If the economic recovery from COVID-19 is muted (one of two scenarios executives view as most likely), some industries will take years to get back to their pre-pandemic normal. Many in those industries are small businesses, and their recovery may take even longer, if at all.
To read the article, see “US small-business recovery after the COVID-19 crisis,” July 7, 2020.
Global disease burden expected to increase over next 20 years as populations age
Without broader application of known interventions, diseases associated with age and income—such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers—will rise through 2040, while infectious diseases may decline.
To read the report, see “Prioritizing health: A prescription for prosperity,” July 8, 2020.
Preparing for future pandemics now can help minimize the economic damage
The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to inflict $9 trillion to $33 trillion in economic damage. Relatively smaller investments in preventive measures could substantially reduce the economic damage caused by future pandemics.
To read the article, see “Not the last pandemic: Investing now to reimagine public-health systems,” July 13, 2020.
The US food-service industry may take four years to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic
Of the two crisis-recovery scenarios that global executives view as most likely, a 2021 economic return is most optimistic. But the return could be delayed up to four years if the virus recurs.
To read the article, see “US food supply chain: Disruptions and implications from COVID-19,” July 2, 2020.