What are we reading? March 19, 2020

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Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.

 

Mark Falkenberg, deputy managing editor: 

Tips for socializing remotely when a pandemic puts a full stop on your lunch meetings, happy hours and baby showers. – The Atlantic

https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2020/03/coronavirus-quarantine-socializing/608020/

 

A British study that found that COVID-19 may cause more than two million deaths in the U.S. may have prodded the U.S. president to stop calling the pandemic a hoax and at least pay lip service to taking the virus seriously. – Talking Points Memo

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/read-the-alarming-report-that-seems-to-have-jump-started-trumps-covid-response

 

Emma Crawford Hampel, online editor:

Stuck at home and bored? How to get a world-class education for free on the internet. There are courses from schools all around the world in a variety of subjects, all for free. – Quartz

https://qz.com/work/1209523/how-to-get-a-world-class-education-for-free-on-the-internet/

 

Hayley Woodin, reporter:

This intelligence memo from economist Kevin Milligan discusses what the Canadian economy needs right now. What we’re looking at is a bridge to help get us – families, workers, businesses – to the other side of the COVID-19 slowdown. Once there, we can talk about ways to stimulate our battered economy. Today, it’s about survival. – C.D. Howe Institute

https://www.cdhowe.org/intelligence-memos/kevin-milligan-%E2%80%93-economy-needs-big-strong-covid-bridge

 

Timothy Renshaw, managing editor:

Confirming that pandemics and other crises also bring out the worst from the bottom rungs of humanity, the Federal Trade Commission provides another instalment of coronavirus scams to beware of

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2020/03/ftc-coronavirus-scams-part-2

 

Teleworking security tips from the National Institute of Standards and Technology

https://www.nist.gov/blogs/cybersecurity-insights/telework-security-basics

 

Layoffs coming soon to a supply chain near you. – Freightwaves

https://freightwaves.com/news/layoffs-start-rippling-across-freight-industries

 

COVID-19 cutting nitrogen dioxide and other air pollutants in Italy and China, according to Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite data. – European Space Agency

http://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Videos/2020/03/Coronavirus_nitrogen_dioxide_emissions_drop_over_Italy#.XnNyN9QTqTY.link