If the forgone care is having adverse health consequences, then it would be fair to consider them indirect costs of the pandemic.
For Peter R. Orszag's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Britain’s effort sounds like a good idea, but the evidence suggests it won’t protect people.
As governments let up on stimulus measures, things stand to get worse.
The debate over the design of future fiscal stimulus measures needs to start now.
It’s too soon to count on consumer demand to support the economy.
Policymakers must act now to lower the risk of cascading bankruptcies.
Temperature isn't the only reason mortality spikes from December to March.
Finally, a viable theory that could put a vigorous debate to rest.
One factor associated with higher rates of myopia turns out to be education. The rise is especially stark in Asia.
Smoking rates are dropping among U.S. military personnel — but at a distressingly slower pace than in the general population.