This March 2020 video from the USA says about itself:
Trump Continues Lying About COVID-19
Trump’s selfishness could cost Americans their lives. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.
“President Donald Trump suggested during an interview on Fox News Wednesday that many people with mild coronavirus symptoms could still go to work and get better. This goes against advice from medical professionals around the world who say that infected individuals should remain in isolation.
“A lot of people will have this and it’s very mild. They’ll get better very rapidly. They don’t even see a doctor, they don’t even call a doctor. You never hear about those people,” Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity. “So you can’t put them down in the category of the overall population in terms of this corona flu and or virus. So you just can’t do that. So, if you know, we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work. Some of them go to work, but they get better.”
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The coronavirus pandemic continues to spread through dozens of countries around the world in what is among the worst outbreaks of infectious disease in a century, threatening the lives of millions of people. Refuting the White House’s criminally dishonest dismissal of the disease’s severity, the number of cases in the United States continues to rise rapidly. The response at every level of government has been negligent and incompetent, exposing a total lack of planning and preparation in the world’s richest capitalist country: here.
NURSES BLAST GOVERNMENT, HOSPITAL READINESS FOR VIRUS Members of the union National Nurses United said they have faced shifting guidelines and a shortage of supplies as the tally of known coronavirus infections has increased. They called on the Centers for Disease Control to quickly increase testing for COVID-19 and demanded that federal officials implement emergency standards for hospitals and clinics around the country. [HuffPost]
U.S. CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL RISES TO 14 There are now 228 coronavirus cases and 14 deaths in the United States. Pentagon officials said efforts to develop vaccines may not be quick enough to wipe out the virus before a “second wave” next winter. The Department of Homeland Security has refused entry into the United States to 241 people within the past month because of the novel coronavirus. [CNN]
The working class and the rich: Class distinctions exposed by response to Covid-19 pandemic: here.
Local transmission of coronavirus increasing in Australia: here.
CORONAVIRUS continued to spread today, with the Netherlands reporting its first death while Serbia, Slovakia and Cameroon saw their first cases: here.
SEVERAL COMPANIES TO SKIP SXSW OVER VIRUS FEARS On Wednesday, several outlets confirmed that Netflix is the latest company to announce that it will not appear at next week’s South By Southwest (SXSW), for fear of contracting or spreading COVID-19. Several outlets also reported that executives at Apple made a similar decision to skip the popular media festival hosted in Austin, Texas. [HuffPost]
Computer modeling can assist in efforts against the Covid-19 pandemic: here.