Database of 1,100 superspreading events

It is about time someone put this together, here are some summary conclusions: Nearly all SSEs in the database — more than 97% — took place indoors The great majority of SSEs happened during flu season in that location The vast majority took place in settings where people were essentially confined together, indoors, for a […]

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Business Cycle Indicators, June 16, 2020

As of today, here are key monthly indicators followed by the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee: Figure 1: Nonfarm payroll employment (blue), industrial production (red), personal income excluding transfers in Ch.2012$ (green), manufacturing and trade sales in Ch.2012$ (black), and monthly GDP in Ch.2012$ (pink), all log normalized to 2019M02=0. Source: BLS, Federal Reserve, BEA, via […]

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