The Social Cost Of The First 200,000 Lives Lost To Covid-19

September 24, 2020

Impact of School Learning Losses. Hoover Institute Eric Hanushek, the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University, has estimated that the lifetime economic cost of learning losses associated school shutdowns in the U.S. alone already exceeds $14 trillion.

In short, mortality losses of $200 billion to $1 trillion evidently are only the tip of a sizable iceberg.