Day: June 11, 2020

Has Cash Fallen Out of Fashion?

Cash, once king, has become controversy.

Critics believe physical currency’s days are numbered, especially as a possible vector for contagion in the coronavirus era. But now the protests going on in the U.S. could mean some retailers have no choice but to accept it.

Protests across the country over the killing of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police were marred on the sidelines by destruction and looting of businesses across the U.S. But even as the national conversation shifted from COVID-19 to the protests, the risks from the health crisis itself never actually went anywhere, except potentially up.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the foremost authority on infectious diseases in the U.S. and a key member of the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force, has repeatedly discussed the need for social distancing. Most recently, he told the Journal of the American Medical Association that “pictures, photos and TV clips of people very much … Read More