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Coronavirus vs US Economy

Coronavirus vs US Economy

February 04, 2020
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"This time it's going to be different" is the battle cry of the media. If you have paid attention to the recent swings in the market and today was a major upswing, the Corona Virus is apparently the villain. While this virus is certainly frightening, we need some perspective as to the impact this virus will have on the US Economy. Let's compare the Flu vs The Coronavirus. 

Deaths From Flu  Source CDC via Forbes.com

2015-2016  23,000 deaths

2016-2017  38,000 deaths                                     

2017-2018  61,000 deaths

Death from Coronavirus  Source CNN

2019-2020   426 Deaths

Read More about the Coronavirus and the impact on the financial markets here. 

Coronavirus vs Economy