COVID-19 crisis news, worldwide

This 28 May 2020 video from Britain says about itself:

The Cost of Lies: Why Coronavirus is the UK’s Chernobyl | Hardeep Matharu

“Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later, that debt is paid”.

British ruling class fears Dominic Cummings crisis undermines “social contract”. By Thomas Scripps, 28 May 2020. Johnson used the phrase “move on” five times in 20 minutes when appearing before the Commons Liaison Committee.

UK students threatened with eviction during coronavirus pandemic. By Peter Reydt and Laura Tiernan, 28 May 2020. Eighty percent of students are worried about how they will cope financially. Even before the pandemic, soaring rents were creating social distress.

Over 62,300 US health workers infected and 291 dead from COVID-19. By Katy Kinner, 28 May 2020. Widespread employer and governmental neglect of basic safety protections are to blame for the massive increase in infection rates and deaths among health care workers.

Yemen’s health care system collapses under the weight of pandemic. By Jean Shaoul, 28 May 2020. The UN has warned that if its programmes close, “the world will have to witness what happens in a country without a functioning health system battling COVID-19”.

Mumbai health care system overwhelmed as COVID-19 surges across India. By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 28 May 2020. ”It’s a war zone,” said a doctor employed at one of the main hospitals in India’s second-largest city.

Oppose the rush to reopen Australian schools! Form safety action committees of teachers and staff! By the Committee for Public Education (CFPE), 28 May 2020. At stake is not just the immediate public safety concerns in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, but the future of the education system.

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