On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss COVID's fall surge. According to the Covid Tracking Project, the US is averaging 48,000 new cases a day, the highest numbers since mid-August.
Later in the show, we’ll discuss stalled COVID relief. The Trump administration has agreed to an additional $400 a week in unemployment benefits, but Speaker Pelosi is still demanding $600 a week. Moderate and progressive Democrats say Pelosi should accept the GOP plan because people need relief now. Do you agree?
Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding, senior fellow at the Federation of American Scientists, epidemiologist and health economist
Jeff Schuhrke, lecturer at the University of Illinois & contributor to Working In These Times
The New York Times, Sheila Kaplan: White House Blocked C.D.C. From Requiring Masks on Public Transportation
In These Times Magazine, Jeff Schuhrke: The Nightmare Facing the Poor and Working Class If There’s Not Another Stimulus
Center on Budget and Policy: Tracking the COVID-19 Recession’s Effects on Food, Housing, and Employment Hardships