2020-05-25: News Headlines

Johanna Ross (2020-05-25). UK Government in Crisis as Public Anger Grows Over Dominic Cummings. globalresearch.ca Boris Johnson and his trusty advisor Dominic Cummings are finished. That's the consensus much of the country has come to as people from all sides of the political spectrum joined together over the weekend to demand Dominic Cummings' resignation. Twitter …

Steve Topple (2020-05-24). While you all obsess over Cummings this is the reality for the rest of us. thecanary.co The so-called 'Westminster bubble' and Twitter users are continuing to obsess over the Dominic Cummings 'driving to Durham' scandal. But while it goes on, a charity shared a short film on social media. And it sums up why, away from the privileged quarters of the media and some on Twitter, the Cummings story might not matter to many people. | The Cummings scandal: back in the real world: | The Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN) tweeted a video of the queue for a foodbank: | The queue for ⁦

Elizabeth M. Hechenbleikner, Daniel V. Samarov, Ed Lin (2020-05-23). [Commentary] Data explosion during COVID-19: A call for collaboration with the tech industry & data scrutiny. thelancet.com The volume and speed of data generation in biomedical literature, social media, and other resources during the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented. This mountain of data is growing daily across PubMed, Twitter, Google Scholar, and the World Health Organization's COVID-19 database [1], naming a few. The recently published COVID-19 Twitter dataset may offer insights into multiple topics from compliance with social distancing to assembling homemade masks and mental health tips [2]. Beyond social media, the massive COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) has been assembled from tech giants like Microsoft, the Allen I…

Judy Rohrer (2020-05-23). COVID-19 Reveals Viral Discrimination, Higher Ed Should Pay Attention. commondreams.org A sign asking Navajo residents to stay safe and warning of a curfew near the Navajo Nation town of Casamero Lake in New Mexico on May 20, 2020. – The Navajo Nation now has the highest per capita COVID-19 infection rate in the country after surpassing New York. (Photo by MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-1214296001.jpg

MoveOn, Amplifier Art (2020-05-25). MoveOn: Slide Show Livestream "Visual Love Letters" to Essential Workers on NYC Buildings. indybay.org Online via twitter…

Artists for Amazonia, Amazon Watch, others (2020-05-25). Artists United for Amazonia: Protecting the Protectors during COVID w/ Jane Goodall & more. indybay.org Online via livestream | www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6tWbDM0jAY | or | www.amazonemergencyfund.org/

Staff (2020-05-25). Dubious State Testing Numbers May Be Screwing Up National CDC Reports. truthout.org Health officials in Texas, Georgia, Vermont and Virginia acknowledged this week that they have been The difference is a matter of timing. Viral tests — taken by nasal swabs or saliva samp…

The Canary (2020-05-23). Cummings has turned Johnson's 'very simple instruction' into a complicated nightmare. thecanary.co The government has insisted Dominic Cummings was well within the rules when he travelled 260 miles from London to his family home in Durham during the lockdown. Cummings said he wanted help from his family caring for his young son if he and his wife became too ill to do so alone. Michael Gove tweeted: Caring for your wife and child is not a crime.But when Boris Johnson introduced the UK lockdown he gave "a very simple instruction — you must stay at home". | Breaking the law?: | The rules, announced in a speech the prime minister made to the nation on March 23, stated that people would only be allowed…

RT (2020-05-25). Verification purge? Multiple Twitter accounts lose blue checks after interviewing 'wrongthinkers'. rt.com Twitter has purged the blue "verification" checks from the accounts of journalists and podcasters who posted interviews with subjects considered controversial in the ever-narrowing centrist-liberal mainstream. | Mediaite journalist August Takala was stripped of his coveted blue check just an hour after tweeting an interview with former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson, he tweeted on Friday to his 4,000-plus followers. The following day, Wrong Opinion podcaster Josh Lekach tweeted that he, too, had had his blue check revoked after interviewing conservative provocateur (and now congressional candidate) Laura Loomer…

RT (2020-05-25). 'NYT chose to attack US military on Memorial Day': Pentagon hits back at op-ed on army 'celebrating white supremacy'. rt.com The US Department of Defense spokesperson has locked horns with the New York Times (NYT) over a Memorial Day opinion piece saying that the US military "celebrates white supremacy." | "The NYT has more than a million possible stories of the ultimate sacrifice by American patriots that they could tell. But they don't," Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Rath Hoffman tweeted. | Instead, they chose to attack the US military – the most diverse meritocracy in the country and the most powerful force for good in world history. We have many stories of valor still waiting to be told this Memorial Day weekend. | Hoffma…

RT (2020-05-24). Alyssa Milano goes on defensive after showing off her KNITTED mask (that does NOTHING to stop Covid-19). rt.com Actress and liberal activist Alyssa Milano has pushed back against an avalanche of online mockery, after she shared a photo of herself donning a visibly unreliable knitted mask. | The anti-Trump #Resistance 'heroine' urged her Twitter followers to don masks to stop the spread of Covid-19, and included a pic of her face-covered family. | Show me your masks! Masks keep people safe and healthy. Show me yours! Ready? Go!

RT (2020-05-23). 'Someone dropped the ball': Suspect in beating of 75yo nursing home patient was moved to facility AFTER contracting Covid-19. rt.com The 20-year-old man accused of beating an elderly patient in a Detroit nursing home — captured in a shocking viral video — was inexplicably moved to the facility after testing positive for Covid-19. | The young man, who has not been named, was transferred from an Ann Arbor hospital to Detroit's Westwood Nursing Center last week after contracting the coronavirus, his father

en.mehrnews (2020-05-25). Iran ready to share COVID-19 experiences with African countries: Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — In a Monday Tweet, Iranian FM congratulates Africa Day, which reminds everyone of the Africans struggles against oppression.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-25). 'Wisdom still alive in parts of US', says envoy after Iran tankers reach Venezuela. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — Iranian envoy to Venezuela, Hojjatollah Soltani, in a tweet on Monday said the fact that the US has expressed no aggression against the Iranian tankers carrying fuel to Venezuela proves Americans' reasonability.

yenisafak (2020-05-25). Trump warns he may move Republican convention site from NC. yenisafak.com U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Monday that he may move the Republican National Convention from North Carolina set for August if the event faces state social distancing restrictions as a result of the coronavirus.The coronavirus pandemic has forced Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden to halt campaign rallies. Some have raised concerns that the large formal nominating conventions that are typically packed with delegates could raise safety issues.Trump said on Twitter that if Democratic Governor Roy Cooper does not immediately answer "whether or not the space will be allowed to be fully occupie…

2020-05-25: Social Media Postees

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UK Government in Crisis as Public Anger Grows Over Dominic Cummings
Johanna Ross | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-25
Boris Johnson and his trusty advisor Dominic Cummings are finished. That's the consensus much of the country has come to as people from all sides of the political spectrum joined together over the weekend to demand Dominic Cummings' resignation. Twitter …
globalresearch.ca/uk-government-crisis-public-anger-dominic-cummings/5714007

While you all obsess over Cummings this is the reality for the rest of us
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-05-24
The so-called 'Westminster bubble' and Twitter users are continuing to obsess over the Dominic Cummings 'driving to Durham' scandal. But while it goes on, a charity shared a short film on social media. And it sums up why, away from the privileged quarters of the media and some on Twitter, the Cummings story might not matter to many people. | The Cummings scandal: back in the real world: | The Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN) tweeted a video of the queue for a foodbank: | The queue for ‚Ŷ @dadshouse‚Å© ind…
thecanary.co/opinion/2020/05/24/while-you-all-obsess-over-cummings-this-is-the-reality-for-the-rest-of-us/

[Commentary] Data explosion during COVID-19: A call for collaboration with the tech industry & data scrutiny
Elizabeth M. Hechenbleikner, Daniel V. Samarov, Ed Lin | thelancet.com | 2020-05-23
The volume and speed of data generation in biomedical literature, social media, and other resources during the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented. This mountain of data is growing daily across PubMed, Twitter, Google Scholar, and the World Health Organization's COVID-19 database [1], naming a few. The recently published COVID-19 Twitter dataset may offer insights into multiple topics from compliance with social distancing to assembling homemade masks and mental health tips [2]. Beyond social media, the massive COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) has been assembled from tech giants like Microsoft, the Allen I…
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PIIS2589-5370(20)30121-8/fulltext?rss=yes

COVID-19 Reveals Viral Discrimination, Higher Ed Should Pay Attention
Judy Rohrer | commondreams.org | 2020-05-23
A sign asking Navajo residents to stay safe and warning of a curfew near the Navajo Nation town of Casamero Lake in New Mexico on May 20, 2020. – The Navajo Nation now has the highest per capita COVID-19 infection rate in the country after surpassing New York. (Photo by MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-1214296001.jpg
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COVID-19 Reveals Viral Discrimination, Higher Ed Should Pay Attention
Judy Rohrer | commondreams.org | 2020-05-23
A sign asking Navajo residents to stay safe and warning of a curfew near the Navajo Nation town of Casamero Lake in New Mexico on May 20, 2020. – The Navajo Nation now has the highest per capita COVID-19 infection rate in the country after surpassing New York. (Photo by MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-1214296001.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2020/05/23/covid-19-reveals-viral-discrimination-higher-ed-should-pay-attention?cd-origin=rss

MoveOn: Slide Show Livestream "Visual Love Letters" to Essential Workers on NYC Buildings
MoveOn, Amplifier Art | indybay.org | 2020-05-25
Online via twitter…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/22/18833185.php

Artists United for Amazonia: Protecting the Protectors during COVID w/ Jane Goodall & more
Artists for Amazonia, Amazon Watch, others | indybay.org | 2020-05-25
Online via livestream | www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6tWbDM0jAY | or | www.amazonemergencyfund.org/
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/23/18833222.php

Dubious State Testing Numbers May Be Screwing Up National CDC Reports
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-25
Health officials in Texas, Georgia, Vermont and Virginia acknowledged this week that they have been combining viral and antibody test results. Those results may well have painted an inaccurate picture of how the coronavirus has spread over time, and led to an overestimation of how well officials are tracking the contagion. | The difference is a matter of timing. Viral tests

Cummings has turned Johnson's 'very simple instruction' into a complicated nightmare
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-05-23
The government has insisted Dominic Cummings was well within the rules when he travelled 260 miles from London to his family home in Durham during the lockdown. Cummings said he wanted help from his family caring for his young son if he and his wife became too ill to do so alone. Michael Gove tweeted: Caring for your wife and child is not a crime.But when Boris Johnson introduced the UK lockdown he gave "a very simple instruction

Verification purge? Multiple Twitter accounts lose blue checks after interviewing 'wrongthinkers'
rt.com | 2020-05-25
Twitter has purged the blue "verification" checks from the accounts of journalists and podcasters who posted interviews with subjects considered controversial in the ever-narrowing centrist-liberal mainstream. | Mediaite journalist August Takala was stripped of his coveted blue check just an hour after tweeting an interview with former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson, he tweeted on Friday to his 4,000-plus followers. The following day, Wrong Opinion podcaster Josh Lekach tweeted that he, too, had had his blue check revoked after interviewing conservative provocateur (and now congressional candidate) Laura Loomer…
rt.com/usa/489733-twitter-unverifies-bluechecks-loomer-attkisson/

'NYT chose to attack US military on Memorial Day': Pentagon hits back at op-ed on army 'celebrating white supremacy'
rt.com | 2020-05-25
The US Department of Defense spokesperson has locked horns with the New York Times (NYT) over a Memorial Day opinion piece saying that the US military "celebrates white supremacy." | "The NYT has more than a million possible stories of the ultimate sacrifice by American patriots that they could tell. But they don't," Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Rath Hoffman tweeted. | Instead, they chose to attack the US military – the most diverse meritocracy in the country and the most powerful force for good in world history. We have many stories of valor still waiting to be told this Memorial Day weekend. | Hoffma…
rt.com/usa/489666-nyt-pentagon-op-ed/

Alyssa Milano goes on defensive after showing off her KNITTED mask (that does NOTHING to stop Covid-19)
rt.com | 2020-05-24
Actress and liberal activist Alyssa Milano has pushed back against an avalanche of online mockery, after she shared a photo of herself donning a visibly unreliable knitted mask. | The anti-Trump #Resistance 'heroine' urged her Twitter followers to don masks to stop the spread of Covid-19, and included a pic of her face-covered family. | Show me your masks! Masks keep people safe and healthy. Show me yours! Ready? Go! #WearAMask pic.twitter.com/MV9xANK9ll– Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano)
rt.com/usa/489604-alyssa-milano-knitted-mask-coronavirus/

'Someone dropped the ball': Suspect in beating of 75yo nursing home patient was moved to facility AFTER contracting Covid-19
rt.com | 2020-05-23
The 20-year-old man accused of beating an elderly patient in a Detroit nursing home

'Wisdom still alive in parts of US', says envoy after Iran tankers reach Venezuela
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-25
TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA)

Iran ready to share COVID-19 experiences with African countries: Zarif
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-25
TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA)

Trump warns he may move Republican convention site from NC
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-25
U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Monday that he may move the Republican National Convention from North Carolina set for August if the event faces state social distancing restrictions as a result of the coronavirus.The coronavirus pandemic has forced Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden to halt campaign rallies. Some have raised concerns that the large formal nominating conventions that are typically packed with delegates could raise safety issues.Trump said on Twitter that if Democratic Governor Roy Cooper does not immediately answer "whether or not the space will be allowed to be fully occupie…
yenisafak.com/en/world/trump-warns-he-may-move-republican-convention-site-from-nc-3530354