La Libra, Facebook's digital currency, announced for 2021 in reduced format

The launch of Facebook's digital currency, Libra , could take place in 2021. The project may benefit from favorable factors in the global economy, but regulators will have to be convinced first.  Facebook could launch Libra, its digital currency in 2021, we learn from the British media Financial Times, which quotes people close to the process. The product is expected to arrive in a limited version, after the project has met with great aversion from regulators, including in the United States, the country where the headquarters of the social media management company are located. The stakeholder association behind this digital currency project is now planning to launch a single version of Libra that will itself be pegged to the dollar, at the rate of one unit of US currency for each Facebook digital currency . “The other forms of currencies will be deployed at a later stage,” the FT source added. The exact launch date will depend on when the project

The seasonal flu weighs on the economy In the United States before the coronavirus

The flu this winter in America, which has already claimed 14,000 lives, is particularly deadly. With a cost of 30 billion dollars, evaluates a study by the Mirabaud bank.

The world has its eye on the Covid-19 coronavirus and its expansion in China and abroad. Yet another epidemic, seasonal flu in the United States, should be watched, points out Mirabaud securities economist John Plassard.
The seasonal flu weighs on the economy In the United States before the coronavirus

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the current flu season, which is far from over, is particularly bad this year. She has already sent more than 250,000 Americans to the hospital, with a higher proportion than usual of children and young adults. And it has killed at least 14,000 people.

Its economic devastation is far from negligible. A very high number of Americans, more than 26 million, have been infected. "Many of them are presentee. They prefer to go to the office or to the factory despite the symptoms they have identified for a very simple reason, "said John Plassard. "A large number of people are not covered by health insurance compensating for absences from work," he adds.

As a result, the cost of care and lost income exceeds $ 30 billion a year on average. "We should be at the top of the range this year," said the economist. One sector of activity, that of pharmaceutical laboratories, on the other hand, is enough to rejoice in this epidemic. Nearly 170 million doses of seasonal flu vaccine are expected to be used this year in the United States, the CDC said.