Naomi Klein on coronavirus and capitalism

This 13 May 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Naomi Klein on How Healthcare Industry & Silicon Valley Plan to Profit from Coronavirus Crisis

As the top infectious disease expert testifies to the Senate that needless death and suffering could result from reopening too quickly, author and journalist Naomi Klein says a “pandemic shock doctrine” is beginning to emerge. The U.S. healthcare industry “sees a potential bonanza” in the coronavirus, she says, which represents “a win for them.” She also details how our lives could be transformed into a “living laboratory for a permanent — and highly profitable — no-touch future” that benefits tech companies providing the so-called solutions to the crisis, including in healthcare, education and surveillance.

This 13 May 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Naomi Klein: COVID-19 shows “for-profit medicine does not make any kind of sense

If a COVID-19 vaccine is developed in the U.S., will it be made available to everyone regardless of income? Naomi Klein says the question demonstrates how “for-profit medicine does not make any kind of sense.” The senior Intercept reporter uses the disastrous rollout of COVID-19 antibody tests as a recent indicator of what could come of a healthcare industry that views the pandemic as a money-making bonanza. “We saw something absolutely absurd happen within the Trump administration, where they decided that in order to expedite the rollout of antibody tests, they would not regulate it at all, just create a kind of free-for-all,” says Klein. “The market was flooded with garbage antibody tests. Lo and behold … regulation actually matters. So now people don’t know whether they can trust these tests at all, and we are once again losing valuable time.”

This 13 May 2012 video from the USA says about itself:

In her new report for The Intercept on the “Screen New Deal”, Naomi Klein looks at how the future we’re being rushed into by the coronavirus pandemic could transform our lives by making elements of daily life under quarantine permanent, in order to benefit billionaires in the tech industry. Klein examines the case of New York, where state officials are courting tech billionaires like former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and former mayor Michael Bloomberg to deal with the fallout of the COVID-19 crisis through public-private partnerships. “They see huge opportunities in telehealth, in the educational market in public schools, in supporting us working from home,” says Klein. “They’re not looking for a traditional reopening, but rather a new paradigm where the privileged classes who are able to isolate themselves basically get everything … either delivered through digital streaming or by drone.”

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