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Links 5/20/2020

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World sparrow day 2020: Theme, history and significance India Today Facebook takes on Amazon with online shopping venture FT Johnson & Johnson to stop selling talc-based baby powder in U.S., Canada Reuters Botch on the Rhine New York Review of Books Space Force graduating class suffocates after tossing helmets Duffelblog #COVID-19 How the pandemic has changed the natural world, illustrated Politico Lockdowns trigger dramatic fall in global carbon emissions Guardian Holy Super Soaker Batman Common Dreams Texas, North Carolina, Arizona see rising cases as they reopen The Hill ‘Don’t Come’: Hawaii Enforces Strict Lockdown Measures Bloomberg States accused of fudging or bungling COVID-19 testing data AP Chicago hospital on the financial brink: St. Anthony’s fights for survival, sues state for

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World sparrow day 2020: Theme, history and significance India Today

Facebook takes on Amazon with online shopping venture FT

Johnson & Johnson to stop selling talc-based baby powder in U.S., Canada Reuters

Botch on the Rhine New York Review of Books

Space Force graduating class suffocates after tossing helmets Duffelblog

#COVID-19

How the pandemic has changed the natural world, illustrated Politico

Lockdowns trigger dramatic fall in global carbon emissions Guardian

Holy Super Soaker Batman Common Dreams

Texas, North Carolina, Arizona see rising cases as they reopen The Hill

‘Don’t Come’: Hawaii Enforces Strict Lockdown Measures Bloomberg

States accused of fudging or bungling COVID-19 testing data AP

Chicago hospital on the financial brink: St. Anthony’s fights for survival, sues state for money owed Chicago Tribune

Remote Communities Face Virus With Fewer Hospitals Capital & Main

Apps/Screening/Contact Tracing

You Don’t Need Invasive Tech for Successful Contact Tracing. Here’s How It Works. Pro Publica

A flood of coronavirus apps are tracking us. Now it’s time to keep track of them. MIT Technology Review

Report warns against coronavirus fever-screening devices CBS.  Reminds me of the problems with breathalyzers, which produce many bogus, false positive results, particularly when poorly maintained.

Science/Medicine

Psychiatric and neuropsychiatric presentations associated with severe coronavirus infections: a systematic review and meta-analysis with comparison to the COVID-19 pandemic The Lancet

Need for Transparency and Reliable Evidence in Emergency Use Authorizations for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Therapies JAMA Network

Oxford’s Covid vaccine, being tested on humans in UK, fails to prevent infection in monkeys The Print

Class Warfare

Jamie Dimon says coronavirus crisis is ‘wake up call’ for a more inclusive economy CNBC

‘This Is Only the Beginning’: JPMorgan Chase Faces Investor Revolt Over Financing Climate Destruction Common Dreams

We Should Help Workers, Not Kill Them NYT. Paul Krugman.

‘Hard stop’: States could lose National Guard virus workers Politico

‘Way Too Late’: Inside Amazon’s Biggest Outbreak NYT

America’s Cold War Crimes Abroad Are Still Shaping Our World Jacobin

If Trump Responded To The Coronavirus Like FDR American Conservative

Wall Street banker blasts employees for not responding to 3 a.m. email NY Post

Poor New York City Neighborhoods Seeing Deaths From Covid at More Than Twice the Rate of Affluent Areas Common Dreams

Rent cuts and lease slumps: Is now the time to land a deal on a NYC apartment? Curbed New York

Trump banking regulator to announce departure after finalizing anti-redlining rule Politico

Serfs Revolt

Retailers Phase Out Coronavirus Hazard Pay for Essential Workers WSJ

Food Security

Quarantine measures may lead to shortage of fruit pickers in Britain Guardian

Nearly a third of small, independent farmers are facing bankruptcy by the end of 2020, new survey says The Counter

Health Care

A Drug Company Wagers the U.S. Won’t Dare Charge It With Crimes NYT

China?

What growing epidemic in China killed 843,000 people across the nation in 2017? SCMP

China updates its ‘Art of (Hybrid) War’ Asia Times. Pepe Escobar.

Millions of Newly Jobless in China Pose a Looming Threat to Xi Bloomberg

India

Why India’s Legal and Labour System Needs to be Reconfigured to Really Help Migrant Workers The Wire

‘My angel’: man who became face of India’s stranded helped home by stranger Guardian

Day After Chaos, Ghaziabad Admin Barricades Road Leading to Migrants’ Rail Booking Centre The  Wire

Bangladesh

Cox’s Bazar coronavirus case – the first of many? Qantara

France

France’s Macron loses majority as defectors form new party BBC

UPDATE: Luxury Stores Are Reopening In France, With No Chinese Tourists In Sight Jing Daily

Italy

IN ITALY, FAMILY-RUN SHOE FACTORIES ARE PART OF THE CULTURE. WHAT HAPPENS IF THEY CLOSE? Fashionista

Yemen

One country, two monetary systems Moneyness

Trump Transition

Foreign STEM Graduates Are Being Shut Out of the U.S. Job Market Bloomberg

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Links 5/20/2020

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