COVID-19: The economic virus

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  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “COVID-19: The economic virus” – below is their description.

    What began as a health crisis has become an economic catastrophe. Coronavirus has thrown the viability of entire industries into doubt and exposed the vulnerability of globally connected businesses, and the jobs, companies and communities they support. Few industries have been as badly affected as aviation, the global collapse in air travel leaving world-leading British manufacturers like Rolls-Royce and Airbus counting the cost and cutting jobs. To investigate the real cost of COVID-19 we’ve spoken to bosses, small businesses and workers in communities left on the brink.

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