The Market’s Response to Epidemics

 

Although past performance is no guarantee of future results, the historic data does show strong positive performance in the 12 months after the epidemic was reported.

 

Appendix

The Market’s Response to Crisis Source Information

Epidemic Source
Pneumonic Plague https://wonder.cdc.gov/wonder/prevguid/m0033015/m0033015.asp
SARS https://www.cdc.gov/about/history/sars/timeline.htm
Avian Flu (H5N1) https://www.who.int/influenza/human_animal_interface/H5N1_avian_influenza_update.pdf
Swine Flu (H1N1) https://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/cdcresponse.htm
Cholera https://www.who.int/wer/2012/wer8731_32.pdf
MERS https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6223a6.htm
Ebola https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/history/chronology.html
Zika https://www.who.int/emergencies/zika-virus/situation-report/who-zika-situation-report-12-02-2016.pdf
Measles https://www.cdc.gov/measles/cases-outbreaks.html

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