COVID-19: Is the Cure 'Worse Than the Problem Itself'?

[2020] McGill Journal of Law and Health Online

7 Pages Posted: 13 Apr 2020 Last revised: 28 Nov 2020

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Phil Lord

Université de Moncton - Faculty of Law; McGill University - Faculty of Law; York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

Abstract

President Trump and other prominent Republicans have argued that the measures taken to slow the spread of COVID-19 will create economic consequences too serious to justify the number of lives saved. Are they right? We do the math.

Keywords: Donald Trump, Republican, cost-benefit, law and economics, health crisis, coronavirus, COVID-19, government, virus, public health, public law, stimulus, GDP, business, regulation

Suggested Citation

Lord, Phil, COVID-19: Is the Cure 'Worse Than the Problem Itself'?. [2020] McGill Journal of Law and Health Online, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3573397

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