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The US economy will be stronger than many think in the 4th quarter because COVID-19 is less lethal than before, says Wall Street chief strategist

Economists concerned that skyrocketing COVID-19 case counts in the US will curb the economic recovery are ignoring the pandemic’s remarkably low lethality rate, James Paulsen, chief investment strategist at The Leuthold Group, said Friday. The US Economic Surprise Index, which tracks economic momentum, has been more closely correlated with virus […]
The US economy will be stronger than many think in the 4th quarter because COVID-19 is less lethal than before, says Wall Street chief strategist
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Sweden’s renegade COVID-19 policy looks like a disaster — but the country is quietly determined to see it through despite the cost in lives

Sweden avoided a full lockdown, instead introducing some rules intended to keep people working while protecting the vulnerable and the hospital system. But its deaths soared, its expected “herd immunity” outcome failed, and other countries are limiting the movement of people from Sweden when opening borders. Now, some Swedes are […]
Sweden’s renegade COVID-19 policy looks like a disaster — but the country is quietly determined to see it through despite the cost in lives
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Sweden touts the success of its controversial lockdown-free coronavirus strategy, but the country still has one of the highest mortality rates in the world

Swedish officials praised the success of the country’s lockdown-free coronavirus strategy on Tuesday, saying the relaxed policies had helped slow the transmission of COVID-19. “Transmission is slowing down, the treatment of COVID-19 patients in intensive care is decreasing significantly, and the rising death toll curve has been flattened,” Swedish Foreign […]
Sweden touts the success of its controversial lockdown-free coronavirus strategy, but the country still has one of the highest mortality rates in the world
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Air-conditioning spread the coronavirus to 9 people sitting near an infected person in a restaurant, researchers say. It has huge implications for the service industry.

In an early-release research letter in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, researchers said they found that nine people sitting near one another at a restaurant in China in January got COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, and that it likely spread because of the restaurant’s air-conditioner. The authors advised […]
Air-conditioning spread the coronavirus to 9 people sitting near an infected person in a restaurant, researchers say. It has huge implications for the service industry.