Coronavirus update, worldwide

This 15 April 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Systemic Healthcare And Income Inequality Are Why COVID-19 Is Killing Black People

What good are drive-up testing sites if you don’t have a car? Dr. Leon McDougle explains how successful health outcomes are tilted against black and brown communities.

Coronavirus toll reaches two million worldwide, nearly 30,000 US dead. By Benjamin Mateus and Patrick Martin, 16 April 2020. Despite preparations by the Trump administration and various state government to relax anti-virus measures, the US death toll hit record levels on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

Trump defunds the World Health Organization: A “crime against humanity”. 16 April 2020. Public health experts have warned that Trump’s move would leave developing countries in the crosshairs of COVID-19 defenseless: here.

Canada: Thousands of foreign-trained medical staff prevented from assisting in COVID-19 fight. By Janet Browning, 16 April 2020. Canada recorded its thousandth death due to COVID-19 on Wednesday, yet thousands of foreign-trained medical staff are not being mobilized in the fight against the deadly virus.

“We have the technology and knowledge, but it won’t work under capitalism”. An interview with a foreign-trained doctor prevented from fighting COVID-19 in Canada. By Janet Browning, 16 April 2020. “Politicians”, said Dr. Wijesooriya, “talk endlessly about the economy, stock markets and oil price. Meanwhile, the hospitals are understaffed.”

With the collapse of health care system, Ecuador is the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in Latin America. By Tomas Castanheira, 16 April 2020. Ecuador listed 388 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 Tuesday, but Guayaquil’s mayor estimates that in her city alone the number is over 7,000.

COVID-19 pandemic hits Lebanon, piling health crisis onto political and economic meltdown. By Jean Shaoul, 16 April 2020. Those afflicted with the most severe form of the virus face almost certain death due to an acute lack of life-saving medicines and key equipment.

Pakistan “reopening” much of its economy as COVID-19 cases and deaths spike. By Sampath Perera, 16 April 2020. Under Islamabad’s “partial” lockdown, workers in key export industries and construction are being ordered to return to work under conditions where the COVID-19 pandemic is anything but contained.

Australia: Qantas Staff At Adelaide Airport Directed To Continue Working Despite Coronavirus Exposure: here.

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