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Old 03-21-2020, 02:51 PM
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Positive impact of COVID-19 in the short and long term.


For all the downsides of COVID, there will be some checkboxes in the positive column.

One of the obvious ones is telework. It being forced on many employers will provide solid evidence that it can work and employees won't just sit at home binge watching Doogie Howser on Hulu. Sure there are plenty of managers that can't stand the thought of their minions being out of their immediate sight, but this will give some that were on the fence motivation to continue.

As an extension to that, all those tedious meetings that you knew could be handled via email. Turns out they could. Hopefully that trend continues.

There's an unlikely beneficiary of coronavirus: The planet
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From February 3 to March 1, CO2 emissions were down by at least 25% because of the measures to contain the coronavirus, according to the Center for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA), an air pollution research organization.
This one is just a hard data point that we can reduce pollutants. I know that production levels are going to go back to where they were and in some instances exceed pre-coronavirus levels, but I can hope for some positive impact in the long term.
 

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