Thursday’s news links – May 21, 2020

Cyclone Amphan – ‘We Didn’t Expect Devastation of Such a Scale’ IPS

In Boston and elsewhere, Asian-American doctors and nurses are fighting racism and the coronavirus boston.com

Labor

“They Don’t Care for Our Lives”: McDonald’s Workers Strike Across US to Demand Better Protections From Covid-19 Common Dreams

Another big job-loss wave looms: state and city workers Christian Science Monitor

After Coronavirus, Office Workers Might Face Unexpected Health Threats NYTimes

FedEx Workers Fired After Viral Video GoFundMe. Apparently you can’t deliver packages while Black in Georgia.

Most Americans see layoffs as temporary but research shows otherwise CNBC

Why the anti-vaccine hype is part of white supremacy

Dr. Sara Kendall is a community activist and artist who trained as a professional paramedic in Canada, and as a medical doctor in Cuba.

Trump’s Vaccine Chief Has Vast Ties to Drug Industry, Posing Possible Conflicts NYTimes

Coronavirus

Andrew Cuomo is no hero. He’s to blame for New York’s coronavirus catastrophe Guardian

Black Americans dying of Covid-19 at three times the rate of white people Guardian

Antibody testing shows coronavirus is still spreading in low-income, minority communities in NYC, Gov. Cuomo says CNBC

The Striking Racial Divide in How Covid-19 Has Hit Nursing Homes NYTimes

Survey finds 87% of America’s nurses forced to reuse protective equipment Guardian

Our Economic System Fuels Outbreaks, Says Evolutionary Epidemiologist Who Predicted the Pandemic Sputnik

Animal source of the coronavirus continues to elude scientists Nature

Trump plans halt to National Guard deployments before retirement benefits kick in: report The Hill

Private Equity Is Ruining Health Care, Covid Is Making It Worse Bloomberg

Indigenous Peoples

South Dakota governor calls on Trump in tribal checkpoint feud Indian Country Today

Biden recordings: What they say was already clear to everyone in Ukraine

If Trump Wins Again, Don’t Blame Progressives Counterpunch

Capitalist crisis

U.S. masses planes at Japan base to show foes and allies it can handle coronavirus Reuters


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