Pandemic predictions: what the experts say the future may hold

Is there light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel? We ask experts to predict the progress of the pandemic over Christmas, the likelihood of a vaccine in the new year, the prospects for next year‘s Leaving Cert and summer holidays and a possible return to near-normality in 2022

1st November, 2020
Pandemic predictions: what the experts say the future may hold
Police officers patrol a busy Grafton Street in Dublin on October 21, 2020, as Ireland prepares to enter a second national lockdown to stem the spread of the virus. Photo: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

Eight months have passed since Covid-19 was first detected on our shores. But how will the next nine play out?

The Business Post asked experts in public health, economics and education about their predictions for the months ahead as the world seeks a pathway out of the pandemic. Here’s what they said.


Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!


What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

Number of Pup recipients falls to lowest since March 2020

Coronavirus Eva Short 4 days ago

Blair meets Martin about vaccines boost for developing countries

Tony O’Brien: Johnson’s Covid dossier of disaster proves it really does matter who is in charge

Schools to be issued with thousands of carbon dioxide monitors