Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Tag: Covid-19 pandemic

From Syria to U.S.-Mexico border, refugees worldwide face hunger & deprivation...

After weeks of warnings, COVID-19 cases are emerging in refugee camps, where social distancing is often impossible and healthcare extremely limited.

The deathly tragedy of American exceptionalism

So who and what’s to blame for the worst avoidable loss of life in American history?

Trump botched all this

“More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.”

Scientific American: As Trump touts dangerous cures, here’s what we know...

More than 207,000 people have died worldwide from COVID-19, but there are still no drugs proven to help treat the disease.

U.S. billionaire wealth surges as COVID-19 pandemic worsens

As percentage of wealth, billionaire taxes have fallen 79% since 1980.

Experts warn anticipated death toll rise to far over the projected...

“Even if social distancing standards were relaxed, it wouldn’t restore the health of the economy as some protesters have implied it would.”

Will America’s corruption end on a ventilator or in a mushroom...

A political system that is structurally incapable of acting for the common good, even when millions of lives are at stake, is not just failing to solve our problems. It is the problem.

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Bernie Sanders introduces Paycheck Security Act to protect millions of employees during coronavirus pandemic

“Without aggressive action to help workers keep their jobs and businesses stay open, we risk an economic disaster that could take decades to repair.”

Is Stacey Abrams progressive?

While she likes to describe herself as a progressive and as a pragmatist, Stacey Abrams is now on a national path that looks far more “pragmatic” than progressive.

Federal Court Judge declares Florida poll tax unconstitutional

“Today’s decision is a landmark victory for hundreds of thousands of voters who want their voices to be heard.”
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Noam Chomsky on Trump’s disastrous coronavirus response, WHO, China, Gaza and global capitalism

"This is the most crucial election in human history, literally. Another four years of Trump, and we’re in deep trouble."

$3,278 ER visit for coughing fits and fever amid Covid-19 pandemic highlights failure of...

“Congress and insurers have made all of these promises to waive copays for treatment and testing but we’re hearing that's not always the reality.”