Wednesday’s news links – April 8, 2020

End the US Blockade Against Cuba – Sign the petition

Ex UN anti-narcotics chief & mob expert says US Treasury running ‘mafia racket’ against Venezuela Grayzone

MTA workers in New York City.

Class war

Grocery workers are beginning to die of coronavirus Washington Post

Frontline Grocery Workers Not Provided with Safety Equipment LaborPress

‘They Let Us Get Sick’: A Sluggish Response Cripples the M.T.A. NYTimes

At least 33 transit workers have died, and more than 6,000 more have fallen sick or self-quarantined. Crew shortages have caused over 800 subway delays and forced 40 percent of train trips to be canceled in a single day. The average wait for some trains, usually four minutes, has ballooned to 40 minutes.

EMS Unions: State’s Death Plateau From Virus May Be a Mirage The Chief

Subaru to end pay for hourly production associates during coronavirus pandemic

Tesla to furlough workers, cut employee salaries due to coronavirus Reuters

A Front Line Nurse’s Sudden Covid-19 Death Medium

Why nurses at DMC Sinai-Grace walked away from their jobs Sunday night Michigan Public Radio

A Nurse Bought Protective Supplies for Her Colleagues Using GoFundMe. The Hospital Suspended Her. ProPublica

The importance of low-wage workers during a pandemic City and State

As Coronavirus Spread, Financial Services Contractor Told Warehouse Workers They Aren’t Allowed to Get Sick Intercept

Grocery workers are beginning to die of coronavirus MSN

Comparing the U.S. Workforce During the 1918 Flu vs. Covid-19 Bloomberg

Today more than 80% of American workers are in services, double the share of a century ago.

The Executive VP and COO of NY Presbyterian, who pulls down $2.7 million/yr, in a video  threatening staff for sending emails with concerns for lack of PPE

Baltimore Police Investigate Video of Cop Apparently Deliberately Coughing Near Woman in Public Housing Sun

Eyewitness China: How socialism is defeating COVID-19 FightBack! News

Covid-19 coronavirus

Black Americans Face Alarming Rates of Coronavirus Infection in Some States NYTimes

The coronavirus is infecting and killing black Americans at an alarmingly high rate Washington Post

Communities of Color at Higher Risk for Health and Economic Challenges due to COVID-19 Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City Considers Mass Graves in Park for Virus Victims NYTimes

Trump Has ‘Financial Interest’ in Hydroxychloroquine Manufacturer NYTimes

Hydroxychloroquine: how an unproven drug became Trump’s coronavirus ‘miracle cure’ Guardian

Inequality Intensifies the Coronavirus Crisis in Detroit New Yorker

Louisiana’s Coronavirus Plan for Prisons Could Create Death Camps Intercept

China’s virus pandemic epicenter Wuhan ends 76-day lockdown AP

Coronavirus: China reports no Covid-19 deaths for first time BBC

Britain has millions of coronavirus antibody tests, but they don’t work London Times

Speaking Can Transmit Coronavirus Due to Tiny Droplets of Saliva, NIH Study Suggests Newsweek

Pastor who criticized coronavirus ‘mass hysteria’ dies from illness NY Post

Factory farms create the perfect conditions to spread viral infections like COVID-19 Nation of Change

Republican congressional candidate touts AR-15s to fight ‘looting hordes from Atlanta’ Guardian

Capitalist crisis

Trump removes independent watchdog for coronavirus funds, upending oversight panel Politico

No turning back after central bankers’ ‘seismic’ stimulus shift Reuters

Spain is moving to establish permanent basic income in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic Business Insider

France Uses New Measure to Calculate 35% of Economy Is Shut Bloomberg

Public transit’s death spiral Axios

Appeals court allows Texas abortion ban to remain during coronavirus outbreak Axios

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