This 6 May 2016 video from the USA says about itself:
Donald Trump doesn’t care how many people get the virus, as long as he looks good while they have it. Sam Seder and the Majority Report crew discuss this.
The Trump administration’s war against society. 6 May 2020. Amidst the expanding coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration is implementing a socially criminal “open up the economy” policy that will result in hundreds of thousands of deaths: here.
At “reopen the economy” event, Trump confirms plans to shut down the coronavirus task force. By Barry Grey, 6 May 2020. Trump made a point of calling the American people “warriors”, implying that they had to be prepared to die. And to die, moreover, for Wall Street.
Trump administration sends federal strike force to keep meatpacking plants open. By Anthony Bertolt, 6 May 2020. Texas health officials confirmed that they were investigating over 159 cases tied to a JBS meatpacking plant in the state’s northern panhandle.
Pandemic exposes inherent flaws in capitalist food production. By Alex Findijs, 6 May 2020. The inefficiencies of capitalist food production have generated mass amounts of waste and put thousands of workers at risk of dying from COVID-19.
US nursing home catastrophe: Increasing numbers of the elderly fall victim to COVID-19. By Kate Randall, 6 May 2020. The wiping out of large numbers of the elderly population is seen by the ruling elite as a convenient and positive byproduct of the coronavirus pandemic.
From Alex Lawson, Drug Prices Are Too High in the USA today:
“Ensure that all treatments and vaccines are accessible to every American! Neither Johnson & Johnson, nor any other Big Pharma behemoth, must be allowed to price gouge any newly developed tools to combat the coronavirus.”
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Johnson & Johnson is best known for their baby shampoo. But that “No more tears” shampoo is just the face of a sprawling pharmaceutical empire with a history of profiteering1 and lying to the public.2,3,4
Johnson & Johnson is in trials for a coronavirus vaccine–but their history means Congress must take proactive steps to ensure that the vaccine will be available to everyone, not just the rich!
Any treatments or vaccines developed to fight the coronavirus must be available to everyone. Period.
We already know Donald Trump’s Health & Human Services Secretary, a former Big Pharma executive, told Congress that he’s more interested in ensuring that a COVID-19 vaccine will protect corporate profits, not the American people.5
This pandemic has revealed that public health is a public good. In a pandemic where any pockets of outbreak can affect everyone, allowing some people to fall through the cracks, simply because they can’t afford their treatments, would be a disaster.
When new treatments are available, this pattern must not continue. Neither Johnson & Johnson, nor any other Big Pharma behemoth, must be allowed to price gouge any newly developed tools to combat the coronavirus.
Tell Congress: Any coronavirus vaccine must be available to every American!
Drug Prices Are Too High