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

The narrative during the coronavirus pandemic is strong and pervasive: we must sacrifice either jobs or lives. This debate about the economic and ethical grounds of lockdowns has seemingly polarised American society. However, in reality, we all want to protect both the economy and public health. The good news is that this horrible choice might be a false dilemma. Indeed, the best way to save the economy is actually to save lives.The first thing to consider is whether we are ruining the economy…

Read the original article at South China Morning Post

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