Vaccine development is, for obvious reasons, currently at the forefront of many people’s minds. The race to find a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19 is one on which thousands or even millions of lives may depend, as well as the health of the global economy.
Remote working has shot up the agenda for almost every organisation in recent months. With the COVID-19 pandemic not even close to being over, it is clear that businesses which have scrambled to enable staff to work from home in a hurry will now need to put longer-term processes in place. And even as restrictions are lifted and offices are reopened, speculation is mounting that for those workers who have discovered they can carry out their duties from home, the desire for more flexible working practices and greater volumes of home working is going to be considerable.