Week Five Newsletter
With guest editor, Jonathan Ketcham PhD, we explore direct and indirect effects of pandemic restrictions on different sectors of the economy using various quantitative and qualitative methods
The week’s theme is ‘The Economy’. CG welcomes guest editor Jonathan Ketcham PhD to help us examine both direct and indirect effects of pandemic restrictions on global economic stability. Using both quantitative metrics and qualitative expert analysis, we explore the human side of financial devastation, including impacts on mental and physical health and well-being, as well as exacerbated inequality and reduction in socioeconomic mobility.
Our content this week includes:
- An economics explainer from Professor Ketcham, including why the concept of lockdowns being a ‘Free Lunch‘ was flawed from the outset
- Professor Jay Bhattacharya’s weekly Editor’s Note on the Misapplication of the Precautionary Principle
- Our Science Unlocked: Research Recap, which breaks down a study on the impact of remote work on global inequality
- A review of how the math on COVID-19 QALYs doesn’t quite add up by Professor David Livermore
- Part Five of Paul Dolan’s six-part series, ‘Making Policy Better’: Capturing the Full Effects of Policy Interventions
- A CG Productions video interview with UK-based entrepreneur and philanthropist Luke Johnson on the devastating economic impact of lockdowns
In addition to our themed articles, we also feature two timely additions, Let’s Not Squander the Summer by Dr Jennie Bristow as part of our ’21 June’ project, and a NEW Science Unlocked Mini-Lecture on Variants by Professor Sunetra Gupta.
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