Chinese officials recently confirmed over 31,161 cases of the new coronavirus, furthering a global wave of panic. This number surpasses that of SARS, a similar respiratory infection that spread across China, which killed nearly 800 people and cost almost $40 billion worldwide between 2002 to 2003.
Author: Samantha Kim
Samantha Kim is currently a freshman at the University of California, Berkeley. She is undeclared as of now but is intending to pursue a Cognitive Science major. As an international student, she is excited to engage with local businesses and her new environment here at Cal by writing for the Community column within Business Review at Berkeley. If not juggling 200 pages of reading and running around campus for back-to-back classes, Samantha is rewatching Friends and finding 1+1 boba deals (she is really excited about Yi Fang).