“They have coughs, sore throats, aches and fevers — symptoms consistent with the coronavirus. Yet they are still reporting for their shifts in crowded shipping facilities and warehouses and truck depots, fearful of what will happen if they don’t.” NYT: ‘Terrified’ Package Delivery Employees Are Going to Work Sick. (As I mentioned earlier in the week, my local postman had no idea how to properly protect himself, and his customers, from the virus. One of the big problems is that we don’t have enough protective gear for doctors and nurses, let alone deliverers.) Buzzfeed: Costco employees say they’re not properly protected to be on the frontlines. And the Port of Oakland longshoremen threaten to walk off job where employers aren’t properly sanitizing equipment and facilities. (We’re turning our most vital workers into a supply chain gang.)

+ Going to work sick is the most serious employment crisis, but not the most widespread. In NYC, 1,200 airport workers were abruptly laid off with no severance.