"Boston’s Asian American community rallies in solidarity against AAPI hate" by Felicia Gans Globe Staff, May 31, 2021
The scream of yellow whistles echoed through the Boston Common on Monday afternoon as community leaders, organizers, and allies pledged their solidarity to combat hate toward Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
The color yellow, once weaponized against Asian people in xenophobic rhetoric, took on a powerful new meaning with the whistles, which have been distributed across the country this spring through The Yellow Whistle campaign.
“We should not be silent,” said speaker Esther Lee, who encouraged everyone to blow their whistles together.
Monday’s rally, organized by the Chinese American Citizens Alliance Boston Lodge, was the Boston gathering for the National Day of Solidarity Against AAPI Hate, which coincided with the last day of AAPI Heritage Month. A flagship rally was planned in Washington, D.C., and others in cities across the country.
The rallies come amid a wave in anti-Asian racism and violence — a surge that some have attributed to the rhetoric used by former president Donald Trump and others in blaming China for the coronavirus pandemic, but anti-Asian hate is also “part of a long, dark history in our country’s treatment of the AAPI community,” Acting Mayor Kim Janey told those gathered on the Common.
[Did America ever do the world any good, and why would any migrant ever want to come here?]
Janey presented a proclamation during the rally naming Monday “Day of Solidarity Against AAPI Hate” in Boston.
“The fires of racism have been burning in our country for far too long, 400 years in fact, and we will not let this stand in Boston,” she said.
[They are stoking them for political purposes, for God's sake]
Though sparked by the somber recognition of violence against Asian Americans, the Boston Common rally was also filled with joy, including impassioned remarks, songs and poems written by children, and a traditional lion dance performance.
Many wore shirts or held signs with the words “Stop Asian Hate.”
Susan, of East Boston, who asked to be identified by just her first name, attended the rally with her 10-year-old son. She held a sign that said “BlacKoreans for Unity.”
“We do live in fear,” she said. “We’re here to show him and other youth that there are adults behind him.”
City Councilor Michelle Wu, the first Asian American woman to serve on the council and a candidate for mayor, gave the crowd a handful of concrete steps they can take, including supporting Asian American-owned businesses and pushing for language access to government services so all communities can reach the resources they need.
Schools should also be teaching ethnic studies, Wu added, so the curriculum reflects the contributions of every community.
“Now is the moment... to ensure that we are laying the groundwork starting from the very, very beginning in our education system,” she said.
Several elected officials and City Council candidates who attended Monday’s rally were called to the stage and asked to pledge to work with the AAPI community to end hate.
[As the hate drips from them regarding a certain ethnic group]
John Barros, the city’s former economic development chief who is also running for mayor, reiterated the importance of standing together in solidarity against hate.
“Hate on any one of us is hate on every one of us, and we can’t take it,” he said.
Many children were in attendance Monday, and some participated in the rally, a point of pride among many community organizers. Lily Li-Nagy, 6, wrote a poem that she read aloud at the rally. Her mother, Helen Li, said she wants her daughter to learn at a young age how to speak up against wrongdoing.
“Love doesn’t have a shape. She follows her own design. Love may walk in a circle, or in a straight line,” Li-Nagy read. “Love may trip and stumble. In fact love often will fall, but love is never alone. Love is awaiting your call.”
City Councilor Ed Flynn, a US Navy veteran, in acknowledging the Memorial Day holiday, expressed concern about the disrespect many Asian American veterans face when they return home from service. “I served side-by-side with so many Asians and Asian Americans and immigrants,” he said. “They worked incredibly hard, and then when they came back to the United States, they were treated with disrespect and their families were victims of intimidation and bullying and hate crimes.”
A poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds 60 percent of Americans say discrimination against Asian Americans has swelled, compared with a year ago, and Glendon Yuri-Sweetland, 34, of Brewer, Maine, blames the former president for the increased discrimination against Asian Americans because Donald Trump’s constant references to COVID-19 as the “Chinese virus” and other racist terms are still embedded in a lot of minds, he said.
Unfortunately, they are often portrayed as monolithic in the pre$$ who has a history of such things, and I hear you Laud and clear:
"At a time of rising anti-Asian bigotry across the country — fueled by the coronavirus pandemic and former president Donald Trump’s racist “Chinese virus” rhetoric — Roger Lau hopes he can use his platform to increase Asian American political power and representation. For Lau, part of that means stepping far outside his comfort zone, and sharing his story more widely. “Someone has to speak to humanize us,” Lau said. Indeed, in the rarefied echelons of American politics, dominated by white, well-connected Ivy Leaguers, Lau’s story stands out — and not in a way he’s entirely comfortable with. The oldest son of working-class Chinese immigrants, Lau dropped out of his New York City high school and racked up a minor arrest record before earning his GED and matriculating at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he stumbled through his freshman and sophomore years. “It just wasn’t something I was proud to tell in that world,” Lau said. After Congress passed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act on May 18, which aims to expedite Department of Justice reviews of pandemic-related hate crimes, the DNC launched a major multilingual advertising campaign in more than 25 states and territories to promote the American Rescue Plan and celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The campaign, which Lau had a hand in, is part of the party’s strategy of investing early in communities of color. “This moment in time that we’re in is probably the most the Asian American community has been in the political consciousness, at least as far as I can remember,” Lau said. “I think that our power comes from building that community and embracing it as much as we can, and if we stand together and share our successes ... that’s going to give us a lot more opportunity to claim more space in this country.”
Speaking of Asian targets:
"China, its military might expanding, accuses NATO of hypocrisy" by Steven Lee Myers New York Times, June 15, 2021
China’s former leader, Deng Xiaoping, famously used an old proverb to describe the country’s foreign policy after the end of the Cold War: “Hide our strength, bide our time.” Those days are long gone.
China now faces a world that increasingly views its economic and military might as a threat that must be confronted, as NATO’s leaders made clear in their summit in Brussels.
While China poses virtually no direct military threat to Europe, which is NATO’s home field, it can now flex its military power in ways that were unimaginable only a few years ago — not only in Asia, but also globally.
[I'm so sick of the war-mongering, anti-Asian bias of the pre$$]
Chinese officials reacted to NATO’s declaration with anger and scorn, accusing the alliance of recycling outdated Cold War strategies. A spokesman for China’s Foreign Ministry warned Tuesday that forming cliques and forcing countries to choose sides were strategies doomed to fail.
Even as NATO leaders met in Brussels, the US aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan and several other warships moved into the disputed waters of the South China Sea, with the group’s commander, Rear Admiral Will Pennington, vowing to protect “international law and rules-based order,” wording that echoed NATO’s communiqué. Hours later, 28 Chinese fighter jets and other aircraft — the largest fleet in years — conducted their own show of force over waters south of Taiwan, the island democracy that China claims as its own.
[That's called a provocation]
Only days before, the Group of 7 leaders, meeting in Cornwall, England, had for the first time issued a statement on Taiwan, calling for China to support peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait after a series of menacing Chinese military operations like those Tuesday.
The declarations by the G-7 and NATO are in part the fruition of President Biden’s strategy to build a coalition of like-minded nations to confront China over its activities.
Although largely symbolic, for now, they have for Beijing deepened a sense of crisis in relations with the United States that now threatens to expand to Europe. China’s leader, Xi Jinping, and senior diplomats have tried to thwart such an alliance from coalescing with a series of meetings and video conferences with European leaders in recent months.
In its communiqué, NATO stopped short of declaring China a threat, as it has Russia under President Vladimir Putin, and even called for deepening cooperation on issues like climate change. At the same time, it noted that China has moved steadily closer to its neighbor, joining the Russians in military training exercises and operations, including in the Mediterranean and Baltic Seas.
[If I were the Chinese or anyone else I would tell NATO to fuck off!]
The NATO leaders cited China’s rising military spending, its modernizing nuclear arsenal, “advances in the space domain,” and cyberwarfare and asymmetric activities, including the spread of disinformation. They indicated that China’s military might and “assertive behavior” posed challenges to the security interests of the alliance’s 30 member states in Europe and North America.
[Only the U.S. war machine can do those things]
“China is coming closer to us,” NATO’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, said in closing remarks at the summit of the alliance’s leaders.
NATO barely mentioned China in its last summit in 2019 but has now thrust it up to the top of the alliance’s security agenda, a reflection of the growing ambivalence over China’s rise.
Since Biden’s election, tensions like these have intensified, especially over Taiwan.
The military balance between China and Taiwan has tilted dramatically in Beijing’s favor as the country has built up its capabilities, including naval and air power, as well as amphibious assault ships that it now uses in exercises simulating an invasion.
That has led analysts inside and outside of China to speculate that Xi, China’s leader, is contemplating a military move to conquer the island. Admiral Philip S. Davidson, then leading the American Indo-Pacific Command, warned Congress in March that China could try within the next six years.
[That means WAR, and WHY WAIT?
Goddamn fucking New York Times war mongers!
Yeah, I'm blowing the whistle on them!]
Not all countries in NATO or the G-7 share Biden’s zeal to isolate China, differences that became clear in comments by Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, President Emmanuel Macron of France, and others. “NATO is an organization that concerns the North Atlantic,” Macron said, as reported by Politico. “China has little to do with the North Atlantic.”
[Same with Afghanistan!]
Chinese officials maintain that the country remains committed to peaceful development and international cooperation through the United Nations. They blame the United States and others for trying to thwart its inevitable rise as a global power.
[Because they win that way]
The Foreign Ministry spokesman, Zhao Lijian, on Tuesday accused NATO of hypocrisy, noting that the alliance’s collective military spending far outpaced China’s. He also criticized NATO members’ role in wars from Iraq to Syria. “NATO’s history is full of notorious misdeeds,” he said.
He and others also cited what was perhaps the lowest point in China’s relations with the West before now: the NATO airstrike in 1999 that badly damaged the Chinese embassy in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, during the war over Kosovo. The United States said the bombing, which killed three, was a tragic mistake. “China will not present ‘systemic challenges’ to anyone,” China’s mission to the EU in Brussels said in a statement, posted on Weibo, a popular social media site, “but if someone wants to pose ‘systemic challenges’ to us, we will not remain indifferent.”
Little of what NATO warned about China is new. The Pentagon has since 2000 published annual reports on China’s growing military capabilities that have detailed the steady advances it has made across its armed services. In some areas, the latest report said, it has surpassed the US military, by far the most powerful and best funded. Those include naval, air, and missile forces that have for the first time in modern history given China the ability to project power far beyond its immediate territorial waters. What has changed, in a relatively short period, are views about the threat that China poses.
Well, boys will be ..... held accountable for their actions!!!
RED BUBBLE INDEED!
The sickening theater of war:
"Why Asia, the pandemic champion, remains miles away from the finish line; While the languishing varies from country to country, it generally stems from a shortfall in vaccines" by Damien Cave New York Times, June 15, 2021
SYDNEY — All across the Asia-Pacific region, the countries that led the world in containing the coronavirus are now languishing in the race to put it behind them.
While the United States, which has suffered far more grievous outbreaks, is now filling stadiums with vaccinated fans and cramming airplanes with summer vacationers, the pandemic champions of the East are still stuck in a cycle of uncertainty, restrictions, and isolation.
In southern China, the spread of the Delta variant led to a sudden lockdown last week in Guangzhou, a major industrial capital. Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, and Australia have also clamped down after recent outbreaks, while Japan is dealing with its own weariness from a fourth round of infections, spiked with fears of viral disaster from the Olympics.
[Coming here soon, no doubt]
Where they can, people are getting on with their lives, with masks and social distancing and outings kept close to home. Economically, the region has weathered the pandemic relatively well because of how successfully most countries handled its first phase, but with hundreds of millions of people still unvaccinated from China to New Zealand — and with anxious leaders keeping international borders shut for the foreseeable future — the tolerance for constrained lives is thinning, even as the new variants intensify the threat.
[The fucking scam is to never end, and is based on your willingness to take the genocidal kill shots. If you "hesitate," this is the kind of propaganda you get from my pre$$!]
In simple terms, people are fed up, asking: Why are we behind, and when, for the love of all things good and great, will the pandemic routine finally come to an end?
“If we’re not stuck, it’s like we’re waiting in the glue or mud,” said Terry Nolan, head of the Vaccine and Immunization Research Group at the Doherty Institute in Melbourne, Australia, a city of 5 million that is just emerging from its latest lockdown. “Everyone’s trying to get out, to find a sense of urgency.”
While the languishing varies from country to country, it generally stems from a shortfall in vaccines.
[Liars! There are plenty of gene-therapies called vaccines; no one wants them!]
In some places, like Vietnam, Taiwan, and Thailand, vaccination campaigns are barely underway. Others, like China, Japan, South Korea, and Australia, have seen a sharp rise in inoculations in recent weeks, while remaining far from offering vaccines to all who want one, but nearly everywhere in the region, the trend lines point to a reversal of fortune. While Americans celebrate what feels like a new dawn, for many of Asia’s 4.6 billion people, the rest of this year will look a lot like the last, with extreme suffering for some and others left in a limbo of subdued normalcy, or there could be more volatility. Worldwide, businesses are watching whether the new outbreak in southern China will affect busy port terminals there. Across Asia, faltering vaccine rollouts could also open the door to spiraling variant-fueled lockdowns that inflict new damage on economies, push out political leaders, and alter power dynamics between nations.
[That's anti-Asian hate rich there!]
The risks are rooted in decisions made months ago, before the pandemic had inflicted the worst of its carnage.
Starting in the spring of last year, the United States and several countries in Europe bet big on vaccines, fast-tracking approval and spending billions to secure the first batches. The need was urgent. In the United States alone, at the peak of its outbreak, thousands of people were dying every day as the country’s management of the epidemic failed catastrophically, but in places like Australia, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, infection rates and deaths were kept relatively low with border restrictions, public compliance with antivirus measures, and widespread testing and contact tracing. With the virus situation largely under control, and with limited ability to develop vaccines domestically, there was less urgency to place huge orders, or believe in then-unproven solutions.
[Unproven solutions, like HceeQ and ivermectin?
Yeah, it's all about pushing the genocidal "vaccines" in my pos criminal pre$$]
“The perceived threat for the public was low,” said Dr. C. Jason Wang, an associate professor at Stanford University School of Medicine who has studied COVID-19 policies, “and governments responded to the public’s perception of the threat.”
[If that were true it would never have been two weeks to fallen the curve resulting in 462 fucking days, so fuck off!]
As a virus-quashing strategy, border controls — a preferred method throughout Asia — go only so far, Wang added: “To end the pandemic, you need both defensive and offensive strategies. The offensive strategy is vaccines.”
[Except they don't prevent you from getting sick or transmitting, so one again, fuck off!]
The result now is a wide gulf with the United States and Europe. In Asia, about 20 percent of people have received at least one dose of a vaccine, with Japan, for example, at just 14 percent. By contrast, the figure is nearly 45 percent in France, more than 50 percent in the United States, and more than 60 percent in Britain.
[Stupid western sheeple who will be dead within a year or three]
Their rollout in Asia has been defined by humanitarian logic (which nations needed vaccines the most), local complacency, and raw power over pharmaceutical production and export.
Earlier this year, contract announcements with the companies and countries that control the vaccines seemed more common than actual deliveries. In March, Italy blocked the export of 250,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine meant for Australia to control its own raging outbreak. Other shipments were delayed because of manufacturing issues.
Peter Collignon, a physician and professor of microbiology at the Australian National University who has worked for the World Health Organization, put it more simply: “The reality is that the places that are making vaccines are keeping them for themselves.”
Responding to that reality, and the rare blood-clot complications that emerged with the AstraZeneca vaccine, many politicians in the Asia-Pacific region tried early on to emphasize that there was little need to rush.
[The fact that the pre$$ has minimized and ignored the adverse reactions and deaths to the tune of tens of thousands says more than any type I may make]
China, which has struggled with hesitancy over its own vaccines after controlling the virus for months, administered 22 million shots on June 2, a record for the country. In all, China has reported administering nearly 900 million doses, in a country of 1.4 billion people.
Japan has ramped up its effort, too, easing rules that had allowed only select medical workers to administer vaccinations. The Japanese authorities opened large vaccination centers in Tokyo and Osaka and expanded vaccine programs to workplaces and colleges. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga now says all adults will have access to a vaccine by November.
[It's a last-ditch effort to rein in Covid infections ahead of hosting the Olympics in less than two months, and still no one wants them!]
In Taiwan, too, the inoculation effort recently got a boost, as the Japanese government donated roughly 1.2 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, but all told, Taiwan’s experience is somewhat typical: It has still received only enough doses to immunize less than 10 percent of its 23.5 million residents. A Buddhist association recently offered to buy COVID-19 vaccines to accelerate the island’s anemic inoculation effort, but was told only governments can make such purchases, and as vaccinations lag across Asia, so too will any robust international reopening. Australia has signaled that it will keep its borders closed for another year. Japan is barring almost all nonresidents from entering the country, and intense scrutiny of overseas arrivals in China has left multinational businesses without key workers.
[This isn't and never was about CVD!]
The immediate future for many places in Asia seems likely to be defined by frantic optimization.
China’s response to the outbreak this month in Guangzhou — testing millions of people in days, shutting down entire neighborhoods — is a rapid-fire version of how it has handled previous flare-ups. Few inside the country expect this approach to change anytime soon, especially as the Delta variant, which has devastated India, is now beginning to circulate.
At the same time, vaccine holdouts are facing increased pressure to get inoculated before the available doses expire, and not just in mainland China.
Indonesia has threatened residents with fines of around $450 for refusing vaccines. Vietnam has responded to its recent spike in infections by asking the public for donations to a COVID-19 vaccine fund, and in Hong Kong, officials and business leaders are offering a range of inducements to ease severe vaccine hesitancy.
He received his Sinovac vaccine a couple of weeks ago.
"President Biden on Tuesday announced the end of a bitter, 17-year dispute with the European Union over aircraft subsidies for Boeing and Airbus, suspending the threat of billions of dollars in punitive tariffs on each other’s economies for five years and shifting their focus to China’s growing ambitions in the aircraft industry. The breakthrough came as Biden met top European leaders in a US-EU summit meeting. European officials said that two days of negotiations in Brussels between Katherine Tai, the US trade representative, and Valdis Dombrovskis, the EU trade commissioner, had finally produced an agreement that member countries approved overnight. “This really opens a new chapter in our relationship because we move from litigation to cooperation on aircraft — after 17 years of dispute,” said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Biden told her and Charles Michel, president of the European Council, that the world had changed and that the European Union and the United States working together was “the best answer to deal with these changes” that had brought “great anxiety” to citizens. “It’s overwhelmingly in the interest of the USA to have a great relationship with NATO and the EU,” Biden said....."
Especially if we drag them into a war they don't want, and after the meeting, Biden flew to Geneva where he will meet President Vladimir Putin of Russia on Wednesday.
"Buoyed by allied summits, Biden ready to take on Putin" by Aamer Madhani, Jonathan Lemire and Ellen Knickmeyer The Associated Press, June 15, 2021
GENEVA — Fresh from supportive summits with allies, Joe Biden declared himself ready Tuesday to take on Russia’s Vladimir Putin in far more confrontational talks — a climactic finish to the most important week of meetings in his young presidency.
[Meet your next president]
Biden meets for his first talks as president with the Russian leader on Wednesday, in what’s expected to be roughly a half-day of discussions between the two leaders and aides behind closed doors. That’s after spending much of a weeklong European trip — the foreign policy highlight of his presidency so far — working to strengthen ties with like-minded partner nations to better deal with rivals Russia and China.
A reporter soon after Biden's arrival in Geneva on Tuesday shouted out a question on whether he was ready for Wednesday's talks. “I am always ready,” Biden answered.
The American leader reached Geneva following rounds of cordial elbow bumping, grinning photo sessions, and close consultations with global leaders at the Group of Seven, NATO, and US-European Union summits. He secured a series of joint communiques expressing concern over Russia and China, and was at the EU on Tuesday to preside over the announcement of a breakthrough easing a long-running US aircraft trade dispute with that bloc.
As for Russia, the United States and the EU declared they “stand united in our principled approach” to the longtime rival, “ready to respond decisively to its repeating pattern of negative behavior and harmful activities.”
Biden’s European tour has aimed to restore US partnerships that were damaged under former president Trump, who openly invited what American intelligence services said was Russian interference in US political campaigns, and who sought out Putin and other autocrats he saw as strong.
[That's a flat-out f**king lie]
In line with the chilly-so-far Biden-Putin relationship — Putin's government responded with indignation earlier this year after Biden said he considered the Russian a “killer” — the two men plan neither lunch nor dinner together, and no joint press conference after, in what's expected to be their four to five hours together.
That's in contrast to this week's G-7 session hosted by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, where the allies and their spouses held a beach barbecue and round after round of “family photos.”
According to a senior administration official granted anonymity to disclose internal discussions, Biden is hoping to find small areas of agreement with the Russian president, including potentially returning ambassadors to Washington and Moscow.
[Typical arrogant asshole American!
Never mind the endless stream of lies and insults coming from him and the pre$$!]
That and other diplomatic issues, including the tit-for-tat expulsions of diplomats and closure of consulates, will be high on the agenda for both sides.....
The New York Times says Putin wants respect and Biden might just give him some, but he will expect the favor to be returned.
The juvenile journali$m, if you can even call it that, is absolutely atrocious and an abomination.
What rank-rot shit!
Time for a check-up:
"Editor of JAMA, a Boston University professor, will step down following racial incident" by Apoorva Mandavilli New York Times, June 1, 2021
Following an outcry over comments about racism made by an editor at JAMA, the influential medical journal, the top editor, Dr. Howard Bauchner, will step down from his post effective June 30.
The move was announced Tuesday by the American Medical Association, which oversees the journal. Bauchner, who had led JAMA since 2011, had been on administrative leave since March because of an ongoing investigation into comments made on the journal’s podcast.
Dr. Edward Livingston, another editor at JAMA, had asserted that socioeconomic factors, not structural racism, held back communities of color. A tweet promoting the podcast had said that no physician could be racist. It was later deleted.
“I remain profoundly disappointed in myself for the lapses that led to the publishing of the tweet and podcast,” Bauchner said in a statement. “Although I did not write or even see the tweet, or create the podcast, as editor-in-chief, I am ultimately responsible for them.”
[You can't tell a healthy truth anymore, even if you are a doctor!]
Bauchner is a professor of pediatrics and community health sciences at the Boston University School of Medicine and has served as assistant dean for alumni affairs and continuing medical education.
Last month, the AMA’s leaders admitted to serious missteps and proposed a three-year plan to “dismantle structural racism” within the organization and in medicine. The announcement Tuesday did not mention the status of the investigation at JAMA. The journal declined to comment further.
“This is a real moment for JAMA and the AMA to recreate themselves from a founding history that was based in segregation and racism to one that is now based on racial equity,” said Dr. Stella Safo, a Black primary care physician at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.
[Tuskegee -- brought to you by the same people pushing the genocidal jab at you!]
Safo and her colleagues started a petition, now signed by more than 9,000 people, that had called on JAMA to restructure its staff and hold a series of town hall conversations about racism in medicine.
“I think that this is a step in the right direction,” she said of the announcement, but other critics said they were withholding judgment to see how the organization addresses what they saw as pervasive neglect of covering racism’s impact on health in its journals.
“In the entire history of all the JAMA network journals, there’s only been one nonwhite editor,” said Dr. Raymond Givens, a cardiologist at Columbia University in New York.
[Well, I will never want to access the medical e$tabli$hment after this, and are quotas healthy if the doctor is unqualified?]
In October, Givens wrote to Bauchner, noting that editors at the JAMA journals were overwhelmingly white and male. Bauchner did not respond, according to Givens.
“This is not cause to celebrate,” he said of the announcement, adding that he had not intended to jeopardize Bauchner’s job.
Nor will appointing a top editor of color resolve the issues, Givens said.
“Looking for just a person of color misses the point,” he added. “I’m more interested in a bold voice. I want somebody who is willing to take a stand, push to move things forward.”
The podcast that set the events in motion aired Feb. 24 and did not include any Black researchers or experts on racism in medicine.
“Structural racism is an unfortunate term,” Livingston, who is white, said on the podcast. “Personally, I think taking racism out of the conversation will help. Many people like myself are offended by the implication that we are somehow racist.”
[We all should be as these assholes push their division when there is none]
The podcast was promoted with a tweet from the journal that said, “No physician is racist, so how can there be structural racism in health care?” Following widespread protest in the medical community, the journal took down the podcast and deleted the tweet.
“Comments made in the podcast were inaccurate, offensive, hurtful and inconsistent with the standards of JAMA,” Bauchner said in a statement released a week later. “We are instituting changes that will address and prevent such failures from happening again.”
Livingston later resigned, and the AMA placed Bauchner on administrative leave March 25.
The JAMA family of journals added four new titles under Bauchner’s leadership, and expanded to include podcasts, videos and new, shorter article types.
Bauchner’s exit offered the journals a chance to improve, said Dr. Mary Bassett, professor of the practice of health and human rights at Harvard University.
“Medical journals have helped build the racist idea that races have intrinsic differences that have a bearing on health,” Bassett said. Journals are “challenged to embrace, not only accept, racism as a health issue.”
In an editorial published in JAMA on Tuesday, colleagues at the journal lauded Bauchner’s leadership, saying he “has left an indelible legacy of progress, innovation and excellence in medical journalism.”
The AMA said it has begun a search for Bauchner’s replacement. The journal’s executive editor, Dr. Phil Fontanarosa, will serve as interim editor-in-chief.
It's a piece of crap rag anyway]
The podcast is no longer on Instagram?
You know, speaking of celebrity doctors.....
"Three indicted on drug trafficking charges; 40 additional arrest warrants issued for crimes in Newmarket Square area" by Evan Allen Globe Staff, May 31, 2021
Three people have been indicted for drug trafficking or gun crimes, and dozens more are facing arrest, as Suffolk County prosecutors and Boston Police crack down on the rise of violent crime in the troubled area of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard.
A Suffolk County Grand Jury last week returned 36 indictments against Jay Candelario, 40, of Lowell; Dale Clarke, 24, of Boston; and Robert Lewis, 56, of Boston, according to a statement issued Monday by District Attorney Rachael Rollins.
“These individuals are each accused of preying on and profiting from the vulnerability, desperation, and afflictions of others. Further, their actions have significantly impacted the community where they sold their deadly products,” Rollins said in a statement. “We will not tolerate the repeated infliction of harm on our neighborhoods and vulnerable members of our community.”
More than 40 additional arrest warrants have been issued for other people for crimes committed in the Newmarket Square area as part of the same effort to clean up the area.
According to the statement, Candelario sold drugs in front of a Boston police officer in February. When he was arrested, he allegedly had a loaded gun with a feeding device capable of holding 15 rounds. He was initially arraigned in District Court, where he pleaded not guilty; last week’s indictments kick his case up to Superior Court, which handles serious charges. He was indicted on charges including fentanyl trafficking and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Clarke allegedly repeatedly sold drugs to undercover police officers. Police later allegedly found three guns in his house, along with a stolen ballistic vest and supplies for packaging drugs for distribution. He was indicted on charges including trafficking fentanyl and cocaine, and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Lewis is accused of repeatedly taking part in drug transactions, and was indicted on charges including trafficking fentanyl, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine.
The indictments and arrests come as part of a long-term effort by law enforcement and city officials to address the crime and safety hazards in the Mass. Ave. and Melnea Cass area, which has for years been plagued by open drug dealing, crime, and drug use. The area is a gathering place for people suffering from addiction, who often seek treatment or shelter in the neighborhood, and who are easy targets for people selling drugs.
Rollins’s office has been meeting weekly with Boston police to try to do two things: hold people accountable for crimes, and connect those who are struggling with addiction, physical or mental health problems, poverty, or homelessness, with services that can help them, according to the release.
Violence is still a concern after video showed police taunting man before he died in jail. and Rollins is on the case:
"Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins met virtually Tuesday with current and former members of a Boston Public Schools student government group, some of whom were exposed to an unorthodox form of group therapy under the supervision of an outside contractor. The meeting was confirmed by Rollins’s office and Khymani James, who abruptly resigned from the Boston Student Advisory Council in March, and then, at a news conference, called the counseling sessions emotional abuse and accused one of the program leaders, Jenny Sazama, of recruiting students into her Re-Evaluation Counseling “cult.” The council is a prestigious group of high school students who advise Boston Public Schools leaders on education policy. On Twitter, James said the meeting focused on “the trauma that hundreds of students had to face at the hands of” Sazama, the program she led, Youth on Board, and BPS. “I thank [Rollins] and her team for taking us students seriously and moving swiftly on this issue,” James wrote on Twitter....."
They thanked her for her guidance, and you can $ee why the Globe got after them, right?