Proposed SEC rule for protecting consumers from emerging market ETF reallocation

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            In November 2019, exchange-traded fund (ETF) index-providers began allocating between 33% and 37% of their emerging market funds to Chinese companies, resulting in more than $400 million flowing into the country.[1] The trend is on track to continue: US portfolio investment in the Chinese market could increase to more than US $1 trillion by […]

感染者如何在家自行有效隔离 / Effective quarantine: guide for treating COVID-19 at home

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Hospitals in Wuhan have become full and are sending patients home, telling them to quarantine themselves. If the virus spreads and this ends up happening to you or someone in your family, don’t panic. A friend who studied contagious diseases at Harvard told me “sending people home and telling them to quarantine themselves isn’t necessarily […]

Why contagious diseases keep emerging in China, and why it’s so hard to stop them: a brief history of medical care under CCP rule

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General historical overview After the fall of the Qing Dynasty in the early 1900s, there was an explosion of Western education, as wealthier families sent their children to be educated abroad (mostly in Japan which by then was fairly Westernized, but some went to the US/UK too). The old traditional Chinese medicine practices began to […]

COVID-19: systemic and procedural issues inhibiting transparency and efficacy

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In the past week or so a lot of disturbing rumors have been emerging from China about the COVID-19 viral outbreak. Most of them are unofficially reported and just pass through the grapevine, for example about hospitals in Wuhan turning people away because they’re at maximum capacity, doctors abandoning their posts, human-to-human transmission since almost […]