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Coronavirus: New antibody test ‘with 99 per cent accuracy’ approved for use across Europe

Coronavirus: New antibody test ‘with 99 per cent accuracy’ approved for use across Europe

Independent.co.uk

New lab test will help identify people infected with Covid-19 who have developed antibodies
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U.S. Recession Model at 100% Confirms Downturn Is Already Here

U.S. Recession Model at 100% Confirms Downturn Is Already Here

Bloomberg

The novel coronavirus has spurred what will likely be the worst recession in generations as the U.S. economy grinds to a halt and millions lose their jobs. Bloomberg Economics created a model last year to determine America’s recession odds.
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How the Virus Transformed the Way Americans Spend Their Money

How the Virus Transformed the Way Americans Spend Their Money

The New York Times

The coronavirus has profoundly altered daily life in America, ushering in sweeping upheavals to the U.S. economy. Among the most immediate effects of the crisis? Radical changes to how people spend their money.
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NMHC Rent Payment Tracker Webinar April 8, 2020

NMHC Rent Payment Tracker Webinar April 8, 2020

National Multifamily Housing Council

As a follow-up to the inaugural release of the NMHC Rent Payment Tracker data, experts from the five leading property management data companies will provide additional detail …
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Apple and Google are building a coronavirus tracking system into iOS and Android

Apple and Google are building a coronavirus tracking system into iOS and Android

The Verge

On Friday, Apple and Google announced a system for tracking the spread of the new coronavirus, allowing users to share data through Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) transmissions and approved apps from health organizations.
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Apartment Industry Committed to Supporting Residents Impacted by COVID-19

Apartment Industry Committed to Supporting Residents Impacted by COVID-19

National Multifamily Housing Council

Washington, D.C. – As the nation contends with the COVID-19 outbreak and millions are sheltering in place, having safe and secure housing is more important than ever. 
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Bill Gates: Returning to normal life in April is not realistic

Bill Gates: Returning to normal life in April is not realistic

CNN on YouTube

Bill Gates, co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, weighs in on the coronavirus pandemic, saying the number of US cases has not yet peaked and the country won’t likely be able to return to normal life by April.
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Prepare for April 1: Communicating with Residents Regarding Rent Flexibility and Rent Obligations

Prepare for April 1: Communicating with Residents Regarding Rent Flexibility and Rent Obligations

National Multifamily Housing Council

Millions of Americans have already suffered a loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and will have trouble paying the rent and meeting other financial obligations.
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Why the Coronavirus Has Been So Successful

Why the Coronavirus Has Been So Successful

The Atlantic

We’ve known about SARS-CoV-2 for only three months, but scientists can make some educated guesses about where it came from and why it’s behaving in such an extreme way.
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Coronavirus chaos driving lenders to safer projects amid low interest rates

Coronavirus chaos driving lenders to safer projects amid low interest rates

The Real Deal

Maddd Equities and Joy Construction recently landed a $45 million refinancing for their luxury rental building in Hudson Yards. While the debt package for 445 West 35th Street may look like a standard deal at a standard project, the interest rate, at 2.59 percent, is anything but standard.
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Markets In Europe, Asia Plummet After Central Banks Slash Rates Amid Coronavirus

Markets In Europe, Asia Plummet After Central Banks Slash Rates Amid Coronavirus

NPR.org

European shares dropped more than 8% on Monday, led by losses in Italy and France, the two countries hardest-hit by the coronavirus pandemic that has girdled the globe in recent weeks, infecting tens of thousands of people, severing supply chains and slowing commerce as people are forced to stay home.
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Winners and losers from the Fed’s emergency rate cut

Winners and losers from the Fed’s emergency rate cut

Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve made another emergency cut to interest rates on Sunday, slashing the federal funds rate by 1.00 percent to a range of 0-0.25 percent. The Fed is trying to stay ahead of disruptions and economic slowdown caused by the rapidly spreading coronavirus. It’s the largest emergency reduction in the Fed’s more than 100-year history.
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Visualizing the History of Pandemics

Visualizing the History of Pandemics

Visual Capitalist

Throughout History, as humans have spread across the world, so have infectious diseases. Even in this modern era, outbreaks are nearly constant, though not every outbreak reaches pandemic level as the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has.
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Coronavirus Outbreak: What Real Estate Managers Need to Know

Coronavirus Outbreak: What Real Estate Managers Need to Know

National Apartment Association

Real estate managers around the world are concerned about the health and well-being of their residents, as well as operational and business implications, related to the spread of the Coronavirus. Property management companies are preparing their employees and properties by issuing guidelines, reviewing cleaning protocols, and working with their vendors.
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Worst-case coronavirus scenario: 214 million Americans infected, 1.7 million dead

Worst-case coronavirus scenario: 214 million Americans infected, 1.7 million dead

MIT Technology Review

The worst-case figures are what would happen if no action is taken to slow the virus, which spreads person to person.
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Opinion: The $1 trillion plan to save the economy when the coronavirus forces everyone to quarantine

Opinion: The $1 trillion plan to save the economy when the coronavirus forces everyone to quarantine

Market Watch

If the coronavirus were a Category 5 hurricane, threatening the United States with a massive, widespread disaster, the entire government would be rapidly mobilized to prepare and respond to the most severe possibility, even if its path might miss the country. It would be “all hands-on deck” without reservation.
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Countries Tighten Lockdowns

Countries Tighten Lockdowns

The New York Times

As officials scramble to get in front of a disease that seems to easily evade their slow-footed efforts, SARS-COV-II is growing exponentially in several countries. You need to be ready for an explosion of cases in your country, especially if you live in a cooler climate. Please, use every day to improve your circumstances.
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WHO declares coronavirus a pandemic; Italy halts nearly all commercial activity

WHO declares coronavirus a pandemic; Italy halts nearly all commercial activity

The Washington Post

“WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction. We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.”
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An Official Emergency

An Official Emergency

Peak Prosperity

As officials scramble to get in front of a disease that seems to easily evade their slow-footed efforts, SARS-COV-II is growing exponentially in several countries. You need to be ready for an explosion of cases in your country, especially if you live in a cooler climate. Please, use every day to improve your circumstances.
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Coronavirus Begins To Disrupt US Supply Chains and Markets

Coronavirus Begins To Disrupt US Supply Chains and Markets

Engineering News-Record

While China’s COVID-19 infection rates have declined and business begins to return to some level of normalcy there, outbreaks in Italy and elsewhere continue to stoke fears of global supply chain hiccups.
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The Travel Industry is Suffering Its Worst Shock Since 9/11 Because of Coronavirus

The Travel Industry is Suffering Its Worst Shock Since 9/11 Because of Coronavirus

CNN Business

While China’s COVID-19 infection rates have declined and business begins to return to some level of normalcy there, outbreaks in Italy and elsewhere continue to stoke fears of global supply chain hiccups.
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All Things Real Estate: Where does the coronavirus do to real estate, our economy?

All Things Real Estate: Where does the coronavirus do to real estate, our economy?

The Island Now

Well, we are now in our 128th month of the longest economic expansion in U.S. history dating back to 1856, since the economic collapse in 2008…
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Coronavirus may be housing headwind: Economist

Coronavirus may be housing headwind: Economist

CNBC

CNBC’s “Power Lunch” team discusses housing with Mark Fleming of First American and CNBC’s Diana Olick...

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Potential Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Commercial Real Estate in Asia Pacific

Potential Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Commercial Real Estate in Asia Pacific

Cushman & Wakefield

The novel coronavirus outbreak, first reported from Wuhan city in Hubei province, central China, represents a new downside risk for the regional economy.

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How The Coronavirus Is Impacting Commercial Real Estate

How The Coronavirus Is Impacting Commercial Real Estate

Crowdstreet

We’ve been paying close attention to news about the coronavirus and its potential economic effects. So far, we’ve seen few reverberations in the commercial real estate market.

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Coronavirus: Impact on the Global Property Markets

Coronavirus: Impact on the Global Property Markets

Cushman & Wakefield

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus, formally named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization(WHO), has been devastating to all those affected…

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Low interest rates from COVID-19 present a real estate opportunity

Low interest rates from COVID-19 present a real estate opportunity

Marketplace.org

One effect of low bond yields is ultra-cheap mortgages. The average interest on the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage, according to Freddie Mac, is now just 3.45%…

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Seattle traffic disappears as Amazon, Microsoft, others enforce remote work policies

Seattle traffic disappears as Amazon, Microsoft, others enforce remote work policies

GeekWire

The work-from-home guidance from Seattle’s largest employers in response to the coronavirus outbreak is already affecting the city’s normally treacherous morning traffic. Amazon, Microsoft, and a flurry of other companies are asking employees who can work from home to do so throughout March as the number of COVID-19 cases increases in the Seattle region.

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Black Swans: 9 Recent Events That Changed Finance Forever

Black Swans: 9 Recent Events That Changed Finance Forever

Visual Capitalist

Nine recent “black swan” events that will have a lasting impact on how investors approach markets.

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