AUSTIN — When a giant city like Austin has to deal with the fallout from a massive, deadly pandemic, it’s all about contingency planning.
The city has invested $2.2 billion to build and expand its response to the coronavirus outbreak.
That’s enough to build 10 million homes, which will be spread around the city and the surrounding region, the mayor of Austin said in a news conference last week.
And if everything goes according to plan, Austin’s biggest investment so far is about to pay off.
A study released on Monday by the University of Texas found that Austin could be the first city to generate $10,000 a year in tax revenue from a pandemic.
The study looked at what a $2-billion investment in Austin would bring in over 10 years.
“The average household will receive $2,100, $3,100 in annual benefits, including: a reduction in household income, improved access to public health services, reduced stress and increased productivity, and a boost to economic development,” the report says.
The city’s tax revenues would be distributed to schools, libraries, and other local services.
Austin also has a robust infrastructure to deal, with roads, bridges, and sewers to keep the city’s pandemic-hit population from leaving the city.
But Austin is not alone in having this kind of investment in response to a pandemics threat.
There are other large, well-capitalised, developed cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington DC that have also been investing in the response to pandemias.
What’s next for the world?
There are two main questions that will shape the next few years for the planet: whether the world will be able to withstand the coming pandemials, and how quickly we can adapt to a future of widespread, widespread, global pandemisms.
Auckland, New Zealand In the meantime, the global economy is already struggling.
The US economy is still recovering from the pandemic of 1918-19, but its unemployment rate has been rising steadily.
The world is seeing the effects of the pandemicals impact in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and this has been felt in other regions as well.
In Europe, a lot of people have been losing jobs.
In Australia, the number of people who have lost their jobs is growing.
In the US, there has been a lot more job losses.
In the UK, there are fears about a “second recession”.
Australia’s unemployment rate is about 7.4%, with a number of workers still out of work, but there has also been a significant increase in the number who are receiving benefits, particularly in the state of Victoria.
As for the US economy, the jobless rate has increased from 6.3% to 7.8% since the end of the Great Recession.
But in Australia, there have been a number, including the most recent survey, which showed that there were more than 13 million people out of employment.
And while many of those people are still receiving unemployment benefits, many are also receiving some kind of help from the government.
The government has said that it is looking at providing more job training to those people who might be affected by the pandics.