Coronavirus crisis, United States update


This 8 April 2020 video says about itself:

USA: Trump threatens to freeze WHO funding, then backs down saying he’ll “look into it”

US President Donald Trump threatened to freeze the funding of the World Health Organization accusing it of being ‘China-biased’ during the coronavirus crisis.

Trump was speaking at a news conference in Washington DC on Tuesday.

He then appeared to backtrack on the warning when asked if it was the right time to do it during a pandemic.

“No, maybe not. I mean, I’m not saying I’m going to do it, but we’re going to look at it,” said Trump.

Trump expressed his support to the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was taken to intensive care with worsening coronavirus symptoms. …

According to the latest data by Johns Hopkins University, the US has registered 386,817 cases of the coronavirus, with 12,722 related deaths.

World Health Organization warns against premature ending of social distancing measures. By Bryan Dyne, 8 April 2020. The warnings come as the number of deaths worldwide approaches 82,000 and the number of officially confirmed cases burst past 1.4 million.

This 7 April 2020 video from the USA is called At Least 14 States Exempt Religious Gatherings From Covid Lockdown.

US automakers planning return to work before coronavirus danger subsides. By Tom Hall and Jessica Goldstein, 8 April 2020. Automakers are planning a return to work that would endanger workers and their families.

This 7 April 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Nurses Protest Over Lack of Protective Equipment During COVID-19 Pandemic | NowThis

We are in the middle of a crisis and we need to act like it!’ — These nurses are fighting to protect their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In US news and current events today, nurses are fed up with lack of medical supplies as they continue to fight for their lives from the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

This 7 April 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Congressional Candidate Urges Rent Strikes To Protect Tenants

Washington DSA member Joshua Collins’ digital campaign is courting pissed off young voters.

New York records worst death toll in pandemic, as 731 die in one day. By Josh Varlin, 8 April 2020. The official figures must be considered substantial underestimates, since there has been a reported surge in people dying in their homes, rather than in hospital.

As pandemic rages in New York, new budget allows for massive cuts in social programs. By Philip Guelpa, 8 April 2020. The newly enacted New York state budget, regardless of its nominal contents, will inevitably lead to major attacks on the working class.

Grocery worker dies from COVID-19 infection in suburban Maryland. By Nick Barrickman, 8 April 2020. Grocery workers have been increasingly falling ill as the coronavirus spreads through the population.

This 7 April 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Navy Secretary RESIGNS After “Stupid” Speech

Thomas Modly has resigned. Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

Acting US Navy secretary resigns amid furor over firing of aircraft carrier Captain Crozier. By Barry Grey, 8 April 2020. Modly had become the focus of mounting tensions within the military and between sections of the uniformed officer corps on one side and President Trump and his civilian Pentagon leadership on the other.

From VoteVets.org in the USA today:

Breaking news: Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly just handed in his resignation moments ago following a slew of dishonorable and disrespectful behavior towards Capt. Brett Crozier and the entire crew of the USS Roosevelt.

There is little doubt that he would not have resigned on his own accord. This team immediately mobilized and sprung into action to defend Capt. Crozier’s actions and called for Modly’s resignation.

We rose to meet this moment because of the support of every member of this team. Whether you donated or signed a petition, it’s because of you that we were able to lead on this issue. It’s because of you that we generated millions of shares, comments, and views across social media. And it’s because of you we gathered over 80,000+ signatures of veterans, military families, and allies in to demand better in just a few days.

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