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Comments liberation may be delayed today, until Yves or Lambert is able to review any comment that may have triggered a tripwire and been diverted to moderation. Dear readers, please be patient. Thanks! Here’s why the April super Pink Moon is so special TreeHugger Stop Using Toilet Paper NYT Syraqistan Joe Biden says he ‘doesn’t have enough information’ on Iran to have a view. How odd – he negotiated the nuclear deal Independent. Robert Fisk. Sanctions are crippling Iran’s fight against coronavirus The Guardian. Pirouz Hanachi, mayor of Tehran. Big Brother IS Watching You Watch A Must For Millions, Zoom Has A Dark Side — And An FBI Warning NPR #COVID-19 The chaotic government response to coronavirus is closer to the failures of 1914 than the determination of 1940 Independent. Patrick

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Stop Using Toilet Paper NYT

Syraqistan

Joe Biden says he ‘doesn’t have enough information’ on Iran to have a view. How odd – he negotiated the nuclear deal Independent. Robert Fisk.

Sanctions are crippling Iran’s fight against coronavirus The Guardian. Pirouz Hanachi, mayor of Tehran.

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

A Must For Millions, Zoom Has A Dark Side — And An FBI Warning NPR

#COVID-19

The chaotic government response to coronavirus is closer to the failures of 1914 than the determination of 1940 Independent. Patrick Cockburn.

How Generals Fueled 1918 Flu Pandemic To Win Their World War American Conservative

It’s Hardly Shocking the Navy Fired a Commander for Warning of Coronavirus Threat. It’s Part of a Pattern. ProPublica

Mysterious Hero Emerges to Fight Toxic Leadership, COVID-19 Duffelblog

Politics of a Plague New York Review of Books

Love in the Time of Plague Literary Review

Is Capitalism a Threat to Democracy? New Yorker

Will coronavirus signal the end of capitalism? Al Jazeera

Bailout Blues

“There’s Going to Be Scandal Involved in This Bailout. It Is Unquestionable’ Common Dreams, Important. Transcript of  a  discussion between Bill Moyers and Neil Barofksy, former chief inspector general of the Troubled Assets Relief Program, on big corporate bailouts.

Masks

To mask or not to mask: WHO makes U-turn while US, Singapore abandon pandemic advice and tell citizens to start wearing masks SCMP

MIT develops one-piece plastic face shields for coronavirus medics Dezeen

Science and Therapies

Therapeutic Options for COVID-19 Inference (AL)

No Evidence of Rapid Antiviral Clearance or Clinical Benefit with the Combination of Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin in Patients with Severe COVID-19 Infection Science Direct

Chest Physiotherapy (CPT) and Postural Drainage Positions Respiratory Therapy Zone (J T McPhee) Important.

The coronavirus test that might exempt you from social distancing—if you pass MIT Technology Review

Ferrets used in first Covid-19 vaccine animal trial Asia Times

Class Warfare

Soccer players are teaching CEOs how to handle this crisis Quartz

EXCLUSIVE: Manhattan and Hamptons’ wealthiest are hiring armed guards for their luxury properties, fearing a coronavirus ‘zombie apocalype’ with desperate criminals trying to break down their doors Daily Mail

Inside the luxurious underground bunkers where the rich bug out NY Post

Blue-Collar America Braces for Another Devastating Recession Bloomberg

Latina Workers in Chicago & Poultry Workers in Virginia Strike Over COVID-19  Payday Report Mike Elk

Location Data Says It All: Staying at Home During Coronavirus Is a Luxury NYT

Pandemic Prevention

Noam Chomsky: ‘Coronavirus pandemic could have been prevented’ Al Jazeera

Decades of Hospital Closures Led to This Disaster  Jacobin

Guillotine Watch

Three golfers’ intricate plan to beat coronavirus order blew up at McDonald’s NY Post (The Rev Kev) I have a brother-in-law who recently retired and has taken a keep-himself-busy job at a local North Carolina golf course. The main change due to the state imposing a stay-at-home order, which exempts golfing: rather than using one gold cart per golfing party, social distancing now requires each golfer to occupy a personal cart.

Imperial Collapse Watch

The Death of American Competence  Foreign Policy. Stephen Walt (flora)

Coronavirus is paving the way for a return to military rule in Asia SCMP

America was unprepared for a major crisis. Again. WaPo

China?

Could Post-COVID-19 National Pride Push US Brands Out Jing Daily

Prisons

U.S. attorney general orders release of more federal inmates due to coronavirus pandemic Thomson Reuters

A New Tactic To Fight Coronavirus: Send The Homeless From Jails To Hotels Marshall Project

Plus ça Change

Key 2008 Financial Crisis Players Are Back for Coronavirus Bloomberg

Banks warn of chaotic launch of small business lending program Politico

Europe Struggles to Find a Joint Approach to the Corona Catastrophe Der Spiegel

Supply Chains

Illinois adjusts on the fly to meet medical supply needs in a coronavirus ‘Wild West’  Chicago  Sun Times

Trump Administration Uses Wartime Powers To Be First In Line On Medical Supplies Kaiser Health News

India

Did India overreact? Covid-19 outbreak isn’t following the trajectory of Europe and China – so far Scroll. Grounds for cautious optimism?

How COVID-19 Will Hit India New Yorker. Pessimistic perspective.

West Bengal stayed one jump ahead of Centre on coronavirus detection Business Standard

I just want to go home’: the desperate millions hit by Modi’s brutal lockdown Guardian

COVID-19: Trump Requests Modi to Release Hydroxychloroquine Ordered by the US The Wire

Bangladesh

Primark among retailers cancelling £2.4bn orders in ‘catastrophic’ move for Bangladesh Guardian

2020

Bernie Sanders’ campaign still ‘assessing’ but focusing on a more pressing issue: coronavirus Guardian

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