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…

•  The current US Covid-19 coronavirus numbers:  85,440,340 total cases … 1,030,415 deaths … and 81,851,405 reported recoveries.

The global numbers:  529,736,730 total cases … 6,306,249 fatalities … and 500,248,139 reported recoveries.  (Source.)

•  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 77.8 percent of the total US population has received at least one dose of vaccine … 66.6 percent are fully vaccinated … 46.6 percent of fully vaccinated people have received a first vaccine booster dose … and 26.7 percent of the US population age 65 and older has received a second vaccine booster dose, while 20.7 percent of the US population age 50 and older has received the second booster shot.