One in Four Americans Loses a Loved One to COVID-19
A new study conducted at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Office of Community Health & Research found that one in four Americans has lost a loved one due to COVID-19 as of May 17, 2022. Published in OMEGA–Journal of Death and Dying, the study revealed the risk of losing a loved one due to SARS-CoV-2 was highest among the following groups:
- Those age 60 and older
- All racial/ethnic minority groups except Asian Americans
- Married individuals
- Those who did not receive healthcare in the past year due to cost
- Individuals who themselves had a COVID-19 infection
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