Coronavirus Update 9/14/21

By Whitney Tilson

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Sorry I’ve been so delinquent in keeping up with the pandemic (and this is going to be a quick one), but I’m in the middle of a 10-day RV trip from Minneapolis to Seattle with Susan – we’re in Billings, MT right now, on our way to Glacier National Park for the next two days. […]

Coronavirus Update 8/26/21

By Whitney Tilson

Thursday, August 26, 2021
1) I could be wrong, but I think the nasty (and completely needless) fourth wave we’re experiencing may soon peak – you can see the leveling off in this chart of cases (source): Note that hospitalizations and deaths will likely peak roughly 1-2 weeks and 3-4 weeks, respectively, after cases do: More evidence of a […]

8/21/21 Coronavirus Update

By Whitney Tilson

Saturday, August 21, 2021
1) While this should have happened weeks, if not months, ago, this is still GREAT news! Now, the FDA needs to get off its a** and give full approval to the Moderna vaccine as well. The F.D.A. is aiming to give full approval to Pfizer’s Covid vaccine on Monday. Excerpt: The Food and Drug Administration is […]

Coronavirus Update 8/19/21

By Whitney Tilson

Friday, August 20, 2021
1) This is super-interesting. For those of you who aren’t quant geeks, all you need to understand is that the vaccine efficacy data from the UK and Israel are much better than they appear. For you geeks who want to understand why, let’s first start with the data. Here’s the UK (source): And here’s Israel (source): The […]

Coronavirus Update 2 8/18/21

By Whitney Tilson

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
A quick follow-up to my e-mail earlier today… 1) Every time I send out one of these e-mails, I get flamed by a handful of misguided folks who’ve made the very foolish – possibly even deadly – miscalculation not to get vaccinated. So why do I persist? Because I also hear from readers whom I […]

Coronavirus Update 8/18/21

By Whitney Tilson

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
1) In my last e-mail, I wrote: As we struggle to overcome the misinformation that has led a third of our population down the anti-vax rabbit hole so they’ll get their first shot, the rest of us will soon be getting our third shots I confidently predict. Thus, I wasn’t surprised to see this news (though I […]

Coronavirus Update 8/14/21

By Whitney Tilson

Saturday, August 14, 2021
1) I ate some humble pie in my free investing daily recently (you can sign up for it here): The more than 100 responses to my two e-mails last weekend (links here) urging people to get vaccinated are a fascinating insight into the human mind: How do people think? What data or stories do they incorporate into […]

Coronavirus Update 8/10/21

By Whitney Tilson

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
I only know three people who haven't been vaxxed (one friend and another friend's two teenage kids), and I’ve made it a personal mission to change their minds. I'm delighted to report that one friend, who lives in Florida, is getting him kids vaxxed this week, writing: “Obviously your badgering helped push me over the […]

Coronavirus Update 8/1/21

By Whitney Tilson

Sunday, August 1, 2021
As you can imagine, my last email generated a ton of responses (some shared below) – but, much to my surprise, they were overwhelmingly positive. I guess my admonition to not send me “hateful screeds” and instead simply unsubscribe worked… (Though I have to share this doozy (from someone whom I’ve removed from this list): […]

Coronavirus Update 7/31/21

By Whitney Tilson

Saturday, July 31, 2021
Normally I wait to compile a bunch of interesting articles, data and exchanges with my readers before I send out another email, but having just come back from a 48-hour, 54-mile backcountry trek on/near the famed John Muir Trail in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains (I posted some pictures on Facebook here), I’m exhausted and don’t know […]
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About Whitney Tilson

Prior to creating Empire Financial Research, Whitney Tilson founded and ran Kase Capital Management, which managed three value-oriented hedge funds and two mutual funds. Starting out of his bedroom with only $1 million, Tilson grew assets under management to more than $200 million.

Tilson graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a bachelor’s degree in government in 1989. After college, he helped Wendy Kopp launch Teach for America and then spent two years as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1994, where he graduated in the top 5% of his class and was named a Baker Scholar.

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