Dear Members and Friends of The Dispatch,
First, as always, a thank you. We’re grateful for your continued interest and support.
To say that this is a new reality has already become a cliché. But it’s true. The coronavirus death toll in the U.S passed 50,000 and it’s climbing. There are nearly 1 million confirmed cases. About 26 million people have lost jobs. The Congressional Budget Office projects that the U.S. will return to an unemployment rate below 10 percent in late 2021—and that somehow feels optimistic.
Those are the big things, of course. We’ll continue to cover every angle of this story for the foreseeable future with the thoughtful, fact-driven original reporting and analysis that we hope you’ve come to expect. And then we’ll cover what follows.