The upcoming United States presidential election is critically important for global health, and Croakey will host a series of online discussions with panels of experts on related matters.
More information will be posted in coming days, but in the meantime, please make a note in your diaries:
- From 5pm AEST on Sunday, 18 October
- Afternoon of Wednesday, 4 November (time TBC).
Reading and viewing
The Columbia Journalism Review’s report on Trump’s COVID diagnosis and related “lies, contradictions, and obfuscation” argues that the White House’s war on transparency and the truth is itself a key part of the story for media to cover:
It shows contempt for the work of the press and, by extension, the American people—to go with the contempt Trump has shown for journalists’ physical health, for the health of his own donors in New Jersey, for the health of the agents who had to ride with him for his SUV photo op yesterday, and so on.”
Meanwhile, former First Lady Michelle Obama has shared a video urging a vote for Joe Biden to “save our democracy”, saying that the US is “in chaos because of a president who isn’t up to the job”. As per the tweet below, she says he is knowingly exposing his own supporters to a dangerous virus.