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Covid-19 has had a widespread impact on families all over America. This has shown how difficult it can be to manage the long-term health and financial troubles that have resulted. Billions of dollars have been put out by federal and state governments since the pandemic started, and there is still a large segment of the population that has not been protected. Polls look at the impact on finances, jobs, health care, housing, caregiving, and more. 

The Impact in Major Cities

One study looked at the impact of Covid-19 on the four largest cities, including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston. They found that these cities suffered from serious financial and health problems right from the beginning of the outbreak. More than half of the people in these cities reported that they suffered serious financial problems, such as no savings, difficulty paying bills, and difficulty affording medical care. 

The Impact by Race and Ethnicity

Another study also looked at the impact of Covid-19 by race and ethnicity. They found that Latino, Black, and native American communities were all impacted greatly by Covid-19. They had higher rates of hospitalization, death, and cases in general. They found that families who have incomes lower than $100,000 had the greatest number of job losses. In fact, 4 out of 10 people who are minorities reported using all or most of their savings. 

The Impact on Different Areas of Life

There was a study that looked at how Covid-19 impacted people’s lives in different areas. They looked at all kinds of categories, including jobs, finances, health care, housing, caregiving, well-being, and transportation. Twenty percent of households reported that they had family members who were unable to get care when they needed it. 

The Impact on Families with Children

The impact of Covid-19 on families with children was significant. This included difficulty paying bills, affording medical care, and depleting their savings. In fact, 36% of people with children were unable to keep their children educated during the pandemic. In addition, they had trouble finding childcare, so the parents had to stay home from work or leave their children alone at home.