Facts and Insights

Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction – Podcast

Join CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta for the latest news about the coronavirus. He’ll make sense of the headlines, speak with the experts and give you all the information you need to stay safe and healthy.
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Coronavirus is Testing the World, so How Do We Test for Coronavirus

Andreessen Horowitz – April 2020
Widespread diagnostic testing is not only needed to identify who is sick right now, but also who is at risk — and critically, who is immune due to previous exposure (and could therefore return to public life and help reignite the economy). But what are the types of tests, what do they actually test for, and what’s coming?
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A Master List of Carefully Curated Coronavirus Resources

Andreessen Horowitz – April 2020
From official sources and combating misinformation, to trackers, data sites, medical journal hubs, and more, this is your go-to list for understanding all things SARS-CoV-2 and Covid-19 disease. We update it regularly, so be sure to come back often.
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When Medicine Goes Virtual (Podcast) – April 2020
We’re seeing medicine go virtual: faster, and at a scale that it has never done before. What does this mean for healthcare? In this podcast, we discuss what exactly virtual care and “telemedicine” is (and isn’t); what it works well for and what doesn’t work (yet); current pain points, and opportunities for the next generation of tools.
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Small Businesses Depend on the Stimulus Package, and the Stimulus will Depend on Fintech

Andreessen Horowitz – April 2020
In the face of government-ordered quarantines, many small businesses in America are on a death spiral as their revenues (and lasting jobs for employees) approach zero. The largest stimulus package in history provides $350B to assist 30 million small businesses in America — but the last mile of identifying, adjudicating, and disbursing assistance without fraud is one the government is wholly unprepared for. How and where can technology help?
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Drug Discovery in the Age of Coronavirus

Andreessen Horowitz – April 2020
We’re still looking at 12-18 months minimum before a vaccine for COVID-19, and probably months before there’s a proven viable drug treatment. But our ability to increasingly industrialize the drug discovery and development process through an engineering approach — using technology to make it faster, more efficient, and increase the odds of success — means we have more hope than ever before.
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The Economics of a Pandemic

London Business School
This report covers the four major topics regarding the Coronavirus epidemic: Science, Health Policies, Economics, Macroeconomics Policies.
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Global Macro Outlook 2020-21

Moody’s Investors Service – March 25, 2020
Summary of the publication:

  • The G-20 economies will experience an unprecedented shock in the first half of this year and will contract in 2020 as a whole, before picking up in 2021.
  • Fiscal and monetary authorities are increasingly stepping up the level of support to their economies to avert permanent damage to households and businesses.
  • Business activity will likely fall sharply across advanced economies in the first half of 2020.
  • A forecast of China real GDP growth of 3.3% in 2020, followed by 6.0% growth in 2021.
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Analysis: How Coronavirus Affects the Economy of Sofia

Sofia Investment Agency – March 25, 2020
Sofia Investment Agency prepared a report evaluating the COVID-19 impact on the economy of Sofia. The analysis reveals details on the three scenarios for economic development and how different sectors will be affected by the crisis on a global and local scale.
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Coronavirus: The Hammer and the Dance

Tomas Pueyo – March 19. 2020
Summary of the article: Strong coronavirus measures today should only last a few weeks, there shouldn’t be a big peak of infections afterwards, and it can all be done for a reasonable cost to society, saving millions of lives along the way. If we don’t take these measures, tens of millions will be infected, many will die, along with anybody else that requires intensive care, because the healthcare system will have collapsed.
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Coronavirus Disease Situation Report

World Health Organization – March 17
As the on-going Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic continues to develop, World Health Organization (WHO) is committed to working together with the travel, transport and tourism sectors on emergency preparedness and response.
View the report here and the latest updates on Corona outbreak from WHO here

Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now

Tomas Pueyo in Medium – March 13
With everything that’s happening about the Coronavirus, it might be very hard to make a decision of what to do today. Should you wait for more information? Do something today? What?
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COVID-19: Facts and Insights

McKinsey & Company – March 9
This material is meant to help with a narrower goal: provide facts and insights on the COVID-19 situation to help decision-makers understand best practices. In addition to the humanitarian challenge, there are implication to the wider economy, businesses and employment. This document sets on some of those challenges and how the organization can respond in order to protect their people and navigate through an uncertain situation.
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