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Rely on Private Enterprise to “Flatten the Curve” | Graham H. Walker and Raymond J. March
Posted: Fri. April 10, 2020, 1:29pm PT

The U.S. recently overtook Italy as the country with the most confirmed cases of COVID-19. Some believe this is just the beginning. Dr. Brian Monahan, attending physician to the U.S. Congress and Supreme Court, estimates between 70 and 150 million Americans will become infected. The White House has projected COVID-19 will result in between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths.

Public health officials continue to urge politicians and policymakers to implement measures to help “flatten the curve” and slow the virus’ progress. These measures are typically draconian efforts that curb our liberties and severely curtail our economy. But instead of bringing much of society to a halt to not overwhelm our healthcare system with infected patients, why not find ways to expand healthcare capacity? Can innovation and entrepreneurship rise to the challenge? In this video interview conducted by Independent Institute Executive Director Dr. Graham H. Walker, Independent's Research Fellow Dr. Raymond J. March argues that they already are.

Raymond J. March is a Research Fellow and Director of at the Independent Institute and Assistant Professor of Agribusiness and Applied Economics and Faculty Fellow in the Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise at North Dakota State University.

Recorded: Fri. April 3, 2020
Experts: Raymond J. March, Graham H. Walker
Type: Institute Television

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