Saturday’s news links – April 18, 2020

Cuba’s Interferon Saves Lives Resumen

Thousands Join Virtual Rally to Demand World Without Prisons as Coronavirus Spreads in Detention Centers Common Dreams

More than 25,000 people attended a virtual rally held on Facebook and Zoom Friday in honor of Palestinian Prisoners Day to call for worldwide prison abolition as the coronavirus pandemic causes deadly outbreaks in detention centers around the globe.

Class war

Luxury-Building Workers Strike for Facemasks and a Union LaborPress

The Head of the Postal Workers Union Says the Postal Service Could Be Dead in Three Months In These Times

NYC Workers Strike After New Jersey Building Porter Dies Of COVID-19 Gothamist

Amazon climate group plan employee ‘sickout’ in protest of treatment of workers Independent

US using coronavirus pandemic to unlawfully expel asylum seekers, says UN Guardian

After armed protest in Michigan, Trump dangerously tweets people should ‘liberate’ blue states DailyKos

Wall Street Titans Finance Democratic Primary Challenger to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Intercept

Covid-19 coronavirus

Obesity Linked to Severe Coronavirus Disease, Especially for Younger Patients NYTimes

Privatization, the pre-existing condition killing seniors in long-term care Ricochet

Blaming China for the COVID-19 crisis is deceitful Peoples Dispatch

Black Americans Are Voicing Their Fears Of Wearing Facial Masks In Public Following CDC Recommendation Blavity

Ohio State University economics professor Trevon Logan said the Black community has “a lot of examples of the presumed criminality of Black men in general, and then we have the advice to go out in public in something that…can certainly be read as being criminal or nefarious, particularly when applied to Black men.”

Brooklyn Nursing Home Tops NYs Coronavirus Death List NY Patch

10 African Countries Have No Ventilators. That’s Only Part of the Problem. NYTimes

No matter how you crunch the numbers, this pandemic is only just getting started Guardian

Wild animals are reclaiming cities and streets during coronavirus lockdown NYPost

US alerted Israel, NATO to disease outbreak in China in November — TV report Times of Israel

Capitalist crisis

Pay the rent or eat? Suddenly jobless Americans face dilemma AFP

Less than half of Los Angeles residents are still working and ethnic minorities are being hit the hardest by coronavirus job losses Business Insider

Ilhan Omar unveils bill to cancel rent and mortgage payments amid pandemic Guardian

The economic crisis will expose a decade’s worth of corporate fraud Economist

Here Are the Companies Getting Federal Funds for Covid Relief Bloomberg

Chase Bank prioritizes LARGE INDEBTED businesses over small businesses for PPP loans YouTube

India

Arundhati Roy on coronavirus: ‘Situation in India is approaching genocidal’ DW


Opening up the country now would be like cutting the parachute off your back 1000 feet from the ground.

You’d get to the ground quicker if that’s your only goal.  — David Sinclair, PhD


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