COVID-19 pandemic news update

This 12 September 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Trump’s COVID-19 Response Is A 9/11 Every Week

Let us not forget on this day that we memorialize the people lost on 9/11, that, because Donald Trump lied to us about the severity of this virus, we are today losing two 9/11‘s worth of Americans every single week.

As pandemic death toll approaches 200,000, American oligarchs celebrate their wealth. 12 September 2020. According to Forbes’ list of the 400 wealthiest Americans, the super-rich now possess $3.2 trillion, enough to pay for an entire year of public education, health care, nutrition and disaster relief for millions of people: here.

Rented penguins and $300,000 dinners: The wildest holiday requests from the super-rich.

Why did so many poor New Yorkers die of COVID-19? By Josh Varlin, 12 September 2020. Inequality, including in hospital care, determined whether thousands of people in New York City would die of COVID-19.

Smoking in the age of COVID: Some immunological considerations. By Henry Hakamaki, 12 September 2020. Smoking and e-cigarettes are directly associated with increased risk of infection by the novel coronavirus.

NYT REPORTER BOOTED FROM TRUMP RALLY OVER MASKS TWEET A reporter for The New York Times was kicked out of a Trump rally in Freeland, Michigan, on Thursday after noting on social media that many of the president’s supporters were not wearing masks or keeping their distance. Kathy Gray was on site for the airport rally attended by about 5,000 people. Just before Trump’s arrival, the reporter noted it seemed as if only about 10% of those gathered were wearing masks, saying people were “crammed in” as Air Force One landed. About 30 minutes later, Gray said she had been kicked out. [HuffPost]

“I don’t want to be a typhoid Mary!”. Jacksonville, Florida teacher speaks out against deadly school reopenings. By Nancy Hanover and Matthew MacEgan, 12 September 2020. A teacher in Jacksonville, Florida, reached out to the WSWS to speak about the <a href=””>spread of the coronavirus across the state just two weeks into the new school year.

Infected students denounce administration guidelines, amidst rising COVID-19 cases at Southern California universities. By Melody Isley and Emiri Ochiai, 12 September 2020. Infected students report callous treatment from school administration, being thrown into isolation rooms without bed sheets, food or sanitizing equipment.

University of Michigan grad students set to extend strike as opposition grows to the US to back-to-school drive. By Genevieve Leigh, 12 September 2020. Nineteen of the 25 hottest outbreaks in the US are in communities with colleges that have reopened for in-person learning, sparking growing anger over the homicidal back-to-school campaign.

Francy, a University of Michigan striking graduate student-instructor (WSWS photo)

Latin America, epicenter of COVID-19 pandemic, on the brink of social explosion. By Tomas Castanheira, 12 September 2020. Latin America this week reached the grim milestones of 300,000 COVID-19 deaths and more than 8 million infections.

Revelation of US government conspiracy on COVID-19 exposes EU herd immunity policy. By Alex Lantier, 12 September 2020. Revelations that US officials conspired to lie to the public about the severity of the coronavirus pandemic also expose the politically criminal role of the EU.

UK government’s “Operation Moonshot”—a trojan horse for herd immunity policy. By Thomas Scripps, 12 September 2020. Under the cover of a non-existent mass testing programme, the government plans to encourage as much intermingling as possible.

Full classes, full buses—German schools are becoming a coronavirus trap. By Marianne Arens, 12 September 2020. With schools re-opening without social distancing and the wearing of masks, new infections are increasing. Throughout Germany, hundreds of facilities have been affected.

Hundreds of new COVID-19 cases raise fears of uncontrolled outbreaks across the Pacific. By John Braddock, 12 September 2020. The surge in cases across the Pacific is causing a deepening health and social crisis, underscoring the global reach of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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