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Ten Facts about COVID-19 and the U.S. Economy

The coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) pandemic has created both a public health crisis and an economic crisis in the United States.

The pandemic has disrupted lives, pushed the hospital system to its capacity, and created a global economic slowdown.

  • Lauren Bauer, Kristen E. Broady, Wendy Edelberg, and Jimmy O’Donnell
  • Brookings

As of September 15, 2020 there have been more than 6.5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 195,000 deaths in the United States (Johns Hopkins University n.d.).

To put these numbers into context, the pandemic has now claimed more than three times the…

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