Covid control and the economy

Are there financial benefits to lockdowns?
06 November 2020
Presented by Eva Higginbotham
Production by Eva Higginbotham.


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There’s been a lot of talk over the last several months over how best to both protect people from coronavirus and protect the economy, and economist Quentin Grafton from Australian National University has been crunching the numbers. Back in September, he combined epidemiological models of how the virus spreads, with models of the Australian economy, and found results that lockdown-sceptics might consider surprising, as he told Eva Higginbotham recently...


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