Children's commissioner slammed for suggesting teachers' concerns are causing a 'squabble' and schools should just reopen 'quickly
The children's commissioner – whose job it is to look out for the interests of children – has called for them to return to school "as quickly as possible" and called teachers' unions' opposition a "squabble".

Anne Longfield, a former charity executive who has never been a teacher, was appointed in 2014 by Tory MP Nicky Morgan, who was education secretary at the time.

Longfield has spoken out today about the ongoing debate around reopening schools.

She said:

I am disappointed that the debate about when some primary school kids can return has descended into a squabble between government and the teaching unions. All sides need to show a greater will to work together in the interests of children.

Of course, teachers' unions exist to protect the rights of teachers, with ensuring a safe working environment being one of their most crucial remits.

After the government announced a plan to begin to reopen schools from 1 June, unions expressed their concerns that teachers would be put at risk of contracting Covid-19 if they were expected to go back to work during lockdown.

In a meeting held on Friday between education leaders and government health officials, these issues were expected to be addressed. However, The Guardian reports that union leaders said they were left with more questions than answers.

Patrick Roach, general secretary of teachers' union NASUWT, said the evidence presented at the meeting was "flimsy at best".

He added:

It’s disappointing that many of the questions that we put to the scientific advisers this afternoon haven’t yet been answered.

The British Medical Association (BMA) agreed, with chair of the council Chaand Nagpaul

We cannot risk a second spike or take actions which would increase the spread of this virus, particularly as we see sustained rates of infection across the UK.

The things that they told us didn’t give me confidence that we should be going ahead without the social distancing and measures that schools in other countries have. It’s really not clear what the government’s test is to reopen schools.

In this context, Longfield's comments seem even more odd. While it's true that missing school will disadvantage children, keeping them, their teachers and their families safe should surely be a priority.

Her calling unions' pleas to protect teachers a "squabble" has not gone down well.

We would have assumed that even a Tory appointee might pause before making light of workers' needs to not risk their lives, but perhaps not.

※ Thomas Hornall@Thomashornall氏の2020/5/16のツイート
Piers Corbyn, brother of ex-Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, also led away in handcuffs after saying 5G and coronavirus pandemic linked, calling it a ‘pack of lies to brainwash you and keep you in order’

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Three Daesh terrorists confess to perpetrating a number of operations in cooperation with US occupation forces in al-Tanf

Damascus, SANA-Through a security operation, that was launched in cooperation with Syrian citizens in al-Badyah (Syrian semi-desert), an ambush has targeted a group from Daesh terrorist organization, including 6 persons.
ダマスカス SANA-アルバディア(シリア半砂漠)でシリアの市民と協力して開始された治安作戦で、ISISテロ組織の6人のグループを標的にした待ち伏せが行われた。

The security operation ended up with killing three of the groups and arresting the three others. Their names are Salah Jaber al-Zaher, known as Abu Abd al-Rahman al-Salafi, Ali Salim Yahya, known as Abu al-Bara’a al-Homsi and Amer Abd al-ghafar Nemah, known as Abu Sawan.
治安作戦は、グループの3人を殺害し、他の3人を逮捕した。 彼らの名前は、アブアブドアルラーマンアルサラフィとして知られるサラジャベールアルザハー、アブアルバラアホムシとして知られるアリサリムヤーヤ、アブサワンとして知られるアマーアブドアルガファールネマーです。

The three terrorists, in a program broadcast on the Syrian TV on Thursday, confessed to perpetrating different terrorist operations, inducing acts of killing, execution, abduction, acts of sabotage and destruction of public and private properties.

They confessed that a number of the operations were done in coordination between leaders of Daesh terrorists and the US occupation forces positioned in al-Tanf area on the Syrian-Jordanian borders.
Mazen Eyon

vanessa beeley@VanessaBeeleyのツイート午後1:21 ・ 2020年5月15日が少し詳しいです。
1. Confessions of #ISIS terrorists arrested in an ambush in Syrian Badia:
They perpetrated many terrorist operations, including murder, execution, kidnapping and acts of destruction .
2. Many of these terror operations were carried out upon coordination between ISIS ringleaders and US occupation forces that exist in al-Tanf area.
3. They were trained for several weeks by ISIS judges, who told them that they are Jihadist and any person fighting against ISIS is an infidel. They were also trained on how to use guns and rockets, including US rockets.
4. They were introduced to the so-called ISIS emirs of several nationalities besides fighters of French, British and Indonesian nationalities.
One of them killed 21 people while they were searching for truffles and he carried out operations against Syrian army's convoys.
5. US occupation forces were ordering ISIS ringleader Hasan Alqam al-Jazrawi of Saudi nationality, to target Syrian army' units, Palmyra, T4 airbase, oil fields in Palmyra region.
6. There is coordination between ISIS ringleaders and the ringleaders of " Maghawer al-Thawra" which is affiliated to the so-called the "Free army" in the vicinity of al-Tanf base.
7. There were negotiations between ISIS ringleaders in Raqqa and the ringleaders of the US-backed "Syrian Democratic Forces".
8. ISIS ringleaders were going every month to al-Tanf base to bring 3 trucks loaded with food, weapons and money ro be distributed among ISIS members in Badia region.
Every terrorist gets $100, while ringleaders gets $500 and the military Wali gets $1000.
#Syria #ISIS


Daesh terrorists Confess Terrorism Done In Coordination With US Occupation Forces

So when last year I interviewed being evacuated from Rukban Camp, and they told me about the US working with terrorists in al-Tanf region… they were correct, to the silence of the corporate media who attempted to blame Syria & Russia for the extremely harsh conditions and starvation there…

From my article:

“…As food and water were handed out, I moved from bus to bus speaking with people who endured years-long shortages of food, medicine, clean water, work and education … the basic essentials of life. Most people I spoke to said they were starving because they couldn’t afford the hefty prices of food in the camp, which they blamed on Rukban’s merchants. Some blamed the terrorist groups operating in the camp and still others blamed the Americans. A few women I spoke to blamed the Syrian government, saying no aid had entered Rukban at all, a claim that would later be refuted by reports from both the UN and Red Crescent.

An old woman slumped on the floor of one bus recounted:

We were dying of hunger, life was hell there. Traders [merchants] sold everything at high prices, very expensive; we couldn’t afford to buy things. We tried to leave before today but we didn’t have money to pay for a car out. There were no doctors; it was horrible there.”

Aboard another bus, an older woman sat on the floor, two young women and several babies around her. She had spent four years in the camp: “Everything was expensive, we were hungry all the time. We ate bread, za’atar, yogurt… We didn’t know meat, fruit…”

Merchants charged 1,000 Syrian pounds (US $2) for five potatoes, she said, exemplifying the absurdly high prices.

I asked whether she’d been prevented from leaving before. “Yes,” she responded.

She didn’t get a chance to elaborate as a younger woman further back on the bus shouted at her that no one had been preventing anyone from leaving. When I asked the younger woman how the armed groups had treated her, she replied, “All respect to them.”

But others that I spoke to were explicit in their blame for both the terrorist groups operating in the camp and the U.S. occupation forces in al-Tanf.

An older man from Palmyra who spent four years in the camp spoke of “armed gangs” paid in U.S. dollars being the only ones able to eat properly:

The armed gangs were living while the rest of the people were dead. No one here had fruit for several years. Those who wanted fruit have to pay in U.S. dollars. The armed groups were the only ones who could do so. They were spreading propaganda: ‘don’t go, the aid is coming.’ We do not want aid. We want to go back to our towns.”

Mahmoud Saleh, a young man from Homs, told me he’d fled home five years ago. According to Saleh, the Americans were in control of Rukban. He also put blame on the armed groups operating in the camp, especially for controlling who was permitted to leave. He said, “There are two other convoys trying to leave but the armed groups are preventing them.”

A shepherd who had spent three years in Rukban blamed “terrorists” for not being able to leave. He also blamed the United States: “Those controlling Tanf wouldn’t let us leave, the Americans wouldn’t let us leave.”

Many others I spoke to said they had wanted to leave before but were fear-mongered by terrorists into staying, told they would be “slaughtered by the regime,” a claim parroted by many in the Western press when Aleppo and other areas of Syria were being liberated from armed groups.

The testimonies I heard when speaking to Rukban evacuees radically differed from the claims made in most of the Western press’ reporting about Syria’s treatment of refugees. These testimonies are not only corroborated by Syrian and Russian authorities, but also by the United Nations itself.”
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毎日新聞2020年4月24日 02時02分(最終更新 4月24日 02時07分)
抗体検査結果、5月1日にも公表 東京と東北での献血活用

※ Koichi Kawakami@koichi_kawakami氏の2020/5/3のツイート
これ、発表されていないですよね? https://twitter.com/koichi_kawakam

※ Koichi Kawakami@koichi_kawakami氏の2020/5/7のツイート
これ、いったいどうなっているのでしょう? 頓挫したのでしょうか? やると言ったらやらねば。
”抗体検査結果、5月1日にも公表 東京と東北での献血活用”












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仏で川崎病類似の疾患で子供の死亡例 Covid-19との関連でCDCは警戒を強める


First child dies in France from rare Kawasaki-like disease unwisely linked to Covid-19
A nine-year-old boy in France has died from the mysterious Kawasaki-like disease, which some medics link to Covid-19. It’s the first such case in that country, but similar child fatalities were earlier recorded in the US and UK.

The cause of the boy’s death was “neurological injury related to a cardiac arrest,” Fabrice Michel, head of the pediatric intensive care unit at La Timone hospital in Marseille, said.

The child was rushed to hospital with heart problems in early May. Doctors have been fighting for his life for a whole week, but the young patient passed away on Saturday.

While in hospital, the boy tested positive for Covid-19, though he didn’t show any symptoms of the deadly virus, which has already killed more than 304,000 and infected almost 4.5 million people around the globe.

The myocarditis developed by the victim was a “very rare case”, Michel pointed out. The boy’s medical files will now be thoroughly examined to establish if he had any pre-existing pathologies.

Covid-19 has been especially dangerous for elderly people, with children mainly experiencing it in light form or without any symptoms at all. But the news of an increased number of cases of a mysterious inflammatory illness, similar to the exotic Kawasaki disease, has become a scare for parents, after doctors said it may be linked to coronavirus.

The Kawasaki disease is characterized by high fever, rashes, abdominal pain, conjunctivitis and a red or swollen tongue. Michel urged parents to contact their doctor if their kids show those symptoms and have high fever for more than two days.

Since March 1, France has reported 125 cases of the new disease. The patients were aged from one up to 14 years, with a half of them testing positive for coronavirus.

The boy from Marseille might be the first fatality in France, but earlier this week New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, said that three children in his state had succumbed to the Kawasaki-like illness, with around 100 suspected of having developed the condition. On Wednesday, a London hospital also reported the death of a coronavirus-positive 14-year-old due to the same complication.

However, the very idea of a link between Covid-19 and the Kawasaki disease so far remains just speculation, not backed by any scientific proof. The World Health Organization is only investigating the possible connection.

The medics who talked to RT on the issue, insisted that the reported cases were no reason for panic. “I wouldn’t expect an outbreak of Kawasaki in children because Kawasaki itself is rare,” Professor Angelo Ravelli, head of rheumatology at the Giannina Gaslini Institute, one of Italy’s largest pediatric hospitals, pointed out. Besides, Kawasaki is quite treatable and not that harmful if timely detected, he added.

Professor Anne Rowley of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in the US was skeptical about the possible connection between the two diseases as “Covid-19 is caused by an entirely new virus, and Kawasaki disease has been well recognized for 50 years.”

CDC Issues Alert Over Mysterious Disease Linked to COVID-19 in Children
Officials with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday issued an alert that an inflammatory disease which has appeared among children in recent weeks may be linked to COVID-19.

The disease, which is called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), was first reported in late April in Britain. However, since then, additional cases have appeared within the US and abroad.

France on Thursday reported that a 9-year-old boy who had tested positive for COVID-19 had died due to MIS-C, marking the country’s first fatality from the illness. On May 9, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo also reported that three children in the state had died from the disease, and he said on Thursday that there were more than 100 known cases of the illness in New York.
フランスは木曜日、COVID-19の検査で陽性であった9歳の少年がMIS-Cのために死亡したと報告し、この病気による同国初の死者を記録した。 5月9日、ニューヨーク州知事のAndrew Cuomoは、州内の3人の子供がこの病気で亡くなったと報告し、木曜日にニューヨークでこの病気の既知の症例は100件以上あると述べた。

The condition has been likened to Kawasaki disease, which is common in children younger than 5 years old and causes inflammation of blood vessels throughout the body. Kawasaki disease typically causes a fever, as well as a rash, sore throat and swollen lymph glands. Symptoms of MIS-C include fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, skin color changes, rashes and labored breathing.
この病態は川崎病に例えられており、5歳未満の子供によく見られ、全身の血管の炎症を引き起こします。川崎病は通常、発熱、発疹、喉の痛み、リンパ腺の腫れを引き起こします。 MIS-Cの症状には、発熱、腹痛、下痢、嘔吐、皮膚の色の変化、発疹、呼吸困難などがあります。

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, “clinicians should report suspected cases to their state, local or territorial health departments even if the patient also fulfills all or part of the criteria for Kawasaki disease.”

“MIS-C also should be considered in pediatric deaths with evidence of SARS-CoV-2 [the virus that causes COVID-19]. Health officials and specialists are monitoring the condition closely to learn more about risk factors and clinical course,” the notice adds.
「MIS-Cも、SARS-CoV-2 [COVID-19を引き起こすウイルス]の証拠がある小児死亡で考慮されるべきです。保健当局と専門家は状態を注意深く監視して、危険因子と臨床経過についてさらに学んでいる」と通知は付け加えている。

Sean T. O'Leary, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases, told the American Academy of Pediatrics that parents should keep an eye out for a persistent fever in their children.

“Parents really shouldn’t be afraid to take their child to their pediatrician if they’re worried they’re sick,” O’Leary said. “They should also, of course, make sure they are keeping up on their well-child care and their vaccinations. The diseases we prevent with vaccines are actually much more severe in children than COVID-19, so we want to make sure to protect children from those diseases.”
「病気の心配がある場合、親は子供を小児科医のところへ連れて行くことを恐れるべきではありません」とOLeary氏は語った。 「もちろん、彼らはまた、彼らが自分の育児とワクチン接種を続けていることを確認する必要があります。私たちがワクチンで予防する病気は、実際にはCOVID-19よりもはるかに重症であるため、子供たちをこれらの病気から確実に保護したいと考えています。」

Even though the CDC has yet to provide treatment guidance, O’Leary has said that intravenous immunoglobulin and supportive care are options. Immunoglobulin therapy uses several different antibodies to treat various health conditions.
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An explosion at a chemical plant in the industrial zone of Malcontenta, near Venice, has triggered a major emergency response operation, with residents asked to shelter in place and block their windows with damp rags.
At least one worker was seriously injured at the chemical plant, after a tank reportedly exploded at approximately 11.30am local time on Friday morning.

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※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/5/15のツイート

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