How Spain is Dealing with the Coronavirus
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FEATURING BEN EHRENREICH – After Italy, Europe’s hardest hit nation from the coronavirus pandemic is Spain. More than 2,000 people have died from Covid-19 so far and more than 30,000 are infected. Healthcare workers are particularly hard hit with nearly 4,000 infected. Soldiers deployed to sanitize nursing homes this week made a grim discovery of several seniors who were abandoned and left to die in their beds.
While the situations in Italy and Spain offer critical lessons for what is in store for the US, my next guest joining us from Barcelona says that while Spain has struggled, it is “vastly more prepared than the US.”
Read his article for The Nation ‘We’re Struggling With the Coronavirus in Spain — but We’re Vastly More Prepared Than the US,’ HERE.
Ben Ehrenreich, journalist and writer whose most recent book, The Way to the Spring, is based on his reporting from the West Bank. His next book, Desert Notebooks: A Road Map for the End of Time, will be published in July by Counterpoint Press. His latest article for The Nation is We’re Struggling With the Coronavirus in Spain—but We’re Vastly More Prepared Than the US.