NRF says Omicron could contribute to uncertainty, inflation but shutdowns are unlikely

The COVID-19 omicron variant will bring uncertainty to the economy in 2022 and could contribute to inflation, but is unlikely to cause widespread shutdowns or slowdowns, said Jack Kleinhenz, chief economist, National Retail Federation (NRF). “Even with the experience of the past two years, there is no model that can predict how the economy responds to a pandemic,” Kleinhenz said.... Read More