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Will the coronavirus outbreak cause a global economic downturn?

The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, also known as Wuhan pneumonia, is at the turning point from an epidemic to a pandemic. According to the update at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on February 22, a total of 32 countries/regions have reported confirmed infected cases.
Besides mainland China, where the coronavirus outbreak first started, other places also show signs of failing to contain the disease. In South Korea, for example, the confirmed infected cases went up to 763 on Monday (February 24) morning. Six days ago, on February 18, the country only had 31 cases.
On Sunday, February 23, Italy reported that three people had died, and 152 others had been infected with the coronavirus; Iran also reported 43 confirmed infected cases.

Travel restrictions due to the coronavirus outbreak
Effective on February 2, all aliens who have visited mainland China, “during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States,” will be suspended to enter the …

Do you know where your prospects hang out during the #DeleteFacebook movement?

Facebook used to the cool place where everybody hangs out. Not long ago, Facebook was ranked the most visited website in the world, and the website where Americans spent the most time. Facebook page then became the most popular social media platform for business-to-consumer communications among various types of organizations.
In recent years, however, Facebook faced several backlashes toward the platform’s data privacy practices and its CEO. Facebook is experiencing some challenges of maintaining its popularity among internet users, some of whom even call for a #DeleteFacebook movement. I myself, also notice a shift in my teenaged students’ interest in Facebook, even before the #DeleteFacebook backlash.
So, if Facebook is no longer the cool place where everybody hangs out, which social media platforms can we use to communicate with our prospective consumers?

The most popular social media platforms among U.S. teens
According to a 2018 Pew Research Center report, Facebook is no longer the m…