The defining event of 2020 is the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) across the world. Within two months we have moved from the first deaths being announced in China to the World Health Organization labelling the outbreak as a pandemic. The crisis sees governments, companies and individuals all having to respond to an unprecedented set of challenges, as the implications of this “once in a century” event start to take shape.
There are so many topics to watch and monitor over the coming weeks and months. Governments will be under pressure to lead and inform. Businesses – large and small – have to make the right decisions for their employees and their customers. Meanwhile, people’s behaviours will be changing, in ways that may have longer-term implications beyond the immediate circumstances of the crisis.
Ipsos is committed to helping our clients navigate with confidence our world of rapid change, and this digest has been prepared to help us all better understand the dynamics of the current pandemic. It sees us bring together our latest research on coronavirus and draws on our surveys, social media monitoring and the analysis of our teams around the world. We have sought to highlight our key learnings so far and started to identify how attitudes and behaviours around the world may be changing.
Improving the care experience of patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond
Jenny Brooks looks at data from a 2020 survey conducted for the Care Quality Commission to understand the inpatient experience of those with Alzheimer’s or dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Future of Fats, Sugar and the Obesity Crisis
This fascinating report looks at expert opinion among regulators, academics, clinicians and food producers, as well as public opinion to chart what may happen next in terms of sugar and fat in our diets, and what it might mean for the obesity crisis. This global study of more than 20,000 people across 30 countries incorporates the expert analysis of 70 healthcare and nutrition experts.
EVENT | The Future of Fats, Sugar and the Obesity Crisis
It can be easy to forget, but the world is facing more than one pandemic. Thirty-nine percent of the global population is overweight. In the UK, that figure is even higher: 67% of adults are overweight. But what makes this crisis so hard to tackle?