Daily Briefing: October 12

The stat, the quote and the read you need to start your day right.

Stat

According to the government, vaccines have saved at least 330,000 lives and prevented 680,000 hospitalizations of seniors in 2021. However, only 4% of Americans eligible for the newest Omicron-targeting booster have received it. Becerra said “you can’t really put a price tag on the value of saving someone’s life,” but Medicare has saved $16 billion so far.

Quote

“From today, any price increase is prohibited. Prohibited!”

Belarus’s President Alexander Lukashenko has come up with an interesting way to try to stop inflation: banning inflation. According to state media, his prohibition on all consumer price increases took effect this past Thursday. This isn't the first time the Putin ally has made a drastic suggestion-- he also recommended that people should drink vodka every day in order  keep Covid away.

Read

Do consultants like McKinsey actually do anything useful? (The Economist)

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