COVID-19 news update

This 18 June 2020 video says about itself:

COVID-19 infections surge in six US states

Coronavirus cases continue to rise in the United States as businesses reopen

The country has reported more than 117,000 COVID-19 deaths, the highest fatality rate in the world by far.

Sharp rise in new coronavirus cases in US south and west. By Bryan Dyne, 18 June 2020, The number of coronavirus cases in the United States has doubled since the federal “slow the spread” guidelines were allowed to expire.

WHITE HOUSE WON’T SAY IF ANY HEALTH EXPERT BACKS TRUMP RALLY SAFETY White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany repeatedly refused to say whether any health experts told Trump it was safe to hold a massive rally this weekend, falsely insisting to reporters that his campaign was taking every possible safety precaution. Trump’s planned rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday will host up to 19,000 people indoors. The campaign event is the exact type of mass gathering that public health experts warn is a hotbed for disease. [HuffPost]

For the elite, lives are expendable”. Canadian nurse denounces budget cuts, government neglect and reckless back-to-work drive. By our reporter, 18 June 2020. “There’s a very high level of negligence,” Julien told the WSWS. “Some of my colleagues have been quarantined after being put in contact with positive patients without appropriate equipment.”

“They believe their profits are more relevant than human life”. Mexican autoworkers say General Motors is covering up COVID-19 outbreak at Silao plant. By Andrea Lobo, 18 June 2020.

This 18 June 2020 video says about itself:

Peru COVID-19 outbreak: Health workers demand more protection

Healthcare workers in Peru have been protesting against a lack of personal protective equipment.

Peru has one of the highest rates of coronavirus infections in South America.

HONDURAS PRESIDENT HOSPITALIZED WITH COVID The hospitalization of Honduras’ president with COVID-19 and pneumonia has drawn attention to another country’s struggle as cases rise sharply in the capital. President Juan Orlando Hernández announced Tuesday he and his wife had tested positive for the virus. Just hours later he was hospitalized after doctors determined he had pneumonia. From March to June 7, Honduras confirmed 6,327 coronavirus infections. In the 10 days since, it added 3,329 more, a surge that has come after the government began a gradual reactivation of the economy. [AP]

UK: COVID-19 killing the working class at more than twice the rate of the wealthiest. By Simon Whelan, 18 June 2020. The pandemic is exacerbating the effects of already growing socioeconomic and urban inequalities.

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