2020-10-02: News Headlines

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-10-02). Spain on the Brink of a Major Crisis. globalresearch.ca Spain currently faces one of the greatest crises in its recent history. The second wave of COVID-19 is approaching extremely quickly, with the world record for deaths by number of inhabitants. The situation is strongly aggravated by a lack of …

Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi (2020-10-02). Video: Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi and Dr. Heiko Schà∂ning on COVID-19 and the Genome-modifying Vaccine (German). globalresearch.ca Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi and Dr. Heiko Schà∂ning in conversation about Covid-19 and the genome-modifying vaccine, i.e. the real risks of new mRNA- or DNA-vaccine and the deadly danger it presents for us and the following generations. | Watch the video below….

Staff (2020-10-02). Trump gets COVID-19, after months of lying about its danger. therealnews.com Trump has access to world class healthcare, but he and Republicans have blocked billions in funding for healthcare, COVID-19 testing and economic relief.

ACLU (2020-10-02). Voting by Mail is Easier and Safer than You Think. Here's how. aclu.org Millions of people are planning to vote by mail in this election, and for most, it will be the first time. COVID-19 has made voting by mail more popular than ever because it's the safest way for many to cast a ballot. But some voters still have questions about the safety and security of this method, and whether their mail-in ballot will be counted. Contradictory messages from President Trump add to the confusion — even though the president, and

Nauman Sadiq (2020-10-02). 'October Surprise': Trump Incapacitated from Electioneering. POTUS and FLOTUS Tested Positive for Covid-19. globalresearch.ca "October surprises" are a common occurrence in the electoral politics of the US when elections are only weeks away in November and canvassing of electorate by political contenders reaches a crescendo. But never in the entire political history of the …

Editor (2020-10-02). COVID-19 Lays Bare the Reality of 'Small Government' Conservatism. scheerpost.com Ted Eytan / CC BY-SA 2.0] By Jim Hightower / OtherWords Amazingly, America has become a nation of socialists, asking in dismay: "Where's the government?" These are not born-again Bernie Sanders activists, but everyday people of all political stripes (including previously apolitical multitudes) who are now clamoring for big government intervention in their lives. Nothing like a coronavirus pandemic… |

John Wojcik (2020-10-02). Trump down with coronavirus; his Pennsylvania acolytes prepare a coup. peoplesworld.org The news that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have been infected with COVID-19 spread rapidly across the nation and around the world early this morning. While commentators are saying the entire election is now upended, a key part of the unfolding election process—the attempt by Trump and his GOP to hijack the …

Nathaniel Chase (2020-10-02). Presidential debate: Trump and Biden bicker as COVID rages on. workers.org The Sept. 30 presidential debate featured two white men throwing mud at each other in performances a fifth-grade debate team would have found embarrassing. This debate will be remembered for its continuous, cable-news-style bickering and interrupting, which prevented either candidate, and in particular Biden, from expressing themselves at length. It . . . |

Roberta Wood (2020-10-02). Northwestern food workers 'die-in' for COVID protections. peoplesworld.org EVANSTON, Ill. — Is it too much to ask for an institution sitting on an $11 billion dollar endowment to provide sick pay for 14 days for an employee under a coronavirus quarantine? "Dying in" for health and safety, scores of cooks and housekeepers employed at Northwestern University's leafy lakeside campus here put their bodies …

Staff (2020-10-02). Continued Covid Disparities in Native Country. therealnews.com Stir Crazy! Episode 93: Today we are joined by journalist, organizer, and founding executive director of Crushing Colonialism Jen Deerinwater, Miwok journalist and community organizer Desiree Kane, and journalist and community builder Johnnie Jae. Hosted by Kim Brown.

Phyllis Bennis (2020-10-02). The Pentagon Took Money for Covid Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Bought Weapons. globalresearch.ca As the pandemic continues to claim lives across the country, new information keeps coming out about how the Trump administration has made it harder for Americans to protect themselves. | We now know, for example, that early in the pandemic the …

Alan Macleod (2020-10-02). Under Pressure, Amazon Reveals Over 20,000 Employees Likely Contracted COVID. mintpressnews.com Amazon is not a company known for treating its employees' welfare as its top priority. Workers feel under so much pressure that they urinate in bottles or wear adult diapers rather than risk the wrath of management.

Jon Allsop (2020-10-02). Questions without answers in Trump's COVID diagnosis. zcomm.org There's plenty to be said about Trump's diagnosis that we know for sure: that he knowingly played down the threat of the virus for months; that he repeatedly blocked public-health measures; that Trump and those in his orbit have much better access to testing than most Americans…

Labor Video Project (2020-10-02). San Leandro Hospital CNA Nurses Fight Covid, For PPE & Conditions For Nurses & Patients. indybay.org San Leandro Hospital nurse and chief CNA rep talks about the conditions at the hospital and the effect of Covid-19 on the workers and patients. She also discusses the role of the Alameda Board of Supervisors in supporting the union busting operations of Alameda Health Services which was set up by the Board to run the public health system.

Elisa Gremese, Antonella Cingolani, Silvia Laura Bosello, Stefano Alivernini, Barbara Tolusso, Simone Perniola, Francesco Landi, Maurizio Pompili, Rita Murri, Angelo Santoliquido, Matteo Garcovich, Michela Sali, Gennaro De Pascale, Maurizio Gabrielli, Federico Biscetti, Massimo Montalto, Alberto Tosoni, Giovanni Gambassi, Gian Ludovico Rapaccini, Amerigo Iaconelli, Lorenzo Zileri Del Verme, Luca Petricca, Anna Laura Fedele, Marco Maria Lizzio, Enrica Tamburrini, Gerlando Natalello, Laura Gigante, Dario Bruno, Lucrezia Verardi, Eleonora Taddei, Angelo Calabrese, Francesco Lombardi, Roberto Bernabei, Roberto Cauda, Francesco Franceschi, Raffaele Landolfi, Luca Richeldi, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Massimo Fantoni, Massimo Antonelli, Antonio Gasbarrini, GEMELLI AGAINST COVID-19 Group (2020-10-02). Sarilumab use in severe SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia. thelancet.com IL-6R inhibition appears to be a potential treatment strategy for severe SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia and intravenous Sarilumab seems a promising treatment approach showing, in the short term, an important clinical outcome and good safety.

Staff (2020-10-02). Trump Tests Positive for COVID-19 After Months of Downplaying Virus & Mocking Biden for Wearing Mask. democracynow.org Just days after mocking his presidential rival Joe Biden for regularly wearing masks, President Donald Trump has revealed that he and first lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19 and are entering 14 days of isolation. For months, Trump has downplayed the severity of the pandemic, which has killed over 200,000 Americans. President Trump is 74, has elevated blood pressure and is over the threshold for obesity — three factors linked to higher morbidity and mortality among COVID-19 patients. For more on the pandemic and Trump's coronavirus diagnosis, we speak with Dr. Monica Gandhi, an infect…

Staff (2020-10-02). Headlines for October 2, 2020. democracynow.org President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Test Positive for Coronavirus, Joe Biden to Receive Coronavirus Test After Tuesday's Debate with President Trump, Trump Continued Public Events After Adviser Hope Hicks Became Ill and Tested Positive for COVID-19, Trump, 74, Faces Greater COVID-19 Morbidity Risk Due to High Blood Pressure and Obesity, Before Testing Positive, Trump Planned Rallies in Wisconsin's Coronavirus "Red Zones", Coronavirus Outbreak Shutters Queens School on First Full Day of In-Person Classes in NYC, Texas Republican Governor Orders Closure of Absentee Ballot Drop-Off Sites, Far-Right Activist…

Staff (2020-10-02). Superspreader-in-Chief: For Months Trump Spread COVID Lies, Now He May Have Spread the Virus Itself. democracynow.org President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement came early Friday morning, hours after Bloomberg News reported that Trump adviser Hope Hicks became ill during Trump's Wednesday night rally in Duluth, Minnesota, and had to be quarantined aboard Air Force One on the return flight to Washington. Hicks went on to test positive for coronavirus early on Thursday, though the White House did not report her illness. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is also getting tested over fears that Trump may have infected him at Tuesday's debate. We speak with Dr. Abdul…

Staff (2020-10-02). Naomi Klein: I Fear Trump Will Exploit His COVID Infection to Further Destabilize the Election. democracynow.org How will President Trump's revelation that he tested positive for COVID-19 affect the presidential race? Acclaimed journalist, author and activist Naomi Klein warns that the Trump campaign is likely to exploit the news. "We need to be prepared for the president using the fact that he's having to cancel campaign events for two weeks to try to further delegitimize elections," she says.

Staff (2020-10-02). Naomi Klein: Trump May Exploit His COVID Diagnosis to Delegitimize Election. truthout.org How will President Trump's revelation that he tested positive for COVID-19 affect the presidential race? Acclaimed journalist, author and activist Naomi Klein warns that the Trump campaign is likely to exploit the news. "We need to be prepared for the president using the fact that he's having to cancel campaign events for two weeks to try to further delegitimize elections," she says. | TRANSCRIPT: | This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democr…

teleSUR (2020-10-02). Venezuela Is 1st LATAM Country to Receive Russia's Vaccine. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Vice President Delcy Rodriguez Friday announced that the country received the first batch of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 and that the nation is ready to begin phase 3 of its clinical trials. | RELATED: | "Our country just became the first nation in the Western Hemisphere to join the studies for the first COVID-19 vaccine registered in the world," Rodriguez recalled. | The first batch…

yenisafak (2020-10-02). Greece: 114 COVID-19 cases detected in a company. yenisafak.com A company in the Pella region of northern Greece was ordered to shut down on Friday after 114 cases of the novel coronavirus were detected among employees.Following an order from the Deputy Civil Protection and Crisis Management Minister Nikos Hardalias and in coordination with the National Organization for Public Health, the canning company will remain shut till Oct 11.Meanwhile, Greek authorities are on alert after a sudden rise in the number of intubated COVID-19 patients — from 78 to 89 — along with Thursday's 411 new infections — the third-highest number since the end of lockdown in May.The Attica region…

yenisafak (2020-10-02). UK PM Johnson's battle with COVID-19 may be a warning for Trump. yenisafak.com When Boris Johnson caught COVID-19 in March, the overweight British prime minister tried to work through the illness "in denial" – but ended up wearing an oxygen mask in an intensive care unit and was ultimately out of action for almost a month.He later said he had fought for his life as the state prepared for the unthinkable: the possible death in office of a prime minister.Johnson's experience of trying to stay in charge while struggling with the disease may offer clues about the potential dangers ahead for U.S. President Donald Trump, now that he has tested positive.After being accused of initially failing to…

yenisafak (2020-10-02). Madrid regional authorities to lock down city in coming hours, source says. yenisafak.com Madrid's regional authorities will in the coming hours publish a decree to put the Spanish capital and nine nearby towns under partial lockdown, with immediate effect, a source from Madrid's regional government told Reuters on Friday.By publishing the decree, the conservative-led regional government will reluctantly comply with an order from the central government to ban non-essential travel to and from the city to fight a steep surge in COVID-19 cases.

yenisafak (2020-10-02). US schools in suburbs, small cities reopening without COVID spike; big cities up next. yenisafak.com U.S. schools from kindergarten to high school have avoided a spike in COVID-19 cases, early data show, but medical experts say the real test is coming as students in large densely-populated cities such as New York and Miami return to classrooms.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week said more than 270,000 COVID-19 cases had been reported in children aged 5-17 since March. Cases in school-age children ticked slightly higher in mid-September as more schools reopened, but remains well below the peak set in mid-July.Over 700 primary, middle and high schools that have at least partially reopened, rep…

yenisafak (2020-10-02). Scotland's first minister calls on lawmaker to resign over breaking COVID rules. yenisafak.com Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, called on one of her lawmakers to resign on Friday after Margaret Ferrier admitted that she had travelled while suffering symptoms of COVID-19 and then after testing positive."I've spoken to Margaret Ferrier and made clear my view that she should step down as an MP (member of parliament)," Sturgeon said on Twitter."I did so with a heavy heart – she is a friend & colleague – but her actions were dangerous & indefensible. I have no power to force an MP to resign but I hope she will do the right thing."

yenisafak (2020-10-02). Trump's youngest son, Barron, tests negative for coronavirus: White House. yenisafak.com President Donald Trump's youngest son, Barron Trump, has tested negative for COVID-19, the White House said on Friday after Trump announced that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus."Barron tested negative and all precautions are being taken to ensure he's kept safe and healthy," said Stephanie Grisham, chief of staff for Melania Trump. She said the first lady was doing well.

yenisafak (2020-10-02). Trump experiencing mild coronavirus symptoms, says White House official. yenisafak.com President Donald Trump is experiencing "mild symptoms" of COVID-19 after revealing that he and his wife had tested positive, a White House official said on Friday according to the Associated Press and the New York Times.Two people familiar with his condition told the Times they were coldlike symptoms.

yenisafak (2020-10-02). UK PM Johnson says sure Trump will stage 'a very strong recovery'. yenisafak.com British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he was sure that U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania would stage a "very strong recovery" from COVID-19 after they tested positive for the virus."Obviously I think we all want to send our best wishes to the president and the first lady and I've done that this morning as you can imagine," said Johnson, who recovered after being hospitalised with the disease in April.

RT (2020-10-02). President Trump says he & first lady tested positive for coronavirus after top aide infected on campaign trail. rt.com US President Donald Trump has confirmed that he and First Lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for the coronavirus, just hours after it was learned a senior aide had contracted the illness. | "Tonight, [the first lady] and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!" the president tweeted in the early hours of Friday morning. | Tonight,

Mira Miller (2020-10-02). Toronto protesters fight off eviction. zcomm.org "Landlords and tenants are not equal here. For working class tenants an eviction means life or death. For corporate landlords it means flipping the unit for profit. Working class tenants unite, no covid evictions."

Zach Conti (2020-10-02). IMF Calls for New Global Debt Policies to Confront COVID Financial Crisis. indybay.org IMF head Kristalina Georgieva warned that developing countries could face a second wave of economic crises just as they are recovering from the coronavirus pandemic.

Staff (2020-10-02). Will COVID Knock Out Trump's Campaign? truthout.org F. Scott Fitzgerald said, "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function." The entirety of the Trump administration to date has been the unceasing experience of being simultaneously astonished and not at all surprised. | These two phenomena, like twirling planes in the air show of the mind, finally clipped wings in midair early this morning and went pinwheeling to the ground in a ball of fire and dus…

yenisafak (2020-10-02). US Supreme Court nominee Barrett tests negative for COVID: White House official. yenisafak.com President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has tested negative for the deadly coronavirus and is following government guidance on social distancing and best practices after Trump tested positive, a White House official said on Friday.Barrett was last with Trump on Saturday. This week she visited leaders in the U.S. Senate accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, who has also tested negative for the disease.

Jeffrey St. Clair (2020-10-02). Roaming Charges: Crosstalk Hurricane. counterpunch.org Donald Trump was just one of 43,000 other Americans who tested positive for COVID today. While nearly all of them paid more in taxes than he did, few will have his resources to fight the ravages of the disease and recover from its financial aftershocks.

Yossi Melman (2020-10-02). Big Brother Israel has become Netanyahu's personal playground. middleeasteye.net Big Brother Israel has become Netanyahu's personal playground | The prime minister is using coronavirus measures as a pretext to push a self-serving agenda | Fri, 10/02/2020 – 11: 29 | Draconian measures have become a daily reality in Israel (Reuters) | In today's Israel, in the time of

Zarefah Baroud (2020-10-02). The Leahy Laws: Why Biden's Promise to Israel is Illegal. counterpunch.org While co-hosting an interview on the Palestine Chronicle, I asked Dr. Richard Falk, former UN Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights, about his thoughts on Kamala Harris' promise to maintain unconditional aid to Israel. "I am disappointed of course by the Harris-Biden positions on Israel. I would have hoped for something closer to what Bernie

Al Neal, Mark Gruenberg (2020-10-02). Nearly 20,000 Amazon workers infected with coronavirus. peoplesworld.org Online retail giant Amazon was pushed into releasing a trove of comprehensive data on the spread of coronavirus among its workers on Thursday, Oct. 1. The data disclosing for the first time that 19,816 workers, principally in the company's warehouses, have become infected. That's 1.46% of their total workforce. But advocates for workers, including the United Food …

news.un (2020-10-02). UN chief reiterates call for global ceasefire, marking International Day of Non-Violence. news.un.org The UN Secretary-General repeated his call for a global ceasefire on Friday, commemorating the International Day of Non Violence, which is taking place this year in the shadow of the devastating human and socio-economic impacts resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

Michael Welch (2020-10-02). Coronavirus: Crushing and Silencing Doctors of Conscience. globalresearch.ca "Looking back, I can see that we have a situation which I compare with the Third Reich…Joseph Goebbels, he was the Minister of Propaganda, and he said "if you repeat a message long enough, loud enough, hard enough, at the …

Robert Mackey (2020-10-02). Trump Tests Positive for Coronavirus, 48 Hours After Mocking Biden for Wearing a Mask. zcomm.org For months, the president recklessly disregarded mask-wearing, and aides and supporters followed his lead…

_____ (2020-10-02). Nebraska: Working To Break Up Meat Monopolies. popularresistance.org While most of us have recently witnessed empty shelves and higher price tags from the aisles of our local supermarkets, 2019 Fixer Graham Christensen has been fighting for solutions to our fractured food system from the fields. A fifth-generation farmer, Christensen founded the consulting company GC Resolve to help his home state of Nebraska establish more ethical and sustainable agricultural practices. | According to Christensen, corporate greed is to blame for major meatpacking-plant shutdowns — brought on by a surge of coronavirus cases among workers — that have led to nationwide shortages of pork…

True Pundit (2020-10-02). Cover Up: Fauci Approved Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine 15 Years Ago to Cure Coronaviruses; "Nobody Needed to Die" globalresearch.ca This article was first published in May 2020. | Dr. Anthony Fauci, whose "expert" advice to President Trump has resulted in the complete shutdown of the greatest economic engine in world history, has known since 2005 that chloroquine is an …

yenisafak (2020-10-02). World leaders wish Trumps speedy recovery from virus. yenisafak.com World leaders on Friday wished US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump speedy recovery after the couple contracted the novel coronavirus. Russian President Vladimir Putin — known for his warm relations with the US leader — wished a speedy recovery to Donald Trump and his wife Melania. | In a telegram posted on the presidential website, Putin expressed his sincere support to the presidential couple "at this very difficult moment". | "I am sure that your inherent vitality, cheerfulness and optimism will help you cope with a dangerous virus," Putin said.German Chancellor Angela Merkel also said: "Send…

yenisafak (2020-10-02). Over 1.5M visit Istanbul's Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque. yenisafak.com More than 1.5 million people have visited the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque since the July re-opening of the historic Istanbul building for Muslim prayers after serving 86 years as a museum.Istanbul Mufti Mehmet Emin Masali told Anadolu Agency that over 1.5 million people had visited Hagia Sophia after its re-opening as a mosque."The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque is visited by 15,000 visitors on weekdays and 25,000 to 30,000 on Fridays and weekends," Masali said.Thousands of people from Turkey and abroad come to visit the mosque that is open round the clock and visits are organized in line with coronavirus measures, he a…

Fight Back (2020-10-02). Worse to come as layoffs continue. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – The latest report by the Department of Labor on unemployment insurance applications shows that the tide of layoffs continues. But this week, major U.S. corporations announced even more layoffs to come as the economy tilts on the edge of a 'double-dip' recession. | The Labor Department report released on Thursday, October 1 showed that there was no letup in the pace of layoffs. While the number of regular state unemployment insurance claims for the week ending September 26 fell by 36,000 from a week earlier, the number of new applications for the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance or PUA progr…

progressive (2020-10-02). Smoking Gun: Crisis? What Crisis? progressive.org A timeline of the pandemic warning signs ignored by the Trump Administration.

Richard C. Gross (2020-10-02). Trump is a Hoax, Fake News. counterpunch.org Donald Trump finally collided with something bigger than he thinks he is: the IRS. The self-identified billionaire's mere $750 federal tax payments in 2016 and 2017, his tax avoidance schemes, his mishandling of the pandemic plus his ugly aggressive performance debate performance could cost him his re-election. Trump's rival for the presidency, Joe Biden, revealed

Matt Sedlar (2020-10-02). If You Could Save a Million Lives, Would You Do It? cepr.net The Hill See article on original site If you had the opportunity to save a million people from preventable death, would you do it? People who would otherwise fall victim to the global pandemic and deep recession that most of the world is experiencing. This is not merely a rhetorical question, but one that members …

_____ (2020-10-02). Restaurant Workers Are Building Solidarity Amid The Pandemic. popularresistance.org Boise, Idaho – It was rain ≠ing light ≠ly June 29 when Geo Eng ≠ber ≠son, own ≠er of the Pie Hole pizze ≠ria, con ≠vened an emer ≠gency staff meet ≠ing. He had intend ≠ed a quick con ≠fer ≠ence in the park ≠ing lot behind the restau ≠rant, known for its steady stream of week ≠end bar-goers. Giv ≠en the weath ≠er, Eng ≠ber ≠son fer ≠ried the hand ≠ful of work ≠ers into his trailer. | Ear ≠li ≠er that month, work ≠ers at the piz ≠za joint peti ≠tioned for an hourly wage bump. Wor ≠ried that Pie Hole was pre ≠pared to replace them…