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The Risk of Post-Pandemic Instability

With markets, policymakers, and commentators fixated on the coming economic boom in vaccinated countries, it is all too easy to miss dangers looming on the horizon. But history (and common sense) suggests that crises like the coronavirus pandemic do not simply recede into memory.

ATLANTA – With vaccinations raising hopes for an end to the pandemic, predictions about the post-COVID world are multiplying fast. From envisioning a reordered economy to forecasting how people will live, work, and play, experts are doing their best to extrapolate from developments that the virus has put into motion.