Politics Of Coronavirus, Climate, & Commercial Real Estate – Part 1/2

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 11:00:33 +0000

We foresee a softening of new commercial construction, a reduction in cosmetic renovations of existing stock, an increase in renovations focused on improving the net operating income including a strong focus on heat pumps displacing gas furnaces and existing air conditioning and an increased shift to distribution-center business models

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Trump resists national shutdown, leaving it up to states

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 08:42:42 +0000

WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Donald Trump is resisting calls to issue a national stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the new coronavirus despite his administration’s projections that tens of thousands of Americans are likely to be killed by the disease. One by one, though, states are increasingly pushing shutdown orders of their own. Trump said […]

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Silver Linings Playbook: Coronavirus Edition

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:37:17 +0000

The coronavirus is serious. Many loved ones will die. We’re responding seriously. We’ll get it under control. It will take about two years of increasing and decreasing social distancing before we have widespread vaccinations that bring herd immunity. Our global ability to deal with the next pandemic will be much stronger, and we will make the world a better place in part due to our common reaction to the pandemic

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Trump, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 07:33:44 +0000

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. The urgently needed pandemic response measure is the largest economic rescue measure in history and is intended as a […]

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A Thank You To FOIA Officers: Purveyors Of Sunshine

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 07:00:13 +0000

This sunshine week I would like to express my appreciation for all of the work that Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) officers at federal agencies have done and continue to do to ensure public access to government communications, records, and documents

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Coronavirus Data Is Being Concealed By The Trump Administration

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 05:03:38 +0000

We learned that the White House has held dozens of meetings on coronavirus that were considered “classified,” meaning that federal health officials, including experts, were unable to enter the room. Without experts in the room, how can we expect our government to follow the best available science on this rapidly developing issue and enact science-based policies that protect our health and safety during this pandemic

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What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 05:59:57 +0000

The death toll from the global coronavirus pandemic has surpassed 14,600 people worldwide, and it has sickened more than 335,000. Leaders in the US are hammering out a rescue package that could be worth nearly $2 trillion, while the death toll in Italy soars again. What’s happening today: — Italy’s coronavirus infections continue to soar, with […]

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