There was an interesting graphic in my local newspaper this morning. I hope you can read it.I thought I’d highlight what I considered to be some of the more interesting statistics.
22 million unemployment claims filed in the U.S. since March 13, which is almost as many as the 22.8 million jobs that had been gained in the U.S. since 2010.
15.4% of Americans are predicted to be living in poverty by year’s end.
76.8% of Americans polled say that their sleep has been affected.
55% increase in alcohol sales year over year in the third week of March.
17.2 million downloads of the Zoom videoconferencing app from Feb. 22 to March 22, up 1,270%. (See my Who Won the Week post from earlier today.)
$426.75, the record-high per share price of Netflix stock Wednesday (4/15), up 33% in 2020.
35% year-over-year percent increase in spending on Amazon.com in last half of March and $1.1 trillion, the market capitalization of Amazon.com, with record per share price of $2,283.32.
$1.4 billion in spending in the U.S. on toilet paper for the month ending April 7, a 102% increase from the same period in 2019, along with a 40% increase in daily average home use of toilet paper due to shelter-in-place.
1,000 bidets sold on Amazon.com per day in mid-March by maker Brondell, about one every two minutes.
1.9 million in U.S. firearm sales in March, second-highest month on record.
And while this wasn’t on the graphic above, according to Donald Trump, his “decisive measures” with respect to the coronavirus have saved billions of American lives, despite the fact that the entire population of the U.S. is just 330 million.
Trump made his outlandish billions claim at his press briefing yesterday. Based on some worst-case models, the Covid-19 death toll in the U.S. was predicted to reach 100,000 to 220,000. “I really believe it could have been billions of people [who died] had we not done what we did,” Trump said, adding, “We made a lot of good decisions.”
We have a total asshole leading out country.