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COVID-19: Implications for business

– Our latest perspectives on the coronavirus outbreak, the twin threats to lives and livelihoods, and how organizations can prepare for the next normal.
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When will the COVID-19 pandemic end?

– This article updates our perspectives on when the coronavirus pandemic will end to reflect the latest information on vaccine rollout,... variants of concern, and disease progression. In the United Kingdom and the United States, we see progress toward a transition to normalcy during the second quarter of 2021. The new wave of cases in the European Union means that a similar transition is likely to come later there, in the late second or third quarter. Improved vaccine availability makes herd immunity most likely in the third quarter for the United Kingdom and the United States and in the fourth quarter for the European Union, but risks threaten that timeline. The timeline in other countries will depend on seven crucial variables. And when herd immunity is reached, the risks will not vanish; herd immunity may prove temporary or be limited to regions in a country.
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On pins and needles: Tracking COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics

– Key stakeholders will need to continue to monitor and adapt to new data and new variants emerging across the globe to respond... effectively.

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The future of work after COVID-19

– The pandemic accelerated existing trends in remote work, e-commerce, and automation, with up to 25 percent more workers than previously estimated potentially needing to switch occupations.

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Getting to work: Employers’ role in COVID-19 vaccination

– Employers can consider a set of actions that supports COVID-19-vaccine adoption among employees by building conviction and making... vaccination as convenient and “costless” as possible.
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The COVID-19 vaccine: Lessons and challenges

– The rapid deployment of vaccines is key in accelerating the return to normalcy.
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The coronavirus effect on global economic sentiment

– In a new global survey, executives see positive momentum building in the economy. But the pandemic still persists as an outsize... risk to growth.
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Will productivity and growth return after the COVID-19 crisis?

– Bold innovation by some firms under pressure of the pandemic could deliver a productivity dividend, but that depends on corporate... action broadening and robust demand.
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All in the mix: Why US COVID-19 cases rose and fell, and what comes next

– Some people get out and about more than others. That might be a key and overlooked factor in recent declines in US COVID-19 case... counts—and could have implications as society reopens.
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Speed and resilience: Five priorities for the next five months

– As businesses recover from COVID-19-related disruption and reimagine themselves for the next normal, they need to ask—and answer—five... questions.
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The postpandemic state of fashion

– A transformative year in the technology, trends, and tastes in fashion.
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The consumer demand recovery and lasting effects of COVID-19

– The pandemic led to an unprecedented consumption shock across countries that upended long-standing consumer habits. But what happens... once the pandemic is over?
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Creating a more resilient and responsive government

– The pandemic has put demands on the public sector that are likely to increase.
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The impact of COVID-19 on capital markets, one year in

– Stock market performance reveals the impact of accelerating trends, growing gaps between the winners and the rest, and a flow... of value to megaplayers.
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In conversation: The COVID-Exit

– Despite a resurgence of infections, confidence is rising about an end to the pandemic. Here is how to grow your way out of the... crisis.
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