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C19 Open Discussion Week 11

From Science: T cells found in COVID-19 patients ‘bode well’ for long-term immunity Immune warriors known as T cells help us fight some viruses, but their importance for battling SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has been unclear. Now, two … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 10c

Return to normalcy? We have the first signs of a return to normal weekly driving patterns in New Jersey. Almost want to call it a return to sinus rhythm after a period of afib. Maybe the patient isn’t dead just … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 10b

From CNBC: Weekly mortgage applications point to a remarkable recovery in homebuying If mortgage demand is an indicator, buyers are coming back to the housing market far faster than anticipated, despite coronavirus shutdowns and job losses. Mortgage applications to purchase … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 10

Aaaaaand, we’re back.

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C19 Open Discussion Week 9c

From the Star Ledger: Gym owner says he’ll reopen Monday, whether or not Murphy allows it  A business owner in Bellmawr has decided to “take matters into our own hands” by opening his gym in defiance of a state-ordered closing … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 9b

Looks like folks largely stayed home for Mothers Day, but a good portion did venture out the day before. Looks like that weekend traffic is still sitting at the 20% under baseline level. The longer term trend is clearly back … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 9

From NJ Spotlight: Jersey Shore Towns Begin to Open Up — Cautiously: How Ready Are They? New Jersey’s beach towns prepare for a summer season like no other. For the bulk of the 41 municipalities stitched up and down the … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 8c

From the NJ DOL: NJ Unemployment Payouts Approach $2B The New Jersey Department of Labor has distributed $1.9 billion in income-supplementing benefits since the COVID-19 pandemic began in mid-March, and this week saw new unemployment claims for the period surpass … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 8b

NJ’s First “reopening” weekend – the last three data points on the chart are Friday, Saturday (peak), and Sunday. Saturday was clearly the most mobile day since mid-March. Will be interesting to see this develop over the next few weeks.

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C19 Open Discussion Week 8

Quarantine Fatigue in NJ

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C19 Open Discussion Week 7c

From NJBIZ: NJ sees steep drop in new jobless claims, labor data shows Despite record-high nationwide unemployment, New Jersey saw a steep drop in the number of people seeking jobless claims last week as the COVID-19 pandemic slams the breaks … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 7b

From News 4: At Least One-Third of New York, New Jersey Residents Had Someone in Their Home Laid Off: Polls Two polls released Monday offer new perspective into the far reaching impact of the coronavirus pandemic in New York and … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 7

From Barrons: Home Buyers Are Looking for Price Cuts. Realtors Say Sellers Aren’t Budging. The coronavirus pandemic has dampened the spring homebuying season by nearly every measure—but buyers still might not find the discounts they’re looking for.  Of the nearly 3,000 agents surveyed … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 6c

From the Record: More than 850,000 NJ workers have filed for unemployment since COVID-19 crisis began Close to 20% of New Jersey’s workforce has filed for unemployment benefits in the last five weeks to cover lost income, as businesses remain shuttered and social … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 6b

From MarketWatch: Existing-home sales slump 8.5% in March — but the worst is yet to come as the coronavirus hits the U.S. housing market Sales of previously-owned homes slid 8.5% in March as the coronavirus pandemic began to exert pressure … Continue reading

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