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The pandemic has given the 1% even more ways to show off how rich they are. Here are 6 new status symbols among the ultrawealthy

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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The ultrawealthy are using new status symbols to flaunt their wealth in the age of coronavirus.
Hiring concierge doctors and living in luxury condos that offer antibody testing amenities signal that they're better off in health.
Riding out the pandemic in a vacation home with their household staff shows that they have the means for a luxury quarantine experience.
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The coronavirus pandemic has ushered in a new era of status symbols.
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A new Swedish coronavirus antibody study shows the herd immunity strategy isn't working

A new Swedish coronavirus antibody study shows the herd immunity strategy isn't working

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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A new study by Sweden's public health agency found that just 7% of people in Stockholm had caught the coronavirus by the end of April.
Swedish forecasters had previously predicted up to half the population would catch the virus by May.
Experts say at least 60% of people need to catch the virus before any protective immunity can be achieved.
"It's surprising are so wrong," Professor Tom Britton, who helped devise the public health agency's model said.
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A new study suggests that only a small...
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