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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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What’s next for consumers, workers, and companies in the post-COVID-19 recovery

– Many changes in business models and consumer behavior during the pandemic will stick, but action will be needed to ensure the rebound is not uneven.

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Trends that will define 2021 and beyond: Six months on

– In January 2021, we discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic could change the economy. How did we do?
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How might the COVID-19 pandemic end?

– Experts in healthcare, commerce, security, and more discuss new approaches to address the pandemic when vaccination alone may... not be enough and the enduring costs of the crisis continue to rise.
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Centered leadership creates connection in turbulent times

– McKinsey’s Joanna Barsh discusses how you can become an effective and engaged leader.
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Telehealth: A quarter-trillion-dollar post-COVID-19 reality?

– Strong continued uptake, favorable consumer perception, and tangible investment into this space are all contributing to the continued... growth of telehealth in 2021. New analysis indicates telehealth use has increased 38X from the pre-COVID-19 baseline.
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The coronavirus effect on global economic sentiment

– Executives’ overall views on the economy continue to improve. As more and more economies are recovering from the pandemic,... perceptions of potential risks are evolving.
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How to future-proof your organization

– From project-based work to a lack of hierarchy, the way people work is changing fast. Organizations that plan for the postpandemic... world are better able to deliver value—even amid uncertainty.
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Not the last pandemic: Investing now to reimagine public-health systems

– The COVID-19 crisis reminds us how underprepared the world was to detect and respond to emerging infectious diseases. Smart investments... of as little as $5 per person per year globally can help ensure far better preparation for future pandemics.
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How air travel is evolving postpandemic

– The COVID-19 pandemic decimated airlines in 2020, yet there are reasons for optimism as the industry looks to recovery.
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Stakeholder capitalism: A conversation with Vivian Hunt and Paul Polman

– Why companies must now compete on trust and deliver value to multiple stakeholders.
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Building workforce skills at scale to thrive during—and after—the COVID-19 crisis

– A new survey shows that skill building is becoming common practice, social and emotional skills are in demand, and there’s... a recipe for successful skill transformations.
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How boards have risen to the COVID-19 challenge, and what’s next

– According to a new survey, the COVID-19 crisis has accelerated operational changes and stronger collaboration between directors... and management that are key to a board’s success.
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