Vox pointed out that people may also be especially aware of noise caused by fireworks because cities are much quieter than usual, and proposed that another reason behind the increase in fireworks could be an increased supply and lower prices as companies seek to sell fireworks that would otherwise have been used in professional displays as part of 4th of July celebrations, which, according to the American Pyrotechnics Association, account for 80% of fireworks revenue nationally.
Anthony LoBianco, who runs Intergalactic Fireworks, a company selling fireworks in Pennsylvania, told TIME that his sales have risen considerably since reopening after more than two months of lockdown. The state began easing coronavirus restrictions in May.
“Usually there’s one week before July 4th where it’s like a mad rush,” he said. “But that level of activity is happening now. Everyone is buying radically: they’re bored, and they have nothing to do at night. Fireworks fill in that little void instead of sitting at 凯发官网网址多少home and watching TV.”