publication . Article . 2016

Assessment of economic vulnerability to infectious disease crises.

Peter Sands; Anas El Turabi; Philip A. Saynisch; Victor J. Dzau;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 May 2016
Summary Infectious disease crises have substantial economic impact. Yet mainstream macroeconomic forecasting rarely takes account of the risk of potential pandemics. This oversight contributes to persistent underestimation of infectious disease risk and consequent underinvestment in preparedness and response to infectious disease crises. One reason why economists fail to include economic vulnerability to infectious disease threats in their assessments is the absence of readily available and digestible input data to inform such analysis. In this Viewpoint we suggest an approach by which the global health community can help to generate such inputs, and a framework...
free text keywords: Article, General Medicine, Development economics, Incentive, Preparedness, Government, Infectious disease (medical specialty), Vulnerability, Pandemic, Economic impact analysis, Global health, Business
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