Qamar says that he thinks telemedicine could make concierge-like health services more broadly available, but telemedicine has its limits. The New Yorkers who have had to leave their house every morning and evening to work through the pandemic are also the ones who suffered through limited testing availability and too-late test results. Telemedicine can certainly help identify probable COVID-19 cases if the patient is symptomatic, but it cannot track asymptomatic cases, which matters when you are asking people to continue working in ways and places where the disease can be transmitted. Most of all, telemedicine cannot push the people who need testing and care the most to the front of the line. In our current system, only money can do that. … [Read more...] about The hottest new amenity for the rich? On-demand doctors and COVID-19 tests
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Dealers of exotic car brands such as Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bentley, and Rolls Royce still managed to strike deals with buyers during the last two months. At least one unit from each of these brands, costing more than Rs 3 crore, was sold every week in July and August, according to FADA data. … [Read more...] about Luxury car sales are in free fall… But exotic ones are still in demand
In the 1800s, a British scientist named Luke Howard observed that the temperature in London was consistently higher than nearby areas. Today that phenomenon is called the urban heat island effect: Asphalt, dense architecture, energy usage, and a lack of green space all conspire to make cities much warmer than areas nearby–which actually cascades to dramatically alter the weather patterns around cities in general. The effect also compounds climate change in cities, which see hotter temperatures than what the rest of the world experiences. … [Read more...] about The Big, Hot, Expensive Problem Facing Cities Now
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While this isn’t a challenge, there is always that one question the promoters face: why is a garment or shoe rented out for so many thousands of rupees for two to three days, or why do they have to put a deposit down. Bhatia says, “I have spent a lot of time educating people. The clothing we are renting out is worth a few lakhs and we charge 10 percent of the garment cost, besides a deposit just in case there is some damage or loss. I have had cases where women have spilt wine or stepped on expensive gowns and then refused to pay up. In a few cases, they have just not returned the garment.” … [Read more...] about Don’t have enough dosh to spend on a Prada gown, Gucci bag or a Rolls Royce? Just rent it!