The Top COVID-19 News to Read

04-29-20 | Axios

Pandemic flattens the sharing economy
Why Read: Axios explains how the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted America’s previously fast-growing gig economy.

04-28-20 | USA Today

USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll: Support for Big Government rises to record levels amid coronavirus crisis
Why Read: A new poll conducted by Suffolk University and sponsored by USA Today shows American attitudes toward a large, active federal government are shifting as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. A majority of respondents (52 percent) disapprove of the job President Trump is doing in handling the crisis.

04-28-20 | Axios

Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus Index, Week 7: Americans fear economic collapse
Why Read: The latest installment of the Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus Index shows that nearly nine in 10 Americans now worry about the U.S. economy collapsing — and it’s a view that transcends party lines. What doesn’t transcend party lines is how Americans feel about reopening the economy, with a “massive gulf” between how Democrats and Republicans view the threat of communities reopening too soon.

04-27-20 | Goldman Sachs

Survey: US Small Business Owners Need More Funding and Immediate Legislative Action
Why Read: 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.

04-26-20 | The New Yorker

Seattle’s Leaders Let Scientists Take the Lead. New York’s Did Not
Why Read: 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.

04-26-20 | The Wall Street Journal

America Needs to Win the Coronavirus Vaccine Race
Why Read: 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.

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