Coronavirus in Trump’s USA, update

This 11 May 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Dozens protest to keep COVID-19 restrictions in Philly | NowThis

In US news and current events today, dozens of people took to the streets of Philadelphia to counter-protest the [Flu Klux Klan] ‘Reopen Philly’ protesters. They are fighting to keep COVID-19 restrictions in place in order to stop the virus from spreading.

WHY THE COVID-19 DEATH TOLL IS LIKELY UNDERREPORTED Trump thinks the coronavirus death toll figures are being inflated to make him look bad. But the crisis is devastatingly real. And far from being exaggerated, experts believe the true number of people who have died from COVID-19 is actually higher than what’s been reported ― nearly 80,000 in the U.S. so far. Here are some reasons why the coronavirus death toll is most likely an undercount — not an overcount. [HuffPost]

TRUMP MET WITH GOP LAWMAKERS WITHOUT MASKS OR SOCIAL DISTANCING President Donald Trump hosted nearly 20 House Republicans at the White House on Friday to talk about rebuilding the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic ― and not one of them wore a mask or practiced social distancing. Photos from the meeting show lawmakers casually mingling and talking in close range in the State Dining Room without masks on before the president arrives, also without a mask. Once he comes in, they sit at a large table with some space between them, but not the recommended six feet. [HuffPost]

PENCE WON’T SELF-ISOLATE, CEOS ASKED TO REMOVE MASKS BEFORE MEETING HIM Vice President Mike Pence will not self-isolate after his press secretary Katie Miller tested positive for the coronavirus, and he plans to return to the White House on Monday, his office said. Shortly after learning that Miller had coronavirus, Pence walked into a meeting in Iowa, where four CEOs of food companies and the president of the American Farm Bureau Federation were told to remove their face masks beforehand. Pence also did not wear a mask. [HuffPost]

TRUMP ADVISER: ‘IT’S SCARY TO GO TO WORK’  White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said it is “scary to go to work” in the White House after several officials have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and several others entered self-quarantine. “I think that I’d be a lot safer if I was sitting at home than I would be going to the West Wing. But, you know, it’s the time when people have to step up and serve their country,” Hassett said on “Face the Nation” on Sunday. At least two members of the Trump administration who typically have close contact with the president have tested positive for coronavirus. [HuffPost]

Beloved Brooklyn teacher, 30, dies of coronavirus after she was twice denied a COVID-19 test.

MNUCHIN: ACTUAL UNEMPLOYMENT COULD BE CLOSE TO 25% The Labor Department reported the unemployment rate has hit a record 14.7%, but Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the actual rate could be closer to 25%. The latter figure would match the joblessness rate during the Great Depression, estimated to have peaked at 24.9% in 1933. Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Mnuchin about the Labor Department’s report, which excluded the 7 million jobs lost since April 18, the millions not currently looking for work, and the underemployed. [HuffPost]

COVID-19 IS FAST BECOMING A WOMEN’S ECONOMIC CRISIS On Friday, the U.S. government reported the jobless rate hitting 14.7% in April, a level not seen since the Great Depression. Women make up 49% of the U.S. workforce, but held 55% of the jobs lost in April. The unemployment rate for women stands at an unprecedented rate — 15.5% — the first time ever that U.S. women have faced a double-digit unemployment rate. For Black and Hispanic women, it’s worse: 16.4% and 20.2%, respectively. The unemployment rate for men is 13%; for white men, it is 12.4%. [HuffPost]

Starbucks workers confront the big question: Return to work in a pandemic?

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