With coronavirus fears, governments are advising “social distancing” to halt the spread.
That, according to New Scientist, means, “you can lower your risk of infection by reducing your rate of contact with other people. Avoiding public spaces and unnecessary social gatherings, especially events with large numbers of people or crowds, will lower the chance that you will be exposed to the new coronavirus as well as to other infectious diseases like flu.”
As this potentially becomes a new norm for many of us, we went looking for “social distancing” stocks, and found Zoom Video Communications (NASDAQ:ZM). Above $100, it’s still a popular pick as the pandemic forces many of us to work from home. Analysts at Needham noted the stock could rise even more, as Zoom leads “the shift to a virtual work paradigm.”
Better still, “Demand for Zoom’s software, which facilitates virtual conferences and web meetings, is exploding as the spreading virus is prompting office closures and meeting cancellations. Business conferences, college courses and even children’s playgroups have all moved online as people worldwide heed calls to stay away from one another,” reports Fortune.