Good afternoon: Today's PM — edited by Justin Green — is 441 words, a 2 minute read.
🚨 The Dow fell 1.3% today and more than 12% this week, the biggest percentage loss since 2008.
Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios
The stock markets are in bad shape, but for the millions of Americans who aren’t invested in stocks, coronavirus is presenting a far more imminent concern.
The big picture: People in service jobs or low-wage workers could disproportionately lose some income, compared to those with advanced education or more-skilled professions.
Flashback: After the SARS pandemic in 2005, a report from the SARS commission concluded there were no repercussions for cities that didn't follow federal quarantine orders.
The bottom line: "I understand this situation may seem overwhelming and that disruption to everyday life may be severe, but these are things that people need to start thinking about now," said the CDC's Nancy Messonnier.
Photo: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images
A man helps a young boy walk after a boat with 54 Afghan refugees landed ashore the Greek island of Lesbos.
GIF: Axios Instagram
Axios' Joann Muller rode in the backseat of a self-driving car in a Phoenix suburb.
The bottom line: Her first truly driverless ride, while thrilling, convinced her it will be years before autonomous mobility is widely available.