Assessing the Impression of Enterprise Closures on COVID-19 Outcomes

Assessing the Impression of Enterprise Closures on COVID-19 Outcomes


Xuequan Elsie Peng
Chima Simpson-Bell

Publication Date:

July 15, 2022

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On this paper, we current a framework for assessing the effectiveness of various enterprise closure insurance policies, utilizing New York Metropolis as a case research. Enterprise closure insurance policies have been broadly carried out in an try to decelerate the pandemic, however it’s troublesome to measure the contribution of closures of particular industries to virus transmission. Our framework permits us to estimate the affect of particular trade closures on the unfold of COVID-19 through their results on mixture mobility. We discover that early reopening led to a chronic pandemic and a big case surge within the second wave throughout 2020, although the reopening allowed the town to regain its financial perform as a consumption hub. Another coverage that extends the lockdown is discovered to be less expensive because it makes future touring safer and prevents the economic system from relapsing right into a extra stringent coverage regime.

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