Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-10-08

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# CoronaVirus
Personal freedom dies in 2021. When it comes to abortion, people have the right to speak their minds saying that it is their body. But when it comes to taking the vaccine, your freedom is actually being taken away.

The FDA has approved the Pfizer vaccine for kids in age groups 5-11. The dosage for kids is 1/3 for adults.

Covid Immunity Through Infection or Vaccination: Are They Equal? Having
SARS-CoV-2 once confers much greater immunity than a vaccine—but vaccination remains vital. Those who had an infection were more protected against the Delta coronavirus variant than those who had an already highly effective COVID-19 vaccine https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.science.org/content/article/having-sars-cov-2-once-confers-much-greater-immunity-vaccine-vaccination-remains-vital__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jSeN1yqednDRxXeggJySqgdHcmL8a4nf7WISABt8_Fe4m39PupJMFAVWmMcfrYIul-z-$

Biden Says More Corporate Vaccine Mandates Are Best Way To Beat Covid.

Why Merck’s celebrated Covid pill could be riskier than people think.
Researchers say the drug could integrate itself into patients’ DNA, theoretically leading to cancer https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.barrons.com/articles/merck-covid-pill-risks-51633398722__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jSeN1yqednDRxXeggJySqgdHcmL8a4nf7WISABt8_Fe4m39PupJMFAVWmMcfrXPOshTI$

45% of COVID victims end up with at least one long term symptom, study suggests https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/10/08/45-of-covid-victims-end-up-with-at-least-one-long-term-symptom-china-study-suggests/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jSeN1yqednDRxXeggJySqgdHcmL8a4nf7WISABt8_Fe4m39PupJMFAVWmMcfrbSlq8Re$

Pandemic kick-started long-neglected effort to develop potent antiviral treatments for coronaviruses https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/10/08/covid-pills-pandemic-kick-started-long-neglected-effort-to-develop-potent-antiviral-treatments-for-coronaviruses/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jSeN1yqednDRxXeggJySqgdHcmL8a4nf7WISABt8_Fe4m39PupJMFAVWmMcfrXfChoqt$

Why are more kids being infected by, and some dying from, the Delta COVID variant?

Could delta be the variant to end the pandemic? Experts say maybe https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/central-ny/exploring-your-health/2021/10/06/could-delta-be-the-variant-to-end-the-pandemic>_;!!On18fmf1aQ!jSeN1yqednDRxXeggJySqgdHcmL8a4nf7WISABt8_Fe4m39PupJMFAVWmMcfrezMCDh2$

‘These F*ckers Have Lied to Us for Long Enough!’ Megyn Kelly EXPLODES on Biden Administration, Scientists for ‘Lies’ on Covid Origin https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://dailycaller.com/2021/10/06/megyn-kelly-slams-biden-admin-covid-19-origin/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jSeN1yqednDRxXeggJySqgdHcmL8a4nf7WISABt8_Fe4m39PupJMFAVWmMcfreh8uPsJ$

# Economy / Finance / Trade
Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) set up a vote to suspend the debt ceiling. Democrats don’t have the votes though, so this is mostly symbolic. https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://bit.ly/3iAOdHv__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jSeN1yqednDRxXeggJySqgdHcmL8a4nf7WISABt8_Fe4m39PupJMFAVWmMcfrVrrXMBt$

# Education / Schools
Teacher Quits Over ‘Field Slaves’ Comment to Black Students. A parent said it’s far from the only racist incident reported at the North Carolina charter school.

Florida Steps Up Financial Threats Over White House Role In School Mask Rules https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/education/2021-08-20/florida-follows-through-on-threat-to-withhold-pay-in-school-mask-battle__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jSeN1yqednDRxXeggJySqgdHcmL8a4nf7WISABt8_Fe4m39PupJMFAVWmMcfrc8ICVM4$

“They don’t have the stamina because they’ve been in their bed learning in their pajamas.” Lotus Hoey, an ESL teacher at Pershing Middle School in Houston, on the difficulties of teaching in person after more than a year of online school eroded students’ structure of learning English.

Teachers Get Training After Mom Freaks Over Anti-Racist Book. Teachers in the Dallas area district will reportedly be asked get rid of books that “may be considered offensive” by parents.

# Employment / Labor
America’s unemployed are sending a message: They’ll go back to work when they feel safe – and well-compensated https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/10/08/september-jobs-report-takeaway/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jSeN1yqednDRxXeggJySqgdHcmL8a4nf7WISABt8_Fe4m39PupJMFAVWmMcfrR2uSudA$

7.5 Million Americans Lost Extra Unemployment Benefits This Week. Here’s How to Get Help https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://time.com/nextadvisor/in-the-news/unemployment-benefits-expire-in-september/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jSeN1yqednDRxXeggJySqgdHcmL8a4nf7WISABt8_Fe4m39PupJMFAVWmMcfrQvfUsqW$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global Indigenous Environmental Defenders Shut Down Peruvian Crude Oil Pipeline “Not a single drop of oil is going to come out of the Amazon until the government takes care of us,” said campaigners.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
To Avert ‘Uncontrollable Climate Chaos,’ Scientists Tell Biden to Stop Backing Fossil Fuels. “When scientists across the U.S. are imploring the president to get the country off fossil fuels, it’s time to listen.”

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
New GAO report details how federal nutrition programs are thwarted by agencies working at cross purposes. Federal subsidies boost consumption of high-fructose corn syrup, sugar intake recommendations are exceeded by school lunches, and many nutrition programs are simply ignored.

What Was the Holodomor? Americans Could Soon Find Out Firsthand: The Holodomor, 1932–1933 — The Genocidal Famine in Ukraine. The word Holodomor is used to describe death or murder inflicted by starvation.
It comes from two Ukrainian words: “holod,” meaning starvation or famine, and “moryty,” to inflict death.

# Global Politics and other news
Haiti is adrift. Suspected Assassins of Haitian President Moïse Trained by US, Linked to Pro-Coup Oligarchy. As the investigation into Moïse’s murder unfolds, the U.S. is laying the groundwork to deploy troops into Haiti for the fourth time in 106 years, at the request of a figure it has spent decades grooming. Since the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse by Colombian mercenaries, the Haitian people have effectively had no coherent state leadership.

China tells US to keep troops out of Taiwan. China has called on the U.S. to abide by the status quo and keep troops out of Taiwan after reports the U.S. has been secretly training Taiwanese forces for at least a year.

# Gov / Politics
Biden to meet with business leaders amid debt ceiling pressure campaign on GOP It’s all about amping up the pressure on Republicans to help suspend the debt limit.

Biden-Putin Considering ‘Eliminating’ Erdogan Over Syria Aggression.
Erdogan in continual communication with Trump still…in his war on both the US and Russia https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/10/07/biden-putin-considering-eliminating-erdogan-over-syria-aggression/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jSeN1yqednDRxXeggJySqgdHcmL8a4nf7WISABt8_Fe4m39PupJMFAVWmMcfraq8IALw$

Turkey’s Erdogan looks to Putin after Biden talks disappoint https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apnews.com/article/united-nations-general-assembly-joe-biden-russia-syria-turkey-8dbe017676c00b2a0645b0bb286241e0__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jSeN1yqednDRxXeggJySqgdHcmL8a4nf7WISABt8_Fe4m39PupJMFAVWmMcfrcETrNyd$

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Slams Manchin for Demanding Cuts to Child-Related Programs. Joe Manchin is demanding that progressives choose between the child tax credit, paid family leave or child care funding.

# Law Enforcement
Mystery Over Missing Woman in a Cage Takes a Bizarre Twist. The Ozarks home where 33-year-old Cassidy Rainwater was allegedly kept in captivity burned to the ground after authorities found a tripwire and a “live incendiary device.”

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Committee member Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) maintains that executive privilege protects the communications and deliberations of presidents, not former presidents. She says that House investigators examining the events tied to Jan. 6 are “going to use all the tools available to the U.S. Congress, up to and including a referral for criminal prosecution.”

# Media
20 Attorneys General Sue Over ‘Unprecedented’ USPS Slowdown. The lawsuit comes as the USPS’s 10-year plan took effect on Oct. 1. Attorneys general in 19 states and the District of Columbia filed an administrative complaint Thursday seeking to block U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s 10-year budget-cutting plan that includes slower deliveries, more expensive mailing rates and reduced hours for post offices.

# Medical Alternatives / Herbology
18 Medicinal Properties of Cucumbers: Research Group Marvel over the humble cucumber with these 18 health benefits, which range from keeping your body cool and hydrated to helping prevent diseases such as diabetes https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/18-medicinal-properties-cucumbers__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jSeN1yqednDRxXeggJySqgdHcmL8a4nf7WISABt8_Fe4m39PupJMFAVWmMcfrQl5AFpI$

# Medical / Health
Inside Purdue Pharma’s Multimillion-Dollar Payouts to Politicians and Pill-Pushers We uncovered a spreadsheet revealing little-known spending that helped sell opioids.

Higher estimated pesticide exposures linked to ALS risk. Every year, approximately 5,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Is It Bad to Take Ibuprofen Every Day? Don’t pop another pill without reading up on the potential risks of taking ibuprofen daily.

# Military / DOD
Navy Creates new Atlantic Destroyer Task Group to hunt Russian Submarines. The Navy has created a new task group on the East Coast to ensure it has ready destroyers that can deploy on short notice to counter the Russian submarine threat in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Navy’s Next Laser Weapon Is Basically a Real-Life Ray Gun
* The U.S. Navy just signed a contract for a new portable laser weapon system.
* Known as C-UAS HELWS, the service will use the weapon to target drones.
* Thanks to new technology, lasers are getting smaller, but the elusive, handheld laser blaster isn’t reality—yet.

# Science
Of Mice, Men and In-Between: Scientists Debate Blending Of Human, Animal Forms
* In Minnesota, pigs are being born with human blood in their veins.
* In Nevada, there are sheep whose livers and hearts are largely human.
* In California, mice peer from their cages with human brain cells.
Biologists call these hybrid animals chimeras, after the mythical Greek creature with a lion’s head, a goat’s body and a serpent’s tail. They are the products of experiments in which human stem cells were added to developing animal fetuses. But with no federal guidelines in place, an awkward question hovers above the work: How human must a chimera be before more stringent research rules should kick in?

As scientists move closer to making part human, part animal organisms, what are the concerns? Human-animal chimeras blur the line about what it means to be human, and this raises serious ethical questions about how we should use them.

# Space
NASA’s Rover Is One Step Closer to Discovering Life on Mars. The mission has just confirmed that the Jezero Crater was the site of a giant lake in ancient times, increasing the chances it is home to fossilized remnants of life.

# Sports
18 NBA Veterans Indicted in $3.9M Insurance Fraud Scheme. The players ripped off the NBA’s benefit plan by submitting fake reimbursement claims for medical services.

# Technology
After Whistleblower Revelations, It’s Time to Unfriend Facebook. Beneath this benign façade lies a vast network where Facebook profits by promoting discord, violence, human trafficking and by driving young people, especially girls, into a self-loathing that can spiral into depression and suicide. Facebook knows all this https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.democracynow.org/2021/10/7/after_whistleblower_revelations_its_time_to__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jSeN1yqednDRxXeggJySqgdHcmL8a4nf7WISABt8_Fe4m39PupJMFAVWmMcfracAUDzK$

Facebook whistleblower’s explosive testimony: Company makes ‘disastrous’
choices, prioritizes profit

Jeff Bezos bought Twitch for $1 billion. Now, hackers leaked it for free https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.zmescience.com/science/twitch-hack-07102021/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jSeN1yqednDRxXeggJySqgdHcmL8a4nf7WISABt8_Fe4m39PupJMFAVWmMcfrXvjg0R5$

# Weather
Hotter weather presents several threats: Climate change has worsened Texas heat, warmed nighttime temperatures and spurred extreme rainfall.
These trends are expected to accelerate in the next 15 years.

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