An economy in the recovery room

Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 11/26/2020

Twice a year we look at the economy for our clients. I thought I’d share a few of our thoughts in that report with you. The third quarter results came two weeks ago, and you don’t need…

Where our focus should be

Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 10/22/2020

Last week I said there were three things we needed to do to recover from this crisis. They were the immediate actions government could undertake to hasten recovery. In the longer term, there are two areas the…

The miracle of vaccines

Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 09/24/2020

The first vaccine was developed in 1796 by Edward Jenner, who used cowpox material to develop immunity to smallpox. According to historyofvaccines.org, the next major breakthrough occurred in 1885, almost 100 years later: the development of the…

Harm reduction

Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 09/03/2020

  I’m going to come back to this topic (see my column “Smoking kills, vaping doesn’t” on July 11, 2019) because we need to save Filipino lives from all illnesses, not just COVID-19. Smoking kills, we know…

A new world order (1)

Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 07/16/2020

  They’re calling it the “new normal.” A world in upheaval. What will that new world look like? Let me suggest a few of the changes we may see. The first thing to recognize is that, of…

Time for a balanced approach

Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 07/09/2020

  COVID-19 is scary—about 1,300 deaths in the Philippines in just six months. But we should be careful not to overreact—as we did with Dengvaxia, for instance. In the first eight months of last year, an estimated…

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