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Economists are using models to try to determine what short- and long-term impacts the coronavirus pandemic will have on the global economy. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

It could take two years for the economy to recover from the coronavirus pandemic

As countries get ready to re-open their economies, will there be a post-pandemic recovery? History and current economic models suggest those looking for a quick rebound will be disappointed.
Kenya’s government have issued a directive that people must wear masks while in public places. Boniface Muthoni/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

How the Spanish flu affected Kenya – and its similarities to coronavirus

In Kenya, the Spanish flu caused various forms of social and economic disruption, ranging from social distancing to the suspension of nonessential services and widespread food shortages.
Inscriptions on the Stanley Cup shows no winner was declared in 1919 when the final series between Montréal and Seattle was cancelled because of the flu pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

The NHL put profit ahead of players’ health during last century’s pandemic

The Stanley Cup hockey finals were cancelled mid-series in 1919 because of the flu pandemic. Unlike a century ago, the NHL has put player health ahead of profit when dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

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