Saturday’s news links – March 14, 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus

Coronavirus to impact low-wage, Black workers the most Yahoo Finance

Coronavirus: ICE crackdown stokes fears for safety of undocumented immigrants during pandemic Independent

Surge in arrests reported in New York and Boston

After Trump promised ‘anybody’ can get coronavirus testing, patients and doctors still complain of roadblocks Washington Post

Big Pharma Prepares To Profit From The Coronavirus Intercept

Trump administration blocks states from using Medicaid to respond to coronavirus crisis LATimes

CDC tested only 77 people this week; coronavirus testing slow around the nation

The Coronavirus Is Jump-Starting Union Organizing at Delta

Trump’s travel ban sidesteps his own European resorts

Airport workers to demand health care, sick pay, higher wages in wake of COVID-19 outbreak Fox

How coronavirus is hitting low-wage earners especially hard Fast Company

State of emergency decreed in Puerto Rico due to COVID-19 Prensa Latina

America’s poorest children won’t get nutritious meals with school cafeterias closed due to the coronavirus The Conversation

White House Knew Coronavirus Would Be A ‘Major Threat’ — But Response Fell Short NPR

[Health and Human Services] Secretary [Alex] Azar says his understanding is [Trump] did not push to do aggressive additional testing in recent weeks, and that’s partly because more testing might have led to more cases being discovered of coronavirus outbreak, and the president had made clear – the lower the numbers on coronavirus, the better for the president, the better for his potential reelection this fall.

The Worst-Case Estimate for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths NYTimes

Between 160 million and 214 million people in the U.S. could be infected over the course of the epidemic, according to one projection. That could last months or even over a year, with infections concentrated in shorter periods, staggered across time in different communities, experts said. As many as 200,000 to 1.7 million people could die.

China Bought the West Time. The West Squandered It. NYTimes

NATO and COVID-19: A Parasitical Disease in Europe Internationalist 360°

Whole Foods Suggests That Workers Share Paid Time Off During Coronavirus Vice

Whole Foods could afford to offer employees unlimited paid sick time during the Coronavirus outbreak. Instead, they have suggested that employees donate their accumulated paid time off to their coworkers.

No, the coronavirus is not responsible for the fall of stock prices

Coronavirus: Ilhan Omar calls for lifting of sanctions on Iran amid outbreak

Testing Shortages Force Extreme Shift In Strategy By Local Health Officials California Healthline

Europe Is Now the ‘Epicenter’ of the Coronavirus Pandemic, WHO Says CNBC

Trump condemns CDC for lack of coronavirus testing, blames Obama NBC

The former director of the CDC is calling for an investigation into coronavirus testing failures: ‘Something went wrong’ Business Insider

Contrary to Trump’s claim, Google is not building a nationwide coronavirus screening website The Verge

Wall Street crash

Mnuchin: Coronavirus sell-off will be great long-term buying opportunity CNBC

Government Spends Equivalent of Entire US Student Debt to Rally Stock Market for 15 Minutes MPN

Trump declares US national emergency for coronavirus Financial Times. Subhead: “Markets soar as president authorises actions including large purchases of oil”

U.S. ‘China-bashers’ seek to gain from China’s coronavirus woes – China Daily Reuters

China government spokesman says U.S. military may have brought virus to China Reuters

The oil shock of 2020 appears to be here – and the pain could be wide and deep The Conversation

Pregnant 19-year-old dies trying to climb US border wall AP

Why Is The U.S. Launching A New War On Iraq? Moon of Alabama

‘Blatant Misogyny’: U.S. Women Protest, and U.S. Soccer President Resigns NYTimes

St. Paul teachers union reaches contract agreement with school district, ending strike

NY Hospitals Filed 31,000 Lawsuits Against Patients Over Four Years, New Report Shows Gothamist

Private Equity-Backed Nursing Homes Are Bad for Patients, Research Shows Institutional Investor


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