COVID-19 study links strict social distancing to much lower chance of infection: Researchers say that similar studies could be used to predict local trends in infectious outbreaks 

Using public transportation, visiting a place of worship, or otherwise traveling from the home is associated with a significantly higher likelihood of testing positive with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, while practicing strict social distancing is associated with a markedly lower likelihood.

Source: COVID-19 study links strict social distancing to much lower chance of infection: Researchers say that similar studies could be used to predict local trends in infectious outbreaks — ScienceDaily

If Trump Tries to Hijack the Election, We Must Be Ready to Resist 

For nearly four years, we have been laser focused on November 3, 2020, the day that Donald Trump could be voted out of office. In all likelihood, however, the election will not be decided that evening as it has in the past (with the notable exception of the 2000 election). That is because in order to protect themselves against COVID-19, a record number of people will forego the polls and mail their ballots, which take longer to count.

Source: If Trump Tries to Hijack the Election, We Must Be Ready to Resist | Portside

COVID-19 and the Nakedness of the Corporate University 

The coronavirus pandemic has both changed everything and accelerated trends that were already occurring across the world in business, politics, and how people shop and interact. The same is true with American higher education. As colleges and universities across America are restarting, Covid-19  has laid bare the nakedness of the corporate university, revealing how education and learning have long been displaced as the primary purpose of colleges and universities. More

Source: COVID-19 and the Nakedness of the Corporate University – CounterPunch.org

Only Medicare For All Can Beat Covid  

The horrible irony is that the one candidate, Sanders, who could have done the most good for pandemic victims, lost the race just when he was most needed. Since then his somewhat muted support for Medicare for All and how uniquely helpful it would be at this historic juncture, is dispiriting. The thought that this relative silence originates in a desire not to offend the candidate, Biden, whom he now supports, is downright depressing. More

Source: Only Medicare For All Can Beat Covid – CounterPunch.org

Spectre of a fascist coup?

Spreading faster than COVID-19 among those on the portside, warnings of a fascist-style coup by Trump are rampant this presidential campaign season. Should Trump fail to carry the Electoral College, Noam Chomsky admonishes, “he could send Blackshirts out in the streets… preparation for a plan to try to bring the military in to carry out More

Source: The Specter of a Fascist Coup by Trump Haunts the US, But There’s Worse to Worry About – CounterPunch.org