Daily Archives: April 26, 2020

2020-04-26: News Headlines

Robert Fantina (2020-04-26). Suffering in Kashmir and Palestine. globalresearch.ca While the world is pre-occupied with coronavirus and its impact on lives and the international economy, one must not forget that suffering due to oppression knows no season and has no vaccine, but is not without a cure. Sadly, for …

news.un (2020-04-26). Millions more children at risk with immunization services disrupted amid COVID-19 pandemic. news.un.org Last year, over 13 million children received no vaccines at all, and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) is calling on governments to step up, warning disrupting immunization services amid the COVID-19 pandemic could leave even more of the world's most marginalized children without access to life-saving vaccines.

teleSUR (2020-04-26). Cuban News Agency Reporter Arrested in Chile for 'No Reason'. telesurenglish.net Cuban news agency Prensa Latina's reporter Damian Trujillo was detained Sunday in Chile's Santiago, during a protest marking the day on which the country's constitutional referendum would have taken place, had it not been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. | RELATED: | A group of Carabineros, the Chilean police, arrested the journalist and placed him in their van while his colleagues protested and asked for…

Liberation Staff (2020-04-26). Coast to coast: 'Cancel the rents' say car protesters. liberationnews.org Socially distanced protest asserts essential right to housing during and after pandemic.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-04-26). Around the World in 8 minutes: Colombians protest state negligence. peoplesdispatch.org Protests in Colombia against the negligence of the government were repressed by security personnel. The protesters who are victims of internal displacement demanded that the state deliver on its promises.

Marko Marjanoviƒá (2020-04-26). The War Comes Home: Fake 'White Helmet' Nurse Caught on Camera in Phony "Counter-Protest" anti-empire.com Funny stuff in Richmond, Virginia: | A photo report and a dude in scrubs wait at the side of a road for a protester (or "protester" ?) car to pull up. After which the scrubs guy walks up to the car, displays his banner just long enough for the photographer to snap some shots and quickly walks away: | twitter.com/talialikeitis/status/1253126… | Safe to say the scrub wasn't here to "counter-protest" — but just to pose for a quick photo. The Occam's razor explanation is that the photographer saw the success of earlier such photos from Denver and called a friend to re-enact…

Elijah Magnier (2020-04-26). Iraq facing a great US threat: China, al-Hashd and Iran out, or else! (2/2). thealtworld.com No country could fail to be shaken by the kind of profound struggle between all its political groups that currently prevails in Iraq. The US does not need to make any great effort to sow discord between the parties because they are currently intrinsically fragmented. The removal of Major General Qassim Suleimani from the Iraqi scene— whose personal objective had been to bring the various political parties together — was a major event, but not a game-changer. It did not profoundly modify the Iraqi political scene because he had already failed, two months before his assassination by the US, to persuade…

Katherine Rushton (2020-04-26). In Frenzy to Empty Hospitals for Doomsday Model Predictions UK and NY Wreaked Mass Death on Care Homes. anti-empire.com A Government diktat that NHS hospitals should move hundreds of elderly patients to care homes has been branded "reckless" and blamed for the In two damning policy documents published on 19 March and 2 April, officials told NHS hospitals to transfer any patients who no longer required hospital level treatment, and set out a blueprint for care homes to accept patients with Covid-19 or who had not even been tested. | Analysis by the Telegraph suggests t…

Steve Topple (2020-04-26). Sunday's Andrew Marr Show was even more of a clusterf*ck than usual. thecanary.co It was quite the Sunday morning for the Andrew Marr Show. Because it managed to let a Tory minister off the hook, treat the Scottish First Minister completely differently, and leave it to a scientist to warn about the government's Nicola Sturgeon: cool, calm, collected: | First out of the blocks was Nicola Sturgeon. Some people on social media thought her appearance showed that of a "true leader"; the "best" in the UK apparently: | Nicola Sturgeo…

Edward Slavsquat (2020-04-26). Poison Dagger Knife Stab at the COVID Rouge Shin — The Ravings of Edward Slavsquat. anti-empire.com Hey, remember when we surrendered our basic human rights during the 2017-2018 flu season, after 80,000+ Americans died (including dozens of babies)? Hospitals even had "surge tents" to deal with the flood of patients. Those were crazy times. I'm glad everything is back to normal now, though. |
| Remember in 2018 when the mayor of LA encouraged people to snitch out their biohazard neighbors, because hospitals had become "warzones"? I'm glad that hospitals across the country now have record vacancy and that sanity was restored. It got kinda scary and Orwellian. Thank God we're a nation of laws. |
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RT (2020-04-26). 'They should study Shakespeare, not science': Sen. Cotton claims China could be using visa students to STEAL US Covid-19 vaccine. rt.com Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton believes China is "actively" trying to steal a coronavirus vaccine from the US and could be using foreign students to do so. As such, he has urged the government to limit what they can study. | "The Chinese Communist Party has been stealing America's intellectual property for decades and they're not going to magically stop in the middle of a pandemic," Cotton told Fox News' 'Sunday Morning Futures'. | "In the middle of a pandemic, what's the most valuable intellectual property in the world? It's the research that our great laboratories and life science companies are doing on prophyl…

RT (2020-04-26). 'How do you prosecute Assange and not prosecute journalists everywhere?' — Greenwald to RT on threat to journalists worldwide. rt.com The US' request to extradite and prosecute Julian Assange sets a dangerous precedent, the Intercept's founder Glenn Greenwald has told RT, warning that it puts journalists around the world in danger. | The most "amazing" fact about Assange's case, as far as Greenwald is concerned, is that the US government is seeking to charge him for violating the Espionage Act. But the WikiLeaks founder "is not an American citizen, he never worked with a media outlet in the United States, [and] none of the alleged crimes he committed took place on American soil," he said during former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa's sho…

RT (2020-04-26). Yemen's southern separatists declare self-rule, putting Saudi-brokered 2019 peace deal in jeopardy. rt.com The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC), which is based in the southern Yemeni port of Aden, declared a state of emergency and announced that from now on it will "self-govern" the territories it controls. The separatists accused the Saudi-backed government of President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi of corruption and mismanagement. | Hadi's government said that the STC's decision amounts to a "complete withdrawal" from the Saudi-brokered peace, which was signed in November 2019. Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Hadhrami warned that the separatists will face "dangerous and catastrophic consequences." | The UAE an…

RT (2020-04-26). Politico has to correct its article as report about Trump 'owning millions' to Bank of China denied by… Bank of China. rt.com Apparently in a rush to expose a sinister link between US President Donald Trump and Beijing, Politico reported that Trump has an outstanding debt to the Bank of China, only to quietly correct itself after the bank spoke out. | In its "scoop" on Friday, Politico Around $211 million from a nearly $1 billion loan came from the Bank of China,…

RT (2020-04-26). Ukraine busts 'human trafficking ring' that sold BABIES to Chinese 'single men of certain orientation'. rt.com Ukrainian police have raided a private reproductive clinic that has been allegedly "selling babies" to China. While the suspects are accused of "human trafficking," surrogate motherhood is a legal gray area in Ukraine. | The scandalous case was brought to light by the country's interior ministry late on Saturday. The police broke up a "human-trafficking" ring that was centered at a private reproductive clinic in Kiev. | Further details on the case were

RT (2020-04-26). China boosts oil imports from Russia, while slashing purchases from Saudi Arabia. rt.com Shipments of Russian crude oil to China increased more than 30 percent in March compared to a year earlier while Saudi imports of the commodity sank, Reuters reported, citing Chinese customs data. | As crumbling demand for crude and lack of storage space have been wreaking havoc on the oil market, China has been boosting oil exports in a move seen as taking advantage of record low oil prices. Covid-19 has severely cut the demand of one of the top global importers, but in March China purchased 9.68 million barrels per day (bpd), that is 4.5 percent more than it did during the same period in 2019. | Also on rt.c…

RT (2020-04-26). 'Blow to privacy': Israeli top court to BAN use of anti-terror tech on coronavirus patients, unless govt makes it LAW. rt.com Israel's High Court of Justice has ruled a domestic spy agency must stop tracking coronavirus patients with tech it would otherwise use on terrorists – but only pending a law to legalize the practice. | In its ruling on Sunday, the court said that the government must discontinue making use of domestic intelligence service Shin Bet's broad spying powers to track cell phones of those infected unless it comes up with at least a temporary order to codify the practice in the next few weeks, provided the legislative process kicks off by April 30. | "We must take every precaution to ensure that the extraordinary deve…

RT (2020-04-26). Parisians defy Covid-19 lockdown with outdoor DANCE PARTY that prompts police raid (VIDEOS). rt.com Dozens of people gathered in a posh historic district of Paris for an impromptu street party, dancing to music blasted by a resident from his balcony amid the coronavirus lockdown. The party triggered a rapid police response. | The footage from the 18th arrondissement of Paris which includes Montmartre shows a group of people swaying and spinning to Dalida's 'Let me dance', with a crowd of onlookers gathering. | Le 18ème vient officiellement de s'auto-déconfiner (et il aimerait qu'on le laisse danser).

RT (2020-04-26). Plan B? Branson reportedly mulls selling Virgin Atlantic as he waits for bailout. rt.com Billionaire Richard Branson wants to find a buyer for Virgin Atlantic by the end of May as talks to save the airline from the coronavirus-spurred collapse have still not resulted in success, the Sunday Telegraph reported. | The troubled UK-based airline has reportedly hired investment bank Houlihan Lokey to secure the deal. The lender already has over a hundred potential bidders, with around half of them asking for more information about the offer. | According to the news outlet, hedge fund Lansdowne Partners, Singapore wealth fund Temasek and Northill Capital, as well as US based firms Centerbridge Partners a…

RT (2020-04-26). 'Just calm down': Pelosi fails to reassure with message for state and local governments battling Covid-19 and its economic fallout. rt.com As small businesses and state governments struggle amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Nancy Pelosi has dismissed accusations that she made an error by supporting an interim relief package, telling critics to "just calm down." | Speaker of the House Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have received heavy criticism from progressives following their support of an interim coronavirus relief bill that did not include financial support for state and local governments, originally a sticking point for their party. | A second CARES Act has been promised, which will be a more expansive relief bill, though the inter…

RT (2020-04-26). What distancing? Revelers defy coronavirus lockdown in tightly PACKED house party in Chicago (VIDEOS). rt.com Scores of people have shown up for a big house party overnight in Chicago, defying the coronavirus lockdown and ban on large gatherings. The gathering came as the US Covid-19 tally approached the 1 million cases mark. | Footage from the unknown location in Chicago, Illinois was streamed online by the revelers and showed a house packed with young people dancing and chatting. |

| Some revelers were apparently aware of the whole coronavirus pandemic that is plaguing the globe, as they were seen wearing face masks — or the protective implements dangled around their faces at least. Still, using them l…

Kate Zeller (2020-04-26). United Nations Warns of Famine, Urges Debt Relief and Calls for New Debt Process to Confront the Coronavirus Pandemic. indybay.org Over the last 48 hours, United Nations agencies warned the coronavirus could spread famine to hundreds of millions, called for new debt relief processes and the UN's chief urged expanding debt relief and aid to more countries.

James L Cowan (2020-04-26). Bernie Sanders and the Future of the Movement. indybay.org Online…

sputniknews (2020-04-26). 'Hank-ccine': Tom Hanks Donates Plasma to COVID-19 Vaccine Research Effort. sputniknews.com As NPR host Peter Sagal said, "there could be no better ending" to the current coronavirus crisis than if a cure to this disease could be made out of Tom Hanks' blood.

yenisafak (2020-04-26). Turkish Red Crescent delivers Ramadan aid in N. Syria. yenisafak.com The Turkish Red Crescent distributed on Sunday 1,000 food parcels among the poor in northwestern Syria as part of its Ramadan campaign.The aid agency, also known as Kizilay, distributed food parcels in Rasulayn and Tel Abyad districts of northern Syria, which were cleared of terrorists with Operation Peace Spring, according to the governorship of Sanliurfa.The agency is also planning to distribute another 1,000 food parcels for Ramadan feast toward the end of the holy month.The Turkish Red Crescent is the largest humanitarian organization in Turkey, with an international network to help nations in need.Turkey is…

teleSUR (2020-04-26). US Will Allow West Bank Annexation in 2 Months: Netanyahu. telesurenglish.net Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced his confidence Sunday that the United States would give him the approval within two months to go ahead with the annexation of parts of the illegally occupied West Bank. | RELATED: | "A couple of months from now I am confident that that pledge will be honored," Netanyahu told the European Commission for Israel, describing that the U.S. peace proposal announced by President Do…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-04-26). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 news briefing with Dr. Greg Poland. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, covers the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Poland discusses current outbreak numbers, why there may be a second wave of infections, and research on a vaccine. Click the player below: Mayo Clinic Q&A is …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-04-26). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 research task force. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As the SARS-CoV-2 virus spread worldwide, a race began to develop testing protocols and ramp up research. Mayo Clinic's COVID-19 research task force is studying the virus, predicting hot spots, and working towards effective treatments and a vaccine. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Andrew Badley, chair of Mayo Clinic's COVID-19 research task force, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-04-26). Science Saturday: Antibody testing, in pictures. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Convalescent plasma therapy for the treatment of COVID-19 virus infection is based on the function of antibodies, tiny proteins created by the immune system, that combat invaders to the body in a variety of ways. Some are capable of neutralizing a virus, while others work by mobilizing a range of other immune cells that fight …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-04-26). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mayo Clinic Laboratories launches serology testing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A new serology test from Mayo Clinic Laboratories is being used to identify the presence of immune response to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The serology test is intended only to detect antibodies to the virus. It does not diagnose recent or active infection. Mayo Clinic Laboratories also offers a molecular test to diagnose very recent …

RT (2020-04-26). Expect unemployment rates to hit 'Great Depression' level, warns Trump's economic advisor. rt.com White House senior advisor Kevin Hassett says US economy is in "grave situation" and the unemployment rate could be hitting the same numbers seen during the Great Depression due to the Covid-19 pandemic. | "We're going to be looking at an unemployment rate that approaches rates that I think we saw during the Great Depression," Hassett told ABC' 'The Week' on Sunday. | Hassett called the economic state in the US a "grave situation" and "the biggest negative shock [the] economy has ever seen." | Hassett continued to paint a bleak picture when he compared jobless numbers today to those from the economic recession…

RT (2020-04-26). 'I never said it was a hoax!' Trump unloads on media in fiery rant, says coronavirus briefings 'not worth the time and effort'. rt.com US President Donald Trump fired off a scathing broadside at the mainstream media, accusing them of peddling the false claim that he called the coronavirus a hoax, and suggesting the Covid-19 briefings are a waste of time. | "What is the purpose of having White House News Conferences when the Lamestream Media asks nothing but hostile questions, & then refuses to report the truth or facts accurately," the president tweeted on Saturday evening. | What is the purpose of having White House News Conferences when the Lamestream Media asks nothing but hostile questions, & then refuses to report the truth or facts accu…

RT (2020-04-26). Iran eyes reopening mosques in coronavirus-free regions. rt.com Tehran will allow religious sites to reopen in certain areas — the so-called 'white zones' — across the country that have been consistently coronavirus-free, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday. The country has been divided into red, yellow and white zones, corresponding with the magnitude of the outbreak, the president explained. | Religious sites were closed across Iran after the country was hit with a major Covid-19 outbreak. Public gatherings have been banned while movement of people across the country has been restricted. | Iran is among the worst coronavirus-affected nations. It has ov…

RT (2020-04-26). Russia's Covid-19 epidemic tops 80,000 cases as authorities hope to turn the tide during May holidays. rt.com The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Russia has risen by 6,261 since Saturday and reached almost 81,000, according to the latest national update. The disease has claimed 66 more lives, pushing the death toll to 747. | The current figures are a promising sign that Russia will not see an explosive spread of the coronavirus, but making sure it doesn't happen will require discipline from the public, head of the Russian sanitary regulator Anna Popova said in an interview on Sunday. | "We don't have any explosion. Preventing one was one of our tasks and we see it coming to fruition," she said. "That is, unless…

RT (2020-04-26). We're opening businesses on May 4, but don't expect 'full freedom for all': Italy's Conte outlines way out of lockdown. rt.com In just over a week, Italy plans to reopen some of the previously closed export-oriented businesses, but Italians should not expect any major changes in terms of freedom of movement, the prime minister said. | Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte gave an overview of how his country, the first in Europe to take a serious blow from the Covid-19 pandemic, plans to return to some level of normalcy. Starting May 4, his government will allow some of the businesses closed six weeks ago to curb the spread of the disease to reopen, he said. | Export-oriented manufacturing that risks being cut out of supply chains, con…

RT (2020-04-26). The show goes on: Ring girls in MASKS and social distancing in the crowd as boxing event goes ahead in Nicaragua (PHOTOS). rt.com A "Bufalo Boxing" event in Nicaragua went ahead as planned in the nation's capital of Managua as organizers adopted various safety measures to keep competitors and fans safe during the COVID-19 pandemic | The eight-fight card went ahead following weigh-ins on Friday that saw the fighters go face to face while wearing face masks. | That visual statement was continued into fight night itself as the organizers looked to showcase how they could run an event while still responsibly doing what they can to keep those at the event safe. | | © Reuters / Oswaldo Rivas | | © Reuters / Oswaldo Rivas | All fa…

RT (2020-04-26). 'Here's my favorite swimwear!' Russian Olympic champ Alla Shishkina shows off tiny outfits she wore in swimming showpieces (VIDEO). rt.com Two-time Olympic hero Alla Shishkina has given her followers a glimpse of some of her costumes and kept her creativity flowing during the COVID-19 pandemic, producing a new video to satisfy fans keen to see her favorite outfits. | A gold medalist for Russia in the women's team synchronized swimming at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, Shishkina still cherishes her competition outfits, and opted to showcase eight of them in response to requests from some of her 28,000 fans on Instagram. | The Moscow-based athlete demonstrated some of the rhythm and style that has helped her to secure those glories, smiling and b…

RT (2020-04-26). North Korea's Kim sends letter to construction workers amid reports his TRAIN was spotted at coastal resort. rt.com Rumors about the North Korean leader's whereabouts and health have swirled — but Kim Jong-un himself seems to be having none of it, praising workers of a major construction project, according to state media. | As the world watches the unfolding drama starring the North Korean leader with bated breath — with conflicting reports fueling speculation that he has either died or is in serious condition — Kim was reported by state newspaper Rodong Sinmun to have sent greetings to the staff working on the construction of Samjiyon city, one of the most ambitious development projects underway in the recl…

RT (2020-04-26). 'I haven't heard anything directly': Lindsey Graham makes headlines by weighing in on Kim Jong-un death rumours, but knows nothing. rt.com Media outlets keep sharing Senator Lindsey Graham's opinion on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's health, even though there is no official information on the matter, and despite the fact Graham hasn't provided any evidence. | The South Carolina Republican senator, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, admitted to Fox News's Jeanine Pirro he has no direct knowledge of Kim's health — but weighed in anyway, calling North Korea a "cult." | "It's a closed society. I haven't heard anything directly, but I'll be shocked if he's not dead or in some incapacitated state, because you don't let rumors like this…

RT (2020-04-26). 'Embassy has no official info on whether N. Korean leader is ill, I spoke to them this morning' — Russian Communist MP. rt.com A Russian lawmaker has asked the North Korean embassy about Kim Jong-un's health, amid speculation about the leader's wellbeing following his lengthy absence from the public eye. | Russia's Communist Party (KPRF) lawmaker Kazbek Taysayev, who leads a group of MPs responsible for relations with Pyongyang, said that he had recently contacted North Korean diplomats. | "I have spoken with the [North Korean] embassy today. As you know, there were some reports [regarding Kim's health]," Taysayev told Russian media. | We only deal with official information, and there is no official information about the [North Korean…

RT (2020-04-26). 'European race to allow tourist travel again leads to unacceptable risks' — German foreign minister. rt.com German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has warned that it is still too dangerous to rush to reopen European countries for tourists. He cited the example of a Covid-19 outbreak at an Austrian ski resort. | "The European race to who will be the first to allow tourist travel again leads to unacceptable risks," Maas told Bild am Sonntag. | We have already seen what a cluster of infections at a popular resort can do in tourists' home countries. We can't let this happen again. | Maas was referring to the Alpine ski resort Ischgl, which became Austria's biggest Covid-19 hotspot in March. It is believed that many tourist…

RT (2020-04-26). WATCH Russian paratroopers in world's FIRST-EVER 10km group jump… in the ARCTIC. rt.com Russian Airborne Troops practiced their high-altitude parachuting skills in one of Earth's most extreme environments — above a freezing Arctic wasteland. An exercise of this kind has never been attempted before. | A Russian commando unit has conducted a so-called HALO parachuting operation, a mass jump which saw them dropping out of a high-flying transport plane and free diving to a reasonably low altitude before opening their chutes. This is a challenge in itself, but the paratroopers faced added risks thanks to the location of the jump. The Alexandra Land is an island well beyond the 80th parallel nort…

RT (2020-04-26). 'The hardest working president in history': Trump goes on Twitter rant against 'fake media' with Nobel Prizes for Russia stories. rt.com US President Donald Trump blasted the media over reports about his laid-back work schedule, and suggested taking Nobel Prizes away from journalists who pushed Russia collusion stories, mistaking the award for the Pulitzer. | "The people that know me and know the history of our Country say that I am the hardest working President in history," Trump wrote on Sunday afternoon, kicking off a firestorm of anti-media tweets. | The people that know me and know the history of our Country say that I am the hardest working President in history. I don't know about that, but I am a hard worker and have probably gotten more…

Gordon Duff (2020-04-26). Russia's Love of Trump, But Why? Trump is Burying the United States, Just Like Nikita Promised. thealtworld.com Over the past year, since Russiagate has blown over for the most part, Sputnik News and Russia Today, the two major government controlled media operations (controlled by the same person) have embarrassingly fawned over Trump. | More than that, their slant has been decidedly racist, anti-Semitic (expressing virulent hatred for America's liberal Jewish majority), anti-Hispaic/African American/Islamic America and anti-intellectual. | They have also been anti-science but their real bias has been an ongoing smear campaign against any democratic politician or anyone that isn't a pure Deep State sludge eater. | Above al…

RT (2020-04-26). On the comeback trail? Players to return to courts for the first time in almost TWO MONTHS as NBA 'gives green light to train'. rt.com The NBA is set to take a huge step towards resuming its season by announcing that players will be allowed to return to training bases on Friday where state laws allow them to — giving some stars their first court time since March.

RT (2020-04-26). Referee: Maradona could have been SENT OFF for SWEARING while the anthems were being sung before the 1990 World Cup final (VIDEO). rt.com The referee who took charge of the 1990 World Cup final between West Germany and Argentina said he could have sent off Argentinian legend Diego Maradona before a ball had even been kicked in the Italia '90 finale. | Edgardo Codesal, who bossed Argentina's loss to West Germany, has revealed that he is still targeted with vile abuse and was accused by Maradona of being bribed by FIFA, calling the icon "one of the worst people I have ever met." | Maradona was booked by Codesal two minutes after the official awarded West Germany their 85th-minute penalty in Rome, providing the only goal of the game as Argentina's…

Tom Coburg (2020-04-26). Top BMA clinician accuses government of deceit, demands Johnson and Hancock resign. thecanary.co A senior BMA (British Medical Association) clinician has accused the UK government of deceit in the way it has handled the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. He also demands that prime minister Boris Johnson and health secretary Matt Hancock resign. | "A national scandal": | BMA (British Medical Association) honorary vice president Dr Kallash Chand has published a video in which he says that Johnson and Hancock have "handled the [coronavirus] crisis lazily, negligently and dishonesty (sic)": |

The Canary (2020-04-26). Mother fears coronavirus while shielding disabled son. thecanary.co A facilities manager at a rehabilitation centre, who is having to isolate from her disabled son for weeks at a time, has said she fears she may never see him again if she catches coronavirus.Lisa Lax-Harding, 45, made the "awful" decision to leave her family home in Sheffield to protect four-year-old Finlay, who has mosaic Edwards' syndrome and is vulnerable to catching the virus.Mrs Lax-Harding released an emotional video of her reunion with Finlay after her first four weeks spent away from him while working at the Steps Rehabilitation centre.Lisa Lax-Harding with her son Finlay and daughter Abbie (Family Handou…

The Canary (2020-04-26). Plea for mother with terminal cancer to be allowed to travel to US for treatment. thecanary.co A mother with terminal cancer is asking for permission to travel to the US amid the coronavirus lockdown so that she can receive potentially life-saving treatment.Sarah Wright, nee Gray, 33, was told her breast cancer had metastasised and was incurable, in August last year, the month after she gave birth to her daughter Everleigh.Mrs Wright, a finance assistant from Ashford, Kent, has now been accepted on to a trial for a promising new drug, leronlimab, which could save her life if she can travel to a San Francisco clinic in California.However, as of March 16 travel to the US from the UK has been severely limited…

The Canary (2020-04-26). Some nations inch toward reopening as virus deaths rise. thecanary.co US states and nations around the world are taking divergent paths on when to reopen their economies and communities.The number of deaths officially attributed to coronavirus topped 200,000 globally, a figure widely believed to understate the actual total.A second US Navy ship, a destroyer off the coast of South America, reported an outbreak on board.(PA Graphics)As aides develop plans to shift US President Donald Trump's public emphasis from the virus to addressing the economic crisis it has caused, Dr Anthony Fauci at the US National Institutes of Health warned against moving too quickly."You hear a lot about th…

Stephen Lendman (2020-04-26). She's Back: Nikki Haley's Anti-China Rage: "Stop Communist China" globalresearch.ca Neocon hardliner Haley is a "hawk" on the far-right fringe of US politics. She's militantly hostile toward sovereign states on the US target list for regime change. | As former Trump regime UN envoy, she was an embarrassment to the …

Stephen Lendman (2020-04-26). Trump Regime Aims to Suppress Iranian Truth-Telling. globalresearch.ca US hostility toward Iran is all about its sovereign independence — free from US control. | It's also because of its large hydrocarbon resources the US seeks control over, along with wanting Israel's main rival neutralized. | Hostile US policy toward Iran …

yenisafak (2020-04-26). Afghan men reject social distancing for religious gathering amid coronavirus. yenisafak.com Afghan authorities are struggling to implement lockdowns to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in a province bordering Iran where the outbreak is widening due to an influx of Afghan returnees and men refusing to adhere to social distancing. Herat, the country's third largest city and a bustling province in eastern Afghanistan, has reported a high number of coronavirus cases.The country is grappling with acute shortages of testing facilities at a time when violent clashes between government forces and the Taliban insurgents show no signs of decline.The medical and security crisis has worsened in the province as…

Peter Koenig (2020-04-26). The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020" globalresearch.ca WHO has most likely received orders from "above", from those people who also manage Trump and the "leaders" (sic) of the EU, European Union. The final decision to go ahead NOW with COVID-19 pandemic, was taken in January 2020 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos – behind very much closed doors.

yenisafak (2020-04-26). Germany says China sought to encourage positive COVID-19 comments. yenisafak.com Chinese diplomats approached German government officials in an attempt to encourage them to make positive statements on how Beijing is handling the coronavirus pandemic, the German interior ministry said in a letter this month."The German government is aware of individual contacts made by Chinese diplomats with the aim of effecting positive public statements on the coronavirus management by the People's Republic of China," said the letter, seen by Reuters on Sunday."The federal government has not complied with these requests."The letter was dated April 22 and was sent to Green Party member of parliament Margarete…

Andrew Fishman (2020-04-26). Brazil Justice Minister Resigns Over Bolsonaro's Interference in Investigations. zcomm.org Impeachment Talk Ramps Up…

Steve Topple (2020-04-26). There's been a surge in 'unlawful' attempts to not save disabled people from coronavirus. thecanary.co The number of learning disabled people subject to controversial Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) notices

Adriaan Alsema (2020-04-26). Duque's backwards response to the coronavirus could destroy Colombia. colombiareports.com President Ivan Duque's backwards response to the coronavirus could destroy not just Colombia's economy, but disintegrate society. If you thought Uber was "disruptive," please have a look at the history…

Tom Coburg (2020-04-26). The Government's scientific advisory group 'attendee' is linked to a spy agency contractor. thecanary.co A leaked list has been published of attendees of Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies ( Sage attendees | : | The government is under pressure to be far more transparent on its coronavirus strategy since the Guardian re…

Adriaan Alsema (2020-04-26). Colombia to restart economy with 84% of Bogota's ICU's already full: medical federation chief. colombiareports.com Even a "minor surge" of the coronavirus would collapse Colombia's public healthcare system, the vice-president of the Colombian Medical Federation (FMC) warned as the government seeks to restart economic activity….

teleSUR (2020-04-26). Spain To Open Up Society After COVID-19 Case Reduction. telesurenglish.net As of this Sunday, almost six million children under 14 years of age began to walk on roads and public spaces in Spain, in a relief from the confinement to which they have been subjected to for more than 40 days due to the coronavirus pandemic. | RELATED: | In accordance with the provisions of the authorities, as of this Sunday, up to three children can walk for one hour and for one kilometer with adult supervision.

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-04-26). Coronavirus Escalates a Pharmaceutical Arms Race. globalresearch.ca In each era, it is possible to detect a central factor in the struggle for power between nations, which, when achieved, will enable the nation that conquered it to be at an advantageous stage in relation to all the others …

Balu Sunilraj (2020-04-26). In India, migrant laborers bear the brunt of informality, government apathy and lockdown. peoplesdispatch.org Many migrant laborers, who are exploited to the maximum during 'normal' times, have been left to starve by their employers during the lockdown even as the government has failed to address their needs…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-04-26). Report highlights direct link between climate change and militarism. peoplesdispatch.org The COVID-19 pandemic has provided us the opportunity to discard the old "normal" and start building a world without extractive economies and militarism, a new report says…

Subodh Varma (2020-04-26). In India, workers are being sucked into a game of death. peoplesdispatch.org Earnings are gone, jobs are gone, hunger is met by handouts and the Modi government is using the pandemic lockdown to push through more oppressive conditions on workers to please India Inc.

teleSUR (2020-04-26). Cuban Doctors Head to South Africa to Help Fight COVID-19. telesurenglish.net A new Cuban medical brigade is scheduled to arrive in South Africa on Sunday to join another group of Cuban colleagues, who are already working in the African country to reinforce the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | In the framework of the solidarity cooperation offered by the island at the international level, the 24 specialized medical brigade of the Cuban internationalist contingent Henry Reeve, responded t…

Robert Koehler (2020-04-26). Moral injury and the pandemic of violence. zcomm.org In recent years, "post-traumatic stress disorder" emerged, which kept the matter in isolation: a "disorder" to be fixed. It's your problem, not ours. But the term "moral injury" opens up everyone's conscience and begins to make the matter collective…

news.un (2020-04-26). From bustling streets to lockdown: Bangladesh and the UN mobilize to fight COVID-19: a UN Resident Coordinator blog. news.un.org The UN is working closely with the authorities, civil society and the private sector in Bangladesh, as the south Asian country braces for the COVID-19 pandemic. By the UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh, Mia Seppo.

teleSUR (2020-04-26). Former Jamaican Prime Minister Applauds Cuba's Generosity. telesurenglish.net The former Prime Minister of Jamaica Percival James Patterson acknowledged Cuba's international assistance in tackling the global COVID-19 pandemic, he said in a statement issued last Wednesday by the PJ Patterson Center for Africa-Caribbean Policy Advocacy of the University of the West Indies (UWI). | RELATED: | "Former Prime Minister Patterson applauds the generosity of the government and people of Cuba by sending hundred…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-04-26). Hilarious Kim Jong Un Jokes, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. thealtworld.com Ha ha ha let's all laugh about rumors that Kim Jong Un might be dead because he runs a crazy backwards regime where the media are a propaganda arm of the state and the public is oppressed and surveilled and people are imprisoned for exposing the truth about the government. | ~ | "I sure hope those North Koreans get to have democracy someday like we have here. Lemme log off this search engine algorithmically stacked toward billionaire CIA-tied media and ponder whether I want Donald Trump or Joe Biden to continue the wars and oligarchic exploitation." | ~ | The US needs to constantly bully the world, drop bombs, pa…

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2020-04-26). Have Nepal's People Managed a Healthy Breakthrough in the Covid-19 Crisis? globalresearch.ca "We're all going to die!" This feeble appeal came in a Facebook phone call with B. Thapa from deep within Nepal's eastern hills. | Our conversation was in early March when news headlines from Italy and the U.S. began to alarm …

teleSUR (2020-04-26). Italy to Start Lifting COVID-19 Lockdown on May 4. telesurenglish.net Italy will begin to re-open its strategic sectors after almost two months of quarantine as it prepares a staged end to Europe's longest COVID-19 lockdown, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte informed Sunday. | RELATED: | "We expect a very complex challenge," Conte said as he outlined the roadmap to restarting activities put into hibernation since early March. "We will live with the virus and we will have to adopt every precaution poss…

Dudley Paul (2020-04-26). Teachers' unions and COVID-19: time to step up. zcomm.org It's really encouraging to see educators continue to push this collective responsibility in the midst of COVID-19…

Leslie D. Gregory (2020-04-26). COVID-19 from the front lines. zcomm.org Some of us in the frontlines of health care have been trying to convince CDC to declare racism as a threat to public health. We think our proofs are strong…

Muhammed Shabeer (2020-04-26). "EDON has been at the forefront of all the struggles of the Cypriotic youth" peoplesdispatch.org Iakovos Tofari, head of the International Bureau of the Central Council of EDON and member of the EDON Executive Council, talks about COVID-19 in Cyprus and the role of the youth organization in various struggles…

Neve Gordon (2020-04-26). The acceleration of death precipitated by Covid-19 exposes state crime. zcomm.org Covid-19 has been uncovering the structural violence that states have instituted against their own populations…

Lauren Melendez (2020-04-26). A ("Presumed"or "Confirmed") "Covid Death" Does not Mean that the Virus Was the Cause of Death: Illinois Public Health Director. globalresearch.ca State Health officials have acknowledged a bending of the "Covid Curve" seeing smaller spikes in positive cases, or rather, not as exponential of a jump as recorded weeks ago when virus testing capability was much lower. | Additionally, despite the additional …

Adriaan Alsema (2020-04-26). Colombia extends emergency aid program amid corruption probe. colombiareports.com Colombia's President Ivan Duque announced a second emergency stipend for the poor on Saturday to help them through a lockdown that has been extended to May 11. In his daily…

teleSUR (2020-04-26). Argentina Welcomes Cuban Medical Aid, Slams US Blockade. telesurenglish.net Argentina has invited citizens to sign a proclamation to welcome Cuban medical aid workers and those of any other nationality, and to oppose the United States' (US) campaign against Cuba's policy of solidarity with the world. | RELATED: | In the letter, signed by the President of Abuelas de Mayo, Estela de Carlotto, the political scientist Atilio Borón, the writer Stella Calloni and the actresses Cecilia Roth and…

Roger D. Harris (2020-04-26). Trump and Biden Trade Hit Pieces: Distinctions without a Difference. dissidentvoice.org This season's sequel to the Game of Thrones features reality TV star and current occupant of the Oval Office versus the former Senator from MBNA and two-term VP. It's time to binge watch dueling hit pieces from the US electoral duopoly going at it. The narrower the distinctions between Democrats and Republicans, the more vociferous …

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2020-04-26). Let's Call the Geopolitical Operation of the "Global Elite" by Its Name, A Crime Against Humanity. globalresearch.ca What do we want to call the geopolitical operation of the "global elite" with its real "depopulation agenda" currently taking place before our very eyes? | The consequences of this gigantic, frightening swindle are being experienced by everyone personally at the …

Philip A Farruggio (2020-04-26). 'They Massage Horses Don't They?'. globalresearch.ca It's been over 25 years since that glorious warm, blue sky summer day at Belmont Park Racetrack. I not only remember it so well, but I can almost inhale that special racetrack smell, the combination of disinfectant merged with horse …

James Corbett (2020-04-26). Predictions: What Will Happen Next in the Corona Crisis? globalresearch.ca Sometimes it isn't all that hard to predict the future. All you have to do is listen to what the social engineers are telling you they're going to do. | For example, when the neocons

Brett Jordan (2020-04-26). The New "Normal": We Do Have Some Say in All This. globalresearch.ca In a televised CBS interview with Anthony Mason on April 2nd, Bill Gates issued a few key words that have since become iconic in the world of mainstream media. As has been the general trend whenever the famed …

Colin Todhunter (2020-04-26). The Gates Foundation and the "War on Cash": 'Financial Inclusion' in an Age of Neoliberalism. globalresearch.ca Back in November 2016, the Indian government decided to remove all 500- and 1000-rupee notes from circulation overnight without prior notice. This effectively removed 86% of cash in a country that was almost 90% cash reliant. | The notes became worthless …

Mike Davis (2020-04-26). Reopening the Economy Will Send Us to Hell. zcomm.org Heeding the siren call of the MAGA demonstrators, puppets on strings manipulated by hedge funds and billionaire casino owners, to "reopen the economy" would only result in tragedy…

graham (2020-04-26). Mission Creep — Yet more intrusive surveillance powers given to government. truepublica.org.uk By TruePublica: Back in 2016 — TruePublica wrote: "One should wonder where the universal surveillance system dubbed the 'snoopers charter' being installed by Britain's government is heading for eventually. Recently described by Edward Snowden in tweets as the "most intrusive and least accountable surveillance regime in the West" and its "a comprehensive record of your …

Staff (2020-04-26). I'm Native and Disabled. The US Government Is Sacrificing My People. truthout.org Sequestered away in my apartment in Washington, D.C., I listen to the sounds of construction outside my window. Despite stay-at-home orders and closures of non-essential businesses, the construction bringing gentrification and overpriced apartment buildings most D.C. residents can't afford continues on. It's a beautiful sunny day and I'd like to be anywhere but at my computer right now. | I'm multiply disabled and chronically ill with several of the underlying health conditions that make me vulnerable to C…

Staff (2020-04-26). Reopening the Economy Now Will Send Us Deeper Into Hell. truthout.org This story was originally published at As we head into the fifth month of the outbreak millions of working families feel like they have been kidnapped and sent to hell. | As unemployment (officially reported) soars toward 30 percent or more, an estimated 20 million more people will fall helplessly below the poverty line. In a recent Pew poll, 60 percent of Latinos reported losing jobs or wages, as did more than half of all workers below the age of 30. In add…

Staff (2020-04-26). Don't Bail Out Oil and Gas — Use the Money for Environmental Cleanup Instead. truthout.org This story is published as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. | Despite the evidence that the fossil fuel industry in the U.S. is

Staff (2020-04-26). New Poll Shows Nearly 90 Percent of Democratic Voters Support Medicare for All. truthout.org A new poll showing nearly 90 percent approval among Democratic voters for Medicare for All has stirred fresh calls for Joe Biden, the party's presumptive nominee, to end his outdated opposition to the healthcare solution that would Arriving amid the coronavir…

Staff (2020-04-26). New Poll Shows Nearly 90 Percent of Democrat Voters Support Medicare for All. truthout.org A new poll showing nearly 90 percent approval among Democratic voters for Medicare for All has stirred fresh calls for Joe Biden, the party's presumptive nominee, to end his outdated opposition to the healthcare solution that would Arriving amid the coronavir…

Jonathan Cook (2020-04-26). Palestinians Hunker Down for Ramadan, Facing a Virus that doesn't Discriminate but an Occupier that does. dissidentvoice.org As the holy fasting month of Ramadan begins, the coronavirus outbreak in Israel and the Palestinian territories is proving how inevitably intertwined the two populations' lives are, while also underlining the extreme differentials of power between them. While 15,000 Israelis have tested positive for Covid-19 so far, the numbers infected in the occupied territories are …

yenisafak (2020-04-26). Mink found infected with Covid-19 at two Dutch farms. yenisafak.com Two mink farms in the Netherlands have been put into quarantine after animals were found to be infected with the new coronavirus, the agriculture ministry said on Sunday, urging people to report any other likely cases in the animals.The mink, which were tested after showing signs of having trouble breathing, were believed to have been infected by employees who had the virus, the ministry said in a statement.The possibility that they could further spread the virus to humans or other animals on the farms was "minimal", the ministry said, citing advice from national health authorities.However movement of the ferret-…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-04-26). Vice President Pence to visit Mayo Clinic in Rochester on April 28. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Rochester, Minnesota, on Tuesday, April 28. He will tour Mayo Clinic facilities that support COVID-19 research and treatment, and speak with staff. Later that evening, Vice President Pence will return to Washington, D.C. Additional details about the vice president's trip are forthcoming. Members of the media can contact …

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). Iran needs ‚Ǩ5bn investment in power plant industry annually. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Vice Chairman of Board of Directors of Iran Electricity Industry Syndicate [IEIS] Payam Bagheri said that the Islamic Republic of Iran requires ‚Ǩ5 billion worth of investment in its power plant's industry per annum.

US PROStitute Collective (2020-04-26). The Coronavirus is a Disaster for Sex Workers — We Need Resources! indybay.org Thousands of families in the US rely on the income from sex work to survive and have been thrown into a crisis by the coronavirus.

IFCSS (2020-04-26). The COVID-19 Pandemic: Apocalypse or Opportunity? indybay.org Zoom Meeting | ID: 810 1058 4289 | PW: 007751 | Call-in numbers available: us02web.zoom.us/zoomconference | Please note that the invitation SAYS 10: 30, however, the meeting will be opened up at 10: 15 for anyone to join and discuss technical matters, catch up with each other, say Hi, etc.

The Commonwealth Club SF (2020-04-26). Asian American Voices on Anti-Asian Violence During COVID-19 (Online). indybay.org Online via livestream…

No Vacancy CA (2020-04-26). Fill Hotels Not Graves — raising funds to shelter unhoused folks. indybay.org California has neglected its catastrophic housing affordability and homelessness crisis for years. Meanwhile, our civic leaders prioritize large scale hotel developments, offering billions in incentives to developers. With the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus grounding the entire world, hundreds of thousands of hotel rooms sit empty while the government continues to deny thousands of unhoused Californians the right to shelter in place. They seem to just want us to die.

APTP (2020-04-26). Black Oakland Demands in Light of COVID-19 and Rates of Black Death. indybay.org Across the country, Black People are being infected and dying at disportionate rates from COVID-19. In order to respond effectively to the needs of the Black community our elected officials, health experts, advocates and organizers must take a look at the ways in which the descendants of slaves, Black, African and African-Americans are most impacted by this virus through a racial and class lens.

Follow The Bylaws Committee (2020-04-26). KPFA LSB Secretary Wofley's Effort To Cancel Local Station Board Meeting. indybay.org KPFA Local Station Board Secretary Carol Wolfley in alliance with the losers on the Local Station Board in the Pacifica corporate bylaw changes is now cancelling KPFA Local Station Board meetings. The supporters of the coup at WBAI and the corporate bylaws that were voted down by two to one are now flagrantly violating the bylaws by refusing to have meetings for many months. This allows the management of KPFA to operate without any oversight or transparency with the elected station board.

Climate One (2020-04-26). Empowering Women: The Climate Solution We Don't Talk About (Climate One). indybay.org Online…

Ecology Center in Berkeley (2020-04-26). How to use Social Media to Drive Environmental Change: Climate Change. indybay.org Online via Livestream…

The Canary (2020-04-26). Scotland should consider social and economic reform post-virus, Sturgeon says. thecanary.co Scotland should "look seriously at social and economic reform" in its planning for recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, Nicola Sturgeon has said. | The first minister said the virus has fundamentally changed everyday life but has given an opportunity to shape a different kind of future. | Stressing that lockdown measures are vital to suppress the spread of coronavirus, and could continue in their current form beyond this three-week period, she called on people to work together to develop ways Scotland can emerge stronger from the crisis. | Writing in the Herald on Sunday, she said: "When things come apart [mda…

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). Oil US tool to put pressure on China: energy expert. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — Monday, April 20 (2020), was a historic day for the oil market. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) closed below zero for the first time in the history of the oil market. President Trump's policies are considered as the main cause of the sharp prices fall and how he is using the factor to put pressure on its major rival, China, however, the fire will damage both producers and consumers in the long run.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). Developed nations can learn from developing states in coronavirus fight. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — I'm working in a medical equipment supplier company. I have to go to many hospitals and medical laboratories to provide their needs. Recently, I found out some points that could be very important for all health systems around the world.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). 'Equality, Sincere Assistance Maneuver' in Qazvin. en.mehrnews.com QAZVIN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Some 2,500 packs of foodstuffs and sanitary products have been distributed the families affected by the coronavirus pandemic in Qazvin under the framework of 'Equality and Sincere Assistance Maneuver'.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). Several EU countries cannot ask for Russia's help because of their 'big brothers': Lavrov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Some European and NATO countries cannot turn to Russia for help in the fight against coronavirus, because their "big brothers" are against it, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Bolshaya Igra ("Big Game") program on Russia's Channel One.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). Organizations must plan to boom business amid outbreak: Pres. Rouhani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that all organizations especially economic enterprises should plan for booming business, employment and surge in production during the spread of coronavirus.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). Iran, Venezuela discuss cooperation in COVID-19 battle. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Senior Iranian and Venezuelan health officials discussed ways of mutual cooperation to curb the coronavirus pandemic, which has entangled both countries.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). VIDEO: Coronavirus patient donates blood plasma in Gilan province. en.mehrnews.com Rasht, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Getting recovered from Covid-19, Javad Mousavi became the second donor of convalescent plasma in Rasht, northern Gilan province. Convalescent plasma is an antibody-rich blood component that is obtained from patients who have recovered from infectious diseases.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). Some cannot control their anger after seeing Iran's success amid outbreak. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that presidents of some countries are seen frustrated after witnessing Iran's success amid the coronavirus outbreak.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). Iran reports lowest coronavirus death toll since outbreak. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic in Iran hit a record low on Sunday as 60 new deaths were registered over the past 24 hours, the lowest since the virus outbreak in the country.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). Life goes on in Tehran amid coronavirus pandemic. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Businesses have been restarted as April 20, the first day of the second Iranian calendar month of Ordibehesht, in Tehran. Some translated this as an end to coronavirus pandemic in the Iranian capital city and resumed their daily routine life. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani noted on Sunday that the decision to resume activities should not be interpreted as elimination of the virus.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). Zarif, Guterres underline dispatch of humanitarian aid to Yemen. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — In a telephone conversation on Sunday, Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres underscored the vitality of dispatching humanitarian aid cargoes to Yemen, amid coronavirus outbreak.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). Global coronavirus death toll tops 203K, with over 2.9mn cases. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — As of Sunday, global deaths linked to the coronavirus have passed 203,000 while confirmed cases of the virus are expected to hit 3 million in the coming days.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). Mountain in Swiss lit up with a projection of Iran's flag. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Iran's national flag has been projected onto the Swiss mountain of the Matterhorn in an illuminated message of hope, endurance, and strength during the global coronavirus pandemic.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). 'Equality, Sincere Assistance Maneuver' in Bojnurd. en.mehrnews.com BOJNURD, Apr. 26 (MNA) — With the arrival of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, people of Bonjurd, northeastern Iran, are staging the 'Equality, Sincere Assistance Maneuver' – a call by the Leader – to help the families affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). 2nd group of Iranians stranded in Azerbaijan Republic return home. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — The second group of Iranian nationals stranded in the Azerbaijan Republic due to the deadly global outbreak of the novel coronavirus arrived in Iran on Sunday morning.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). Imports of basic goods at 2.5fold growth despite sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Head of Government Trading Corporation of Iran (GTC) Amir Talebi said that basic goods and commodities imported into the country last year [ended March 20, 2020] recorded a 2.5fold growth as compared to the same period of last year.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). Tehran's City Theater void of people amid outbreak. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — City Theater of Tehran, which sometimes described as the heart of Iranian theater, has been closed for almost two months as a measure to contain the spread of the COVID-19.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). US urges extension of embargo on conventional arms sales to Iran: report. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Repeating accusations against Iran, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Saturday for the UN to extend its conventional arms embargo on Iran beyond its scheduled end in October, citing Tehran's recent launch of a military satellite.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). German MP calls for a new nuclear agreement with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Due to the ongoing conflicts over the nuclear agreement with Iran, known as the JCPOA, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the German Bundestag, Norbert Rà∂ttgen, has called for a new agreement with Tehran.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). Zarif holds phone talks with Iraqi, Omani counterparts. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 263 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held separate phone talks with his Iraqi and Omani counterparts on Sunday to discuss a host of issues of mutual interest.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). Russia says US claim on Iran's satellite launch 'wrong'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) – Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Mikhail Ulyanov has denied US allegations against Iran in the field of launching its military satellite, saying that the United States is violating the UN Security Council resolutions.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). Foreign Ministry deplores US for blocking website of Iranian newspaper. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry has condemned the United States' hawkish move to block and seize the official domain name of Iranian state-run newspaper "Iran".

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). New medical cargo purchased from Germany arrives in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — A new consignment of medical products purchased from Germany has arrived in Iran through Sari Su border, northwestern West Azarbaijan province.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). 'Simin' goes to Salento Intl. Filmfest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Iranian feature 'Simin, directed by Morteza Atashzamzam, will take part at the 17th Salento International Film Festival in Italy.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). Launching 'Noor-1' satellite showcases new dimensions of Iran's defense power. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Commander of Khatam-al Anbiya Central Headquarters Major General Gholam Ali Rashid said on Sun. that launch of Iran's military satellite by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps [IRGC] displayed new dimensions of power of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). Eurasia, a suitable opportunity to expand trade coop. between Iran, Belarus. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Eurasia is a suitable opportunity for the expansion of trade cooperation between Islamic Republic of Iran and Belarus.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). Iranian dailies' headlines on April 26. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Mehr News takes a look at some of the Iranian dailies' Sunday headlines.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). FAO has increased budget to support capacity building in Iran: Torero. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Maximo Torero, chief economist and assistant director-general for the Economic and Social Development Department at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), says the organization has just increased its allocation of funds to support capacity building for Iranian experts.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). Sayyari hails armed forces self-reliance in producing needed equipment. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Deputy Coordinator of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Army said that the country is now designing and manufacturing all of its needs.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). "Untimely" wins best 1st feature award at American fest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — The Iranian film "Untimely" directed by Pouya Eshtehardi has won the best first feature award at the Dallas VieoFest's Alternative Fiction in the US.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). Rimdan border reopened: IRICA spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — The Rimdan border between Iran and Pakistan has been reopened since April 25, according to an official at Iran customs.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). Police bust 415 kg of illicit drugs in southeastern Iran. en.mehrnews.com ZAHEDAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Iran's anti-narcotics police forces of Sistan and Baluchestan province have managed to capture 415 kilograms of drugs in an armed clash in Saravan region, bordering Pakistan.

en.mehrnews (2020-04-26). Holy month of Ramadan in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Millions of Muslims around the world are observing the holy month of Ramadan, during which adult people fast from dawn to dusk.

sputniknews (2020-04-26). 'Strategic US-China Rivalry' to Intensify Amid COVID-19 Pandemic — Spain's Foreign Minister. sputniknews.com As the global number of those infected with COVID-19 reached 2,719,897 on Saturday, according to the World Health Organisation, one of the worst-hit countries, Spain, said that daily fatalities had fallen to the lowest level in more than a month, with the government mulling easing some of the strict restrictions introduced on 14 March.

sputniknews (2020-04-26). COVID-19 Taught Us a Lesson in Self-Reliance: Chief of Indian Defence Staff. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): COVID-19 saw India scrambling to get critical test kits and personal protection equipment for frontline medical professionals. The test kits finally imported from China turned out to be faulty, even as Indian scientists fast-tracked the development of drugs and personal protection wear.

sputniknews (2020-04-26). UK Scraps China from Official COVID-19 Death Tally Graphs in Snub over 'Cover-Up' Claims. sputniknews.com Earlier, China revised its official COVID-19 fatality count to 4,632, adding some 1,290 deaths registered in Wuhan, while rejecting a chorus of accusations that it was covering up the true scale of the epidemic.

sputniknews (2020-04-26). Russia to Deliver 40+ Tonnes of Medicine to Venezuela to Fight COVID by 9 May – Ambassador. sputniknews.com Russia plans to ship more than 40 tonnes of medicine to Venezuela to fight against coronavirus, Russia's Ambassador to Caracas Sergei Melik-Bagdasarov said.

sputniknews (2020-04-26). Italy to Remain Closed for Tourism Until End of Year – Culture Minister. sputniknews.com Italy remains one of the worst coronavirus-hit nations in Europe, and the third-most affected country on the planet overall, which has forced the authorities to introduce strict measures, including travel restrictions, to constrain the transmission of the deadly disease.

sputniknews (2020-04-26). Virgin Atlantic CEO Richard Branson Seeks Buyer for His Transatlantic Airline – Reports. sputniknews.com Richard Branson is seeking a buyer for Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. after the airline was grounded indefinitely amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, according to the Daily Star.

sputniknews (2020-04-26). Deutsche Bank Declines Democrats' Request to Provide Details About Interactions With Trump — Report. sputniknews.com Frankfurt-based Deutsche Bank remains one of the biggest lenders to the Trump Organisation, which has reportedly suffered some hardship during the coronavirus pandemic. The bank has been repeatedly targeted by Democrats, pressuring it to reveal Donald Trump's financial records.

sputniknews (2020-04-26). Relevant Like Never Before: Soviet-Era Posters Promoting Proper Hygiene. sputniknews.com A procedure as trivial as hand washing has become a powerful instrument in staving off the new coronavirus disease. However, sometimes people forget about the importance of keeping one's hands clean and often disregard certain hygiene rules. Thankfully, we have Soviet posters to remind us of that!

sputniknews (2020-04-26). 'Moving into End-Game': Production Shut-Downs Cited as Next Chapter of COVID-19-Driven Oil Crisis. sputniknews.com The ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has halted economic activities and travel, has crippled demand for crude, resulting in an oil glut and sending prices plunging, heralding more shocks to the industry.

sputniknews (2020-04-26). All-Inclusive Quarantine: Monkeys Enjoy Themselves in Hotel's Pool. sputniknews.com While humans across the globe are struggling with the lack of physical activity due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic, wild animals are enjoying unprecedented freedom.

sputniknews (2020-04-26). Another Boeing Revenue Stream Disappears as US Navy Takes Delivery of Final Block II Super Hornet. sputniknews.com The Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet has been the US Navy's workhorse attack aircraft for nearly two decades, with the planes involved in almost all of America's foreign wars since 2001, from Iraq and Afghanistan to Syria and Iraq again. Its predecessor, the F/A-18, took part in the 1986 bombing of Libya, the Gulf War, and the 90s Yugoslav wars.

sputniknews (2020-04-26). 'I'll Be Shocked If He's Not Dead': Lindsey Graham Addresses Rumors of Kim Jong Un's Alleged Demise. sputniknews.com Senator Graham also said he hopes that, if Kim Jong-un is indeed dead, the next North Korean head of state will cooperate with US President Donald Trump "to make North Korea a better place for everybody".

sputniknews (2020-04-26). Russian Legislator Insists Kim Jong-Un's Health Not Deteriorated After Talk With DPRK Envoy. sputniknews.com Rumours have been circulating in the media regarding the North Korean leader's health, with some reports suggesting that Kim is in a vegetative state or even dead. The reports emerged due to Kim's absence from high-profile official events.

sputniknews (2020-04-26). Silver Lining? UK Gov't Orders 50 Million 'Immunity Tests' Amid Scientific "Breakthrough" sputniknews.com The development may offer a ray of hope as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the UK hits 148,000, with 20,319 deaths as of the morning of Sunday, April 26.

sputniknews (2020-04-26). Australian Authorities Launch COVID-19 Contact Tracking App – Reports. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Australian government on Sunday released an app to track possible contacts with COVID-19 patients, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported.

sputniknews (2020-04-26). Blame Game in Full Throttle: Why WHO's Listing of Israel as 'European' Raises No Red Flags. sputniknews.com Donald Trump's criticism of the WHO has turned all eyes on the entity's alleged political biases. However, it appears the media spread it on thick when they lambasted the WHO for including Israel in the list of European nations in its COVID-19 situation reports. WHO and Israeli researchers have explained why and what's behind the controversy.

sputniknews (2020-04-26). Woman Accusing Biden 'Lost Respect' for CNN Anchor who Failed to Ask Ex-VP About Sexual Allegation. sputniknews.com Former Senate aide Tara Reade formally filed a criminal complaint earlier this month regarding Senator Joe Biden's alleged 1993 sexual assault against her, communicating that she is willing to testify under oath and cooperate with law enforcement if deemed necessary.

sputniknews (2020-04-26). Iraq, US to Discuss Timeline for Full US Troop Pullout at Talks in June – Baghdad. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Iraq and the United States will discuss a timeline for the full withdrawal of American troops from the Middle Eastern country at talks in June, the spokesman for the Iraqi armed forces' commander-in-chief said.

sputniknews (2020-04-26). Iran's Revolutionary Guards to Take Delivery of New Stealthy Drone With 2,000 km Range – Report. sputniknews.com First unveiled in late 2013, the prospective 'Fotros' drone, built by the Iran Aviation Industries Organization, was once thought to have been an abandoned prototype.

sputniknews (2020-04-26). Russian Scientists Prove Life Can Survive on Mars, Venus, Jupiter's Ice Moon. sputniknews.com Theories about the possible habitability of Earth's closest neighbours go back to the dawn of the space age, with scientists creating increasingly complex instruments to try to confirm beyond a doubt whether such life exists in the years since.

sputniknews (2020-04-26). Russian Paratroopers Make Historic Airdrop From Mind-Boggling 10,000 Metre Altitude – Video. sputniknews.com This marks the first time paratroopers have ever jumped from this height. The airdrop was dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War and the 90th anniversary of the Russian Airborne Forces.

sputniknews (2020-04-26). Too Hot to Handle? World's Hottest Gran Fumes as TikTok Scrubs Sexy Videos. sputniknews.com Dubbed the "world's hottest gran", Australian model and social media influencer Gina Stewart is a mother of four and a doting grandmother who is famed for her age-defying "all natural" looks.

sputniknews (2020-04-26). Five Yemeni Provinces Reject Southern Transitional Council's Self-Governance – Reports. sputniknews.com CAIRO (Sputnik) – The Southern Transitional Council has stated it introduced self-governance and a state of emergency in Yemen's south. The council has been accusing the Yemeni government of corruption, failure to fulfill its obligations, plotting against Yemeni people and failing to pay salaries to civilians and servicemen for months.

yenisafak (2020-04-26). China's smog-prone Hebei saw pollution fall 15% from Oct-March. yenisafak.com China's smog-prone northern province of Hebei met its air quality targets by a big margin over the winter after concerted efforts to tackle emissions, a local official said on Sunday, without mentioning coronavirus-related factory shutdowns.Average PM2.5 concentrations over the October-March period dropped 15% from a year earlier to 61 micrograms per cubic metre, while sulphur dioxide also fell by a third, said He Litao, vice-head of the provincial environmental bureau.Most experts have attributed the significant decline in air pollution throughout China in the first quarter to the coronavirus outbreak and tough…

yenisafak (2020-04-26). Mothering with a mask: Belgian with COVID-19 gives birth to healthy baby. yenisafak.com A pregnant Belgian woman diagnosed with the coronavirus has given birth to a healthy baby daughter – but must now learn to care for her newborn wearing, and sleeping with, a protective mask.Baby Mahaut was born on April 23 in Brussels by caesarean section because of earlier complications not linked to the respiratory disease COVID-19, but which led to mother Amandine being tested, even though she showed no symptoms."They told me they would test me for COVID-19 and I thought it would be negative. The next day, my gynaecologist called me to tell me that it was positive, I nearly fell off my chair," Amandine, who as…

yenisafak (2020-04-26). Dutch coronavirus cases rise by 655 to 37,845, with 66 new deaths. yenisafak.com The Netherlands' number of confirmed coronavirus cases has risen by 655 to 37,845, health authorities said on Sunday, with 66 new deaths.The country's death toll stands at 4,475, the Netherlands' Institute for Public Health (RIVM) said in its daily update.The RIVM cautioned it only reports confirmed cases, and actual numbers are higher.

yenisafak (2020-04-26). UK at 'dangerous' stage, no lockdown exit strategy in sight. yenisafak.com Britain's stand-in leader resisted pressure on Sunday to explain how the government plans to ease a coronavirus lockdown that has been in place for a month, warning that hasty action could result in a second peak of infections.Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, deputising for Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he recovers from COVID-19, said the government was working privately on how to move out of the lockdown but it would be irresponsible to speculate in public."We are at a delicate and dangerous stage and we need to make sure that the next steps are sure-footed," Raab said during an interview on Sky News, urging th…

yenisafak (2020-04-26). 'COVID-19 did not change much in Japan's daily life'. yenisafak.com It is a part of the Japanese culture to wear masks and maintain "utmost" cleanliness during the routine life, so COVID-19 pandemic did not change much in the country."The only issue is there is no aggressive testing of people to determine whether a person is infected or not," a software engineer who identified himself with the name Ahmad and based in Tokyo told Anadolu Agency.In their daily lives, the Japanese use hand sanitizers, wear masks, and maintain cleanliness, he said.Japan reported nearly 13,231 cases of the coronavirus with 360 deaths. Despite an aging population, questions have been raised as to why au…

yenisafak (2020-04-26). Iran plans to reopen mosques in areas free of coronavirus: President. yenisafak.com Iran plans to reopen mosques in parts of the country that have been consistently free of the coronavirus outbreak as restrictions on Iranians gradually ease, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday.Iran, one of the Middle Eastern countries hardest hit by the pandemic, will be divided up into white, yellow and red regions based on the number of infections and deaths, Rouhani said, according to the presidency's website.Activities in each region will be restricted accordingly, so an area that has been consistently free of infections or deaths will be labelled white and mosques could be reopened with Friday prayers r…

yenisafak (2020-04-26). Massive coronavirus-themed grass graffiti is unveiled in Swiss Alps. yenisafak.com A French artist known for massive works of graffiti on grass best seen from the air presented his latest piece on Sunday in the Swiss Alps – a coronavirus-related picture of a girl looking towards the horizon.The artist Saype, whose real name is Guillaume Legros, has painted his temporary, biodegradable images on lawns from Yamoussoukro in Ivory Coast to the Champ de Mars next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, often depicting children or a close-up of two people's hands gripping each other's forearms."Beyond crisis", his new work on a clearing in the Swiss resort town of Leysin, shows a girl sitting, completing a cha…

yenisafak (2020-04-26). Turkey flies out coronavirus patient after being denied treatment in Sweden. yenisafak.com A Turkish air ambulance left Malmo Airport at 9 a.m. local time (0700GMT) and arrived at the Ankara Esenboga Airport at 1: 30 p.m. local time (1030GMT).After routine health checks, the patient Emrullah Gulusken and his three children were taken to Ankara Sehir Hospital.In Malmo, Sweden, Gulusken tested positive for COVID-19 but was denied treatment by authorities. His daughters Leyla and Samira shared posts on social media, asking for help.Turkey's Health Minister Fahrettin Koca took swift action, and brought the family back."A daughter did something that would be an example to all. Our country took very swift act…

yenisafak (2020-04-26). Eurasian countries fighting pandemic. yenisafak.com Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Georgia, and Uzbekistan reported a spike in cases.- UkraineThe Health Ministry of Ukraine announced 492 more people caught the virus, raising the tally to 8,617 nationwide.The death toll in the country has risen to 209, while 840 patients have recovered so far.- KazakhstanThe Health Ministry in Kazakhstan said that in the country, where 25 people died due to COVID-19, the number of cases rose by 96, reaching 2,660.Also, 677 people have recovered, while 1,981 people are currently under treatment.- KyrgyzstanWith the detection of 17 more people infected in Kyrgyzstan, the t…

graham (2020-04-26). Tory party implosion and the blame game — here's what's coming next. truepublica.org.uk By TruePublica Editor: The weakness of the Boris Johnson government has been thrown into the light in the last few weeks and it is deflecting from the task at hand — to manage the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that, by the end of wave one of several waves, is likely to have killed some 50,000 people. …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2020-04-26). The Digital Revolution: Unlimited Ability to Spy and Control Populations. The Creation of a Police State Dystopia. globalresearch.ca Many have expressed concerns that coronavirus will be used, as 9/11 and the hoax "war on terror" were, to further expand the American police state dystopia. But we were doomed by the digital revolution to a controlled existence regardless of …

Ryan Cristián (2020-04-26). Evidence US Gov Knew Of COVID Before November 2019 & Anti-China Talking Points Expose CV Cover Up. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (4/25/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-04-26). Why are more men dying from COVID-19 than women? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Men appear to be hit harder by COVID-19 than women. Early data from China and the World Health Organization (WHO) show that more men than women are dying from COVID-19. Other countries like Spain and Italy also are seeing higher death rates among men. But why might that be? Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-04-26). Infographic: Understanding COVID-19 testing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. For more information and COVID-19 coverage, go to the Mayo Clinic News Network and mayoclinic.org.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-04-26). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: How public health measures can help reopen the country. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, efforts are underway to find a new normal and begin to reopen the country and the economy. While people are eager for strict social distancing rules to end, public health measures, including testing and tracing for the virus, will be important tools needed to control the spread of the virus …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-04-26). Connecting Patients: New habits I've learned from COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Have you created new patterns or behaviors in your daily life, while staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Are there things you've changed or learned about yourself that you'd like to continue in the future? Bring your ideas to the Mayo Clinic Connect conversation: New Habits from COVID-19 and the New Normal__________________________________________ Shared from a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-04-26). COVID-19: Mayo Clinic expert on what it's going to take to reopen the US. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Widespread stay-at-home efforts have forced many businesses to close during the COVID-19 pandemic. As talk of reopening the economy ramps up across the U.S., Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic COVID-19 expert, answers questions about what it's going to take to get to that point. Watch: Dr. Gregory Poland answers questions on reopening after COVID-19 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-04-26). COVID-19: New daily routines for medications. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Schedules and routines are being affected as people stay-at-home during the COVID-19 pandemic. For instance, it might be difficult to stay on track with taking medications when you're not doing the things you usually do, according to Dr. Robert Bright, a Mayo Clinic psychiatrist. Dr. Bright says it's especially important for people who have mental …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-04-26). COVID-19: Finding safety when there is abuse at home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As cities across the globe began to lock down because of the?COVID-19?pandemic, reports of domestic abuse began to rise. In Seattle, one of the earliest U.S. cities to endure an outbreak,?police reported?a 21% increase in?domestic violence?in March.? "Many of us understand how incredibly stressful it can be to be in our home all of the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-04-26). What to do when anxiety affects your sleep. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While anxiety around COVID-19 may be affecting your sleep, getting a good night's sleep is key to protecting your health. In these days where there is high anxiety around COVID-19, getting your sleep isn't easy. But a good night's sleep is a key factor in maintaining your health and protecting your immune system. "Sleep is …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-04-26). Mayo Clinic partners with state of Minnesota, University of Minnesota on breakthrough COVID-19 initiative. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic joined Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcom, the University of Minnesota, and other health system leaders to announce a breakthrough initiative to provide rapid, widespread testing for COVID-19 in Minnesota. The goal of this statewide strategy is to test all symptomatic people, isolate confirmed cases to limit the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-04-26). What people living with hepatitis C need to know about COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Hepatitis C infections tripled in the U.S. from -2009-18, prompting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to update screening recommendations that include all adults and pregnant women. This increase is especially concerning, since people who have existing chronic medical issues may be at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19. "Hepatitis C is another RNA virus, actually not that …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-04-26). Why a Mayo Clinic expert has grave concerns about second wave of COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As states look toward beginning to reopen their economies, health experts are warning of a possible second wave of COVID-19 that could emerge later this year and make for an even more dire health crisis. Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic COVID-19 expert, offers his insight on the effect of a potential second wave of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-04-26). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Staying healthy while teleworking. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: With social distancing guidelines in place due to COVID-19, I've been working from home for a few weeks, and I can tell it's already taking a toll on my health. I feel more tired and less motivated to exercise and eat well, even though I have more time for both. What should …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-04-26). Mayo Clinic expert answers questions about antibody testing for COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A new serology, or antibody, test for COVID-19 has been developed and is now in use by Mayo Clinic Laboratories. Unlike the molecular diagnostic test for COVID-19, which determines if someone is currently infected with the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, serology tests detect a patient's immune response to the virus by specifically looking …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-04-26). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Myths and facts about COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have read many conflicting things about COVID-19, including how it spreads from person to person and how I might be able to reduce my risk of getting sick. Can you help me understand whether some things I've heard are myth or fact because I do not want to spread the virus …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-04-26). When patients with COVID-19 need intensive care support. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Many people who contract COVID-19 will have mild symptoms, but for others those symptoms may be severe and lead to hospitalization. Some of the most common complications from severe COVID-19 include respiratory problems like pneumonia, hypoxemic respiratory failure and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Dr. Daniel Brown, director of critical care medicine at Mayo Clinic, says these patients with severe illness …

Sandipan Talukdar (2020-04-25). COVID-19: Vaccine candidate developed in China reported to have protected monkeys. peoplesdispatch.org SARS-CoV-2 was directly put into the lungs of eight Rhesus Macaques. None of the monkeys that had been vaccinated were seen to have developed a full-blown infection.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-04-25). After the Lockdown: A Global Coronavirus Vaccination Program… globalresearch.ca The tendency is towards a Worldwide lockdown spearheaded by fear and media disinformation. Currently, hundreds of millions of people Worldwide are under lockdown. | What is the next step in the evolution of the COV-19 Crisis? A multibillion dollar coronavirus vaccination program to be implemented in the wake of the Lockdown.

Conrad Keating (2020-04-25). [Perspectives] The history of the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine trial. thelancet.com In 1949, an international congress on malaria coincided with the publication of Mark F Boyd's massive two-volume work on the science of malariology. Placing the tomes on the rostrum, Paul F Russell announced to the delegates, "I present you these volumes as tombstones on the grave of malaria." More than 70 years later, however, it is apparent that Russell's optimism was misplaced: malaria and the mosquitoes that carry this deadly parasitic disease still refuse to be buried. Nevertheless, malaria is a preventable disease, and following WHO's failed eradication attempts in the 1950s and 1960s, global mortality and…

RT (2020-04-25). Covid-19 vaccine may be far away, but these alternate treatments are next best thing — study. rt.com While numerous clinical trials are currently fighting for a vaccine to the coronavirus, one new study suggests promising treatments that can be used in the meantime to battle the spread. | The study, titled 'The Current and Future State of Vaccines, Antivirals and Gene Therapies Against Emerging Coronaviruses' and

Ben Conark (2020-04-25). Another One: Study Finds 6% Around Miami Have Covid-19 Antibodies — Indicates 0.14% Fatality Rate. anti-empire.com The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Miami-Dade County appears to be much higher than is actually being reported, according to results of a preliminary study by Miami-Dade County and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. | The early findings of SPARK-C, the Surveillance Program Assessing Risk and Knowledge of Coronavirus, a public-private partnership designed to determine the actual rate of COVID-19 exposure in the community found 6% of participants tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, which equates to 165,000 Miami-Dade County residents. | This figure directly contrasts with testing site…

news.un (2020-04-25). 'No evidence' that recovered COVID-19 patients cannot be reinfected, says WHO. news.un.org The UN World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that there is currently no evidence that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second infection.

Helen Buyniski (2020-04-25). Coronavirus Is the New Religion and the Face Mask Is Its Cross. anti-empire.com As fear and uncertainty swirl around the Covid-19 epidemic, an invisible evil potentially lurking anywhere, protective measures like masks have taken on a talismanic quality, and a religion built on shaming 'heretics' is growing. | Unable to see the microscopic "enemy" and bereft of a scientifically proven cure, those seeking deliverance from the new coronavirus are left with only their faith that the measures prescribed by health experts —our scientific priest class— will work to keep it at bay. That's all well and good until those who buck the new orthodoxy are scapegoated for the plague. | Face…

WSWS (2020-04-25). Amid warnings of famine and unrest in Venezuela, Maduro renews talks with US-backed opposition. wsws.org The timing of the renewed talks makes it clear that any settlement with US imperialism would be centrally aimed against a challenge from below.

WSWS (2020-04-25). Minnesota meatpacking plant closes after two dozen workers test positive for COVID-19. wsws.org JBS USA, the largest meat processing company in Minnesota, shut down its pork plant in Worthington on Monday, resulting in the layoff of 2,000 workers, many of whom are immigrants.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-04-25). Fake Coronavirus Data, Fear Campaign. Spread of the COVID-19 Infection. globalresearch.ca Do not let yourself be misled by the fear campaign, pointing to a Worldwide coronavirus calamity with repeated "predictions" that hundreds of thousands of people are going to die. | According to the WHO, the death rate pertaining to Seasonal Influenza globally is between 6 to 12 times higher than COVID-19.

Aaron Maté (2020-04-25). US elites use Russiagate playbook to blame China and promote hostility. thegrayzone.com The US establishment is demonizing China over the COVID-19 crisis with a familiar Russiagate playbook of specious claims, fear-mongering, and…

Richard Horton (2020-04-25). [Comment] Offline: Why President Trump is wrong about WHO. thelancet.com April 14, 2020: President Trump, speaking at The White House—"Today, I am instructing my administration to halt funding of the World Health Organization while a review is conducted to assess the World Health Organization's role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus…The WHO's reliance on China's disclosures likely caused a 20-fold increase in cases worldwide, and it may be much more than that. The WHO has not addressed a single one of these concerns nor provided a serious explanation that acknowledges its own mistakes, of which there were many…so much death has been caused…

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Suffering in Kashmir and Palestine
Robert Fantina | globalresearch.ca | 2020-04-26
While the world is pre-occupied with coronavirus and its impact on lives and the international economy, one must not forget that suffering due to oppression knows no season and has no vaccine, but is not without a cure. Sadly, for …
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Millions more children at risk with immunization services disrupted amid COVID-19 pandemic
news.un.org | 2020-04-26
Last year, over 13 million children received no vaccines at all, and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) is calling on governments to step up, warning disrupting immunization services amid the COVID-19 pandemic could leave even more of the world's most marginalized children without access to life-saving vaccines.
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Cuban News Agency Reporter Arrested in Chile for 'No Reason'
telesurenglish.net | 2020-04-26
Cuban news agency Prensa Latina's reporter Damian Trujillo was detained Sunday in Chile's Santiago, during a protest marking the day on which the country's constitutional referendum would have taken place, had it not been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. | RELATED: | Chile's Elite Escaping by Helicopter for Easter Amid Pandemic | A group of Carabineros, the Chilean police, arrested the journalist and placed him in their van while his colleagues protested and asked for…
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Around the World in 8 minutes: Colombians protest state negligence
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-04-26
Protests in Colombia against the negligence of the government were repressed by security personnel. The protesters who are victims of internal displacement demanded that the state deliver on its promises.
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Coast to coast: 'Cancel the rents' say car protesters
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2020-04-26
Socially distanced protest asserts essential right to housing during and after pandemic.
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She's Back: Nikki Haley's Anti-China Rage: "Stop Communist China"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-04-26
Neocon hardliner Haley is a "hawk" on the far-right fringe of US politics. She's militantly hostile toward sovereign states on the US target list for regime change. | As former Trump regime UN envoy, she was an embarrassment to the …
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The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-04-26
WHO has most likely received orders from "above", from those people who also manage Trump and the "leaders" (sic) of the EU, European Union. The final decision to go ahead NOW with COVID-19 pandemic, was taken in January 2020 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos – behind very much closed doors.
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Trump Regime Aims to Suppress Iranian Truth-Telling
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-04-26
US hostility toward Iran is all about its sovereign independence

In India, migrant laborers bear the brunt of informality, government apathy and lockdown
Balu Sunilraj | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-04-26
Many migrant laborers, who are exploited to the maximum during 'normal' times, have been left to starve by their employers during the lockdown even as the government has failed to address their needs…
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There's been a surge in 'unlawful' attempts to not save disabled people from coronavirus
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-04-26
The number of learning disabled people subject to controversial Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) notices has surged to "unprecedented" levels. That's according to one care provider, which has said many of these may well be "unlawful". The backdrop against these is th…
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Coronavirus Escalates a Pharmaceutical Arms Race
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-04-26
In each era, it is possible to detect a central factor in the struggle for power between nations, which, when achieved, will enable the nation that conquered it to be at an advantageous stage in relation to all the others …
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Colombia to restart economy with 84% of Bogota's ICU's already full: medical federation chief
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-04-26
Even a "minor surge" of the coronavirus would collapse Colombia's public healthcare system, the vice-president of the Colombian Medical Federation (FMC) warned as the government seeks to restart economic activity….
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Duque's backwards response to the coronavirus could destroy Colombia
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-04-26
President Ivan Duque's backwards response to the coronavirus could destroy not just Colombia's economy, but disintegrate society. If you thought Uber was "disruptive," please have a look at the history…
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Spain To Open Up Society After COVID-19 Case Reduction
telesurenglish.net | 2020-04-26
As of this Sunday, almost six million children under 14 years of age began to walk on roads and public spaces in Spain, in a relief from the confinement to which they have been subjected to for more than 40 days due to the coronavirus pandemic. | RELATED: | Europe COVID-19 Updates: Italy – Spain – UK – Germany – More | In accordance with the provisions of the authorities, as of this Sunday, up to three children can walk for one hour and for one kilometer with adult supervision.
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Brazil Justice Minister Resigns Over Bolsonaro's Interference in Investigations
Andrew Fishman | zcomm.org | 2020-04-26
Impeachment Talk Ramps Up…
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Argentina Welcomes Cuban Medical Aid, Slams US Blockade
telesurenglish.net | 2020-04-26
Argentina has invited citizens to sign a proclamation to welcome Cuban medical aid workers and those of any other nationality, and to oppose the United States' (US) campaign against Cuba's policy of solidarity with the world. | RELATED: | Argentina to Soon Welcome 200 Cuban Doctors for COVID-19 Fight | In the letter, signed by the President of Abuelas de Mayo, Estela de Carlotto, the political scientist Atilio Borón, the writer Stella Calloni and the actresses Cecilia Roth and…
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Italy to Start Lifting COVID-19 Lockdown on May 4
telesurenglish.net | 2020-04-26
Italy will begin to re-open its strategic sectors after almost two months of quarantine as it prepares a staged end to Europe's longest COVID-19 lockdown, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte informed Sunday. | RELATED: | Italy: COVID-19 Plunged One Million People Into Poverty | "We expect a very complex challenge," Conte said as he outlined the roadmap to restarting activities put into hibernation since early March. "We will live with the virus and we will have to adopt every precaution poss…
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'They should study Shakespeare, not science': Sen. Cotton claims China could be using visa students to STEAL US Covid-19 vaccine
rt.com | 2020-04-26
Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton believes China is "actively" trying to steal a coronavirus vaccine from the US and could be using foreign students to do so. As such, he has urged the government to limit what they can study. | "The Chinese Communist Party has been stealing America's intellectual property for decades and they're not going to magically stop in the middle of a pandemic," Cotton told Fox News' 'Sunday Morning Futures'. | "In the middle of a pandemic, what's the most valuable intellectual property in the world? It's the research that our great laboratories and life science companies are doing on prophyl…
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Yemen's southern separatists declare self-rule, putting Saudi-brokered 2019 peace deal in jeopardy
rt.com | 2020-04-26
The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC), which is based in the southern Yemeni port of Aden, declared a state of emergency and announced that from now on it will "self-govern" the territories it controls. The separatists accused the Saudi-backed government of President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi of corruption and mismanagement. | Hadi's government said that the STC's decision amounts to a "complete withdrawal" from the Saudi-brokered peace, which was signed in November 2019. Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Hadhrami warned that the separatists will face "dangerous and catastrophic consequences." | The UAE an…
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United Nations Warns of Famine, Urges Debt Relief and Calls for New Debt Process to Confront the Coronavirus Pandemic
Kate Zeller | indybay.org | 2020-04-26
Over the last 48 hours, United Nations agencies warned the coronavirus could spread famine to hundreds of millions, called for new debt relief processes and the UN's chief urged expanding debt relief and aid to more countries.
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Bernie Sanders and the Future of the Movement
James L Cowan | indybay.org | 2020-04-26
Online…
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'Hank-ccine': Tom Hanks Donates Plasma to COVID-19 Vaccine Research Effort
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-26
As NPR host Peter Sagal said, "there could be no better ending" to the current coronavirus crisis than if a cure to this disease could be made out of Tom Hanks' blood.
sputniknews.com/us/202004261079098893-ha…

Turkish Red Crescent delivers Ramadan aid in N. Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-04-26
The Turkish Red Crescent distributed on Sunday 1,000 food parcels among the poor in northwestern Syria as part of its Ramadan campaign.The aid agency, also known as Kizilay, distributed food parcels in Rasulayn and Tel Abyad districts of northern Syria, which were cleared of terrorists with Operation Peace Spring, according to the governorship of Sanliurfa.The agency is also planning to distribute another 1,000 food parcels for Ramadan feast toward the end of the holy month.The Turkish Red Crescent is the largest humanitarian organization in Turkey, with an international network to help nations in need.Turkey is…
yenisafak.com/en/world/turkish-red-cresc…

Afghan men reject social distancing for religious gathering amid coronavirus
yenisafak.com | 2020-04-26
Afghan authorities are struggling to implement lockdowns to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in a province bordering Iran where the outbreak is widening due to an influx of Afghan returnees and men refusing to adhere to social distancing. Herat, the country's third largest city and a bustling province in eastern Afghanistan, has reported a high number of coronavirus cases.The country is grappling with acute shortages of testing facilities at a time when violent clashes between government forces and the Taliban insurgents show no signs of decline.The medical and security crisis has worsened in the province as…
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Germany says China sought to encourage positive COVID-19 comments
yenisafak.com | 2020-04-26
Chinese diplomats approached German government officials in an attempt to encourage them to make positive statements on how Beijing is handling the coronavirus pandemic, the German interior ministry said in a letter this month."The German government is aware of individual contacts made by Chinese diplomats with the aim of effecting positive public statements on the coronavirus management by the People's Republic of China," said the letter, seen by Reuters on Sunday."The federal government has not complied with these requests."The letter was dated April 22 and was sent to Green Party member of parliament Margarete…
yenisafak.com/en/world/germany-says-chin…

US Will Allow West Bank Annexation in 2 Months: Netanyahu
telesurenglish.net | 2020-04-26
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced his confidence Sunday that the United States would give him the approval within two months to go ahead with the annexation of parts of the illegally occupied West Bank. | RELATED: | UN, EU Warn New Israeli Gov't Against West Bank Annexation | "A couple of months from now I am confident that that pledge will be honored," Netanyahu told the European Commission for Israel, describing that the U.S. peace proposal announced by President Do…
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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mayo Clinic Laboratories launches serology testing
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-04-26
A new serology test from Mayo Clinic Laboratories is being used to identify the presence of immune response to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The serology test is intended only to detect antibodies to the virus. It does not diagnose recent or active infection. Mayo Clinic Laboratories also offers a molecular test to diagnose very recent …
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Science Saturday: Antibody testing, in pictures
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-04-26
Convalescent plasma therapy for the treatment of COVID-19 virus infection is based on the function of antibodies, tiny proteins created by the immune system, that combat invaders to the body in a variety of ways. Some are capable of neutralizing a virus, while others work by mobilizing a range of other immune cells that fight …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/sc…

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 research task force
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-04-26
As the SARS-CoV-2 virus spread worldwide, a race began to develop testing protocols and ramp up research. Mayo Clinic's COVID-19 research task force is studying the virus, predicting hot spots, and working towards effective treatments and a vaccine. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Andrew Badley, chair of Mayo Clinic's COVID-19 research task force, …
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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 news briefing with Dr. Greg Poland
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-04-26
On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, covers the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Poland discusses current outbreak numbers, why there may be a second wave of infections, and research on a vaccine. Click the player below: Mayo Clinic Q&A is …
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Cuban Doctors Head to South Africa to Help Fight COVID-19
telesurenglish.net | 2020-04-26
A new Cuban medical brigade is scheduled to arrive in South Africa on Sunday to join another group of Cuban colleagues, who are already working in the African country to reinforce the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Argentina Welcomes Cuban Medical Aid, Slams US Blockade | In the framework of the solidarity cooperation offered by the island at the international level, the 24 specialized medical brigade of the Cuban internationalist contingent Henry Reeve, responded t…
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Former Jamaican Prime Minister Applauds Cuba's Generosity
telesurenglish.net | 2020-04-26
The former Prime Minister of Jamaica Percival James Patterson acknowledged Cuba's international assistance in tackling the global COVID-19 pandemic, he said in a statement issued last Wednesday by the PJ Patterson Center for Africa-Caribbean Policy Advocacy of the University of the West Indies (UWI). | RELATED: | Cuban Doctors Head to South Africa to Help Fight COVID-19 | "Former Prime Minister Patterson applauds the generosity of the government and people of Cuba by sending hundred…
telesurenglish.net/news/Former-Jamaican-…

Hilarious Kim Jong Un Jokes, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-04-26
Ha ha ha let's all laugh about rumors that Kim Jong Un might be dead because he runs a crazy backwards regime where the media are a propaganda arm of the state and the public is oppressed and surveilled and people are imprisoned for exposing the truth about the government. | ~ | "I sure hope those North Koreans get to have democracy someday like we have here. Lemme log off this search engine algorithmically stacked toward billionaire CIA-tied media and ponder whether I want Donald Trump or Joe Biden to continue the wars and oligarchic exploitation." | ~ | The US needs to constantly bully the world, drop bombs, pa…
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'They Massage Horses Don't They?'
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2020-04-26
It's been over 25 years since that glorious warm, blue sky summer day at Belmont Park Racetrack. I not only remember it so well, but I can almost inhale that special racetrack smell, the combination of disinfectant merged with horse …
globalresearch.ca/they-massage-horses-do…

The Gates Foundation and the "War on Cash": 'Financial Inclusion' in an Age of Neoliberalism
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-04-26
Back in November 2016, the Indian government decided to remove all 500- and 1000-rupee notes from circulation overnight without prior notice. This effectively removed 86% of cash in a country that was almost 90% cash reliant. | The notes became worthless …
globalresearch.ca/gates-foundation-war-c…

Teachers' unions and COVID-19: time to step up
Dudley Paul | zcomm.org | 2020-04-26
It's really encouraging to see educators continue to push this collective responsibility in the midst of COVID-19…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/teachers-unions-an…

"EDON has been at the forefront of all the struggles of the Cypriotic youth"
Muhammed Shabeer | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-04-26
Iakovos Tofari, head of the International Bureau of the Central Council of EDON and member of the EDON Executive Council, talks about COVID-19 in Cyprus and the role of the youth organization in various struggles…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/04/26/edon-has-…

Report highlights direct link between climate change and militarism
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-04-26
The COVID-19 pandemic has provided us the opportunity to discard the old "normal" and start building a world without extractive economies and militarism, a new report says…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/04/26/report-hi…

Have Nepal's People Managed a Healthy Breakthrough in the Covid-19 Crisis?
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2020-04-26
"We're all going to die!" This feeble appeal came in a Facebook phone call with B. Thapa from deep within Nepal's eastern hills. | Our conversation was in early March when news headlines from Italy and the U.S. began to alarm …
globalresearch.ca/have-nepal-people-mana…

The acceleration of death precipitated by Covid-19 exposes state crime
Neve Gordon | zcomm.org | 2020-04-26
Covid-19 has been uncovering the structural violence that states have instituted against their own populations…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-acceleration-o…

COVID-19 from the front lines
Leslie D. Gregory | zcomm.org | 2020-04-26
Some of us in the frontlines of health care have been trying to convince CDC to declare racism as a threat to public health. We think our proofs are strong…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/covid-19-from-the-…

From bustling streets to lockdown: Bangladesh and the UN mobilize to fight COVID-19: a UN Resident Coordinator blog
news.un.org | 2020-04-26
The UN is working closely with the authorities, civil society and the private sector in Bangladesh, as the south Asian country braces for the COVID-19 pandemic. By the UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh, Mia Seppo.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/04/1…

Colombia extends emergency aid program amid corruption probe
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-04-26
Colombia's President Ivan Duque announced a second emergency stipend for the poor on Saturday to help them through a lockdown that has been extended to May 11. In his daily…
colombiareports.com/colombia-extends-eme…

Iraq facing a great US threat: China, al-Hashd and Iran out, or else! (2/2)
Elijah Magnier | thealtworld.com | 2020-04-26
No country could fail to be shaken by the kind of profound struggle between all its political groups that currently prevails in Iraq. The US does not need to make any great effort to sow discord between the parties because they are currently intrinsically fragmented. The removal of Major General Qassim Suleimani from the Iraqi scene– whose personal objective had been to bring the various political parties together

In India, workers are being sucked into a game of death
Subodh Varma | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-04-26
Earnings are gone, jobs are gone, hunger is met by handouts and the Modi government is using the pandemic lockdown to push through more oppressive conditions on workers to please India Inc.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/04/26/in-india-…

Moral injury and the pandemic of violence
Robert Koehler | zcomm.org | 2020-04-26
In recent years, "post-traumatic stress disorder" emerged, which kept the matter in isolation: a "disorder" to be fixed. It's your problem, not ours. But the term "moral injury" opens up everyone's conscience and begins to make the matter collective…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/moral-injury-and-t…

Reopening the Economy Will Send Us to Hell
Mike Davis | zcomm.org | 2020-04-26
Heeding the siren call of the MAGA demonstrators, puppets on strings manipulated by hedge funds and billionaire casino owners, to "reopen the economy" would only result in tragedy…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/reopening-the-econ…

Trump and Biden Trade Hit Pieces: Distinctions without a Difference
Roger D. Harris | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-04-26
This season's sequel to the Game of Thrones features reality TV star and current occupant of the Oval Office versus the former Senator from MBNA and two-term VP. It's time to binge watch dueling hit pieces from the US electoral duopoly going at it. The narrower the distinctions between Democrats and Republicans, the more vociferous …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/04/trump-and-bid…

A ("Presumed"or "Confirmed") "Covid Death" Does not Mean that the Virus Was the Cause of Death: Illinois Public Health Director
Lauren Melendez | globalresearch.ca | 2020-04-26
State Health officials have acknowledged a bending of the "Covid Curve" seeing smaller spikes in positive cases, or rather, not as exponential of a jump as recorded weeks ago when virus testing capability was much lower. | Additionally, despite the additional …
globalresearch.ca/idph-director-explains…

The New "Normal": We Do Have Some Say in All This
Brett Jordan | globalresearch.ca | 2020-04-26
In a televised CBS interview with Anthony Mason on April 2nd, Bill Gates issued a few key words that have since become iconic in the world of mainstream media. As has been the general trend whenever the famed …
globalresearch.ca/new-normal-we-do-have-…

Let's Call the Geopolitical Operation of the "Global Elite" by Its Name, A Crime Against Humanity
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2020-04-26
What do we want to call the geopolitical operation of the "global elite" with its real "depopulation agenda" currently taking place before our very eyes? | The consequences of this gigantic, frightening swindle are being experienced by everyone personally at the …
globalresearch.ca/geopolitical-operation…

Predictions: What Will Happen Next in the Corona Crisis?
James Corbett | globalresearch.ca | 2020-04-26
Sometimes it isn't all that hard to predict the future. All you have to do is listen to what the social engineers are telling you they're going to do. | For example, when the neocons tell you that we need a …
globalresearch.ca/predictions-what-will-…

Reopening the Economy Now Will Send Us Deeper Into Hell
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-04-26
This story was originally published at Labor Notes. | As we head into the fifth month of the outbreak millions of working families feel like they have been kidnapped and sent to hell. | As unemployment (officially reported) soars toward 30 percent or more, an estimated 20 million more people will fall helplessly below the poverty line. In a recent Pew poll, 60 percent of Latinos reported losing jobs or wages, as did more than half of all workers below the age of 30. In add…
truthout.org/articles/reopening-the-econ…

New Poll Shows Nearly 90 Percent of Democrat Voters Support Medicare for All
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-04-26
A new poll showing nearly 90 percent approval among Democratic voters for Medicare for All has stirred fresh calls for Joe Biden, the party's presumptive nominee, to end his outdated opposition to the healthcare solution that would cover all Americans at less overall cost than the current, more wasteful for-profit system. | Arriving amid the coronavir…
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New Poll Shows Nearly 90 Percent of Democratic Voters Support Medicare for All
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-04-26
A new poll showing nearly 90 percent approval among Democratic voters for Medicare for All has stirred fresh calls for Joe Biden, the party's presumptive nominee, to end his outdated opposition to the healthcare solution that would cover all Americans at less overall cost than the current, more wasteful for-profit system. | Arriving amid the coronavir…
truthout.org/articles/new-poll-shows-nea…

I'm Native and Disabled. The US Government Is Sacrificing My People
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-04-26
Sequestered away in my apartment in Washington, D.C., I listen to the sounds of construction outside my window. Despite stay-at-home orders and closures of non-essential businesses, the construction bringing gentrification and overpriced apartment buildings most D.C. residents can't afford continues on. It's a beautiful sunny day and I'd like to be anywhere but at my computer right now. | I'm multiply disabled and chronically ill with several of the underlying health conditions that make me vulnerable to C…
truthout.org/articles/im-native-and-disa…

'Blow to privacy': Israeli top court to BAN use of anti-terror tech on coronavirus patients, unless govt makes it LAW
rt.com | 2020-04-26
Israel's High Court of Justice has ruled a domestic spy agency must stop tracking coronavirus patients with tech it would otherwise use on terrorists – but only pending a law to legalize the practice. | In its ruling on Sunday, the court said that the government must discontinue making use of domestic intelligence service Shin Bet's broad spying powers to track cell phones of those infected unless it comes up with at least a temporary order to codify the practice in the next few weeks, provided the legislative process kicks off by April 30. | "We must take every precaution to ensure that the extraordinary deve…
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Russia's Covid-19 epidemic tops 80,000 cases as authorities hope to turn the tide during May holidays
rt.com | 2020-04-26
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Russia has risen by 6,261 since Saturday and reached almost 81,000, according to the latest national update. The disease has claimed 66 more lives, pushing the death toll to 747. | The current figures are a promising sign that Russia will not see an explosive spread of the coronavirus, but making sure it doesn't happen will require discipline from the public, head of the Russian sanitary regulator Anna Popova said in an interview on Sunday. | "We don't have any explosion. Preventing one was one of our tasks and we see it coming to fruition," she said. "That is, unless…
rt.com/newsline/486920-russia-coronaviru…

Plan B? Branson reportedly mulls selling Virgin Atlantic as he waits for bailout
rt.com | 2020-04-26
Billionaire Richard Branson wants to find a buyer for Virgin Atlantic by the end of May as talks to save the airline from the coronavirus-spurred collapse have still not resulted in success, the Sunday Telegraph reported. | The troubled UK-based airline has reportedly hired investment bank Houlihan Lokey to secure the deal. The lender already has over a hundred potential bidders, with around half of them asking for more information about the offer. | According to the news outlet, hedge fund Lansdowne Partners, Singapore wealth fund Temasek and Northill Capital, as well as US based firms Centerbridge Partners a…
rt.com/business/486923-branson-virgin-at…

'I never said it was a hoax!' Trump unloads on media in fiery rant, says coronavirus briefings 'not worth the time and effort'
rt.com | 2020-04-26
US President Donald Trump fired off a scathing broadside at the mainstream media, accusing them of peddling the false claim that he called the coronavirus a hoax, and suggesting the Covid-19 briefings are a waste of time. | "What is the purpose of having White House News Conferences when the Lamestream Media asks nothing but hostile questions, & then refuses to report the truth or facts accurately," the president tweeted on Saturday evening. | What is the purpose of having White House News Conferences when the Lamestream Media asks nothing but hostile questions, & then refuses to report the truth or facts accu…
rt.com/usa/486904-trump-hoax-coronaviuru…

What distancing? Revelers defy coronavirus lockdown in tightly PACKED house party in Chicago (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-04-26
Scores of people have shown up for a big house party overnight in Chicago, defying the coronavirus lockdown and ban on large gatherings. The party came as the US Covid-19 tally approached the 1 million cases mark. | The party was held overnight somewhere in Chicago, Illinois. Footage from the scene that has been streamed online by the revelers shows a house packed with young people dancing and chatting. |

| Some revelers were apparently aware of the whole coronavirus pandemic that is plaguing the globe, as they were seen wearing face masks

Parisians defy Covid-19 lockdown with outdoor DANCE PARTY that prompts police raid (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-04-26
Dozens of people gathered in a posh historic district of Paris for an impromptu street party, dancing to music blasted by a resident from his balcony amid the coronavirus lockdown. The party triggered a rapid police response. | The footage from the 18th arrondissement of Paris which includes Montmartre shows a group of people swaying and spinning to Dalida's 'Let me dance', with a crowd of onlookers gathering. | Le 18ème vient officiellement de s'auto-déconfiner (et il aimerait qu'on le laisse danser). pic.twitter.com/xXkkRJ490w– Corentin Chrétien-Droz (@CocoChrist)…
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Expect unemployment rates to hit 'Great Depression' level, warns Trump's economic advisor
rt.com | 2020-04-26
White House senior advisor Kevin Hassett says US economy is in "grave situation" and the unemployment rate could be hitting the same numbers seen during the Great Depression due to the Covid-19 pandemic. | "We're going to be looking at an unemployment rate that approaches rates that I think we saw during the Great Depression," Hassett told ABC' 'The Week' on Sunday. | Hassett called the economic state in the US a "grave situation" and "the biggest negative shock [the] economy has ever seen." | Hassett continued to paint a bleak picture when he compared jobless numbers today to those from the economic recession…
rt.com/usa/486941-economy-coronavirus-gr…

What distancing? Revelers defy coronavirus lockdown in tightly PACKED house party in Chicago (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-04-26
Scores of people have shown up for a big house party overnight in Chicago, defying the coronavirus lockdown and ban on large gatherings. The gathering came as the US Covid-19 tally approached the 1 million cases mark. | Footage from the unknown location in Chicago, Illinois was streamed online by the revelers and showed a house packed with young people dancing and chatting. |

| Some revelers were apparently aware of the whole coronavirus pandemic that is plaguing the globe, as they were seen wearing face masks

Iran eyes reopening mosques in coronavirus-free regions
rt.com | 2020-04-26
Tehran will allow religious sites to reopen in certain areas

'Just calm down': Pelosi fails to reassure with message for state and local governments battling Covid-19 and its economic fallout
rt.com | 2020-04-26
As small businesses and state governments struggle amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Nancy Pelosi has dismissed accusations that she made an error by supporting an interim relief package, telling critics to "just calm down." | Speaker of the House Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have received heavy criticism from progressives following their support of an interim coronavirus relief bill that did not include financial support for state and local governments, originally a sticking point for their party. | A second CARES Act has been promised, which will be a more expansive relief bill, though the inter…
rt.com/usa/486933-pelosi-just-calm-down-…

China boosts oil imports from Russia, while slashing purchases from Saudi Arabia
rt.com | 2020-04-26
Shipments of Russian crude oil to China increased more than 30 percent in March compared to a year earlier while Saudi imports of the commodity sank, Reuters reported, citing Chinese customs data. | As crumbling demand for crude and lack of storage space have been wreaking havoc on the oil market, China has been boosting oil exports in a move seen as taking advantage of record low oil prices. Covid-19 has severely cut the demand of one of the top global importers, but in March China purchased 9.68 million barrels per day (bpd), that is 4.5 percent more than it did during the same period in 2019. | Also on rt.c…
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Referee: Maradona could have been SENT OFF for SWEARING while the anthems were being sung before the 1990 World Cup final (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-04-26
The referee who took charge of the 1990 World Cup final between West Germany and Argentina said he could have sent off Argentinian legend Diego Maradona before a ball had even been kicked in the Italia '90 finale. | Edgardo Codesal, who bossed Argentina's loss to West Germany, has revealed that he is still targeted with vile abuse and was accused by Maradona of being bribed by FIFA, calling the icon "one of the worst people I have ever met." | Maradona was booked by Codesal two minutes after the official awarded West Germany their 85th-minute penalty in Rome, providing the only goal of the game as Argentina's…
rt.com/sport/486934-maradona-world-cup-v…

On the comeback trail? Players to return to courts for the first time in almost TWO MONTHS as NBA 'gives green light to train'
rt.com | 2020-04-26
The NBA is set to take a huge step towards resuming its season by announcing that players will be allowed to return to training bases on Friday where state laws allow them to

'The hardest working president in history': Trump goes on Twitter rant against 'fake media' with Nobel Prizes for Russia stories
rt.com | 2020-04-26
US President Donald Trump blasted the media over reports about his laid-back work schedule, and suggested taking Nobel Prizes away from journalists who pushed Russia collusion stories, mistaking the award for the Pulitzer. | "The people that know me and know the history of our Country say that I am the hardest working President in history," Trump wrote on Sunday afternoon, kicking off a firestorm of anti-media tweets. | The people that know me and know the history of our Country say that I am the hardest working President in history. I don't know about that, but I am a hard worker and have probably gotten…
rt.com/usa/486940-trump-tweets-noble-pri…

'Here's my favorite swimwear!' Russian Olympic champ Alla Shishkina shows off tiny outfits she wore in swimming showpieces (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-04-26
Two-time Olympic hero Alla Shishkina has given her followers a glimpse of some of her costumes and kept her creativity flowing during the COVID-19 pandemic, producing a new video to satisfy fans keen to see her favorite outfits. | A gold medalist for Russia in the women's team synchronized swimming at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, Shishkina still cherishes her competition outfits, and opted to showcase eight of them in response to requests from some of her 28,000 fans on Instagram. | The Moscow-based athlete demonstrated some of the rhythm and style that has helped her to secure those glories, smiling and b…
rt.com/sport/486918-alla-shishkina-olymp…

The show goes on: Ring girls in MASKS and social distancing in the crowd as boxing event goes ahead in Nicaragua (PHOTOS)
rt.com | 2020-04-26
A "Bufalo Boxing" event in Nicaragua went ahead as planned in the nation's capital of Managua as organizers adopted various safety measures to keep competitors and fans safe during the COVID-19 pandemic | The eight-fight card went ahead following weigh-ins on Friday that saw the fighters go face to face while wearing face masks. | That visual statement was continued into fight night itself as the organizers looked to showcase how they could run an event while still responsibly doing what they can to keep those at the event safe. | | © Reuters / Oswaldo Rivas | | © Reuters / Oswaldo Rivas | All fa…
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We're opening businesses on May 4, but don't expect 'full freedom for all': Italy's Conte outlines way out of lockdown
rt.com | 2020-04-26
In just over a week, Italy plans to reopen some of the previously closed export-oriented businesses, but Italians should not expect any major changes in terms of freedom of movement, the prime minister said. | Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte gave an overview of how his country, the first in Europe to take a serious blow from the Covid-19 pandemic, plans to return to some level of normalcy. Starting May 4, his government will allow some of the businesses closed six weeks ago to curb the spread of the disease to reopen, he said. | Export-oriented manufacturing that risks being cut out of supply chains, con…
rt.com/news/486927-italy-lifting-lockdow…

North Korea's Kim sends letter to construction workers amid reports his TRAIN was spotted at coastal resort
rt.com | 2020-04-26
Rumors about the North Korean leader's whereabouts and health have swirled

'I haven't heard anything directly': Lindsey Graham makes headlines by weighing in on Kim Jong-un death rumours, but knows nothing
rt.com | 2020-04-26
Media outlets keep sharing Senator Lindsey Graham's opinion on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's health, even though there is no official information on the matter, and despite the fact Graham hasn't provided any evidence. | The South Carolina Republican senator, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, admitted to Fox News's Jeanine Pirro he has no direct knowledge of Kim's health

'I haven't heard anything directly': Lindsey Graham makes headlines by weighing in on Kim Jong-un death rumours, but knows nothing
rt.com | 2020-04-26
Media outlets keep sharing Senator Lindsey Graham's opinion on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's health, even though there is no official information on the matter, and despite the fact Graham hasn't provided any evidence. | The South Carolina Republican senator, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, admitted to Fox News's Jeanine Pirro he has no direct knowledge of Kim's health

Politico has to correct its article as report about Trump 'owning millions' to Bank of China denied by… Bank of China
rt.com | 2020-04-26
Apparently in a rush to expose a sinister link between US President Donald Trump and Beijing, Politico reported that Trump has an outstanding debt to the Bank of China, only to quietly correct itself after the bank spoke out. | In its "scoop" on Friday, Politico reported that Trump's real estate partner, Vornado Realty Trust, which has a 70 percent majority stake in the skyscraper at New York's 1290 Avenue of Americas, sought a loan in 2012 to refinance the property. | Around $211 million from a nearly $1 billion loan came from the Bank of China,…
rt.com/news/486906-china-bank-trump-poli…

Ukraine busts 'human trafficking ring' that sold BABIES to Chinese 'single men of certain orientation'
rt.com | 2020-04-26
Ukrainian police have raided a private reproductive clinic that has been allegedly "selling babies" to China. While the suspects are accused of "human trafficking," surrogate motherhood is a legal gray area in Ukraine. | The scandalous case was brought to light by the country's interior ministry late on Saturday. The police broke up a "human-trafficking" ring that was centered at a private reproductive clinic in Kiev. | Further details on the case were shared by the Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerash…
rt.com/news/486930-ukraine-china-baby-tr…

WATCH Russian paratroopers in world's FIRST-EVER 10km group jump… in the ARCTIC
rt.com | 2020-04-26
Russian Airborne Troops practiced their high-altitude parachuting skills in one of Earth's most extreme environments

Palestinians Hunker Down for Ramadan, Facing a Virus that doesn't Discriminate but an Occupier that does
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-04-26
As the holy fasting month of Ramadan begins, the coronavirus outbreak in Israel and the Palestinian territories is proving how inevitably intertwined the two populations' lives are, while also underlining the extreme differentials of power between them. While 15,000 Israelis have tested positive for Covid-19 so far, the numbers infected in the occupied territories are …
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Mink found infected with Covid-19 at two Dutch farms
yenisafak.com | 2020-04-26
Two mink farms in the Netherlands have been put into quarantine after animals were found to be infected with the new coronavirus, the agriculture ministry said on Sunday, urging people to report any other likely cases in the animals.The mink, which were tested after showing signs of having trouble breathing, were believed to have been infected by employees who had the virus, the ministry said in a statement.The possibility that they could further spread the virus to humans or other animals on the farms was "minimal", the ministry said, citing advice from national health authorities.However movement of the ferret-…
yenisafak.com/en/world/mink-found-infect…

Top BMA clinician accuses government of deceit, demands Johnson and Hancock resign
Tom Coburg | thecanary.co | 2020-04-26
A senior BMA (British Medical Association) clinician has accused the UK government of deceit in the way it has handled the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. He also demands that prime minister Boris Johnson and health secretary Matt Hancock resign. | "A national scandal": | BMA (British Medical Association) honorary vice president Dr Kallash Chand has published a video in which he says that Johnson and Hancock have "handled the [coronavirus] crisis lazily, negligently and dishonesty (sic)": | #Covid19UK crisis was the first m…
thecanary.co/uk/2020/04/26/top-bma-clini…

Vice President Pence to visit Mayo Clinic in Rochester on April 28
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-04-26
Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Rochester, Minnesota, on Tuesday, April 28. He will tour Mayo Clinic facilities that support COVID-19 research and treatment, and speak with staff. Later that evening, Vice President Pence will return to Washington, D.C. Additional details about the vice president's trip are forthcoming. Members of the media can contact …
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Iran needs €5bn investment in power plant industry annually
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

Black Oakland Demands in Light of COVID-19 and Rates of Black Death
APTP | indybay.org | 2020-04-26
Across the country, Black People are being infected and dying at disportionate rates from COVID-19. In order to respond effectively to the needs of the Black community our elected officials, health experts, advocates and organizers must take a look at the ways in which the descendants of slaves, Black, African and African-Americans are most impacted by this virus through a racial and class lens.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/04/24/1883262…

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Apocalypse or Opportunity?
IFCSS | indybay.org | 2020-04-26
Zoom Meeting | ID: 810 1058 4289 | PW: 007751 | Call-in numbers available: us02web.zoom.us/zoomconference | Please note that the invitation SAYS 10: 30, however, the meeting will be opened up at 10: 15 for anyone to join and discuss technical matters, catch up with each other, say Hi, etc.
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Asian American Voices on Anti-Asian Violence During COVID-19 (Online)
The Commonwealth Club SF | indybay.org | 2020-04-26
Online via livestream…
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How to use Social Media to Drive Environmental Change: Climate Change
Ecology Center in Berkeley | indybay.org | 2020-04-26
Online via Livestream…
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Empowering Women: The Climate Solution We Don't Talk About (Climate One)
Climate One | indybay.org | 2020-04-26
Online…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/04/24/1883261…

KPFA LSB Secretary Wofley's Effort To Cancel Local Station Board Meeting
Follow The Bylaws Committee | indybay.org | 2020-04-26
KPFA Local Station Board Secretary Carol Wolfley in alliance with the losers on the Local Station Board in the Pacifica corporate bylaw changes is now cancelling KPFA Local Station Board meetings. The supporters of the coup at WBAI and the corporate bylaws that were voted down by two to one are now flagrantly violating the bylaws by refusing to have meetings for many months. This allows the management of KPFA to operate without any oversight or transparency with the elected station board.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/04/25/1883264…

Read My Lips
Lucine Kasbarian | indybay.org | 2020-04-26
The True Face of Turkey.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/04/23/1883260…

Scotland should consider social and economic reform post-virus, Sturgeon says
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-04-26
Scotland should "look seriously at social and economic reform" in its planning for recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, Nicola Sturgeon has said. | The first minister said the virus has fundamentally changed everyday life but has given an opportunity to shape a different kind of future. | Stressing that lockdown measures are vital to suppress the spread of coronavirus, and could continue in their current form beyond this three-week period, she called on people to work together to develop ways Scotland can emerge stronger from the crisis. | Writing in the Herald on Sunday, she said: "When things come apart [mda…
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Mother fears coronavirus while shielding disabled son
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-04-26
A facilities manager at a rehabilitation centre, who is having to isolate from her disabled son for weeks at a time, has said she fears she may never see him again if she catches coronavirus.Lisa Lax-Harding, 45, made the "awful" decision to leave her family home in Sheffield to protect four-year-old Finlay, who has mosaic Edwards' syndrome and is vulnerable to catching the virus.Mrs Lax-Harding released an emotional video of her reunion with Finlay after her first four weeks spent away from him while working at the Steps Rehabilitation centre.Lisa Lax-Harding with her son Finlay and daughter Abbie (Family Handou…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/04/26/mother-f…

Some nations inch toward reopening as virus deaths rise
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-04-26
US states and nations around the world are taking divergent paths on when to reopen their economies and communities.The number of deaths officially attributed to coronavirus topped 200,000 globally, a figure widely believed to understate the actual total.A second US Navy ship, a destroyer off the coast of South America, reported an outbreak on board.(PA Graphics)As aides develop plans to shift US President Donald Trump's public emphasis from the virus to addressing the economic crisis it has caused, Dr Anthony Fauci at the US National Institutes of Health warned against moving too quickly."You hear a lot about th…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/20…

The Government's scientific advisory group 'attendee' is linked to a spy agency contractor
Tom Coburg | thecanary.co | 2020-04-26
A leaked list has been published of attendees of Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies ( Sage) meetings. The secretive body advises the government on its coronavirus strategy. The Canary can also reveal that a multi-billion dollar company linked to Sage via an 'attendee' (and which is also contracted to a division of the NHS) has undertaken work for a UK intelligence agency. | Sage attendees | : | The government is under pressure to be far more transparent on its coronavirus strategy since the Guardian re…
thecanary.co/discovery/2020/04/26/the-go…

Plea for mother with terminal cancer to be allowed to travel to US for treatment
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-04-26
A mother with terminal cancer is asking for permission to travel to the US amid the coronavirus lockdown so that she can receive potentially life-saving treatment.Sarah Wright, nee Gray, 33, was told her breast cancer had metastasised and was incurable, in August last year, the month after she gave birth to her daughter Everleigh.Mrs Wright, a finance assistant from Ashford, Kent, has now been accepted on to a trial for a promising new drug, leronlimab, which could save her life if she can travel to a San Francisco clinic in California.However, as of March 16 travel to the US from the UK has been severely limited…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/20…

Iran, Venezuela discuss cooperation in COVID-19 battle
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

Several EU countries cannot ask for Russia's help because of their 'big brothers': Lavrov
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

Developed nations can learn from developing states in coronavirus fight
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

Life goes on in Tehran amid coronavirus pandemic
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

Mountain in Swiss lit up with a projection of Iran's flag
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

Organizations must plan to boom business amid outbreak: Pres. Rouhani
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

2nd group of Iranians stranded in Azerbaijan Republic return home
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

'Equality, Sincere Assistance Maneuver' in Qazvin
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
QAZVIN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

Iran reports lowest coronavirus death toll since outbreak
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

'Equality, Sincere Assistance Maneuver' in Bojnurd
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
BOJNURD, Apr. 26 (MNA)

Global coronavirus death toll tops 203K, with over 2.9mn cases
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

Some cannot control their anger after seeing Iran's success amid outbreak
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

VIDEO: Coronavirus patient donates blood plasma in Gilan province
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
Rasht, Apr. 26 (MNA)

Zarif, Guterres underline dispatch of humanitarian aid to Yemen
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

US urges extension of embargo on conventional arms sales to Iran: report
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

"Untimely" wins best 1st feature award at American fest
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

Tehran's City Theater void of people amid outbreak
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

Imports of basic goods at 2.5fold growth despite sanctions
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

Oil US tool to put pressure on China: energy expert
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA)

Russia says US claim on Iran's satellite launch 'wrong'
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) – Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Mikhail Ulyanov has denied US allegations against Iran in the field of launching its military satellite, saying that the United States is violating the UN Security Council resolutions.
en.mehrnews.com/news/158059/Russia-says-…

Zarif holds phone talks with Iraqi, Omani counterparts
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 263 (MNA)

German MP calls for a new nuclear agreement with Iran
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

Iranian dailies' headlines on April 26
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

Foreign Ministry deplores US for blocking website of Iranian newspaper
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

FAO has increased budget to support capacity building in Iran: Torero
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

New medical cargo purchased from Germany arrives in Iran
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

Rimdan border reopened: IRICA spox
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

Holy month of Ramadan in Iran
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

'Simin' goes to Salento Intl. Filmfest
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

Launching 'Noor-1' satellite showcases new dimensions of Iran's defense power
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

Sayyari hails armed forces self-reliance in producing needed equipment
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

Police bust 415 kg of illicit drugs in southeastern Iran
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
ZAHEDAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

Eurasia, a suitable opportunity to expand trade coop. between Iran, Belarus
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-26
TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)

Russia to Deliver 40+ Tonnes of Medicine to Venezuela to Fight COVID by 9 May – Ambassador
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-26
Russia plans to ship more than 40 tonnes of medicine to Venezuela to fight against coronavirus, Russia's Ambassador to Caracas Sergei Melik-Bagdasarov said.
sputniknews.com/world/202004261079095161…

Virgin Atlantic CEO Richard Branson Seeks Buyer for His Transatlantic Airline – Reports
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-26
Richard Branson is seeking a buyer for Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. after the airline was grounded indefinitely amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, according to the Daily Star.
sputniknews.com/business/202004261079095…

All-Inclusive Quarantine: Monkeys Enjoy Themselves in Hotel's Pool
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-26
While humans across the globe are struggling with the lack of physical activity due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic, wild animals are enjoying unprecedented freedom.
sputniknews.com/videoclub/20200426107909…

Italy to Remain Closed for Tourism Until End of Year – Culture Minister
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-26
Italy remains one of the worst coronavirus-hit nations in Europe, and the third-most affected country on the planet overall, which has forced the authorities to introduce strict measures, including travel restrictions, to constrain the transmission of the deadly disease.
sputniknews.com/europe/20200426107909542…

Relevant Like Never Before: Soviet-Era Posters Promoting Proper Hygiene
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-26
A procedure as trivial as hand washing has become a powerful instrument in staving off the new coronavirus disease. However, sometimes people forget about the importance of keeping one's hands clean and often disregard certain hygiene rules. Thankfully, we have Soviet posters to remind us of that!
sputniknews.com/photo/202004261079097731…

'Moving into End-Game': Production Shut-Downs Cited as Next Chapter of COVID-19-Driven Oil Crisis
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-26
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has halted economic activities and travel, has crippled demand for crude, resulting in an oil glut and sending prices plunging, heralding more shocks to the industry.
sputniknews.com/business/202004261079095…

Another Boeing Revenue Stream Disappears as US Navy Takes Delivery of Final Block II Super Hornet
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-26
The Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet has been the US Navy's workhorse attack aircraft for nearly two decades, with the planes involved in almost all of America's foreign wars since 2001, from Iraq and Afghanistan to Syria and Iraq again. Its predecessor, the F/A-18, took part in the 1986 bombing of Libya, the Gulf War, and the 90s Yugoslav wars.
sputniknews.com/military/202004261079097…

Russian Paratroopers Make Historic Airdrop From Mind-Boggling 10,000 Metre Altitude – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-26
This marks the first time paratroopers have ever jumped from this height. The airdrop was dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War and the 90th anniversary of the Russian Airborne Forces.
sputniknews.com/russia/20200426107909807…

Too Hot to Handle? World's Hottest Gran Fumes as TikTok Scrubs Sexy Videos
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-26
Dubbed the "world's hottest gran", Australian model and social media influencer Gina Stewart is a mother of four and a doting grandmother who is famed for her age-defying "all natural" looks.
sputniknews.com/viral/202004261079095774…

COVID-19 Taught Us a Lesson in Self-Reliance: Chief of Indian Defence Staff
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-26
New Delhi (Sputnik): COVID-19 saw India scrambling to get critical test kits and personal protection equipment for frontline medical professionals. The test kits finally imported from China turned out to be faulty, even as Indian scientists fast-tracked the development of drugs and personal protection wear.
sputniknews.com/india/202004261079095147…

Blame Game in Full Throttle: Why WHO's Listing of Israel as 'European' Raises No Red Flags
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-26
Donald Trump's criticism of the WHO has turned all eyes on the entity's alleged political biases. However, it appears the media spread it on thick when they lambasted the WHO for including Israel in the list of European nations in its COVID-19 situation reports. WHO and Israeli researchers have explained why and what's behind the controversy.
sputniknews.com/analysis/202004261079095…

UK Scraps China from Official COVID-19 Death Tally Graphs in Snub over 'Cover-Up' Claims
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-26
Earlier, China revised its official COVID-19 fatality count to 4,632, adding some 1,290 deaths registered in Wuhan, while rejecting a chorus of accusations that it was covering up the true scale of the epidemic.
sputniknews.com/world/202004261079095181…

Silver Lining? UK Gov't Orders 50 Million 'Immunity Tests' Amid Scientific "Breakthrough"
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-26
The development may offer a ray of hope as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the UK hits 148,000, with 20,319 deaths as of the morning of Sunday, April 26.
sputniknews.com/uk/202004261079098293-UK…

Australian Authorities Launch COVID-19 Contact Tracking App – Reports
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-26
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Australian government on Sunday released an app to track possible contacts with COVID-19 patients, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported.
sputniknews.com/asia/202004261079099084-…

Russian Legislator Insists Kim Jong-Un's Health Not Deteriorated After Talk With DPRK Envoy
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-26
Rumours have been circulating in the media regarding the North Korean leader's health, with some reports suggesting that Kim is in a vegetative state or even dead. The reports emerged due to Kim's absence from high-profile official events.
sputniknews.com/world/202004261079095708…

'I'll Be Shocked If He's Not Dead': Lindsey Graham Addresses Rumors of Kim Jong Un's Alleged Demise
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-26
Senator Graham also said he hopes that, if Kim Jong-un is indeed dead, the next North Korean head of state will cooperate with US President Donald Trump "to make North Korea a better place for everybody".
sputniknews.com/us/202004261079098095-il…

Five Yemeni Provinces Reject Southern Transitional Council's Self-Governance – Reports
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-26
CAIRO (Sputnik) – The Southern Transitional Council has stated it introduced self-governance and a state of emergency in Yemen's south. The council has been accusing the Yemeni government of corruption, failure to fulfill its obligations, plotting against Yemeni people and failing to pay salaries to civilians and servicemen for months.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020042610790…

Russian Scientists Prove Life Can Survive on Mars, Venus, Jupiter's Ice Moon
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-26
Theories about the possible habitability of Earth's closest neighbours go back to the dawn of the space age, with scientists creating increasingly complex instruments to try to confirm beyond a doubt whether such life exists in the years since.
sputniknews.com/science/2020042610790987…

Iran's Revolutionary Guards to Take Delivery of New Stealthy Drone With 2,000 km Range – Report
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-26
First unveiled in late 2013, the prospective 'Fotros' drone, built by the Iran Aviation Industries Organization, was once thought to have been an abandoned prototype.
sputniknews.com/military/202004261079098…

Woman Accusing Biden 'Lost Respect' for CNN Anchor who Failed to Ask Ex-VP About Sexual Allegation
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-26
Former Senate aide Tara Reade formally filed a criminal complaint earlier this month regarding Senator Joe Biden's alleged 1993 sexual assault against her, communicating that she is willing to testify under oath and cooperate with law enforcement if deemed necessary.
sputniknews.com/us/202004261079098223-wo…

Iraq, US to Discuss Timeline for Full US Troop Pullout at Talks in June – Baghdad
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-26
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Iraq and the United States will discuss a timeline for the full withdrawal of American troops from the Middle Eastern country at talks in June, the spokesman for the Iraqi armed forces' commander-in-chief said.
sputniknews.com/military/202004261079099…

Dutch coronavirus cases rise by 655 to 37,845, with 66 new deaths
yenisafak.com | 2020-04-26
The Netherlands' number of confirmed coronavirus cases has risen by 655 to 37,845, health authorities said on Sunday, with 66 new deaths.The country's death toll stands at 4,475, the Netherlands' Institute for Public Health (RIVM) said in its daily update.The RIVM cautioned it only reports confirmed cases, and actual numbers are higher.
yenisafak.com/en/world/dutch-coronavirus…

UK at 'dangerous' stage, no lockdown exit strategy in sight
yenisafak.com | 2020-04-26
Britain's stand-in leader resisted pressure on Sunday to explain how the government plans to ease a coronavirus lockdown that has been in place for a month, warning that hasty action could result in a second peak of infections.Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, deputising for Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he recovers from COVID-19, said the government was working privately on how to move out of the lockdown but it would be irresponsible to speculate in public."We are at a delicate and dangerous stage and we need to make sure that the next steps are sure-footed," Raab said during an interview on Sky News, urging th…
yenisafak.com/en/world/uk-at-dangerous-s…

'COVID-19 did not change much in Japan's daily life'
yenisafak.com | 2020-04-26
It is a part of the Japanese culture to wear masks and maintain "utmost" cleanliness during the routine life, so COVID-19 pandemic did not change much in the country."The only issue is there is no aggressive testing of people to determine whether a person is infected or not," a software engineer who identified himself with the name Ahmad and based in Tokyo told Anadolu Agency.In their daily lives, the Japanese use hand sanitizers, wear masks, and maintain cleanliness, he said.Japan reported nearly 13,231 cases of the coronavirus with 360 deaths. Despite an aging population, questions have been raised as to why au…
yenisafak.com/en/world/covid-19-did-not-…

Massive coronavirus-themed grass graffiti is unveiled in Swiss Alps
yenisafak.com | 2020-04-26
A French artist known for massive works of graffiti on grass best seen from the air presented his latest piece on Sunday in the Swiss Alps – a coronavirus-related picture of a girl looking towards the horizon.The artist Saype, whose real name is Guillaume Legros, has painted his temporary, biodegradable images on lawns from Yamoussoukro in Ivory Coast to the Champ de Mars next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, often depicting children or a close-up of two people's hands gripping each other's forearms."Beyond crisis", his new work on a clearing in the Swiss resort town of Leysin, shows a girl sitting, completing a cha…
yenisafak.com/en/world/massive-coronavir…

Iran plans to reopen mosques in areas free of coronavirus: President
yenisafak.com | 2020-04-26
Iran plans to reopen mosques in parts of the country that have been consistently free of the coronavirus outbreak as restrictions on Iranians gradually ease, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday.Iran, one of the Middle Eastern countries hardest hit by the pandemic, will be divided up into white, yellow and red regions based on the number of infections and deaths, Rouhani said, according to the presidency's website.Activities in each region will be restricted accordingly, so an area that has been consistently free of infections or deaths will be labelled white and mosques could be reopened with Friday prayers r…
yenisafak.com/en/world/iran-plans-to-reo…

Mothering with a mask: Belgian with COVID-19 gives birth to healthy baby
yenisafak.com | 2020-04-26
A pregnant Belgian woman diagnosed with the coronavirus has given birth to a healthy baby daughter – but must now learn to care for her newborn wearing, and sleeping with, a protective mask.Baby Mahaut was born on April 23 in Brussels by caesarean section because of earlier complications not linked to the respiratory disease COVID-19, but which led to mother Amandine being tested, even though she showed no symptoms."They told me they would test me for COVID-19 and I thought it would be negative. The next day, my gynaecologist called me to tell me that it was positive, I nearly fell off my chair," Amandine, who as…
yenisafak.com/en/world/mothering-with-a-…

China's smog-prone Hebei saw pollution fall 15% from Oct-March
yenisafak.com | 2020-04-26
China's smog-prone northern province of Hebei met its air quality targets by a big margin over the winter after concerted efforts to tackle emissions, a local official said on Sunday, without mentioning coronavirus-related factory shutdowns.Average PM2.5 concentrations over the October-March period dropped 15% from a year earlier to 61 micrograms per cubic metre, while sulphur dioxide also fell by a third, said He Litao, vice-head of the provincial environmental bureau.Most experts have attributed the significant decline in air pollution throughout China in the first quarter to the coronavirus outbreak and tough…
yenisafak.com/en/world/chinas-smog-prone…

Turkey flies out coronavirus patient after being denied treatment in Sweden
yenisafak.com | 2020-04-26
A Turkish air ambulance left Malmo Airport at 9 a.m. local time (0700GMT) and arrived at the Ankara Esenboga Airport at 1: 30 p.m. local time (1030GMT).After routine health checks, the patient Emrullah Gulusken and his three children were taken to Ankara Sehir Hospital.In Malmo, Sweden, Gulusken tested positive for COVID-19 but was denied treatment by authorities. His daughters Leyla and Samira shared posts on social media, asking for help.Turkey's Health Minister Fahrettin Koca took swift action, and brought the family back."A daughter did something that would be an example to all. Our country took very swift act…
yenisafak.com/en/world/turkey-flies-out-…

'COVID-19 did not change much in Japan's daily life'
yenisafak.com | 2020-04-26
It is a part of the Japanese culture to wear masks and maintain "utmost" cleanliness during the routine life, so COVID-19 pandemic did not change much in the country."The only issue is there is no aggressive testing of people to determine whether a person is infected or not," a software engineer who identified himself with the name Ahmad and based in Tokyo told Anadolu Agency.In their daily lives, the Japanese use hand sanitizers, wear masks, and maintain cleanliness, he said.Japan reported nearly 13,231 cases of the coronavirus with 360 deaths. Despite an aging population, questions have been raised as to why au…
yenisafak.com/en/world/covid-19-did-not-…

Eurasian countries fighting pandemic
yenisafak.com | 2020-04-26
Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Georgia, and Uzbekistan reported a spike in cases.- UkraineThe Health Ministry of Ukraine announced 492 more people caught the virus, raising the tally to 8,617 nationwide.The death toll in the country has risen to 209, while 840 patients have recovered so far.- KazakhstanThe Health Ministry in Kazakhstan said that in the country, where 25 people died due to COVID-19, the number of cases rose by 96, reaching 2,660.Also, 677 people have recovered, while 1,981 people are currently under treatment.- KyrgyzstanWith the detection of 17 more people infected in Kyrgyzstan, the t…
yenisafak.com/en/world/eurasian-countrie…

Sunday's Andrew Marr Show was even more of a clusterf*ck than usual
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-04-26
It was quite the Sunday morning for the Andrew Marr Show. Because it managed to let a Tory minister off the hook, treat the Scottish First Minister completely differently, and leave it to a scientist to warn about the government's coronavirus (Covid-19) science mantra. Just the usual for the BBC, really. | Nicola Sturgeon: cool, calm, collected: | First out of the blocks was Nicola Sturgeon. Some people on social media thought her appearance showed that of a "true leader"; the "best" in the UK apparently: | Nicola Sturgeo…
thecanary.co/trending/2020/04/26/sundays…

The Digital Revolution: Unlimited Ability to Spy and Control Populations. The Creation of a Police State Dystopia
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2020-04-26
Many have expressed concerns that coronavirus will be used, as 9/11 and the hoax "war on terror" were, to further expand the American police state dystopia. But we were doomed by the digital revolution to a controlled existence regardless of …
globalresearch.ca/digital-revolution-inc…

Russia's Love of Trump, But Why? Trump is Burying the United States, Just Like Nikita Promised
Gordon Duff | thealtworld.com | 2020-04-26
Over the past year, since Russiagate has blown over for the most part, Sputnik News and Russia Today, the two major government controlled media operations (controlled by the same person) have embarrassingly fawned over Trump. | More than that, their slant has been decidedly racist, anti-Semitic (expressing virulent hatred for America's liberal Jewish majority), anti-Hispaic/African American/Islamic America and anti-intellectual. | They have also been anti-science but their real bias has been an ongoing smear campaign against any democratic politician or anyone that isn't a pure Deep State sludge eater. | Above al…
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Evidence US Gov Knew Of COVID Before November 2019 & Anti-China Talking Points Expose CV Cover Up
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-04-26
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (4/25/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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Why a Mayo Clinic expert has grave concerns about second wave of COVID-19
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-04-26
As states look toward beginning to reopen their economies, health experts are warning of a possible second wave of COVID-19 that could emerge later this year and make for an even more dire health crisis. Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic COVID-19 expert, offers his insight on the effect of a potential second wave of …
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Myths and facts about COVID-19
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-04-26
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have read many conflicting things about COVID-19, including how it spreads from person to person and how I might be able to reduce my risk of getting sick. Can you help me understand whether some things I've heard are myth or fact because I do not want to spread the virus …
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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: How public health measures can help reopen the country
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-04-26
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, efforts are underway to find a new normal and begin to reopen the country and the economy. While people are eager for strict social distancing rules to end, public health measures, including testing and tracing for the virus, will be important tools needed to control the spread of the virus …
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COVID-19: Finding safety when there is abuse at home
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-04-26
As cities across the globe began to lock down because of the?COVID-19?pandemic, reports of domestic abuse began to rise. In Seattle, one of the earliest U.S. cities to endure an outbreak,?police reported?a 21% increase in?domestic violence?in March.? "Many of us understand how incredibly stressful it can be to be in our home all of the …
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Why are more men dying from COVID-19 than women?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-04-26
Men appear to be hit harder by COVID-19 than women. Early data from China and the World Health Organization (WHO) show that more men than women are dying from COVID-19. Other countries like Spain and Italy also are seeing higher death rates among men. But why might that be? Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic …
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Mayo Clinic partners with state of Minnesota, University of Minnesota on breakthrough COVID-19 initiative
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-04-26
Mayo Clinic joined Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcom, the University of Minnesota, and other health system leaders to announce a breakthrough initiative to provide rapid, widespread testing for COVID-19 in Minnesota. The goal of this statewide strategy is to test all symptomatic people, isolate confirmed cases to limit the …
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What to do when anxiety affects your sleep
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-04-26
While anxiety around COVID-19 may be affecting your sleep, getting a good night's sleep is key to protecting your health. In these days where there is high anxiety around COVID-19, getting your sleep isn't easy. But a good night's sleep is a key factor in maintaining your health and protecting your immune system. "Sleep is …
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COVID-19: Mayo Clinic expert on what it's going to take to reopen the US
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-04-26
Widespread stay-at-home efforts have forced many businesses to close during the COVID-19 pandemic. As talk of reopening the economy ramps up across the U.S., Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic COVID-19 expert, answers questions about what it's going to take to get to that point. Watch: Dr. Gregory Poland answers questions on reopening after COVID-19 …
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COVID-19: New daily routines for medications
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-04-26
Schedules and routines are being affected as people stay-at-home during the COVID-19 pandemic. For instance, it might be difficult to stay on track with taking medications when you're not doing the things you usually do, according to Dr. Robert Bright, a Mayo Clinic psychiatrist. Dr. Bright says it's especially important for people who have mental …
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Connecting Patients: New habits I've learned from COVID-19
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-04-26
Have you created new patterns or behaviors in your daily life, while staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Are there things you've changed or learned about yourself that you'd like to continue in the future? Bring your ideas to the Mayo Clinic Connect conversation: New Habits from COVID-19 and the New Normal__________________________________________ Shared from a …
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Mayo Clinic expert answers questions about antibody testing for COVID-19
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-04-26
A new serology, or antibody, test for COVID-19 has been developed and is now in use by Mayo Clinic Laboratories. Unlike the molecular diagnostic test for COVID-19, which determines if someone is currently infected with the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, serology tests detect a patient's immune response to the virus by specifically looking …
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What people living with hepatitis C need to know about COVID-19
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-04-26
Hepatitis C infections tripled in the U.S. from -2009-18, prompting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to update screening recommendations that include all adults and pregnant women. This increase is especially concerning, since people who have existing chronic medical issues may be at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19. "Hepatitis C is another RNA virus, actually not that …
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Staying healthy while teleworking
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-04-26
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: With social distancing guidelines in place due to COVID-19, I've been working from home for a few weeks, and I can tell it's already taking a toll on my health. I feel more tired and less motivated to exercise and eat well, even though I have more time for both. What should …
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When patients with COVID-19 need intensive care support
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-04-26
Many people who contract COVID-19 will have mild symptoms, but for others those symptoms may be severe and lead to hospitalization. Some of the most common complications from severe COVID-19 include respiratory problems like pneumonia, hypoxemic respiratory failure and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Dr. Daniel Brown, director of critical care medicine at Mayo Clinic, says these patients with severe illness …
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Infographic: Understanding COVID-19 testing
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-04-26
For the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. For more information and COVID-19 coverage, go to the Mayo Clinic News Network and mayoclinic.org.
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Amid warnings of famine and unrest in Venezuela, Maduro renews talks with US-backed opposition
wsws.org | 2020-04-25
The timing of the renewed talks makes it clear that any settlement with US imperialism would be centrally aimed against a challenge from below.
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'No evidence' that recovered COVID-19 patients cannot be reinfected, says WHO
news.un.org | 2020-04-25
The UN World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that there is currently no evidence that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second infection.
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After the Lockdown: A Global Coronavirus Vaccination Program
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-04-25
The tendency is towards a Worldwide lockdown spearheaded by fear and media disinformation. Currently, hundreds of millions of people Worldwide are under lockdown. | What is the next step in the evolution of the COV-19 Crisis? A multibillion dollar coronavirus vaccination program to be implemented in the wake of the Lockdown.
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COVID-19: Vaccine candidate developed in China reported to have protected monkeys
Sandipan Talukdar | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-04-25
SARS-CoV-2 was directly put into the lungs of eight Rhesus Macaques. None of the monkeys that had been vaccinated were seen to have developed a full-blown infection.
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[Perspectives] The history of the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine trial
Conrad Keating | thelancet.com | 2020-04-25
In 1949, an international congress on malaria coincided with the publication of Mark F Boyd's massive two-volume work on the science of malariology. Placing the tomes on the rostrum, Paul F Russell announced to the delegates, "I present you these volumes as tombstones on the grave of malaria." More than 70 years later, however, it is apparent that Russell's optimism was misplaced: malaria and the mosquitoes that carry this deadly parasitic disease still refuse to be buried. Nevertheless, malaria is a preventable disease, and following WHO's failed eradication attempts in the 1950s and 1960s, global mortality and…
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Minnesota meatpacking plant closes after two dozen workers test positive for COVID-19
wsws.org | 2020-04-25
JBS USA, the largest meat processing company in Minnesota, shut down its pork plant in Worthington on Monday, resulting in the layoff of 2,000 workers, many of whom are immigrants.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/04/25/meat…

Bangladesh: Hundreds of Rohingya Refugees Stranded at Sea
telesurenglish.net | 2020-04-25
Hundreds of Rohingya refugees are stranded on board two fishing trawlers in the Bay of Bengal without being able to reach land, while the Bangladesh government said they are not its responsibility, Al Jazeera reported Saturday. | RELATED: | Bangladesh Orders Lockdown in Rohingya Camps Over COVID-19 | At least 500 Rohingya refugees may have been at sea for weeks without adequate food and water, drawing criticism from rights groups such as Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the United Nati…
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Fake Coronavirus Data, Fear Campaign. Spread of the COVID-19 Infection
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-04-25
Do not let yourself be misled by the fear campaign, pointing to a Worldwide coronavirus calamity with repeated "predictions" that hundreds of thousands of people are going to die. | According to the WHO, the death rate pertaining to Seasonal Influenza globally is between 6 to 12 times higher than COVID-19.
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US elites use Russiagate playbook to blame China and promote hostility
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-04-25
The US establishment is demonizing China over the COVID-19 crisis with a familiar Russiagate playbook of specious claims, fear-mongering, and…
thegrayzone.com/2020/04/25/us-elites-use…

[Correspondence] European education corridors: opportunity for academic solidarity
Gianluca Gaidano, Raffaella Balocco, Wael Al Essa, Andrea Turolla, Roberto Barbato, Umberto Dianzani, Menico Rizzi, Raffaella Ravinetto | thelancet.com | 2020-04-25
In times of growing political tensions around migration, health-care providers can help to protect migrant populations from exclusion.1,2 The UCL–Lancet Commission on Migration and Health called for a strengthening, through regulatory and training bodies, of health professionals' and organisations' awareness of discrimination.2 We add that organisations engaged in health science and biomedical education can fulfil their moral and deontological duty to protect populations that are susceptible to discrimination by also promoting the right to education.
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[Perspectives] Modelling can only tell us so much: politics explains the rest
Clare Wenham | thelancet.com | 2020-04-25
I've been self-isolating with my family because we developed fevers. Whether this is any illness or coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is hard to say given the UK Government's position on community testing. How this infection started, how many people I might have infected, and how adhering to public health guidance to remain at home alters patterns of disease transmission is crucial information. For this knowledge, policy makers need epidemiologists and mathematical models of how diseases spread in different populations, as described by Adam Kucharski in The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread–and Why Th…
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[Comment] Offline: Why President Trump is wrong about WHO
Richard Horton | thelancet.com | 2020-04-25
April 14, 2020: President Trump, speaking at The White House–"Today, I am instructing my administration to halt funding of the World Health Organization while a review is conducted to assess the World Health Organization's role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus…The WHO's reliance on China's disclosures likely caused a 20-fold increase in cases worldwide, and it may be much more than that. The WHO has not addressed a single one of these concerns nor provided a serious explanation that acknowledges its own mistakes, of which there were many…so much death has been caused…
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[Comment] Reducing malaria transmission with reactive focal interventions
Manuel W Hetzel, Nakul Chitnis | thelancet.com | 2020-04-25
A massive scale-up of investments in malaria control resulted in an estimated 663 million lives saved in sub-Saharan Africa between 2000 and 2015,1 and 11 countries have been certified malaria-free in the current millennium.2 Unfortunately, progress has stalled recently, and increases in malaria incidence were observed in several endemic countries.3 Continuing with business as usual is likely to jeopardise gains made in the past 20 years, and slow the progress towards elimination goals. Innovative and targeted measures are required to complement universal coverage with basic vector control and case management int…
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[Perspectives] Medicine and meteorology: Cloud, connectivity, and care
Pearse A Keane, Eric J Topol | thelancet.com | 2020-04-25
The evolution of many professions has been driven by technological innovation and the need to overcome real-world challenges. The combination of advanced computing power with large datasets in areas as diverse as baseball, political polling, and economic forecasting has driven both the science of prediction and its practical application. There is much that can be learned from this technology for health care in the coming years, and the field of weather forecasting could be singularly instructive.
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[World Report] Travel restrictions hampering COVID-19 response
Sharmila Devi | thelancet.com | 2020-04-25
Many countries are limiting travel to stem the pandemic, but these measures are restricting the movement of vital equipment and personnel. Sharmila Devi reports.
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[Perspectives] COVID-19 fault lines
Esther K Choo | thelancet.com | 2020-04-25
My daughter's art project, a small ceramic bowl, tipped over the edge of the table and broke into pieces. To assuage her tears, I used what I had on hand, a thin wood glue, to patch it together. It was a rushed effort, but I deemed it good enough for the moment. The bowl hung precariously together until she decided, one day, to fill it with water to bathe a toy. Under that small challenge, the fragile bonds between the pieces gave way. The water dribbled out, and the bowl cracked open.
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[Editorial] India under COVID-19 lockdown
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2020-04-25
The largest COVID-19 national lockdown in the world has been extended to May 3. As of April 22, India has reported 18‚Äà985 confirmed cases and 603 deaths from COVID-19 in 31 states and union territories since its first case on Jan 30. India was quick to close its international borders and enforce an immediate lockdown, which WHO praised as "tough and timely". The lockdown has also given the government time to prepare for a possible surge in cases when the pandemic is forecasted to peak in the coming weeks.
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[Correspondence] Rebuilding the broken health contract in Chile
Francisca Crispi, Avi Cherla, Ennio A Vivaldi, Elias Mossialos | thelancet.com | 2020-04-25
Many Chileans think that their country has lost its way. Massive protests highlight the need for a political reform to prioritise universal health care. The uncritical worship of the most extreme version of the free market by the Pinochet dictatorship led to the dismantling of the social contract and privatisation of the social security system. A system of personal retirement accounts was mandatory for new workers whereas the current workforce could opt out from the existing government-managed schemes.
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[Comment] An alarming rise in incidence of infective endocarditis in England since 2009: why?
Martin H Thornhill, Mark J Dayer, Jon Nicholl, Bernard D Prendergast, Peter B Lockhart, Larry M Baddour | thelancet.com | 2020-04-25
Infective endocarditis is a life-threatening condition with a 50% requirement for early cardiac surgery and 30% mortality at 1 year.1 We have used publicly available annual admission data for hospitals in England2 to examine the incidence of infective endocarditis admissions (primary ICD-10 diagnostic code I33) between 1998 and 2019. These data show stable incidence between 1998–99 (26 ∑6 cases per million) and 2009–10 (26 ∑9 cases per million), but an 86% increase to 50 ∑0 cases per million in 2018–19 (figure).
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[Correspondence] Malnutrition needs prioritisation and public resources
Faisal Abbas | thelancet.com | 2020-04-25
Malnutrition is indeed a global emergency, and courageous and timely actions are needed from governments, media outlets, non-governmental organisations, and civil society.1 Nevertheless, I believe that a reduction in malnutrition is only possible if there is political will, economic stability, and a prioritisation of malnutrition as public policy and a developmental issue by governments, especially in developing countries. In Pakistan, public health is a conundrum as the country is facing challenges such as high rates of teenage pregnancies, early child marriages, undernourished mothers, and less-spaced pregnanci…
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[Correspondence] Health access inequities and magic medicine: the first ancient evidence?
Liubomira Romanova, Charles Stépanoff, Norbert Telmon, Eric Crubézy | thelancet.com | 2020-04-25
Inequities in access to the latest advances in health care and effective drugs constitute public health problems today,1 but was this also the case in ancient societies when practitioners used traditional medicines with limited means? The excavation of frozen graves in Yakutia (present day eastern Siberia, Russia) dating from 1700 CE2 led to the identification of a woman, buried almost naked, covered with a magnificent robe and with half a horse bit in her mouth (figure). The other half of the horse bit was found in the trunk behind her head with her earrings, bracelets, and signet rings.
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