Friday night errands a quick peek into normally bustling Kansas City establishments reveals a great any empty establishments.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY WEEKEND BIZ STAYS LOSING AS LOCALS CLEARLY STAYED HOME AMID GROWING CORONAVIRUS FEAR!!!
Here's our TKC FIRSTHAND reporting, observation and what we've seen via social media: A quick stroll through Crossroads, Westport, 39th Street & The Plaza revealed quite a places with a dismal showing for such a nice night of 50 degree weather.
An example from the scene and juxtaposition: Last week the temperatures were about 15 degrees colder but all of these same places were BUSTLING WITH PEOPLE. Obviously, this isn't just an isolated trend as this week's EPIC stock market drop indicates the threat of a global economic slowdown.
Here are links for further reading and edification:
Kansas City Doc Talk
There are no confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in our metro, but many in the medical community say it's a question of when, not if it arrives here.The University of Kansas Health System prepares for all kinds of infectious disease outbreaks, including coronavirus.It has dozens of airborne isolation rooms and can quickly add more."We feel a pandemic is probably inevitable.
Sickness Bursts Bubble
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Fear of COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus, sent the stock market to its worst week in 12 years, and that could affect the housing market in Kansas City. 41 Action News spoke to Park University Economics Professor Pete Soule to get his thoughts on the impact of the plummeting market.
Kansas City Middle-Class Depends On China Biz
MISSION, Kan. -- The Coronavirus isn't only affecting the financial markets here in the U.S., but also stalling economies across the globe. China, where the Coronavirus originated, is especially affected, and Americans working in China might be worried about an uncertain future.
Hottie Suffers As World Endures Bat Soup Fear & Loathing
A bride-to-be is scrambling to get new bridesmaids dresses after the coronavirus shut down production in China. Sydney Patterson never expected to be shopping for bridesmaid dresses two weeks before her wedding. She just found out the dresses her bridesmaids ordered months ago would not be ready in time.
Newsies Talk Money
The Bible That Oozed Oil The Drunk Men I Drive Around Every Night Why the Silent Spread of Coronavirus Might Actually Be a Good Sign Elizabeth Warren's Deft Approach to Male Bluster, as Seen in a Disastrous Live Chris Matthews Interview The financial markets plunged into a state of abject panic this week, thanks to the novel coronavirus.
Prez Trump Team Assurance
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow Lawrence (Larry) Alan Kudlow MORE on Friday downplayed the impact of the coronavirus, arguing it would not lead to an economic downturn. "The virus is not going to sink the American economy.
Outlook Uncertain For Now . . .
On Friday morning, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped a whopping 900 points, or over 3 percent, over growing fears about the economic impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak. It capped off the stock index's worst week since the 2008 financial crisis, according to ABC News.
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