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School of Management’s Scott Shane considers the country’s options in response to the pandemic

Does saving lives trump saving the economy? Reasonable minds disagree on coronavirus measures Scott Shane, A. Malachi Mixon III Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies and professor of economics at the Weatherhead School of Management, discussed what he believes was a slow national response to the coronavirus pandemic, and said the country essentially faces two choices: stay home and wait out the virus or go back to work too early, which means “the virus would spread at a very rapid rate and the health-care system would be overwhelmed very quickly,” he said.