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Flat White

Coronavirus: not just a health crisis, but a crisis for our economy and liberty

30 March 2020

1:02 PM

30 March 2020

1:02 PM

Coronavirus is first and foremost a health crisis. But it is fast becoming an economic crisis as well. Some observers are asking whether the economic damage will be greater than the health damage. One commentator observed that “we are deliberately destroying our economy to slow the spread.”

When the health damage could involve a large scale death toll, many people will rush to the judgement that any economic cost is a price worth paying — even if they think about it at all.

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