COVID-19 news from the USA


This 12 May 2012 video from the USA says about itself:

Trump Snaps at Asian American Reporter, Storms Out of Briefing | NowThis

‘Don’t ask me, ask China’ — Trump snapped at an Asian American reporter before storming out of a press conference.

In US news and current events today, President Trump stormed out of this coronavirus press conference after a reporter asked about his claims that the ‘U.S. is doing better than other countries.’ Watch the exchange between Trump and the press here.

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reiterated his warnings Monday that a premature return to work without adequate measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic risks a second wave of infections: here.

Detroit autoworkers oppose rush to reopen plants as COVID-19 death toll rises. Auto parts suppliers reopened plants in Michigan and other states Monday as GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler prepare to recall nearly 200,000 autoworkers to their North American factories by May 18: here.

In criminal pursuit of profits, Tesla CEO Elon Musk restarts production at California facility. In open defiance of local public health authorities, Musk sent 10,000 workers back to work Monday, dramatically increasing the likelihood of the spread of COVID-19 throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. … With a net worth of $40.1 billion, Musk is the 22nd richest person in the world. He has accrued $12.6 billion since the start of this year and has become increasingly unhinged in his relentless pursuit of wealth: here.

Nurse fired by Detroit Sinai-Grace Hospital for refusing to work in unsafe conditions. Sal Hadwan, a nurse who participated in a job action along with five other co-workers at Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit last month, was fired by the company in retaliation for speaking out against management policies: here.

From the World Socialist Web Site today:

Nevada nurses protest lack of protective equipment to prevent coronavirus infection

Registered nurses at St. Mary’s Hospital in Reno, Nevada held a protest May 7 to demand management provide proper personal protective equipment (PPE) to all health care workers at the facility to protect against the coronavirus. The nurses, affiliated with National Nurses United, are also complaining management is not providing them with sufficient information.

Tamara Erickson told KOLO News that when the pandemic broke out they were assured by the hospital that it had sufficient PPE. But with time, that changed. “We’re told we’re going to be doing things differently and that only certain departments would have certain types of equipment and by the end of March they’re saying, aren’t you glad the community is making us gowns.”

Prime Healthcare, which owns St. Mary’s along with another 44 hospitals in 14 states, replied with the usual boilerplate that it “is committed to protecting the safety of patients, providers and the community …”

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, a Democrat, has begun the partial reopening of the state economy, which will inevitably deepen the spread of COVID-19 within workplaces and lead to a surge in the number of deaths in the state. Last Friday, Wolf lifted restrictions on 24 counties located in the north-central and northwestern parts of the state, with plans to extend this reopening to the 13 counties in the southwest quadrant of the state this coming Friday: here.

3 thoughts on “COVID-19 news from the USA

  1. Thanks for sharing this. In our country at present, lockdown of other areas with high cases of covid positive will be extended until May 31, 2020. Few companies are starting to open but very limited workforce are allowed. The situation is not really easy for everyone but we have to prioritize our safety also.

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