COVID-19 hits Black, Latino households more serious in U.S.: report

 

 

WASHINGTON, The COVID-19 pandemic has brought serious financial problems to U.S. households, especially to Blacks, Latinos and Native Americans, according to the U.S. National Public Radio (NPR) on Monday.

More than 55 percent of Black and Latino households reported serious financial problems, compared with 29 percent of white households, over the last months, said an article published on the website of NPR, citing a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Overall, 38 percent of households across the United States reported facing serious financial problems over the last few months, it said.

About 19 percent of U.S. households say they lost all their savings during the COVID-19 outbreak, but the rate is 31 percent among Black households, and 25 percent among Latino and Native American households, the article said.  

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