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Welcome to the “low-touch” economy

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: A medical worker from Lenox Hill Hospital comes outside and elbow bumps a passerby while people show gratitude as part of the nightly #ClapBecauseWeCare during the coronavirus pandemic on May 2, 2020 in New York City. COVID-19 has spread to most countries around the world, claiming over 244,000 lives with over 3.4 million infections reported. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

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COVID-19 cases are on the rise, and communities that were on a path to reopening their economies are now facing renewed shutdowns and restrictions. Businesses have had to adapt their operations for the pandemic. That’s not easy, because it turns out (appropriate) touching is a pretty big part of the economy. Plus: the Goya boycott, college sports and back-to-school shopping when it’s not clear who’s going back to school.

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