As Covid-19 gathered pace in the US last month, Amy Zhao lost her accounting job and then her visa status when she learned that she did not get picked in the work visa lottery.Resigned to what she saw as a streak of bad luck, Zhao planned to return home to China, but could not find any direct flights. Travel restrictions left her stuck in the US at the start of unprecedented uncertainty brought on by the pandemic.“What surprised me was that I couldn’t find a flight back to China,” Zhao said,…
Monday, February 17. The novel coronavirus outbreak is raging in China, but fewer than 1,000 people have been infected outside the country. With the virus out of sight and mostly out of mind, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stands just shy of 30,000 points, driven by the longest US economic expansion in history.