Victory over COVID? What can we expect?
“End of the pandemic”—it’s a tantalizing phrase, and we’re all eager for the day we can utter it with confidence and decisiveness. What can we expect after this pandemic ends? In the midst of all the personal reunions we look forward to, what might the economy look like when we finally get to celebrate Victory over Covid?
The COVID-19 pandemic has frequently been compared to the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic at the end of World War I. In this Part 1 of a two-part series for South Carolina Manufacturing, Paul Kumler, cofounder of KTM Solutions, takes a look at the economic conditions surrounding the First and Second World Wars to see how the response to those crises affected economic development. And he gives special attention to WWI and the Spanish Flu to see how the aftermath of those events might compare and contrast with the events of today.