Victor Davis Hanson looks at the impact of the COVID-19 virus on American life; explains why panic will eventually have to give way to cost-benefit analysis; describes what the illness might mean for many of America’s adversaries; and takes a look back at other mass contagions that have shaped history.

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  1. colleenb Member
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    I do worry that the economic impact will far outweigh the health impact of the Wuhan Virus. Thanks as always for a few minutes in Professor Hanson’s classroom.

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    • March 20, 2020, at 11:41 AM PDT
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  2. Arahant Member

    colleenb (View Comment):
    I do worry that the economic impact will far outweigh the health impact of the Wuhan Virus.

    It already has.

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    • March 29, 2020, at 11:58 AM PDT
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  3. kedavis Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    colleenb (View Comment):
    I do worry that the economic impact will far outweigh the health impact of the Wuhan Virus.

    It already has.

    Maybe it has so far, but to claim to already know that it will turn out that way at the end, is not credible.

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    • March 29, 2020, at 4:34 PM PDT
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  4. Arahant Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    colleenb (View Comment):
    I do worry that the economic impact will far outweigh the health impact of the Wuhan Virus.

    It already has.

    Maybe it has so far, but to claim to already know that it will turn out that way at the end, is not credible.

    True, but that’s not what I said.

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    • March 29, 2020, at 6:59 PM PDT
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