24 Months of a Pandemic

Here’s what we thought, when we thought it, through the eyes of the New York Times and 24 Times Series “Visual COVIDist” Charts.

You want to have some perspective on what has happened to us in COVID— we give you “24 Months of a Pandemic”.

I find that newspapers provide one of the best time capsules for understanding the zeitgeist of opinion when it is happening. Read a newspaper headline two weeks after it’s been published and frequently it has lost its relevance and importance.

We glanced through the key headlines from each month over the last 24 months of this pandemic, added some time series analysis, here’s what we found:

January’20 COVID Lense — China’s Issue, Global Economic Fears and Swift Lockdowns

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The Trajectory of the Future of Work (Source: Gallup)

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February’20 — Racism with COVID, Markets React and Early Signals This Could Be Big

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Unemployment Rates Don’ t Tell the Full Story (Source: Stats Canada)

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March’20 — Italy Hit Hard, Panic Shopping, Missing Classes yet Florida Spring Break Continues

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We are on our 13th variant (Source: Al Jazeera)

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April’20 — Need to Reopen Economy, Coronavirus Pearl Harbour and City Escape

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eCommerce is Up, Habits have Changed but Perhaps Less Than We Could Have Imagined (Source: eMarketer/Deloitte)

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May’20 — Bleak Outlook, Nursing Home Runaway Epidemic and Race for Vaccines

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Live Events Have Taken a Body Blow (Source: Comscore/Morning Consult/Live Nation Stock Report)

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June’20 — Economic Gloom, Harsh Reality Sets In & Lonely Deaths

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The 24 Month Roller Coaster of a Pandemic, What Next? (Source; Grey Swan Guild/Sean Moffitt)

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July’20 — Who’s To Blame , Quarantine Counter Reactions and Racial Inequities

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In Debt we Trust (Source: Brookings Institution, Bloomberg and Peter Peterson)

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August’20 — The Long Haul, What About Schools? and Lack of Preparation

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September’20 — Early Vaccine Politics, We Can’t Predict Much, Emergency Workers and Is it Tamed?

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October’20 — Household Peril, A Third Peak, Sports Come Back, British Resolve and It’s Airborne

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November’20 — Testing Issues, The Face of Online Schooling & Stay Home for the Holidays

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December’20 — Signs of COVID Resurgence, Now It’s Personal and Priority Vaccine Recipients

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January’21 — COVID in the Home but Stock Booms

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February’21 — A New Variant & Global Vaccine Politics

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March’21 — Vaccine Breakthrough or Is It? , The Plight of Women and UK Winning

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April’21 — COVID Fatigue, Vaccinations Start but Variant Rages

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May’21 — Mask On or Off, Haves & Have Have Nots, Reopening and Education Langusihing

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June’21 — First Vaccines Arrive, Inoculating the World and Lifting Restrictions in time for Summer

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July’21 — Herd Immunity Bridge too Far, Re-emergence from our Bubbles and Drug/Mental Health Issues

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August’21 — Booster Shots, Commodity Shortages and School Closed Again

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September’21 — Vaccine Resisters, Employment Not Yet Recovered, Delta on the Rise and Workplace Automation

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October’21 — Post Mortem on Government Failure, New Stealthier Virus and Supply Chain Issues

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November’21 — Vaccine Effectiveness, Younger Children Vaccine and Vaccine Mandates

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December’21 — Too Big of a Milestone, Omicron and Travel Bans

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Grey Swan Guild — Join Us for The Next 24 Months

We started in the pandemic, but it didn’t stop there. We are tackling a wider gamut t of world challenges and next Grey Swans.

We are a post-modern version of the Guild — this is what wedo:

A Sneak Preview — The Guild 2nd Year Anniversary

Coming up in early April’22.

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