Quantcast
Connect with us

Doctor busts Trump’s plan to reopen economy May 1: ‘All the hard work Americans are doing will have been wasted’

Published

on

A public health expert begged President Donald Trump not to reopen the economy too soon, and then explained how the coronavirus lockdowns can safely end.

Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that prematurely ending stay-at-home orders — as Trump has signaled he wants to do — would risk new infections, endanger more lives and waste all the efforts Americans have taken so far.

ADVERTISEMENT

“We cannot open up our economy without adequate testing,” Jha said. “Let’s think about what would happen if we did. Let’s say May 1 we opened the doors, everybody is back to work. It’d be great for a few weeks. For a few weeks, we wouldn’t notice it at all. Then you’d see massive flare-ups of cases across the country. All the hard work that Americans are doing will have been wasted. We will have to shut down again, and we will shut down for much longer.”

“To quote Dr. [Anthony] Fauci, we don’t make the timeline, the virus makes the timeline,” he added. “Wait until the viral levels are really low in our country. Let’s have a robust testing system, then let’s open up slowly. I think we can stay open, which is what Americans want. We do not want to have to shut down again.”

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Ocasio-Cortez blasts her NYC mayor for ‘making excuses’ for NYPD violence against protesters

Published

on

The youngest woman ever elected to Congress ripped her city's mayor on Saturday for "making excuses" for New York Police Department actions.

In videos that circulated widely on social media, NYPD cruisers can be seen driving into pedestrian protesters.

https://twitter.com/RawStory/status/1266915796770598912

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) blasted New York City Mayor de Blasio for defending the NYPD.

On Twitter, she told the mayor, "your comments tonight were unacceptable."

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

‘Light ’em up’: Police open fire on people filming them from their front porch

Published

on

Video reportedly taken from the Wittier neighborhood of Minneapolis on Saturday shows authorities shooting projectiles upon people filming them from a front porch.

On Friday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey imposed a curfew on the city, but his emergency order did not apply to citizens' homes or front porches.

Yet a video posted on Twitter shows a Minnesota National Guard humvee rolling down residential streets, followed by a group of police.

"Look at this, they just keep coming," a woman is heard saying as the camera shows the police.

"Go inside. Get inside," the police shouted.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

‘They just fired on us’: Horrifying videos of cops ‘using journalists for target practice’ in Minneapolis

Published

on

Journalists covering the protests in Minneapolis reported on being targeted by police on Saturday.

Multiple reports -- including live coverage on CNN -- showed police firing rubber bullets at journalists.

It’s open season on the media for the cops in Minneapolis. Evil. https://t.co/ZR3Nnf9ofH

— Nick Stellini (@StelliniTweets) May 31, 2020

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image