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COVID-19 disaster getting worse


This video stream is called [LIVE] Coronavirus Pandemic: Real-Time Dashboard, World Maps, Charts, News.

U.S. TOPS 25 MILLION CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES The United States has surpassed 25 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, a grim reminder of the continued rampage of the virus. The U.S. accounts for roughly one of every four cases reported worldwide and one of every five deaths. California now has its own variant, and 2 in 5 Americans now live in areas running out of ICU beds, thanks to COVID-19. [AP]

U.S. TO ESCALATE COVID-19 VARIANT TRACKING The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is stepping up efforts to track coronavirus mutations and keep vaccines and treatments effective against new variants until collective immunity is reached. Dr. Rochelle Walensky spoke about the rapidly evolving virus during a Fox News Sunday interview as the number of Americans known to have died has passed 417,000 dead, just over a year after the first U.S. case was documented. [Reuters]

BIRX: TRUMP PEDDLED MISLEADING COVID INFO  Former White House coronavirus task force official Dr. Deborah Birx revealed that Trump used mysterious graphs during presentations on COVID-19 that she did not create, which provided selective, misleading data. “I know that someone — someone out there or someone inside — was creating a parallel set of data and graphics that were shown to the president,” she said. [HuffPost]

FAUCI REVEALS WHAT HE THOUGHT WHEN TRUMP SUGGESTED BLEACH Dr. Anthony Fauci described what he thought when Trump suggested a disinfectant like bleach as a potential treatment for COVID-19. “I just said, ‘Oh, my goodness gracious,’” he said on CNN. “I could just see what’s going to happen: You’re going to have people who hear that from the president and they’re going to start doing dangerous and foolish things.” [HuffPost]

I Work In A Coffee Shop In Montana. Anti-Maskers Have Made My Job Hell: here.

Teachers against teaching in COVID-infected schools


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

I’m 16 and went to the hospital twice for COVID-19. This is what it’s like l GMA Digital

Kaydee Asher filmed her experience with COVID-19. She said if it happened to her, it could happen to you.

By Ceren Sagir in Britain, Sunday, January 24, 2021:

Majority of black teachers do not feel employers have addressed their Covid-19 risks, polls find

… Over half of the 500 BME teachers polled at the union’s black teachers consultation conference said that they are very worried about their safety on the full reopening of their workplace. A further 16 per cent say they do not feel at all safe.

Over a quarter said they feel racism has got worse in their workplace since the pandemic started.

Britain: School workers are up to seven times more likely to contract Covid-19: here.

Bosses sabotage working at home during pandemic


This 19 March 2020 video is called “Coronavirus Capitalism”: Naomi Klein’s Case for Transformative Change Amid Coronavirus Pandemic.

Translated from Dutch daily De Volkskrant, 22 January 2020:

Forcibly going to the office; we are sitting together in a small space, sneezing, coughing and touching everything

Working at home? Many bosses turn out to hate that. ‘Managers say: now, worrying about coronavirus should be finished

30% of the office slaves still working in offices

That is about white-collar and pink-collar workers. It is even worse for blue-collar workers in factories, construction, etc.

Clouds of curlews, avocets, brent geese


This Dutch video is about Wagejot nature reserve on the east coast of Texel island

On 11 January 2020, to Wagejot.

A cloud of about 100 avocets flying.

A bit later, clouds of hundreds of curlews. And hundreds of brent geese.

Many wigeons, shelducks, mallards and a lone male northern shoveler, swimming.

Coronavirus disaster in the USA update


This 20 January 2020 video is called US deaths from COVID-19 surpass 400,000 as Trump leaves office.

U.S. HITS 400,000 COVID-19 DEATHS IN RECORD TIME 400,000 Americans have now died from COVID-19. That’s more than 1 in 1,000 Americans dead from a disease that other countries have nearly eradicated. The death toll is equivalent to the entire population of New Orleans, Tampa or Tulsa, and then some. It’s over 10 times the number of Americans who died from influenza in the 2018-19 flu season. In terms of fatalities, it’s equivalent to 134 terrorist attacks on 9/11. [HuffPost]

FIRST INAUGURAL EVENT HIGHLIGHTS TRUMP COVID FAILURE Just a half-mile from where President Donald Trump is spending his last night in the White House, rows of lights on the National Mall marked Joe Biden’s first inaugural event. At 5:33 p.m., 400 rectangular lights, each representing a thousand Americans dead of COVID-19, lit up on either side of the Reflecting Pool between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument as bells at the National Cathedral rang 400 times. [HuffPost]

Here’s the truth you aren’t hearing about COVID-19 ravaging my prison.

U.S. LETS SHADY SENATOR OFF THE HOOK The Department of Justice has reportedly ended its investigation into a series of stock trades made by Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, effectively clearing the lawmaker of any wrongdoing. Burr, then the powerful chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, first drew scrutiny in March after ProPublica reported he dumped hundreds of thousands, and potentially millions, of dollars in stock holdings in February. [HuffPost]

Buzzard and thorny skates’ eggs


This 2016 video shows buzzards feeding in Belarus.

On 10 January 2020, a buzzard on a branch in the forest.

Great spotted woodpecker.

Two Egyptian geese land at a meadow where four others are present already. They are welcomed, or are they shown they are unwelcome?

On the beach, sanderlings.

Also at least five egg cases of thorny skates.

Trump coup attempt spread COVID-19


This 12 January 2020 video from the USA says about itself

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, of Seattle, says she has tested positive for COVID-19 after being locked down in a crowded room with other lawmakers during the siege on the U.S. Capitol last week.

JAYAPAL TESTS POSITIVE AFTER RIOT LOCKDOWN Less than a week after a Trump-fueled mob attacked the Capitol, forcing lawmakers to hide in a secured room, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (Democrat-Wash.) has tested positive for COVID-19. She tweeted: “I just received a positive COVID-19 test result after being locked down in a secured room at the Capitol where several Republicans not only cruelly refused to wear a mask but recklessly mocked colleagues and staff who offered them one.” [HuffPost]

Texel goldcrests, sanderlings and geese


This video says about itself:

Hyperactive SANDERLINGS on the beach at the Cap-Pele wharf in southeastern New Brunswick, Canada on November 5, 2011.

On 9 January 2021, a walk through the forest and sand dunes of Texel island to the North Sea.

On a meadow, gray lag geese, white-fronted geese and Egyptian geese.

In the forest, goldcrests. And a blue tit hanging upside down on a branch.

On the beach, herring gulls and sanderlings.