With each additional week that much of the Chinese economy remains at a virtual standstill
The impact on businesses in China and around the world is already dragging down economic growth forecasts for the year.
In some cases, the breakdown of global supply chains will simply lead to higher prices for western consumers.
But in other cases there will come a point when certain products are not available at all.
Because of the virus, very few people even want to leave their homes. As a result, consumer spending has almost entirely disappeared.
In fact, one CEO claims that there is virtually “no domestic consumption” in China right now…
Alan Lim of E-Services Group says there is “completely no domestic consumption” now and “factories are, at best, this week at 25% production … you need approval by the government to say you [can] work.”