Nothing our leaders can do now will return the economy to where it was before COVID-19. For one thing, international travel is likely to remain closed for a long time.
Of interest to us is whether it makes sense to reopen bars and restaurants.
- ^ roadmap (theconversation.com)
- ^ Commonwealth government, Friday May 8, 2020 (prod.static9.net.au)
- ^ A$320 billion over six months (treasury.gov.au)
- ^ accommodation and food services (www.abs.gov.au)
- ^ COVID lockdowns have human costs as well as benefits. It's time to consider both (theconversation.com)
- ^ CC BY-ND (creativecommons.org)
- ^ The calculus of death shows the COVID lock-down is clearly worth the cost (theconversation.com)
- ^ New cancer drugs are very expensive - here's how we work out value for our money (theconversation.com)
- ^ additional costs (theconversation.com)
- ^ separate guideline (www.pmc.gov.au)
- ^ spreadsheet (docs.google.com)
- ^ Open letter from 265 Australian economists: don't sacrifice health for 'the economy' (theconversation.com)
Authors: Jonathan Karnon, Professor of Health Economics, Flinders University