What are we reading? July 9, 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:

Lately the U.S. media has carried a lot of wistful stories comparing the Trump administration’s abysmal fumbling of the pandemic with Canada’s sober response. This is one of them and makes for some smug reading. – NBC

https://www.nbc-2.com/story/42344834/trump-and-trudeau-how-their-leadership-styles-pulled-their-countries-in-very-different-directions-amid-pandemic

 

New research on how processes inside neurons can go awry could help usher in effective treatments for degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and ALS. – NPR

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/07/08/888687912/new-clues-to-als-and-alzheimers-from-physics

 

Emma Crawford Hample, online editor:

How resilient are the banks? “When financiers and governments redesigned the financial system in order to make it safer after the debacle of 2007-09, most of them imagined that a shock as bad as the subprime fiasco would be a generation away. In fact it arrived only a decade or so later.” – The Economist

https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/07/09/how-resilient-are-the-banks