- Mar 6, 2007
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Nope. 100 immunologists were surveyed on it. The coronavirus is here to stay — here’s what that means
Women and people of color are the most likely to say they are financially worse off today than before the pandemic began, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll, underscoring the struggles many Americans are still facing even as the broader economy shows signs of improvement.
A quarter of women say their family’s financial situation is worse today than before the coronavirus-related shutdowns began in March 2020, compared to 18 percent of men, the poll finds. And 27 percent of non-Whites say they are worse off now vs. 18 percent of Whites.
The findings highlight the ongoing financial hardships that many families are facing a year into the global health crisis. Women and workers of color were far more likely to lose jobs when the pandemic took hold last spring and wiped out millions of service-sector jobs in restaurants, hotels, spas, salons and non-urgent health-care fields. Women have also borne the majority of the child-care responsibilities as schools and day-care centers shuttered and classes moved online, requiring additional parental involvement.
In follow-up interviews, several women told The Post they were forced to leave jobs to care for children, or they had to take lower-paying jobs that gave them more flexibility. A few women also cited rising costs of rent and food, which caused some to fall behind on bills even if they were able to keep their jobs.
About 1 in 5 Americans overall say their family’s financial situation is worse than before the shutdowns, while more than 6 in 10 adults say their financial situation is about the same as before the pandemic.
Channa Allerheiligen, a home health aide in Grand Junction, Colo., is one of millions of women who stopped working outside the home to take care of her two children and a stepson. The youngsters, who are in elementary school, could not manage online classes on their own.
“I had to quit my job to home-school my kids. During that time, my husband also lost his job. So I had to go back to work, but the job I ended up getting has lower pay,” Allerheiligen said.
In addition to a big dip in income, Allerheiligen said her family’s rent rose nearly $300 a month. Their landlord demanded more money, as families moving to Colorado from California were willing to pay higher rent.
When reached by phone on Monday, Allerheiligen said she was worried about whether her family would have enough to eat over the next two weeks. Money is running low again.
Maybe. But I also see a large sect of people who are okay with trading freedom (in this case, the freedom of CHOICE) for safety/security.if one were cynical, one might opine that this was part of the point. make 'em dependent then daddy govt, i mean taxpayer, would bail them out. all it takes is a vote.
Herd immunity reaching the proper threshold leads to the eradication of the disease. We are never going to get there with COVID because of anti-vaxxers. We're already hitting the point where demand for the vaccine is the primary challenge.https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/sites/default/files/public/downloads/cidrap-covid19-viewpoint-part1_0.pdf
I never said it was going away and that is not what herd immunity means.
Not immune, but it lessens the impact of the virus. I’ve been to crowded bars, restaurants, the sandbar on the weekends, and shows/concerts maskless since getting it. Absolutely blasted by particles. Nothing. It’s your choice to not get vaccinated, of course. I think it’s dumb, personally, but it’s your life.fyi, you are not immune to covid because you get the shots. so please stop blaming people who are skeptical of an emergency shot that has had no time to have long term effects displayed.
fyi, you are not immune to covid because you get the shots. so please stop blaming people who are skeptical of an emergency shot that has had no time to have long term effects displayed.
where are you getting 99%?You are 99.99901% COVID free if you vax up, based on the latest numbers.
So yeah, I’d say it’s worth it.
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Doubtful you will get a complete admission. There might be some back tracking and other deflection.Can we at least get an admission that the shutdown was a massive error which added trillions to the national debt, killed small businesses, forced migrations from blue cities to red states, and took an economic toll that will last decades on millions of Americans?