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‘Earlier signs of coronavirus’ in sewage samples in Brazil

Marquez Comelab | Posted: 3rd Jul 2020 | Science, News & Current Affairs

Brazilian researchers say they found evidence of the pathogen in waste water in November, 91 days before the first case was detected in the country. The presence of the virus was ‘modest’ until it peaked in March, according to the study. 

Source: Article titled, "‘Earlier signs of coronavirus’ in sewage samples in Brazil" by Stephen Cheng, SCMP.com, 3rd July 2020, "https://www.scmp.com/news/world/americas/article/3091757/earlier-signs-coronavirus-sewage-samples-brazil" (last accessed 3rd July 2020).

Industries most and least impacted by COVID-19

Yahoo Finance | Posted: 3rd Jul 2020 | Source: 1st Jul 2020 | Trading & Investing, Business, Economics, News & Current Affairs

Industries that are doing relatively well during Covid-19 in the US (but still an indicator for potential trends in other countries):

  • Vacation rentals are rising — people want to rent places nearby, driveable, to avoid having to travel by air or train. 
  • Sporting goods
  • Luxury goods are recovered quickly
  • Many e-Commerce businesses are doing relatively well

Companies reacted three ways when Covid-19 kicked in:

  • Those who cut investments in eCommerce
  • Those who took a wait-and-see approach
  • Those who increased investments in eCommerce <-- naturally these have a fighting chance in surviving the pandemic

 

COVID-19 Antibodies: Why is Everyone Testing Negative? - NEW DATA

RUN-DMC | Posted: 1st Jul 2020 | Source: 13th Jun 2020 | Science, News & Current Affairs

According to this, it does not look like we are developing enough anti-bodies to make 'herd immunity' developing against the Coronavirus. This video explores the data. 

What coronavirus means for the global economy | Ray Dalio

Ray Dalio, TED | Posted: 9th Jun 2020 | Source: 9th Jun 2020 | Trading & Investing, Business, Economics

"I'm a capitalist. I believe in the system. I believe you can increase the size of the pie and you could divide it well," says Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates. He offers wide-ranging insight and advice on how we might recover from the global economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis -- and use it as an opportunity to reform the systems that help grow our economy. (This virtual conversation is part of the TED Connects series, hosted by head of TED Chris - Anderson and business curator Corey Hajim. Recorded April 8, 2020.)

Understanding the Economic Shock of the Covid-19 Crisis

Harvard Business Review | Posted: 21st May 2020 | Source: 21st May 2020 | Trading & Investing, Business, Economics

Predicting the path ahead has become nearly impossible, but we can speculate about the size and scale of the economic shock.

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