2020-05-20: Social Media Postees

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YouTube Censors Epidemiologist Knut Wittkowski for Opposing Lockdown
Jon Levine | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
this is an article by NYP. Selected excerpts | Big Tech companies are aggressively tamping down on COVID-19 "misinformation"

VIRUS: COVID-19 registry first to track global ICU experience to shed light on trends in care of critically ill patients
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-20

Trump's Twitter letter to Director-General Tedros is full of political threats
Andrew Korybko | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-19
Trump once again became the center of global attention after he published a letter to the World Health Organization's (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu on Twitter excoriating him and the organization that he represents. The timing wasn't coincidental either since it occurred on the same day that President Xi addressed the World Health Assembly, the WHO's governing body, via video link as its keynote speaker and committed two billion U.S. dollars in aid to mostly developing nations to counter COVID-19. | It's unlikely that Trump penned his letter right afterwards as an indirect response, so i…

[Commentary] Corona crisis fuels racially profiled hate in social media networks
Annika Stechemesser, Leonie Wenz, Anders Levermann | thelancet.com | 2020-05-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has the world firmly in its grip with more than 2.5 million confirmed cases worldwide [1] and over 100 countries in full or partial lockdown [2] (as of April 24th, 2020). Although political leaders call for solidarity and people all over the world have started support initiatives, various incidents prove that the corona outbreak has also given rise to a series of discrimination and racist attacks against Chinese people and people with Asian looking features [3–5]. These attacks are not restricted to the physical space but pertain to social media networks as well.

Friendly Reminder That This Photo Happened, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-19
Just a friendly reminder that this photo happened. For the record this is the only image anyone should ever use when sharing any information having to do with Jeff Bezos; I don't care if it's about Whole Foods stocks or a new series on Amazon Prime. | ~ | I feel like we don't talk enough about how there are flying death robots constantly dropping explosives on civilians from the sky but all the news is about Trump tweeting mean things about Obama. | I also feel like…

The Privileged and Powerful in the Pandemic
Robert Reich | commondreams.org | 2020-05-19
Musk's thin-skinned, petulant narcissism bears an uncanny resemblance to Donald Trump, who last week tweeted, "California should let Tesla and @elonmusk open the plant, NOW."(Photo: flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/musk.jpg

Another example of social media censorship
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-05-18
TruePublica Editor: Regular readers of TruePublica know we have given up almost completely with social media as a way of driving traffic to the website. This is because we value organic growth. Growth that can be withdrawn or manipulated at will by others with no response to reasonable questions is not sustainable. We have asked …

[Commentary] Serosurveys and convalescent plasma in COVID-19
Cristina Pérez-Cameo, Juan Marín-Lahoz | thelancet.com | 2020-05-17
The current pandemic is not only overwhelming the health systems of the affected countries but also is killing thousands of other ways healthy adults. Convalescent plasma has been proposed [1] and approved to treat COVID-19 based on the experience acquired treating other viral diseases such as influenza, Ebola, and SARS [2]. It is considered a safe treatment (at least its side effects and contraindications are well known) and it has proven to be efficacious in several viral infections for more than a century.

Grading the States' Coronavirus Control
Jim Naureckas | fair.org | 2020-05-17
I recently wrote a Twitter thread ( 5/12/20) about another New York Times graphic feature that was a good idea, strangely executed. | The good idea, which appears on the Times' "Coronavirus in the US" page, is to sort states in terms of how well they're controlling the coronavirus outbreak, using graphs of the daily count of new cases in each state. This seems like a good cho…

Missing the Context of De Blasio's 'Jewish Community' Tweet
Ari Paul | fair.org | 2020-05-16
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's tweet ( 4/28/20) to "the Jewish community." | Time for a Yiddish lesson: Shanda, meaning a shame or disgrace; a scandal. | Right-wing voices throughout the media thought they found one with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's tweet ( 4/28/20) about a Hasidic funeral that violated Covid-19 social-distancing rules. But their shoddy coverage was the real shanda. | The background is this: Some Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn, members of a strictly Ort…

'Boogaloo Boy' Arrested in Texas, Charged With Plotting To Murder Cops on Facebook Live
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2020-05-15
"Boogaloo Boys"

HIGH-FREQUENCY failure of combination antiretroviral therapy in paediatric HIV infection is associated with unmet maternal needs causing maternal NON-ADHERENCE
Jane R. Millar, Nomonde Bengu, Rowena Fillis, Ken Sprenger, Vuyokazi Ntlantsana, Vinicius A. Vieira, Nisreen Khambati, Moherndran Archary, Maximilian Muenchhoff, Andreas Groll, Nicholas Grayson, John Adamson, Katya Govender, Krista Dong, Photini Kiepiela, Bruce D. Walker, David Bonsall, Thomas Connor, Matthew J. Bull, Nelisiwe Nxele, Julia Roider, Nasreen Ismail, Emily Adland, Maria C. Puertas, Javier Martinez-Picado, Philippa C. Matthews, Thumbi Ndung'u, Philip Goulder, the Ucwaningo Lwabantwana Consortium | thelancet.com | 2020-05-08
The success of early infant testing and cART initiation strategies is severely limited by subsequent cART non-adherence in HIV-infected children. Although there are practical challenges to administering paediatric cART formulations, these are overcome by mothers who themselves are cART-adherent. These findings point to the ongoing obligation to address the unmet needs of the mothers. Eliminating the particular barriers preventing adequate treatment for these vulnerable women and infants need to be prioritised in order to achieve durable suppression of viraemia on cART, let alone HIV cure/remission, in HIV-infecte…

Facebook Is Go-To Platform For Organizing Protests Against Social Distancing
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2020-05-04
As COVID-19 continues to pose a lethal threat worldwide, fringe, right-wing activists are using Facebook to mobilize protests of stay-at-home orders in several states.

Google Play Removes Iranian App Used against Coronavirus
Tasnim News | iranian.com | 2020-05-17
The anti-Iran sanctions imposed by the "Wild West" have forced Google to remove Iranian mobile application 'Mask', developed to tackle the novel coronavirus and warn people to avoid high-risk areas, from its Play Store, a health official said. Iranian Health Ministry spokesperson Kianoosh Jahanpoor said in a post on his Twitter account that the homegrown …

"Weaponized and Racialized": Police Departments Use COVID-19 to Target Black & Brown Communities
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-11
Viral images have shone a spotlight on uneven policing. Some show police officers distributing masks to White residents in crowded New York City parks

Hunger, Misery, Chaos, Brutality, and Humiliation: The Nightmare That Is India's Lockdown
Marko Marjanović | anti-empire.com | 2020-05-19
Related: For What Narendra Modi Has Unleashed on His Country's Poor a Just Punishment Distinct From a Painful Death Does Not Exist | twitter.com/Anurag_Dwary/status/1261937458629029888 | twitter.com/satishjha/status/1262438101659648001 | twitter.com/Benarasiyaa/status/1262274561837539328 | twitter.com/KanwardeepsTOI/status/1244508599038009344 | twitter.com/Benarasiyaa/statu

Scientists dismiss claims 'mega doses' of vitamin D can protect against Covid-19
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-05-19
Scientists have dismissed "very misleading" social media reports that so-called "mega doses" of vitamin D can protect against coronavirus.Some articles have claimed that the vitamin can act as a protective measure

'I hope she's not very heavy handed with the sword': 100yo British veteran Cpt. Tom Moore on upcoming knighting by the Queen
rt.com | 2020-05-20
Captain Tom Moore, the 100-year-old British veteran who stole headlines with his viral backyard fundraiser for the NHS, is due to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth, but is taking it all in stride with some heartwarming humor. | "I hope she's not very heavy handed with the sword," he said Wednesday, in reference to the knighting ceremony in which the monarch taps the recipient's shoulders with a sword. | "By then I might be rather a poor old weak soul." | The 100-year-old World War II veteran raised £33mn by walking 100 laps of his garden in Bedfordshire before his 100th birthday on April 30, in what became…

'Potential benefit outweighed the risk': Trump's doctor pens letter in defense of HCQ, Twitter still unconvinced he's taking it
rt.com | 2020-05-19
With media and online pundits going into a full-blown meltdown after US President Donald Trump said that he was taking hydroxychloroquine as a prophylaxis against coronavirus, his doctor issued a statement in support of the drug. | Trump's admission late Monday that he has been taking the experimental drug, originally designed to treat malaria and several other conditions, has caught many off-guard, spawning a torrent of reactions online. | The White House physician says he and the president "concluded the potential benefit from treatment outweighed the relative risks." The FDA says there's no evidence hydroxy…

'Take the red pill': Elon Musk sends Twitter into Matrix meltdown, gets Ivanka Trump's praise… & 'f*** you both' from Wachowski
rt.com | 2020-05-18
Elon Musk has yet again triggered an online storm, urging the public to "take the red pill." The Matrix reference got him showered in praise from conservatives, but the creators of the iconic movie were not amused. | The new cryptic message from the billionaire, who has been repeatedly tweeting out bizarre things lately, arrived on Sunday afternoon. Unlike the lengthy and even less coherent threads Musk produced in the past, this time he stuck to a short form worthy of a true masterpiece. | "Take the red pill," he stated, posting a red rose emoji. | Take the red pill üåπ– Elon Musk…

Zionist regime was born through terror: Foreign Ministry
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-20
TEHRAN, May 20 (MNA)

American people from all walks of life should resist social racism: Foreign Ministry
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-20
TEHRAN, May 20 (MNA)

Boris Johnson Spotted in Public Amid Social Media Frenzy Over His Whereabouts
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-20
As hashtag #WhereIsJohnson emerged on Twitter amid speculations about the prime minister's whereabouts, a number of netizens used it to berate Boris Johnson over his actions during the coronavirus crisis.

Father's Love Can Be Mushy Too! Warm Moments Between Duo Wins Hearts – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-20
New Delhi (Sputnik): A lot is said and written about mothers being caring and spending the most time with their young ones but this viral video of a Gorilla with his baby is warming hearts on Twitter.

'Aliens Attacked?' Netizens Baffled as Mysterious Loud Boom Rocks India's Tech City #Bangalore
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-20
New Delhi (Sputnik): A mysterious loud boom in Bangalore, known as India's Silicon Valley, has left citizens in a panic. While some suspected it to be a high-intensity earthquake, others described it as a "thunderous noise". Fears are growing as India braces for super cyclone Amphan to make landfall later today.

Pakistan hails OIC's reaction to Kashmir residency law
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-20
Pakistan on Wednesday welcomed the Organization of Islamic Conference's (OIC) rejection of a new residency law introduced in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir.In a Twitter post, Aisha Farooqui, the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, said: "Pakistan welcomes OIC statement strongly condemning and rejecting Indian government's illegal actions to redefine domicile rules to alter IoJK [Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir] demographic, and terms it settlement colonialism against OIC, UNSC resolutions, 4th Geneva Convention, [and] international humanitarian laws".The controversial law, notified by New Delhi on Monday, pres…

Trump threatens to cut off federal money for Michigan over mail-in voting
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-20
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Michigan's plan to send mail-in voting applications to all voters in the state illegal, without citing a specific law, and threatened to withhold funding to the state."This was done illegally and without authorization by a rogue Secretary of State. I will ask to hold up funding to Michigan if they want to go down this Voter Fraud path!" Trump wrote in a tweet.