When we spoke on Tuesday, I made a bold prediction: the Covid-19 outbreak, while serious, will not be as bad as the worst-case predictions would have it.
For one, much of the country is already on lock-down, cutting off the spread of the disease. That is buying us some valuable time as researchers race to find a cure or at least a good treatment option.
And I’m happy to report there have been some exciting developments in the search for treatments and vaccines against Covid-19
Last week, I noted that most vaccine research remains rooted in 1950s technology.
Despite mapping the entire human genome back in April 2004, drug firms and scientists still rely on slowly growing viruses inside chicken eggs to create a vaccine.
This takes a lot of time – and a lot of eggs.
But the Covid-19 pandemic has them racing to find a treatment using novel and fascinating science.
Millions of Americans found yesterday’s headlines about the coronavirus more than a little disturbing.
After all, the number of U.S. cases has climbed above 10,000. And while that sounds like a lot from the standpoint of raw numbers, I believe at a time like this, it’s important to keep this kind of news in context.
In fact, I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict that the total number of infected Americans will be much less than what Big Media would have you believe.
I realize that many folks are scared and frustrated because the $1.2 trillion life sciences sector has not yet released a vaccine.
With that in mind, I am starting the first of a two-part series on that very subject.
Today, I will walk you through why we still use 1950s technology in the search for a vaccine.
To hear Big Media tell it, only a fool would bet on China right now.
After all, China is the source of the coronavirus that has spooked investors around the world.
Here in the U.S., the outbreak is receiving nonstop media coverage. It’s all over the TV and radio, newspapers and magazines as well as online news sites.
But for savvy tech investors focused on the long-haul, this could prove to be a great time to invest in China’s burgeoning e-commerce sector. This is a country with more than 893 million people online, according to Statista.
Even better if our investment goes beyond the world’s most populous nation and gives us access to other emerging markets.
Tuesday was a very big day for the Democrats with Super Tuesday putting hundreds of delegates up for grabs.
That makes this an ideal time for a fiscal conservative like me to make a very important point.
If presidential candidate Bernie Sanders bounces back from his second-place finish and is elected in November, rich tech leaders like cloud pioneer Mark Benioff won’t be able to help save the lives of kids.
Here’s the thing. Sanders has been an outspoken opponent of wealth for many years. And if elected, he pledges to slap the wealthy with punitive taxes.
I believe that Sanders and his supporters are flunking the cosmic IQ test. Simply stated, without rich people, America would lose a huge chunk of funding for the arts as well as scientific and medical research.
With that in mind, today I am going to reveal five reasons why Benioff’s high-octane firm, Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM), is a great investment.
With the coronavirus pushing down the market, big leaders and some of the most promising names in tech are on sale for a bargain, but this is no time to jump in headfirst. The market is panicking, whether the virus is severe enough to justify it or not, and it’s too soon to tell where the bottom might be. This is the time for cautious plays and keeping an eye on the best stocks in tech and semiconductors, as leading chipmakers are still managing to make some daily gains. Excellent tech products still have a solid case for upside once this market pressure has passed. Click here to watch.