Published on: July 14, 2021
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 total of 34,807,813 Covid-19 coronavirus cases, resulting in 623,435 deaths and 29,304,451 reported recoveries.
Globally, there have been 188,694,339 coronavirus cases, with 4,067,181 resultant fatalities, and 172,493,478 reported recoveries. (Source.)
• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 67.7 percent of the US population age 18 and older has gotten at least one dose of vaccine, with 58.9 percent being fully vaccinated.
• From the Wall Street Journal this morning:
"New Covid-19 cases are on the rise in a number of states across the U.S., worrying health officials and epidemiologists as many Americans remain unvaccinated and the highly transmissible Delta variant spreads.
"The U.S. is averaging more than 23,000 new cases a day, double the seven-day average of around 11,300 cases three weeks ago, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. On 17 of the past 18 days, the seven-day case average was higher than the 14-day average, also suggesting cases have been rising nationally.
"The uptick follows a significant slowdown in Covid-19 metrics after a deadly winter surge, when newly reported cases peaked at around 240,000 cases a day in mid-January, and it comes as public-health officials push to reinvigorate the nation’s vaccination campaign and get shots to undecided or isolated Americans.
"According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly all recent Covid-19 cases and deaths from the disease are among unvaccinated people. Americans 65 and older, who are most likely to die from Covid-19 infections, have high rates of vaccinations."