Comments on: Not what the economy’s doctor ordered http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/28/not-what-the-economys-doctor-ordered/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Lee Siu Hoi http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/28/not-what-the-economys-doctor-ordered/#comment-13647 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 09:38:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3207#comment-13647 Can we human be less arrogant and accept that nature does not revolve around us? Viruses, like any other life form, are competing with the rest and periodically they are on the upper hand.
About 95% of the native Americans were killed by deases introduced from Europe when the first Europeans landed. Darwin’s law prevails.

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By: F.Daruwala http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/28/not-what-the-economys-doctor-ordered/#comment-13641 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 08:53:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3207#comment-13641 First the Media a few years ago made a huge cry about Bird Flu giving an alarmist prognosis of the death staring us all in the face. Now everywhere Swine Flu stories are trying to create panic and fear. When we have known diseases that kill millions every year we are still trying to find solutions for,cant we do better. The 24 X 7 breaking news culture feeding on us sensationalises trivial into major stories. Media must grow out of these jingoistic tendencies and concentrate on real issues of impact.
Will they ever grow up ?

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By: Peter H http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/28/not-what-the-economys-doctor-ordered/#comment-13614 Wed, 29 Apr 2009 20:41:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3207#comment-13614 “THERE IS NO GOOD TIME FOR A PANDEMIC”? may be there is, it might help re-focus our “leaders” attention away from bailing out failed bankers, and more towards the citizens (yes, “citizens” rather than “consumers”) who are the bedrock of the economy. And it might be a good opportunity to get all the bad news out of the way in one swoop leaving a clean sheet for a top-down rebuild without some of the past mistakes. (Yes, I know, dreams are free.)

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By: Expat http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/28/not-what-the-economys-doctor-ordered/#comment-13584 Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:06:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3207#comment-13584 Simply amazing, with all the doom and gloom in the news media these days I am capitalizing on opportunities never witnessed before in my lifetime.

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By: Dafydd http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/28/not-what-the-economys-doctor-ordered/#comment-13574 Wed, 29 Apr 2009 10:20:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3207#comment-13574 As I understand around 5% of the population perished in the 1918 pandemic.

Therefore a 5% reduction in GDP implies zero change to GDP per head. The survivors are neither better nor worse off (economically).

Given that those that dies were in the most productive parts of their lives, this really isn’t too bad at all (economically).

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By: phoenix1 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/28/not-what-the-economys-doctor-ordered/#comment-13514 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 16:13:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3207#comment-13514 Odd that it also just happens to scare people into submission. Or containment.

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