News selections from Roddey Reid 3.25.2020

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3.25.2020 NEWS SELECTIONS FROM RODDEY REID, UCSD PROFESSOR EMERITUS

IN THE CURRENT UNFOLDING PUBLIC HEALTH, ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL EMERGENCY OF THE CORONAVIRUS, I LIST BELOW AN EXTENSIVE MENU OF LINKS YOU MAY FIND HELPFUL CONCERNING

 

- $6 trillion relief package

- self care

- tracking the pandemic

- relief donations to organizations assisting workers and families

- international news

- economic fallout

- political background and implications here and abroad

Relief Package

The American Prospect (Democratic think tank) on the $6 Trillion Bailout Package

https://prospect.org/coronavirus/unsanitized-bailouts-tradition-unlike-any-other/?fbclid=IwAR3xdiPNo58fx3l5aOVSE3wGWLiDOfOf0e8ByqyApsPZTyf5PcMDOZ0D7KM

 

Practical Safety Tips

What to do if you have symptoms

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Coronavirus-or-not-What-to-do-if-symptoms-show-up-15112413.php


CDC website with tips to prevent illness and tips to prepare your household  

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fprevention.html


Self care while working at home (sent by UC Berkeley):

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XW7RcnQ5OUPB805iOCt7my3wjwvxgqjcSFwa1Ryg2pI/edit

 

Global Tracking of the Spread of the Virus

You can view current tallies for COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University


More information on where COVID-19 has spread can be found at
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/countries-where-coronavirus-has-spread/


Effectiveness of Measures to Reduce the Spread of the Virus

The Institute for Disease Modeling provides a Coronavirus Info Hub that analyzes measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 and projects how each can reduce new cases over a period of time, dramatically showing how effective social isolation can be. The recommended measures, based on epidemiological models, include social distancing, contact tracing and isolation of infected individuals, disinfecting, and travel restrictions.

 

Public Health and Legislative Information

The World Health Organization has a SARS-CoV-2 section on its website.


Research! America
, an alliance of private and public organizations that advocates for medical and health research, provides abundant links to scientific sources of information  on the COVID-19 epidemic, including links to government agencies, scientific associations, and public health websites of research universities such as Johns Hopkins University and Harvard. Of special value on this website is comprehensive coverage of Congressional legislation and hearings related to the epidemic.


Both The New York Times and The San Francisco Chronicle are making coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic available to all, free of charge.


The New York Times provides a global and state-by-state comparison of the spread of COVID-19.

 

Relief Donations for Workers & Families Via Act Blue

(Organized by the Sanders’ campaign now on hiatus)

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bernie-coronavirus-donations?abt=facebook&fbclid=IwAR0-Sq3o0hVn-gniRkjVflRjqBlEcTPYQQhleeb_B9Rf3jpmCbQ2KcHgUp4

*Meals on Wheels* delivers prepared food to seniors all across the country. This is especially important in the pandemic, as seniors are at high risk, and limiting their need to go to the grocery store by delivering these meals is a critical service.

*No Kid Hungry* makes sure that children get the food they need, especially since schools are closed across the country. Their service is especially important as families who lose their jobs need to keep their kids fed.

*Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund* is providing direct financial support to restaurant workers who are out of work or have reduced hours because of the pandemic. They are also supporting community organizations of local workers and providing loans to restaurants to re-open when it is safe.

*National Domestic Workers Alliance* is giving financial support to in-home care workers, nannies, and house cleaners who have to stay home and not work in order to reduce the spread of the virus.

*One Fair Wage Emergency Fund* gives funds directly to service workers affected by the pandemic, including restaurant, salon, airport, rideshare, and gig economy workers who find themselves out of work or without customers.

During this pandemic, we must support groups that are fighting for kids, the economically disadvantaged, and for workers.

 

Daily Life

Living with Uncertainty

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/infectious-disease-experts-dont-know-how-bad-the-coronavirus-is-going-to-get-either/?fbclid=IwAR2lhr8muwGW6Ip6ZJUDgaCQVM8hPrrM3Yq8Z9g5I2RiaySuaZTJJOWZvSg

 

International News & Solidarity

Taiwan to Donate to U.S. 100,000 Masks Per Week

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3899531?fbclid=IwAR28JnsKbGOzDSJmoBPtWJkU-U0RUpA2umSCPZLljpEUpFF_HaPjQ5d-wMw

 

Bernie Sanders Calls for Rescinding Sanctions against Iran because of Coronavirus

https://jewishjournal.com/news/nation/312425/bernie-sanders-calls-for-u-s-to-rescind-iran-sanctions-because-of-coronavirus/amp/?fbclid=IwAR0vcfmCjNaY8ik8KAi2RvycvAlGIrT2xD2JuBUx-tbCmm8cPI2J8Eubp5U&__twitter_impression=true

 

Very Different Lived Biomedical Experience in Japan Right Now:

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/03/20/national/coronavirus-explosion-expected-japan/?fbclid=IwAR2085y_UndDs-C_81z0cytnbvLulAAr41wMvBv3Za2GMvm7iUcu5U1Y9y8#.XnuLH9NKh4p

 

Economic Fallout (bits & pieces)

Bloomberg News: Billionaires Want Workers Back to Work

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-25/billionaires-want-people-back-to-work-workers-aren-t-so-sure

 

New Sick Leave Law Covers Only 12% of Workers:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/national/sick-leave-workers-coronavirus/?fbclid=IwAR10zzlNUZ-0hMHhl6wNEGt4r0VjkBpAv0s4QrZfc_jVptWoLp_5WUYXDeE&itid=hp_hp-visual-stories-desktop_vs3%3Ahomepage%2Fstory-ans

 

NYC: The Strand Bookstore Lays Off 168 Booksellers

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/bookselling/article/82784-strand-bookstore-lays-off-188-booksellers.html?fbclid=IwAR1TvnSFXEvQk4ZXt6wTqnBbdfVuGCZme_PXkgbm3Kxr2WdRUe5ETDSABLg

 

Mike Bloomberg Fires Field Staff

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/us/politics/michael-bloomberg-dnc.html?fbclid=IwAR3V8Fg36IMBSzR3l8waBc546xG5ios5sZ7x5t_7LUGSo3FQDGuj-zPsgq8



Political Background, Implications & Maneuvers

The American Prospect (Democratic think tank) on the $6 Trillion Bailout Package

https://prospect.org/coronavirus/unsanitized-bailouts-tradition-unlike-any-other/?fbclid=IwAR3xdiPNo58fx3l5aOVSE3wGWLiDOfOf0e8ByqyApsPZTyf5PcMDOZ0D7KM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=_UVqWxAOXaE&feature=emb_logo

 

Trump’s Approval Rating (aggregate): 44.6%

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/?ex_cid=rrpromo

 

New Yorker’s Masha Gessen on how COVID-19 may benefit, not weaken Trump:

https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/how-the-coronavirus-pandemic-fuels-trumps-autocratic-instincts?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=onsite-share&utm_brand=the-new-yorker&utm_social-type=earned&fbclid=IwAR3Er0CzqmQTgny_L38cmDqarxMcubvQwJL1YCFUSue8Yb4W8jZDx2mDI3w

 

New York Review of Books Editor Daniel Mendelsohn entertaining the desirability of military takeover

https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1242785193435561985

 

DOJ Seeks New Emergency Powers and Coronavirus Pandemic

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/21/doj-coronavirus-emergency-powers-140023?fbclid=IwAR2uSxXeFPpX5fXcUCNt1Mu0ZdemeOCxDC-cxcK5Nq0AHX8SxMLnj8jUtI8

 

Gov. Cuomo’s Panel Proposes Medicaid Cuts amid Pandemic:

https://truthout.org/articles/new-york-gov-cuomo-panel-proposes-medicaid-cuts-amid-coronavirus-crisis/

 

Naomi Klein, "Coronavirus Capitalism”

https://theintercept.com/2020/03/16/coronavirus-capitalism/?fbclid=IwAR3U3mhL1jHaVYLvonm1gWEkrftWfsitQwFqPvB9bOuq4VhJtKAqlJqj4H4

 

Democrats' Initial Missteps

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5e74fc86c5b63c3b648fdda1/amp?1w8&__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR3Q-2oR5Z5J6SCATmevUPOXDFdwPx3YKp73K-WZiBotv2hETgPmGRjszM0

 

Town Hall on the Coronavirus with Bernie Sanders, Rep. Jayapal and Public Health Experts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEPj04OzYng&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0cZ5gRCiUgZF-G-M3THrTWp_Mr7VBGIabhpxmVt0otjqEWs6bxkWAlgTk

 

Texas and Ohio Use Coronavirus Pandemic as 'Cynical Cover for Abortion Bans,' Ordering Clinics to Halt Care

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/24/texas-and-ohio-use-coronavirus-pandemic-cynical-cover-abortion-bans-ordering-clinics?fbclid=IwAR2wKeiw9hQlvlb25Zs7GLyZGq-ICdDehPSnPf9vC7SSXTpDQ9C97bCLphY

 

Video Evidence of Trump Cutting Pandemic Team in 2018

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/coronavirus-video-trump-pandemic-team-cut-2018-a9405191.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&fbclid=IwAR1dmGpEm_qaNrk0CZlcS4GSAo983mePha4S7H6moyMulQslRoOWZBNrjT0#Echobox=1584389284

 

Mike Davis on Coronavirus Politics

https://www.thedigradio.com/podcast/mike-davis-on-coronavirus-politics/?fbclid=IwAR3qdcwPw9hyichXGo_noDooEZur-Bx7aJ6PJLxDrkZ7iCWyNqyYFg2gsp4

 

Kim Lane Schepele on Hungary’s Orban

https://hungarianspectrum.org/2020/03/21/kim-lane-scheppele-orbans-emergency/?fbclid=IwAR2f-380rdgLHga4PueiEG8E6HSBUEnOzEPhgMweE8OvsMqP0TJ3VAPCzbw

 

Brazil’s President Bolsonaro’s rant on COVID-19 (with subtitles)

https://twitter.com/jairmearrependi/status/1242692061813407744

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3.25.2020 NEWS SELECTIONS FROM RODDEY REID, UCSD PROFESSOR EMERITUS