As of 6pm EST on Sunday, March 15th, there were over 162,000 global confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, with over 6,000 deaths. (Source: Johns Hopkins University, https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/)
Governments and citizens across the world are working to combat the spread of the virus. Italy, the worst-hit country after China, reported 368 deaths in the last 24 hours and remains in total lockdown mode. Spain and France just announced nationwide lockdowns of their own.
In the United States, schools across the country are closing doors, the Federal Reserve cut short-term interest rates to zero, and travelers returning home faced long lines due to travel restrictions.
In China, the situation appears to be improving, with many attributing the declining number of new cases to strict containment and mitigation measures.
Food For Thought
What lessons can we learn from other nations' experiences with the Coronavirus?