A Pandemic, A Passenger, & A Market Plunge
The WHO has declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Tom Friedman says the U.S. needs a “World War II-level response.” Former FDA Chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb warns that the United States has been too slow to roll out broad virus testing. A passenger on a JetBlue flight tested positive for coronavirus; another passenger on that plane explains the airline’s response and his efforts to keep his family safe. The global pandemic continues to rock the economy, sending stocks into a bear market. Allianz Chief Economic Advisor Mohamed El-Erian expects more volatility--and a deeper drop--still to come.
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