Class Struggles, Easier Breathing, and Pro Wrestling
A roundup of stories we’re reading about Covid-19 today
- In The Atlantic, Olga Khazan documents the early days of a new, post-Covid working class — but it remains to be seen whether these populists will swing left or right. “Which path we go down depends, first, on whom workers brand as the ‘elites,’” she writes.
- Doctors treating people with Covid-19 have made a game-changing discovery, reports CNN. Putting people in the prone position (flat on their stomachs) increases the amount of oxygen getting to their lungs, dramatically improving their chances of recovery.
- If you’ve been wondering why six feet — a seemingly arbitrary number — has become the defining metric of the Covid-19 era, an eye-opening 3D visualization from the New York Times shows how it makes all the difference for the droplets expelled from your mouth.
- Meanwhile, Florida has declared pro wrestling an essential business. World Wrestling Entertainment episodes can continue taping in Orlando, NPR reports, as long as “the location is closed to the general public.”