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Expert explains how Dems can mobilize righteous anger and fight Trump’s claims on ‘the economy’ 8.4.2020 Raw Story
After months of denial regarding the spread COVID-19, Donald Trump first embraced the role of being a “wartime president,” then shifted again to wanting the war over immediately, saying, “We don’t want the cure to be worse than the disease.” A chorus of conservative voices quickly echoed him, suggesting older Americans should be happy to die […]
Coronavirus is spreading in Texas nursing homes. But the state won’t share the details. 8.4.2020 Raw Story
Families and advocates for nursing home residents are calling on Texas officials to release the numbers and names of facilities where coronavirus infection has been reported, as other states have done. At least 320 residents and staff members at Texas nursing homes have tested positive for the new coronavirus. At least 18 people have died. […]
First responders suspect ‘crazy increase in cardiac deaths’ in NYC is linked to COVID-19 8.4.2020 Raw Story
In the midst of this brutal pandemic, the nation’s governors are the ones that are leading the nation to try to keep the coronavirus from spreading. Yet even their best efforts may fall short of containment. This article originally appeared at Salon. That’s because the coronavirus is zeroing in on the nation’s poorest and most […]
The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Exposing the Plague of Neoliberalism 7.4.2020
The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Exposing the Plague of Neoliberalism
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African Americans Have Contracted and Died of COVID-19 at an Alarming Rate 7.4.2020
African Americans Have Contracted and Died of COVID-19 at an Alarming Rate
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People Are Fleeing to Appalachia to Escape COVID-19. That Needs to Stop. 7.4.2020
People Are Fleeing to Appalachia to Escape COVID-19. That Needs to Stop.
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COVID-19 Will Kill More People Worldwide Due to Water Shortages 6.4.2020
COVID-19 Will Kill More People Worldwide Due to Water Shortages
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MSNBC's Velshi Frets Wealthy Taxed Too Little, Dismisses Charity Work 6.4.2020 NewsBusters
On Sunday's Velshi show, MSNBC host Ali Velshi joined left-wing activist Reverend William Barber in complaining that taxes on the wealthy aren't higher, and dismissed the benefits to society contributed by the wealthy. He also invoked Marie Antoinette against the Trump administration over its handling of the coronavirus ...
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There’s a Link Between Exposure to Environmental Hazards and the Most Severe Outcomes of Coronavirus 5.4.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The predominantly black and low-income communities living near the back-to-back petrochemical refineries of Louisiana’s “cancer alley” have long suffered compromised immune systems and high rates of disease. Now, the state’s fast-growing COVID-19 outbreak is poised to hit them especially hard. Yet behind […]
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Here’s what Wall Street doesn’t want you to know about its grip on emergency rooms 4.4.2020 Raw Story
Doctor Ling Min is the first emergency room doctor to be fired for going public with his concerns about poor hospital emergency room safety practices and shortages of medical supplies and protective gear for health workers. He won’t be the last. Like many hospitals in the US, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham Washington, […]
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Early data reveals African Americans are contracting and dying of coronavirus at alarming rate: report 4.4.2020 Raw Story
by Akilah Johnson and Talia Buford The coronavirus entered Milwaukee from a white, affluent suburb. Then it took root in the city’s black community and erupted. As public health officials watched cases rise in March, too many in the community shrugged off warnings. Rumors and conspiracy theories proliferated on social media, pushing the bogus idea that […]
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Right-Wing Austerity Set New Orleans Up to Be a Coronavirus Disaster Zone 3.4.2020
Louisiana law bans cities like New Orleans from raising the minimum wage and requiring paid sick leave for ...
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We Are Facing a Resurgence of Sexually Transmitted Infections Amid the Pandemic 2.4.2020
Decreased federal funding for STI prevention started the problem. Current medical resource shortages will make it ...
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'It's like we're expendable': Detroit's first responders fall to COVID-19 pandemic 2.4.2020 LA Times: Nation

The homicide captain is dead. The jail commander is dead. The police chief is ill. 'You pretty much gotta kill somebody to get arrested,' a sergeant says.

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Here are 3 things you should do to prepare for the coming Trump recession 1.4.2020 Raw Story
The global coronavirus pandemic has put our economy in free-fall. Even through Donald Trump’s reckless economic policies, like his pointless trade war with China or his deficit-busting tax cuts for his billionaire donors, the economy has somehow managed to keep chugging along — until now. All of the stock market gains from Trump’s time in […]
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Hospitals are threatening to fire doctors who speak out about poor working conditions amid coronavirus outbreak 31.3.2020 Raw Story
Health care professionals who speak out about their working conditions during the coronavirus outbreak are being threatened with termination by their employers, and some have already followed through, according to a report from Bloomberg. “Ming Lin, an emergency room physician in Washington state, said he was told Friday he was out of a job because […]
The US’s Wave of Hospital Closures Left Us Ill-Equipped for COVID-19 31.3.2020
Since 1975, as the population grew by 115 million, the number of hospital beds shrank from 1.5 million to ...
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These groups are among the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic 31.3.2020 Raw Story
How is the COVID-19 crisis impacting the most vulnerable among us? Tens of millions of Americans fit that description – the poor, the homeless, immigrants, the detained and incarcerated, the precariously employed and the uninsured. Nearly one-quarter of adult Americans do not have access to medical benefits, paid sick leave or access to medical care. […]
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Coronavirus Shows Us What Our Future Could Look Like During Climate Crisis 29.3.2020
COVID-19, like climate, isn’t just about a singular crisis -- it's about multiple crises unfolding all at ...
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MSNBC Uses Pandemic to Trash Reagan: 'Demonized' the Poor 29.3.2020 NewsBusters
On Saturday's Velshi show, as MSNBC host Ali Velshi again used the coronavirus pandemic to promote an increase in welfare and socialism in the U.S., MSNBC contributor Eddie Glaude made time to go all the way back to the Ronald Reagan administration as he complained about an "ideology" "that has demonized poor people" for ...
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