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The impact of COVID-19 on future mobility solutions

This article was written collaboratively by members of the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility. The authors include Saskia Hausler, Kersten Heineke, Russell Hensley, Timo Moller, Dennis Schwedhelm and Pei Shen. As the COVID-19 crisis rages, public life in many countries is grinding to a halt. The human toll is enormous, with the patient caseload and…

COVID-19 and supply chain recovery: Planning for the future

McKinsey Podcast – Diane Brady speaks with Edward Barriball and Susan Lund about how the COVID-19 crisis has affected global supply chains and how various industries are faring. Rarely have supply-chain leaders faced more complex, changing conditions than they have during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this podcast by McKinsey & Company, Diane Brady speaks with…

Coronavirus: Is the cure worse than the disease? The most divisive question of 2020

Danny Dorling, University of Oxford In 1968, at the height of the last great influenza pandemic, at least a million people worldwide died, including 100,000 Americans. That year A.M.M. Payne, a professor of epidemiology at Yale University, wrote: In the conquest of Mount Everest anything less than 100% success is failure, but in most communicable…

Five COVID-19 aftershocks reshaping mobility’s future

This article is a collaboration by members of the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility, including Martin Hattrup-Silberberg, Saskia Hausler, Kersten Heineke, Nicholas Laverty, Timo Möller, Dennis Schwedhelm, and Ting Wu – McKinsey & Company The pandemic will change the face of mobility, both now and when the crisis ends. COVID-19 has swept the globe in a matter of months,…

When will the COVID-19 pandemic end?

Sarun Charumilind, Matt Craven, Jessica Lamb, Adam Sabow and Matt Wilson – McKinsey & Company Normalcy by spring, and herd immunity by fall? We assess the prospects for an end in 2021. In 1920, a world wearied by the First World War and sickened by the 1918 flu pandemic desperately sought to move past the…

Markets are flying blind on climate change

David G. Victor, Sadie Frank, Eric Gesick and Parker Bolstad – Brookings As wildfires scorch the west, and multiple hurricanes threaten the Atlantic coasts, it is clear that even amidst a global pandemic the problem of climate change requires attention. One barrier to action has been the inability to get the financial markets fully engaged.…

Lessons from the gig economy for transforming public services

Ursula Huws, University of Hertfordshire Even before the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic, major upheavals were taking place in the UK labour market. Between 2016 and 2019, the number of people working for online platforms such as Deliveroo and TaskRabbit doubled from 4.7% of the adult population to 9.6% – the equivalent of 5.5 million…