I read this sombering news and I think the vast majority of people are still paying for and watching TV, movies, and negro sportsball, playing video games, and wasting time screwing around on the internet.
The majority of sheeple are not going to make the Darwin cut in the coming months and years.
The strong will survive and thrive and the weak will crumble and die.
Almost 60 percent of business closures are now permanent, new Yelp data shows
"Yelp on Wednesday released its latest Economic Average Report, revealing business closures across the U.S. are increasing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic’s economic toll.
As of Aug. 31, 163,735 businesses have indicated on Yelp that they have closed, a 23 percent increase since mid-July.
Yelp also measures businesses whose closures have become permanent. That number has steadily increased over the past six months, now reaching 97,966, representing 60 percent of closed businesses that won’t be reopening.
“Overall, Yelp’s data shows that business closures have continued to rise, with a 34 percent increase in permanent closures since our last report in mid-July,” Justin Norman, Yelp’s vice president of data science, told CNBC."
Throughout the past six months, restaurants, bars, and nightlife have been hit the hardest by the restrictions brought along by the pandemic: 32,109 restaurants have closed, as of Aug. 31. The number of restaurants forced to permanently close is slightly above Yelp’s total average, at 61 percent.
Bars and nightlife venues have also seen a large impact from the pandemic, as a sector that can’t adapt as easily to outdoor dining or takeout. The rate of permanent closures has increased 10 percent since July, now sitting at 54 percent.
Retail saw a similar increase in permanent closures since July, rising 10 percent to a total of 58 percent.