Weekend – retrospectively – is this the week that changed the US? When will that be clear? Certainly there is a large grass roots outpouring of anger, support and a desire for change. An enormous story that knocked the coronavirus story from the front pages. Ironic (infuriating?) that on the anniversary of D Day that “anti antifa” is the Trump campaign slogan.
Almost two million cases in the US – and still climbing. I expect a pretty rapid rise in the non-distancing states, as well as second waves in others.
More counties opening in Washington state. A slight uptick in positive confirmed cases at the tail end of last week. More testing or a result of folk being out for the sunny weekend at the end of May?
Lowest UK numbers of new cases – and zero deaths in NI and Scotland.
Sunday updates from The Seattle Times
Thursday – multiple states reporting upticks in number of cases; aligning closely with the lack of social distancing.
Wednesday – Brazil overtakes Italy in terms of deaths. Very avoidable.
Tuesday – truly exhausting. I couldn’t imagine that anything would take a global pandemic off the headlines.
Monday – my entire newsfeed has switched from coronavirus reporting and emerging from lockdown, to majority peaceful Black Lives Matter protests and the parallel violence, looting and associated police responses. There is even a curfew in Issaquah , WA.
Local and global coverage for future reference.
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