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COVID-19 and the effects of social distancing on the economy

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Social distancing policies are necessary from a public health perspective but can have negative effects on economic activity. Using a newly constructed dataset of sectoral dependence on the use and sale of intermediate goods, this column investigates whether social distancing policies can have negative spillover effects on sectors that are not directly targeted due to…

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: India Records 5 Lakh Covid-19 Recoveries in 8 Days; US Nears 6 Million Virus Cases

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: As India created a global record yesterday with the highest single-day rise of nearly 79,000 Covid-19 cases, in some respite, the country also recorded the last 5 lakh recoveries in just eight days in comparison to preceding 5 lakh recoveries which were recorded in 10 and 9 days. India yesterday set a…

Senate Republicans Eye Vote on $500 Billion Stimulus Next Week

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Mnuchin Talks With Pelosi, Signals Urgency on New U.S. Stimulus(Bloomberg) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the U.S. economy urgently needs additional fiscal stimulus to fully rebound from the Covid-19 crisis, and he initiated a conversation with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi amid stalled negotiations on a relief package.Although the U.S. is recovering from government-imposed shutdowns…

Fact check: Disease outbreaks don’t occur just in U.S. major election years

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The claim: Every election year has a disease.Does a connection exist between election years and the emergence of new epidemics?A viral meme has been circulating on various social media sites, including Facebook, Reddit and Twitter. The meme depicts a whiteboard seen at an unidentified doctor’s office. Another version appears like a mural, with a speech bubble containing information.On the board or mural are…

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Time for an Investigation: Dr. Fauci and NIAID Accused of Collaboration with China on the COVID-19 Virus

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Guest post by Col. Lawrence Sellin (Ret.)  also posted at ccnationalsecurity.org Americans are unaware of the extent of China’s infiltration of U.S. medical research, the degree to which U.S. officials and scientists facilitated it, the possibly dangerous transfer of technology, including that related to the likely creation of the COVID-19 virus, and the continuation of…

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Confessions of a ‘Shocked and Angry’ ‘Advocate for Factual Journalism’

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There is an interesting story to be told about Fox News in the age of Donald Trump. But in his recently published book, Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth, cable news personality Brian Stelter only tells the tabloid version. As noted in the New York Times, Hoax relies on “gratuitous gossip” and “name…

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The art of survival in a world of unknowing zombies

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Home >Opinion >Columns >The art of survival in a world of unknowing zombies Zombie friends, zombie parents and zombie cousins confide their fears in you of how everyone else is a zombie 4 min read . Updated: 13 Sep 2020, 08:00 PM IST Manu Joseph The hero is you and it begins when you notice…

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How We Can Save Aviation Without Enriching Airline CEOs

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The next economic calamity of the Trump regime’s Year Four? That will come October 1 when the federal coronavirus aid deal brokered last March for the airline industry expires. That deal poured $25 billion in emergency grants to the nation’s hard-hit airlines. In return, the airlines agreed not to lay off any workers before October…

Two pandemics, same story: The potentially dangerous overuse of antibiotics and ‘the road to medical hell’

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Calvin Kunin, an emeritus professor of medicine at Ohio State University and a former president of the Infectious Diseases Society of AmericaBack in 1957, Calvin Kunin was a young doctor on the front lines of the devastating flu pandemic sweeping the nation.Today, Kunin is a 91-year-old infectious disease expert who warns that doctors battling COVID-19…

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What Is Going on?

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A conversation started by RMB, regarding what might happen if Trump is re-elected: The 2 plausible choices for the Right [are] 1) secession of blue and red states from one another, leading to a peace but disunion or 2) Trump or some other leader of the Right goes dictator and snuffs out the Left’s rebellion with…

Anchor says it’s cracking down on stolen podcasts

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Anchor, a Spotify-owned company, is addressing the copycat podcast problem that’s roiled the industry for the past month. In an interview with The Verge, Mike Mignano, Anchor’s co-founder and head of podcast mission at Spotify, says the company is recalibrating its automated copycat detection system, implementing additional rules and checks on people who want to…

‘Card v Card’ is a game where you race to spend someone else’s money

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MSCHF released a new game called Card v Card. Image: mschf By Anna Iovine2020-09-14 15:00:00 UTC MSCHF, the prank group behind the contest Finger on the App, is back with another game: Card v Card.  Card v Card is a competitive multiplayer bank account where the aim is to spend someone else’s (MSCHF’s) money. How…

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David Berliner and Gene Glass: Why Bother Testing in 2021?

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David Berliner and Gene Glass are leaders of the American education research community. Their books are required reading in the field. They shared with me their thoughts about the value of annual testing in 2021. I would add only one point: if Trump is voted out in November, Jim Blew and Betsy DeVos will have…

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PCR Testing – Here Is Why There Are So Many False Positive COVID-19 Cases

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The mainstream media is obsessed with reporting new coronavirus cases daily. But how many of them are really genuine cases and how many are false positive COVID-19 cases? The question has been lingering since a while now. To know this we need to understand how coronavirus testing is being done and how the cases are…

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Your Apple Watch could soon tell you if you’ve got coronavirus

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Apple / WIRED In the middle of March, Luca Foschini began to feel unwell. He had a high fever, cough, a light head and a lot of bone fatigue. His wife had just returned from London which was experiencing a spike in Covid-19 cases at the time, and the couple feared that they both might…

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