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Smart toilets and managing natural disasters: designing cities of the future
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-12-15
Imperial students have collaborated with students from Tsinghua University in Beijing to devise solutions for the smart cities of the future.
The Most Lethal Virus Is Not COVID. It Is War
John Pilger | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-15
John Pilger describes the invisible weapon of past and current wars, and the threat of nuclear war, under cover of the Covid pandemic. This is propaganda, aided by censorship by omission. | Watch Pilger's 2010 film The War You Don't See…
The Most Lethal Virus is Not COVID. It is War
John Pilger | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-15
In the midst of the greatest health emergency in modern times, with more than 4 million surgical procedures delayed by the National Health Service, Boris Johnson has announced a record increase of £16.5 billion in so-called defence spending — a figure that would restore the under-resourced NHS many times over.
Biden Urges To 'Turn the Page' After Electoral College Victory
telesurenglish.net | 2020-12-15
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday night urged the nation to "turn the page" to unite and heal after the Electoral College vote made his victory official. | RELATED: | Biden Administration To Face China's Presence in Latin America | The electors cast 306 votes for Biden and 232 for Donald Trump based on the 2020 election results in their respective states. To clinch the White House, a candidate needs at least 270 electoral votes of the 538 in total. | "I will be a president…
John Pilger: The Most Lethal Virus Is Not COVID. It Is War
John Pilger | mintpressnews.com | 2020-12-14
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.
Biden Administration To Face China's Presence in Latin America
telesurenglish.net | 2020-12-14
China has been increasing its investments and business associations across vast areas of Latin America during the Trump administration, a fact that the administration of President-elect Joe Biden will have to contend with, as it deals with the resource-rich region once considered the United States's backyard. | RELATED: | US Attempts to Limit China's Operations in the Stock Market | A Reuters investigation, which includes interviews with current and former officials and advisers, a…
Science Magazine Report Praises China's COVID-19 Vaccine
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-13
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…
Covid-19: Bahrain approves vaccine from Chinese drug giant Sinopharm
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-13
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 | MEE and agencies | 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…
Challenging US Aggression On China
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-13
In the West, we rarely hear from those on the Chinese left who broadly support their government, who don't openly advocate for Western-style capitalist democracy, who aren't some flavor of "dissident," usually elevated by Western media. And we virtually never hear what original insights they may have about American politics. This kind of intellectual gatekeeping is hugely counterproductive. With our translations of writings by Tù Zh«îxí (Chairman Rabbit) on U.S. electoral politics, by Jƒ´liú on the George Floyd uprising, and by Z«ê Qiú on the U.S. pandemic response, we aim to st…
[Editorial] Facing up to long COVID
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2020-12-12
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.
Now In Print And Available: 'Capitalism On A Ventilator'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-12-12
"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 U.S. establishment toward China, and the accompanying surge in anti-Asian racism, it was an enormous challenge to find printers and distributors for this book. | The chapters include articles by many published authors, including: Ajamu Baraka, Monica Moorehead, Mumia Abu-Jamal…
Qiao Collective on challenging U.S. aggression on China, the role of the Western left
Qiao Collective | mronline.org | 2020-12-12
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.
Go Vote Yourself a Raise, Georgia—You've Long Earned It
Ralph Nader | commondreams.org | 2020-12-12