Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Teen Who Died of Covid-19 Was Denied Treatment Because He Didn’t Have Health Insurance

Dr Norman Swan's coronavirus test is negative, but the process was eye-opening

ABC broadcaster and doctor Norman Swan's describes his rollercoaster weekend from coming down with flu-like symptoms to being tested for COVID-19 — and finally getting a negative result.

‘We’re supposed to be a first-world country’: Doctor leaks video from packed ward of New York hospital amid coronavirus surge Independent 

Demand for online ordering leaves grocery stores scrambling, customers waiting Washington Post 

Notes: The Industrial and Neoliberal Origins of COVID-19 (aka SARS 2.0) Yasha Levine, Immigrants as a Weaon. Yasha’s been on fire for the last few days

Truckers Wary of New York Deliveries Create Headache for Grocers MSN

Worldometer COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic: “Confirmed Cases and Deaths by Country, Territory, or Conveyance – The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 199 countries and territories around the world and 1 international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harbored in Yokohama, Japan). The day is reset after midnight GMT+0.”

Case Graphs – Death Graphs – Countries – Death Rate – Incubation– Age – Symptoms – News

Related: 5,000 Urns Shipped to Funeral Homes in Wuhan Raise Questions about China’s True Death Toll

NEWS YOU CAN USE: How Not to Tank Your Relationship in Quarantine. Some tips in The Atlantic from Roy Baumeister and me on how to avoid going negative  when spending 24/7 with your beloved. For a fuller discussion of the negativity effect, you can hear me on Krys Boyd’s NPR show, Think. Roy discusses it (and other issues in social science) on Scott Barry Kaufmann’s Psychology Podcast. And for the fullest discussion, of course, there’s our book, The Power of Bad

Matt Margolis wrote yesterday at PJM that, “China’s confirmed cases topped out at around 80,000, but, as PJM’s Victoria Taft noted, China reportedly stopped conducting tests in order to show the world they’ve contained the spread of the virus. So, comparing any country to China at this point is useless