Covid-19

Living through a pandemic

Coronavirus in 2021

Updated on 29 November 2021

While cases in Germany have increased from 8.5k a day to 58k in just six weeks, since August the UK has been in the top three countries in the World for the highest number of cases for all but a few days. Yet it remains far lower in terms of covid deaths. Why?

If you were diagnosed with covid at the end of January in the UK you had a one in 47 chance of survival, today the figure in one in 300. In January new cases were running at 60k a day compared to 43k now – so it isn’t improved detection levels. The vaccination programme has seen this figure improve from 1,250 a day to 121, so that appears the answer.

So why hasn’t this scenaria been mirrored in the USA. In the same period, the USA actually increased from 1 death in 70 cases in late January to 1 in 54 now. Results in Italy, Spain and Germany are close to the American pattern. With similar vaccination programs recovery levels should be similar not up to nearly 6 times worse. These figures pale into insignifance when looking at poorer parts of the World. Russia – 1 death in every 33 cases, India 31, eu27-member Romania 24, Ukraine 33 and in Mexico 1 person will die this week for every 13 covid cases detected. Obviously these countries do not have the resources or the money to deal with the outbreak, so what is the excuse in the wealthier nations?

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Every “expert” is stating the obvious in saying Covid has simply accelerated the inevitable with people working from home, either totally or 60 to 80% of the week; the death of the high street (it won’t die, but it will need to reinvent itself and evolve), and the speeding up of both Chinese and Indian economies overtaking the USA.

A survey of 8,000 adults from eight countries found that UK and US workers showed the highest level of apathy towards going back to the office. 

At ABC Computer Solutions, we are already offering clients support for staff working at home as well as in the office.

Many companies see this as a major restructuring opportunity to turn their backs on the huge costs associated with running an office in the financial centre of Europe, and are looking at turning around the ways their businesses operate.

Fur the time being, there will always be organisations that need hundreds of thousands of square feet in London and in all major cities, but many more that can operate more profitably with a much smaller presence and the huge corporations of today will be very, very different in 2060. Facebook, Apple and Tesla cars will just be a fond memory that pensioners just chat about occasionally.

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