Inside Trump’s coronavirus meltdown | Free to read FT. The pink paper has unlocked its coronavirus coverage. A good summary of the cases against Trump for botching management of the pandemic, although it ignores many other factors — underfunding, the breakdown of public health, the baneful influence of Big Pharma, to name just some, that would have hindered any US official trying to conquer the disease.
100 Babies Stranded in Ukraine After Surrogate Births NYT. furzy: YUCK!! and also so sad….I’m sure the surrogate moms need the $$, but I find surrogacy pretty upsetting…..
Lost On The Frontline Kaiser Health News
Reopen the Economy; or Charge of the Right Brigade Counterpunch. Marshall Sahlins.
‘This feels great’ Washington Post
More easing in Europe but virus hits hard in S. America, Africa AgenceFrance-Presse
What the Coronavirus Does Inside the Body Der Spiegel
The controversies around developing a Covid vaccine Economic Times
Coronavirus vaccine could come from California, with no shot needed San Francisco Chronicle
Police State Watch
Immigrant Advocates See Fatal Flaws in Detention Centers Capital & Main
Photos Show No Social Distancing In Federal Halfway House Marshall Project
COVID-19 Strike Wave Interactive Map Payday Report, One site I check every couple of days, and always every time I compile Links
Killer Corruption Project Syndicate
Profiting from Coronavirus Craig Murray
‘Long Overdue’: Antitrust Cases Reportedly Brewing Against Google at State and Federal Level Common Dreams. The WSJ reported on this and I thought about posting, but decided it wasn’t ripe yet. But I will likely post soon.
At a moment when we lack the ability to produce life-saving medical equipment, here are libertarians explaining why current lax regulations on market power are great: “The American economy is competitive, innovative, and serves
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) May 18, 2020
Restaurant re-openings: The hill to dine on? Toronto Sun
Saudi Arabia’s botched war Qantara
Time To Break Up The FBI? American Conservative
Trump bets the farm on Huawei equipment ban Asia Times
Our Famously Free Press
— David Enrich (@davidenrich) May 18, 2020
Antidote du Jour (Tracie Hall)
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.