Mar 1 2020

Sunday Morning Reading on Covid-19

Apparently everyone in the US is now talking about the threat of the coronavirus, which really should be referred to as Covid-19 since there are hundreds of different types of coronaviruses.

My guess is the 10% drop in the Dow woke people up. Or maybe it is because of the first known cases in the US.

As I was going through my random Sunday morning reading, I came across several good articles.

The best is by Bill Gates titled Responding to Covid-19 — A Once-in-a-Century Pandemic?

If you are looking for practical suggestions, the NYT opinion Here Comes the Coronavirus Pandemic has a few useful things in it.

If you don’t understand whether Covid-19 is scarier than the flu, read How Does the Coronavirus Compare With the Flu?

Finally, if you care about money and the economy, read Why a Coronavirus Recession Would Be So Hard to Contain.