11.20.2020 0

States go back into lockdown as Covid cases increase, but will the vaccine get here in time?

Will new state lockdowns put 16 million jobs recovered since April in jeopardy?

16.4 million jobs have been recovered since April when labor markets bottomed amid the state-led Covid pandemic economic shutdowns, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But with Covid cases once again on the upswing as the cold and flu season kicks into higher gear — about 166,000 confirmed new cases daily, and then the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation reports 255,000 probable new cases daily when projected asymptomatic cases are factored in — states appear ready to go right back into shutdown mode. In his Nov. 14 update to New Yorkers, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated, “if the numbers are increasing and if they’re not slowing, then you have to restrict activity.” So, get ready, the lockdowns are coming again.

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