The global Covid-19 pandemic has affected nearly every sphere of life, including the markets, which have been on a rollercoaster ride since at least the beginning of March 2020.

And though scientists and researchers have warned for years of the potential danger of a superbug or novel virus, nobody expected just how dramatic the economic and social fallout would be. ..

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