Coronavirus live news: half of Americans would take vaccine, poll shows; second wave arrives in South Africa – The Guardian

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Britain’s economy will bounce back next year from the Covid pandemic but a fifth year of weak business investment will delay a full recovery until the end of 2022, according to CBI forecasts.

A combination of Brexit uncertainty, which is expected to continue into next year with or without a deal, and the blow to business confidence during the first and second lockdowns will delay a rebound in private sector investment.

Business investment has remained flat since the 2016 Brexit vote as companies struggled to assess the impact of Brexit while negotiations continued:

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South Africa now experiencing Covid-19 ‘second wave’: minister

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Half of Americans would take vaccine, poll shows

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