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In the Coronavirus lockdown, we’re seeing trends that will establish the next cycle of startup innovation.
We’ll see the government shift to building out the infrastructure and response programs for healthcare and public safety initiatives, such as building up stockpiles of medical supplies and equipment.
This will include initiatives to establish flexible manufacturing and secure supply chain to build equipment on demand such as ventilators.
The government will declare certain industries as strategically important.
Governments will look to establish safety nets through direct and indirect means.
There will be a move to provide support for gig workers and other small business workers with a basic income during times of pandemic.
Medicare will update HIPAA laws to allow for the use of commonly used communication tools such as Skype and will allow for Medicare billing for telemedicine.
In education, the government will look to allow homeschooling and online learning for K-12 kids.
Taxes will most likely rise to cover the costs of these changes.
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