Virus Data-August 7, 2020: An update on the Covid-19 Pandemic
The Covid-19 virus dominates the headlines. The page below comes from the good people at First Trust Portfolios. This is their weekly COVID-19 Virus Data Update for August 7, 2020.
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Like many issues, the pandemic became highly politicized. First Trust Portfolios isn’t necessarily politically neutral either. But this report they share focuses on the data. Here are some of our key takeaways.
- The trend for the positive infection rate is declining.
- The positive infection rate trend for “hotspot states” is also falling
- States reporting an increase in positive test results is also showing a decreasing trend.
- Companies are making progress on developing a vaccine.
These data points provide perspective on what we are facing as a country. The media loves to focus on “doom and gloom.” We believe this key data shows reasons to be optimistic about the future.
First Trust publishes this virus data every Friday. We will continue to share this with you as it becomes available to us.
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Neal Watson is a Certified Financial Planner™ Professional and a Financial Advisor with Fleming Watson Financial Advisors. He specializes in helping hard working, middle class families plan for retirement.