Putting a dollar value on human lives to compare the costs and benefits of stay-at-home orders can have unintended consequences. These researchers found a different way.
A realistic estimate of the economic costs of a two-year lockdown amounts to $90 billion. The benefit in lives saved amounts to at $1.1 trillion.
The lock-downs are saving more lives than they cost, but eventually the costs will rise to the point where they exceed the value of lives saved.