Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-05-08

Voices, The Peoples News

May 8, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Why are there so many new omicron sub-variants, like BA.4 and BA.5? Will I be reinfected? Is the virus mutating faster? The emergence of new variants has raised questions about whether previous infection offers protection and what the future holds https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/06/why-are-there-so-many-new-omicron-sub-variants-like-ba4-and-ba5-is-the-virus-mutating-faster__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLn7og-duo$

CDC Tracked Millions of Phones to See If Americans Followed COVID Lockdown Orders: Newly released documents showed the CDC planned to use phone location data to monitor schools and churches, and wanted to use the data for many non-COVID-19 purposes, too.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://nypost.com/2022/05/04/cdc-bought-cell-phone-data-to-track-lockdowns-vaccination-docs/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLn3fqpPb4$

FDA restricts Johnson & Johnson’s COVID vaccine due to blood clot risk:
The FDA made the move after revisiting data on the risk of life-threatening blood clots within two weeks of vaccination.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apnews.com/article/covid-science-business-health-11b4f26de57da9b1b62669c1b2394ab3__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLn8goq7KG$

# Economy / Finance / Trade
Insane in the membrane: Biden authorizes additional $150 million in military assistance to Ukraine https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.axios.com/2022/05/06/biden-authorizes-additional-150-million-military-aid-ukraine__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLnwAIkKcA$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical How Auxin, a small San Jose firm, paralyzed the U.S. solar industry. The Most-Hated Solar Company in America. Auxin Solar accused Chinese makers of avoiding U.S. tariffs. The resulting probe by U.S. officials has delayed billions of dollars in solar-power projects.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-most-hated-solar-company-in-america-11651752180__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLnxeOqfl9$

Canadian hydropower destined for U.S. hits roadblock in Maine. Power companies, conservationists, local residents and two U.S. states are mired in an acrimonious dispute about hydroelectricity from Quebec.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/06/climate/hydro-quebec-maine-clean-energy.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLn0CszpVG$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global The EU’s New Sanctions Proposal Could Reshape Global Oil Trade: The ban on Russian oil imports, may cause major turmoil in energy markets.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.eenews.net/articles/e-u-s-russian-oil-ban-could-reduce-global-emissions/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLn1nq1d49$

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure LaFanette Soles-Woods’ home outside Pensacola, Florida, has been called one of America’s most environmentally unjust communities. More cancer cases than anyone can keep track of.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://insideclimatenews.org/news/01052022/wedgewood-pensacola-health-landfills-borrow-pits/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLnwPQ3ZJH$

# Environment / Climate / Global
Indian Court Rules That Nature Has Legal Status on Par With Humans—and That Humans Are Required to Protect It https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.avitoa.com/indian-court-rules-that-nature-has-legal-status-on-par-with-humans-and-that-humans-are-required-to-protect-it/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLn7fW7VvM$

Studies show international efforts to cut carbon emissions by reducing deforestation are badly underfunded, riddled with complex problems and overwhelmed by industries that continue to cut down trees.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://insideclimatenews.org/news/04052022/forest-funding-climate-change-redd/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLn78zU38j$

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other U.S. baby formula shortage worsens. Supply chain issues around the world are fueling a shortage of baby formula, and the problem is only getting worse.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.axios.com/2022/05/06/baby-formula-shortage-abbott-recall__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLn8Ana7EO$

23 Things You Can Forage For From April to June: Foraging for your own food or medicine may become a necessity in the coming months unless you want to fork over massive amounts of money for a limited amount of food https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.naturalblaze.com/2022/05/23-things-you-can-forage-for-from-april-to-june.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLny2VHFoO$

The Meat Lovers’ Guide to Plant-Based Meats: CR tested 32 faux burgers, nuggets, fillets, and sausages for taste and nutrition. Here’s what you need to know.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.consumerreports.org/meat-substitutes/the-meat-lovers-guide-to-plant-based-meat-a1041127424/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLn4AN94iz$

# General Information / Other News
Trump Pennsylvania Rally for Dr. Oz the Latest Battle in GOP Civil War https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://ourcommunitynow.com/entertainment/trump-pennsylvania-rally-for-dr-oz-the-latest-battle-in-gop-civil-war__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLn4UoDPLb$

Donald Trump Mocks Biden’s Stutter, Demands Cognitive Test at PA Rally https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-mocks-bidens-stutter-demands-cognitive-test-pa-rally-1704487__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLn_vhfuty$

# Global Politics
Everything to Know About Sweden and Finland Joining NATO: Russia has repeatedly warned of military escalation and even the potential deployment of nuclear weapons in the Baltic region if the two countries join the Trans-Atlantic alliance.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/sweden-finland-why-joining-nato-explained-1703860__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLn8SuKm-Z$

Russia Spending an Estimated $900 Million a Day on Ukraine War: As the conflict in Eastern Europe entered its 74th day on Sunday, Russia is spending an estimated US $900 million a day on the ongoing war in Ukraine.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.republicworld.com/world-news/russia-ukraine-crisis/russia-spends-nearly-900-dollars-million-per-day-to-keep-fight-going-in-ukraine-reports-articleshow.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLn2yAfsrv$

Putin’s Ukraine Adventure Is Starting to Grate on Russia’s Most Profitable Industry https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/putins-ukraine-adventure-starting-grate-russias-most-profitable-industry-opinion-1704375__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLn-ZKlDhu$

Russian State TV Analyst Urges ‘Military Socialism’ Amid Ukraine
Invasion: “Our current economical market system is unfit to meet the needs of our Armed Forces and of the entire country under these conditions. We need to move on to another system, I will tentatively call it ‘military socialism’ but any other title could also be used,”
the analyst, Konstantin Sivkov
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/russian-state-tv-analyst-urges-military-socialism-amid-ukraine-invasion-1704540__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLny2_qQy2$

Russia Drops Bomb on Ukrainian School Sheltering 90 People: As many as
60 people were feared to have been killed in the Russian bombing of a village school in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk, the regional governor said on Sunday.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/ukraine-azovstal-steelworks-evacuation-focuses-wounded-medics-2022-05-08/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLnxbi42ba$

# Gov / Politics
Trump’s Nuclear Cruise Missile Plan Pits Biden Against His Generals https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/trumps-nuclear-cruise-missile-plan-pits-biden-against-his-generals-1704049__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLn_wBXOT5$

Democrats Campaigning in Swing States Are Reckoning With Biden’s Economy https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/democrats-campaigning-swing-states-are-reckoning-bidens-economy-1703908__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLn8NXsKjQ$

What Would Happen if Roe v. Wade Is Overturned?
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/what-would-happen-if-roe-v-wade-overturned-1704342__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLnzMttxpd$

Overturning “Roe” Would Immediately Activate Abortion Penalties in 13 States. If SCOTUS overturns “Roe” without condemning trigger legislation, this could become the main strategy for conservatives.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/overturning-roe-would-immediately-activate-abortion-penalties-in-13-states/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLn5AphSKP$

Texas GOP Governor Considers Challenging 1982 Ruling Requiring Free Public Education. The leaked opinion showing the Supreme Court’s right-wing majority is prepared to overturn Roe v. Wade “is an invitation to all manner of challenges to deeply rooted precedents,”
said one critic.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/05/05/texas-gop-governor-considers-challenging-1982-ruling-requiring-free-public-education__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLn1wDUqNn$

The Right-Wing Supreme Court Is About to Unleash Hardship, Suffering, and Chaos for Millions. The legal reasoning by Alito and his allies in the Dobbs case is a devastating and unnecessary attack on foundational protections and rights.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.commondreams.org/views/2022/05/07/right-wing-supreme-court-about-unleash-hardship-suffering-and-chaos-millions__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLn7YstYve$

# Law Enforcement
Texas Abortion Funds Work to Reduce Looming Harms of Post-‘Roe’
Criminalization. Texas organizers already know what it’s like to live in a post-‘Roe’ reality where people are prosecuted for abortion.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/texas-abortion-funds-work-to-reduce-looming-harms-of-post-roe-criminalization/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLn9qpCPGv$

# Medical / Health Care
CDC probing 109 liver illnesses in kids: U.S. health officials are looking into more than 100 possible cases of a mysterious and severe liver disease in children, including five deaths.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.npr.org/2022/04/21/1094183259/cdc-rare-liver-disease__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLn3556uDd$

In a Post-Roe U.S., Expect More Births in a Country With Rising Maternal Mortality The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate among wealthy countries. And it may get worse as abortions become more difficult to obtain, say public health experts.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.propublica.org/article/roe-wade-abortion-maternal-mortality-supreme-court__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLn6rC5UBN$

With Roe Under Threat, Sale of Location Data on Abortion Clinic Patients Raises Alarm.
“Companies that traffic in personal, geolocation, advertising, or other data could become digital crime scenes for eager prosecutors armed with subpoenas,” said one expert on technology and gender.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/05/04/roe-under-threat-sale-location-data-abortion-clinic-patients-raises-alarm__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLn8cwI3AG$

# Military / DOD
Pentagon awards nearly $137M for Ukraine weapon acquisitions as Army, Marines spend about $1.5B to backfill US stockpiles https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.stripes.com/theaters/europe/2022-05-06/ukraine-russia-war-weapons-stockpiles-pentagon-army-marines-5919862.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLn8mUdFB1$

# Military / Global
Russian Forces May Soon Be Forced Out of Artillery Range of Kharkiv: Report https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/ukraine-russia-mariupol-isw-kharkiv-1704506__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLnx837T-u$

# Science
‘Stressed’ cells offer clues to eliminating build-up of toxic proteins in dementia: It’s often said that a little stress can be good for you.
Now scientists have shown that the same may be true for cells, uncovering a newly-discovered mechanism that might help prevent the build-up of tangles of proteins commonly seen in dementia.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/05/220506102618.htm__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLn4PTfJ20$

Researchers identify subtype of brain cells that die in Parkinson’s patients. The study,  the group used a new RNA sequencing technique to analyze brain cells in the substantia nigra and then compared certain types they found in the brains of Parkinson’s patients with unafflicted subjects to identify differences.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newscientist.com/article/2318862-brain-cells-that-are-linked-to-parkinsons-disease-finally-identified/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLn1M7y_Qf$

Drugs targeting cell recycling could be used to suffocate cancer cells.
Pancreatic cancers recycle resources to fuel their survival and growth, opening up the possibility of new treatments aimed at stopping them from doing so, scientists report.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-05-drugs-cell-recycling-suffocate-cancer.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLnwypK7Gk$

Targeting molecular pathway that causes pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a type of high blood pressure in the lungs, in which blood vessels are narrowed, blocked or destroyed, causing the heart to work harder and, in time, result in cardiac weakness and failure.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://health.ucsd.edu/news/releases/Pages/2022-05-06-targeting-molecular-pathway-that-causes-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension.aspx__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLnwDidHft$

Researchers have identified distinct differences among the cells comprising a tissue in the retina that is vital to human visual perception. The scientists from the National Eye Institute (NEI) discovered five subpopulations of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/retinal-cell-map-could-advance-precise-therapies-blinding-diseases__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLn1y9Xglu$

Powerful family of two-dimensional materials discovered https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://phys.org/news/2022-05-scientists-powerful-family-2d-materials.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1T_MSUztv_m_aFwSeYWKXaYsGq7rchvO7yN2EChKBLCroLx1BhgtC9cPbdjgtYfjDubXWvgfbNYpUY2IfAz2AKRLn3qS8Jnb$

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