What will be the economic impact of COVID-19 (and should we care)?

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Apr 18, 20

There'll likely be a clinically relevant increase in numbers of people with anxiety, depression, and engaging in harmful behaviours.

The 2003 SARS epidemic (involving an illness similar to the 2019 coronavirus) was associated with a 30% increase in suicide in those aged 65 years and older; around 50% of recovered patients remained anxious; and 29% of healthcare workers experienced probable emotional distress.

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