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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a staggering impact on the health and the economy, from lives lost and long-term illness and disability to disruption in the labor market and supply chains to a mental health crisis and lost instructional time for children and adolescents. Many of these negative outcomes disproportionately affect women, older adults, disabled individuals, and people of color. 

The Center for American Progress is committed to supporting continued COVID-19 preparedness and response to proactively protect health in the United States and around the globe. The United States must continue to monitor disease trends; plan and invest in vaccines, tests, and treatments; continue research and development on issues such as long COVID and updated strategies to combat new variants; educate the public on ways to reduce risk; and strengthen the public health system. It must also address the persistent health and economic consequences of COVID-19 through policies such as paid sick leave, access to health care, workplace accommodations and safety standards, and mental health supports. These investments are critical for the United States to respond quickly and protect the nation from further illness, disability, death, and economic disruption.

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States Are Taking Action To Address the Child Care Crisis Article
An empty classroom is pictured at a New Glarus, Wisconsin, child care center.

States Are Taking Action To Address the Child Care Crisis

Federal COVID-19 relief funding for child care stabilization grants ended in September 2023, but a number of states have stepped up this year to address the child care needs of working families.

Anna Lovejoy

Testimony on the Impact of the COVID-19 Response on the Economy Testimony

Testimony on the Impact of the COVID-19 Response on the Economy

Bobby Kogan, senior director of Federal Budget Policy at the Center for American Progress, filed written testimony before the U.S. House Oversight and Accountability Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Energy Policy, and Regulatory Affairs; this testimony is in support of the macroeconomic fiscal policy taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing recession.

Bobby Kogan

Revolutionizing the Workplace: Why Long COVID and the Increase of Disabled Workers Require a New Approach Report
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Revolutionizing the Workplace: Why Long COVID and the Increase of Disabled Workers Require a New Approach

Using new data from the U.S. Census Bureau to examine the impacts of long COVID on the labor market, this report recommends that employers, unions, and policymakers create better workplaces for disabled workers and all workers.

Mia Ives-Rublee, Rose Khattar, Anona Neal

Recover, Rebuild, Reform: Stories of Americans Affected by the American Rescue Plan, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act Article

Recover, Rebuild, Reform: Stories of Americans Affected by the American Rescue Plan, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act

This CAP Action collection features stories from people in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and New Hampshire whose lives have been improved by the legislation passed during the Biden administration’s first two years.

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In the wealthiest country in the world, no one should be hungry In the News

In the wealthiest country in the world, no one should be hungry

Ahead of the upcoming White House Conference on Hunger, Health, and Nutrition, Arohi Pathak urges lawmakers to take meaningful action to address food insecurity in the United States.

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Arohi Pathak

5 Facts About the Monkeypox Outbreak Article
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5 Facts About the Monkeypox Outbreak

While monkeypox is less contagious than COVID-19 and largely preventable through vaccination, the outbreak has highlighted that the U.S. public health system remains underprepared for crises.

Marquisha Johns

Timeline: Federal Student Loans During the COVID-19 Pandemic Article
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Timeline: Federal Student Loans During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This article presents a timeline of recent events related to student loans and takes a look at what’s to come for student loan borrowers.

Bradley D. Custer, Ella Azoulay

Women’s Stories on Economic Justice and Health Care Article

Women’s Stories on Economic Justice and Health Care

This CAP Action storybook features women in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and New Hampshire whose stories center on issues from prescription drug pricing and health insurance, to child care and paid leave.

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The United States Must Deliver on Equitable Housing Outcomes for All Article
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The United States Must Deliver on Equitable Housing Outcomes for All

Federal investments kept millions of Americans in their homes during the pandemic; in the long term, commitment to bold federal housing policy can eliminate housing insecurity for millions while uplifting historically disadvantaged communities.

Ashfaq Khan

Addressing the Nation’s Infant Formula Crisis Report
A mother holding a bottle of formula visits a grocery store in Washington, D.C., with her son to look for baby formula during the U.S. shortage.

Addressing the Nation’s Infant Formula Crisis

Congress must act now to resolve the nation’s infant and specialty formula crisis by addressing supplies, cost, and accessibility and then take steps to prevent future shortages.

Arohi Pathak, Hailey Gibbs

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