Health vs the economy in COVID-19 crisis

Caring Futures Institute research theme lead Professor Julie Ratcliffe has contributed an opinion piece to the Committee for Economy Development of Australia (CEDA) explaining why it’s not health vs the economy in the COVID-19 crisis.

Health economist Professor Ratcliffe is the lead of the Institute’s Better Systems and health and social care economics research themes.

In the article, Professor Ratcliffe states that economic costs and potential health benefits around the restrictive actions of government inextricably linked.

“Without a healthy workforce there can be no economic productivity,” she says in the post.

“In this regard, the sooner that the COVID-19 health crisis is brought under control, the sooner that the economic recovery can begin.”

Read the full CEDA post here.

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