Do Lives Matter? Why Football Players Get Tested for the Coronavirus and Why Nurses Do not An Analysis of Governmental Decisions in Germany
7 Pages Posted: 14 May 2020
Date Written: May 6, 2020
It poses a challenge to understand why nurses working with elderly people living in care homes or being in ambulant care have not yet been tested for the coronavirus, whereas teams in the German top football leagues have been tested before going back to practice again.
How can this riddle be solved? For me, there are two possible explanations: Either the German government acts rationally only in certain cases or there are other things in the interest of the German government than just the number of headcount of lives. In this working paper, I argue for the latter and try to prove it.
Keywords: Coronavirus, football, care homes, test kits
JEL Classification: D7, F5, G18, H1, H51
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