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German Lopez with Vox, discusses the Health Affairs article on coronavirus by director Chuck Courtemanche and affiliate Aaron Yelowitz.

Vox discusses the Health Affairs study on Coronavirus by Director Charles Courtemanche and Affiliate Aaron Yelowitz.

The paper by affiliate Ken Troske & Paul Coomes of the University of Louisville, is noted in a recent article by Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. of the WSJ Opinion.


The Institute's affiliate Ken Troske and Paul Coomes of the University of Louisville recently published data that Kentucky coronavirus numbers are much higher than what is reported. Troske was interviewed by Jacqueline Pitts of The Bottom Line: Kentucky Political News.

"The best way to determine the true impact of the novel #coronavirus in Kentucky would be to do random testing of the population." Read more from our affiliate Ken Troske & Paul Coomes of University of Louisville in this article from Kentucky Health News.

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Coronavirus Economics #7: New study shows government restrictions are stopping COVID-19.

Dr. Charles Courtemanche explains his latest study published in the Health Affairs journal about the effect of stay-at-home orders, business closures and other government measures in the spread of COVID-19.