The Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV epidemic has continued to escalate during February 2020, with concerns mounting about the escalation in cases outside of mainland China, including in South Korea, Italy, and Japan.
The death toll has now far exceeded the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak. With this human tragedy, combined with the ongoing US-China trade conflict, travel bans, and shifts in public health regulations, worldwide communities are now experiencing growing economic impacts that could last well beyond the second quarter of this year.
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