Commentary: This is how much Americans will pay to stop coronavirus spread and save lives

Commentary: This is how much Americans will pay to stop coronavirus spread and save lives

Channel NewsAsia - Commentary·2020-05-18 06:07

A new analysis tried to estimate Americans' “willingness to pay” based on the implied value of social distancing and other public intervention measures.

POTSDAM, New York: A new analysis suggests Americans are willing to pay about US$5 trillion to stop the spread of COVID-19 and save as many lives as possible – dwarfing the US$3 trillion Congress has so far agreed to spend to support the US economy and its workers.

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