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IBM report: Four things that will never be the same post-pandemic


After more than a year of quarantines and social distancing, the world is on the verge of opening back up since hundreds of millions of people around the globe have received a COVID-19 vaccine. IBM's Institute for Business Value polled more than 15,000 adults in February to gather opinions on everything from the workplace of the future, social trends, shopping and travel in a post-vaccine world. 

The report, "An Injection of Hope: Life After the COVID-19 Vaccine," was released on Thursday, and noted that 68% of people are confident in the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine, while 32% are not. Overall, 63% of respondents said that 71-80% of the population will need to be vaccinated before they feel comfortable resuming their pre-pandemic lifestyles. The report found, "Overall, vaccine reluctance and uncertainty is higher among respondents in suburban and rural areas than urban areas. More people in higher ...


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