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…

•  The United States now has seen 80,697,924 total cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, resulting in 977,402 deaths and 53,730,805 reported recoveries.

Globally, there have been 439,261,312 total cases, with 5,986,716 resultant fatalities and 371,817,670 reported recoveries.  (Source.)

•  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 76.4 percent of the total US population has received at least one dose of vaccine … 65 percent is fully vaccinated … and 43.8 percent has received a vaccine booster dose.