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Economists say more pandemic stimulus is needed

Piggy BankEconomists say additional economic assistance from the government was needed, but total economic recovery would only happen after a public health solution controls the spread of the pandemic.

“Most economists are in agreement that what’s happening in our economy now is first and foremost a public health crisis,” says Catherine Ruetschlin, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Utah who specializes in labor economics. “Public health solutions are what are going to drive our economy and our behavioral expectations back to normalcy.”

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Last Updated: 8/7/20