FILE PHOTO – President of the Federal Reserve Bank on Minneapolis Neel Kashkari listens to a question during an interview in New York, U.S., March 29, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
February 16, 2022
By Ann Saphir
(Reuters) – Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari said Thursday that he and his family had COVID-19 earlier this year, and the experience drove home for him that it will take some time for the economy to get back to normal.
“A lot of families are experiencing what we just experienced,” Kashkari said at a town hall for United Natural Foods Inc. employees, explaining that his family’s bout with the disease meant three weeks of disrupted work.
“This will be a while” before people can be comfortable living with COVID, before workers on the sidelines of the labor force can return to work, and before supply chains will catch up, he said.
(Reporting by Ann Saphir)