What are we reading? May 28, 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.


Jeremy Hainsworth, reporter:

Lexington: Joe Biden’s good pandemic. Comparisons and contrasts between challenges  President Franklin D. Roosevelt faced in the Depression and what presidential hopeful Biden has to grapple with should he get into the Oval Office in November. – The Economist, May 23


Emma Crawford Hampel, online editor:

This is important information for anyone wearing a mask. Spoiler alert: wash them. Here’s the best way to clean your face mask. – National Geographic



Timothy Renshaw, managing editor:

You think you've got pandemic business problems: how about a projected loss of 4.6 billion customers in 2020? – Airports Council International



Mark Falkenberg, deputy managing editor:

News that Torstar Corp., publisher of the Toronto Star, had been sold for $52 million to a company led by heavy Conserative Party donors, has many Canadians wondering whether the transaction is good news or bad news. Spoiler alert: Despite assurances that the new company is committed to the Star’s principles, there’s not a lot in the sale to cause anyone who believes in the importance of journalism to break out the champagne. – National Observer



The Canada-U.S. border is set to reopen June 21. Not so fast, say Canadian respondents to a new Angus Reid poll. – Daily Hive