2. The lesson from India was that Delta is highly contagious and, like earlier variants, deadly to some of the unvaccinated. The lesson from the UK was that the Delta is highly contagious and far, far less deadly to the vaccinated.
The vaccine was developed and authorized under a Republican Administration, and it’s been distributed and administered under a Democratic one.
The vaccines are safe, they are highly effective, and there’s nothing political about them.
Just now, @FSCDems approved our bill increasing oversight of ‘family offices.’ These offices of the mega-rich control $6T (more than private equity and venture capital COMBINED) yet have ZERO oversight. One family office recently caused $10B in losses across several major banks. twitter.com/openmarkets/st…
Dear Ted Cruz :
Midland Texas is back to January numbers for Covid. Only 39 per cent of us are vaccinated thanks to you and your idiot Republican colleagues. Many Trump supporters are dying out here. If this doesn’t concern you, what will? #MorningJoetwitter.com/tedcruz/status…
The fact that any Republican would support Donald Trump after this happened is an absolute disqualifier for me, no matter how much I might agree with them about any other issue under the sun. In other words, America First.
Officer Hodges on why he characterized January 6 as a white nationalist insurrection: "The crowd was overwhelmingly white males ... people who associate with Donald Trump I find more likely to subscribe to that kind of belief system."
D.C. Police Officer Michael Fanone slams his hand on the table while calling out Congress members who downplay the Capitol attack
"Too many are telling me that hell doesn't exist, or that hell wasn't actually that bad. The indifference shown to my colleagues is disgraceful."
4/3: To be sure, there were sunspots and game theory/ co-ordination stories of multiple equilibria, but the workhorse models didn't really incorporate them, which circumscribed the policy arguments that orthodox macroeconomists would take seriously.
2/3: Significant policy implications. Also encouraging that multiple equilibria and virtuous circles encompassing policy/capital investment/ growth are finally being incorporated into fully articulated mainstream macro models.
It's remarkable how often China government actions that shock the market turn out to have been clearly signaled in advance in various political speeches by Xi. It's almost as if he communicates his priorities to a bureaucracy that then implements them. twitter.com/hancocktom/sta…
4. But both economists also raised red flags: school closures could prevent parents returning to work; rising case # could hit consumer/biz confidence; Delta so contagious it "could go from zero to sixty really quick."
White House confirms it’s maintaining travel ban on UK and Schengen countries imposed by Pres Trump last March. Cites delta variant. Will be blow to airlines and tourism industry hoping to salvage something from summer season. But most of all blow to families desperate to reunite