Work in progress: New links added all the time. Newest links at the top of the page.
I’m just getting started. Also, I haven’t read all of these. I just needed to put them all in one place and closes up some windows on my computer. I’m reading as fast as I can.
For my other collection of resources and links related to Covid19:
Corona Virus Causes Global Outbreak of Racism
Denial of Care: DISability, age and the rationing and denial of care
- HUMANS ARE NOT THE VIRUS—DON’T BE AN ECO-FASCIST
ECO-FASCIST RHETORIC FINDS ITS ROOTS IN WHITE SUPREMACY AND XENOPHOBIA, SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE THE HUMAN LIFE THAT IT DISREGARDS IS THAT OF BIPOC.
- How to build mutual aid that will last after the Coronavirus pandemic
- COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR UNDOCUMENTED CALIFORNIANS
Citing coronavirus, homeless families seize 12 vacant homes in L.A.: ‘We have to do this’
The coronavirus and people with disabilities: WHO highlights this high-risk group
Disabled People Cannot Be “Expected Losses” in the Climate Crisis
Our Responses to COVID-19 Must Center Disability Justice
- ” The danger to the global poor has been almost totally ignored by journalists and Western governments…The outbreak has instantly exposed the stark class divide in healthcare: those with good health plans who can also work or teach from home are comfortably isolated provided they follow prudent safeguards. Public employees and other groups of unionized workers with decent coverage will have to make difficult choices between income and protection. Meanwhile millions of low wage service workers, farm employees, uncovered contingent workers, the unemployed and the homeless will be thrown to the wolves. Even if the Washington ultimately resolves the testing fiasco and provides adequate numbers of kits, the uninsured will still have to pay doctors or hospitals for administrating the tests. Overall family medical bills will soar at the same time that millions of workers are losing their jobs and their employer-provided insurance. Could there possibly be a stronger, more urgent case in favor of Medicare for All?”
Mike Davis on COVID-19: The monster is at the door
- “The crisis has exposed the capitalist system for what it is: anti-life. In this time of great danger, we need human solidarity — the politics of love, not the politics of hate. We must respond with our hearts and all of our humanity, not just to stop the most catastrophic effects of COVID-19, but to end this inhumane and criminal capitalist system once and for all.
We have to plan for a long-term struggle and use the current momentum of a stumbling giant against itself…
…But COVID-19 isn’t an individual problem. How we respond must be collective, with human dignity and love. We urge people to share both materially and emotionally with those who are more vulnerable. Just as regular people have responded to crises in the past, we must reach deep beyond what capitalism has forced us to become and come together, physically distant but socially united.”
The COVID-19 Pandemic: Capitalism in Crisis: The Red Nation
- Coronavirus Is the Perfect Disaster for ‘Disaster Capitalism’
- “In deeply unequal societies, nations where wealth and power have concentrated intensely, a few people do have the means to undercut the common good. These wealthy few can exploit the vulnerabilities of societies in crisis to make themselves even wealthier.”
Does the Coronavirus Crisis Have to End with a Wealthier Wealthy? This time around, let’s use the power of the public purse to reduce inequality.
- Naomi Klein: how power profits from disaster
- “This amazing spirit of human solidarity must become even more infectious than the coronavirus itself. Although we may have to be physically apart from each other for a while, we can come together in ways we never have before…We’re all in this together. And we can only succeed together,” he added. It is that ethos that has driven Cuba’s revolutionary healthcare system for 60 years. “
How Cuba is Leading the World in the Fight Against Coronavirus
As Cuba sends doctors around the world to help fight coronavirus, a Cuban antiviral drug, Interferon Alpha 2b, is helping countries like China stem the tide of the outbreak
- On racism: I’ve put together a slew of articles on racism and its implications in this crisis. Corona Virus Causes Global Outbreaks of Racism https://inbedwithfridakahlo.wordpress.com/2020/02/03/corona-virus-causes-global-outbreak-of-racism/
- Are Our Prisons and Jails Ready for COVID-19?
- Public health expert says African Americans are at greater risk of death from coronavirus
- Take this COVID-19 as serious as a heart attack, says Dr. Georges Wood THE CORONAVIRUS IS PUTTING THE FAILINGS OF ABLEISM AND INDIVIDUALISM ON FULL DISPLAY
- How to Check Your Privilege During a Pandemic
Recognize that COVID-19 will hit the poor and the marginalized the hardest
- “”On CNN, an expert on senior care facilities coldly calls COVID-19 “almost a perfect killing machine.” A column in the Telegraph concludes that an economic silver lining will be the “culling” of seniors and the disabled. On Twitter, thousands think it’s funny to call a deadly pandemic “the Boomer Remover.”
This is the dirty underbelly of ageism and ableism.
This is the open eugenics the coronavirus reveals.”
Coronavirus comments expose underbelly of ageism, ableism
Saying “only” the elderly, ill or disabled will die of COVID-19 devalues their live
- Half Assed Disabled Prepper Survival Tips for Preparing for a Coronavirus Quarrantine
- Demands from Grassroots Organizers Concerning COVID-19
- The Cripples Will Save You’: A Critical Coronavirus Message from a Disability Activist
- Coronavirus: ‘Disabled people must not be seen as inevitable cannon fodder’
- Please Stop Treating Me Like I’m Disposable When You Talk About The Coronavirus
“If you care about people, then care about vulnerable people as well.”
- “When people are measured and valued by their economic productivity, it is easy to treat people whose most economically productive days have passed as, well, worthless.
From a religious perspective, if there is one thing we ought to teach our children, it is that our worth as human beings does not depend on or derive from what we do or accomplish or produce; we are, each of us, infinitely valuable just because we are created in the image of God. We mattered before we were old enough to be economically productive, and we will go on mattering even after we cease to be economically productive.”
The Staggering, Heartless Cruelty Toward the Elderly
A global pandemic doesn’t give us cause to treat the aged callously.
- (Almost)100 Ways to Not Freak the Fuck Out During #Covid-19
- A great read on our collective responsibility and the need for us to work together in this crisis:
“Ultimately, everyone’s cooperation will help to prevent COVID-19 from sweeping the country and globe simultaneously, as when this happens, hospital beds, intensive care units, ventilators, medical supplies, and the number of well healthcare workers will become the limiting factor in our ability to provide adequate care, and the frequency of poor outcomes will rise. The only strategy the world has now is to slow the spread of COVID-19 and prevent everyone from becoming ill at once. Panicking will do no good either, but it’s definitely time to prepare for you, your family, and your loved ones, in the same way you would prepare for a hurricane, ice storm, or a natural disaster. There is no cause for alarmism, as the vast majority of people in Wuhan survived, suffering only from weeks of boredom while on lockdown. Listen to your public health officials, because in order to avoid a healthcare system collapse, we must all act swiftly, and with unity.”
As an ER Doctor, I Need You to Know These Things About Coronavirus
- Great article on flattening the curve, why and how. Inforrmation on how this virus spreads and why such extreme measures are being taken to contain the spread and the rate of infection.
Collective action isn’t something we know much about in the U.S.. Even Army slogans “An Army of One” emphasizes the individual. This requires collaboration and isolation, a strange combination.
Preparing for Coronavirus to Strike the U.S.
Getting ready for the possibility of major disruptions is not only smart; it’s also our civic duty
- Iran pleads for medicine as it fights epidemic under sanctions
- Iran Condemns U.S. Sanctions as “Medical Terrorism” as Coronavirus Death Toll Hits 429