Burger King employees protest after coworker dies

Santa Monica Burger King employee dies after exhibiting COVID – 19 symptoms.

An employee of a local restaurant has died after exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms and coworkers have filed a complaint with state and county regulators over safety protocols at the location.

Employees at the Santa Monica Burger King, located on the 1900 block of Pico Blvd., say Angela Martinez Gómez died on July 6 and that managers let her come to work while she exhibited symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

“Several workers walked out for safety on July 6, after learning of Angela’s death,” said a complaint filed with CAL/OSHA and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. “A worker shouldn’t have to die and workers shouldn’t have to strike to call attention to COVID-19 safety at Burger King.”

Trump administration moves to allow doctors to refuse trans patients as COVID rages

The new rule would roll back Obama era protections that ban discrimination against transgender people at the worst time possible.

As the U.S. passes 50,000 deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration quietly moved forward with a rule that would make it easier for doctors to refuse to treat transgender patients.

Lorena Borjas, Mother of Queens’ Trans Latinx Community, Has Died Due to Coronavirus

Lorena Borjas, Mother of Queens’ Trans Latinx Community, Has Died Due to Coronavirus

Lorena Borjas — a human trafficking survivor and lifelong defender of immigrants, sex workers, and trans folks — died this morning from complications due to COVID-19, according to tweets by Bianey Garcia, Borjas’s chosen daughter. She was 60 years old.

Trump Refused To Follow Pandemic Blueprint Because He Thought He Knew Better

Trump Refused To Follow Pandemic Blueprint Because He Thought He Knew Better

The White House decided in the early stages of the pandemic that they didn’t want to play by the same rules as other countries, so they completed disregarded a 2016 National Security Council handbook that was designed to help countries mitigate and prevent pandemics from spreading. They had the instructions in their hands, but Donald Trump always believes that he knows better than anyone else. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.