COVID-19 in the US
The difference between the US and China’s response to COVID-19 is staggering

While US continues to suffer the devastating impacts of poor management of the COVID-19 pandemic, China’s people-centered approach serves as a model to follow

Trump delayed COVID response Trump deliberately downplayed COVID-19 risks and delayed responses, claims upcoming book 

Recordings of Donald Trump’s telephone interview with journalist Bob Woodward reveal that he was aware of the deadly nature of the novel coronavirus infection in January itself but deliberately downplayed it in public until March  

Michigan University students seek safe working conditions

The strike which began on Tuesday will go on for four days and will culminate in a walkout over the weekend.

India’s COVID-19 Crisis Explodes

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyzes both the global trajectory of COVID-19, as well as the spread of the disease in India

US postmaster general reverses changes made until election, after widespread criticism

Louis Dejoy, US postmaster general, has been criticized of electoral manipulation as many operational changes were set to delay the delivery of millions of postal ballots

How Trump managed to lead the world with the worst response to COVID-19 pandemic

The United States leads the world in terms of absolute numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 as well as deaths. Vijay Prashad looks into how the US continues to fail to contain the spread of coronavirus

Protests against reopening schools -US US teachers protest against reopening of schools, demand safe working conditions

Trade unions representing teachers and support staff from 35 school districts undertook the protest against the push to reopen in-person classes. Unions have argued that in-person classes could pose a risk to public health

The ‘strongmen’ have failed

Three countries, the US, Brazil and India, lead the global COVID-19 case count. What connects them are their leaders -Trump, Bolsonaro and Modi – whose policies and polarizing ways have hindered efforts to combat the disease.

International students may be asked to leave the US, if classes entirely online

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has announced the move as several universities are planning to move classes online in the upcoming semester

US withdrawal from WHO US starts process of withdrawing from WHO 

The process of withdrawal will take a year and if not reversed, the US will cease to be a member of the WHO from July 6, 2021. It is unclear if the president has the power to withdraw from a global organization without approval from Congress

COVID spike US US adds 50,000 COVID-19 cases in single-day spike, reopening reversed in several States

The fresh surge in the daily reported cases in the US has pushed several State administrations to reconsider plans to reopen their economies 

Police violence on protesters shows racist nature of US state

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha looks at the origins and reasons behind the high-degree of militarization of the police in the US

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