Thursday, September 24, 2020

Tag: pandemic

US coronavirus deaths pass 200,000 as new surge in cases begins

The U.S. is not alone as the weather starts to change and restrictions ease up slightly.

Billionaire collective fortunate grows, while rest of America struggles during pandemic

“The difference is stark between profits for billionaires and the widespread economic misery in our nation."

Medicating isolation

Drug use in the COVID-19 moment.

Screwing with the unemployment statistics

Time for a little truth about the economic crisis.

Pandemic, wildfires & heat Wave: Undocumented farm workers face ‘triple threat’...

“Farmworkers have continued to work during this whole time, despite fears of contracting COVID-19 in the workplace, despite fears of getting heat stress while they’re at work, and now despite fears of the dangers that wildfire smoke brings.”

The pandemic and oil

With oil prices down and wealthy countries bungling COVID-19, the pandemic has exposed the weaknesses that wealth papers over.

How America continues to fail the health care workers battling the...

For too many Americans, health care workers are out of sight, out of mind.

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.

Thousands of pollution monitoring exemptions made to oil and gas industry...

“It’s like saying, ‘We’re going to remove the radar guns and remove speedometers, but you still have to comply with the speed limit. That doesn’t make sense.”

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.

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Utah police release body cam video of officer shooting unarmed 13-year-old boy

The district attorney’s office is continuing to review the shooting and determine whether the officer was legally justified in firing his weapon at Cameron.

Will Michele Flournoy be the angel of death for the American empire?

Picking Michelle Flournoy to lead the Pentagon would be a tragic indication that Biden is truly hell-bent on squandering America’s future.

Morgan Stanley announces new climate commitment, first American bank to set target

The financial institute is the first major American bank to commit to "providing financing, expertise and thought leadership to support the transition to a low-carbon world."

War zone America?

Military families — most so much more than mine — have already suffered for far too long without watching our own country become a new war zone.