A pedestrian wearing a mask passes a closed Apple store in Brooklyn, New York City, on April 15. Photo: Bloomberg A pedestrian wearing a mask passes a closed Apple store in Brooklyn, New York City, on April 15. Photo: Bloomberg
A pedestrian wearing a mask passes a closed Apple store in Brooklyn, New York City, on April 15. Photo: Bloomberg
Yenting Chen
Opinion

Opinion

Yenting Chen

Why the best way to save the economy during the coronavirus crisis is simply to save lives

  • One reason for the long-term economic impact of a poorly controlled pandemic is the financial cost of fatalities and severe illness. Each life lost or changed as a result of the coronavirus represents a loss of future productivity and demand

A pedestrian wearing a mask passes a closed Apple store in Brooklyn, New York City, on April 15. Photo: Bloomberg A pedestrian wearing a mask passes a closed Apple store in Brooklyn, New York City, on April 15. Photo: Bloomberg
A pedestrian wearing a mask passes a closed Apple store in Brooklyn, New York City, on April 15. Photo: Bloomberg
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