Ending Eviction Moratoriums Likely Led To Thousands Of Deaths From Coronavirus: Study

The study looked at 43 states that had eviction moratoriums from March to September 2020.

7/27/2021 5:46:00 AM

The study looked at 43 states that had eviction moratoriums from March to September 2020.

Four months after lifting bans on evictions, states saw twice as many COVID-19 cases and five times more deaths, UCLA researchers found.

.“It’s always important in talking about evictions and housing insecurity to say it’s not something that affects all people equally,” study co-author Kate Leifheit told HuffPost in a November interview. “People of color and low-income folks are at the highest risk of eviction and they’re also at highest risk of negative COVID outcomes.”

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Leifheit noted that the increase in cases and deaths associated with eviction would exacerbate existing racial disparities in COVID-19 outcomes.VALERIE MACON via Getty ImagesRenters and housing advocates protest to cancel rent and stop evictions amid the coronavirus pandemic on Aug. 21, 2020, in Los Angeles.

The COVID-19 pandemic led to massive shuttering of businesses and widespread job losses, leaving millions of people struggling to make rent and vulnerable to eviction. Evictions, in turn, heighten the risk of people contracting COVID-19, as those suddenly without housing often have to double up in others’ homes or go to homeless shelters, where crowding makes it more difficult to socially distance. headtopics.com

In addition, the threat of eviction may have led some people to continue working in high-risk jobs that exposed them to the virus, the study posited, further increasing the risk of transmission. Read more: HuffPost »

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How long is a landlord to be expected to put up with deadbeat tenants? Indefinitely? Does anyone trust the huff post at this point? Wow, and what scientific proof is there of that? Oh this dead person must have been evicted from his home and got Covid! “ likely “ That means that can’t make a direct correlation.

I don't want anyone to be harmed. But maybe Americans needs to see that their govt doesn't care for them. horrible

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Ending Eviction Moratoriums Likely Led To Thousands Of Deaths From Coronavirus: StudyFour months after lifting bans on evictions, states saw twice as many COVID-19 cases and five times more deaths, UCLA researchers found.