• The week the Delta variant threatened the economy

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Just when Americans are getting into the throes of a hot vaxx summer , the Delta variant of the coronavirus is trying to stop the fun.
    The far more contagious variant currently accounts for 83% of all new sequenced COVID-19 cases in the US, the CDC announced on Monday. That's up from 50% the week of July 3, and even higher in areas of the US with low vaccination rates , CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said.
    She added that America is entering a "pandemic of the unvaccinated"
    It's increased the odds of Covid "breakthrough" infections among vaccinated people, a growing...
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  • The US economy's boom is far from over - even with the Delta surge

    The US economy's boom is far from over - even with the Delta surge

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    A person walks through a shopping district in Brooklyn on July 16, 2021 in New York City.
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    With the Delta variant surging, COVID worries on once again on the rise.
    But there's no reason to worry about the US economy, even with new restrictions being floated.
    A helpful Fed, the encouraging data around vaccines, and flush consumers should keep the economy chugging along.
    This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.
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    Markets plunged earlier this week as concerns about the outlook swelled. The...
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