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Fire, pestilence and a country at war with itself: the Trump presidency is over

A pandemic unabated, an economy in meltdown, cities in chaos over police killings. All our supposed leader does is Tweet

Robert Reich

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/31/donald-trump-coronavirus-pandemic-george-floyd-minneapolis-tweets?fbclid=IwAR3XdmdBF8NmFWXNDGP6jGvncAAB_Ycs3QiE9IB5YVNrRbfbtLFy-6IjgC4

"Easing stay-at-home guidelines doesn't mean the pandemic is over...

...it just means they currently have room for you in the ICU”

via FB

900 Missouri residents who 'snitched' on lockdown rule-breakers fear retaliation after details leak

After Donald Trump backed anti-lockdown demonstrators last month, Missouri residents fear retaliation over rulebreaker report leak

Hundreds of Missouri residents have had their personal details shared online after the publication of a document that recorded reports made against those flouting lockdown measures.

It comes after St Louis County authorities called on people to report businesses and persons not following statewide lockdown measures, last month.

The names and addresses of almost 900 people were shared on Facebook to name-and-shame them after authorities had released the data following a media request under the state’s ‘Sunshine Law’, which requires authorities to release information submitted to public agencies.

The complaints resulted in 29 businesses receiving court summons in April, leaving some concerned that they will face dismissal at work after reporting on rule breaking at their own workplace.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/coronavirus-missouri-lockdown-breakers-details-online-st-louis-county-a9497271.html?fbclid=IwAR3RW0Y5j0to69nqsWPqXorIndQp5RY5ym6veL8zEi_HeBBY4U9dHBYowrA

Eta Aquariids meteor shower this evening...

Best viewed during the pre dawn hours early Tuesday morning.

Hope you’re able to catch a peak!

Be well...

Fears rise that Trump will incite a global vaccine brawl

When global leaders gathered virtually last month at the behest of the World Health Organization to commit to distributing a future coronavirus vaccine in an internationally equitable way, the United States didn’t join in.

On Monday, the European Union is hosting a gathering for countries to pledge funding for research into vaccines and treatments for Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. But once again the U.S. government isn’t expected to participate.

The Trump administration’s apparent lack of interest in cooperation has alarmed global health officials and diplomats as they seek to end a pandemic that has disabled economies and killed more than 240,000 people worldwide. The concerns are only deepening as President Donald Trump and his aides squabble with China and the WHO over the origins of the virus.

The fear is that Trump will be content with allowing the race to develop and distribute the vaccine to devolve into a global contest -- and that poorer countries will be left behind in the rush to procure doses. In essence: that the president’s “America First” view of world affairs as an atavistic scramble for power will lead to unnecessary suffering and death.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/03/coronavirus-vaccine-trump-world-brawl-230142

This interactive map is tracking striking workers across the United States

COVID-19 Strike Wave Interactive Map

https://paydayreport.com/covid-19-strike-wave-interactive-map/

New York schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year, Gov. Cuomo says

Source: CNBC

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Friday that the state’s schools and colleges will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year and will continue distance learning to curb the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Cuomo said state officials don’t believe schools could develop a plan to reopen that would keep students and educators safe in time. He said any plan to reopen schools would have to follow social distancing protocols where people wear masks and no gatherings are held, and the transportation system would require fewer students.

He said a decision on summer school will be announced at the end of May.

He said the there are currently no plans to close schools this fall because it’s a long time away. In order for summer school to occur, Cuomo said there would need to be “a drop or stabilization of the infection rate for a period of time.”


Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/01/new-york-schools-will-remain-closed-for-the-remainder-of-the-academic-year-gov-cuomo-says.html
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