COVID-19 was first detected late last year and has now spread to over 160 countries worldwide. Here’s how the pandemic unfolded.
As Californians limit their daily activities to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the state economy is poised to take a major hit. The pandemic is increasing the need for some goods and services (such as health care) and reducing demand for others (such as travel- and entertainment-related services), so the near-term economic consequences are more serious in some sectors than in others. Moreover, these consequences could exacerbate the unevenness of economic conditions and opportunities across regions.