Coronavirus: Another nail in the coffin for bricks-and-mortar retailers

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Chris Ford of Smith & Williamson
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Chris Ford of Smith & Williamson

We are concerned that the coronavirus could prove to be a headwind to short-term economic growth. At the moment, it is not clear whether the crisis will last a few months or longer.

The accepted wisdom is that a vaccine is 16 to 18 months away but we could see the first batches of a Covid-19 vaccine available for emergency use authorisation in early 2021. Abbott Laboratories' point...

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