Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Tag: COVID-19

Beware corporate Covid propaganda

CEOs say they’re cutting their own pay in solidarity with laid off or hurting workers — only, not really.

A doctor went to his own employer for a COVID-19 antibody...

Physicians Premier ER charged Dr. Zachary Sussman’s insurance $10,984 for his COVID-19 antibody test even though Sussman worked for the chain and knows the testing materials only cost about $8. Even more surprising: The insurer paid in full.

How cities can combat the dangerous combination of extreme heat and...

The compounding threats of heat and isolation have been laid bare this summer thanks to COVID-19.

No going back: It’s all got to change

Environmental change post COVID.

CDC tells state governors to prepare for Covid vaccine before November...

“Public health officials worry that the Trump administration is looking to roll out a vaccine prematurely, or at least to hype one, before the election as a way to score political points.“

The loan company that sued thousands of low-income Latinos during the...

A monthslong investigation revealed that Oportun Inc., which was founded to help Latino immigrants build credit, routinely uses lawsuits to intimidate a vulnerable population into keeping up with high-interest loan payments — even amid COVID-19.

COVID-19 and the end of autocrats

The outbreak of COVID-19 initially looked like a gift to autocrats around the world — until they botched it.

Halting our descent into tyranny: Defeating the global elite’s Covid-19 coup

You can submit to tyranny or you can resist it.

Trump’s dangerous lies about the Covid economy

Lies about the economy are harder to spot than lies about the coronavirus because the virus’s grim death count is painfully apparent while the economy is complicated.

How many people in the US are hospitalized with COVID-19? Who...

“The most pernicious portion of it is that at the state level and at the regional level we lost our situational awareness.”

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Michigan judge accused of jeopardizing safety and democracy with reversal of open carry ban...

"There are voters who are afraid, there are election workers who are afraid."

Senators call for investigation into Border Patrol tracking phones without warrant

"...we urge you to investigate CBP’s warrantless use of commercial databases containing Americans’ information, including but not limited to Venntel’s location database.”

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

‘Should be ashamed’: After installing Barrett, McConnell adjourns Senate for recess with no Covid...

“Small business owners, workers, and families are desperate for support—and lawmakers and the president abandoned them in order to focus on jamming through a historically non-transparent and extreme Supreme Court pick.”

$280m ‘dark money’ spent by US Christian right groups globally

Organizations led by some of Donald Trump’s most vocal allies and supporters have spent increasing amounts of money globally to influence foreign laws, policies and public opinion in order “to stir a backlash” against sexual and reproductive rights.