Category: COVID-

3 Reasons Why COVID-19 Might Keep Your Jobs Longer Than You Think
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3 Reasons Why COVID-19 Might Keep Your Jobs Longer Than You Think

Many lost jobs in the U.S. are unlikely to recover due to disruptions in supply chains and consumer demand. A study from the University of Chicago suggests that even a vaccine may not aid economic recovery. Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz predicts double-digit unemployment until 2022. When the U.S. recovers from the coronavirus pandemic and reopens…

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Pennsylvania: Over 2/3 Covid-19 Deaths from Nursing Homes
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Pennsylvania: Over 2/3 Covid-19 Deaths from Nursing Homes

The elder care crisis in Pennsylvania was highlighted this week when data released by the Pennsylvania Department of Health showed the average age of those who have died of COVID-19 in the state is 80 years old and that more than two-thirds of the 4,505 who died of the virus as of Tuesday morning were…

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Covid and Chill? Bitcoin Used to Buy Weed & Video Games Amid Lockdown
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Covid and Chill? Bitcoin Used to Buy Weed & Video Games Amid Lockdown

E-commerce stores saw a 50% increase in bitcoin-based purchases of cannabis and video games during the pandemic lockdown. Coronavirus has revealed people’s priorities, as general digital product sales take a fall. Bitcoin, stoners and gamers–the holy trinity of overlapping essentials amid this lockdown? Stoners and gamers have turned to Bitcoin during the coronavirus lockdown, as…

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As COVID-19 dries up funding, only drought-resistant cannabis startups will survive
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As COVID-19 dries up funding, only drought-resistant cannabis startups will survive

The COVID-19 crisis is creating an untold amount of uncertainty through every business sector, but for cannabis startups, it’s exacerbating a critical market that was already in decline. TechCrunch spoke to Schwazze CEO Justin Dye following his company’s recent rebrand. He joined the company when it was Colorado’s Medicine Man Technologies (MMT) in late 2019…

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WHO Against Covid ‘Immunity Passports’, Ex-Patients Could Be Reinfected

BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization is cautioning against the idea of “immunity passports.” It says there is currently no evidence that people who have recovered from Covid-19 and have antibodies are protected against a second infection. The concept of “immunity passports” or “risk-free certificates” has been floated as a way of allowing people…

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