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Seattle’s Leaders Let Scientists Take the Lead. New York’s Did Not
Why Share It: The author of this New Yorker piece has spent a month reporting on why New York and Seattle have fared so differently during the COVID-19 pandemic, with Seattle doing better so far. He concludes that Seattle's response mirrored longtime guidelines of a CDC program known as the Epidemic Intelligence Service. New York's did not.
America Needs to Win the Coronavirus Vaccine Race
Why Share It: Former U.S. Food and Drug Administrator Scott Gottlieb, who has been outspoken in offering advice on how to manage the coronavirus, penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal yesterday positing that the United States needs to win the race to develop a vaccine because other countries may not so readily share it if they get one first. He offers a roadmap for how to speed up trials. The op-ed just goes to show that the world is a long way away from conquering this virus — and there are going to be a lot of global challenges between now and then.
Survey: U.S. Small Business Owners Need More Funding and Immediate Legislative Action
Why Share It: Goldman Sachs has laid out in well-done graphics the responses from 1,790 participants in its “10,000 Small Businesses” program, a survey conducted by Babson College and David Binder Research. The big takeaways are that small businesses need more from Congress, and that a solid majority of them believe the pandemic will forever change their business models. It’s good, early insight into how the way the world operates is going to change permanently.