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I wish I could tell just how bad this recession will be. Seems to me we were at the top of a cycle anyway, and the Coronavirus just pushed the recession up about six months. It was scheduled for right after the election, right?
The Wall Street Journal
– Apr 28, 2:30 AM
Roughly half of all U.S. workers stand to earn more in unemployment benefits than they did at their jobs before the coronavirus pandemic shut down wide swaths of the U.S. economy, and employers say the government relief is complicating plans to…
francine hardawayBehind the WSJ paywall, but this is what lawmakers are always afraid of and this shows you how little they know about how much workers actually make.
The movement to “reopen” America is a fallacy based on a fantasy. The fallacy is the notion that lifting stay-at-home orders will result in people going back to their normal routines. This is false. The state-issued stay-at-home…
francine hardawayOf course this is true. The question is only around what the actual numbers will be. The virus has accelerated technological change.
Oil prices bumping along at low levels are likely to result in a glut of sublet space in Houston and other energy-dependent office markets. They may also give cash-rich investors an opportunity to buy class-A assets at “rock bottom…
francine hardawayWhen the bottom falls out of the Texas market, it sometimes helps Phoenix. But this is such a Bizarre economy, it may help nobody
Health systems are reassessing their real estate portfolios as they prepare for a post-COVID-19 environment that will likely feature more home-based care and remote working arrangements. Hospitals have been acquiring physician practices and merging…
francine hardawayI know this is behind a paywall, but I think it's funny that hospitals are just now re-thinking brick and mortar space after they all expanded and digital health has been around for ten years.
International Business Times
– Apr 27, 6:51 PM
Leronlimab or PRO 140 is a humanized monoclonal antibody originally developed as a potential treatment for HIV It's drawn attention as a candidate COVID-19 treatment because of its ability quell the “cytokine storm' “The results are…
francine hardawayLooks like Remdesivir also shows promise. Now we’re getting somewhere/
Advertising expenditures are being canceled, delayed, and in some limited cases increased, all in reaction to COVID-19 and the stay-at-home orders issued across most of the nation. But not all industries and companies are feeling the same effects.
francine hardawayBrands don’t know how to talk to customers if they aren’t selling them something.
MIT Technology Review
Will Douglas Heaven
– Apr 27, 2:22 PM
The covid-19 pandemic is stretching hospital resources to the breaking point in nearly every country in the world. It is no surprise that many people hope AI could speed up patient screening and ease the strain on clinical staff. But a study from…
francine hardawayAnd that is why medical innovation is slow.
In the midst of a pandemic, demand remains strong for life science buildings in major metropolitan areas, according to industry experts. “Without a doubt, life sciences [sector] has fared the best over the last 60 to 90 days. Not…
francine hardawayHow amusing. For years there have been serious issues around life sciences investment that has stopped it from going forward. Many real estate people who could have invested in this sector did not. Now maybe they will.
Evan MacDonald, cleveland.com
– Apr 23, 10:01 AM
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ohio's order closing non-essential businesses due to the coronavirus pandemic forced many companies to adapt to having employees working from home. To some companies, what felt initially like a temporary inconvenience might…
francine hardawayNo question. I have worked at home for the past 20 years. The benefits are enormous.