2020-11-10: Social Media Postees

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Viral Optimism: The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-10
The announcement that Pfizer Inc., along with its collaborative partner BioNTech SE, had come up with a successful vaccine candidate to combat the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 sent the markets soaring. In New York, Pfizer's shares rose by 15 percent …

Jailed female activists in Saudi Arabia may be freed before G20, says ambassador
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-10
Jailed female activists in Saudi Arabia may be freed before G20, says ambassador | Sister of detained activist Loujain al-Hathloul dismisses 'PR stunt' aimed at saving kingdom's reputation | MEE staff | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 11: 29 | This undated handout picture released on the Facebook page of Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul shows her in happier times on a beach (AFP) | Female activists in Saudi Arabia could be released f…

Preprints Involving Medical Research–Do the Benefits Outweigh the Challenges?
Flanagin A, Fontanarosa PB, Bauchner H. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-11-10
A preprint is a complete manuscript posted to a preprint server by authors before peer review and publication in a journal. The goals of preprints are to enable authors to obtain timely feedback and comments on research before submission to a peer-reviewed journal, to claim provenance of an idea, and to facilitate and expedite dissemination of and access to research. Preprints can be amended or updated, commented on by others, and remain on the preprint server even if subsequently published in a journal. They can be cited and indexed and increasingly are given attention in the news and social media.

Haftar critic shot dead in Libya's Benghazi
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-10
Haftar critic shot dead in Libya's Benghazi | Hanan al-Barassi was known in the eastern city for videos criticising corruption in Haftar's circles | MEE staff | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 13: 55 | A photo posted by Hanan al-Barassi on social media (Facebook) | A vocal critic of eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar has been shot dead in the city of Benghazi. | Hanan al-Barassi, an activist who became known for posting videos cri…

The Limits of the Viral Book Review
Larissa Pham | thenation.com | 2020-11-10
The Limits of the Viral Book Review…

Jailed Saudi female activists may be freed before G20, says ambassador
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-10
Jailed Saudi female activists may be freed before G20, says ambassador | Sister of detained activist Loujain al-Hathloul dismisses 'PR stunt' aimed at saving kingdom's reputation | MEE staff | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 11: 29 | This undated handout picture released on the Facebook page of Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul shows her in happier times on a beach (AFP) | Female activists in Saudi Arabia could be released from prison…

Trump Fires Defense Secretary – Ben Carson Tests COVID Positive
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-09
Esper was among those who might be fired after opposing the deployment of the army to quell the protests over George Floyd's murder this past May. | U.S. President Donald Trump announced Monday the "immediate" dismissal of Defense Secretary and Pentagon chief Mark Esper, in the midst of a transition after his defeat in the U.S. elections. | RELATED: | What To Expect From Trump in the Final Months of His Presidency | Through his Twitter account, the U.S. president said that "Ma…

Evo Morales Returns to Bolivia One Year After the Coup
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-09
Bolivia's former president Evo Morales Monday will pass through the Quiaca-Villazon border crossing to return to his homeland after a year in exile in Argentina. | RELATED: | Evo Morales: 'MAS Fulfilled Its Promise, It Became Millions' | "Today is an important day in my life. Returning to my homeland, which I love so much, fills me with joy," Morales tweeted. | In a 'Great Popular Caravan,' the former president will travel over 1,100 kilometers by land as he travels through three Bol…

Joe Biden's Love Affair With Israel Will Pick Up Where It Left Off
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-09
With Donald Trump still disputing his loss of the US presidential election, there has been a lot of attention to which foreign leaders congratulated the winners after the race was called on Saturday. | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his time, waiting until well after other world leaders had recognized Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the victors. | But finally, on Sunday, Netanyahu joined the club. | "Joe, we've had a long and warm personal relationship for nearly 40 years, and I know you as a great friend of Israel," Netanyahu wrote in a tweet addressing President-elect Biden and Vice President-ele…

US politician calls for abolishing Electoral College
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-09
TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (MNA) — Former US Democratic presidential contender called for abolishing the Electoral College in a tweet on Monday.

Progressive Latin American Leaders React to Biden's Victory
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-08
The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, expressed on his Twitter account Saturday the willingness of the Bolivarian Government to dialogue with the President-elect of the United States, Joe Biden. | The Venezuelan Head of State pointed out that the nation is willing to dialogue under the respect to the sovereignty and self-determination of the peoples: "Venezuela, the Homeland of the Liberator Simon Bolivar, will always be willing to dialogue and understand with the people and the government of the United States," he added. | Likewise, he congratulated "the American people for the presidential elections. I…

Twitter Lashes Out at FLOTUS as She Tweets 'Every Legal Vote Should Be Counted'
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-08
As the media, along with world leaders and global celebrities have begun referring to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as the "president-elect", the Trump campaign has been insisting that the election was rigged and demanded that what they describe as only the "legal" votes be counted.

Internet Mourns 'Jeopardy!' Star Alex Trebek's Death From Cancer
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-08
Alex Trebek was a host of the long-running American television game show "Jeopardy!", created in 1964, in which contestants are given general knowledge clues and have to deliver the answer in the form of their own question.

US's Pompeo to be on ash heap of history soon: FM spox
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-11-08
TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman in a reaction to the US Secretary of State's outrageous tweet emphasized that Mike Pompeo will be on the ash heap of history soon.

Arab world's first space mission to Mars will reach Red Planet's orbit in February, ruler of Dubai confirms
rt.com | 2020-11-08
The United Arab Emirates' martian probe 'Hope' — the Arab nation's first interplanetary mission — is scheduled to reach the Red Planet in February, the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has announced. | The probe, which was launched on July 19, has since covered 290 million kilometers through space, Sheikh Mohammed, who is also the UAE's vice-president and prime minister, said on Twitter. | The operations team has been making another change to the craft's course and it's expected to reach Mars at 7: 42pm on February 9, 2021, which will become "a great day for us, and all Arabs,"

Tuesday 11/10: Post-Election Implications for USA: Health Care, Racial Justice, SCOTUS and more
UC Hastings Law School of SF | indybay.org | 2020-11-08
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Who is Behind "Fake News"? Mainstream Media Use Fake Videos and Images
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-07
The mainstream corporate media is desperate. They want to suppress independent and alternative online media, which they categorize as "fake news". Readers on social media are warned not to go onto certain sites. Our analysis confirms that the mainstream media are routinely involved in distorting the facts and turning realities upside down.

Twitter Ripped by Trump Playing Golf as Biden Declared by Media 'President-Elect'
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-07
President Trump has been famous for his love of playing golf amid stressful situations, as many criticise him for being at his golf courses during the coronavirus pandemic and nationwide protests against racial injustice and police violence.

Biden Declares Himself President – Sparking Dumpster Fire of Memes on Social Media
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-07
After an election a campaign where politicians danced and crowd-surfed – or jogged limply and played a reggaeton song on their mobile in Joe Biden's case – social media was alive with memes as both candidates claimed victory with the votes still being counted.

Scheer Intelligence: How To Save American Journalism
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-07
It's no secret that the U.S. funding model for journalism is broken, and that this had terrible consequences for our democracy, but it may not be without repair. As advertising revenue newspapers once relied on has increasingly ended up in the pockets of big tech companies such as Google and Facebook, many have shut down their presses, while others such as the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times have turned to billionaires to fund their papers, resulting in a model that has turned journalism into a playground for the uber rich that conceals the economic plight of most of the population.

[Correspondence] Early triple antiviral therapy for COVID-19
Nelson Lee, Michael Ison, Jake Dunning | thelancet.com | 2020-11-07
In the trial led by Ivan Hung and colleagues,1 adults admitted to hospital with COVID-19 received two antiviral treatment combinations. In the combination group, 52 (60%) of 86 patients received interferon beta-1b (most patients received one to two doses), lopinavir–ritonavir, and ribavirin, based on the time elapsed from symptom onset to the start of study treatment (median 5 days [IQR 4–7]). However, 34 (40%) patients had interferon beta-1b omitted due to concerns of proinflammatory side-effects in patients who started treatment 7 days or more after symptom onset.

Temporal trends of early mortality and its risk factors in HIV-infected adults initiating antiretroviral therapy in Uganda
Victor Ssempijja, Edith Namulema, Racheal Ankunda, Thomas C. Quinn, Frank Cobelens, Anja van't Hoog, Steven J. Reynolds | thelancet.com | 2020-11-07
Improved patient care practices should be promoted as a strategy for reducing early mortality after ART initiation, above and beyond the effects from ART initiation at higher CD4 counts and less advanced WHO clinical stage alone.

[Correspondence] Early triple antiviral therapy for COVID-19 — Authors' reply
Ivan Fan-Ngai Hung, Kwok-Yung Yuen | thelancet.com | 2020-11-07
We thank Nelson Lee and colleagues for the important questions. We agree that there are limitations to our study,1 including the absence of a placebo and no intervention group, which was mentioned in the discussion section of our Article.1…

Live Update: Despite Biden Victory, Trump Claims Fraud, Victory
telesurenglish.net | 2020-11-07
8: 00 ET – Lula and Dilma congratulate Biden; silence so far from Bolsonaro | La expresidenta y expresidente de Brasil ya felicitaron al gobierno electo en EEUU. | El actual gobierno brasileño en silencio pasadas las 21hs – Brasilia. pic.twitter.com/EbARlDjEFR — Nacho Lemus (@LemusteleSUR) | November 8, 2020 | "The former presidents of Brazil have already congratulated the newly elected government in the United States. The current Brazilian government has been in silence pas…