OPINION | Covid-19 will change economies permanently, but it may not all be bad

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Bill Gates has predicted seven trends that will become entrenched. One of them is that flexible work could build stronger social bonds. Another is that future pandemics won't be as bad, writes Patrick Lawlor in a two-part series. 

At the start of the pandemic, there was no shortage of prognostications about how the world had changed forever. Now, as new breakthroughs are being announced on the vaccine front, we can start to really contemplate what our new world will look like.

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