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Sanctions are crippling Iran’s fight against coronavirus The Guardian. Pirouz Hanachi, mayor of Tehran.
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
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
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
“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.
Science and Therapies
Therapeutic Options for COVID-19 Inference (AL)
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
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
— Kim Hart (@khart) 1 April 2020
Latina Workers in Chicago & Poultry Workers in Virginia Strike Over COVID-19 Payday Report Mike Elk
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)
Plus ça Change
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
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.