Political choices are relatively stable despite seven months of Covid-19 lockdown rules
More than half of the owners of Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME’s) say they experienced great uncertainty regarding the sustainability of their businesses during the last few months, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Most do not expect that one will be available before the end of year; meanwhile fear of side effects is the top reason for not wanting to take the vaccine
Groceries and household supplies, and utility bills top the international list of higher cost items
A new global Ipsos study shows increasing support for the principle of people seeking refuge from war or persecution but concerns about Coronavirus mean that half want their country to be less welcoming to refugees.
Emerging markets top the list when it comes to call for action
Women more likely to say they are impacted
In 9 out of 16 countries surveyed, most people are comfortable with returning to their workplace, however only two countries are comfortable with children back at school.
Countries, including South Africa, are looking at gradually reopening and restarting economic activities, ending weeks of paralysing lockdown.