A worker wearing a face mask walks past closed check-in counters at Hong Kong International Airport. Photo: AFP
Paul Christensen
Opinion

Opinion

Paul Christensen

The cold, hard maths of whether a coronavirus shutdown is worth everyone’s loss of quality of life

  • If we go into lockdown every year, we can prevent many deaths from flu. But why don’t societies do this? In the case of the Covid-19 shutdown, there are not just jobs at stake but also quality-of-life costs being borne by everyone
A worker wearing a face mask walks past closed check-in counters at Hong Kong International Airport. Photo: AFP
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