COVID-19 disaster in Trump’s USA, update

This 4 May 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

90% of U.S. COVID Deaths Could’ve Been Prevented | NowThis

Here’s how Trump could’ve saved 90% of American lives lost to COVID-19.

In US news and current events today, 61,881 people in the U.S. died from the coronavirus by the end of April 2020. 90% of those deaths could have been prevented if Trump had issued physical distancing guidelines 2 weeks earlier, according to an analysis of date from the Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluations.

Trump White House steps up return to work drive. By Bryan Dyne, 4 May 2020. The recent surge in coronavirus cases and deaths heralds even greater suffering by the population as states continue to reopen.

US Amazon worker describes callous attitude toward safety as management reports $75 billion in 2020 revenue. By Nick Barrickman, 4 May 2020. Amazon did little to protect its workforce during the first several weeks in March, when the COVID-19 disease was declared a pandemic.

Scapegoating China for US administration’s failures. Trump and Pompeo’s “big lie”. 4 May 2020. Knowing that its policy will lead to a rapid growth in fatalities, the White House is preparing a narrative to argue that whatever happens, it is China’s fault: here.

By Kayla Costa in the USA, 4 May 2020:

“They are sucking the lifeblood out of us”

Millions of Americans cannot pay their rent

Emberlea, a veteran with metastatic stage four cancer who is living with her adult son in the Sacramento area of California, spoke with the World Socialist Web Site about the enormous financial hardship produced by the pandemic and the area’s high rents.

“Our rent is close to $2,000 a month,” she explained. “That is close to 60 percent of our regular income. We paid only $500 this month for rent because my son hasn’t gotten compensation yet. The apartment complex took the $500 and applied the rest over the next eight months, an extra $170 per month.”

Veteran and renter Emberlea

Inmates at Michigan prisons exposed to COVID-19 in unsanitary conditions. By Stephen Fuller, 4 May 2020. As of May 2, almost 2,000 inmates have tested positive with 41 prisoners succumbing to the coronavirus.

This 3 May 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Daughter Loses Health Care Worker Mom to COVID-19 | NowThis

Just 9 days after returning home from college, this freshman lost her mom to COVID-19.

In US news and current events today, a daughter reflects on the loss of her mother, a health worker who died from COVID-19. For the past 12 years, Minnoli Aya’s mother Madhvi worked as a physician’s assistant in the ER department at Brooklyn’s Woodhull Medical Center. Madhvi developed a cough on March 12. She exhibited a fever soon after. Her husband Raj drove her to a nearby hospital, where she tested positive for COVID-19.

Minnoli returned home from her freshman year at the University of Buffalo on March 19. Just 10 days later, Madhvi Aya passed away due to COVID-19 complications. Aya was the family’s primary breadwinner and the source of their health insurance. A GoFundMe was set up to help the Aya family with funeral & daily costs, as well as to care for Madhvi’s 86-year-old mother.

Tennessee health commissioner blocks release of data on likely COVID-19 deaths. By Warren Duzak, 4 May 2020. Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey has refused to release figures on “probable” deaths where symptoms were present but no test was done.

Antibodies from llamas could help in fight against COVID-19, study suggests: here.

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