Monday’s news links – March 23, 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus

Much worse than Italy: In the US, an absolute disaster is brewing ZME Science

Coronavirus: ‘strange pneumonia’ seen in Lombardy in November, leading Italian doctor says SCMP

Virus was circulating ‘before we were aware of the outbreak in China’, says Giuseppe Remuzzi, director of the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research

More lifesaving ventilators are available. Hospitals can’t afford them. Washington Post

Because of the Threat of Coronavirus Turning ICE Detention Into ‘Death Camps,’ Groups Rallying to Free Families Held Around Country Common Dreams

Coronavirus hits US prisons: “thousands face death sentence” Grayzone

Amazon Drivers Received Single Wipe to Clean Vans Before Shifts Bloomberg

NYC Cancels Coronavirus Testing By Appointment, Urges Providers Not To Test Patients Unless Hospitalization Is Required Gothamist

New York City health officials issued an urgent alert to healthcare providers Friday, asking them to stop testing patients who did not require hospital care for COVID-19, citing a “critical shortage” of personal protective gear like N95 and surgical masks, gowns and gloves for doctors and nurses and other hospital staff.

Fort Worth Hospital Sees Spike in Severe Child Abuse Cases Over Last Week NBC Dallas Ft Worth

21 Inmates, 17 Employees Test Positive for COVID-19 on Rikers Island: Officials NBC New York

Capitalist recession

Sara Nelson: Our Airline Relief Bill Is a Template for Rescuing Workers Instead of Bailing Out Execs In These Times

Demands for Workers-First Stimulus Grow as Senate GOP Fails to Ram Through $500 Billion Corporate ‘Slush Fund’ Common Dreams

The coronavirus economy will devastate those who can least afford it Axios

Unemployment pandemic

What Americans Don’t Know About Military Families TomDispatch

America’s Endless Wars Go On (and On) and the Wounds Multiply

Langston Hughes – domestic pariah, international superstar The Conversation

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