What coronavirus means for your industry

In this photo provided by Austin Boschen, people wait in line to go through the customs at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in Grapevine, Texas, Saturday, March 14, 2020. International travelers reported long lines at the customs at the airport Saturday as staff took extra precautions to guard against the new coronavirus, The Dallas Morning News reports. Boschen said it took him at least 4 hours to go through the customs. (Austin Boschen via AP)

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In this photo provided by Austin Boschen, people wait in line to go through the customs at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in Grapevine, Texas, Saturday, March 14, 2020.

Hello!

My Insider Inc. colleagues and I are now all working from home, and I expect many of you are too. I will admit that so far that it's been an adjustment. With that in mind, I want to start the newsletter this week with advice from six of our senior editors who have worked remotely for years about how to do it productively.

8 tips for crushing your job while working from home, from 6 leaders who have worked remotely for years

I hope it's helpful. I should also note that cybersecurity experts are warning that hackers are targeting people now working from home amid the coronavirus outbreak. Be careful online.

Below is a breakdown of how the coronavirus is impacting the healthcare industry, markets, Wall Street and Big Law, Big Tech and Silicon Valley startups, cleantech, the advertising and media industry, and even space exploration.

But before that, I want to highlight some non-coronavirus related features from the past week that are worth your time:

Coming back to coronavirus, here are a couple of bullet points from across our coverage just to highlight how far-ranging of an impact the outbreak is having.

Coronavirus lab testing Germany

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A nurse demonstrates taking a sample for a coronavirus test at the infection station of the university hospital in Essen, Germany, Thursday, March 12, 2020.

What coronavirus means for the healthcare system

Italy has quickly become one of the epicenters of the coronavirus pandemic, Lydia Ramsey reports. From her story:

In a conversation hosted by the Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr. Maurizio Cecconi, the head of the department of anesthesia and intensive care units at Humanitas Research Hospital in Milan, said Italy's situation began on February 20, when a patient in his 30s tested positive for COVID-19.

As of Friday, Italy had more than 15,000 infections and more than 1,000 deaths related to COVID-19.

You can read her story here:

A doctor at the epicenter of the coronavirus response in Italy warns US hospitals to avoid getting overwhelmed by the pandemic

Lydia's story from a week ago is continuing to attract lots of attention. If you missed it, you can read it here:

A leaked presentation reveals the document US hospitals are using to prepare for a major coronavirus outbreak. It estimates 96 million US coronavirus cases and 480,000 deaths.

Elsewhere:

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) after the opening bell of the trading session in New York, U.S., March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) after the opening bell of the trading session in New York

What it means for markets

The Global COVID Crisis (GCC), as JPMorgan referred to it in a research note this week, triggered a wild stretch for markets, including the fastest 20% drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average in history and the Dow's worst single-day drop since 1987. Stocks on Friday then surged as policymakers stepped up their efforts to contain the economic damage of the outbreak.

Our investing team had lots of stories on how to navigate it all:

What it means for Wall Street firms and Big Law

FILE PHOTO: Founder, Chairman, CEO and President of Amazon Jeff Bezos speaks during an event about Blue Origin's space exploration plans in Washington, U.S., May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

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Amazon's Jeff Bezos

What coronavirus means for Silicon Valley

Let's start with Big Tech:

And now for startups:

What it means for renewables

Cleantech is one of our newer areas of coverage, and I couldn't be happier to have Benji Jones the leading the charge at a really interesting time for the industry. Here's what you need to know:

March Madness

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What it means for the advertising and media business

Lastly, coronavirus concerns have reached those planning to go to space. Dave Mosher reported that NASA is limiting access to astronauts scheduled to fly on SpaceX's first spaceship for people.

Stay safe.

-- Matt

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