COVID-19 disaster, North America


This 25 May 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Trump spends weekend golfing amid coronavirus pandemic

President Donald Trump was seen golfing at his Virginia club on Saturday and Sunday, marking his first visit to one of his golf properties since March amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump takes time out from presiding over Covid-19 disaster to play golf as US death toll closes in on 100,000: here.

COVID-19 spreads, deaths rise in US following return to work. By Marcus Day, 25 May 2020. Tens of thousands of workers have been infected with the coronavirus at grocery stores, meatpacking plants, Amazon warehouses, and in other industries.

Memorial Day in America: 100,000 COVID-19 deaths surpass combined US combat fatalities in Korea and Vietnam. 25 May 2020. A false narrative dominates the entire coverage of the expanding pandemic—that human life must be balanced against the “economy”, by which is meant the economy of the rich: here.

Trump says he’ll open houses of worship as ‘essential’ — but he can’t do that.

Minnesota buys a warehouse to store bodies of expected COVID-19 victims. By Gary Joad, 25 May 2020. The 75,000-square foot refrigerated produce warehouse has the capacity to store 5,100 bodies of persons expected to succumb to the COVID-19 surge in the coming weeks.

Minnesota fired nurse Monica Norberg (left)

Minnesota nurses oppose retaliation over demands for protective equipment. By Anthony Bertolt, 25 May 2020. The determined demands by nurses and health care workers for the necessary protections, equipment and staffing levels has thrust them into a political struggle.: here.

US juvenile detention centers record 474 COVID-19 cases. By Sam Dalton, 25 May 2020. As more information about COVID-19’s effects on minors emerges, the virus’s unchecked spread in the juvenile prison population is leading to deadly consequences.

More US grocery workers die from COVID-19. By Bill Frost, 25 May 2020. An employee of Kings Soopers in Denver, Colorado, one of hundreds of supermarket workers who have been infected across the country, died last week.

Dozens of Nashville, Tennessee, construction workers test positive for COVID-19. By Warren Duzak, 25 May 2020. Last week it was confirmed that 74 construction workers at an exclusive Tennessee prep school building site had tested positive for coronavirus.

White House coronavirus task force labels Washington, D.C. area a hot spot as region begins reopening. By Nick Barrickman, 25 May 2020. On Friday, Dr. Deborah Birx noted the “ongoing cases” throughout the region even as state and local officials have begun reopening their economies.

Democratic governor extends Michigan stay-at-home order to June 12 while relaxing social distancing restrictions. By Stephen Fuller, 25 May 2020. With COVID-19 still spreading throughout the state, Governor Whitmer extended the stay-at-home order even as automotive production ramps up and businesses are allowed to reopen.

This 25 May 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Connecticut Attorney General Speaks Out on Anti-Asian Racism Amid COVID-19 | NowThis

In US news and current events today, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong is speaking out against anti-Asian racism in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. AG Tong specifically calls out President Donald Trump for his inflammatory remarks that helped perpetuate anti-Asian discrimination during this COVID-19 crisis.

From labeling the COVID-19 virus the “Chinese virus” to increasing tensions at home and abroad, Tong argues that ‘Racism isn’t going to keep people safe.’ During Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPHM), it’s more important than ever to fight back against the insidious rise of anti-Asian racism and anti-Asian hate crimes.

“The company is covering up the situation to keep the plant from closing, while they are killing us”. Maquiladora workers expose deadly COVID-19 outbreak in Matamoros, Mexico. By Andrea Lobo, 25 May 2020. A worker from a US-owned battery charger factory told the WSWS that management is forcing them to work despite a contagion outbreak at the facility.

Canadian medical experts warn COVID-19 will spike due to back-to-work push. By Roger Jordan, 25 May 2020. All Canada’s provinces—including those where widespread community transmission of COVID-19 continues—are now lifting lockdown measures that slowed the pandemic’s spread.

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