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Estimating the monetary value of the deaths prevented from the UK Covid-19 lockdown when it was decided upon -- and the value of "flattening the curve"

Dolan, Paul and Jenkins, Pinar (2020) Estimating the monetary value of the deaths prevented from the UK Covid-19 lockdown when it was decided upon -- and the value of "flattening the curve". . London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Abstract

In tackling Covid-19, the UK made a very significant decision to move from a mitigation strategy to one of suppression in mid-March 2020. As with any decision, this brings benefits and creates costs. In this paper, we seek to provide an indicative value of the benefits from the policy shift. We calculate the expected monetary value of the deaths prevented using data available when the decision was made.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Date Deposited: 12 May 2020 14:36
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2020 23:07
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/104355

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