This 11 July 2020 video about the USA says about itself:
There is news out of San Antonio Texas of a 30-year-old man passing away after attending a COVID party where a positive person was testing to see if the illness was real. Many people attended, but this 30-year-old ended up in the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio where he said the following according to Dr. Jane Appleby: “I think I made a mistake. I thought it was a hoax but it’s not“.
This is awful, and while the instinct may be to fully blame this man, we have to remember that they were likely inundated in a culture of conservative misinformation and disinformation about things like social distancing and wearing masks. The ultimate blame lies with right-wing media and politicians who treated scientific fact as a conspiracy theory and led to a covid party death.
Florida sees one-day high of 15,300 COVID-19 cases as pandemic inundates health care infrastructure. By Benjamin Mateus, 13 July 2020. The world has passed 13 million new cases of COVID-19, taking less than five days for an additional million cases.
US ruling class demands deadly reopening of schools. 13 July 2020. The escalating campaign to reopen US schools in the fall, under conditions of an explosive spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, is a key element of a conscious, bipartisan policy that will lead to countless preventable deaths: here.
Georgia Tech faculty, students and parents express opposition to school reopening. By Kranti Kumara, 13 July 2020. The university reopening plans in Georgia come in the context of the Trump administration’s reactionary push for the reopening of industries and businesses
“I hate going into that hell hole”. Ford workers in Louisville denounce unsafe conditions as opposition grows to COVID-19 spread in auto plants. By Tim Rivers, 12 July 2020, Ford Louisville Assembly workers denounced the blatant disregard of health and safety by management.
US Catholic Church received at least $1.4 billion through “small business” loan program. By Jacob Crosse, 13 July 2020. Special provisions in the CARES Act, as well as executive exceptions, allowed the largest religious organization in the world to receive government funds.