The US Markets took a huge hit on Black Friday as the world reacts to news of a new type of COVID coming out of Africa.
Market Watch reports:
Wall Street stocks skidded sharply lower on Black Friday as investors reacted to fresh travel bans resulting from the discovery in South Africa of a new variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -2.53%, the S&P 500 index SPX, -2.27% and the Nasdaq Composite COMP, -2.23% were all down by at least 2% for the day, the major U.S. shopping day known as Black Friday on which retailers are traditionally perceived to enter the black for the year.
Looking beneath the hood, the damage was widespread.
We reported earlier today on the NU Covid court of Africa:
New COVID Virus Variant Identified in Africa Is “Highly Transmissible and Vaccine-Resistant”
Biden put in place a travel ban from Africa today.
Joe Biden Bans Travel From South Africa, 7 Other African Nations Due to New “Highly Transmissible” Covid Variant
The uncertainty of this Nu variant is causing more fear and panic and it shows in the markets today.
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