They Used To Pull The Bull Out, And They Used To Eat It

They Used To Pull The Bull Out, And They Used To Eat It

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I love reading copy sometimes. "Hitting a big level in markets used to mean something on Wall Street," Bloomberg's Sam Potter wrote, in the very first sentence of a piece published Friday afternoon. I know quite a few people who write for mainstream financial media outlets, but I don't know Sam. He does follow me on social media, though, and hopefully he's got a sense of humor. Because as soon as I read the line quoted above, I couldn't help but pict
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5 thoughts on “They Used To Pull The Bull Out, And They Used To Eat It

  1. I can understand the reluctance of anyone that does not want to inject themselves with a vaccine created under the comical title of “Operation Warp Speed.” It would only be more ridiculous if the name was “Operation Super Ludicrous Speed” (Referencing Space Balls for the un-initiated.)

    Having said that, I do believe once we have more consistent messaging from the top down people will get on board.

    One last interesting thought…While watching Axios last Monday, Moderna Chief Medical Officer Tal Zaks commented that they did not have evidence to suggest a vaccine would stop the spread of the virus, only that if you were vaccinated and came in contact with the virus your outcomes would be less severe. So much for a magic bullet…

  2. “One last interesting thought…While watching Axios last Monday, Moderna Chief Medical Officer Tal Zaks commented that they did not have evidence to suggest a vaccine would stop the spread of the virus, only that if you were vaccinated and came in contact with the virus your outcomes would be less severe. So much for a magic bullet…”

    Thanks for posting that. That is very significant.

    I was worried that one bad side-effect headline could derail the Little Orphan Annie optimism underlying the “all will return to normal once the vaccines are out” narrative.

    But if correct, this suggests the vaccines are not a silver bullet triggering instant herd immunity. It’s more like the regular old flu shots.

    RIP great rotation?

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