COVID-19 fighter Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO.Q) gets a $5 million boost from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Regardless of how you might feel about it, the point remains: the flipside of any disaster is opportunity for those who know how and where to look for it. So if COVID-19 has Donald Trump closing Europe down for American travellers, and Italy closing its borders to everyone, and Israel implementing a mandatory two week quarantine for anyone who even so much as looks at their border, there are companies out there practically frothing at the mouth to turn this catastrophe into cash.