Media Roundtable: The COVID-19 Crisis In Spain -- Budget Cuts & Pandemic Preparedness In CA
On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we're discussing the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain, where the virus has claimed more than 14,000 lives. M
ore than 12,000 healthcare workers have been infected and more than 900,00 people have lost their jobs.
Later in the show, we'll discuss the impacts of US budget cuts on state emergency preparedness plans, the struggle for protective gear, and fair wages.
Will Carless, correspondent for Reveal covering extremism
Stephen Burgen, freelance journalist and a contributor to the Guardian based in Barcelona
The Guardian, Stephen Burgen: Poor and vulnerable hardest hit by pandemic in Spain
The NY Times, Raphael Minder: Spain's Coronavirus Crisis Accelerated as Warnings Went Unheeded
Reveal, Will Carless: Essential workers
Reveal, Will Carless, Will Evans, and Lance Williams: California created a massive medical reserve – with acute care beds, ventilators and N95 masks — then let it collapse