Economic fallout mounts, along with competition for masks

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak has triggered a stunning collapse in the U.S. workforce with 10 million people losing their jobs in the past two weeks and economists warn unemployment could reach levels not seen since the Depression, as the economic damage from the crisis piles up around the world. The latest dour economic news _ 6.6 million new unemployment claims on top of 3.3. million last week _ came as the competition for masks and other protective gear intensified amid growing evidence that people who are infected but have no symptoms can spread the virus.