News by the numbers: July 20–26
Stacker distills the week's news from around the world into key facts and figures. Click through to read more about some of the biggest headlines of the last week.
Possible $1.5 trillion lost in economic activity in 2020
American cities could lose a combined $1.5 trillion in economic activity this year due to COVID-19, according to a report released last week by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The U.S. Conference of Mayors represents 1,400 cities with more than 30,000 people.
US government, Pfizer reach $1.95 billion deal for COVID-19 vaccine
The U.S. government last week reached a $1.95 billion deal with Pfizer and BioNTech to produce 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine, which has shown early promise in human trials, will be provided to Americans free of charge.
United Airlines reports $1.6 billion in losses last quarter
United Airlines on July 21 reported a second-quarter loss of $1.6 billion due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. United Airlines at the same time last year had posted $1.05 billion in profits.
US surpasses 4 million COVID-19 cases
Twitter removes more than 7,000 QAnon accounts
Last week, Twitter removed more than 7,000 accounts linked to QAnon—a group that spreads disinformation and conspiracy theories about topics such as “deep state.” Twitter will implement more changes to limit the spread of QAnon content and will impact roughly 150,000 accounts.
2 storms threaten U.S.
Two storms grew last week in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, as portions of the U.S. prepared for their impact. Hurricane Hanna made landfall in southern Texas and was downgraded to a tropical depression, bringing flooding and heavy rains. Hurricane Douglas was downgraded to a category 1 hurricane as it approached Hawaii bringing winds at 90 miles per hour.2018 All rights reserved.