Transition steps to stop COVID-19 without killing the world economy
ICHINO, Andrea ; CALZOLARI, Giacomo ; MATTOZZI, Andrea; RUSTICHINI, Aldo; ZANELLA, Giulio; ANELLI, Massimo
VOXEU Article, 2020, [ECO]
ICHINO, Andrea, CALZOLARI, Giacomo, MATTOZZI, Andrea, RUSTICHINI, Aldo, ZANELLA, Giulio, ANELLI, Massimo, Transition steps to stop COVID-19 without killing the world economy, VOXEU Article, 2020, [ECO] - http://hdl.handle.net/1814/66683
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The world economy cannot survive the current social distancing for more than a few weeks. This column proposes a viable strategy to address the joint health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19, which involves gradually sending the young who face the lowest risks back to work on a voluntary basis. This should happen as soon as the congestion of healthcare systems is less critical, but while a large fraction of the population is not yet immune. All of these workers in centrally relevant sectors must be temporarily separated from the old and the immunocompromised. They must also be frequently tested for COVID-19 and for subsequent immunity as well as monitored to immediately trace the contagion they may induce or receive.
Published on 25 March 2020
Cadmus permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/66683
External link: https://voxeu.org/article/transition-steps-stop-covid-19-without-killing-world-economy
Series/Number: VOXEU Article; 2020; [ECO]
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