Since the COVID pandemic began, people have been postponing routine medical appointments and elective procedures. Unfortunately, this is likely a precursor to substantial strain to our healthcare system. Learn how AI can help your organization...
Ten economists suggest remedies, ranging from aiding state and local governments, paying employers to keep workers and offering universal coronavirus testing to restore public confidence.
Susan AtheyEconomists give policy ideas for the recovery. @jasonfurman, Christie Romer highlight the need for fed gov't to alleviate the fiscal crisis faced by states. Laying off city and state employees, teachers, police, seems counterproductive in a recession!
Susan AtheySee acceleratinght.org/home for work w/ great collaborators (incl. Michael Kremer, @ATabarrok) for more on analysis and proposals for going big and fast on capacity, so we are ready to solve the health crisis without further delay once safety and efficacy are established. 3/3
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Susan AtheyPlanet money featured the work our team has done on vaccine financing as the first of 3 "big ideas." Highlights point that it is economically beneficial to invest in capacity early, at risk. 1/3
Susan Athey@nomadj1s Some of mine, on arxiv, you can find: Synthetic Difference-in-Differences; Matrix Completion; Ensemble Methods. You might also check out my paper on experimental design for staggered rollouts.
In Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the initial viral replication phase
is often followed by a hyperinflammatory reaction in the lungs and other organ
systems ('cytokine storm syndrome') that leads to acute respiratory distress
Susan AtheyOur preprint has some of the data analysis, we're adding to it and updating in real time, so check back for updates if you are interested.
The only way to develop and deploy a COVID-19 vaccine at the pace and scale that the current crisis demands is through international coordination. Unlike national-level strategies, a collective approach both minimizes the risks and maximizes...
Susan AtheyThanks to everyone who came to the seminar! Wow, 800 people were logged on when I was speaking. Panel format with intro & 3 short talks worked well & hopefully avoided Zoom fatigue, and @jannspiess did a great job moderating ?s. Long version slides here