2021-05-30: News Headlines

_____ (2021-05-29). Africa Needs Vaccines Now. popularresistance.org The World Health Organization (WHO) has made an urgent call for another 20 million doses of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed in African nations in the next six weeks, or many who have received their first dose will not get the boosted protection of a second shot.

Munyaradzi Makoni (2021-05-29). [World Report] Africa's need for more COVID-19 clinical trials. thelancet.com Few treatments and vaccines are being tested in Africa, leaving a lack of data for the COVID-19 response. Munyaradzi Makoni reports from Cape Town, South Africa.

Ana Malinow, Kay Tillow (2021-05-29). Medicare for None: A Response to the State-Based Universal Health Care Act of 2021. commondreams.org Warning! "Based on the historical precedents set by the Affordable Care Act (ACA)," write Ana Malinow and Kay Tillow, "the story of Medicaid expansion serves as a cautionary tale to those who'd like to leave healthcare to the states." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/m4a_2000x1047.jpg

Anonymous669 (2021-05-29). Houthis Released Combat Footage From Recent Operation Deep Inside Saudi Arabia (18+). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | On May 29, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) released combat footage from a recent large-scale ground operation inside the southern Saudi province of Jizan. | During the operation, Houthi fighters crossed the border into Jizan then stormed a number of Saudi military position without facing any real resistance. The positions were manned by Saudi and Sudanese soldiers as well as Saudi-backed Yemeni fighters. | The Houthis also ambushed reinforcements of the Saudi military and managed to reach the ou…

_____ (2021-05-29). US Africa Command-Trained Troops Behind At Least Seven Coups In 13 Years. popularresistance.org While the U.S. Army School of the Americas is infamous for training right-wing guerrilla forces across Latin America, less well-known are the Pentagon's military training programs in Africa, including the Flintlock exercises for the G5 Sahel nations, nearly all of which have experienced military coups in the last 13 years.

Sharmila Devi (2021-05-29). [World Report] 800‚Äà000 South Sudanese to lose access to health care. thelancet.com The International Organization for Migration warns that primary care services will cease unless donors contribute. Sharmila Devi reports.

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