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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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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.
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.
[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.
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.
Biden on brink of presidency as Trump's voter fraud claims dismissed
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-11-07
A top election official has dismissed US President Donald Trump's fresh claims of voter fraud as rival Joe Biden edges closer to victory.Mr Trump launched a flurry of unsubstantiated claims on Twitter on Saturday, alleging that "bad things" happened, referring to votes being "illegally received" and insisting he has won "by a lot".But Federal Election Commission commissioner Ellen Weintraub said there is no evidence of voter fraud. | Speaking on CNN after Mr Trump's string of tweets — which were flagged by Twitter as containing information about the election that may be "misleading" — Ms Weintraub said:…
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.
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.
[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…
Global Celebrities Salute Joe Biden For Projected Victory in US Presidential Election
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-07
Despite that the US presidential race has not yet been officially called, many world leaders have extended their congratulations to Democratic candidate Joe Biden, who is projected to win the US election.
Facebook's Censorship Spree Is VK's Time To Finally Shine As A Free Speech Alternative
Andrew Korybko | thealtworld.com | 2020-11-06
The censorship spree that Facebook's been on since the US' contentious elections is the golden opportunity that its Russian competitor VK has been waiting for in order to finally present itself as a credible and easy-to-use free speech alternative, but it can only do so if the awareness and will exist at its leadership level to seize the moment through a clever marketing strategy aimed at Facebook's politically minded audience. | Facebook isn't even hiding the fact that it's censoring its users in the aftermath of the US' contentious elections. It used to just shadow block them, but now it adds a so-called "fact-…
Did Media Spiking the Ukraine-Burisma Story Win Joe Biden the Election?
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-11-06
Whatever one thinks about Biden or Trump, or the veracity of the Burisma story, the way in which corporate media and social media giants unilaterally decided that Americans would not be able to decide for themselves raises profound questions about the nature of power and freedom of speech in society.
London university to investigate professor over 'bullying' of Muslim academic
Areeb Ullah | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-06
London university to investigate professor over 'bullying' of Muslim academic | King's College London says it is taking seriously complaints that Peter Neumann sought to 'intimidate and harass' Tarek Younis on Twitter | Areeb Ullah | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 10: 46 | Professor Peter Neumann (R) denied claims that he bullied Dr Tarek Younis (L) on Twitter and apologised for the 'tone' he used (Supplied) | King's College Londo…
Rev. Barber, Rev. Theoharis see the fall of the GOP Southern Strategy
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-11-06
The campaign for the 2020 election may be over, but the New Poor People's Campaign isn't stopping. It's just re-charting how to achieve its goals, its co-chairs say. In an NPPC post-election review, posted on Nov. 6 on its YouTube channel and its website, www.poorpeoplescampaign.org, the Revs. William Barber II and Liz Theoharis said the …
The True Story of the 1918 "Spanish Flu"
Kevin Barry | globalresearch.ca | 2020-11-06
For long version of original Kevin Barry article, click this or this. | For over a century, various entities that are involved in the propaganda machinery that has been tasked by the powers-that-be to advance American patriotism and corporate profiteering …
Protesters Demand Elections Remain Untampered Across United States
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-11-06
"Don't let Trump steal the election!" warned graphics shared on social media inviting protesters to a National Day of Protest for a People's Mandate in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The mandate sought to address what organizers from the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression called a "triple pandemic" of racism, COVID-19, and economic recession. | Earlier that day, before all votes from the 2020 elections had been counted, the 45th President prematurely declared victory in at least three states.
Twitter Double Downs on Censorship With Renewed Warnings on Trump Tweets
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-11-06
Jonathan TURLEY | We have been discussing the rising private censorship on the Internet demanded by Democratic leaders and meted out by companies like Twitter and Facebook. The original purpose of the Internet as a free and robust space for political and social expression is under attack as politicians demand greater levels of control to combat "disinformation."
Victor Pickard: How to Save American Journalism
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-11-06
Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play 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… | Source…
Social media platforms implement aggressive censorship during the 2020 US elections
wsws.org | 2020-11-06
The major social media platforms took their political censorship operations into high gear on election day, including Facebook placing a fact checking label on every single post by anyone on their platform who is commenting or sharing content about the election in any way.
Facebook takes down alleged Muslim Brotherhood accounts sharing 'inauthentic' information
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-06
Facebook takes down alleged Muslim Brotherhood accounts sharing 'inauthentic' information | The accounts operated from Egypt, Morocco and Turkey and shared 'terrorism-related content' | MEE and agencies | Fri, 11/06/2020 – 14: 33 | Facebook removed nearly 8,000 pages involved in spreading misinformation in October (AFP) | Facebook has taken down a network of fake accounts operating across the Middle East and…
Why is your power station wearing a poppy? Britain's last industry, Hugely Performative Patriotism, is thriving
Joe Glenton | thecanary.co | 2020-11-06
The numbers are finally in. We can report that Gross Domestic Respect (GDR) is up by 20% this quarter. The evidence is all around us that Britain's last industry, Hugely Performative Patriotism, is thriving. | Now this veteran has recovered from last night's fireworks, let's have a look at some of the highlights of the 2020 poppy season so far. | We've got Yorkshire power stations wearing poppies: | t.co/fMCqb38ryT pic.twitter.com/LfNp8Tq4EW | — BBC Yorkshire (@BBCLookNorth)
'Chill, Donald!' Teen Climate Activist Dunks on Trump's Post-Election Fuming With Ironic Tweet
sputniknews.com | 2020-11-05
As US President Donald Trump takes his rage over the undecided election outcome to Twitter, he's gotten mockery from an unexpected source: 17-year-old autistic climate activist Greta Thunberg.
Covid-19 death toll surpasses 6,000 in Sweden as PM warns situation 'going in wrong direction quickly'
rt.com | 2020-11-05
With five more fatalities on Thursday, Sweden's Covid death toll has hit 6,002. The country is facing a "serious situation" due to a spike in infections, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said as he himself went into isolation. | Lofven announced that he'll be working from home because a person from his social circle was in contact with someone who had been diagnosed with the coronavirus. | "It's the only responsible thing to do in this situation," the PM wrote on Facebook, adding that he and his wife will get teste…
US elections 2020: Campa-Najjar holds on with 'measure of hope' as Issa claims victory
Sheren Khalel | middleeasteye.net | 2020-11-05
US elections 2020: Campa-Najjar holds on with 'measure of hope' as Issa claims victory | Palestinian-American Democrat running for House trails amid outrage over Twitter posts praising ex-Israel PM responsible for death of grandparents | Sheren Khalel | Thu, 11/05/2020 – 21: 32 | Now trailing in votes, Campa-Najjar's campaign says it is 'still looking at the returns with a measure of hope' (AFP/File photo) | The r…