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In business vs. coronavirus, coronavirus is winning

A lot has changed in the weeks since doctors in Wuhan, China, noticed a cluster of cases involving a mysterious pneumonia-like illness. That illness—a virus thought to have spread from bats to another species before jumping to humans at one of Wuhan’s live-animal markets—has since traveled around the world with remarkable efficiency, infecting tens of thousands in dozens of countries. Hundreds have died. (So swift has this novel coronavirus’s journey been, that only recently was the disease given an official name: COVID-19.)

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