User: newstrust Topic: Hurricane Katrina
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COVID-19 messes with Texas: What went wrong and how the state can turn it around 30.6.2020 Raw Story
The July 4 holiday weekend usually means cookouts and big gatherings in Texas, but right now, the state is facing a public health catastrophe. Hospitals in Dallas and Houston are nearing ICU capacity as the number of COVID-19 cases spikes across the state. The death toll from the virus is up 50% from a month […]
As U.S. nears 100,000 coronavirus deaths, governors loosen more restrictions 24.5.2020 LA Times: Nation

With all 50 states at least partially reopened, people across the U.S. face a medley of options and restrictions for celebrating Memorial Day.

Nearly half of Colorado households have lost income because of pandemic 22.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The U.S. Census Bureau has launched a weekly Household Pulse Survey, and although it is early days, it is finding some unusual ticks when it comes to the Colorado economy.
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Essential Sanitary Workers Strike for Hazard Pay and PPE in New Orleans 15.5.2020 Truthout.com
Essential Sanitary Workers Strike for Hazard Pay and PPE in New Orleans
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Save Yesterday’s Restaurant Industry—Or “Let It Die”? 12.5.2020 Mother Jones
Weeks before most of us sensed the depth of the pandemic crisis, the country’s servers, chefs, and bartenders were staring it down. Their industry relies on people coming together, in public spaces, and in close quarters. It figures that the majority of the 33 million Americans who have filed for unemployment during the viral pandemic […]
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With quirks and restrictions, many states lift coronavirus lockdowns 2.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
More than a dozen states let restaurants, stores or other businesses reopen Friday in the biggest one-day push yet to get their economies up and running again, acting at their own speed and with their own quirks and restrictions to make sure the coronavirus doesn't come storming back.
“Reopening the Economy” Isn’t the Way to Save Restaurants. What Is? 1.5.2020 Truthout.com
In the absence of state subsidies, neighbors are finding creative ways to keep their local businesses ...
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CNN Anchor Stops Lying GOP Senator In His Tracks 26.4.2020 Crooks Liars
Good for CNN's John King for stopping one of these Republican liars in their tracks for once. Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy was asked about Trump's ridiculous remarks about UV light and injecting disinfectants as a treatment for coronavirus, and and the fact that the CDC itself had to issue a warning on the use of household cleaners. Household cleaners and disinfectants can cause health problems when not used properly. Follow the instructions on the product label to ensure safe and effective use. Learn more about cleaning and disinfecting your home: https://t.co/PW0UbW8KeE . ...
Inequality and the coronavirus: How to destroy American society from the top down 26.4.2020 Raw Story
My mom contracted polio when she was 14. She survived and learned to walk again, but my life was deeply affected by that virus. Today, as our larger society attempts to self-distance and self-isolate, my family has texted about the polio quarantine my mom was put under: how my grandma fearfully checked my aunt’s temperature […]
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In the Face of COVID, Let’s Reorganize Society Around the Needs of the Poor 21.4.2020 Truthout.com
It should no longer be possible to ignore the structural crisis of poverty and inequality eating away at ...
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Global coronavirus crisis pits economic against health concerns 20.4.2020 Denver Post: Local
The global health crisis is taking a nasty political turn with tensions worsening between governments locked down to keep the coronavirus at bay and people yearning to restart stalled economies and forestall fears of a depression.
COVID-19 Was a Trigger, But Capitalism Caused the Economic Crash 17.4.2020 Truthout.com
COVID-19 Was a Trigger, But Capitalism Caused the Economic Crash
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Scarborough: GOP Doesn’t Care if Elderly Veterans Die of COVID-19! 17.4.2020 NewsBusters
In a truly disgusting display on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Thursday, co-host Joe Scarborough repeatedly accused Republicans of being in favor of elderly people – including World War II and Vietnam veterans – of dying from coronavirus. To back up his vile assertion, he repeatedly invented fake quotes, imagining GOP lawmakers saying: “Yeah, sure, senior citizens are going to die, but what the hell? We really got to get Wall Street moving ...
U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 30,900 as states ask Trump for aid on coronavirus-ravaged economy 17.4.2020 L.A. Times - World News

U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 30,900, and New York and New Jersey officials plead for stimulus money from Trump as coronavirus shutdowns ravage economy.

A COVID-19 Vaccine Will Not Be Enough — We Need a Plan to Distribute It 16.4.2020 Truthout.com
To be effective, the vaccine must be accessible and affordable to people of all socioeconomic stripes ...
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Is Now $24 Billion Richer Amid Pandemic 16.4.2020 Truthout.com
While millions of people across the U.S. have lost their incomes due to COVID-19, Amazon stock surged 5.3 ...
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Systemic Racism Is Making Coronavirus Worse in Black America 11.4.2020 Truthout.com
Many more Black people will die unless policymakers act immediately with a focus on health equity and racial ...
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African Americans Have Contracted and Died of COVID-19 at an Alarming Rate 7.4.2020 Truthout.com
African Americans Have Contracted and Died of COVID-19 at an Alarming Rate
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Pipelines Are Still Being Built as the Rest of the Economy Shuts Down 5.4.2020 Truthout.com
Pipelines Are Still Being Built as the Rest of the Economy Shuts Down
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The Billionaires Putting Their Wealth Above Public Health Amid the Pandemic 5.4.2020 Truthout.com
The country’s most rich and powerful are hoarding their wealth at the expense of everyone ...
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