Health Populi March 24, 2020
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

“Act fast and do whatever it takes,” insists the second half of the title of a new eBook with contributions from forty leading economists from around the world.

The first half of the title is, Mitigating the COVID Economic Crisis. 

The book is discussed in a World Economic Forum essay discussing the economists’ consensus to “act fast.”

As the U.S. curve adds new American patients testing positive for the coronavirus, the book and essay illustrate the tension between health consumer versus the health citizen in the U.S. 

For clinical context, as I write this post on 24th March 2020, today’s U.S. curve illustrating the trajectory of the number of days since the 100th COVID-19 case shows a steeper incline than any other...