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Economies Have Adapted to a World Where Covid Calls the Shots

Despite the global supply chain crisis, some countries are even flourishing.

Shipping containers next to gantry cranes at the Yangshan Deepwater Port in Shanghai.
Shipping containers next to gantry cranes at the Yangshan Deepwater Port in Shanghai.Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

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With shortages at the grocery store and not enough people willing to work, 2022 is starting to look a lot like 2020. But beneath the ugly exterior, the world’s economies have learned to cope with Covid’s fallout—the supply chain debacle in particular. One country is even thriving.