‘An economic crash could cost more lives than the coronavirus’

Professor of Risk Management tells ELN the economic fallout from lockdown could be more deadly than the virus itself

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If the coronavirus lockdown leads to a fall in GDP of more than 6.4%, more years of life will be lost due to the subsequent recession than will be gained through beating the virus.

That’s the suggestion from Philip Thomas, Professor of Risk Management at Bristol University, who spoke to ELN about the findings of a new survey which identifies a link between GDP and life expectancy.

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