To Save the Economy, Save People First


November 23, 2020 — Medio Labs CEO & Chairman Dr. Phillip Alvelda and two biosecurity colleagues published a paper on how the economy is tightly coupled to public health in the COVID-19 pandemic, and any desire to cure one without the other is a false hope. Further, the best economically performing countries are the same countries the prioritized swift suppression of the virus. The authors go on to use this international data to cite best practices in how to keep schools safely open.

See the article at To Save the Economy, Save People First.

International Press Pickups and Commentary

El Economista cites INET research on the cost of the pandemic

Truthout cites INET research showing that to save the economy controlling the pandemic comes first

The FT cites INET article on what can be learned from the pandemic

INET study featured in Queensland

INET article cited in NTV on how to handle the pandemic this winter

INET study is cited in the Socialist Worker

Thomas Fricke has an article in Der Spiegel citing an INET study showing that prioritizing health in the pandemic has led to better economic outcomes

INET research showing countries that prioritized health policies fared better economically is cross posted in Le Monde