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How will the COVID-19 vaccine rollouts affect each company’s reputation?

Apr 16, 2021
Are you Team Pfizer or Team Moderna? Some consumers in the U.S. have been been expressing their preferences for the different COVID-19 vaccine brands.
A view of Johnson & Johnson vaccine vials.
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How will inflation move in post-COVID recovery?

Apr 16, 2021
Will we see prices rising into 2022? And would larger-than-expected spikes in inflation be noticeable to consumers?
"The overall pattern of inflation, many things will not be noticeably more expensive," says Joseph Gagnon, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
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Pandemic lockdowns fueled domestic violence worldwide, report says

Apr 16, 2021
Pandemic life created conditions for the most severe, even lethal, abuse.
During pandemic lockdowns, many domestic violence victims have been trapped at home with their abusers.
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More Americans express enthusiasm for COVID-19 vaccine

Apr 16, 2021
Black Americans are the least enthusiastic, which likely reflects a lack of both information and access.
The share of Americans who want a COVID-19 shot right away, or have already been vaccinated, has nearly doubled to over 60% since December.
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How to achieve vaccination equity? In Philly, the answer is walk-in clinics

Apr 15, 2021
The number of Black and Hispanic residents getting vaccinated in Philadelphia increased by more than 50% where the city reserved shots for walk-ins.
People line up to be vaccinated at Deliverance Evangelistic Church in Philadelphia. The walk-in-only COVID-19 vaccine clinic is run by the nonprofit Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium.
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Vaccines won’t be a silver bullet for economic recovery, according to experts

Apr 15, 2021
Experts said COVID-19 will not be eradicated and more than vaccinations are needed for economic recovery during a hearing held by the Joint Economic Committee Wednesday.
"We can't only rely on vaccination,” said Dr. Céline Gounder during a Joint Economic Committee hearing Wednesday.
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Small businesses are having trouble filling job openings, so some wages are rising

Apr 15, 2021
Almost half of small business owners said in a survey they couldn't fill open jobs, so many of them are offering more money.
Many small businesses are realizing they have to compete with the amount of money people are receiving in unemployment benefits if they want to fill empty positions.
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Unemployment claims hit lowest level since pandemic

Apr 15, 2021
The number last week was 576,000 claims, down sharply from a peak of 900,000 in early January.
For the week ending March 27, 16.9 million people were continuing to collect jobless benefits, down from 18.2 million in the previous week.
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March retail sales soar 9.8% thanks to relief payments

Apr 15, 2021
Newly vaccinated and armed with $1,400 stimulus checks, Americans went on a spending spree last month.
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