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Although I am living in the same surreal world you are, I'm mostly happy. Phoenix is beautiful in the spring, and the dogs are great company. We're eating takeout, however, and we don't see many people. I work. My Buddhist piece says this is impermanent.
By Julia Horowitz, CNN Business
– Mar 14, 12:25 AM
London(CNN Business) Companies have spent the years since the global financial crisis binging on debt. Now, as the coronavirus pandemic threatens to push the world into recession, the bill could come due — exacerbating damage to the economy…
francine hardawayAnd more of it is coming. Now that rates are low, won't they borrow more? (Not an expert here.) I hope we don't bail out the banks again, or the big companies who will use the money to buy back stock. Little people, please...
The U.S. could be on a crash course of increasing ICU capacity—if it had the will. The German government just placed an order for 10,000 mechanical ventilators. What's the U.S. government doing about a potential shortage here? Not much, it…
francine hardawayPeople all over the place are making ventilators and hand sanitizer.They feel they're on their own.
The New York Times
– Mar 17, 10:02 AM
In the latest escalation of tensions between the two superpowers, China announced on Tuesday that it would expel American journalists working for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. It also demanded that those…
francine hardawayTrump will lead us into a war by continuing to pick fights with China. Chinese virus? Viruses don't have countries.
[d.] the deductible
– Feb 26, 8:04 PM
I'm writing this for the ER doc who I have a feeling I'm going to be meeting one day soon. I thought I'd introduce myself. I'm the one who is going to be triaged: 78 years old, comorbidity of hypertension, not enough useful life left to bother…
francine hardawayYes, I wrote this. I felt better after I did.
These last few weeks we have all lived the consequences of low trust in government and media. We have observed that large groups of people have ignored critical health guidance, in part because they doubted the veracity of available information or…
francine hardawayEmployers have critical roles.They are going to have to carry the ball for this.
Matthew Holt, Co-founder & Chairman of Catalyst @ Health 2.0, interviewed Julia Cheek, CEO of Everlywell about their response to COVID-19. On March 8th, 2020, they issued a $1m challenge to labs to promote the rapid capability to develop COVID-19…
francine hardawayOur health care system is responding in every way it can, We owe it more in exchange.
Alphabet's Verily has launched a website where California residents can complete a short survey regarding their current condition and, if they meet certain criteria, could be referred to a nearby mobile COVID-19 testing site. Conducted through…
francine hardawayThis is pretty funny. Trump promoted it as a national website, but it's really only a Google form.
In China, it was called “qi,” the symbol for health. In Egypt it was called “ankh,” the symbol for eternal life. For the Phoenicians, the reference was synonymous with Aphrodite—the goddess of love and beauty.
francine hardawayWill we see copper make a comeback? I guess that’s good for Arizona😜
MIT Technology Review
– Mar 11, 7:10 AM
David Kilcullen was an Australian Army officer who became a senior strategic advisor to the US Departments of Defense and State, specializing in counterinsurgency, and was one of the primary architects of the 2007 troop surge in Iraq. He is the…
francine hardawayIn evolutionary terms, not only is our existing military model ineffective, it is maladaptive—that is, our approach is now so ill-suited to the environment that it is actively harming us. In other words, everyone now has GPS.
At 39,000 dollar the Tesla Cybertruck will be sold at the same price as Tesla Model 3, a considerably smaller car. It is also extremely competitive price wise against traditional internal combustion engine trucks, which is something I think…
francine hardawayWhat a totally cool truck. Genius manufacturing. So happy I put down my deposit.