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The Preventable Economic Effects of COVID‑19
Brief Published on September 16, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to exact a major toll in terms of human health and wellbeing, as well as the economy. Cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have risen recently due to the delta variant, and the spike has caused substantial disruptions. Despite these concerns, there has been massive resistance by some policymakers and individuals around the country to basic protective measures, which is resulting in preventable losses to the economy through reduced employment and decreases in productivity.

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Masked!: The Hidden and Preventable Losses to the Texas Economy Associated with Inadequate Protective Measures for COVID‑19
Brief Published on August 20, 2021

Texas has recently seen a sharp upswing in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. This spike has caused substantial disruptions and hardships to families across the state (including many children), compromised safety as schools seek to reopen and address the massive educational gap that has surfaced during the pandemic, and added further strain to an already fragile healthcare complex. Despite these concerns, there has been massive resistance by policymakers to sensible and basic protective measures, such as appropriate masking requirements and measures to encourage higher vaccination rates. In addition to these obvious consequences, this approach is also resulting in preventable losses to the economy through reduced employment and decreases in productivity. The Perryman Group (TPG) has recently quantified these adverse effects.

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The Economic Cost of the 500,000 Lives Lost to COVID‑19
Brief Published on February 23, 2021

The United States recently reached a tragic milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic when the number of lives lost reached 500,000. The suffering and hardships imposed by these losses are incalculable and the primary concern, with few Americans not personally affected in some way

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The Economic Cost of COVID‑19 Fatalities in 2020
Brief Published on January 06, 2021

The high human cost and loss of life due to COVID-19 is tragic and staggering. Few people have remained untouched by the disease in one way or another, with over 20 million US cases. As of the end of 2020, the coronavirus had contributed to the death of nearly 345,000 people in the United States. While the suffering and hardships imposed by these losses are incalculable and the primary concern, the economic consequences cannot be ignored.

What is the impact of the CDC reducing Covid quarantine times?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 30, 2021

Dr. Perryman responds to the announcement and how it will affect the economy and labor force.

What can we expect from 2022?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 29, 2021

Dr. Perryman looks ahead to the coming year and some economic trends to watch out for. 

What are some key takeaways from 2021?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 28, 2021

Dr. Perryman reflects on the year and the impact of the pandemic throughout. 

What is the impact of the Omicron variant?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 22, 2021

Dr. Perryman reacts to recent developments and how they are likely to impact the economy and holiday season.

What are some positive and negative impacts of many individuals leaving their jobs?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 07, 2021

Dr. Perryman responds to the high numbers from September and explains some underlying causes and what that will mean moving forward. 

How should the US respond to the latest development with the Covid‑19 pandemic?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 02, 2021

Dr. Perryman describes the importance of the country effectively managing the Omicron variant to preserve economic strength and structure.