How Arizona Reopening Decisions Could Affect Deaths And Job Losses

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 11:50am
Updated: Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 2:06pm
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and the rest of the nation’s governors have been in the process of trying to balance the need to keep the public safe and healthy without sinking states into a long-term recession.

Some tried lockdowns while others issued stay-at-home orders. Now we’ve moved to the next step — whether reopenings should be partial or complete.

The latest incarnation of the Penn Wharton Budget Model looks at how those reopening decisions could affect COVID-19 related deaths and job losses.

The Show spoke with Kent Smetters, business economics and public policy professor at the Wharton School, to learn about how the model is measuring the pandemic's impact.

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