Wednesday’s news links – March 11, 2020

COVID-19 coronavirus

‘I’m scared to lose my job and I’m scared to die’: Retail employees describe working conditions as coronavirus panic heightens nationwide Business Insider

Coronavirus Is Hitting Low-Wage Earners Especially Hard Capital & Main

New Orleans hospitality workers call for emergency sick pay, health care and virus testing

Coronavirus Outbreak Has America’s Homeless at Risk of ‘Disaster’ NYTimes

China rebuts Pompeo’s denigration of COVID-19 fight, says it bought the world time

Wall Street Plunges as Trump Fiddles in Response to the Coronavirus New Yorker

CDC Director Condemns Trump’s ‘China Virus’ Tweet  Washington Post

The Iranian government released an official coronavirus app for Iranians, but Google pulled it from its app store Business Insider

The push for paid sick leave Axios

Just 25% of private-sector workers have at least 10 days of paid sick days a year, even after 20 years in a job, per BLS data cited by the Economic Policy Institute. That means even workers who can take time off may not have enough leave to weather a 14-day quarantine on top of days with symptoms, or caring for family members with them.

How to beat back the coronavirus Axios

White House likely to pursue federal aid for shale companies hit by oil shock Washington Post

Joe Biden May Be Hazardous to Your Health WhoWhatWhy

Whatever the significance of Joe Biden’s victory in last week’s Super Tuesday primary, it’s not good news for the 28 million Americans who have no health insurance — at least according to Wall Street.

We know this because health insurance stocks surged the day after Tuesday’s vote, for a simple reason: Biden suits the interests of for-profit health insurers better than Bernie Sanders, and what’s good for private insurers has historically proved not good for the uninsured.

Labor

Classes Cancelled For St. Paul Schools As Teachers Go On Strike CBS

Mexico

Millions of Women in Mexico Join ‘Day Without Us’ Strike to Protest Gender-Based Violence Common Dreams


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