Coronavirus disaster in Donald Trump’s USA news

This 17 May 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

[Rupert Murdoch Fox News employee] Pete Hegseth: Why Won’t You Die For Capitalism?

Keyboard warrior Pete Hegseth wants you to get a “military mindset” and sacrifice yourself in the name of capitalism. Sam Seder discusses on The Majority Report.

“There will be a human cost from this. Everyone knows that.” Drive to reopen auto plants in North America threatens thousands of lives. By Shannon Jones, 16 May 2020 As the Detroit-based auto companies prepare to restart their North American factories, opposition is growing among workers to a deadly return to work.

“I am not going to die for this company that only thinks about the millions they have in the bank”. Mounting opposition among autoworkers on eve of industry restart. By Marcus Day, 16 May 2020. New cases of the virus have already emerged at FCA’s Sterling Heights Assembly this week, even before the plants officially reopen Monday.

Mississippi: Workers at Brentwood Originals pillow factory continue walkouts. By Cordell Gascoigne, 16 May 2020. The walkouts at the Mississippi pillow factory are part of a wave of wildcat strikes and other job actions across the United States and internationally by workers demanding protection from COVID-19.

Striking workers in Yakima, Washington [Credit: Familias Unidas por La Justicia Facebook page]

Hundreds of workers walk out at six fruit packing plants in Washington state. By David Fitzgerald and Kayla Costa, 16 May 2020. Located in the county with the highest COVID-19 infection rate in the state, the agricultural workers are demanding companies provide adequate personal protective equipment, hazard pay and safe working conditions.

With private prison outbreak, Tennessee county leads US in per capita COVID-19 cases. By Warren Duzak, 16 May 2020. More than half of the 2,400 inmates at the CoreCivic Trousdale Turner Correctional Center have tested positive for coronavirus.

The murderous pseudoscience of “herd immunity”. 16 May 2020. Proponents of “herd immunity” argue that measures to contain COVID-19 should be abandoned, allowing the disease to infect billions of people and kill countless millions: here.

2 thoughts on “Coronavirus disaster in Donald Trump’s USA news

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  2. I am writing to you today to ask you to support our legislation to provide emergency monthly payments of $2,000 to all working people, and to tell Mitch McConnell to include it in the next relief bill.

    Let me be very clear:

    A single check of $1,200 is not nearly enough. In many places, that may only be enough to cover one month’s rent. More than 36 million people have filed for unemployment and millions more are going hungry, getting evicted, losing their homes, and having trouble paying off their credit card bills.

    This unprecedented crisis demands an unprecedented legislative response.

    During this crisis, Congress must make sure that every working-class household receives a $2,000 monthly payment for each family member.

    If we can bail out large corporations, we can ensure that everyone in this country has the income to support themselves and afford basic necessities.

    That is why I am asking you today:

    Add your name: Tell Mitch McConnell to provide monthly $2,000 payments for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Here is what the bill would do:

    Provide a monthly $2,000 check to every person with an annual income below $120,000 for as long as this pandemic lasts and for three months after it ends.

    Married couples who file jointly would receive $4,000 and parents would receive $2,000 per child for up to three children.

    Ensure that every U.S. resident receives a payment, regardless of whether or not they have filed a recent tax return or have a Social Security number.

    Forbid debt collectors from seizing the payments.

    Make payments retroactive to March when this crisis began.

    In my view, the coronavirus relief legislation recently released by Democrats in the House does not provide substantial support for working families. One additional $1,200 check is not enough to survive when tens of millions have lost their jobs and are struggling to support themselves.

    One of the best ways to support working people who are feeling the economic impact of this crisis is to ensure they continue to have reliable income to afford the basic necessities they need.

    That is what our legislation is designed to do, and today I am asking for your support:

    Add your name if you agree Congress must provide $2,000 monthly payments during the coronavirus pandemic. Working people need relief now.

    Thank you for adding your name today.

    In solidarity,

    Bernie Sanders


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