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Friday Nite Videos | October 16, 2020

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How America Bungled the Plague. Trump’s Covid Rally | Jordan Klepper Fingers The Pulse. Totally Under Control | Documentary. Demi Lovato | Commander In Chief. How Systemic Racism Shaped the Ecosystems of U.S. Cities.

The Pandemic and Oil

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
With oil prices down and wealthy countries bungling COVID-19, the pandemic has exposed the weaknesses that wealth papers over. The relationship between wealth and favorable outcomes only works when that wealth is invested in the many, not the few.

Stopping Deforestation Can Prevent Pandemics

The Editors of Scientific American Scientific American
Stopping deforestation will tamp down the spread of a long list of vicious diseases that have come from rain forest habitats—Zika, Nipah, malaria, cholera and HIV among them
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