Daily Archives: May 6, 2020

2020-05-06: News Headlines

Stephen Lendman (2020-05-06). China Warns of Confrontation with US. globalresearch.ca On Sunday, China's official People's Daily broadsheet accused hostile Trump regime and congressional members of "politicizing (COVID-19 to) stigmatiz(e) other countries," while "tout(ing)" (the US) an an "international leader" in combatting the coronavirus — ignoring Washington's mishandled response, letting it …

Matt Taibbi (2020-05-06). The Inevitable Coronavirus Censorship Crisis Is Here. globalresearch.ca Earlier this week, Atlantic magazine — fast becoming the favored media outlet for self-styled intellectual elites of the Aspen Institute type — ran an

Dr. David Halpin (2020-05-06). Assange Could Die in Prison, There Is No Time to Lose. globalresearch.ca We write this open letter, as British medical doctors, to express our serious concerns about the physical and mental health of Mr Julian Assange. Our professional concerns follow the shocking eye witness accounts of Craig Murray and John Pilger …

Stephen Lendman (2020-05-06). Pompeo on China: The Diabolical US Blame Game. globalresearch.ca Blaming others for its own failings, wrongdoing, and high crimes is longstanding US policy. | Calling COVID-19 the "Wuhan virus" is part of the Trump regime's deceptive blame game scheme — despite no credible evidence linking its origin to China. | Falsely …

Denis Rogatyuk (2020-05-06). Ecuador's Moreno govt persecutes opponents as coronavirus catastrophe exposes its neoliberal war on public sector. thegrayzone.com Sentencing former President Rafael Correa and Jorge Glas to eight years in jail and barring them from public office for…

Mike Whitney (2020-05-06). Sweden Is the Model. globalresearch.ca At present, there is no vaccine for the coronavirus. That means that one of the two paths to immunity is blocked. The other path is "herd immunity," in which a critical mass of infection occurs in lower-risk populations that ultimately …

Stephen Lendman (2020-05-06). Trump Regime Lack of Preparedness for COVID-19 Outbreaks, Demoting HHS Whistleblower. globalresearch.ca Throughout his tenure, Trump showed indifference toward public health. | His proposed 2020 budget calls for cutting $900 million from the Prevention and Public Health Fund. | It proposes a $17.9 billion cut to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)….

Stephen Lendman (2020-05-06). Phony Foreign Threats to the US Power Grid. globalresearch.ca Fear-mongering is longstanding US policy that accompanies its geopolitical agenda. | The late Nobel laureate Harold Pinter described how the US operates worldwide, saying its ultimatum to other countries is "(k)iss my arse or I'll kick your head in." | Domestic policy …

Steven Sahiounie (2020-05-06). Syrian 'Regime Change' Architect: William Roebuck, US Ambassador of Destruction. globalresearch.ca Since 2006, William Roebuck, a US Diplomat, has been working toward 'regime change' in Syria at any cost. The destruction of Syria, hundreds of thousands of deaths and injuries, and the migration of one-third of the population have been …

Philip Giraldi (2020-05-06). USS Liberty: Israel's War Crimes Have Killed Americans. globalresearch.ca Imagine if you will a ship from a nation not at war with anyone sailing in international waters on a quiet June day being suddenly attacked by unidentified warplanes and torpedo boats, their markings covered up to conceal their country …

Azhar Azam (2020-05-06). Afghan Violence Unveils Critical Pinholes in US-Taliban Agreement. globalresearch.ca Just over two months into the "

Medea Benjamin (2020-05-06). Trump Must Choose Between a Global Ceasefire and America's Long Lost Wars. progressive.org Despite a U.N. call for ceasefire and his promise to bring troops home, Trump is continuing U.S.'s unwinnable wars.

Mumia Abu-Jamal (2020-05-06). Mumia Abu-Jamal: 'On Prison Guards'. workers.org This slightly edited commentary from April 24 by political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal is available at prisonradio.org/media/audio/mumia. Mumia Abu-Jamal By Mumia Abu-Jamal I remember in [State Correctional Institute] Huntington and even in [SCI] Green. You know, when I was alone with a [guard] talking man-to-man, the guy said: "Listen, I'm a . . . |

Arielle Robinson (2020-05-06). Venezuelan military foils attempted invasion by mercenaries from Colombia. workers.org Authorities patrol the coast where an alleged confrontation took place in Macuto, La Guaira, Venezuela, on 3 May. Photograph: Rayner Pena/EPA Workers World Party strongly condemns the attempted invasion of the sovereign country of Venezuela and planned attacks on its leaders by mercenary forces from Colombia in league with the . . . |

Editor (2020-05-06). Blueprint for action against neofascists. workers.org The emergence of neofascist vermin from under their rocks to demand "reopening" businesses — a demand dear to super-rich capitalist rulers — makes it imperative for the left to develop a blueprint for countering the fascist threat, a threat that has constantly reappeared in U.S. history. On April 30, hundreds . . . |

Alan MacLeod (2020-05-06). Experts warn of new nuclear arms race after Trump signals U.S. withdrawal from START Treaty. mronline.org While much of the corporate press has blamed Russia and China for the sudden failure of multiple longstanding nuclear treaties, experts put the blame on squarely on the Trump administration.

Staff (2020-05-06). Stir Crazy! Episode #29: Our Headline Writers are Still Recovering From Cinco de Mayo. therealnews.com On today's show: TRNN visual producer Andrew Corkery, Chinatown Collective founding member Leandro Lagera, and writer and organizer Jesse Myerson. Hosted by Kim Brown…

Staff (2020-05-06). California And Trump Push Geoengineering—A Fraught Climate Crisis Fix. therealnews.com California has endorsed the use of direct air capture to reverse engineer the climate crisis with technology. The controversial method already has Big Oil's support—and the Trump administration's.

Staff (2020-05-06). Yemen's Civil War Now Has Three Sides. therealnews.com The Southern Transitional Council wants the city of Aden to secede, the Saudi coalition is breaking up, and the Houthis say they weren't informed of the US-brokered ceasefire.

Sam Pizzigati (2020-05-06). Our Slaughterhouses Aren't Just for Cattle, Hogs, and Poultry Anymore. Add People. counterpunch.org Some businesses make us feel all warm and cuddly. Like bakeries. Who can resist smiling just thinking about the smell of newly baked bread? But other businesses — like meatpacking — we do our best to ignore. Who wants to think about blood and guts and squealing pigs? But think we must. Unsavory enterprises can

Matheus Falcao (2020-05-06). Coronavirus, economic crisis and authoritarianism: Brazil's perfect storm. peoplesdispatch.org Matheus Falcà£o and Maíra Mathias of the People's Health Movement-Brazil analyze the government's response to the COVID-19 crisis and examine the challenges faced by the public health system in dealing with such situations…

Bratton Young (2020-05-06). Ruling class tells workers: your job or your life. liberationnews.org Workers across the country are bracing for a premature return to their jobs despite public health warnings of a second spike in Coronavirus infections.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-06). Venezuela thwarts invasion attempt by mercenaries. mronline.org Venezuelan officials reported that a group of mercenaries attempted to invade the country on Sunday but were stopped by the country's army and police.

Ben Hillier (2020-05-06). The economic crash is already ravaging Africa. mronline.org Sub-Saharan Africa is facing its greatest crisis in generations. The continent thus far has been less affected by the pandemic than other parts of the world. But the impact of the global economic crisis is already enormous.

RT (2020-05-06). The car is a symbol of freedom and mobility. Covid-19 isn't going to change that. rt.com The pandemic is laying waste to industries big and small, but motor manufacturers will endure — even if most of their vehicles might be made in Africa in the future. | At the beginning of this year, when the Covid-19 crisis hit the Chinese province of Hubei, an important supplier for the automotive industry, various German car producers started to recalculate their figures for output and sales. | The Chinese market is a major part of the production and market for German manufacturers, like BMW and Volkswagen. In the aftermath of the global lockdown, these calculations are being reworked on a daily basis.

Staff (2020-05-06). Amazon VP Quits In Support Of Fired Whistleblowers. therealnews.com Senior Amazon engineer Tim Bray said the firings were evidence of "a vein of toxicity running through the company culture." We get a response from Chris Smalls, one of those fired workers.

yenisafak (2020-05-06). Afghanistan says Daesh/ISIS network said to be shattered. yenisafak.com Afghan special forces on Wednesday claimed to have busted a network of Daesh/ISIS operatives in the capital Kabul involved in high-profile attacks.According to the National Directorate of Security, the Afghan secret service, its special forces conducted two coordinated operations to bust the terror network.The Daesh/ISIS operatives were conducting terror activities in liaison with the Haqqani network, a Taliban offshoot, it added.The directorate said five militants were killed and eight others taken into custody during the operation. A large cache of arms was also seized."This joint network carried out rocket att…

RT (2020-05-06). A China-bashing coronavirus jester? Beijing tears into Pompeo's 'clown show'. rt.com China has fired back at Mike Pompeo's allegations that Beijing is somehow behind the origin and spread of Covid-19, describing his "comedy routine" as deeply cynical and damaging to the United States. | State-operated China Daily took aim at the US secretary of state, slamming the top American diplomat for "bad-mouthing" China and the World Health Organization (WHO) instead of seeking global cooperation and solidarity to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic. | Pompeo continues to insist that the illness came from a laboratory in Wuhan, even though he has yet to present evidence for this incendiary claim, and has ign…

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2020-05-06). Trump Must Choose Between a Global Ceasefire and America's Long Lost Wars. counterpunch.org As President Trump has complained, the U.S. does not win wars anymore. In fact, since 1945, the only 4 wars it has won were over the small neocolonial outposts of Grenada, Panama, Kuwait and Kosovo. Americans across the political spectrum refer to the wars the U.S. has launched since 2001 as "endless" or "unwinnable" wars.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-06). Iranian envoy, Taliban officials hold talks on developments in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA) — Iran's special envoy for Afghanistan Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian and Taliban political bureau officials held a phone talk on the latest developments in Afghanistan.

The Canary (2020-05-06). Trump administration 'ignored virus warnings and pushed unproven drug'. thecanary.co The Trump administration failed to prepare for the onslaught of coronavirus, then sought a quick fix by trying to rush an unproven drug to patients, a senior government scientist has alleged in a whistleblower complaint.Rick Bright, former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, alleges he was reassigned to a lesser role because he resisted political pressure to allow widespread use of hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug pushed by Donald Trump.He said the Trump administration wanted to "flood" hot spots in New York and New Jersey with the drug.Rick Bright (Health and Human Services/…

The Canary (2020-05-06). Minister admits UK abandoned Covid-19 contact tracing due to lack of testing capacity. thecanary.co A higher capacity for testing at the start of the Covid-19 outbreak could have meant continuing widespread checks in the community, a minister has conceded.Security minister James Brokenshire said "capacity constraints" earlier in the coronavirus crisis meant contact tracing among the public was abandoned in March.England's chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance told MPs on the Health and Social Care Committee on Tuesday that it would have been "beneficial" if testing capacity had been ramped up more quickly.James Brokenshire said extra testing capacity earlier in the crisis would have been beneficial (Dominic…

The Canary (2020-05-06). No evidence Covid-19 has mutated into different types, researchers conclude. thecanary.co The virus that causes Covid-19 has not mutated into different types, according to new analysis. | Recent research had suggested more than one type of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, is now circulating, with one strain being more aggressive and causing more serious illness than the other. | However using analysis of SARS-CoV-2 virus samples, scientists from the Medical Research Council-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) have found only one type of the virus. | Viruses, including the one causing Covid-19, naturally accumulate mutations — or changes — in their genetic seque…

The Canary (2020-05-06). Cafes may reopen if they can provide outdoor facilities, says Hancock. thecanary.co Cafes may be able to reopen in the summer months if they can provide outdoor facilities, health secretary Matt Hancock has said.Hancock also said it would have been good if the UK had gone into the Covid-19 pandemic with the diagnostic capabilities of Germany, and added that experts are looking at how people who are shielding can be given more freedom before a vaccine is found.Hancock was answering questions from viewers on Sky News, including one from a man who asked how he could reopen his cafe safely once the lockdown is lifted.It comes as Boris Johnson is expected to publish a road map at the weekend on how r…

RT (2020-05-06). EU says Poland must ensure free & fair presidential election amid political and virus crisis. rt.com The EU's executive said on Wednesday that Poland must ensure "free and fair" elections, as the bloc's largest ex-communist country is locked in a political crisis over a presidential vote due this Sunday. | European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen discussed with her EU executive in Brussels "the importance of free and fair presidential elections in Poland in the context of the coronavirus crisis," according to a spokesman. | Amid political infighting within the ruling coalition led by the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party — which has proposed a postal-only ballot because of the coronavirus pand…

RT (2020-05-06). India's services business activity grinds to near complete halt due to nationwide Covid-19 shutdown. rt.com The IHS Markit India Services Business Activity Index plummeted at a historic rate during April, posting a shocking 5.4 points in comparison with the previous month's 49.3. A reading below 50 on the scale represents contraction. | According to the IHS Markit Commenting on the data, Joe Hayes, economist at IHS Markit, said: "The Indian ser…

RT (2020-05-06). Delayed US marines rotation to Australia may continue 'under strict Covid-19 measures'. rt.com A delayed rotation of US Marines to a defense base in Australia's northern city of Darwin will go ahead based on strict adherence to Covid-19 measures, according to Australia's defense minister. | The minister, Linda Reynolds and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper had agreed a modified rotation could proceed, with Marines required to undergo the 14-day quarantine and comply with other requirements, Reuters said. | Up to 2,500 US Marines had been scheduled to arrive in April, in a major defense alliance cooperation exercise, but this was postponed in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. | The remote North…

RT (2020-05-06). Game changer: German scientists find antibodies that BLOCK coronavirus from spreading further. rt.com Scientists have detected an antibody that blocks the coronavirus from entering cells, providing a much-needed shield for severely ill patients. While not a cure or vaccine, it is still a significant development. | "This is clearly a breakthrough that shows that we are on the right track for the development of a drug against Covid-19," said virologist Professor Luka Cicin-Sain. | "In repeated experiments, we were able to show that this result is sustainable." | Cicin-Sain and his team analyzed 6,000 different human antibodies and found more than 750 that dock with the coronavirus and prevent it from spreading…

RT (2020-05-06). No evidence Covid-19 is man-made, UK health minister says, as US insists it came out of Wuhan lab. rt.com The UK's health minister has said there's nothing in the roots of the Covid-19 epidemic to support allegations of a man-made origin, as unsubstantiated theories continue to be touted on the other side of the Atlantic. | "We have looked into this and we don't have any evidence that this is a man-made coronavirus," Matt Hancock stated on Wednesday. The remark came as he was pressed into giving his take on the US government alleging that the novel coronavirus originated from a Chinese laboratory. | We haven't seen any evidence of a link, there's nothing I've seen that confirms the allegation. | Days ago, US Presi…

RT (2020-05-06). Czech population's coronavirus immunity low, says ministry after antibody study. rt.com Immunity to the novel coronavirus is building very slowly in the Czech Republic, with likely no more than four to five percent of the population covered, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday. The statement came after mass testing for antibodies started last month. | The preliminary results from the study found immunity levels were likely lower in the two biggest cities of Prague and Brno. Overall, it found 107 positive cases after testing 26,549, making it one of the largest studies in Europe. | The country of 10.7 million was one of the swiftest in Europe to impose curbs on travel and border crossings and sh…

RT (2020-05-06). Astronomers detect ferocious storms wheeling across surface of 'failed star' 6.5 light years away (VIDEO). rt.com Scientists using cutting-edge techniques and instruments have detected vast storms sweeping across the face of a brown dwarf star 6.5 light-years from Earth, developing our long-range scanning capabilities in the hunt for life. | While 6.5 light-years might seem relatively close on the cosmic scale, the brown dwarf, or failed star, is still 379438.2 AUs away (an Astronomical Unit is the mean distance between the Earth and the Sun), and therefore extremely difficult to observe in any kind of detail. | This is the first time astronomers have detected such turbulence on such a distant object using a technique cal…

RT (2020-05-06). Surprise asteroid EVADES Earth protection satellites in one of the closest flybys ever recorded. rt.com A truck-sized asteroid has careened past Earth in one of the closest flybys ever recorded — but none of satellites scanning the skies to protect our planet saw the space rock coming. | The previously unseen asteroid, 2020 JJ, whizzed past at a distance of around 7,000 kilometers (4,350 miles) this week. In astronomical terms, that's an incredibly close shave, and it makes it one of the closest passes of our planet ever recorded. | In a development that might worry those tasked with protecting Earth from being smashed by space objects, the asteroid was only discovered by the Mount Lemmon Survey in Arizona…

RT (2020-05-06). 'Cool, weird & scary': Skies over Niger's capital dyed BLOOD RED as massive sandstorm engulfs city (PHOTOS & VIDEOS). rt.com An enormous sandstorm over Niger's capital turned the skies a deep crimson red as a towering wall of dust swept the city, creating an impressive and menacing spectacle that was captured on film by eyewitnesses. | The immense storm swept through Niamey on Monday, shrouding the city in an eerie reddish darkness, aptly summed up by an onlooker as "Kind of cool, kind of weird, kind of scary" in footage obtained by Ruptly. | Standing hundreds of meters tall, a vast dust cloud could also be seen as it swallowed the city, turning day to night for anyone standing in its path. | A sandstorm can be seen sweeping over…

RT (2020-05-06). South Korean intelligence says 'no signs' Kim Jong-un had heart surgery. rt.com Seoul's spy agency has joined other state officials in dispelling rumors around North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un's health, insisting there is no reason to believe he underwent a heart operation as speculation refuses to die down. | "Evidence for Kim Jong-un's health abnormality is absent," the National Intelligence Service said on Wednesday morning, according to Yonhap News, adding that it had seen "no signs of heart surgery." | The rebuttal comes after three weeks of conjecture about the North Korean leader, who was rumored to be in grave condition after undergoing surgery, while other reports suggested he mig…

Susan Price (2020-05-06). Super-exploited migrant workers bear brunt of Singapore's COVID-19 'second wave'. greenleft.org.au

Anna Mikhailova (2020-05-06). Government Scientist Neil Ferguson Resigns After Breaking Lockdown Rules to Meet His Married Lover. anti-empire.com

"Ms Staats, a left-wing campaigner, made a second visit on April 8 despite telling friends she suspected her husband, an academic in his thirties, had symptoms of coronavirus"

| The scientist [physicist] whose advice prompted Boris Johnson to lockdown Britain resigned from his government advisory position on Tuesday night as the Telegraph can reveal he broke social distancing rules to meet his married lover. | Professor Neil Ferguson allowed the woman to visit him at home during the lockdown while lecturing the public on the need for strict social distancing to reduce the spread of coronavirus…

Cassandra Fairbanks (2020-05-06). Tearful Nurse Blows Whistle on New York Hospitals "Murdering" COVID Patients With "Complete Medical Mismanagement" anti-empire.com "Nobody is listening. They don't care what is happening to these people. They don't. I'm literally coming here every day and watching them kill them"

| A Nevada nurse who travelled to New York to help treat COVID-19 patients has posted a tearful Facebook Live video claiming that patients are not dying from the virus, but are being "murdered" by "gross negligence and complete medical mismanagement." | Nicole Sirotek, a nurse from Elko, Nevada, was assigned to two different hospitals in New York City. | "I am literally telling you that they are murdering these people," Sirotek says in the terrifying vide…

Al Jazeera (2020-05-06). Tanzania President Questions Covid-19 Kits After Goat, Sheep and Pawpaw Samples Test 'Positive'. anti-empire.com Tanzania's President John Magufuli has dismissed imported Magufuli made the remarks during an event in Chato in northwestern The president, whose government has already drawn criticism for being secretive about the coronavirus outbreak and has previously asked Tanzanians t…

Phillip W. Magness (2020-05-06). Imperial College Model Applied to Sweden Predicted 40,000 Deaths by May, 100,000 by June. anti-empire.com The pace of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has created an unusual situation for academic research. Epidemiology models, which were previously developed over several years and used to forecast hypothetical scenarios that seldom panned out, are now being deployed and tested in real-time. | Unfortunately the results are not pretty. | Last week

Armin Sibert (2020-05-06). Predecessor of Germany's Professor Lockdown Thinks Virus Crackdown Is an Unjustifiable Abomination. anti-empire.com Senior Professor for Virology Detlev Kràºger is the direct predecessor of the well-known German virologist Christian Drosten at the prestigeous Charité Clinic in Berlin. | Like Anthony Fauci in the U.S. and Neil Ferguson in the UK, Drosten has become Germany's best-known scientist in the corona crisis, and is used by politicians as alibi for the unprecedented lockdown measures. Detlev Kràºger was the head of Charité's Virology Institute (now headed by Dorsten) for 27 years until 2017, and while he talks warmly of his colleagues, the professor has his own opinion about antibody tests, the lockdown and…

Betsey Piette (2020-05-06). May Day 2020: 'Capitalism is killing us!'. workers.org This year's celebrations of May 1, International Workers' Day, in the United States reflected the growing coast-to-coast fightback of workers confronting their bosses' and the capitalist system's total disregard for worker health and job safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. The array of workers' actions is historic, with essential workers in . . . |

Susan Abulhawa (2020-05-06). Taking advantage of pandemic / Israel moves to annex more Palestinian land. workers.org Speaking to students at Tel Aviv's Bar Ilan University in November 1989, Benjamin Netanyahu, at that time the Israeli deputy foreign minister, said: "Israel should have exploited the repression of the demonstrations in China [at Tiananmen Square], when world attention focused on that country, to carry out mass expulsions among . . . |

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-05-06). Ukraine Has Asked Russia to Fill Its Budget Holes. globalresearch.ca The ambitious Nord Stream 2 pipeline project aims to deliver Russian gas to Europe via the Baltic Sea, thus bypassing Ukraine and reducing risk from Russia's perspective. While Ukraine has consistently said it will prevent the completion of the Nord …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-06). Venezuela arrests eight mercenaries part of "Operation Gedeon," including two US citizens. peoplesdispatch.org Fisherman of the coastal town Chuao aided to capture and detain 8 mercenaries that planned to enter into Venezuela to carry out assassinations and eventually overthrow President Maduro…

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-05-06). Bay of Pigs 2.0 — Armed Invasion of Venezuela? globalresearch.ca Amid the global pandemic, Washington moves forward with its agenda in Latin America. On—Åe again, the target is Venezuela. The American government's opposition to the popular regime of Nicolás Maduro has reached increasingly drastic levels, with the United States officially …

Robert Fisk (2020-05-06). Coronavirus War Versus Real Wars. zcomm.org Johnson and his acolytes will announce victory, but this will be untrue. Britons will still be dying with Covid-19, but their deaths will have become normal…

WSWS Repost (2020-05-06). Former top officials in Bernie Sanders campaign form super PAC to back Joe Biden. indybay.org With the Democratic Party uniting to promote Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders holds his nose to let his supporters build a super PAC.

Gary Leupp (2020-05-06). "Is There No Balm in Gilead?" counterpunch.org Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered? Jeremiah 8: 22 (KJV) The biblical prophet Jeremiah was bemoaning the spiritual sickness of the people of the Kingdom of Judah in the sixth century BCE. He alluded to the fabled balm

www.speakoutsocialists (2020-05-06). On the Brink of Starvation: COVID-19 and the Global Food Chain with Raj Patel. indybay.org This is an online townhall. For links and information on how to join the Zoom call visit here: | speakoutsocialists.org/townhall-05-09-20…

Andrew Korybko (2020-05-06). This Year's Pulitzer Prize Award to RussiaGate Infowar Agenda. globalresearch.ca The Pulitzer Prize Board awarded its eponymous prize for "International Reporting" to The New York Times "for a set of enthralling stories, reported at great risk, exposing the predations of Vladimir Putin's regime", which not only further discredited the so-called …

Juan Cole (2020-05-06). Trump Promoting Fossil Fuels will displace Millions toward US. zcomm.org You can't pursue both pro-carbon and anti-immigration policies successfully at the same time…

The Palestinian Information Center (2020-05-06). Facebook Deletes Accounts of Palestinian Activists and Journalists. globalresearch.ca Facebook on Monday evening removed dozens of accounts run by Palestinian activists and journalists without prior notice. | Some accounts were deleted for no reason and other users were informed they "violated the site's policies". | Sada Social Center on Tuesday said …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-05-06). Muting Justice: Rescheduling Julian Assange's Hearing. globalresearch.ca "When we think of the repression of journalists, we automatically evoke foreign lands. We rarely, however, evoke or remember our own dissidents." — Peter Oborne, It all spoke well of British justice, which …

Peter Oborne (2020-05-06). Julian Assange's Case Exposes British Hypocrisy on Press Freedom. globalresearch.ca One of the most repugnant political faults is hypocrisy. Politicians say one thing, then do the opposite. This leaves a bad taste in the mouth, and brings public life into disrepute. | The British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is a case …

Craig Murray (2020-05-06). Civil Liberty Vanishes. Free Assange. Suppressing Legitimate Dissent. globalresearch.ca The sinister potential of coronavirus lockdown to suppress dissent was on display on Monday as police broke up a small group of protestors outside Westminster Crown Court during a case management hearing for Julian Assange. The dozen protestors, who …

Massoud Nayeri (2020-05-06). Free Julian Assange! globalresearch.ca Sooner or later, the war criminals will realize that their sadistic tortures and inhumane conditions in their maximum-security prisons are not helping them in covering up their crimes which have been exposed universally by Julian Assange. | Ironically, for every …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-06). Sudan's peace talks cross barrier but have a long way to go. peoplesdispatch.org The transitional government of Sudan and the Malik Agar-led faction of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North agreed to integrate the latter's forces into the state's army, police and intelligence services. But there is a long way ahead…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-06). University students and professors in Ecuador protest against budget cuts. peoplesdispatch.org The neoliberal government of President Lenín Moreno announced a budget cut of around 100 million USD in the public higher education sector in response to the economic crisis aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic in the country…

Labor Video Project (2020-05-06). "Blood Money & Murder On The Job" Amazon 2020 On May Day. indybay.org New York MTA TWU 100 steward John Ferretti and Amazon worker Chris Smalls are interviewed about May Day and why they were protesting at the Amazon JFK8 Staten Island warehouse.

yenisafak (2020-05-06). UN sends truckloads of aid to Syria's Idlib. yenisafak.com The trucks loaded with the supplies entered Syria through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province, which borders Idlib.The aid will be distributed to people in Idlib city and nearby rural areas.Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone. The area has been the subject of multiple ceasefire understandings, which have frequently been violated by the Assad regime and its al…

yenisafak (2020-05-06). Indian man fired for Islamophobic tweet in Canada. yenisafak.com An Indian man has lost his role as school council chair and his job at a real estate company in Ontario, Canada, over an Islamophobic tweet he posted last week.Ravi Hooda protested Brampton city's decision to extend noise bylaw exceptions to mosques and tweeted: "What's next? Separate lanes for camel goat riders?"In the tweet from his now private account, he went on to disparage the Islamic ritual of animal sacrifice and the practice of Muslim women wearing burqa, a body-length covering, or headscarves.Hooda insinuated that Canadian officials were only tolerant towards these Muslim practices to "appease" the comm…

Melvin Goodman (2020-05-06). The Washington Post's Neocons are Beating Cold War Drums…Again. counterpunch.org The Washington Post has a reputation as liberal and even left-of-center, although its editorial pages are dominated by neoconservatives who support the idea of American exceptionalism and the extreme operational tempo of America's military. In the past week, we have been treated to a series of oped essays that are supportive of expanded American military power and a political, if not military, confrontation with China.

WSWS (2020-05-06). US ramps up COVID-19 propaganda war against China. wsws.org The crude attempt to blame China is aimed at diverting attention from the Trump administration's criminal negligence in failing to respond to the dangers of COVID-19.

Adriaan Alsema (2020-05-06). Colombia's business associates are a threat to the economy. colombiareports.com Colombia's business associations want to resort to human sacrifice to "save the economy" like the Mayans used human sacrifice hoping it would bring rain. I am not an economist, but…

Adriaan Alsema (2020-05-06). '40% of Colombia's health workers considering resignation' as Duque's plans backfire, again. colombiareports.com President Ivan Duque plans to lift restrictions on almost one third of Colombia while 40% of the country's doctors and nurses are considering resigning. The president on Tuesday announced he…

Adriaan Alsema (2020-05-06). Colombia plans to lift lockdown in coronavirus-free regions. colombiareports.com Colombia's President Ivan Duque said Tuesday he would lift a lockdown in areas without coronavirus on May 12 while relaxing economic restrictions on certain shops. In a television address, the…

Adriaan Alsema (2020-05-06). Colombia's two presidents combating coronavirus crisis. colombiareports.com The coronavirus pandemic has made Bogota Mayor Claudia Lopez so powerful that Colombia's President Ivan Duque almost can't govern without her. The dynasty politician and the anti-corruption advocate have been…

graham (2020-05-06). It's time to hold big banks to account for their dirty lending. truepublica.org.uk By Maddie Bromfield: Earlier this month oil prices collapsed to minus $30 a barrel, as the world faced an unprecedented economic shock. Yet remarkably, major UK banks continue to pour money into fossil fuels. According to a new report, UK lenders have provided £158bn of financing for fossil fuel projects since the Paris Agreement on climate …

True Publica (2020-05-06). EU Loses $27 Billion in Corporate Tax a Year to UK, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Netherlands. globalresearch.ca EU member states are losing over $17 billion in corporate tax a year from US firms abusing the law to shift their profits into the UK, Switzerland and Luxembourg, where corporate tax rates in practice range from 10 per cent …

Kenneth Surin (2020-05-06). What the President Continues to Say (About the Plague). counterpunch.org In two previous pieces in CounterPunch I compiled Donald Trump's statements on the COVID-19 pandemic up to April 19th (early evening). Here is a continuation of that list. Rather than place Trump's statements in strict chronological order, I have sometimes put 2 or more of statements from different days together, to highlight Trump's contradictions and

Greg Moses (2020-05-06). Gen Z National Student Leadership Begins Fightback for College Relief. counterpunch.org College students last week gained tenacious footing and found ways to fight back against pandemics of disease and insecurity, but their struggle is still overlooked in the grand scheme of trillion-dollar rescues that focus on fruits, not roots of human flourishing. After a month-long delay caused by a foot-dragging and mean-spirited Department of Education (ED),

John Stanton (2020-05-06). US Commission on the Pandemic of 2020: No Culpability, No Accountability for 70,000 Americans Killed in 60 Days. counterpunch.org "We present the narrative of this report and the recommendations that flow from it to the President of the United States, the United States Congress, and the American people for their consideration. Ten Commissioners—five Republicans and five Democrats chosen by elected leaders from our nation's capital at a time of great partisan division—have come together

Ritayan Mukherjee (2020-05-06). Kachchh Camel Herders: Lockdown Last Straw? counterpunch.org "I am selling some vegetables, but there's not much profit in it. We all are sitting at home, idle, mostly. The local cement factory is running, but we aren't going to work," Karim Jat tells me on the phone from Mori, his village in Lakhpat taluka of Kachchh district. Karim Jat is a maldhari of

John G. Russell (2020-05-06). The Joker We Deserve: Unmasked Power and Our "Slicey Dicey" President. counterpunch.org l"I was asking a question sarcastically to reporters like you just to see what would happen." —Donald Trump attempting to apply intense gaslight to disinfect asinine statements he made about how to kill the coronavirus Sarcastic: using remarks that clearly mean the opposite of what you say, in order to hurt someone's feelings or to humorously criticize something. —Cambridge Dictionary Donald Trump has done it again.

Dean Baker (2020-05-06). Measuring Inflation During the Time of Coronavirus. counterpunch.org There has been some discussion of whether we should anticipate deflation or inflation as a result of the impact of the pandemic. I have been in the camp arguing the latter, based on the idea that precautionary measures will raise costs in major areas of the economy while reducing supply. (This is not an argument

Stephen Cooper (2020-05-06). A Kingston Reasoning with Legendary Guitarist Earl "Chinna" Smith. counterpunch.org Back in early March, before "social distancing" and travel restrictions became the norm, before in many ways literally and figuratively (except online, at home, and in our hearts), the music died — killed by the coronavirus — one of my wildest dreams as a reggae fan came true. Because of my friendship with legendary musicians Santa

David Rovics (2020-05-06). Rich Peasants, Poor Peasants and "Mom-and-Pop Landlords" counterpunch.org In the course of the evolving patchwork of rent strikes happening right now across the US, there is suddenly a lot of talk in the press about how much the landlords are hurting. The landlords, of course, own the press, control the federal government, run all fifty states, and have a stranglehold on most of

Kathleen Wallace (2020-05-06). Capitalism's Voracious Appetite: Bodies are the Commodities. counterpunch.org The allure of capitalism has never been a clean or ethical one—the very roots are predicated on a system of continued growth and extraction, only becoming less feudal and more "modern" with the advent of beliefs that technological advances could usher in continued input to help the system survive. This has been true is some ways, such as the advent of fracking, which was able to massively disrupt Hubbert's peak (the bell curve expected to show the gradual diminished reserves of oil). That peak was extended like a covid graph 10 days after an evangelical beach party. The rub with all things extractive and un…

Mandy Smithberger (2020-05-06). Beware the Pentagon's Pandemic Profiteers. counterpunch.org At this moment of unprecedented crisis, you might think that those not overcome by the economic and mortal consequences of the coronavirus would be asking, "What can we do to help?" A few companies have indeed pivoted to making masks and ventilators for an overwhelmed medical establishment. Unfortunately, when it comes to the top officials

WSWS (2020-05-06). UK: TUC and Labour attempt damage control after Tories push murderous "back to work" strategy. wsws.org The attempt by Labour and the trade unions to feign concern for the working class is laughable, given that they have functioned in a de facto national unity government with the Tories.

WSWS (2020-05-06). German authorities press charges in Làºbcke murder case. wsws.org The neo-Nazi Stephan Ernst is accused of having shot leading Christian Democratic politician Walter Làºbcke in cold blood on the terrace of his home on the night of June 2, 2019.

WSWS (2020-05-06). UK coronavirus death rate at record high in Europe as fatalities pass 32,000. wsws.org Deaths reach record levels as thousands of new coronavirus cases continue to be reported daily in Britain—with another 4,406 yesterday and a total of 194,990.

Wen Sheng (2020-05-06). Birth of Coronavirus Still a Mystery, Blame Game Needs to be Averted. globalresearch.ca The birth of the lethal COVID-19 remains a mystery, as French virologists have determined a male patient near Paris who was diagnosed with pneumonia on December 27, and actually was infected with the novel coronavirus. This is a stunning scientific …

LA Meth Witch (2020-05-06). Video: New York City Nurse Blows Whistle About Coronavirus Hospital Patient Treatment. globalresearch.ca A NYC nurse discloses the horrible scenario happening in a NYC hospital. | She said patients are "left to rot and die". "People are dying who do not have to die". | There is a lack of critical thinking. | "It is a …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-05-06). The Rohingya in Malaysia: Coronavirus and Alibis for Paranoia. globalresearch.ca Rounding up undocumented workers, migrant and refugees is part of a brutal order of things in Malaysia. When matters economic are going well, authorities turn the blindest of eyes. The money pours in; development goals are being met. During times …

WSWS (2020-05-06). US nursing home catastrophe: Increasing numbers of the elderly fall victim to COVID-19. wsws.org The wiping out of large numbers of the elderly population is seen by the ruling elite as a convenient and positive byproduct of the coronavirus pandemic.

news.un (2020-05-06). Coronavirus and human rights: New UN report calls for disability-inclusive recovery. news.un.org The COVID-19 pandemic is intensifying inequalities experienced by the world's one billion people with disabilities, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in launching a report issued on Wednesday that calls for a disability-inclusive recovery and response to the crisis.

George Packer (2020-05-06). We Are Living in a Failed State. zcomm.org The coronavirus didn't break America. It revealed what was already broken…

news.un (2020-05-06). Top UN official calls for universal basic income to tackle growing inequality. news.un.org The COVID-19 pandemic is not only a health crisis, but it is also proving to be an economic disaster for huge numbers of people worldwide. A senior UN official with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) is calling for countries to provide citizens with a universal basic income, to help the millions who have lost their jobs, because of measures to curb the virus, combined with increasing levels of inequality.

WSWS (2020-05-06). The Trump administration's war against society. wsws.org Amidst the expanding coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration is implementing a socially criminal "open up the economy" policy that will result in hundreds of thousands of deaths.

WSWS (2020-05-06). German big business demands end to lockdown. wsws.org Two weeks after the initial lifting of some of the coronavirus lockdown's restrictions in Germany, demands for its total abandonment have reached fever pitch.

WSWS (2020-05-06). Coronavirus, the NHS and the charity shakedown. wsws.org Social care provision in the UK increasingly resembles that of the Victorian period when the lives and wellbeing of millions depended on philanthropy.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-06). Trump administration ignored warnings of COVID-19 spread, says whistleblower. peoplesdispatch.org A complaint filed with the US watchdog would be the first major indictment of the Trump administration's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, that has killed around 70,000 US citizens so far…

WSWS (2020-05-06). At "reopen the economy" event, Trump confirms plans to shut down coronavirus task force. wsws.org Trump made a point of calling the American people "warriors," implying that they had to be prepared to die. And to die, moreover, for Wall Street.

Ruth Wilson Gilmore (2020-05-06). The Case for Prison Abolition. zcomm.org Interview on how the call to release prisoners during the coronavirus pandemic makes the case for prison abolition…

Andrew Fishman (2020-05-06). Brazil's President Goes to War With Democratic Institutions. zcomm.org — and Hopes the Military Has His Back…

Robert J. Burrowes (2020-05-06). The elite's COVID-19 coup against a terrified humanity: Resisting powerfully. nationofchange.org Given that the statistics clearly show that the COVID-19 'pandemic' is already fading in most places where it previously had serious impact, it is possible that the global elite will not complete its execution of this coup against humanity in the near future.

WSWS (2020-05-06). Pandemic exposes inherent flaws in capitalist food production. wsws.org The inefficiencies of capitalist food production have generated mass amounts of waste and put thousands of workers at risk of dying from COVID-19.

WSWS (2020-05-06). Millions in South Asia react with shock and horror at ruling elite's incompetence over pandemic. wsws.org The capitalist system failed from the pandemic's outset to identify or treat hundreds of thousands of ordinary people.

WSWS (2020-05-06). Classical musicians discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org There is increasing uncertainty about when live concert performances will resume, a demonstration of how culture is threatened by the criminal policy of malign neglect.

Samantha Agarwal (2020-05-06). Fighting COVID-19 Requires Working-Class Power. zcomm.org Kerala's approach to pandemic relief offers valuable lessons not only for India but also — perhaps especially — for advanced capitalist countries which have been hit the hardest by the outbreak…

Andy Spears (2020-05-06). Charter Schools Aren't the Cure for COVID-19. progressive.org Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is using the pandemic to privatize public education.

WSWS (2020-05-06). UAW gives its blessing to reopen auto plants as pandemic rages on. wsws.org UAW President Rory Gamble said the company had the unreserved right to decide when and how the plants open.

graham (2020-05-06). The selective pandemic and its lockdown. truepublica.org.uk By TruePublica: As at the time of writing, the COVID-109 global pandemic has officially infected 3.6 million people and killed 252,000. It would be true to say this is an under-estimate for all manner of reasons and the reality is that those infected and those that die of it will never really be known. The …

James Corbett (2020-05-06). Video: How Bill Gates Monopolized Global Health. James Corbett Documentary. globalresearch.ca Who is Bill Gates? A software developer? A businessman? A philanthropist? A global health expert? | This question, once merely academic, is becoming a very real question for those who are beginning to realize that Gates' unimaginable wealth has been used …

Tanya Wadhwa (2020-05-06). Political tensions rise in Bolivia over the new election law. peoplesdispatch.org The coup-installed regime in Bolivia rejects the 2020 General Elections Postponement Law, which establishes a maximum period of 90 days to hold the elections in the country…

West Africa Newswire (2020-05-06). Lack of PPE, equipment may affect Ghana's response to COVID-19. peoplesdispatch.org With over 2,700 cases of COVID-19, Ghana is the worst affected country in west Africa and the second-most affected in the sub-Saharan region after South Africa…

WSWS (2020-05-06). Australia's national cabinet pushes return to work despite ongoing COVID-19 dangers. wsws.org Prime Minister Scott Morrison bluntly admitted that the reversal of lockdown measures would lead to increased infections.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-06). Israeli army bombs three different locations inside besieged Gaza strip. peoplesdispatch.org Israel continues its oppressive policies against Palestinians and has seized fresh Palestinian lands and demolished houses. It is also refused calls to release Palestinian prisoners in light of the COVID-19 emergency…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-06). UK transport union demands justice for London metro sanitation staff. peoplesdispatch.org The UK's National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) demanded on May 5, Tuesday, that the London Metro (Tube) authorities urgently address the concerns raised by the contractual sanitation staff of the facility. Tube Union RMT also asked London mayor Sadiq Khan for a meeting with a delegation of tube cleaners via video conferencing after a new survey highlighted the lack of measures to ensure the workers' safety during the COVID-19 crisis by the tube's cleaning contractor, ABM. | According to reports, the contract cleaning staff has been denied staff travel cards which allow travel across the Tra…

graham (2020-05-06). COVID19 — deficit, debt, inflation or increased taxation. truepublica.org.uk By Tony Travers — Britain's economy and political system will be profoundly affected by COVID-19. Decisions taken by governments during the crisis will be studied for years to come to assess which nation offered the best immediate health response combined with the smallest long-term impact on the economy. The health and economic responses adopted by …

WSWS (2020-05-06). Canada: Form rank-and-file committees to oppose COVID-19 back-to-work drive. wsws.org Absent the independent intervention of the working class, workers face a ruinous choice between risking their health and lives by returning to work or being driven into destitution.

Asher Luberto (2020-05-06). Straight to Streaming: Recently Released Movies to Watch During Quarantine. progressive.org Here's a list of new films to watch on streaming services—the closest we can get to a movie theater right now.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-06). NUMSA condemns South African airline Comair's bid for 'business rescue'. peoplesdispatch.org The spokesperson of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa said that the real intention behind Comair opting for business rescue could be to continue with its retrenchment plans under the guise of dealing with the lockdown…

(2020-05-06). Pesticide Dicamba Increased Cancer Risks. globalresearch.ca Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have found that use of the pesticide dicamba can increase the risk of developing numerous cancers, including liver and intrahepatic bile duct cancers, acute and chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and mantle cell lymphoma. | The …

sputniknews (2020-05-06). How World Prepares for Next Pandemic 'Depends on the Leadership in Place', Biochemist Tells Sputnik. sputniknews.com Almost four million people around the world have been infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus since it emerged in China last year and 259,000 people have died. But what lessons have been learned and is the world in a better position to face the next pandemic?

sputniknews (2020-05-06). A Wuhan Lab is at the Centre of the Coronavirus Origin Conspiracy. Here is What is Known About It. sputniknews.com While scientists' attention is focused on a vaccine for the new coronavirus, politicians have begun raising questions as to where the virus came from. As the blame game goes international, a high-security lab at the epicentre of the pandemic in China has risen from obscurity.

sputniknews (2020-05-06). Russian MoD to Start Withdrawing Troops Providing COVID-19 Help From Italy on Thursday. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Defence Ministry will start on Thursday withdrawing from Italy the nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) protection troops that provided COVID-19 response assistance to the country, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said.

sputniknews (2020-05-06). Nigeria Faces 'Double Whammy' Challenge of COVID-19 and Plummeting Oil Revenue. sputniknews.com Petrostates across the globe have been forced to reconcile themselves with a future when one of their most prized commodities – oil – has dramatically shed its worth amid economies battered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

sputniknews (2020-05-06). Indian Corporate Leaders See COVID-19 a Challenge of Adaptability as Work Culture Set to Change. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): India has been in lockdown since 25 March to contain the spread of COVID-19. The entire economy, except for essentials, has downed its shutters and a sizeable chunk of the workforce is currently working from home.

sputniknews (2020-05-06). Three Revolutionary Guardsmen Reportedly Killed in Clashes in Western Iran. sputniknews.com Tehran has waged a low-intensity counterterrorism campaign against militants in the country's northwest for several decades, accusing the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia of providing support to local separatists, and accusing officials in Iraqi Kurdistan of helping to arm and train the guerillas.

sputniknews (2020-05-06). Russian President Putin Discusses Timeline of Easing COVID-19 Restrictions With Gov't – Video. sputniknews.com In late April, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered an address to the nation via a video conference on the situation around the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, stressing that self-isolation measures should be extended until at least 11 May.

sputniknews (2020-05-06). Alcoholics Unleash Their True Spirit After Dry Spell Ends in India — Videos. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): People continued to swarm outside liquor shops in India as they opened for the third day since 24 March. The government's order— to permit liquor stores to open on 4 May amid coronavirus pandemic— generated debate as some opined that the move could do more harm than good.

sputniknews (2020-05-06). Russian Public Health Chief Proposes 3-Stage Plan to Lift Coronavirus-Related Restrictions. sputniknews.com

sputniknews (2020-05-06). Russian Minister of Culture Tests Positive for Coronavirus. sputniknews.com As of 6 May, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Russia stands at 165,929, with 1,537 fatalities, according to the country's coronavirus response centre.

sputniknews (2020-05-06). Israel Won't End Syria Operations Until Iran Leaves, Defence Minister Says. sputniknews.com In recent years, Israel has conducted hundreds of strikes against targets in Syria that presumably contain or belong to Syrian or Iranian forces. Iran denies the presence of troops in Syria and refers to its forces there as mere advisors to Bashar al-Assad's government.

sputniknews (2020-05-06). Swedish Firms to Pay Billions to Shareholders While Firing Workers and Seeking Aid Amid Pandemic. sputniknews.com Earlier, the Committee on Finance in Sweden's Riksdagen made a plea to prohibit dividends for companies that have been appealing for state aid during COVID-19 health crisis in a bid to stay afloat during economic turmoil. This measure, however, still was not introduced…

sputniknews (2020-05-06). UK's Johnson Calls Protective Gear Shortages in NHS 'Enraging'. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday he was frustrated to see the National Health Service struggling to obtain personal protective equipment for workers dealing with the pandemic.

sputniknews (2020-05-06). India's Ex-PM Manmohan Singh Questions Modi's Gov't on Post-Lockdown 3.0 Scenario. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): Opposition parties have been targeting the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government's "unplanned and sudden" lockdown, which was imposed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the lockdown has been extended for the third time, until 17 May , and parties demand clarity in the procedure for lifting it.

sputniknews (2020-05-06). Fireball Lights Up the Skies Over Spain – Video. sputniknews.com Meteors or meteoroids are broken particles of asteroids or comets orbiting the sun. They burn up while entering the Earth's atmosphere, creating the effect of a "shooting star".

sputniknews (2020-05-06). Imran Khan Urges World 'to Act Against India's Reckless Moves' After Killing of Hizbul Leader. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): India and Pakistan have been exchanging cross-border fire for over a month, killing and injuring civilians on both the sides. The two countries have been at the loggerheads over Kashmir since 1947 but relations turned tense after August 2019 when India stripped the state of its special status.

sputniknews (2020-05-06). Taxi Drivers in India's Kerala Will Have Fibreglass to Separate Them from Passengers – Video. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): India is currently under its third phase of countrywide lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19. The initial lockdown phases brought the country to a standstill. But for the third, set to last until 17 May, the government has given some exemptions to several sectors.

sputniknews (2020-05-06). Escape Hack! Indian Tipplers Line Up Slippers to Stay in Long Queues Outside Shops. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian government has prolonged the lockdown for the third time until 17 May, however, the extension came along with partial relaxations including allowing the sale of alcohol.

sputniknews (2020-05-06). Sssnack! Drunk Man Returning from Liquor Store Bites Snake into Pieces in India – Video. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): From people defying social distancing to inebriated men indulging in fights or dancing in the streets, strange videos have flooded India's social media since the government prohibits the reopening of standalone alcohol stores for the first time since the lockdown was imposed on 24 March.

Lawrence Freeman (2020-05-06). Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed: Debt Cancellation for the World to Survive. globalresearch.ca Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has made an audacious salient call for debt cancellation for low income countries. It was published in the Opinion section of the April 30, New York Times, Why the Global Debt of Poor Nations …

Lawrence Freeman (2020-05-06). Debt Cancellation for the World to Survive: Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed. globalresearch.ca Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has made an audacious salient call for debt cancellation for low income countries. It was published in the Opinion section of the April 30, New York Times, Why the Global Debt of Poor Nations …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-06). Mayo Clinic expert discusses potential neurological effects of COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can take a severe toll on the respiratory system. However, recent research suggests that the virus may also infect the nervous system. A study of patients with COVID-19 out of Wuhan, China found that possible neurological signs and symptoms caused by COVID-19 can include loss of taste and smell, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-06). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Respiratory therapists play critical role in treating COVID-19 patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 was first identified late last year with a cluster of pneumonia cases caused by a new coronavirus. The COVID-19 disease process heavily affects the respiratory system, and patients often need oxygen support. The respiratory therapist plays a critical role in managing oxygen levels, placing breathing tubes, and managing the mechanical ventilator, when necessary. On …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-06). Are pets at risk of getting, spreading COVID-19? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Recent reports of cats and dogs becoming infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to update its guidelines for pets. According to the CDC, two pet cats in New York City became the first domestic animals in the U.S. to test positive for the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-06). Media backgrounder: COVID-19 readiness and helping the world respond to the global pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-06). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Maintaining routine vaccine schedules during COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the World Health Organization(WHO) says more than 117 million children in 37 countries may be missing out on the lifesaving measles vaccine. The WHO had issued some guidelines to help countries sustain immunization activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Tina Ardon, a Mayo Clinic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-06). What COVID-19 does to your lungs. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org m __________________________________________________ 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 (2020-05-06). Vice President Pence visits Mayo Clinic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Vice President Mike Pence visited Mayo Clinic in Rochester to see firsthand how Mayo is providing scientific leadership to aid the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, Mayo Clinic president and CEO, guided the vice president on a tour where he was able to talk with Mayo Clinic scientists leading the country's …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-06). Science Saturday: Regenerative approaches could foster healing from COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Regenerative Medicine aims not only to repair or restore the function of cells, tissues or organs, but also the whole person. The latter is particularly important amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Regenerative approaches draw on the body's natural abilities to heal, focus on establishing the healing environments and building new, healthy ways of functioning. These aspects of regenerative …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-06). Why patients with lung cancer in a COVID-19 era need to keep their treatment. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Patients with cancer are at a higher risk of having a more severe COVID-19 illness. "Unfortunately, COVID-19 has severely affected those who are diagnosed with lung cancer," says Dr. Shanda Blackmon, a thoracic surgeon at Mayo Clinic. "We know that these patients who get infected with COVID-19 while they're immune compromised are increasingly susceptible to having a worse …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-06). Connecting Patients: COVID-19 and transplant patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic Connect is an online community where you can share your experiences and find support from people like you. You can also read Mayo Clinic expert blogs and take part in educational events. COVID-19 and Transplant Patients "As a kidney transplant recipient I have been extra vigilant/worried about protecting myself as COVID-19 spreads. Like …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-06). Physicians, scientists and physician-scientists connect dots between heart disease, potential for worse COVID-19 outcomes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? People with certain heart diseases may be more susceptible to worse outcomes with COVID-19, but the reason why has remained unknown. New research from Mayo Clinic indicates that in patients with one specific type of heart disease ? obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) ? the heart increases production of the ACE2 RNA transcript …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-06). Mayo Clinic expert talks social distancing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The need for?social distancing?will continue into the summer as an important public health tool to reduce the spread of?COVID-19. ?Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic acknowledges the hardships of public safety measures and says they are important. "The nature of social distancing, isolating ourselves, and shelter-in-place has been tremendous hardships from …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-06). Respiratory care and people who care for patients with COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When people experience severe symptoms with COVID-19, they are urged to seek medical attention. But what happens to patients when they are hospitalized and who helps them? Because COVID-19 heavily affects the respiratory system, respiratory care is an important part of the care and healing process, says Dr. Daniel Diedrich, an anesthesiologist and critical care specialist at Mayo Clinic. All clinicians play an important role in providing lifesaving …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-06). AskMayoExpert's COVID-19 information made available to public. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic is making parts of its AskMayoExpert clinical knowledge resource for providers available to the public to make trusted knowledge on COVID-19 easily available to other health systems and providers. AskMayoExpert, Mayo Clinic's primary clinical knowledge resource for providers at the point of care, is sharing its COVID-19 content with the public. "Mayo leadership …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-06). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Using tele-ICU to support New York hospital. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Using tele-ICU capabilities, Mayo Clinic physicians in critical care medicine are volunteering to support staff at New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, which has been inundated with COVID-19 cases. At this unprecedented time, these two organizations are collaborating and innovating to help patients. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Sean Caples, a Mayo Clinic pulmonologist and critical …

yenisafak (2020-05-06). China's space station mission hits re-entry roadblock. yenisafak.com A day after China sent into space "a test version of the cargo return capsule" for its upcoming space station, it encountered an "unknown malfunction", Chinese media reported on Wednesday.According to daily Global Times, China Manned Space Agency said the capsule "experienced failure during its re-entry to earth due to an unknown malfunction."China's specially-designed state-of-the-art carrier rocket the Long March-5B took a successful flight on Tuesday, signaling a new era for the construction of manned space projects including the space station.The white-colored large rocket was launched from the Wenchang Space…

yenisafak (2020-05-06). Yemen rebels shut 10 districts in Sanaa over COVID-19. yenisafak.com Yemen's Houthi group said on Wednesday they have sealed off 10 neighborhoods in the capital Sanaa as a preventive measure to stem the spread of coronavirus.The move came one day after the rebel group confirmed the first fatality from the COVID-19 virus in areas under their control.Houthis have been accused of hiding information about the virus outbreak in areas under their control.On Tuesday, health authorities of the internationally recognized Yemeni government said the number of coronavirus infections reached to 21, including three deaths and one recovery.Last week, the World Health Organization warned against…

yenisafak (2020-05-06). Israel signs deal to lease drones to Greece for border defence. yenisafak.com Israel said it will lease drones to Greece to defend its borders, in the first military deal between the two countries which includes an option to buy the system.The Israeli Defence Ministry said on Wednesday that the agreement with the Hellenic Ministry of National Defence was signed digitally due to the coronavirus crisis.Under the deal, Israel's Defence Ministry will lease the Heron unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system, made by state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries for three years.The Heron system, which is used by Israel's military and in naval forces around the world, is equipped with both day and night ac…

yenisafak (2020-05-06). Lebanon to allow Friday prayers at mosques as of May 8. yenisafak.com Lebanon will allow mosques and churches to hold Friday prayers and Sunday rituals, which were previously suspended as part of efforts to curb the coronavirus outbreak, according to the country's Interior Ministry. | In a statement, the ministry called on the Lebanese people to continue pursuing health measures in worship places to help in the fight against the pandemic. | According to a statement by Lebanon's Dar al-Fatwa, the highest Sunni Muslim authority in the country, the Friday prayers will be held in mosques as of May 8. | It, however, said Muslims will not be able to perform their daily five prayers in mo…

yenisafak (2020-05-06). Dutch coronavirus cases rise to 41,319, with 36 new deaths. yenisafak.com The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Netherlands rose by 232 to 41,319 on Wednesday, with 36 new deaths, health authorities said.The country's death toll stands at 5,204, the National Institute for Health (RIVM) said in its daily update. The RIVM cautioned that it only reports confirmed cases, and actual numbers are higher.

yenisafak (2020-05-06). Putin to review government plan to gradually ease coronavirus curbs. yenisafak.com Russian President Vladimir Putin will later on Wednesday hear details of a government plan to gradually ease restrictions imposed over the coronavirus crisis, the Kremlin said.The country's coronavirus crisis response centre said earlier on Wednesday that the number of cases had risen by more than 10,000 for a fourth consecutive day and now stood at 165,929.

yenisafak (2020-05-06). Germany extends social distancing measures until June 5: sources. yenisafak.com The German government and the 16 federal states agreed at a meeting on Wednesday to extend until June 5 social distancing measures designed to help fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, two participants said.The sources said Chancellor Angela Merkel and the premiers of the states had agreed to loosen the restrictions, with members of two households to be allowed to meet.

yenisafak (2020-05-06). Russia's culture minister tests positive for COVID-19. yenisafak.com Wednesday saw the fourth case of coronavirus emerge among Russia's ruling class.Olga Lyubimova, 39, the culture minister, was diagnosed with coronavirus, but only a mild case, and so hospitalization is "out of the question," the ministry's press service said.Lyubimova, 39, is at home in self-isolation and continues to work via video conferencing, it addedLast week, three top Russian officials, including Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, were hospitalized with confirmed coronavirus.Despite strict measures, which include a lockdown of the capital Moscow, a ban on foreigners entering, and suspension of international…

yenisafak (2020-05-06). We take care of those who care for us: Muslim community in Texas feeds medical, police staff. yenisafak.com Muslim organizations in Irving, Texas are feeding their community this week, by distributing a total of 1,500 meals to medical, school and police staff as the state grapples with the novel coronavirus.With the donations of 20 organizations, the lion's share belonging to Muslims, 500 meals were distributed to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center on Tuesday, and another 500 will be delivered to the Irving Police Department on Wednesday and 500 to Irving ISD on Friday, reported the U.S.-based Dallas News."We decided to take care of those who take care of us," said Raed Omar Sbeit, CEO of the North Texas Leadership De…

yenisafak (2020-05-06). Pakistan rejects India's infiltration allegations. yenisafak.com Pakistan on Wednesday rejected fresh infiltration allegations by India following the killing of five army troops in a militant attack in Indian-administered Kashmir last week.Terming the allegations "baseless", Prime Minister Imran Khan accused New Delhi of trying to find a pretext for a false flag operation targeting his country."I have been warning the world about India's continuing efforts to find a pretext for a false flag operation targeting Pakistan. Latest baseless allegations by India of infiltration across LoC [Line of Control] are a continuation of this dangerous agenda,", Khan said in a series of tweet…

yenisafak (2020-05-06). Aselsan delivers special radios to Turkish army. yenisafak.com Turkey's defense giant Aselsan on Wednesday announced that more than 1,300 software-defined radios have been delivered to the country's armed forces."The Turkish defense industry has successfully completed its order for the security forces," said Ismail Demir, head of the country's Defense Industries Authority.He said the radios will meet the needs of electronic warfare. With this latest technology, Turkey now ranks among those countries which are domestically producing their national communication system for land, sea and air."Our country has managed to become a key player with this radio type, exporting this te…

yenisafak (2020-05-06). Average household size falls in Turkey. yenisafak.com Turkey's average household size fell to 3.35 persons last year from 3.69 in 2012, the country's statistical authority said on Wednesday.One-person households in the country increased to 16.9% in 2019 from 13.9% in 2014, noted TurkStat.Meanwhile, extended-family households dropped to 15% in 2019 from 16.7% in 2014.It was observed that the proportion of multi-person and no-family households rose to 3% in 2019, being 2.1% in 2014.The ratio of one-family households dropped to 65.1% in 2019, from 67.4% in 2014.One-family households are defined as households comprised of a couple without children, a couple with at lea…

Iris Altamirano, Greg Nammacher, and Priya Dalal-Whelan (2020-05-06). Lessons from the First Union Climate Strike in the U.S. zcomm.org Workers like the members of SEIU know what the problem is and how to solve it. We need to stand with them, because together we can win huge things…

George Wuerthner (2020-05-06). Chainsaw Medicine on the Ochoco. counterpunch.org Hurray for Central Oregon Land Watch and Oregon Wild for suing the Ochoco National Forest over its proposed Black Mountain Vegetation Management Project near Big Prairie. As is typical of the Forest Service today, they use euphemisms to conceal what they always have been and continue to be—a handmaiden to the timber industry. The Forest

imperial.ac.uk (2020-05-06). Disease-carrying mosquitoes could be common in Europe by 2030. imperial.ac.uk Climate change could mean mosquitoes that can carry diseases like dengue, zika and yellow fever become established in southern Europe within 10 years.

Michelle Chen (2020-05-06). Will the Pandemic Lead to Better Treatment for Drug Users? thenation.com Will the Pandemic Lead to Better Treatment for Drug Users?

Taté Walker (2020-05-06). Scenes From a Pandemic: 6. thenation.com Scenes From a Pandemic: 6…

en.mehrnews (2020-05-06). China donates medical aid to W. Azarbaijan in battling COVID-19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Chancellor of West Azarbaijan University of Medical Sciences on Wed. revealed the donation of 52 cartons of medical aids from China to West Azarbaijan province to fight against coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-06). Petropars, NIDC sign MoU on oil and gas projects. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — The Petropars Group and the National Iranian Drilling Company have inked a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in the implementation of oil and gas projects.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-06). Iranian midwives supporting pregnant women, new-born babies during pandemic. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Midwives are in a unique position, given the emphasis of the philosophy of midwifery care on building relationships and incorporating a holistic approach, to support women to make healthy choices with the aim of promoting health and preventing ill health and to back new-borns. They play a vital role in responding to the current coronavirus pandemic. International Day of the Midwives was first celebrated on May 5, 1991, and has since been observed in over 50 nations around the world.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-06). Hashd al-Sha'abi targets ISIL's bases in Samarra. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA) — Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units, or Hashd al-Sha'abi forces targeted with mortar shells 7 ISIL's bases in the northern city of Samarra during a large-scale operation.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-06). Iran ready to assist all nations in need to contain COVID-19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Iran is ready to supply other countries needing the equipment and devices necessary to fight the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, says the foreign ministry spokesman.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-06). Iran kicks off exporting 'corona' diagnostic kits to Germany, Turkey: envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran has currently started exporting coronavirus diagnostic kits to a number of countries including Germany and Turkey.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-06). Direct flight from Spain to Iran resumes after 16 years. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA) — The first direct flight from Madrid to Tehran brought home a group of Iranians living in Spain amid coronavirus pandemic.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-06). Global COVID-19 death toll passes 258,000. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA) — The global death toll from coronavirus has passed 258,000 with over 3.7 million known cases of infection and more than 1.2 recoveries, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-06). Iran records 1,680 new cases, 78 deaths on Wednesday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA) — As of Wednesday, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country has passed 101,000, of whom 6,418 have lost their lives to the deadly virus.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-06). Iran calls for planning long-term framework to expand economic ties with Brazil. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — In a meeting with Brazilian VP Hamilton Mourà£o, Iranian envoy to Brasilia Hossein Gharibi called for planning a long-term framework for the development and divesification of mutual economic ties between the two countries.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-06). Ayatollah Khamenei meets with laborers via video conference. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei met with laborers on Wednesday through video conference on the occasion of Iran's national Workers Week.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-06). MIO plays a pivotal role in advancing goals: Khanzadi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said that Iranian Defense Ministry's Marine Industries Organization, as a beating heart of the maritime industry, has played a pivotal and leading role in realizing macro and strategic objectives of the country.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-06). Leader holds meeting with workers through video conference. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA) — On the occasion of national Workers Week in Iran, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei held a meeting with the seven active production complexes in different parts of the country through video conference.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-06). US anti-Iran allegations on Afghan refugees' incident a 'bitter joke'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA) — Iran has lambasted the United States for baseless allegations with regard to the accident for Afghan refugees in Herat, terming such claim as "a bitter joke".

en.mehrnews (2020-05-06). Magnitude 5.1 quake jolts W Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit Firouzabad county in Lorestan province at noon.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-06). Iran, Afghanistan mulling over death of Afghan immigrants. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that Tehran and Kabul agreed to set up a joint commission taskforce on deaths of Afghan immigrants in 'Harirud' [Hari River].

en.mehrnews (2020-05-06). Tehran, Baku to expand economic relation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA) — Iranian President's Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi held a phone talk with Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Hikmat Hajiyev on the expansion of economic relation.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-06). Iran on top of IAEA inspections list in 2019: envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA) — Iranian Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna said Iran stood on top of the inspection list of the International Atomic Energy Agency in 2019.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-06). Iran's Mustafa science, technology foundation to convene virtual summit to synergize COVID-19 responses. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA) — Focusing on South-South collaboration to address the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Science and Technology Exchange Program, organized by Mustafa Science and Technology Foundation of Iran, together with its partners, is organizing the 7th STEP summit virtually May 18 and 28, 2020.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-06). WHO rep. pays visit to Iran blood transfusion org. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA) — WHO Representative Christoph Hamelmann paid a visit to Iran's Blood Transfusion Organisation (IBTO) on Wednesday.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-06). Natural rights of labors must be respected: Leader. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said that the natural rights of the labor force, i.e. fair wages, regular pay, and job security, must be respected.

Michael Steinberg (2020-05-06). Nuke Plant Shutdown Continues Near C19 Epicenter. indybay.org On April 30 Reactor 2 at the Indian Point nuclear point, less than 30 miles north of midtown Manhattan on the Hudson River, shut down permanently.

RLCAUSC (2020-05-06). Threats & Opportunities to Democracy. indybay.org Watch the live-stream at rightlivelihood.ucsc.edu/events/webinars…

Dan Bacher (2020-05-06). Western States Petroleum Association, Chevron spent $2.7 million lobbying in first quarter. indybay.org The two oil industry giants combined to spend a total of $2,728,199 lobbying in the session's fifth quarter.

Climate One (2020-05-06). COVID-19 and Climate: The Future of Energy. indybay.org Online via livestream (FREE)…

Lynda Carson (2020-05-06). Antioch official fired for suggesting COVID-19 should kill the old and weak. indybay.org Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic…

CJ Hopkins (2020-05-06). Virus of Mass Destruction. indybay.org There comes a point in the introduction of every new official narrative when people no longer remember how it started. Or, rather, they remember how it started, but not the propaganda that started it. Or, rather, they remember all that (or are able to, if you press them on it), but it doesn't make any difference anymore, because the official narrative has supplanted reality.

The Commonwealth Club (2020-05-06). Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy: Fighting Loneliness During COVID-19 and Beyond. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Women's March & #VoteProChoice (2020-05-06). #VoteProChoice: Reproductive Freedom in the Time of COVID-19. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

The Commonwealth Club (2020-05-06). Oakland Arts and Culture in the Era of COVID-19 (livestream talk). indybay.org Online via livestream…

Ryan Cristián (2020-05-06). Horrifying Glimpse Into How DARPA Will "Save" You From COVID-19 & Venezuela Coup Tied Back To Trump. 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 (5/6/19). 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 …

Ryan Cristián (2020-05-06). A Massive "COVID-19" Cover Up Is Underway & 'US Mercenaries' Caught In Venezuelan Coup Attempt. 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 (5/5/19). 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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China Warns of Confrontation with US
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
On Sunday, China's official People's Daily broadsheet accused hostile Trump regime and congressional members of "politicizing (COVID-19 to) stigmatiz(e) other countries," while "tout(ing)" (the US) an an "international leader" in combatting the coronavirus

Assange Could Die in Prison, There Is No Time to Lose
Dr. David Halpin | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
We write this open letter, as British medical doctors, to express our serious concerns about the physical and mental health of Mr Julian Assange. Our professional concerns follow the shocking eye witness accounts of Craig Murray and John Pilger …
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Pompeo on China: The Diabolical US Blame Game
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
Blaming others for its own failings, wrongdoing, and high crimes is longstanding US policy. | Calling COVID-19 the "Wuhan virus" is part of the Trump regime's deceptive blame game scheme

Ecuador's Moreno govt persecutes opponents as coronavirus catastrophe exposes its neoliberal war on public sector
Denis Rogatyuk | thegrayzone.com | 2020-05-06
Sentencing former President Rafael Correa and Jorge Glas to eight years in jail and barring them from public office for…
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The Inevitable Coronavirus Censorship Crisis Is Here
Matt Taibbi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
Earlier this week, Atlantic magazine

Afghan Violence Unveils Critical Pinholes in US-Taliban Agreement
Azhar Azam | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
Just over two months into the " Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan" between Afghan Taliban and the US on February 29, the conflict-stricken country is witnessing a sharp escalation in violence as the insurgent group has stepped up its …
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Ukraine Has Asked Russia to Fill Its Budget Holes
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
The ambitious Nord Stream 2 pipeline project aims to deliver Russian gas to Europe via the Baltic Sea, thus bypassing Ukraine and reducing risk from Russia's perspective. While Ukraine has consistently said it will prevent the completion of the Nord …
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Experts warn of new nuclear arms race after Trump signals U.S. withdrawal from START Treaty
Alan MacLeod | mronline.org | 2020-05-06
While much of the corporate press has blamed Russia and China for the sudden failure of multiple longstanding nuclear treaties, experts put the blame on squarely on the Trump administration.
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USS Liberty: Israel's War Crimes Have Killed Americans
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
Imagine if you will a ship from a nation not at war with anyone sailing in international waters on a quiet June day being suddenly attacked by unidentified warplanes and torpedo boats, their markings covered up to conceal their country …
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Trump Must Choose Between a Global Ceasefire and America's Long Lost Wars
Medea Benjamin | progressive.org | 2020-05-06
Despite a U.N. call for ceasefire and his promise to bring troops home, Trump is continuing U.S.'s unwinnable wars.
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Venezuela arrests eight mercenaries part of "Operation Gedeon," including two US citizens
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-06
Fisherman of the coastal town Chuao aided to capture and detain 8 mercenaries that planned to enter into Venezuela to carry out assassinations and eventually overthrow President Maduro…
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Trump Promoting Fossil Fuels will displace Millions toward US
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2020-05-06
You can't pursue both pro-carbon and anti-immigration policies successfully at the same time…
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Syrian 'Regime Change' Architect: William Roebuck, US Ambassador of Destruction
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
Since 2006, William Roebuck, a US Diplomat, has been working toward 'regime change' in Syria at any cost. The destruction of Syria, hundreds of thousands of deaths and injuries, and the migration of one-third of the population have been …
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"Is There No Balm in Gilead?"
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-06
Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered? Jeremiah 8: 22 (KJV) The biblical prophet Jeremiah was bemoaning the spiritual sickness of the people of the Kingdom of Judah in the sixth century BCE. He alluded to the fabled balm…
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Mapping Militarism 2020
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-06
A new collection of maps found here displays what militarism looks like in the world. Here's a brief guide to using and understanding them. Across the top are 10 drop-down menus on these topics: Wars, Weapons, U.S. Weapons, Money, Nukes, Chemical and Biological, U.S. Military, Air Strikes, Law, and Promotes Peace and Security. Some of the topics only include one…
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Sweden Is the Model
Mike Whitney | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
At present, there is no vaccine for the coronavirus. That means that one of the two paths to immunity is blocked. The other path is "herd immunity," in which a critical mass of infection occurs in lower-risk populations that ultimately …
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This Year's Pulitzer Prize Award to RussiaGate Infowar Agenda
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
The Pulitzer Prize Board awarded its eponymous prize for "International Reporting" to The New York Times "for a set of enthralling stories, reported at great risk, exposing the predations of Vladimir Putin's regime", which not only further discredited the so-called …
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Trump Regime Lack of Preparedness for COVID-19 Outbreaks, Demoting HHS Whistleblower
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
Throughout his tenure, Trump showed indifference toward public health. | His proposed 2020 budget calls for cutting $900 million from the Prevention and Public Health Fund. | It proposes a $17.9 billion cut to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)….
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Phony Foreign Threats to the US Power Grid
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
Fear-mongering is longstanding US policy that accompanies its geopolitical agenda. | The late Nobel laureate Harold Pinter described how the US operates worldwide, saying its ultimatum to other countries is "(k)iss my arse or I'll kick your head in." | Domestic policy …
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Facebook Deletes Accounts of Palestinian Activists and Journalists
The Palestinian Information Center | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
Facebook on Monday evening removed dozens of accounts run by Palestinian activists and journalists without prior notice. | Some accounts were deleted for no reason and other users were informed they "violated the site's policies". | Sada Social Center on Tuesday said …
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Civil Liberty Vanishes. Free Assange. Suppressing Legitimate Dissent
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
The sinister potential of coronavirus lockdown to suppress dissent was on display on Monday as police broke up a small group of protestors outside Westminster Crown Court during a case management hearing for Julian Assange. The dozen protestors, who …
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Julian Assange's Case Exposes British Hypocrisy on Press Freedom
Peter Oborne | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
One of the most repugnant political faults is hypocrisy. Politicians say one thing, then do the opposite. This leaves a bad taste in the mouth, and brings public life into disrepute. | The British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is a case …
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Muting Justice: Rescheduling Julian Assange's Hearing
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
"When we think of the repression of journalists, we automatically evoke foreign lands. We rarely, however, evoke or remember our own dissidents."

On the Brink of Starvation: COVID-19 and the Global Food Chain with Raj Patel
www.speakoutsocialists | indybay.org | 2020-05-06

This is an online townhall. For links and information on how to join the Zoom call visit here: | speakoutsocialists.org/townhall-05-09-20…
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Former top officials in Bernie Sanders campaign form super PAC to back Joe Biden
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2020-05-06
With the Democratic Party uniting to promote Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders holds his nose to let his supporters build a super PAC.
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Iranian envoy, Taliban officials hold talks on developments in Afghanistan
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-06
TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA)

Trump Must Choose Between a Global Ceasefire and America's Long Lost Wars
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-06
As President Trump has complained, the U.S. does not win wars anymore. In fact, since 1945, the only 4 wars it has won were over the small neocolonial outposts of Grenada, Panama, Kuwait and Kosovo. Americans across the political spectrum refer to the wars the U.S. has launched since 2001 as "endless" or "unwinnable" wars.
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A China-bashing coronavirus jester? Beijing tears into Pompeo's 'clown show'
rt.com | 2020-05-06
China has fired back at Mike Pompeo's allegations that Beijing is somehow behind the origin and spread of Covid-19, describing his "comedy routine" as deeply cynical and damaging to the United States. | State-operated China Daily took aim at the US secretary of state, slamming the top American diplomat for "bad-mouthing" China and the World Health Organization (WHO) instead of seeking global cooperation and solidarity to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic. | Pompeo continues to insist that the illness came from a laboratory in Wuhan, even though he has yet to present evidence for this incendiary claim, and has ign…
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Afghanistan says Daesh/ISIS network said to be shattered
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-06
Afghan special forces on Wednesday claimed to have busted a network of Daesh/ISIS operatives in the capital Kabul involved in high-profile attacks.According to the National Directorate of Security, the Afghan secret service, its special forces conducted two coordinated operations to bust the terror network.The Daesh/ISIS operatives were conducting terror activities in liaison with the Haqqani network, a Taliban offshoot, it added.The directorate said five militants were killed and eight others taken into custody during the operation. A large cache of arms was also seized."This joint network carried out rocket att…
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Coronavirus War Versus Real Wars
Robert Fisk | zcomm.org | 2020-05-06
Johnson and his acolytes will announce victory, but this will be untrue. Britons will still be dying with Covid-19, but their deaths will have become normal…
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Free Julian Assange!
Massoud Nayeri | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
Sooner or later, the war criminals will realize that their sadistic tortures and inhumane conditions in their maximum-security prisons are not helping them in covering up their crimes which have been exposed universally by Julian Assange. | Ironically, for every …
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Sudan's peace talks cross barrier but have a long way to go
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-06
The transitional government of Sudan and the Malik Agar-led faction of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North agreed to integrate the latter's forces into the state's army, police and intelligence services. But there is a long way ahead…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/06/sudans-pe…

University students and professors in Ecuador protest against budget cuts
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-06
The neoliberal government of President Lenín Moreno announced a budget cut of around 100 million USD in the public higher education sector in response to the economic crisis aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic in the country…
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"Blood Money & Murder On The Job" Amazon 2020 On May Day
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-05-06
New York MTA TWU 100 steward John Ferretti and Amazon worker Chris Smalls are interviewed about May Day and why they were protesting at the Amazon JFK8 Staten Island warehouse.
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Indian man fired for Islamophobic tweet in Canada
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-06
An Indian man has lost his role as school council chair and his job at a real estate company in Ontario, Canada, over an Islamophobic tweet he posted last week.Ravi Hooda protested Brampton city's decision to extend noise bylaw exceptions to mosques and tweeted: "What's next? Separate lanes for camel goat riders?"In the tweet from his now private account, he went on to disparage the Islamic ritual of animal sacrifice and the practice of Muslim women wearing burqa, a body-length covering, or headscarves.Hooda insinuated that Canadian officials were only tolerant towards these Muslim practices to "appease" the comm…
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UN sends truckloads of aid to Syria's Idlib
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-06
The trucks loaded with the supplies entered Syria through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province, which borders Idlib.The aid will be distributed to people in Idlib city and nearby rural areas.Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone. The area has been the subject of multiple ceasefire understandings, which have frequently been violated by the Assad regime and its al…
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Venezuelan military foils attempted invasion by mercenaries from Colombia
Arielle Robinson | workers.org | 2020-05-06
Authorities patrol the coast where an alleged confrontation took place in Macuto, La Guaira, Venezuela, on 3 May. Photograph: Rayner Pena/EPA Workers World Party strongly condemns the attempted invasion of the sovereign country of Venezuela and planned attacks on its leaders by mercenary forces from Colombia in league with the . . . | Continue reading Venezuelan military foils attempted invasion by mercenaries from Colombia at Workers.org
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Venezuela thwarts invasion attempt by mercenaries
Peoples Dispatch | mronline.org | 2020-05-06
Venezuelan officials reported that a group of mercenaries attempted to invade the country on Sunday but were stopped by the country's army and police.
mronline.org/2020/05/06/venezuela-thwart…

Brazil's President Goes to War With Democratic Institutions
Andrew Fishman | zcomm.org | 2020-05-06
— and Hopes the Military Has His Back…
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Coronavirus, economic crisis and authoritarianism: Brazil's perfect storm
Matheus Falcao | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-06
Matheus Falcà£o and Maíra Mathias of the People's Health Movement-Brazil analyze the government's response to the COVID-19 crisis and examine the challenges faced by the public health system in dealing with such situations…
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EU Loses $27 Billion in Corporate Tax a Year to UK, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Netherlands
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
EU member states are losing over $17 billion in corporate tax a year from US firms abusing the law to shift their profits into the UK, Switzerland and Luxembourg, where corporate tax rates in practice range from 10 per cent …
globalresearch.ca/eu-loses-27bn-corporat…

Colombia's two presidents combating coronavirus crisis
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-05-06
The coronavirus pandemic has made Bogota Mayor Claudia Lopez so powerful that Colombia's President Ivan Duque almost can't govern without her. The dynasty politician and the anti-corruption advocate have been…
colombiareports.com/colombia-combating-c…

Colombia's business associates are a threat to the economy
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-05-06
Colombia's business associations want to resort to human sacrifice to "save the economy" like the Mayans used human sacrifice hoping it would bring rain. I am not an economist, but…
colombiareports.com/colombias-business-a…

'40% of Colombia's health workers considering resignation' as Duque's plans backfire, again
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-05-06
President Ivan Duque plans to lift restrictions on almost one third of Colombia while 40% of the country's doctors and nurses are considering resigning. The president on Tuesday announced he…
colombiareports.com/40-of-colombias-heal…

Colombia plans to lift lockdown in coronavirus-free regions
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-05-06
Colombia's President Ivan Duque said Tuesday he would lift a lockdown in areas without coronavirus on May 12 while relaxing economic restrictions on certain shops. In a television address, the…
colombiareports.com/colombia-plans-to-li…

US ramps up COVID-19 propaganda war against China
wsws.org | 2020-05-06
The crude attempt to blame China is aimed at diverting attention from the Trump administration's criminal negligence in failing to respond to the dangers of COVID-19.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/06/usch…

Video: How Bill Gates Monopolized Global Health. James Corbett Documentary
James Corbett | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
Who is Bill Gates? A software developer? A businessman? A philanthropist? A global health expert? | This question, once merely academic, is becoming a very real question for those who are beginning to realize that Gates' unimaginable wealth has been used …
globalresearch.ca/video-how-bill-gates-m…

Trump administration ignored warnings of COVID-19 spread, says whistleblower
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-06
A complaint filed with the US watchdog would be the first major indictment of the Trump administration's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, that has killed around 70,000 US citizens so far…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/06/trump-adm…

Our Slaughterhouses Aren't Just for Cattle, Hogs, and Poultry Anymore. Add People
Sam Pizzigati | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-06
Some businesses make us feel all warm and cuddly. Like bakeries. Who can resist smiling just thinking about the smell of newly baked bread? But other businesses

The Washington Post's Neocons are Beating Cold War Drums…Again
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-06
The Washington Post has a reputation as liberal and even left-of-center, although its editorial pages are dominated by neoconservatives who support the idea of American exceptionalism and the extreme operational tempo of America's military. In the past week, we have been treated to a series of oped essays that are supportive of expanded American military power and a political, if not military, confrontation with China.
counterpunch.org/2020/05/06/the-washingt…

Yemen's Civil War Now Has Three Sides
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-06
The Southern Transitional Council wants the city of Aden to secede, the Saudi coalition is breaking up, and the Houthis say they weren't informed of the US-brokered ceasefire.
therealnews.com/stories/yemen-civil-war-…

Beware the Pentagon's Pandemic Profiteers
Mandy Smithberger | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-06
At this moment of unprecedented crisis, you might think that those not overcome by the economic and mortal consequences of the coronavirus would be asking, "What can we do to help?" A few companies have indeed pivoted to making masks and ventilators for an overwhelmed medical establishment. Unfortunately, when it comes to the top officials…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/06/beware-the-p…

The Trump administration's war against society
wsws.org | 2020-05-06
Amidst the expanding coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration is implementing a socially criminal "open up the economy" policy that will result in hundreds of thousands of deaths.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/06/pers…

At "reopen the economy" event, Trump confirms plans to shut down coronavirus task force
wsws.org | 2020-05-06
Trump made a point of calling the American people "warriors," implying that they had to be prepared to die. And to die, moreover, for Wall Street.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/06/trum…

Ruling class tells workers: your job or your life
Bratton Young | liberationnews.org | 2020-05-06
Workers across the country are bracing for a premature return to their jobs despite public health warnings of a second spike in Coronavirus infections.
liberationnews.org/ruling-class-tells-wo…

The elite's COVID-19 coup against a terrified humanity: Resisting powerfully
Robert J. Burrowes | nationofchange.org | 2020-05-06
Given that the statistics clearly show that the COVID-19 'pandemic' is already fading in most places where it previously had serious impact, it is possible that the global elite will not complete its execution of this coup against humanity in the near future.
nationofchange.org/2020/05/05/the-elites…

Political tensions rise in Bolivia over the new election law
Tanya Wadhwa | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-06
The coup-installed regime in Bolivia rejects the 2020 General Elections Postponement Law, which establishes a maximum period of 90 days to hold the elections in the country…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/06/political…

Blueprint for action against neofascists
Editor | workers.org | 2020-05-06
The emergence of neofascist vermin from under their rocks to demand "reopening" businesses

Mumia Abu-Jamal: 'On Prison Guards'
Mumia Abu-Jamal | workers.org | 2020-05-06
This slightly edited commentary from April 24 by political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal is available at prisonradio.org/media/audio/mumia. Mumia Abu-Jamal By Mumia Abu-Jamal I remember in [State Correctional Institute] Huntington and even in [SCI] Green. You know, when I was alone with a [guard] talking man-to-man, the guy said: "Listen, I'm a . . . | Continue reading Mumia Abu-Jamal: 'On Prison Guards' at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/05/48287/?utm_source=rs…

Coronavirus and human rights: New UN report calls for disability-inclusive recovery
news.un.org | 2020-05-06
The COVID-19 pandemic is intensifying inequalities experienced by the world's one billion people with disabilities, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in launching a report issued on Wednesday that calls for a disability-inclusive recovery and response to the crisis.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/05/1…

German authorities press charges in Làºbcke murder case
wsws.org | 2020-05-06
The neo-Nazi Stephan Ernst is accused of having shot leading Christian Democratic politician Walter Làºbcke in cold blood on the terrace of his home on the night of June 2, 2019.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/06/lubc…

UK: TUC and Labour attempt damage control after Tories push murderous "back to work" strategy
wsws.org | 2020-05-06
The attempt by Labour and the trade unions to feign concern for the working class is laughable, given that they have functioned in a de facto national unity government with the Tories.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/06/ukun…

It's time to hold big banks to account for their dirty lending
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-05-06
By Maddie Bromfield: Earlier this month oil prices collapsed to minus $30 a barrel, as the world faced an unprecedented economic shock. Yet remarkably, major UK banks continue to pour money into fossil fuels. According to a new report, UK lenders have provided £158bn of financing for fossil fuel projects since the Paris Agreement on climate …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/its-time-to-hold-big-banks-to-account-for-their-dirty-lending/

California And Trump Push Geoengineering–A Fraught Climate Crisis Fix
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-06
California has endorsed the use of direct air capture to reverse engineer the climate crisis with technology. The controversial method already has Big Oil's support–and the Trump administration's.
therealnews.com/stories/california-trump…

Stir Crazy! Episode #29: Our Headline Writers are Still Recovering From Cinco de Mayo
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-06
On today's show: TRNN visual producer Andrew Corkery, Chinatown Collective founding member Leandro Lagera, and writer and organizer Jesse Myerson. Hosted by Kim Brown…
therealnews.com/stories/stir-crazy-episo…

The Case for Prison Abolition
Ruth Wilson Gilmore | zcomm.org | 2020-05-06
Interview on how the call to release prisoners during the coronavirus pandemic makes the case for prison abolition…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-case-for-priso…

Measuring Inflation During the Time of Coronavirus
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-06
There has been some discussion of whether we should anticipate deflation or inflation as a result of the impact of the pandemic. I have been in the camp arguing the latter, based on the idea that precautionary measures will raise costs in major areas of the economy while reducing supply. (This is not an argument…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/06/measuring-in…

UK coronavirus death rate at record high in Europe as fatalities pass 32,000
wsws.org | 2020-05-06
Deaths reach record levels as thousands of new coronavirus cases continue to be reported daily in Britain–with another 4,406 yesterday and a total of 194,990.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/06/deat…

Video: New York City Nurse Blows Whistle About Coronavirus Hospital Patient Treatment
LA Meth Witch | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
A NYC nurse discloses the horrible scenario happening in a NYC hospital. | She said patients are "left to rot and die". "People are dying who do not have to die". | There is a lack of critical thinking. | "It is a …
globalresearch.ca/video-nyc-nurse-blows-…

The Rohingya in Malaysia: Coronavirus and Alibis for Paranoia
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
Rounding up undocumented workers, migrant and refugees is part of a brutal order of things in Malaysia. When matters economic are going well, authorities turn the blindest of eyes. The money pours in; development goals are being met. During times …
globalresearch.ca/rohingya-malaysia-coro…

Birth of Coronavirus Still a Mystery, Blame Game Needs to be Averted
Wen Sheng | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
The birth of the lethal COVID-19 remains a mystery, as French virologists have determined a male patient near Paris who was diagnosed with pneumonia on December 27, and actually was infected with the novel coronavirus. This is a stunning scientific …
globalresearch.ca/birth-coronavirus-stil…

A Kingston Reasoning with Legendary Guitarist Earl "Chinna" Smith
Stephen Cooper | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-06
Back in early March, before "social distancing" and travel restrictions became the norm, before in many ways literally and figuratively (except online, at home, and in our hearts), the music died

We Are Living in a Failed State
George Packer | zcomm.org | 2020-05-06
The coronavirus didn't break America. It revealed what was already broken…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/we-are-living-in-a…

Coronavirus, the NHS and the charity shakedown
wsws.org | 2020-05-06
Social care provision in the UK increasingly resembles that of the Victorian period when the lives and wellbeing of millions depended on philanthropy.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/06/phil…

The Joker We Deserve: Unmasked Power and Our "Slicey Dicey" President
John G. Russell | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-06
l"I was asking a question sarcastically to reporters like you just to see what would happen." –Donald Trump attempting to apply intense gaslight to disinfect asinine statements he made about how to kill the coronavirus Sarcastic: using remarks that clearly mean the opposite of what you say, in order to hurt someone's feelings or to humorously criticize something. –Cambridge Dictionary Donald Trump has done it again.
counterpunch.org/2020/05/06/the-joker-we…

US nursing home catastrophe: Increasing numbers of the elderly fall victim to COVID-19
wsws.org | 2020-05-06
The wiping out of large numbers of the elderly population is seen by the ruling elite as a convenient and positive byproduct of the coronavirus pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/06/nurs…

German big business demands end to lockdown
wsws.org | 2020-05-06
Two weeks after the initial lifting of some of the coronavirus lockdown's restrictions in Germany, demands for its total abandonment have reached fever pitch.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/06/lock…

Gen Z National Student Leadership Begins Fightback for College Relief
Greg Moses | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-06
College students last week gained tenacious footing and found ways to fight back against pandemics of disease and insecurity, but their struggle is still overlooked in the grand scheme of trillion-dollar rescues that focus on fruits, not roots of human flourishing. After a month-long delay caused by a foot-dragging and mean-spirited Department of Education (ED),…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/06/gen-z-nation…

Millions in South Asia react with shock and horror at ruling elite's incompetence over pandemic
wsws.org | 2020-05-06
The capitalist system failed from the pandemic's outset to identify or treat hundreds of thousands of ordinary people.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/06/wije…

The selective pandemic and its lockdown
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-05-06
By TruePublica: As at the time of writing, the COVID-109 global pandemic has officially infected 3.6 million people and killed 252,000. It would be true to say this is an under-estimate for all manner of reasons and the reality is that those infected and those that die of it will never really be known. The …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/the-selective-pandemic-and-its-lockdown/

Classical musicians discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
wsws.org | 2020-05-06
There is increasing uncertainty about when live concert performances will resume, a demonstration of how culture is threatened by the criminal policy of malign neglect.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/06/musi…

Top UN official calls for universal basic income to tackle growing inequality
news.un.org | 2020-05-06
The COVID-19 pandemic is not only a health crisis, but it is also proving to be an economic disaster for huge numbers of people worldwide. A senior UN official with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) is calling for countries to provide citizens with a universal basic income, to help the millions who have lost their jobs, because of measures to curb the virus, combined with increasing levels of inequality.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/05/1…

The economic crash is already ravaging Africa
Ben Hillier | mronline.org | 2020-05-06
Sub-Saharan Africa is facing its greatest crisis in generations. The continent thus far has been less affected by the pandemic than other parts of the world. But the impact of the global economic crisis is already enormous.
mronline.org/2020/05/06/the-economic-cra…

US Commission on the Pandemic of 2020: No Culpability, No Accountability for 70,000 Americans Killed in 60 Days
John Stanton | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-06
counterpunch.org/2020/05/06/us-commissio…

What the President Continues to Say (About the Plague)
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-06
In two previous pieces in CounterPunch I compiled Donald Trump's statements on the COVID-19 pandemic up to April 19th (early evening). Here is a continuation of that list. Rather than place Trump's statements in strict chronological order, I have sometimes put 2 or more of statements from different days together, to highlight Trump's contradictions and…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/06/what-the-pre…

Pandemic exposes inherent flaws in capitalist food production
wsws.org | 2020-05-06
The inefficiencies of capitalist food production have generated mass amounts of waste and put thousands of workers at risk of dying from COVID-19.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/06/milk…

UAW gives its blessing to reopen auto plants as pandemic rages on
wsws.org | 2020-05-06
UAW President Rory Gamble said the company had the unreserved right to decide when and how the plants open.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/06/auto…

Charter Schools Aren't the Cure for COVID-19
Andy Spears | progressive.org | 2020-05-06
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is using the pandemic to privatize public education.
progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/…

Fighting COVID-19 Requires Working-Class Power
Samantha Agarwal | zcomm.org | 2020-05-06
Kerala's approach to pandemic relief offers valuable lessons not only for India but also

Kachchh Camel Herders: Lockdown Last Straw?
Ritayan Mukherjee | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-06
"I am selling some vegetables, but there's not much profit in it. We all are sitting at home, idle, mostly. The local cement factory is running, but we aren't going to work," Karim Jat tells me on the phone from Mori, his village in Lakhpat taluka of Kachchh district. Karim Jat is a maldhari of…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/06/kachchh-came…

Capitalism's Voracious Appetite: Bodies are the Commodities
Kathleen Wallace | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-06
The allure of capitalism has never been a clean or ethical one–the very roots are predicated on a system of continued growth and extraction, only becoming less feudal and more "modern" with the advent of beliefs that technological advances could usher in continued input to help the system survive. This has been true is some ways, such as the advent of fracking, which was able to massively disrupt Hubbert's peak (the bell curve expected to show the gradual diminished reserves of oil). That peak was extended like a covid graph 10 days after an evangelical beach party. The rub with all things extractive and un…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/06/capitalisms-…

Rich Peasants, Poor Peasants and "Mom-and-Pop Landlords"
David Rovics | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-06
In the course of the evolving patchwork of rent strikes happening right now across the US, there is suddenly a lot of talk in the press about how much the landlords are hurting. The landlords, of course, own the press, control the federal government, run all fifty states, and have a stranglehold on most of…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/06/rich-peasant…

Australia's national cabinet pushes return to work despite ongoing COVID-19 dangers
wsws.org | 2020-05-06
Prime Minister Scott Morrison bluntly admitted that the reversal of lockdown measures would lead to increased infections.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/06/aust…

NUMSA condemns South African airline Comair's bid for 'business rescue'
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-06
The spokesperson of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa said that the real intention behind Comair opting for business rescue could be to continue with its retrenchment plans under the guise of dealing with the lockdown…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/06/numsa-con…

Pesticide Dicamba Increased Cancer Risks

| globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have found that use of the pesticide dicamba can increase the risk of developing numerous cancers, including liver and intrahepatic bile duct cancers, acute and chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and mantle cell lymphoma. | The …
globalresearch.ca/national-institutes-he…

Canada: Form rank-and-file committees to oppose COVID-19 back-to-work drive
wsws.org | 2020-05-06
Absent the independent intervention of the working class, workers face a ruinous choice between risking their health and lives by returning to work or being driven into destitution.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/06/caco…

Lack of PPE, equipment may affect Ghana's response to COVID-19
West Africa Newswire | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-06
With over 2,700 cases of COVID-19, Ghana is the worst affected country in west Africa and the second-most affected in the sub-Saharan region after South Africa…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/06/lack-of-p…

Israeli army bombs three different locations inside besieged Gaza strip
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-06
Israel continues its oppressive policies against Palestinians and has seized fresh Palestinian lands and demolished houses. It is also refused calls to release Palestinian prisoners in light of the COVID-19 emergency…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/06/israeli-a…

UK transport union demands justice for London metro sanitation staff
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-06
The UK's National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) demanded on May 5, Tuesday, that the London Metro (Tube) authorities urgently address the concerns raised by the contractual sanitation staff of the facility. Tube Union RMT also asked London mayor Sadiq Khan for a meeting with a delegation of tube cleaners via video conferencing after a new survey highlighted the lack of measures to ensure the workers' safety during the COVID-19 crisis by the tube's cleaning contractor, ABM. | According to reports, the contract cleaning staff has been denied staff travel cards which allow travel across the Tra…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/06/uk-transp…

Straight to Streaming: Recently Released Movies to Watch During Quarantine
Asher Luberto | progressive.org | 2020-05-06
Here's a list of new films to watch on streaming services–the closest we can get to a movie theater right now.
progressive.org/covid-19/recently-releas…

When fear reigns
Anna Jikhareva and Anne Jung | indybay.org | 2020-05-06
What was thought to be temporary has remained until today. Temporary rules became law. Snowden warns of a similar process in the context of a real crisis.Surveillance is accepted on an unprecedented scale.The virus is dangerous.But the destruction of our rights is fatal because it is permanent. Snowden believers.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/04/1883281…

COVID-19 and Climate: The Future of Energy
Climate One | indybay.org | 2020-05-06
Online via livestream (FREE)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/02/1883278…

Antioch official fired for suggesting COVID-19 should kill the old and weak
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-05-06
Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/03/1883281…

Nuke Plant Shutdown Continues Near C19 Epicenter
Michael Steinberg | indybay.org | 2020-05-06
On April 30 Reactor 2 at the Indian Point nuclear point, less than 30 miles north of midtown Manhattan on the Hudson River, shut down permanently.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/06/1883284…

Western States Petroleum Association, Chevron spent $2.7 million lobbying in first quarter
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2020-05-06
The two oil industry giants combined to spend a total of $2,728,199 lobbying in the session's fifth quarter.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/04/1883282…

Threats & Opportunities to Democracy
RLCAUSC | indybay.org | 2020-05-06
Watch the live-stream at rightlivelihood.ucsc.edu/events/webinars…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/04/1883282…

Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy: Fighting Loneliness During COVID-19 and Beyond
The Commonwealth Club | indybay.org | 2020-05-06
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/04/1883282…

#VoteProChoice: Reproductive Freedom in the Time of COVID-19
Women's March & #VoteProChoice | indybay.org | 2020-05-06
Online via Zoom…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/04/1883282…

Oakland Arts and Culture in the Era of COVID-19 (livestream talk)
The Commonwealth Club | indybay.org | 2020-05-06
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/02/1883278…

Virus of Mass Destruction
CJ Hopkins | indybay.org | 2020-05-06
There comes a point in the introduction of every new official narrative when people no longer remember how it started. Or, rather, they remember how it started, but not the propaganda that started it. Or, rather, they remember all that (or are able to, if you press them on it), but it doesn't make any difference anymore, because the official narrative has supplanted reality.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/04/1883282…

Natural rights of labors must be respected: Leader
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-06
TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA)

Ayatollah Khamenei meets with laborers via video conference
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-06
TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA)

Leader holds meeting with workers through video conference
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-06
TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA)

Iran kicks off exporting 'corona' diagnostic kits to Germany, Turkey: envoy
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-06
TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA)

Iran, Afghanistan mulling over death of Afghan immigrants
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-06
TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA)

Iran calls for planning long-term framework to expand economic ties with Brazil
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-06
TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA)

Iranian midwives supporting pregnant women, new-born babies during pandemic
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-06
TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA)

China donates medical aid to W. Azarbaijan in battling COVID-19
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-06
TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA)

Global COVID-19 death toll passes 258,000
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-06
TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA)

Iran ready to assist all nations in need to contain COVID-19
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-06
TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA)

Direct flight from Spain to Iran resumes after 16 years
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-06
TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA)

Iran's Mustafa science, technology foundation to convene virtual summit to synergize COVID-19 responses
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-06
TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA)

US anti-Iran allegations on Afghan refugees' incident a 'bitter joke'
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-06
TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA)

Magnitude 5.1 quake jolts W Iran
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-06
TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA)

Iran records 1,680 new cases, 78 deaths on Wednesday
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-06
TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA)

Petropars, NIDC sign MoU on oil and gas projects
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-06
TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA)

MIO plays a pivotal role in advancing goals: Khanzadi
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-06
TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA)

WHO rep. pays visit to Iran blood transfusion org
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-06
TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA)

Iran on top of IAEA inspections list in 2019: envoy
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-06
TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA)

Tehran, Baku to expand economic relation
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-06
TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA)

Hashd al-Sha'abi targets ISIL's bases in Samarra
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-06
TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA)

Putin to review government plan to gradually ease coronavirus curbs
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-06
Russian President Vladimir Putin will later on Wednesday hear details of a government plan to gradually ease restrictions imposed over the coronavirus crisis, the Kremlin said.The country's coronavirus crisis response centre said earlier on Wednesday that the number of cases had risen by more than 10,000 for a fourth consecutive day and now stood at 165,929.
yenisafak.com/en/world/putin-to-review-g…

Mayo Clinic expert discusses potential neurological effects of COVID-19
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-06
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can take a severe toll on the respiratory system. However, recent research suggests that the virus may also infect the nervous system. A study of patients with COVID-19 out of Wuhan, China found that possible neurological signs and symptoms caused by COVID-19 can include loss of taste and smell, …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ma…

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Respiratory therapists play critical role in treating COVID-19 patients
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-06
COVID-19 was first identified late last year with a cluster of pneumonia cases caused by a new coronavirus. The COVID-19 disease process heavily affects the respiratory system, and patients often need oxygen support. The respiratory therapist plays a critical role in managing oxygen levels, placing breathing tubes, and managing the mechanical ventilator, when necessary. On …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ma…

Vice President Pence visits Mayo Clinic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-06
Vice President Mike Pence visited Mayo Clinic in Rochester to see firsthand how Mayo is providing scientific leadership to aid the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, Mayo Clinic president and CEO, guided the vice president on a tour where he was able to talk with Mayo Clinic scientists leading the country's …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/vi…

What COVID-19 does to your lungs
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-06
m __________________________________________________ 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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Media backgrounder: COVID-19 readiness and helping the world respond to the global pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-06
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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Maintaining routine vaccine schedules during COVID-19
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-06
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the World Health Organization(WHO) says more than 117 million children in 37 countries may be missing out on the lifesaving measles vaccine. The WHO had issued some guidelines to help countries sustain immunization activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Tina Ardon, a Mayo Clinic …
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'Mayo Clinic Anxiety Coach' e-tool to help children with mental health concerns
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-06
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Science Saturday: Regenerative approaches could foster healing from COVID-19
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-06
Regenerative Medicine aims not only to repair or restore the function of cells, tissues or organs, but also the whole person. The latter is particularly important amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Regenerative approaches draw on the body's natural abilities to heal, focus on establishing the healing environments and building new, healthy ways of functioning. These aspects of regenerative …
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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Using tele-ICU to support New York hospital
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-06
Using tele-ICU capabilities, Mayo Clinic physicians in critical care medicine are volunteering to support staff at New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, which has been inundated with COVID-19 cases. At this unprecedented time, these two organizations are collaborating and innovating to help patients. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Sean Caples, a Mayo Clinic pulmonologist and critical …
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Connecting Patients: COVID-19 and transplant patients
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-06
Mayo Clinic Connect is an online community where you can share your experiences and find support from people like you. You can also read Mayo Clinic expert blogs and take part in educational events. COVID-19 and Transplant Patients "As a kidney transplant recipient I have been extra vigilant/worried about protecting myself as COVID-19 spreads. Like …
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Are pets at risk of getting, spreading COVID-19?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-06
Recent reports of cats and dogs becoming infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to update its guidelines for pets. According to the CDC, two pet cats in New York City became the first domestic animals in the U.S. to test positive for the …
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Physicians, scientists and physician-scientists connect dots between heart disease, potential for worse COVID-19 outcomes
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-06
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? People with certain heart diseases may be more susceptible to worse outcomes with COVID-19, but the reason why has remained unknown. New research from Mayo Clinic indicates that in patients with one specific type of heart disease ? obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) ? the heart increases production of the ACE2 RNA transcript …
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Respiratory care and people who care for patients with COVID-19
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-06
When people experience severe symptoms with COVID-19, they are urged to seek medical attention. But what happens to patients when they are hospitalized and who helps them? Because COVID-19 heavily affects the respiratory system, respiratory care is an important part of the care and healing process, says Dr. Daniel Diedrich, an anesthesiologist and critical care specialist at Mayo Clinic. All clinicians play an important role in providing lifesaving …
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Why patients with lung cancer in a COVID-19 era need to keep their treatment
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-06
Patients with cancer are at a higher risk of having a more severe COVID-19 illness. "Unfortunately, COVID-19 has severely affected those who are diagnosed with lung cancer," says Dr. Shanda Blackmon, a thoracic surgeon at Mayo Clinic. "We know that these patients who get infected with COVID-19 while they're immune compromised are increasingly susceptible to having a worse …
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AskMayoExpert's COVID-19 information made available to public
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-06
Mayo Clinic is making parts of its AskMayoExpert clinical knowledge resource for providers available to the public to make trusted knowledge on COVID-19 easily available to other health systems and providers. AskMayoExpert, Mayo Clinic's primary clinical knowledge resource for providers at the point of care, is sharing its COVID-19 content with the public. "Mayo leadership …
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Mayo Clinic expert talks social distancing
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-06
The need for?social distancing?will continue into the summer as an important public health tool to reduce the spread of?COVID-19. ?Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic acknowledges the hardships of public safety measures and says they are important. "The nature of social distancing, isolating ourselves, and shelter-in-place has been tremendous hardships from …
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International students plea for help
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-05-06
Education Adrian MIssue 1264 Australia COVID-19 international students MelbourneMay 6, 2020Due to the COVID-19 pandemic it has been inc…
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Disease-carrying mosquitoes could be common in Europe by 2030
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-05-06
Climate change could mean mosquitoes that can carry diseases like dengue, zika and yellow fever become established in southern Europe within 10 years.
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Horrifying Glimpse Into How DARPA Will "Save" You From COVID-19 & Venezuela Coup Tied Back To Trump
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-06
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 (5/6/19). 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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A Massive "COVID-19" Cover Up Is Underway & 'US Mercenaries' Caught In Venezuelan Coup Attempt
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-06
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 (5/5/19). 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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Fireball Lights Up the Skies Over Spain – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-06
Meteors or meteoroids are broken particles of asteroids or comets orbiting the sun. They burn up while entering the Earth's atmosphere, creating the effect of a "shooting star".
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Three Revolutionary Guardsmen Reportedly Killed in Clashes in Western Iran
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-06
Tehran has waged a low-intensity counterterrorism campaign against militants in the country's northwest for several decades, accusing the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia of providing support to local separatists, and accusing officials in Iraqi Kurdistan of helping to arm and train the guerillas.
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Russian President Putin Discusses Timeline of Easing COVID-19 Restrictions With Gov't – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-06
In late April, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered an address to the nation via a video conference on the situation around the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, stressing that self-isolation measures should be extended until at least 11 May.
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Russian Minister of Culture Tests Positive for Coronavirus
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-06
As of 6 May, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Russia stands at 165,929, with 1,537 fatalities, according to the country's coronavirus response centre.
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Russian MoD to Start Withdrawing Troops Providing COVID-19 Help From Italy on Thursday
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-06
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Defence Ministry will start on Thursday withdrawing from Italy the nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) protection troops that provided COVID-19 response assistance to the country, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said.
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Russian Public Health Chief Proposes 3-Stage Plan to Lift Coronavirus-Related Restrictions
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-06
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Indian Corporate Leaders See COVID-19 a Challenge of Adaptability as Work Culture Set to Change
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-06
New Delhi (Sputnik): India has been in lockdown since 25 March to contain the spread of COVID-19. The entire economy, except for essentials, has downed its shutters and a sizeable chunk of the workforce is currently working from home.
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Swedish Firms to Pay Billions to Shareholders While Firing Workers and Seeking Aid Amid Pandemic
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-06
Earlier, the Committee on Finance in Sweden's Riksdagen made a plea to prohibit dividends for companies that have been appealing for state aid during COVID-19 health crisis in a bid to stay afloat during economic turmoil. This measure, however, still was not introduced…
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Imran Khan Urges World 'to Act Against India's Reckless Moves' After Killing of Hizbul Leader
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-06
New Delhi (Sputnik): India and Pakistan have been exchanging cross-border fire for over a month, killing and injuring civilians on both the sides. The two countries have been at the loggerheads over Kashmir since 1947 but relations turned tense after August 2019 when India stripped the state of its special status.
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Nigeria Faces 'Double Whammy' Challenge of COVID-19 and Plummeting Oil Revenue
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-06
Petrostates across the globe have been forced to reconcile themselves with a future when one of their most prized commodities – oil – has dramatically shed its worth amid economies battered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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A Wuhan Lab is at the Centre of the Coronavirus Origin Conspiracy. Here is What is Known About It
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-06
While scientists' attention is focused on a vaccine for the new coronavirus, politicians have begun raising questions as to where the virus came from. As the blame game goes international, a high-security lab at the epicentre of the pandemic in China has risen from obscurity.
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How World Prepares for Next Pandemic 'Depends on the Leadership in Place', Biochemist Tells Sputnik
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-06
Almost four million people around the world have been infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus since it emerged in China last year and 259,000 people have died. But what lessons have been learned and is the world in a better position to face the next pandemic?
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Israel Won't End Syria Operations Until Iran Leaves, Defence Minister Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-06
In recent years, Israel has conducted hundreds of strikes against targets in Syria that presumably contain or belong to Syrian or Iranian forces. Iran denies the presence of troops in Syria and refers to its forces there as mere advisors to Bashar al-Assad's government.
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India's Ex-PM Manmohan Singh Questions Modi's Gov't on Post-Lockdown 3.0 Scenario
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-06
New Delhi (Sputnik): Opposition parties have been targeting the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government's "unplanned and sudden" lockdown, which was imposed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the lockdown has been extended for the third time, until 17 May , and parties demand clarity in the procedure for lifting it.
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UK's Johnson Calls Protective Gear Shortages in NHS 'Enraging'
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-06
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday he was frustrated to see the National Health Service struggling to obtain personal protective equipment for workers dealing with the pandemic.
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Sssnack! Drunk Man Returning from Liquor Store Bites Snake into Pieces in India – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-06
New Delhi (Sputnik): From people defying social distancing to inebriated men indulging in fights or dancing in the streets, strange videos have flooded India's social media since the government prohibits the reopening of standalone alcohol stores for the first time since the lockdown was imposed on 24 March.
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Taxi Drivers in India's Kerala Will Have Fibreglass to Separate Them from Passengers – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-06
New Delhi (Sputnik): India is currently under its third phase of countrywide lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19. The initial lockdown phases brought the country to a standstill. But for the third, set to last until 17 May, the government has given some exemptions to several sectors.
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Escape Hack! Indian Tipplers Line Up Slippers to Stay in Long Queues Outside Shops
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-06
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian government has prolonged the lockdown for the third time until 17 May, however, the extension came along with partial relaxations including allowing the sale of alcohol.
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South Korean intelligence says 'no signs' Kim Jong-un had heart surgery
rt.com | 2020-05-06
Seoul's spy agency has joined other state officials in dispelling rumors around North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un's health, insisting there is no reason to believe he underwent a heart operation as speculation refuses to die down. | "Evidence for Kim Jong-un's health abnormality is absent," the National Intelligence Service said on Wednesday morning, according to Yonhap News, adding that it had seen "no signs of heart surgery." | The rebuttal comes after three weeks of conjecture about the North Korean leader, who was rumored to be in grave condition after undergoing surgery, while other reports suggested he mig…
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Astronomers detect ferocious storms wheeling across surface of 'failed star' 6.5 light years away (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-05-06
Scientists using cutting-edge techniques and instruments have detected vast storms sweeping across the face of a brown dwarf star 6.5 light-years from Earth, developing our long-range scanning capabilities in the hunt for life. | While 6.5 light-years might seem relatively close on the cosmic scale, the brown dwarf, or failed star, is still 379438.2 AUs away (an Astronomical Unit is the mean distance between the Earth and the Sun), and therefore extremely difficult to observe in any kind of detail. | This is the first time astronomers have detected such turbulence on such a distant object using a technique cal…
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'Cool, weird & scary': Skies over Niger's capital dyed BLOOD RED as massive sandstorm engulfs city (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-05-06
An enormous sandstorm over Niger's capital turned the skies a deep crimson red as a towering wall of dust swept the city, creating an impressive and menacing spectacle that was captured on film by eyewitnesses. | The immense storm swept through Niamey on Monday, shrouding the city in an eerie reddish darkness, aptly summed up by an onlooker as "Kind of cool, kind of weird, kind of scary" in footage obtained by Ruptly. | Standing hundreds of meters tall, a vast dust cloud could also be seen as it swallowed the city, turning day to night for anyone standing in its path. | A sandstorm can be seen sweeping over…
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No evidence Covid-19 is man-made, UK health minister says, as US insists it came out of Wuhan lab
rt.com | 2020-05-06
The UK's health minister has said there's nothing in the roots of the Covid-19 epidemic to support allegations of a man-made origin, as unsubstantiated theories continue to be touted on the other side of the Atlantic. | "We have looked into this and we don't have any evidence that this is a man-made coronavirus," Matt Hancock stated on Wednesday. The remark came as he was pressed into giving his take on the US government alleging that the novel coronavirus originated from a Chinese laboratory. | We haven't seen any evidence of a link, there's nothing I've seen that confirms the allegation. | Days ago, US Presi…
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India's services business activity grinds to near complete halt due to nationwide Covid-19 shutdown
rt.com | 2020-05-06
The IHS Markit India Services Business Activity Index plummeted at a historic rate during April, posting a shocking 5.4 points in comparison with the previous month's 49.3. A reading below 50 on the scale represents contraction. | According to the IHS Markit report, last month's reading was an "extreme decline" and "the most severe contraction in services output since records began in December 2005." | Commenting on the data, Joe Hayes, economist at IHS Markit, said: "The Indian ser…
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Czech population's coronavirus immunity low, says ministry after antibody study
rt.com | 2020-05-06
Immunity to the novel coronavirus is building very slowly in the Czech Republic, with likely no more than four to five percent of the population covered, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday. The statement came after mass testing for antibodies started last month. | The preliminary results from the study found immunity levels were likely lower in the two biggest cities of Prague and Brno. Overall, it found 107 positive cases after testing 26,549, making it one of the largest studies in Europe. | The country of 10.7 million was one of the swiftest in Europe to impose curbs on travel and border crossings and sh…
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Delayed US marines rotation to Australia may continue 'under strict Covid-19 measures'
rt.com | 2020-05-06
A delayed rotation of US Marines to a defense base in Australia's northern city of Darwin will go ahead based on strict adherence to Covid-19 measures, according to Australia's defense minister. | The minister, Linda Reynolds and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper had agreed a modified rotation could proceed, with Marines required to undergo the 14-day quarantine and comply with other requirements, Reuters said. | Up to 2,500 US Marines had been scheduled to arrive in April, in a major defense alliance cooperation exercise, but this was postponed in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. | The remote North…
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Game changer: German scientists find antibodies that BLOCK coronavirus from spreading further
rt.com | 2020-05-06
Scientists have detected an antibody that blocks the coronavirus from entering cells, providing a much-needed shield for severely ill patients. While not a cure or vaccine, it is still a significant development. | "This is clearly a breakthrough that shows that we are on the right track for the development of a drug against Covid-19," said virologist Professor Luka Cicin-Sain. | "In repeated experiments, we were able to show that this result is sustainable." | Cicin-Sain and his team analyzed 6,000 different human antibodies and found more than 750 that dock with the coronavirus and prevent it from spreading…
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EU says Poland must ensure free & fair presidential election amid political and virus crisis
rt.com | 2020-05-06
The EU's executive said on Wednesday that Poland must ensure "free and fair" elections, as the bloc's largest ex-communist country is locked in a political crisis over a presidential vote due this Sunday. | European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen discussed with her EU executive in Brussels "the importance of free and fair presidential elections in Poland in the context of the coronavirus crisis," according to a spokesman. | Amid political infighting within the ruling coalition led by the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party

The car is a symbol of freedom and mobility. Covid-19 isn't going to change that
rt.com | 2020-05-06
The pandemic is laying waste to industries big and small, but motor manufacturers will endure

Surprise asteroid EVADES Earth protection satellites in one of the closest flybys ever recorded
rt.com | 2020-05-06
A truck-sized asteroid has careened past Earth in one of the closest flybys ever recorded

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed: Debt Cancellation for the World to Survive
Lawrence Freeman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has made an audacious salient call for debt cancellation for low income countries. It was published in the Opinion section of the April 30, New York Times, Why the Global Debt of Poor Nations …
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Debt Cancellation for the World to Survive: Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed
Lawrence Freeman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has made an audacious salient call for debt cancellation for low income countries. It was published in the Opinion section of the April 30, New York Times, Why the Global Debt of Poor Nations …
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Russia's culture minister tests positive for COVID-19
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-06
Wednesday saw the fourth case of coronavirus emerge among Russia's ruling class.Olga Lyubimova, 39, the culture minister, was diagnosed with coronavirus, but only a mild case, and so hospitalization is "out of the question," the ministry's press service said.Lyubimova, 39, is at home in self-isolation and continues to work via video conferencing, it addedLast week, three top Russian officials, including Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, were hospitalized with confirmed coronavirus.Despite strict measures, which include a lockdown of the capital Moscow, a ban on foreigners entering, and suspension of international…
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Pakistan rejects India's infiltration allegations
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-06
Pakistan on Wednesday rejected fresh infiltration allegations by India following the killing of five army troops in a militant attack in Indian-administered Kashmir last week.Terming the allegations "baseless", Prime Minister Imran Khan accused New Delhi of trying to find a pretext for a false flag operation targeting his country."I have been warning the world about India's continuing efforts to find a pretext for a false flag operation targeting Pakistan. Latest baseless allegations by India of infiltration across LoC [Line of Control] are a continuation of this dangerous agenda,", Khan said in a series of tweet…
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Yemen rebels shut 10 districts in Sanaa over COVID-19
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-06
Yemen's Houthi group said on Wednesday they have sealed off 10 neighborhoods in the capital Sanaa as a preventive measure to stem the spread of coronavirus.The move came one day after the rebel group confirmed the first fatality from the COVID-19 virus in areas under their control.Houthis have been accused of hiding information about the virus outbreak in areas under their control.On Tuesday, health authorities of the internationally recognized Yemeni government said the number of coronavirus infections reached to 21, including three deaths and one recovery.Last week, the World Health Organization warned against…
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Aselsan delivers special radios to Turkish army
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-06
Turkey's defense giant Aselsan on Wednesday announced that more than 1,300 software-defined radios have been delivered to the country's armed forces."The Turkish defense industry has successfully completed its order for the security forces," said Ismail Demir, head of the country's Defense Industries Authority.He said the radios will meet the needs of electronic warfare. With this latest technology, Turkey now ranks among those countries which are domestically producing their national communication system for land, sea and air."Our country has managed to become a key player with this radio type, exporting this te…
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Average household size falls in Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-06
Turkey's average household size fell to 3.35 persons last year from 3.69 in 2012, the country's statistical authority said on Wednesday.One-person households in the country increased to 16.9% in 2019 from 13.9% in 2014, noted TurkStat.Meanwhile, extended-family households dropped to 15% in 2019 from 16.7% in 2014.It was observed that the proportion of multi-person and no-family households rose to 3% in 2019, being 2.1% in 2014.The ratio of one-family households dropped to 65.1% in 2019, from 67.4% in 2014.One-family households are defined as households comprised of a couple without children, a couple with at lea…
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China's space station mission hits re-entry roadblock
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-06
A day after China sent into space "a test version of the cargo return capsule" for its upcoming space station, it encountered an "unknown malfunction", Chinese media reported on Wednesday.According to daily Global Times, China Manned Space Agency said the capsule "experienced failure during its re-entry to earth due to an unknown malfunction."China's specially-designed state-of-the-art carrier rocket the Long March-5B took a successful flight on Tuesday, signaling a new era for the construction of manned space projects including the space station.The white-colored large rocket was launched from the Wenchang Space…
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Israel signs deal to lease drones to Greece for border defence
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-06
Israel said it will lease drones to Greece to defend its borders, in the first military deal between the two countries which includes an option to buy the system.The Israeli Defence Ministry said on Wednesday that the agreement with the Hellenic Ministry of National Defence was signed digitally due to the coronavirus crisis.Under the deal, Israel's Defence Ministry will lease the Heron unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system, made by state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries for three years.The Heron system, which is used by Israel's military and in naval forces around the world, is equipped with both day and night ac…
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Dutch coronavirus cases rise to 41,319, with 36 new deaths
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-06
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Netherlands rose by 232 to 41,319 on Wednesday, with 36 new deaths, health authorities said.The country's death toll stands at 5,204, the National Institute for Health (RIVM) said in its daily update. The RIVM cautioned that it only reports confirmed cases, and actual numbers are higher.
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Lebanon to allow Friday prayers at mosques as of May 8
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-06
Lebanon will allow mosques and churches to hold Friday prayers and Sunday rituals, which were previously suspended as part of efforts to curb the coronavirus outbreak, according to the country's Interior Ministry. | In a statement, the ministry called on the Lebanese people to continue pursuing health measures in worship places to help in the fight against the pandemic. | According to a statement by Lebanon's Dar al-Fatwa, the highest Sunni Muslim authority in the country, the Friday prayers will be held in mosques as of May 8. | It, however, said Muslims will not be able to perform their daily five prayers in mo…
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Germany extends social distancing measures until June 5: sources
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-06
The German government and the 16 federal states agreed at a meeting on Wednesday to extend until June 5 social distancing measures designed to help fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, two participants said.The sources said Chancellor Angela Merkel and the premiers of the states had agreed to loosen the restrictions, with members of two households to be allowed to meet.
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We take care of those who care for us: Muslim community in Texas feeds medical, police staff
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-06
Muslim organizations in Irving, Texas are feeding their community this week, by distributing a total of 1,500 meals to medical, school and police staff as the state grapples with the novel coronavirus.With the donations of 20 organizations, the lion's share belonging to Muslims, 500 meals were distributed to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center on Tuesday, and another 500 will be delivered to the Irving Police Department on Wednesday and 500 to Irving ISD on Friday, reported the U.S.-based Dallas News."We decided to take care of those who take care of us," said Raed Omar Sbeit, CEO of the North Texas Leadership De…
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Government Scientist Neil Ferguson Resigns After Breaking Lockdown Rules to Meet His Married Lover
Anna Mikhailova | anti-empire.com | 2020-05-06

"Ms Staats, a left-wing campaigner, made a second visit on April 8 despite telling friends she suspected her husband, an academic in his thirties, had symptoms of coronavirus"

| The scientist [physicist] whose advice prompted Boris Johnson to lockdown Britain resigned from his government advisory position on Tuesday night as the Telegraph can reveal he broke social distancing rules to meet his married lover. | Professor Neil Ferguson allowed the woman to visit him at home during the lockdown while lecturing the public on the need for strict social distancing to reduce the spread of coronavirus…
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Cafes may reopen if they can provide outdoor facilities, says Hancock
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-05-06
Cafes may be able to reopen in the summer months if they can provide outdoor facilities, health secretary Matt Hancock has said.Hancock also said it would have been good if the UK had gone into the Covid-19 pandemic with the diagnostic capabilities of Germany, and added that experts are looking at how people who are shielding can be given more freedom before a vaccine is found.Hancock was answering questions from viewers on Sky News, including one from a man who asked how he could reopen his cafe safely once the lockdown is lifted.It comes as Boris Johnson is expected to publish a road map at the weekend on how r…
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Super-exploited migrant workers bear brunt of Singapore's COVID-19 'second wave'
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-05-06
Healthcare Refugees & migrants Workers & unions Peter BoyleIssue 1264 Singapore COVID-19May 6, 2020Singapore was one of the count…
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Taking advantage of pandemic / Israel moves to annex more Palestinian land
Susan Abulhawa | workers.org | 2020-05-06
Speaking to students at Tel Aviv's Bar Ilan University in November 1989, Benjamin Netanyahu, at that time the Israeli deputy foreign minister, said:…
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Trump administration 'ignored virus warnings and pushed unproven drug'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-05-06
The Trump administration failed to prepare for the onslaught of coronavirus, then sought a quick fix by trying to rush an unproven drug to patients, a senior government scientist has alleged in a whistleblower complaint.Rick Bright, former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, alleges he was reassigned to a lesser role because he resisted political pressure to allow widespread use of hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug pushed by Donald Trump.He said the Trump administration wanted to "flood" hot spots in New York and New Jersey with the drug.Rick Bright (Health and Human Services/…
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Minister admits UK abandoned Covid-19 contact tracing due to lack of testing capacity
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-05-06
A higher capacity for testing at the start of the Covid-19 outbreak could have meant continuing widespread checks in the community, a minister has conceded.Security minister James Brokenshire said "capacity constraints" earlier in the coronavirus crisis meant contact tracing among the public was abandoned in March.England's chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance told MPs on the Health and Social Care Committee on Tuesday that it would have been "beneficial" if testing capacity had been ramped up more quickly.James Brokenshire said extra testing capacity earlier in the crisis would have been beneficial (Dominic…
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No evidence Covid-19 has mutated into different types, researchers conclude
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-05-06
The virus that causes Covid-19 has not mutated into different types, according to new analysis. | Recent research had suggested more than one type of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, is now circulating, with one strain being more aggressive and causing more serious illness than the other. | However using analysis of SARS-CoV-2 virus samples, scientists from the Medical Research Council-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) have found only one type of the virus. | Viruses, including the one causing Covid-19, naturally accumulate mutations

Tearful Nurse Blows Whistle on New York Hospitals "Murdering" COVID Patients With "Complete Medical Mismanagement"
Cassandra Fairbanks | anti-empire.com | 2020-05-06
"Nobody is listening. They don't care what is happening to these people. They don't. I'm literally coming here every day and watching them kill them"

| A Nevada nurse who travelled to New York to help treat COVID-19 patients has posted a tearful Facebook Live video claiming that patients are not dying from the virus, but are being "murdered" by "gross negligence and complete medical mismanagement." | Nicole Sirotek, a nurse from Elko, Nevada, was assigned to two different hospitals in New York City. | "I am literally telling you that they are murdering these people," Sirotek says in the terrifying vide…
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Predecessor of Germany's Professor Lockdown Thinks Virus Crackdown Is an Unjustifiable Abomination
Armin Sibert | anti-empire.com | 2020-05-06
Senior Professor for Virology Detlev Kràºger is the direct predecessor of the well-known German virologist Christian Drosten at the prestigeous Charité Clinic in Berlin. | Like Anthony Fauci in the U.S. and Neil Ferguson in the UK, Drosten has become Germany's best-known scientist in the corona crisis, and is used by politicians as alibi for the unprecedented lockdown measures. Detlev Kràºger was the head of Charité's Virology Institute (now headed by Dorsten) for 27 years until 2017, and while he talks warmly of his colleagues, the professor has his own opinion about antibody tests, the lockdown and…
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Imperial College Model Applied to Sweden Predicted 40,000 Deaths by May, 100,000 by June
Phillip W. Magness | anti-empire.com | 2020-05-06
The pace of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has created an unusual situation for academic research. Epidemiology models, which were previously developed over several years and used to forecast hypothetical scenarios that seldom panned out, are now being deployed and tested in real-time. | Unfortunately the results are not pretty. | Last week I examined some of the problems afflicting the most prominent epidemiology models for COVID-19, particularly the Imperial College-London (ICL) model that popularized a projected death toll of 2.
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Tanzania President Questions Covid-19 Kits After Goat, Sheep and Pawpaw Samples Test 'Positive'
Al Jazeera | anti-empire.com | 2020-05-06
Tanzania's President John Magufuli has dismissed imported coronavirus testing kits as faulty, saying they returned positive results on samples taken from a goat and a pawpaw. | Magufuli made the remarks during an event in Chato in northwestern Tanzania on Sunday. He said there were "technical errors" with the tests. | The president, whose government has already drawn criticism for being secretive about the coronavirus outbreak and has previously asked Tanzanians t…
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America's Largest Supermarket Chain Limits Meat Purchases
Zack Budryk | anti-empire.com | 2020-05-06
Kroger, the largest supermarket chain in the U.S., will impose limits on fresh pork and ground beef purchases at some stores [Since then the limit has been expanded to all stores, and mimicked by Costco and others.] as the coronavirus pandemic disrupts domestic meat processing. | "We feel good about our ability to maintain a broad assortment of meat and seafood for our customers because we purchase protein from a diverse network of suppliers," a Kroger representative told Fox59 in I…
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Amazon VP Quits In Support Of Fired Whistleblowers
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-06
Senior Amazon engineer Tim Bray said the firings were evidence of "a vein of toxicity running through the company culture." We get a response from Chris Smalls, one of those fired workers.
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May Day 2020: 'Capitalism is killing us!'
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2020-05-06
This year's celebrations of May 1, International Workers' Day, in the United States reflected the growing coast-to-coast fightback of workers confronting their bosses' and the capitalist system's total disregard for worker health and job safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. The array of workers' actions is historic, with essential workers in . . . | Continue reading May Day 2020: 'Capitalism is killing us!' at Workers.org
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Scenes From a Pandemic: 6
Taté Walker | thenation.com | 2020-05-06
Scenes From a Pandemic: 6…
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Will the Pandemic Lead to Better Treatment for Drug Users?
Michelle Chen | thenation.com | 2020-05-06
Will the Pandemic Lead to Better Treatment for Drug Users?
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