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Pandemic hotspots, vulnerable workers: New York, New Jersey & Florida

Posted by Hamilton Galloway and Edward Cone on Mar 30, 2020 1:48:51 PM

Three of the most populous states, including hard-hit New York, have aging healthcare workforces that may be more vulnerable to the novel coronavirus pandemic. 

The healthcare workforces of New York, New Jersey, and Florida skew older than national averages, including more workers over 60 years old a key group at risk for coronavirus. New York is the US epicenter for the pandemic, neighboring New Jersey is another early hotspot, and Florida’s caseload is growing rapidly.

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Topics: Economic impact, United States, Health, Economic forecasting, Economic risk, Workplace, Global economy, Coronavirus

Pinning down world flashpoints to protect against nasty surprises

Posted by Oxford Economics on Jan 3, 2018 2:10:39 PM

How our EPRE risk tool helps keep users on their guard in a volatile world

The upsets and surprises of the past 12 months show all too clearly how, in an ever more unpredictable world, risk can catch out the unwary. And, as we begin 2018, nowhere is this more apparent than in the realms of economic and political risk.

As one of the world’s foremost independent economic forecasters, Oxford Economics has collaborated in a joint venture with Control Risks, the global specialist in political and security risks, to create a unique tool for organisations to weigh-up the uncertainties lurking in every corner of a volatile globe.

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Topics: Risk, Volatility, Economic forecasting, Economic risk, Political risk, Economic uncertainty, Risk assessment, Risk evaluation

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