(2022-01-05). How American capitalism profits on death. wsws.org Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the correspondence between mass infection and stock prices is well established. The markets fall when they suspect measures will be taken to stop the spread of COVID-19, and they rise when the disease is allowed to spread unchecked.
(2022-01-05). We Dance into the New Year Banging our Hammers and Swinging our Sickles. orinocotribune.com By Vijay Prashad — Dec 30, 2021 | Bittersweet is the passage of this year. There have been some immense victories and some catastrophic defeats, the most terrible being the failure of the Global North countries to adopt a democratic attitude towards confronting the COVID-19 pandemic and creating equitable access to key resources, from life-saving medical equipment to vaccines. Tragically, by the end of this pandemic, we will have learnt the Greek alphabet from the
(2022-01-05). WHO Still Recommends 14-Day Quarantine for COVID-19 Patients. telesurenglish.net Although most people recover from COVID-19 within five to seven days of the onset of symptoms, the World Health Organization (WHO) still recommends a 14-day quarantine. | RELATED: | Nevertheless, States must make decisions about the duration of quarantine based on their individual situations, said Abdi Mahamud from WHO's COVID-19 Incident Management Support Team. | In countries with low infections, a longer quarantine time…
(2022-01-05). Perú hace frente a la tercera ola de Covid-19 y a àìmicron. telesurtv.net El país experimenta un incremento rápido y sustancial de contagios de coronavirus, especialmente por la presencia de la variante Ómicron.
(2022-01-05). COVID-19: Récords de contagios en un día por la variante ómicron en gran parte del mundo. cubadebate.cu En las últimas 24 horas, los contagios por ómicron registraron récords en diversas partes del mundo, desde Estados Unidos y Europa hasta Oceanía. Para la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), en este marco se podrían generar nuevas variantes más peligrosas, pese a la vacunación. En el caso de Estados Unidos se registró un récord mundial de más de un millón de casos de coronavirus en las últimas 24 horas.
(2022-01-05). India concerned by Merck Covid pill side effects. rt.com Delhi has restricted the use of the company's coronavirus cure amid concerns about its safety | India has announced it won't be adding Merck's Covid-19 pill to its national treatment protocol due to concerns about its safety. It can cause fetal defects and cell changes, according to the country's medical research council. | On Wednesday, the state-run Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said it had become aware of "major safety concerns." | "It can cause teratogenicity and mutagenicity, and it also can cause cartilage damage and be damaging to muscles," ICMR Director-General Balram Bhargava stated. "Mor…
(2022-01-05). Para finales de enero toda la población cubana debe haber recibido su dosis de refuerzo contra la COVID-19. cubadebate.cu Cuba agiliza la producción y traslado de vacunas a las provincias para la dosis de refuerzo ante el peligro de la variante ómicron del coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, aseguró hoy el presidente de la República, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez en su cuenta oficial de Twitter. El Ministerio de Salud Pública (Minsap) asegura que para finales de enero toda la población cubana debe tener una nueva dosis de los inmunógenos nacionales, precisó el mandatario en su mensaje.
(2022-01-05). 'Wonder Woman' addresses infamous 'Imagine' Covid video. rt.com The Israeli-born actress says the much-maligned video was 'premature' | Actor Gal Gadot has addressed her highly-mocked 'Imagine' cover video, featuring numerous celebrities and released at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. She says she had "pure intentions" but that the effort was in "poor taste." | The video was posted in March of 2020, just as government shutdowns and mandates were first taking effect in places like the US in response to coronavirus. The footage featured Gadot and numerous other celebrities singing lines from Beatle John Lennon's 'Imagine.' Gadot and others were heavily criticized and moc…
(2022-01-05). US and EU Do Not Allow their Citizens to Defeat COVID with the Sputnik V Vaccine. journal-neo.org More than 4.9 million people became infected with coronavirus infection globally in the last week of 2021. More than 44,000 died. According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report on December 28, new infections have increased by 11% compared with the previous seven days. 4,985,093 infected were detected during the week, and 44,680 deaths were …
(2022-01-05). Argentina supera los 80.000 casos de coronavirus en 24 horas. telesurtv.net El incremento de casos de coronavirus en Argentina, coincide con el ascenso de contagios que se vienen registrando en el último mes.
(2022-01-05). 'I Really Want to P*** Them Off': French President Macron Vows Crackdown on Unvaccinated. sputniknews.com Last summer saw massive protests in France against the COVID-19 vaccine passport mandate to visit places of leisure, with President Emmanuel Macron stressing at the time that avoiding vaccination was a demonstration of "irresponsibility".
(2022-01-05). Venezuela Receives 3.1 Million COVAX Vaccines. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, January 4, Venezuela received 3.1 million doses of vaccines through the World Health Organization (WHO) COVAX mechanism, reported Venezuelan Deputy Minister for Health, Gerardo Briceño. The vaccines were received at Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetía. | #Entérate | | COVAX: Venezuela recibe 3.1 millones de vacunas para fortalecer Plan de Inmunización y Refuerzo contra la
(2022-01-05). I'm resigning from Moderna vaccine trials. zcomm.org Confessions of a 'human guinea pig'
(2022-01-05). 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…
(2022-01-05). 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…
(2022-01-05). 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…
(2022-01-05). Thursday 1/6: Half Moon Bay: January 6th Day of Remembrance & Action Vigil for Democracy & Voter Rights. indybay.org HALF MOON BAY: Sidewalk intersection at Hwy 92 and Main Street, Half Moon Bay 94019 | 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…
(2022-01-05). Preview: What to Look for in the December Jobs Report. cepr.net There is much good news in the labor market, which is likely to continue with the December jobs report. But, we are still not over the pandemic, nor its influence on the labor market.
(2022-01-05). Consumer Health: Children and good hand-washing habits. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it's that frequent hand-washing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading illness. Keeping hands clean can prevent 1 in 3 diarrhea-related illnesses and 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as a cold or the flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Help children stay healthy by encouraging them to wash their hands frequently, and make it a family affair….
(2022-01-05). Pandemic babies may have slight development lag — study. rt.com Researchers found infants born into a Covid-impacted environment scored lower on skills development tests than pre-pandemic babies | Babies born in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic may have experienced delayed motor and social skills development compared to those born earlier, according to new research that suggests stress on pregnant mothers played a part. | The
(2022-01-05). Mental health and the holidays: Resolutions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: The start of a new year stirs up thoughts of reflection and the desire for change. What are healthy resolutions, and what tips do you have for staying committed? A: Change is hard, and new habits are much easier to make and then break because old patterns may be more familiar, comfortable and easy. Also, stress from the COVID-19 pandemic can make some resolutions more difficult to follow through on. For example, you might…
(2022-01-05). Chicago teachers vote to reject return to in-person learning as COVID-19 cases surge. wsws.org The courageous action by Chicago teachers is part of a growing movement of educators throughout the country to demand the shutdown of schools as the COVID-19 pandemic spirals out of control.
(2022-01-05). Why some intubated COVID-19 patients may need tracheal reconstruction surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org One of the long-term impacts observed during the COVID-19 pandemic stems from patients being intubated and breathing from a ventilator for an extended period of time. These patients usually undergo a procedure known as a tracheostomy. The trachea, also known as the windpipe, allows air to pass between the upper respiratory tract and the lungs. In cases of respiratory failure, prolonged intubation and tracheostomy can lead to a rare complication of a narrowing of the…
(2022-01-05). Wednesday 1/26: COVID Criminals & Pandemic Profiteers: Book Talk w/ author John Nichols & Rep. Ro Khanna. indybay.org Online event…
(2022-01-05). Biden administration backs reopening of schools after Chicago teachers vote to reject in-person learning. wsws.org The courageous action by educators to stop mass infection received the support of 73 percent of teachers voting on Tuesday evening. It is part of a growing movement of educators throughout the country to demand the shutdown of schools as the COVID-19 pandemic surges out of control.
(2022-01-05). Disaster Victims Shouldn't Have to Run a PR Campaign to Get Federal Aid. cepr.net The Los Angeles Times | Suffering is not a competition, but the battle for attention and resources tragically is. | Children killed in a school shooting, fires raging across the West, deadly tornadoes slamming the Midwest and the South — all happening against a backdrop of more than 800,000 deaths from COVID-19. After a high-profile tragedy, sustained national news coverage can bring in sympathy, charity and pressure for government aid.
(2022-01-05). 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.
(2022-01-05). K-12 schools reopen as Omicron surges throughout the US South. wsws.org Amid the record-breaking surge of COVID-19 cases in the US and globally, infections are on the rise again in states across the Southern US just as K-12 schools reopen for the spring semester.
(2022-01-05). Johnson declares, "We can find a way to live with this virus" as UK reports one-day record 218,000 COVID infections. wsws.org Britain is second globally only to the United States in the number of officially registered infections over the last week. However, the US population is five times as large.
(2022-01-05). Eric Adams takes office as Mayor of New York City, pledging to keep schools open amidst record COVID-19 infections. wsws.org New York's second African American mayor is continuing the ruling class policy of herd immunity, while preparing repression against the working class.
(2022-01-05). Hong Kong to suspend flights from 8 countries over COVID-19. ecns.cn The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government announced on Wednesday that incoming passenger flights from eight countries will be banned from landing in Hong Kong starting from Jan. 8 for 14 days.
(2022-01-05). Chicago teachers shut down in-person classes. rt.com Mayor's office insists she's doing 'everything in her power' to bring kids back to school – including threatening teachers' pay | The Chicago Teachers Union has voted to shut down in-person classes, insisting the surge in Covid-19 cases has made schools unsafe, while school-board officials warn the work stoppage amounts to an illegal strike. | While Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO Pedro Martinez acknowledged on Tuesday that if the union voted for remote learning and opted not to show up, there would be no classes on Wednesday, he insisted school buildings would be open and teachers and students alike were wel…
(2022-01-05). Continúa el repunte de contagios: Cuba reporta 967 nuevos casos de COVID-19 y ningún fallecido. cubadebate.cu Cuba reportó este miércoles 967 nuevos casos de COVID-19 y ningún fallecido, de acuerdo con el parte oficial emitido por el Ministerio de Salud Pública. Al cierre del martes 4 de enero estaban ingresados 8 711 pacientes, incluidos 2 805 casos activos. En terapia intensiva son atendidos 27 pacientes: cinco críticos y 22 graves.
(2022-01-05). Aplican en Cuba nuevas medidas sanitarias a viajeros y turistas. telesurtv.net Las tripulaciones de aviones y de cruceros que permanezcan menos de 48 horas en Cuba quedarán fuera de las nuevas medidas,…
(2022-01-05). Infections and hospitalizations skyrocket as Canadian governments facilitate rampant Omicron spread. wsws.org The federal and provincial governments have openly embraced the fascistic policy of "herd immunity," cutting quarantine periods to ensure big business has a ready supply of workers and restricting COVID-19 testing to conceal the scale of mass infection from the public.
(2022-01-05). Rio De Janeiro Cancels Carnival Street Parades Due To COVID-19. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's top tourism destination, announced the cancelation of the city's traditional carnival-time street parades due to surging COVID-19 cases. | RELATED: | In a live broadcast on social media platforms, Mayor Eduardo Paes said the decision was made after meeting with representatives of the city's carnival "blocos," or neighborhood street bands, that perform for the crowds during the annual c…
(2022-01-05). Japan confirms over 2,000 daily COVID-19 cases, record high since September 2021. ecns.cn Japan confirmed more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases nationwide on Wednesday, almost doubling the number the previous day and for the first time surpassing 2,000 in more than three months since Sept. 26, 2021.
(2022-01-05). Michigan teachers discuss collective action to close schools. wsws.org Michigan teachers took part in an emergency meeting Tuesday afternoon to organize collective action to close schools and stop the spread of COVID-19.
(2022-01-05). Rio de Janeiro cancels carnival street parades due to COVID-19 increase. ecns.cn Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's top tourism destination, on Tuesday announced the cancelation of the city's traditional carnival-time street parades due to surging COVID-19 cases.
(2022-01-05). Decretan confinamiento en Nueva Delhi tras repunte de contagios. telesurtv.net El Ministerio de Salud informó que en esta última jornada se reportaron más de 37.000 casos de la Covid-19.
(2022-01-05). AMLO cierra el año 2021 con 67% de aprobación entre mexicanos. telesurtv.net El 76 por ciento de los encuestados apoyó enfrentamiento de la Covid-19 y la campaña de vacunación en el país.
(2022-01-05). FDA issues emergency use authorization for second at-home COVID-19 treatment. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For the second time in as many days, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorization for an investigational antiviral pill to treat COVID-19. This time it is Merck's molnupiravir. According to the company, under the emergency use authorization, the treatment is cleared to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 in adults who have tested positive for the disease, are at high risk for progression to severe COIVD-19 and for whom alternative COVID-19…
(2022-01-05). UK PM Johnson Eviscerated for Failure to Introduce COVID-19 Restrictions Amid Surge of Infections. sputniknews.com Reports say several individuals in Johnson's cabinet voiced strong opposition to the reimposition of stricter safety rules, while one Tory MP suggested that the prime minister could face a no-confidence vote if the government decides to bring in harsh measures in response to the Omicron strain of COVID-19 that is spreading quickly across the globe.
(2022-01-05). Río de Janeiro cancela el carnaval 2022 por la variante àìmicron. telesurtv.net La alcaldía precisó que el aumento de contagios por la Covid-19 y la nueva variante Ómicron, impide la realización del tradicional evento.
(2022-01-05). Australian health workers warn of hospital system collapse. wsws.org Nurses in New South Wales have been ordered back to work despite testing positive for COVID-19.
(2022-01-05). Florida COVID-19 infections continue to hit record levels as officials abandon testing measures. wsws.org Florida saw an explosive growth in infections amid the Christmas and New Year's holidays as millions were encouraged to travel and gather together despite the threat of the more infectious Omicron variant.
(2022-01-05). Sri Lankan president blames COVID-19 for economic crisis. wsws.org Rajapakse was seeking to enlist the media in deflecting surging anger among workers and the poor over rising prices and shortages of essentials, and preparing the ground for more austerity measures.
(2022-01-05). Australian epidemiologist Adrian Esterman condemns government response to Omicron. wsws.org "There's no national approach. There are different definitions for things, different ways of calculating, different contact-tracing systems that don't talk to each other, different border regulations and different testing situations."
(2022-01-05). German government looks to shorten quarantine time despite Omicron and rising infections. wsws.org Instead of taking the necessary measures to protect the health and lives of hundreds of thousands, the ruling class is responding with regulations that do everything to keep workers on the job, enabling the maximising of profits.
(2022-01-05). Costa Rica Announces the Expansion of Cocos Island National Park and the Seamounts Marine. indybay.org Costa Rica — Costa Rica announced today the expansion of Cocos Island National Park and the Seamounts Marine Management Area, increasing the protection around this biodiversity hotspot. Cocos Island is located approximately 320 miles from the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Due to its great biological diversity, the island was declared a national park in 1978.