A pregnant woman waits to be attended to at the Women's National Hospital in San Salvador, El Salvador January 29, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
With the number of swine flu fatalities in India touching double figures on Tuesday, panic is slowly setting in.
– Marie Diron is senior economist at Oxford Economics. The opinions expressed are her own –
— James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own —
Besides being a human tragedy, a deadly pandemic is, quite literally, the last thing a global economy suffering a huge drop off in trade and activity needs.