Congressional Session- Transcript Excerpt- Military Mobilization
"But, what about the cost? We only budgeted $130 million to stop the spread of infectious diseases for a whole year, and this might reach one or two trillion!"
"Listen, stopping this in a later stage might cost five times as much. Not only that, but not preventing the spread may cost our GDP up to 90% of its current level!"
"Hundreds died in the past day, and you speak of economics?!!!"
"Lower GDP may well cause deaths!"
"Name one way!"
"Gentlemen, this shouldn't be a shouting match! We're talking an epidemic here!"
"Yeah, it's reached North Carolina, Alabama, and Tennessee!"