Living through a pandemic
Coronavirus in 2021
Updated on 10 January 2021
With the Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine being injected into ten of thousands of arms every day, Chris Whitty’s claim that “things will be much, much better by Easter, may be better changed from Easter to Summer. Matt Hancock’s claims seldom transpire into reality, and it may take a little longer to reach two million jabs a week than suggested. Anyway, that still leaves us in a better position than if Boris had agreed to join in with the EU vaccine plan, where the French government insisted they back French pharma Sanofi which won’t we ready for any jabs before 2022.
By last Thursday the UK had vaccinated 1.5million of the population compared to half a million in Germany, and 6 people in France who wandered in, unsure what the test was for. The outgoing leader in the USA has provided just a fraction of the vaccinations he promised America. It just goes to show, however bad you think your politicians are, you never need to look far to find far, far worse.
We hope 2021 should be a year of recovery for business and the economy, and people’s health and welfare,
The benefits of the vaccines will hopefully lead to a massive return to work, but don’t hold your breath. The banking and finance sector companies said they were offering choice and flexibility to those who wanted to return. Facebook has said it does not plan a return of employees until July 2021.
Every “expert” is stating the blinking 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.
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.
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