The economic argument for saving lives
The COVID-19 narrative is strong and pervasive: we must sacrifice either jobs or lives. This debate has seemingly polarized our society on moral and ethical grounds.
For many healthcare professionals, the intrinsic value of life is self-evident. No price can ethically be placed on the value of health and human life.
Fortunately, from an economic point of view, the choice between the economy and health might be a false dilemma.
The intersection of …