The world has been globally calamity free since 1945. It has gone 75 years without anything making such a global impact as the coronavirus.
Due to COVID-19: US retail sales fall more than 16% in April
Retail sales plummeted in the US by 16.4% in April, the biggest two-month decline on record as business shutdowns froze the economy and kept shoppers away due to fear of infection.
NYSE will reopen May 26, allowing a reduced number of brokers back on the trading floor.
The House of Representatives is returning to vote on two measures: a new wave of coronavirus relief and a rules change to allow remote voting and hearings during the pandemic.
[By the way, the article picture is an inaccurate count of the impact of the virus.]