2020-06-13: Social Media Postees

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A mass uprising is here, protect if from the ruling class
Kevin Zeese | mronline.org | 2020-06-13
The media described the uprising as a "riot" involved in violence and property destruction but the movement responded by using videos to show black organizers trying to stop people, some of whom seemed to be undercover police or white supremacists.

[World Report] COVID-19 vaccines for all?
Ann Danaiya Usher | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
If an effective COVID-19 vaccine is developed, how will it get to everyone in need? Ann Danaiya Usher reports on the initiatives being planned to ensure equitable access, and their shortcomings.

Seattle Protesters Declare Autonomous Zone Around Police Precinct
Omari Salisbury | zcomm.org | 2020-06-13
In Seattle, protesters have barricaded a six-block autonomous zone, after protests were met with a violent police response…

"A Question of Land and Existence": An Introduction to Marx's Anti-colonialism
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-13
Although a thorough assessment of Marx's anti-colonial politics would have to devote substantial critical attention to its many limitations, my emphasis here is not on these limitations, but rather on aspects of Marx's anti-colonialism that remain relevant, illuminating, and worthy of serious consideration today.

The Worst Literal Hitler Ever
C. J. Hopkins | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-13
So, the GloboCap-Resistance Minneapolis Putsch appears to have not gone exactly to plan. Once again, Trump failed to go full-Hitler, despite their best efforts to goad him into doing so. They gave it quite a good shot, however. It was more or less a textbook regime-change op, or "color revolution," or whatever you call it. …

Video: Covid Nurse Exposes New York Hospital. People Have Been Lied To. It's Destroying Life. The Numbers are a Lie
Journeyman Pictures | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-13
Registered nurse, Erin Olszewski, spent a month at the epicenter of the epicenter, Elmhurst Hospital in NY. | After witnessing the same malpractice matching testimonies of other outspoken nurses in the U.S., she decided to wear a hidden camera to …

American Teens and the Insurrection of 2020
Jonah Raskin | zcomm.org | 2020-06-13
Caught Between Passion and Cool…

[Comment] Offline: COVID-19–what we can expect to come
Richard Horton | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
The verdicts are now coming in. In Mark Honigsbaum's updated edition of The Pandemic Century, he has included a new chapter on COVID-19. As a historian of epidemics, he offers his judgments about how countries have responded to what he calls "China's Chernobyl moment". His critique is sharp. For decades, we have known that the world is intrinsically and increasingly vulnerable to pandemics–and yet, "we failed to heed the warnings about Covid-19 and act when our actions could have prevented the outbreak from spinning out of control".

Narrative Control Operations Escalate As America Burns
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-13
In 2017, representatives of Facebook, Twitter, and Google were instructed in a US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that it is their responsibility to "quell information rebellions" and adopt a "mission statement" expressing their commitment to "prevent the fomenting of discord." | "Civil wars don't start with gunshots, they start with words," the representatives were told by cold warrior think tank denizen Clint Watts. "America's war with itself has already begun. We all must act now on the social media ba…

[Department of Error] Department of Error
thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
Mallucci CL, Jenkinson MD, Conroy EJ, et al. Antibiotic or silver versus standard ventriculoperitoneal shunts (BASICS): a multicentre, single-blinded, randomised trial and economic evaluation. Lancet 2019; 394: 1530–39–In this Article, the proportion of patients in the antibiotic shunt group and in the silver shunt group who were assessed for adverse events was incorrectly reported. The correct proportions are 136 (25%) for the antibiotic shunt group and 140 (27%) for the silver shunt group. Additionally, the sentence beginning with "A randomised trial23 of external ventricular drains…" should have…

[Editorial] Medicine and medical science: Black lives must matter more
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
Emblematic of the profound sense of outrage at the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black men and women at the hands of law enforcement, hundreds of thousands of protestors took to the streets in the USA and across the globe. They set aside the risk of contracting SARS-CoV-2, judging that what they were marching for was more immediately urgent. Marches have been held to draw attention to the continued murder by police of Black people and to the persistent, pervasive racism that exists across societies.

Who should get COVID-19 testing?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-13
Dr. Bobbi Pritt, a clinical microbiologist at Mayo Clinic, acknowledges that there seems to be a lot of confusion with the general public when it comes to COVID-19 testing. Terms like viral, molecular, serology and antibodies, and convalescent plasma have sprung up in everyday language when talking about COVID-19 — but do you really need …

#FluorideTrial: Scientist Says He Was Threatened Because of Fluoride Study — Week 1 In Review
Derrick Broze | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-06-13
#FluorideTrial: Experts Admit Fluoride is a Pesticide The first week of the historic water fluoridation trial wrapped up on Friday afternoon after four days of occasionally tense testimony from expert witnesses with the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). One expert witness claimed he had been coerced into signing a …

[Correspondence] Questioning statin therapy for older patients — Authors' reply
Jordan Fulcher, Anthony Keech, John Simes, Colin Baigent, Rory Collins | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
We were correct in stating that, among patients with established cardiovascular disease, the rates of use of statin therapy have been shown to decline among people older than 75 years.1 Not only do the Dutch data2 that we cited demonstrate this trend, but so do the US data reported by Salami and colleagues.3 Supplementary table 5a in the latter paper3 indicates that, after adjusting for other factors, the odds of statin use among patients with cardiovascular disease are about one-fifth lower among patients aged 75 or older than among patients aged 65–74 years.

"We Are Fighting for Our Lives Against People With Money and Power"
Doni Jones | zcomm.org | 2020-06-13
Interview with a Minneapolis bus driver, who provided a model of solidarity during the George Floyd protests by refusing to transport police officers…

[Obituary] Jacob Plange-Rhule
Andrew Green | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
Physician, academic, and researcher who served as the Rector of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons. Born on July 27, 1957, in Winneba, Ghana, he died from complications of COVID-19 in Accra, Ghana, on April 10, 2020, aged 62 years.

[Articles] Cancer prevention with aspirin in hereditary colorectal cancer (Lynch syndrome), 10-year follow-up and registry-based 20-year data in the CAPP2 study: a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial
John Burn, Harsh Sheth, Faye Elliott, Lynn Reed, Finlay Macrae, Jukka-Pekka Mecklin, Gabriela Mà∂slein, Fiona E McRonald, Lucio Bertario, D Gareth Evans, Anne-Marie Gerdes, Judy W C Ho, Annika Lindblom, Patrick J Morrison, Jem Rashbass, Raj Ramesar, Toni Seppà§là§, Huw J W Thomas, Kirsi Pylvà§nà§inen, Gillian M Borthwick, John C Mathers, D Timothy Bishop, CAPP2 Investigators | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
The case for prevention of colorectal cancer with aspirin in Lynch syndrome is supported by our results.

øLas tropas USA contra lxs manifestantes estadounidenses?
John Catalinotto | workers.org | 2020-06-13
Traducción: redroja.net 5 de junio — Hace cuatro días, la Casa Blanca pidió al ejército estadounidense que se desplegara por las ciudades norteamericanas para "dominar" las calles. A lo largo de los tres días siguientes, dos antiguos integrantes de la Junta de Jefes del Estado Mayor conjunto de los ejércitos . . . | Continue reading øLas tropas USA contra lxs manifestantes estadounidenses? at Workers.org

Mayo Clinic Minute: Reversing a vasectomy
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-13
People change their minds. Some men who had a vasectomy to become infertile might decide for whatever reason that they want to have more children. In those cases, vasectomy reversal can be an option. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/TgfiKErAmx4 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0: 56) is in the downloads at the end of…

Mayo researchers define type of Alzheimer's that affects people in their younger years
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-13
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic researchers have defined a form of Alzheimer's disease that strikes younger people as early as their 40s, presents with atypical symptoms, and affects a different part of the brain not usually associated with Alzheimer's. In their study, the researchers describe a progressive dysexecutive syndrome which they say affects a person's …

[Clinical Picture] Atrial septal defect and haemodynamic consequences of continuous positive airway pressure treatment
Rob Eerdekens, Sjoerd Bouwmeester | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
A 51-year-old man was referred to our department because of reduced exercise tolerance and breathlessness on exertion. He had a medical history of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS), which was being treated with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). He had complained of snoring and a loss of concentration when he was first diagnosed with OSAS, in 2012.

The world on fire
Mumia Abu-Jamal | workers.org | 2020-06-13
Guess what? The world is on fire! I don't mean environmental degradation or global warming; no, although that too is true. I refer to protests, not just all across the United States but all around the world. Imprisoned journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal Protests from London to Paris; from Berlin to Nairobi; . . . | Continue reading The world on fire at Workers.org

[Correspondence] Increasing tobacco sales under the anti-smoking policy in China
Hailong Luo, Yuan Zhao | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
China joined the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in 2005, but tobacco control in China is still worrying.1 In the past decade, the Chinese Government has strengthened the publicity of anti-smoking campains in the media and increased the management of anti-smoking through policies. Nevertheless, paradoxically, tobacco sales have been rising.

"Indian racism towards Black people is almost worse than white peoples' racism" An Interview with Arundhati Roy
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-13
We ourselves live in a pretty sick society that seems incapable of feelings of sisterhood, brotherhood, solidarity.

Antiracist protests for George Floyd circle the globe
John Catalinotto | workers.org | 2020-06-13
The massive popular and antiracist reaction to the cop murder of George Floyd in the epicenter of world imperialism has inspired an equally massive reaction worldwide. Hundreds of thousands have marched, not only in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests in the United States, but also against local manifestations . . . | Continue reading Antiracist protests for George Floyd circle the globe at Workers.org

Will there be another stock market crash in 2020?
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-13
The coronavirus restrictions have led to an unprecedented drop in economic activity. Because the UK's economy relies heavily on the services sector, it has suffered more than many European countries. However, the contraction is certainly global. Furthermore, the second Covid-19 wave has started too. For example, the US is seeing a rise in coronavirus hospitalisations, in …

[Correspondence] Acute liver failure
Sandro Vento, Francesca Cainelli | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
In their Seminar, R Todd Stravitz and William Lee1 state that estimates of the incidence of acute liver failure range from one case per million people per year to about 2000–3000 cases per year in the USA; that viral hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis E are the main causes of acute liver failure in "developing countries"; and that only about 5% of all diagnoses have indeterminate causes.

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Medical education during the COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-13
Across the world, one of the biggest changes forced by the COVID-19 pandemic is in the field of education. Programs from kindergarten through postsecondary have rapidly moved to a distance learning model. Online and remote instruction has its own unique challenges, and has required students and educators to be creative to stay connected. On the …

Minnesota Workers United labor contingent joins justice for George Floyd protest
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-13
Minneapolis, MN – On Thursday, June 11, 3200 protesters gathered at the Hennepin County Government Center demanding justice for George Floyd and real change. Protests had been going on daily, sometimes several per day, for 18 days since the police murder of George Floyd. | While a battle rages over the role of police 'unions,' members of at least seven unions organized and turned out to the protest as part of a labor contingent organized by Minnesota Workers United. The labor contingent also sent several speakers up to the stage to speak and demand justice for George Floyd and to make it clear that police have n…

Dealing with Government Repression
Ted Glick | zcomm.org | 2020-06-13
Among these impacts is a willingness by some police to carelessly shoot and brutalize young black men and other men of color for no justifiable reason, which has given rise to the deeply important Movement for Black Lives.

[Perspectives] Accountability for medical participation in torture
Leonard Rubenstein | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
After revelations of the participation of US health professionals in torture of detainees in military or CIA custody in the wake of 9/11, citizens filed complaints to disciplinary and licensing boards in seven states against psychologists who had been publicly identified as having been part of the torture apparatus. All of the complaints were eventually dismissed, only one with an explanation. In light of the disciplinary bodies' resistance to investigate participation in torture, much less impose sanctions, colleagues and I, then representing Physicians for Human Rights, helped a New York legislator, Richard Got…

The Coronavirus Reversal
Glenn Greenwald | zcomm.org | 2020-06-13
The Abrupt, Radical Reversal in How Public Health Experts Now Speak About the Coronavirus and Mass Gatherings…

UK Stock Exchange considers cutting market trading hours, says LSE
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-13
A public consultation has found strong support for cutting stock market trading hours in the UK to help improve gender diversity and mental health across the financial sector. Feedback from the LSE's public consultation found that a "significant majority" were sympathetic to arguments that the move would increase employee wellbeing and broaden the appeal of a high-pressure career in …

Symbols are invested with power
Jonathan Cook | zcomm.org | 2020-06-13
Don't dismiss the importance of toppling a statue…

[Correspondence] NICE guideline for rectal cancer: already out of date
Robert Glynne-Jones, Mark Harrison, Drostan Cheetham | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
As members of a colorectal multidisciplinary team, some of whom have contributed to previous National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance1 and European Society of Medical Oncology guidelines in rectal cancer,2 we disagree with the current recommendations in the update to NICE guidance that was published in 2020: "offer preoperative radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy to people with rectal cancer that is cT1-T2, cN1-N2, M0, or cT3-T4, any cN, M0."3…

[Review] Meningococcal disease and sexual transmission: urogenital and anorectal infections and invasive disease due to Neisseria meningitidis
Shamez N Ladhani, Jay Lucidarme, Sydel R Parikh, Helen Campbell, Ray Borrow, Mary E Ramsay | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
Neisseria meningitidis is an obligate human commensal bacterium that frequently colonises the upper respiratory tract. Person-to-person transmission occurs via direct contact or through dispersion of respiratory droplets from a carrier of the bacteria, and can lead to invasive meningococcal disease. Rare sporadic cases of meningococcal urogenital and anorectal infections, including urethritis, proctitis, and cervicitis, have been reported, typically following orogenital contact with an oropharyngeal meningococcal carrier.

[Viewpoint] Clinical endpoint adjudication
Mohammed N Meah, Martin A Denvir, Nicholas L Mills, John Norrie, David E Newby | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
In pivotal clinical effectiveness trials, the primary endpoint needs to be precisely defined and quantified because any misclassification could introduce noise and possible bias, potentially leading to incorrect trial conclusions. This misclassification is commonly addressed by having an independent clinical endpoint adjudication committee where all relevant clinical information is provided and a panel of clinical experts categorises the primary endpoint, blind to treatment allocation. This strategy has been established as a basic cornerstone of modern robust trial methodology.

Johnson ponders introducing a law to prevent foreign takeovers of UK firms
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-13
Business groups have warned that introducing a law to prevent foreign takeovers that threaten national security could have a "chilling" effect on investment in the UK. The government is said to be considering new rules that would mean directors could be jailed or companies could be fined hundreds of thousands of pounds for failing to …

FROM THE FIELD: COVID-19 restrictions leave migrant workers stranded
news.un.org | 2020-06-13
In countries across the world, tens of thousands of migrant workers are finding themselves stranded through travel restrictions, in the hope of curbing the spread of COVID-19.

Police Are the Problem, Not the Solution
Michael Hirsch | zcomm.org | 2020-06-13
Review of The End of Policing, by Alex Vitale…

[Correspondence] Acute liver failure — Authors' reply
R Todd Stravitz, William M Lee | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
We appreciate the additional insights provided by Sandro Vento and Francesca Cainelli regarding the incidence and diagnosis of acute liver failure in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). Beyond the differences in known causal factors (viruses, drugs) between high-income countries and LMICs, the predominance of the indeterminate group in these regions is of concern to all. In our study,1 only 5% of patients remained indeterminate after thorough serological testing and review of history and available liver histology.

[Articles] Atezolizumab, vemurafenib, and cobimetinib as first-line treatment for unresectable advanced BRAFV600 mutation-positive melanoma (IMspire150): primary analysis of the randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial
Ralf Gutzmer, Daniil Stroyakovskiy, Helen Gogas, Caroline Robert, Karl Lewis, Svetlana Protsenko, Rodrigo P Pereira, Thomas Eigentler, Piotr Rutkowski, Lev Demidov, Georgy Moiseevich Manikhas, Yibing Yan, Kuan-Chieh Huang, Anne Uyei, Virginia McNally, Grant A McArthur, Paolo A Ascierto | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
The addition of atezolizumab to targeted therapy with vemurafenib and cobimetinib was safe and tolerable and significantly increased progression-free survival in patients with BRAFV600 mutation-positive advanced melanoma.

[Correspondence] Questioning statin therapy for older patients
John Abramson, Curt Furberg, Nicholas Jewell, James M Wright | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
Single clinical trials have not yet determined whether statin therapy provides more benefit than harm to people older than 75 years with or without a history of vascular disease. The Cholesterol Treatment Trialists' Collaboration, which alone has access to patient-level data from most trials, is best able to answer these questions. However, we have several concerns about the Article by the Collaboration1 and the presentation of its results to the media.

[Comment] Aspirin for Lynch syndrome: a legacy of prevention
Matthew B Yurgelun, Andrew T Chan | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
Lynch syndrome–caused by pathogenic germline MLH1, MSH2, MSH2, PMS2, or EPCAM variants–is among the most common forms of inherited cancer susceptibility and predisposes to high risks of colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer, and other malignancies. Frequent colonoscopies confer a substantial mortality benefit in Lynch syndrome carriers but have inherent limitations.1 Some Lynch syndrome-associated colorectal cancers bypass a precursor adenoma phase, thereby making such tumours impossible to prevent via colonoscopic polypectomy.

Health care leaders urge patients to seek necessary care
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-13
Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO, joined Tomislav Mihaljevic, M.D., chief executive and president of the Cleveland Clinic, in a public call for patients not to delay needed health care or screenings. In a New York Times Opinion piece, Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO, and Tomislav Mihaljevic, M.D., chief executive and president …

[Comment] Triple therapy for BRAFV600-mutated melanoma
Antoni Ribas | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
There is a need to improve on the remarkable advances in the treatment of patients with metastatic melanoma driven by oncogenic BRAFV600 mutations, as only a third to half of patients derive long-term benefit.1–5 Effectively combining the benefits of BRAF inhibitor-based targeted therapy with immune checkpoint blockade has been a long-standing goal.6 Blocking oncogenic BRAFV600 signalling in combination with immunotherapy increases activity in mouse models,7–9 and makes tumours permissive to immune cell infiltration.

Coronavirus exposes Britain's bogus self-employment problem
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-13
Millions of Britain's self-employed workers can now apply for financial aid to help them through the coronavirus crisis. The government has announced support of 80% of their average monthly earnings up to a cap of £7,500. It comes as a relief for many — there are 5.2 million registered self-employed people in the UK. But a …

How Thailand Contained COVID-19
Walden Bello | zcomm.org | 2020-06-13
In politically turbulent Thailand, a public health system with popular support — not decrees from above — made all the difference…

Mayo Clinic launches neutralizing antibody test to advance COVID-19 therapies
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-06-13
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic has launched a new SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibody test in support of the national Expanded Access Program for Convalescent Plasma and other critical research efforts to establish effective therapies and vaccines for COVID-19. The test will be available through Mayo Clinic Laboratories to select labs, blood banks, and biopharma clients in …

UK businesses dramatically scaled back or shelved investment plans
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-06-13
Businesses have dramatically scaled back investment plans for the rest of the year in response to the uncertainty surrounding the future of the UK economy, according to a leading business survey. The Institute of Directors (IoD) said its confidence tracker revealed the Covid-19 crisis had driven down investment intentions among its members for the next 12 months by 11 …