RIP Pele…

“Football legend Pele, 80, gives the thumbs up as he gets his Covid-19 vaccination” | 30th March 2021

Pelé’s family: COVID caused infection, death not imminent | 5th December 2022

Pelé, Brazilian soccer legend, dies at 82 | December 29th 2022

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Football legend Pele, 80, gives the thumbs up as he gets his Covid vaccination on an ‘unforgettable day’ – but warns the pandemic is ‘not over yet’ with Brazil’s cases still alarmingly high and deaths now over 257,000. The 80-year-old football legend shared the moment he was jabbed in his right arm with his 5.7 million Instagram fans and said: ‘Today is an unforgettable day.’

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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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