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The world is returning to pre-pandemic life

InternationalJul 5, 2021
The world is returning to pre-pandemic life
The Economist's "Normalcy Index" tracks changes in human behaviour that have occurred due to the pandemic. The eight denominators of the index consist of activities that have been highly regulated by governments as well as those reflecting individual choices. 50 countries are covered within the index that comprises the largest economies contributing to 90% of the global GDP and 76% of the world's population. 100 being the pre-pandemic level, the world stands at 66 today following the rapid fall that indicated 35 in April 2020. According to the Economist, the world is halfway back to normalcy in pre-pandemic life.


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