This 22 June 2020 video is called World Health Organization: Record number of coronavirus cases isn’t just a result of more testing.
World coronavirus cases rocket past 9 million as pandemic accelerates. By Bryan Dyne, 22 June 2020. Public health expert warns that infections will not come in waves, but as “one very, very difficult forest fire of cases.”
Former Amazon worker Jana Jumpp says the nearly 1,600 COVID-19 cases she has counted in warehouses are “just the tip of the iceberg”. By Tom Carter, 22 June 2020. Jana Jumpp has tracked cases across 244 locations worldwide, including 236 in the US, and she has counted at least nine Amazon worker deaths.
EXPERTS: WE’RE STILL IN THE FIRST WAVE In The Wall Street Journal last week, Vice President Mike Pence wrote in an op-ed headlined “There Isn’t a Coronavirus ‘Second Wave” that the nation is winning the fight against the virus. But about 120,000 Americans have died from the virus and daily counts of new cases in the U.S. are the highest they’ve been in more than a month. “When you have 20,000-plus infections per day, how can you talk about a second wave?” said Dr. Anthony Fauci. “We’re in the first wave. Let’s get out of the first wave before you have a second wave.” [HuffPost]
New York Governor Cuomo reopens economy as COVID-19 infection rate rises across US. By Philip Guelpa, 22 June 2020. Governor Cuomo is implementing a reopening scheme that will reverse dramatic declines in COVID-19 infection and death rates effected by lockdown measures.
WHISTLEBLOWER: TSA WORSENED PANDEMIC The Transportation Security Administration worsened the coronavirus outbreak by failing to institute early safety measures despite pleas from its employees, a whistleblower at the agency said in a complaint. The federal watchdog that investigated Jay Brainard’s claims reportedly wants the Department of Homeland Security ― which oversees the TSA ― to investigate the allegations. “We did not take adequate steps to make sure that we were not becoming carriers and spreaders of the virus ourselves,” Brainard told NPR. [HuffPost]
FLORIDA GOV. RIPPED FOR TRYING TO PIN SPIKE ON HISPANIC WORKERS Angry health experts and worker advocates raged at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) for claiming that “overwhelmingly Hispanic” day laborers and agricultural workers are a key driver of a record spike in the state’s COVID-19 cases. DeSantis, who was one of the last governors to issue a statewide stay-at-home order and one of the first to reopen the economy, told reporters the surge was mostly among nursing homes, construction workers and other day laborers and farmworkers. [HuffPost]
Coronavirus spreading among agriculture and seafood workers in the US. By Emma Arceneaux, 22 June 2020. While immigrant farmworkers are considered essential by the federal government, there have been no nationwide mandates placed on the agriculture industry to protect them from COVID-19.