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:  85,113,962 total cases … 1,029,121 deaths … and 81,701,524 reported recoveries.

The global numbers:  528,402,463 total cases … 6,302,103 fatalities … and 498,834,264 reported recoveries.  (Source.)



•  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 77.8 percent of the total US population has received at least one dose of vaccine … 66.5 percent are fully vaccinated … and 46.5 percent of fully vaccinated people have received a vaccine booster dose.