Here are five things that caught my attention!
Inch Back Better: At the national level, there's political reasons why neither side is talking about the progress the economy is making-so it just gets lost. Are we dealing with higher prices because demand has surged ahead of supply right now? Yep, we see that. But just as our national vaccination rates are creeping up, we're also seeing unemployment claims going down, consumer confidence is going up, and the rate of job growth is speeding up. We're still short of where we need to be but the vaccine is helping us make a comeback and with long-overdue infrastructure investments on the way, there's no question we are headed in the right direction.
Vaccines’ Economic Boost: This is a great thread by Economist Jason Furman on the economic case for vaccinations. The reason we've pushed so hard in San Diego County to close the vaccine gap is not only about public health, it's also about our pocketbooks and bank accounts. Vaccines support economic activity and jobs!
Honoring Fallen Soldiers: For the first time ever, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier plaza at Arlington National Cemetery, on its 100 year anniversary, will be open to the public this Veterans Day. It's a long overdue move and I wish I were in the area to line up and pay my respects. These heroes deserve to have every American come by and express their appreciation for giving the ultimate sacrifice for this democracy. Here's a piece from the Journal on the memorial.
Photo of the Week: Dogs are the best. Here is a picture of a group of therapy dogs waiting to bring pure joy to sick children in the hospital.