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Contagious diseases, climate change ‘key global risks’: WEF report

January 20, 2021

Infectious diseases and a number of climate change-linked threats have dominated a risk survey as part of an annual World Economic Forum (WEF) report produced in collaboration with Zurich Insurance Group and Marsh.

About 58% see infectious diseases as a short-term critical risk that posed “clear and present dangers” to the global economy in the next two years and 52.7% put extreme weather events in the same category.

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