A national stay-at-home order? Where the public stands

As hospitalizations and deaths continue to rise, some public health officials are calling for a national lockdown to help control the pandemic. That includes Michael Osterholm, a member of President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 advisory board, who is calling for a six- to eight-week nationwide shutdown.

The short-term consequences would be staggering: Just look at March and April, when the jobless rate soared from 4.4% to 14.7%. Is that something Americans could stomach again? To find out, Fortune and SurveyMonkey polled 2,247 U.S. adults between Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.  

We found that among U.S. adults, 58% support a national “stay at home” order, in which everyone in the country is required to remain in their home except for essential services. Meanwhile, 40% of the public opposes such an order.

That support is striking considering the economic damage caused by state-issued shutdowns in the spring. It also speaks to … Read More

Saudi Arabia stocks higher at close of trade; Tadawul All Share up 0.01% By Investing.com

© Reuters. Saudi Arabia stocks higher at close of trade; Tadawul All Share up 0.01%

Investing.com – Saudi Arabia stocks were higher after the close on Sunday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Saudi Arabia, the gained 0.01%.

The best performers of the session on the were Abdullah Saad Mohammed Abo Moati Stationeries Co (SE:), which rose 10.00% or 4.90 points to trade at 53.90 at the close. Meanwhile, United Cooperative Assurance Co (SE:) added 9.93% or 1.46 points to end at 16.16 and Saudi vitrified clay pipes co. (SE:) was up 9.90% or 7.60 points to 84.40 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Al Samaani Factory Metal Industries Co CJSC (SE:), which fell 9.94% or 27.00 points to trade at 244.60 at the close. Saudi Paper Manufacturing Co. (SE:) declined 7.98% or 6.20 points to end at

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