Posted on April 06 2020
Hope you were just as successful getting groceries for the week.
CDC is starting to conduct antibody tests to determine how many people have been infected with Coronavirus. There’s two types of tests (1) PCR (aka swab and wait) tests that determine who has the virus – important for limiting the spread, and (2) Serological (aka antibody) tests that determine who was exposed, has recovered, and has likely developed some degree of protection against the virus.
- For all the “Call Me By Your Name fans”, you’ll be happy to hear that a sequel, “Find Me” is planned. Unfortunately progress on the film is put on pause like everything else, but good things will come to us who wait.
IN BUSINESS / ECONOMY
- Great summary of last week’s business news as well as a few things to expect next week. In particular, news about SoftBank backing out of their WeWork stock repurchase deal, stopping their controversial CEO, Adam Neumann, from walking away with millions.
- Jeffrey Katzenberg (Co-Founder and former CEO of DreamWorks) and Meg Whitman (Former CEO of Hewlett Packard and eBay) launch Quibi (short for “quick bies”) today. It’s a short-form video app with videos capped at 10 minutes. “The offerings fall into three main categories: movies that will be released in chapters; documentaries and unscripted reality shows; and quick-hit news and sports reports.”
IN POLITICS / GOVERNMENT
- Joe Biden shared with Bernie Sanders Friday evening that he’s starting to pick his VP and cabinet members, and is hoping to announce them in the middle of the month.
- Queen Elizabeth II made a historical address on Sunday night with motivating words - “This time we join with all nations across the globe in a common endeavor, using the great advances of science and our instinctive compassion to heal. We will succeed — and that success will belong to every one of us.” Full address is a must see for all The Crown fans out there.
JUST FOR YOU
- Finances – “22 private student loan lenders that may help you with payments during the COVID-10 outbreak”
- Health – If you’re laid off, here’s more info on how to maintain your health insurance with COBRA. There are cheaper alternatives, but COBRA is good if you want to maintain the exact same coverage you had while employed.