Monday, October 31, 2005
The primary economic effect of a pandemic will be the slowing of almost all non-related economic activity to a crawl or even a halt. The primary tool of public health in any pandemic situation will be quarantine and the primary goal will be slowing or halting the spread of the disease, not just within a given community, but from community to community. As such both international and domestic trade, including trucking, train and air freight, will take a phenomenal dive. Nothing that is not a necessity will travel. For all intents and purposes the official economy will be driven down to little more that essential services and the shipping of essential goods like food, medicine and goods necessary to maintain essential services.
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Don’t expect to be getting a paycheck during this period unless you work in an essential service. Most companies will either shut down voluntarily, be shut down by government fiat, or will operate with a skeleton staff. And don’t expect to be able to cash your check or get money out of the bank – odds are they’ll shut down and even if the ATMs stay up, they likely won’t be restocked with money.
What there will be is a black market.
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