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Percentage increase last year in the use of the phrase “technical difficulties” during corporate earnings calls

: 310

In the use of the phrase “you’re on mute”

: 1,000

Of the phrase “unprecedented times”

: 70,830

Minimum number of new users who registered with the stock-trading app Robinhood between January and April last year

: 3,000,000

Estimated portion of these users who were first-time investors

: 1/2

Amount contractors on the TaskRabbit service earned last year by waiting in line for other people

: $81,963

Percentage increase last year in the amount of money raised on GoFundMe for rent, utilities, and groceries

: 150

Number of the fifty largest U.S. companies that have turned a profit since the onset of the pandemic

: 45

That have made layoffs

: 27

Net change in December in the number of jobs in the leisure and hospitality industry

: -498,000

In the trucking industry

: +7,300

In the warehousing and storage industry

: +8,200

In the courier and messenger industry

: +37,400

Average number of employees Amazon hired each day from January to October last year

: 1,333

Chance that a consumer in Southeast Asia bought products online for the first time during the pandemic

: 1 in 3

Estimated portion of countries that will be poorer per capita in 2100 than they would have been without climate change

: 3/4

Projected percentage change in average income by 2100 in the poorest 20 percent of countries

: -75

In the richest 20 percent of countries

: 0

Estimated ratio of the mass of man-made materials to the planet’s total biomass in 1900

: 3:100

Degrees Celsius by which the COVID-19 lockdowns are projected to lower the average global temperature in 2050

: 0.01

Percentage of parents aged 27 to 45 and concerned about climate change who have a “negative vision of the future”

: 92

Percentage of people worldwide who have lost weight during the pandemic

: 17

Percentage change in U.S. belt sales last year

: -31

Percentage increase in China’s obesity rate since 2002

: 131

Maximum amount that China has proposed fining social-media influencers who post evidence of overeating

: $15,300

Percentage change in the frequency of “arrests with force” made by NYPD officers when they are equipped with body cameras

: +1.9

Percentage increase in the mortality rate in large U.S. jails over the past decade

: 35

Portion of inmates who died during that period who were awaiting trial

: 2/3

Percentage by which elderly patients are more likely to die during or after emergency surgery performed on the surgeon’s birthday

: 23

Estimated percentage increase in the number of U.S. deaths last year

: 15

Year in which the United States last saw so great an increase

: 1918

Number of years by which U.S. life expectancy declined in 2020

: 2

Percentage of Americans who believe that 2021 will be better than 2020 for them personally

: 44

Who believe that 2021 will be better for the world

: 37
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