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The Pandemic Won’t Be Over Anytime Soon, Here’s a Financial Checklist

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It’s been eight months since countries all around the world started to impose lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. So many things have happened since then. After what seems the worst 90...
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Targeting the Imbalanced Immune Response in COVID-19

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Too much histamine or prostaglandin D2 signaling or too little interferon signaling lead to increased risk for severe COVID-19. An imbalanced immune response appears to be the key to whether a person develops severe COVID-19...
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Doing Deals Without Meeting In Person? 5 Guidelines For VCs And Entrepreneurs

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Since covid hit the US six months ago VCs and entrepreneurs worldwide have had to adapt to the new reality of doing deals without meeting in person. Building trust is the challenge -- both...
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Why We Invested In Totient aka How AI Can Help Us Produce Drugs Against...

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On Sep 10, Totient, an AI-driven drug discovery company, emerged from stealth with the announcement of a key partnership with Ginkgo Bioworks to rapidly identify neutralizing antibodies against COVID-19. Totient has raised more than...
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The lesson Americans should never learn

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Americans should never learn the lesson that Annie Lowrey advocates for in her article titled “The Lesson Americans Never Learn,” recently published in The Atlantic. Ms. Lowrey compassionately looks at the challenges that we...
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4 COVID Cell Therapies and the Companies That Are Making Them

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The COVID-19 pandemic is one of modern medicine’s greatest challenges with 20 million (and counting) confirmed cases worldwide. Drugs in development to treat infections span small molecules, vaccines, and antibody-based therapies. Apart from these...
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The Retail Apocalypse Is Only Just Beginning

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We are on the verge of entering a new and better world. A few days ago, I was driving around tending to minor errands that have been accumulating over the last week or so. It...
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Financial Crimes, Compliance and COVID-19

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Illicit actors exploiting the vulnerabilities of global economic strains and interrupted supply chains caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have, effectively, created a perfect storm of fraudulent schemes and money laundering. “The World Bank (WB) and International Monetary Fund...
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An essential GTM change strategies in the Post pandemic economy

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Companies are re-writing their Go-to-market strategies heading towards the new economic era The COVID-19 has opened up for conducting the business in a new unimaginable ways. This pandemic has even forced the higher management to...
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Fighting COVID-19 With Collective Intelligence

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“Collective Intelligence is the capacity of human collectives to engage in intellectual cooperation in order to create, innovate, and invent.” - Pierre Lévy, philosopher, cultural theorist, media scholar, and a specialist in human collective...
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Money: Investing During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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A warning for every investor and the actions you should take right now Through my financial services career spanning almost two decades, I was once responsible for supervising an entire company of financial advisors who...
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Virtual Wealth Management with Forward-Thinking Advisors in a Post COVID World

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Covid-19 is by no means a thing of the past with the number of cases continually rising across the world, but I do believe we're beginning to deal with it better. We're adapting. After...
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Unemployment & Suicides: The Next Wave Of Crisis

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This wave of economic suicide will perhaps surpass the lives taken by the deadly virus itself. The economic hardships caused during Covid-19 have surpassed those of the 1930s Great Depression and the 2008 Global Financial...
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Words Alone Are Not Enough: Overcoming a Multitude of Problems Requires More

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Our mindset is mired in the stone age. We still plunder the earth. Neo-liberalism is the current expression of that mentality. The COVID-19 pandemic combined with revulsion to racism provides an opportunity for change,...
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COVID19 and Venture Capital

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Venture Capital market analysis from the Great Recession to COVID19 When analyzing a startup, especially the ones at early-stage, investors focus on three main factors: team, market and product. Times of crisis don’t make an...
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Interesting Animation of Covid-19 cases with Charts and Map using gganimate and tmap in...

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Covid-19 has drawn many people’s attention to creating charts and graphs for data analysis and visualization. In the last month, I spent some time experiencing R studio and am impressed with its powerful statistic...
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The Great Exodus: Searching for the Better Place

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2020 will be a year to remember. Many people’s lives have changed trajectories in the last several months. Among my friends living in a metropolis before the pandemic, half is not there any longer,...
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AWS for Enterprise Transformation: Secrets of Top Cloud Architects

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"What's your approach to Enterprise Transformation using cloud?" is the question people keep asking me since I was made AWS HERO by Amazon last week. The business impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, probably, make...
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Is the Coronavirus pandemic reshaping blockchain and how can the tech help tackle the...

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The current coronavirus pandemic has significantly affected aspects of the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. Industry events such as crypto conferences have been cancelled and postponed due to the outbreak, resulting in less movement and...
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COVID-19 Pandemic and Surveillance Program

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The epitome of the Modern-Day Corporate Trojan Horse Coronavirus pandemic has put significant stress on the world economy, public safety, as well as individual sanity. The chaos and uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 are not...