Wednesday’s news links – March 25, 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus

#NotDying4WallStreet Goes Viral as Progressives Reject Efforts to Put Corporate Profits Over Public Health Common Dreams

The Coronavirus Pandemic Demonstrates the Failures of Capitalism Teen Vogue

Trump’s Crazy Coronavirus Math Will Kill as Many as 1.8 Million Americans Daily Beast

Donald Trump Says America’s Ventilator Shortage Was “Unforeseen.” Nothing Could Be Further From the Truth. Intercept

‘This is not a playing matter’: Perdue plant employees walk out over COVID-19 concerns

‘This Is a Massive Scandal’: Trump FDA Grants Drug Company Exclusive Claim on Promising Coronavirus Drug Common Dreams

2 UAW Members at Chrysler Have Died of COVID-19

Guidance against wearing masks for the coronavirus is wrong – you should cover your face Boston Globe

Masks work. There is widespread evidence from the field of occupational health, the SARS epidemic, and other outbreaks that wearing masks protects us from germs and interrupts the transmission of disease from sick to healthy people.

Coronavirus: First ICE detainee test positive for virus as officials describe 37,000 in custody as ‘sitting ducks’ Independent

“Herd Immunity” is Epidemiological Neoliberalism 

Why would a country like the UK even consider such a risky strategy, and why are other countries still following this approach? The reason is neoliberalism. Since the 1980s, we have been governed by the political paradigm of neoliberalism, which has replaced state-led social policy with privatization and deregulation of the market. Its belief in the inherent justice of the market has led to a political rationale, which literally puts profit before people. And it has colonized peoples’ minds by making them believe it is their fault if they are poor, precarious or unemployed.

The untold origin story of the N95 mask Fast Company

Capitalist crisis

Who is most at risk in the coronavirus crisis: 24 million of the lowest-income workers Politico

Coronavirus layoffs disproportionately hurt Black and Latino workers: ‘It’s almost like doomsday is coming’ USA Today

Most Renters Won’t Be Protected From Eviction Under White House Plan, Despite President Trump’s Promise Time

In World’s Most Vulnerable Countries, the Pandemic Rivals the 2008 Crisis NYTimes

Workers left out of government and business response to the coronavirus The Conversation

The Virus, Capitalism, and the Long Depression Michael Roberts

Lockdown! Michael Roberts

According to AFP estimates, some 1.7 billion people across the world are now living under some form of lockdown as a result of the coronavirus. That’s almost a quarter of the world population.  The world economy has seen nothing like this.

The Coronavirus Crisis Is a Monster Fueled by Capitalism Mike Davis

Cartier boss with $7.5bn fortune says prospect of the poor rising up ‘keeps him awake at night’ The Independent

State Lawmakers Pushing For Coronavirus Rent Cancellation Say Cuomo Is MIA Gothamist

How Far Will Trump Go To Save U.S. Shale OilPrice

Woman Responds To Companies Failing Because Of Coronavirus By Saying The Same Things Poor People Hear Bored Panda

How Louisiana’s oil and gas industry uses prison labor Scalawag

Bernie Sanders Should Retool His Campaign to Lead the Charge Against Coronavirus Jacobin


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