COVID-19 United States news

This 8 July 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

The New New York City? Houston Hospitals Struggle with “Astonishing” Rise in Coronavirus Cases

As COVID-19 cases rise and hospitalizations are soaring, hospitals in Florida, Texas, Arizona and California are running out of ICU beds. On Tuesday, Texas set a grim new record of 10,000 new cases in a single day. “It’s been astonishing,” says Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times correspondent Dr. Sheri Fink, who has been reporting from Houston’s largest hospital. “They’ve been adding unit after unit after unit just to care for coronavirus patients.”

As hundreds of scientists warn WHO of potential airborne spread. Global COVID-19 pandemic takes a new upward leap. By Benjamin Mateus, 9 July 2020. Airborne transmission would have broad implications for workers who have been forced back to their jobs facing inadequate measures to protect their health and life.

Trump’s back-to-work diktat threatens teachers’ lives. 9 July 2020. On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump demanded that US schools reopen in the fall amid a raging pandemic, threatening the lives of thousands of teachers: here.

As Trump demands full reopening of schools. US coronavirus case count soars past 3 million: here.

Florida orders schools to reopen as COVID-19 cases surge: here.

Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer pushes unsafe reopening of Michigan schools: here.

“A rank-and-file safety committee is exactly what we need”. Toledo Jeep workers demand action after dozens test positive for COVID-19. By Jerry White, 9 July 2020. Anger is reaching a breaking point at Fiat Chrysler’s Toledo Assembly Complex after reports that supervisors, union officials and workers have contracted the disease.

“How many of us have to die to build their Jeep Cherokees?” Detroit FCA workers call on workers at GM, Ford and other companies to set up rank-and-file safety committees: here.

The COVID-19 vaccine and the drive for profit. By Frank Gaglioti, 8 July 2020. As the pandemic rages across the planet, the struggle to develop a vaccine has become an urgent task. But the vaccines will be weaponized for geopolitical purposes, not to provide the treatments equitably on a global scale.

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