Coronavirus Is a Data Time Bomb

Alexis C. Madrigal
Coronavirus Is a Data Time Bomb

Chinese manufacturing cities such as Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, are intimately entangled with the supply chains of the entire world. Any company—including Apple and Walmart—that brings things in from China has to worry about production and distribution slowdowns. Production networks often have complex interrelationships that go back and forth across borders.