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Source: https://www.statista.com/chart/23330/coronavirus-restrictions-europe-map/

Welcome to a regular snapshot-review of U.S. and international economic news that aims to 1) provide a window into the challenges and decisions facing businesses today, 2) determine the direction of economic policy — such as the speed at which central banks decide to raise interest rates, and 3) assess what the impact will be for consumers.

Lockdown Makes A Comeback In Europe, Over 9 Million Infections In The U.S.

In what has become a familiar refrain this month, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world spiked this week, with a corresponding increase in the number of deaths — 45,075,642 confirmed cases, with 13,558,818 active cases and 1,182,010 fatalities.

Efforts to slow the rate of the outbreak in the United States have largely failed — at the time of writing there were 9,043,390 confirmed cases, 3,296,613 active and 232,194 deaths.

This comes as daily coronavirus cases in the United States continue surge to levels not seen since the summer, forcing hospitals in states like Utah to ration care, and prompting this warning from its…


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Welcome to a regular snapshot-review of U.S. and international economic news that aims to 1) provide a window into the challenges and decisions facing businesses today, 2) determine the direction of economic policy — such as the speed at which central banks decide to raise interest rates, and 3) assess what the impact will be for consumers.

US COVID-19 Cases Approaching Summer Levels, Europe Surge Continues

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world once again rose significantly this week, with a corresponding spike in the number of deaths — 41,791,766 confirmed cases, with 12,268,206 active cases and 1,138,671 fatalities.

The outbreak in the United States continues to rage unabted — at the time of writing there were 8,498,360 confirmed cases, 2,914,394 active and 226,314 deaths.

This comes as daily coronavirus cases in the United States surge to levels not seen since the summer, with 14 states reporting peak Covid-19 hospitalizations in the past week: Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Montana, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin. …


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Welcome to a regular snapshot-review of U.S. and international economic news that aims to 1) provide a window into the challenges and decisions facing businesses today, 2) determine the direction of economic policy — such as the speed at which central banks decide to raise interest rates, and 3) assess what the impact will be for consumers.

Parts of The Europe Back In Lockdown As COVID-19 Cases Spike

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world rose significantly this week, while the number of deaths also continues to increase — 38,971,792 confirmed cases, with 10,953,830 active cases and 1,098,982 fatalities.

The outbreak in the United States shows no signs of abating — at time of writing there were 8,076,402 confirmed cases, 2,669,444 active and 220,889 deaths.

This comes as the midwestern parts of the United States and beyond are witnessing surges in coronavirus cases, with new outbreaks and hospitalizations rising to record levels — pointing to a nationwide resurgence as temperatures get colder.

So far this week (from October 11–15), there have been 249,734 new COVID-19 cases in the United States, compared to 213,854 during the same five-day period last week. On Thursday alone, the U.S. reported 61,025 new cases.


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Welcome to a regular snapshot-review of U.S. and international economic news that aims to 1) provide a window into the challenges and decisions facing businesses today, 2) determine the direction of economic policy — such as the speed at which central banks decide to raise interest rates, and 3) assess what the impact will be for consumers.

U.S. Infection Rate Remains Elevated Heading Into Holiday Season

There will not be much to be thankful for this holiday season, as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States and in many parts of the world has continued to trend upwards, with a corresponding increase in the number of deaths — 56,991,301 confirmed cases globally, with 19,036,094 active cases and 1,362,191 fatalities.

The U.S. has seen no easing in the soaring infection rate — at the time of writing there were 11,801,472 confirmed cases, 5,422,035 active and 255,496 deaths.

This comes as daily coronavirus cases continue to surge to levels not seen since the summer, with hospitals in many states — especially those in rural areas — with a worrying spike in…


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Welcome to a regular snapshot-review of U.S. and international economic news that aims to 1) provide a window into the challenges and decisions facing businesses today, 2) determine the direction of economic policy — such as the speed at which central banks decide to raise interest rates, and 3) assess what the impact will be for consumers.

Over 10.5 Million COVID Cases In The U.S., Infection Rate Continues To Soar

It looks like it will be a brutal winter, as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States and in many parts of the world has continued to rise, with a corresponding increase in the number of deaths — 52,788,524 confirmed cases globally, with 17,312,647 active cases and 1,294,082 fatalities.

The U.S. in particular has seen the rate of infections spike to record levels — at the time of writing there were 10,637,421 confirmed cases, 4,532,358 active and 246,291 deaths.

This comes as daily coronavirus cases once again surged to levels not seen since the summer. Chicago has issued a stay-at-home order and limits on social gatherings, with exemptions for essential activities, while states like South Dakota are struggling to…


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Source: https://www.statista.com/chart/23330/coronavirus-restrictions-europe-map/

Welcome to a regular snapshot-review of U.S. and international economic news that aims to 1) provide a window into the challenges and decisions facing businesses today, 2) determine the direction of economic policy — such as the speed at which central banks decide to raise interest rates, and 3) assess what the impact will be for consumers.

Editor’s note: A lot has been written about the tupsy-turvy U.S. presidential elections so we will stay away from that here. For updates see — https://www.bing.com/search?q=election+2020+update&cvid=6a97d8772b0c485483545d107ee482ec&pglt=43&FORM=ANNTA1&PC=DCTS

More Lockdowns In Europe, Over 100K Infections In The U.S.

In what could be a sign of what’s to come as cold weather takes hold in Europe and much of North America, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world has continued to soar, with a corresponding increase in the number of deaths — 48,813,769 confirmed cases, with 15,309,370 active cases and 1,235,479 fatalities.

The pace of the outbreak in the United States continues to accelerate — at the time of writing there were 9,699,422 confirmed cases, 3,788,903 active and 238,516 deaths. …


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Welcome to a regular snapshot-review of U.S. and international economic news that aims to 1) provide a window into the challenges and decisions facing businesses today, 2) determine the direction of economic policy — such as the speed at which central banks decide to raise interest rates, and 3) assess what the impact will be for consumers.

Number of U.S. COVID-19 Fatalities Continues To Rise

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world continues to grow, with the number of deaths long past the 1 million mark — 36,542,723 confirmed cases, with 10,003,011 and 1,062,360 fatalities.

The death toll in the United States from the virus also remains on the rise — at time of writing there were 7,690,020 confirmed cases, 2,504,239 active and 215,903 deaths.

This comes as more and more White House staff have been infected following the September 26 event to announce the nomination of Amy Barrett to the Supreme Court. …


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Welcome to a regular snapshot-review of U.S. and international economic news that aims to 1) provide a window into the challenges and decisions facing businesses today, 2) determine the direction of economic policy — such as the speed at which central banks decide to raise interest rates, and 3) assess what the impact will be for consumers.

Over 1 Million Deaths Globally From COVID-19, Trump Tests Positive

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world continues to soar, and the number of fatalities have tragically crossed the 1 million mark — 34,312,510 confirmed cases, with 9,416,167 active and 1,023,243 deaths.

The death toll in the United States from the virus continues to rise— at time of writing 7,361,455 confirmed cases, 3,220,378 active and 210,874 fatalities.

So far this week (from September 27–October 1), there have been 192,544 new COVID-19 cases in the United States, compared to 202,502 during the same five-day period last week.

This comes as news broke overnight that President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and White House senior adviser Hope Hicks all tested positive for the virus. …


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Welcome to a regular snapshot-review of U.S. and international economic news that aims to 1) provide a window into the challenges and decisions facing businesses today, 2) determine the direction of economic policy — such as the speed at which central banks decide to raise interest rates, and 3) assess what the impact will be for consumers.

Over US 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths In The US

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world continues to soar— 32,273,576 confirmed cases, with 9,028,689 active and 983,751 deaths. The United States has now recorded over 200,000 deaths from the virus — at time of writing 7,058,362 confirmed cases, 3,047,732 active and 205,833 fatalities.

So far this week (from September 20–24), there have been 202,502 new COVID-19 cases in the United States, compared to 182,809 during the same five-day period last week.

India remains in second place, with the number of confirmed cases now up to 5,828,754. …


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Welcome to a regular snapshot-review of U.S. and international economic news that aims to 1) provide a window into the challenges and decisions facing businesses today, 2) determine the direction of economic policy — such as the speed at which central banks decide to raise interest rates, and 3) assess what the impact will be for consumers.

Thirty Million-Plus COVID-19 Cases Globally, Over US 200,000 Deaths In The US

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world is officially more than 30 million — 30,217,420 confirmed cases, with 8,716,224 active and 946,847 deaths. The United States is now approaching 7 million — at time of writing 6,767,453 confirmed cases, 2,909,306 active and 200,643 fatalities.

So far this week (from September 13–17), there have been 182,809 new COVID-19 cases in the United States, compared to 148,407 during the same five-day period last week.

India remains in second place, with the number of confirmed cases now up to 5,228,478. …

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Brai Odion-Esene

Founder — SW4 Insights. Public policy junkie and Central Bank Watcher. Recovering journalist and former Senior Director at Hamilton Place Strategies

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