for profit! wsws.org Mack Trucks workers must not let the company and UAW off the hook for letting the coronavirus run rampant throughout our community…

WSWS (2022-01-12). Mack Trucks workers: We must defend ourselves from the corporate effort to sacrifice us for profit! wsws.org Mack Trucks workers must not let the company and UAW off the hook for letting the coronavirus run rampant throughout our community…

sputniknews (2022-01-12). BoJo Admits He Must Take Responsibility for 2020 Downing Street Gathering. sputniknews.com Boris Johnson has been fending of a barrage of criticism at PMQs in parliament amid damaging allegations suggesting the Prime Minister attended a gathering in the garden of No10 on 20 May 2020, while the UK was in coronavirus lockdown.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Los Angeles school district restarts in-person learning as pediatric hospitalizations skyrocket. wsws.org In the midst of escalating coronavirus infections, the reopening of schools in Los Angeles is a massive social crime.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Los Angeles school district restarts in-person learning as pediatric hospitalizations skyrocket. wsws.org In the midst of escalating coronavirus infections, the reopening of schools in Los Angeles is a massive social crime.

sputniknews (2022-01-12). Bill Gates Believes After Omicron, COVID-19 Can Be 'Treated Like Seasonal Flu'. sputniknews.com Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates agreed to a live Q&A session on Twitter with Devi Sridhar, director of Global Health Governance, to share his opinions on diverse aspects of the coronavirus pandemic, its origins and what might happen after the Omicron variant hits peak.

sputniknews (2022-01-12). Omicron is Under Control in the West Bank, But the Question is: For How Long? sputniknews.com The Palestinian territories have so far registered nearly 300 cases of COVID-19's new variant. To contain its spread, authorities plan to step up the mass vaccination campaign and keep encouraging the masses to adhere to social distancing and personal hygiene.

Staff (2022-01-12). More US firms cut paid Covid-19 sick leave. rt.com Largest US pharmacies slash sick leave for workers with Covid-19, after retailers Walmart and Amazon did the same last week | Walgreens Boots Alliance and CVS Health Corp pharmacy chains have reduced paid sick leave for workers who test positive for Covid-19, the companies announced on Tuesday. | Both firms said they would provide five days of paid leave for all vaccinated full- and part-time workers who test positive for the virus. Walgreens noted that unvaccinated workers with an approved medical or religious exemption would also receive the paid leave benefit. CVS added that it can offer more paid leave day…

WSWS (2022-01-12). Amid record COVID infections, say no to Australian school reopenings! Educators, students, parents—join the fight for rank and file safety committees! wsws.org In this third year of the global pandemic, a rational and scientifically-based approach to the virus is more urgent than ever before.

WSWS (2022-01-12). The way forward for high school students in the fight against the pandemic and the reopening of schools. wsws.org In fighting against the unsafe reopening of schools, youth are fighting not only for their own health and safety, but for the community as a whole.

WSWS (2022-01-12). FDA director tells Senate "Most people in the US are going to get COVID" wsws.org Hospitalizations for COVID hit pandemic highs. Yet, every measure is being implemented to keep schools and businesses open despite the catastrophic impact on health systems.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Modi indicates no lockdown even as COVID-19 tsunami rips through India. wsws.org The Modi government's policies of the pandemic are nakedly based on prioritizing profit interests of big business over human lives.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Fed Vice Chair Clarida resigns amid revelations of how he cashed in on the pandemic. wsws.org Richard Clarida, the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank, announced on Monday that he would be resigning early after details emerged about stock trades he made at the beginning of the pandemic.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Engineer Nicolas Smit exposes Canadian authorities' refusal to protect workers from COVID-laced aerosols. wsws.org In this interview, expert Nicolas Smit documents the negligent response of Canada's governments to the COVID-19 pandemic, including their longstanding refusal to admit the virus spreads primarily through aerosols, and the unions' failure to fight for the PPE workers need to protect their health and lives.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Modi indicates no lockdown even as COVID-19 tsunami rips through India. wsws.org The Modi government's policies of the pandemic are nakedly based on prioritizing profit interests of big business over human lives.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Engineer Nicolas Smit exposes Canadian authorities' refusal to protect workers from COVID-laced aerosols. wsws.org In this interview, expert Nicolas Smit documents the negligent response of Canada's governments to the COVID-19 pandemic, including their longstanding refusal to admit the virus spreads primarily through aerosols, and the unions' failure to fight for the PPE workers need to protect their health and lives.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-12). Alice Gast: Universities must forge ahead with new frontiers. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's President Alice Gast says that universities must keep the positive changes brought on by the pandemic and forge ahead with new frontiers.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Fed Vice Chair Clarida resigns amid revelations of how he cashed in on the pandemic. wsws.org Richard Clarida, the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank, announced on Monday that he would be resigning early after details emerged about stock trades he made at the beginning of the pandemic.

Staff (2022-01-12). UK government's PPE procurement ruled unlawful. rt.com The use of VIP PPE suppliers has been deemed illegal by a UK court | The UK High Court has ruled that the Department of Health and Social Care's use of politically connected suppliers to rapidly procure personal protective equipment at the beginning of the pandemic was unlawful. | On Wednesday, the High Court ruled that the government had breached its obligations by giving politically connected suppliers contracts to supply personal protective equipment (PPE). | In a ruling judge Mrs Justice O'Farrell said that the government was "in breach of the obligation of equal treatment," adding "the illegality is marke…

WSWS (2022-01-12). FDA director tells Senate "Most people in the US are going to get COVID" wsws.org Hospitalizations for COVID hit pandemic highs. Yet, every measure is being implemented to keep schools and businesses open despite the catastrophic impact on health systems.

WSWS (2022-01-12). Amid record COVID infections, say no to Australian school reopenings! Educators, students, parents—join the fight for rank and file safety committees! wsws.org In this third year of the global pandemic, a rational and scientifically-based approach to the virus is more urgent than ever before.

WSWS (2022-01-12). The way forward for high school students in the fight against the pandemic and the reopening of schools. wsws.org In fighting against the unsafe reopening of schools, youth are fighting not only for their own health and safety, but for the community as a whole.

Staff (2022-01-12). Recitales en vivo con medidas antiCovid-19 marcarán nueva edición del Festival Jazz Plaza (+ Video). cubadebate.cu

WSWS (2022-01-12). WHO warns: Government policies will make half of Europeans catch COVID-19. wsws.org Health officials are warning of an unprecedented tsunami of hundreds of millions of COVID-19 cases in Europe and opposing calls to let the Omicron variant spread.

WSWS (2022-01-12). "The teachers are with us, and we have their backs": One thousand K-12 students in New York City walk out to protest unsafe reopening of schools. wsws.org The New York City walkout was organized by high school students at Stuyvesant High School and Brooklyn Technical High School, who formed the group "NYC Student Walkout for COVID Safety" to organize their fellow students.

WSWS (2022-01-12). A New Year's appeal from the World Socialist Web Site. wsws.org The fight against COVID is a fight against capitalism! Support the World Socialist Web Site! Unite the working class! Take up the fight for World Socialism in 2022!

Staff (2022-01-12). Steep rise in US police deaths explained. rt.com A spike in law enforcement fatalities last year is linked to exposure to Covid in the line of duty and subsequent illness | A recent report has indicated a 55% year-on-year rise in police fatalities across the US in 2021. Infection with Covid-19 in the line of duty — and the health complications that followed — emerged as the biggest culprit. | The analysis published by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund on Tuesday said a total of 458 officers lost their lives in 2021 either while doing their job, or as a direct consequence thereof. One noteworthy finding in the report is that "som…

WSWS (2022-01-12). A New Year's appeal from the World Socialist Web Site. wsws.org The fight against COVID is a fight against capitalism! Support the World Socialist Web Site! Unite the working class! Take up the fight for World Socialism in 2022!

WSWS (2022-01-12). WHO warns: Government policies will make half of Europeans catch COVID-19. wsws.org Health officials are warning of an unprecedented tsunami of hundreds of millions of COVID-19 cases in Europe and opposing calls to let the Omicron variant spread.

WSWS (2022-01-12). "The teachers are with us, and we have their backs": One thousand K-12 students in New York City walk out to protest unsafe reopening of schools. wsws.org The New York City walkout was organized by high school students at Stuyvesant High School and Brooklyn Technical High School, who formed the group "NYC Student Walkout for COVID Safety" to organize their fellow students.

ecns.cn (2022-01-12). Chinese experts urge booster shot to protect against Omicron. ecns.cn Chinese health experts have urged the public to get a booster shot for COVID-19 to protect against the Omicron variant.

sputniknews (2022-01-12). EU Reportedly Prepares Large-Scale Cyber Drills Amid Supply Chain Jitters. sputniknews.com Countries the world over have been impacted by the global supply chain crisis, with Covid blamed for factory and port shut downs causing empty shelves, rising prices and galloping inflation.

WSWS (2022-01-11). More than half a million children infected with COVID-19 in the US last week, shattering previous records. wsws.org Educators and students across the US are fighting for remote instruction as the Omicron surge leads to record infections and thousand of school closures.

WSWS (2022-01-11). More than half a million children infected with COVID-19 in the US last week, shattering previous records. wsws.org Educators and students across the US are fighting for remote instruction as the Omicron surge leads to record infections and thousand of school closures.

Staff (2022-01-11). Headlines for January 11, 2022. democracynow.org U.S. Coronavirus Cases and Hospitalizations Soar to Record Highs, Warming Oceans Set New Temperature Records in 2021 as Climate Crisis Worsened, U.N. Appeals for Nearly $5 Billion in Afghanistan Aid as 1 Million Children Face Severe Malnutrition, Amid Talks with U.S., Russia Says Ukraine Must Never Be Allowed to Join NATO, North Korea Tests Hypersonic Missile for Second Time in a Week, Lithuania Pays $113,000 to Guantánamo "Forever Prisoner" Tortured at CIA Black Site, Former DEA Informant Arrested over Alleged Role in Plot That Assassinated Haiti's President, El Salvador Reopens Probe into 1989 Massacre of Jesui…

UFCLP (2022-01-11). SEIU1021 Leaders "Ludwig Did Not Have To Die" STOP Privatization & Zero Covid NOW! indybay.org San Francisco SEIU 1021 local leaders reported on the death of SEIU 1021 CCSF worker Ludwig Leota who was coerced back to the job where he contacted covid and passed away. They also talk about the privatization, union busting and fight for democracy in the union.

Staff (2022-01-11). Pope weighs in on morality of Covid vaccination. rt.com The head of the Catholic Church reiterated his support for the Covid jab during an annual speech to ambassadors at the Vatican | The Pope has given his strongest backing yet to the Covid vaccine, siding with the Vatican's coronavirus advisory board and calling it a "moral obligation," urging people to show "respect for the health" of others. | Speaking on Monday, Pope Francis used his yearly speech to representatives from 183 countries accredited to the Holy See to address what he sees as important international issues and outline the Vatican's stance. | The 85-year-old head of the Catholic Church has previous…

Staff (2022-01-11). Pope weighs in on morality of Covid vaccination. rt.com The head of the Catholic Church reiterated his support for the Covid jab during an annual speech to ambassadors at the Vatican | The Pope has given his strongest backing yet to the Covid vaccine, siding with the Vatican's coronavirus advisory board and calling it a "moral obligation," urging people to show "respect for the health" of others. | Speaking on Monday, Pope Francis used his yearly speech to representatives from 183 countries accredited to the Holy See to address what he sees as important international issues and outline the Vatican's stance. | The 85-year-old head of the Catholic Church has previous…

Kevin Mwanza (2022-01-11). World Health Organization: Don't Call Omicron Covid Variant Mild, Here's Why. moguldom.com The omicron coronavirus variant should not be categorized as "mild" even though it appears to exhibit less severe symptoms than the delta strain, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). There appears to be a reduced risk of severity in both younger and older people, according to Janet Diaz, WHO lead on clinical management. However, …

Kevin Mwanza (2022-01-11). World Health Organization: Don't Call Omicron Covid Variant Mild, Here's Why. moguldom.com The omicron coronavirus variant should not be categorized as "mild" even though it appears to exhibit less severe symptoms than the delta strain, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). There appears to be a reduced risk of severity in both younger and older people, according to Janet Diaz, WHO lead on clinical management. However, …

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-11). Number of COVID-19 cases worldwide exceeds 305 million: WHO. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 11 (MNA) — The overall number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases worldwide has exceeded 305 million, while the number of fatalities has topped 5.48 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said late on Monday.

Ernst Wolff (2022-01-11). Descubriendo la narrativa alrededor del coronavirus: øSe planeó todo cuidadosamente? Análisis de Ernst Wolff. globalizacion.ca ‚Å£‚Å£Explicación magnífica de una gran razón por la que el mundo se volvió psicótico corona. Conferencia de Ernst Wolff, reconocido economista y periodista alemán. Su enfoque está en el sistema financiero y monetario global, especialmente el papel del FMI, el…

Ernst Wolff (2022-01-11). Descubriendo la narrativa alrededor del coronavirus: øSe planeó todo cuidadosamente? Análisis de Ernst Wolff. globalizacion.ca ‚Å£‚Å£Explicación magnífica de una gran razón por la que el mundo se volvió psicótico corona. Conferencia de Ernst Wolff, reconocido economista y periodista alemán. Su enfoque está en el sistema financiero y monetario global, especialmente el papel del FMI, el…

Staff (2022-01-11). Vicepresidente de Bolivia y seis ministros dieron positivo a la covid-19. cubadebate.cu El vicepresidente de Bolivia, David Choquehuanca, ha dado positivo a la covid-19, informó este martes el Ministerio de la Presidencia del país suramericano. Además de Choquehuanca, también tuvieron diagnósticos positivos por coronavirus seis ministros, entre ellos el de Relaciones Exteriores, de Gobierno, de Defensa.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-11). Number of COVID-19 cases worldwide exceeds 305 million: WHO. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 11 (MNA) — The overall number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases worldwide has exceeded 305 million, while the number of fatalities has topped 5.48 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said late on Monday.

Editor (2022-01-11). Cuba shows an alternative to Big Pharma hegemony through global solidarity. mronline.org Cuba puts people before profits — showing the world an alternative to the monopolistic practices of Big Pharma. It promotes a public health system, state-funded research and shows global solidarity through tech transfer and vaccine delivery to developing countries.

Editor (2022-01-11). Cuba shows an alternative to Big Pharma hegemony through global solidarity. mronline.org Cuba puts people before profits — showing the world an alternative to the monopolistic practices of Big Pharma. It promotes a public health system, state-funded research and shows global solidarity through tech transfer and vaccine delivery to developing countries.

Sasha Abramsky (2022-01-11). Republicans Only Extend Unemployment When It Protects Anti-Vaxxers. truthout.org U.S. politics these days is all too often an Alice-through-the-looking-glass absurdity. | Over the last few weeks, at least

Gérard Delépine (2022-01-11). High Recorded Mortality in Countries Categorized as "Covid-19 Vaccine Champions". The Vaccinated Suffer from Increased Risk of Mortality compared to the Non-vaccinated. globalresearch.ca This "health strategy" based on false simulations, lies, promises never kept, propaganda and the fear campaign has become unbearable. In turn it has been followed by the extortion of consent to be vaccinated, by outright blackmail.

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WSWS (2022-01-11). More than half a million children infected with COVID-19 in the US last week, shattering previous records. wsws.org Educators and students across the US are fighting for remote instruction as the Omicron surge leads to record infections and thousand of school closures.

UFCLP (2022-01-11). SEIU1021 Leaders "Ludwig Did Not Have To Die" STOP Privatization & Zero Covid NOW! indybay.org San Francisco SEIU 1021 local leaders reported on the death of SEIU 1021 CCSF worker Ludwig Leota who was coerced back to the job where he contacted covid and passed away. They also talk about the privatization, union busting and fight for democracy in the union.

Ernst Wolff (2022-01-11). Descubriendo la narrativa alrededor del coronavirus: øSe planeó todo cuidadosamente? Análisis de Ernst Wolff. globalizacion.ca ‚Å£‚Å£Explicación magnífica de una gran razón por la que el mundo se volvió psicótico corona. Conferencia de Ernst Wolff, reconocido economista y periodista alemán. Su enfoque está en el sistema financiero y monetario global, especialmente el papel del FMI, el…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-11). Number of COVID-19 cases worldwide exceeds 305 million: WHO. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 11 (MNA) — The overall number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases worldwide has exceeded 305 million, while the number of fatalities has topped 5.48 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said late on Monday.

Staff (2022-01-11). Pope weighs in on morality of Covid vaccination. rt.com The head of the Catholic Church reiterated his support for the Covid jab during an annual speech to ambassadors at the Vatican | The Pope has given his strongest backing yet to the Covid vaccine, siding with the Vatican's coronavirus advisory board and calling it a "moral obligation," urging people to show "respect for the health" of others. | Speaking on Monday, Pope Francis used his yearly speech to representatives from 183 countries accredited to the Holy See to address what he sees as important international issues and outline the Vatican's stance. | The 85-year-old head of the Catholic Church has previous…

Editor (2022-01-11). Cuba shows an alternative to Big Pharma hegemony through global solidarity. mronline.org Cuba puts people before profits — showing the world an alternative to the monopolistic practices of Big Pharma. It promotes a public health system, state-funded research and shows global solidarity through tech transfer and vaccine delivery to developing countries.

Gérard Delépine (2022-01-11). High Recorded Mortality in Countries Categorized as "Covid-19 Vaccine Champions". The Vaccinated Suffer from Increased Risk of Mortality compared to the Non-vaccinated. globalresearch.ca This "health strategy" based on false simulations, lies, promises never kept, propaganda and the fear campaign has become unbearable. In turn it has been followed by the extortion of consent to be vaccinated, by outright blackmail.

Sasha Abramsky (2022-01-11). Republicans Only Extend Unemployment When It Protects Anti-Vaxxers. truthout.org U.S. politics these days is all too often an Alice-through-the-looking-glass absurdity. | Over the last few weeks, at least

Staff (2022-01-11). Country shatters records with 1.35 million daily Covid cases. rt.com The Omicron variant has sent US Covid cases hurtling through the roof despite the vaccination push | The US shattered all records on Monday with a whopping 1.35 million new Covid-19 cases recorded. The news comes as hospitalizations with the infection also broke records. | The troubling figures come courtesy of a fresh Reuters tally. Mondays typically yield particularly high numbers, as many states do not report cases over the weekend, leaving some figures to pile up. Last Monday also saw the setting of a grim record, with over 1.03 million infections being reported across America. | The number of Covid-relate…

WSWS (2022-01-11). With world's highest COVID-19 death rate, Peru confronts third wave of pandemic. wsws.org "It isn't a curve, it's a straight vertical line heading up," Peruvian health official warns.

Editor (2022-01-11). Calls for Paid Leave Grow as Workers Face 'Vicious Cycle': Their Jobs or COVID Safety. scheerpost.com A waiter serves food to customers dining indoors at Langer's Deli in Los Angeles, California on August 7, 2021. (Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images) | By Brett Wilkins / Common Dreams | As U.S. workers ill with Covid-19 during the Omicron surge face the stark choice of staying home without pay at the risk of losing their jobs or reporting to work and possibly infecting colleagues and customers, progressives on Monday renewed calls for the implementation of paid sick leave at the national level. | "In the midst of a horrific pandemic, two-thirds of low-wage workers still lack access to paid sick leav…

WSWS (2022-01-11). Hospitals in Massachusetts exceeding capacity, threatening collapse of the state's health care system. wsws.org Hospitals in Massachusetts are experiencing an explosive increase of new patients in the first weeks of 2022, threatening the collapse of a system which has been strained by the pandemic for two years.

Staff (2022-01-11). International travel to recover soon — forecast. rt.com Border reopenings may start in March, AirAsia CEO says | AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes has said worldwide travel is likely to rebound strongly despite progress being slowed by the Covid-19 Omicron variant. | "I do believe that we're at the beginning of the end," he told CNBC on Monday, adding that recovery has already begun in earnest and demand has been "very, very robust." | Fernandes said, "The good thing is, this time last year, we had no planes flying. Now, we've got a large chunk of our fleet flying domestic Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia." | The AirAsia CEO believes international travel will return to pr…

Binoy Kampmark (2022-01-11). Djovokic versus the Australian Commonwealth. greenleft.org.au Binoy Kampmark writes that the federal government has done its bit to conjure up a monster of its own making and that the Novak Djokovic episode of pandemic bureaucracy ranks high among its inglorious achievements.

WSWS (2022-01-11). Winter of death: Two deadly housing fires in less than a week expose the reality of American capitalism. wsws.org New York City and Philadelphia saw their deadliest housing fires in decades amid a climate of official indifference to death as the COVID-19 pandemic has been allowed to rage out of control.

WSWS (2022-01-11). Acclaimed Australian respiratory scientist Guy Marks calls for global action to end the pandemic. wsws.org Professor Marks's work centres on chronic respiratory diseases and has been dedicated to the global eradication of tuberculosis, with a particular focus on the Asia and South East Asia regions, including India, Vietnam and Myanmar.

Staff (2022-01-11). AMLO contagiado nuevamente de covid-19, reporta "síntomas leves" cubadebate.cu El presidente de México, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, confirmó este lunes que ha contraído la covid-19 por segunda ocasión. "Informo a ustedes que estoy contagiado de #COVID19 y aunque los síntomas son leves, permaneceré en aislamiento y solo realizaré trabajo de oficina y me comunicaré de manera virtual hasta salir adelante", publicó en Twitter.

WSWS (2022-01-11). Vote "No" on the CTU-CPS deal to reopen infected schools and spread COVID-19! Educators must launch a walkout now to save lives! wsws.org The move by the leadership of the Chicago Teachers Union to end the remote work action is an utter surrender to Mayor Lightfoot and the homicidal campaign by the Biden administration to send educators and students back into infected schools.

WSWS (2022-01-11). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Social and indigenous groups have called protests against the right-wing government of Lenin Moreno while the courts handed a partial victory to families suing US food Giant Tyson over worker deaths due to COVID.

Eric Nepomuceno (2022-01-11). Brasil: øAño nuevo? globalizacion.ca Llevamos nueve días de 2022, pero la verdad es que, al menos en este Brasil destrozado, seguimos como en los peores momentos de 2021, el año maldito que parece no terminar nunca. La pandemia de covid enfrenta un nuevo brote,…

WSWS (2022-01-11). New York City universities plan to reopen for in-person instruction amid Omicron surge. wsws.org Over the last month, major universities in New York City have experienced significant outbreaks of COVID-19, including NYU, Columbia and CUNY.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-01-11). The WHO Confirms that the Covid-19 PCR Test is Flawed: Estimates of "Positive Cases" are Meaningless. The Lockdown Has No Scientific Basis. globalresearch.ca One year later the WHO retracts. They don't say "We Made a Mistake". It's carefully formulated. While they do not officially deny the validity of their misleading January 2020 guidelines, they recommend RT-PCR "Re-testing" (which everybody knows is an impossibility).

Staff (2022-01-11). UK govt's lockdown-breaching party sparks 'WTF?' reaction. rt.com Around 100 people were invited to a "bring your own booze" event in Downing Street's garden during the first Covid lockdown | Former Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has blasted the UK government for holding a drinks event in the Downing Street garden during the first lockdown, declaring, "what tf were any of these people thinking?" | The prime minister's principal private secretary, Martin Reynolds, sent an email to over 100 employees at Downing Street, inviting them to a gathering in Number 10's garden during the first lockdown, according to an email reported by ITV News. | The message to staff, m…

WSWS (2022-01-11). Another autoworker denounces conditions at Warren Truck Plant. wsws.org A worker at the Stellantis Warren Truck Plant describes the impossible situation workers face as they battle both COVID and increasingly intolerable working conditions.

WSWS (2022-01-11). New York students initiate mass "Walkout for COVID Safety" wsws.org The mass walkout by thousands of student youth takes place as Chicago teachers are mobilizing to oppose an effort to reopen schools to in-person learning.

WSWS (2022-01-11). UK schools kept open as child infections soar above 3 million. wsws.org A horrifying 1,294 UK children were admitted to hospital with COVID over the 12-day Christmas period…

WSWS (2022-01-11). Omicron variant drives COVID surge to record levels in the Philippines. wsws.org The paramount concern of the Duterte administration, like capitalist governments around the globe, is not public health but keeping the economy open.

WSWS (2022-01-11). Australia records eighth-highest weekly COVID-19 infection total globally. wsws.org More infections were recorded in the last seven days than in the 707 days since the country's first case.

WSWS (2022-01-11). "There are zero safety protocols to keep us safe from COVID": Autoworker denounces conditions at Warren Truck Plant. wsws.org A worker at the Stellantis Warren Truck Plant describes the impossible situation workers face as they battle both COVID and increasingly intolerable working conditions.

Kite Line (2022-01-11). Kite Line: We Understand How They'll Play with Our Lives in Here. itsgoingdown.org Long-running abolitionist radio show and podcast Kite Line looks at the explosive spread of the Omicorn variant within the prison system. Listen and Download HERE The explosive spread of the Omicron variant has brought our focus back to the COVID-vulnerability the prison system imposes on its captives. This week, we speak to two people —…

WSWS (2022-01-11). UK campaigner Lisa Diaz subject to concerted media attack for demanding COVID safe schools. wsws.org Lisa was invited onto ITV's Good Morning Britain to detail the health concerns that led her to keep her young daughter Helena out of school. Her hosts set out to rubbish those concerns.

Carlos Fazio (2022-01-11). El corona totalitarismo y las masas. globalizacion.ca La aceptación masiva de las reglas draconianas impuestas por varios gobiernos a raíz de la pandemia del covid-19, podría conducir a un nuevo sistema totalitario tecnocrático de ideología transhumanista, con la eventual deriva de atrocidades que serían justificadas bajo la…

WSWS (2022-01-11). Australia Post workers oppose criminal "let it rip" COVID-19 policies. wsws.org The PWRFC calls on postal workers to reject the "opening up" drive by governments, both Coalition and Labor, backed by the unions, which puts working people at risk of infection every day.

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2022-01-11). Por qué las pruebas de Covid-19 se han convertido en una máquina de hacer dinero. El fraude de la prueba PCR. globalizacion.ca No hay duda de que el modelo de negocios de hoy está impulsado por una campaña de miedo cuando se trata de la estafa de Covid-19. La histeria del virus corona lleva a las personas que están muertas de miedo…

Fred Fuentes (2022-01-11). If COVID-19 is here to stay, how can we best protect peoples' health? greenleft.org.au Public anger at government failings over mitigating the virus spread is justifiable. The challenge for progressives is to work out how to organise this anger into a fight for measures that can offer lasting protections, argues Fred Fuentes.

WSWS (2022-01-11). New California guidelines push COVID-infected health care workers back to work. wsws.org Updated emergency guidelines by the California Department of Public Health state that asymptomatic COVID-19-positive workers or those exposed to COVID-19 must return to work immediately without quarantine or repeat testing.

WSWS (2022-01-11). Auto factories are not safe! Stop production to halt spread of Omicron! wsws.org The Autoworkers Rank-and-File Committee calls for the shutdown of auto plants and nonessential production, with full compensation to workers, until the virus is contained and workers aided by scientists determine it safe to return.

WSWS (2022-01-11). China implements stringent measures to suppress Omicron outbreak in Tianjin. wsws.org The response of Chinese authorities is in stark contrast to that of governments around the world, which have allowed and even encouraged the Omicron variant to spread unchecked.

WSWS (2022-01-11). Chicago Teachers Union attempts to ram through agreement to reopen schools as Omicron surges. wsws.org The deal reached with Chicago Public Schools and Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot would send over 300,000 students back into overcrowded, poorly-ventilated classrooms, setting the stage for a massive surge of infections.

WSWS (2022-01-11). Paradigm shift in Austria: Government openly advocates deliberate mass infection. wsws.org The coalition of the conservative Austrian Peoples Party (àñVP) and the Greens is now openly promoting mass infection.

Staff (2022-01-10). Breaking Point: Ed Yong Says Omicron Is Straining Hospitals & Schools Amid Vaccine Mandate Pushback. democracynow.org The Omicron variant's transmission rate is exponentially higher than Delta, leaving healthcare workers across the U.S. in dire straits. Waves of doctors, nurses and other health professionals are unionizing, and some have quit the profession over exploitative conditions. The staffing shortage has added on to the strains of increasing hospitalizations due to COVID-19, limited availability of necessary equipment and lack of federal support for preventative measures such as paid medical leave. "This is the cost of two years spent pushing prematurely for a return to normal," says Ed Yong, Pulitzer Prize-winning repor…

Staff (2022-01-10). As Djokovic Leaves Australian Detention Hotel, Refugees Held There Urge World Not to Forget Them. democracynow.org As an Australian judge allows unvaccinated tennis star Novak Djokovic to be released from immigration detention amid controversy over his COVID vaccine exemption, we look at how his case has intensified international scrutiny over Australia's inhumane treatment of refugees jailed in the same rundown hotel. "No one is telling us when we get out of this indefinite detention," says Mehdi Ali, an Iranian refugee currently detained by the Australian government at the Park Hotel in Melbourne. We also speak with former Australian soccer player Craig Foster, who advocates for asylum seekers.

Ann Brown (2022-01-10). Hip-Hop DJ's Kay Slay And Kid Capri Fighting Covid, Kay Slay Taken Off Ventilator. moguldom.com The hip-hop world continues to be hit by covid including two legendary personalities in the culture — Kid Capri, 54, and DJ Kay Slay, 55. DJ Kid Capri, a New York City hip-hop icon, recently announced he had tested positive for the virus and was battling major symptoms. On Jan. 6, the disc jockey and …

Mark Gruenberg (2022-01-10). GOP-named Supreme Court majority cements its role as a pro-corporate fiefdom. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Recalling the 1930s, when the "Nine Old Men" scrapped key New Deal legislation, the GOP-named U.S. Supreme Court majority may again show its implementation of the right-wing pro-corporate agenda, this time by nullifying OSHA's anti-coronavirus Emergency Temporary Standard. It is clearer than ever now that rather than being legitimate justices members of the Court are …

WSWS (2022-01-10). Response to Bronx apartment fire which killed 19 hampered by massive surge of coronavirus infections. wsws.org The president of the Uniformed Firefighters Association said that the response to the fire was handicapped by the vast numbers of firefighters who are sick with COVID-19.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-10). T cells from common colds cross-protect against infection with SARS-CoV-2. imperial.ac.uk People with higher levels of T cells from common cold coronaviruses are less likely to become infected with SARS-CoV-2.

teleSUR, SH (2022-01-10). EE.UU. supera los 60 millones de casos de coronavirus. telesurtv.net Según la Universidad Johns Hopkins, EE.UU. promedio en la última semana 700.000 casos diarios de coronavirus.

sputniknews (2022-01-10). Record-High Infection Cases And Long Queues: is Israel Losing Control Over COVID-19? sputniknews.com On Sunday, Israel registered more than 17,000 new cases of coronavirus. According to estimates, the current wave of the pandemic will see two to four million Israelis infected.

WSWS (2022-01-10). Cruise ship doctor exposes shipboard conditions amid Omicron crisis. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site has closely followed the crisis facing thousands of cruise ship workers and passengers across the world in the wake of the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

sputniknews (2022-01-10). Netizens Troll AOC for Catching COVID-19 After Partying Maskless in Florida. sputniknews.com Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has triggered a furor online after she was seen several times breaching coronavirus guidance during the Christmas holidays.

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WSWS (2022-01-10). Healthy double-vaccinated 23-year-old dies from COVID in Sydney. wsws.org A close friend of James Kondilios said his death "was a reminder that this battle with Covid is not something to be taken lightly as even the healthiest people can be taken far too young."

WSWS (2022-01-10). Cruise ship doctor exposes shipboard conditions amid Omicron crisis. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site has closely followed the crisis facing thousands of cruise ship workers and passengers across the world in the wake of the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

WSWS (2022-01-10). Response to Bronx apartment fire which killed 19 hampered by massive surge of coronavirus infections. wsws.org The president of the Uniformed Firefighters Association said that the response to the fire was handicapped by the vast numbers of firefighters who are sick with COVID-19.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-01-10). T cells from common colds cross-protect against infection with SARS-CoV-2. imperial.ac.uk People with higher levels of T cells from common cold coronaviruses are less likely to become infected with SARS-CoV-2.

sputniknews (2022-01-10). Record-High Infection Cases And Long Queues: is Israel Losing Control Over COVID-19? sputniknews.com On Sunday, Israel registered more than 17,000 new cases of coronavirus. According to estimates, the current wave of the pandemic will see two to four million Israelis infected.

sputniknews (2022-01-10). Netizens Troll AOC for Catching COVID-19 After Partying Maskless in Florida. sputniknews.com Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has triggered a furor online after she was seen several times breaching coronavirus guidance during the Christmas holidays.

teleSUR, SH (2022-01-10). EE.UU. supera los 60 millones de casos de coronavirus. telesurtv.net Según la Universidad Johns Hopkins, EE.UU. promedio en la última semana 700.000 casos diarios de coronavirus.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-10). FDA authorizes COVID-19 boosters for 12- to 15-year-olds. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended its emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to expand the use of a single booster dose to 12- to 15-year-olds. The FDA also shortened the time needed before receiving a booster from at least six months after completion of the initial series to at least five months for everyone 12 and older. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention will review this recommendation. The CDC…

Staff (2022-01-10). WATCH: Arrests at massive anti-lockdown protest. rt.com Thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Belgian capital of Brussels to protest the government's Covid-19 restrictions | A massive crowd flooded the streets of the Belgian capital, with demonstrators calling for "freedom" and demanding that authorities abolish the Covid-19 health pass required to enter various venues. | The large-scale protest, which was joined by thousands of people, was organized by an umbrella group, "Samen Voor Vrijheid" ('Together for Freedom'). The crowd, chanting "Liberty!" and "Freedom!" and holding placards denouncing what they called the government's "vaccine dictatorship…

Staff (2022-01-10). WATCH: Anti-vaccine passport protesters pelt MP with seaweed. rt.com French islands' lawmaker was accosted in front of his home by people furious over vaccine enforcement | Protesters from the French overseas constituency of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon threw fistfuls of seaweed at their representative of the national parliament, angry over the vaccine mandate. The attack was condemned by politicians. | The heated confrontation took place on Sunday in France's islands of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon in the western Atlantic. People unhappy with the government's anti-Covid-19 policies and the introduction of the vaccine mandate gathered outside the home of Stephane Claireaux. The MP has…

sputniknews (2022-01-10). India to Administer 'Precautionary Dose' to Frontline Workers, Senior Citizens as COVID Cases Rise. sputniknews.com As of now, India has administered 1.51 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to people, of whom 627 million have been fully vaccinated. In his address to the nation on 25 December, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the need for booster doses for healthcare and frontline workers and people aged above 60 with comorbidities.

Global Research News (2022-01-10). Selected Articles: 20 Facts About Vaccination Your Doctor Forgot to Tell You. globalresearch.ca By Former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul correctly identified President Putin's fears of NATO's ongoing …

sputniknews (2022-01-10). Twitter Swamped by #BareShelvesBiden Amid Supply Chain Crisis — Again. sputniknews.com Since the pandemic and supply-chain crisis began, grocery shop shortages have been nothing new in the US. But shelves appeared particularly bare this week, when the country's north was hit by the first snowstorm of the season, and the threat of additional snow in the nearest future.

WSWS (2022-01-10). Week two of forced in-person school begins in Massachusetts amid record COVID case counts. wsws.org After record COVID-19 cases, teacher absences and disrupted classes, students and teachers faced an unprecedented surge of the pandemic in schools across Massachusetts in the first week of classes in 2022. Governor Charlie Baker and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education have mandated that K-12 schools remain open for in-person learning despite these dangerous conditions.

Sue Bolton (2022-01-10). Djokovic, distractions and blame shifting. greenleft.org.au The reason Scott Morrison stopped Novak Djokovic entry visa to play in the Australian Open championships is because he needs a distraction from their ongoing disastrous handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, argues Sue Bolton.

Editor (2022-01-10). Instead of More Support, Schools Have Upped Demands on Teachers During Pandemic. scheerpost.com A parent decorates her car while gathering at the Leona Canyon Trail Head before participating in a car caravan demonstration in Oakland, California, on January 7, 2022. Some Oakland Unified teachers called a sickout on that day, saying they don't feel safe teaching. They're calling for two weeks of remote learning during the latest Omicron surge. JESSICA CHRISTIAN / THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE VIA GETTY IMAGES | By Jen Roesch / In June 2020, when schools across the U.S. remain…

WSWS (2022-01-10). Deadliest fire disaster in decades kills 19, including 9 children, in New York City. wsws.org The president of the Uniformed Firefighters Association said that the response to the fire was handicapped by the vast numbers of firefighters who are sick with COVID-19.

Staff (2022-01-10). Covid-19, apartheid sanitario en la "aldea global" cubadebate.cu Publicamos un fragmento del último libro de Alain Bih, Face au Covid-19: nos exigences, leurs incohérences (Syllepse, 2021). En él, Bihr analiza la doble crisis revelada por la pandemia de Covid-19, la del sistema capitalista, pero también la de las fuerzas de la alternativa, y plantea algunas vías para salir del letargo.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-01-10). Ciudad china de Tianjin inicia pruebas masivas para la Covid-19. telesurtv.net China ha redoblado su estrategia de tolerancia cero con la Covid-19 en la recta final hacia los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno de Beijing.

ecns.cn (2022-01-10). Virus-hit Tianjin ensures necessity supply amid control of Omicron spread. ecns.cn North China's Tianjin Municipality which has witnessed the latest COVID-19 resurgence has launched an emergency response mechanism to guarantee the supply of daily necessities.

WSWS (2022-01-10). Chicago teachers in forefront of nationwide fight to close schools as COVID-19 infections reach record levels. wsws.org Chicago educators are entering their second week of struggle to demand virtual-only classes as teachers, parents and students across the country demand protection from the spread of COVID infections.

WSWS (2022-01-10). New Zealand government to reopen schools despite Omicron threat. wsws.org With the Omicron variant of COVID-19 threatening, the Labour-led government is ignoring the advice of scientific experts and preparing to fully re-open schools.

teleSUR, HIM, JCM (2022-01-10). Reino Unido notifica más de 140.000 nuevos contagios de Covid-19. telesurtv.net Hasta este 8 de enero, un total de 35.499.486 dosis de refuerzo se habían aplicado en el país europeo.

Staff (2022-01-10). BoJo accused of 'ignoring science' on Covid. rt.com Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford has claimed the prime minister is failing to protect England | Wales' first minister has doubled down on comments in which he accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of "ignoring the science" on Covid-19 by refusing to introduce new measures to prevent the spread of Omicron. | Speaking to Sky News on Sunday, First Minister Mark Drakeford reiterated claims that England was a "global outlier" and was not protecting its people from the current wave of Covid-19. | Drakeford said he is constantly asked why Wales is not doing the same thing as England. "My answer was to point out tha…

ecns.cn (2022-01-10). Travel discouraged between Beijing, Tianjin. ecns.cn Residents in Beijing should avoid going to Tianjin, as 40 confirmed COVID-19 cases were found there over the weekend, capital officials said on Sunday.

WSWS (2022-01-10). The stench of eugenics at the White House. wsws.org Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Friday that the fact that COVID-19 predominantly kills people who are "unwell to begin with" is "encouraging news."

teleSUR, HIM, JL (2022-01-10). Cuba supera el 86% de su población vacunada contra la Covid-19. telesurtv.net Hasta el 7 de enero las autoridades del Minsap señalaron que se han aplicado 31.344.582 dosis de los fármacos Soberana 02, Soberana Plus y Abdala.

sputniknews (2022-01-10). Golden Globe Organizers Refute Rumors About Causes of Ceremony's Scaled-Down Format. sputniknews.com This year's Golden Globes will be held without star guests, red carpet, press and accompanying parties. The decision to have a pared-down event has been rumored to be based not solely on the recent spike in COVID-19, as the ceremony, which has been surrounded by scandal for almost the entire past year, is now being tacitly boycotted by Hollywood.

Staff (2022-01-10). Anti-vax group decries new restrictions warning (VIDEO). rt.com Anti-lockdown protesters march through Copenhagen, Denmark | Black-clad activists marched through Denmark's capital Copenhagen on Sunday, decrying anti-Covid rules. The protest took place after the prime minister warned of new restrictions. | Protesters from the activist group Men in Black marched through central Copenhagen exactly one year after they held their first official demonstration in the city. The group promoted the march on social media as "democratic resistance to the epidemic law and the government's attack on our freedoms." | The activists carried a large banner reading "No to the epidemic law,"

teleSUR, SH (2022-01-10). EE.UU. reabre centros de vacunación por variante àìmicron. telesurtv.net De acuerdo a las autoridades sanitarias de EE.UU. el 95 por ciento de los nuevos casos de Covid-19 corresponden a la variante Ómicron.

WSWS (2022-01-10). Over 3,000 high school students sign petition demanding remote option for Massachusetts schools. wsws.org A change.org petition by a high school student at Boston Latin School under the heading "Staying safe should be a right, not something that government dictates," has gained over 3,000 signatures from students, educators and parents concerned over the rising number of COVID-19 cases across Massachusetts.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-10). Consumer Health: Treating glaucoma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about treating this group of eye conditions. About 3 million people in the U.S. have glaucoma, and it's the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, often due to abnormally high pressure in your eye. Elevated eye pressure is due to…

WSWS (2022-01-10). Amid warnings of an Omicron surge, Sri Lankan government maintains criminal "opening up" policy. wsws.org Despite the high Omicron infection rate in the Katunayake Airport area, the country's main international airport, there are no restrictions on the flow of foreign tourists entering the country.

WSWS (2022-01-10). Profits before lives: Germany's federal and state governments shorten quarantine time despite massive Omicron wave. wsws.org The ruling class is reacting to the explosive spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant not with the necessary protective measures but with an escalation of its herd immunity policy.

TASS (2022-01-09). Kazakh health ministry denies reports about seizure of military biological lab near Almaty. tass.com Social media reports maintained that specialists in chemical protection suits were working near the lab, so, a leak of dangerous pathogens could have occurred…

ecns.cn (2022-01-09). U.S. battles COVID-19 on fronts of justice, test, vaccine. ecns.cn The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on Friday on the legality of two initiatives at the heart of the Biden administration's efforts to address the coronavirus in the workplace.

Staff (2022-01-09). Millions told to stay home while mass Covid testing underway. rt.com The Chinese government is testing around 14 million people to avoid another coronavirus outbreak | All residents in Tianjin, China have been advised to not leave their homes until they receive a negative result in the latest city-wide testing for Covid. The decision comes after 20 cases were detected. | China's 'zero tolerance' approach to Covid-19 is now being applied in the northern city of Tianjin, which borders Beijing. On Sunday, its entire population of nearly 14 million was told to stay home while the authorities conduct mass testing for the virus. | Until a 'green health code' (for negative tests) is r…

sputniknews (2022-01-09). 'Year of Freedom' Protest Against COVID-19 Pass Held in Brussels. sputniknews.com In December, tougher new measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic came into effect in Belgium.

Staff (2022-01-09). Thousands rally against vaccination of children (VIDEOS). rt.com A huge crowd marched through Melbourne to protest the vaccination of 5 to 11-year-olds | Thousands of maskless demonstrators took to the streets of Melbourne on Saturday to decry the Australian government's decision to greenlight Covid-19 vaccines for children as young as five. | Despite the rainy weather, the 'Save Our Children' protest attracted a huge crowd in the central business district in the capital of the state of Victoria. | People arrived outside the heavily guarded Parliament House to express their outrage over the vaccination of children, which kicks off across Australia on Monday. | &uuml…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-09). As France's vaccine pass proposal passes in National Assembly, left decries technocratic logic. peoplesdispatch.org On Thursday, the French National Assembly passed a bill calling for making vaccine passes mandatory with 214 votes in favor, 93 against and 27 abstentions. The Senate will vote on the bill early next week…

Andreas Knobloch (2022-01-09). Cuba now exporting Covid vaccines. zcomm.org After immunizing its own population, Cuba's own developed vaccines are to be marketed internationally…

sputniknews (2022-01-09). Man in India Booked for Allegedly Taking 11 Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine. sputniknews.com While the doctors at the Primary Health Care (PHC) centre in the Indian state of Bihar are looking into the records to verify if Brahamdev Mandal's claims are true or false, the police are also investigating a case filed against him for breaking the rules of vaccination.

sputniknews (2022-01-09). Anti-Vax Protesters Vow to 'Piss Off' Macron After French Lawmakers Approve COVID-19 'Vaccine Pass'. sputniknews.com Under a controversial bill approved by France's National Assembly in the first reading on 6 January, a "vaccine pass" will be needed to attend public places or travel between regions on public transport. The government of President Emmanuel Macron seeks to start implementing the new measures as of 15 January.

_____ (2022-01-09). Germany's Priorities Are a Queer Commissioner and Female Crash Test Dummies. strategic-culture.org How did Germany manage to exist for more than 70 years without a queer commissioner? Many may be forgiven for not having pondered this question, especially during a pandemic which has decimated the civil rights of a third of the population. | Free West Media | Sven Lehmann, Member of the Green Party, has announced that he wants to make Germany a pioneer in the fight against discrimination against transgender, homosexual and other sexual minorities. "Everyone should be able to live freely, safely and with equal rights," he declared on Wednesday. Except of course the unvaccinated. | The federal government appoin…

ecns.cn (2022-01-09). U.S. reopens mass vaccination sites, suspends cruises amid COVID-19 surge. ecns.cn Temporary mass vaccination sites that were wound down months ago across the United States are being reopened to get more people vaccinated and boosted in the latest surge of COVID-19 fueled by the Omicron variant.

Staff (2022-01-09). Protest grows bigger after president vows to 'piss off' the unvaxxed. rt.com Macron's words may have backfired after huge crowds took to the streets of France promising to piss him off instead | At least 100,000 people took to the streets of France in protest against Covid-19 restrictions and mandates, after President Macron promised to make the lives of the unvaccinated increasingly hard until they accept the jab. | The huge crowds on Saturday were roughly four times larger than back on December 18,

_____ (2022-01-09). US Public School Teachers Fight For COVID Safety. popularresistance.org In New York City, around 200 public school teachers and community members rallied outside the Barclays Center on January 5 to demand safety measures as the COVID-19 positivity rate skyrockets. Organized by the MORE (Movement of Rank and File Educators) caucus of the NYC teacher's union United Federation of Teachers (UFT), protestors demanded KN95 or N95 masks for all students, faculty and staff, weekly testing of all staff and students, repair or replacement of ventilation systems, excused student absences due to COVID surges and remote-learning options. | "All of my students know that I'm here right now," said A…

_____ (2022-01-09). Inaction On Tax Credit Condemns Millions Of Children To Poverty. popularresistance.org Working-class families are faced with an extra burden as the new year begins — the expiration of the expanded child tax credit. The expansion provided support for families struggling during the pandemic by changing some key factors of the already existing credit. Namely, the expansion increased the annual amount per child from $2,000 to between $3,000 and $3,600, it paid the credit in monthly installments rather than in one lump sum, and it expanded the full benefits of the credit to families who previously had been ruled ineligible due to their income being too low. | On the same day that the CTC expansion…

teleSUR (2022-01-09). US Hospitals Strained With Omicron Patients, Staffing Shortage. telesurenglish.net As the highly infectious Omicron variant takes command amid the lingering pandemic, the most significant infection surge of COVID-19 to date is emerging in the United States, putting additional pressure on an overtaxed health care system. | RELATED: | "We have seen an incredible proliferation of the virus in hospitals, such that we went from a place where virtually no county in the country was at risk of exceeding its capacity t…

WSWS (2022-01-09). Sudan's prime minister resigns amid lethal military crackdown on protests. wsws.org The political crisis takes place as the economy faces collapse under the impact of the pandemic, with growing unemployment, 360 percent inflation and soaring food prices.

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2022-01-09: News Headlines

Staff (2022-01-08). Mom brings child to Covid-testing site in car trunk. rt.com A high-school teacher has been accused of felony child endangerment after taking drastic measures to avoid catching the coronavirus from her son | Texas police are looking for a high-school English teacher after she allegedly locked her Covid-19 positive child in a car trunk to limit exposure on the way to a testing facility. | An arrest warrant for felony child endangerment was issued for Sarah Beam, 42, on Friday after her 13-year-old son was discovered in the car trunk at Houston's Pridgeon Stadium Covid-19 testing center this week. | Bevin Gordon, the health services director for the local independent scho…

Staff (2022-01-08). Biden assesses future of Covid-19 'new normal'. rt.com The US president weighed in on whether the coronavirus will ever be contained | President Joe Biden said he believes the "new normal" brought by the Covid-19 outbreak will eventually let up, offering some optimism about the pandemic while arguing the US is already in a much better place than it was in 2021. | "Covid as we are dealing with it now is not going to stay," Biden told reporters on Friday, adding that the US has "so many more tools we are developing and continue to develop" to suppress the virus. | The president argued that the US is currently in a better position compared to last year, with 90% of s…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-01-08). Bombshell Document Dump on Pfizer Vaccine Data. globalresearch.ca What is contained in Pfizer's confidential report is detailed evidence on the impacts of the "vaccine" on mortality and morbidity. This data which emanates from the Horse's Mouth can be used to confront as well formulate legal procedures against Big Pharma, the governments, the WHO and the media.

WSWS (2022-01-08). Rank-and-file Canadian educators to hold emergency meeting this Sunday to fight for COVID-19 elimination strategy. wsws.org The Trudeau Liberal government and its provincial counterparts let Omicron run rampant although it was known to be much more infectious and resistant to vaccines.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-01-08). "Covid Ethnic Cleansing": The Vaccinated vs. the Unvaccinated: Those Who Refuse the Vaccine and the "Official" Covid-19 Narrative are Categorized as "Psychopaths" globalresearch.ca Note: | First published on August 26, 2020. Author's Note | This …

Global Research News (2022-01-08). After FDA says it can release COVID-19 vaccine data by 2097, federal judge orders all info to be shared this year. globalresearch.ca Report by TheBlaze.com | The

WSWS (2022-01-08). US Supreme Court hears challenge to Biden administration vaccine mandates. wsws.org In arguments before the Supreme Court Friday, conservative justices appeared ready to block a vaccine mandate for large employers issued by the Biden administration.

Florence CGTN (2022-01-08). U.S. Supreme Court hears challenges to Biden's COVID vaccine mandates. america.cgtn.com The U.S. Supreme Court has heard arguments on whether two key White House vaccine mandates can proceed. What justices decide will impact millions of employees and healthcare workers.

Maria Paez Victor (2022-01-08). Some Reflections on Venezuela's Resiliency. orinocotribune.com By Maria Páez Victor — Jan 5, 2022 | The end of the year 2021 has come and as customary, we reflect upon what we have lived during it. | Pandemic | First to be considered is the pandemic. We thought that with the roll out of the vaccines we would see the ebbing of the epidemic. But it has not been so. | ‚Ä¢ The USA continues to be the epicenter of the pandemic with 167,302 cases per million, and 2,537 deaths per million. | ‚Ä¢ It is followed in severity by India, Brazil, Great Britain, Russia, Turkey, France, Germany, Iran, Spain and Italy. | ‚Ä¢ Canada is numb…

WSWS (2022-01-08). Australian state government considers forcing unvaccinated COVID patients to pay for hospital care. wsws.org Unvaccinated persons, currently less than 6 percent of adults in NSW, are being scapegoated for large outbreaks, with claims that they are taking up a disproportionate amount of healthcare resources.

Staff (2022-01-08). Argentina Assumes Pro Tempore Presidency of CELAC. orinocotribune.com Argentina has assumed the pro tempore presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) for the year 2022, announcing its vision to strengthen the unity of the region and to further advance regional integration. | Argentina will replace Mexico as the president state of CELAC after the latter had been in charge of the organization for more than a year, as meetings and elections had been postponed in the midst of the pandemic. | During the plenary session of the 22nd Summit of Foreign Affairs Ministers of the CELAC, which was held this Friday, January 7, at the San Martín Palace in Buenos A…

WSWS (2022-01-08). An open letter to all South Asian workers: The pandemic must be ended and lives saved in 2022! wsws.org In terms of its cost in human lives, the pandemic ranks among the greatest tragedies in the history of South Asia and in particular India.

WSWS (2022-01-08). Lockout of Chicago teachers continues as child hospitalizations climb. wsws.org Teachers remain defiant in their effort to prevent the pandemic from worsening, while the Chicago Teachers Union is continuing its negotiations with district officials to reopen for in-person learning as soon as an agreement can be reached.

WSWS (2022-01-08). Educators and parents denounce UK education unions over unsafe schools. wsws.org The National Education Union has worked to keep schools open throughout the pandemic. It now makes the lying claim that it organised the mobilisation of teachers and shutdown of schools last January, at the height of the pandemic.

Hugo Wils (2022-01-08). Pallet distribution workers in Manchester strike for 5% pay rise. themilitant.com MANCHESTER, England — "Our claim is for a 5% rise in our wages, the company is offering 2%," Malcolm Bostock, a Unite union representative, told the Militant on the picket line at the CHEP U.K. plant in Trafford Park. CHEP is owned by Australian company Brambles, one of the major distributors of pallets worldwide. | Bostock and some five dozen of his co-workers have been on strike since Dec. 17, after four one-day strikes. "We've worked all the way through the COVID pandemic, we'll keep going until we get what we deserve," he said. | Strikers maintain a 24-hour picket line from Monday to Friday. "People sup…

WSWS (2022-01-08). US hospitalizations for COVID-19 rapidly closing in on pandemic high. wsws.org Despite the inundation of health systems across the country, the White House has made clear it intends to stay the course demanding schools and businesses remain open.

WSWS (2022-01-08). An open letter to workers in Australia: Join the global fight to end the pandemic and save lives in 2022! wsws.org The homicidal policies of the ruling classes everywhere are finding stark expression in Australia, where governments have completely abandoned previous mitigation measures and are presiding over an unparalleled increase in COVID-19 infections.

WSWS (2022-01-08). Capitalism's perpetual pandemic. wsws.org The US government and media are demanding that COVID-19 become the "new normal," legitimizing mass death in perpetuity.

Richard Horton (2022-01-08). [Comment] Offline: The origins story—towards a Deep Ecology. thelancet.com Whatever the precise origins of SARS-CoV-2, one doesn't have to wait for the definitive source of COVID-19 to be identified before important lessons are learned—lessons that the global health community presently seems to be ignoring. There are four immediate priorities. First, countries must strengthen public health surveillance to deliver a globally robust early warning system for pneumonias of unknown aetiology. The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, chaired by Helen Clark and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, made this recommendation in their May, 2021 report to the World Health Assembly.

Owen Fairclough (2022-01-08). U.S. unemployment rate in December falls to pandemic low. america.cgtn.com U.S. unemployment has fallen to the lowest level since the pandemic began and after a year of what the Biden administration calls record job gains. Even though December's employment increase fell far short of expectations, many analysts say the economy is in good shape. …

WSWS (2022-01-08). India reports first Omicron death as daily infections surge past 100,000. wsws.org Despite a sudden and massive rise in cases, the Indian government is not ready to enforce a lockdown to break the chain of COVID-19 infections.

WSWS (2022-01-08). US health staff forced to work while infected with COVID-19. wsws.org An ED nurse in Florida: "I pray that I don't have to work a code or do chest compressions because I don't want to fail my patient in delivering poor CPR because I'm barely able to breathe myself."

Florence CGTN (2022-01-08). Omicron brings fresh woes to recovering hotel industry. america.cgtn.com Hotels in New York say the surge in cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant led to mass cancellations over the holiday season. Some hotels are also struggling to recruit staff in the face of a national labor shortage. But industry leaders say the situation is still …

Rabbi Hillel Handler (2022-01-08). Stop the Covid Holocaust! Open Letter. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2022-01-08). Spanish authorities to cut COVID-19 reporting as cases explode. wsws.org The PSOE-Podemos government has made clear that it plans to take no action to protect the health and lives of the Spanish people, embracing a fascistic policy of "herd immunity."

WSWS (2022-01-08). Teachers and students in Germany support Chicago teachers' fight for remote learning. wsws.org In Germany, teachers, parents and students are following the struggle of Chicago teachers with great interest and agreement, as the German government is also letting COVID-19 rip by keeping schools and businesses open.

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2022-01-08). The COVID-19 RT-PCR Test: How to Mislead All Humanity. Using a "Test" To Lock Down Society. globalresearch.ca The misuse of the RT-PCR technique is used as an intentional strategy by some governments, supported by scientific safety councils and by the dominant media, to justify the violation of a large number of constitutional rights, the destruction of the economy with the bankruptcy of entire active sectors of society,…

WSWS (2022-01-08). Letter from a supplemental autoworker on 12-hour shifts at Warren Truck Assembly Plant. wsws.org A worker describes intolerable conditions at the plant, including long hours and lack of COVID safety measures.

WSWS (2022-01-08). COVID-19 surges in Thailand, amid mounting Omicron cases. wsws.org Despite health warnings about the dangers posed by positive Omicron cases, the government eased restrictions ahead of the New Year celebrations to appease sections of big business.

Margaret McCartney (2022-01-08). [Perspectives] The fall of a poisoned empire. thelancet.com Arthur M Sackler (1913—87) was a psychiatrist, researcher, and the owner of a boutique marketing agency. When he was inducted into the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame in 1997, his citation was: "No single individual did more to shape the character of medical advertising than the multi-talented Dr Arthur Sackler". The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that between 1999 and 2019, nearly 500‚Äà000 people in the USA died from an opioid overdose, including prescription and illicit opioids.

WSWS (2022-01-08). Steelworkers union conspires with auto parts maker Dana to keep workers on the line despite mass infection. wsws.org As of Friday morning, at least 140 workers at the plant were out sick, and a worker whose wife tested positive was allegedly instructed by management to report to work.

Staff (2022-01-08). Gunmen kill at least 140 people in NW Nigeria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) — Gunmen known locally as "bandits" killed at least 140 people in multiple raids this week in northwest Nigeria, four residents told Saturday, but there was no official confirmation.

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2022-01-08: News Headlines

Staff (2022-01-08). Biden assesses future of Covid-19 'new normal'. rt.com The US president weighed in on whether the coronavirus will ever be contained | President Joe Biden said he believes the "new normal" brought by the Covid-19 outbreak will eventually let up, offering some optimism about the pandemic while arguing the US is already in a much better place than it was in 2021. | "Covid as we are dealing with it now is not going to stay," Biden told reporters on Friday, adding that the US has "so many more tools we are developing and continue to develop" to suppress the virus. | The president argued that the US is currently in a better position compared to last year, with 90% of s…

Staff (2022-01-08). Mom brings child to Covid-testing site in car trunk. rt.com A high-school teacher has been accused of felony child endangerment after taking drastic measures to avoid catching the coronavirus from her son | Texas police are looking for a high-school English teacher after she allegedly locked her Covid-19 positive child in a car trunk to limit exposure on the way to a testing facility. | An arrest warrant for felony child endangerment was issued for Sarah Beam, 42, on Friday after her 13-year-old son was discovered in the car trunk at Houston's Pridgeon Stadium Covid-19 testing center this week. | Bevin Gordon, the health services director for the local independent scho…

WSWS (2022-01-08). Rank-and-file Canadian educators to hold emergency meeting this Sunday to fight for COVID-19 elimination strategy. wsws.org The Trudeau Liberal government and its provincial counterparts let Omicron run rampant although it was known to be much more infectious and resistant to vaccines.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-01-08). Bombshell Document Dump on Pfizer Vaccine Data. globalresearch.ca What is contained in Pfizer's confidential report is detailed evidence on the impacts of the "vaccine" on mortality and morbidity. This data which emanates from the Horse's Mouth can be used to confront as well formulate legal procedures against Big Pharma, the governments, the WHO and the media.

WSWS (2022-01-08). US Supreme Court hears challenge to Biden administration vaccine mandates. wsws.org In arguments before the Supreme Court Friday, conservative justices appeared ready to block a vaccine mandate for large employers issued by the Biden administration.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-01-08). "Covid Ethnic Cleansing": The Vaccinated vs. the Unvaccinated: Those Who Refuse the Vaccine and the "Official" Covid-19 Narrative are Categorized as "Psychopaths" globalresearch.ca Note: | First published on August 26, 2020. Author's Note | This …

Global Research News (2022-01-08). After FDA says it can release COVID-19 vaccine data by 2097, federal judge orders all info to be shared this year. globalresearch.ca Report by TheBlaze.com | The

WSWS (2022-01-08). Australian state government considers forcing unvaccinated COVID patients to pay for hospital care. wsws.org Unvaccinated persons, currently less than 6 percent of adults in NSW, are being scapegoated for large outbreaks, with claims that they are taking up a disproportionate amount of healthcare resources.

Hugo Wils (2022-01-08). Pallet distribution workers in Manchester strike for 5% pay rise. themilitant.com MANCHESTER, England — "Our claim is for a 5% rise in our wages, the company is offering 2%," Malcolm Bostock, a Unite union representative, told the Militant on the picket line at the CHEP U.K. plant in Trafford Park. CHEP is owned by Australian company Brambles, one of the major distributors of pallets worldwide. | Bostock and some five dozen of his co-workers have been on strike since Dec. 17, after four one-day strikes. "We've worked all the way through the COVID pandemic, we'll keep going until we get what we deserve," he said. | Strikers maintain a 24-hour picket line from Monday to Friday. "People sup…

WSWS (2022-01-08). An open letter to all South Asian workers: The pandemic must be ended and lives saved in 2022! wsws.org In terms of its cost in human lives, the pandemic ranks among the greatest tragedies in the history of South Asia and in particular India.

Richard Horton (2022-01-08). [Comment] Offline: The origins story—towards a Deep Ecology. thelancet.com Whatever the precise origins of SARS-CoV-2, one doesn't have to wait for the definitive source of COVID-19 to be identified before important lessons are learned—lessons that the global health community presently seems to be ignoring. There are four immediate priorities. First, countries must strengthen public health surveillance to deliver a globally robust early warning system for pneumonias of unknown aetiology. The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, chaired by Helen Clark and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, made this recommendation in their May, 2021 report to the World Health Assembly.

WSWS (2022-01-08). An open letter to workers in Australia: Join the global fight to end the pandemic and save lives in 2022! wsws.org The homicidal policies of the ruling classes everywhere are finding stark expression in Australia, where governments have completely abandoned previous mitigation measures and are presiding over an unparalleled increase in COVID-19 infections.

WSWS (2022-01-08). Capitalism's perpetual pandemic. wsws.org The US government and media is demanding that COVID-19 become the "new normal," legitimizing mass death in perpetuity.

WSWS (2022-01-08). US hospitalizations for COVID-19 rapidly closing in on pandemic high. wsws.org Despite the inundation of health systems across the country, the White House has made clear it intends to stay the course demanding schools and businesses remain open.

WSWS (2022-01-08). Lockout of Chicago teachers continues as child hospitalizations climb. wsws.org Teachers remain defiant in their effort to prevent the pandemic from worsening, while the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is continuing its negotiations with district officials to reopen for in-person learning as soon as an agreement can be reached…

WSWS (2022-01-08). Educators and parents denounce UK education unions over unsafe schools. wsws.org The National Education Union has worked to keep schools open throughout the pandemic. It now makes the lying claim that it organised the mobilisation of teachers and shutdown of schools last January, at the height of the pandemic.

Rabbi Hillel Handler (2022-01-08). Stop the Covid Holocaust! Open Letter. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2022-01-08). Letter from a supplemental autoworker on 12-hour shifts at Warren Truck Assembly Plant. wsws.org A worker describes intolerable conditions at the plant, including long hours and lack of COVID safety measures.

WSWS (2022-01-08). US health staff forced to work while infected with COVID-19. wsws.org An ED nurse in Florida: "I pray that I don't have to work a code or do chest compressions because I don't want to fail my patient in delivering poor CPR because I'm barely able to breathe myself."

WSWS (2022-01-08). Teachers and students in Germany support Chicago teachers' fight for remote learning. wsws.org In Germany, teachers, parents and students are following the struggle of Chicago teachers with great interest and agreement, as the German government is also letting COVID-19 rip by keeping schools and businesses open.

WSWS (2022-01-08). India reports first Omicron death as daily infections surge past 100,000. wsws.org Despite a sudden and massive rise in cases, the Indian government is not ready to enforce a lockdown to break the chain of COVID-19 infections.

WSWS (2022-01-08). COVID-19 surges in Thailand, amid mounting Omicron cases. wsws.org Despite health warnings about the dangers posed by positive Omicron cases, the government eased restrictions ahead of the New Year celebrations to appease sections of big business.

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2022-01-08). The COVID-19 RT-PCR Test: How to Mislead All Humanity. Using a "Test" To Lock Down Society. globalresearch.ca The misuse of the RT-PCR technique is used as an intentional strategy by some governments, supported by scientific safety councils and by the dominant media, to justify the violation of a large number of constitutional rights, the destruction of the economy with the bankruptcy of entire active sectors of society,…

WSWS (2022-01-08). Spanish authorities to cut COVID-19 reporting as cases explode. wsws.org The PSOE-Podemos government has made clear that it plans to take no action to protect the health and lives of the Spanish people, embracing a fascistic policy of "herd immunity."

WSWS (2022-01-08). Steelworkers union conspires with auto parts maker Dana to keep workers on the line despite mass infection. wsws.org As of Friday morning, at least 140 workers at the plant were out sick, and a worker whose wife tested positive was allegedly instructed by management to report to work.

Staff (2022-01-08). Gunmen kill at least 140 people in NW Nigeria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) — Gunmen known locally as "bandits" killed at least 140 people in multiple raids this week in northwest Nigeria, four residents told Saturday, but there was no official confirmation.

Staff (2022-01-07). Headlines for January 7, 2022. democracynow.org On Jan. 6 Anniversary, Biden Warns of Trump's "Dagger at the Throat of Democracy", Supreme Court to Weigh Vaccine Mandates as U.S. Coronavirus Cases Hit Record High, WHO Warns Omicron Is Overwhelming Hospitals and Killing People, Not "Mild", As Omicron Shatters Pandemic Records, Brazil's Bolsonaro Blasts Child Vaccinations, Kazakh President Orders Troops to Shoot Without Warning as Protest Death Toll Mounts, 3 Eritrean Refugees, Including 2 Children, Killed by Airstrike in Ethiopia's Tigray, Israelis Kill Two Palestinians in West Bank; Far-Right Protesters Attack Palestinian Reporter, Two Journalists Murdered in…

Jan6 Unity Day Coalition (2022-01-07). Thursday 1/6: Sacramento: Jan. 6th In-Person Sidewalk Vigil for Democracy & Voting Rights. indybay.org SACRAMENTO: Sidewalk intersection of 16th Street & J Street, Sacramento 95814 | Please wear a mask and be vaccinated/boosted. Follow all COVID safety guidelines, especially w/ omicron variant: www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Omicron-Variant-Fact-Sheet.aspx

Jan6 Unity Day Coalition (2022-01-07). Thursday 1/6: Santa Rosa: January 6th Day of Remembrance & Action Vigil for Democracy & Voting Rights. indybay.org SANTA ROSA: Courthouse Square, Fourth Street & Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 | Please wear a mask and be vaccinated/boosted. Follow all COVID safety guidelines, especially w/ omicron variant: www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Omicron-Variant-Fact-Sheet.aspx

Pacifica's Covid, Race & Democracy (2022-01-07). CRD Workers' Struggles in Southern Africa Pacifica's Covid Race & Democracy. indybay.org Pacifica's Covid, Race and Democracy covers the growing working class struggles in South Africa from Namibia to South Africa.

Jan6 Unity Day Coalition (2022-01-07). Thursday 1/6: Santa Rosa: January 6th Day of Remembrance & Action Vigil for Democracy & Voting Rights. indybay.org SANTA ROSA: Courthouse Square, Fourth Street & Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 | Please wear a mask and be vaccinated/boosted. Follow all COVID safety guidelines, especially w/ omicron variant: www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Omicron-Variant-Fact-Sheet.aspx

Sonoma Valley Democrats (2022-01-07). Thursday 1/6: Sonoma: January 6th Day of Remembrance & Action Vigil for Democracy & Voting Rights. indybay.org SONOMA: Sonoma Plaza, 453 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476 | Wear a mask and please be vaccinated/boosted. Follow all COVID safety guidelines, especially w/ omicron variant: www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Omicron-Variant-Fact-Sheet.aspx

Jan6 Unity Day Coalition (2022-01-07). Thursday 1/6: Sacramento: Jan. 6th In-Person Sidewalk Vigil for Democracy & Voting Rights. indybay.org SACRAMENTO: Sidewalk intersection of 16th Street & J Street, Sacramento 95814 | Please wear a mask and be vaccinated/boosted. Follow all COVID safety guidelines, especially w/ omicron variant: www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Omicron-Variant-Fact-Sheet.aspx

Staff (2022-01-07). WHO Says Omicron Variant Is Not "Mild" as ER Doctor Describes New COVID Wave Overwhelming Hospitals. democracynow.org We look at the skyrocketing number of COVID infections. Coronavirus cases hit record highs this week, with global cases climbing 70% from last week to 9.5 million and the U.S. reporting a single-day record of 1 million new cases on Monday. In the U.S., the extraordinary volume of cases is filling up emergency rooms nationwide and exhausting healthcare workers, says emergency room physician Dr. Craig Spencer, who has been treating coronavirus patients since the pandemic began. "We're much better at treating this disease now," says Spencer, "but the problem is that the amount of volume that we're seeing threatens t…

Sonoma Valley Democrats (2022-01-07). Thursday 1/6: Sonoma: January 6th Day of Remembrance & Action Vigil for Democracy & Voting Rights. indybay.org SONOMA: Sonoma Plaza, 453 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476 | Wear a mask and please be vaccinated/boosted. Follow all COVID safety guidelines, especially w/ omicron variant: www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Omicron-Variant-Fact-Sheet.aspx

Pacifica's Covid, Race & Democracy (2022-01-07). CRD Workers' Struggles in Southern Africa Pacifica's Covid Race & Democracy. indybay.org Pacifica's Covid, Race and Democracy covers the growing working class struggles in South Africa from Namibia to South Africa.

Vijay Prashad (2022-01-07). The highest attainable standard of health is a fundamental right of every human being: The First Newsletter (2022). mronline.org As we enter the new year almost two years after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared a pandemic on 11 March 2020, the official death toll from COVID-19 sits just below 5.5 million people.

Amy Goodman (2022-01-07). WHO Says Omicron Variant Is Not "Mild" as New COVID Wave Overwhelms Hospitals. truthout.org We look at the skyrocketing number of COVID infections. Coronavirus cases hit record highs this week, with global cases climbing 70% from last week to 9.5 million and the U.S. reporting a single-day record of 1 million new cases on Monday. In the U.S., the extraordinary volume of cases is filling up emergency rooms nationwide and exhausting healthcare workers, says emergency room physician Dr. Craig Spencer, who has been treating coronavirus patients since the pandemic began. "We're much better a…

sputniknews (2022-01-07). Biden Says COVID-19 Here to Stay But New Normal 'Does Not Have to Be'. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – COVID-19 is likely to stay but the so-called new normal does not have to be given the existing and developing tools to fight the coronavirus, President Joe Biden said on Friday.

Staff (2022-01-07). Suben los casos, que lo haga también la responsabilidad. cubadebate.cu El grupo temporal de trabajo para la prevención y el control del nuevo coronavirus, encabezado este jueves por el Primer Ministro, Manuel Marrero Cruz, evalúo la actual situación epidemiológica del país e intercambió con las autoridades de todas las provincias y el municipio especial Isla de la Juventud.

Staff (2022-01-07). Suben los casos, que lo haga también la responsabilidad. cubadebate.cu El grupo temporal de trabajo para la prevención y el control del nuevo coronavirus, encabezado este jueves por el Primer Ministro, Manuel Marrero Cruz, evalúo la actual situación epidemiológica del país e intercambió con las autoridades de todas las provincias y el municipio especial Isla de la Juventud.

sputniknews (2022-01-07). CDC Shortens Wait Time to Receive Booster Shot for Moderna Recipients. sputniknews.com According to the CDC, an initial booster shot from Moderna should be expected to protect individuals through the winter, but by next fall its efficiency could waver, making a fourth shot of the vaccine necessary.

sputniknews (2022-01-07). US Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Biden Administration COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Cases. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US Supreme Court on Friday heard oral arguments in two cases involving the enforcement of the Biden administration's workplace COVID-19 vaccine mandates enforced through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

sputniknews (2022-01-07). Norwegian Vaccine Researcher Says Pandemic 'Over for Most', Health Authorities Beg to Differ. sputniknews.com According to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, the novel Omicron strain only causes around a third or half as serious a disease as the previously dominant Delta strain. At the same time, Omicron is seen as more infectious than predecessors and may result in a significant wave, encumbering the health service, the authorities have warned.

WSWS (2022-01-07). Multimillionaire Republican donor declares vaccines are part of a Jewish plot for world domination. wsws.org Utah capitalist David Bateman, who shared hundreds of fascistic and antisemitic posts on his social media account, resigned from the board of Entrata after his email was made public Monday.

WSWS (2022-01-07). Multimillionaire Republican donor declares vaccines are part of a Jewish plot for world domination. wsws.org Utah capitalist David Bateman, who shared hundreds of fascistic and antisemitic posts on his social media account, resigned from the board of Entrata after his email was made public Monday.

sputniknews (2022-01-07). Norwegian Vaccine Researcher Says Pandemic 'Over for Most', Health Authorities Beg to Differ. sputniknews.com According to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, the novel Omicron strain only causes around a third or half as serious a disease as the previously dominant Delta strain. At the same time, Omicron is seen as more infectious than predecessors and may result in a significant wave, encumbering the health service, the authorities have warned.

_____ (2022-01-07). The Highest Attainable Standard of Health Is a Fundamental Right of Every Human Being. popularresistance.org It is not as if Joe Biden, who succeeded Trump, has been monumentally better at managing the pandemic. When the US Food and Drug Administration paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in April 2021, it fed into growing anti-vaccine sentiment in the country; confusion between Biden's White House and the Centre for Disease Control over the use of masks furthered the chaos in the country. The deep political animosity between Trump supporters and liberals and the general lack of concern for hand-to-mouth earners with no social safety net accelerated the cultural divides in the United States.

WSWS (2022-01-07). German police raid far-right antivaxers who planned a series of murders. wsws.org The police raid against members of the Telegram chat group Dresden Offlinevernetzung should not be misinterpreted. The situation is reminiscent of conditions in the Weimar Republic.

WSWS (2022-01-07). German police raid far-right antivaxers who planned a series of murders. wsws.org The police raid against members of the Telegram chat group Dresden Offlinevernetzung should not be misinterpreted. The situation is reminiscent of conditions in the Weimar Republic.

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