The global ripple effects of the coronavirus outbreak

The World
An empty four-lane street is shown with trees on either side.

An empty street is seen in Wuhan, China, in this picture obtained from social media, Jan. 25, 2020.

Instagram/Emilia via Reuters

People in China would normally be getting back to work, or school, now that the Lunar New Year holiday is coming to an end. But the coronavirus outbreak means that things are far from normal in the country right now. And, at midnight on Friday night after years of debate and turmoil, Britain will leave the European Union. What will that mean for foreign workers from EU countries who currently live and work in Britain? Plus, a scientist in Sydney, Australia, been researching how cows communicate their emotions to each other.

Music heard on air

Will you help our nonprofit newsroom today?

Every week, more than 2 million listeners tune into our broadcast and follow our digital coverage like this story, which is available to read for free thanks to charitable contributions from listeners like you. But less than 1% of our audience supports our program directly. From now through the end of the year, every gift will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous donor, which means your gift will help us unlock a $67,000 challenge match.

Will you join our growing list of loyal supporters and double your impact today?