Why Syriza’s Defeat Still Haunts the Left Jacobin. No point fussing about victories that were never there to be had.
Netanyahu Boasts That He Destroyed Free Speech in America TruthDig (KS).
New virus cases in China fall again as deaths top 2,000 Associated Press. Big if true.
* * *Remdesivir and chloroquine effectively inhibit the recently emerged novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in vitro Nature * * *Japan enters “new phase” of coronavirus outbreak NHK News. 500+, 454 from the cruise ship. * * *Evidence of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Returning Travelers from Wuhan, China NEJM
As COVID-19 death toll exceeds 2,000, Russia imposes blanket ban on entry of Chinese nationals International Business Times
Coronavirus: As crisis drags on, cracks show in global supply chains South China Morning Post
Supply Chains and Factory Openings: An AmCham Shanghai Mini-Survey American Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai
Chinese Companies Say They Can’t Afford to Pay Workers Now Bloomberg. “What’s good for containment has been lousy for business.” Social stability, social stability….
Govt partially lifts travel ban to HK, Macau Manila Times. For helpers.
Reading between the lines in China Asian Media Centre
New Cold War
Respectable Racism: Only backward savages in Russia have oligarchs. Civilized Americans have “rich guys.” Yasha Levine, Immigrants as a Weapon. And see also.
Diss Barr? Trump Returns To Attacking The Justice Department Jonathan Turley
NBC News/WSJ poll: Sanders opens up double-digit national lead in primary race NBC. Hence the hysteria.
Polls Show Bernie Sanders Way Ahead in Nevada New York Magazine
Regular Democrats Just Aren’t Worried About Bernie Peter Beinart (!), The Atlantic. But the elites are.
Death or Debt? National Estimates of Financial Toxicity in Persons with Newly-Diagnosed Cancer American Journal of Medicine (JT). “Across 9.5 million estimated new diagnoses of cancer from 2000–2012, individuals averaged 68.6±9.4 years with slight majorities being married (54.7%), not retired (51.1%), and Medicare beneficiaries (56.6%). At year+2, 42.4% depleted their entire life’s assets.” But at least they had the consolation, on the way down, of loving their insurance.
Boeing finds debris in 737 MAX jetliners: company memo Reuters. Not ladders or strings of lights, one hopes.
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Only Way To Win A ‘Great Game’ Is Not To Play The American Conservative
Privatizing Sovereignty, Socializing Property: What Economics Doesn’t Teach You About the Corporation Law and Political Economy. Interesting, but I’m not sure on the thesis. Try to change “entity shielding,” and you’ll be seeing plenty of “natural persons” who are very unhappy, and keen to share their unhappiness with others.
The First Molecule In The Universe Scientific American
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