The future of online shopping, after the pandemic
Feb 1, 2021

The future of online shopping, after the pandemic

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If people continue shopping online at the same rates, Amazon is well positioned when it comes to household essentials and groceries. Plus, amateur investors set their sights on silver. Also, concerns about equitable distribution of COVID vaccines. And, "vaccine nationalism" abroad.

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Will online shopping habits change after the pandemic passes?

Feb 1, 2021
Amazon is well positioned to continue serving consumers who want to buy things like groceries and household goods online.
eMarketer projects that Amazon sold nearly half a trillion dollars worth of stuff in 2020.
Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images

Last-minute COVID vaccine appointments raise questions about equity

Feb 1, 2021
States like Tennessee are learning about the perils of scheduling vaccinations while vaccine supply is unpredictable.
David Gibbs, 86, raced down to a church on short notice to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. However, seniors who are homebound, don't drive or don't use the internet may find it harder to arrange a vaccination.
Blake Farmer/WPLN News

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The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Brian Allison Engineer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer