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Recession Tensions Heightened With A May Misreport Of The US Unemployment Rate

quoting Steven J. Davisvia The Ticker
Friday, June 19, 2020

The coronavirus has affected various aspects of life in the United States and employment-related issues are one of them. In May, the unemployment numbers neared the rate of unemployment during the Great Depression, according to CNBC. More dreadful is the fact that some coronavirus job losses could be permanent.

Interviews

Steven Davis: COVID-19 Economics: Unprecedented Volatility

interview with Steven J. Davisvia VoxEu.org (Centre for Economic Policy Research)
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Steven Davis says that the pandemic is having an effect on the US stock markets unlike anything we've ever seen before.

Interviews

Dr. Scott Atlas On COVID-19 Spike Among Young People

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Fox News
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses the spike in COVID-19 cases among young people, who are mostly asymptomatic, resulting in the silver lining of herd immunity.

Analysis and Commentary

Tackling Corona In India: Why The Sledgehammer Approach Is Doomed To Fail

by Bibek Debroy, Bjorn Lomborgvia The Times of India
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The corona challenge will likely be with us for a year or more, until we find a cure or a vaccine and it may strike again, after remaining dormant for a while. Thus, it is more urgent than ever to find policy responses that can be sustained and don’t end up leaving India worse off overall.

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America Is On Road To Relapse, Not Recovery: Niall Ferguson

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Monday, June 22, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his Bloomberg article "America Is on the Road to Relapse Not Recovery."

Analysis and Commentary

Russia Claims It Will Have A Covid-19 Vaccine In Production By September

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Thinking About (Blog)
Monday, June 22, 2020

According to TASS, a spokesperson for a Russian state medical institute (Gamalei Institute) claims that they will have a coronavirus vaccine ready for production in September. The Institute is working together with a medical lab of the defense department. Clinical trials have been underway starting in June and will be completed by August at which time the vaccine will be registered with the appropriate authorities. The vaccine will be ready for use before the end of 2020.

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The Doctor Is In: Scott Atlas And The Efficacy Of Lockdowns, Social Distancing, And Closings

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Dr. Scott Atlas’s prescription includes more protection for people in nursing homes, two weeks of strict self-isolation for those with mild symptoms, and most importantly, the opening of all K–12 schools.

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The Doctor Is In: Scott Atlas and the Efficacy of Lockdowns, Social Distancing, and Closings

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 22, 2020

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Dr. Scott Atlas’s prescription includes more protection for people in nursing homes, two weeks of strict self-isolation for those with mild symptoms, and most importantly, the opening of all K–12 schools.

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Kevin Hassett To Leave White House This Summer

mentioning Kevin Hassettvia Axios
Monday, June 22, 2020
White House adviser Kevin Hassett will leave the administration this summer, after returning in March to help the president respond to the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, according to two administration officials.
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America Is On The Road To Relapse Not Recovery

by Niall Ferguson quoting John H. Cochranevia Bloomberg
Sunday, June 21, 2020

The U.S. isn’t following the example of countries that have shown what a “smart reopening” entails.

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