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Sigh.. It’s like the entire country has been sheltering at home with an abusive spouse.
– Apr 18, 3:00 PM
Every Western institution was unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic, despite many prior warnings. This monumental failure of institutional effectiveness will reverberate for the rest of the decade, but it's not too early to ask why, and what we…
francine hardawayWe were fat and happy in the services economy, and then turned around and business in the butt. Andriessen is right. we should be building, And now we’ll be forced to be rebuilding
The Wall Street Journal
– Apr 17, 7:38 AM
RICH SQUARE, N.C.— The coronavirus hit rural Northampton County last month, but this has been the hardest week yet for Frank Timberlake, owner of Rich Square Market, the only grocery store in town. Storms wiped out power and the market went…
francine hardawayCompletely different set of circumstances than in the cities!
Published Wed, Apr 22 2020 3:10 AM EDT Billionaire hedge fund manager Ray Dalio has described the coronavirus outbreak as an exciting turning point in history — one that could pave the way for greater societal progress. In a live LinkedIn…
francine hardawayI’m sure it is, but how will we make it from here to there?
Anyone can publish on Medium per our Policies, but we don't fact-check every story. For more info about the coronavirus, see cdc.gov. This is a message to all high school seniors (and their parents). If you were planning to enroll in college next…
francine hardawayI absolutely agree. College this year will be in turmoil, as will families.
[d.] the deductible
– Apr 23, 9:00 AM
By the end of April, the scope of COVID-19 damage to the US hospital system is becoming clearer, measured in tens of billions in lost revenues per month. While governments can issue an “all clear” order in areas minimally impacted by…
francine hardawayHow comfortable will you be going to the hospital for something non-Covid related right now?
(Reuters) - Neiman Marcus Group is preparing to seek bankruptcy protection as soon as this week, becoming the first major U.S. department store operator to succumb to the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak, people familiar with the…
francine hardawaySo much has changed since this brand was first launched. I can't figure out where it belongs in any marketplace today, even one without Covid-19
Science X staff
– Apr 21, 7:28 AM
The engineering of specific virus-targeting receptors onto a patient's own immune cells is now being explored by scientists from Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS), as a potential therapy for controlling infectious diseases, including the…
francine hardawayThe immune system has become implicated in more and more medical treatment. I wonder if we will enter into an entire new phase of medicine in which only immunotherapy will be used the way only antibiotics used to be used.
The UK‘s National Health Service (NHS) is trialing an AI system that predicts demand for intensive care beds and ventilators during the coronavirus pandemic. Tests of the COVID 19 Capacity Planning and Analysis System (CPAS) began today at…
francine hardawayWhy is everybody else ahead of us? What are we using? The loudest voice.
For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters. A few months ago, KevinMD.com was full of the kinds of by-doctors-for-doctors blog posts that had been the staple of the site since an internist…
francine hardawayI have literally been reading this since he started it. It has always been a fascinating backstage look
These interventions are based on the tactics successfully deployed in other countries to curtail COVID-19, and best practices from American healthcare experts and leaders: AEI, CAP, USoC, Gates, and the White House. Each intervention reduces the…
francine hardawayThis is such a cool chart, and it is always updating. totallly worth following as we try to resume life.