Daily Archives: May 9, 2020

2020-05-09: News Headlines

Project Censored (2020-05-09). Episode 83 — Shelter-in-Place Protests; Implicit Bias and Medical Schools During COVID-19 with Robin Andersen and Colleen Sweeney. projectcensored.org Along the Line, is a member of the Demcast network, brought to you by the Media Freedom Foundation. On today's episode hosts Nicholas Baham III (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and…

I.V. Sta (2020-05-09). Eyewitness: Russia's 70th V-Day. liberationnews.org In addition to beautiful parades, fireworks and concerts, I was able to witness multitudes of people sharing with each other something wholly priceless: the gratitude of being alive thanks to those who fought fascism.

Staff (2020-05-09). As Oil Price Plummets, Call to Nationalize Industry Rises. therealnews.com The price of oil dropped below zero, prompting new subsidies from the Federal Reserve. Progressive voices in the U.S. and Canada have a different idea: nationalization as a way to wind down the sector, tackle the climate crisis and create a just economic transition.

Larry Holmes (2020-05-09). Pandemic has hastened capitalism's end stage; the rest is up to us! — an analysis. workers.org Last week workers celebrated International Workers' Day 2020. There has been no other time in our lives when the message of May Day — global workers' solidarity in the struggle against capitalism — has been more urgent. We have entered a decisive period. The scope of the world class struggle . . . |

Staff (2020-05-09). Women In Prisons Say They're Being Punished For Speaking Out About COVID-19 Risks. therealnews.com Women say they're being punished for contacting people outside about their living conditions. Activists are planning an action May 23 at Jessup Correctional Facility in response.

Jim Naureckas (2020-05-09). Are People Getting Sick Staying Home Alone? That's Not What a Misinterpreted Survey Said. fair.org Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it's "shocking" that most Covid-19 hospital patients "had been staying at home" (CNBC, "Who Are the New Covid-19 Hospitalizations in New York?" asked a WNBC headline ( "'The People Were at Home': Cuomo Details Surpri…

Staff (2020-05-09). Largest Public Utility To Outsource Hundreds Of Jobs Amid Covid-19. therealnews.com Despite Trump's 'America First' policy, the Tennessee Valley Authority is outsourcing hundreds of federal jobs overseas.

Janine Jackson (2020-05-09). 'We Can Pool the World's Science to Develop Better Medical Tools' – CounterSpin interview with Peter Maybarduk on Covid-19 and the drug industry. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Public Citizen's Peter Maybarduk about the drug industry and Covid-19 for the Media…

Staff (2020-05-09). HBO Docuseries Points To Many Suspects In Atlanta Child Murders, Including The Klan. therealnews.com Atlanta's mayor re-opened the 40-year-old case of 30 missing and murdered Black children in Atlanta. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation operated a secret investigation that pointed towards a Klan member for at least one of the murders.

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Did Russia Steal DNC Emails? No Proof, According to New Transcripts. sputniknews.com On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Aaron Maté, a journalist with The Grayzone and The Nation, and host of the podcast Pushback with Aaron Maté.

The Canary (2020-05-09). Student and staff safety is paramount, education unions warn government. thecanary.co Unions have sent a list of key measures to the government which they say must be met before pupils in England can safely return to their desks.It includes extra money for deep cleaning and personal protective equipment (PPE) and local powers to close schools if clusters of coronavirus (Covid-19) infections break out in a particular area.Last week, an NHS chief warned the government it should be wary about reopening schools too early as scientists do not fully understand the extent of coronavirus transmission between children.The joint union statement was sent to education secretary Gavin Williamson on Friday by b…

RT (2020-05-09). War of words over actual war? US BLOCKS UN resolution on global Covid-19 ceasefire over its support for WHO. rt.com A dispute between the US and China scuttled a proposed UN resolution calling for a global ceasefire during the Covid-19 pandemic, after Beijing insisted on support for the World Health Organization and Washington vetoed it. | All 15 members of the UN Security Council agreed in principle with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' call for a global ceasefire, made on March 23, but have wrangled over the wording of the resolution ever since. China has insisted on including support for the WHO and the agency's role in dealing with the pandemic, while the US demanded removal of all references to the WHO and insertion…

RT (2020-05-09). WaPo in league with Maduro? Venezuela's Guaido says US mercenary contract is fake, even after own allies give full doc to US media. rt.com Opposition leader Juan Guaido continues to deny any link to a failed armed incursion into Venezuela, despite his own allies handing over a lengthy contract to American media naming him as the commander of the operation. | The opposition figurehead and self-declared "interim president" of Venezuela denied again on Friday that he had anything to do with the ill-fated mission, which by most accounts was set up by a Florida-based security company, Silvercorp USA, and its American CEO, Jordan Goudreau. | "We reiterate once again that the interim government has no link, commitment or responsibility to Silvercorp or…

RT (2020-05-09). Censors crack down on 'Plandemic' conspiracy documentary. What's so dangerous about it? rt.com Pulled from YouTube, censored in internet searches, and denounced by every single mainstream media outlet, what kind of information could make everyone so mad about 'Plandemic'? We watched it to find out. | A 23-minute teaser clip of the documentary went viral on Wednesday evening, notching up tens of millions of views across multiple platforms. However, a media outcry soon followed, with mainstream media outlets deploying their 'fact-checkers' to debunk its claims, and Facebook and YouTube removing the video, citing their new rules on Covid-19 "misinformation." | Yet censorship is also a sure-fire way to gene…

RT (2020-05-09). Goldman Sachs: Oil demand could exceed supply by end-May. rt.com Oil demand could rebound enough to exceed supply by the end of this month, Goldman's head of commodities Jeffrey Currie told Barron's Market Brief. | He noted that this would be in no small part because of the production cuts implemented by all major producers. | However, there are some 1.2 billion barrels in storage, Currie added, that would need to be drawn down before prices improve for more than a couple of hours. This, according to Currie, will happen in three stages. | The first oil in storage to go would be the millions of barrels in floating storage. It is the most expensive kind of storage, so it woul…

RT (2020-05-09). No options: The choice between Trump & Biden is meaningless & proves US democracy is a 'sham,' Roger Waters tells RT. rt.com With US President Donald Trump preparing to square off with presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the 2020 race, Americans might as well be choosing between Orwell and Huxley, Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters told RT. | Though the current US president is a "failed landlord" who somehow managed to become "the most powerful man in the Western world," Biden, his likely rival, does not present a better option, Waters said in an interview with Rafael Correa, the former president of Ecuador who now hosts a show on RT Spanish. | "There's no choice to be made by the American people, this is why the idea that t…

RT (2020-05-09). In time for V-Day: Massive Russian Armed Forces' cathedral completed & shown from inside in new VIDEO. rt.com The richly-decorated church outside Moscow set to be the main cathedral for the Russian military has been completed and decorated. While its opening was delayed by Covid-19, it was still completed to coincide with Victory Day. | The Russian military released footage of the new cathedral on Saturday, showing the church's grandeur from above, as well as highlights from its interior. The cathedral is located at the Patriot military themed park outside Moscow. | The cathedral is lushly decorated both outside and inside, combining classical forms with modern materials. Apart from the icons that are mandatory for…

RT (2020-05-09). Russia's mightiest military aircraft buzz over Moscow to mark 75th anniversary of Nazi defeat (PHOTO, VIDEO). rt.com Defying clouds in the sky and Covid-19 on the ground, Russia's deadliest bombers, nimblest fighter jets and strongest transport aircraft flew over the capital in celebration of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany 75 years ago. | V-Day is one of the most important national holidays in Russia, and this year was supposed to have seen massive celebrations throughout the country. But Covid-19 and its lockdowns threw a wrench into the plans, forcing…

RT (2020-05-09). Forgetting someone? WH attributes victory over Nazis to 'America & UK' in bizarre VE-Day message, gets schooled on Twitter. rt.com The White House has marked the victory over Nazi Germany in a tweet hailing the role of the US and the UK, while leaving out the nation that sacrificed the most — the Soviet Union. Netizens were quick to provide a history lesson.

RT (2020-05-09). Top German politician wants to 'urgently' reopen French border despite Berlin's reluctance to ease Covid-19 travel restrictions. rt.com The head of Germany's most populous state has called for the reopening of the country's French border to be fast-tracked. The federal government earlier warned that such actions risk launching a new wave of Covid-19 infections. | "We urgently need to open the border with France," Armin Laschet, minister president of the country's North Rhine-Westphalia state, which borders France, told German media. | The lockdown there ends on May 11. That would be a good time to send a signal to our neighbors that we are striving for a common European response to the pandemic. | Laschet suggested that the German government s…

RT (2020-05-09). UN rapporteur on torture 'scared to find out more about our democracies' after delving into Assange case. rt.com Discovering that the cruelty visited on Julian Assange by Western democracies had been premeditated has heightened the fear of learning more about how those democracies operate, the UN's rapporteur on torture has admitted. | For years Nils Melzer has been researching on behalf of the UN just how vile and degrading the mistreatment of prisoners can become. But learning that states that are supposed to be champions of human rights can be as brutal as any other with people who cross them was quite a shock. The case that made Melzer reassess his beliefs is that of Julian Assange, who, he says, had signs of "prolon…

RT (2020-05-09). War & peace: Vincent Bal creates 'Shadowology' tributes to WW2 victory. rt.com As part of RT's #VictoryPages, artist Vincent Bal is creating call-to-peace illustrations using shadows cast by toy soldiers. His unique technique is an art form in itself, which he refers to as "shadowology." | "What better way to spread peace than to make people smile?" says the Belgian director and illustrator, commenting on his tribute to the Allied victory in World War II. | For the series 'Toy Soldiers: War and Peace,' Bal created several illustrations using shadows from toys made in…

RT (2020-05-09). 'India is an important force': US Afghanistan envoy Khalilzad calls for direct talks between New Delhi and Taliban. rt.com Washington's special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad has called on New Delhi to directly engage with the Taliban, asking India to play a "more active" part in the Afghan peace process and the fight against terrorism. | In an exclusive interview with the Hindu on Friday, Khalilzad stressed India's "significant" role in Afghanistan's development, citing "historic ties" between the two countries and shared concerns over terrorist groups active there. | "India is an important force in Afghanistan, and it would be appropriate for [India-Taliban] engagement to take place," Khalilzad said, adding that "it would…

RT (2020-05-09). Night clubs and bars shut down in Seoul after new Covid-19 hotspot emerges in city's main leisure district. rt.com Authorities have cracked down on Seoul's night life after reports of a young clubber infecting people with Covid-19 in South Korea's capital. The nation now fears a new wave of infections after easing social distancing rules. | Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon warned that night clubs and bars will face "strict punishment" if they fail comply with the Saturday's order to suspend business activities. The order will remain in effect until further notice. | The authorities have been on high alert after a new cluster of Covid-19 infections was linked to establishments in the city's popular Itaewon neighborhood, known for…

RT (2020-05-09). Three children in New York die of rare Kawasaki-like disease linked to Covid-19. rt.com Three children, including a five-year-old boy, have died of a mysterious inflammatory syndrome resembling Kawasaki disease or a toxic shock, Governor Andrew Cuomo said, as the state authorities began an inquiry into the cases. | A total of 73 cases of the new disease, involving toddlers and elementary school children, have been registered in New York to date, the governor's office has said. The illness is believed to be linked to the novel coronavirus that has been gripping the state for more than two months and has since infected almost 333,000 and claimed more than 26,000 lives. | New York is not the first t…

RT (2020-05-09). Why China is better prepared than other economic powers for any global crisis. rt.com While the world's second-largest economy, China, has suffered its first contraction on record due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some experts argue the country has been preparing for a possible crisis for a long time. | RT talked to economists to find out if Beijing may have foreseen the economic crash and about the Chinese government's response to it. | "Nobody, including Beijing, could have foreseen the depth and gravity of this pandemic, specifically the cryptic transmission parameters by which the Covid-19 virus spreads. It is truly a once-in-100-year pandemic event," said Sourabh Gupta, senior fellow at the In…

RT (2020-05-09). Storming of Berlin: Rare HD WW2 photos from May 1945 colorized for the first time. rt.com #VictoryPages presents rare historical footage of the Battle of Berlin for the first time in color as part of RT's tribute to the 75th anniversary of the defeat of fascism. | Brazilian artist Marina Amaral, famous for colorizing historical photos, gave these photographs a second life, adding color to one of the greatest battles of the Second World War. Her incredible work brings the viewer closer to history, allowing one to feel the scale of events unfolding in 1945 in the center of the defeated Third Reich. | | © RT / Marina Amaral | For the 75th anniversary of victory in World War II, we are publishin…

Franziska Kleiner (2020-05-09). On the frontlines: Red Army veteran Moritz Mebel talks about his battles against fascism. peoplesdispatch.org On the 75th anniversary of Victory Day, which commemorates the surrender of Hitler's Germany in World War II, we bring you the recollections of Red Army veteran Moritz Mebel who took part in grueling campaigns against the Nazis from the gates of Moscow to the Czech Republic…

Jon Hellevig (2020-05-09). Russia Shot Itself in the Foot With the Corona Hysteria, but the Economic Fallout Will Be Far Less Than in the West. anti-empire.com In a global comparison, Russia's corona epidemic response has been very strong. The best and most foolproof indicator is the fatality rate. Russia has experienced the lowest Covid-19 mortality among all countries in the Northern Hemisphere, significantly lower than nearly all Western countries. Presently the fatality rate in Russia is 10 per 1 million, compared to 684 in Belgium, 544 (Spain), 483 (UK), 481 (Italy), 386 (France), 274 (Sweden) and 211 (USA). | Russia's initial decisive response helped reduce the spread. The Russian healthcare system proved superior to most other countries in terms of adequate fa…

Patrick Benham-Crosswell (2020-05-09). The Irony of Celebrating VE Day Freedom While Under House Arrest. anti-empire.com This weekend, at the behest of our masters (as those who used to be our elected leaders have become), we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe, which was achieved through the destruction of the then German totalitarian regime by (in the West at least) the combined forces of freedom. | Our VE Day celebrations are likely to be somewhat compromised by the restrictions of lockdown, during which our government has taken control of much of the economy while severely constraining our freedom of movement. This was initially a temporary measure to enable the NHS to cope. It i…

Lord Sumption (2020-05-09). Britain Descends Into Despotism as Government Wages "Historic" Assault on Personal Liberty — Former Supreme Court Judge Lord Sumption. anti-empire.com Editor's note: Sumption is not just a leading legal mind, but also a much-respected historian. It would be foolish to shrug off this well-argued call for sanity. | COVID-19 is not the greatest crisis in our history. It is not even the greatest public health crisis in our history. But the lockdown is without doubt the greatest interference with personal liberty in our history. | It is normal at this point to add 'in peacetime'. But we can forget that. Even in wartime, we never confined the entire population to their homes, 24/7, if they did not have some excuse acceptable to a Minister. | States have always tr…

Marko Marjanović (2020-05-09). In WWII 3 out of 4 German KIA Were by Soviet Army. anti-empire.com

WWII's Eastern Front was by far the bloodiest theater of war the world has ever seen. It cost the lives of nearly 12 million combatants of which 4.3 million Axis troops including 3.55 million Germans — death tolls far in excess of those in the west

| The best available estimate of WWII German military deaths comes from German historian Ràºdiger Overmans. Most estimates are based on wartime casualty reports of the German military; but Overmans shows convincingly that the system was unreliable and eventually broke down, so that earlier estimates underestimate the number of German mili…

Marko Marjanović (2020-05-09). US Health Care Sector Has Shed 2 Million Jobs in a 'Pandemic'. anti-empire.com

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Rushing to Reopen, Restaurants in Peril, Europe's Economic Tactics. sputniknews.com Bernie Sanders supporters were maligned as sexists, toxic trolls and worse. Where's the ire for Joe Biden supporters targeting Tara Reade?

Eugene E Ruyle (2020-05-09). The Bernie Sanders Movement, Its Historical Antecedents, and Its Legacy. indybay.org Online ZOOM Meeting. | LOG-IN INFORMATION AT OUR WEBSITE | ICSSMARX.ORG | OR EMAIL CUYLERUYLE [at] MAC.COM

Maya Chossudovsky-Ladouceur (2020-05-09). Celebrating Mother's Day amid the COVID-19 Lockdown. Your Government Doesn't Allow You to "Hug your Mom". globalresearch.ca Mother's Day. Sunday 10th of May 2020. The day families gather together, the day people in many countries around the World celebrate motherhood in every shape and form whether it be expectant mothers, the memory of mothers who have passed, …

Maya Chossudovsky-Ladouceur (2020-05-09). Celebrating Mother's Day amid the COVID-19 Lockdown. globalresearch.ca Mother's Day. Sunday 10th of May 2020. The day families gather together, the day people in many countries around the World celebrate motherhood in every shape and form whether it be expectant mothers, mothers who have passed, step-mothers, grand-mothers… | Mother's …

Juan Cole (2020-05-09). Top 5 Reasons Trump's West Wing May be Emerging as a Coronavirus Epicenter. zcomm.org Trump wouldn't even wear a mask when he toured an Arizona Honeywell factory that makes masks, and where all the employees were wearing them…

Martha Grevatt (2020-05-09). Solidarity with Ohio prisoners. workers.org Over 200 people demonstrated outside the state prison in Marion, Ohio, May 2 to protest the conditions inside and demand prisoners who meet certain criteria be released. The prison drew national attention after 80 percent of the prisoners tested positive for COVID-19. Prisoners' family members demonstrate outside Marion, Ohio, state . . . |

yenisafak (2020-05-09). Haftar militia shells Tripoli's Mitiga airport: 2 dead. yenisafak.com Haftar's forces fired several rounds of rockets at residential neighborhoods in the vicinity of Mitiga airport, the government-led Operation Volcano of Rage said in a statement.The statement said several other people were injured in the attacks, but without giving an exact number.Saturday's attacks came hours after the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) condemned the indiscriminate attacks on civilians in Tripoli, saying the attacks "may amount to war crimes."Haftar, the leader of illegal armed forces in eastern Libya, intensified attacks on civilians since the beginning of May as the Libyan government army rec…

MoveOn, Greenpeace, others (2020-05-09). #WorkerRightsNow: Day of Action for Essential Worker Bill of Rights. indybay.org Online and/or phone call actions…

yenisafak (2020-05-09). Vulnerable S.Sudanese get Ramadan aid from Turkish charity. yenisafak.com Vulnerable South Sudanese received food aid packages during the holy month of Ramadan from the Turkish Red Crescent Society.Recipients included 500 families in the capital of Juba, Red Crescent representative Halim Sertac Acici told Anadolu Agency."These families came to Juba after the peace deal and food is very important to human lives," said Acici, in reference to a peace deal signed in 2018. "With this time of the [Muslim] holy month [Ramadan] and other difficulties facing them, we decided to give them food to support them."Rice, sugar, flour, biscuits and cooking oil were among the items each family receive…

en.mehrnews (2020-05-09). Olang Forest in Iran's Shahroud. en.mehrnews.com SHAHROUD, May 9 (MNA) — Olang Forest, located in Semnan province, 40 kilometers north of Shahroud, is one of the famous tourist destinations in Iran. The heavenly forest offers a peaceful space for families to spend a weekend or two with exciting opportunities for paragliding and different camping.

WSWS (2020-05-09). Protests erupt over police violence and state cover-up of murder in Indiana and Georgia. wsws.org Protests erupted over police killings in Indianapolis and the ten-week cover-up of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery by a former officer and his son in Brunswick, Georgia.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2020-05-09). Protesters' Calls to Return to Normal Are Acts of White Supremacy. zcomm.org The protests are a form of white privilege in action as the virus disproportionately infects and kills African Americans and people of color…

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Locals Protest With Bodies of Kin Near South Korean Factory Seeking Its Closure – Video. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): As many as 12 people lost their lives and several others were hospitalised due to a hazardous styrene gas leak at a South Korean factory in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday.

Santa Cruz News (2020-05-09). Prodded by Right Wingers, Santa Cruz Businesses Operate Outside of Health Restrictions. indybay.org The "Committee to Reopen Santa Cruz," a group founded recently by right wing extremists who believe the COVID-19 Pandemic is a hoax, is prodding local businesses to open early. The group has announced that the Om Gallery on Pacific Avenue is opening to two shoppers at a time from 1-5pm on Friday, May 8, by appointment. The Committee to Reopen Santa Cruz also plans to do "guerrilla yoga" at a studio that will secretly open its doors for the group. "Some studios are opening the back door for the cool kids club. No Snitches," a flyer for a May 8 "Freedom Friday" protest states. On May 6, the Santa Cruz County Health…

Claudia Chaufan, Faisal Mohamed (2020-05-09). [Correspondence] Unfortunate distinction or corporate protectionism by design? thelancet.com We commend the Editors for bringing to readers' attention the "unfortunate distinction" of Canada's otherwise laudable publicly funded Medicare.1 The effects of this distinction on health, such as poor adherence, poor health outcomes, and avoidable hospital admissions, are well documented.2,3…

Natasha McEnroe (2020-05-09). [Perspectives] Celebrating Florence Nightingale's bicentenary. thelancet.com For the many admirers of Florence Nightingale (1820—1910), the bicentenary of her birth on May 12, 2020, has been long anticipated. Few of us could have foreseen that this birthday would come at a time when a swathe of new temporary hospitals bearing her name had been set up in the UK—the NHS Nightingale Hospitals, intended to support the response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). No other name could have been as suitable. 200 years after her birth, the work and concerns of Nightingale are as relevant today as they ever were.

The Lancet (2020-05-09). [Editorial] COVID-19 in Brazil: "So what?" thelancet.com The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic reached Latin America later than other continents. The first case recorded in Brazil was on Feb 25, 2020. But now, Brazil has the most cases and deaths in Latin America (105‚Äà222 cases and 7288 deaths as of May 4), and these are probably substantial underestimates. Even more worryingly, the doubling of the rate of deaths is estimated at only 5 days and a recent study by Imperial College (London, UK), which analysed the active transmission rate of COVID-19 in 48 countries, showed that Brazil is the country with the highest rate of transmission (R0…

Barbara Fraser (2020-05-09). [World Report] Chile plans controversial COVID-19 certificates. thelancet.com Chile's contentious scheme to provide certification of past COVID-19 infection is aimed at reassuring patients about the risk of reinfection or infecting others. Barbara Fraser reports.

Sophie Cousins (2020-05-09). [World Report] New Zealand eliminates COVID-19. thelancet.com An aggressive approach has enabled New Zealand to end community transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Sophie Cousins reports.

Peter Singer, Francesca Minerva, Julian Savulescu (2020-05-09). [Correspondence] The Global Kidney Exchange programme — Authors' reply. thelancet.com Marta López-Fraga and Beatriz Domínguez-Gil make their point about our Health Policy on the ethics of the Global Kidney Exchange (GKE) programme1 by asking us to imagine that Alyson, an Ohio farmer, is willing to donate a kidney to her daughter but unable to afford the surgery. Medicare pays for kidney transplantation surgery in the USA, even for people younger than 65 years, so there is no way in which GKE could prevent Alyson's daughter from receiving a kidney from her mother. Kidney transplantations are covered by national health services or insurance in every other high-income country (HIC) too.

Gabriel M Danovitch (2020-05-09). [Correspondence] The Global Kidney Exchange programme. thelancet.com In their favourable review of the ethics of the Global Kidney Exchange (GKE), Francesca Minerva and colleagues1 gloss over a key point: the absence of transparency in the selection of the compatible donor—recipient pairs in the low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). It is precisely this transparency and the promotion of ethical and effective organ donor and allocation that the Council of Europe's Committee on Organ Transplantation2 and the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group3 strive to attain.

John H Amuasi, Tamara Lucas, Richard Horton, Andrea S Winkler (2020-05-09). [Comment] Reconnecting for our future: The Lancet One Health Commission. thelancet.com The evolution and sustenance of our planet hinges on a symbiotic relationship between humans, animals, and the environment that we share—we are interconnected. However, this past century has seen human dominance over the biosphere, manifest in technological innovations, accelerated mobility, and converted ecosystems that characterise industrialisation, globalisation, and urbanisation.1 These developmental trajectories have advanced human health in unprecedented ways. However, they also make humans increasingly vulnerable to contemporary global health challenges, such as emerging and re-emerging infectious d…

Marta López-Fraga, Beatriz Domínguez-Gil (2020-05-09). [Correspondence] The Global Kidney Exchange programme. thelancet.com We read the Health Policy about the Global Kidney Exchange programme by Francesca Minerva and colleagues1 with interest.

Luca Valera, María Alejandra Carrasco (2020-05-09). [Correspondence] The Global Kidney Exchange programme. thelancet.com Francesca Minerva and colleagues1 recently presented an ethical solution to kidney failure, in response to the low numbers of transplantations in high-income countries (HICs) and low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). It is the Global Kidney Exchange (GKE) programme, which matches donor—recipient pairs across HICs and LMICs.

Robert A Byrne, Róisín Colleran (2020-05-09). [Comment] Aspirin for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. thelancet.com The antithrombotic efficacy of low-dose aspirin is well established. Its primary clinical effect is mediated by inhibition of platelet cyclooxygenase-1, which reduces thromboxane A2 formation and inhibits platelet aggregation. Over the course of recent decades, aspirin administration has shown a favourable risk—benefit ratio for reducing the risk of adverse events in patients with known atherosclerotic disease.1,2 By contrast, in patients without known atherosclerotic disease who are at risk of cardiovascular disease, the overall benefits of aspirin in terms of primary prevention of atherothrombotic events…

Mauro Chiarito, Jorge Sanz-Sánchez, Francesco Cannata, Davide Cao, Matteo Sturla, Cristina Panico, Cosmo Godino, Damiano Regazzoli, Bernhard Reimers, Raffaele De Caterina, Gianluigi Condorelli, Giuseppe Ferrante, Giulio G Stefanini (2020-05-09). [Articles] Monotherapy with a P2Y12 inhibitor or aspirin for secondary prevention in patients with established atherosclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. thelancet.com Compared with aspirin monotherapy, P2Y12 inhibitor monotherapy is associated with a risk reduction for myocardial infarction and a comparable risk of stroke in the setting of secondary prevention. The benefit of P2Y12 inhibitor monotherapy is of debatable clinical relevance, in view of the high number needed to treat to prevent a myocardial infarction and the absence of any effect on all-cause and vascular mortality.

Merete Lund Hetland (2020-05-09). [Comment] Psoriatic arthritis: still room for improvement. thelancet.com Psoriatic arthritis is a complex and heterogeneous inflammatory disease, characterised by diverse clinical manifestations. Patients might have musculoskeletal manifestations—ie, peripheral or axial arthritis, enthesitis, dactylitis, and tendinitis—but non-musculoskeletal involvement is also prevalent—eg, nails, gut, and eyes, in addition to latent or manifest psoriasis.1 Additionally, patients with psoriatic arthritis have increased risk of cardiovascular, psychological, and metabolic comorbidities.

Richard Horton (2020-05-09). [Comment] Offline: Independent science advice for COVID-19—at last. thelancet.com "Is the government's objective to suppress infection or to manage the infection?", asked Sir David King at the first press conference of a newly formed independent Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), held last week. The UK now has two SAGEs. The officially constituted SAGE has seen its reputation collapse during the past 3 months. Partly, this loss of credibility arose out of the group's unwillingness to be transparent about its membership and its proceedings. At a moment of national emergency, SAGE's secrecy simply became unacceptable.

WSWS (2020-05-09). Peru extends quarantine as COVID-19 deaths continue to climb. wsws.org As immigrants to the capital make desperate efforts to return to their places of origin, overcrowded prisons have become a hotbed for propagation of the virus.

Sam Pizzigati (2020-05-09). America's Biggest CEOs Last Year Said They Cared About Us All. They Lied. zcomm.org America's corporate dividend cascade is revealing the emptiness of the top exec pledge to value workers, not just shareholders…

WSWS (2020-05-09). Greece comes out of lockdown and plans resumption of tourism. wsws.org The lifting of the measures, which will undo efforts that have lowered the spread and death rate from COVID-19, is of crucial importance to the Greek ruling elite.

WSWS (2020-05-09). Macron government ending coronavirus lockdown beginning this Monday. wsws.org The government's reckless decision, in line with similar measures underway across Europe and the US, puts countless lives at risk.

WSWS (2020-05-09). British government forced to partially backtrack on ending lockdown. wsws.org The opposition among millions of workers and throughout the population was expressed in Thursday's top trending hashtags #KeepTheLockdown and #extendthelockdown.

WSWS (2020-05-09). Homeless face desperation on London streets amid lockdown. wsws.org Those remaining on London's streets face increased deprivation, as normal sources of food from distributors and food kitchens have gone.

Brian Shilhavy (2020-05-09). Video: Nevada Nurse in NYC: COVID Is Not Killing People — They're Being Murdered. globalresearch.ca Another nurse who has traveled to New York City to help with treating COVID-19 patients has gone public, describing the horrors she is seeing in how patients are being treated. | Nicole Sirotek is reported to be from Nevada, and she …

WSWS (2020-05-09). Infections in Ontario, Canada spike as Ford government rushes to reopen economy. wsws.org Even as Canada's confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 65,000 and the death toll approaches 4,600, the country's governments are rushing recklessly to "reopen" the economy.

WSWS (2020-05-09). COVID-19 cases skyrocket among the US homeless population. wsws.org Infection rates are rising among the homeless, many of whom are dying in the shadows and will not be counted in the COVID death toll.

WSWS (2020-05-09). Children in US and UK dying from syndrome linked to COVID-19. wsws.org At least two children in the US and one in the UK have died from the newly identified pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome, which is believed to be related to COVID-19.

Kate Randall (2020-05-09). US nursing home catastrophe. zcomm.org Increasing numbers of the elderly fall victim to COVID-19…

Leana Wen (2020-05-09). "We Are Not Ready for a Safe Reopening" zcomm.org As more than 40 states begin to reopen, President Trump is downplaying the need for mass COVID-19 testing, even as he himself is now being tested every day for the virus…

WSWS (2020-05-09). Number of COVID-19 cases hits 4 million worldwide. wsws.org The number of deaths has exceeded 275,000 and infections are growing. Yet, the stock markets continue to rise, despite unprecedented job losses.

WSWS (2020-05-09). India: Toxic gas leak in Visakhapatnam kills 11 people and puts thousands in danger. wsws.org The deadly leak began as employees were about to resume work at the LG Polymers plant, following the Modi government's easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

WSWS (2020-05-09). At Trump's urging: US Justice Department quashes Flynn prosecution. wsws.org The dropping of perjury charges against retired General Flynn—to which he had already pled guilty—is a further step toward the consolidation of an authoritarian regime in Washington.

Andrey Areshev (2020-05-09). Victory Day — As Franklin Roosevelt Would Have Seen It. strategic-culture.org A Cold War or global competition was NOT U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's vision for…

Daniel Carvaho (2020-05-09). Eu sou a Constituiàßà£o, diz Bolsonaro ao defender democracia e liberdade um dia após ato pró-golpe militar. globalresearch.ca Neste domingo, em cima da caàßamba de uma caminhonete, diante do quartel-general do Exército e se dirigindo a uma aglomeraàßà£o de apoiadores pró-intervenàßà£o militar no Brasil,

WSWS (2020-05-09). Australian governments pushing workers back on the job amid pandemic. wsws.org Mass unemployment is being used as a battering ram to push financially devastated workers back into workplaces, regardless of their safety fears.

WSWS (2020-05-09). Democratic governor and UAW collude with auto bosses to force return to work in Michigan. wsws.org Michigan still remains the fourth highest state in the number of deaths in the US, and the Detroit metro area is among the hardest-hit by the pandemic.

WSWS (2020-05-09). Why are thermal imaging cameras being deployed in US workplaces? wsws.org Since many infected people are asymptomatic, thermal imaging scanners in workplaces have more to do with the erection of a repressive apparatus than with fighting the pandemic.

WSWS (2020-05-09). Mental health crisis erupts among health care workers confronting coronavirus. wsws.org Countless testimonials have emerged documenting the psychological harm being inflicted on nurses, doctors and other health workers as a result of the pandemic.

WSWS (2020-05-09). US state governments of Virginia and Maryland plan to reopen businesses. wsws.org Despite lack of scientific evidence that the pandemic has been contained, Virginia and Maryland governments have announced plans to begin reopening businesses this week.

WSWS (2020-05-09). French Senate votes to give officials legal indemnity over coronavirus infections. wsws.org The provisions cover the entire period since the state declared a national health emergency in March, and apply to elected representatives, ministers, civil servants and employers.

WSWS (2020-05-09). Brazil's Bolsonaro demands return to work as health care system collapses. wsws.org A recent study indicates that the country may have more than 2 million infections as Bolsonaro, speaking for Brazil's employers, urges a "return to normalcy."

WSWS (2020-05-09). NHS staff condemn UK health worker deaths and government herd immunity strategy. wsws.org The UK has registered the highest number of fatalities in Europe from the virus, including at least 200 health and social care workers.

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Russian Aerobatic Teams Perform Stunts at Air Show Commemorating Victory Day – Video. sputniknews.com Earlier in the day, Moscow hosted an air show over Red Square and the Kremlin. A number of other festivities, including the military parade on Red Square, had to be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Joe Biden Accuser Says She Is Leaving Democrats After the Party's Response to Sex Abuse Allegations. sputniknews.com In an interview with journalist Megyn Kelly, Tara Reade called on the former vice president to drop out of the 2020 presidential race and said she is ready to testify under oath and take a polygraph test if Biden takes one too.

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Fairytales From Home: Milla Jovovich Reads Classical Russian Poetry for Children. sputniknews.com While the pandemic continues, people are self-isolating in their homes, but for some it is a good opportunity to spend as much time as possible with their families — and to do so, you definitely need something to read together!

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Russian Unmanned Submarine Takes a Dive Into World's Deepest Oceanic Trench. sputniknews.com Mariana Trench's lowest point is even more distant from sea level than the highest peak on Earth, Mount Everest. Only a few expeditions have ever made it to the bottom of the trench due to the extreme water pressure at its lowest points, making it a real challenge for any piece of equipment.

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Two Georgia Men Charged with Killing of Ahmaud Arbery. sputniknews.com On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Garland Nixon & Lee Stranahan talked with guests about an alternative political party for populists, yesterday's developments in the Russiagate story, plant-based diets, and the potential abuse of the coronavirus pandemic by branches of the US government.

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Su-34 Jets Make First Appearance at Victory Day Aerial Parade in Russia's Ekaterinburg – Videos. sputniknews.com The Su-34 joined the Russian Air Force in 2014 as a multipurpose 4++ generation jet capable of striking ground targets and repelling attacks by hostile fighters utilising its high manoeuvrability.

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Russian Planes Fly Over Hmeimim Air Base in Syria to Mark Victory Day – Video. sputniknews.com HMEIMIM, May 9 (Sputnik) – Russian military planes flew over the Hmeimim airbase in western Syria on Saturday to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, a Sputnik reporter said.

sputniknews (2020-05-09). New Local Data Reveals UK's Genuine COVID Hot Spots Amid Lockdown Easing Plans. sputniknews.com Despite earlier beliefs that the epidemic has been taking the biggest toll on large cities, borough-by-borough incidence statistics show that some small areas fare even worse.

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Ethiopian Military Admits Downing Aid Plane in Somalia Over Suicide Attack Fears. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A plane carrying relief aid was downed in Somalia by Ethiopian troops who confused it with a militant aircraft on a suicide mission, media said Saturday.

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Netizens Baffled By a Video Showing Alien-Like Nestling With Glowing Dots On Its Beak. sputniknews.com The development comes after residents of the Colombian capital, Bogota, spotted a bizarre UFO in broad daylight. The object had an uneven shape that changed as it floated in the sky.

sputniknews (2020-05-09). 'I Can't Believe He's Gone': Pop Culture Magician Roy Horn Dies of COVID-19. sputniknews.com Mr Horn joins a lineup of celebs who have contracted the Coronavirus, including singer Pink, actors Tom Hanks and Idris Elba, and fellow magician Dynamo.

sputniknews (2020-05-09). US Unemployment Hits Record 14.7% in April, COVID-19 Penetrates White House Halls. sputniknews.com On this episode the The Critical Hour Dr. Wilmer Leon is joined by Dr. Linwood Tauheed, associate professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

sputniknews (2020-05-09). UK Experiences Record-Breaking Number of Illegal Migrant Crossings Over English Channel – Report. sputniknews.com Nationwide frustration with the British government's apparent inability to stop the rising number of illegal migrants attempting to reach the UK's shores has hit boiling point, with the country's Home Secretary requesting that France do more to stop the flow.

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Zarif Urges UN to Hold US Accountable for Quitting Nuclear Deal. sputniknews.com TEHRAN (Sputnik) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in an attempt to hold the United States accountable for the withdrawal from the nuclear deal two years ago.

sputniknews (2020-05-09). From Ahmaud Arbery to Amazon, Imperialism Is Showing Its True Colors. sputniknews.com Murder charges filed in slaying of Ahmaud Arbery; Outrage grows over Amazon retaliation; Exploring the Republic of New Afrika…

sputniknews (2020-05-09). US Toughens Visa Rules for Chinese Journalists to Add to 'Greater National Security Protections'. sputniknews.com In late February, China expelled three Wall Street Journal correspondents after the newspaper's publication of an opinion column that Beijing condemned as racist.

CP Editor (2020-05-09). Little Richard — Lucille (1957). counterpunch.org

Staff (2020-05-09). Let's Imagine a Post-Pandemic Era With Less Policing and No New Jails. truthout.org Right now, the "impossible" is happening every day. | In Detroit, with COVID-19 bursting the boundaries of our everyday catastrophes, we are seeing astounding — and overdue — changes in police and courtroom practices. Police are arresting fewer people and courts have scaled back to so-called "essential functions." This comes after thousands of people in the community have long demanded an end to aggressive police stops, driver's license suspensions and court debt. Now, courts have stopped…

Staff (2020-05-09). Why We Shouldn't Quantify the COVID-19 Pandemic in Terms of 9/11. truthout.org On April 7, news agencies reported that New York City's death toll from COVID-19

Staff (2020-05-09). Employers in Ohio Urged to Snitch on Workers Who Stay Home to Avoid COVID-19. truthout.org Ohio officials are encouraging employers to report what they've designated "Covid-19 fraud" as the state begins reopening some industries. Workers who refuse to report to work in light of the pandemic, which has killed more than 1,300 Ohio residents so far, can be reported via a government website and have their unemployment benefits taken away. |

Staff (2020-05-09). Meatpacking Jobs Were Dangerous Before Pandemic — Now They're Life-or-Death. truthout.org Slaughterhouse workers, who have one of the most A worker who walked out at a Perdue plant in Ge…

Staff (2020-05-09). Black People Are Being Arrested at Higher Rates for Social Distancing Violations. truthout.org Ohio's health director, Dr. Amy Acton, issued the state's stay-at-home

Climate One (2020-05-09). Climate One: Flooding in America's Heartland (online speakers). indybay.org Online via livestream…

#StopTheMoneyPipeline (2020-05-09). Stop the Money Pipeline for Fossil Fuels: Climate Finance 101 Webinar. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Lynda Carson (2020-05-09). During COVID-19 pandemic the California Guitar Trio releases a new music video. indybay.org Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic…

Lynda Carson (2020-05-09). Mosser Company is among the landlords facing a rent strike in Oakland. indybay.org Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic…

Lynda Carson (2020-05-09). Oakland has more COVID-19 cases than Fremont, Hayward and Livermore combined. indybay.org Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic…

Lynda Carson (2020-05-09). Oakland hot spot for COVID-19 cases is zip code area 94601. indybay.org Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic…

Workingclass Is The Essential Class (2020-05-09). Real Unemployment is 35.7%; The Internationale. indybay.org The real unemployment rate for April 2020 as of May 8, 2020 is 35.7% Peak unemployment during the 1930s Great Depression was 24.9%. April job losses were 20.5 million, preceded by March's job losses of 30 million. California's unemployment claims were 4 million in the past 7 weeks. San Francisco's unemployed to date are 17,500. The economic crisis preceded the pandemic which is accelerating the economic crisis of the capitalist profit motive. Only a serious labor movement capable of carrying out a general strike to abolish the profit motive can end this Great Depression of the 21st Century.

Health Care Voter (2020-05-09). The Hardest Hit: America's Mayors on the Fight Against Coronavirus (Health Care Voter). indybay.org Facebook livestream…

Brenda Norrell (2020-05-09). Disruption of the Earth and Coronavirus: Dineh Louise Benally on First Voices Radio. indybay.org Louise Benally, Dine' of Big Mountain, shares the message of Navajo elders on the disruptions of the earth by mining and the disrespect for Mother Earth that led to the coronavirus. Louise speaks with Lakota Tiokasin Ghosthorse on First Voices Radio today.

Brenda Norrell (2020-05-09). Navajo coronavirus relief efforts expand and former bordertown mayor counters racism. indybay.org Relief efforts expand as coronavirus cases and deaths increase. Former Mayor of Page, Arizona, joins relief efforts, countering the recent racist incidents in the bordertown of Page. The Navajo Nation reports 103 new cases of coronavirus and three more deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 2,757 and 88 deaths.

Health Care Voter (2020-05-09). The Hardest Hit: Latino People & the Fight Against Coronavirus (Health Care Voter). indybay.org Livestream on Facebook…

Brenda Norrell (2020-05-09). Navajos receive federal coronavirus funds after filing lawsuit, deaths increase. indybay.org The Navajo Nation receives coronavirus funds after filing a federal lawsuit to halt the U.S. from its funding scam to Interior Secretary's former employers. Navajo coronavirus cases and deaths increased in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 2,654 cases and 85 deaths from coronavirus.

adapted from Peter T. Young (2020-05-09). Hawaiians helped establish Sutter's Fort in Alta California, Republic of Mexico. indybay.org The essential Hawaiian connection with the City of Sacramento remains an open secret. California State Parks could share an inclusive and honest story of early California and the California Gold Rush. Asian Pacific Islanders, Pan Africans and Native Indigenous populations have a story to share…

yenisafak (2020-05-09). Libyan gov't attacks neutralize 70 of Haftar's militia. yenisafak.com Scores of militiamen aligned with warlord Khalifa Haftar were neutralized in attacks targeting Al-Watiya airbase, a Libyan military spokesman said on Saturday.In a statement, Muhammed Kununu said warplanes of the Libyan government carried out airstrikes Friday on Haftar's forces in the vicinity of the base."The attacks resulted in killing and injuring 70 members of Haftar's terrorist militia," the spokesman said.Libyan government forces launched a military operation early Tuesday to liberate al-Watiya airbase, which is located southwest of the capital Tripoli and controlled by Haftar's militias.Al-Watiya is regar…

yenisafak (2020-05-09). Libya: Ex-British envoy calls probe into use of chemical arsenal. yenisafak.com Former British Ambassador in Libya Peter Millet has called for an investigation into the use of banned chemical weapons in Libya.His tenure in the Libyan capital Tripoli in 2015-2018 had witnessed the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), leading the elimination of the chemical weapons under active western diplomacy and removal of category two material to Germany for destruction.He was responding to Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashaghe's statement that warlord Khalifa Haftar's forces had used chemical weapons against government forces on the Salah Al-Deen front, south of Tripoli.The acc…

yenisafak (2020-05-09). Russia records more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases in past day. yenisafak.com Russian authorities said on Saturday they had recorded 10,817 new cases of the coronavirus in the last day, pushing the nationwide tally to 198,676.Russia's coronavirus taskforce said that 104 people had died overnight, bringing the national death toll to 1,827.Russian coronavirus cases overtook French and German infections this week to become the fifth-highest in the world.

yenisafak (2020-05-09). Turkey neutralizes over 1,300 terrorists in 2020. yenisafak.com Turkey has neutralized over 1,300 terrorists across five different operation areas since the beginning of 2020, the country's national defense minister said.In operations on Friday, a total of 17 terrorists in various regions were neutralized. The number of total terrorists neutralized in operation areas since Jan. 1 has reached 1,359, Hulusi Akar said on Friday in a meeting with high-ranking commanders.While anti-terror operations are ongoing, Turkish Armed Forces is also fighting the novel coronavirus at the same pace, Akar underlined."It is very important for us to continue these operations. At the same time,…

yenisafak (2020-05-09). Turkish top diplomat marks Europe Day. yenisafak.com Turkey is open to sincere and meaningful cooperation with the EU for a common future, Turkey's foreign minister said on Saturday to commemorate Europe Day.Europe Day, also known as the Schuman Day, is observed on May 9 each year to mark the Schuman Declaration in 1950 that proposed the formation of a European Coal and Steel Community, the predecessor to the EU.In a statement, Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey, a candidate country for EU membership, was ready to offer all kinds of support for the bloc to be a responsible, consistent and principled global actor.Underlining the necessity of EU reform, Cavusoglu said that…

yenisafak (2020-05-09). Turkmenistan: Hermit nation yet to take major coronavirus hit. yenisafak.com There are no reported cases of COVID-19 at present in Turkmenistan, according to the UN Resident Coordinator in the Central Asian country.WHO has not been notified of any such cases by country's health authorities, Elena Panova told Anadolu Agency in an exclusive interview.Turkmenistan, like many other countries, has undertaken "serious measures" to prepare and prevent the pandemic, Panova said."The Government of Turkmenistan reports zero cases, which gives an opportunity for the country to continue preparations and strengthen the health system for the possible spread of epidemics."On protecting people from the…

yenisafak (2020-05-09). WHO clause blocks UN Security Council virus resolution. yenisafak.com The US and China have gridlocked the United Nations Security Council in a dispute centered on the World Health Organizations (WHO) and the novel coronavirus pandemic.Six-week talks for a COVID-19 draft resolution have grinder to a halt due to discussions on WHO, diplomatic sources told Anadolu Agency.The resolution, prepared by France and non-permanent member Tunisia, includes 90 days cease-fire in conflicts around the world due to the outbreak.While the US supports the global cease-fire call made by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, China has pushed for a reference to WHO in the resolution.Washington oppos…

yenisafak (2020-05-09). Australia: COVID-19 death toll climbs to 98. yenisafak.com The number killed by the novel coronavirus surged to 98 in Australia with an additional death Saturday in New South Wales (NSW). | Health authorities said a 92-year-old patient lost her life at a carehouse in Sydney, becoming the latest victim. | Australia has conducted more than 750,000 coronavirus tests and 6,079 patients recovered from the virus. | There are still 849 active cases, including 21 patients in intensive care units. | New Zealand registered two cases following 7,204 performed Friday. | It tested more than 183,000 and 1,368 of 1,492 patients recovered. | New Zealand implemented an emergency in a bid…

yenisafak (2020-05-09). 3,700 newly diagnosed with COVID-19 across Africa. yenisafak.com Some 3,719 new cases of the novel coronavirus were recorded over the last 24 hours across Africa, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Saturday morning.Bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in Africa to 57,746, the daily update saw the continent-wide death toll grow by 77 to reach 2,151.It added that 715 patients had recovered in the 24-hour period, with the total tally now at 19,351.North Africa confirmed the most cases of the virus across the continent's five geographical regions with 20,600 cases, followed by West Africa with 16,900, Southern Africa with 9,500, East…

yenisafak (2020-05-09). Iran: Virus death toll at 6,589, cases cross 105,000. yenisafak.com The coronavirus death toll in Iran rose to 6,589 with 48 more fatalities over the past 24 hours, state media reported on Saturday.A total of 1,529 more people tested positive for COVID-19 over the past day, raising the overall count to 106,220, Iran's state broadcaster reported, citing a statement from the Health Ministry.It said 85,064 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, while 2,696 patients remain in critical condition.A total of 573,220 tests have been conducted in the country, according to the ministry.In Iran, one of the Middle Eastern countries hardest hit by the pandemic, CO…

yenisafak (2020-05-09). Two Daesh terrorists killed in Iraq. yenisafak.com Iraq said early Saturday that two ISIS/Daesh terrorists were killed in the village of Tarfavi near the Himrin mountains in Kirkuk.In a separate statement, Hashd al-Shaabi said artilleries struck Daesh affiliates in Salahadin province, leading to losses for the terror group.Daesh terrorists gained full control in Mosul, Salahadin and Anbar provinces and seized territories in Diyala and Kirkuk provinces in 2014. But Iraqi security forces managed to regain control in subsequent years.Then-Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced in 2017 victory against the terror group.Although it has been more than two-and-a-half…

yenisafak (2020-05-09). Spain's coronavirus daily death tolls falls to 179 on Saturday. yenisafak.com Spain's daily death toll from the coronavirus fell to 179 on Saturday, down from 229 on the previous day, the health ministry reported.Overall deaths rose to 26,478 from 26,299 on Friday and the number of diagnosed cases rose to 223,578 from 222,857 the day before, the ministry said.

yenisafak (2020-05-09). Somali refugees in Kenya appeal for Ramadan aid. yenisafak.com Children of Hani Shamshi, 44, a Somali refugee mother at a semi-arid Dadaab camp in Kenya are gazing at the kitchen at Iftar, the time for breaking fast during Ramadan, hoping something will be cooked. But there is nothing. They may again go to sleep with hungry stomachs."I have nothing to give to children. It's sad to watch your children starve. During Ramadan, food is also expensive and we can't do hard labor due to seething temperatures and fasting," she said."This is a Ramadan like I've never witnessed since I was born. Poor refugee families like me were used to receiving food parcels. Many refugees don't hav…

Ryan Cristián (2020-05-09). "Gene-Edited" Future Justified By COVID-19 & France Admits Athletes Infected At Wuhan Military Games. 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 (5/8/19). 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 …

Derrick Broze (2020-05-09). "We Need An Army Of Contact Tracers" — Meet The Enforcement Arm Of The "New Normal" thelastamericanvagabond.com As the people of the world grapple with a pandemic that is demonstrably less deadly than originally reported, the public is being primed to accept an exponential increase in invasions of personal liberty and privacy. Every day the public grows more weary of lock downs which seem to never end, and the bankrupting of individuals …

en.mehrnews (2020-05-09). Saudi-led coalition commits 41 violations of truce in Yemen. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — The US-Saudi aggression continues to launch raids and bombardments on a number of governorates in Yemen, causing damage to public and private property. Meanwhile, it continues to violate the ceasefire in Hodeidah.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-09). FM Zarif writes to UN chief Guterres on US deal breaking. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote a letter to the United Nation Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on US deal breakings and sanctions against Iran.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-09). Iranians more creative under US sanctions: govt. spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — In a note on the occasion of US withdrawal from JCPOA, Iranian Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei announced that US sanctions have made the Iranian nation more creative and the nation will eventually defeat the American embargoes.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-09). FM Zarif elaborates on US deal-breaking in letter to UN chief. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote a letter to the United Nation Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on US deal breaking and sanctions against Iran.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-09). Distributing livelihood foodstuff pakages on birth anniversary of Imam Hassan [PBUH]. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — On the occasion of the auspicious birth anniversary of Imam Hassan Mojtaba [PBUH] and in line with supporting vulnerable strata of society during the outbreak of coronavirus, COVID-19, a household cake was prepared and distributed among people in Tehran within the framework of "Popular Imam Ali [AS] Campaign".

en.mehrnews (2020-05-09). WHO offers 100k COVID-19 test kits to Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — The World Health Organization has offered more than 100,000 COVID-19 diagnostic tests to Iran in continuation of its support for affected countries.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-09). Global number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 cases tops 4mn. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — The number of people infected by the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in the world exceeded four million, according to the 'worldometer' website which traces the latest news on the disease in world.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-09). 3rd group of Iranian students returns home from Baku amid pandemic. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — The 3rd group of Iranian students and Iranians residing in Azeri capital Baku left Baku for Tehran this morning following the coronavirus outbreak in cooperation with officials of the two countries via land and in collaboration with the police of Republic of Azerbaijan.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-09). Number of patients infected with coronavirus declining in Tehran: Harirchi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Iranian Deputy Minister of Health Iraj Harirchi said that the number of hospitalized patients, clients, and ICU admissions, as well as deaths from the deadly virus, has been decreasing in Tehran.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-09). 106,220 infected by, 85,064 recover from coronavirus in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Iran's Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said on Saturday that the number of coronavirus cases has hit 106,220 in the country, while 85,064 have recovered from the disease.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-09). Hashd al-Sha'abi targets ISIL's bases in N Iraq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units, also known as Hashd al-Sha'abi forces, have targeted ISIL's bases in the eastern province of Saladin with large-scale artillery attacks.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-09). Front pages of Iran international dailies on May 9. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran-based international newspapers on Saturday, May 09.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-09). Iran FM, EU foreign policy chief hold phone talk. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held phone talk with Josep Borrell, the High Representative of the European Union.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-09). US people disapprove Trump's decision to exit JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — On the second anniversary of the unilateral withdrawal of the US from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran Foreign Ministry said that people and communities in America have disapproved Trump's decision to exit the Deal.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-09). Iran's handicrafts exports reach $427mn in 11 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Iran's exports of handicrafts in the 11 months of the past fiscal year to February 19 amounted to $427 million, said the deputy cultural heritage, handicraft and tourism minister.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-09). Iran deplores US for contemptuous treatment of intl. law. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations lambasted the US for mocking the international laws via its hawkish policies, such as breaching the United Nation Security Council's Resolution 2231.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-09). Headlines of Iranian dailies on May 9. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Mehr News takes a look at the headlines of Iranian dailies on Saturday May 09.

WSWS (2020-05-09). Tamil National Alliance backs Sri Lanka's Rajapakse regime on COVID-19. wsws.org TNA leader M.A. Sumanthiran declared that he does not "allow political opinions or differences…not only in our country but throughout the world."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-09). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Possible neurological effects of COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Originally identified as a respiratory disease, some COVID-19 patients exhibit neurologic symptoms including stroke, loss of consciousness, headache, and even the loss of taste and smell. What's unknown is whether these are direct effects of the virus entering the nervous system, or consequences of the disease's effect on the body. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-09). Mayo Clinic's comprehensive COVID-19 research. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org "At Mayo, we've developed a comprehensive research portfolio, or what we call a COVID-19 research task force, in order to respond to every area that we need to learn more about this virus. We have scientists doing research in epidemiology. We have people doing research in immunology and vaccine development, in virology, in translational work, in …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-09). 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 (2020-05-09). Why you need to keep your child's vaccine schedule during COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Millions of children may be at risk of missing or delaying their routine childhood vaccines due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Tina Ardon, a Mayo Clinic family medicine specialist, says she understands being thoughtful about taking your children outside the home for doctor's visits during this time. "The current situation with the novel coronavirus shows us how scary …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-09). 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 (2020-05-09). Mayo Clinic receives $26 million from BARDA for COVID-19 convalescent plasma expanded access program. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic was awarded a $26 million contract today from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The financial support is for the Expanded Access Program (EAP) for convalescent plasma to fight COVID-19. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-09). Masking your kids during COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Do you or don't you wear a mask? If you do, what material is best? And what about children? Questions around masks during the COVID-19 pandemic abound, especially in light of the recent recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that all Americans wear masks in public settings. "The direction around face masks has …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-09). 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 (2020-05-09). Spring cleaning takes on a new importance during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released reopening guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools and homes. Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, suggests taking a practical approach to spring cleaning. If no one in your household has been infected, he says standard spring cleaning practices …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-09). National Nurses Day: Not all heroes wear capes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Photo and article are courtesy of Mayo Clinic News Center andMayo Clinic Employee Facebook. Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear scrubs, protective equipment and step out in difficult times to be there for others. As COVID-19 continues to spread and people heed notices to socially distance themselves and hunker down in their homes, there …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-09). Mayo Clinic launches radio campaign to encourage recovered patients of COVID-19 to donate plasma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic is collaborating with Entercom Communications to launch a radio campaign that raises awareness in Detroit, New York City, Miami and Chicago of the federally-sponsored national Expanded Access Program (EAP) for Convalescent Plasma. The Food and Drug Administration announced Mayo Clinic as the lead site for the EAP program to speed access and increase availability of investigational convalescent plasma for hospitalized patients …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-09). 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 (2020-05-09). 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 (2020-05-09). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cancer treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Because cancer treatments can weaken the immune system, cancer patients are at increased risk of complications from COVID-19. Despite these concerns, cancer patients often still need treatment, including going to the clinic or to the hospital, and many have questions about whether cancer should be treated differently during the COVID-19 pandemic. On the Mayo Clinic …

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2020-05-08). As COVID-19 Grips Yemen, Saudi Warplanes Target Trucks Laden with Medical Supplies. mintpressnews.com The UN has warned that a shocking 16 million Yemenis are at risk of contracting the coronavirus, dealing a whopping blow to what it has already described as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

Steve Sweeney (2020-05-08). Guaido Accused of Hiring Mercenaries Behind Foiled Coup Attempt in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Washington-backed Venezuelan opposition politician Juan Guaido has been accused of hiring mercenaries responsible for two foiled terror attacks, as more details of the plot begin to emerge. | Venezuelan communications minister Jorge Rodriguez confirmed that the former president of the National …

The Canary (2020-05-08). Venezuela seeks arrest of three US residents over failed attempt to remove Maduro from power. thecanary.co Venezuela's chief prosecutor has ordered the arrest of a former US soldier and two opposition figures living in the US for their alleged role in a botched operation aimed at removing Nicolas Maduro from power.Tarek William Saab said Venezuela will seek the capture of Jordan Goudreau, a military veteran who has claimed responsibility for the attack. Saab has also ordered the arrest of Juan Jose Rendon and Sergio Vergara, two US-based advisers to opposition leader Juan Guaido."They are living in impunity," Saab said. "In tranquillity over there [in the US]".US law enforcement is investigating Goudreau, though it re…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2020-05-08). Roaming Charges: Ain't Living Long Like This. counterpunch.org + The detestable rationalizations liberals make for sticking with Biden despite Tara Reade's convincing story can't come as any surprise. It's the same ritual contortions they've made about the Iraq war, fracking, abortion, the drug war, Anita Hill, social security, segregation, climate change, health care, deportations, a living wage, student debt, the Patriot Act, pipelines, the Libyan coup, climate change. To be a Democrat is to live in a constant state of denial, self-contradiction and moral hypocrisy.

Andrew Korybko (2020-05-08). COVID-19 Might Cause Mass Starvation In The Global South Unless The World Acts Now. thealtworld.com Provided that developing nations are assured of debt relief (however it be agreed upon) and the world's leading agricultural exporters can ensure the continuance of their operations (preferably subsidized by the state as emergency aid to the Global South), then it's possible that this looming catastrophe can be averted. If that doesn't happen for some reason, then not only could countless people perish, but the geopolitical stability of this broad swath of the planet could be shattered if domestic and/or international unrest follows as a result. | The developing countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, colle…

Andrew Korybko (2020-05-08). COVID-19 Might Cause Mass Starvation in the Global South Unless the World Acts Now. globalresearch.ca Provided that developing nations are assured of debt relief (however it be agreed upon) and the world's leading agricultural exporters can ensure the continuance of their operations (preferably subsidized by the state as emergency aid to the Global South), then …

Peter Koenig (2020-05-08). Corona Tyranny — and Death by Famine. globalresearch.ca By the end of 2020 more people will have died from hunger, despair and suicide than from the corona disease. We, the world, is facing a famine-pandemic of biblical proportions. This real pandemic will overtake the "COVID-19 pandemic" by a …

Ben Norton (2020-05-08). Russian journalists accuse NY Times of stealing stories that earned it Pulitzer Prize — for second time. thegrayzone.com The New York Times has apparently stolen its Pulitzer Prize-winning stories from Russian journalists — the same liberal anti-Putin reporters…

Dave Lindorff (2020-05-08). US Wants Release of Two Special Forces Veterans Who Led Failed Coup Invasion of Venezuela. counterpunch.org Imperial overreach was on full display this week as the US government demanded that a pair of US citizens — former Special Forces soldiers leading a 60-man invasion of Venezuela with the goal of fomenting a coup and/or capturing or killing that country's elected president — be released from arrest and returned to the US.

Andrew Bacevich (2020-05-08). V-E Day Plus 75: From a Moment of Victory to a Time of Pandemic. counterpunch.org The 75th anniversary of Nazi Germany's surrender in May 1945 ought to prompt thoughtful reflection. For Americans, V-E Day, as it was then commonly called, marked the beginning of "our times." The Covid-19 pandemic may signal that our times are now coming to an end. Tom Engelhardt, editor and proprietor of TomDispatch, was born less

Andrey Areshev (2020-05-08). Victory Day: Remembering the Great Patriotic War. strategic-culture.org What is Victory Day ? | Every spring, as the weather improves, Russians begin to venture outside to enjoy the warming sun, or perhaps to open up their dachas or to prepare vegetable gardens for planting. There is also the long May holiday to anticipate. This year however is different. Like almost everywhere else in the world, Russia has been hit by the coronavirus. It means people are asked to stay in their flats and not go out except for necessities, like groceries, prescriptions, and the like. It is a time of worry, frustration, aggravation. In short, this year the May holiday is not going to be a holiday at al…

Staff (2020-05-08). Stir Crazy! Episode #31: Cancel Corporate Media. therealnews.com On today's show: TRNN climate reporter Aman Azhar, The Progressive Army founder Ben Dixon, and TRNN Executive Producer Lisa Snowden-McCray. Hosted by Kim Brown.

Roberta Wood (2020-05-08). The reason Smithfield decided to slaughter workers along with the hogs. peoplesworld.org The real reason Smithfield has forced its workers to go back onto its killer assembly lines is simply the fact that in times like this that is what large corporations do to maintain their profits. These days Capitalism, in order to maintain its profit system, has become an enabler of the coronavirus's spread. The dynamics …

Alan MacLeod (2020-05-08). Victory in Europe Day: These American Corporations Aided Nazi Germany. thealtworld.com From Coca-Cola to Nestle, some of the most iconic American brands eagerly took part in the Nazi experiment. | MPN— May 8 marks the 75th anniversary of the Allied armies' victory in Europe, the day when they accepted the formal surrender of Nazi Germany after a bitter, six-year-long struggle that saw tens of millions killed in fighting, famines or exterminated in death camps. While many novel socially-distanced celebrations across the world are going on, some large corporations are laying low in the knowledge that they actively collaborated with and helped Hitler's war machine. | Standard Oil, a huge monolith…

Staff (2020-05-08). Climate Crisis: False Techtopia, Tariffs Accounting, Orphan Wells, And The Dead Cow. therealnews.com Recent studies debunk the false techtopianism in climate science models, U.S. import tariffs failed climate accounting, and Argentina's shale industry is flailing. As fracking goes bust, what happens to orphaned wells?

(2020-05-08). Mercenaries launch attack on Venezuelan coast, driven back. workers.org Workers World received this statement May 4 that originated from the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry about the May 3 attack on that country's shores, made even more ominous by the presence of U.S. Navy warships in the waters off Venezuela. Since that day the Venezuelans report that they stopped another similar . . . |

Otis Grotewohl (2020-05-08). Long Live the Spirit of Kent and Jackson State! workers.org May 4 and May 15, 2020, mark the 50th anniversaries of the murders of students at Kent State and Jackson State in the United States. Many people are familiar with the National Guard shooting of students and protesters at Ohio's Kent State University in 1970, which left four dead and . . . |

Adriaan Alsema (2020-05-08). Colombia's healthcare show: 'If you get sick, you die and that's the truth'. colombiareports.com While Colombia's health minister was in the southeastern town of Leticia faking aid, locals were building the first repository for the town's growing number of COVID-19 deaths. The capital of…

Aviva Levine (2020-05-08). U.S. to roll back infection control rules in nursing homes in midst of pandemic. liberationnews.org Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, a large number of long-term care facilities were failing to maintain appropriate standards of hygiene and disease prevention.

Jim Naureckas (2020-05-08). NYT's 'Real Coronavirus Death Toll' Is Anything But. fair.org The New York Times graphics department has done some great work translating the data of the Covid-19 pandemic into visual form, allowing readers to get an intuitive sense of the scope and course of the outbreak. Their "Real Coronavirus Death Toll in Each State" (5/5/20) is not a good example of that great work. …

CounterSpin (2020-05-08). Ricardo Salvador on the Food System & Covid-19. fair.org Media…

Albert Bender (2020-05-08). Will the Supreme Court return eastern Oklahoma to the Five Tribes? peoplesworld.org The case of McGirt v. Oklahoma sits at the top of the Supreme Court docket as the Indian law case that will decide the issue of whether eastern Oklahoma will be returned to reservation status. Oral arguments in this matter had been scheduled for April 21, but the Supreme Court delayed the hearing to June due to COVID-19, but has now …

Matt Sedlar (2020-05-08). Mothers in Frontline Industries Deserve Better. cepr.net Prior to the arrival of COVID-19, over 30 million workers were employed across six broad industry categories that are now on the pandemic's frontlines.These workers include grocery store clerks, nurses and assistants, cleaners, warehouse workers, and bus drivers, among others. Over 7.5 million of them — nearly one-in-four — are also mothers caring for minor …

Victor Grossman (2020-05-08). V-E Day today marks the defeat of fascism in Europe. peoplesworld.org BERLIN — Today, May 8, is the 75th Anniversary of V-E Day, marking the end of World War II in Europe. On this day we celebrate the official acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces on Tuesday, May 8, 1945. Adolf Hitler, the Nazi leader, …

People's World (2020-05-08). Final days of the war against fascism—from the Daily Worker archives. peoplesworld.org 75 years after the defeat of Hitler and the fall of fascism in Europe, we present highlights from those historic days as they were covered in the pages of the Daily Worker, predecessor of People's World. From the historic meeting of U.S. and Soviet troops at the Elbe River in late April 1945 to the …

Eric A. Gordon (2020-05-08). 'Anonymous Man': Astounding new choral CD on home, homelessness and history. peoplesworld.org We last encountered the forward-looking choral group called "The Crossing," conducted by Donald Nally, in Julia Wolfe's sweatshop piece Fire in My Mouth, about the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. The group's latest release is a 58-minute work for a chorus of 24 singers, a cappella so far as I could hear, although in the CD program …

Vincent Tsai (2020-05-08). In NYC pandemic used as excuse to crackdown on the homeless. liberationnews.org This follows incitement by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo against the homeless.

Eds. (2020-05-08). Ohio Government invites employers to secretly report "work refusal" due to coronavirus. mronline.org AS OHIO BEGINS to ease restrictions and reopen its economy, the state is inviting employers to report employees who don't show up for work out of concerns about the coronavirus for possible unemployment fraud. This means that workers who stay home because of concerns about unsafe conditions at work may be investigated and potentially stripped …

Alan Macleod (2020-05-08). How Much Did the Trump Administration Know About the Failed Venezuela Coup Attempt? mintpressnews.com US regime change operations have been outsourced to semi-private companies and NGOs for decades, giving the government a paper-thin veneer of plausible deniability.

Lucas Koerner (2020-05-08). Venezuela: Two U.S. citizens captured in botched coup attempt. mronline.org Two former green berets were arrested in a second failed assault on Venezuelan shores on Monday.

Gordon Duff (2020-05-08). COVID May 8, 2020 An Intel Drop, White House Hiding a 500,000 Death Figure. thealtworld.com We begin with the deal breaker of all time. COVID is supposed to be a bat virus, a natural bat virus, unmodified, supposedly from China, right? | Name one animal that can't get COVID? | smiling COVID bat, Lugar Center 2018 | The folks in the White House mostly went to business school. They had statistics classes and they all know numbers. You can't steal without being able to count or at least without being able to hire someone who counts, as in Trump's case. | The numbers we are given are fake, not a little fake but great big fa…

Eds. (2020-05-08). President Maduro: 4 new mercenaries captured—U.S. led military incursion. mronline.org Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro, confirmed the capture in the last hours of 4 more mercenaries involved in the attempted military incursion along the Venezuelan coast, which began on May 3.

Staff (2020-05-08). As States Loosen Pandemic Restrictions, Dr. Leana Wen Warns "We Are Not Ready for a Safe Reopening" democracynow.org As more than 40 states begin to reopen, President Trump is downplaying the need for mass COVID-19 testing, even as he himself is now being tested every day for the virus. We speak with emergency physician Dr. Leana Wen, who says, "Widespread testing is so critical. … Why shouldn't this testing be available to all Americans?"

Staff (2020-05-08). "A Lynch Mob": After Months of Inaction, 2 White Men Are Charged with Murder of Ahmaud Arbery in GA. democracynow.org The two white men caught on camera shooting and killing Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed 25-year-old African American man, were arrested and charged Thursday with murder. The arrests came two days after video of the attack in February was shared with the public, sparking widespread outrage. Today would have been Arbery's 26th birthday. We speak with civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who represents the Arbery family and formerly represented Trayvon Martin.

Staff (2020-05-08). "A Terrible Price": Mardi Gras Story Lays Bare How COVID-19 Is Devastating Black America. democracynow.org We look at the deadly disparate impact of the pandemic on African Americans as told through an in-depth story for The New York Times Magazine by writer Linda Villarosa in her new piece, "'A Terrible Price': The Deadly Racial Disparities of Covid-19 in America," that tells what happened to the Zulu club, a Black social organization in New Orleans, during and after Mardi Gras. She reports that the experience is usually a joy, but the coronavirus made it a tragedy.

Staff (2020-05-08). Trump Death Clock: Times Square Billboard Tallies Lives Lost to COVID-19 Inaction. democracynow.org A 56-foot billboard called the Trump Death Clock was unveiled in Times Square in New York City. The tally of lives lost to government inaction was created by filmmaker Eugene Jarecki, who says, "On behalf of all of those who needlessly lost their lives to this failed leadership in a pandemic, we need a symbol, a symbol that cries out not only for accountability, but also for more responsible and responsive stewardship, going forward." As of the Friday morning broadcast, the death toll count was nearly 47,000 and growing.

Julie Hollar (2020-05-08). New York State Tries to Suspend Democracy; NYT and WaPo Shrug. fair.org Blaming health risks due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the New York State Board of Elections announced last week that the state would simply cancel its Democratic presidential primary, leaving former Vice President Joe Biden to be proclaimed the victor without a vote. The response from the country's two most prominent newspapers? Meh. The Washington Post (

Staff (2020-05-08). Palestinians And Israelis Remember Casualties Together. therealnews.com The alternative memorial service organized by peace organizations in Israel/Palestine challenges the racist official memorial services of the State of Israel in which only Israeli casualties are remembered.

RT (2020-05-08). Resistance rejoices as wife of Trump immigration aide tests positive for Covid-19. rt.com The White House asked reporters to wear face masks after a second staff member in two days tested positive for the coronavirus. Critics of President Donald Trump reacted with joy after finding out who it was. | Trump personally confirmed on Friday that a member of Vice President Mike Pence's staff tested positive for the virus, causing a delay in Pence's scheduled trip to Iowa. This follows the news that Trump's valet's test returned a positive result on Thursday. | "She's a wonderful young woman, Katie. She tested very good for a long period of time," Trump said, during a press spray, following a meeting with…

RT (2020-05-08). Elon Musk says human language will be OBSOLETE in 10 years, after struggling to pronounce his baby's name on Joe Rogan. rt.com Elon Musk may have chosen a bizarre, cyborg-like name for his newborn child — just try pronouncing "X àÜ A-12" — but the billionaire entrepreneur says spoken language itself may soon become obsolete with the rise of new brain tech. | Appearing on another "How do you say the name? Is it a placeholder?" Rogan asked,…

RT (2020-05-08). Documents don't forget: Leaked 1996 court file shows Biden accuser Tara Reade told of 'sexual harassment' in his office. rt.com A court document has surfaced showing that Tara Reade — a former Senate staffer for Joe Biden who has accused him of sexual assault — told her then-husband she was harassed while working in his office. | The 1996 court declaration, On "several occasions," Reade told Dronen ab…

RT (2020-05-08). Trump says 'sick man' Comey and 'Sleepy Joe' Biden tried to take him down, warns 'it's all coming out'. rt.com A day after the Justice Department dropped charges against Gen. Michael Flynn, President Trump is accusing Joe Biden and a host of Obama administration officials of trying to sabotage his presidency, saying "it's all coming out." | The Justice Department on Thursday dropped its charges against former national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn. One of the first Trump officials ensnared in the FBI's 'Russiagate' probe, Flynn's charges were nixed after it emerged that the FBI pushed him to lie in an interview, and kept their investigation open knowing that they had no evidence of wrongdoing. | In a phone interv…

2020-05-09: Social Media Postees

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Celebrating Mother's Day amid the COVID-19 Lockdown
Maya Chossudovsky-Ladouceur | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-09
Mother's Day. Sunday 10th of May 2020. The day families gather together, the day people in many countries around the World celebrate motherhood in every shape and form whether it be expectant mothers, mothers who have passed, step-mothers, grand-mothers… | Mother's …
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Solidarity with Ohio prisoners
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2020-05-09
Over 200 people demonstrated outside the state prison in Marion, Ohio, May 2 to protest the conditions inside and demand prisoners who meet certain criteria be released. The prison drew national attention after 80 percent of the prisoners tested positive for COVID-19. Prisoners' family members demonstrate outside Marion, Ohio, state . . . | Continue reading Solidarity with Ohio prisoners at Workers.org
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Top 5 Reasons Trump's West Wing May be Emerging as a Coronavirus Epicenter
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2020-05-09
Trump wouldn't even wear a mask when he toured an Arizona Honeywell factory that makes masks, and where all the employees were wearing them…
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Peru extends quarantine as COVID-19 deaths continue to climb
wsws.org | 2020-05-09
As immigrants to the capital make desperate efforts to return to their places of origin, overcrowded prisons have become a hotbed for propagation of the virus.
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Protests erupt over police violence and state cover-up of murder in Indiana and Georgia
wsws.org | 2020-05-09
Protests erupted over police killings in Indianapolis and the ten-week cover-up of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery by a former officer and his son in Brunswick, Georgia.
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Protesters' Calls to Return to Normal Are Acts of White Supremacy
Sonali Kolhatkar | zcomm.org | 2020-05-09
The protests are a form of white privilege in action as the virus disproportionately infects and kills African Americans and people of color…
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[Editorial] COVID-19 in Brazil: "So what?"
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2020-05-09
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic reached Latin America later than other continents. The first case recorded in Brazil was on Feb 25, 2020. But now, Brazil has the most cases and deaths in Latin America (105‚Äà222 cases and 7288 deaths as of May 4), and these are probably substantial underestimates. Even more worryingly, the doubling of the rate of deaths is estimated at only 5 days and a recent study by Imperial College (London, UK), which analysed the active transmission rate of COVID-19 in 48 countries, showed that Brazil is the country with the highest rate of transmission (R0…
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[Perspectives] Celebrating Florence Nightingale's bicentenary
Natasha McEnroe | thelancet.com | 2020-05-09
For the many admirers of Florence Nightingale (1820–1910), the bicentenary of her birth on May 12, 2020, has been long anticipated. Few of us could have foreseen that this birthday would come at a time when a swathe of new temporary hospitals bearing her name had been set up in the UK–the NHS Nightingale Hospitals, intended to support the response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). No other name could have been as suitable. 200 years after her birth, the work and concerns of Nightingale are as relevant today as they ever were.
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[World Report] Chile plans controversial COVID-19 certificates
Barbara Fraser | thelancet.com | 2020-05-09
Chile's contentious scheme to provide certification of past COVID-19 infection is aimed at reassuring patients about the risk of reinfection or infecting others. Barbara Fraser reports.
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[World Report] New Zealand eliminates COVID-19
Sophie Cousins | thelancet.com | 2020-05-09
An aggressive approach has enabled New Zealand to end community transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Sophie Cousins reports.
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[Comment] Reconnecting for our future: The Lancet One Health Commission
John H Amuasi, Tamara Lucas, Richard Horton, Andrea S Winkler | thelancet.com | 2020-05-09
The evolution and sustenance of our planet hinges on a symbiotic relationship between humans, animals, and the environment that we share–we are interconnected. However, this past century has seen human dominance over the biosphere, manifest in technological innovations, accelerated mobility, and converted ecosystems that characterise industrialisation, globalisation, and urbanisation.1 These developmental trajectories have advanced human health in unprecedented ways. However, they also make humans increasingly vulnerable to contemporary global health challenges, such as emerging and re-emerging infectious d…
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[Correspondence] The Global Kidney Exchange programme
Luca Valera, María Alejandra Carrasco | thelancet.com | 2020-05-09
Francesca Minerva and colleagues1 recently presented an ethical solution to kidney failure, in response to the low numbers of transplantations in high-income countries (HICs) and low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). It is the Global Kidney Exchange (GKE) programme, which matches donor–recipient pairs across HICs and LMICs.
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[Comment] Aspirin for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease
Robert A Byrne, Róisín Colleran | thelancet.com | 2020-05-09
The antithrombotic efficacy of low-dose aspirin is well established. Its primary clinical effect is mediated by inhibition of platelet cyclooxygenase-1, which reduces thromboxane A2 formation and inhibits platelet aggregation. Over the course of recent decades, aspirin administration has shown a favourable risk–benefit ratio for reducing the risk of adverse events in patients with known atherosclerotic disease.1,2 By contrast, in patients without known atherosclerotic disease who are at risk of cardiovascular disease, the overall benefits of aspirin in terms of primary prevention of atherothrombotic events…
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[Comment] Psoriatic arthritis: still room for improvement
Merete Lund Hetland | thelancet.com | 2020-05-09
Psoriatic arthritis is a complex and heterogeneous inflammatory disease, characterised by diverse clinical manifestations. Patients might have musculoskeletal manifestations–ie, peripheral or axial arthritis, enthesitis, dactylitis, and tendinitis–but non-musculoskeletal involvement is also prevalent–eg, nails, gut, and eyes, in addition to latent or manifest psoriasis.1 Additionally, patients with psoriatic arthritis have increased risk of cardiovascular, psychological, and metabolic comorbidities.
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[Correspondence] The Global Kidney Exchange programme
Marta López-Fraga, Beatriz Domínguez-Gil | thelancet.com | 2020-05-09
We read the Health Policy about the Global Kidney Exchange programme by Francesca Minerva and colleagues1 with interest.
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Haftar militia shells Tripoli's Mitiga airport: 2 dead
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-09
Haftar's forces fired several rounds of rockets at residential neighborhoods in the vicinity of Mitiga airport, the government-led Operation Volcano of Rage said in a statement.The statement said several other people were injured in the attacks, but without giving an exact number.Saturday's attacks came hours after the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) condemned the indiscriminate attacks on civilians in Tripoli, saying the attacks "may amount to war crimes."Haftar, the leader of illegal armed forces in eastern Libya, intensified attacks on civilians since the beginning of May as the Libyan government army rec…
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Vulnerable S.Sudanese get Ramadan aid from Turkish charity
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-09
Vulnerable South Sudanese received food aid packages during the holy month of Ramadan from the Turkish Red Crescent Society.Recipients included 500 families in the capital of Juba, Red Crescent representative Halim Sertac Acici told Anadolu Agency."These families came to Juba after the peace deal and food is very important to human lives," said Acici, in reference to a peace deal signed in 2018. "With this time of the [Muslim] holy month [Ramadan] and other difficulties facing them, we decided to give them food to support them."Rice, sugar, flour, biscuits and cooking oil were among the items each family receive…
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The Bernie Sanders Movement, Its Historical Antecedents, and Its Legacy
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2020-05-09
Online ZOOM Meeting. | LOG-IN INFORMATION AT OUR WEBSITE | ICSSMARX.ORG | OR EMAIL CUYLERUYLE [at] MAC.COM
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#WorkerRightsNow: Day of Action for Essential Worker Bill of Rights
MoveOn, Greenpeace, others | indybay.org | 2020-05-09
Online and/or phone call actions…
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Prodded by Right Wingers, Santa Cruz Businesses Operate Outside of Health Restrictions
Santa Cruz News | indybay.org | 2020-05-09
The "Committee to Reopen Santa Cruz," a group founded recently by right wing extremists who believe the COVID-19 Pandemic is a hoax, is prodding local businesses to open early. The group has announced that the Om Gallery on Pacific Avenue is opening to two shoppers at a time from 1-5pm on Friday, May 8, by appointment. The Committee to Reopen Santa Cruz also plans to do "guerrilla yoga" at a studio that will secretly open its doors for the group. "Some studios are opening the back door for the cool kids club. No Snitches," a flyer for a May 8 "Freedom Friday" protest states. On May 6, the Santa Cruz County Health…
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Rushing to Reopen, Restaurants in Peril, Europe's Economic Tactics
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
Bernie Sanders supporters were maligned as sexists, toxic trolls and worse. Where's the ire for Joe Biden supporters targeting Tara Reade?
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Did Russia Steal DNC Emails? No Proof, According to New Transcripts
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Aaron Maté, a journalist with The Grayzone and The Nation, and host of the podcast Pushback with Aaron Maté.
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UK Experiences Record-Breaking Number of Illegal Migrant Crossings Over English Channel – Report
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
Nationwide frustration with the British government's apparent inability to stop the rising number of illegal migrants attempting to reach the UK's shores has hit boiling point, with the country's Home Secretary requesting that France do more to stop the flow.
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Locals Protest With Bodies of Kin Near South Korean Factory Seeking Its Closure – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
New Delhi (Sputnik): As many as 12 people lost their lives and several others were hospitalised due to a hazardous styrene gas leak at a South Korean factory in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday.
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Censors crack down on 'Plandemic' conspiracy documentary. What's so dangerous about it?
rt.com | 2020-05-09
Pulled from YouTube, censored in internet searches, and denounced by every single mainstream media outlet, what kind of information could make everyone so mad about 'Plandemic'? We watched it to find out. | A 23-minute teaser clip of the documentary went viral on Wednesday evening, notching up tens of millions of views across multiple platforms. However, a media outcry soon followed, with mainstream media outlets deploying their 'fact-checkers' to debunk its claims, and Facebook and YouTube removing the video, citing their new rules on Covid-19 "misinformation." | Yet censorship is also a sure-fire way to gene…
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War of words over actual war? US BLOCKS UN resolution on global Covid-19 ceasefire over its support for WHO
rt.com | 2020-05-09
A dispute between the US and China scuttled a proposed UN resolution calling for a global ceasefire during the Covid-19 pandemic, after Beijing insisted on support for the World Health Organization and Washington vetoed it. | All 15 members of the UN Security Council agreed in principle with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' call for a global ceasefire, made on March 23, but have wrangled over the wording of the resolution ever since. China has insisted on including support for the WHO and the agency's role in dealing with the pandemic, while the US demanded removal of all references to the WHO and insertion…
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WaPo in league with Maduro? Venezuela's Guaido says US mercenary contract is fake, even after own allies give full doc to US media
rt.com | 2020-05-09
Opposition leader Juan Guaido continues to deny any link to a failed armed incursion into Venezuela, despite his own allies handing over a lengthy contract to American media naming him as the commander of the operation. | The opposition figurehead and self-declared "interim president" of Venezuela denied again on Friday that he had anything to do with the ill-fated mission, which by most accounts was set up by a Florida-based security company, Silvercorp USA, and its American CEO, Jordan Goudreau. | "We reiterate once again that the interim government has no link, commitment or responsibility to Silvercorp or…
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'India is an important force': US Afghanistan envoy Khalilzad calls for direct talks between New Delhi and Taliban
rt.com | 2020-05-09
Washington's special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad has called on New Delhi to directly engage with the Taliban, asking India to play a "more active" part in the Afghan peace process and the fight against terrorism. | In an exclusive interview with the Hindu on Friday, Khalilzad stressed India's "significant" role in Afghanistan's development, citing "historic ties" between the two countries and shared concerns over terrorist groups active there. | "India is an important force in Afghanistan, and it would be appropriate for [India-Taliban] engagement to take place," Khalilzad said, adding that "it would…
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UN rapporteur on torture 'scared to find out more about our democracies' after delving into Assange case
rt.com | 2020-05-09
Discovering that the cruelty visited on Julian Assange by Western democracies had been premeditated has heightened the fear of learning more about how those democracies operate, the UN's rapporteur on torture has admitted. | For years Nils Melzer has been researching on behalf of the UN just how vile and degrading the mistreatment of prisoners can become. But learning that states that are supposed to be champions of human rights can be as brutal as any other with people who cross them was quite a shock. The case that made Melzer reassess his beliefs is that of Julian Assange, who, he says, had signs of "prolon…
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War & peace: Vincent Bal creates 'Shadowology' tributes to WW2 victory
rt.com | 2020-05-09
As part of RT's #VictoryPages, artist Vincent Bal is creating call-to-peace illustrations using shadows cast by toy soldiers. His unique technique is an art form in itself, which he refers to as "shadowology." | "What better way to spread peace than to make people smile?" says the Belgian director and illustrator, commenting on his tribute to the Allied victory in World War II. | For the series 'Toy Soldiers: War and Peace,' Bal created several illustrations using shadows from toys made in…
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[Correspondence] Unfortunate distinction or corporate protectionism by design?
Claudia Chaufan, Faisal Mohamed | thelancet.com | 2020-05-09
We commend the Editors for bringing to readers' attention the "unfortunate distinction" of Canada's otherwise laudable publicly funded Medicare.1 The effects of this distinction on health, such as poor adherence, poor health outcomes, and avoidable hospital admissions, are well documented.2,3…
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[Correspondence] The Global Kidney Exchange programme
Gabriel M Danovitch | thelancet.com | 2020-05-09
In their favourable review of the ethics of the Global Kidney Exchange (GKE), Francesca Minerva and colleagues1 gloss over a key point: the absence of transparency in the selection of the compatible donor–recipient pairs in the low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). It is precisely this transparency and the promotion of ethical and effective organ donor and allocation that the Council of Europe's Committee on Organ Transplantation2 and the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group3 strive to attain.
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[Articles] Monotherapy with a P2Y12 inhibitor or aspirin for secondary prevention in patients with established atherosclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Mauro Chiarito, Jorge Sanz-Sánchez, Francesco Cannata, Davide Cao, Matteo Sturla, Cristina Panico, Cosmo Godino, Damiano Regazzoli, Bernhard Reimers, Raffaele De Caterina, Gianluigi Condorelli, Giuseppe Ferrante, Giulio G Stefanini | thelancet.com | 2020-05-09
Compared with aspirin monotherapy, P2Y12 inhibitor monotherapy is associated with a risk reduction for myocardial infarction and a comparable risk of stroke in the setting of secondary prevention. The benefit of P2Y12 inhibitor monotherapy is of debatable clinical relevance, in view of the high number needed to treat to prevent a myocardial infarction and the absence of any effect on all-cause and vascular mortality.
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[Comment] Offline: Independent science advice for COVID-19–at last
Richard Horton | thelancet.com | 2020-05-09
"Is the government's objective to suppress infection or to manage the infection?", asked Sir David King at the first press conference of a newly formed independent Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), held last week. The UK now has two SAGEs. The officially constituted SAGE has seen its reputation collapse during the past 3 months. Partly, this loss of credibility arose out of the group's unwillingness to be transparent about its membership and its proceedings. At a moment of national emergency, SAGE's secrecy simply became unacceptable.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro demands return to work as health care system collapses
wsws.org | 2020-05-09
A recent study indicates that the country may have more than 2 million infections as Bolsonaro, speaking for Brazil's employers, urges a "return to normalcy."
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Eyewitness: Russia's 70th V-Day
I.V. Sta | liberationnews.org | 2020-05-09
In addition to beautiful parades, fireworks and concerts, I was able to witness multitudes of people sharing with each other something wholly priceless: the gratitude of being alive thanks to those who fought fascism.
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Screen New Deal
Naomi Klein | zcomm.org | 2020-05-09
Under Cover of Mass Death, Andrew Cuomo Calls in the Billionaires to Build a High-Tech Dystopia…
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Mental health crisis erupts among health care workers confronting coronavirus
wsws.org | 2020-05-09
Countless testimonials have emerged documenting the psychological harm being inflicted on nurses, doctors and other health workers as a result of the pandemic.
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Macron government ending coronavirus lockdown beginning this Monday
wsws.org | 2020-05-09
The government's reckless decision, in line with similar measures underway across Europe and the US, puts countless lives at risk.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/09/phil…

French Senate votes to give officials legal indemnity over coronavirus infections
wsws.org | 2020-05-09
The provisions cover the entire period since the state declared a national health emergency in March, and apply to elected representatives, ministers, civil servants and employers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/09/amni…

'We Can Pool the World's Science to Develop Better Medical Tools' – CounterSpin interview with Peter Maybarduk on Covid-19 and the drug industry
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2020-05-09
Janine Jackson interviewed Public Citizen's Peter Maybarduk about the drug industry and Covid-19 for the May 1, 2020, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
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COVID-19 cases skyrocket among the US homeless population
wsws.org | 2020-05-09
Infection rates are rising among the homeless, many of whom are dying in the shadows and will not be counted in the COVID death toll.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/09/usho…

Children in US and UK dying from syndrome linked to COVID-19
wsws.org | 2020-05-09
At least two children in the US and one in the UK have died from the newly identified pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome, which is believed to be related to COVID-19.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/09/pmis…

"We Are Not Ready for a Safe Reopening"
Leana Wen | zcomm.org | 2020-05-09
As more than 40 states begin to reopen, President Trump is downplaying the need for mass COVID-19 testing, even as he himself is now being tested every day for the virus…
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Infections in Ontario, Canada spike as Ford government rushes to reopen economy
wsws.org | 2020-05-09
Even as Canada's confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 65,000 and the death toll approaches 4,600, the country's governments are rushing recklessly to "reopen" the economy.
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India: Toxic gas leak in Visakhapatnam kills 11 people and puts thousands in danger
wsws.org | 2020-05-09
The deadly leak began as employees were about to resume work at the LG Polymers plant, following the Modi government's easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
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Are People Getting Sick Staying Home Alone? That's Not What a Misinterpreted Survey Said
Jim Naureckas | fair.org | 2020-05-09
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it's "shocking" that most Covid-19 hospital patients "had been staying at home" (CNBC, 5/6/20)–but did his survey really find that? | "Who Are the New Covid-19 Hospitalizations in New York?" asked a WNBC headline ( 5/6/20). "The Breakdown Is Worrisome." | "'The People Were at Home': Cuomo Details Surpri…
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Greece comes out of lockdown and plans resumption of tourism
wsws.org | 2020-05-09
The lifting of the measures, which will undo efforts that have lowered the spread and death rate from COVID-19, is of crucial importance to the Greek ruling elite.
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Number of COVID-19 cases hits 4 million worldwide
wsws.org | 2020-05-09
The number of deaths has exceeded 275,000 and infections are growing. Yet, the stock markets continue to rise, despite unprecedented job losses.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/09/covi…

US nursing home catastrophe
Kate Randall | zcomm.org | 2020-05-09
Increasing numbers of the elderly fall victim to COVID-19…
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Homeless face desperation on London streets amid lockdown
wsws.org | 2020-05-09
Those remaining on London's streets face increased deprivation, as normal sources of food from distributors and food kitchens have gone.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/09/home…

British government forced to partially backtrack on ending lockdown
wsws.org | 2020-05-09
The opposition among millions of workers and throughout the population was expressed in Thursday's top trending hashtags #KeepTheLockdown and #extendthelockdown.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/09/couk…

Australian governments pushing workers back on the job amid pandemic
wsws.org | 2020-05-09
Mass unemployment is being used as a battering ram to push financially devastated workers back into workplaces, regardless of their safety fears.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/09/aust…

Why are thermal imaging cameras being deployed in US workplaces?
wsws.org | 2020-05-09
Since many infected people are asymptomatic, thermal imaging scanners in workplaces have more to do with the erection of a repressive apparatus than with fighting the pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/09/ther…

Democratic governor and UAW collude with auto bosses to force return to work in Michigan
wsws.org | 2020-05-09
Michigan still remains the fourth highest state in the number of deaths in the US, and the Detroit metro area is among the hardest-hit by the pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/09/mich…

US state governments of Virginia and Maryland plan to reopen businesses
wsws.org | 2020-05-09
Despite lack of scientific evidence that the pandemic has been contained, Virginia and Maryland governments have announced plans to begin reopening businesses this week.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/09/wash…

NHS staff condemn UK health worker deaths and government herd immunity strategy
wsws.org | 2020-05-09
The UK has registered the highest number of fatalities in Europe from the virus, including at least 200 health and social care workers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/09/inte…

At Trump's urging: US Justice Department quashes Flynn prosecution
wsws.org | 2020-05-09
The dropping of perjury charges against retired General Flynn–to which he had already pled guilty–is a further step toward the consolidation of an authoritarian regime in Washington.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/09/flyn…

Attacking the messenger
Pete Dolack | zcomm.org | 2020-05-09
When it comes to global warming, there continues to be plenty of magical thinking going on. And such magical thinking is not exclusive to the conservative side of the political spectrum…
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Eu sou a Constituiàßà£o, diz Bolsonaro ao defender democracia e liberdade um dia após ato pró-golpe militar
Daniel Carvaho | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-09
Neste domingo, em cima da caàßamba de uma caminhonete, diante do quartel-general do Exército e se dirigindo a uma aglomeraàßà£o de apoiadores pró-intervenàßà£o militar no Brasil, Bolsonaro afirmou neste domingo que "acabou a época da patifaria" e gritou palavras de …
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America's Biggest CEOs Last Year Said They Cared About Us All. They Lied
Sam Pizzigati | zcomm.org | 2020-05-09
America's corporate dividend cascade is revealing the emptiness of the top exec pledge to value workers, not just shareholders…
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Joe Biden Accuser Says She Is Leaving Democrats After the Party's Response to Sex Abuse Allegations
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
In an interview with journalist Megyn Kelly, Tara Reade called on the former vice president to drop out of the 2020 presidential race and said she is ready to testify under oath and take a polygraph test if Biden takes one too.
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Turkey neutralizes over 1,300 terrorists in 2020
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-09
Turkey has neutralized over 1,300 terrorists across five different operation areas since the beginning of 2020, the country's national defense minister said.In operations on Friday, a total of 17 terrorists in various regions were neutralized. The number of total terrorists neutralized in operation areas since Jan. 1 has reached 1,359, Hulusi Akar said on Friday in a meeting with high-ranking commanders.While anti-terror operations are ongoing, Turkish Armed Forces is also fighting the novel coronavirus at the same pace, Akar underlined."It is very important for us to continue these operations. At the same time,…
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Turkish top diplomat marks Europe Day
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-09
Turkey is open to sincere and meaningful cooperation with the EU for a common future, Turkey's foreign minister said on Saturday to commemorate Europe Day.Europe Day, also known as the Schuman Day, is observed on May 9 each year to mark the Schuman Declaration in 1950 that proposed the formation of a European Coal and Steel Community, the predecessor to the EU.In a statement, Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey, a candidate country for EU membership, was ready to offer all kinds of support for the bloc to be a responsible, consistent and principled global actor.Underlining the necessity of EU reform, Cavusoglu said that…
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Russia records more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases in past day
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-09
Russian authorities said on Saturday they had recorded 10,817 new cases of the coronavirus in the last day, pushing the nationwide tally to 198,676.Russia's coronavirus taskforce said that 104 people had died overnight, bringing the national death toll to 1,827.Russian coronavirus cases overtook French and German infections this week to become the fifth-highest in the world.
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3,700 newly diagnosed with COVID-19 across Africa
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-09
Some 3,719 new cases of the novel coronavirus were recorded over the last 24 hours across Africa, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Saturday morning.Bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in Africa to 57,746, the daily update saw the continent-wide death toll grow by 77 to reach 2,151.It added that 715 patients had recovered in the 24-hour period, with the total tally now at 19,351.North Africa confirmed the most cases of the virus across the continent's five geographical regions with 20,600 cases, followed by West Africa with 16,900, Southern Africa with 9,500, East…
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WHO clause blocks UN Security Council virus resolution
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-09
The US and China have gridlocked the United Nations Security Council in a dispute centered on the World Health Organizations (WHO) and the novel coronavirus pandemic.Six-week talks for a COVID-19 draft resolution have grinder to a halt due to discussions on WHO, diplomatic sources told Anadolu Agency.The resolution, prepared by France and non-permanent member Tunisia, includes 90 days cease-fire in conflicts around the world due to the outbreak.While the US supports the global cease-fire call made by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, China has pushed for a reference to WHO in the resolution.Washington oppos…
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Turkmenistan: Hermit nation yet to take major coronavirus hit
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-09
There are no reported cases of COVID-19 at present in Turkmenistan, according to the UN Resident Coordinator in the Central Asian country.WHO has not been notified of any such cases by country's health authorities, Elena Panova told Anadolu Agency in an exclusive interview.Turkmenistan, like many other countries, has undertaken "serious measures" to prepare and prevent the pandemic, Panova said."The Government of Turkmenistan reports zero cases, which gives an opportunity for the country to continue preparations and strengthen the health system for the possible spread of epidemics."On protecting people from the…
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Iran: Virus death toll at 6,589, cases cross 105,000
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-09
The coronavirus death toll in Iran rose to 6,589 with 48 more fatalities over the past 24 hours, state media reported on Saturday.A total of 1,529 more people tested positive for COVID-19 over the past day, raising the overall count to 106,220, Iran's state broadcaster reported, citing a statement from the Health Ministry.It said 85,064 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, while 2,696 patients remain in critical condition.A total of 573,220 tests have been conducted in the country, according to the ministry.In Iran, one of the Middle Eastern countries hardest hit by the pandemic, CO…
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Australia: COVID-19 death toll climbs to 98
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-09
The number killed by the novel coronavirus surged to 98 in Australia with an additional death Saturday in New South Wales (NSW). | Health authorities said a 92-year-old patient lost her life at a carehouse in Sydney, becoming the latest victim. | Australia has conducted more than 750,000 coronavirus tests and 6,079 patients recovered from the virus. | There are still 849 active cases, including 21 patients in intensive care units. | New Zealand registered two cases following 7,204 performed Friday. | It tested more than 183,000 and 1,368 of 1,492 patients recovered. | New Zealand implemented an emergency in a bid…
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Spain's coronavirus daily death tolls falls to 179 on Saturday
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-09
Spain's daily death toll from the coronavirus fell to 179 on Saturday, down from 229 on the previous day, the health ministry reported.Overall deaths rose to 26,478 from 26,299 on Friday and the number of diagnosed cases rose to 223,578 from 222,857 the day before, the ministry said.
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Two Daesh terrorists killed in Iraq
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-09
Iraq said early Saturday that two ISIS/Daesh terrorists were killed in the village of Tarfavi near the Himrin mountains in Kirkuk.In a separate statement, Hashd al-Shaabi said artilleries struck Daesh affiliates in Salahadin province, leading to losses for the terror group.Daesh terrorists gained full control in Mosul, Salahadin and Anbar provinces and seized territories in Diyala and Kirkuk provinces in 2014. But Iraqi security forces managed to regain control in subsequent years.Then-Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced in 2017 victory against the terror group.Although it has been more than two-and-a-half…
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Libyan gov't attacks neutralize 70 of Haftar's militia
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-09
Scores of militiamen aligned with warlord Khalifa Haftar were neutralized in attacks targeting Al-Watiya airbase, a Libyan military spokesman said on Saturday.In a statement, Muhammed Kununu said warplanes of the Libyan government carried out airstrikes Friday on Haftar's forces in the vicinity of the base."The attacks resulted in killing and injuring 70 members of Haftar's terrorist militia," the spokesman said.Libyan government forces launched a military operation early Tuesday to liberate al-Watiya airbase, which is located southwest of the capital Tripoli and controlled by Haftar's militias.Al-Watiya is regar…
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Libya: Ex-British envoy calls probe into use of chemical arsenal
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-09
Former British Ambassador in Libya Peter Millet has called for an investigation into the use of banned chemical weapons in Libya.His tenure in the Libyan capital Tripoli in 2015-2018 had witnessed the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), leading the elimination of the chemical weapons under active western diplomacy and removal of category two material to Germany for destruction.He was responding to Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashaghe's statement that warlord Khalifa Haftar's forces had used chemical weapons against government forces on the Salah Al-Deen front, south of Tripoli.The acc…
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Somali refugees in Kenya appeal for Ramadan aid
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-09
Children of Hani Shamshi, 44, a Somali refugee mother at a semi-arid Dadaab camp in Kenya are gazing at the kitchen at Iftar, the time for breaking fast during Ramadan, hoping something will be cooked. But there is nothing. They may again go to sleep with hungry stomachs."I have nothing to give to children. It's sad to watch your children starve. During Ramadan, food is also expensive and we can't do hard labor due to seething temperatures and fasting," she said."This is a Ramadan like I've never witnessed since I was born. Poor refugee families like me were used to receiving food parcels. Many refugees don't hav…
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Ethiopian Military Admits Downing Aid Plane in Somalia Over Suicide Attack Fears
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A plane carrying relief aid was downed in Somalia by Ethiopian troops who confused it with a militant aircraft on a suicide mission, media said Saturday.
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Why you need to keep your child's vaccine schedule during COVID-19
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-09
Millions of children may be at risk of missing or delaying their routine childhood vaccines due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Tina Ardon, a Mayo Clinic family medicine specialist, says she understands being thoughtful about taking your children outside the home for doctor's visits during this time. "The current situation with the novel coronavirus shows us how scary …
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Mayo Clinic reopens orthopedics and sports medicine facility in downtown Minneapolis
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-09
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Mayo Clinic's comprehensive COVID-19 research
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-09
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Mayo Clinic expert discusses potential neurological effects of COVID-19
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-09
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, …
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Mayo Clinic receives $26 million from BARDA for COVID-19 convalescent plasma expanded access program
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-09
Mayo Clinic was awarded a $26 million contract today from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The financial support is for the Expanded Access Program (EAP) for convalescent plasma to fight COVID-19. …
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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: The "Quarantine 15"
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-09
It's being called the "Quarantine 15" online

Connecting Patients: COVID-19 and transplant patients
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-09
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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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cancer treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-09
Because cancer treatments can weaken the immune system, cancer patients are at increased risk of complications from COVID-19. Despite these concerns, cancer patients often still need treatment, including going to the clinic or to the hospital, and many have questions about whether cancer should be treated differently during the COVID-19 pandemic. On the Mayo Clinic …
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National Nurses Day: Not all heroes wear capes
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-09
Photo and article are courtesy of Mayo Clinic News Center andMayo Clinic Employee Facebook. Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear scrubs, protective equipment and step out in difficult times to be there for others. As COVID-19 continues to spread and people heed notices to socially distance themselves and hunker down in their homes, there …
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Science Saturday: Regenerative approaches could foster healing from COVID-19
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-09
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: Maintaining routine vaccine schedules during COVID-19
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-09
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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What COVID-19 does to your lungs
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-09
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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'Mayo Clinic Anxiety Coach' e-tool to help children with mental health concerns
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-09
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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Possible neurological effects of COVID-19
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-09
Originally identified as a respiratory disease, some COVID-19 patients exhibit neurologic symptoms including stroke, loss of consciousness, headache, and even the loss of taste and smell. What's unknown is whether these are direct effects of the virus entering the nervous system, or consequences of the disease's effect on the body. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, …
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Mayo Clinic launches radio campaign to encourage recovered patients of COVID-19 to donate plasma
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-09
Mayo Clinic is collaborating with Entercom Communications to launch a radio campaign that raises awareness in Detroit, New York City, Miami and Chicago of the federally-sponsored national Expanded Access Program (EAP) for Convalescent Plasma. The Food and Drug Administration announced Mayo Clinic as the lead site for the EAP program to speed access and increase availability of investigational convalescent plasma for hospitalized patients …
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Masking your kids during COVID-19
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-09
Do you or don't you wear a mask? If you do, what material is best? And what about children? Questions around masks during the COVID-19 pandemic abound, especially in light of the recent recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that all Americans wear masks in public settings. "The direction around face masks has …
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Spring cleaning takes on a new importance during COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-09
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released reopening guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools and homes. Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, suggests taking a practical approach to spring cleaning. If no one in your household has been infected, he says standard spring cleaning practices …
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Netizens Baffled By a Video Showing Alien-Like Nestling With Glowing Dots On Its Beak
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
The development comes after residents of the Colombian capital, Bogota, spotted a bizarre UFO in broad daylight. The object had an uneven shape that changed as it floated in the sky.
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Navajos receive federal coronavirus funds after filing lawsuit, deaths increase
Brenda Norrell | indybay.org | 2020-05-09
The Navajo Nation receives coronavirus funds after filing a federal lawsuit to halt the U.S. from its funding scam to Interior Secretary's former employers. Navajo coronavirus cases and deaths increased in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 2,654 cases and 85 deaths from coronavirus.
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Navajo coronavirus relief efforts expand and former bordertown mayor counters racism
Brenda Norrell | indybay.org | 2020-05-09
Relief efforts expand as coronavirus cases and deaths increase. Former Mayor of Page, Arizona, joins relief efforts, countering the recent racist incidents in the bordertown of Page. The Navajo Nation reports 103 new cases of coronavirus and three more deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 2,757 and 88 deaths.
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Oakland hot spot for COVID-19 cases is zip code area 94601
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-05-09
Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic…
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During COVID-19 pandemic the California Guitar Trio releases a new music video
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-05-09
Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic…
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Oakland has more COVID-19 cases than Fremont, Hayward and Livermore combined
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-05-09
Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic…
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Mosser Company is among the landlords facing a rent strike in Oakland
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-05-09
Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic…
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The Hardest Hit: Latino People & the Fight Against Coronavirus (Health Care Voter)
Health Care Voter | indybay.org | 2020-05-09
Livestream on Facebook…
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Disruption of the Earth and Coronavirus: Dineh Louise Benally on First Voices Radio
Brenda Norrell | indybay.org | 2020-05-09
Louise Benally, Dine' of Big Mountain, shares the message of Navajo elders on the disruptions of the earth by mining and the disrespect for Mother Earth that led to the coronavirus. Louise speaks with Lakota Tiokasin Ghosthorse on First Voices Radio today.
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The Hardest Hit: America's Mayors on the Fight Against Coronavirus (Health Care Voter)
Health Care Voter | indybay.org | 2020-05-09
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Climate One: Flooding in America's Heartland (online speakers)
Climate One | indybay.org | 2020-05-09
Online via livestream…
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Stop the Money Pipeline for Fossil Fuels: Climate Finance 101 Webinar
#StopTheMoneyPipeline | indybay.org | 2020-05-09
Online via Zoom…
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Real Unemployment is 35.7%; The Internationale
Workingclass Is The Essential Class | indybay.org | 2020-05-09
The real unemployment rate for April 2020 as of May 8, 2020 is 35.7% Peak unemployment during the 1930s Great Depression was 24.9%. April job losses were 20.5 million, preceded by March's job losses of 30 million. California's unemployment claims were 4 million in the past 7 weeks. San Francisco's unemployed to date are 17,500. The economic crisis preceded the pandemic which is accelerating the economic crisis of the capitalist profit motive. Only a serious labor movement capable of carrying out a general strike to abolish the profit motive can end this Great Depression of the 21st Century.
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Hawaiians helped establish Sutter's Fort in Alta California, Republic of Mexico
adapted from Peter T. Young | indybay.org | 2020-05-09
The essential Hawaiian connection with the City of Sacramento remains an open secret. California State Parks could share an inclusive and honest story of early California and the California Gold Rush. Asian Pacific Islanders, Pan Africans and Native Indigenous populations have a story to share…
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Distributing livelihood foodstuff pakages on birth anniversary of Imam Hassan [PBUH]
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-09
TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA)

3rd group of Iranian students returns home from Baku amid pandemic
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-09
TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA)

106,220 infected by, 85,064 recover from coronavirus in Iran
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-09
TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA)

Number of patients infected with coronavirus declining in Tehran: Harirchi
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-09
TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA)

Global number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 cases tops 4mn
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-09
TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA)

WHO offers 100k COVID-19 test kits to Iran
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-09
TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA)

Saudi-led coalition commits 41 violations of truce in Yemen
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-09
TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA)

Iranians more creative under US sanctions: govt. spox
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-09
TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA)

FM Zarif elaborates on US deal-breaking in letter to UN chief
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-09
TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA)

FM Zarif writes to UN chief Guterres on US deal breaking
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-09
TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA)

Iran deplores US for contemptuous treatment of intl. law
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-09
TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA)

Iran FM, EU foreign policy chief hold phone talk
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-09
TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA)

Front pages of Iran international dailies on May 9
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-09
TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA)

Iran's handicrafts exports reach $427mn in 11 months
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-09
TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA)

Olang Forest in Iran's Shahroud
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-09
SHAHROUD, May 9 (MNA)

US people disapprove Trump's decision to exit JCPOA
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-09
TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA)

Headlines of Iranian dailies on May 9
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-09
TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA)

Hashd al-Sha'abi targets ISIL's bases in N Iraq
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-09
TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA)

Russian Aerobatic Teams Perform Stunts at Air Show Commemorating Victory Day – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
Earlier in the day, Moscow hosted an air show over Red Square and the Kremlin. A number of other festivities, including the military parade on Red Square, had to be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Let's Imagine a Post-Pandemic Era With Less Policing and No New Jails
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-09
Right now, the "impossible" is happening every day. | In Detroit, with COVID-19 bursting the boundaries of our everyday catastrophes, we are seeing astounding

Why We Shouldn't Quantify the COVID-19 Pandemic in Terms of 9/11
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-09
On April 7, news agencies reported that New York City's death toll from COVID-19 surpassed that of the September 11, 2001, attacks. I imagine the comparison was made in an attempt to highlight the gravity of the pandemic and, in a way, to encourage Americans to take seriously social distancing measures. Some of it, too, no doubt was sensational: an eye-catching headline that the talking heads at major…
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Employers in Ohio Urged to Snitch on Workers Who Stay Home to Avoid COVID-19
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-09
Ohio officials are encouraging employers to report what they've designated "Covid-19 fraud" as the state begins reopening some industries. Workers who refuse to report to work in light of the pandemic, which has killed more than 1,300 Ohio residents so far, can be reported via a government website and have their unemployment benefits taken away. | According to the Washington Post, less than a…
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Black People Are Being Arrested at Higher Rates for Social Distancing Violations
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-09
Ohio's health director, Dr. Amy Acton, issued the state's stay-at-home order on March 22, prohibiting people from leaving their home except for essential activities and requiring them to maintain social distancing "at all times." A violation of the order is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $750 fine. Sinc…
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On the frontlines: Red Army veteran Moritz Mebel talks about his battles against fascism
Franziska Kleiner | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-09
On the 75th anniversary of Victory Day, which commemorates the surrender of Hitler's Germany in World War II, we bring you the recollections of Red Army veteran Moritz Mebel who took part in grueling campaigns against the Nazis from the gates of Moscow to the Czech Republic…
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Russian Planes Fly Over Hmeimim Air Base in Syria to Mark Victory Day – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
HMEIMIM, May 9 (Sputnik) – Russian military planes flew over the Hmeimim airbase in western Syria on Saturday to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, a Sputnik reporter said.
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Fairytales From Home: Milla Jovovich Reads Classical Russian Poetry for Children
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
While the pandemic continues, people are self-isolating in their homes, but for some it is a good opportunity to spend as much time as possible with their families

Two Georgia Men Charged with Killing of Ahmaud Arbery
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Garland Nixon & Lee Stranahan talked with guests about an alternative political party for populists, yesterday's developments in the Russiagate story, plant-based diets, and the potential abuse of the coronavirus pandemic by branches of the US government.
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Su-34 Jets Make First Appearance at Victory Day Aerial Parade in Russia's Ekaterinburg – Videos
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
The Su-34 joined the Russian Air Force in 2014 as a multipurpose 4++ generation jet capable of striking ground targets and repelling attacks by hostile fighters utilising its high manoeuvrability.
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Russian Unmanned Submarine Takes a Dive Into World's Deepest Oceanic Trench
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
Mariana Trench's lowest point is even more distant from sea level than the highest peak on Earth, Mount Everest. Only a few expeditions have ever made it to the bottom of the trench due to the extreme water pressure at its lowest points, making it a real challenge for any piece of equipment.
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'I Can't Believe He's Gone': Pop Culture Magician Roy Horn Dies of COVID-19
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
Mr Horn joins a lineup of celebs who have contracted the Coronavirus, including singer Pink, actors Tom Hanks and Idris Elba, and fellow magician Dynamo.
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US Unemployment Hits Record 14.7% in April, COVID-19 Penetrates White House Halls
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
On this episode the The Critical Hour Dr. Wilmer Leon is joined by Dr. Linwood Tauheed, associate professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
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From Ahmaud Arbery to Amazon, Imperialism Is Showing Its True Colors
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
Murder charges filed in slaying of Ahmaud Arbery; Outrage grows over Amazon retaliation; Exploring the Republic of New Afrika…
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New Local Data Reveals UK's Genuine COVID Hot Spots Amid Lockdown Easing Plans
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
Despite earlier beliefs that the epidemic has been taking the biggest toll on large cities, borough-by-borough incidence statistics show that some small areas fare even worse.
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US Toughens Visa Rules for Chinese Journalists to Add to 'Greater National Security Protections'
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
In late February, China expelled three Wall Street Journal correspondents after the newspaper's publication of an opinion column that Beijing condemned as racist.
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Zarif Urges UN to Hold US Accountable for Quitting Nuclear Deal
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
TEHRAN (Sputnik) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in an attempt to hold the United States accountable for the withdrawal from the nuclear deal two years ago.
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No options: The choice between Trump & Biden is meaningless & proves US democracy is a 'sham,' Roger Waters tells RT
rt.com | 2020-05-09
With US President Donald Trump preparing to square off with presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the 2020 race, Americans might as well be choosing between Orwell and Huxley, Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters told RT. | Though the current US president is a "failed landlord" who somehow managed to become "the most powerful man in the Western world," Biden, his likely rival, does not present a better option, Waters said in an interview with Rafael Correa, the former president of Ecuador who now hosts a show on RT Spanish. | "There's no choice to be made by the American people, this is why the idea that t…
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Storming of Berlin: Rare HD WW2 photos from May 1945 colorized for the first time
rt.com | 2020-05-09
#VictoryPages presents rare historical footage of the Battle of Berlin for the first time in color as part of RT's tribute to the 75th anniversary of the defeat of fascism. | Brazilian artist Marina Amaral, famous for colorizing historical photos, gave these photographs a second life, adding color to one of the greatest battles of the Second World War. Her incredible work brings the viewer closer to history, allowing one to feel the scale of events unfolding in 1945 in the center of the defeated Third Reich. | | © RT / Marina Amaral | For the 75th anniversary of victory in World War II, we are publishin…
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Forgetting someone? WH attributes victory over Nazis to 'America & UK' in bizarre VE-Day message, gets schooled on Twitter
rt.com | 2020-05-09
The White House has marked the victory over Nazi Germany in a tweet hailing the role of the US and the UK, while leaving out the nation that sacrificed the most

Russia's mightiest military aircraft buzz over Moscow to mark 75th anniversary of Nazi defeat (PHOTO, VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-05-09
Defying clouds in the sky and Covid-19 on the ground, Russia's deadliest bombers, nimblest fighter jets and strongest transport aircraft flew over the capital in celebration of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany 75 years ago. | V-Day is one of the most important national holidays in Russia, and this year was supposed to have seen massive celebrations throughout the country. But Covid-19 and its lockdowns threw a wrench into the plans, forcing…
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In time for V-Day: Massive Russian Armed Forces' cathedral completed & shown from inside in new VIDEO
rt.com | 2020-05-09
The richly-decorated church outside Moscow set to be the main cathedral for the Russian military has been completed and decorated. While its opening was delayed by Covid-19, it was still completed to coincide with Victory Day. | The Russian military released footage of the new cathedral on Saturday, showing the church's grandeur from above, as well as highlights from its interior. The cathedral is located at the Patriot military themed park outside Moscow. | The cathedral is lushly decorated both outside and inside, combining classical forms with modern materials. Apart from the icons that are mandatory for…
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Goldman Sachs: Oil demand could exceed supply by end-May
rt.com | 2020-05-09
Oil demand could rebound enough to exceed supply by the end of this month, Goldman's head of commodities Jeffrey Currie told Barron's Market Brief. | He noted that this would be in no small part because of the production cuts implemented by all major producers. | However, there are some 1.2 billion barrels in storage, Currie added, that would need to be drawn down before prices improve for more than a couple of hours. This, according to Currie, will happen in three stages. | The first oil in storage to go would be the millions of barrels in floating storage. It is the most expensive kind of storage, so it woul…
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Three children in New York die of rare Kawasaki-like disease linked to Covid-19
rt.com | 2020-05-09
Three children, including a five-year-old boy, have died of a mysterious inflammatory syndrome resembling Kawasaki disease or a toxic shock, Governor Andrew Cuomo said, as the state authorities began an inquiry into the cases. | A total of 73 cases of the new disease, involving toddlers and elementary school children, have been registered in New York to date, the governor's office has said. The illness is believed to be linked to the novel coronavirus that has been gripping the state for more than two months and has since infected almost 333,000 and claimed more than 26,000 lives. | New York is not the first t…
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Why China is better prepared than other economic powers for any global crisis
rt.com | 2020-05-09
While the world's second-largest economy, China, has suffered its first contraction on record due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some experts argue the country has been preparing for a possible crisis for a long time. | RT talked to economists to find out if Beijing may have foreseen the economic crash and about the Chinese government's response to it. | "Nobody, including Beijing, could have foreseen the depth and gravity of this pandemic, specifically the cryptic transmission parameters by which the Covid-19 virus spreads. It is truly a once-in-100-year pandemic event," said Sourabh Gupta, senior fellow at the In…
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Top German politician wants to 'urgently' reopen French border despite Berlin's reluctance to ease Covid-19 travel restrictions
rt.com | 2020-05-09
The head of Germany's most populous state has called for the reopening of the country's French border to be fast-tracked. The federal government earlier warned that such actions risk launching a new wave of Covid-19 infections. | "We urgently need to open the border with France," Armin Laschet, minister president of the country's North Rhine-Westphalia state, which borders France, told German media. | The lockdown there ends on May 11. That would be a good time to send a signal to our neighbors that we are striving for a common European response to the pandemic. | Laschet suggested that the German government s…
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Night clubs and bars shut down in Seoul after new Covid-19 hotspot emerges in city's main leisure district
rt.com | 2020-05-09
Authorities have cracked down on Seoul's night life after reports of a young clubber infecting people with Covid-19 in South Korea's capital. The nation now fears a new wave of infections after easing social distancing rules. | Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon warned that night clubs and bars will face "strict punishment" if they fail comply with the Saturday's order to suspend business activities. The order will remain in effect until further notice. | The authorities have been on high alert after a new cluster of Covid-19 infections was linked to establishments in the city's popular Itaewon neighborhood, known for…
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Student and staff safety is paramount, education unions warn government
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-05-09
Unions have sent a list of key measures to the government which they say must be met before pupils in England can safely return to their desks.It includes extra money for deep cleaning and personal protective equipment (PPE) and local powers to close schools if clusters of coronavirus (Covid-19) infections break out in a particular area.Last week, an NHS chief warned the government it should be wary about reopening schools too early as scientists do not fully understand the extent of coronavirus transmission between children.The joint union statement was sent to education secretary Gavin Williamson on Friday by b…
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Tamil National Alliance backs Sri Lanka's Rajapakse regime on COVID-19
wsws.org | 2020-05-09
TNA leader M.A. Sumanthiran declared that he does not "allow political opinions or differences…not only in our country but throughout the world."
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"Gene-Edited" Future Justified By COVID-19 & France Admits Athletes Infected At Wuhan Military Games
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-09
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 (5/8/19). 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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Live and Let Die
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-08
Real Time Reflections from Sheltered Radicals in the Time of the Most Dangerous Criminal in Human History May 3 + Street: Comrades, this article never ends but it's worth a read: "34 days of pandemic: Inside Trump's desperate attempts to reopen America." It is a blow-by-blow account of Trump's total reckless insanity in response to…
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Democrats: Dump Biden Now
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-08
Listen up Democrats: dump Joe Biden; dump him now. I implore you not as one of you, but as someone who considers voting for Republicans unthinkable, and who nearly always does vote for Democrats for want of better alternatives. Ever since Ralph Nader's campaign twenty years ago, I have always voted for the Green candidate…
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US-China "War of Words", COVID-19, Economic Collapse, Is the US-China Trade Deal in Jeopardy?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-08
In December, China agreed to buy an additional $200 billion worth of US goods and services over 2017 levels in the next two years (in 2020 and 2021). | In return, the Trump regime partially rolled back tariffs on Chinese imports …
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What Future for American High School and University-College Graduates? Grim US "Class of 2020" Job Prospects
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-08
US class of 2020 high school and higher education graduates face the most dismal job market since the 1930s Great Depression with no near-term end of it in prospect. | According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, "(g)raduating in a …
globalresearch.ca/us-class-2020-job-pros…

Guaido Accused of Hiring Mercenaries Behind Foiled Coup Attempt in Venezuela
Steve Sweeney | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-08
Washington-backed Venezuelan opposition politician Juan Guaido has been accused of hiring mercenaries responsible for two foiled terror attacks, as more details of the plot begin to emerge. | Venezuelan communications minister Jorge Rodriguez confirmed that the former president of the National …
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Venezuela seeks arrest of three US residents over failed attempt to remove Maduro from power
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-05-08
Venezuela's chief prosecutor has ordered the arrest of a former US soldier and two opposition figures living in the US for their alleged role in a botched operation aimed at removing Nicolas Maduro from power.Tarek William Saab said Venezuela will seek the capture of Jordan Goudreau, a military veteran who has claimed responsibility for the attack. Saab has also ordered the arrest of Juan Jose Rendon and Sergio Vergara, two US-based advisers to opposition leader Juan Guaido."They are living in impunity," Saab said. "In tranquillity over there [in the US]".US law enforcement is investigating Goudreau, though it re…
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Justice is Indivisible: Placing Palestine Back at the Center of American Muslim Activism
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-08
In many mosques across the US, Palestine, Kashmir, Afghanistan, and other places of great and perpetual injustice are hardly mentioned. Perhaps, argues Ramzy Baroud, over fear that doing so would place them at the radar of the FBI or local enforcement agencies.
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100 Years of Shame: Annexation of Palestine Began in San Remo
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-08
One hundred years ago, representatives from a few powerful countries convened at San Remo, a sleepy town on the Italian Riviera. Together, they sealed the fate of the massive territories confiscated from the Ottoman Empire following its defeat in World War I. It was on April 25, 1920, that the San Remo Conference Resolution was…
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Major US corporations lay off thousands of workers while dishing out millions to shareholders
Amanda Mills | nationofchange.org | 2020-05-08
Many, including Senator Bernie Sanders, are outraged these companies are not using that money to keep their employees employed.
nationofchange.org/2020/05/08/major-us-c…

COVID-19 Might Cause Mass Starvation In The Global South Unless The World Acts Now
Andrew Korybko | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-08
Provided that developing nations are assured of debt relief (however it be agreed upon) and the world's leading agricultural exporters can ensure the continuance of their operations (preferably subsidized by the state as emergency aid to the Global South), then it's possible that this looming catastrophe can be averted. If that doesn't happen for some reason, then not only could countless people perish, but the geopolitical stability of this broad swath of the planet could be shattered if domestic and/or international unrest follows as a result. | The developing countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, colle…
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COVID-19 Might Cause Mass Starvation in the Global South Unless the World Acts Now
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-08
Provided that developing nations are assured of debt relief (however it be agreed upon) and the world's leading agricultural exporters can ensure the continuance of their operations (preferably subsidized by the state as emergency aid to the Global South), then …
globalresearch.ca/covid-19-cause-mass-st…

Foreign Correspondent: Biden vs. Trump on Foreign Policy
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2020-05-08
The differences are not as great as you might suspect, but there is a clear winner.
progressive.org/dispatches/biden-vs-trum…

Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic, America's Billionaires Thrive and Prosper
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2020-05-08
Between March 18 and April 28, as nearly 30 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits, the wealth of America's 630 billionaires grew by nearly 14 percent…
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Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic, America's Billionaires Thrive and Prosper
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2020-05-08
Although most Americans currently face hard times, with unemployment surging to the levels of the Great Depression and enormous numbers of people sick or dying from the coronavirus pandemic, the nation's super-rich remain a notable exception. Financially, they are doing remarkably well. According to the Institute for Policy Studies, between March 18 and April 28, Read…
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Will the Supreme Court return eastern Oklahoma to the Five Tribes?
Albert Bender | peoplesworld.org | 2020-05-08
The case of McGirt v. Oklahoma sits at the top of the Supreme Court docket as the Indian law case that will decide the issue of whether eastern Oklahoma will be returned to reservation status. Oral arguments in this matter had been scheduled for April 21, but the Supreme Court delayed the hearing to June due to COVID-19, but has now …
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Republicans Say They'd Break Rule They Invented to Derail Obama's SCOTUS Pick
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-08
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged from Baltimore's Johns Hopkins hospital on Wednesday evening after having been treated for an infection in her gallbladder. | Ginsburg is "doing well and glad to be home," according to a spokeswoman for the Court, but that hasn't stopped some Republicans in the Senate from considering what they might do if her seat (or even somebody else's) were suddenly to become vacant…
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'Craven and repugnant': Dem Feinstein roasted for attack on Biden accuser Reade after backing Blasey Ford during Kavanaugh fiasco
rt.com | 2020-05-08
Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein is being lambasted for apparent double standards after attacking Tara Reade, the former Joe Biden staffer who alleges the Democrat presidential candidate sexually assaulted her. | The Californian politician unequivocally supported Christine Blasey Ford when she accused then Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in 2018. However, now that it's a Democrat facing the charges, Feinstein's singing an entirely different tune. | Discussing Reade's claims, which date back to 1993, Feinstein questioned why she waited 27 years to make them public. | Also on rt.com
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How Much Did the Trump Administration Know About the Failed Venezuela Coup Attempt?
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-08
US regime change operations have been outsourced to semi-private companies and NGOs for decades, giving the government a paper-thin veneer of plausible deniability.
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How Much Did the Trump Administration Know About the Failed Venezuela Coup Attempt?
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-08
US regime change operations have been outsourced to semi-private companies and NGOs for decades, giving the government a paper-thin veneer of plausible deniability. | MPN– The government of Venezuela is claiming victory after a coup attempt led by a group of mercenaries led by ex-Green Berets failed spectacularly Sunday, as the highly trained group's incursion failed to even make it to the beach, overpowered by local fishermen's collectives. Eight of the party were killed, and 23 more are in custody, incl…
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US Wants Release of Two Special Forces Veterans Who Led Failed Coup Invasion of Venezuela
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-08
Imperial overreach was on full display this week as the US government demanded that a pair of US citizens

As COVID-19 Grips Yemen, Saudi Warplanes Target Trucks Laden with Medical Supplies
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-08
The UN has warned that a shocking 16 million Yemenis are at risk of contracting the coronavirus, dealing a whopping blow to what it has already described as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
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UN Chief Warns Against Global 'Tsunami of Hate and Xenophobia' Unleashed by Covid-19
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-05-08
The fresh statement from the United Nations secretary-general is an appeal to "strengthen the immunity of our societies against the virus of hate." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Huge Moment for the Movement': New Orleans City Council Unanimously Backs Medicare for All
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-05-08
The resolution passed Thursday endorses federal legislation ensuring comprehensive healthcare coverage both for the duration of the pandemic and beyond. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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This is Not a Conspiracy, It is a Terrifying Opportunity
Brad Evans | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-08
Every catastrophe and crisis are followed by a litany of conspiracy theories. The Covid-19 pandemic has proved no exception. From tales concerning transmission of some lethal agent through 5G infrastructure, to grand theories concerning a mastermind plot to destabilise the world, the fantastical and the absurd have spread almost as quickly as the virus. While the early culprits ranged from the Bill Gates to the Iranians, George Soros to the Eco-fascists, it's becoming more and more common to suggest some orchestrated Chinese plot. The alleged death of Kim Jong-un which had socialists the world over speculating ab…
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Venezuela Confronts Intimidation, Myth-making, and Dirty War
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-08
Venezuela's story currently is of vulnerability and precariousness amidst signs of rising U.S. aggression. The imperialist U.S. government wants the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro removed and insists that Venezuela's massive oil reserves and the entire continent remain within the fold of international capitalism. Crucial to these U.S. designs is junior partner Colombia with…
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Palestine President Abbas Threatens to Tear-up Agreements with Israel, US if West Bank Is Annexed
The New Arab | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-08
The Palestinian Authority has threatened to cut all agreements signed with Israel and the US, if the annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank goes ahead. | During a meeting in Ramallah with the Fatah Central Committee, Mahmoud…
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Palestinians And Israelis Remember Casualties Together
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-08
The alternative memorial service organized by peace organizations in Israel/Palestine challenges the racist official memorial services of the State of Israel in which only Israeli casualties are remembered.
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Greece's Renewed Relations with Syria Further Isolates Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-08
On Tuesday, the Greek Foreign Ministry finally announced a restoration of relations between Greece and Syria and assigned former ambassador to Syria and Russia, Tasia Athanassiou, as a Special Envoy of Greece's Foreign Ministry for Syria. Greek Foreign Minister …
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The Coronavirus Crisis Has Exposed Germany's Ambition to Take Control of the EU
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-08
It has been repeatedly stated that the management of the coronavirus pandemic will be a barometer of how capable leaders are handling unprecedented crisis. Think how U.S. President Donald Trump has been lambasted all over the globe for letting coronavirus …
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Beijing May Dump US Treasuries in Response to US Hostility, Start Its Own QE: Chinese Media
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-08
In response to recent media speculation that as the blame game over the origins of the coronavirus pandemic escalates the US may cancel some of its $1.1 trillion debt owed to China, the South China Morning Post reported today that …
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Venezuela: Two U.S. citizens captured in botched coup attempt
Lucas Koerner | mronline.org | 2020-05-08
Two former green berets were arrested in a second failed assault on Venezuelan shores on Monday.
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Roaming Charges: Ain't Living Long Like This
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-08
+ The detestable rationalizations liberals make for sticking with Biden despite Tara Reade's convincing story can't come as any surprise. It's the same ritual contortions they've made about the Iraq war, fracking, abortion, the drug war, Anita Hill, social security, segregation, climate change, health care, deportations, a living wage, student debt, the Patriot Act, pipelines, the Libyan coup, climate change. To be a Democrat is to live in a constant state of denial, self-contradiction and moral hypocrisy.
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"A Lynch Mob": After Months of Inaction, 2 White Men Are Charged with Murder of Ahmaud Arbery in GA
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-08
The two white men caught on camera shooting and killing Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed 25-year-old African American man, were arrested and charged Thursday with murder. The arrests came two days after video of the attack in February was shared with the public, sparking widespread outrage. Today would have been Arbery's 26th birthday. We speak with civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who represents the Arbery family and formerly represented Trayvon Martin.
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"A Terrible Price": Mardi Gras Story Lays Bare How COVID-19 Is Devastating Black America
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-08
We look at the deadly disparate impact of the pandemic on African Americans as told through an in-depth story for The New York Times Magazine by writer Linda Villarosa in her new piece, "'A Terrible Price': The Deadly Racial Disparities of Covid-19 in America," that tells what happened to the Zulu club, a Black social organization in New Orleans, during and after Mardi Gras. She reports that the experience is usually a joy, but the coronavirus made it a tragedy.
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Trump Death Clock: Times Square Billboard Tallies Lives Lost to COVID-19 Inaction
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-08
A 56-foot billboard called the Trump Death Clock was unveiled in Times Square in New York City. The tally of lives lost to government inaction was created by filmmaker Eugene Jarecki, who says, "On behalf of all of those who needlessly lost their lives to this failed leadership in a pandemic, we need a symbol, a symbol that cries out not only for accountability, but also for more responsible and responsive stewardship, going forward." As of the Friday morning broadcast, the death toll count was nearly 47,000 and growing.
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As States Loosen Pandemic Restrictions, Dr. Leana Wen Warns "We Are Not Ready for a Safe Reopening"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-08
As more than 40 states begin to reopen, President Trump is downplaying the need for mass COVID-19 testing, even as he himself is now being tested every day for the virus. We speak with emergency physician Dr. Leana Wen, who says, "Widespread testing is so critical. … Why shouldn't this testing be available to all Americans?"
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Silvercorp co-founder speaks with The Grayzone: What did State Department know about failed Venezuela invasion?
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-05-08
The Grayzone speaks to Drew White

Victory in Europe Day: These American Corporations Aided Nazi Germany
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-08
May 8 marks the 75th anniversary of the Allied armies' victory in Europe, the day when they accepted the formal surrender of Nazi Germany after a bitter, six-year-long struggle that saw tens of millions killed in fighting, famines or exterminated in death camps. While many novel socially-distanced celebrations across the world are going on, some large corporations are laying low in the knowledge that they actively collaborated with and helped Hitler's war machine. | Standard Oil, a huge monolith now split up into a myriad of smaller ones, including Chevron, ExxonMobil, BP, and Marathon, was crucial to both prolon…
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Victory in Europe Day: These American Corporations Aided Nazi Germany
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-08
From Coca-Cola to Nestle, some of the most iconic American brands eagerly took part in the Nazi experiment. | MPN– May 8 marks the 75th anniversary of the Allied armies' victory in Europe, the day when they accepted the formal surrender of Nazi Germany after a bitter, six-year-long struggle that saw tens of millions killed in fighting, famines or exterminated in death camps. While many novel socially-distanced celebrations across the world are going on, some large corporations are laying low in the knowledge that they actively collaborated with and helped Hitler's war machine. | Standard Oil, a huge monolith…
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President Maduro: 4 new mercenaries captured–U.S. led military incursion
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-05-08
Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro, confirmed the capture in the last hours of 4 more mercenaries involved in the attempted military incursion along the Venezuelan coast, which began on May 3.
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The Pandemic's Impact on Immigration Detention Centers
Andrea Arroyo | thenation.com | 2020-05-08
The Pandemic's Impact on Immigration Detention Centers…
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Resistance rejoices as wife of Trump immigration aide tests positive for Covid-19
rt.com | 2020-05-08
The White House asked reporters to wear face masks after a second staff member in two days tested positive for the coronavirus. Critics of President Donald Trump reacted with joy after finding out who it was. | Trump personally confirmed on Friday that a member of Vice President Mike Pence's staff tested positive for the virus, causing a delay in Pence's scheduled trip to Iowa. This follows the news that Trump's valet's test returned a positive result on Thursday. | "She's a wonderful young woman, Katie. She tested very good for a long period of time," Trump said, during a press spray, following a meeting with…
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Karnataka State government concedes unions' demands, allows migrants to return home
Pavan Kulkarni | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-08
The State government had earlier decided to seek a halt to special train services for migrant workers from other States to return home amid the COVID-19 crisis. This was after a meeting with real estate developers who reportedly said they want to retain the laborers for construction work…
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Jimmy Kimmel's non-apology for pushing FAKE NEWS about VP Pence shows partisanship rules MSM
rt.com | 2020-05-08
After even mainstream outlets objected to a deceptively edited video of VP Mike Pence, comedian Jimmy Kimmel issued a sarcastic apology suggesting that lying about the Trump administration is fine because they don't "value truth." | A 40-second segment seen by millions showed Kimmel mocking Pence for delivering empty boxes of personal protective equipment into a Virginia nursing home. Democrat activists online

75 years on from the Nazi defeat, many still suffer impact of conflict: Guterres
news.un.org | 2020-05-08
On 8 and 9 May, the UN commemorates the millions who lost their lives during the Second World War, the tragic conflict that led to the birth of the United Nations. In a video message released late on Friday, UN chief António Guterres warned that divisions still exist, and called for a world based on peace and unity.
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