2020-04-04: News Headlines

WSWS (2020-04-04). Ecuadorians protest bodies of COVID-19 victims being left in the streets. wsws.org Desperate families and neighbors have flooded social media with videos and reports of corpses rotting in their living rooms, sidewalks and parks for days.

Congressman Ro Khanna (2020-04-04). Virtual Town Hall with Congressman Ro Khanna (CA-17). indybay.org Online via livestream: www.facebook.com/pg/RepRoKhanna/videos/

Congressman Ro Khanna (2020-04-04). Virtual Town Hall with Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17). indybay.org Online via FB live: www.facebook.com/pg/RepRoKhanna/videos/

John Nichols (2020-04-04). 'We Will Not Sit Back and Let Transit Workers Be Treated Like Cannon Fodder'. thenation.com 'We Will Not Sit Back and Let Transit Workers Be Treated Like Cannon Fodder'

sputniknews (2020-04-04). Lebanese Comedian Grilled Online Over "Rape Joke" Involving Mia Khalifa's Name. sputniknews.com As angry social media users proceeded to give the comedian a piece of their mind over the joke in question, even Mia Khalifa herself took note of the ensuing fracas.

yenisafak (2020-04-04). French doctor apologises for suggesting COVID-19 treatment be tested in Africa. yenisafak.com A French doctor apologised on Friday for suggesting a possible treatment for COVID-19 should be tested in Africa, after the remarks sparked an outcry on social media.Jean-Paul Mira, the head of the intensive care unit at the Cochin hospital in Paris, made the comments on Wednesday during an interview on French television channel LCI with the research director of France's national health institute, Inserm.The research director, Camille Locht, was discussing the BCG tuberculosis vaccine, which is being trialled in several European countries and Australia against COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new c…

yenisafak (2020-04-04). Russian apartment block hit by gas blast during lockdown. yenisafak.com A gas explosion at a residential block near Moscow killed at least one person and injured four on Saturday, destroying several floors of the building housing 80 apartments, Russia's emergency ministry said.The blast occurred in the first week that residents of Moscow and the surrounding region have been required to stay at home as part of quarantine measures aimed at stopping the spread of the new coronavirus.The explosion took place in the town of Orekhovo-Zuyevo, 85 km east of Moscow, on the third floor of the five-storey block, the ministry said. Images posted on social media showed a blackened building with s…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-04-03). News Guild, journalists' union, sets out to save newspapers. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Emphasizing their role in getting reliable information out to the public, the News Guild is setting out to save endangered newspapers across the country. The coronavirus pandemic has only added to the danger of extinction faced by many newspapers, the union says. While social media has exploded — along with opinion sites and siloes that …

RT (2020-04-03). Driver in Russia's remote FAR EAST films bridge COLLAPSING under him (VIDEO). rt.com In a distant and rugged region where bears, tigers and other wildlife can often be sighted near highways, it takes quite a lot to scare a motorist. But a collapsing bridge is more than capable of doing the trick. | A motorist from Russia's Far East got the fright of his life as the structure literally collapsed right in front of him. The shocking moment the road swallowed up his Toyota Prius was captured on a dashcam. | The short video filmed on Thursday, and now making the rounds on social media, shows a truck driving across the bridge, which begins to collapse as the Prius follows. It then cuts away to the a…

RT (2020-04-03). AOC slammed for blaming coronavirus deaths on inequality… after championing shutdown that accelerated it. rt.com Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has demanded minority-focused "reparations" for coronavirus, insisting "inequality is a comorbidity" exacerbating the deaths — after calling for shutdowns that impoverished millions. | The New York Democrat called for coronavirus relief to be "drafted with a lens of reparations," insisting that deaths from the virus were "disproportionately spiking in Black [and] Brown communities" in a tweet on Friday. | Blaming "the chronic toll of redlining, environmental racism, wealth gap," she smoothly conflated economic inequality — a problem in white and nonwhite commun…

RT (2020-04-03). Going viral: From 'Game Zero' to a 'criminal' Liverpool match, five massive sporting events that could have spread coronavirus. rt.com The days of huge numbers flocking to watch sport seem a distant memory now, but we might only just be seeing the effects of crowds congregating at stadiums and arenas a few weeks ago. Here are five events that ran the risk.

Fight Back (2020-04-03). NYC: Trump's floating hospital brings disappointment. fightbacknews.org New York, NY — On, April 2, the New York Times reported that the U.S. Naval Ship Comfort, the 1000-bed navy hospital, had 3 patients. The USNS Mercy – the West Coast counterpart – had 15. Both crews of 1200 each were largely idle and some reported that they were bored. While beds remain empty and crews remain idle, the New York City system is overrun with patients. | Nurses and doctors are taking social media to ask anyone who is listening to donate PPE equipment. There are pictures of nurses wearing trash bags as methods to protect themselves being infected, and in turn infecting their other patients. Case…

RT (2020-04-02). #MeToo, but not this time? Hashtag champion actress Alyssa Milano slammed for hypocrisy on Biden assault claims. rt.com #Resistance heroine Alyssa Milano is being raked over the coals for backing Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden despite sexual assault allegations, and she's not the only 'feminist' making an exception from #MeToo. | Milano, one of the earliest high-profile boosters of the #MeToo hashtag, has refused to drop her support for Biden, despite former Senate aide Tara Reade going public with allegations that the former vice president sexually assaulted her while she was working on Capitol Hill over two decades ago. Instead, the liberal actress spent Wednesday retweeting demands for Vermont Senator Bernie S…

John Nichols (2020-04-02). 'People Should Not Be Forced to Put Their Lives on the Line to Vote'. thenation.com 'People Should Not Be Forced to Put Their Lives on the Line to Vote'

pip.hinman (2020-04-01). COVID-19: When pandemic and precarious work intersect. greenleft.org.au

IRNA (2020-03-31). Germany confirms first INSTEX transaction. iranian.com The Federal Foreign Office of Germany in a tweet confirmed the first transaction with Iran through the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) on Tuesday. The Federal Foreign Office of Germany wrote in its Twitter page, "France, Germany and the United Kingdom confirm that INSTEX has successfully concluded its first transaction, facilitating the export …

pip.hinman (2020-03-31). Robodebt scam exposed as a rort. greenleft.org.au

Justin Stebbing, Anne Phelan, Ivan Griffin, Catherine Tucker, Olly Oechsle, Dan Smith, Peter Richardson (2020-02-27). [Comment] COVID-19: combining antiviral and anti-inflammatory treatments. thelancet.com Both coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) are characterised by an overexuberant inflammatory response and, for SARS, viral load is not correlated with the worsening of symptoms.1,2 In our previous Correspondence to The Lancet,3 we described how BenevolentAI's proprietary artificial intelligence (AI)-derived knowledge graph,4 queried by a suite of algorithms, enabled identification of a target and a potential therapeutic against SARS coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2; the causative organism in COVID-19).

Elaine Y P Lee, Ming-Yen Ng, Pek-Lan Khong (2020-02-24). [Comment] COVID-19 pneumonia: what has CT taught us? thelancet.com In late December, 2019, a cluster of cases of viral pneumonia was linked to a seafood market in Wuhan (Hubei, China), and was later determined to be caused by a novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2; previously known as 2019-nCoV).1 The genome sequence of SARS-CoV-2 is similar to, but distinct from, those of two other coronaviruses responsible for large-scale outbreaks in the past: severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV; about 79% sequence identity) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV; about 50%).

Yang Pan, Daitao Zhang, Peng Yang, Leo L M Poon, Quanyi Wang (2020-02-24). [Correspondence] Viral load of SARS-CoV-2 in clinical samples. thelancet.com An outbreak caused by a novel human coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was first detected in Wuhan in December 2019,1 and has since spread within China and to other countries. Real-time RT-PCR assays are recommended for diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection.2 However, viral dynamics in infected patients are still yet to be fully determined. Here, we report our findings from different types of clinical specimens collected from 82 infected individuals.

Uduak Okomo, Olubukola T Idoko, Beate Kampmann (2020-02-20). [Comment] The burden of viral respiratory infections in young children in low-resource settings. thelancet.com Acute lower respiratory infections (ALRI), encompassing bacterial and viral pneumonias, acute viral bronchiolitis, and bacterial and viral bronchitis, remain the leading cause of global child mortality.1 The thrust of global prevention and treatment efforts has been directed against bacterial causes of ALRI, and deaths from bacterial pneumonia have decreased substantially since 1990 because of improved access to health care and life-saving antibiotics, as well as increased use of vaccines targeted at bacterial respiratory pathogens.

2020-04-04: Social Media Postees

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Ecuadorians protest bodies of COVID-19 victims being left in the streets
wsws.org | 2020-04-04
Desperate families and neighbors have flooded social media with videos and reports of corpses rotting in their living rooms, sidewalks and parks for days.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/04/04/ecua-a04.html

Virtual Town Hall with Congressman Ro Khanna (CA-17)
Congressman Ro Khanna | indybay.org | 2020-04-04
Online via livestream: www.facebook.com/pg/RepRoKhanna/videos/
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/04/02/18832064.php

Virtual Town Hall with Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17)
Congressman Ro Khanna | indybay.org | 2020-04-04
Online via FB live: www.facebook.com/pg/RepRoKhanna/videos/
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/04/02/18832066.php

'We Will Not Sit Back and Let Transit Workers Be Treated Like Cannon Fodder'
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2020-04-04
'We Will Not Sit Back and Let Transit Workers Be Treated Like Cannon Fodder'…
thenation.com/article/activism/public-transportation-worker-covid/

Lebanese Comedian Grilled Online Over "Rape Joke" Involving Mia Khalifa's Name
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-04
As angry social media users proceeded to give the comedian a piece of their mind over the joke in question, even Mia Khalifa herself took note of the ensuing fracas.
sputniknews.com/viral/202004041078832399-lebanese-comedian-grilled-online-over-rape-joke-involving-mia-khalifas-name/

Russian apartment block hit by gas blast during lockdown
yenisafak.com | 2020-04-04
A gas explosion at a residential block near Moscow killed at least one person and injured four on Saturday, destroying several floors of the building housing 80 apartments, Russia's emergency ministry said.The blast occurred in the first week that residents of Moscow and the surrounding region have been required to stay at home as part of quarantine measures aimed at stopping the spread of the new coronavirus.The explosion took place in the town of Orekhovo-Zuyevo, 85 km east of Moscow, on the third floor of the five-storey block, the ministry said. Images posted on social media showed a blackened building with s…
yenisafak.com/en/world/russian-apartment-block-hit-by-gas-blast-during-lockdown-3515964

French doctor apologises for suggesting COVID-19 treatment be tested in Africa
yenisafak.com | 2020-04-04
A French doctor apologised on Friday for suggesting a possible treatment for COVID-19 should be tested in Africa, after the remarks sparked an outcry on social media.Jean-Paul Mira, the head of the intensive care unit at the Cochin hospital in Paris, made the comments on Wednesday during an interview on French television channel LCI with the research director of France's national health institute, Inserm.The research director, Camille Locht, was discussing the BCG tuberculosis vaccine, which is being trialled in several European countries and Australia against COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new c…
yenisafak.com/en/world/french-doctor-apologises-for-suggesting-covid-19-treatment-be-tested-in-africa-3515953

As a nurse dies fighting coronavirus, Matt Hancock drops a bombshell about the monitoring of their deaths
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2020-04-03
A nurse fighting coronavirus (covid-19) has tragically died due to the disease. Areema Nasreen worked at Walsall Manor Hospital. | pic.twitter.com/ZJOFSvI1fo |

AOC slammed for blaming coronavirus deaths on inequality… after championing shutdown that accelerated it
rt.com | 2020-04-03
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has demanded minority-focused "reparations" for coronavirus, insisting "inequality is a comorbidity" exacerbating the deaths

Going viral: From 'Game Zero' to a 'criminal' Liverpool match, five massive sporting events that could have spread coronavirus
rt.com | 2020-04-03
The days of huge numbers flocking to watch sport seem a distant memory now, but we might only just be seeing the effects of crowds congregating at stadiums and arenas a few weeks ago. Here are five events that ran the risk. | …
rt.com/sport/484931-coronavirus-sporting-events-fixtures/

Bolsonaro to Heal Brazil From COVID-19 With Religious Rituals
telesurenglish.net | 2020-04-03
After lashing out at his health minister because he does not have a "humble attitude," Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro Thursday announced that he and other religious leaders will perform a fast as a form of sacrifice to rid Brazil of the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Facebook Removes Bolsonaro Videos for 'Misinformation' | "I am a Catholic, my wife is an evangelical. These people request a fast day for those who have faith. Soon, together with the pastors, priests and religious, we w…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolsonaro-to-Heal-Brazil-From-COVID-19-With-Religious-Rituals-20200403-0007.html

News Guild, journalists' union, sets out to save newspapers
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-04-03
WASHINGTON–Emphasizing their role in getting reliable information out to the public, the News Guild is setting out to save endangered newspapers across the country. The coronavirus pandemic has only added to the danger of extinction faced by many newspapers, the union says. While social media has exploded

Driver in Russia's remote FAR EAST films bridge COLLAPSING under him (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-04-03
In a distant and rugged region where bears, tigers and other wildlife can often be sighted near highways, it takes quite a lot to scare a motorist. But a collapsing bridge is more than capable of doing the trick. | A motorist from Russia's Far East got the fright of his life as the structure literally collapsed right in front of him. The shocking moment the road swallowed up his Toyota Prius was captured on a dashcam. | The short video filmed on Thursday, and now making the rounds on social media, shows a truck driving across the bridge, which begins to collapse as the Prius follows. It then cuts away to the a…
rt.com/russia/484933-bridge-collapse-russia-video/

NYC: Trump's floating hospital brings disappointment
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-04-03
New York, NY

#MeToo, but not this time? Hashtag champion actress Alyssa Milano slammed for hypocrisy on Biden assault claims
rt.com | 2020-04-02
#Resistance heroine Alyssa Milano is being raked over the coals for backing Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden despite sexual assault allegations, and she's not the only 'feminist' making an exception from #MeToo. | Milano, one of the earliest high-profile boosters of the #MeToo hashtag, has refused to drop her support for Biden, despite former Senate aide Tara Reade going public with allegations that the former vice president sexually assaulted her while she was working on Capitol Hill over two decades ago. Instead, the liberal actress spent Wednesday retweeting demands for Vermont Senator Bernie S…
rt.com/usa/484799-milano-biden-metoo-sanders-hypocrisy/

Brazil Slum Residents Organize Without State To Fight Virus
telesurenglish.net | 2020-04-02
Emerson Barata draws a circular map of Sao Paulo's largest slum, Paraisopolis, and begins to mark confirmed coronavirus cases in blue ink. At the center of the favela of around 120,000 people, which crowds between luxury apartment blocks and high-walled mansions, he draws four dots. | RELATED: | Facebook Removes Bolsonaro Videos for 'Misinformation' | "It's going to get a lot worse," the 34-year-old tells an assembled medical team, adding another two dots to the favela's outer districts.
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-Slum-Residents-Organize-Without-State-To-Fight-Virus-20200402-0014.html

'People Should Not Be Forced to Put Their Lives on the Line to Vote'
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2020-04-02
'People Should Not Be Forced to Put Their Lives on the Line to Vote'…
thenation.com/article/politics/wisconsin-democratic-primary/

Germany confirms first INSTEX transaction
IRNA | iranian.com | 2020-03-31
The Federal Foreign Office of Germany in a tweet confirmed the first transaction with Iran through the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) on Tuesday. The Federal Foreign Office of Germany wrote in its Twitter page, "France, Germany and the United Kingdom confirm that INSTEX has successfully concluded its first transaction, facilitating the export …
iranian.com/2020/03/31/germany-confirms-first-instex-transaction/