COVID Bits

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  • Younger people also need to take on board that they have a responsibility. Ask yourself the question: Do I really need to go to that party?”—WHO Emergencies Chief Mike Ryan.
  • 2.5 million: Number of Muslims who performed the Hajj last year; 1,000: number allowed this year by Saudi Arabia.
  • 55 percent: The percentage of the 132,500 consumer-facing businesses in the U.S. that have shuttered because of the virus and are now permanently closed.
  • 6.1 percent: The increase in adjusted profit for Allstate—as drivers and car accidents declined as the coronavirus erupted.
  • “The COVID-19 pandemic has been a trial by fire, but the experience to date has made clear that the health care system is ready for broader access to telehealth on a permanent basis.”—Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon.
  • $24 million: The revenue hit taken by the city of Tampa since March.
  • 7.3 percent: Percentage of COVID cases accounted for by children.
  • $561 million: How much AMC Theatres, the world’s largest cinema operator, lost in its most recent quarter.
  • 45 percent: The percentage of adults who get an annual flu shot.
  • Just wondering: If it took “Click it or Ticket” to motivate people to wear a seat belt, could “Mask it or Casket” also work?

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