US Coronavirus Death Toll Crosses 500,000

The US has crossed another grim milestone as the number of deaths blazes past 500,000.

Dr. Jehan “Gigi” El-Bayoumi, professor of medicine and founding director of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ Rodman Institute, joins us to discuss the latest coronavirus news. The US death toll has crossed 500,000, as mass vaccinations create hope for an otherwise botched response. Also, the infection rate has plummeted to levels not seen since early fall, but investigators are not sure if the cases are falling or decreased testing is creating a false sense of security.   

Greg Palast, investigative reporter, joins us to discuss the Texas utility disaster. In his latest article, Greg Palast explains how the deregulated (or decriminalized) utility market in Texas created the dynamics for an internationally recognized disaster in the Lone Star State. Also, some Texas citizens are seeing their life savings wiped out as electric bills skyrocket to over $1,000 per day. 

Alexander Mercouris, editor-in-chief at TheDuran.com and host of “The Duran” on YouTube, joins us to discuss Joe Biden’s NATO Speech. President Biden’s first major foreign policy speech in Europe pushed an American exceptionalist unipolar paradigm, in which the United States will lead the world against dangerous authoritarian regimes. Biden also took the obligatory swipes at Russia and China and proclaimed that the Trump era has come to an end.

Richard Lachmann, professor at the…

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