Unpopular Opinion – Ep. 338 – “Huge Problems COVID-19 Is Making Worse”

Adam welcomes comedians Alex Schmidt and Heather Marulli to talk about how fascism, mass surveillance, misogyny, hate crimes, and so many more of the world’s pre-existing problems are being worsened by the novel coronavirus outbreak.

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Reference Links

We Don’t Have Enough Hospital Beds

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/03/13/coronavirus-numbers-we-really-should-be-worried-about/

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-31-airbnb-250-million-hosts-coronavirus-cancellations.html

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-travel-airbnb-safety/many-airbnb-rentals-in-us-cities-lack-fire-safety-features-idUSKBN1I82JN

Attacks On Free Speech

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-31-amazon-sack-employee-coronavirus-protest-fired.html

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/coronavirus-doctors-medical-staff-fired-ppe-resources-pandemic-a9439331.html

Deportations

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2020/03/19/ICE-to-stop-conducting-most-arrests-during-COVID-19-crisis/7381584588259/

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-17/for-ice-agents-its-business-as-unusual-day-after-sweeping-coronavirus-order

https://theintercept.com/2020/03/27/immigrants-coronavirus-ice-detention-new-york/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/coronavirus-immigration-border-96-minutes/2020/03/30/13af805c-72c5-11ea-ae50-7148009252e3_story.html

Hate Crimes

https://www.cbs7.com/content/news/FBI-calling-stabbing-at-Midland-Sams-a-hate-crime-569233691.html

https://abcnews.go.com/US/fbi-warns-potential-surge-hate-crimes-asian-americans/story?id=69831920

Misogyny 

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/malaysia-apologises-telling-women-nag-lockdown-200331161122688.html

https://theintercept.com/2020/03/31/coronavirus-abortion-ban/

The Erosion of Democracy

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-election/ethiopia-postpones-august-election-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN21I2QU?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/03/31/wisconsin-voting-sites-closing-due-coronavirus-poll-worker-shortage/5090003002/

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/americas/covid-19-bolivia-suspends-presidential-elections/1774541

https://www.economist.com/europe/2020/03/19/france-suspends-local-elections-because-of-covid-19

The Rise of Fascism

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/coronavirus-lockdown-surveillance-tracking-dictatorship-authoritarian-united-nations-privacy-a9438561.html

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/31/coronavirus-is-a-chance-for-authoritarian-leaders-to-tighten-their-grip

https://www.wired.com/story/coronavirus-relief-bill-promotes-surveillance-health/

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