Trump’s Push to Open Economy Could Come at Cost of Lives

“We’re not going to accept a premise that human life is disposable,” said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “And we’re not going to put a dollar figure on human life.”

  • Published 26 March 2020
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The contrast could hardly be more stark. Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York has said that if all of his sweeping, expensive measures to stem the coronavirus saved one life, it would be worth it. President Donald Trump has another view: The costs of shutting down the economy outweigh the benefits, frequently telling Americans that 35,000 people a year die from the common flu. Though it may seem crass, the federal government…

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