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Sequential Lifting of COVID-19 Interventions with Population Heterogeneity   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Abstract: "This paper analyzes a sequential approach to lifting interventions in the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic taking heterogeneity in the population into account. The population is heterogeneous in terms of the consequences of infection (need for hospitalization and critical care, and mortality) and in terms of labor force participation. Splitting the population in two groups by age, a less affected younger group that is more likely to work, and a more affected older group less likely to work, and lifting interventions sequentially (for the younger group first and the older group later on) can substantially reduce mortality, demands on the health care system, and the economic cost of interventions."

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NBER Working Paper 27063; National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 27063
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2020-04
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2020 Adriano A. Rampini
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National Bureau of Economic Research: https://www.nber.org/
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