Today’s coronavirus update

This 12 March 2020 video about the USA says about itself:

Bernie Sanders is the president needed during the coronavirus crisis

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a major international effect, and it’s extremely clear that Donald Trump and even Joe Biden will not have the policies or leadership to effectively address the pandemic. But Bernie Sanders and his medicare for all policy shows what could be done to ensure people are safe, and his concern for workers would mean people wouldn’t be forced to choose between working sick and doing the right thing to self-isolate.

US authorities in disarray and paralysis in face of Covid-19 emergency. By Benjamin Mateus, 13 March 2020. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases around the globe has risen to 135,000, with sharp increases reported in major European countries and the United States. The death toll will soon pass 5,000. Health experts internationally are warning that unless urgent measures are taken, mass infections could take place and the virus could claim millions of lives. Italy has now reported over 15,000 infections and over 1,000 deaths—a shocking fatality rate of over 6 percent, nearly triple the rate registered in China where the viral outbreak began last December.

New York City declares state of emergency amid coronavirus pandemic: here.

“It’s like the workers are second rate citizens”. Fiat Chrysler keeps Indiana plant running after worker tests positive for coronavirus: here.

Massachusetts health care professionals warn of Covid-19 testing shortage and lack of worker protections: here.

Washington governor bans gatherings of more than 250 as coronavirus spreads: here.

After weeks of delay. Major US professional sport leagues shut down seasons: here.

Patients denied care as Macron announces coronavirus lockdown in France: here.

The spread of the coronavirus has exposed the disastrous consequences of decades of the massive concentration of wealth and inequality spawned by capitalism: here.

The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK reached 596 on Thursday, with 10 deaths. This followed a rise of 140 confirmed cases over the previous 24 hours, the biggest increase in a single day. It is now generally believed that the country will enter a peak in cases of the disease comparable to the situation in Italy in around two weeks: here.

Since the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) was first detected regionally in Brazil two weeks ago, confirmed cases in Latin America and the Caribbean have now exceeded 300 and reached most countries. Three patients, one in Panama, another in Argentina and a third in Guyana, have died. Despite having nearly two months to prepare for the inevitable arrival of the virus, the governments and ruling classes of Latin American failed to organize any significant response: here.

Australian government hands billions to business as coronavirus worsens economic slump: here.

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