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PEW Research Center (November 19)

2021/ 11/ 21 by jd in Global News

U.S. fertility rates “were already at a record low before the pandemic began” and have continued dropping during it, “lending evidence to predictions… that economic uncertainty might trigger a baby bust.” The center’s recent survey shows even broader concerns. “A rising share of U.S. adults who are not already parents say they are unlikely to ever have children, and their reasons range from just not wanting to have kids to concerns about climate change and the environment.”

 

LA Times (June 14)

2021/ 06/ 16 by jd in Global News

“The chances of getting COVID-19 will not be zero anytime soon—even for vaccinated people. So, for all of us to comfortably return to in-person work, send our kids to school and abandon our masks, we will have to rely on multiple lines of trust…. Unfortunately, Americans’ willingness to trust one another was already in decline before the pandemic began.”

 

Chicago Tribune (May 11)

2021/ 05/ 12 by jd in Global News

“COVID-19 vaccines finally are headed for more kids as U.S. regulators Monday expanded use of Pfizer’s shot to those as young as 12, sparking a race to protect middle and high school students before they head back to class in the fall.”

 

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