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, we've now had a total of 33,044,068 Covid-19 coronavirus cases, resulting in 589,207 deaths, and 25,641,574 reported recoveries.
Globally, there have been as total of 151,240,633 coronavirus cases, with 3,182,093 resultant fatalities, and 128,650,078 recoveries. (Source.)
• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 54.9 percent of Americans 18 years of age or older have received at least one Covid-19 vaccination, and 38.4 percent have received their full dosage.
• The Wall Street Journal reports this morning that "as more Americans are vaccinated against Covid-19 and as rules on social distancing are relaxed, interest in activities such as travel and live entertainment is starting to recover, new data on app usage suggest.
"Trends seen from a range of sources, including information on active users of a variety of consumer apps as estimated by the data tracker Apptopia, indicate that those factors, along with warming weather, federal aid dollars and a general desire to get out of the house, are helping some consumer and social activities approach pre-pandemic levels."