(Dr. Michael Osterholm) Infectious Disease Doctor On Stay-At-Home Protests, Coronavirus Testing

Previously: Today: wbur.org/hereandnow/2020/04/20/coronavirus-infectious-disease-doctor NPR Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research at the University of Minnesota and author of several books on killer germs. This segment aired on April 20, 2020. More: (CNN) Infectious disease expert: We’re only in the second inning of the […]

(James A. Kostohryz) Stimulus Will Not Prevent The Next Leg Down In U.S. Stocks

This article reflects that Matt’s opinion aligns with the following author on seeking alpha, without a full pretense of certainty or full supported basis in readily observable facts as with other postings: seekingalpha.com/article/4337130-stimulus-will-not-prevent-next-leg-down-in-u-s-stocks Summary Fed and Treasury stimulus will not be able to prevent massive losses of income, production and wealth in the economy. Despite […]

(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. This paper examines the impact of 1918 Flu pandemic and […]

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 pain 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, […]