Coronavirus disaster in Britain, elsewhere


This 17 March 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

How Coronavirus Racism Infected My High School | NYT Opinion

What happens when stereotypes and fear about Covid-19 arrive before the actual disease does? In the video above, Katherine Oung, a 11th grader in Florida, shows what teenagers like her and her friends face as the coronavirus pandemic brings to the surface the racism underlying her community.

Britain: Covid-19 couldn’t be more dangerous – so shut the construction sites. If managers continue to ignore reasonable requests and health advice, then it’s time to organise coronavirus walkouts to force greedy employers to close down building sites, says DAVE SMITH.

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain, 24 March 2020:

Government ‘breaks promise’ to ban evictions during coronavirus crisis

BORIS JOHNSON has “broken his promise” to tenants by failing to ban evictions and suspend rent for 20 million people who face financial hardship during the global pandemic, Labour said today.

Shadow housing secretary John Healey said the emergency Coronavirus Bill simply offers “extra time” for tenants to “pack their bags” rather than the protection from eviction that Labour pushed for.

Last week, the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government said that emergency legislation would “suspend new evictions from social or private rented accommodation while this national emergency is taking place.”

British spies ‘have ignored’ threat of global pandemics. More Britons have died from Covid-19 in the last few weeks than from terrorist acts in the last 20 years, Declassified UK finds: here.

Britain: Labour MP to returns to previous job as a care worker during Covid-19 pandemic. Nadia Whittome said the care system is in serious danger of falling apart: here.

Dozens released from Yarl’s Wood after detainee diagnosed with Covid-19: here.

Covid-19 outbreak in Hove care home prompts calls for urgent support for social care: here.

Deaths from fuel poverty could soar amid the pandemic, campaigners warn: here.

Italian workers set to strike after accusing bosses of putting profits over health: here.

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