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4 Pandemic Scenarios: The Bad, The Worse, The Ugly, & The Unthinkable

The following analysis, submitted by Michael Every of Rabobank to ZeroHedge is worth a read… Summary The Covid-19 coronavirus could be more disruptive than markets are currently pricing in. Not in the least because the ‘true’ number of infected people remains uncertain, as the recent surge in cases exemplifies We outline four scenarios in which […]

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Video: Bloomberg Mocks Trump on Pandemic Response

Mike Bloomberg is taking aim at President Trump’s coronavirus response. Mayor Bloomberg doesn’t have the most stellar record when it comes to pandemic response, but all is fair in love and politics. For those keeping track, Bloomberg’s time as New York City Mayor (January 1, 2002 to December 31, 2013) saw some serious outbreaks. Here’s […]

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CNBC: Nearly 20% of S&P 500 companies have warned investors about coronavirus impact

CNBC reports that major companies are warning investors about coronavirus impact: Just shy of 20% of S&P 500 companies have warned about coronavirus effects, according to analysis of more than 180 earnings transcripts and other releases. Another sizable number of S&P executives said at the time of their earnings release that it was too early […]

China Rounding Up Suspected Coronavirus Infected

NYMag: Chinese Gov’t Rounds Up More Citizens Who Have Coronavirus

The New York Times reports that, according to China’s state-run broadcaster, the country is planning a further “mass roundup” of anyone who has exhibited symptoms of the coronavirus that continues to wreak havoc in the country. Previously, such operations were limited to Wuhan, the city at the center of the outbreak. The paper describes how that worked: Confirmed patients […]

China's Intellectuals Raise Five Coronavirus Demands

Chinese Intellectuals Raise Their “Five Demands” Over Coronavirus

Citizen News, a social diversity advocate news outlet based in Hong Kong, published an open letter signed by leading Chinese intellectuals with five demands: The Designation of February 6 as National Freedom of Speech Day (Dr. Li Wenliang Day). Starting now, fully implement the Chinese people’s right to freedom of speech granted by Article 35 […]

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