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 US Covid-19 coronavirus numbers:  34,848,068 total cases … 623,838 deaths … and 29,324,300 reported recoveries.

They global numbers:  189,319,604 total cases … 4,076,942 fatalities … and 172,882,565 reported recoveries.  (Source.)

•  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 67.8 percent of the US population 18 and older has received at least one dose of vaccine, with 59.1 percent bering fully vaccinated.