There were only four new cases over the last four days reported in Monterey County and two more deaths.  People who have been vaccinated are free to wear masks in public, which makes a huge difference in attitude and spending practices.  In fact, today the Federal Reserve Bank announced that they plan on initiating two interest rate hikes next year to stave off inflation.  The economy appears to be rebounding but many businesses are still having a difficult time finding workers due to the $300/week unemployment kicker the Federal Government has authorized.  Nationwide, we are up to 33.457 million cases and sadly we passed the threshold of over 600K deaths, while in California cases are up to 3.804 million and deaths have surpassed 63,000.

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