The Wuhan coronavirus hits Apple retail where it hurts.
Apple Inc on Saturday said it has decided to shut down all of its official stores in mainland China until Feb 9., as fears over the coronavirus outbreak mounted and the death toll more than doubled to over 250 from a week ago.
My take: My daughter the urologist says it’s wrong to call it simply “the “coronavirus.” That’s the name of a whole family of viruses (viri?) that cause diseases in mammals and birds, including SARS and MERS. According to Wikipedia, the name “coronavirus” is derived from the Latin corona, meaning crown or halo, which refers to the characteristic appearance of the virus particles (virions), which form a fringe reminiscent of a royal crown or of the solar corona. According to my resident urologist, the fringe of the glans penis is also called the corona. Learn something new everyday.
UPDATE: Ming-Chi Kuo lists five risks for Apple. See StreetInsider.