The 2020 coronavirus and the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemics share many similarities, but also diverge on one key point. “A big difference between the Spanish flu and COVID-19 is the age distribution of deaths,” according to Deutsche Bank DB, + 4.40%. “For COVID-19, the elderly have been overwhelmingly the most …Read More »
Just when it seemed safe to return to restaurants, a new coronavirus outbreak threatens job recovery in the U.S.
The United States received good news Thursday with the rehiring of 4.9 million people in June, but the economy’s two steps forward in May and June could be followed by a step backward in July. The problem? A resurgence in coronavirus cases, especially in states that allowed their economies to …Read More »
Hospitality workers on the Las Vegas Strip filed a lawsuit against casino operators on Monday, accusing companies of failing to protect COVID-19 employees, one of the first efforts to hold employers legally responsible for infections in cases in the United States. The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court …Read More »
Arizona letter: Hospitals grapple with an increase in coronavirus cases, while life abroad continues normally
Arizona: Walking the streets of Tucson or Phoenix can give the impression that the pandemic never existed in Arizona. People go about their usual business, and construction on the border wall on the southern border with Mexico seems to be gaining momentum. President Donald Trump took a trip to the …Read More »
No wonder there is such wide disagreement about the optimal age to start receiving Social Security. The seemingly trivial differences in the way you ask the question lead to dramatically different answers. You’ll get an answer if you frame the problem in terms of how long future retirees must live …Read More »