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Nouriel Roubini: ‘There will be inflation in the post-coronavirus world’

Turkish born, Harvard educated, American economist, Nouriel Roubini interviewed in New York Magazine by Eric Levitz: What I’m saying is that once you run a budget deficit of not 3, not 5, not 8, but 15 or 20 percent of GDP — and you’re going to fully monetize it (because that’s what the Fed has been doing) […]

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Photography: Covid-19 in the Washington Area

I just posted a portfolio of photos I made in the Washington, DC area during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Travel: Ryanair passengers will have to ask to use toilet

The Guardian reports that Ryanair passengers “will have to ask permission to use the toilet under new rules laid out by the airline, as it prepares to restart 40% of flights in July in the hope that government restrictions on travel in Europe will be lifted.” For other rules, see this interesting piece in The […]

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Iceland to Ease Travel Restrictions

Reykjavík Grapevine reports that Iceland, the most sparsely populated country in Europe with a population of just 364,134, expects to reopen to tourists by June 15: Tourists visiting Iceland after this date can make a choice: go into immediate 2-week quarantine, get tested for the coronavirus, or present a clean bill of health from the […]

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French-Canadian Song for Covid-19 Relief

Céline Dion and other artists from Quebec have come together to perform a special version of Jean-Pierre Ferland‘s “Une Chance Qu’on S’a” for Covid-19 relief. Other artists include Ginette Reno, Lara Fabian, Alex Nevsky, Ariane Moffatt, Marc Hervieux, 2Frères, Marc Dupré, Guylaine Tanguay, Annie Villeneuve and Charlotte Cardin.  The song is also available in Apple […]

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Covid-19: What can we learn from Japan?

Covid-19 deaths per 100k population as of May 11, 2020: Country Deaths/100k population Belgium 76.23 US 24.66 Japan 0.50 Source: Johns Hopkins Are masks the answer?

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Virus Pushes a Staid Supreme Court Into Revolutionary Changes – The New York Times

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Italy Locks Down Much of the Country’s North Over the Coronavirus – NYTimes

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Pilot Discusses COVID-19 and Airline Flying

Juan Browne, a commercial pilot, explains the air quality of commercial airliners and the cleaning regimen airlines use.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): How Google is helping

As COVID-19 makes its way across the globe, it’s affecting our communities in different ways. Many in Europe and the Americas are just now beginning to experience what people in Asia have been confronting for weeks. We have set up a 24-hour incident response team to stay in sync with the World Health Organization, and […]