End Lockdown for Young to Give Economy a Chance, Research Says
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Two researchers have come up with a novel suggestion for reviving economies when the coronavirus pandemic eases — let twentysomethings get to work first.
In what they call a “balance between epidemiology and economics” Warwick University authors Andrew Oswald and Nattavudh Powdthavee say that 20-30 year olds are more resilient to the disease and hence best-placed to take jobs outside the home.
“Although COVID deaths are, appropriately, the current concern, it is likely that the large financial costs of shutting down a major part of the economy will become increasingly obvious,” they wrote in a study focusing on the U.K. “The young cohort could be allowed to restart or open small businesses, restaurants, transport services, to buy and sell cars and houses, and much else.”
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