Comprehensive COVID-19 Screening and the Economy

UCLA’s Professor Atkeson, along side Harvard’s Michael C. Droste, Michael Mina and James H. Stock, have been researching the effects of comprehensive COVID-19 screening and how it could help improve the current US economy. Their research shows how testing often in every household would induce GDP growth as well as greatly reducing the number of people and businesses sidelined by COVID-19–related fears and unnecessary quarantines while also lowering actual sickness and death rates.

The UCLA Anderson Review recently published an article Comprehensive COVID-19 Screening Would Pay for Itself Many Times Over, which discusses their research more in depth.