retail 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…

•  Here are the current US Covid-19 coronavirus numbers:  33,971,207 total cases … 606,179 deaths … and 27,662,268 reported recoveries.

The global numbers:  169,156,978 total cases … 3,514,148  fatalities … and 150,810,824 reported recoveries.  (Source.)

•  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 61.8 percent of the US population aged 18 and older has received at least one dose of vaccine,  with 50.3 percent being fully vaccinated.