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- Conclusions: There was no trade-off between public health policy and economy during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Nordic region. Sweden’s relaxed and delayed COVID-19 health policy response did not benefit the economy in the short term, while leading to disproportionate COVID-19 hospitalizations and mortality.
- A new Brookings report finds that Long Covid is keeping as many as 4 million people out of work. Lost wages are estimated at between $170 billion and $230 million a year, a significant economic burden at a time when the cost of living is rising steeply.
- Bosses and economists are troubled by the worst drop in U.S. worker output since 1947