(Harvey V. Fineberg) Rapid Expert Consultation on the Posibility of Bioaerosol Spread of SARS-CoV-2 for the COVID-19 Pandemic

nap.edu/download/25769 From: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_V._Fineberg To: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelvin_Droegemeier Harvey V. Fineberg, a noted researcher in the fields of health policy and medical decision making, writes to Kelvin Droegemeier, who is currently serving as the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and Acting Director of the National Science Foundation, On the possibility of airborne, respiratory transmission […]

(MIT Sloan School of Management) Pandemics Depress the Economy, Public Health Interventions Do Not: Evidence from the 1918 Flu

papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3561560 We find that cities that intervened earlier and more aggressively do not perform worse and, if anything, grow faster after the pandemic is over. Our findings thus indicate that NPIs not only lower mortality; they also mitigate the adverse economic consequences of a pandemic. Subscribe to be notified of new posts: Home

How to set up an open source Mumble voice chat (VoIP) server for remote work

Synopsis: For many people and organizations trying to work remotely for the first time, timely and effective team communication has likely become one of the pressure points for scaling up teams. While the tried and true solutions of phone calls, instant messaging, Slack, and emails work well, sometimes the lack of opportunity for in-person and […]

(Chartr) No-One Is Invincible to Coronavirus:

(Chartr) No-One Is Invincible to Coronavirus: The widely discussed fact that younger people are less at risk from coronavirus is 100% true. This data from the Centre For Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) is one of the best estimates we have for how this disease affects those who become infected. Hopefully it confirms what you […]

(Campbell R. Harvey) Pandemic of 2020: Economic and Financial Implications

Previously: Now we also face an immediate crisis. In the past week, Covid-19 has started behaving a lot like the once-in-a-century pathogen we’ve been worried about. I hope it’s not that bad, but we should assume it will be until we know otherwise. There are two reasons that Covid-19 is such a threat. First, it […]

(Ted Kavadas) The U.S. Economic Situation

economicgreenfield.com/2020/03/23/the-u-s-economic-situation-march-23-2020-update/ Matt’s note: I don’t know what to make of this. I think his assessment is interesting, at the very least. Certainly, Ted’s reflection on the prior existence of asset bubbles due to perpetually low interest rates and quantitative easing (QE) from central banks, despite said banks unwillingness to acknowledge their existence (+) is inspired, […]

(Ted Kavadas) Additional Notable Federal Reserve Actions To Address Weakness

economicgreenfield.com/2020/03/23/additional-federal-reserve-actions/ On Friday (March 20, 2020) I wrote a post (“Federal Reserve Actions To Address Financial And Economic Weakness“) detailing recently announced Federal Reserve actions intended to address various problematical conditions. These conditions include actual and expected substantial economic weakness, financial instability, and various rapidly falling asset prices. In that post I also highlighted my […]

S***’s on fire, yo (liquidity trap)

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/matthew-krupczak_i-fear-the-dreaded-liquidity-trap-has-arrived-activity-6646234016846528512-OyVo Isn’t it awful when you see a slow-moving trainwreck unfolding before your very eyes? Like two trains on a collision course, the speed may not be too great but the inevitability and magnitude of the crash can’t be doubted. If only this could have been predicted or avoided somehow… I don’t know, maybe with […]