Tuesday’s news links – April 28, 2020


This Japanese Island Lifted Its Coronavirus Lockdown Too Soon and Became a Warning to the World Time

Wuhan discharges its last COVID-19 patient from hospital Peoples Dispatch

Virus Likely to Keep Coming Back Each Year, Say Top Chinese Scientists Bloomberg

New York City ER medical director, 48, takes her own life after telling her family about the trauma of witnessing patients dying from coronavirus before they could be taken from ambulances Daily Mail

Public Health and Private Profits Under COVID-19 Pandemic Counterpunch

So who are the world’s largest manufacturers of N95 masks? Eight of the top 10 global manufacturers of N95 masks are U.S. companies, with 3M and Honeywell topping the list.

What the Coronavirus Crisis Reveals About American Medicine The New Yorker

The medical infrastructure of one of the world’s wealthiest nations fell apart, like a slapdash house built by one of the three little pigs.

Putting A Stake Through The Heart of Public Health’s Eeyore Complex Health Affairs

Multi-millionaire Trump donor is top recipient of funds intended for struggling small businesses Popular Information

Class war

Koch-Funded Think Tanks Are Lobbying to Send Workers to Their Deaths In These Times

Fired in a Pandemic ‘Because We Tried to Start a Union,’ Workers Say NYTimes

Job or Health? Restarting the Economy Threatens to Worsen Economic Inequality NYTimes

U.S. war drive

‘Halt This Madness’: US Drove Last Year’s Over $1.9 Trillion in Global Military Spending Common Dreams

Capitalist crisis

Less Than a Third of the World Can Feed Itself From Local Crops, Says Study Modern Farmer

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