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 that are doing relatively well during Covid-19 in the US (but still an indicator for potential trends in other countries):
Companies reacted three ways when Covid-19 kicked in:
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.
"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.)
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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