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Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary –  Zika Vaccine

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: May 19, 2020
Zika-Pamphlet-by-David-R-Kotok

What seems like ages ago, we wrote about Zika. Multiple commentaries became a pamphlet which was and is available free. Here’s the link: https://www.cumber.com/zika/. In that pamphlet is a chapter about how a political fight held up Zika vaccine research for a year. The costs in human and monetary terms are estimated in the pamphlet. […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – The Virus and Cruise Ships

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: February 12, 2020
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - The Virus and Cruise Ships

Virus news continues to erupt worldwide and financial markets seem divided, with bonds saying lower interest rates for longer, slower global growth, and a downward inflation outlook. Stock markets, on the other hand, like the low interest rates more than they fear the virus. The headline stock index changes masks the industry-specific impacts. The stock […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Wuhan, Hubei, Beijing, Washington: Case Studies in Gov’t Failure under Viral Conditions

Author: , Post Date: February 11, 2020
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Wuhan, Hubei, Beijing, Washington Case Studies in Government Failure under Viral Conditions

Let’s summarize the Wuhan, Hubei, Beijing cover-up and aftermath: October and November – flu-like symptoms, sickness and deaths attributed to flu. December – whistleblower doctor joins other doctors in alerting colleagues of novel coronavirus. Whistle-blower and other doctors punished by China government and silenced. China later attributes source of virus to seafood market (this is now believed to […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Coronavirus #1 with updated death toll

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: January 22, 2020
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Corona Virus & Markets

At Cumberland, we take time to track viral outbreaks for two reasons: (1) Epidemics and pandemics do have market consequences and raise risk, and (2) they can be deadly. SARS, bird flu, Zika, Ebola, and more make the list of outbreaks we have followed closely. In the case of Zika, we wrote a detailed pamphlet […]

Judith Monroe, MD of CDC Foundation, to speak during the “Health, Hunger, and Philanthropy” Panel

Author: , Post Date: April 10, 2019
FINANCIAL MARKETS & THE ECONOMY Financial Literacy Day III Judith Monroe, MD - President & CEO CDC Foundation

USF Sarasota-Manatee, Cumberland Advisors, and the Global Interdependence Center invite you to our third annual Financial Literacy Day, to be held April 11, 2019, from 8:30 AM to 4 PM in the Selby Auditorium of the USFSM campus. The theme this year is “Financial Markets and the Economy,” and the event will feature a number […]

Venezuela Poses Health Risk in the Americas

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: March 11, 2019
Bandera_de_Venezuela_en_el_Waraira_Repano by Jonathan Alvarez C

The economic and political dimensions of Venezuela’s collapse have dominated headlines, but the country is also being undermined by a healthcare crisis that could spread to all of Latin America. The situation in Venezuela demonstrates how failed government and economic collapse can lead to the unchecked spread of infectious disease, creating headaches across a region […]

Zika, Climate Change & January 25

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: January 9, 2019
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary - Zika

On December 30, as 2018 drew to an end, NBC’s Meet the Press aired an entire program on the climate change crisis, well worth watching (https://www.nbc.com/meet-the-press/video/meet-the-press-1230/3850857). Host Chuck Todd gave no air time to climate change denialism. Instead, the episode plunged into analyzing the crisis at hand, what might be done, what impediments slow our […]

CDC Foundation President Dr. Judy Monroe

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: August 18, 2018
CDC Foundation Dr Judy Monroe & David Kotok

For the children of Zika and their parents, Zika’s impact will never abate. Journalist Mauricio Savarese reports for the AP from Brazil: “Today, some of the children born during the outbreak are trying school for the first time — in very limited capacities — while others have died or are struggling to survive, hindered by health and developmental problems.”

Zika Update

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: July 13, 2018

For the children of Zika and their parents, Zika’s impact will never abate. Journalist Mauricio Savarese reports for the AP from Brazil: “Today, some of the children born during the outbreak are trying school for the first time — in very limited capacities — while others have died or are struggling to survive, hindered by health and developmental problems.”

Zika Update: Brace for Resurgence

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: November 1, 2017
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary - Zika

Back in 2013 a mild virus nobody paid much attention to underwent one small mutation: A single amino acid (serine) was replaced by another (asparagine), according to Chinese scientists who recently published their research in the journal Science (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/09/28/zika-was-a-mild-bug-a-new-discovery-shows-how-it-turned-monstrous). With that one change, Zika began to deal horrific damage to developing human brains. Zika became […]