The 2019 novel coronavirus, now officially SARS-CoV-2, stole global headlines in the opening months of 2020, and its many impacts are still to play out. The common adage, “If the US sneezes, the world catches a cold” is now demonstrable in a multiplicity of ways, but it is China that has sneezed… And that cold is swiftly spreading across the world as the resultant COVID-19 illness reaches pandemic proportions.
This anthology provides a wide-ranging analysis of the impact of COVID-19. It addresses the massive effort that China has undertaken since the outbreak to contain its spread, and the global health impacts. But the other implications may be even more grave. National and international analysts examine the politico-economic impact both within China’s industrial heartland and on the global economy, global supply chains, the price of stocks, oil and gold, and raise biowarfare-related concerns.
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