Friday, April 03, 2020

From Jenna Orkin
Singapore announces 1-month lockdown amid rising corona cases

China seizes Covid-19 advantage in South China Sea

Norway Wealth Fund Lost Record $113 Billion in Stock Slump

Shenzhen becomes first Chinese city to ban eating cats and dogs

The 1,000-bed Navy hospital ship in NYC was meant to provided desperately-needed relief. So far it's 2% full, and a hospital director called it a 'joke.'

Thursday, April 02, 2020

From Jenna Orkin
See below: What to do if you get Covid-19*

China to Start Buying Oil for State Reserves After Crash

10 MILLION IN 2 WEEKS: US registers 6.6 million new jobless claims in a week, marking a 2nd straight weekly record as unemployment skyrockets

  1. Dr. Fauci's security increased after threats
  2. Ultrawealthy people are buying out entire hotels for up to $38,000 a day to self-isolate in more secluded areas

  3. The UK recorded its 2 worst days in a row for the coronavirus, and now the country 'is on a much worse trajectory for deaths than China'

  4. Coronavirus spreading faster in US vs. other countries
  5. Spain records 950 deaths in one day
  6. Religious services and gatherings will be still be allowed under Florida's stay-at-home order

  7. Countries, cities, and health authorities all over the world are reconsidering their coronavirus advice that most people don't need to wear masks

    *What to do if you get Covid 19

    From a friend:

    Via Theo Greenblatt, from our childhood classmate Eric Preusser , who is now a doctor...some interesting advice should you end up with Covid at home...
    CORONA Common Sense
    Since they are calling on Respiratory therapist to help fight the Corona virus, and I am a retired one, too old to work in a hospital setting. I'm gonna share some common sense wisdom with those that have the virus and trying to stay home. If my advice is followed as given you will improve your chances of not ending up in the hospital on a ventilator. This applies to the otherwise generally healthy population, so use discretion. 1. Only high temperatures kill a virus, so let your fever run high. Tylenol, Advil. Motrin, Ibuprofen etc. will bring your fever down allowing the virus to live longer. They are saying that ibuprophen, advil etc will actually exacerbate the virus. Use common sense and don't let fever go over 103 or 104 if you got the guts. If it gets higher than that take your tylenol, not ibuprophen or advil to keep it regulated. It helps to keep house warm and cover up with
    blankets so body does not have to work so hard to generate the heat. It usually takes about 3 days of this to break the fever. 2. The body is going to dehydrate with the elevated temperature so you must rehydrate yourself regulaly, whether you like it or not. Gatorade with real sugar, or pedialyte with real sugar for kids, works well. Why the sugar? Sugar will give your body back the energy it is using up to create the fever. The electrolytes and fluid you are losing will also be replenished by the Gatorade. If you don't do this and end up in the hospital they will start an IV and give you D5W (sugar water) and Normal Saline to replenish electrolytes. Gatorade is much cheaper, pain free, and comes in an assortment of flavors 3. You must keep your lungs moist. Best done by taking long steamy showers on a regular basis, if your wheezing or congested use a real minty toothpaste and brush
    your teeth while taking the steamy shower and deep breath through your mouth. This will provide some bronchial dialation and help loosen the phlegm. Force your self to cough into a wet wash cloth pressed firmly over your mouth and nose, which will cause greater pressure in your lungs forcing them to expand more and break loose more of the congestion. 4. Eat healthy and regularly. Gotta keep your strength up. 5. Once the fever breaks, start moving around to get the body back in shape and blood circulating. 6. Deep breath on a regular basis, even when it hurts. If you don't it becomes easy to develope pneumonia. Pursed lip breathing really helps. That's breathing in deep and slow then exhaling through tight lips as if your blowing out a candle, blow until you have completely emptied your lungs and you will be able to breath in an even deeper breath. This helps keep lungs expanded as well
    as increase your oxygen level. 7. Remember that every medication you take is merely relieving the symptoms, not making you well. 8. If your still dying go to ER.
    I've been doing these things for myself and my family for over 40 years and kept them out of the hospital, all are healthy and still living today.
    We gotta help one another.

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

From Jenna Orkin

“How do you know what they’re bringing in and out unless you have a comprehensive surveillance point?” she asked. “If it’s going one way, it’s going the other way. You’d be very naive to assume otherwise.”

Is factory farming to blame for coronavirus?

Italy’s Mild Flu Season May Give Clues to Virus Deaths

"This would have a manifold benefit by helping enable increased ownership of physical precious metals around the world, and potentially supporting the case for more de-dollarization."

The White House projects that shutting down the US to stop the coronavirus could save 2 million lives

Hospitals are threatening to fire health workers who speak to the media during the coronavirus outbreak

Carlyle execs explain how the PE giant is using AI-powered interview software to help portfolio companies with remote campus recruiting

"Carlyle bought a majority stake in HireVue last year, and is offering the platform to portfolio companies for free during the coronavirus pandemic."

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

From Jenna Orkin
"Remuzzi said that if evidence of COVID-19 cases in Italy as far back as November was confirmed, this may signal that the virus can go undetected for months."Italian scientists investigate possible earlier emergence of coronavirus

New Law Gives Sweeping Powers To Hungary's Orban, Alarming Rights Advocates

General Electric Workers Walk Off the Job, Demand to Make Ventilators


Economists forecast a record 3.5 million more people filed for unemployment last week amid the coronavirus shutdown

  1. New York hospitals received some damaged ventilators
  2. Vint Cerf, who helped create the internet, has the coronavirus
  3. Coronavirus live updates: Death toll soars past 38,700 with more than 801,000 people infected around the world

  4. Google's revenue is on track to shrink for the first time ever because of the coronavirus, according to one of the internet industry's top analysts


Monday, March 30, 2020

From Jenna Orkin

Amid a critical shortage, pandemic ventilator inventor makes his design open source

California governor: 170 ventilators sent from Trump administration were 'not working'

New York City, now the epicenter of the virus in the U.S., has seen a 24% dip out of its previous ten-week range.
The Department of Defense is quietly asking Congress to rescind the requirement to produce an unclassified version of the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) database.
  1. $2 trillion stimulus may salvage economy for only a few months
  2. After more than 10,000 coronavirus deaths — the worst in the world — there are signs that Italy's lockdown is beginning to work after 3 weeks

    Language lesson marketplace Preply closed $10 million just before COVID-19 hit and is now seeing a 50% spike in business

    "Language learning startup Preply has seen a 50% jump in business over the last month."

Sunday, March 29, 2020

From Jenna Orkin


The Workers Who Supply the World’s Food Are Starting to Get Sick

'Off the charts': Virus hot spots grow in middle America

With Profound Sadness, Jefferies Announces Death of Jefferies Group LLC CFO, Peg Broadbent

One chart shows New York City's coronavirus cases, deaths, and hospitalizations by age bracket as the city's cases top 20,000

Scylla and Charybdis, as far as the CEOs are concerned, both options leading to lawsuits.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

From Jenna Orkin


Violence erupts in China as people try to leave coronavirus-stricken Hubei province

Germany has a remarkably low coronavirus death rate — thanks largely to mass testing, but also culture, luck, and an impressive healthcare system

A Connecticut doctor has been charged after authorities said he deliberately coughed on his coworkers

People across the United States have been arrested and charged in recent days after allegedly violating social distancing measures.
Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho are doing the least social distancing, while Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Washington, DC top the list.

Friday, March 27, 2020

From Jenna Orkin

Amazon’s Bezos, Other Corporate Executives Sold Shares Just in Time 

"With the pandemic bearing down on the market, sales by insiders spared them $1.9 billion in paper losses, a Journal analysis shows"

A third of the global population is on coronavirus lockdown — here's our constantly updated list of countries and restrictions

"China, Denmark, El Salvador, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, and Spain have implemented mass quarantines to slow the coronavirus spread."

Mayor Francis Suarez is convinced thousands in Miami have the coronavirus, thinks the governor should lock down Florida, and says its impact 'can become apocalyptic'

And...