Washington, D.C. — A new analysis from the Heart for American Progress finds that the South fared worse than the Northeast, Midwest, and West after COVID-19 lockdowns ended.
The evaluation seems at information from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Family Pulse Information Survey and finds that the South, which consists of many state governments that applied brief stay-at-home orders, noticed comparatively dangerous outcomes on every of the 4 concurrent indicators measured by the survey (misplaced jobs, inadequate meals, and present mortgage and hire troubles). The South additionally carried out worse on every of the long run indicators measured by the survey (anticipated job loss and anticipated mortgage or hire troubles).
This evaluation follows up on a July Heart for American progress piece, which confirmed that states with strict stay-at-home orders didn’t expertise worse financial outcomes than these with lengthy stay-at-home orders and, in some instances, they carry out higher economically.
“Our evaluation signifies that it isn’t lockdowns which are hurting the financial system—it’s the collapsed shopper demand from each the uncontrolled public well being disaster and the dearth of a coherent coverage to handle it,” stated Ryan Zamarripa, affiliate director of financial coverage at CAP and a co-author of the report. “It’s clear there isn’t any financial restoration with out first getting the general public well being disaster below management. What’s extra, the regional variations in financial restoration present that solely a nationwide technique to fight COVID-19 can guarantee a full financial restoration.”
Learn: “Only a National Strategy To Combat COVID-19 Can Ensure a Full Economic Recovery” by Ryan Zamarripa and Christian Weller
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