business news in context, analysis with attitude

Random and illustrative stories about the global pandemic and how businesses and various business sectors are trying to recover from it, with brief, occasional, italicized and sometimes gratuitous commentary…

•  In the United States, there now have been a total of 34,210,782 Covid-19 coronavirus cases, resulting in 612,366 deaths and 28,122,737 reported recoveries.

Globally, there have been 174,064,740 total cases, with 3,744,513 resultant fatalities, and 157,083,929 reported recoveries.  (Source.)

•  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 63.5 percent of the US population has received at least one dose of vaccine, with 52.8 percent being fully vaccinated.

•  Texas News Today reports that "United Airlines will require new employees to prove they have been vaccinated against the new coronavirus this month, following a similar move by Delta.

"Under the new rules, external candidates who have been offered a job offer after June 15 must ensure that they have been fully vaccinated by the start date, said a Chicago-based airline."

•  The Seattle Times reports that King County, Washington (which includes Seattle), public health officials have concluded that "of King County’s recent COVID-19 cases, 97% had occurred in unvaccinated people."

This effectively means that "the only people still catching coronavirus here in King County are people who haven’t gotten the shots," the Times writes.  "It also means the disease that just a few months ago threatened the entire nation is now almost exclusively circulating among a shrinking few."