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Local economist expects 20% of restaurants, small businesses to go out of business | KOMO

Local economists are worried that another surge of COVID-19 cases in the fall could do severe damage to the regional economy. They are warning businesses and individuals to prepare now for a future wave of possible restrictions. Thomas Gilbert, associate professor of finance at the UW, and Ali Mokdad, professor of health metrics sciences at the UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, are quoted.