Sunday, 18 July 2021

Fighting Fake News with REAL; 18/7/21; Israel, Healtcare and Dr Death, Murdoch the Messenger;

 

Marchers with banner that reads The Jewish future demands Palestinian freedom

 The Future of Israel looks grim

Efforts by Israel and its lobby to equate criticism of Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people with anti-Jewish bigotry are in overdrive. Yet a new poll indicates that this campaign has failed even with the vast majority of Jewish American voters. The survey commissioned by the Jewish Electorate Institute, a group led by supporters of the Democratic Party, contains several eye-catching findings. A quarter of Jewish American voters agree that Israel is an apartheid state – a number that shoots up to 38 percent among those under age 40. Twenty-two percent of Jewish voters overall agree that Israel is committing genocide against Palestinians, a figure that rises to an astonishing 33 percent among the younger group. Moreover, Israel’s treatment of Palestinians is similar to racism in the US, according to 34 percent of Jewish voters surveyed. That figure exceeds two in five among those aged under 40.

Source: A third of young US Jews see Israel as genocidal, poll finds | The Electronic Intifada

 

World

 Firefighters monitor the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, in Doyle, California last week.

Urban heat experts say the record-breaking heatwave in North America should set off alarm bells in Australia. But decision-makers are not listening.

Just like the pandemic the LNP aren't listening "Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce declared the likelihood of his party room backing a net zero by 2050 target was “zero”."

Why a killer US heatwave points to a stifling future for our cities

 
 

Public Health

Life for Australians in Seattle, America’s most vaccinated city, is getting back to normal

What Morrison didn't do for us in Australia was VACCINATE

It was once one of the world’s most treacherous COVID-19 hotspots, but Seattle is now a city in stark contrast to Australia’s locked-down capitals and the Australians living there are gutted at the difference between their lives and those of their compatriots back home.

‘People took the situation seriously right away,’ says Rochelle Howie, who lives in Seattle with her husband Shaun, son Lachlan and daughter Skye.

‘People took the situation seriously right away,’ says Rochelle Howie, who lives in Seattle with her husband Shaun, son Lachlan and daughter Skye.

“It’s a crazy turnaround,” said Daniella Phair, 32, a Melbourne lawyer who’s working in Seattle for Amazon. “Here, you basically wouldn’t know that coronavirus had ever happened. I think we’re now the most vaccinated metro city in the country, all restrictions were lifted on June 30, we don’t have to wear masks anywhere and all the restaurants are back to full capacity.

 

Private Health

‘America’s healthcare system isn’t just a nightmare to navigate – it’s inefficient and inequitable.’

Greg Hunt’s aspiration for the Australia's health system seems to be moving us closer to the American privatised healthcare model. The LNP have been attempting to dismantle Medicare

 The TV series Dr Death shows what Private Health systemic outcomes can and have really lead to in America. Hospitals and medical schools burying the incompetency of their doctors and malpractice under the carpet in order to secure and not lose profits moving forward. It's the  diminishment of any primary interest in patient care with profit the primary goal. The TV series highlights the American system and the difficulty of individuals to counter it..

Our insurance covers most of it, but the extortionate prices in America’s healthcare system – and the absurd bureaucracy – boggles the mind

Source: We got the bill for having a baby – $37,000. Welcome to life in America | Arwa Mahdawi | The Guardian

 

Business

“Fox has been almost single-handedly responsible for the politicisation of public health in the US,” said one of Rupert Murdoch’s former top executives.

Former Murdoch exec slams Fox News over vaccine misinformation


 May be an image of 9 people and text that says 'Climate Change- -nine angry men against Greta Thunberg: Ganging up to silence a schoolgirl who has faith in science.'

May be an image of 3 people, car, outdoors and text that says '2nd last in income support lastin vaccine rollout' 

Used Car Anyone?

May be an image of 1 person and text that says 'July 16th 2021 "We are all prisoners of our own success." Vaccinations 10.0% fully vaccinated 17.6% only one dose 38/38 ranked in OECD'May be an image of 1 person and text

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