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Economic Outlook 2022: Digital resilience and a return to experiences

Scott, let’s start with the basics. What do we know about 0micron, and what don’t we know?

There are three big questions, and we have a decent understanding around two of them.

First, transmissibility — it’s spreading far and wide, and it’s hard to see anything that will stop that. It’s quickly outcompeting delta in the US, UK, Denmark, and likely many other countries in the coming weeks.

Second, vaccines – all of the vaccines, but particularly the mRNA ones, still seem to reduce the risk of severe illness and death even without a booster (though less so than with earlier variants.) But they are struggling mightily against a highly contagious variant that can take hold in your nose before your immune system even has time to respond. An mRNA booster (and possibly others) should restore some protection against even mild infection and transmission, but for how long is unclear.

Third, severity — the most hotly debated and…

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