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It's well-documented that winters, with more Americans gathering indoors and a plethora of holidays that bring people together, have meant high case numbers in this pandemic. But how does this Omicron surge compare to previous winters? This new report has the data to evaluate the weeks after Thanksgiving 2021 against the first COVID-19 winter.
Size up the Omicron situation in your state by reading the full article here.
What or who constitutes as an American family is shifting. Government data and metrics show how families have changed from 80 years ago, or even just a decade ago. USAFacts pulled together the data from various reports for an exclusive snapshot for newsletter subscribers:
Amanda Cox, former data editor of The New York Times, has joined USAFacts as the Head of Special Data Projects. In this newly created role, Cox will work with a team create to tell the engaging data stories behind American life. She joined The New York Times in 2005, and was editor of its Upshot section from 2016 to 2022.
In 2020, the United States spent $680 million in assistance to Ukraine. That year, Ukraine was 17 out of 251 counties for the amount of foreign assistance provided by the US.
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