COVID-19 pandemic in Donald Trump’s USA

This 29 May 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

How Many Lives Did Donald Trump Cost Us?

When looking at all of the data, we have to beg the question of how many lives Donald Trump and Jared Kushner cost us. Michael Brooks and the Majority Report crew discuss this.

Rise in deaths attributed to pneumonia suggests official US coronavirus death toll is grossly undercounted. By Bryan Dyne and Benjamin Mateus, 29 May 2020. The actual number of COVID-19 dead in the United States is likely to be at least 150,000, 50 percent more than what has been officially reported.

American ruling class exploits the pandemic to escalate assault on jobs and wages. 29 May 2020. Major US corporations that have received billions in government bailout money are slashing thousands of jobs while protecting their corporate executives and biggest shareholders: here.

Automakers expand US production, even as COVID-19 cases increase. By Shannon Jones, 29 May 2020. The almost daily exposure of new COVID-19 cases in auto plants has not slowed the rush to increase production by North American carmakers, who face enormous pressure from financial markets.

California Governor Gavin Newsom ramps up reopening despite serious public health threats. By Norisa Santa Cruz and Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 29 May 2020. The Democratic governor is accelerating the re-opening of the state, allowing resumption of business for shopping malls, dine-in restaurants, and large gatherings, despite the enormous dangers of COVID-19.

Despite governor’ green light, California synagogues will mostly stay closed.

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb in 24 states, Trump is recklessly demanding the immediate reopening of schools: here.

Letter from an American teacher: “In a pandemic, no one is safe unless we are all safe.”. 29 May 2020. The WSWS Teacher Newsletter has received this letter from a high school AP Biology teacher in the Bay Area, California for publication.

New York governor exempts nursing home operators from criminal liability after taking millions from the industry. By Philip Guelpa, 29 May 2020. Governor Andrew Cuomo took millions in donations from hospital and nursing home executives and then protected them from responsibility for deadly criminal actions regarding COVID-19.

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