For people who operate in a non-essential services market which often includes intimate physical contact, the impact has been broad and swift.
Corporate bottom lines shape the travel of clients and providers
The resulting uncertainty has also hit the world markets hard. The Dow Jones, an index of 30 major stocks which is often used as a proxy for the health of the broader financial market, fell almost 2,000 points in one day – the biggest point drop in a single day ever. But these haven’t been only economic falls – one company currently testing a drug response to the virus was a top performing stock last month.
In efforts to limit physical spread of the virus, many companies, including Twitter, Google, and Facebook (as well as the federal government) have all restricted employee travel in various ways. For areas of the adult entertainment industry who are often reliant on conferences and travelers, these cancellations are really starting to add up.