Daily Archives: July 22, 2020

Trump: Schools ‘100%’ should open this fall


Associated Press

Published on Jul 22, 2020

President Donald Trump says he is “100%” in favor of schools opening in the fall, amid the pandemic, and is “comfortable” with his son and grandchildren going back to school. Trump insists that young people “have very strong immune systems.” (July 22)

U.S. sees spreading infection, spiking deaths and dwindling supply of PPE


PBS NewsHour

Published on Jul 22, 2020

The summer surge in coronavirus cases is now fueling a corresponding spike in deaths, with over 1,000 recorded in just 24 hours for the first time in weeks. In California, which now has the most confirmed infections in the nation, officials are working to ensure additional hospital capacity. And Texas has an outbreak of more than 500 women at a federal prison in Fort Worth. Stephanie Sy reports.

Trump: Schools ‘100%’ should open this fall

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Associated Press

Published on Jul 22, 2020

President Donald Trump says he is “100%” in favor of schools opening in the fall, amid the pandemic, and is “comfortable” with his son and grandchildren going back to school. Trump insists that young people “have very strong immune systems.” (July 22)

Trump says sending federal agents to more US cities to fight violent crime spike


FRANCE 24 English

Published on Jul 22, 2020

President Donald Trump announced a plan on Wednesday to send federal agents to more U.S. cities to crack down on violent crime as he emphasizes a”law and order” mantra going into the Nov. 3 presidential election.

The Moment in Time: The Manhattan Project


University of California Television (UCTV)

Published on Jan 16, 2008

The Moment in Time documents the uncertain days of the beginning of World War II when it was feared the Nazis were developing the atomic bomb. The history of the bomb’s development is traced through recollections of those who worked on what was known as “the gadget.” [6/2000] [Show ID: 5090]

Top U.S. & World Headlines — July 22, 2020


Democracy Now!

Published on Jul 22, 2020

COVID-19 Lays Bare South Africa’s Rampant Inequality & Fault Lines of Post-Apartheid Society


Democracy Now!

Published on Jul 22, 2020

COVID-19 infections are skyrocketing in South Africa, now fifth in the world for coronavirus cases, with an already fragile hospital system. “I really think it’s our inequality reckoning moment,” says Fatima Hassan, a human rights lawyer with the Health Justice Initiative. “All of the fault lines of South Africa’s post-apartheid democracy, and its inequality and its violence, is actually coming to the fore.”

“Silence the Guns”: Africa’s CDC Head on Delayed Pandemic, Health Equity & Dangers of War


Democracy Now!

Published on Jul 22, 2020

The African continent has mostly escaped the worst of the pandemic, but now the World Health Organization is now warning of an impending acceleration of its spread. “We have always been very clear that the pandemic in Africa was a delayed pandemic, that the continent wasn’t spared,” says Dr. John Nkengasong, director for Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

As COVID Spikes in California, Latinx Workers Who “Keep the State Going” See Up to 5x the Deaths


Democracy Now!

Published on Jul 22, 2020

Amid a surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations across the United States, the Latinx community has been hit especially hard in places like California, where many Latinx workers fill essential jobs as farmworkers and meatpackers. “Latino and people of color basically do the scut work that keep the state going, its economy going, but get very little of the resources,” says Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His recent study shows Latinx Californians between the ages of 50 and 64 have died at more than five times the rate of white people of the same age

Militarization of US democracy? Trump deploys federal agents to Portland protests


FRANCE 24 English

Published on Jul 22, 2020

Why has Donald Trump deployed federal agents in camouflage – many unidentified – to the streets of Portland, Oregon? The Department of Homeland Security overruled objections from local authorities, insisting that the forces were there to quell “lawlessness”. François Picard’s panel argues over the legality and the motives of the US president’s move in an election year. How will this deployment of force play with voters in November? Is Trump putting US democracy to the test?