COVID Cases Are Rising & The Relief Bill Is Stalled. Should Dems Accept The GOP Bill?
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