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Vaccine

The WHO has a dashboard which shows what is going on country by country. Globally, as of  December 10, 2021, there have been 267.9 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 5.3 million deaths, reported to WHO. A total of 8. 2 billion vaccine doses have been administered. Studies continue to show 30% of the population are still unvaccinated. It is unfair to all of us and especially to our healthcare providers. Hospitals are hurting from this. I predict there will be an mRNA vaccine developed which will handle all viruses with one shot.

Space

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket at 1 a.m. on Thursday from launch pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The mission was able to deliver into orbit NASA’s Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer spacecraft. The X-ray astronomy mission will study black holes and neutron stars.

Wall Street

The 39-year inflation record did not roil the markets. They were up about 1%. GAMMAT stocks are now above $11 trillion and 29% of S&P 500. Apple getting close to $3 trillion. The misc. tech list I have been reporting on were all in the red. I attribute it to a trimming back of overly high valuations. 

Crypto

Crypto overall down to $2.2 trillion and 20% of gold. I don’t think the House hearing had any effect, but crypto pulled back. Still no flippening of Ethereum over Bitcoin. I remain bullish overall for crypto.