How Will Covid-19/Coronavirus Affect my Alternative Investment Portfolio? Part 21: July 18th

Updated: Feb 8

U.S. death rate continues to move in the wrong direction for second week in a row; Calling "time" on the Swedish experiment; Second virus wave gets more intense; Georgia's economic reopening continues to unimpress; Leaked White House coronavirus report marks 10 states as "red zones" for failing to the control virus; Another weekly pummeling on unemployment; Retail sales come roaring back... but is the lion about to run out of breath?; CDC says pandemic in the U.S. could be over in eight weeks if everyone wore a facemask; U.S. virus control efforts "rendered useless" by yet more testing snafus; Why your favorite local restaurant may not survive the pandemic; Study finds many suffering from Covid-19 months after being infected; Study suggests Covid-19 antibodies don't stay around for very long; Your chances of surviving the Covid-19 ICU are improving; Moderna again releases a partial and incomplete study that causes the stock market to swoon; Construction costs decrease for the first time in a decade; Update on my portfolio.