Thursday’s news links – April 9, 2020

Cuba’s Unique Model of Medical Internationalism

Class war

Target Delivery Workers Strike

Pence Tells U.S. Food Workers ‘Do Your Job’ as They Fall Ill Bloomberg

Detroit Nurses Ordered To Leave Hospital After Refusing to Work The Source

Chicago: Over 200 cars join protest demanding mass release from jails, detention centers FightBack! News

As covid-19 hits, coal companies aim to cut the tax they pay to support black lung miners Washington Post

What Happens If Workers Cutting Up the Nation’s Meat Get Sick? ProPublica

As meatpackers rush to meet demand, their employees are starting to get COVID-19. But some workers say they’re going to work ill because they don’t have paid sick days and can be penalized for staying home.

Pandemic Creates ‘Devastating’ Job Losses for Already Vulnerable Domestic Workers LaborPress

Navy secretary’s flight out to an aircraft carrier to bash its fired captain cost taxpayers $243,000 Business Insider

Covid-19 coronavirus

Virus Is Killing Black and Latino People at Twice the Rate of Whites in N.Y.C. NYTimes

Outcry over racial data grows as virus slams black Americans AP

Donald Trump, Allies Have Stakes In Hydroxychloroquine Drugmaker Sanofi, Says Report IBT

Oversight Panel: Trump Admin. Didn’t Distribute Stockpile Supplies Based On States’ Needs HuffPost

Trump health officials said that 3.5 billion N95 masks were needed to respond to this epidemic but only .33% of that number was distributed to states.

Almost 40 per cent of coronavirus cases in Europe require hospitalisation, WHO boss says Manchester Evening News

Studies Show N.Y. Outbreak Originated in Europe NYTimes

New research indicates that the coronavirus began to circulate in the New York area by mid-February, weeks before the first confirmed case, and that it was brought to the region mainly by travelers from Europe, not Asia. The research revealed a previously hidden spread of the virus that might have been detected if aggressive testing programs had been put in place. “It was a disaster that we didn’t do testing.”

‘It’s Hit Our Front Door’: Homes for the Disabled See a Surge of Covid-19 NYTimes

In Scramble for Coronavirus Supplies, Rich Countries Push Poor Aside NYTimes

Number of COVID-19 cases reported in Indigenous communities more than doubles CBC

Hospitals say feds are seizing masks and other coronavirus supplies without a word Los Angeles Times

Capitalist crisis

Amid Critical Supply Shortage, FEMA Is Spending Millions to Protect Trump Properties Intercept

Nearly a Third of U.S. Renters Didn’t Pay April Rent WSJ

Wall Street Climbs on Hopes of Outbreak Peaking, Sanders Suspending White House Bid NYTimes (later they took Sanders out of the headline)

Trump Doubles Down on Plan to Slash Crucial Funding for Social Security Truthout

The Coming Debt Crisis Angry Bear

Rents Are Late, and ‘It’s Only Going to Get Worse’ NYTimes


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