U.S. SURVEY: COVID-19 WORSENED HUNGER, DELAYED RENT PAYMENTS

More than 10% of U.S. households have been having difficulty getting food and 25% of respondents said they are scrounging for money to pay their monthly rent or mortgage, the U.S. Census Bureau said on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

Mike Schneider of the Associated Press (AP) reported that the Household Pulse Survey showed that around 40% of respondents said last week they had delayed seeking medical care as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and a little under half of the households surveyed last week had some loss of job-related income. When it came to food scarcity, Mississippi led the nation with almost 20% of respondents reporting they had trouble obtaining the food they wanted or needed. North Dakota had the lowest rate at 5.4%.


Almost 100% of respondents with kids in school had education plans disrupted by school closures, transitions to online learning or having parents teach at home and adults with kids in schools spent 13 hours on average on teaching activities during the last seven days, Schneider said. #coronavirusimpact #COVID19