"The 2020 mortality rate from various causes is higher than expected, and health-care leaders need to pay attention," writes Peter Orszag, CEO of Financial Advisory at Lazard and Bloomberg Columnist. He continues, citing a study by the Centers for Disease Control that suggests "mortality is higher in 2020 than expected for reasons beyond coronavirus infections. Most of the excess deaths are health-related, but they extend as far as motor vehicle crashes."
The Covid-19 pandemic has, if anything, strengthened the world’s food systems.
"As Thanksgiving approaches with the pandemic still raging, we can be grateful that at least one of our basic support systems has operated better than expected: the food supply. When Covid-19 first hit the U.S., fears spread that the meat supply in particular would be severely disrupted. Because of the hard work of farmers and food suppliers, however, plenty of protein is available for everyone’s Thanksgiving dinner. The pandemic has nonetheless left its imprint on how and what we eat..."