At the Inky, Robert I. Field explains that the notion that you can somehow choose between the economy and public health is–er–misguided. An excerpt:
Disease mitigation and economic revival are both, of course, desperately needed, but they are inseparable. Just as a house can’t be solid if the foundation isn’t, an economy can’t be healthy if the population isn’t. A house with a weak foundation may seem substantial but only until a storm hits. An economy without a robust public health infrastructure may seem prosperous but only until widespread illness strikes.
Meanwhile, PoliticalProf takes a look at the stock market.