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Unformatted text preview: (Most deaths due to secondary infections, e.g. pneumonia) Economic costs: • health care: $330 million to $1.4 billion • societal (lost productivity): $5 to $38 billion • We cannot predict the impact of the next pandemic; impacts of previous pandemics have been very different. • However, simple statistical models that project estimates based on a set of assumptions are helpful for planning purposes. • The estimated economic impact of a pandemic influenza in Canada would be $10 to 24 billion ($5-38), excluding disruptions to commerce and society. The economic impact includes direct medical costs associated with hospitalizations, outpatient visits and drug purchases. The principal indirect cost was lost productivity i.e time off work, economic cost of a death. • When a pandemic happens, financial markets will prove as vulnerable as unvaccinated humans...
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- Fall '14
- Infectious Disease, Pandemic, pandemic influenza, Epidemics Principles Notes