Wednesday’s news links – March 4, 2020

LA District Attorney Lacey’s husband brandishes firearm at Black Lives Matters activists FightBack! News

Feminist Icon and ‘Vagina Monologues’ Playright Eve Ensler Delivers ‘Must Watch’ Endorsement for Bernie Sanders Common Dreams

India

Death Toll From Indian Protests Rises to 42 teleSUR

Wet’suwet’en

‘Keep the pressure on’: Gidimt’en spokesperson urges Wet’suwet’en solidarity movement not to let up Ricochet

MARCH 4 – NATIONAL STUDENT WALKOUT FOR WET’SUWET’EN

COVID-19

Trump Officials Scared to Anger Trump If They Tell the Truth About the Coronavirus NYMag

Waive Fees for Coronavirus Tests and Treatment, Health Experts Urge NYTimes

As the number of U.S. cases mounts, officials and advocates want to ensure that medical bills, especially for the poor or uninsured, are not an obstacle to seeking care.

American Airlines Pilots Want Coronavirus ‘Letter’ in Contract Bloomberg

“If pilots are under quarantine for two weeks because of possible exposure to the virus, we want language that protects them,” Dennis Tajer, a spokesman for the Allied Pilots Association, said on Tuesday.

Detailed Coronavirus Preparation Tips From A Renowned Pathologist Gothamist

NYC is bracing for the coronavirus impact by doing cleaning its subway systems daily. New Yorkers are asking why this isn’t done normally. Business Insider

Why America is so vulnerable to coronavirus The Week

“U.S. health care is not only by far the worst system among rich countries, it is much worse than that of many middle-income or poorer countries when it comes to confronting a fast-moving epidemic. Distributing a vaccine is not that difficult of a task — World Health Organization workers managed it with smallpox even in desperately poor African countries in the 1970s. You just round up everyone, and give out the shot. But that will be a heavy lift indeed with a health care system geared above all to price-gouge sick people out of as much money as possible.”

A demonstrator returns a tear gas canister thrown by security forces during a protest day in the Chilean calendar known as “Super Lunes”, to protest against Chile’s government and high living costs, in Concepcion, Chile March 2, 2020.

Violence resurges in protest-racked Chile, nearly 300 arrested Reuters

Offshore oil and gas accidents, deaths spike amid Trump administration’s regulatory rollbacks New Orleans Advocate


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