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Socioeconomic vulnerability increases the risk of dying from COVID-19

People who have severe housing problems—or who are unemployed, incarcerated, or impoverished—are more vulnerable to contracting the novel coronavirus than the general population. They’re also more likely to have underlying health conditions that could make a case of COVID-19 more severe.

The socioeconomically vulnerable are more likely than the general population to catch coronavirus, to lack testing, and to develop a severe case—or die from it.
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To read the report, see “US Hispanic and Latino lives and livelihoods in the recovery from COVID-19,” September 2, 2020.