E A Return To A More Normal World

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) will be working with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of Operation Warp Speed to help administer COVID-19 vaccines to high priority groups, including long-term care facility residents and staff. Maximus Public Health group (MMS) is supporting governments in the purchasing, distribution, and administration of vaccines.

Ensuring access to COVID-19 vaccines, once approved and available, will be critical to saving lives and helping the world recover from the pandemic. It is also important to remember that the day the vaccine is officially released to the public is not the day that the pandemic is over. It is simply the first day of the end-stage of the pandemic. A return to a more normal world will occur once the majority of the general public has been vaccinated, which will likely take until at least mid-2021.

Corporate profits in 2021 should rebound sharply from depressed levels in 2020. Optimism over an effective COVID-19 vaccine and a return to a more normal world sparked a remarkable stock market rally since the March lows. As a result, most of our high-quality stocks currently appear fairly to fully valued. We will remain patient and disciplined in investing for a brighter future.

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William K. 2 months ago Member's comment

Even if this plague is totally wiped out and no more folks become ill, the world will not return to the "normal" that it used to be. The damage to our trust in the government making the best decisions is destroyed, at least my trust is destroyed. Aside from that, the damage done by the federal banking system, which was mostly done prior to this outbreak, will probably never be repaired, although some may recover eventually. But how can decades of damage be undone? And especially when it appears that nothing has been learned and nothing will be changed?

LEARNING from mistakes has no effect if the choice is to repeat them again.