Major world disasters produce multiple ripple effects. Like a powerful tsunami, they trigger one shock wave after another, each producing injury and mayhem. In the case of Covid-19, the first wave was the global health crisis, still spreading around the world. Next came the stay-at-home requirements and the resulting shutdown of the world economy, resulting in massive job layoffs everywhere. These, in turn, are producing a third wave, possibly even more catastrophic in its outcome: the collapse of global food-supply systems and widespread human starvation.
40 million Americans live in poverty. Think about that.
Trump’s aggressive policies are sending the country toward greater inequality: Life span is now shorter in the USA, and millions live a life of absolute deprivation once associated with 3rd world nations.
America is now in steep decline.
New York sends its sewage to other states to avoid dumping it in the sea – but it has plagued residents of Southern U.S. towns with a terrible stench.
In Alabama, the avalanche of sewage causes concern over the environmental risks faced by residents, particularly the impoverished and people of color.
“The US is alone among developed countries in insisting that while human rights are of fundamental importance, they do not provide rights that guard against dying of hunger, dying from a lack of access to affordable healthcare, or growing up in a context of total deprivation.”
America’s homeless population has risen this year for the first time since the Great Recession.
Observers say that the federal government’s response to homelessness is lackluster.
The United Nations monitor on extreme poverty and human rights has embarked on a coast-to-coast tour of the US to hold the world’s richest nation – and its president – to account for the hardships endured by America’s most vulnerable citizens.