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Big data predicted the coronavirus outbreak and where it would spread

Feb 4, 2020
Using AI as a warning system for outbreaks isn't just for government.
A sign at London Heathrow Airport on Jan. 28 warns of the coronavirus outbreak in China.
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Shanghai and coronavirus: living in a ghost town

Feb 4, 2020
Our China correspondent takes us on a tour of the usually bustling financial center, where fears and precautions have made it eerily quiet. You can even hear the birds sing.
Marketplace's China correspondent Jennifer Pak used to wear face masks outdoors to protect against air pollution, but now the Chinese government advises residents to wear them whenever they are out of their homes.
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Disney theme parks in Shanghai and Hong Kong are closed due to coronavirus

Feb 4, 2020
The outbreak has also shuttered nearly every movie theater in China.
Disney closed down its Hong Kong and Shanghai parks due to the spread of the coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: OPEC-Russia consider emergency meeting to cut supply in response to anemic Chinese demand

Feb 3, 2020
Nervous traders are selling oil contracts first and asking questions later.
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Limits on travel in China are negatively affecting oil prices. Above, people walk through Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan, China on Jan. 21, 2020.
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How coronavirus is affecting Chinese workers

The government extended the Lunar New Year holiday in an attempt to contain the disease, meaning more days off for workers.
Chinese police officers wear protective masks at Beijing Station last week.
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China's service economy imperiled by virus emergency

Jan 24, 2020
Services now form a key sector in China's economy.
Residents wear masks while buying vegetables in the market on Jan. 23th, 2020 in Wuhan, China.
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In China, coronavirus curbs New Year celebrations ... and spending

Jan 24, 2020
The holiday is usually a peak purchasing period, but the illness is threatening to derail the much-needed bump in the Chinese economy.
Shoppers wearing masks Wednesday prepare for Lunar New Year in Wuhan, ground zero of the coronavirus outbreak.
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United States officials are responding to the first case of coronavirus

Jan 22, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control has a budget for when a new sickness emerges.
A woman wears a mask on the first day of screenings for coronavirus of travelers from Wuhan, China.
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