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The Long Shadow of COVID-19 on the U.S. Population

It will take us many years to understand the long-term effects of COVID on our health, well-being, and way of life.

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Project: Center for Public Information on Population Research (CPIPR)

Pandemic Lockdowns Disrupted Family Planning and Other Reproductive Health Care Worldwide

In the United States, women from disadvantaged groups faced more barriers to contraceptive care during COVID.

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Why the 2020 American Community Survey Is Different and Why It Matters

The COVID pandemic impeded data collection for the United States’ premier survey of local communities. How can we measure a changing America?

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Project: Center for Public Information on Population Research (CPIPR)

High Obesity Rates Plus Severe Coronavirus Cases Could Strain Rural U.S. Hospitals

As coronavirus cases rise in less densely populated states in the Midwest and West, the disease, combined with high levels of obesity in rural America, could pose major challenges for health care systems, suggests Mark Lee at the University of Minnesota.

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