Sunday’s news links – April 18, 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus

Coronavirus at Smithfield pork plant: The untold story of America’s biggest outbreak BBC News

Louisiana parish in region dubbed ‘Cancer Alley’ because of its notorious air pollution ‘has the highest death rate per capita for coronavirus in the US’ Daily Mail

The stark data also shows that Black residents are twice as likely as white people to die if they contract the virus.

Black people in NYC are TWICE as likely to die from coronavirus as white people, shocking new data reveals Daily Mail

Top immunologist tweeted that doctors are letting Black patients die of COVID-19 Daily Mail

Nurse was fired after complaining of understaffing at N.J. nursing home, lawsuit says

New Jersey cops find 17 bodies stuffed inside tiny nursing home morgue NY Post

Contamination at CDC lab delayed rollout of coronavirus tests Washington Post

France contradicts US on coronavirus link to Wuhan research lab Sydney Morning Herald

Paris: France said on Friday there was no evidence so far of a link between the new coronavirus and the work of the P4 research laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the current pandemic started.

Capitalist crisis

Oil, Gas, Petrochemical Financial Woes Predate Pandemic — And Will Continue After, Despite Bailouts, Report Finds DeSmog

Coronavirus has destroyed the myth of the deficit Guardian

Poll Shows Majority of Americans Support Canceling Rent and Suspending Mortgage Payments During Pandemic Common Dreams

“My bill to cancel rent and mortgages isn’t just necessary,” says Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, “it’s popular.”

Less than half of L.A. County residents still have jobs amid coronavirus crisis LATimes

The Trickle-Up Bailout Matt Taibbi

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