COVID-19 disaster in Donald Trump’s USA worsening

This 27 June 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

The number of new COVID-19 infections in the US has surged to another high, for the third day running, driven by surging cases in 16 states.

Sensing a worsening situation, the government held its first coronavirus taskforce briefing in two months.

And although Vice President Mike Pence remained upbeat, the top infectious diseases expert warned there is a serious problem.

Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher reports from Washington, DC.

“Back to work” campaign in the US has led to a surge in COVID-19. 27 June 2020. The resurgence of the pandemic was the entirely foreseeable outcome of the homicidal campaign by the Trump administration, with the support of the Democrats and the media, to force workers back into factories and workplaces: here.

Contact tracing and capitalism’s response to the pandemic. By Benjamin Mateus, 27 June 2020. As the globe rapidly approaches ten million cases of COVID-19, the United States continues to ignore any public health measures to contain the pandemic.

Nurses, farmworkers, autoworkers strike for safe working conditions. Detroit Fiat Chrysler workers halt production for second day to demand COVID-19 protection. By Jessica Goldstein, 27 June 2020. The mounting struggles by workers against the back-to-work drive highlight the immense power of the working class in the fight to halt the deadly pandemic and the corporate-government attack on jobs and living standards.

This is a video of striking Detroit Fiat Chrysler workers.

Expand autoworkers’ struggle to stop the coronavirus and save lives! Form rank-and-file safety committees! By the Jefferson North Rank-and-File Safety Committee, 27 June 2020. Autoworkers at Fiat Chrysler’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit are taking a stand to defend our lives and the lives of our families.

Dole Foods in Ohio hit by 230 COVID-19 cases as food processing plants globally are ravaged by infections. By Alex Findijs, 27 June 2020. Food processing plants around the world continue to be hit by mass infections, even in countries that had largely stopped the spread of the disease.

Riverside Community Hospital nurses strike in California. By Kevin Martinez, 6 March 2022. Nurses in the SEIU have launched a 10-day strike to protest staffing cuts while their for-profit hospital chain received government bailouts.

New York City officials accused of undercounting and mismanagement after dozens of homeless COVID-19 deaths reported. By Sam Dalton, 27 June 2020. A new report gives an insight into the consequences of the city authorities’ malign neglect as the virus spread amongst the homeless in the center of global finance.

COVID-19 cases rise in Louisiana but governor refuses to reverse economic reopening. By Emma Arceneaux, 27 June 2020. The state’s Democratic governor says restaurants, cafes, bars, shopping malls, gyms and many other businesses can operate at 50 percent occupancy.

Against public opposition, Michigan Democrats and Republicans push for unsafe reopening of schools. By Mitch Marcus, 27 June 2020. Both Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Republican-controlled legislature have fully committed to the reopening of in-person schooling, in line with the demands of automakers and other big businesses.

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