As the pandemic wreaks havoc in the U.S., snatching millions of jobs, the $600 weekly pandemic unemployment payments have single-handedly changed the economic equation in America.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 30: Broadway theaters stand closed along an empty street in the theater district on June 30, 2020 in New York City. The Broadway League, a trade organization representing producers and theater owners, announced on Monday that performances in New York City will be suspended through the remainder of 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. Broadway shows are one of New York City’s largest tourist attractions brining in an estimated $1.75 billion in ticket sales last year alone. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)