Investors are reading headlines about companies issuing the dreaded “ability to continue as a going concern” warning seemingly every other day.

Sad to say, they might just have to get used to it. The economic damage caused by the pandemic has only just begun to push companies to the brink of bankruptcy.

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For the uninitiated, “going concern” is an accounting concept. A company that is able to meet its financial obligations when they come due is considered a going concern. When accountants fear a company might, say, default on some of its debt in the next 12 months, the company is required to report in its financial statements that there are doubts