Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus Education News Restart 2020

Trump accused of suppressing CDC warning that full school reopenings pose ‘Highest Risk’ of Covid-19 spread

“By trying to bury what the CDC recommends, Trump is betraying every student, teacher, and parent in this country. Shame on him. Shame on those who enable him.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Monday, July 13…

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President Donald Trump visiting the U.S.-Mexico border along the Rio Grande in January 2019, not far from where a builder backed by his supporters later erected a border wall. (Leah Millis/Reuters)
Posted in Border Wall Immigration Investigations News Pro Publica

Trump Says He “Disagreed” With privately funded border wall, So why did his Administration award the builder $1.7 billion in contracts to erect more walls?

President Trump now claims this privately funded border wall — touted as the “Lamborghini” of fences — was built to “make me look bad,” even though the project’s builder and funders are Trump supporters. by Perla…

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Data shows that Black Brazilians and Indigenous people are getting sick and dying at much higher rates.
Posted in Coronavirus First Nations News The Conversation

Judge orders Brazil to protect Indigenous people from ravages of COVID-19

Justice Luis Roberto Barroso gave the Brazilian government just three days to establish a crisis response team. The team must get check points installed on Indigenous lands – with military support if necessary – to prevent…

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Posted in Columns Community Coronavirus Culture Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

Disappearance of third spaces

by Wade Rathke New Orleans   Third spaces received a fair amount of attention not so long ago. These were the places between work and play where community could be built. How will they survive the…

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Posted in Coronavirus News The Conversation

Aerosols are a bigger coronavirus threat than WHO guidelines suggest – here’s what you need to know

  by Byron Erath, Clarkson University; Andrea Ferro, Clarkson University, and Goodarz Ahmadi, Clarkson University Thursday, July 9 When someone coughs, talks or even breathes, they send tiny respiratory droplets into the surrounding air. The smallest…

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Progressive advocacy groups and unions plan to hold a nationwide day of action targeting Republican senators on July 8, 2020. (Image: MoveOn.org)
Posted in Bailout 2020 Common Dreams Coronavirus News Restart 2020

On Wednesday, Nationwide Day of Action to target GOP Senators for going on vacation as pandemic surges

‘They Are Failing’ “Millions of workers—essential and unemployed—do not have the luxury of a vacation and our elected officials are not entitled to take one during this crisis.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Monday, July 6…

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Posted in Columns Coronavirus Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

How can Trump change, if he’s never told the facts?

by Wade Rathke Pearl River   Ok, so “bad judgement” is his middle name, but we’ve moving from tragedy to pathos when we read and watch President Trump go through his stupefying descent. He clearly has…

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An engineer holds an experimental vaccine for COVID-19 at Sinovac Biotech in Beijing. The Chinese company’s vaccine has advanced to human trials. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images)
Posted in Analysis Coronavirus Medicine Pro Publica Science

How — and when — can the coronavirus vaccine become a reality?

It is likely we’ll eventually have a coronavirus vaccine — but perhaps not as quickly as some expect. From development, to clinical trials and distribution, ProPublica reporter Caroline Chen explains the tremendous challenges that lie ahead….

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus First Nations First Peoples News News Racism

With new infections soaring, the Trump’s host a July 4th Pandemic Party at the White House

The White House is preparing to change its messaging on the coronavirus, to tell Americans it simply has to be lived with. by Common Dreams staff Saturday, July 4   Hundreds of thousands of people converged…

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Posted in Analysis Common Dreams Coronavirus

Ethical challenges loom over decisions to resume in-person college classes

Texas, California, Arizona and Florida are already low on spare intensive care hospital beds, without universities in session. A large outbreak among students, faculty and staff might quickly overwhelm campus health centers and local hospitals. by…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News Restart 2020

Top CDC official gives grim assessment on Coronavirus containment

CDC principal deputy director Dr. Anne Schuchat said we’re “not even beginning to be over this.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer The number two official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave a grim…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News

Head of CDC warns US cities could face ‘Apocalyptic’ future as country sets record for new Covid-19 cases in one day

The number of infections could be 10 times the 2.4 million confirmed cases, says the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Friday, June 26 Some U.S. cities and…

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Posted in Coronavirus Kaiser Health News News

Packed bars serve up new rounds of COVID contagion

Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News and Elizabeth Lawrence June 25, 2020 As states ease their lockdowns, bars are emerging as fertile breeding grounds for the coronavirus. They create a risky cocktail of tight quarters, young adults…

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Posted in Analysis Coronavirus The Appeal

Governors’ coronavirus decisions put people of color in harms way

As the country reopens, we can’t quickly forget these failures of government, which have disproportionately harmed Black, Latinx, and Native people. by David A. Love This piece is a commentary, part of The Appeal’s collection of…

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A box containing a 5-minute test for COVID-19 from Abbott Laboratories is pictured during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 30.
Posted in Analysis Coronavirus Kaiser Health News

Abbott’s Fast COVID test misses 20% positive cases

The warning followed multiple academic studies showing higher “false negative” rates from the Abbott device, including one from New York University researchers who found it missed close to half of the positive samples detected by a…

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Posted in Columns Coronavirus Hightower OtherWords

Unmasking the mask profiteers

A former Trump staffer with no experience landed a $3 million federal contract for medical masks, masks he couldn’t deliver, so the Navajo people didn’t get the help they urgently needed. By Jim Hightower June 17, 2020 Everyone…

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Posted in Coronavirus First Peoples News News Pro Publica

New Mexico opens investigation at hospital: Coronavirus policy profiled pregnant Native American mothers and separated them from newborns

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham cited “significant, awful allegations” in a ProPublica and New Mexico In Depth story on a hospital where clinicians said pregnant Native women were singled out for COVID-19 testing and separated from newborns…

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Posted in Common Dreams Justice News Policing

As nationwide protests over police brutality continue, cities across the US cut and reallocate police funding

“You don’t have to go full abolition to see that maybe sinking 1/3 of a city’s general budget into police is a problematic investment.” by Eoin Higgins, staff writer Friday, June 12 Cities across the U.S….

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Posted in Coronavirus Kaiser Health News News Public Health Safety Net

New coronavirus hot spots emerge across South and in California, as Northeast slows, cases up in Arizona

By the end on June 9th Arizona Cases totaled 28,296 an increase of 4,000 cases in 3 days. by Martha Bebinger, WBUR and Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio and Jackie Fortiér, KPCC June 10, 2020 Mass…

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Posted in Analysis Homelessness

The toll that curfews have taken on homeless Americans

Homeless people across the country have been affected by the curfews. In Los Angeles on June 2, police fired a hard rubber bullet at a homeless man in a wheelchair who was out after curfew, hitting…

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Posted in Columns Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

Where is antifa when Trump needs them most?

by Wade Rathke New Orleans   Ol’ Donald Trump dropping like a rock with no one to catch his fall. He doesn’t want to talk about race, because he sounds even more the fool than usual. Most…

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Posted in Bailout 2020 Business Common Dreams Coronavirus News While we were looking elsewhere

Coronavirus pandemic triggered ‘one of the greatest wealth transfers in history’

Small businesses are “dropping like flies,” said the “Mad Money” host. by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Friday, June 5 CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Thursday that that coronavirus pandemic has triggered “one of the greatest wealth transfers…

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Posted in Investigations News Pro Publica

Mar-a-Lago buddy used “Shadow” sway over the VA to promote his comic book empire

Marvel chief Ike Perlmutter arranged for comic book characters to ring the NYSE closing bell with the VA secretary in 2017, according to a new government audit. Perlmutter has denied benefiting from his role as an…

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Posted in Analysis Coronavirus First Nations Rez Life The Conversation While we were looking elsewhere

Native American tribes’ pandemic response is hamstrung by many inequities

Native communities in North America have been disrupted and displaced for centuries. Many face long-standing food and water inequities that are further complicated by this pandemic.   by  Lindsey Schneider, Colorado State University; Joshua Sbicca, Colorado…

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