Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos kills workers


This 4 April 2021 video from the USA says about itself:

Jeff Bezos‘ Culture of Utter Psychopathy Puts Profits Before Lives

Status Coup’s Jordan Chariton shares original reporting he’s done with the Brown family, where one sister, Poushawn, has died after being required to administer COVID tests to other Amazon workers, and another sister, Christina, was met with concern for the Amazon vehicle and not herself when icy conditions flipped her delivery van. This points to a culture of psychopathy at Amazon that starts from the top.

This 4 April 2021 video from the USA says about itself:

Amazon‘s SHOCKING Culture of FEAR Harms Efforts to Unionize

Independent journalist Tina-Desiree Berg of District 34 (interviews Amazon workers who detail efforts to unionize, but also a culture of fear and a feeling of being very replaceable among the Staten Island Team.

Coronavirus profiteers and coronavirus PTSD


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.

Billionaire Elon Musk ruins workers’ health


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.

Amazon kills worker, bullies her 12-year-old daughter


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.

COVID-19 lockdown saves amphibians’ lives


This 2016 British TV video says about itself:

A clip from the 4th episode titled ‘Spring Waters’ looking at the perils common toads (Bufo bufo) face on their annual migration to their breeding pond.

Today, Dutch ANP news agency reports that the lockdown measures against the COVID-19 pandemic, including the curfew, are saving the lives of many common toads and other amphibians which are now on spring migration. The anti-coronavirus measures mean much less car traffic, especially after 9pm.

Climate change and COVID-19

Coronavirus disaster in the USA


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.

United States soldiers spread COVID-19 in Ireland


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]

Young ‘mild’ COVID-19 patients still not recovered


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.

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.

Up to 100 UK children a week hospitalised with rare post-Covid disease. Exclusive: 75% of children worst affected by paediatric inflammatory multi-system syndrome are BAME: here.

AMERICANS CHEER TEACHERS UNIONS Most Americans continue to support the idea of teachers striking in response to school conditions they feel are unsafe, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. Fifty-six percent of respondents said they would strongly or somewhat support the idea, compared with 30% who said they would oppose it. The results largely mirror a September HuffPost/YouGov poll on the same issue. [HuffPost]

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.