The tragedy of the COVID-19 crisis has taken much attention away from the threat of climate change, as institutions devoted themselves to protecting lives and livelihoods. Sustaining an effective public-health response remains a top concern for many policy makers and business executives. Severe job losses and revenue declines in some sectors, along with the high likelihood of an economic recession, have also compelled policy makers to mount an unprecedented financial response, which already exceeds $10 trillion, according to McKinsey estimates.
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It is time to stop believing that washing hands and keeping distance is sufficient to prevent an infection. Aerosols have the potential to infect you in a distance of 14 metres (evidence of real case)
The risk of contagion is highest in indoor spaces but can be reduced by applying all available measures to combat infection via aerosols. Here is an overview of the likelihood of infection in three everyday scenarios, based on the safety measures used and the length of exposure
Importantly, consumers even chose more expensive tickets with a fee described this way over cheaper tickets that had no extra $14 fee attached at all.
„Taxes feel like you’re charging people money for nothing,“ said Hardisty. „Whereas an offset is the idea that, ‚Sure we’re paying, but we kind of have an idea where that payment is going, to make the environment better,‘ which is what people want.“