Posts Tagged ‘ covid-19 ’

Don’t Shame Protesters and Park-Goers Over Covid-19 Spreading—Shame Corporations and the State – In These Times

Some of the highest risks for Covid-19 spread have been imposed by police. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

While demonstrators have been blamed for potentially endangering the public, the real danger lies elsewhere.

Source: Don’t Shame Protesters and Park-Goers Over Covid-19 Spreading—Shame Corporations and the State – In These Times

Unemployment rate drops, but not for black workers, whose job losses continue – Vox

A black man joins a Florida protest over the state’s poor unemployment insurance system.Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Despite an overall drop, the black unemployment rate went up in May.

Source: Unemployment rate drops, but not for black workers, whose job losses continue – Vox

The Country with the Best Covid-19 Response? Mongolia.

 

Several countries have had solid responses to the Covid-19 pandemic: Taiwan, South Korea, New Zealand, and Hong Kong. But Indi Samarajiva thinks we should be paying much more attention to Mongolia, a country of 3.17 million people where no one has died and no locally transmitted cases have been reported.

Source: The Country with the Best Covid-19 Response? Mongolia.

Am I Depressed? The Coronavirus Mental-Health Crisis – The Atlantic

Suddenly, many people meet the criteria for clinical depression. Doctors are scrambling to determine who needs urgent intervention, and who is simply the new normal.

Source: Am I Depressed? The Coronavirus Mental-Health Crisis – The Atlantic

The Pandemic Isn’t a Black Swan but a Portent of a More Fragile Global System | The New Yorker

Nassim Nicholas Taleb says that his profession is “probability.” But his vocation is showing how the unpredictable is increasingly probable.Photograph Michael Appleton / NYT / Redux

Nassim Nicholas Taleb coined the term “black swan.” He is frustrated whenever it is used to describe the coronavirus crisis.

Source: The Pandemic Isn’t a Black Swan but a Portent of a More Fragile Global System | The New Yorker

Eileen’s Tiny Books: COVID-19 POEMS by DONNA FLEISCHER

 

 

Meritage Press’ Minitage Editions is pleased to release an approximate 2-inch by 2- inch book:

COVID-19 POEMS
By Donna Fleischer

Source: Eileen’s Tiny Books: COVID-19 POEMS by DONNA FLEISCHER

Opinion | Bernie Sanders: The Foundations of American Society Are Failing Us – The New York Times

Live Coronavirus News Updates – The New York Times

Zeitgeist Spam: A dear friend is an epidemiologist. I asked her why so much apparent incompetence in dealing with the virus. “Budget cuts.” Austerity capitalism has been killing us all along. In this crisis we can count the dead …

This analysis is a result of a collective discussion by TNI staff on the many dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic drawing on the wisdom of many allies and friends. We hope it helps join some of the dots of this complex and still unfolding health emergency and supports the movements fighting to protect the most marginalised and to build a more just world.

Source: Zeitgeist Spam: A dear friend is an epidemiologist. I asked her why so much apparent incompetence in dealing with the virus. “Budget cuts.” Austerity capitalism has been killing us all along. In this crisis we can count the dead …

How to safely end social distancing and ease the Covid-19 pandemic – Vox

Scientists explain the moon-shot level effort needed to end social distancing, and this pandemic. Will leaders listen?

Source: How to safely end social distancing and ease the Covid-19 pandemic – Vox