Increase in Deaths of Despair due to our COVID response is likely greater than lives we are saving with the response

The Well Being Trust and the Robert Graham Center have jointly released a report estimating the number of excess Deaths of Despair — defined as suicides and deaths due to drug and alcohol abuse — arising from the unemployment and social isolation arising from our COVID Response.  They really only focus on unemployment and do not consider the […]

Updated and More Accurate Cost-Benefit Analysis of Our Response

Benefits of the Mandatory Business and School Closings and other Mandatory Measures We now have very good estimates of how many people will die from COVID-19 through July.  With very good estimates now of how many total deaths we will have in the U.S. from COVID-19, and comparisons to the few nations that are taking the […]