Daily Archives: March 24, 2020

2020-03-24: News Headlines

WSWS (2020-03-24). Risk of wider outbreak of COVID-19 remains high in South Korea. wsws.org Workers are being kept on the job, exposing themselves and their communities to greater risks.

The Canary (2020-03-23). Coronavirus: Latest updates from across the world. thecanary.co Covid-19 has infected hundreds of thousands of people across the globe.Here are the latest updates: — IRANIran has reported another 127 coronavirus-related deaths, bringing its toll to 1,812 amid 23,049 confirmed cases.Iran is battling the worst outbreak in the Middle East, and has faced criticism for not imposing stricter quarantine measures early on. It is also suffering under severe American sanctions imposed after President Donald Trump withdrew the US from Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.(PA Graphics)— SWITZERLANDThe World Health Organisation (WHO) said criminals are increasingly posing…

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.

teleSUR (2020-03-23). COVID-19 Updates: South Korea Sees Decline in Cases. telesurenglish.net More than 16,300 people in the world have died from COVID-19 while some 100,000 of the 375,500 people who have been infected by the virus across the world have recovered, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. | Here are the latest updates: | RELATED: | Update 09: 10 pm | Beijing tightens quarantine rules for arrivals from overseas | Authorities in Beijing the capital of China are taking further measures to deal…

commondreams (2020-03-23). Nuclear Lobby's Coronavirus Cash Grab is Shameless. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Andrea Germanos & Jon Queally, staff writers (2020-03-23). Nuclear Industry Effort to Exploit Coronavirus Crisis for Backdoor Bailout Decried as 'Disaster Capitalism at its Worst'. commondreams.org "The nuclear industry begged for a bailout last fall and is now using coronavirus to try and brazenly grab more cash," warned Friends of the Earth. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/three_mile_island_-_gettyimages-110954022_0_0.jpg

Fight Back (2020-03-21). DPRK wages mass campaign to combat pandemic. fightbacknews.org Washington, DC — According to a March 20 report from the Korean Central News Agency, the government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has formed the Central Emergency Anti-Epidemic Headquarters to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The headquarters is also tasked with summing up experience and popularizing achievements in the fight against the illness. | According to the report, people in a number of provinces are no longer being held in quarantine following medical observation. | The report states, "The emergency anti-epidemic headquarters at all levels encourage all the people to keep stre…

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, …

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Risk of wider outbreak of COVID-19 remains high in South Korea
wsws.org | 2020-03-24
Workers are being kept on the job, exposing themselves and their communities to greater risks.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/24/skor-m24.html

Coronavirus: What Newsweek Failed to Mention About "Continuity of Government"
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2020-03-23
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.
mintpressnews.com/coronavirus-what-newsweek-failed-mention-continuity-government/265954/

Nuclear Lobby's Coronavirus Cash Grab is Shameless
commondreams.org | 2020-03-23
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commondreams.org/newswire/2020/03/23/nuclear-lobbys-coronavirus-cash-grab-shameless?cd-origin=rss

Coronavirus: Latest updates from across the world
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-03-23
Covid-19 has infected hundreds of thousands of people across the globe.Here are the latest updates:

COVID-19 Updates: South Korea Sees Decline in Cases
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-23
More than 16,300 people in the world have died from COVID-19 while some 100,000 of the 375,500 people who have been infected by the virus across the world have recovered, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. | Here are the latest updates: | RELATED: | EU Supports Iran, Venezuela Bids for IMF COVID-19 Funds | Update 09: 10 pm | Beijing tightens quarantine rules for arrivals from overseas | Authorities in Beijing the capital of China are taking further measures to deal…
telesurenglish.net/news/COVID-19-Deaths-on-the-Rise-Uk-Announces-Lockdown-Updates-20200323-0010.html

Nuclear Industry Effort to Exploit Coronavirus Crisis for Backdoor Bailout Decried as 'Disaster Capitalism at its Worst'
Andrea Germanos & Jon Queally, staff writers | commondreams.org | 2020-03-23
"The nuclear industry begged for a bailout last fall and is now using coronavirus to try and brazenly grab more cash," warned Friends of the Earth. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/three_mile_island_-_gettyimages-110954022_0_0.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/03/23/nuclear-industry-effort-exploit-coronavirus-crisis-backdoor-bailout-decried-disaster?cd-origin=rss

DPRK wages mass campaign to combat pandemic
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-03-21
Washington, DC

"For Unknown Reasons They Waited. And Watched"
Media Lens | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-03-20
Over the last 20 years, we have documented some shocking examples of journalistic irresponsibility, but the tweet from ITV's political editor Robert Peston on March 14 was something special. With China, South Korea, Italy, Spain and other countries in shutdown, lockdown and general medical meltdown, with the UK reeling from rising cases and deaths

Joseph Stiglitz: Trump's "Trickle-Down" Economic Plans Are Not Enough to Meet Coronavirus Challenge
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-03-19
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…
www.democracynow.org/2020/3/19/us_economy_coronavirus_stimulus_joseph_stiglitz

"We Are Way, Way Behind": U.S. Lags on Coronavirus Testing & Medical Experts Warn "No One Is Immune"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-03-13
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…
www.democracynow.org/2020/3/13/us_coronavirus_response

[Comment] How will country-based mitigation measures influence the course of the COVID-19 epidemic?
Roy M Anderson, Hans Heesterbeek, Don Klinkenberg, T Déirdre Hollingsworth | thelancet.com | 2020-03-09
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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30567-5/fulltext?rss=yes