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



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



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