Who Will Benefit From An Extended Coronavirus Quarantine? 》



The last thing you want to hear is that there are people who will profit from your suffering, but that’s just the way things work in this world. Coronavirus is here, and so far, there’s not much we can do about it except to wash our hands every so often, and staying at home.

There are a lot of companies and services that will benefit from all of us staying inside during the quarantine. And we don’t mean the obvious answers like the mask and toilet paper manufacturers.

1. Online shopping and delivery

It’s simple — people do not go to retail stores to avoid the virus, so their only method of survival is ordering everything they need on the Internet. It would also be cool to use drones for delivery, but regular humans will do, too.

2. WebMD and other online doctors

In many countries, people will look up the symptoms online, rather than going to a clinic. Sometimes they’ll even pay money to get an appointment over Skype.

3. Online education

Websites like Lynda, Coursera, Khan Academy, or Udacity should show a huge boost in visitors. Everyone should get a new hobby!

4. Streaming services

Staying at home, people will spend more time watching Netflix, Disney +, Apple, Hulu, HBO, and maybe even YouTube.


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