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Incredible 2020-09-17T19:00:00 [COVID-19 Health Public policy] [September 2020] [2020] capitalism 'Jeff Bezos could give every Amazon employee $105,000 and still be as rich as he was before the pandemic.'

Neate, R. (2020, September 17). Wealth of US billionaires rises by nearly a third during pandemic. The Guardian.

Robert Reich, who served as US labour secretary under President Clinton, said "American capitalism is off the rails" and a "wealth tax" was urgently needed to help redress the yawning inequality gap. "Jeff Bezos could give every Amazon employee $105,000 and still be as rich as he was before the pandemic. If that doesn’t convince you we need a wealth tax, I’m not sure what will."

Neighmond, P. (2020, September 17). About 1 in 5 households in U.S. cities miss needed medical care during pandemic. National Public Radio.

There were multiple reasons given. Many people reported, like Kinsey, that they could not find a doctor to see them as hospitals around the U.S. delayed or canceled certain medical procedures to focus resources on treating COVID-19. Other patients avoided critically important medical care because of fears they would catch the coronavirus while in a hospital or medical office.