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COVID-19 pandemic and $16 trillion virus

JAMA

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What The Article Says: This Viewpoint aggregates mortality, morbidity, mental health conditions, and direct economic losses to estimate the total cost of the pandemic in the U.S. on the optimistic assumption that it will be substantially contained by the fall of 2021.

Authors: David M. Cutler, Ph.D., of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jama.2020.19759)

Editor's Note: The article includes conflict of interest and funding/support disclosures. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, conflict of interest and financial disclosures, and funding and support.

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