Health Care Crisis: Future Is Up To Us

By Rita Valenti, Popular Resistance. -

A society that is governed in such a way that it fails to protect its people from the catastrophic harm of the COVID 19 pandemic is a society ripe for revolutionary transformation. The pandemic [...]

The Irony Of American Freedom

By Ipek S. Burnett, Counterpunch. -

Perhaps it is too difficult for a culture in pursuit of happiness to pause and face this immense loss. Perhaps it is too scary to accept the frailty of human life. Perhaps anger is much easier to [...]

Universal SARS-CoV-2 Testing Is The Answer To Social Distancing

By Milton Packer, MedPage Today -

The U.S. has squandered its most important opportunity. Much of the nation implemented lockdowns or "stay-at-home" orders, which slowed the spread of the virus but had important social and [...]

Employers Are Behind The Rush To Reopen

By Chris Brooks, LaborNotes. -

The federal government squandered the time the states spent in lockdown. We still face a national shortage of COVID-19 test kits and PPE and there is no nationwide testing or contact tracing [...]

Migrants Lead Struggle As ‘Reopening’ Fuels Resistance

By Sue Davis, -

Ford Motors CEO Jim Farley said during a recent conference call, “The auto industry is [the U.S.] economic engine. Restarting the entire auto ecosystem is how we restart the economy.” (New York [...]

What We Know So Far: Dispelling The Myths About COVID19

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

As we get close to two months of quarantine to stop the spread of COVID19 and the government has failed to put in place both public health infrastructure to effectively control the pandemic and [...]

We Don’t Have To Choose Between Our Health And The Economy

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

The United States is at a critical moment in the COVID-crisis. This week, the nation is likely to surpass 100,000 deaths and new hotspots in the south and midwest are developing. Forty-two states [...]

A Delusional Nation In Decline

By Jared Yates Sexton, The Muckrake. -

In recent weeks, the fabricated “Reopen America” movement, funded and focused by Right Wing billionaires and conservative media, has led to protests around the country, including in Michigan, [...]

Drive To Reopen Auto Plants Threatens Thousands Of Lives

By Shannon Jones, WSWS. -

“I think the bottom line is the politicians and companies don’t care and made a decision to get auto manufacturing going again. While the union is just playing their part and preaching safety [...]

Trump Administration Tells States To Yank Benefits From Those Who Won’t Return To Work

By Arthur Delaney, Portside. -

Congress created special unemployment benefits so that laid-off workers could stay home while the coronavirus pandemic rages outside, but the Trump administration wants states to make sure that [...]

Worker Advocates Condemn Virginia’s Plan To Reopen

By Ally Schweitzer, The DCist. -

Immigrant advocates, progressive groups and NAACP chapters in Northern Virginia are calling on Gov. Ralph Northam to cancel his plans to partially reopen the state on May 15. Reopening too [...]

Trump’s ‘Reopening’ Is A Red Herring

By Sarah Lazare, In These Times. -

When President Trump, Republican leaders, right-wing think tanks and billionaire CEOs aggressively push to send people back to work before the coronavirus is contained, this is not a “reopening.” [...]

To Re-Open Safely We Need A ‘Health Force’ Of Disease Detectives

By Sandy Smith-Nonini, PhD, Portside. -

Conservative governors are now openly at odds with epidemiologists as plans move ahead for more than half the states to loosen social distancing and permit many businesses to re-open this month [...]

The COVID-19 Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them

By Erin Bromage. -

It seems many people are breathing some relief, and I’m not sure why. An epidemic curve has a relatively predictable upslope and once the peak is reached, the back slope can also be predicted. We [...]

China, South Korea And Germany Report New COVID-19 Outbreaks

By Bryan Dyne, WSWS. -

China, Germany and South Korea have all reported substantial new outbreaks of COVID-19 after they eased lockdowns, sparking warnings that efforts to lift lockdowns in Europe and the United States [...]

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