1 June 2020 Weekly Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

FEARS GROW OF US CORONAVIRUS SURGE FROM GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTS (31 MAY 2020) The Guardian: Governors, mayors and public health officials across the US are raising fears of a surge in coronavirus cases arising from escalating protests over… Read More

26 May 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

TRUMP’S EPA WANTS TO WEAKEN SCIENCE-BASED RULES FOR TOXIC AIR POLLUTANTS (24 MAY 2020) Truthout: Ethylene oxide is a particularly dangerous chemical that’s both extremely flammable and potentially highly toxic to humans. Just a brief exposure to enough… Read More

21 May 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

IN ITS ZEAL TO BLAME CHINA FOR CORONAVIRUS, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS THWARTING INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE PANDEMIC’S ORIGINS (19 MAY 2020) The Intercept: For weeks, President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have been claiming without… Read More

19 May 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

JESSE JACKSON: ‘THE GATED COMMUNITY DOES NOT PROTECT YOU FROM THE PANDEMIC’ (18 MAY 2020) The Guardian: The Rev Jesse Jackson was born in the racially segregated south when Franklin Roosevelt occupied the White House and war raged in… Read More

14 May 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

US-MEXICO BORDER FACTORIES PRESSURED TO STAY OPEN DESPITE COVID-19 RISK (14 MAY 2020) The Guardian: When the coronavirus pandemic reached the Mexican border city of Mexicali, operations at first continued as normal at the US-owned factory where Sergio… Read More

12 May 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

CLIMATE CRISIS WEEKLY: TRUMP HAS ROLLED BACK 98 ENVIRONMENTAL RULES — NYT (9 MAY 2020) Elektrek: Donald Trump promised to deregulate environmental and climate policies, and he’s delivered. Why did he want to do that? Because he thinks… Read More

11 May 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

SPILLS FROM OUTDATED SEWERS MAY CONTAMINATE DRINKING WATER WITH CORONAVIRUS, SAYS ENVIRONMENTAL WATCHDOG GROUP (7 MAY 2020) Truthout: In early April, as much of the East Coast continued to sink into COVID-19 crisis mode, a heavy storm dumped… Read More

8 May 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

CLIMATE CHANGE: COULD THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS SPUR A GREEN RECOVERY? (6 MAY 2020) BBC: The Covid-19 lockdown has cut climate change emissions – for now. But some governments want to go further by harnessing their economic recovery plans… Read More

5 May 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

CORONAVIRUS NOTES #5: FSC AUSTRALIA’S SHAMEFUL ROLL IN PROMOTING LOGGING AS AN “ESSENTIAL SERVICE” (5 MAY 2020) REDD-Monitor: Australia suffered devastating fires between September 2019 and February 2020. About 7.4 million hectares of forest was burned, mainly in… Read More

1 May 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

COVID-19 UNDERSCORES WHY WE NEED TO MAKE MAY DAY RADICAL AGAIN (1 MAY 2020) Truthout: Millions of Americans have lost their jobs and health care in the midst of the pandemic lockdown and people are, reasonably, looking for… Read More