This 12 June 2020 video about COVID’19 in the USA says about itself
Are We About to See Another Dangerous Spike?
NEW YORK’S NURSING HOME COVID-19 DEATH TOLL IS CLOAKED IN SECRECY New York’s coronavirus death toll in nursing homes, already among the highest in the nation, could actually be a significant undercount. Unlike every other state with major outbreaks, New York only counts residents who died on nursing home property and not those who were transported to hospitals and died there. That statistic that could add thousands to the state’s official care home death toll of just over 6,600. But so far the administration of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has refused to divulge the number, leading to speculation the state is manipulating the figures. [AP]
WILL AMERICA LET COVID-19 BECOME THE NEXT HIV? Over the last two months, coronavirus cases have surged in the most marginalized neighborhoods of the poorest states. Latinx people account for 18% of the population but 33% of infections. Black Americans are nearly twice as likely to die and three times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19. Prisoners, farmworkers and meatpackers — all of whom are disproportionately likely to be poor and minorities — have the highest infection rates. For many epidemiologists, this pattern has a tragic precursor: HIV. [HuffPost]
BIG 10 CANCELS FALL FOOTBALL SEASON The Big Ten presidents voted 12-2 to not play this fall, according to longtime sports personality Dan Patrick. Patrick said that the two schools in the league that voted to play football this fall were the University of Nebraska and the University of Iowa. “The mental and physical health and welfare of our student-athletes has been at the center of every decision we have made,” Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said. [HuffPost]
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