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Opportunity of a lifetime? Buy Nvidia today. What other countries have done to curb mass shootings

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Like all tech stocks, Nvidia has cratered this year:

I used to own it big-time last year. I dumped it as it crashed — adhering to my 15% rule.

I am now aggressively buying it.

I don’t like catching falling knives. But I have bought a lot of Nvidia in the last few days. I’m optimistic. Not for an immediate recovery. But longer-term.

This is not a tech company with no earnings.

Nvidia has sales growth, earnings growth, a dividend and a huge share buyback. How about that? From Yahoo Finance:

Now, as to why?

I have been writing about technology since 1969.  That’s 53 years.

I have never been as impressed with a tech story as I have with Nvidia. I’ve been “through” Microsoft, Apple, Intel, Amazon, Netflix, Facebook, Cisco, etc.

Nvidia used to be a chip company making chips for gaming and graphics. Now it’s chip company making chips and solutions for the Fortune 500,  for the S&P 500 and every company below that wants to use technology to improve its business. And that’s everyone (in my humble opinion.)

Two things blow me away about Nvidia. First, its new H100 chip has 80 billion transistors. That’s a lot of power.

Read more about the amazing H100 Hopper chip here.

Second, the way Nvidia has deliberately and brilliant expanded its business to include solutions for AI factories, processing mega info (called data analytics). business simulations

and robotics. If I’m not explaining much, it’s because it would take me 10,000 words…. Suffice. I’m excited.

There are two Nvidia presentations worth watching and listening to. I seriously recommend them.

+ NVIDIA 1st Quarter FY23 Financial Results. Click here.

+ Watch this video by founder Jensen Huang:

You can also find a bunch of present and upcoming Nvidia resentations here.

Why you (and me) really don’t want covid

Long COVID symptoms lasted a median of 15 months…

People with long COVID-19 who visited a Northwestern Medicine clinic were still experiencing symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, fatigue and brain fog for a median of 15 months after first falling ill, despite never needing hospitalization, according to a new Northwestern study.

The study looked at 52 patients who were seen at Northwestern’s Neuro COVID-19 clinic between May 2020 and November 2020, who initially had mild COVID-19 symptoms. Study senior author Dr. Igor Koralnik said the study is the first to look, over such a long time period, at neurological symptoms in people who didn’t need to be hospitalized for COVID-19.

The study was published Tuesday in peer-reviewed journal Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology.

“It’s important because … long COVID is not going to be going away,” said Koralnik, who is chief of Neuro-infectious Diseases and Global Neurology at Northwestern Medicine and oversees the Neuro COVID-19 Clinic.

Researchers believe long COVID may affect up to 30% of people who get COVID-19, which means an estimated 24 million people in the U.S. may be experiencing lingering symptoms, according to the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, though some studies have found that being vaccinated may reduce a person’s risk of developing long COVID if they catch COVID-19.

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Mass shootings and what we can do

America has had 27 school shootings in 2022. I fear every day for my four beautiful grandchildren, Eleanor, Peter, Zoe and Sophie who put their lives at risk by attending school.

No other civilized country tolerates what we do:

The New York Times ran a story today:

Read the full story here.

Fast Company ran a story today:

Read the full Fast Company story here.

The Atlantic magazine ran a piece: 

What I Saw Treating the Victims From Parkland Should Change the Debate on Guns
They weren’t the first mass-shooting victims the Florida radiologist saw—but their wounds were radically different.

For the Atlantic article, click here. 

The New York Times ran a piece today:

+ Staggering Toll of U.S. Gun Violence

The repetition of horror numbs the mind: Only 11 days ago there was Buffalo, with a man driven by racism gunning down 10 people at a supermarket. The next day another angry man walked into a Presbyterian church in Laguna Woods, Calif., and killed one person and wounded five others. And now, Uvalde, Texas — a repeat of what was once thought unfathomable: the killing of at least 19 elementary school children in second, third and fourth grades.

“I guess it’s something in society we know will happen again, over and over,” said Neil Heslin, whose 6-year-old son, Jesse Lewis, died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012.

The misery mounts, and yet nothing changes, leaving Americans with little more to do than keep lists, mental spreadsheets of death that treat events like Uvalde as just another morbid tally with superlatives like “second-deadliest shooting in an elementary school.”

Each event evokes some atrocity from the past, the exact details of each shooting growing more indistinct by the year: The latest death toll of 21 at Robb Elementary School in Texas surpasses the shooting in Parkland, Fla., in 2018, when 17 people were killed. It falls short of the deadliest school shooting — 26 people killed at Sandy Hook in Newtown, Conn.

You can read the entire NYTimes article here.

I wonder if tomorrow will bring another shooting. I wonder how long my adopted  country (America) can tolerate this. Mitch McConnell, when will you please let some simple gun control legislation get to the Senate? Background checks. Long waiting times. Ban on assault rifles. Should we really keep selling assault rifles to 18-year nutcase children?

I worry about my four grandchildren — ages 5 through 8.

See you soon, — Harry Newton