So please do NOT panic… but it’s time we settle into reality and realism of what is likely to come with the #SARSCoV2 🦠 epidemic. 40-70% sounds like a lot of the world 🌍 population, but this is still an early estimate. It’s one of those times in life that I hope we are wrong. https://t.co/ykN6MTZjLP
Note I have already said to Lambert, the key isn’t only in part happens in the Northern hemisphere ex China in the next couple of months. Sinus and respiratory infections don’t transmit as much in the summer. But there is a reasonably-sized Chinese population in Australia and lots of business interests in Australia, and similarly, a lot of Chinese investment in Africa and resulting shuttling of people. If the virus takes hold in either continent, it’s hard to see how it doesn’t come back in the Northern Hemisphere next winter.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch. Creeped me out. I went to a gym that I’ve visited when in Dallas since 2012 (and yes, I missed the Bernie rally, which bums me out, I’m can’t handle walking much plus getting a ride back wasn’t viable, but we had a very good small meetup). Said gym for members now makes you not just insert a card but put your finger in a print reader! No way!
Roger Stone asks for new trial The Hill. My impression is usually this sort of thing goes nowhere, but it appears the juror who wound up being foreman had a case of TDS that he lied about during voir dire. If so, Stone might get somewhere with this argument.
a href=”https://muslimadvocates.org/2020/02/mayor-bloomberg-targeted-arabic-speakers-candidate-bloomberg-is-wooing-them/”>Mayor Bloomberg Spied on Arabic Speakers, Candidate Bloomberg is Wooing Them Muslim Advocates
How Did the Fed Funds Market Change When Excess Reserves Were Abundant? Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Help me. We said from early on that the repo mess was due to the Fed changing its practices from intervening in the repo market daily to post crisis managing policy rates via interest on reserves + reforms that required banks to keep large liquidity buffers + big banks having more profitable things to do with short term liquidity excesses than lend to the repo market. Or as Warren Mosler said: “Required reserve levels are set by institutional structure, and reserve balances come only via the Fed crediting accounts on its books.”
Ouch: WB chief economist leaves job after higher officials block publication of internal research showing a correlation between foreign aid to developing economies (including WB aid) and jumps in their deposits in foreign financial havens https://t.co/AI1Qs7JNhm