2022-06-23: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-06-23). At least 1 in 12 Chicago Public Schools students caught COVID-19 during past school year. wsws.org The staggering figures, an understatement of the real rates of infection, are an indictment of the reopening and mass infection policy carried out by the ruling class and the Democratic Party, with the critical assistance of the CTU.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-23). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 update. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As immunity wanes for many vaccinated adults and omicron and its subvariants continue to circulate, it seems that just about everyone knows someone with a case of COVID-19. The steady increase in COVID-19 infections is due to changing, highly contagious variants, explains Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. Dr. Poland says it's still important to take the precaution of mask-wearing in public areas, even if you have…

____ (2022-06-23). China's ambassador says Scotland ties mean 'opportunities up for grabs'. ecns.cn China's top diplomat in the United Kingdom is on a weeklong visit to Scotland to enhance the growing economic, cultural, and educational links between the nations, in a year that marks the th anniversary of the establishment of China-UK ambassadorial diplomatic relations…

____ (2022-06-23). Tourism sector keen for revival in summertime. ecns.cn Domestic tourism will embrace a robust recovery in the coming summer as students start their vacations in late June, and eased travel restrictions will help boost the sector's growth, according to industry experts.

Jordan Schachtel (2022-06-23). Already Expired: Moderna's upcoming Omicron shot is formulated for a variant that no longer exists. globalresearch.ca Moderna's reformulated mRNA COVID injection, the highly touted — and continuously delayed — "Omicron vaccine," was tailored to an Omicron subvariant that no longer exists. | The pharmaceutical company's Omicron-specific shot was formulated for the BA.1 subvariant of Omicron, which hasn't …

WSWS (2022-06-23). Australian university union defends silencing socialist and delaying strike action. wsws.org The NTEU is gagging workers, especially socialists, and keeping university workers separate from the strike movement erupting over the soaring cost of living, including among public sector workers, teachers and nurses.

WSWS (2022-06-23). Australia: More than 130,000 New South Wales nurses and teachers to strike next week. wsws.org Health workers across the state will stop work on Tuesday, while public and Catholic school teachers will hold a joint strike on Thursday.

Imperial.ac.uk (2022-06-23). No 'safest spot' to minimise risk of COVID-19 transmission on trains. imperial.ac.uk Researchers have shown how COVID-19 can spread through train carriages, finding that there is no 'safest spot' to minimise risk of transmission.

Imperial.ac.uk (2022-06-23). Great Exhibition Road Festival 2022 serves up trailblazing inspiration. imperial.ac.uk Trailblazing ideas and unique experiences from science and the arts on show as Great Exhibition Road Festival transforms South Kensington.

Imperial.ac.uk (2022-06-23). Imperial alumni win top prize at Young Inventors award. imperial.ac.uk Two former Imperial students have been honoured by the European Patent Office (EPO) for an AI-recycling technology first conceived at the College.

____ (2022-06-23). Chinese scientists achieve important breakthrough in silkworm research. ecns.cn Chinese scientists have unveiled the heterogeneity and transcriptomic atlas of silkworm silk gland cells at single-cell resolution, achieving a significant breakthrough in silkworm research.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-23). Study finds few COVID-19 patients get rebound symptoms after Paxlovid treatment. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers studied the outcomes of 483 high-risk patients treated for COVID-19 with a five-day oral regimen of nirmatrelvir and ritonavir, together marketed as Paxlovid. Only a handful developed COVID-19 rebound symptoms, and the researchers say more studies are needed to determine why. Overall, the treatment benefited everyone in the study. All recovered, including the patients who developed rebound symptoms, which were generally mild. The findings appear in the journal Clinical…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-23). Science Saturday: Study indicates gut microbiome, host gene affect gastrointestinal disorders. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In a new study published in Nature Microbiology, researchers demonstrated the power of integrating the microbiome and host gene expression data to provide insights into their combined role in gastrointestinal diseases. The microbiome consists of all microbes in the gut including bacteria, fungi, and viruses. This study focused on bacteria. "We identified a common set of host genes and pathways, including pathways that regulate gastrointestinal inflammation, gut barrier protection and energy metabolism that are associated with…

____ (2022-06-23). Study finds coffee linked to lower risk of death. ecns.cn Moderate consumption of coffee, whether unsweetened or sugar-sweetened, was associated with lower risk of death, according to research by a Chinese university.

____ (2022-06-23). NASA extends InSight lander's mission on Mars. ecns.cn NASA has decided to extend the science mission of its InSight lander on Mars, operating its seismometer instrument longer than previously planned, according to a release of the agency.

Margaret Kimberley (2022-06-22). The Problem with Juneteenth. orinocotribune.com By Margaret Kimberley &#1 ; Jun 15, 2022 | Juneteenth was a people's holiday with deep meaning for the descendants of enslaved people. But the declaration of an official federal holiday has turned it into an opportunity for corporate exploiters and cynical politicians to show pretend concern for Black people. At best Juneteenth provides a history lesson and an opportunity for much needed political education. | "The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of pr…

Benjamin Norton (2022-06-22). Mexico's President AMLO demands freedom for Julian Assange, 'prisoner of conscience' and 'best journalist of our time'. multipolarista.com Mexico's left-wing President López Obrador denounced US hypocrisy and reiterated his call to free Julian Assange, calling him a "prisoner of conscience" and the "best journalist of our time, in the world." At a press conference, AMLO played a WikiLeaks video showing the US military killing civilians in Iraq.

Lowkey (2022-06-22). Institute For Curriculum Studies: The "Educational" Dep't of the Israel Lobby, With Jessica Buxbaum. mintpressnews.com ICS recommended that American students be discouraged from finding their own sources of information on the internet, and instead be instructed to use resources from the Anti-Defamation League or the Jewish Virtual Library.

Ann Brown (2022-06-22). Black San Diego Gets Its Research Game Up Tracing Lineage Ahead Of California Reparations Plan. moguldom.com On March 29, California's first-in-the-nation task force on reparations voted to structure its reparations criteria based on lineage traced to slavery. That means any compensation the task force decides on will be limited to the descendants of free and enslaved Black people who were in the U.S. in the 19th century. As the task force continues to …

Contributing Writers (2022-06-22). Eighty Percent of Those "Dying from Covid" in Canada Are Fully Jabbed. marktaliano.net Don't be fooled: Getting jabbed for covid is likely to sicken or kill you By Ethan Huff Global Research, June 21, 2022 NaturalNews.com 18 June 2022 To receive Global Research's Daily …

Scott Williams (2022-06-22). Mumia Abu-Jamal ‚àí a hero for young people. workers.org This excerpted text was first handed out at a youth conference for Mumia Abu-Jamal in Philadelphia, December 2012. Some statistics have been updated. George Washington. Abraham Lincoln. John F. Kennedy. Young people in the U.S. are taught in school to see these men as heroes. But this is the history . . . |

WSWS (2022-06-22). US Supreme Court orders state funding of religious education in Maine. wsws.org The Supreme Court invalidated a state tuition subsidy program for rural students that excludes religious indoctrination, further dismantling the wall of separation between church and state.

WSWS (2022-06-22). Joe Nagle, 22, killed by Allegan County, Michigan sheriff during traffic stop. wsws.org Nagle, a FedEx driver, community college student and former state high school wrestling standout, was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop on a rural road south of Grand Rapids. Police have declared that there is no video of the fatal encounter.

Julia Conley (2022-06-22). Civil Rights Groups Demand Biden Cancel at Least $ K in Student Debt Per Borrower. commondreams.org Federal student loans payments are currently scheduled to begin again at the end of August, as households across the country face rising prices due to inflation.

Doctors for COVID Ethics (2022-06-22). J'Accuse! The Gene-based "Vaccines" Are Killing People. Governments Worldwide Are Lying to You the People, to the Populations They Purportedly Serve. globalresearch.ca The Signal of Harm is now indisputably overwhelming, and, in line with universally accepted ethical standards for clinical trials, Doctors for Covid Ethics demands that the 'Covid' vaccine programme be halted immediately.

____ (2022-06-22). New education center opens in HK. ecns.cn A new cultural and education recreation center that offers all-around support for teachers and students opened in Hong Kong on Tuesday to mark the 25th anniversary of the city's return to the motherland.

WSWS (2022-06-22). COVID-19 driven staff shortages fuel crisis in Australian schools. wsws.org Masks are no longer mandated at schools for either staff or students, and close contacts of confirmed cases no longer need to isolate.

Editor (2022-06-22). Pañuelos Verdes, Acompañamiento, Solidaridad. mronline.org The Global South has much to teach the Global North about fighting for reproductive justice, providing abortions to whoever needs them, regardless of the law–and about building a mass, international, feminist movement.

Editor (2022-06-22). Criminalizing Palestine Solidarity Activism in the UK. scheerpost.com Nov. 4 2017: Protest in London demanding U.K. recognition of Palestine and end of British support for Israel's illegal occupation of the West Bank and its brutal siege of Gaza. (Alisdare Hickson, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0) | By Yara Hawari / Consortium News | In January, British Education Secretary

____ (2022-06-22). 'Insect banquet' held to bid farewell to university. ecns.cn Huazhong Agricultural University held an "insect banquet" to bid farewell to graduates. Locusts, silkworm pupae, bamboo insects and other insects are cooked for teachers and students to taste in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, June 21, 2022.

Deweylaura (2022-06-22). The corporate anti-school agenda in America. cpusa.org Ever motivated to influence the consciousness of workers, capitalists have made repeated attacks against public education. In their eyes, schools are little more than fertile ground for "critical race theories" and changing gender identity norms. Public schools are focused on destroying traditional values first and teaching basic math second, so corporate media companies would …

____ (2022-06-22). Twin-city cooperation offers business launchpad for Hong Kong youths. ecns.cn It has been four years since Ho Yiu-wai, a Hong Kong young man, established his start-up in the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone at the Lok Ma Chau Loop in the border area between the two cities.

WSWS (2022-06-22). UK Royal Mail workers ballot for national strike action against imposition of 2 percent pay award. wsws.org As far as the CWU is concerned, Royal Mail's charter for sweatshop labour is negotiable.

Labor Video Project (2022-06-22). On Juneteenth Weekend Parents, Teacher & Student Speak Out At Liberated Parker Elementary. indybay.org On the Juneteenth weekend a student, parents and a teacher spoke out at the occupied Parker Elementary school which has turned into a liberation school in Oakland.

César Chelala (2022-06-22). Children Have the Right to Be Safe From Gun Violence Made Possible by the GOP's Political Lunacy. commondreams.org What is truly needed is an effective ban on gun sales and education efforts to change a culture of violence to a culture of peace.

WSWS (2022-06-22). Stop right-wing violence against student criticism! Stop supporting the radical right-wing professor Baberowski! wsws.org The Humboldt University Presidium is responsible for a climate of violence and the intimidation of students who oppose the return of militarism and right-wing extremism.

Julia Conley (2022-06-22). Far-Too-Weak Senate Gun Control Bill Slammed as 'Crumbs'. commondreams.org "NOW is the time to end the filibuster and save the lives of our students, our community members, and our fellow educators," said organizers in Arizona.

____ (2022-06-22). Chinese researchers discover new bacterial tRNA species. ecns.cn Chinese researchers have recently reported the discovery of a new bacterial transfer RNA (tRNA) species, which can help the synthesis of antibiotics, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Contributing Writers (2022-06-21). "The First Casualty of War is the Truth". What is Really Happening in Donbass/By Christelle Néant and Dr. Leon Tressell. marktaliano.net A Conversation with Christelle Neant of Donbass Insider on the War in Ukraine By Christelle Néant and Dr. Leon Tressell Global Research, June 21, 2022 To receive Global Research's Daily Newsletter (selected …

Contributing Writers (2022-06-21). US Occupation Troops Steal Wheat from Syria to Send to Iraq. marktaliano.net In addition to stealing Syrian wheat supplies, the US military has also been stealing Syrian oil By The Cradle Global Research, June 21, 2022 The Cradle 20 June 2022 To receive …

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