Surviving this pandemic will require global solidarity, discipline and compassion. Grassroots social movements aren't deferring to the Biden campaign or the Democratic party.
Denis Moynihan is a writer and radio producer who writes a weekly column with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman.
Flattening the curve of COVID-19 will only happen through massive collective action. All levels of government need to quickly release as many prisoners as possible.
"What undermines morale for us is that our government doesn't have our back, that the Trump administration and the federal authorities have done virtually nothing," an emergency room nurse said.
Trump has recklessly failed in his response to the pandemic. It is up to all of us, together, to flatten the curve and limit the damage he's inflicting.
Pundits and Democratic party elites are demanding Bernie Sanders drop out of the Democratic primary nomination contest, and calling for an abrupt cancellation of the remaining primaries and debates.
A healthy populace with regular access to affordable health care is the best defence against epidemics like the COVID-19 outbreak.
The coronavirus epidemic demands a concerted, professional, fully funded global public health response. But the Trump administration appears wholly unprepared to deal with the current situation.
From Canada to Costa Rica, universal health care is already a reality. Perhaps when the U.S. presidential election is over, sensible health policy can become a reality in the U.S., too.
During Bloomberg's tenure as New York mayor, five million predominantly black and brown youths were stopped under "stop and frisk." Now he wants communities of colour to accept his apology.
Iowa and New Hampshire are home to some of the oldest and whitest populations in the U.S. Those states do not represent the Democratic party's diverse supporter base.