Let’s look at the CoVid-19 outbreak from the vantage point of economics.
At some point very soon there will come a time when the ramifications of China’s shutdown of manufacturing and shipping will become more fatal to humans than the coronavirus breakout.
This is the consequence of moving so much of our supply chain to southeast Asia including making prescription drugs.
So look for news coming out of China this week that factories outside of the major impacted centers of the virus will be reopened. What will the impact of this to the Chinese workers is unknown at this point.
However, it could take six months for China to get back to its manufacturing levels before the outbreak since the shipping of raw materials have been curtailed during the recent shutdown.
Now this position is not the reason for the Dow Jones index snapping back with a 1,294 point rise on Monday. No that solely can be pegged to Fed chair Jerome Powell saying it would become more accommodative to combat the virus outbreak.
This verbal injection of hopium from Powell will have limited effect on equity markets as futures Tuesday morning shows the Dow is up 150 points.