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Covid-19: equal response and unequal interests

Hartmut Kliemt ()
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Hartmut Kliemt: Justus Liebig University

Mind & Society: Cognitive Studies in Economics and Social Sciences, 2021, vol. 20, issue 2, No 4, 189-193

Abstract: Abstract The greatest risks of Covid-19 are not arising from its direct effects on morbidity and mortality but from exaggerated aspirations to control such effects politically. A swift transformation from an epidemic to an endemic state of affairs may in case of a disease with comparatively low and unequally distributed mortality like covid-19 be an option, too. This needs to be laid out but it is not the task of science to plead for this or any other option.

Keywords: Life-years lost; Lives lost; Non-medical nature of tradeoffs (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1007/s11299-020-00253-1

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