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 current US Covid-19 coronavirus numbers:  84,066,379 total cases … 1,026,109 deaths … and 81,163,689 reported recoveries.

The global numbers:  519,878,857 total cases … 6,284,866 fatalities … and 474,619,207 reported recoveries.  (Source.)



•  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 77.6 percent of the total US population has received at least one dose of vaccine … 66.4 percent are fully vaccinated … and 46.3 percent of fully vaccinated people have received a vaccine booster dose.  The CDC also says that 49.4 percent of the eligible US population has not received a vaccine booster dose.