Coronavirus news, USA

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

Aerial video shows mass grave on New York City’s Hart Island amid coronavirus surge

As New York deals with a mounting coronavirus death toll and dwindling morgue space, the city has shortened the length of time it will hold unclaimed remains before they are buried in its public cemetery on Hart Island. Aerial video captured workers digging graves on the island, a one-mile, limited-access strip near the Bronx.

Normally, about 25 bodies a week are interred on the island, mostly for people whose families can’t afford a funeral, or who go unclaimed by relatives. Operations have now increased from one day a week to five days a week, with around 24 burials each day. Warning: video contains sensitive material.

As COVID-19 death toll mounts, US ruling class demands a more rapid return to work. By Bryan Dyne, 13 April 2020. After a week in which more than 10,000 Americans died from the coronavirus, the US media and political establishment has launched a concerted effort to get workers back to work.

Biden joins the “back-to-work” bandwagon. By Patrick Martin, 13 April 2020. Biden’s main concern is “how we get our economy back on track”, in other words, how the American capitalist class can resume the process of extracting profit from the labor of workers.

Science vs. Trump: The dangerous promotion of hydroxychloroquine in treating COVID-19. By Benjamin Mateus, 13 April 2020. Neither chloroquine nor hydroxychloroquine has been proven to deliver any benefit against the impact of the coronavirus.

Reality of American capitalism exposed: Millions line up for food aid as pandemic spreads. 13 April 2020. The desperate social reality for tens of millions in the US, typically hidden in “normal times,” has been exposed by the coronavirus outbreak for the world to see: here.

Interview with a retired Detroit school bus driver about the impact of COVID-19. “This is what will bring the people into the streets … this didn’t have to happen”.|By Kevin Reed, 13 April 2020. The World Socialist Web Site spoke with Mary Coleman, a retired Detroit school bus driver, who spoke about the unfolding crisis and the deaths of five of her former coworkers.

Mary Coleman

Navajo Nation institutes lockdown as COVID-19 cases climb. By Evan Cohen, 13 April 2020. On Friday, the Navajo Nation instituted a three-day total lockdown as COVID-19 cases neared 600 and deaths climbed to 22.

Coronavirus hitting hard in Missouri cities. By Jacob Crosse, 13 April 2020. While the media has primarily focused on New York City, the epicenter of the pandemic in the US, the virus is now raging through the center of the country.

COVID-19 infecting nursing homes across New England. By Mike Ingram, 13 April 2020. As COVID-19 spreads through nursing homes across New England, inspections reveal that two out of three Massachusetts facilities broke rules for preventing outbreaks.

No one is safe from coronavirus, but for those people being held in correctional facilities, the risk of contracting the virus is much higher. Seven men in the New York City jail complex told HuffPost they are afraid to die in the filthy environment. Here is Angelina Chapin on her story about inmates on Rikers Island.

Country singer-songwriter John Prine dies in pandemic. By Hiram Lee and Matthew Brennan, 13 April 2020. In his art and his very personality, Prine pursued an existence entirely opposed to the sort led by those whose criminal negligence made possible his death from COVID-19.

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