These 8 charts show how the global economy is coping with COVID-19

Health workers prepare doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination centre in Naples, Italy, January 8, 2021. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC2O3L9LM2DL

Vaccines have been a boost to the economy. Image: REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

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Asian countries, especially China, are seeing a faster economic recovery. Image: IMF
A chart showing the impact the pandemic has had on people from different demographics
Those on a lower income have been the most affected. Image: Pew Research Center
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Black men in the US are nearly twice as likely to be unemployed. Image: New York Times
a chart showing how house prices have risen since the start of the pandemic
Hose prices have risen in the UK. Image: PropertyData

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House prices have continued to rise in the US. Image: Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis
a chart showing how spending habits have changed in the US
Americans spent much less on services in 2020, and more on household items. Image: Brookings Institution/US Bureau of Economic Analysis/World Data Lab
A chart showing how consumer spending habits have changed around the world
Asian consumers are more likely to spend on discretionary items. Image: McKinsey & Company
a chart showing vaccine coverage in different countries
Israel is significantly ahead of other countries in its vaccine rollout. Image: Our World in Data
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