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I am a Brit. I am a working class child of the troubles in Belfast who now lives a life of privilege. I am an anti-racist, progressive monster for truth. If I fail in being that monster, call me out....

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'Crime against humanity': Trump condemned for WHO funding freeze

Leading health experts have labelled Donald Trump’s decision to cut funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) as a “crime against humanity” and a “damnable” act that will cost lives.

The move also drew a rebuke from the head of the United Nations, who said the WHO was “absolutely critical to the world’s efforts to win the war against Covid-19”.

Late on Tuesday Trump declared US funding would be put on hold for 60-90 days pending a review “to assess the World Health Organization’s role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus”. The US is the single largest contributor to the WHO.

Richard Horton, the editor-in-chief of the Lancet medical journal, wrote that Trump’s decision was “a crime against humanity … Every scientist, every health worker, every citizen must resist and rebel against this appalling betrayal of global solidarity.”

[link:https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/15/against-humanity-trump-condemned-for-who-funding-freeze|]

So desperate is he to point the finger elsewhere during his complete and utter failure to get a grip on this crisis he is willing to pull funding from the one organisation who is leading the global response. He is literally adding to the death toll because he cannot bear to admit even to himself that he has fucked up really badly over this. Of course as the WHO is a literal lifeline to the Southern Poor nations, he would not be worried about those deaths. Hell it seems he is not that worried about American deaths. He is horror.

Is it a coincidence that old people in care homes are dying in huge numbers in the UK and the US...

NO. NOPE. NOT EVEN A LITTLE BIT.

It is reported today that at least 4000 people in care homes have died in the UK. Listening to TRMS yesterday the same is being repeated across the US and no-one is talking it about. So a Tory government who hates paying for social care, and a Republican government who hates paying for medicare, and many in this group are now dying or at risk of dying because of inaction.... gotta tell yah, coincidence is a complete and utter bollocks.

Their policy is to protect the herd and fuck the rest. They are horrific.

Slow witted imbecile thinks...



Just this.

As for the Republicans...



He is literally a narcissistic sociopath.



Does he not realise that the people who care about this the most, the elders that support him cause 401, will likely be dead by the end of this? He is a fucking horror.

It's almost like they do not give a shit about poor people... (of course they don't)

I truly think that there is a school of thought on the right, both in America and the UK, that this pandemic, while hitting the economy hard, will have long term benefits in terms of decreased funding for social care and eldercare. We know in the UK that the tory government has ignored the funding crisis in social care for a decade, and that Trump wants to reduce the budget for medicare etc. Now it may be that so many are dying because they are just incompetent arseholes, but because the virus seems to be attacking most those that cost society more to support, you know the old and the vulnerable, you just know that there are some who will see an upside in this...

So Boris is at his second home... pretty sure that is against the new 'suggestions' for compliance..

... just sayin'

Of course I feel much sympathy and understand why he needs to be reunited with a pregnant Carrie, however, under the new rules of do not fuck off to your second homes, he just broke them. I expect the police to be sympathetic to any other couple in the same situation. Heh.

One of the incredibly sparse silver linings...

..in this complete catastrophe is that we may, together, for the first time in living memory, see how beautiful our spaces are when not flooded by dirt, smog and pollution, and maybe, just maybe, determine we will maintain them that way.

I had a huge bubble bee in the kitchen this morning and we gently encouraged it out the window. It was actually a joy to see it. Maybe, just maybe, this pause on planet earth will give us the vigour and resolve we need to do things very differently in the future...

https://twitter.com/sistercelluloid/status/1249027255797460993

Not all hero's wear capes



https://www.instagram.com/p/B-sF8ALB5qJ/

Click on the link to see it in action. Very powerful recognition of health workers the world over and the amazing job they are doing in the most difficult of circumstances. Very powerful indeed.

I don't care who your dad is, this is an illegal gathering...


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Happy Easter everyone
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