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Friday, November 13, 2020
COVID, The Economy, Vets, Unrest And China!
Feds Strike Deal to Make COVID-19 Vaccine Free at Major Pharmacies -New York Post “COVID-19 vaccinations will eventually be available free at neighborhood pharmacy chains—just as flu shots are now—thanks to an agreement announced by federal health officials on Thursday,” Laura Italiano reports. “Optimism for an effective vaccine rose this week after news that the shot being developed by Pfizer and BioNTech is more than 90 percent effective.”
Trump’s Economy Really Was Better Than Obama’s -Bloomberg “In 2016, real median household income was $62,898, just $257 above its level in 1999. Over the next three years it grew almost $6,000, to $68,703. That’s perhaps why, despite the pandemic, 56% of U.S. voters polled last month said their families were better off today than they were four years ago,” Karl Smith writes.
Businesses Trying to Rebound After Unrest Face a Challenge: Not Enough Insurance -The New York Times “It’s a prominent refrain these days from activists in the aftermath of arson and looting—businesses have insurance. Buildings can be repaired. Broken glass is a small price to pay in a movement for justice,” Nellie Bowles writes. But for many small businesses and entrepreneurs, “there is no easy way to replace all that they lost.”
Trump Bars Americans From Investing in Firms That Help China’s Military -The Wall Street Journal “American Capital should not be used to finance the construction of Chinese Communist weapons literally aimed at killing Americans and driving the US military out of Asia,” White House Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro says. “This strong action by President Trump puts a stop to that Wall Street insanity.”