This 9 May 2020 video says about itself:
‘Dracula’s castle’ offers Covid vaccines in Romania | AFP
This weekend, visitors to Romania’s Bran Castle – widely known as the inspiration for the lair of Dracula – are being jabbed with needles rather than vampire fangs as authorities look for creative ways to boost the number of people who receive the coronavirus vaccination.
FAUCI: ‘NO DOUBT’ COVID-19 DEATHS UNDERCOUNTED Dr. Anthony Fauci said he has “no doubt” the number of Americans killed by COVID-19 is much higher than what has been officially reported. A recent study counted nearly double the amount recorded by federal health officials. [HuffPost]
Vaccine hesitancy is nothing new. Here’s the damage it’s done over centuries, May 11 2021, 6:00 AM Pockets of people have railed against vaccines as long as the preventives have existed: here.
Here’s what happened when I told Congress the Black and ugly truth about long COVID.
This 3 May 2021 Voice of America video says about itself:
US Noncommittal on Vaccine Patents Waiver
Biden torn between progressives and Big Pharma on whether to support proposal at WTO to allow generic vaccine production.
USA: PHARMA-BACKED DEMS DON’T SUPPORT VACCINE PATENT WAIVER A new letter to Biden calling for a temporary patent waiver on COVID-19 vaccines lacks the signatures of Congress’s biggest recipients of pharmaceutical industry money, HuffPost’s Daniel Marans writes. Experts say the waiver is needed to speed up production of vaccines. [HuffPost]
NYPD ASKS HELP FINDING ASIAN WOMAN’S HAMMER ATTACKER The Hate Crimes Task Force of the New York Police Department is looking for the person who viciously struck an Asian woman in the head with a hammer after the attacker demanded that she and her friend remove their face masks. The victim said she plans on moving back to Taiwan and coming back when New York City is safer. [HuffPost]
India’s Black Market for Oxygen Is Booming. Only the Ultra-Rich Can Afford It: here.
This 28 April 2021 video says about itself:
Brazilian Senate opens inquiry into Bolsonaro’s COVID handling
Brazil‘s Senate has opened an inquiry into President Jair Bolsonaro’s government handling of the pandemic as the country reports nearly 400,000 deaths from coronavirus this week.
Bolsonaro has repeatedly downplayed COVID-19’s seriousness, railed against lockdowns and presided over an inept vaccination campaign.
Brazil has the world’s second-highest death toll from the virus after the United States.
The probe could hurt the president‘s chances of being re-elected in next year’s polls.
Al Jazeera’s Monica Yanakiew reports from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
INDIA’S COVID-19 DEATH TOLL TOPS 200,000 India reported a single-day record 3,293 COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s total fatalities to 201,187, as the world’s second-most populous country endures its darkest chapter of the pandemic yet. The surge of new infections is tearing through dense cities and rural areas alike and overwhelming the health care system. [AP]
COVID-19 can affect the brain. New clues hint at how. Anxiety, depression and strokes can occur after infection, leaving experts to determine how the virus affects the brain: here.
This 20 March 2021 video is called New Fossils and Paleontology- February 2021. About discoveries, from dinosaurs to Cambrian invertebrates.
This 15 September 2020 video is called Pandemic Profiteering: Amazon Caught Price Gouging as Jeff Bezos’s Wealth Soared to $200 Billion.
Dutch webshop corporation Bol.com profited from the coronavirus pandemic. Their boss is getting a 6 million euro bonus. Also at Philips corporation, the bosses get big bonuses ‘for excellent behaviour’. These bosses have sacked 700 workers: here.
U.S. BILLIONAIRES GOT A LOT RICHER DURING PANDEMIC Billionaires’ fortunes swelled 45% since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, accelerating inequality and plowing an additional $1.3 trillion into rich people’s coffers. Pandemic profiteers included 43 newly minted billionaires, according to the Institute for Policy Studies. Another study found that 1 percenters hide 20% of their income from the IRS, which means wealth inequality is worse than we thought. [HuffPost]
Some COVID-19 survivors face another foe: PTSD. About a third of very ill patients developed post-traumatic stress disorder in a small study: here. Also a big bonus for Philips corporation bosses, ‘for excellent actions’. These bosses sacked 700 workers: here.
This 15 July 2020 CBS TV video from the USA says about itself:
Tesla Workers Raise Concerns After At Least 100 Test Positive For COVID-19
That was then. And now …
About the richest man in the world (or second richest, after Jeff Bezos of Amazon), Elon Musk, translated from Dutch NOS radio today:
Last year hundreds of infections in California Tesla plant
At a factory of car corporation Tesla, hundreds of workers were infected with the coronavirus last year. This is evident from court documents that The Washington Post has seen. Tesla owner Elon Musk has been an opponent of the US state lockdown from the start.
In May, Musk wanted to reopen the Tesla factory against government rules. Then, he said that the police should arrest him. Musk then reached an agreement with the authorities to reopen the factory. It was agreed that all positive cases would be reported to the health services.
They refused to disclose data about the number of infections at Tesla, but The Washington Post now has it. Between May and December, 450 employees were infected.
This 4 March 2020 video from the USA about Jeff Bezos‘ Amazon says about itself:
Amazon Forces 12-Year-Old Daughter of Worker Who Died to Answer Questions About Her Death
Status Coup’s Jordan Chariton interviews the sister of Poushawn Brown, a woman who worked at an Amazon warehouse and was tasked with testing other workers for COVID-19. Poushawn unexpectedly died after sounding the alarm with Amazon HR. Christina tells her story and what the family has had to deal with since.
***The family has a GoFundMe to support Poushawn’s services and her 12-year-old daughter if you are able to help.
***MORE DETAILS: here.
***FULL STORY: here.
***Poushawn Brown, a 38-year-old Amazon worker who suddenly died in January after working in her Virginia warehouse’s COVID testing area for several months, complained to human resources and supervisors about Amazon’s unsafe and unsanitary conditions early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, emails obtained by Status Coup show.***
US ruling class moves to remove remaining restrictions as pandemic continues to spread: here.
This 18 February 2021 video from the USA says about itself:
New York governor Andrew Cuomo has been caught in a potential cover-up! John Iadarola and Ana Kasparian break it down on The Damage Report.
FBI PROBES CUOMO COVER-UP The FBI and the U.S. attorney’s office in Brooklyn, New York, have reportedly begun a preliminary investigation into how New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his coronavirus task force handled nursing home data during the COVID-19 pandemic. [HuffPost]
The COVID-19 death toll sent U.S. life expectancy plunging in 2020. Overall U.S. life expectancy declined by a year, the biggest drop since the 1940s: here.
This 17 April 2020 video says about itself:
Almost a thousand soldiers in US military infected with Coronavirus. US Army chief said that soldiers would continue to train …General James McConville said that the army needs to be ready to go to war. General James McConville, Chief of Staff of US Army, said, “As this morning, we’ve had 992 soldiers from all three components test positive for the COVID 19 virus.”
U.S. TROOPS BLOW OFF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS American officials have apologized to Irish leaders after U.S. military personnel ignored COVID-19 regulations when they landed at Shannon Airport late last month. The 48 service members, plus five crew members of the U.S. Navy C40A aircraft, skipped presenting required negative tests for COVID-19 when they landed. They then broke isolation during the night, leaving their Limerick hotel to buy food. [HuffPost]
US military troops travelling into Shannon breached Covid-19 rules. ‘Error on the US side’ meant troops failed to show negative PCR test before Limerick stay: here.
CDC DIRECTOR: LATEST COVID DATA COULD SPELL TROUBLE New data about the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. is extremely concerning, the leader of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned. “At this level of cases with variants spreading, we stand to completely lose the hard-earned ground we have gained,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky said, referencing emerging strains of the coronavirus that appear more transmissible, deadlier and more resistant to vaccines. [HuffPost]
This August 2020 video from the USA says about itself:
This 21-year-old went into organ failure after contracting COVID-19 — now he’s warning other young people to take the virus seriously (warning: distressing).
Translated from Dutch NOS radio today, about COVID-19 patients who didn’t go to hospitals as their infection was supposedly ‘mild’:
‘Recovery for tens of thousands means months of agony’
Months after their coronavirus infection, tens of thousands of Dutch people still have serious complaints, such as severe headaches, shortness of breath, anxiety attacks and heart complaints, the Algemeen Dagblad daily writes. Three quarters are women. “They are people who are fully engaged in life, often with a family,” says a lung specialist in the newspaper, “but now they all can’t cope anymore”.
The KNFG physiotherapy professional association estimates that physiotherapists treat approximately 28,000 former coronavirus patients. Of those, 54 percent are younger than 55 years.
I’ve been sick from COVID-19 for almost a year: here.
Some COVID-19 survivors face another foe: PTSD. About a third of very ill patients developed post-traumatic stress disorder in a small study: here.