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Hosted By: James Keys, Tunde Ogunlana & Rob Richardson
As COVID-19 continues its rapid spread in the U.S. and around the world, we take a look at the practice of social distancing, how has been presented by many authorities as a way to make the spread of the virus more manageable (01:42), and how some have seemingly disregarded the practice (12:26). The guys also discuss some of the serious economic concerns that come with social distancing and potentially a national lockdown (24:51), what they see in the panic buying trends sweeping the nation (42:23), and what they would stock up on if there was a national lockdown (48:00).
VOX: How canceled events and self-quarantines save lives, in one chart.
Telegraph: What is herd immunity and will it stop coronavirus in the UK?
TheGuardian: I’m an epidemiologist. When I heard about Britain’s ‘herd immunity’ coronavirus plan, I thought it was satire.
Inquirer: Don’t believe the myth that black people can’t get coronavirus.
CNN: Top infectious disease expert doesn’t rule out supporting temporary national lockdown to combat coronavirus.
ABC: Stock market surges day after worst lost since 1987.
CNN: Vendors, ushers, other hourly workers pay the price for sports’ coronavirus shutdown.
TheGuardian: Prepare for the coronavirus global recession.
CNBC: Federal Reserve cuts rates to zero and launches massive $700 billion quantitative easing program.
Politico: House passes sweeping coronavirus response package.
CNN: Workers say gig companies doing ‘bare minimum’ during coronavirus outbreak.
Time: In the Wake of the Coronavirus, Here’s Why Americans Are Hoarding Toilet Paper.
NPR: Grocery Stores Start To Cut Hours As Coronavirus Prompts Surge In Panic-Buying.