Video Dispatch: Coronavirus – The Bigger Picture

The previous two dispatches touched on the best-case scenario and the “not good” scenario, and why both indicate the public health response and the economic recovery can’t even begin before there’s a vaccineNow, let’s pull back a bit and look at the bigger picture.

I’ve spent the last decade of my career telling you that the demographic time bomb was ticking for much of the world. In a scenario in which everything continued along as it was, many countries still had a bit of time to just barely eke out major structural changes. But that isn’t the world we’re in. In this dispatch, I talk about what happens when coronavirus and the coronavirus recession hit demographics. 


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