For the third week in a row, the number of Americans seeking jobless benefits has risen by millions, with 6.6 million new workers filing in the past week. This brings the 3-week total to 16.8 million people who no longer have jobs (or the benefits that go with them.) Meanwhile, Donald Trump is still downplaying the pandemic and peddling dangerous conspiracy theories from Fox News. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced