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Links 3/22/2020


Links 3/22/2020



The Diversity of Tropical Forest Carbon Sinks Is More Complicated Than We Thought Science Alert (The Rev Kev)

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

Bigger Brother New York Review of Books


The Middle East doesn’t deserve Trump and his troop ‘repositioning’ – at least have the guts to call it a retreat Independent. Robert Fisk.

The battle for the Saudi crown is raging even if it is overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic. Independent. Patrick Cockburn.

Hong Kong

Tear gas fired as Hong Kong rally marking eight months since Yuen Long attacks leads to protesters blocking streets, starting fire SCMP


Your biggest questions about coronavirus, answered MIT Technology Review

COVID-19: the biology of an effective therapy Ars Technica

COVID-19 treatment might already exist in old drugs – we’re using pieces of the coronavirus itself to find them The Conversation

COVID Transmission Graphic The Spinoff (chigal)

Italy, Pandemic’s New Epicenter, Has Lessons for the World NYT

Australia coronavirus: Sydney and Melbourne to shut down BBC

How the Coronavirus Became an American Catastrophe Atlantic (chigal)

China Is Not the Hero of the Pandemic Slate

Is Our Fight Against Coronavirus Worse Than the Disease? NYT (david l)

Taking stock of strange days: The week that America changed AP

Coronavirus: UK panic-buyers urged to think of frontline workers Guardian

How Are the Rich and Famous Jumping the Test Queues? In England, by Paying $425 WSJ

‘Oh Hell No’: DOJ Using Coronavirus Crisis to Push for Expansive Emergency Powers 
Common Dreams

Hollywood Celebrities Are Psyops Wrapped In Human Skin Caitlin Johnstone

The US military would be superb at fighting coronavirus. Let’s use it The Guardian (The Rev Kev)

As a medical professional, what is your biggest concern about the COVID-19 coronavirus? Quora (RH)

Cuomo: Javits Center on list to become coronavirus field hospital The Hill (pq)

L.A. County gives up on containing coronavirus, tells doctors to skip testing of some patients LA Times (furzy)

Why Indonesia has world’s highest Covid-19 death rate Asia Times

Are Hospitals Ready for the Coming Wave of Corona Cases? Der Spiegel

Coronavirus: How many cases will India see? Here’s one expert’s best-case prediction India Today

Coronavirus: Why is India testing so little? BBC. Compare with the Atlantic article about the US above. I understand that India has far smaller resources, but it seems they are nonetheless making a similar mistake.

India to observe ‘Janata curfew’ on Sunday amid spurt in Coronavirus cases Economic Times

Coronavirus: Why India’s busiest rail network is being shut down BBC

Coronavirus: Prison inmates in Bengal clash with guards after denied meeting with families Times of India

Prosecutors: COVID-19’s threat to millions of incarcerated people needs to be addressed now AlterNet

Guidance for Sheriffs and Jail Officials in Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis>The Center for Health and Social Policy, LBJ School of Public Affairs. Recommendations of Michele Deitch.


Germany to raise €356bn in new borrowing to fight coronavirus impact FT

Norway’s Workers Insisted They Shouldn’t Pay for Coronavirus — And They Won Jacobin

Gibson Guitar Forces Its Factory Workers in Nashville to Work During COVID-19 Payday Report. Mike Elk.

Stop the Coronavirus Corporate Coup Matt Stoller

Trump: ‘I don’t know’ if my businesses will receive coronavirus assistance CNBC. Words fail me.

Stephanie Kelton: Congress Can Do for People What the Fed Did for Banks NYT

Tlaib proposes minting two $1 trillion platinum coins to finance monthly coronavirus debit cards Washington Examiner. Note that the Coin came from the MMT community, was thoroughly vetted by wonks, and made it all the way to the desk of Trump’s predecessor – who,  naturally, did nothing.

Amazon raises overtime pay for warehouse workers  Reuters


Connecticut governor moves primary from April 28 to June 2 AP (PA) Connecticut’s change makes it mathematically impossible for Joe Biden to clinch the nomination before May.

‘Not Done Yet’: Bernie Sanders Campaign Mobilizes Donors for Coronavirus Relief and Raises $2 Million Common Dreams

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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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