New Vehicle Inventory Stuck Near Record Low, Shortages Shift to Fuel-Efficient Cars, Prices Hit Record. But Used Vehicle Price Spike Runs out of Fuel amid Plenty of Supply

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Still the strangest auto market ever. By Wolf Richter for WOLF STREET. The inventory shortages at new vehicle dealers continue unabated, and inventories remain desperately low, but the shortages are shifting, as demand has shifted, and there is now supply piling up, for example at Ram dealers, while fuel-efficient vehicles are essentially sold out, and EV models have … Read more

Reinfection, severe outcome more common with BA.5 variant; virus spike protein toxic to heart cells

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By Nancy Lapid (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review. Reinfections, severe outcomes may be more common with BA.5 Compared with the earlier Omicron BA.2 subvariant, currently dominant … Read more

Rents spike as big-pocketed investors buy mobile home parks

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By MICHAEL CASEY and CAROLYN THOMPSON July 25, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/mobile-home-parks-rent-investors-8dbadf3f9a33faddb06abc980b046176 LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — For as long as anyone can remember, rent increases rarely happened at Ridgeview Homes, a family-owned mobile home park in upstate New York. That changed in 2018 when corporate owners took over the 65-year-old park located amid farmland and down … Read more

Coronavirus spike protein activated natural immune response, damaged heart muscle cells

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Research Highlights: Researchers have demonstrated for the first time a potential route of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein damaging the heart. In study evaluating mice and human heart cells, the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein inflamed the heart muscle cells, which can lead to heart injury. Embargoed until 8 a.m. CT/9 a.m. ET, Monday, July 25, 2022 (NewMediaWire) … Read more