Coronavirus Latest: New University Of Penn Model Predicts 350,000 Deaths By End Of June If All States Fully Reopen

Governors in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware have a lot to consider before fully reopening. If they open too quickly, that could result in more deaths, according to a new model from the Wharton School at the University Of Pennsylvania.

Reopening states’ economies certainly comes with a cost, and that could result in more deaths.

But some economists argue not only can you put a value on human life, but they urge elected officials to do just that when making policy decisions.

The Wharton School just unveiled a model that looks at several different scenarios that could happen as states begin to lift stay-at-home orders.

“The economic costs have been enormous and we are suffering really significant, unprecedented costs as a result of these policies,” said Alex Arnon, senior analyst at The Penn Wharton Budget Model.


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