In the past eight weeks, 36 million Americans have lost their jobs as the country went into lockdown to try and slow the spread of COVID-19.
THURSDAY, May 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The coronavirus crisis has pushed almost 3 million more Americans into the ranks of the unemployed, according to new statistics released Thursday. At the same time, the World Health Organization warned that the new virus could be here to stay.
In the past eight weeks, a whopping 36 million Americans have lost their jobs as the country went into lockdown to try and slow the spread of COVID-19.
The statistics served as a grim reminder of the economic carnage the coronavirus pandemic has wrought so far, with no end in sight.
"It is important to put this on the table: This virus may become just another endemic virus in our communities, and this virus may never go away," Mike Ryan, the head of the WHO emergency response team, said Thursday, the New York Times reported.