After weeks of massive protests across the United States against racial injustice and police brutality, the focus is shifting to police reform. Democrats and Republicans proposing legislation tackling discrimination and police misconduct. The civil unrest taking place amid health crisis. Health experts issuing a dire prediction, they say tens of thousands more people will get infected with COVID-19 and die in the months ahead. The grim prognosis comes as coronavirus cases in the US surge past the two million mark.
- Jason Nichols is a Lecturer in African American Studies at the University of Maryland
- Rosa Clemente is a political commentator and independent journalist
- Dr. Robert Morris is a physician and epidemiologist.
- Devra Davis is an epidemiologist
LATEST: A second wave of Covid-19 is emerging in the U.S. after state re-openings, pushing the number of confirmed cases past 2 million https://t.co/H9cWXGowPk
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George Floyd: Cuomo signs police reform bills banning chokeholds – live updates https://t.co/RwBEa0kYak
— The Guardian (@guardian) June 12, 2020
Despite nationwide protests calling for an end to racial injustice and police brutality, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters that the Harriet Tubman $20 bill design will not be sped up to be unveiled this year, the New York Times reports https://t.co/LdEGZjrDxW
— CNN International (@cnni) June 12, 2020