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    Business Insider

    An emergency medicine physician projects that if schools open up in the fall, they'll be closed by the end of October due to COVID-19 outbreaks

    One doctor said reopened schools could shut down again by the end of October, citing the "confluence" of the flu season and increased exposure.

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    The Telegraph

    'A man asked for sex using my phone number from my CV'

    I am not available for sex. Unbelievably these are words I had to write on my LinkedIn profile this week. Like many freelancers I am used to being out of work for periods, so when lockdown came I thought “I’ve got this”. Working in PR and events my industry was totally shut down due to Covid - and is only just starting to show shoots of recovery now. I expected this. What I did not expect was to be sat in floods of tears after a potential work message left me feeling shaken and violated, with two tear-dampened basset hounds refusing to leave my side. The cause was a WhatsApp message I received, asking if I was still looking for work. As most of my jobs start this way I felt hopeful. Maybe at last things were returning to normal? I excitedly told my boyfriend and happily trotted out of the door for my morning waddle feeling like we might be OK after all. As someone whose mental health has, like so many, been battered by lockdown this message suddenly made me feel better; lighter on my feet, the water looked clearer, the skies more blue and even the dogs less pudgy. When I returned to the desk, I continued our correspondence. “Morning Emma, are you still looking for work?” it began. “Morning, I sure am,” I replied. “Would love to know more, apologies for the late reply, early morning hound walk!” “That’s ok, what are you looking for tho?” Should alarm bells have rung then? I replied that I was open to anything and had lots of transferable skills… “Where do you live?” Fair enough, I suppose. “Ok, how would you feel if I paid you for some company and some time of yours?” Sorry, what? It soon became clear that these messages were from an unknown man looking for sex. He had used the phone number from my CV, which I have emailed out to various potential employers, to solicit me via WhatsApp.

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    Bloomberg

    Goldman Warns Covid-19 Vaccine Approval Could Upend Markets

    (Bloomberg) -- Investors should consider the risk of a successful coronavirus vaccine unsettling markets by sparking a sell-off in bonds and rotation out of technology into cyclical stocks, warned Goldman Sachs Group Inc.The increased probability of an approved vaccine by the end of November is underpriced by equity markets and by that time the result of the U.S. election will be known, wrote strategists including Kamakshya Trivedi in a note Wednesday. Investors will also know how the start of the school year will have impacted the spread of the coronavirus, they said.Approval of a vaccine could “challenge market assumptions both about cyclicality and about eternally negative real rates,” the team wrote, adding such a scenario may support steeper yield curves, traditional cyclicals and banks, while challenging the leadership of technology stocks. If this happened along with a change in the U.S. administration, emerging market equities could benefit “if trade policy risks diminish while U.S. tax risks rise,” according to the note.While the strategists suggested it may be too early for investors to position themselves aggressively for such a shift, they recommended options trades as a way to play the theme. For example, some call options on the S&P 500 still look attractive, and Goldman sees upside to around the 3,700 level should there be an early vaccine.That compares with a potential downside target of 2,200 should there be a significant reversal of activity from a second wave of the virus, the strategists added. The U.S. benchmark closed just under 3,328 on Wednesday.The Goldman team was more forthright on keeping its bearish view on the dollar.“The range of outcomes is wide and our highest confidence is still in ongoing U.S. dollar weakness,” they said.(Updates with S&P 500 level in the fifth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

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    INSIDER

    A 6-year-old girl in the UK choked on her McDonald's chicken nuggets because they contained bits of a face mask, her mom says

    McDonald's said it was investigating the incident and had "taken action to ensure any product from this batch is removed from restaurants."

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