Some pockets of America feel ‘disproportionate impact’ from coronavirus pandemic

Some pockets of America feel 'disproportionate impact' from coronavirus pandemic

It was January 2021 in McKinley County, New Mexico, and George Munoz was disheartened. Ten months after the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the devastating impact on his community has weighed him down.

“We live in a small town, so everyone knows everyone, don’t they?” Munoz, an elected representative to the state legislature, told Yahoo Finance. “For seven consecutive days, I have known someone who was dead.

McKinley County has one of the highest COVID-related death rates in the United States, according to new analysis from Yahoo Finance and Economic Innovation Group (EIG), and represents a subset of America for which the coronavirus pandemic has been particularly devastating.

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