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Covid-19 Impact


COVID-19 case tracker

Epidemiological data on the pandemic, with global, country, and local views.

The Emotion Archive

Explore the reflections of 122 people around the world on how they coped with the COVID-19 crisis.

Investing in Black lives and livelihoods: What stakeholders can do

– Black Americans face longstanding economic challenges. The COVID-19 crisis could make these challenges worse. McKinsey partner Jason Wright discusses ways to support the health and wealth of Black businesses and households.

Community movement during the pandemic

Shelter-in-place orders have a significant influence on where people spend their time.

The prevalence of COVID-19 across the United States

Epidemiological data tracking the extent of the coronavirus outbreak and testing efforts

The new possible: Human stories shaping a post-COVID-19 world

Every day, what we knew as normal before coronavirus fades away, and we find ourselves in a transitional space where we cope with the crisis day by day and wonder what we’ll be doing whenever the next normal arrives.


Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The CEO moment: Leadership for a new era

– Challenged by the global pandemic, CEOs have made four shifts in the way they lead that hold great promise for both companies and society. Will they build on this unique moment, or return to the ways of the past?
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

How the State Bank of India is learning from crisis

– Rajnish Kumar, chairman of India’s largest bank, discusses COVID-19, digital transformation, and the future of work in financial services.

Accelerating digital capabilities to recover from the COVID-19 crisis

– The rapid migration to digital technologies driven by the pandemic is likely to continue. This McKinsey Live webinar covers the four elements of a digital agenda for recovery.

The future of business: Reimagining 2020 and beyond

In this special edition of The Next Normal, McKinsey senior partners envision how the COVID-19 crisis will transform entire industries in the coming 12 to 18 months.

Response Tools

Reopening workplaces amid COVID-19: A collection of safety measures

A summary of methods that organizations are using to protect customers and employees from the coronavirus outbreak.

Reopening higher-education institutions amid COVID-19: Ten considerations for leaders

An overview of issues to consider when building strategies for returning to campus after COVID-19 closures.

For governments

Resources to help government officials navigate the COVID-19 crisis.

For business leaders

Checklists, articles, and learning sessions to help executives navigate the COVID-19 crisis and the next normal.

For healthcare providers

Information on sourcing critical goods and materials for responding to COVID-19.

For small businesses

Programs supporting small-business owners during the COVID-19 crisis, plus guidelines on reopening.

McKinsey Live

Join our experts for the latest on navigating beyond the crisis and shaping the next normal that lies ahead.
July 30, 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET

Protecting US small businesses from the impact of COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis poses a grave threat to many US small businesses. Join McKinsey partner Deepa Mahajan for a view into the most vulnerable sectors and small-business owners, and what can be done to support them.
August 12, 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ET

Building more resilient value chains after the COVID-19 crisis

Disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic have revealed where global value chains are weakest and least resilient. In this McKinsey Live webinar, partner Ed Barriball and McKinsey Global Institute partner Susan Lund will discuss the vulnerabilities of value chains and the pandemic-related financial losses across different sectors.


The COVID-19 crisis has disproportionately impacted vulnerable populations, leading to increased food insecurity, underemployment and unemployment, and barriers to access to healthcare resources. It takes deep collaboration and an unprecedented mobilization of resources to protect lives, livelihoods, and communities during and following the outbreak. We are taking action with others to help those who need it most.
We are supporting Feeding America to optimize their supply chain, improving their ability to reduce food insecurity for the more than 54 million people across the United States who are currently estimated to be food insecure. The work will help Feeding America to better understand local needs, identify sources of food to close the demand/supply gap, and improve front-line operations to safely and efficiently deliver food where it’s needed.
Talent Exchange is an online marketplace from FMI (The Food Industry Association) and Eightfold that aims to help people who have lost their jobs in the coronavirus crisis find work by using AI to match candidates with available roles. We provided our research and insights on the US jobs market across sectors to help better understand employment needs and how they are shifting in the rapidly evolving situation.


Executive Briefing

COVID-19: Implications for business

– Our latest perspectives on the coronavirus outbreak, the twin threats to lives and livelihoods, and how organizations can prepare... for the next normal.

On pins and needles: Will COVID-19 vaccines ‘save the world’?

– Innovators are sprinting to develop inoculations against the novel coronavirus. Here, we summarize the latest information on research... timelines and the potential impact of a vaccine on the pandemic—and society.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

How prioritizing health could help rebuild economies

– The COVID-19 pandemic has given the world a once-in-a-generation opportunity to advance broad-based health and prosperity.


Article - McKinsey Global Institute

COVID-19 and gender equality: Countering the regressive effects

– What is good for gender equality is good for the economy and society as well. The COVID-19 pandemic puts that truth into stark relief and raises critically important choices.

How South African SMEs can survive and thrive post COVID-19

– Here’s how the public and private sector can provide the right support to enable SME growth in South Africa, now and beyond the crisis.

US small-business recovery after the COVID-19 crisis

– Improving operations and adapting business models can help small businesses in many industries recover. Finding the cash to do so may be a stretch.

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