A lot of conjecture and crystal-ball gazing has occupied the thoughts of business leaders since the devastating impact of Covid became apparent in March. It was going to change everything. It was going to change nothing.
Nine months on, the dust still hasnâ€™t settled and opinions differ markedly. The latest blow-up in infection rates and the jolt of much tighter restrictions has darkened the mood once more.
However, the distribution of vaccines has begun. So long as they work against the new strain of the virus and can be bought and injected in sufficient quantities, the end to this pandemic is within sight.
Business leaders and policymakers are starting to ponder how a post-pandemic business landscape might look and in what ways Covid will end