Coronavirus May Reduce US Farm Exports, Disrupt Medical Supplies

Posted on February 12, 2020 1:14 pm

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With scores of Chinese factories now sitting idle because of the spread of the novel coronavirus, now named COVID-19, American officials and experts are warning the economic shock could be felt in the U.S. in the months to come.

For now, U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser hinted at a limited economic impact.

Speaking at an event at the Atlantic Council in Washington this week, Robert O’Brien said, “there will be some effect on the U.S. GDP growth” but added, “we’ll have to wait and see.”

While acknowledging China’s critical role in the global supply chain, O’Brien said he is watching whether