Daily Archives: May 23, 2020

How the U.S. is Failing People of Color During the Pandemic | Amanpour and Company

Amanpour and Company

Published on May 22, 2020

Over the past few months we have seen people of color disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. A new report reveals that the COVID-19 mortality rate for black Americans is almost two and a half times higher than the rate for white Americans. Dr. Helene Gayle is the former director of the CDC’s National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention. She joins Michel Martin to discuss the root causes of this disparity.

Originally aired on May 22, 2020.

How American Exceptionalism is Exacerbating the Pandemic | Amanpour and Company

Amanpour and Company

Published on May 19, 2020

A coronavirus vaccine by year’s end: That is President Trump’s hope. He promised today a vaccine at “warp speed.” But expert after expert warns that this is unlikely in the best of circumstances. The Atlantic’s Ed Yong warned in a 2018 article that the world was underprepared for the next pandemic. He has been chronicling COVID-19 and the American government’s response since the outbreak began.

Originally aired on May 15, 2020

Greta Thunberg holds digital conversation on Earth Day

Guardian News

Climate activist Greta Thunberg is speaking on Earth Day.

Children’s Hospital Doctor Is ‘Convinced’ Inflammatory Syndrome In Children Is Related To COVID-19 – YouTube


May 20, 2020

Boston Children’s Hospital cardiologist Dr. Kevin Friedman joined Jim Braude to discuss what the hospital is seeing with their young patients during the pandemic, including still-emerging information on an inflammatory syndrome in children that appears to be coronavirus-related.

COVID-19 has exposed “the corpse of neoliberal policy” in India

Democracy Now!

May 23, 2020

In India, tens of thousands of migrant workers have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 amid 122 million job losses nationwide. “COVID-19 has presented us — and I think much of the world — with a complete and total autopsy of the corpse of neoliberal policy of 28 years in India,” says award-winning journalist P. Sainath. Sainath founded the People’s Archive of Rural India, which documents rural India, where 833 million people live, but who are often left out of media and policy representation. “That is neoliberal thinking,” says Sainath. “It makes rules to protect the beautiful people and it has no thought for the marginalized.”

Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos (full film) | FRONTLINE

FRONTLINE PBS | Official Feb 18, 2020

An inside look at how Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos built one of the largest and most influential economic forces in the world — and the cost of Amazon’s convenience.

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Jeff Bezos is not only the richest man in the world, he has built a business that is without precedent in the history of American capitalism. His power to shape everything from the future of work to the future of commerce to the future of technology is unrivaled. As politicians and regulators around the world start to consider the global impact of Amazon — and how to rein in Bezos’ power — FRONTLINE investigates how he executed a plan to build one of the most influentia l economic and cultural forces in the world.

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Socially Distant Orchestra plays “Jupiter” in 360°

Adam Grannick   May 13, 2020
The Socially Distant Orchestra got together to give you some space.

What can musicians do when they’re quarantined / sheltering in place? They stay close through music.

Piccolo – Brian Luke
Piccolo – Susan Graham
Flute – Tabitha Glista
Flute – Christian Smythe
Oboe – Kevin Chavez
Oboe – Michael Dwinell
Oboe – Brian Shaw
English Horn – Matthew Hadley
Clarinet – Brian Schatz
Clarinet – Josh Davidoff
Clarinet – Steven Melzer
Bass Clarinet – Larry Seltzer
Bassoon – Richard Blake
Bassoon – Audrey Edelstein
Bassoon – Mike Webb
Bassoon – Andrew Van Bochove
Horn – Matthew Ho
Horn – Megan Bastos
Horn – Rebecca Crystal
Horn – Matthew Jaimes
Horn – Susan LaFever
Horn – Emily Wong
Trumpet – Clyde Daley
Trumpet – Steve Levin
Trumpet – Joseph Gray
Trumpet – Eric Mahl
Trombone – Brandon Wilson
Trombone – Matt Stewart
Trombone – Owen Caprell
Tuba – Nathan Wood
Tuba – Lee Anderson
Timpani – Tracy Wiggins
Timpani – Terry Cornett
Triangle – Aviva Fintz
Tambourine – Nathaniel Fintz
Cymbals – Sean Millman
Bass Drum – Josh Pollock
Bass Drum – Carli Miller
Glockenspiel – Nicholas Hall
Harp – Armand Brunet
Harp – Ariana Lewkowitz-Shpuntoff
Violin 1 – Reyenne Schiowitz
Violin 1 – Rachel Kwon
Violin 1 – Alia Scheirman
Violin 1 – Nick Johnson
Violin 1 – Allison Flynn
Violin 1 – Adam Grannick
Violin 2 – Philip Gibbs
Violin 2 – Victoria Yam
Violin 2 – Leah Naghi
Violin 2 – Eliza DellaMonica
Violin 2 – Noah Luft-Weissberg
Violin 2 – Ryan Mast
Viola – Liz Ionescu
Viola – Cheryl Krugel-Lee
Viola – Mike Boyman
Viola – Margaret Knoerzer
Cello – Alicia Furey
Cello – Jeanette Stenson
Cello – Ben Lebwohl
Cello – Kadeeja Best
Bass – Genevieve Chapin
Bass – Anthony Rideout

COVID-19 Drives Health Care Tech Innovation in Ghana

VOA News

May 23, 2020

Novelties range from apps to track symptoms in workplaces, to online diagnosis and drone delivery of test samples

The Point: U.S. threatens to defund WHO


May 23, 2020

As the U.S. dismisses China’s massive two billion U.S. dollar coronavirus aid package as a “token,” President Trump threatens to pull the U.S. out of the WHO for good. Is this posturing? Where does the international order go from here?

Zhao Hai
Research Fellow, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Max Wolff
Founding Partner, Multivariate Solutions

U.S. deployed over 200 military biological laboratories across the world


May 21, 2020

The United States has deployed more than 200 military biological laboratories across the world. Among them, more than 30 have been exposed. The rest are hidden in unknown places. Do these laboratories develop biological and chemical weapons? Or use lethal viruses and bacteria? What’s the true purpose of these biological laboratories?