COVID-19 news, the Americas

This 14 May 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

US Prepares For ‘Darkest Winter in Modern History’

Pandemic expert warns of the ‘darkest winter in modern history’ if the US doesn’t prepare. John Iadarola and Michael Shure break it down on The Damage Report.

Trump attacks Dr. Fauci for cautioning against the premature opening of the country. By Benjamin Mateus, 14 May 2020. President Trump went on the offensive to denigrate Dr. Fauci, a respected member of his coronavirus task force, for his candid assessment at Tuesday’s Senate hearing.

Latin America emerges as new COVID-19 epicenter. 14 May 2020. The Americas have now surpassed Europe in terms of infections, even as governments and capitalist employers escalate their back-to-work campaign: here.

Fruit pickers, garment workers strike as opposition grows to reopening US economy. By Jerry White, 14 May 2020. Migrant workers in the state of Washington and garment workers at a Mississippi pillow-making factory are striking as the number of job actions demanding safe conditions surpasses 200.

Local county officials in California bow before billionaire’s demand to reopen Tesla factory. By Jessica Goldstein, 14 May 2020. Earlier this week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk reopened his 10,000-employee factory in defiance of the orders of Alameda County health officials.

Striking Yakima Valley fruit packaging worker (Source: Familias Unidas por la Justicia)

Illinois reports record COVID-19 death toll as businesses and politicians prepare to “reopen”. By Kristina Betinis, 14 May 2020. Record rates of infection and death are announced as state and local officials and business leaders are preparing to phase out shelter-in-place, sending workers back to their jobs in order to finance the bailout of Wall Street and the super-rich.

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