Global Health Crisis: Navigating Forward Special Report
The Current Reality: Charting a Path Through Unprecedented Human and Economic Conditions
The escalating human cost of the public health crisis has created fear and uncertainty, while consumption and commerce have become increasingly constricted. Financial markets are struggling to assess the depth and length of the resulting economic impact. Government response has been swift and supports the prospect of a more rapid recovery following the current shocks to the economy. The ability to manage the outcome of the public health crisis will determine the length and severity of the economic downturn. When normal behavior resumes, pent-up demand is likely to support a fast return to economic growth.