• At 8:30 AM ET, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for a increase to 175 thousand from 166 thousand last week.
• At 8:30 AM, Retail sales for March is scheduled to be released. The consensus is for a 0.6% increase in retail sales.
• At 10:00 AM, University of Michigan’s Consumer sentiment index (Preliminary for April).
On COVID (focus on hospitalizations and deaths):
Percent fully Vaccinated
Fully Vaccinated (millions)
New Cases per Day3🚩
Deaths per Day3
1 Minimum to achieve “herd immunity” (estimated between 70% and 85%).
2my goals to stop daily posts,
37-day average for Cases, Currently Hospitalized, and Deaths
🚩 Increasing 7-day average week-over-week for Cases, Hospitalized, and Deaths
✅ Goal met.
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This graph shows the daily (columns) and 7-day average (line) of deaths reported.
Hospitalizations and deaths are declining.