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 had a total of 82,553,058 total cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, resulting in 1,017,609 deaths and 80,355,389 reported recoveries.

Globally, there have been 507,854,253 total cases, with 6,236,480 resultant fatalities and 460,229,752 reported recoveries.   (Source.)



•  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 77.4 percent of the total US population has received at least one dose of vaccine … 66 percent are fully vaccinated … and 45.5 percent of fully vaccinated people have received a vaccine booster dose - virtually unchanged over the past few days.