Disturbing video shows El Paso inmates paid $2 an hour moving bodies of COVID-19 victims

first_imgWhen Abbott, however, had an opportunity to act preventatively, he passed, apparently focusing on campaigning for Trump instead if his Twitter account is any indication. Judge Samaniego issued an order to shut down nonessential businesses Oct. 29 through Dec. 1, but local business owners and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton blocked that effort on appeal, The Texas Tribune reported. Businesses can instead remain open with 50% capacity. Bars must remain closed, but restaurants can offer dine-in services up until 9 PM, the newspaper reported.    Meanwhile, the state is reporting more than 1 million coronavirus cases and 19,559 deaths. That’s more cases than any other state, The New York Times reported last week. Video KFOX obtained shows El Paso County inmates wearing gowns, masks, and gloves as they loaded the bodies of COVID-19 victims onto mobile morgues. “I cry for El Paso,” Eric Feigl-Ding, an epidemiologist and health economist, tweeted Saturday.xWARNING: Potentially disturbing.KFOX has obtained video of El Paso County inmates loading the bodies of coronavirus patients onto mobile morgues at the medical examiner’s office.The inmates appear to be wearing PPE including masks, gowns and gloves. pic.twitter.com/NmNrr3voUi— Keenan Willard (@KeenanKFOX_CBS) November 14, 2020- Advertisement – While Americans are dying, President Donald Trump—who took to Twitter to brag about election wins in the state of Texas—is again patting himself on the back, this time for a coronavirus vaccine that by early trials is 94.5% effective. And far be it from Trump to exercise one morsel of humility or empathy for the victims who died long before the promise of the vaccine. The president tweeted Monday: “Another Vaccine just announced. This time by Moderna, 95% effective. For those great ‘historians’, please remember that these great discoveries, which will end the China Plague, all took place on my watch!”Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is falling right in line with the president and also offering up his congratulations. “The Moderna Vaccine announced today was found to be highly effective at preventing Covid,” he tweeted Monday. “President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed is yielding phenomenal results that will save millions of lives. This adds to the drug therapies we are distributing today.”- Advertisement – RELATED: El Paso triples mobile morgues as COVID-19 surges, Texas governor sues to reopen El PasoThe Georgia runoff is Jan. 5. Request an absentee ballot by Nov. 18. Early in-person voting starts Dec. 14. And REGISTER TO VOTE here by Dec. 7.And give $3 right now to rip the Senate majority from Mitch McConnell’s cold dead hands.- Advertisement –last_img

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