2022-01-07: News Headlines

Mirinda Crissman (2022-01-07). We need prison abolition, not reform — a WW commentary. workers.org Nearly 2.3 million people, who are incarcerated every day in prisons, jails and detention centers in the United States, face possible death sentences while locked up during a deadly respiratory pandemic. Despite facing inhumane and unsanitary conditions, they have shown great solidarity with one another and resistance to their brutal . . . |

Rosa Astra, Benjamin Zinevich (2022-01-07). Yes, there really were only two COVID deaths in mainland China in 2021. Here's how they did it. liberationnews.org To someone who lives under U.S. capitalism, a medical system that can successfully curb a pandemic like COVID-19 may seem like fantasy. What did the people, government, and Communist Party of China do to accomplish this incredible result?>

WSWS (2022-01-07). Chicago teachers' struggle part of growing class battle against deadly pandemic policy. wsws.org Working class resistance in the United States and around the world is escalating against the ruling class policy of allowing millions of workers and young people to become infected with Covid-19 in their schools, workplaces and communities.

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). 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…

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: 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

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…

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.

WSWS (2022-01-07). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org French secondary school teachers begin a week of strikes over COVID-19 danger, unions demand mitigation only; 3,000 workers begin five-week strike at Finnish forestry company UPM over collective bargaining agreement; further protests by Iranian workers and pensioners in defence of livelihoods as food inflation hits 80 percent; strike by 5,000 workers at South African dairy group Clover Foods continues, with factory closures imminent and 1,000 job losses…

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). 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.

_____ (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.

Monica Cruz (2022-01-07). US public school teachers fight for COVID safety. peoplesdispatch.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…

Karen Conner (2022-01-07). Unemployment Falls to 3.9 Percent; Wage Growth Remains Strong. cepr.net The 3.9 percent December unemployment rate is better than all but five months in the 1990s boom. | The unemployment rate fell another 0.3 percentage points in December, bringing the unemployment rate down to 3.9 percent. This is lower than all but five months in the late 1990s boom and the period between May 2018 and the pandemic. | At the same time, the establishment survey showed a weaker than expected increase in 199,000 jobs; although the prior two months figures were revised upward by a total of 141,000. With the upward revisions, the average growth for the last three months was 365,000. | Overall employment…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-07). 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…

Staff (2022-01-07). North Korea claims US is leading 'hostile forces' in Olympics decision. rt.com The US has been accused of "insulting" China over the Beijing Olympics by North Korea, which has said it will not participate in the Games and praised Xi Jinping's government | North Korea has reached a decision over the Beijing Olympics in an announcement influenced by the pandemic and the "hostile forces" being led by the US. | Pyongyang has announced that it will not be participating in the Games and Paralympics in February, repeating its decision over the Tokyo Olympics in summer 2021, when it did not send a team because of purported fears over Covid. | North Korea's national Olympic committee and sports m…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-07). 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….

WSWS (2022-01-07). The way forward for University Michigan faculty and students in the fight against the pandemic. wsws.org The reopening of the campus to in-person learning at the University of Michigan comes in the face of skyrocketing local infections and hospitalizations from the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-07). 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…

Staff (2022-01-07). Israel admits Covid mutation rendered travel bans useless. rt.com Amid a spike in Omicron infections, Tel Aviv is retiring its 'red list' of destinations | Israel has lifted its strict Covid-19 travel ban against 'high risk' countries, such as the US and UK, acknowledging that the spread of the Omicron variant has rendered such restrictions obsolete. | Nachman Ash, the director-general of Israel's Ministry of Health,

WSWS (2022-01-07). US West Coast hospitals overwhelmed by Omicron with thousands of doctors and nurses infected. wsws.org Hospitals from California to Washington state are on the brink of collapse as an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the Omicron variant sweeps across the workforce and drives infections and admissions to all time highs.

WSWS (2022-01-07). US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 4,764 job deaths, not including thousands from COVID-19. wsws.org The US Bureau of Labor Statistics failed to include workplace-related deaths from COVID-19, blaming lack of adequate and accurate reporting.

sputniknews (2022-01-07). 200 British Troops Sent to London Hospitals to Help NHS Tackle 'Staffing Crisis'. sputniknews.com In late December, Pat Cullen, head of the Royal College of Nursing, revealed that London-based HNS staff are often working 14-hour shifts to make up for the healthcare agency's staff shortages amid a surge in COVID infections.

WSWS (2022-01-07). Philadelphia teachers demand switch to virtual learning as COVID-19 cases skyrocket. wsws.org Anger is rising among Philadelphia educators as massive levels of COVID-19 infections have prompted the school district to close 92 schools this week.

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2022-01-07). Italia reporta nuevo récord de contagios por la Covid-19. telesurtv.net De acuerdo con cifras del Ministerio de Salud italiano, el país registra casi 7 millones de contagios hasta la fecha.

WSWS (2022-01-07). Mounting crisis in Australian hospitals drives workers to quit. wsws.org New South Wales hospitals have been told to expect a trebling of COVID-19 admissions in the next month.

WSWS (2022-01-07). Thousands of Michigan health care workers test positive for COVID-19 as Omicron surge accelerates. wsws.org As hospital systems in Michigan are being overrun with record numbers of COVID-19 patients, health care employees are testing positive by the hundreds, vastly reducing the health care system's ability to respond to the crisis.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-01-07). "Pushing the Reset Button" In the Wake of the Covid Crisis: "Coming to the Rescue of Humanity", Implanting Chips in Human Beings. globalresearch.ca first published by Global …

Staff (2022-01-07). Envían hacia Nicaragua dosis de Soberana Plus para vacunación pediátrica. cubadebate.cu Un lote de la vacuna cubana anti-COVID-19 Soberana Plus parte hoy hacia Nicaragua, para su uso en la vacunación pediátrica de ese país centroamericano. Así lo informó en la red social Twitter el Instituto Finlay de Vacunas (IFV), desarrollador del inmunógeno y agregó que es un orgullo que los niños nicaragàºenses completen su vacunación con Soberana Plus.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-07). 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…

_____ (2022-01-07). Chicago Teachers Voted To Teach Remotely Amid Omicron Wave. popularresistance.org As Covid-19 cases surge to record levels, the 25,000-member Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is once again in a standoff with the city's school system to increase safety measures for educators, students and communities. | After Mayor Lori Lightfoot repeatedly refused the union's proposals for stronger Covid-19 mitigations in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) amid the fast-spreading Omicron wave, 73% of CTU members voted Tuesday night to temporarily teach remotely. In response, Lightfoot and CPS cancelled all classes Wednesday and locked educators out of online learning platforms.

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-01-07). EE.UU. marca récord en hospitalizaciones infantiles por Covid-19. telesurtv.net Estados Unidos duplica el número de hospitalizaciones respecto a la anterior ola provocada por la expansión de la cepa Delta.

sputniknews (2022-01-07). Study: India May See 1 Million COVID Cases Daily by End of January. sputniknews.com Since the end of December, India has been witnessing a continuous rise in COVID-19 cases. On Friday morning, the country reported 117,100 new cases and 302 deaths due to the virus. This is the first time in seven months that daily cases have crossed the 100,000 mark in the country.

Staff (2022-01-07). UK army deployed to hospitals. rt.com Around 200 British soldiers have been deployed to London NHS hospitals amid severe staffing shortages that have put patient care at risk | Military medics have been tasked with aiding the NHS after at least 24 hospital trusts declared critical incidents, amid staffing shortages that risk compromising their ability to care for patients and provide priority services. | The Ministry of Defence confirmed on Friday that 200 military personnel will be deployed for the next three weeks to fill gaps caused by staff having to self-isolate due to a Covid infection or coming into contact a positive case. | The bulk of th…

ecns.cn (2022-01-07). Global COVID-19 cases surpass 300 mln: Johns Hopkins University. ecns.cn Global COVID-19 cases topped 300 million on Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

sputniknews (2022-01-07). 'We Are Bathing in Syphilis Right Now': Sweden Sees Spike in Disease Once Forgotten. sputniknews.com The steep rise in syphilis, a disease nearly extinct in the Nordic country, is particularly rampant among homosexual men, which has been partly ascribed to the efficiency of therapy against HIV, which makes people less keen on using condoms.

Jan6 Unity Day Coalition (2022-01-06). 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 (2022-01-06). Headlines for January 6, 2022. democracynow.org Biden to Call Out Trump's "Singular Responsibility" for Jan. 6 Insurrection, Jimmy Carter: U.S. Is at "Genuine Risk of Civil Conflict and Losing Our Precious Democracy", CDC Endorses Boosters for 12-to-15-Year-Olds as COVID Cases Skyrocket, Dozens Killed in Kazakhstan as Protests Grow in Former Soviet Republic, North Korea Acknowledges Testing Hypersonic Missile, Chilean Constitutional Assembly Elects New President to Rewrite Pinochet-Era Document, 12 Die, Including 8 Children, in Philadelphia House Fire, Ghislaine Maxwell Seeks New Trial After Two Jurors Admit Being Sexual Abuse Survivors, As Guantánamo Turns 20…

Jan6 Unity Day Coalition (2022-01-06). 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 (2022-01-06). 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

sputniknews (2022-01-06). Norwegian Health Authorities Receive Threats Amid Record COVID-19 Spread. sputniknews.com The threats to the health authorities' lives and health often come in connection with new measures to curb the spread of COVID, as well as vaccination efforts. They were subsequently reported to the police as a "threat to democracy" and given top priority.

Pacifica's Covid, Race & Democracy (2022-01-06). 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.

Staff (2022-01-06). Misiles cubanos contra la mentira. cubadebate.cu No debe sorprender que, junto a Abdala, Cuba haya creado otros dos inmunógenos contra el nuevo coronavirus y que ya tenga dos candidatos más camino de convertirse en vacunas. Tampoco, debe subrayarse, que sea el primer país en lograrlo en América Latina y el Caribe, y en lo que conocíamos como Tercer Mundo. Ocho de los antígenos aplicados en el programa general de vacunación de la isla, que alcanza casi el ciento por ciento de la población objetivo, son de fabricación propia.

WSWS (2022-01-06). SEP Australia electoral members discuss worsening coronavirus infections and the Global Workers' Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic. wsws.org "The ICFI and the SEP is the only organisation that is offering workers a way out of the pandemic."

sputniknews (2022-01-06). Whoopi Goldberg Says Was Surprised to Test Positive for COVID-19 Despite Following All Safety Rules. sputniknews.com Actress and TV host Whoopi Goldberg missed the first episode of "The View" in 2022 after she caught coronavirus during the show's break for the Christmas and New Year holidays.

sputniknews (2022-01-06). Danish Professor Wants to 'Let Omicron Loose' Among Vaccinated, Politicians Wary. sputniknews.com While vaccine researcher and Copenhagen University Professor Ole Frilev Olesen has maintained that the Omicron strain would push the more dangerous Delta off the playing field, the Danish authorities are not ready to lift restrictions for the vaccinated, citing an increase in hospitalisations amid a record wave of infections.

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2022-01-06: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-01-06). SEP Australia electoral members discuss worsening coronavirus infections and the Global Workers' Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic. wsws.org "The ICFI and the SEP is the only organisation that is offering workers a way out of the pandemic."

Global Research News (2022-01-06). Selected Articles: Pfizer 6 Month Data Shows COVID Shots May "Cause More Illness than They Prevent" globalresearch.ca By OneAmerica is a large life insurance company in Indianapolis. The chief executive officer, Scott Davison just announced that judging …

WSWS (2022-01-06). Macron launches obscene rant against the unvaccinated as COVID-19 soars. wsws.org Macron tried to blame the unvaccinated, many of whom are willing but unable to obtain life-saving vaccines, for the disastrous results of his own policies.

Prabhat Patnaik (2022-01-06). Yet another contradiction of capitalism. mronline.org In the United States there are still four million persons who remain unemployed compared to before the pandemic; and yet the Biden administration's attempt to stimulate the economy has already run into a crisis with the re-emergence of inflation not just in that country but elsewhere in the capitalist world as well.

WSWS (2022-01-06). The pandemic must be ended and lives saved in 2022!—an open letter to the working class. wsws.org 2022 must not be another nightmarish year of mass infections, illness and death! Workers in Canada and throughout the world must act collectively to end the COVID-19 pandemic once and for all.

WSWS (2022-01-06). Mobilize the working class behind Chicago teachers! Stop the pandemic! wsws.org The overwhelming vote by rank-and-file Chicago educators to stop in-person learning marks a major turning point in the global class struggle and the fight to end the pandemic.

WSWS (2022-01-06). US autoworkers sound alarm as Omicron rips through factories. wsws.org The disastrous spread of COVID-19 throughout the auto plants is a product of the decision by the corporate-political establishment to abandon all but the most superficial safety measures.

WSWS (2022-01-06). China's lockdown in Xi'an suppressing COVID-19 outbreak. wsws.org China's actions stand in stark contrast to the disastrous policies of other governments around the world that have allowed the virus, particularly the latest Omicron variant, to run rampant through their populations.

WSWS (2022-01-06). Omicron surge pushing the US health care system over a precipice. wsws.org Hospitalizations for COVID-19 are rapidly accelerating across the United States, inundating health systems one after the other. However, Biden and his administration have made clear they will not impose meaningful restrictions to stem the tide of a growing catastrophe.

WSWS (2022-01-06). Thousands of students and faculty take a stand against the University of Michigan's return to in-person learning. wsws.org The decision by the University of Michigan to reopen the campus comes in the face of skyrocketing local infections and hospitalizations from the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

WSWS (2022-01-06). Australian prime minister declares the country must "ride the wave" of Omicron surge. wsws.org The bipartisan National Cabinet wound back testing further amid record infections and upheld a program of mass illness and death in the interests of corporate profit.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-01-06). Venezuela Aids Colombians Displaced by Violence in Arauca. orinocotribune.com Groups of displaced Colombians from the Arauquita municipality in the department of Arauca, Colombia, received proper care from the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) on the Venezuelan side of the border, reported Venezuela's Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino. | Minister Padrino released images on Twitter showing the aid operation carried out by the military force. The FANB's objective is to receive and support people fleeing from the recently heightened violence in the conflict zone in Colombia, sparked by rival drug trafficking gangs fighting for territory. | Civil authorities also participated in the opera…

WSWS (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.

Vijay Prashad (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

Vijay Prashad (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

teleSUR (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…

Staff (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…

teleSUR, JDO (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.

Staff (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.

Staff (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.

Dana Sanchez (2022-01-05). Omicron Starts To Shut Down America Again: Grammys, Sundance Film Fest Paused, Chicago Schools Put In-Person Learning On Hold. moguldom.com With the omicron variant tearing through the U.S., there are growing signs of disruption and shutdowns similar to those that accompanied the alpha variant wave triggered by the original coronavirus breakout. The 64th Grammy Awards have been postponed, the Sundance Film Festival has canceled in-person events and the Chicago Teachers Union voted to temporarily transition to …

Staff (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 …

teleSUR, SH (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). 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 …

Jeremy Menchik (2022-01-05). I'm resigning from Moderna vaccine trials. zcomm.org Confessions of a 'human guinea pig'

Staff (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. |

sputniknews (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".

Staff (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

Sonoma Valley Democrats (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

Jan6 Unity Day Coalition (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

Jan6 Unity Day Coalition (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

Jan6 Unity Day Coalition (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). Covid Fueled By Neoliberal Austerity. popularresistance.org On December 31, 2019 Chinese media told the world about a newly discovered disease cluster in the city of Wuhan. What was thought to be a viral pneumonia came to be known as SARS-CoV-2, Covid-19. Two weeks later Chinese scientists sequenced its genome and gave the world the ability to test and trace the disease. Covid continued to spread and the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020. | China didn't wait for a WHO declaration in order to take action. The government immediately adopted a zero covid strategy. They dispatched health care workers to Wuhan and built new hospitals to care…

Karen Conner (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.

WSWS (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.

WSWS (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.

Staff (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

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (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…

WSWS (2022-01-05). New Jersey to pay $53 million to settle claims related to 119 veterans' home COVID-19 deaths. wsws.org The settlement does not include an admission of negligence or guilt and allows the state to avoid trials that would further expose its criminal response to the pandemic.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (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….

City Lights Booksellers & Publishers (2022-01-05). Wednesday 1/26: COVID Criminals & Pandemic Profiteers: Book Talk w/ author John Nichols & Rep. Ro Khanna. indybay.org Online event…

Matt Sedlar (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.

Staff (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.

WSWS (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.

teleSUR -HIM (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.

WSWS (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.

WSWS (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.

WSWS (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.

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2022-01-05: News Headlines

WSWS (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.

Vijay Prashad (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

teleSUR (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…

teleSUR, JDO (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.

Staff (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.

Staff (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…

Staff (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.

Staff (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 …

teleSUR, SH (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.

sputniknews (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".

Staff (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

Jeremy Menchik (2022-01-05). I'm resigning from Moderna vaccine trials. zcomm.org Confessions of a 'human guinea pig'

Sonoma Valley Democrats (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

Jan6 Unity Day Coalition (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

Jan6 Unity Day Coalition (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

Jan6 Unity Day Coalition (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

Karen Conner (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.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (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….

Staff (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

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (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…

WSWS (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.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (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…

City Lights Booksellers & Publishers (2022-01-05). Wednesday 1/26: COVID Criminals & Pandemic Profiteers: Book Talk w/ author John Nichols & Rep. Ro Khanna. indybay.org Online event…

WSWS (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.

Matt Sedlar (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.

Pacifica's Covid, Race & Democracy (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.

WSWS (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.

WSWS (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.

WSWS (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.

ecns.cn (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.

Staff (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…

Staff (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.

teleSUR, SH (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,…

WSWS (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.

teleSUR (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…

ecns.cn (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.

WSWS (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.

ecns.cn (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.

teleSUR, jaa, JL (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.

teleSUR -HIM (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.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (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…

sputniknews (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.

teleSUR, mcs, JL (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.

WSWS (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.

WSWS (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.

WSWS (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.

WSWS (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."

WSWS (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.

Todd Steiner (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.

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2022-01-04: News Headlines

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-04). 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…

Staff (2022-01-04). US sets world record with one million daily Covid cases. rt.com American healthcare data shows that more than one million coronavirus cases were recorded on Monday | The US has recorded more than one million Covid-19 cases in a single day, as the Omicron variant continues to spread rapidly. The figure is the highest recorded anywhere in the world since the pandemic began in 2019. | According to data from Johns Hopkins University (JHU), more than one million cases of Covid-19 were

sputniknews (2022-01-04). Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to Avoid Charges Over Nursing Home Death Count. sputniknews.com An investigation into the criminal culpability of Andrew Cuomo's handling of nursing homes death reporting in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic will see the former governor avoid charges, according to his attorney.

Staff (2022-01-04). New highly mutated Covid strain discovered. rt.com A coronavirus variant with 46 mutations has been detected in southern France | The new variant of Covid-19 was first discovered in a patient who returned to France from Cameroon. Researchers said it's too early to assess the variant's features. | The new strain, B.1.640.2, was detected in 12 patients living in the same geographical area in southeastern France, a team of scientists said in a preprint published online on medRxiv last week. | The strain is related to the B.1.640 lineage, which was classified as a variant under monitoring (VUM) by the World Health Organization (WHO) in November. | The first known…

sputniknews (2022-01-04). 'Worrying' New COVID-19 Strain With 46 Mutations Found in France May Be More Jab-Resistant. sputniknews.com The Sars-CoV-2 virus that causes the coronavirus disease is constantly evolving in ways that make it more transmissible and enable it to infect people who should have immunity. New variants of the virus show a genetic change that differs from the original sequence when COVID-19 was identified – triggering concerns among global health experts.

sputniknews (2022-01-04). UK Hospitals Declare Critical Incidents, Urge 'More Cautious Approach' to COVID-19 Restrictions. sputniknews.com As the Omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to drive cases up, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has held off on introducing stricter restrictions in England than his current "Plan B". Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, meanwhile, have opted for a toughening of the measures in place to curb the spread of the respiratory disease.

teleSUR, SH (2022-01-04). EE.UU. marca nuevo récord mundial de casos diarios de coronavirus. telesurtv.net Según la Universidad Johns Hopkins, en el último día se reportaron 1.083.948 casos registrados de la Covid-19 en EE.UU.

Dr. Charles Hoffe (2022-01-04). Video: The mRNA Vaccine Generates Microscopic Blood Clots: Dr. Charles Hoffe. globalresearch.ca First published by Global …

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). Over 7 mln vaccine doses administered in SW China's Tibet. ecns.cn Over 7 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, said Yan Jinhai, acting chairman of the regional government.

Staff (2022-01-04). Judge rules on US Navy SEALs vaccination dispute. rt.com US judge rules in favor of Navy SEALs refusing vaccination on religious grounds | A Texas court ruled that it would be unconstitutional for the US Navy to punish service members seeking a religious exemption from President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate. | District Judge Reed O'Connor issued a preliminary order on Monday blocking the Navy and the Department of Defense from enforcing their vaccine rules. | "The Navy service members in this case seek to vindicate the very freedoms they have sacrificed so much to protect," the judge wrote in his decision. "The Covid-19 pandemic provides the government no license to…

sputniknews (2022-01-04). US Court Bars Pentagon From Punishing Seamen for Vaccination Refusal. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A US court has prohibited the Department of Defense from sanctioning Navy personnel for their refusal to be vaccinated against COVID-19, despite a vaccine mandate for the entire American military, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

Staff (2022-01-04). Dozens of children mistakenly given Covid jabs for adults. rt.com Health authorities in Germany accidentally gave 42 kids Covid-19 shots intended for adults | Forty-two children aged five to 11 have been given Covid-19 vaccine doses meant for adults. Health authorities in Hanover, Germany, have claimed it should not enhance the risk of side effects. | On Monday, a spokesperson for the Hanover regional government announced that 42 children at a city zoo vaccination center had been given shots with higher concentrations, meant for adults. | The chief specialist at the health department, Marlene Graf, said the increased dose is not harmful, and no serious consequences are expec…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-01-04). Venezuela Begins Booster Campaign Prioritizing Healthcare Workers. orinocotribune.com Venezuela's COVID-19 booster vaccination campaign began with healthcare workers this Monday, January 3, reported Vice President Delcy Rodríguez. | The announcement was made from the Miguel àÅngel Rángel University Hospital in Coche, Caracas, where the staff of 1,068 workers began to receive the reinforcement earlier today. | "This week we are going to vaccinate healthcare personnel, those in the front line, those who are fighting the battle," said Rodríguez, explaining that the vaccination booster is for people who received their second dose six months ago or more. | "As of this week, Monday, January 3, all…

Jan6 Unity Day Coalition (2022-01-04). Thursday 1/6: Davis: January 6th Day of Remembrance & Action Vigil for Democracy & Voting Rights. indybay.org DAVIS: Central Park, 5th Street & B Street, Davis, CA 95616 | 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 (2022-01-04). 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

Staff (2022-01-04). Omicron pushes health service into 'state of crisis'. rt.com Medical professionals in the UK have warned that the health service is in a state of crisis due to soaring Omicron cases | Several NHS trusts have declared that "critical incidents," such as staffing shortages and an increase in hospital admissions due to the rapid spread of Omicron, have pushed the NHS into "a state of crisis." | Speaking on Tuesday, the chief executive of the NHS Confederation, Matthew Taylor, warned that the UK health service is struggling to cope with the pressure caused by the current wave of the pandemic. | "In many parts of the health service, we are currently in a state of crisis," Tay…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-04). 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….

WSWS (2022-01-04). German court ruling on triage for elderly patients in pandemic: A double-edged sword. wsws.org If the Federal Constitutional Court were serious about protecting the disabled, human dignity and lives, it should have called on the government to take immediate and urgent measures to contain the pandemic.

WSWS (2022-01-04). 2022: Year Three of the pandemic and the emerging global class struggle. wsws.org The pandemic is both a catastrophe of historic dimensions and a monumental crime. Its impact is the result of decisions made by capitalist governments to deliberately prioritize profits over lives and adopt policies that have allowed the virus to spread wildly throughout the global population.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-04). 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…

WSWS (2022-01-04). K-12 schools forced open across the US amid Omicron surge. wsws.org The entire political establishment, the corporate media and the unions are forcing millions of children back into schools this week, threatening to vastly accelerate the surge of the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2022-01-04). New York City educators, parents and students must act now to close schools to stop the spread of COVID-19! wsws.org The New York City Educators Rank-and-Files Safety Committee met on January 2 and authorized this statement calling on educators, parents, and students to take action to shut school buildings and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

City Lights Booksellers & Publishers (2022-01-04). Wednesday 1/26: COVID Criminals & Pandemic Profiteers: Book Talk w/ author John Nichols & Rep. Ro Khanna. indybay.org Online event…

WSWS (2022-01-04). US moves to shut down case reporting to cover up Omicron disaster. wsws.org The Biden administration and state governments are working to cripple the reporting of COVID-19 testing to cover up their massive failure to protect the population from the pandemic.

Nicholas Stender (2022-01-04). Chicago Teachers Union stands up to Chicago Public School's COVID policy. liberationnews.org The union is demanding an "occupational pause" if the district can not provide an adequate safety plan as teachers and students return to buildings.

Pacifica's Covid, Race & Democracy (2022-01-04). 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.

Staff (2022-01-04). Cubadebate: Lo más leído, compartido y comentado en 2021. cubadebate.cu Vea lo más leído en Cubadebate en el 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 | Terminó el 2021 con todo el desafío para el mundo y nuestro país que ha significado la pandemia de COVID-19 y el proceso de obtención de las vacunas contra esta terrible enfermedad. También vivimos los cubanos los efectos combinados de la crisis económica mundial y el arreciamiento del bloqueo. El imperio desplegó además contra Cuba todas las herramientas de la Guerra no convencional para intentar derrocar a la Revolución. Tales hechos encontraron prioridad informativa en nuestras páginas a lo largo de es…

WSWS (2022-01-04). As flight cancellations mount, airlines pressure COVID infected crews to return to work. wsws.org Airlines reported thousands of cancellations due to COVID-19 infections among flight and ground crews.

Staff (2022-01-04). Trump slams 'low-life' Twitter & Facebook. rt.com The former US president responded to Marjorie Taylor Greene's ban by blasting Twitter and Facebook's 'radical left' slant | Donald Trump has branded Twitter a "disgrace to democracy" after it permanently suspended the personal account of Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) for allegedly violating its Covid-19 misinformation rules. | In a

sputniknews (2022-01-04). Trump Blasts Twitter as a 'Disgrace to Democracy' For Booting Off Marjorie Taylor Greene. sputniknews.com US Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene labelled Twitter "an enemy to America" after she had her personal account permanently suspended over repeated violations of the social media platform's policy regarding COVID-19 misinformation.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-04). US registers over 1mn COVID-19 cases in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) — According to the latest reports, on Monday, a record 1 million people in the US were diagnosed with COVID-19.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-01-04). China impone confinamiento en la ciudad de Yuzhou por Covid-19. telesurtv.net Las autoridades chinas mantienen una rigurosa política de cero tolerancia a los casos de Covid-19.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-04). 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…

WSWS (2022-01-04). Amid record-breaking COVID infections, Pennsylvania governor and teacher unions call for in-person learning to continue. wsws.org The COVID catastrophe throughout the state is being fueled by unsafe school openings, which Pennsylvania Federation of Teachers president and Democratic Governor Tom Wolf are demanding begin January 4 so that parents can return to work.

WSWS (2022-01-04). As Omicron infections soar, Europe's governments force the sick back to work. wsws.org As Europe discovered its 100 millionth case of COVID-19, with millions falling ill each week, European governments are slashing isolation periods for the sick.

Speak Out Now (2022-01-04). Saturday 1/22: Straight Talk about COVID-19. indybay.org Online meeting, see website for details…

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). Japanese PM cancels plan to visit U.S., Australia amid COVID-19 concern. ecns.cn Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday that he will abandon provisional plans to visit the United States and Australia for summit talks prior to the start of a regular Diet session here in mid-January.

ecns.cn (2022-01-04). U.S. daily COVID-19 cases surpass record 1 mln amid Omicron surge. ecns.cn The United States shattered a single-day record with over 1 million COVID-19 cases on Monday amid the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

teleSUR, MER (2022-01-04). Detectan nueva variante de la Covid-19 en Francia. telesurtv.net Según el estudio realizado, la nueva variante presenta al menos 46 mutaciones y 37 deleciones.

sputniknews (2022-01-04). US Registers Over 1Mln COVID Cases in 24 Hours. sputniknews.com Over the past two weeks, the number of cases of the COVID-19 infection detected daily has been increasing in the US.

teleSUR, mcs, JL (2022-01-04). Portugal registra récord de hospitalizaciones por Covid en un día. telesurtv.net Desde el 8 de febrero de 2021, el país no reportaba una gran cifra de ingresos hospitalarios en una jornada.

WSWS (2022-01-04). Hundreds of new COVID-19 cases in Fiji amid third Delta wave. wsws.org The new wave coincides with the reckless decision by the Bainimarama government to open the country's borders to international travel from December 1.

WSWS (2022-01-04). The CDC's unscientific "Test to Stay" program: a pro-corporate COVID-19 policy to keep schools open. wsws.org The CDC's guidelines for K-12 schools allow for children exposed to infected classmates to remain in school under "modified quarantine," which will result in even more children becoming infected.

WSWS (2022-01-04). Philippine election in crisis, as COVID cases skyrocket. wsws.org This year opened with a skyrocketing COVID-19 infection rate, soaring food and oil prices and rival ruling class candidates for the presidency openly plotting against democracy.

WSWS (2022-01-04). Facing public outrage and Omicron catastrophe, Ontario government reluctantly delays school reopening. wsws.org While briefly delaying the resumption of in-class teaching, the government is not instituting a single meaningful safety measure to protect school workers or children from the virus once classes resume on January 17.

WSWS (2022-01-04). Cruise ship crews respond to heightened CDC warnings, recommendation to "avoid cruise travel" wsws.org Representatives of the cruise industry have denounced the US Centers for Disease Control for its warning about the dangers of shipboard travel.

Staff (2022-01-04). Protests outside Evergrande offices as stock trading resumes. rt.com Protesters demand that China's once leading property developer, now plagued by debt, return their money | Shares of China Evergrande jumped as stock trading resumed, but investors who were worried their money would be used to keep the firm afloat staged a protest outside the Guangzhou headquarters. | China Evergrande's shares gained 10% as stock trading resumed on Tuesday after being suspended the day before. Trading was restored after Evergrande announced that a government order to tear down its 39 buildings on Hainan resort island would not affect the rest of its projects there. | The demolition order came o…

WSWS (2022-01-04). The massive Omicron surge is leading to soaring hospitalization in the US. wsws.org Contrary to the complacent media claims that Omicron is "milder" than Delta, the huge increase in infections has meant a rapid rise in the number of people admitted to US hospitals, leading to renewed strains on health systems.

Todd Steiner (2022-01-04). 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.

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2022-01-03: News Headlines

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-03). 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…

Staff (2022-01-03). Headlines for January 3, 2022. democracynow.org Omicron-Driven Surge Causes Travel Disruptions, Sets Records for Infections, Child Hospitalizations, Climate-Fueled Colorado Wildfire Razes 1,000 Homes; Two People Still Missing, Ghislaine Maxwell Found Guilty in Federal Sex Trafficking Trial as Attention Turns to Prince Andrew, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok Resigns as More Protesters Killed in Anti-Coup Demonstrations, Hong Kong Independent Media Outlet Citizen News Shutters Amid Crackdown on Press Freedom, Germany Shuts Down Half of Six Remaining Nuclear Power Plants, As Jan. 6 Anniversary Looms, Rep. Liz Cheney Says Trump's Inner Circle Tried to Get H…

sputniknews (2022-01-03). 'We'll Never Be Able to Wave Goodbye': Danish Researchers Don't Share WHO's COVID Optimism for 2022. sputniknews.com According to Danish infection researchers, the coronavirus will affect people's everyday lives even when the pandemic, which has claimed more than 5 million lives worldwide, is over. Instead, the goal is to achieve such good immunity that it allows to deal with COVID-19 like other known diseases, they suggested.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-03). Around 25 mn coronavirus cases detected globally in December. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 03 (MNA) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world in December 2021 exceeded the figures for November by 8.5 mn and reached 24.7 mn.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-01-03). Caen contagios de Covid-19 en la ciudad china de Xi'an. telesurtv.net La metrópoli de 13 millones de habitantes está bajo confinamiento tras un repunte de casos de coronavirus.

sputniknews (2022-01-03). Israel Registers First 'Flurona' Case, Rare Double Infection of COVID and Seasonal Flu. sputniknews.com In December, the Israeli government approved banning all non-essential travel to Belgium, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States to prevent the spread of the Omicron coronavirus strain.

Staff (2022-01-03). Meet the Scientist Who Built a Cheap Rapid Test in March 2020. The FDA Never Approved It. democracynow.org The United States faces a shortage of rapid COVID-19 tests amid the Omicron surge even as many inexpensive at-home rapid testing models have been ready for distribution — but refused approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. One scientist, Harvard-trained Irene Bosch, submitted a rapid test to the FDA for emergency approval in March 2020 and even had a factory ready to produce it. Bosch describes how the FDA's rejection came from unclear standards set by the administration early on in the pandemic, and says earlier approval of testing like hers could have saved lives.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-01-03). Venezuela inicia jornada de vacunación de refuerzo contra Covid-19. telesurtv.net El presidente Maduro indicó que el 91 por ciento de la población venezolana ya ha sido vacunada contra el coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

Staff (2022-01-03). "A Vaccine for the World": U.S. Scientists Develop Low-Cost Shot to Inoculate Global South. democracynow.org As COVID cases skyrocket, we speak to Dr. Peter Hotez at Texas Children's Hospital about the Omicron surge, as well as his groundbreaking work developing an affordable patent-free coronavirus vaccine. Last week the Indian government gave emergency approval to the new low-cost, patent-free vaccine called Corbevax, which Hotez co-created. He says it could reach billions of people across the globe who have lacked access to the more expensive mRNA vaccines produced by Pfizer and Moderna. "We can really make a vaccine for the world," says Hotez. Hotez also addresses problems stemming from ongoing vaccine hesitancy.

MEE, agencies (2022-01-03). Omicron: Israel to administer fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine to over 60s. middleeasteye.net Omicron: Israel to administer fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine to over 60s | Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett made the announcement as Israel fights a surge in cases | Mon, 01/03/2022 – 07: 16 | Bennett said Israel's top medical official approved the plans to offer the fourth dose to over 60s (AFP) | Israel said it will offer a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine to over 60s amid a…

Allen Forrest (2022-01-03). Unless They Tell Me I Have to. dissidentvoice.org A Coronatoon looks at the increasing number of boosters prescribed. First there was a vaccine which required one or two doses. Then along came a Delta variant, and a third booster was needed. Now along comes Omicron, and Big Pharma is producing more boosters.

Brittani Banks (2022-01-03). New Book About Big Pharma by Economy for All Fellow Alexander Zaitchik. independentmediainstitute.org Owning the Sun: A People's History of Monopoly Medicine from Aspirin to COVID-19 Vaccines will be released by Counterpoint Press this year by IMI Economy for All fellow Alexander Zaitchik. One of the most problematic areas in the social response to the world health crisis of COVID-19 has been the profit-seeking and opportunism of Western …

Asian Art Museum in San Francisco (2022-01-03). Thursday 2/10: Executive Order 9066 at 80 Years: Incarceration and Reparations Then and Now. indybay.org Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102 | Masks required and please be vaccinated/boosted. Proof of vaccine status required for cafe entry. 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 (2022-01-03). Thursday 1/6: Davis: January 6th Day of Remembrance & Action Vigil for Democracy & Voting Rights. indybay.org DAVIS: Central Park, 5th Street & B Street, Davis, CA 95616 | 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 (2022-01-03). Thursday 1/6: Point Reyes Station: January 6th Day of Remembrance & Action Sidewalk Rally for Democracy. indybay.org Sidewalk rally at A Street and Highway 1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 | 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 (2022-01-03). President Maduro: Venezuela has Displayed Exemplary Control of the Pandemic. orinocotribune.com Referring to the country's 7+7 reopening plan, President Nicolás Maduro affirmed that Venezuela has displayed exemplary control of the COVID-19 pandemic, adapting to the variants detected in the country. | "We will not renounce the 7+7 Plan in 2022," President Maduro said. "I hope that by achieving the vaccination of 95% of the population, we will have a calm country, with a moderately normal life… The essential thing is caring for people." The 7+7 Plan is Venezuela's unique strategy that sees the country open up for seven days at a time, followed by seven days of lockdown. This policy has allowed Venezuela to…

Staff (2022-01-03). Bolsonaro Attacks Venezuela, Refuses Argentina's Aid Following Tragic Floods in Brazil. orinocotribune.com This Saturday, January 1, Venezuela's Foreign Minister Félix Plasencia demanded that the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, authorize air and land transfers to facilitate the return of Venezuelan nationals in Brazil who want to return to Venezuela. This within the framework of recent floods and Brazil's calamitous management of the pandemic. Venezuela's Vuelta a la Patria program facilitates the return of Venezuelans to their home country, providing transport and medical services free of charge. | Through a post published on his Twitter account, @PlasenciaFlex, the head of Venezuelan diplomacy pointed out that…

Nayvin Gordon (2022-01-03). Infinite Covid or Zero Covid? How Many More Will Sicken and Die? indybay.org Working people can take matters into their own hands to end the Covid pandemic…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-03). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-03). 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….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-03). 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…

Staff (2022-01-03). øPor qué Cuba no tiene un movimiento antivacunas? cubadebate.cu Cada vez más, amplios sectores de la población europea expresan abiertamente su desconfianza hacia las políticas para combatir la COVID-19. La reacción de la política tradicional es de pánico y se caracteriza por el paternalismo y la represión: obligación general de vacunarse y restringir la libertad de circulación. Esa no es la forma de crear apoyo en la población. Para ello será necesario, como mínimo, escuchar los temores y las preocupaciones de las personas no vacunadas. La comparación con Cuba es interesante.

sputniknews (2022-01-03). Sewage Analysis Can Help Monitor COVID-19 Levels and Predict Outbreaks, Claim US Health Experts. sputniknews.com Fragments of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 can enter the sewage through an infected person's faeces and when washed off hands and bodies via sinks and showers.

sputniknews (2022-01-03). UK Minister Says 'Nothing in Data' to Prompt More COVID-19 Restrictions, Despite NHS Warnings. sputniknews.com Amid speculations of possibly wider COVID-19 restrictions being introduced in England as the Omicron strain of the virus is responsible for a surge in cases, on 4 January the government is set to review its Plan B measures, not due to expire until 26 January.

ecns.cn (2022-01-03). Chinese mainland reports 175 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland on Friday reported 175 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Saturday.

Staff (2022-01-03). Secretario de Defensa de Estados Unidos da positivo a la covid-19. cubadebate.cu El secretario de Defensa Lloyd Austin anunció el domingo que dio positivo a covid-19 y tiene síntomas moderados, por lo cual guarda cuarentena en su casa. El secretario señaló que la última vez que se reunió con el presidente Joe Biden fue el 21 de diciembre.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-01-03). México se acerca a los 300.000 muertos por la Covid-19. telesurtv.net El país latinoamericano registró durante las últimas 48 horas un total de 10.864 nuevos casos de la enfermedad viral.

Speak Out Now (2022-01-03). Saturday 1/22: Straight Talk about COVID-19. indybay.org Online meeting, see website for details…

teleSUR, JCM (2022-01-03). Bolivia pone en vigor carnet de vacunación antiCovid al iniciar 2022. telesurtv.net El documento es necesario para ingresar a entidades bancarias, telefónicas, centros comerciales, restaurantes, supermercados, entre otros.

Staff (2022-01-03). Cuba reporta 556 nuevos casos positivos a la COVID-19 y ningún fallecido. cubadebate.cu Al cierre del día de ayer, 2 de enero, se encuentran ingresados 6 638 pacientes, sospechosos 4 179, en vigilancia 368 y confirmados activos 2 091. | Para la COVID-19 se realizaron un total de 17 869 muestras para la vigilancia en el día, resultando positivas 556. El país acumula 11 731 194 muestras realizadas y 967 498 positivas.

MEE staff (2022-01-03). Turkey's exports surge to all-time high of $225bn in 2021. middleeasteye.net Turkey's exports surge to all-time high of $225bn in 2021 | Turkish exporters appear to have taken advantage of a weak Turkish lira and post-Covid rebound in global economy | Mon, 01/03/2022 – 11: 19 | A commercial vessel sails under the 15 July Martyrs Bridge, aka the Bosphorus Bridge, on the Bosphorus strait on 23 July 2021 in Istanbul (AFP) | Turkish exports surged to an all-time high in 2021 with a 32.9 pe…

_____ (2022-01-02). 2021: A Grim Year For Planet Earth. popularresistance.org Between the COVID-19 pandemic and the deadly manifestations of the climate crisis, there were few places to hide for most of us in 2021. Ageing billionaires riding booming stock markets could take their first flights into space in their own rockets, but for the rest of Planet Earth's 8 billion people with their feet on the ground it was a year of placing hope in the hands of scientists and our political leaders to turn the tide.

Barbara Minton (2022-01-02). Remember The 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic: Was it a Dress Rehearsal? globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on July 8, 2009 | As the anticipated July release date for Baxter's A/H1N1 flu pandemic vaccine approaches, an Austrian investigative journalist is warning the world that the greatest crime in the history of humanity is …

Dr. Charles Hoffe (2022-01-02). Video: Dr. Charles Hoffe Delivers A Dose Of Reality on mRNA Vaccine You Can't Afford To Miss!!! globalresearch.ca First posted on Global Research on December 16, 2021 | On Thursday December 16th in Pemberton BC Dr. Charles Hoffe gave a speech to about 100 people who braved the cold to hear his message and it certainly was loud and …

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-01-02). Iran health ministry ready to send drugs, vaccine to Turkey. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 02 (MNA) — The Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy Mehdi Safari announced the readiness of the health ministry to export medicine and vaccines to Turkey.

_____ (2022-01-02). Texas Team Applauded For Giving What Big Pharma Refuses. popularresistance.org A small team of Texas researchers is being hailed for developing an unpatented Covid-19 vaccine to share with the world without personal profit, with some advocates asking, if they can do it, why can't Big Pharma? | Dubbed "the World's Covid vaccine," the inoculation—formally called Cobervax—is an open-source alternative to Big Pharma's patent-protected vaccines. Instead of being produced for profit, this shot could ultimately be manufactured around the world and made cheaply available to all without governmental or private legal retribution. | Common Dreams reported this week that Cobervax—deve…

Dr. Mike Yeadon (2022-01-02). "The Numbers Killed by these Vaccines is Much Worse than What We Thought". Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, Dr. Mike Yeadon. globalresearch.ca This is an important message which we just received from Dr. Mike Yeadon, former Vice-president of Pfizer | Forward this message far and wide. My good friend Dr Sucharit Bhakdi, with whom we and others wrote a series …

Brett Bachman (2022-01-02). Twitter Boots Marjorie Taylor Greene From Platform for COVID Misinformation. truthout.org Twitter has permanently suspended one of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's accounts for "repeated violations" of its COVID-19 misinformation policy, a spokesperson for the service confirmed Sunday. | The suspended account, @mtgreenee, was her personal and more prolific account. She will still be allowed to post from her official Congressional page, @RepMTG. | Her final tweet falsely referenced "extremely high amounts of Covid vaccine deaths" — a phenomenon with no basis in reality that nonetheless has b…

_____ (2022-01-02). Texas Team Applauded For Giving What Big Pharma Refuses: A Patent-Free Vaccine To The World. popularresistance.org A small team of Texas researchers is being hailed for developing an unpatented Covid-19 vaccine to share with the world without personal profit, with some advocates asking, if they can do it, why can't Big Pharma? Dubbed "the World's Covid vaccine," the inoculation—formally called Cobervax—is an open-source alternative to Big Pharma's patent-protected vaccines. Instead of being produced for profit, this shot could ultimately be manufactured around the world and made cheaply available to all without governmental or private legal retribution.

MAMER (2022-01-02). Study on Electromagnetism of Vaccinated Persons. globalresearch.ca First published by Global …

_____ (2022-01-02). Cuba Grows And Advances Despite The Difficulties Of 2021. popularresistance.org This 2021 has been the most difficult year for the Cuban people. In addition to the ravages of the blockade, thousands of people died due to the Covid-19. The list was immense, and as the days went by, names became familiar and beloved faces. Moreover, it was also a year of economic readjustments and changes needed to move the island towards a possible and sustainable development over time. | The changes, the deaths, and the pandemic came at a time when the world economy suffered the strongest recession since the years of the Second World War. Cuba suffered double this new crisis since it had already been draggin…

_____ (2022-01-02). What Were The Top BDS Victories Of 2021? popularresistance.org Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 was a year of accelerated boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaigning, successful grassroots actions and significant legal victories for Palestinian rights. | Pension funds dumped Israeli firms, cultural figures refused to cross the picket line and a major ice cream maker pulled its products from illegal Israeli settlements. | Sustained direct actions in Oakland, California successfully exacted a price on Israel after it carried out a lethal 11-day attack on Gaza during May. | In early June, as part of an international wave of protests under the banner of #Block…

Editor (2022-01-02). Matt Taibbi and Matt Orfalea on Pandemic Scare-Coverage. scheerpost.com By Matt Taibbi and Matt Orfalea / For a while now it's been clear the primary objective of most pandemic coverage is to scare the socks off mass audiences. Good news, bad news, boring news, interesting news, news that's more of a wash in the final analysis, news that's a net plus overall: it's all presented as terrifying, more signs of the Apocalypse. There's no better example than the stampede to advertise the "first death from Omicron" in the United States. | Matt Orfalea does a hilarious job of stitching together an homage to…

Dr. Nicole Delépine (2022-01-02). Invention of "The Covid Narrative": The PCR Test Sustains The Myth of a Global Pandemic. It Serves to "Maintain Fear" globalresearch.ca First published on November …

sputniknews (2022-01-02). German Protesters, Officers Hurt in COVID-19 Rally in Thuringia. sputniknews.com BERLIN (Sputnik) – Six protesters and four police officers were injured in clashes that erupted at an anti-pandemic curbs rally in the German town of Greiz in Thuringia on New Year's Day, police said.

Liberation Staff (2022-01-02). COVID-19: What Cuba has accomplished. liberationnews.org Cuba, a small, poor country held back by the 60-year U.S. economic blockade has made remarkable achievements in combating COVID-19.

teleSUR, DRL, MER (2022-01-02). Entra en vigencia el pase sanitario en Argentina. telesurtv.net Esta medida se adoptó para contener el aumento de contagios por la Covid-19 en las últimas semanas.

Staff (2022-01-02). Is car rental in Dubai good idea? [Post-Covid update]. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 02 (MNA) — Is renting a car in Dubai a good idea? Well, the answer to this question depends on many subjects that you should consider.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-01-02). No gatherings of friends and families: the Covid Omicron fraud used to justify the "Christmas and New Year lockdown": Franàßois Legault's curfew. globalresearch.ca Several Western governments have put in place curfews and restrictions that prevent families and friends from celebrating the New Year. | Absurd political statements abound. Politicians are emphasizing the looming dangers of the so-called "deadly Covid-19 Omicron variant", despite the fact …

sputniknews (2022-01-02). Tempers Flare as Amsterdam Protesters Against COVID Rules Clash With Police – Videos. sputniknews.com On 19 December, the Dutch authorities announced lockdown for all but essential stores – including restaurants, hairdressers, gyms, and other public places until at least 14 January.

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Liberation Staff (2022-01-02). COVID-19: What Cuba has accomplished. liberationnews.org Cuba, a small, poor country held back by the 60-year U.S. economic blockade has made remarkable achievements in combating COVID-19.

_____ (2022-01-02). 2021: A Grim Year For Planet Earth. popularresistance.org Between the COVID-19 pandemic and the deadly manifestations of the climate crisis, there were few places to hide for most of us in 2021. Ageing billionaires riding booming stock markets could take their first flights into space in their own rockets, but for the rest of Planet Earth's 8 billion people with their feet on the ground it was a year of placing hope in the hands of scientists and our political leaders to turn the tide.

Dr. Mike Yeadon (2022-01-02). "The Numbers Killed by these Vaccines is Much Worse than What We Thought". Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, Dr. Mike Yeadon. globalresearch.ca This is an important message which we just received from Dr. Mike Yeadon, former Vice-president of Pfizer | Forward this message far and wide. My good friend Dr Sucharit Bhakdi, with whom we and others wrote a series …

Dr. Charles Hoffe (2022-01-02). Video: Dr. Charles Hoffe Delivers A Dose Of Reality on mRNA Vaccine You Can't Afford To Miss!!! globalresearch.ca First posted on Global Research on December 16, 2021 | On Thursday December 16th in Pemberton BC Dr. Charles Hoffe gave a speech to about 100 people who braved the cold to hear his message and it certainly was loud and …

_____ (2022-01-02). Texas Team Applauded For Giving What Big Pharma Refuses: A Patent-Free Vaccine To The World. popularresistance.org A small team of Texas researchers is being hailed for developing an unpatented Covid-19 vaccine to share with the world without personal profit, with some advocates asking, if they can do it, why can't Big Pharma? Dubbed "the World's Covid vaccine," the inoculation—formally called Cobervax—is an open-source alternative to Big Pharma's patent-protected vaccines. Instead of being produced for profit, this shot could ultimately be manufactured around the world and made cheaply available to all without governmental or private legal retribution.

_____ (2022-01-02). What Were The Top BDS Victories Of 2021? popularresistance.org Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 was a year of accelerated boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaigning, successful grassroots actions and significant legal victories for Palestinian rights.

Dr. Nicole Delépine (2022-01-02). Invention of "The Covid Narrative": The PCR Test Sustains The Myth of a Global Pandemic. It Serves to "Maintain Fear" globalresearch.ca First published on November …

Editor (2022-01-02). Matt Taibbi and Matt Orfalea on Pandemic Scare-Coverage. scheerpost.com By Matt Taibbi and Matt Orfalea / For a while now it's been clear the primary objective of most pandemic coverage is to scare the socks off mass audiences. Good news, bad news, boring news, interesting news, news that's more of a wash in the final analysis, news that's a net plus overall: it's all presented as terrifying, more signs of the Apocalypse. There's no better example than the stampede to advertise the "first death from Omicron" in the United States. | Matt Orfalea does a hilarious job of stitching together an homage to…

_____ (2022-01-02). Cuba Grows And Advances Despite The Difficulties Of 2021. popularresistance.org This 2021 has been the most difficult year for the Cuban people. In addition to the ravages of the blockade, thousands of people died due to the Covid-19. The list was immense, and as the days went by, names became familiar and beloved faces. Moreover, it was also a year of economic readjustments and changes needed to move the island towards a possible and sustainable development over time.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-01-02). No gatherings of friends and families: the Covid Omicron fraud used to justify the "Christmas and New Year lockdown": Franàßois Legault's curfew. globalresearch.ca Several Western governments have put in place curfews and restrictions that prevent families and friends from celebrating the New Year. | Absurd political statements abound. Politicians are emphasizing the looming dangers of the so-called "deadly Covid-19 Omicron variant", despite the fact …

Peter Koenig (2022-01-02). COVID-Omicron is Killing Christmas. The Roadmap Towards a Worldwide Financial Crash, Inflation, Digitization. globalresearch.ca First Delta, then Omicron. Neither one of the two has ever been isolated. The vast majority of people of the 193 UN member countries — swallow the lie with fear and respect, as if it were the truth…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-01-02). Video: "Imagine All The People": The Covid-19 Omicron Christmas and New Year Lockdown. globalresearch.ca We are told by our governments that It's Christmas under Lockdown. To protect you and your loved ones against the so-called deadly Covid Omicron Variant. The announcement was made on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.

_____ (2022-01-02). 15 Things Biodiversity Protectors Are Watching Out For In 2022. popularresistance.org It's no secret that the diversity of life around us is plummeting fast. In 2020 alone, scientists declared more than 100 species to be extinct. And that's bad news not only for the creatures themselves, but for those of us (that would be all of us) who rely on them for food, to produce oxygen, to hold soil in place, to cleanse water, to beautify our world and so much more. According to the World Economic Forum, nature plays a key role in generating more than half of global GDP.

Matthew Ehret (2022-01-01). How Will Unipolarists Respond to Putin's Red Line? An Expert Round Table Discussion. covertactionmagazine.com With tensions rising to fever pitches in Ukraine, and in the wake of Putin's announced red lines regarding a mad …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-01). Palestinian Authority Carried Out Raids in Jenin Under the Command of the Israeli Army as Israel Launched Airstrikes on the Gaza Strip. libya360.wordpress.com The Cradle Support for the West Bank's ruling Fatah party continues to dwindle as PA President Mahmoud Abbas strengthens his ties with Israeli occupation officials The Chief of Staff of the Israeli army, Aviv Kohavi, has revealed that occupation forces were recently planning a "large-scale security operation" in the West Bank city of Jenin, before…

The Lancet (2022-01-01). [Editorial] The state of science and society in 2022. thelancet.com As 2022 begins, and the third year of the pandemic continues to put pressure on both the scientific community and the public, it is worth considering the state of science and society. The main headline from Wellcome's Global Monitor 2020: Covid-19 survey was that global public trust in science and scientists grew during the pandemic. The largest of its kind, the survey covered 119‚Äà000 people in 113 countries, and seems to suggest that, after a year of heightened exposure to scientists, and with the first COVID-19 vaccines hailed as a scientific triumph, the value of science might not have erod…

_____ (2022-01-01). After Largest Anti-Racist Uprising, Historic Trials Provide Important Lessons. popularresistance.org In the summer of 2020, the people of the United States witnessed the largest anti-racist struggle in the country's history after a video of the brutal murder of George Floyd by officer Derek Chauvin went viral. While Floyd's murder was the catalyst, the first year of the pandemic was marked by increased police and vigilante violence. Ahmaud Arbery, who was shot in a botched "citizen's arrest" by vigilantes and Breonna Taylor, who was shot dead while asleep by police, were among the most egregious cases. | In the year 2021, it was the turn of the US government, particularly its judicial system, to respond to the p…

Staff (2022-01-01). Venezuelan Government Delivers House Number 3.9 Million Despite the Blockade. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, December 30, the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, delivered in the Nueva Barinas II Housing Complex, in the Barinas municipality, Rómulo Betancourt parish, Barinas state, the milestone of 3.9 million homes delivered by the Great Venezuela Housing Mission (GMVV). | "Today we deliver the 3,900,000 house here, a gift to Chávez," said the president. | In Aragua state, President Maduro pointed out that in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic which continues to affect the world, and despite the imposition of unilateral coercive measures by the United States government and authorities, the Venezuelan g…

Richard Horton (2022-01-01). [Comment] Offline: The origin story—towards a final resolution? thelancet.com WHO has been a particular casualty in the dispute about the origins of SARS-CoV-2. Former US President Donald Trump's verbal attacks and his decision to defund the agency drew blood in Geneva—and the wounds are still visible. The allegation that WHO shared responsibility for the pandemic by adopting a policy of appeasement towards China has proven impossible to refute. As a member-state organisation, WHO's staff are constitutionally bound to heed the instructions of the governments they serve. Only former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland had the courage to defy countries when she was WHO Direc…

Joseph Heskin, Scott J C Pallett, Nabeela Mughal, Gary W Davies, Luke S P Moore, Michael Rayment, Rachael Jones (2022-01-01). [Correspondence] Caution required with use of ritonavir-boosted PF-07321332 in COVID-19 management. thelancet.com We read with interest the news that the UK Government has announced deals to procure the oral antivirals for SARS-CoV-2, molnupiravir (Lagevrio, Merck [Branchburg, NJ, USA]) and ritonavir in combination with PF-07321332 (Paxlovid, Pfizer [New York, NY, USA]).1 Although we welcome further partnership between the government and pharmaceutical industry in the provision of effective agents to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, we urge caution with the widescale use of ritonavir, given its propensity for causing clinically significant drug—drug interactions with commonly prescribed and over-the-counter medications.

Duaa Eldeib (2022-01-01). Dialysis Patients Have Faced a Deadly Catch-22 During the Pandemic. truthout.org This story was originally published by ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for By the time Cheryl Cosey learned she had COVID-19, she had gone three days without dialysis — a day and a h…

Ryan P Barbaro, Graeme MacLaren, Justyna Swol, Arthur S Slutsky, Daniel Brodie (2022-01-01). [Correspondence] COVID-19 ARDS: getting ventilation right — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Xosé Pérez-Fernández and colleagues for their thoughtful Correspondence regarding our study of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in COVID-19.1 We agree that our study does not provide evidence that forms of non-invasive ventilation (NIV), such as high-flow nasal cannula and mask or helmet ventilation, might be deleterious compared with other strategies. Our observational study was not designed to make causal inferences regarding the potential superiority of ECMO or any pre-ECMO support strategy.

Xosé L Pérez-Fernández, Joan Sabater-Riera, MariPaz Fuset-Cabanes (2022-01-01). [Correspondence] COVID-19 ARDS: getting ventilation right. thelancet.com We read with special interest the Article by Ryan Barbaro and colleagues,1 describing the evolving outcomes of patients with COVID-19 who required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) during 2020. We were sad to corroborate the same increased mortality we had observed in our own patients. However, we wish to clarify two key aspects that we hope will supplement the conclusions of this important Article.

adrienne maree brown (2022-01-01). Letting Go: Wisdom From Our Grief. truthout.org This certainly wasn't the 2021 I imagined, long ago, when I thought the whole future would be in effect by 2020 — I grew up expecting flying cars and space travel any minute now. But instead of negotiating black hole etiquette with aliens, I spent the year in often overwhelming grief cycles. I cried so much more than I thought was possible in one year. Part of me wants to write you a column that is just a list of the people who we lost this year, lost to COVID-19, lost to cancer, or other fatal illnesses, or police-perpetrated ki…

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Richard Horton (2022-01-01). [Comment] Offline: The origin story—towards a final resolution? thelancet.com WHO has been a particular casualty in the dispute about the origins of SARS-CoV-2. Former US President Donald Trump's verbal attacks and his decision to defund the agency drew blood in Geneva—and the wounds are still visible. The allegation that WHO shared responsibility for the pandemic by adopting a policy of appeasement towards China has proven impossible to refute. As a member-state organisation, WHO's staff are constitutionally bound to heed the instructions of the governments they serve. Only former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland had the courage to defy countries when she was WHO Direc…

Matthew Ehret (2022-01-01). How Will Unipolarists Respond to Putin's Red Line? An Expert Round Table Discussion. covertactionmagazine.com With tensions rising to fever pitches in Ukraine, and in the wake of Putin's announced red lines regarding a mad …

The Lancet (2022-01-01). [Editorial] The state of science and society in 2022. thelancet.com As 2022 begins, and the third year of the pandemic continues to put pressure on both the scientific community and the public, it is worth considering the state of science and society. The main headline from Wellcome's Global Monitor 2020: Covid-19 survey was that global public trust in science and scientists grew during the pandemic. The largest of its kind, the survey covered 119‚Äà000 people in 113 countries, and seems to suggest that, after a year of heightened exposure to scientists, and with the first COVID-19 vaccines hailed as a scientific triumph, the value of science might not have erod…

Judith Levine (2022-01-01). Vaccine Passports Are Here to Stay. Why Worry? zcomm.org The key to reanimating public life may also be the linchpin of a global surveillance network…

Joseph Heskin, Scott J C Pallett, Nabeela Mughal, Gary W Davies, Luke S P Moore, Michael Rayment, Rachael Jones (2022-01-01). [Correspondence] Caution required with use of ritonavir-boosted PF-07321332 in COVID-19 management. thelancet.com We read with interest the news that the UK Government has announced deals to procure the oral antivirals for SARS-CoV-2, molnupiravir (Lagevrio, Merck [Branchburg, NJ, USA]) and ritonavir in combination with PF-07321332 (Paxlovid, Pfizer [New York, NY, USA]).1 Although we welcome further partnership between the government and pharmaceutical industry in the provision of effective agents to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, we urge caution with the widescale use of ritonavir, given its propensity for causing clinically significant drug—drug interactions with commonly prescribed and over-the-counter medications.

Ryan P Barbaro, Graeme MacLaren, Justyna Swol, Arthur S Slutsky, Daniel Brodie (2022-01-01). [Correspondence] COVID-19 ARDS: getting ventilation right — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Xosé Pérez-Fernández and colleagues for their thoughtful Correspondence regarding our study of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in COVID-19.1 We agree that our study does not provide evidence that forms of non-invasive ventilation (NIV), such as high-flow nasal cannula and mask or helmet ventilation, might be deleterious compared with other strategies. Our observational study was not designed to make causal inferences regarding the potential superiority of ECMO or any pre-ECMO support strategy.

Xosé L Pérez-Fernández, Joan Sabater-Riera, MariPaz Fuset-Cabanes (2022-01-01). [Correspondence] COVID-19 ARDS: getting ventilation right. thelancet.com We read with special interest the Article by Ryan Barbaro and colleagues,1 describing the evolving outcomes of patients with COVID-19 who required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) during 2020. We were sad to corroborate the same increased mortality we had observed in our own patients. However, we wish to clarify two key aspects that we hope will supplement the conclusions of this important Article.

Editor (2021-12-31). As Covid Deaths Hit 800k, Sanders Says Medicare for All Needed to End 'Vulgarity' of US Health System. scheerpost.com A long Covid-19 testing line at Rivergreen Park in Everett, Massachusetts on December 28, 2021. (Photo: David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) | By Julia Conley / Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday said that nearly two years after the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the public health crisis that shows no sign of coming to a swift end has brought into stark relief "the vulgarity" of the U.S. healthcare system, suggesting the political establishm…

Hedelberto López Blanch (2021-12-31). 2021, un año de economía pandémica. globalizacion.ca El 2021, al igual que el 2020, ha sido un año marcado por la pandemia de coronavirus Sars-Cov-2 que restringió las posibilidades económicas a la mayoría de las naciones del mundo y que también incrementó las diferencias entre los países…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-12-31). Kovid-Globulin: Russia Launches Promising Hyperimmune Plasma Therapy Against Covid. libya360.wordpress.com Marinella Mondaini "Kovid-Globulin" — that's the name of the world's first preparation of specific anti-Covid immunoglobulin, produced by Russia's all-Russian technology plasma therapy that possesses the ability to overcome Coronavirus. "The trials have been successfully completed," it was proudly stated. After several clinical trials attesting to its effectiveness, safety and ability to neutralize Coronavirus, the…

_____ (2021-12-31). Another Nail in the U.S. Empire's Coffin… Biden Signs $770 Billion War Budget. strategic-culture.org Three decades after the Cold War officially ended, the U.S. is setting a new record high for annual expenditure on its armed forces. | As this year ends, U.S. President Joe Biden signed into law military spending of $770 billion. That's just for the next year alone. The scale of wastefulness and bloated corruption is eye-watering. It eclipses what the United States is willing to invest for overhauling its badly neglected civilian infrastructure and for combating the coronavirus pandemic that has killed far more people in the U.S. than in any other nation. | If there is one thing that portends a historic collapse…

Hedelberto López Blanch (2021-12-31). 2021, un año de economía pandémica. globalizacion.ca El 2021, al igual que el 2020, ha sido un año marcado por la pandemia de coronavirus Sars-Cov-2 que restringió las posibilidades económicas a la mayoría de las naciones del mundo y que también incrementó las diferencias entre los países…

WSWS (2021-12-31). UK health workers denounce government refusal to combat Omicron threat to National Health Service. wsws.org The only move made in response has been to announce plans to set up coronavirus "surge hubs", mostly in hospital car parks, to meet up to the challenge of a fresh wave of Omicron admissions.

Staff (2021-12-31). Mexico Authorizes Emergency use of Cuban Vaccine Abdala—the First Latin American Vaccine. orinocotribune.com On Wednesday, December 29, Mexico's Federal Commission for Protection against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) authorized for emergency use the Abdala COVID-19 vaccine developed by Cuba. | The authorization for emergency use of the Abdala vaccine was "ruled appropriate," as reported in a statement quoted by the AFP news agency. | With this decision, COFEPRIS has approved 10 drugs against COVID-19 for use in the country. These also in…

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-12-31). Video: The Vaccine is More Dangerous than COVID-19: Dr. Peter McCullough. globalresearch.ca

Brett Wilkins (2021-12-31). Texas team applauded for giving what big pharma refuses: A patent-free vaccine to the world. nationofchange.org "We're not trying to make money. We just want to see people get vaccinated."

Dana Sanchez (2021-12-31). Fact Check: 60 Percent Of Republicans Are Unvaccinated, 17 Percent Of Democrats Refuse To Take Jabs. moguldom.com The unvaccinated U.S. population is disproportionately made up of those who identify as Republican or Republican-leaning — six in 10, or 60 percent — according to polling data from the October 2021 KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor. By comparison, about four in 10 of the U.S. total adult population make up the unvaccinated population …

Editor (2021-12-31). China Sends Bolivia 3 Million COVID-19 Vaccines. mronline.org Bolivia has received three million Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines from China, the largest delivery of vaccines to arrive in Bolivia from the Asian superpower.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-12-31). 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.

_____ (2021-12-31). We Dance Into The New Year Banging Our Hammers And Swinging Our Sickles. popularresistance.org 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 variants named after its letters (Delta, Omicron), which continue to emerge. | Cuba leads the world with the highest vaccination rates, using its indigenous vaccines to protect its popu…

Dr. Robert Malone (2021-12-31). Before your Child is Injected, Watch Dr. Robert Malone's statement on Child COVID Vaccinations. globalresearch.ca First published on December 15, 2021 | Before your child is injected, watch Dr. Robert Malone's statement on child COVID vaccinations. | Before you vaccinate your child, which is irreversible and potentially permanently damaging, find out why 15,000 physicians and medical scientists …

Michael Payne (2021-12-31). Anti-vaxxers: The albatross wrapped around America's neck. nationofchange.org 95% of living Americans will be fully vaccinated. America will then see the Covid-19 virus not disappear completely, but become relatively harmless, very much like the flu.

teleSUR (2021-12-31). Central America Celebrates New Year's Eve With Few Restrictions. telesurenglish.net Central America will dismiss the year 2021 without major COVID-19 restrictions, although health authorities have asked the population to maintain biosecurity measures and avoid crowds. | RELATED: | COVID-19 vaccination is advancing in the region, with Costa Rica and Panama leading the way, with 90 percent and 81 percent of the population with the complete scheme, respectively. | Without large mass events and with some capacity restrictions, Costa…

_____ (2021-12-31). Global Migration Indicators Report Summarizes 2020 For Migrants Across The World. popularresistance.org The Global Migration Indicators report by the International Organization for Migration is here, with an update on how COVID-19 affected migration around the world. The report says more than 2,300 migrants died while trying to get into Europe or within Europe in 2020. While the pandemic restricted mobility and reduced international migration, still, there were two hundred and eighty-one million international migrants in the middle of 2020. That is close to four per cent of the world's population.

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-12-31). COVID and Viruses 101 (Part two: My experience w/COVID testing). anchor.fm In this episode I am speaking about my recent experience when I went to get a Covid test, and how it showed me all of the contradictions and issues facing us in regards to the pandemic today. The US Empire must fall my friends, this government has no concern for our safety!

Staff (2021-12-31). COVID-19 Deaths Continue to Decline in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com This Wednesday, December 29, was the 654th day of the pandemic in Venezuela, with a considerable drop in the number of deaths in the last 24 hours. In that span of time Venezuela reported 203 new COVID-19 infections—200 by community transmission and three imported, in addition to two deaths. This was reported by the Minister of Communication and Information, Freddy àëáñez, via Twitter. | With this update, Venezuela has 444,186 confirmed cases and 5,331 deaths overall during almost two years of pandemic. Of this total, 5,657 are active cases, 4,657 are being treated in the public health system, and 1,00…

WSWS (2021-12-31). CUPE's sabotage of the New Brunswick public sector strike—the political lessons. wsws.org The New Brunswick public sector workers' strike exemplifies the political issues and organizational challenges all workers face in opposing the capitalist ruling elite's demands for austerity and its homicidal drive to keep schools and non-essential business open amid the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-12-31). Turkish government rejects public health measures as Omicron rages. wsws.org As the Omicron variant spreads rapidly throughout Turkey, President Erdogan's government is refusing to take any public health measures against the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-12-31). An open letter to all workers: The pandemic must be ended and lives saved in 2022! wsws.org As we approach the end of the year, workers in the UK and throughout the world must decide to act collectively and finally put an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. 2022 must not be another nightmarish year of mass infections, illness and death!

Noam Chomsky (2021-12-31). Corporate Patents & Rising Anti-Science Rhetoric Will Prolong Pandemic. zcomm.org Interview on a variety of topics…

WSWS (2021-12-31). Australian unions promote slashing of COVID-19 health measures. wsws.org The unions are stepping up their efforts to stifle resistance and opposition among workers as the pandemic spirals out of control.

WSWS (2021-12-31). Stop the reopening of New York City schools! Mobilize the working class to save lives, not profits! wsws.org If the pandemic is ever to be brought under control, the policies taken must be motivated by an entirely different set of social interests than the profit motive, which has blocked all measures to contain the virus.

Editor (2021-12-31). 2021 in Review: The Only Way Out is Through. scheerpost.com We saw workers animated by a fresh sense of confidence, defiance, and being just plain fed up. Photos, clockwise from upper left: Jim West/jimwestphoto.com, Luis Feliz Leon, Northwest Carpenters, Teamsters United, SEIU 1199NW, Jim West/jimwestphoto.com, Monk Drapeaux-Stewart, UAW Local 838, CWA District 1 | By Alexandra Bradbury / 2021 reminds me of a riddle: What's worse than finding a worm in your apple? Finding half a worm in your apple. What's scarier than a year of pandemic? A second year of pandemic. | We're…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-12-31). Bombshell: CDC No Longer Recognizes the PCR Test As a Valid Method for Detecting "Confirmed Covid-19 Cases"? globalresearch.ca Smoking Gun: The CDC Says that the PCR Test is Invalid. Does not differentiate between Covid-19 and Seasonal Influenza. Does not detect or identify SARS-CoV-2 and its variants. If the PCR test is invalid the 260 Million "Confirmed Covid-19 Cases" collected Worldwide are meaningless. There is no Pandemic.

WSWS (2021-12-31). Favorite jazz and pop music of 2021. wsws.org The global COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate every aspect of social and cultural life. Artists and technical workers in the music industry face conditions unlike anything seen in generations, if ever.

WSWS (2021-12-31). Workers respond to Socialist Equality Party open letter calling for movement to end the pandemic. wsws.org Educators, pharmacy techs, nursing home and manufacturing workers responded with interest and enthusiasm to Thursday's statement from the Socialist Equality Party, "An open letter to the working class: The pandemic must be ended and lives saved in 2022!"

WSWS (2021-12-31). Modi ignores Court request to postpone elections as Omicron surges in India. wsws.org The Modi government's response to the pandemic over nearly two years has shown that the Indian ruling elites prioritize corporate profits over human life.

_____ (2021-12-31). Flight Attendant Union Criticizes CDC For Decision 'Pushed By Corporate America'. popularresistance.org Flight Attendant union president and labor leader Sara Nelson is criticizing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for changing its guidance on quarantining for COVID-19 after business leaders asked the agency to cut its recommendations by half, potentially at the cost of public health. | Nelson, the president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International, accused the CDC in a statement of making its decision to benefit businesses that may be experiencing staffing issues, rather than stemming the spread of the virus. | "We said we wanted to hear from medical professionals on the best gu…

deweylaura (2021-12-31). Neoliberalism, fascism, or socialist breakthroughs? cpusa.org The Trump administration's fascistic response to the 2020 #BlackLivesMatter uprising, the U.S. government's deadly, incompetent response to COVID, and the sudden withdrawal from Afghanistan reflect a long-term structural crisis in U.S. imperialism and democratic legitimacy. Over the past two decades, that crisis has been marked by general economic decline, the failures of endless war, …

Kit Klarenberg (2021-12-31). Leaked Files Expose Syria Psyops Veteran Astroturfing BreadTube Star to Counter Covid Restriction Critics. orinocotribune.com By Kit Klarenberg and Max Blumenthal — Dec 21, 2021 |

| By covertly recruiting popular YouTube influencer Abigail Thorn to counter growing opposition to UK gov't Covid restrictions, psy-ops pros are bringing home the tactics they honed in the Syrian dirty war. | The project aims to conduct psychological profiling…

WSWS (2021-12-31). Maryland State Board of Education passes proposal to loosen mask regulations in schools as state sees record infections. wsws.org The statewide mandate was lifted even as Maryland's COVID-19 reporting system was knocked offline due to a cyberattack and the state was reporting its first Omicron cases.

WSWS (2021-12-31). UK Employment Tribunal rules against worker who refused to return to work over COVID safety concerns. wsws.org The corporate media are using the tribunal ruling, hinging on the question of what constitutes a philosophical belief, to assert that workers have no legal right against being forced to labour in unsafe conditions.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-31). Succumbing to artists' protest, Belgium suspends restrictions on cultural activity. peoplesdispatch.org The artist community and workers in the cultural sector have claimed that the Belgian government's COVID-19 regulations targeting the cultural sector were not advised by experts…

WSWS (2021-12-31). White House lies about child hospitalizations amid Omicron surge. wsws.org Even as COVID-19 cases surge across the country and child hospitalizations and deaths hit one record after another, the entire US political establishment is pressing forward with the imminent reopening of schools.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-12-31). Video: "Imagine All The People": The Covid-19 Omicron Christmas and New Year Lockdown. globalresearch.ca We are told by our governments that It's Christmas under Lockdown. To protect you and your loved ones against the so-called deadly Covid Omicron Variant. The announcement was made on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.

_____ (2021-12-31). Biden's COVID Pivot Is Pure Politics. strategic-culture.org By Tom LUONGO | If you thought the worst screenplay you'd have to endure this winter was anything written by a Wachowski sister, boy howdy are you wrong. | A couple of weeks ago I told you that And it's coming this spring. | The problem for Bidenwood is Omicron spreads quickly…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-12-31). No Family Gatherings: The Omicron Fraud Used to Justify the "Christmas and New Year Covid Lockdown" globalresearch.ca First published on December 19, 2021 | Update | In recent developments, several Western governments have implemented curfews and restrictions which prevent family and friends from celebrating New Year. | Nonsensical political statements abound. They invariably point to the "deadly Covid-19 Omicron Variant", …

WSWS (2021-12-31). Typhoon Rai death toll rises to 397 in the Philippines. wsws.org The typhoon, which has confronted hundreds of thousands with the risk of starvation and disease, has exacerbated already existing social tensions in impoverished regions of the Philippines.

Mary Hoff (2021-12-31). 15 Things Biodiversity Protectors Are Watching Out for in 2022. truthout.org It's no secret that the diversity of life around us is plummeting fast. In 2020 alone, scientists declared

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_____ (2021-12-31). Biden's COVID Pivot Is Pure Politics. strategic-culture.org By Tom LUONGO | If you thought the worst screenplay you'd have to endure this winter was anything written by a Wachowski sister, boy howdy are you wrong. | A couple of weeks ago I told you that And it's coming this spring. | The problem for Bidenwood is Omicron spreads quickly…

Hedelberto López Blanch (2021-12-31). 2021, un año de economía pandémica. globalizacion.ca El 2021, al igual que el 2020, ha sido un año marcado por la pandemia de coronavirus Sars-Cov-2 que restringió las posibilidades económicas a la mayoría de las naciones del mundo y que también incrementó las diferencias entre los países…

WSWS (2021-12-31). UK health workers denounce government refusal to combat Omicron threat to National Health Service. wsws.org The only move made in response has been to announce plans to set up coronavirus "surge hubs", mostly in hospital car parks, to meet up to the challenge of a fresh wave of Omicron admissions.

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-12-31). Video: The Vaccine is More Dangerous than COVID-19: Dr. Peter McCullough. globalresearch.ca

Editor (2021-12-31). China Sends Bolivia 3 Million COVID-19 Vaccines. mronline.org Bolivia has received three million Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines from China, the largest delivery of vaccines to arrive in Bolivia from the Asian superpower.

teleSUR (2021-12-31). Central America Celebrates New Year's Eve With Few Restrictions. telesurenglish.net Central America will dismiss the year 2021 without major COVID-19 restrictions, although health authorities have asked the population to maintain biosecurity measures and avoid crowds. | RELATED: | COVID-19 vaccination is advancing in the region, with Costa Rica and Panama leading the way, with 90 percent and 81 percent of the population with the complete scheme, respectively. | Without large mass events and with some capacity restrictions, Costa…

Dr. Robert Malone (2021-12-31). Before your Child is Injected, Watch Dr. Robert Malone's statement on Child COVID Vaccinations. globalresearch.ca First published on December 15, 2021 | Before your child is injected, watch Dr. Robert Malone's statement on child COVID vaccinations. | Before you vaccinate your child, which is irreversible and potentially permanently damaging, find out why 15,000 physicians and medical scientists …

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-12-31). COVID and Viruses 101 (Part two: My experience w/COVID testing). anchor.fm In this episode I am speaking about my recent experience when I went to get a Covid test, and how it showed me all of the contradictions and issues facing us in regards to the pandemic today. The US Empire must fall my friends, this government has no concern for our safety!

WSWS (2021-12-31). Australian unions promote slashing of COVID-19 health measures. wsws.org The unions are stepping up their efforts to stifle resistance and opposition among workers as the pandemic spirals out of control.

WSWS (2021-12-31). Favorite jazz and pop music of 2021. wsws.org The global COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate every aspect of social and cultural life. Artists and technical workers in the music industry face conditions unlike anything seen in generations, if ever.

WSWS (2021-12-31). An open letter to all workers: The pandemic must be ended and lives saved in 2022! wsws.org As we approach the end of the year, workers in the UK and throughout the world must decide to act collectively and finally put an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. 2022 must not be another nightmarish year of mass infections, illness and death!

WSWS (2021-12-31). Modi ignores Court request to postpone elections as Omicron surges in India. wsws.org The Modi government's response to the pandemic over nearly two years has shown that the Indian ruling elites prioritize corporate profits over human life.

WSWS (2021-12-31). Workers respond to Socialist Equality Party open letter calling for movement to end the pandemic. wsws.org Educators, pharmacy techs, nursing home and manufacturing workers responded with interest and enthusiasm to Thursday's statement from the Socialist Equality Party, "An open letter to the working class: The pandemic must be ended and lives saved in 2022!"

Noam Chomsky (2021-12-31). Corporate Patents & Rising Anti-Science Rhetoric Will Prolong Pandemic. zcomm.org Interview on a variety of topics…

WSWS (2021-12-31). Turkish government rejects public health measures as Omicron rages. wsws.org As the Omicron variant spreads rapidly throughout Turkey, President Erdogan's government is refusing to take any public health measures against the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-12-31). CUPE's sabotage of the New Brunswick public sector strike—the political lessons. wsws.org The New Brunswick public sector workers' strike exemplifies the political issues and organizational challenges all workers face in opposing the capitalist ruling elite's demands for austerity and its homicidal drive to keep schools and non-essential business open amid the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-12-31). Stop the reopening of New York City schools! Mobilize the working class to save lives, not profits! wsws.org If the pandemic is ever to be brought under control, the policies taken must be motivated by an entirely different set of social interests than the profit motive, which has blocked all measures to contain the virus.

WSWS (2021-12-31). Maryland State Board of Education passes proposal to loosen mask regulations in schools as state sees record infections. wsws.org The statewide mandate was lifted even as Maryland's COVID-19 reporting system was knocked offline due to a cyberattack and the state was reporting its first Omicron cases.

WSWS (2021-12-31). White House lies about child hospitalizations amid Omicron surge. wsws.org Even as COVID-19 cases surge across the country and child hospitalizations and deaths hit one record after another, the entire US political establishment is pressing forward with the imminent reopening of schools.

WSWS (2021-12-31). UK Employment Tribunal rules against worker who refused to return to work over COVID safety concerns. wsws.org The corporate media are using the tribunal ruling, hinging on the question of what constitutes a philosophical belief, to assert that workers have no legal right against being forced to labour in unsafe conditions.

WSWS (2021-12-31). Typhoon Rai death toll rises to 397 in the Philippines. wsws.org The typhoon, which has confronted hundreds of thousands with the risk of starvation and disease, has exacerbated already existing social tensions in impoverished regions of the Philippines.

Amy Goodman (2021-12-30). Chomsky: Rising Anti-Science Rhetoric Feeds the Pandemic and Climate Crisis. truthout.org Today, a special broadcast: an hour with Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author, who just turned 93 years old. Chomsky spoke to Democracy Now! prior to the discovery of the Omicron coronavirus variant, but he predicted new variants would emerge. "If you let the virus run rampant in poor countries, everyone understands that mutation is likely, the kind of mutation that led to the Delta variant, now the Delta Plus variant in India, and who knows what will develop,"

Hannah Rose (2021-12-30). 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 …

Staff (2021-12-30). Noam Chomsky: Corporate Patents & Rising Anti-Science Rhetoric Will Prolong Pandemic. democracynow.org Today, a special broadcast: an hour with Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author, who just turned 93 years old. Chomsky spoke to Democracy Now! prior to the discovery of the Omicron coronavirus variant, but he predicted new variants would emerge. "If you let the virus run rampant in poor countries, everyone understands that mutation is likely, the kind of mutation that led to the Delta variant, now the Delta Plus variant in India, and who knows what will develop," Chomsky said.

Will Jones (2021-12-30). As Three More Studies Show Negative Vaccine Effectiveness, When Will Health Authorities Face Up to What the Data is Telling Us? globalresearch.ca The last two weeks have brought three new studies finding negative efficacy for two vaccine doses, meaning the vaccinated are more likely to be infected than the unvaccinated. | These are study findings, not raw data, so have been adjusted for …

Steve Kirsch (2021-12-30). Bhakdi/Burkhardt pathology results show 93% of people who died after being vaccinated were killed by the vaccine. globalresearch.ca The vaccine was implicated in 93% of the deaths in the patients they examined. What's troubling is the coroner didn't implicate the vaccine in any of those deaths. | Summary : | The vaccines are bad news. Fifteen bodies were examined (all died …

Chris Walker (2021-12-30). FDA Expected to Authorize COVID Booster Shots for 12- to 15-Year-Olds. truthout.org The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expects to authorize booster shots for children ages 12-15 early next week, sources within the agency say. | Pfizer/BioNTech booster shots for young teenagers If the booster shots are authorized by the FDA, the agency will shar…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-12-30). The "Killer Vaccine" Worldwide. 7.9 Billion People. globalresearch.ca The stated objective is to enforce the Worldwide vaccination of 7.9 billion people in more than 190 countries, to be followed by the imposition of a digitized "vaccine passport". The evidence of mortality and morbidity resulting from the vaccine is overwhelming. Needless to say this is a multi-billion dollar operation for Big Pharma.

Jordan Schachtel (2021-12-30). Shell Game? There remains no FDA approved COVID vaccine in the United States. globalresearch.ca

| I fact checked the fact checkers and couldn't believe what I found. Despite the corporate press, Big Pharma, and the federal government telling us otherwise, it is absolutely true that there is no FDA approved COVID-19 vaccine available in the …

Dr. Mike Yeadon (2021-12-30). "The Numbers Killed by these Vaccines is Much Worse than What We Thought". Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, Dr. Mike Yeadon. globalresearch.ca This is an important message which we just received from Dr. Mike Yeadon, former Vice-president of Pfizer | Forward this message far and wide. My good friend Dr Sucharit Bhakdi, with whom we and others wrote a series …

Dana Sanchez (2021-12-30). Senator Asks CDC To Dock Cruise Ships, Reports 90 Different Vessels With Outbreaks At Sea. moguldom.com Months after cruise ships resumed business following pandemic no-sail orders with strict new policies in place that mandate guests and crews be vaccinated and tested, a U.S. Senator is calling for the cruise industry to be shut down again after covid outbreaks were reported on at least 90 vessels. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control …

Vijay Prashad (2021-12-30). We Dance into the New Year Banging Our Hammers and Swinging Our Sickles. dissidentvoice.org P.S. Jalaja (India), We Surely Can Change the World, 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, …

Amy Goodman (2021-12-30). Noam Chomsky: Corporate patents & rising anti-science rhetoric will prolong pandemic. nationofchange.org It's overwhelmingly a far-right phenomenon. Others have been drawn in. And I think there are many sources.

WSWS (2021-12-30). An open letter to the working class: The pandemic must be ended and lives saved in 2022! wsws.org As we approach the end of the year, workers in the United States and throughout the world must decide to act collectively and finally put an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.

teleSUR (2021-12-30). AMLO Augurates A Better 2022 For All Mexicans. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) listed his wishes for 2022, expressing his confidence that next year will be better than 2021. | RELATED: | "This year was better for us than the previous one. And next year will be even better. I have faith in the future. And we must not lose hope," he said during his daily conference held at the National Palace. | "I wish the pandemic to end so t…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-12-30). Bombshell: CDC No Longer Recognizes the PCR Test As a Valid Method for Detecting "Confirmed Covid-19 Cases"? globalresearch.ca Smoking Gun: The CDC Says that the PCR Test is Invalid. Does not differentiate between Covid-19 and Seasonal Influenza. Does not detect or identify SARS-CoV-2 and its variants. If the PCR test is invalid the 260 Million "Confirmed Covid-19 Cases" collected Worldwide are meaningless. There is no Pandemic.

Abdul Rahman (2021-12-30). Historic unity and resistance in Palestine amid increased attacks and oppression. peoplesdispatch.org Resistance in Palestine acquired new dimensions this year amid the pandemic and unprecedented Israeli offensives in Gaza, forced displacements and increased numbers of settler attacks. The escape of six prisoners, defiance at Sheikh Jarrah and East Jerusalem, a successful national strike across historic Palestine were moments of hope.

Sharon Zhang (2021-12-30). Warren Slams Grocers for Raising Prices While Raking In Profits. zcomm.org As the company hailed its grocery workers as "heroes," it cut hazard pay early in the pandemic while pursuing over $1 billion in stock buybacks in 2020…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-30). Global Migration Indicators report summarizes 2020 for migrants across the world. peoplesdispatch.org The Global Migration Indicators report by the International Organization for Migration is here, with an update on how COVID-19 affected migration around the world. The report says more than 2,300 migrants died while trying to get into Europe or within Europe in 2020. While the pandemic restricted mobility and reduced international migration, still, there were two hundred and eighty-one million international migrants in the middle of 2020. That is close to four per cent of the world's population.

Joyce Chediac (2021-12-30). Biden's new COVID rules protect profits, endanger workers. liberationnews.org 'Nurses hare not going to stand by while the government and our employers weaken protections. We are not going backward now."

Staff (2021-12-30). Venezuela's National Assembly Passed Almost 40 New Laws in 2021. orinocotribune.com A total of 38 laws were passed by the National Assembly (AN) of Venezuela since its installation on January 5. At all times, the national parliament acted in compliance with the 7+7 scheme and all biosafety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. | Since its passing of the Interior and Debate Regulations at the beginning of the year, the Legislative Power has gone on to pass numerous laws leading up to the draft law on the Commission for the Guarantee of Justice and Reparation of Victims of Crimes Against Human Rights, passed on December 15. | The laws passed were: | 1) Interior and Debate Regulations of the…

WSWS (2021-12-30). CDC Director Walensky dismisses the seriousness of child COVID-19 hospitalizations. wsws.org Despite the rising number of pediatric cases and admissions, the Biden administration and its top health officials minimize the danger to ensure schools reopen on schedule when the winter break ends.

WSWS (2021-12-30). Omicron variant thrashes global luxury cruising industry. wsws.org The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recently marked over 80 vessels as "yellow" in its color coding system, indicating that reported COVID-19 cases have met the threshold for official investigation.

WSWS (2021-12-30). Morenoite Izquierda Diario criticizes lockdowns as COVID-19 surges in Spain. wsws.org The petty-bourgeois Morenoite organisation, affiliated to Argentina's Socialist Workers Party (PTS), is politically implicated in policies that have led to mass death.

WSWS (2021-12-30). Australian medical specialist speaks out about escalating COVID crisis. wsws.org "There's going to be misery and suffering and death that is totally unnecessary. The policies our governments are taking will cause much, much further death."

WSWS (2021-12-30). Outrage grows as Australia's "National Cabinet" scraps basic protections against mass COVID infections. wsws.org Far from taking steps to avert the disaster, the government leaders moved to further slash testing, tracing and isolation measures, in particular to ensure that workers are kept on the job, even if infected.

WSWS (2021-12-30). Daily COVID-19 infections near 1 million as Omicron wave engulfs Europe. wsws.org Without a mass mobilization of the working class to impose a scientific health policy, Europe faces a collapse of hospitals and horrific levels of death.

WSWS (2021-12-30). Parents in Australia expose COVID-19 school clusters. wsws.org "The huge rise in cases is alarming and I am stressed the government has announced there will be no more lockdowns."

_____ (2021-12-30). The China Distraction and U.S. Destabilization. strategic-culture.org Today's war is a class war of the super elites, and this can be fought and won by the great masses of people against their own oligarchs. | The American deep state is playing upon the public's distaste of China towards its own ends, and just as with the present global mystery illness, they will blame China for a social credit system which in reality was made in the USA. We can deconstruct the anatomy of this scam through the handling of Covid and biological warfare in general. | This same deep state is trying to springboard or otherwise utilize the incessantly bad behaviour of its own rapacious oligarchy, who it…

Bob Hennelly (2021-12-30). By watering down COVID self-isolation period, CDC defers to commerce. salon.com "When you [cut] back your safety standards in such a transparent way, a science agency just loses credibility"

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Hannah Rose (2021-12-30). 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 …

Amy Goodman (2021-12-30). Chomsky: Rising Anti-Science Rhetoric Feeds the Pandemic and Climate Crisis. truthout.org Today, a special broadcast: an hour with Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author, who just turned 93 years old. Chomsky spoke to Democracy Now! prior to the discovery of the Omicron coronavirus variant, but he predicted new variants would emerge. "If you let the virus run rampant in poor countries, everyone understands that mutation is likely, the kind of mutation that led to the Delta variant, now the Delta Plus variant in India, and who knows what will develop,"

Staff (2021-12-30). Noam Chomsky: Corporate Patents & Rising Anti-Science Rhetoric Will Prolong Pandemic. democracynow.org Today, a special broadcast: an hour with Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author, who just turned 93 years old. Chomsky spoke to Democracy Now! prior to the discovery of the Omicron coronavirus variant, but he predicted new variants would emerge. "If you let the virus run rampant in poor countries, everyone understands that mutation is likely, the kind of mutation that led to the Delta variant, now the Delta Plus variant in India, and who knows what will develop," Chomsky said.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-12-30). The "Killer Vaccine" Worldwide. 7.9 Billion People. globalresearch.ca The stated objective is to enforce the Worldwide vaccination of 7.9 billion people in more than 190 countries, to be followed by the imposition of a digitized "vaccine passport". The evidence of mortality and morbidity resulting from the vaccine is overwhelming. Needless to say this is a multi-billion dollar operation for Big Pharma.

Will Jones (2021-12-30). As Three More Studies Show Negative Vaccine Effectiveness, When Will Health Authorities Face Up to What the Data is Telling Us? globalresearch.ca The last two weeks have brought three new studies finding negative efficacy for two vaccine doses, meaning the vaccinated are more likely to be infected than the unvaccinated. | These are study findings, not raw data, so have been adjusted for …

Jordan Schachtel (2021-12-30). Shell Game? There remains no FDA approved COVID vaccine in the United States. globalresearch.ca

| I fact checked the fact checkers and couldn't believe what I found. Despite the corporate press, Big Pharma, and the federal government telling us otherwise, it is absolutely true that there is no FDA approved COVID-19 vaccine available in the …

Steve Kirsch (2021-12-30). Bhakdi/Burkhardt pathology results show 93% of people who died after being vaccinated were killed by the vaccine. globalresearch.ca The vaccine was implicated in 93% of the deaths in the patients they examined. What's troubling is the coroner didn't implicate the vaccine in any of those deaths. | Summary : | The vaccines are bad news. Fifteen bodies were examined (all died …

WSWS (2021-12-30). An open letter to the working class: The pandemic must be ended and lives saved in 2022! wsws.org As we approach the end of the year, workers in the United States and throughout the world must decide to act collectively and finally put an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-30). Global Migration Indicators report summarizes 2020 for migrants across the world. peoplesdispatch.org The Global Migration Indicators report by the International Organization for Migration is here, with an update on how COVID-19 affected migration around the world. The report says more than 2,300 migrants died while trying to get into Europe or within Europe in 2020. While the pandemic restricted mobility and reduced international migration, still, there were two hundred and eighty-one million international migrants in the middle of 2020. That is close to four per cent of the world's population.

Vijay Prashad (2021-12-30). We Dance into the New Year Banging Our Hammers and Swinging Our Sickles. dissidentvoice.org P.S. Jalaja (India), We Surely Can Change the World, 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, …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-12-30). Bombshell: CDC No Longer Recognizes the PCR Test As a Valid Method for Detecting "Confirmed Covid-19 Cases"? globalresearch.ca Smoking Gun: The CDC Says that the PCR Test is Invalid. Does not differentiate between Covid-19 and Seasonal Influenza. Does not detect or identify SARS-CoV-2 and its variants. If the PCR test is invalid the 260 Million "Confirmed Covid-19 Cases" collected Worldwide are meaningless. There is no Pandemic.

Amy Goodman (2021-12-30). Noam Chomsky: Corporate patents & rising anti-science rhetoric will prolong pandemic. nationofchange.org It's overwhelmingly a far-right phenomenon. Others have been drawn in. And I think there are many sources.

Sharon Zhang (2021-12-30). Warren Slams Grocers for Raising Prices While Raking In Profits. zcomm.org As the company hailed its grocery workers as "heroes," it cut hazard pay early in the pandemic while pursuing over $1 billion in stock buybacks in 2020…

WSWS (2021-12-30). CDC Director Walensky dismisses the seriousness of child COVID-19 hospitalizations. wsws.org Despite the rising number of pediatric cases and admissions, the Biden administration and its top health officials minimize the danger to ensure schools reopen on schedule when the winter break ends.

WSWS (2021-12-30). Biden administration withdraws federal COVID-19 safety standards for health care workers. wsws.org The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the expiration of its Emergency Temporary Standards, even as frontline health care workers risk their lives in overwhelmed hospitals and long-term care facilities.

WSWS (2021-12-30). Australian medical specialist speaks out about escalating COVID crisis. wsws.org "There's going to be misery and suffering and death that is totally unnecessary. The policies our governments are taking will cause much, much further death."

WSWS (2021-12-30). Outrage grows as Australia's "National Cabinet" scraps basic protections against mass COVID infections. wsws.org Far from taking steps to avert the disaster, the government leaders moved to further slash testing, tracing and isolation measures, in particular to ensure that workers are kept on the job, even if infected.

Joyce Chediac (2021-12-30). Biden's new COVID rules protect profits, endanger workers. liberationnews.org 'Nurses hare not going to stand by while the government and our employers weaken protections. We are not going backward now."

Staff (2021-12-30). Venezuela's National Assembly Passed Almost 40 New Laws in 2021. orinocotribune.com A total of 38 laws were passed by the National Assembly (AN) of Venezuela since its installation on January 5. At all times, the national parliament acted in compliance with the 7+7 scheme and all biosafety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. | Since its passing of the Interior and Debate Regulations at the beginning of the year, the Legislative Power has gone on to pass numerous laws leading up to the draft law on the Commission for the Guarantee of Justice and Reparation of Victims of Crimes Against Human Rights, passed on December 15. | The laws passed were: | 1) Interior and Debate Regulations of the…

WSWS (2021-12-30). Parents in Australia expose COVID-19 school clusters. wsws.org "The huge rise in cases is alarming and I am stressed the government has announced there will be no more lockdowns."

WSWS (2021-12-30). Omicron variant thrashes global luxury cruising industry. wsws.org The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recently marked over 80 vessels as "yellow" in its color coding system, indicating that reported COVID-19 cases have met the threshold for official investigation.

_____ (2021-12-30). The China Distraction and U.S. Destabilization. strategic-culture.org Today's war is a class war of the super elites, and this can be fought and won by the great masses of people against their own oligarchs. | The American deep state is playing upon the public's distaste of China towards its own ends, and just as with the present global mystery illness, they will blame China for a social credit system which in reality was made in the USA. We can deconstruct the anatomy of this scam through the handling of Covid and biological warfare in general. | This same deep state is trying to springboard or otherwise utilize the incessantly bad behaviour of its own rapacious oligarchy, who it…

WSWS (2021-12-30). Morenoite Izquierda Diario criticizes lockdowns as COVID-19 surges in Spain. wsws.org The petty-bourgeois Morenoite organisation, affiliated to Argentina's Socialist Workers Party (PTS), is politically implicated in policies that have led to mass death.

WSWS (2021-12-30). Daily COVID-19 infections near 1 million as Omicron wave engulfs Europe. wsws.org Without a mass mobilization of the working class to impose a scientific health policy, Europe faces a collapse of hospitals and horrific levels of death.

WSWS (2021-12-30). A financial "blockbuster" year fuelled by death and disease. wsws.org There are concerns that the massive increases in financial market leverage have created a "ticking time bomb."

Ann Brown (2021-12-29). New York Covid Hospitalization Numbers Go Parabolic: 3 Things To Know. moguldom.com Hospitalizations in New York spiked 12 percent in a single day on Dec. 27 as new coronavirus infections besieged the state. Pushing up the state's case numbers is the increase in recent hospitalizations in New York City. Could this be a repeat of early to mid-2020, when the Big Apple became the epicenter of the …

Staff (2021-12-29). Headlines for December 29, 2021. democracynow.org U.S. Coronavirus Infections Hit All-Time High, Omicron Drives Record Rates of Infection in Several European Countries, Taliban Fire Warning Shots at Dozens of Women Protesters in Kabul, U.N. Envoy Warns of Civilian Toll as Saudi-Led War on Yemen Escalates, Mahmoud Abbas Meets Israeli Defense Minister, Death Toll from Brazil Flooding Rises to 20, Kodiak, Alaska, Hits 67 ∞F as Climate Emergency Fuels Extreme December Weather, Climate Emergency Cost Global Economy Nearly $200 Billion in 2021, South African Court Halts Shell Oil's Offshore Oil Exploration Plans, Russia Shutters International Memorial, Which Chr…

Peter Koenig (2021-12-29). Video: Digital Tyranny and the Rockefeller-Gates WHO "Vaxx-Certificate Passport": Towards a World War III Scenario. globalresearch.ca It's an electronic ID-program using the Covid-19 "vaccine as a platform for digital identity, linking everything to everything of each individual (records of health, banking, personal and private, etc.), managed by a state agency or in extremis, by the private sector.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-12-29). The COVID-19 "Vaccine" and the Nuremberg Code. Crimes Against Humanity, Genocide. globalresearch.ca The health authorities, Big Pharma, the WHO, the Rockefellers and the Gates foundation are fully aware that the vaccine has resulted in countless deaths and injuries, including blood clots, infertility, brain damage, myocarditis, etc.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-12-29). Covid Vaccines: A Reality Check. libya360.wordpress.com Swiss Policy ResearchItaly Holds 'March of the Vaccine Dead' in Parma, Italy (November 2021) to Remember Those Killed by the COVID-19 Vaccine Covid vaccine effectiveness During 2021, covid vaccines may have saved several hundred thousand lives by mitigating the impact of the covid waves in spring (Alpha), summer (Delta) and early winter (also Delta). This…

Andreas Noack (2021-12-29). Video: Graphene Hydroxide in the mRNA Vaccine Vial: Assassination of Dr. Andreas Noack. globalresearch.ca ** | First published on …

Staff (2021-12-29). Venezuela's Science and Technology Minister Jiménez: 'Vaccine Geopolitics Has Endangered Life'. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Minister for Science and Technology, Gabriela Jiménez, stated that "if equity in the vaccination process was real, we would have a greater distribution of vaccines amongst the poorest and hence the most vulnerable nations. Vaccine geopolitics has endangered life, and this must not happen. In January we will start vaccinating with boosters to protect our people [from COVID-19]." | The minister made this comment at a COVID-19 vaccination report session led by President Nicolás Maduro. "The virus will continue its evolutionary and mutational course," Jiménez stated during the meeting. "However, there will…

Staff (2021-12-29). Venezuela Booster Shot Campaign Begins Next Week. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Minister for Health Carlos Alvarado provided details about the National Plan for COVID-19 booster vaccination schedule starting next week, on Monday January 3. He reported that "more than 18 million vaccines are guaranteed." Likewise, he specified that as of the second quarter of the year Venezuela will be producing the Abdala vaccine domestically, via an agreement with Cuba, which "guarantees the booster vaccine in Venezuela for the year 2022." | The statements were issued during a briefing on the vaccination plan and the fight against COVID-19, led by President Nicolás Maduro and broadcast by public…

teleSUR (2021-12-29). Mexico Authorizes Use of Cuban Vaccine Abdala Against COVID-19. telesurenglish.net The Cofepris "ruled that the authorization for emergency use of the Abdala vaccine, with the distinctive denomination: recombinant protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus receptor binding domain," the agency stated in a communiqué published on its web page. | RELATED: | It also states that the authorizations issued by this commission "are part of the National Health Regulation Strategy that allows reviewing and providing access…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-12-29). Mexico Authorizes Emergency Use of Cuba's Abdala Vaccine. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News Cuba's Abdala vaccine has been granted emergency use authorization by Mexico, which joins Nicaragua, Venezuela, Iran, Vietnam and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in authorizing the use of Cuban-developed vaccines, produced by the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. The Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) reports that "specialized personnel…

teleSUR (2021-12-29). Bolivia To Use Digital COVID Vaccination Card Starting in 2022. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, Bolivia's Health Minister Jeyson Auza presented the new digital COVID-19 vaccination card that will be requested to carry out procedures or access public sites starting next January 1. | RELATED: | Auza indicated that the new certificate is connected to the database of the National Epidemiological Surveillance Registry. Therefore, citizens can generate the card by accessing the Health Ministry web page…

Amy Goodman (2021-12-29). Arundhati Roy Talks Media, Authoritarianism in India and Challenging US Wars. truthout.org We go to New Delhi, India, to speak with acclaimed Indian author and activist Arundhati Roy about the pandemic, U.S. militarism and the state of journalism. Roy first appeared on Democracy Now! after receiving widespread backlash for speaking out against the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. At the time, her emphatic antiwar stance clashed with the rising tides of patriotism and calls for war after 9/11. "Now the same media is saying what we were saying 20 years ago," says Roy. "But the trouble is, i…

_____ (2021-12-29). Ending The Pandemic Is Not An 'Individual Responsibility'. popularresistance.org After a year and a half, the ravages of the pandemic show no signs of slowing down. The Omicron variant is spreading rapidly around the globe and is now the dominant version of Covid in the U.S., accounting for an estimated 73 percent of new cases. The U.S. is now averaging over 213,751 new Covid cases per day, which is equal to 85 percent of the number of cases during the peak when the highest daily average was reported on January 7, 2021. | While it is still unclear if Omicron causes more severe symptoms than other strains of Covid, it's clear based on the variant's high transmissibility1 that the sheer number…

teleSUR (2021-12-29). Local Tourism Booms in Zimbabwe Despite COVID-19 Restrictions. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Zimbabwe's Environment, Climate, and Tourism Minister Mangaliso Ndlovu said that domestic tourism is booming in this African country despite restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Many hotels and lodges in the two major cities of Harare and Bulawayo, including some inland resort places, were fully booked with local tourists during this festive season. This will help operators to sustain their…

Moderator (2021-12-29). Best of 'Scheer Intelligence' 2021: Assange, Kucinich, Abdullah and More. scheerpost.com Throughout another turbulent year of pandemic, protests, and economic troubles, Robert Scheer and the award-winning "Scheer Intelligence" team made sure to bring you left-wing perspectives from a wide range of distinguished voices including Ralph Nader, Melina Abdullah, Chris Hedges, and many more, as the progressive fight becomes as urgent as ever. With a new year …

Sharon Zhang (2021-12-29). Flight Attendant Union Criticizes CDC for Decision "Pushed by Corporate America" truthout.org Flight Attendant union president and labor leader Sara Nelson is criticizing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for changing its guidance on quarantining for COVID-19 after business leaders asked the agency to cut its recommendations by half, potentially at the cost of public health. | Nelson, the president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International, accused the CDC

Kevin Mwanza (2021-12-29). Pfizer Covid Pill Authorized By The FDA To Take At Home May Be Risky With Other Drugs. moguldom.com A covid-19 pill, Paxlovid, that was authorized for use in the U.S. by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help high-risk people avoid being hospitalized, could have serious side effects for its target demographic if taken with other drugs. The pill, used with an HIV drug, cut the risk of hospitalization or death by …

teleSUR (2021-12-29). US CDC Investigates Cruise Ships for COVID-19 Outbreaks. telesurenglish.net A total of 88 vessels are under CDC's investigation or observation for COVID-19 outbreaks. Four other vessels are also being monitored by the CDC, according to the latest data on the CDC website. | RELATED: | CDC will follow up with cruise ships when an investigation is required as ships begin to sail with passengers on simulated or restricted voyages under the CDC's Temporary Extension & Modification of Framework for Conditional Sai…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-12-29). 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).

WSWS (2021-12-29). Volkswagen workers kept in the dark following new union-management consultations on restructuring. wsws.org As COVID-19 spreads unchecked in schools and factories, Volkswagen workers are facing unprecedented attacks on their jobs and working conditions.

WSWS (2021-12-29). German district calls for elderly homes to block access to hospital for residents with COVID-19. wsws.org The district is pressuring elderly care and nursing homes to evaluate whether transferring their residents to hospital in the event of a COVID-19 infection is really worthwhile.

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Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-12-29). The COVID-19 "Vaccine" and the Nuremberg Code. Crimes Against Humanity, Genocide. globalresearch.ca The health authorities, Big Pharma, the WHO, the Rockefellers and the Gates foundation are fully aware that the vaccine has resulted in countless deaths and injuries, including blood clots, infertility, brain damage, myocarditis, etc.

Staff (2021-12-29). Venezuela Booster Shot Campaign Begins Next Week. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Minister for Health Carlos Alvarado provided details about the National Plan for COVID-19 booster vaccination schedule starting next week, on Monday January 3. He reported that "more than 18 million vaccines are guaranteed." Likewise, he specified that as of the second quarter of the year Venezuela will be producing the Abdala vaccine domestically, via an agreement with Cuba, which "guarantees the booster vaccine in Venezuela for the year 2022." | The statements were issued during a briefing on the vaccination plan and the fight against COVID-19, led by President Nicolás Maduro and broadcast by public…

Peter Koenig (2021-12-29). Video: Digital Tyranny and the Rockefeller-Gates WHO "Vaxx-Certificate Passport": Towards a World War III Scenario. globalresearch.ca It's an electronic ID-program using the Covid-19 "vaccine as a platform for digital identity, linking everything to everything of each individual (records of health, banking, personal and private, etc.), managed by a state agency or in extremis, by the private sector.

Andreas Noack (2021-12-29). Video: Graphene Hydroxide in the mRNA Vaccine Vial: Assassination of Dr. Andreas Noack. globalresearch.ca ** | First published on …

teleSUR (2021-12-29). Bolivia To Use Digital COVID Vaccination Card Starting in 2022. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, Bolivia's Health Minister Jeyson Auza presented the new digital COVID-19 vaccination card that will be requested to carry out procedures or access public sites starting next January 1. | RELATED: | Auza indicated that the new certificate is connected to the database of the National Epidemiological Surveillance Registry. Therefore, citizens can generate the card by accessing the Health Ministry web page…

WSWS (2021-12-29). Sri Lankan health workers endorse the Global Workers Inquest into the COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org "As frontline health workers we have been battling the pandemic in hospitals and experiencing how the government has been handling the pandemic in a criminal manner."

teleSUR (2021-12-29). Local Tourism Booms in Zimbabwe Despite COVID-19 Restrictions. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Zimbabwe's Environment, Climate, and Tourism Minister Mangaliso Ndlovu said that domestic tourism is booming in this African country despite restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Many hotels and lodges in the two major cities of Harare and Bulawayo, including some inland resort places, were fully booked with local tourists during this festive season. This will help operators to sustain their…

WSWS (2021-12-29). German district calls for elderly homes to block access to hospital for residents with COVID-19. wsws.org The district is pressuring elderly care and nursing homes to evaluate whether transferring their residents to hospital in the event of a COVID-19 infection is really worthwhile.

WSWS (2021-12-29). CDC backs corporate demands to force the sick back to work. wsws.org The Biden administration has made clear that preventing Americans from contracting, and dying from, COVID-19 is no longer a goal of public policy.

WSWS (2021-12-29). Apple employees mount one-day strike on Christmas Eve to demand COVID-19 protections and better working conditions. wsws.org Employees at the tech company Apple launched a one-day strike on December 24 to demand improvements in their wages, benefits and working conditions.

WSWS (2021-12-29). Australian health workers report dire conditions as COVID-19 cases soar. wsws.org "What I witnessed yesterday has left a terrifying impression on me. The hospitals are not equipped for this."

WSWS (2021-12-29). Child COVID-19 hospitalizations quadruple in New York City as Omicron spreads. wsws.org In an ominous development, the number of children in New York City who had to be hospitalized for COVID-related conditions increased over four-fold from December 11 to December 23.

WSWS (2021-12-29). Omicron variant fuels unprecedented surge in Canada's COVID-19 cases. wsws.org In line with the demands of big business, health authorities in Canada are moving to join the US CDC in cutting isolation periods for infected people in half—thereby all but ensuring the country's hospitals will be all overwhelmed by a surge in COVID-19 patients.

WSWS (2021-12-29). Volkswagen workers kept in the dark following new union-management consultations on restructuring. wsws.org As COVID-19 spreads unchecked in schools and factories, Volkswagen workers are facing unprecedented attacks on their jobs and working conditions.

Staff (2021-12-28). Headlines for December 28, 2021. democracynow.org World Coronavirus Cases Hit Record High as Omicron Surges, Israel Tests Fourth Vaccine Doses as COVID Surges in Largely Unvaccinated African Nations, Biden Warns Governors of Looming Shortages of Hospital Beds as COVID-19 Cases Near Pandemic Highs, CDC Recommends Shorter Isolation for People with Asymptomatic Coronavirus Infections, Afghan Taliban Bans Women from Road Trips Without Male Escort, Talks on Reviving Iran Nuclear Deal Resume in Vienna, Iraq's Top Court Ratifies Results of October's Contested Election, Russia to Hold Talks with U.S. and NATO Allies over Ukraine Border Tensions, New German Government Mo…

WSWS (2021-12-28). French parent calls for rank-and-file committee to fight state COVID-19 policy. wsws.org Raphaà´lle, a mother of two, called to support Lisa Diaz's struggle in the UK against sending children into schools where they risk being infected by the coronavirus.

WSWS (2021-12-28). "Opposition to the herd immunity policy is overwhelming": European Network of Rank-and-File Committees for Safe Education meeting outlines strategy to end pandemic. wsws.org Amid the exponential spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus across Europe, an online meeting of the Network of Rank-and-File Committees for Safe Education expressed the immense opposition and willingness to fight against the criminal herd immunity policies of governments everywhere.

WSWS (2021-12-28). French parents call for rank-and-file committee to fight state COVID-19 policy. wsws.org Raphaà´lle, a mother of two, called to support Lisa Diaz's struggle in the UK against sending children into schools where they risk being infected by the coronavirus.

_____ (2021-12-28). US Sends Potentially Deadly Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan. journal-neo.org Although the official death toll from COVID-19 currently exceeds 5.4 million, it is estimated by individual experts that the actual fatality statistics could be as high as 15.2 million. Unfortunately, many countries of the world have found themselves particularly vulnerable to the negative consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, especially the poorest countries and states affected …

Brett Wilkins (2021-12-28). USAID Is Running Out of Money for COVID Vaccines While Pentagon Got $778 Billion. truthout.org Sharply contrasting with the $778 billion in new military spending

Peoples Dispatch (2021-12-28). Pope Francis urges peace, vaccine access in 2021 Christmas message. peoplesdispatch.org For his Christmas message this year, the progressive-leaning Pope Francis called for peace and dialogue amid an unprecedented global crisis. Once again, the global leader of the Catholic church took advantage of his platform to issue a clarion call to global leaders of all creeds, across all regions of the world. | Pope Francis, a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina who initiated the World Meeting of Popular Movements, has made headlines frequently for

Brett Wilkins (2021-12-28). The Pentagon just got $778 billion, but USAID is running out of money for Covid-19 vaccines? nationofchange.org "Why is there more money for the military-industrial complex… at the same time the U.S. is refusing to spend the $25 billion needed to make enough additional vaccines to vaccinate the world?"

teleSUR (2021-12-28). Saint Vincent & The Grenadines To Use Cuba's Abdala Vaccine. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG) became the first country in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to authorize the use of Abdala, a COVID-19 vaccine made in Cuba. | RELATED: | Previously, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves announced that Cuba had donated 300 Abdala doses to his country, which would be used immediately on teachers and other workers who are on the front lines of the fight against the pandemic. | "God and the Cuba…

WSWS (2021-12-28). Making a killing: Pfizer's domination of the market for COVID jabs. wsws.org Blocking the transfer of vaccine technology, together with the practice of selling to the highest bidder, creating grotesque levels of vaccine inequality, have been critical factors in enabling the conditions for the Omicron variant to emerge.

Ethan Huff (2021-12-28). Covid vaccines "most dangerous biological medicinal product rollout in human history," says Dr. Peter McCullough. globalresearch.ca At a recent online symposium on covid science that was organized by Doctors for COVID Ethics, the most This international group, which has long opposed the …

_____ (2021-12-28). After Years Of Setbacks, US Labor Demonstrates Its Power. popularresistance.org 2021 was a historic year for labor in the US. An eruption of strikes, major contract wins, and workers quitting low-wage jobs in unprecedented numbers all signaled that workers en masse are ready to reclaim their power. Workers organized union drives across nearly every industry, pushed for union reforms, and elected new union leadership, speaking volumes to their desire for a more democratic workplace. | For many workers, the pandemic revealed the cruelty of capitalism. Mainstream media and politicians campaigned for a return to business as usual during this second year of COVID. In particular, workers, called "

_____ (2021-12-28). Longshore Workers Get Blamed For Delays, As Contract Fight Looms. popularresistance.org If you ordered a teddy bear or a designer picture frame as a holiday gift, you know that it likely took a lot longer to get here than in past years. | There have been problems getting things from point A to point B since the pandemic started. At one point in October, 77 percent of the world's ports were experiencing long delays. | More than most Americans, Longshore Union (ILWU) members grasp what supply chain problems are and how they come about. Many come from multigenerational families of port workers who understand both their militant union's storied history and its role in the global economy today. | ILWU me…

_____ (2021-12-28). Richard Wolff: US Capitalism Has Peaked And Is On The Way Down'. popularresistance.org For the end of the year, Clearing the FOG speaks with economist Richard Wolff about the current state of United States capitalism. Wolff explains that the United States is experiencing the greatest crisis in its history – a severe economic crisis at the same time as a pandemic, as well as the climate crisis. This is unprecedented. Unlike the great depression in the last century, when the wealth divide shrank, inequality is worsening. On top of that, US empire is in decline. Wolff discusses the current state of inflation and supply chain disruption and the forces behind them. Instead of facing up to these realitie…

Ann Brown (2021-12-28). What Happened To The 15 Men Who Died At Rikers Island Jail In 2021? 5 Things To Know. moguldom.com When William Brown, 55, died on Dec. 14, he was the 15th inmate in 2021 to lose his life at New York City's Rikers Island jail complex, which was already plagued by years of neglect but spiraled into chaos during the covid-19 pandemic with an increase in violence and staff absences. This is the most deaths …

_____ (2021-12-28). The World is Turning to Nuclear Power amid the Raging Energy Crisis. journal-neo.org The energy crisis is perhaps the worst since 1973, when the Arab countries imposed an oil embargo, protesting against Western support for Israel in the Yom Kippur War. Combined with a pandemic, new strains, and a lockdown relapse threat, it is a deadly blow to economies and industries worldwide. Bloomberg sounds the alarm: problems with …

Editor (2021-12-28). A Few Amazing Progressive Wins That Happened in 2021. scheerpost.com Former Chilean student leader Gabriel Boric will be Chile's next left-wing president. [ By It would be easy to survey the end of 2021 and see another year in wreckage. There's the pandemic that won't end. Rising inflation. Climate disasters. A democracy that looks creakier by the day. | And that was before West Virginia Senat…

Editor (2021-12-28). The Oligarchy's Ultimate Political Weapon (Video). scheerpost.com Robert Reich / If you're discouraged by what's happening in the country, that is by design. The forces undermining our democracy, polluting our planet, and stoking hatred are counting on you to give up. But we must not let them. | They use their allies in political office to grind the gears of government to a halt, so people see government as the problem, not the solution. But if there's one thing we learned from this wretched pandemic, it's that government intervention can reduce poverty and suffering, and we can afford to pay for it. | They want us t…

Staff (2021-12-28). Angela Davis on Imagining New Worlds, the Campaign to Free Mumia and the Biden Presidency. democracynow.org World-renowned author, activist and professor Angela Davis talks about navigating the pandemic and an inadequate two-party political system during a time of racial uprising in the United States. She also talks about imprisoned journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, the Biden presidential campaign and the protests that erupted from the police killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

WSWS (2021-12-28). UK Johnson government takes no new measures against pandemic. wsws.org The decision was a fait accompli. Johnson is under instruction from his party's most fascistic wing in the COVID Recovery Group to ignore all warnings that the Omicron variant of the virus is surging out of control, infecting millions and rapidly overwhelming the National Health Service.

WSWS (2021-12-28). For a "Zero COVID" policy in Canada's schools!—an appeal from a special-needs educator. wsws.org To oppose the disastrous profit-before-lives pandemic policy pursued by Canada's governments, I urge my colleagues to join with the Cross-Canada Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee in organizing independent rank-and-file committees in all schools to fight for a science-based Zero COVID strategy.

Newsroom (2021-12-28). World Bank Loan Will Support Vietnam's Economic Recovery. moderndiplomacy.eu The Government of Vietnam and the World Bank has signed an agreement for financing of US$221.5 million to support Vietnam's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic through policy reforms aimed at improving financial inclusion and spurring greater environmental resilience. "In the spirit of our long-term, trusted and productive partnership, we are proud to support Vietnam at …

Newsroom (2021-12-28). How Has Corporate Training Changed After The Pandemic. moderndiplomacy.eu The training and development of employees is an integral part of the working pedagogy of any organization. Right training and development are enough to propel any company to the path of success and enhanced profitability. When employees are equipped with the right skills and up-to-date knowledge, they are better able to navigate through their jobs, …

Editor (2021-12-28). Whatever Happened to 'Eight Hours for What You Will'? scheerpost.com Strikes and the pandemic are exposing how many of us, from Frito-Lay and Nabisco factories to movie sets, are working 12-hour shifts, sometimes for many days in a row. Photo: Topeka Frito-Lay Union Members Appreciation Page | By Barbara Madeloni / When Frank Carrico talks about why he and his co-workers at the Heaven Hill distillery

WSWS (2021-12-28). COVID-19 danger persists in Japan as Omicron variant takes hold. wsws.org The government's response to the latest COVID-19 dangers in contrast to public sentiment demonstrates the need for an international strategy to end the pandemic.

Fight Back (2021-12-28). Minnesota: Ramsey County AFSCME workers demand raises and respect. fightbacknews.org St. Paul, MN — Chanting their demand for "raises and respect," close to 200 members of AFSCME members braved the snow, December 28, for an informational picket to bring attention to the county's proposed plan to freeze wages and raise health insurance costs on workers during the ongoing global pandemic. AFSCME Locals 8, 151, 707, 1076 and 1935 took part in the picket, and were joined by other workers in solidarity.

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-12-28). Howard University Plans To Delay Spring Semester Amid Area Covid Case Surge. moguldom.com Howard University has delayed the start of its Spring 2022 semester due to a surge of covid-19 cases in the region. The university made the announcement on Monday, Dec. 28 that it will push the start of classes to Jan. 18 in a news release. In the release, Howard notes its public health teal is …

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-12-28). Black America Questions CDC Guidelines Change To Only 5 Days Of Quarantine. moguldom.com The U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has shortened the quarantine time it recommends after a positive covid-19 test from 10 days to five. The agency made the announcement about the new CDC guidelines on Monday, Dec. 27 in a news release and Black America is weighing in with their thoughts. "Given what …

Medea Benjamin (2021-12-28). Yes, There Were 10 Good Things About 2021. dissidentvoice.org Photo credit: peace-justice.org This year, 2021, began with a huge sense of relief as Trump left office. We hoped to emerge from the ravages of COVID, pass a hefty Build Back Better (BBB) bill, and make significant cuts to the Pentagon budget. But, alas, we faced a January 6 white nationalist insurrection, two new COVID …

teleSUR (2021-12-28). WHO Warns About the Fast Spreading of Omicron Strain. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, the World Health Organization expressed its concern about the Omicron variant leading to a congestion in the healthcare system, as the countries reinforce their anti-COVID measures and France reaches a new record of daily cases. | The WHO express its concern about the fast spreading of the Omicron variant. Dec. 28, 2021.

Lord Sumption (2021-12-28). Video: Government by Decree — COVID-19 and the Constitution. Lord Jonathan Sumption. globalresearch.ca First published on October 29, 2020 | On 27 October 2020 Lord Sumption delivered the 2020 Cambridge Freshfields Lecture entitled "Government by decree — Covid-19 and the Constitution". | The disputes over Brexit last year saw an attempt to make the executive, …

Global Research News (2021-12-28). Selected Articles: Video: "Imagine All the People": The COVID-19 Omicron Christmas and New Year Lockdown. globalresearch.ca By We are told by our governments that It's Christmas under Lockdown. To protect you and your loved ones against …

WSWS (2021-12-28). Omicron surge intensifies crisis in Washington state public schools. wsws.org The rapid spread of the Omicron variant in Washington state is deepening the crisis in public education and threatening to provoke an independent movement of educators and parents to close schools in order to prevent further COVID-19 infections.

WSWS (2021-12-28). Australian governments let loose soaring COVID-19 infections. wsws.org There is shock and outrage among health workers, medical experts and working-class people as governments wash their hands of the developing disaster.

Dana Sanchez (2021-12-28). Biden Pivots And Shirks Accountability: No US Government Solution For Covid, Take It Up With States. moguldom.com Critics have slammed President Joe Biden, accusing him of pivoting and shirking accountability after he said on Monday that he is letting states lead the way on testing for the omicron variant of covid-19 spreading like wildfire across the U.S. Biden was in a conference call with some U.S. governors when Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson …

WSWS (2021-12-28). Florida sees alarming growth of COVID-19 infections fueled by Omicron variant. wsws.org New cases jumped nearly 333 percent as more than 125,000 cases were reported last week compared to just 28,841 cases the week prior.

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