Forecasting During a Pandemic

Tom Hausken

A look at how the optics and photonics industry is weathering the economic effects of the pandemic, and expectations for the rest of the year.

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A saying sometimes attributed to Niels Bohr posits that “prediction is hazardous, especially about the future.” Wise words. Of course when considering today’s global crisis, one could also tack on, “and especially in a pandemic.” In market terms, we are experiencing a proverbial black swan—an event so unexpected that it invalidates all previous forecasts.

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