Six areas of impact with a COVID-19 vaccine

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Six areas of impact with a COVID-19 vaccine

By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group

What a Vaccine Could Mean for 2021

  • Downtown business districts might face headwinds post-pandemic.
  • Vaccines could unleash pent-up consumer demand for travel.
  • Commuter rail, transit systems might need financial assistance.
  • Could fresh fiscal and monetary initiatives stir dormant inflation?
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A Vaccine’s Six Points of Economic Impact

  • Euro’s gains over USD signal growing trend toward trade diversification.
  • Will China exert more influence on the global order post-pandemic?
  • State, local governments’ revenue streams might take years to recover.
  • A vaccine could lead to release of pent-up consumer spending.
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