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Economists’ Fingers in Epidemiologists’ Clay

The journey to integrated assessment begins with singe steps

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It is not difficult to identify a 9/11 moment in the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, an event after which everything changed. Until mid-March, politicians in Great Britain and the United States were cautiously optimistic. Prime Minister Boris Johnson advised, “We should all basically just go about our normal daily lives.”  President Donald Trump, in an Oval Office address on March 11, said that for the vast majority of Americans, the risk is very, very low.” Five days later, on March 16, the British government took the first of a series of measures leading to a lockdown on March 23.  On March