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AZTEC KINGS HAD RULES FOR PLAGUES, INCLUDING ‘DO NOT BE A FOOL Zocalo.

Revolutionary Boiling Point, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix Caitlin Johnstone

Florida Governor Deploys National Guard To Force Residents Back Into Malls, Movie Theaters The Onion

#COVID-19

Inside Trump’s coronavirus meltdown | Free to read FT. The pink paper has unlocked its coronavirus coverage. A good summary of the cases against Trump for botching management of the pandemic, although it ignores many other factors — underfunding, the breakdown of public health, the baneful influence of Big Pharma, to name just some,  that would have hindered any US official trying to conquer the disease.

100 Babies Stranded in Ukraine After Surrogate Births NYT. furzy: YUCK!! and also so sad….I’m sure the surrogate moms need the $$, but I find surrogacy pretty upsetting…..

Lost On The Frontline Kaiser Health News

No information. No way off. 100,000 crew members remain in cruise ship limbo for months Miami Herald

Reopen the Economy; or Charge of the Right Brigade Counterpunch. Marshall Sahlins.

Democratic governors hit with flurry of legal challenges to coronavirus lockdowns Politico

‘This feels great’ Washington Post

More easing in Europe but virus hits hard in S. America, Africa AgenceFrance-Presse

Japan plunges into recession as US states start opening up  AP

In Bid to Make Passengers Feel Safer, TSA Prepares to Screen Temperatures at Airports Gizmodo

Sports Desk

‘Playful escape’: How sport is tackling coronavirus pandemic Al Jazeera

In Germany, football returns — but not as we know it Politico

South Korean soccer team apologizes for filling stadium with sex dolls NY Post

Science/Medicine

Who is most likely to be infected with SARS-CoV-2? The Lancet

What the Coronavirus Does Inside the Body Der Spiegel

Coronavirus: hamster research shows effectiveness of masks ‘huge’ in Covid-19 battle, Hong Kong scientists say SCMP

Plan to study nicotine patches as potential coronavirus treatment Guardian

Utah went all-in on an unproven Covid-19 treatment, then scrambled to course-correct Stat

‘Straight-Up Fire’ in His Veins: Teen Battles New Covid Syndrome  NYT

The controversies around developing a Covid vaccine Economic Times

Coronavirus vaccine could come from California, with no shot needed San Francisco Chronicle

Police State Watch

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BUYS RIOT GEAR, INCREASES SECURITY FUNDING, CITING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC The Intercept

Prisons

Immigrant Advocates See Fatal Flaws in Detention Centers Capital & Main

Photos Show No Social Distancing In Federal Halfway House Marshall Project

Serfs Revolt

COVID-19 Strike Wave Interactive Map Payday Report, One site I check every couple of days, and always every time I compile Links

Class Warfare

Killer Corruption Project Syndicate

Profiting from Coronavirus Craig Murray

As Congress Weighs COVID Liability Protections, States Shield Health Providers Kaiser Health News

‘Long Overdue’: Antitrust Cases Reportedly Brewing Against Google at State and Federal Level Common Dreams. The WSJ reported on this and I thought about posting, but decided it wasn’t ripe yet. But I will likely post soon.

Have the Record Number of Investors in the Stock Market Lost Their Minds? New Yorker

Substitute Pharmacists Warn Their Co-Workers: We’ll Probably Bring the Virus to You ProPublica

Canada

Restaurant re-openings: The hill to dine on? Toronto Sun

Syraqistan

Saudi Arabia’s botched war Qantara

India

Six reasons why the Modi government is squarely responsible for India’s worst migrant crisis Scroll

As India rolls out the welcome mat to manufacturers looking to leave China, what does it have to offer? SCMP

India’s pharma and chemicals groups jostle to take business from China FT

Cyclone Amphan: India’s east coast braces for severe storm BBC

China?

U.S. mulls paying companies, tax breaks to pull supply chains from China Reuters

China facing pressure over Covid-19 and Taiwan at World Health Assembly Guardian

Trump Transition

Time To Break Up The FBI? American Conservative

Trump bets the farm on Huawei equipment ban Asia Times

Our Famously Free Press

Antidote du Jour (Tracie Hall)

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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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