Even after the pandemic dust settles and all the direct Covid-19 deaths are counted, Americans will continue dying for decades due to economic stress from job losses and other financial impacts, history suggests. The economic fallout could lead to an additional 1.4 million excess, pandemic-related deaths over the next 20 years, according to new projections.
The deaths could be prevented. Policymakers should consider the grim prognosis when crafting plans to curb the spread of the coronavirus but also when pondering economic stimuli, health care policies, and especially disparities in health care access, researchers argue in a working paper published by…
Amid fears over catching Covid-19, Americans are more worried than ever that a single bad health event could drive them into bankruptcy. A full 50% of people say they’re concerned or extremely concerned, up 5% from a similar survey in early 2019, a new West Health-Gallup U.S. Healthcare survey reveals.
The bankruptcy worry is worse for young adults — 55% among people ages 18 to 29. While 43% of white adults worry, for people of color the concern jumped 12% from early 2019 to 64% now.
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