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The Irish Times (September 7)

2020/ 09/ 07 by jd in Global News

With nearly 50,000 new cases last week, “Spain passed a grim milestone of recording more than half a million coronavirus cases on Monday, becoming the first western European country to do so amid a steep upward trend that is mirrored in neighbouring France.” Moreover, there is “significant concern” that the UK is moving down the same path to resurgence. All this comes as wet pubs look poised to reopen in Ireland on September 21.

 

Plain Dealer (September 3)

2020/ 09/ 04 by jd in Global News

“Greater Cleveland’s economy has been hit harder than most large metro areas across the country during the coronavirus crisis…. Just three of the 40 largest metro areas – New York, Las Vegas and Boston – have done worse in terms of job losses than Cleveland’s 12% decline from July 2019 to July 2020.”

 

Wall Street Journal (August 19)

2020/ 08/ 21 by jd in Global News

“Coronavirus infections are surging again across much of Europe and governments are racing to prevent a full-fledged second wave of the pandemic.” Infection levels still “remain far lower in Europe than in much of the U.S. The seven-day average of new daily U.S. cases is running at nearly 150 cases per million people, about five times the number across Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the U.K.”

 

Billboard (August 17)

2020/ 08/ 18 by jd in Global News

The UK music scene “may soon be unrecognizable because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has plunged the U.K. economy into its worst recession on record.” While socially-distanced live music has resumed, under a third of venues can meet the requirements and most “would lose too much money on these reduced-capacity shows for it to be economically feasible.” Music Venue Trust, a charity which represents 670 grassroots venues, estimates that “more than 400 across the country are in crisis.”

 

Financial Times (August 15, 2020)

2020/ 08/ 17 by jd in Global News

“Forecasters least understand what is going on, and so make their biggest errors, when an economy is hit by a shock that is both novel and large. The coronavirus pandemic is both.”

 

Wall Street Journal (August 13)

2020/ 08/ 14 by jd in Global News

“The U.K. recorded a steeper second-quarter contraction than its peers, suffering the worst economic hit from the coronavirus in Europe as well as reporting the highest death toll there.” Great Britain’s GDP “shrank 20.4% in the second quarter, equivalent to an annualized rate of 59.8%,…. In the same period, U.S. and German output declined by around 10%, while Italy lost 12%, France 14% and Spain 19%.”

 

USA Today (August 10)

2020/ 08/ 10 by jd in Global News

“The planet recorded its 20 millionth coronavirus case Monday and U.S. lifestyle continues to face changes, restrictions and cancellations.” The real number is probably much higher, “given testing limitations and the fact that as many as 40% of all those who are infected have no symptoms.”

 

New York Times (August 7)

2020/ 08/ 09 by jd in Global News

“One pretty good forecasting rule for the coronavirus era has been to take whatever Trump administration officials are saying and assume that the opposite will happen. When President Trump declared in February that the number of cases would soon go close to zero, you knew that a huge pandemic was coming.”

 

Chicago Tribune (August 6)

2020/ 08/ 07 by jd in Global News

“As President Donald Trump has said, we must reopen America’s schools, and it can be done with 100% safety as long as children promise to patriotically not get the coronavirus…. Teachers and other adults who work in schools need to also not get the coronavirus…. It’s a bit selfish of the more than 150,000 people who refused to stay alive, because frankly, it’s making President Trump look terrible.” (On Wednesday, the Chicago Public Schools announced they will begin the school year remotely.)

 

LA Times (August 4)

2020/ 08/ 06 by jd in Global News

“There are growing glimmers of hope that California’s surge in coronavirus cases could be peaking—but don’t expect the pandemic-shattered economy to share much of this progress in the short term.” For the first time in three months, California’s new cases went down, decreasing 9% to 59,697 for the week.

 

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