2020-12-14: News Headlines

John Pilger (2020-12-14). John Pilger: The Most Lethal Virus Is Not COVID. It Is War. mintpressnews.com In the midst of the greatest health emergency in modern times, with more than 4 million surgical procedures delayed by the National Health Service, Britain has announced a record increase of £16.5 billion in so-called defense spending.

_____ (2020-12-13). Science Magazine Report Praises China's COVID-19 Vaccine. popularresistance.org The Science magazine website has just published a report praising a Covid-19 vaccine China has developed and referred to its "outstanding efficacy data" as a relevant feature, compared to the other vaccines out in the market. The vaccine, developed by the China National Pharmaceutical Group (CNPG), had been under phase III trials in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since June, involving 31,000 volunteers from 125 countries and regions. | The UAE announced on Wednesday the official registration of the Chinese company's COVID-19 vaccine. According to a statement issued by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, th…

MEE and agencies (2020-12-13). Covid-19: Bahrain approves vaccine from Chinese drug giant Sinopharm. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Bahrain approves vaccine from Chinese drug giant Sinopharm | Gulf country launches online registration scheme for all residents over 18 to receive the vaccine for free | Sun, 12/13/2020 – 17: 23 | China has four vaccines in development, three of which – including Sinopharm – use an inactivated form of the novel coronavirus to boost immunity (AFP) | Bahrain said on Sunday that it…

The Lancet (2020-12-12). [Editorial] Facing up to long COVID. thelancet.com Multiorgan symptoms after COVID-19 are being reported by increasing numbers of patients. They range from cough and shortness of breath, to fatigue, headache, palpitations, chest pain, joint pain, physical limitations, depression, and insomnia, and affect people of varying ages. At the Lancet—Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences conference on Nov 23, Bin Cao presented data (in press at The Lancet) on the long-term consequences of COVID-19 for patients in Wuhan, and warned that dysfunctions and complications could persist in some discharged patients for at least 6 months.

Qiao Collective (2020-12-12). Qiao Collective on challenging U.S. aggression on China, the role of the Western left. mronline.org On the domestic front, the U.S. propaganda machine mostly works instead to position China as this great, menacing oriental Other. We've seen this during the COVID-19 pandemic in Trump's rhetoric about the "China virus" and in Biden's attempts at one-upmanship.

Ralph Nader (2020-12-12). Go Vote Yourself a Raise, Georgia—You've Long Earned It. commondreams.org Candidates should be pushed to say if they stand with the super-rich profiteering, callous Big Business tycoons or with the people who work for pitiful wages, on the rugged frontlines, and keep our society running. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/georgia_primary.jpg

Sean Callebs (2020-12-12). The Heat: China Economic Strategy. america.cgtn.com Policy, pandemic and politics are on the agenda as Chinese leaders get set to meet to chart the way forward.

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-12). Hainan Intl Film Fest to host "Bandar Band" en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 12 (MNA) — The Iranian film "Bandar Band" is scheduled to be screened at the Chinese Hainan International Film Festival in the current month.

A Guest Author (2020-12-11). Now in print and available:'Capitalism on a ventilator: The Impact of Covid-19 in China & the U.S.'. workers.org "Capitalism on a Ventilator: The Impact of COVID-19 in China & the U.S." is a new anthology contrasting the effective Chinese response to COVID-19 with the disastrous response here in the U.S. It pushes back against the racist anti-China campaign in the media. Due to the growing hostility of the . . . |