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Health officials are reviewing six cases of blood clots occurring in women six to 13 days after vaccination.
The unemployment rate fell to 6%. Since the start of the pandemic, Black and Hispanic women and those without a high school degree have lost the most jobs and struggled the most to recover.
The CDC also estimates that as of mid-March, more than a quarter of recent US cases were caused by the B.1.1.7 strain first detected in the United Kingdom.
Only Idaho and Utah have met or surpassed total employment levels from February 2020. Leisure and hospitality employment remains down by 52% in Washington, DC and 40% in Hawaii.
The pandemic led to months of remote learning and closed daycares. Data shows that childcare is keeping women — especially those who are low-income — out of the workforce more often than men.
Around 61,000 people died from influenza in the 2017-2018 flu season, the most in the last 10 years. Almost 529,000 people have died of COVID-19 as of mid-March.
As of March 11, federal health officials say there is no evidence linking deaths reported after vaccinations and the vaccinations themselves.
The recent stimulus bill in response to COVID-19 covers an array of initiatives and focuses less on businesses than the 2020 CARES Act. USAFacts digs into the numbers behind the original version of the House bill passed on February 27, 2021, whose estimated outlays added up to $1.9 trillion. While the $1.9 trillion cost estimate may be revised due to subsequent amendments, many major outlays are expected to remain at similar levels.
Here are five things the data says about COVID-19 as March begins, including stimulus spending patterns and a decline in nursing home cases.
Last year brought national attention to long-simmering issues confronting both Black and Hispanic Americans. The coronavirus deepened many of these disparities. Here’s a roundup of how the State of the Union looks through the lens of race and ethnicity.
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