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Coronavirus eats into big tech, lays waste to MWC

It has become almost a truism that most global pandemics cause more damage economically than they do to human health, and this could well end up being the case for the current Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. This has not yet become a full-blown pandemic, although it has been declared a global public health emergency by the WHO (World Health Organization) and its full toll both on human health and economies depends on how quickly the outbreak is brought under control. But in the short term, it has wrought havoc on global supply chains feeding major sectors including of course technology. Serendipitously, Faultline had already decided against attending Mobile World Congress 2020, after being present on the ground for the previous three…

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