A 2008 financial crisis stat for investors afraid of this market

For many investors, the financial crisis of 2008 and the economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus are the only two bear markets they have experienced in their lives. Where are we now compared to 2008? Here is one way to look at that question and try to help understand why, even as the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average have surged back with gains equal to a new bull market since the March 23 low, many investors remain skeptical. The S&P and Dow were up double-digits, percentage-wise, this week alone.

Doctor who invented rubella vaccine working to fight the coronavirus

Stanley Plotkin, dubbed the “Godfather of Vaccines,” has worked on vaccines for anthrax, polio, rabies and rotavirus. In the 1960s, at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, Plotkin invented the rubella vaccine, which is credited with eradicating the disease in the United States. Plotkin, a pediatrician and vaccinologist, is consulting for pharmaceutical companies on vaccine development to halt the COVID-19 pandemic.