April 4, 2020

Potential Economic Impact of the Pandemic – Lessons from 1918 Spanish Flu

It is obviously way to early to accurately predict the economic impact.  But international entrepreneurs and expats do not have the luxury of staying still in “wait and see” mode.  So a rough sense of outcomes is needed to help forward planning Lessons from 1918 Spanish Flu The 1918 Flu Pandemic which lasted from January […]

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Potential Economic Impact of the Pandemic – Lessons from 2002 SARS

Lessons from 2002 SARS In 2004, the Institute of Medicine hosted a Forum on Microbial Threats.  Out of this workshop came a paper on the economic impact of the 2002 coronavirus outbreak.   Their report summarized three mechanisms by which SARS influences the global economy. First, fear of SARS infection led to a substantial decline in

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