This is not a drill

This piece was originally published in the November 16, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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“They don’t want to believe that COVID is real.”

Jodi Doering, an ER nurse in South Dakota, who says some of her dying patients are still convinced that the pandemic is a hoax

As we’re writing this, 24 of Trump’s attempts to challenge the election results have been rejected by the courts. By the time you read this, that number could very well be higher.

The verdict is clear: Trump lost this election fair and square. And every day Trump’s team wastes obstructing the transition takes away from the Biden administration’s ability to hit the ground running on a plan to contain the virus and rebuild our economy.

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IN THE NEWS

  • History is repeating itself — and it’s happening a lot faster than you might expect. The state of the pandemic right now is eerily reminiscent of its initial surge in the spring, when Americans were first learning how to adapt to life in isolation. Now, we’re experiencing an even more intense surge in COVID-19 cases, with the U.S. reporting one million new cases in less than one week. That brings us to 11 million total cases since the start of the pandemic. And with many Americans still planning to travel and gather with family for Thanksgiving next week, it’s only expected to get worse.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

  • As COVID-19 continues to ravage the El Paso, Texas region, the medical examiner’s office has turned to the county jail for help. Local incarcerated people are being put to work at the office, hauling dead bodies to the mobile morgues outside the facility for just $2 an hour — a fraction of Texas’s already insultingly low minimum wage. According to the Texas Tribune, the incarcerated workers are typically not paid at all for their labor, but in this case they refused to work in conditions that could potentially expose them to COVID-19 unless they were compensated.

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This piece was originally published in the November 16, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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