10 Sunday Reads

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My helpful collection of resources and information for your easy like Sunday morning reads:

How to Stay Safe:

• Locking down too late but ending lockdown too early (Mainly Macro)
• How to Clean and Disinfect Yourself, Your Home, and Your Stuff: These are our in-depth best practices for keeping yourself (and just about everything else) clean and virus-free. (Wired)
• Don’t Return to the Office Until You Read This (Businessweek)
• How Exactly Do You Catch Covid-19? There Is a Growing Consensus (Wall Street Journal)
• How Strict Are Airlines About Face Masks in Flight? (Wall Street Journal)
• Widespread mask-wearing could prevent COVID-19 second waves: study (Reuters)
• Study: If 80% of Americans Wore Masks, COVID-19 Infections Would Plummet. (Vanity Fair)
• Remember the N95 mask shortage? It’s still a problem. (Vox)
• Genes May Leave Some People More Vulnerable to Severe Covid-19 (New York Times)
• How deadly is the coronavirus? Scientists are close to an answer (Nature)
• A modelling framework to assess the likely effectiveness of facemasks in combination with ‘lock-down’ in managing the COVID-19 pandemic (The Royal Society Publishing)
• Coronavirus 2nd Wave? Nope, The U.S. Is Still Stuck In The 1st One (NPR)
• Are Americans hard-wired to spread the coronavirus? (Washington Post)

Vaccine & Treatment Medical News:

• Coronavirus: Dexamethasone proves first life-saving drug (BBC)
• Fauci will oppose any rush to announce COVID-19 vaccine before ‘scientifically sound’ (McClatchy DC)
• Life-saving coronavirus drug ‘major breakthrough’ (BBC)
• New COVID-19 Antibody Test Targets Unique Region of Spike Protein (Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News)
• FDA revokes emergency use ruling for hydroxychloroquine: On Monday, it withdrew emergency approval for use of the malaria drug as a Covid-19 treatment (Stat)
• CureVac Coronavirus Vaccine Cleared for Human Trials in Germany (Bloomberg)

• Genes May Leave Some People More Vulnerable to Severe Covid-19 (NYT)
• Healthy teenager who took precautions died suddenly of Covid-19 (CNN)
• Rare, super coronavirus antibodies likely to yield vaccine, say Stanford, UCSF experts (San Francisco Chronicle)
• How deadly is the coronavirus? Scientists are close to an answer (Nature)
• UK public health bodies reviewing vitamin D’s effects on coronavirus (The Guardian)
• Is the world making progress against the pandemic? We built the chart to answer this question (Our World In Data)

Aid & Financial Assistance:

• How to Suspend Your Mortgage Payments During Coronavirus Turmoil (Wall Street Journal)
But see: Stimulus checks, small business aid, and “reopening” can’t rescue the economy (Vox)

Healthcare system issues:

• How America’s Hospitals Survived the First Wave of the Coronavirus (ProPublica)
• Antibody Tests Are Everywhere Now and Confusing Everyone (Businessweek)
• Coronavirus Has a Massive Impact on Cancer Care (Bloomberg)
• Global Deaths Due to Various Causes and COVID-19 in 2020 (Flourish)
• Patients with underlying conditions were 12 times as likely to die of covid-19 as otherwise healthy people, CDC finds (WaPo)
• Covid-19 Is Bad. But It May Not Be the ‘Big One’ : Health experts want a 9/11 Commission-style report on the US pandemic response. They say we must forecast and prepare for outbreaks as we do for wars or weather (Wired)
• WHO: COVID-19 pandemic is ‘accelerating,’ in ‘new and dangerous phase’ (Markewatch)
• Slowing the Coronavirus Is Speeding the Spread of Other Diseases (New York Times)

We suck at this:

• In Vietnam, There Have Been Fewer Than 300 COVID-19 Cases And No Deaths. Here’s Why (NPR) see also How this country of 97 million kept its coronavirus death toll at zero (CNN)
• Coronavirus: How ‘overreaction’ made Vietnam a virus success (BBC)
• How Hong Kong Did It: With the government flailing, the city’s citizens decided to organize their own coronavirus response. (The Atlantic)
• How Iceland Beat the Coronavirus (New Yorker) see also How Iceland Beat Covid-19 (So Far) (Kottke)
• Taiwan’s Weapon Against Coronavirus: An Epidemiologist as Vice President (New York Times)
• The Country with the Best Covid-19 Response? Mongolia. (Kottke)
• With No Current Cases, New Zealand Lifts Remaining COVID-19 Restrictions (NPR)
• Vietnam, Population 95 Million, Has Recorded 0 Deaths from Covid-19 (Kottke)
• COVID Was Never “Under Control” in America (Slate)
• Sweden sucks too:  Sweden Remains Far From Herd Immunity Despite Softer Lockdown (Bloomberg)

Re-Opening:

• “Totally predictable”: State reopenings have backfired (Vox)
• Florida sets another single-day coronavirus case record with nearly 4,000 infections (Tampa Bay Times)
• WHO: COVID-19 pandemic is ‘accelerating,’ in ‘new and dangerous phase’ (Marketwatch)
• The Virus Will Win: Americans are pretending that the pandemic is over. It certainly is not. (The Atlantic)
• How’s the Economy Doing? Watch the Dentists (New York Times)
• Cut and run: the underground hairdressers of lockdown (The Guardian)
• A Case Study for Second Wave Lockdowns (Bloomberg)
• Why Acting Fast Is the Key to Beating a Second Wave of Covid-19 (Bloomberg)
• 10 states are seeing their highest average of daily new Covid-19 cases since the pandemic started (CNN)
• Sweden Proves ‘Surprisingly Slow’ in Achieving Herd Immunity (Bloomberg)
• New Yorkers Now Can Return to the Office. Most Are Staying Away. (Wall Street Journal)
• The High Cost of Panic-Moving (The Atlantic)
• A Woman And 15 Of Her Friends Have The Coronavirus After One Night Out (Buzzfeed)

Post-Crisis:

• This Texas Town Is America’s COVID-19 Future (Buzzfeed)
• How the Coronavirus Will Reshape Architecture (New Yorker)
• A warning from South Korea: the ‘fantasy’ of returning to normal life (Financial Times)
• To prepare for the next pandemic, the U.S. needs to change its national security priorities (WaPo)
• Rush to Disinfect Offices Has Some Environmental Health Experts Worried (Bloomberg)
• Dr. Fauci says normalcy may not return until next year following Covid-19 case spikes (CNN)
• U.S. Meat Plants Are Deadly as Ever, With No Incentive to Change (Businessweek)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Jeremy Siegel of Wharton School of Business, Wisdom Tree, and author of Stocks for the Long Run,  discussing valuations and asset management under lockdown.

 

Why Acting Fast Is the Key to Beating a Second Wave of Covid-19

Source: Bloomberg

 

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Avert your eyes! My Sunday morning look at incompetency, corruption and policy failures reads:

• The Trump Administration Paid Millions for Test Tubes — and Got Unusable Mini Soda Bottles (ProPublica)
• The Meme-Fueled Rise of a Dangerous, Far-Right Militia (Wired)
• For Journalists, The New York Times’ Social-Justice Meltdown Is a Sign of Things to Come (Quillette)
• Is Trump Trying to Spread Covid-19? (New York Times)
• Revealed: The Family Member Who Turned on Trump (Daily Beast)
• The rightwing groups behind wave of protests against Covid-19 restrictions (The Guardian)
• Pandemic deepens economic pain at Trump’s company, already suffering from a tarnished brand (Washington Post)
• The Rising Trump Lawyer Battling to Reshape the Electorate (New York Times)
• What has the Trump administration done with a half-trillion dollars? (Washington Post)
• Caught on camera, police explode in rage and violence across the US (The Verge)
• Cities Grew Safer. Police Budgets Kept Growing. (New York Times)
• How protesters are turning the tables on police surveillance: Armed with smartphones, the public is holding law enforcement to account. (Vox)
• ‘It Felt Like Warfare’: Protesters Say the Police Attacked Them (New York Times)
• The Trayvon Generation (New Yorker)
• Review: ‘Frontline’ Traces the Footsteps of Covid-19 (New York Times)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Jeremy Siegel of Wharton School of Business, Wisdom Tree, and author of Stocks for the Long Run,  discussing valuations and asset management under lockdown.

 

Why Acting Fast Is the Key to Beating a Second Wave of Covid-19

Source: Bloomberg

 

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