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Coronavirus Shutdowns: Economists Look for Better Answers

8 Jul 2020 10:27 PM | Deborah Hodges (Administrator)

Researchers are developing models for more targeted closings (and reopenings) that would curb the spread of infection at a less severe economic cost.

As COVID-19 cases took off in New York in March, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo imposed a lockdown of nonessential businesses to slow the spread of the coronavirus, calling it “the most drastic action we can take.”  

Now researchers say more targeted approaches — in New York and elsewhere — might have protected public health with less economic pain.

Read more about this issue in the New York Times article here.


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