COVID-19 worldwide disaster

This 15 June 2020 video from the USA says adbout itself:

GOP Lawmaker Has a Racist Theory on Why COVID Kills More People of Color | NowThis

In US news and current events today, Ohio State Senator Steve Huffman is under fire after his racially charged theory on why Black people and people of color have been disproportionately impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. With regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio Senator Huffman offered the inane and offensive theory that people of color are less hygienic and wash their hands less frequently, asking ‘could it just be that African Americans or the colored population do not wash their hands as well as other groups?’

The COVID pandemic has decimated many communities of color, thanks to long-standing systemic inequities baked into our health care system and our society. To insinuate that this is a result of poor hygiene is an insult to those who have died because they are essential workers, live in small multi-generational homes, and are subject to the unequal health outcomes thanks to centuries of systemic racism.

HEALTH EXPERT: TRUMP’S TULSA RALLY IS ‘EXTRAORDINARILY DANGEROUS’ Trump on Saturday plans to head to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to rally his reelection supporters inside a 19,000-seat arena. Trump’s rallies typically draw tens of thousands of screaming fans. They usually stand outside in line for hours before passing through airport-style security and cramming inside. Many attendees are older, which would put them at higher risk of severe complications from COVID-19. Dr. Ashish Jha, director of Harvard’s Global Health Institute, called the rally “an extraordinarily dangerous move for the people participating and the people who may love them and see them afterward.” [AP]

TRUMP LABOR SECRETARY SAYS WORKERS AREN’T BEING FORCED BACK TO WORK. WORKERS DISAGREE. Trump’s labor secretary didn’t like it this week when Democrats accused him of forcing workers off unemployment insurance even if their jobs presented a risk of severe illness from the coronavirus. But the Trump administration, in coordination with state workforce agencies, has been forcing workers to make that choice for weeks. The president has called for workers to be “warriors” for the economy, and the Labor Department is prodding them into battle as the virus continues to spread. [HuffPost]

Translated from Dutch NOS radio today:

Three primary schools in the Twente region town Glanerbrug remain closed today and tomorrow, because a teacher has the coronavirus. The other teachers now have to be tested and as a result there are too few people who can stand in front of the class, regional broadcasting organisation RTV Oost writes. One school will also be closed on Wednesday.

The infection came to light on Saturday when the infected teacher had himself tested. The organization that the schools fall under then made phonecalls. This revealed that more teachers had symptoms. They are being tested today.

CUOMO ‘MAY REVERSE’ REOPENINGS AFTER 25,000 COMPLAINTS New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned he could roll back reopening measures in some areas after the state received 25,000 complaints of businesses violating social distancing measures. “We’re getting reports from all across the state that there are large gatherings, social distancing is being violated, people are not wearing masks,” Cuomo said. “We have never received more complaints in a shorter period of time.” Cuomo pointed the finger directly at businesses in Manhattan and the Hamptons, where images of residents flocking to bars circulated widely this weekend. [HuffPost]

I’ve decided to come out as genderfluid after nearly dying from COVID-19.

Trump is quietly gutting the asylum system amid the pandemic.

KUDLOW VOWS END TO $600 UNEMPLOYMENT AID President Donald Trump’s economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Sunday vowed an end to an extra $600 a week in unemployment payments for the jobless, calling it a “disincentive to work” — assuming there is work. Kudlow’s dismissive attitude about the payments amid massive unemployment amid the COVID-19 pandemic was a dramatic contrast to his defense of the Payment Protection Plan for businesses, which can use the forgivable public loans to pay exorbitant executive salaries. He insisted on CNN’s “State of the Union” that the extra unemployment aid “might have worked for the first couple of months,” but “it’ll end in late July.” [HuffPost]

KUDLOW: NO ‘TRANSPARENCY’ PROMISE ON BAILOUT LOANS White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow claimed the Trump administration never promised to disclose which businesses received more than $500 billion in coronavirus relief loans, contradicting an earlier statement by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Kudlow, director of the U.S. National Economic Council, made his statement to Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union” about the Paycheck Protection Program, which Congress authorized in March to bail out companies harmed by the coronavirus pandemic. [HuffPost]

INDIA TO TRANSFORM TRAIN CARS INTO HOSPITAL WARDS India’s home minister has offered 500 railway carriages for use as makeshift coronavirus hospital wards as the capital New Delhi struggles to contain a spike in cases. Amit Shah, India’s second-most powerful politician after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was set to convene a meeting Monday with all major political parties represented on the deteriorating situation in the capital. Delhi has about 9,000 beds dedicated to COVID-19 patients among public and private hospitals, but a state government panel of experts has said that Delhi will need at least 15,000 beds by the end of June. [AP]

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