It's not health vs. economy. Controlling Covid is the only way to get our lives and economy back.
Trump and his supporters often blame the struggling economy on blue-state restrictions on business activity. But a look at Iowa shows how even in a state that never locked down, the economy is nowhere close to normal. With
Excellent story by & on why economic activity won't just come roaring back if you take off restrictions. The virus is still the main constraint!
Remarkable story from . “But as the pandemic flares again.. most economists agree this much is clear: The main thing holding back the economy is not formal restrictions. It is people’s continued fear of the virus itself.”
Iowa Never Locked Down. Its Economy Is Struggling Anyway. - The New York Times
Iowa Never Locked Down. Its Economy Is Struggling Anyway. - The New York Times
"We can't keep this country closed," Trump says. About that, economically
“You can’t just open the economy and expect everything to go back to pre-Covid levels,” said Michael Luca, a Harvard Business School economist. “If a market is not safe, people won’t participate in it.”
Iowa Never Locked Down. Its Economy Is Struggling Anyway.
NYT live chat reminded me of this story: Iowa Never Locked Down. Its Economy Is Struggling Anyway.
Economic pain is real, and deadly. Paraphrasing Carville, to fix the economy, it’s the pandemic, stupid. More evidence that it's the virus rather than control efforts suppressing economic recovery most. “It has almost nothing to do with regulations” 11/
A growing body of research has concluded that the steep drop in economic activity last spring was primarily a result of individual decisions by consumers and businesses rather than legal mandates.