‘There’s a trade-off between health and economics’ warns economist as COVID-19 restrictions ease

'There's a trade-off between health and economics' warns economist as COVID-19 restrictions ease 1

 

Concordia University's Moshe Lander breaks down the annoucement that stores in Montreal will soon be allowed to reopen and if public spending habits will return to normal.

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12 Comments on "‘There’s a trade-off between health and economics’ warns economist as COVID-19 restrictions ease"

  1. Mark Anthony | May 18, 2020 at 4:22 PM | Reply

    If you don’t have an economy to go back to , then surviving a pandemic is meaningless.

  2. regular donkey | May 18, 2020 at 4:38 PM | Reply

    Maybe just stopping using fake viruses to destroy economy’s

  3. Colin Cooper | May 18, 2020 at 5:14 PM | Reply

    Narrative spin.

  4. FRACTURED VISION | May 18, 2020 at 7:55 PM | Reply

    “There’s a trade-off between *LIVES*, and economic concerns.” Use the proper words, Mr. If You or Your Family Members Die, That’s Okay So Long It’s Not Me or My Family

    • Jim Trainor | May 18, 2020 at 8:52 PM | Reply

      The health consequences, and considerations, are symmetric. Mr. Lander didn’t address this, unfortunately. His analysis was rather simplistic, not too insightful, and focused purely on economics which I agree is inappropriate. There are credible medical scientists discussing the balance between lives at risk due to covid and lives at risk due to the consequences of lock down. For example Dr. John Ioannidis and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, both from Stanford. If you search for those names you find credible discussion of the public health trade offs.

    • wantafanta01 | May 18, 2020 at 9:44 PM | Reply

      if my family member kills themselves because the economic impact fucks them over then what? is it fair to blame all of you who supported the lockdowns for that one death? by your own logic it would be fair game

  5. Halil Zelenka | May 18, 2020 at 8:39 PM | Reply

    capitalism is demanding a blood sacrifice basically

  6. Like hell there is

  7. That Guy with the Blueberry Pie | May 18, 2020 at 10:53 PM | Reply

    The economy needs to get going again

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