Daily Archives: October 6, 2020

2020-10-06: News Headlines

WSWS (2020-10-06). Protests erupt in Chile after police throw 16-year-old off bridge. wsws.org Chile's murderous police violence proves that all of the tensions that gave rise to the social convulsions one year ago have only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2020-10-06). Third wave of COVID-19 expected to sweep across the United States. wsws.org Health officials reviewing the case reports from across the country are concerned that the trends indicate another wave is on the horizon, bringing with it rising hospitalization rates and an increase in the number of deaths.

Nathaniel Chase (2020-10-06). Trump, COVID and poetic justice. workers.org Donald Trump, who sat by while so many died, undercut health professionals' recommendations for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, mocked wearing a mask, placed capitalist profits over the lives of thousands and put forward no serious plan to address the pandemic, is now sick himself. The chickens have come home to . . . |

WSWS (2020-10-06). Révolution Permanente (NPA) silent on Greek youth protests against COVID-19. wsws.org The New Anticapitalist Party's (NPA) web site is silent on the mass struggles in Greece because it supports the official policy of herd immunity on COVID-19.

Jim McMahan (2020-10-06). Essential food workers battle COVID-19. workers.org Seattle Big business neglect of the COVID pandemic continues to bring suffering and death to workers everywhere. Essential workers, like the packinghouse workers at a frozen vegetable plant in Pasco, Wash., are fighting back. Hundreds of other strikes and job actions are also taking place across the country. Twin City . . . |

WSWS (2020-10-06). Tens of thousands of UK COVID-19 cases and contacts went unreported. wsws.org Besides giving a completely false picture of the spread of the disease, the failure to report 15,841 positive Covid-19 cases has left tens of thousands of their potentially infected contacts untraced for up to a week.

news.un (2020-10-06). UN rights chief urges Iran to release jailed human rights defenders, citing COVID-19 risk. news.un.org The top UN rights official has called on Iran to release imprisoned human rights defenders, lawyers and political prisoners, citing deep concerns over their situation and heightened risk of contracting COVID-19.

A Guest Author (2020-10-06). California nurses declare: 'Patients over profits!'. workers.org This statement was released Oct. 5 by the Organizing Committee of the Workers Assembly. Over 1,000 nurses in California will begin a five-day strike on Oct. 7 to protest hospital management's failure to protect nurses and patients in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. California nurses within the Alameda Health . . . |

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-06). Iran update: 227 deaths, 4,151 new infections in 24h. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 06 (MNA) — The daily count of COVID-19 infections in Iran reached 4,151 on Tuesday, bringing the total cases to 479,825, according to the Health Ministry.

RT (2020-10-06). 'Don't let Covid-19 dominate you': Trump tells Americans to 'get out' & 'be careful' in first statement after hospital stay. rt.com US President Donald Trump has urged Americans not to fear the coronavirus and pledged that he would soon be "back to work" in his first statement from the White House since leaving hospital, where he was treated for Covid-19. | The president shared a brief video message on Twitter after returning to the White House on Monday evening, thanking staff at Walter Reed Medical Center and stating that he felt "better than I have in a long time" after his three-day stay. | "One thing that's for certain: Don't let [Covid-19] dominate you, don't be afraid of it, you're going to beat it. We have the best medical equipmen…

Tom Engelhardt (2020-10-06). Trump Is Getting Away With Much More Than Murder. thenation.com Trump Is Getting Away With Much More Than Murder…

Dean Baker (2020-10-06). Why Trump's Approach to the Coronavirus Vaccine May Leave America Behind. counterpunch.org As with everything else, Donald Trump likes to boast about how quickly we are moving toward developing a coronavirus vaccine. By historic standards, he has a case. We may have a vaccine through the final Phase 3 tests and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before the end of the year. However, this

Alan Chin, Magnum Foundation (2020-10-06). Chinatown Will Recover From the Coronavirus. thenation.com Chinatown Will Recover From the Coronavirus…

WSWS (2020-10-06). Pandemic exposes Australian employers' exploitation of young backpackers. wsws.org The political establishment's only response to the abuses has been to expand such visa programs and extend them to jobless workers and school leavers.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-10-06). Global Britain needs UK science, Imperial Provost tells Conservative conference. imperial.ac.uk Professor Ian Walmsley joined a panel to discuss Government's plans for 'global Britain' at the Conservative Party conference.

WSWS (2020-10-05). Partial closures in New York City as infections spread throughout US schools. wsws.org With at least 39,000 COVID-19 infections and 30 deaths of K-12 educators since schools began reopening in the US in late July, the full resumption of in-person learning in large cities across the country will vastly accelerate the spread of the pandemic.

Jeff Deist (2020-10-05). The Absurdity of COVID "Cases" globalresearch.ca Today's headlines announced Donald and Melania Trump "tested positive" for covid-19. Another claims nineteen thousand Amazon workers "got" covid-19 on the job. Both of these pseudostories are sure to ignite another absurd media frenzy. | As always, the story keeps changing: …

WSWS (2020-10-05). Almost half of UK coronavirus infections in schools, colleges and universities. wsws.org Figures from the latest Public Health England's COVID-19 epidemiology surveillance summary show that educational settings now account for 45 percent of all positive cases in the UK.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-05). New spike in COVID-19 cases in the UK puts university students in peril. peoplesdispatch.org Various students and youth groups have denounced the failure of the Tory government to take necessary precautions to tackle the predicted spike in COVID-19 cases in the UK…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2020-10-05). Why is Trump Not Facing Impeachment Over COVID-19? counterpunch.org President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania have both tested positive for the coronavirus in what is perhaps the most shocking "October surprise" in the history of presidential races. If he recovers with only mild symptoms, he will undoubtedly make the case that he was right all along in downplaying the virus. If he suffers,

John C. A. Manley (2020-10-05). Does Trump Really Have COVID or Just a Nasty Cold? globalresearch.ca "U.S. President Donald Trump's condition is improving as he is being treated for COVID-19 at a military hospital…" so says the media pundits' drone on. | Yet does he really have COVID-19? This ever devolving disease seems to acquire a broader …

Peter Koenig (2020-10-05). Germany's Extra-Parliamentary Corona Investigative Commission Launching a Class Action Suit Against Corona Criminals. dissidentvoice.org Germany is again in the forefront in fighting the devastating, unjustified, illegal, economy-destructive, people debilitating and outright genocidal Corona Measures. The German COVID-19 Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee — in German — ACU — German acronym for Ausserparlamentarischer Corona Untersuchungsausschuss — (see diagram from ACU2020.org website, on the left) is planning to launch a Class Action Suit against not …

Prabir Purkayastha (2020-10-05). Why We're on a Long Road to COVID-19 Immunity Even With Vaccines. counterpunch.org As the pandemic continues to spread throughout the world, many countries seem to have given up the fight against COVID-19 and are now waiting for a vaccine to protect against the virus. With cases exceeding 32 million, and more than a million dead, the world economy has taken a bigger hit than at any other

news.un (2020-10-05). Reimagine education to achieve quality learning for all, UN and partners urge. news.un.org Now is the time to "think beyond COVID-19" to reimagine education and realize the goal of providing all students with access to quality learning, UN agencies and their partners said on Monday in a joint statement to mark World Teachers' Day.

news.un (2020-10-05). 70 per cent of COVID cases located in just 10 countries, WHO reports. news.un.org While COVID-19 has affected all countries, the pandemic is "uneven", and it is estimated that 10 per cent of the global population may have been infected with the virus, senior officials with the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

news.un (2020-10-05). Learning lessons from COVID-19 in Myanmar. news.un.org School closures in Myanmar resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have affected millions of students. The UN is working with the country's authorities to ensure that the education system is made more resilient, and children's schooling is protected as much as possible.

news.un (2020-10-05). COVID-19 disrupting critical mental health services, WHO warns. news.un.org The global pandemic has disrupted critical mental health services in 93 per cent of the countries it surveyed, underscoring the devastating impact of COVID-19 and highlighting an urgent need to scale up funding, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

Gregory L. Calligaro, Usha Lalla, Gordon Audley, Phindile Gina, Malcolm G. Miller, Marc Mendelson, Sipho Dlamini, Sean Wasserman, Graeme Meintjes, Jonathan Peter, Dion Levin, Joel A. Dave, Ntobeko Ntusi, Stuart Meier, Francesca Little, Desiree L. Moodley, Elizabeth H. Louw, Andre Nortje, Arifa Parker, Jantjie J. Taljaard, Brian W. Allwood, Keertan Dheda, Coenraad F.N. Koegelenberg (2020-10-05). The utility of high-flow nasal oxygen for severe COVID-19 pneumonia in a resource-constrained setting: A multi-centre prospective observational study. thelancet.com In a resource-constrained setting, HFNO for severe COVID-19 HRF is feasible and more almost half of those who receive it can be successfully weaned without the need for mechanical ventilation.

Staff (2020-10-05). After Recklessness, a Coronavirus Outbreak at the White House; Will Admin Cover Up or Contract Trace? democracynow.org As President Trump and a growing number of prominent Republicans are infected with COVID-19, we speak with Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, who says Trump was reckless in his approach to the coronavirus and continues to flout public health recommendations. "There is an outbreak happening at the White House. It will continue to spread. It will not go away on its own," says Dr. Jha. "The way you stop it is to test, trace and isolate."

Staff (2020-10-05). Headlines for October 5, 2020. democracynow.org Trump Breaks Isolation, Endangers Secret Service as WH Sends Mixed Messages on Trump's Condition, GOP Vows to Push Through SCOTUS Hearings as 3 Senators Test Positive for COVID-19, Coronavirus Cases on the Rise Across the Country as NYC Seeks to Shut Down 9 Neighborhoods, ICE Prisoners in Washington Tested for COVID-19 After Exposure from a Guard, Police in Chile Throw Teenager Off Bridge During Anti-Government Protest, Fighting in Disputed Nagorno-Karabakh Region Escalates, Killing at Least One, Guatemala Deports Thousands of Central American Migrants Headed Toward U.S., ICE Erects Billboards with Faces of Immig…

Staff (2020-10-05). What Did He Know and When Did He Know It? Lies & Contradictions Abound as Trump Is Treated for COVID. democracynow.org As the White House and President Trump's medical team issue conflicting statements on Trump's condition after he was hospitalized for COVID-19, and when he was infected, we speak with Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason. The administration's lack of transparency "certainly raises questions about the decisions that were made to allow him to travel, for him to decide to travel, and to expose what seems like a lot of people," Mason says.

sputniknews (2020-10-05). 'Desperate': Trump May Extend New START to Bolster 'Dealmaker' Image Amid Pandemic. sputniknews.com US President Donald Trump may seek to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) between the US and Russia to draw attention away from his administration's poor COVID-19 response, Scott Ritter, former UN weapons inspector and weapons of mass destruction whistleblower, told Radio Sputnik.

sputniknews (2020-10-05). Covid Madness Both Sides of the Pond! sputniknews.com Have the lunatics taken over the asylum in the Establishment's approach to Covid-19? How else do you explain the fact that 16 THOUSAND Covid results went missing?

sputniknews (2020-10-05). Will the Media Meltdown About Trump Hospital Exit. sputniknews.com On today's episode of The Backstory host Lee Stranahan covers: President Trump entered Walter Reed Hospital Oct 2nd, Pres. Trump briefly exited the hospital & waved to supporters from Pres. vehicle, Supreme court hearings set to begin in a week, and NY state is having new COVID-19 shutdown.

sputniknews (2020-10-05). Biden Courts Florida Hispanic Community, Hits Trump Record on COVID-19. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Hispanic Americans have been dying from COVID-19 at three times the national average as a consequence of President Donald Trump's pandemic policy, while his actions on Cuba have left the government there stronger and more repressive, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said in a speech in Miami.

sputniknews (2020-10-05). Video: Trump Returns to White House After COVID-19 Diagnosis Prompts 4-Day Hospital Stay. sputniknews.com US President Donald Trump was seen leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday, following his initial admittance for COVID-19 novel coronavirus treatment on Friday.

The Canary (2020-10-05). 'Absolute scandal' — Covid-19 cases soar in dozens of areas of England following error. thecanary.co The weekly rate of new Covid-19 cases has soared in dozens of areas of England, following the addition of nearly 16,000 cases that went unreported by because of a technical error with an Excel spreadsheet.The problem has led to a delay in testing and tracing the contacts of those who tested positive for the virus, in some cases by around a week.Prime minister Boris Johnson was unable to say on 5 October how many contacts of positive coronavirus cases had been missed.Analysis by the PA news agency shows that Manchester now has the highest rate in England, with 2,740 cases recorded in the seven days to 1 October &#…

Staff (2020-10-05). Public Outrage Spreads Over Trump's Unnecessary and Risky "Joy Ride" truthout.org A number of health experts have condemned President Trump's decision over the weekend to use the presidential motorcade to greet supporters outside the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as he received treatment for COVID-19, calling it inappropriate and unsafe, particularly for Secret Service agents that were forced to ride along with him. | The reckless attempt by the president to convey strength to voters may backfire, as majorities in a number of polls have faulted Trump for not taking the…

Staff (2020-10-05). Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Tests Positive for COVID. truthout.org White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced in a tweet on Monday that she has become the latest member of the Trump administration to have tested positive for coronavirus. | "After testing negative consistently, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning while experiencing no symptoms,"

RT (2020-10-05). Israeli minister urged to step down after traveling despite lockdown & revealing Covid-19 diagnosis. rt.com Israel's environment minister has apologized after coming under fire for testing positive for Covid-19 days after apparently disregarding national lockdown rules to travel some 140 kilometers from home on Yom Kippur. | Minister Gila Gamliel announced on October 3 that she'd In a

RT (2020-10-05). Despite imminent arrival of Sputnik V vaccine, More than 70% of Russians don't want to be inoculated against coronavirus- survey. rt.com Two months after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the country had developed the world's first Covid-19 vaccine, a new government poll has revealed that just 23 percent of the nation wants to be inoculated. | The research, conducted by the ruling party United Russia, revealed that more than 73 percent of respondents do not want to be vaccinated against coronavirus. Another four percent said they don't need it, as they've already had the disease. | The hesitance of Russians to be injected is mainly linked to the lack of proof that any vaccine works, with two-thirds of respondents (63 percent) sayi…

Dawn Stover (2020-10-05). Cornell Study Reveals Trump Is Covid-19 Misinformation 'Superspreader'. commondreams.org Illustration by Thomas Gaulkin (Photo: Gage Skidmore via Creative Commons) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2020-10-05_at_15.51.19.png

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-10-05). As Trump Gets 'Excellent Taxpayer-Funded Care,' Analysis Finds Frontline Workers Disproportionately Lack Health Insurance. commondreams.org Given how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted people in "essential" industries and their high uninsured rates, the Public Citizen report says "the argument for Medicare for All has never been stronger." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump_farmworkers_coronavirus_1.jpg

commondreams (2020-10-05). SUA Condemns Senate GOP For Bulldozing Through Illegitimate SCOTUS Confirmation Process Amid Trump's COVID-19 Outbreak. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-10-05). WATCH: Campaigning for Biden in Michigan, Sanders Calls for Covid-19 Response and Economy 'That Work for All of Us'. commondreams.org The senator said that while they still have some disagreements, "there is also no question that the economic proposals that Joe is supporting are strong and will go a long, long way in improving life for working families." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2020-10-05_at_18.39.27.png

Steve Watson (2020-10-05). Medical Journal Calls for Mandatory COVID Vaccine: 'Noncompliance Should Incur a Penalty'. globalresearch.ca A paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine has called for mandating a coronavirus vaccine, and outlined strategies for how Americans could be FORCED to take it. | *** |

Staff (2020-10-05). Republican leaders denied COVID's seriousness. Now they are being ravaged by it. therealnews.com Trump, who was recently revealed to have paid little to no money in taxes in the last 15 years, is receiving cutting-edge, taxpayer-funded medical treatment at Walter Reed Military Medical Center…

Staff (2020-10-05). Trump Is Deploying a Propaganda Campaign to Pretend He Has "Defeated" COVID. truthout.org Four years ago, almost to the day, Donald Trump was on the campaign trail

Staff (2020-10-05). Trump's Hospitalization Hasn't Diminished the Threat of Election Theft. truthout.org As Donald Trump's COVID bout proceeds, so does his cultish march toward a stolen election. | Trump and his backers have made clear their intent to denigrate and then defy the popular will in the November 3 vote count. Because the election will be run at the state and county levels, the threats are innumerable and complex. Let's investigate 12 of the most dangerous: | 1. Millions of People Have Been Stripped From the Voter Registration Rolls: | The federal Election Assistance Commission, estab…

Staff (2020-10-05). GOP COVID Patients Receive Care They'd Deny Others. Time for Medicare for All. truthout.org The case for Medicare for All was Markey noted that throughout the coronavirus pandemic, in which more than 7.4 mil…