Friday’s news links – March 6, 2020

Medics move a patient to an ambulance Kirkland, Washington.

COVID-19 coronavirus

The US has the world’s highest coronavirus death rate at more than 5% — a number that reflects the country’s lack of testing Business Insider

US COVID-19 numbers ‘tip of iceberg’ Global Times

Survey of Nation’s Frontline Registered Nurses Shows Hospitals Unprepared For COVID-19 National Nurses United

Statement by a quarantined nurse from a northern California Kaiser facility PDF

Airport workers say they lacked training and gloves to clean planes amid coronavirus LATimes

U.S. health system is showing why it’s not ready for a coronavirus pandemic Washington Post

‘Doomed from the Start.’ Experts Say the Trump Administration’s Coronavirus Response Was Never Going to Work Time

Cuban Interferon in China Resumen

China’s aggressive measures have slowed the coronavirus. They may not work in other countries Science

I Lived Through SARS and Reported on Ebola. These Are the Questions We Should Be Asking About Coronavirus. Pro Publica

US Airline Stocks Crushed. Southwest Warns on US Domestic Demand. UK Airline Collapses, Abandoned by Its Coronavirus-Spooked Owners Wolf Street

2020 elections

“Voter Suppression, Plain and Simple”: Texas Closed Hundreds of Polling Sites in Black and Latino Areas Orinoco Tribune

US Presidential election: following the money rs21

International Working Women’s Day

International Women’s Day … 43 Palestinian Women in Detention

What would a world without women look like? On March 9, Mexico may find out LATimes

Cuba leading the way for gender equality with new ‘Families Code’ People’s Voice


Coca-Cola Accused of Funding Colombian Death Squad teleSUR

Is the U.S. Fracking Boom Based on Fraud? DeSmog

Joint Chiefs Chair Retires, Immediately Becomes Paid F-35 Cheerleader The American Conservative

It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don’t want and get it.

– Eugene V. Debs

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