2020-03-25: News Headlines

Julia Grass, F Rotzer, F. Romeike, and T Bolt (2020-03-25). How South Korea will contain coronavirus without curfew. indybay.org South Korea tests almost three times more people than Germany, 84K a week. Social distancing works in Japan and South Korea. Japan has closed schools but lets restaurants and shops stay open without a curfew.

Sophie Lewis (2020-03-25). The coronavirus crisis shows it's time to abolish the family. zcomm.org What does the pandemic tell us about the nuclear family and private household?

yenisafak (2020-03-25). COVID-19: S.Korea death toll rises to 126. yenisafak.com Six more people on Wednesday died due to coronavirus in South Korea, the country's health authority said.Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that with the new fatalities the death toll has climbed to 126, according to state-run Yonhap news agency.Additionally, 100 new cases were confirmed in the country, raising the tally to 9,137.Meanwhile, in Japan veteran comedian Ken Shimura tested positive for coronavirus, Kyodo news reported.Japan has reported 43 deaths from coronavirus, with 1,193 confirmed cases.According to daily Nikki Asia, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government has initiated discussio…

RT (2020-03-25). Asian markets soar after US stocks' historic surge on $2 trillion rescue hopes. rt.com Key indices in Asia continued to rise on the news that the White House and US Senate reached a long-anticipated rescue plan to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on the economy. | Japan's benchmark Nikkei saw the biggest gains, jumping more than eight percent to close at the highest level in two weeks. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index was up around three percent about an hour before the closing bell, while China's Shanghai Composite Index climbed over two percent. South Korea's Kospi closed over five percent higher. | Stocks in Australia added more than five percent, while India's key Mumbai Sensex jumped around 1.5 p…

Andre Vltchek (2020-03-24). From Hong Kong to Chile in 8 Days With COVID-19 on My Tail. mintpressnews.com Santiago ( Several Korean religious freaks, apparently, are to blame. | On 22 February, 2020, Mail Online, reported: More than half of all South Korea's coronavirus cases are linked to a secretive ultra-religious cult whos…

Whitney Webb (2020-03-23). Coronavirus: What Newsweek Failed to Mention About "Continuity of Government" mintpressnews.com Though often discussed in relation to nuclear war or a similarly chaotic scenario, "continuity of government" plans can be triggered even by popular, nonviolent opposition to an unpopular war abroad. It exists solely to keep the current system in place, regardless of the cost.

Staff (2020-03-19). Joseph Stiglitz: Trump's "Trickle-Down" Economic Plans Are Not Enough to Meet Coronavirus Challenge. democracynow.org The coronavirus relief package signed by President Trump Wednesday provides unemployment benefits and free coronavirus testing to millions of Americans suddenly out of a job, but guarantees paid sick leave to less than 20% of American workers. Earlier this month, Trump signed into law an $8 billion coronavirus response package and has laid out the first details of a third, $1 trillion economic package and invoked the Korean War-era Defense Production Act to allow the government to direct industrial production. For more on those bailouts and who benefits, we speak with Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economis…

Staff (2020-03-13). "We Are Way, Way Behind": U.S. Lags on Coronavirus Testing & Medical Experts Warn "No One Is Immune" democracynow.org It has been seven weeks since the first case of the new coronavirus was reported in the United States. President Trump is claiming, "Anybody that needs a test gets a test," but this is simply untrue. There have been just 11,000 tests so far throughout the United States since the coronavirus outbreak began, compared to nearly 20,000 tests for coronavirus every day in South Korea alone. We spend the hour looking at how the Trump administration has failed to account for what may be thousands of infections because of ongoing problems with access to testing, and how other countries have responded. We also discuss meas…

Roy M Anderson, Hans Heesterbeek, Don Klinkenberg, T Déirdre Hollingsworth (2020-03-09). [Comment] How will country-based mitigation measures influence the course of the COVID-19 epidemic? thelancet.com Governments will not be able to minimise both deaths from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the economic impact of viral spread. Keeping mortality as low as possible will be the highest priority for individuals; hence governments must put in place measures to ameliorate the inevitable economic downturn. In our view, COVID-19 has developed into a pandemic, with small chains of transmission in many countries and large chains resulting in extensive spread in a few countries, such as Italy, Iran, South Korea, and Japan.

Strategic Culture (2020-02-08). US Deploys 'Mini-Nukes' in Deplorable Threat to World Peace. theantimedia.com These so-called "mini-nukes" represent—despite the diminutive-sounding name—an increased risk of nuclear war.

Jon Rainwater (2019-11-07). Take Action — Some actual, SANE legislation. peaceaction.org Trump has plans to spend nearly $2 TRILLION over the next 30 years on unneeded and unnecessary nuclear weapons and delivery systems. This makes no sense. This is insane. That's nearly $100 million wasted every day for thirty years on weapons we are supposed to be getting rid of. To put that amount in perspective, …