Coronavirus disaster update, USA

This 10 April 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

‘They literally leaving us in here to die’ — This inmate used a smuggled phone to film conditions inside a prison infected with COVID-19.

In US news and current events today, this video footage shows the conditions of prisons that are infected with COVID-19, amid the novel coronavirus that has set off a global pandemic. Aaron DeShawn Campbell posted this video to Facebook Live because he feels inmates will die if nothing changes. Watch this heartbreaking footage of what life in prisons with coronavirus.

Three Illinois prisoners die of COVID-19 as Chicago jail identified as a “hotspot”. By Brian Brown and Kristina Betinis, 10 April 2020. Protests have taken place against inhumane treatment, crowded conditions, inadequate sanitation and official inaction on the growing demands for inmate release.

World coronavirus cases surge past 1.6 million. By Bryan Dyne, 10 April 2020. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have published new guidelines that provide the justification to force tens of millions of workers back to work, even as the global death toll from COVID-19 approaches 100,000.

As Trump attacks health experts, World Health Organization warns against early return to work. By Benjamin Mateus, 10 April 2020. President Trump threatens cutting funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) for their criticism of his policy of scaling back the response to the pandemic.

“We are expendable”: Delta flight attendant speaks on corporate recklessness at US airlines. By Tim Rivers, 10 April 2020. While the airlines, which were recently handed $58 billion in bailout money, have not released accurate data, recent reports indicate that hundreds of US airline workers have already been infected with COVID-19.

UPS Worldport employee in Louisville, Kentucky dies from COVID-19. By Steve Filips, 10 April 2020. Relatives said the 55-year-old worker, Roml Ellis, had been infected with COVID-19, although UPS management has refused to confirm the cause of death citing “privacy”.

Auto companies plot out plan to restart production in North America despite coronavirus pandemic. By Jessica Goldstein, 10 April 2020. Both the auto corporations and their lackeys in the auto unions are demanding that workers risk their lives to go back to work in the factories in order to satisfy capitalist profit interests.

From UltraViolet in the USA today:

Instacart delivery workers in Cambridge, Massachusetts and three other locations were told that they may have been exposed to the coronavirus because of outbreaks at grocery stores, and Instacart is still refusing to provide hazard pay or increased sick leave.

This is exactly what Instacart workers feared when they announced a strike and demanded basic protections from the coronavirus.

We know that Instacart is active on Twitter and regularly replies to tweets. Will you help ramp up the pressure on Instacart and show support for workers by sending Instacart and its CEO a message on Twitter?

Just click on one of the pre-written tweets below:

Thanks for speaking up,

–The UltraViolet team

The COVID-19 crisis in New York City: Why Elmhurst has become a center of the crisis. By Ali Elhassan and Clara Weiss, 10 April 2020. Elmhurst is the most heavily immigrant working-class district in New York City.

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