The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak has inspired some expected (and unexpected) commercial effects and endeavors.
Some crafters see it as an opportunity to sell artisanal viral goods, a mobile game on contagions is drawing huge crowds of players and beer sales are down.
Then there are the minks.
The Associated Press last week reported that a mink breeder cooperative in Denmark called off a fur auction of 2 million skins because buyers from a key market, China, couldn’t attend due to travel curbs to contain the disease.
Of course there were big disturbances in the travel industry as airline flights and other arrangements were canceled. At one point, 12,000 cruise-goers were trapped on their ships due to real or suspected infections onboard, with some confined to their tiny, tiny rooms. Hopefully they had some adult beverages to help them cope.