Global Market Trends #1: How Did We Get Here?
In the final months of 2019, global media outlets began to report on a mysterious new respiratory virus that had infected workers in the Chinese province of Wuhan. Western populations were not, at that time, overly concerned — the outbreak was too far away to threaten much damage. There had been outbreaks of localised diseases in this part of the world before without international repercussions. Surely, this too would pass.