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What We’re Reading – Week of 03/13/2020

Below you will find the articles on economics, investing, and finance that we found most interesting for the week.

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.

 

It’s just everywhere already.  The New York Times details how the coronavirus got out of control before we even knew we had it.

Article via New York Times

 

This paper by Harvard epidemiologists lays out what the demand for inpatient beds could be in the United States by extrapolating from the Wuhan experience.  It also helps one understand why such drastic action needs to (and is) being taken.

Article via Harvard

 

The Seattle Times reviews how the city handled the 1918 flu epidemic as many similar measures are put in place today.  Back then, it was over in five weeks.  It’s a good reminder that the sun will come out from behind the clouds relatively soon.

Article via Seattle Times

 

UnitedHealthcare and other insurers put the heat on doctors for high bills. 

Article via Bloomberg ($)

 

The Wall Street Journal explores the brave new world of betting on athletes’ data.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)