Annabel Denham

The economic impact of the latest Covid restrictions

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We don’t yet know whether the Omicron variant will drastically accelerate the spread of coronavirus, or whether it will circumvent parts of the immune system. Nor can we be sure that the ‘light’ coronavirus restrictions announced at the weekend will be enough to combat the new strain.

We can be certain, however, that these measures will come with an economic cost that politicians are, at least publicly, understating.

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