Sri Lankan SEP to hold online event: "COVID-19 pandemic and capitalist barbarism"
wsws.org | 2020-04-01
The event will be live-streamed through the SEP's official Facebook page.
'Ask the government': Former Celtics star claims NBA season could resume at classified US Air Force site Area 51
rt.com | 2020-04-01
Having held the 2019 Summer League at the University of Nevada, NBA chiefs could find a novel solution to ending the season at a less conventional base in the state
Turkish TV heartthrob Kƒ±vanàß Tatlƒ±tuƒü hospitalized on Covid-19 suspicion
yenisafak.com | 2020-04-01
Turkish television star Kƒ±vanàß Tatlƒ±tuƒü was hospitalized on Wednesday on Covid-19 suspicion after the actor started showing symptoms of the respiratory disease that has taken over the world.In a tweet, the actor said he started showing symptoms after he had been self-isolating with his wife at home for 15 days, after which he reported to a nearby hospital and has since been under observation as he awaits his test results."I'm doing well and am waiting for my test results. Please don't worry about me. Stay healthy," the tweet read.After originating in Wuhan last December…
'Criminal'! Netizens Fume as Video of Cop Turning Vegetable Carts, Chasing Vendor Goes Viral
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-01
New Delhi (Sputnik): The 21-day lockdown, called by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has exacerbated the problems of the country's poor. Since the onset of the lockdown, videos of police beating curfew violators and punishing them by forcing them to crouch have been doing the rounds on social media.
Chris Cuomo of CNN tests positive for coronavirus after scolding people who don't self-isolate
rt.com | 2020-03-31
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo is self-quarantining after testing positive for coronavirus, his brother New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has confirmed, proving that even spreading hysterical fear of the virus is no protection from it. | The journalist revealed he had tested positive in a statement posted to Twitter on Tuesday, and his older brother confirmed the diagnosis during his morning coronavirus press conference in Albany, waxing poetic about how the virus was "the great equalizer" even as he reassured reporters that the yo…
Twitter Blocks Iranian Leader's Accounts
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-31
In the early hours onTuesday morning, Twitter blocked the accounts of the Islamic Revolution leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. | RELATED: US Sanctions 20 Iranian, Iraqi Entities Despite Virus Outbreak | According to the Twitter notification, the Iranian supreme leader accounts violate the social network policies. Twitter administration did not give more details of specific reasons for the action. | The profiles in Arab, English, and Persian were censored. Then Persian and English on…
Video of flour truck being looted goes viral; 'no wrong was done,' says truck owner
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-03-31
'I believe that they have done no wrong because there is widespread hunger [amidst the lockdown] and people are helpless.'…
On the Need for Dissent and Debate in These Urgent Times
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2020-03-31
On the Need for Dissent and Debate in These Urgent Times…
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 …
All the craziest things about America are being highlighted by this virus
Caitlin A. Johnstone | mronline.org | 2020-03-30
"Corona is a black light and America is a cum-stained hotel room," comedian Megan Amram colorfully tweeted a couple of weeks ago. Her observation has only grown more accurate since.
St. Kitts and Nevis Thanks Cuba for Its Aid Against COVID-19
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-30
The government of Saint Kitts and Nevis expressed Saturday its appreciation and gratitude for the assistance Cuban authorities are providing to the Caribbean island to help it handle the novel coronavirus outbreak. | RELATED: | Caribbean Governments Join Forces Against COVID-19 | In a message published on Twitter, Saint Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Timothy Harris announced that a Cuban medical team is arriving at the country to help cure the COVID-19 cases and prevent their increase.
A doctor's coronavirus message shows why we certainly aren't 'all in this together'
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2020-03-30
People across the globe are grappling with the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. But while prime minister Boris Johnson claims "we're going to beat it together", a doctor in India has highlighted perfectly that the fight against this virus is anything but equal. Because in a poignant message now doing the rounds on social media, they explain why the criteria for staying safe is easier for some to follow than others: How we'…
ONE MUST PAY: Trump promises Harry & Meghan no free ride in US
rt.com | 2020-03-29
President Donald Trump has assured Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle that the US taxpayer won't be footing their security bill, after the absconding royals left Canada to settle in Los Angeles. | "I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom," Trump tweeted on Sunday. "It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada. Now they have left Canada for the US however, the US will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!" | I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom. It was reported that Harry and Megh…
Zarif warns US to stop aiding war crimes
IRNA | iranian.com | 2020-03-29
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message referred to the US' background of sabotage and assassinations and warned Americans to stop aiding war crimes. twitter.com/JZarif/status/1244229089772224512 "The US has gone from sabotage & assassinations to waging an economic war & #EconomicTerrorism on Iranians–to #MedicalTerror amidst #covid19iran," Zarif wrote on his Twitter account on Sunday, adding: …
[Obituary] Aron Goldhirsch
Andrew Green | thelancet.com | 2020-03-28
Medical oncologist specialising in breast cancer. Born on April 25, 1946, in Landsberg am Lech, Germany, he died on Feb 26, 2020, in Lugano, Switzerland, aged 73 years.
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.
[Correspondence] COVID-19: consider cytokine storm syndromes and immunosuppression
Puja Mehta, Daniel F McAuley, Michael Brown, Emilie Sanchez, Rachel S Tattersall, Jessica J Manson, HLH Across Speciality Collaboration, UK | thelancet.com | 2020-03-16
As of March 12, 2020, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been confirmed in 125 048 people worldwide, carrying a mortality of approximately 3 ∑7%,1 compared with a mortality rate of less than 1% from influenza. There is an urgent need for effective treatment. Current focus has been on the development of novel therapeutics, including antivirals and vaccines. Accumulating evidence suggests that a subgroup of patients with severe COVID-19 might have a cytokine storm syndrome. We recommend identification and treatment of hyperinflammation using existing, approved therapies with proven safety profiles to addre…