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As COVID-19 continues its rapid spread in the U.S. and around the world, James Keys, Tunde Ogunlana, and Rob Richardson take a look at the practice of social distancing, how has been presented by many authorities as a way to make the spread of the virus more manageable (01:42), and how some have seemingly disregarded the practice (12:26).  The guys also discuss some of the serious economic concerns that come with social distancing and potentially a national lockdown (24:51), what they see in the panic buying trends sweeping the nation (42:23), and what they would stock up on if there was a national lockdown (48:00).

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How canceled events and self-quarantines save lives, in one chart

https://www.vox.com/2020/3/10/21171481/coronavirus-us-cases-quarantine-cancellation

What is herd immunity and will it stop coronavirus in the UK?

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/15/what-herd-immunity-mean-will-stop-coronavirus-uk/

I’m an epidemiologist. When I heard about Britain’s ‘herd immunity’ coronavirus plan, I thought it was satire

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/15/epidemiologist-britain-herd-immunity-coronavirus-covid-19

Don’t believe the myth that black people can’t get coronavirus

https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-blacks-african-americans-myths-philly-jenice-armstrong-20200310.html

Top infectious disease expert doesn't rule out supporting temporary national lockdown to combat coronavirus

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/15/politics/anthony-fauci-national-lockdown-bars-restaurants-cnntv/index.html

Stock market surges day after worst lost since 1987

https://abcnews.go.com/Business/stock-market-surges-day-worst-lost-1987/story?id=69579428

Vendors, ushers, other hourly workers pay the price for sports' coronavirus shutdown

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/13/business/sports-hourly-workers-coronavirus/index.html

Prepare for the coronavirus global recession

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/mar/15/prepare-for-the-coronavirus-global-recession

Federal Reserve cuts rates to zero and launches massive $700 billion quantitative easing program

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/15/federal-reserve-cuts-rates-to-zero-and-launches-massive-700-billion-quantitative-easing-program.html

House passes sweeping coronavirus response package

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/13/congress-coronavirus-stimulus-package-deal-friday-128140

Workers say gig companies doing 'bare minimum' during coronavirus outbreak

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/16/tech/delivery-workers-coronavirus/index.html

In the Wake of the Coronavirus, Here's Why Americans Are Hoarding Toilet Paper

https://time.com/5803273/hoarding-toilet-paper/

Grocery Stores Start To Cut Hours As Coronavirus Prompts Surge In Panic-Buying

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/14/815911461/grocery-stores-start-to-cut-hours-as-coronavirus-prompts-surge-in-panic-buying