Today – we’ll put the “G” in global, and look around the world. Then, summer is canceled. Ugh. And retail therapy is a real thing. 
I’m Alexa Scordato and this is Future Forward. I’m Steven Rosenbaum, let’s launch. 

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International:

Daily Death Tools – Financial Times:
https://twitter.com/jburnmurdoch/status/1246184639540146178/photo/1

Emirates begins rapid testing for all airline passengers: 
https://apple.news/ApWAUt6_wSimu1n3sjOEFFg

Singapore seeing a jump in cases, mostly foreign workers:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-singapore-idUSKBN2200B7

New Zealand’s elimination response:
https://www.ft.com/content/7514ea27-aff7-4733-a827-6ae792364f75

The latest on Italy and Tehran: 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/18/world/coronavirus-cases-tracker.html

Spanish Researchers Use Blockchain and AI to Flatten the Curve
https://spectrum.ieee.org/news-from-around-ieee/the-institute/ieee-member-news/researchers-spain-blockchain-ai-app-flatten-the-curve

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2020 Cancelled!

Facebook says no large events til 2021
https://slate.com/technology/2020/04/facebook-coronavirus-2021-work-offices.html

No sports til 2021 possible: 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/04/04/how-long-until-sports-can-return-you-might-not-like-answer/

Just got my Shakespeare in the park email 🙁 

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Retail therapy is real! 

Shopify seeing Black Friday type sales every day:
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/shopify-surges-cto-touts-black-154239189.html

How to be more conscientious online shoppers: 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/13/technology/coronavirus-ethical-shopping.html

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