April 10, 2020

Today is Good Friday of the Easter Weekend. Whether or not you recognize Easter and its religious significance is irrelevant to taking the opportunity with your immediate family and loved ones to reflect upon what matters most to you and yours.

Local Medical DataA press conference by Buncombe County officials was held yesterday and the overall number of positive cases in the County remains the same at 37, of which 33 have recovered and been released from isolation.

AgricultureThe lockdown and resulting closure of restaurants, schools sport and music venues and farmers markets is causing a significant disruption to the food supply. Not only does it affect the cash flow of farmers but it also impacts their ability to plan for future demand. The resulting disruption will only get worse as the lockdown and closures continue.

Medical Data On Fatality RateThe results of a preliminary study in Germany which tested 80% of the population of Gangelt, a town of about 2,500 residents in the Heinsberg region which is one of the hardest hit in Germany by the pandemic, shows, among other things, a fatality rate of 0.37%. As this study continues, it should produce some interesting results.

Main Street v. Wall Street – Chamath Palihapitiya, CEO of Social Capital, makes it clear on CNBC where he stands on this issue.