Coronavirus: how much is a life worth?

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A sum­mary (for a gen­eral au­di­ence) of how to put an eco­nomic value on life, in dol­lars or QALYs. While many EAs will already know about that, I also do a rough es­ti­mate of po­ten­tial coro­n­avirus im­pact in WALYs (well-be­ing ad­justed life years), as hap­piness eco­nomics might do.

This sug­gests that if a global re­ces­sion like the last one re­sults, it would be far worse than the mil­lions of deaths fore­cast.