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"Unemployment affects health during COVID-19 pandemic"

Healio Primary Care interviewed Michael Prelip, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor and chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences, on the issue of food insecurity driven by pandemic-related unemployment. 

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Monday, April 27, 2020
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Unemployment in the United States is reaching record highs, with 4.4 million people filing for unemployment benefits in the week of April 18, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

A survey recently conducted by the University of Vermont found that food insecurity increased by 33%, which researchers said strongly correlates with unemployment in the state.