Friday’s news links – March 20, 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus

China Hits a Coronavirus Milestone: No New Local Infections NYTimes

The Mutilated World Is Moved by the Nurses and Doctors Tricontinental

False Claims About The Novel Coronavirus And How To Debunk Them Moon of Alabama

Facts: The source of the virus is actually not known. The patient number 1, the person who first carried the virus, has not been found. The Wuhan wet market where exotic animals are sold was not the source of the outbreak.

Coronavirus Death Rate in Wuhan Is Lower than Previously Thought, Study Finds NYTimes

Trump ban on fetal tissue research blocks coronavirus treatment effort Washington Post

Trump’s racist words spark hatred, fuel global xenophobia Global Times

Coronavirus Is a Historic Trigger Event—and It Needs a Movement to Respond Common Dreams

President Trump On Supplying Governors: ‘We’re Not A Shipping Clerk’ Forbes

US drugmaker doubled price on potential coronavirus treatment FT

The famous Cuban interferon vs the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus On Cuban News

Your Racism Is Showing: Coronavirus and the Racist History of Pandemics The Root

“There are some members of the Trump administration who continue to refer to [COVID-19] as the ‘Wuhan virus,’ and I think this continues to perpetuate this very strong link between Asian people more generally or Chinese people more generally and the virus itself…And this tendency to kind of shift it, to reduce it to this one country I think can also contribute to some of the xenophobia that we’ve been talking about.” — Merlin Chowkwanyun

Coronavirus Has Arrived at Rikers Island: Inside New York City Jails, Where the Pandemic Is Set to Explode Intercept

Substantial undocumented infection facilitates the rapid dissemination of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) Science

Chinese Doctors Pulled Back on Trump-Backed Coronavirus Drug Due to Deadly Overdose Fears Bloomberg

America Has a New Coronavirus Testing Problem: We’re Out of Chemicals Vice

Banks Pressure Health Care Firms to Raise Prices on Critical Drugs, Medical Supplies for Coronavirus Intercept

Trump’s 500 Million Respirators Could Take 18 Months to Deliver Bloomberg

Trump Told Governors to Buy Own Virus Supplies, Then Outbid Them Bloomberg

Senator Dumped Up to $1.7 Million of Stock After Reassuring Public About Coronavirus Preparedness ProPublica

Three other senators also sold major holdings around the time Mr. Burr did, according to the disclosure records: Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California, who is also a member of the Intelligence Committee; James M. Inhofe, Republican of Oklahoma; and Kelly Loeffler, Republican of Georgia.”

Before Virus Outbreak, a Cascade of Warnings Went Unheeded NYTimes

Biden Sides With Big Pharma Against Plan That Could Make Coronavirus Vaccine Affordable Sludge

‘We should blow up the bridges’ — coronavirus leads to class warfare in Hamptons NY Post

How one elite New York medical provider got its patients coronavirus tests Reuters

‘Now Make It National’: Vermont and Minnesota Classify Grocery Store Staff as Emergency Personnel Common Dreams

Opinion: For the Rich, Covid-19 Protections. For Health Workers, a Shrug. Undark

Capitalist recession

Over 1,000 NYC Airport Concession Workers Laid Off Without Severance Gothamist

The jobs apocalypse is here Axios

The ’emerging market’ slump Michael Roberts

April Could Be Worst Month Ever For Oil OilPrice

Oil Could Crash To $10 As World Runs Out Of Storage OilPrice

Netflix urged to slow down streaming to stop the internet from breaking CNN


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― VI Lenin


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