by Jayna Smith
Concerns about the new coronavirus outbreak have risen in the U.S., even more so since 21 U.S. deaths have been reported. Stocks have plummeted as the virus has disrupted logistics networks, driven down tourism and air traffic, and canceled major events across the globe. Prices of commodities like oil and industrial metals have also taken a major plunge. Because China is a major supplier of ingredients for medicines, if the epidemic persists, prescription drugs could face shortages, according to the World Health Organization.