Coronavirus crisis update, Europe


This 19 April 2020 video says about itself:

Swiss Graffiti Artist Creates Murals to Honor COVID-19 Essential Workers | NowThis

This graffiti artist is creating murals of essential workers, honoring the ‘everyday superheroes’ on the front lines of COVID-19.

In US news and current events today, essential workers around the world are risking their lives to be on the front lines of COVID-19. Swiss graffiti artist David Perez, who goes by S.I.D., is trying to honor those coronavirus essential workers who are still working during the coronavirus pandemic, from the health care workers to the supermarket cashiers to anyone else helping COVID-19 patients or those in coronavirus quarantine or coronavirus lockdown.

In Gland, Switzerland, S.I.D. is highlighting essential workers of all kinds with his graffiti art to show his appreciation. ‘Today, I will especially pay tribute to cashiers. They are on the front line with nurses and others. So, it is for our everyday superheroes,’ S.I.D. said. In the coming weeks, artist S.I.D plans to create more portraits of coronavirus essential workers like construction workers, garbage collectors, and more.

Europe’s pandemic death toll passes 100,000. By Robert Stevens, 20 April 2020. The five major states in Europe—Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the UK—account for around 85,000 of the 100,000 plus deaths.

Spanish workers strike against being forced to work without protection. By Alejandro López, 20 April 2020. Telepizza workers are striking as the government orders millions of workers back to work facing unsafe conditions.

French prime minister outlines end to quarantine as coronavirus deaths reach almost 20,000. By Will Morrow, 20 April 2020. Neither Philippe nor Health Minister Véran provided any rational scientific or medical basis, during this health crisis, for the reopening of the economy planned on May 11.

Over 1,000 sailors on French carrier Charles de Gaulle sick with COVID-19. By Anthony Torres, 20 April 2020. The French Navy refused to allow the ship’s commanding officer to stop its mission while the coronavirus spread like wildfire among the crew.

How German CEOs are profiting from the coronavirus crisis. By Peter Schwarz, 20 April 2020. An article in the Süddeutsche Zeitung details how the executives of major German corporations are raking in millions from the COVID-19 crisis.

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