Huge layoffs = major recession; Raging infections and deaths = major epidemic: This Crisis Is Not Going to Be Short

By Dave Lindorff

Thursday morning the bottom fell out of the US economy, as the US Department of Labor reported that an unprecedented 6.6 million more workers in the US had been laid off and had filed claims for unemployment compensation payments with their state Unemployment Offices last week. That stunning news followed the already shocking news from last week that 3.3 million workers had lost their jobs and had filed for benefits the week before. This means that over read more