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

HOSPITAL’S COVID-19 POLICY SEPARATED NATIVE AMERICAN MOTHERS FROM THEIR NEWBORNS (14 JUNE 2020) Truthout: Albuquerque, New Mexico — A prominent women’s hospital here has separated some Native American women from their newly born babies, the result of a… Read More

Earth Minute: Racism & Environmental Devastation in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

(Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples demand demarcation of their territories to give them legal rights over the land. Photo: courtesy Amazon Watch) Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod · Earth Minute: Racism & Environmental Devastation in Bolsonaro’s Brazil As people across… Read More

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

WE OFTEN ACCUSE THE RIGHT OF DISTORTING SCIENCE. BUT THE LEFT CHANGED THE CORONAVIRUS NARRATIVE OVERNIGHT (8 JUNE 2020) The Guardian: Racism is a health crisis. But poverty is too – yet progressives blithely accepted the costs of… Read More

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

Earth Watch: Amy Kober On Water Contamination & COVID-19

Photo courtesy of American Rivers Amy Kober is the Vice President for Communications at American Rivers, a national river conservation organization. She has led successful communications campaigns for high-profile river restoration, protection and clean water priorities, and directs… 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

Increased Digital Use Due to Covid & Environmental Impact

Copenhagen, Denmark: “Fingers” are pointed at Corporations and Bankers as the drivers of climate change during the UNFCCC (2009) Photo: Langelle/GJEP Why going digital in pandemic times might not be as green as you think Corona Times 8 May… 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