[ExI] cumulative cost of shutdown

spike at rainier66.com spike at rainier66.com
Wed Apr 7 22:14:42 UTC 2021



From: extropy-chat <extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org> On Behalf Of Stathis Papaioannou via extropy-chat

>>…We have some notion that we can stay shut down until it is safe to re-open, but we really can’t.  That isn’t right.  Had we known we would still be in this situation a year ago, most governors would not have opted to shut down at all.  At some point, the cost exceeds the value.  We are way past the breakeven point and are deep into net loss.


>…What about the economic cost of a deadly disease?


Stathis Papaioannou



It’s high.  What we still don’t have is good evidence that shutdowns are effective in stopping it or slowing it.  It seems like masks and shutdowns should be an effective countermeasure, but we really haven’t seen good evidence that they are.



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