Coronavirus and Market Resilience

Chris EdwardsThe spread of COVID-19 is starting to clobber the U.S. economy as businesses close and unemployment rises. Just about every country is feeling the pain, including China which was hit first by the virus.AWall Street Journal news article by Lingling Wei plays up the supposed advantage the communist Chinese have in handling the crisis. “To deal with the country’s economic ills, state firms pared electricity bills and lowered rents. State banks initiated hundreds of billions of dollars of low‐​cost loans,” she notes. “State power saved China” one expert said, while another said that this is “the advantage of the Chi nese system.”However, a Wall Street Journal news article by Ruth Simon illustrates the advantages of the market system in responding to the crisis, as I ’ve excerpted below. Simon focuses on a restaurant in Georgia and its relationships with employees, suppliers, customers, and creditors.The story illustrates the entrepreneurialism, flexibility, and goodwill embedded in the American system. Business owners are trying to find new ways to generate revenues and retain workers if they can. Creditors and suppliers are renegotiating contracts with business owners. People know that we are all in this together and are trying to be accommodating in their market relationships with others.Allie and Chris Lyons, the owners of a popular farm ‐​to‐​table restaurant called Table 20 in Carter...
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Publication date: 6 June 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 246, Issue 3285Author(s): Clare Wilson
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Retractions by two of the world ’s leading journals could do lasting harm in an environment where many already distrust scientistsPublic trust in science may have been shaken bythe publication ofacademic papers based on false data in leading medical journals, according to world-renowned infectious disease doctors and former advisers to the World Health Organization.The director of Australia ’s Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Professor Sharon Lewin, said she and her colleagues were “gobsmacked” by the saga and said it should be “a wake-up call” in a global ru...
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Authors: Göker H, Aladağ Karakulak E, Demiroğlu H, Ayaz Ceylan ÇM, Büyükaşik Y, Inkaya AÇ, Aksu S, Sayinalp N, Haznedaroğlu IC, Uzun Ö, Akova M, Özcebe OI, Ünal S Abstract BACKGROUND: COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease of 2019) is an infectious disease outbreak later on declared as a pandemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2). It spreads very rapidly and can result in severe acute respiratory failure. The clinical studies have shown that advanced age and chronic diseases increase the risk of infection. However, influence of the blo...
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I ’ve had a fever, a cough and breathlessness since February, and been in and out of hospital. If it isn’t coronavirus, what is it? BySimon HattenstoneI ’m lying in bed, shivering like crazy. My partner, Diane, is asleep, and I burrow deep into her back. I’m sweating like crazy, too. I’m desperate for the loo, and I run there in my shivery sweats and sweaty shivers. It’s only five minutes since I last went. When I sleep, the same obsessive m oment plays again and again. It’s to do with numbers. I need to get past number nine, but I can’t. The dream lasts for hours. Finally, I...
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CONCLUSION: Data suggest different roles of opioidergic system and their antagonist in pain control and mood in PTSD. However, further investigations need to be done in order to reveal the role of endogenous opioidergic system and opioidergic antagonist system as a mediator in PTSD patients suffering from acute or chronic pain. PMID: 32492768 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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CONCLUSIONS: MSG administered parenterally to the higher dose to adult rats affects the immunoreactivity of S100β protein in PAG. Phenotypic changes of the studied cells may indicate reactivity of glial cells and increased expression of the studied protein whereas a decrease in their number may result from the increased protein secretion into the extracellular space or cytotoxic death of glial cells. PMID: 32495938 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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The protests, unrest, outrage and fear have been impossible to ignore this week, and they come amid a pandemic that had already turned life upside down. CNN reached out to some psychologists for suggestions on ways to get through it.
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Am J Perinatol DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1710538Hypertensive disorders are the most common medical complications of pregnancy and a major cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and death. The detection of elevated blood pressure during pregnancy is one of the cardinal aspects of optimal antenatal care. With the outbreak of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the risk for person-to-person spread of the virus, there is a desire to minimize unnecessary visits to health care facilities. Women should be classified as low risk or high risk for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and adjustments can be accordingly made in ...
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One of the worst symptoms of any plague is uncertainty—who it will strike, when it will end, why it began. Merely understanding a pandemic does not stop it, but an informed public can help curb its impact and slow its spread. It can also provide a certain ease of mind in a decidedly uneasy time. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 pandemic from TIME’s readers, along with the best and most current answers science can provide. A note about our sourcing: While there are many, many studies underway investigating COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-19, the novel coronavirus that causes the illn...
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Sex workers in Chennai give a thumps up to India's liberalised abortion law. Many sex workers are living with HIV and face discrimination and stigma in accessing safe abortions. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulNEW DEHLI, Apr 14 2020 (IPS) Arti Zodpe is from the Tamasha (folk dance-drama) theatre in Sangli, in India’s Maharashtra state. After evening performances, some of the singers and dancers offer sex work services to the audience. “We [Tamasha sex workers] live outside of the city as people feel disturbed by the sound of our ghunghroo [anklet bracelets with bells] and music. When we go to the city, esp...
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