COVID-19 news, Trump’s and Bezos’ USA

This 30 November 2019 video from the USA sadys about itself:

Investigation raises alarm about handling of worker fatality at Indiana Amazon facility

Our research into never-before-public injury records from 23 Amazon warehouses across the country indicates most had injury rates higher than the industry average

One particular incident in Indiana raises questions about how regulators and government officials deal with potential safety violations at the global company. Will Evans of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting reports.

AMAZON WAREHOUSE WORKER IN NEW YORK DIES OF COVID-19 A person working at Amazon’s Staten Island warehouse in New York has died of COVID-19. Amazon said the employee was last at the facility on April 5 and was placed on quarantine after he was confirmed to have the disease on April 11. Amazon has fired multiple employees who organized to demand improved workplace safety measures during the pandemic. [HuffPost]

PRESSES COUNTRY TO REOPEN, CLAIMING ‘VIRUS WILL PASS’ Trump acknowledged there will be “some” deaths as states reopen businesses and other activities, which he has been pushing, as coronavirus cases continue to mount. In an interview with ABC News, reporter David Muir asked the president whether “lives will be lost to reopen the country.” “It’s possible there will be some, because you won’t be locked into an apartment or a house,” Trump said, before claiming people are “dying the other way, too,” citing suicides, drug abuse and the effects of lost jobs. [HuffPost]

TRUMP SHIRKS BLAME FOR PPE SHORTAGE President Donald Trump once again deflected blame for his administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying he had been too busy with probes into his conduct as president to ensure the federal stockpile of medical supplies was prepared. “Well, I’ll be honest, I have a lot of things going on,” Trump told ABC News anchor David Muir on Tuesday. On the same day, the president failed to wear a face mask during a visit to a mask-making factory — despite signs saying masks were required. [HuffPost]

Trump officials don’t wear masks to mask-making facility.

WHISTLEBLOWER: TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IGNORED WARNINGS ON MALARIA DRUG, CORONAVIRUS A government scientist says he was ousted from his position after raising concerns that the Trump administration wanted to “flood” coronavirus hot spots with a malaria drug that Trump was pushing despite scant scientific evidence it helped. Rick Bright, former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, alleges he was reassigned to a lesser role because he resisted political pressure to allow widespread use of hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug favored by Trump. [HuffPost]

This is what it’s like to have a loved one in ICE detention during a pandemic.

Muslim doctors fight coronavirus and Islamophobia on the front lines.

This working man was ready to retire. Then the virus took him.

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