Five Bold Predictions For The Post Covid-19 World This story appears in the April 2020 issue of Forbes Asia. Subscribe to Forbes Asia As this column went to press, new Covid-19 infections and economic fears were blowing up around the world. Italy was in lockdown, with other nations in Europe and elsewhere close behind. U.S. stock markets were down more than 20% from their February peak. Public events large and small—in sports, arts and business—were being cancelled. In the middle of all of this, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates decided to add four million barrels of oil a day to an already glutted supply.