Comment: Pandemic will leave global economy with deep scars
Even in the best-case scenario, Covid-19’s impact on business and governments will be felt long after the virus has receded, but new opportunities will also arise
The next few months will tell us a lot about the shape of the coming global recovery. Despite ebullient stock markets, uncertainty about Covid-19 pervades. Regardless of the pandemic’s course, therefore, the world’s struggle with the virus so far is likely to affect growth, employment and politics for a very long time.
Let’s start with the possible good news. In an optimistic scenario, regulators will have approved at least two leading first-generation Covid-19 vaccines by ...