Whether you’re a believer in lockdowns or a believer in vaccines, the decisions we’re seeing are being driven by impulse: a headline in the newspaper in the morning and everybody outside the UK stops AstraZeneca vaccinations. Scientifically, it’s complete nonsense but people don’t have the time to really think about things. Suddenly, there’s this constant risk awareness. We suddenly experienced this external shock that the Black Swan people were predicting but none of us really accepted. So what if other shocks come? How do we deal with that loss of security? If nothing else, we start sketching out scenarios and how you deal with them. We do this for our customers, but we also do that for ourselves.
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