QUICK READ:  Various estimates suggest that the pandemic might plausibly lead to national health spending in 2020 that is 10% higher than in 2019. If GDP were unchanged, this increase in health care spending alone would increase the share of GDP devoted to health care spending by 10%; the share would increase from the current 17.8% to 19.6% in a single year. But we’re not talking about the virus itself, it’s because people are not visiting their doctors or getting cancer screenings.

Pandemic side effects