Economy This is a very different animal from the great depression: ex-Fed chair Ben Bernanke on COVID-19 crises Updated : March 25, 2020 08:55 PM IST COVID-19 impact: Fed is trying to ensure credit is available to help business survive, said Ben Bernanke. COVID-19 impact: Cannot put people back to work when the public health situation is not geared for it, added Bernanke. COVID-19 impact: Keeping economy going during shutdown key to a quick recover once it ends, according to Bernanke. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.