Daily Archives: May 4, 2020

Top U.S. & World Headlines — May 4, 2020

Democracy Now!

Published on May 4, 2020

How Native Americans Are Being Disproportionately Hit by COVID-19 | Amanpour and Company

Amanpour and Company

Published on Apr 17, 2020

Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan has been personally affected by coronavirus. In March, the virus caused the death of her brother. Flanagan is the second Native American woman to be elected to statewide executive office in the U.S., and she talks to Michel Martin about how Native Americans – like Hispanic and African American communities – are being disproportionately hit by this crisis.

Originally aired on April 17, 2020.

Blame and counter-charges: the U.S.-China rhetorical war over COVID-19

PBS NewsHour

Published on May 4, 2020

The rhetorical war between the U.S. and China is growing more aggressive by the day. Now, the Trump White House is boosting a theory that the novel coronavirus was accidentally released from a lab in China’s Wuhan, where the outbreak began. Nick Schifrin reports and talks to Antony Blinken, senior foreign policy advisor to Joe Biden, and Rebeccah Heinrichs, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute.

What is contact tracing, and how could it help the U.S. manage COVID-19?

PBS NewsHour

Published on May 4, 2020

With COVID-19 cases in the U.S. still rising, many experts say the next phase in the pandemic response will require aggressive contact tracing. The technique has been used extensively in prior disease outbreaks elsewhere, but the U.S. currently lacks a nationwide tracing infrastructure. And while apps tracking movement and interactions could help, they raise privacy concerns. Amna Nawaz reports.

PBS NewsHour full episode, May 4, 2020 – YouTube

PBS NewsHour

Published on May 4, 2020

Monday on the NewsHour, businesses in the U.S. and parts of Europe cautiously reopen their doors. Plus: Projections of how high the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 will rise, how contact tracing could help contain new waves of infection, an unprecedented Supreme Court session, the rhetorical battle between the U.S. and China, Politics Monday and what a photographer sees on the medical front lines

Why Mike Pence Didn’t Wear a Mask at the Mayo Clinic | NowThis

NowThis News

Published on May 4, 2020

‘I don’t have the coronavirus.’ — VP Mike Pence explained why he did not wear a mask while visiting staff and patients at the Mayo Clinic, where the official policy is to wear a face mask. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: https://go.nowth.is/KnowThis

In US news and current events today, Vice President Mike Pence broke the Mayo Clinic policy by refusing to wear a mask while visiting the blood and plasma donation center in Rochester, Minnesota. As of April 13, the clinic requires all patients and visitors to wear masks. Pence violated the policy as he spoke to staff and patients

As Workers Get Sick & Die from COVID-19, McConnell Demands Corporate Immunity in New Stimulus Bill

Democracy Now!

Published on May 4, 2020

As the Senate reconvenes today, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is demanding that Congress use the next stimulus bill to protect corporations from liability for workers. “He wants to protect their right to engage in egregious misconduct,” says Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen.

No Healthcare for Americans (w Alex Lawson)

Thom Hartmann Program

May 4, 2020

Healthcare is not provided in the US unless you have the right insurance or enough money to pay. The current crisis is exposing the fact that more than thirty million people are unable to receive proper healthcare for even the most basic medical needs

Alex Lawson from Social Security Works, joined Thom. To ask if Medicare should be paying for everything.

Grim new projections forecast ‘explosive growth’ in COVID-19 cases, deaths

PBS NewsHour

May 4, 2020

With the U.S. coronavirus death toll now over 68,000, some fatality projections referenced by the Trump administration have already been surpassed. Roughly 2,000 Americans are dying from the disease every day — and that number could still rise. Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Laurie Garrett joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest predictions and what could be done to reduce them.

Learning in a Time of Global Lockdown: Self-Guided Inquiry Through “Transition-Studies.Net”



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The global pandemic lockdown poses new educational challenges for teaching and leaning.  Self-guided learning platforms are available.  Online weblogs and platforms like “Transition-Studies.Net” are accessible for teachers and professors at all levels as well as students of all ages.

In addition civic groups, faith communities, NGO groups, municipal organizations, and, indeed, citizens of all backgrounds and from all countries with internet access can now use online Internet assets to launch research and construct their own means to teach others on topics of interest to themselves or their particular group.

These platforms offer the powerful possibility of “lateral learning,” based on the principle of: “Each one reach one; each one teach one.”


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