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    A city in Brazil where covid-19 ran amok may be a ‘sentinel’ for the rest of the world

    What happens when a major city allows the coronavirus to rage unchecked? If the Brazilian city of Manaus is any answer, it means about two-thirds of the population could get infected and one person in 500 could die before the epidemic winds down. During May, as the virus spread rapidly in Manaus, the equatorial capital of the state of Amazonas, dire reports described overwhelmed hospitals and freshly dug graves. Demand for coffins ran at four to five times figures for the previous year. But since hitting a peak four months ago, new coronavirus cases and deaths in the city of … Read More

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    Elon Musk reveals the Tesla Model S ‘Plaid’ slated for late 2021 – TechCrunch

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed Tuesday the Model S Plaid, the newest variant to the company’s flagship sedan that boasts some eye-popping performance and range claims, including the ability to travel at least 520 miles on a single charge. The Model S with this more powerful “Plaid” powertrain won’t be available until late 2021.  Tesla, however, has already opened up orders for the vehicle that starts just a skosh under $140,000. In September 2019, Musk tweeted that “the only thing beyond Ludicrous is Plaid,” a teaser to a higher-performing vehicle and a nod to the movie “Spaceballs.” At the time, … Read More

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