Brazil: Sanitary Committee of Manoel Ribeiro Camp Conducts Covid-19 Tests in Camp Sites

The following is an unofficial translation of the article “Comitê Sanitário do Acampamento Manoel Ribeiro faz testes de Covid-19 em acampados” from Resistência Camponesa newspaper. From the first days of the seizure of the lands of the Nossa Senhora Aparecida latifundium, the peasants of the Manoel Ribeiro Camp formed their own Popular Sanitary Committee to guarantee health care and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus … Continue reading Brazil: Sanitary Committee of Manoel Ribeiro Camp Conducts Covid-19 Tests in Camp Sites

Oxnard: Protest Denounces Ventura County Jail Amid Covid Outbreak

By Serran Soledad On Saturday, a protest was held outside of the Ventura County Jail in response to an outbreak in which 81 inmates tested positive for Covid-19. As court dates have been delayed and legal resources have been kept from inmates due to the strict lockdown put in place, many have been held indefinitely without being found guilty of a single crime. The action … Continue reading Oxnard: Protest Denounces Ventura County Jail Amid Covid Outbreak

Largest Drop In Health Insurance During Economic Crisis and Pandemic

By Peter Cherry 5.4 million people in the US have lost health insurance coverage corresponding to job losses that happened between February and May, making it the largest single-year drop in health coverage ever in the US. “We knew these numbers would be big,” said Stan Dorn, the executive director of NGO National Center for Coverage Innovation. “This is the worst economic downturn since World … Continue reading Largest Drop In Health Insurance During Economic Crisis and Pandemic

40% of COVID-19 Pandemic Deaths in the US Occur In Nursing Homes

By Peter Cherry Based on data gathered by the New York Times, at least 40% of all Coronavirus related deaths in the US have been at nursing homes, targeting the elderly population as well as the low-wage workers who service the facilities. At least 54,000 of the over 125,500 confirmed Coronavirus deaths in the U.S. are residents or workers at these facilities that serve seniors, … Continue reading 40% of COVID-19 Pandemic Deaths in the US Occur In Nursing Homes

US Appropriates Nearly All of Covid-19 Drug Remdesivir

By Ben Robinson On June 30, the US government agreed to buy 500,000 doses of remdesivir, a drug produced by the corporation Gilead, which may reduce Covid-19 recovery times. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, the 500,000 treatments are all of Gilead’s projected production for July, and 90 percent for August and September. Other countries have decried the US’s hoarding as … Continue reading US Appropriates Nearly All of Covid-19 Drug Remdesivir

Ecuador: Healthcare Workers Protest Against Reactionary Government

By Felipe Vera On April 24, approximately 100 healthcare workers from the San Vicente de Paul Hospital in Ibarra, with the support of the Defense Front for Worker’s Rights-Imbabura (FDDT-I), led a combative protest fighting for a 14-point platform to address cuts in healthcare funding, layoffs, and a lack of protective equipment and COVID-19 testing for healthcare workers among other demands. In a matter of … Continue reading Ecuador: Healthcare Workers Protest Against Reactionary Government

New York: Nurses Rally Outside Hospital Demanding Personal Protective Equipment

Cover Image: Striking Nurses at Jacobi Medical Center in Bronx, NY By Nélida Tello Frontline nurses and community members rallied outside of the Jacobi Medical Center in Bronx, New York on Saturday, demanding appropriate and sufficient personal protective equipment (PPE) in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. The outbreak has further overwhelmed an already ill-equipped and insufficient healthcare system where working conditions have only worsened, … Continue reading New York: Nurses Rally Outside Hospital Demanding Personal Protective Equipment

Austin: Reactionary City Prohibits Gatherings Greater Than 10 and Threatens $1,000 Fine

By Ed Dalton Austin Mayor Steve Adler announced this Tuesday that the city was not only shuttering bars and restaurants, but barring all gatherings of more than ten people, threatening a $1,000 fine for violators. This number goes beyond the Center for Disease Control’s recommendation of cancelling gatherings of more than 50. According to the ruling class newspaper the Austin American Statesman, “Adler and Eckhardt … Continue reading Austin: Reactionary City Prohibits Gatherings Greater Than 10 and Threatens $1,000 Fine