by Calculated Risk on 1/05/2022 09:00:00 PM
o At 8:30 AM ET, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. Initial claims were 198 thousand last week.
o At 8:30 AM, Trade Balance report for November from the Census Bureau. The consensus is the trade deficit to be $70.0 billion. The U.S. trade deficit was at $67.1 billion in October.
o At 10:00 AM, the ISM Services Index for December.
And on COVID (focus on hospitalizations and deaths):
|Percent fully Vaccinated||62.3%||—||>=70.0%1|
|Fully Vaccinated (millions)||206.8||—||>=2321|
|New Cases per Day3?||554,328||281,842||<=5,0002|
|Deaths per Day3?||1,238||1,072||<=502|
|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.
This graph shows the daily (columns) and 7-day average (line) of positive tests reported.