From the Document: "COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] infection and mortality rates have been higher in rural than in urban America since late-2020. However, the consequences of COVID-19 extend far beyond the deaths that it has caused. The pandemic itself, and the spread mitigation policies it prompted, may have negatively affected physical and mental health, employment and financial wellbeing, and social relationships. This brief uses data from a national survey of working-age adults (ages 18-64) collected in February and March of 2021 to describe rural-urban differences in reported impacts of COVID-19 on physical and mental health, employment, financial wellbeing, and social relationships. Nearly 3 out of 5 respondents (58%) reported that COVID-19 has had a negative impact on their lives. Across most outcomes, rural residents fared worse than their urban peers."
Research Brief No. 67
Syracuse University Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion; Syracuse University Center for Aging and Policy Studies. Posted here with permission. Document is under a Creative Commons license and requires proper attribution and noncommercial use to be shared: [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/].
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