mBaer Necessities 04/23
History is replete with epic changes of heart. Last December, China stunned the world by announcing the exit from the zero-COVID policy, which had been in place since 2020, when Wuhan declared a full-scale lockdown and COVID was known as SARS-CoV-2. Households and businesses no longer should be worried about lockdowns, but the confidence of consumers and entrepreneurs is fragile and sentiment remains shaky. Hardly a surprise after three years of lockdowns.