Baltic sovereigns face growth and fiscal shock, but GDP contractions are set to be among smallest in eurozone – Emerging Europe
Weaker public finances and the shock to economic growth, together with their potential impact on medium-term growth and fiscal dynamics, are the main channels through which the coronavirus pandemic can affect the sovereign credit ratings of the Baltic States, Fitch Ratings says in a new report.
However, the report notes that Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are much better positioned to weather the current shock than they were during the global financial crisis; a period of multi-notch downgrades.
The economies of the three Baltic States are being hit hard by the pandemic. As small, open economies with relatively large transport sectors, they are vulnerable to the sharp fall in external demand, while domestic containment measures have hit household consumption, industrial production and what were until recently rapidly growing tourism sectors. However, the relatively quick easing of containment measures and fiscal stimulus packages have supported economic activity meaning the contractions in GDP
Among Us 2 has been canceled, and there’s a good reason why. Among Us debuted back in 2018 from developer InnerSloth to little attention. Fast-forward to September 2020, it’s the hottest game on the Internet. Why? Well, it mostly comes down to Twitch streamers and YouTubers who recently picked up the game in a major way starting last month. This led to viewers en masse picking up the game, and because of the game’s quality, it has retained many of these players. And that’s the short version of how we got to today, where it’s dethroned Fall Guys as the biggest game on the Internet.
So, why is Among Us 2 being canceled? Well, according to developer Inner Sloth, it’s to further support the current game. As the developer notes, the allure of a sequel is that the codebase for the current game is a total mess, which makes supporting
Despite improvements at PSU, COVID-19 spreading among higher-risk groups – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal
PITTSBURG — Although the COVID-19 situation at Pittsburg State University has improved following a recent outbreak as students returned to campus to start the semester, county officials now see troubling trends as the virus spreads among other demographics in the community, they said Friday.
Crawford County public health officer Dr. Tim Stebbins said there were 540 active novel coronavirus cases in isolation as of Friday morning, including 129 new cases identified this week.
“We’d previously been reporting that the active cases were composed primarily of the 18- to 25-year-old group, and that was actually up to 86% of the cases at the time,” Stebbins said.
While the 18- to 25-year-old age range is still the single largest age demographic, it is now down to 35% of active cases, Stebbins said. Children up to 10 years old now make up 8% of the total; 11- to 17-year-olds are 7%; 26- to