This 20 April 2020 video from the USA says about itself:
Finding Hope During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Dr. Gerald Horne says workers organizing and fighting for basic rights offer hope during the coronavirus pandemic, increasingly catastrophic government response, dire economic outlook, and two unappealing options at the ballot box in November.
FAUCI: ECONOMY CAN’T RECOVER BEFORE PEOPLE DO White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that protests against coronavirus safety measures could “backfire.” “Clearly this is hurting from the standpoint of economics … but unless we get the virus under control, the real recovery economically is not going to happen,” he told “Good Morning America.” “If you jump the gun and go into a situation where you have a big spike, you’re going to set yourself back.” [HuffPost]
TRUMP DISMISSES TESTING CONCERNS AS STATES PREPARE TO REOPEN Trump again insisted that the country was in “very good shape” with coronavirus testing, even as some governors say their states don’t have adequate supplies. Meanwhile, other governors have already announced the reopening of certain businesses as early as this week. When a “PBS NewsHour” reporter asked the president Monday about the “outcry” about a lack of access to testing, Trump shot back that “it’s not bipartisan, it’s mostly partisan. More important, it’s incorrect.” [HuffPost]
EX-RNC CHAIR FACT-CHECKS TRUMP ON COVID-19 PROTESTS Trump continues to defend people protesting stay-at-home orders to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. But former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele says those demonstrators aren’t just putting their own lives at risk, they’re also endangering the lives of vulnerable people around them. Trump claimed the demonstrators ― who are being goaded by right-wing media ― “love our country” and “want to get back to work.” [HuffPost]
WHITE EVANGELICALS ‘MOST LIKELY’ TO SUPPORT RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS About one-third of white evangelical Protestants ― a religious group with strong ties to Trump and the Republican Party ― support the idea of granting religious exemptions to stay-at-home-orders, according to a Public Religion Research Institute report. About one-quarter of nonwhite Protestants said the same, along with 18% of both white Catholics and the religiously unaffiliated of all races, and 15% of white mainline Protestants. [HuffPost]
CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE TO ADDRESS RACIAL DISPARITY Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) signed an executive order creating an advisory task force meant to help address how the coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately infected and killed Black and brown Americans. The executive order cited data showing Black residents make up a staggering 40% of COVID-19 deaths in Michigan, though they represent 13.6% of the state’s population. [HuffPost]