2020-03-26: Social Media Postees

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Pop star Britney Spears social media posts go viral after telling public to "re-distribute wealth" and "strike"
wsws.org | 2020-03-26
The Instagram post has been shared millions of times in a widespread reaction to the coronavirus pandemic and efforts by the ruling elite to dump the crisis on the back of the working class.

Cuba's Coronavirus Response Is Putting Other Countries to Shame
Ben Burgis | zcomm.org | 2020-03-26
Cuba is caricatured by the Right as a totalitarian hellhole. But its response to the coronavirus pandemic

(the virtual) SF Social Movements walking tour
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2020-03-26
youtube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCJeO_OJFoSGHRbvx2mW5DOw?view_as=subscriber

Johnson's "herd immunity" strategy and the London Conference on Intelligence whitewash: Britain's ruling class and eugenics
wsws.org | 2020-03-26
Innumerable posts on social media have drawn the connection between the reactionary ideology of eugenics and the British government's criminally delayed and negligent response to the pandemic.

COVID-19: 'Sleep deprivation reduces killer cells'
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-26
Sleep deprivation reduces the number of natural killer cells which fight tumors and viral infections, a Turkish professor said, adding that a healthy immune system is your best bet against coronavirus."Healthy sleep is key for the proper functioning of immune system," said Levent Ozturk, a physiology expert at Trakya University in Turkey's Edirne province."Staying up for even only one night reduces the number and activity of the natural killer lymphocytes, which are crucial for the fight against viruses," Ozturk stressed.Ozturk added that the natural killer cells provide defense against the infections and they do…

Official warns of virus' impact on global community
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-26
Coronavirus outbreak across the world should not be allowed to impede cooperation and transform countries into isolated structures, the communications director of Turkey said on Thursday.Fahrettin Altun on Twitter commented on the possible effects of coronavirus on the international community and what sort of steps should be taken into consideration in a bid to minimize its damage."We must not allow this virus to push countries to erect new borders that would impede global cooperation. We must not allow it to turn nations into isolated societies," Altun said."President [Recep Tayyip] Erdogan has been working very…

Indian Cop Suspended for Using Force on Vegetable Seller in Lockdown as Video Goes Viral
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-26
New Delhi (Sputnik): Fearing the spread of COVID-19, the Indian government announced 21 days of countrywide lockdown starting 25 March with some exceptions for essential services such as grocery, medical and vegetables or fruit vendors.

First US Service Member in Japan Tests Positive For COVID-19
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-26

Friend or Foe? Shiba Inu and Cat Balance Between Friendship and Competition
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-26
This pair are quite popular on social media and they have an entire Instagram account which offers the funniest and cutest episodes of their life.

'I'm so happy I can barely speak': Trump responds to Romney's negative coronavirus, gets bashed for 'sarcasm'
rt.com | 2020-03-25
President Donald Trump says Senator Mitt Romney not having coronavirus is "really great news," but he followed that up by slamming him as a "RINO" and "terrible presidential candidate." | Romney announced this week he has tested negative for Covid-19 following a move into self-isolation in Utah after he discovered Senator Rand Paul

Our leaders are terrified. Not of the virus, of us!
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-03-25
You can almost smell the fear-laden sweat oozing from the pores of television broadcasts and social media posts as it finally dawns on our political and media establishments what the coronavirus actually means. And I am not talking about the threat posed to our health. A worldview that has crowded out all other thinking for …

Nurses launch campaign against CDC's OK of bandannas and scarves
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-03-25
WASHINGTON–National Nurses United launched a scathing social media campaign, centered around a serious–but comic–graphic denouncing the federal government's recommendation that nurses wear bandannas and scarves around their faces if they can't find masks and respirators to wear while testing and treating coronavirus victims. CDC issued the recommendation, which is not mandatory, because the U.S. faces …

12 Experts Questioning the Coronavirus Panic
OffGuardian | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-25
Below is our list of twelve medical experts whose opinions on the Coronavirus outbreak contradict the official narratives of the MSM, and the memes so prevalent on social media. | *** | Dr Sucharit Bhakdi is a specialist in microbiology. He was …

Twitter Censors Official Prensa Latina Account
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-25
The Cuban news agency Prensa Latina (PL) denounced the blocking of its official profile on the social network Twitter and three of its reporters' accounts. The press agency qualifies it as part of the hostile policy of the U.S. against Cuba. | RELATED: | Cuba Implements Important Measures to Confront COVID-19 | The blocked accounts were those of editors Luisa M. González (@luisamgg) and Fausto Triana (@prensalatinaft), Prensa Latina's president Luis E. González (@LuisEGonzalezA3 ) and…

Is there a doctor in the house? Nevada state medical team that banned malaria drug for coronavirus lacks qualification
rt.com | 2020-03-25
Nevada's top health officials lack the qualifications one might expect in leaders making public health recommendations for the US, but that hasn't stopped them from attacking a potential Covid-19 treatment. | Trump's detractors in the Nevada state health department have moved heaven and earth to stop doctors in the state from prescribing two drugs the president deemed promising for treatment of coronavirus, insisting he's not qualified enough for his opinion to outweigh a lack of medical consensus. However, a few Twitter detectives discovered on Wednesday that these "professionals" don't seem to have all the n…

Cuba to Send Doctors to Four Caribbean Countries and Argentina
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-25
Cuba's health authorities announced that new brigades of doctors and nurses with experience in handling critical situations are heading to Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Dominica on Wednesday and Thursday. | RELATED: | Twitter Censors Official Prensa Latina Account | The first group with 25 health workers left for Belize this morning from the Central Unit for Medical Cooperation in Havana. | "We are aware that the current situation is difficult, but we are…

First COVID-19 Death in West Bank, Gaza Prepares for the Worst
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-25
The Palestinian Authority (PA) Ministry of Health has recorded Wednesday the first death due to the COVID-19 disease in the Palestinian occupied territories. | RELATED: | 'Dear World, How Is the Lockdown?' Gaza Takes To Twitter | A woman in her 60s from a village north of Jerusalem died in the Hugo Chavez hospital in the West Bank town of Turmsayya after testing positive in the morning. Her daughter and son-in-law also contracted the virus. | The Ministry of Health spokesperson, Ibrahi…

Economist Jeffrey Sachs: Trump "Understands Nothing, Listens to Nothing" as Pandemic Surges in U.S
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-03-24
As #NotDying4WallStreet trends on Twitter, President Trump defies his top scientists and soaring infection rate, saying he will ease restrictions soon to jumpstart the economy. We speak with economist Jeffrey Sachs about the stimulus package that failed to pass again Monday, as Democrats called the measure a slush fund for corporations. Sachs also led the WHO's Commission on Macroeconomics and Health from 2000 to 2001 and played a key role in conceiving and establishing the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which helped distribute new medicines to fight infectious diseases.

Amid COVID-19, India Buys $116M Worth Of Weapons to Israel
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-24
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed Thursday an arms deal with Israel worth hundreds of millions of dollars, as cases of the coronavirus infections are surging and concerns are rising over the country's ability to face a health emergency of such magnitude. | RELATED: | Indian Police Files Case Against Social Media Users in Kashmir | Israel will deliver to the Indian military 16,479 Negev light machine guns, the Indian government said in a statement. | The US$116 millio…

Glastonbury donates hand sanitiser, gloves and masks to emergency services
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-03-24
Glastonbury Festival has donated thousands of litres of hand sanitiser, gloves and face masks to frontline emergency services responding to the coronavirus pandemic.The supplies were due to be used during the now-postponed 50th anniversary of the music festival, which was scheduled to take place in June.Michael and Emily Eavis, the event's organisers, previously confirmed that tickets for this year will roll over into 2021.The equipment will go to frontline health staff (Avon and Somerset Police)Avon and Somerset Police posted images on Twitter showing a tractor placing supplies into a van, as well as a police ve…

Pakistan PM once again asks Trump to lift Iran sanctions
IRNA | iranian.com | 2020-03-22
Prime Minister of Pakistan who believes that US sanctions against Iran are cruel and unfair has once again called upon Donald Trump to lift economic sanctions from the Islamic Republic. Imran Khan in a tweet on Sunday said the people of Iran are facing untold suffering as sanctions are crippling Iran's efforts to fight COVID19. …

Meet 17-Year-Old Avi Schiffmann Who Runs Coronavirus Tracking Website Used by 40+ Million Globally
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-03-17
A teenager's website tracking coronavirus has become one of the most vital resources for people seeking accurate and updated numbers on the pandemic. The URL is nCoV2019.live. We speak with 17-year-old Avi Schiffmann, a high school junior from Mercer Island outside Seattle, who started the site in late December, when coronavirus had not yet been detected outside of China. Now the site has been visited by tens of millions, from every country on Earth. It tracks deaths, numbers of cases locally and globally, and provides an interactive map, information on the disease, and a Twitter feed. The resource updates every…

[Comment] How will country-based mitigation measures influence the course of the COVID-19 epidemic?
Roy M Anderson, Hans Heesterbeek, Don Klinkenberg, T Déirdre Hollingsworth | thelancet.com | 2020-03-09
Governments will not be able to minimise both deaths from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the economic impact of viral spread. Keeping mortality as low as possible will be the highest priority for individuals; hence governments must put in place measures to ameliorate the inevitable economic downturn. In our view, COVID-19 has developed into a pandemic, with small chains of transmission in many countries and large chains resulting in extensive spread in a few countries, such as Italy, Iran, South Korea, and Japan.