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

Apr 18, 20

Supply chain disruptions are leading to shortages of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers—making containment harder

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, prices have surged. Surgical masks have seen a sixfold increase, N95 respirators have trebled and gowns have doubled. Supplies can take months to deliver and market manipulation is widespread, with stocks frequently sold to the highest bidders.