Coronavirus, Mike Pence and slaughterhouses


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

Claytoonz, Episode 940, Here Comes The Worm

Watch me draw Mike Pence as a big worm.

Read the cartoon and blog here.

Mike Pence cartoon

The cartoon is about United States Vice President Mike Pence.

There is, however, a big difference between Pence and worms. Worms do very good work for soil environments.

Dutch NOS radio reports today (translated):

U.S. Vice President Pence has canceled a number of campaign meetings in Florida and Alabama over the next week. The reason is the new wave of coronavirus infections in these and other states. …

Eg, Florida and Alabama, but also, eg, Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma, are experiencing a sharp increase in the number of coronavirus infections. In a number of states, it has been decided to tighten the measures again, after earlier easing.

Reuters news agency reported yesterday that the number of identified infections across the US has risen to more than 2.5 million. The increase in the last 24 hours was 45,000 infections, the highest number to date.

So, as Pence cancels election rallies, apparently, he does not believe the propaganda by his boss Donald Trump, his Brazilian crony Bolsonaro, Elon Musk and other billionaires, and the far-right pro-Trump ‘Flu Klux Klan’ that COVID-19 is supposedly ‘just a little flu’.

Well … err … it looks like Pence does not believe that propaganda as far as his own health is concerned.

He does believe it about the health of slaughterhouse staff and other workers.

Mike Pence told slaughterhouse workers:

Show up and do your job.

As for slaughterhouses, they are COVID-19 epicentres; in the USA and in other countries.

This tweet by Gütersloh local authorities in Germany says that the scandal at Tönnies corporation meatpacking plant is not limited to that plant (where at least 1413 workers became infected); that 75 people living around that slaughterhouse, but not working there, have become infected.

Disney workers against dangerous premature reopening


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

Disney REOPENS Despite Coronavirus Surge in Florida

Disney wants to reopen its parks. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss on The Young Turks.

““This virus is not gone, unfortunately, it’s only become worse in this state,” the petition, which was posted on MoveOn.org on Sunday, states. “Having our theme parks remain closed until cases are steadily decreasing would keep our guests, our employees and their families safe. Re-opening the theme parks is only putting our guests, employees, and families at higher risk for contracting COVID-19.”

The petition comes as coronavirus cases are rising rapidly in the state. The Florida Department of Health reported 5,508 new cases overnight, according to data published by the agency. The 5.3% increase from one day to the next brings the total in the state to 109,014.”

Read more here.

This 28 June 2020 video from California in the USA says about itself:

Disneyland Workers Gather In Anaheim To Demand Changes In Reopening Plan

A car caravan protest was held on Saturday morning in Anaheim to call for changes to plans for the resort‘s reopening, which has been delayed indefinitely. Joy Benedict reports.

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

Latest Disney News: Disneyland Opening Postponed, Splash Mountain is Changing & Park Reservations!

Things are moving towards that reopening date in Disney World, but Disneyland has taken a HUGE step backwards.

Kristina Madden, a commenter on that YouTube video, writes:

You are keeping us more informed than Disney is lmao. I can’t seem to get any info from them!!