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first_img The economic outlook remains fraught with danger as the Covid-19 crisis rolls on. Many UK shares endured a rough ride in 2020 as lockdowns and travel bans hammered corporate earnings. Vaccine rollouts provide light at the end of the tunnel, but 2021 could be another rough year.Here are three UK shares I’d happily buy for my Stocks and Shares ISA today, however. I think they’ll thrive even with further coronavirus-related economic turbulence.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…#1: Read all about itI’m expecting Bloomsbury Publishing to have another very good year in 2021. It’s true that the sinking British economy could take a bite out of consumer spending in the near term. 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