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The Economic Cost of the 500,000 Lives Lost to COVID‑19
Brief Published on February 23, 2021

The United States recently reached a tragic milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic when the number of lives lost reached 500,000. The suffering and hardships imposed by these losses are incalculable and the primary concern, with few Americans not personally affected in some way

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The Economic Cost of COVID‑19 Fatalities in 2020
Brief Published on January 06, 2021

The high human cost and loss of life due to COVID-19 is tragic and staggering. Few people have remained untouched by the disease in one way or another, with over 20 million US cases. As of the end of 2020, the coronavirus had contributed to the death of nearly 345,000 people in the United States. While the suffering and hardships imposed by these losses are incalculable and the primary concern, the economic consequences cannot be ignored.

What are some population trends for Texas?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 31, 2021

Dr. Perryman identifies some data points from the recent Census numbers and what they mean for the state.

What is the impact of the CDC reducing Covid quarantine times?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 30, 2021

Dr. Perryman responds to the announcement and how it will affect the economy and labor force.

What can we expect from 2022?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 29, 2021

Dr. Perryman looks ahead to the coming year and some economic trends to watch out for. 

What are some key takeaways from 2021?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 28, 2021

Dr. Perryman reflects on the year and the impact of the pandemic throughout. 

What are some pros and cons of the Build Back Better plan?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 23, 2021

Dr. Perryman responds to the bill's blockage in Congress and how legislators can move forward productively. 

What is the impact of the Omicron variant?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 22, 2021

Dr. Perryman reacts to recent developments and how they are likely to impact the economy and holiday season.

What are Texas Instruments' plans for the future?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 21, 2021

Dr. Perryman walks through the relevance of the company's plan to develop a sizeable plant for chip production in the Sherman area. 

How strong was the November jobs report for Texas?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 20, 2021

Dr. Perryman walks through the latest report, specifcally in terms of Texas' economic recovery.