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New Abolitionists Radio: Covid 19 Spreading In US Jails & Prisons, Calls Continue To Release Them

March 29, 2020

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Join the New Abolitionists Radio panel (Tag, Scotty & Maxwell Melvins) as we discuss prison slavery amidst a global Covid 19 pandemic with the United States becoming the world's leader in confirmed cases of the deadly virus which according to the most recent but incomplete data due to a lack of testing, showing Covid 19 is 35 times more deadly than the 2009 H1N1 flu that claimed over 12,000 lives in the United States over the course of a year.

Special guest panelist: JayRene joins us again, she is the co-founder of Hip Hop Humanisms which began in April of 2017. They showcase independent and unsigned artists that have a positive message that is trying to help the people in their community, instead of hurt them with the glorification of drugs, alcohol, and sex which can lead some down the path to prison slavery.

Jay Rene issued a video concerning police needing escalation of force procedures and real consequences for violating procedures.

In The News...

In 2009, a new strain of H1N1 influenza emerged. It did not cause anywhere near the disruption that Covid-19 has, and for good reason.

H1N1 did infect as much as 24% of the world’s population. The overall fatality rate was quite low, at about 0.02% of estimated cases — five times lower than the 0.1% average fatality rate for the seasonal flu — but that’s mainly because H1N1 had little effect on the demographic usually hit hardest by influenza: those 65 and older...Covid-19 is near the beginning of its spread in the U.S., and thus cannot be compared with H1N1’s effect over a full year. If the U.S. death toll from Covid-19 is only 12,469 a year from now, that will likely be counted as a great success...South Korea, which has done the best job of keeping up with the spread of the virus through testing, the fatality rate so far is about 0.7%. But even that is 35 times worse than H1N1 in 2009 and 2010. Multiply 12,469 by 35 and you get 436,415 — which would amount to the biggest U.S. infectious-disease death toll since the 1918 flu. Hospitalization rates are also many times higher for Covid-19, meaning that if it spread as widely as H1N1 it would overwhelm the U.S. health-care system.

Rikers Island Rate Of Coronavirus Infection 7 Times Higher Than Citywide

21 Inmates, 17 Employees Test Positive for COVID-19 on Rikers Island...