Saturday, October 10, 2020

Weekly Indicators for October 5 - 9 at Seeking Alpha


 - by New Deal democrat

My Weekly Indicators post is up at Seeking Alpha.

Because the pandemic so quickly and completely put the economy in a coma back in April, and the economy remains at severely depressed levels by most metrics compared with a year ago, in June I started to compared current levels with the worst pandemic readings.  This week I went further, and calculated the best readings since the pandemic began for most indicators, and am tracking those as well.

The results as of now confirm that the economy has *slowly* continued to improve into the autumn compared with summer.

As usual, clicking over and reading will give you a comprehensive look at where the economy is right up until this week, and it will also reward me with a penny or so for my efforts in keeping you up to date.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Coronavirus dashboard for October 9: everybody has to touch the hot stove at least once


 - by New Deal democrat

Total confirmed US infections: 7,605,218*
Average infections last 7 days: 46,869

Total US deaths: 212,762
Average deaths last 7 days: 717

*Actual number is probably 5 to 7 million higher, or about 4% of the total US population
Source: COVID Tracking Project

In the last 4 weeks, the average number of new infections has risen again. Here is the breakdown by regions: