Weighing The Economic Cost Of Social Distancing How do officials weigh the economic cost against the public health benefit? Plus a report from the hardest-hit area of Italy, and a sampling of free things that you had to pay for before the coronavirus.

Planet Money's episode 'How To Save The Economy Now' is here.
Here's a list of things that weren't free before the coronavirus from NPR's Brakkton Booker.
Email the show at coronavirusdaily@npr.org.
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The Cost Of Social Distancing

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The Cost Of Social Distancing

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The Cost Of Social Distancing

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A message on a sign placed in front of the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, where tourists often line up to take photos, displays a message about social distancing due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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A message on a sign placed in front of the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, where tourists often line up to take photos, displays a message about social distancing due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus.

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How do officials weigh the economic cost against the public health benefit? Plus a report from the hardest-hit area of Italy, and a sampling of free things that you had to pay for before the coronavirus.

Planet Money's episode 'How To Save The Economy Now' is here.
Here's a list of things that weren't free before the coronavirus from NPR's Brakkton Booker.
Email the show at coronavirusdaily@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Gabriela Saldivia, Anne Li,and Brent Baughman, and edited by Beth Donovan.