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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Stocks Will Take A Hit From Second Wave Of Coronavirus, Wall Street Firm Warns Clients

Stocks Will Take A Hit From Second Wave Of Coronavirus, Wall...

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Topline Much like what is happening in Europe, the United States will likely see a second wave of coronavirus that will hurt markets and slow the reopening of the economy, Wall Street investment firm Bernstein warned clients in a recent note. “We’re not getting out of this without a vaccine,” the firm said. Ben Hasty/MediaNews…
Coronavirus FAQ: I See People Wearing Disposable Coveralls On Planes. Good Idea?

Coronavirus FAQ: I See People Wearing Disposable Coveralls On Planes. Good...

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Air passengers wearing practically full-body coveralls at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in India. Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP via Getty Images Air passengers wearing practically full-body coveralls at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in India. Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP via Getty Images Each week, we answer…
Nearly Half Of All Americans, Including Most Republicans, Say They Would Not Get Covid-19 Vaccine

Nearly Half Of All Americans, Including Most Republicans, Say They Would...

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Topline Nearly half of all Americans, including a majority of Republicans, say they definitely or probably would not get the Covid-19 vaccine if it were available today, according to a new poll, the latest sign of fear and uncertainty as President Trump promises a fast vaccine and his own health officials warn it could take…
Operation Outbreak Shows What To Expect In A Pandemic

Operation Outbreak Shows What To Expect In A Pandemic

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Two students participating in an Operation Outbreak simulation carry a classmate on a stretcher. Credit: Todd Brown It was late 2019 when the new SARS-like virus jumped into humans. When word of the virus first arrived, some panicked. People began hoarding food. They bought and then resold masks at higher prices. Many neglected to follow…
This COVID-19 newsletter was written by a human

This COVID-19 newsletter was written by a human

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Coronavirus in Context is a weekly newsletter where we bring you facts that matter about the COVID-19 pandemic and the technology trying to stop its spread. You can subscribe here. Hola pandemic pals, Summer ends in a week. I just Googled it to be sure and it still doesn’t make sense. None of 2020 makes sense. The US…
You’re A Covid-19 Survivor — How Long Will Your Immunity Last?

You’re A Covid-19 Survivor — How Long Will Your Immunity Last?

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A paper published yesterday in the journal Nature Medicine starts with this understatement of the week: “A  key unsolved question in the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is the duration of acquired immunity.” Immunity — the fact that recovery from infection confers an almost magical ability to fight off the same pathogen in the…
Bonkers federal podcast downplays COVID-19, blasts health restrictions

Bonkers federal podcast downplays COVID-19, blasts health restrictions

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Enlarge / Former Trump campaign official Michael Caputo arrives at the Hart Senate Office building to be interviewed by Senate Intelligence Committee staffers, on May 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories In a stunning podcast released by the Department of Health and Human Services, two top officials at the department repeatedly…
Goldman Says Stocks Will Hit New Record Highs Again By End Of 2020

Goldman Says Stocks Will Hit New Record Highs Again By End...

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Topline Despite the recent market sell-off, rising optimism about a coronavirus vaccine and progress with reopening the economy should propel stocks back to record highs before the end of the year, according to a recent note from Goldman Sachs. The firm said the likelihood of a coronavirus vaccine by early 2021 is “rising sharply.” Tayfun…
Dow Rises Over 300 Points As Tech Stocks Continue To Rebound

Dow Rises Over 300 Points As Tech Stocks Continue To Rebound

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Topline Stocks finished higher on Monday as tech shares continued to rebound and optimism around a coronavirus vaccine sparked a broader market rally. The market clawed back losses from last week. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Key Facts The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 1.2%, over 300 points, on Monday, while the S&P 500 rose 1.3%…
Lilly’s Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Shortens Covid-19 Hospitalization When Combined With Antiviral Med

Lilly’s Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Shortens Covid-19 Hospitalization When Combined With Antiviral...

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Worker checks on the progress of baricitinib manufacturing process. Lilly Eli Lilly and Company announced Monday morning that a study conducted by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of hospitalized Covid-19 patients found that its rheumatoid arthritis drug baricitinib, in combination with Gilead’s antiviral drug remdesivir, reduces the median hospital stay of…

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