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Past Covid-19 Relief Shows Fighting Poverty Is Possible

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Click to expand Image People line up outside a grocery store in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, May 11, 2020. © 2020 AP Photo/Kathy Willens The Covid-19 pandemic has caused unemployment in the United States to reach its highest levels since the Great Depression. Yet in the first months of the crisis, poverty fell to historic lows and total income, made up of wages and government support, for the poorest households rose at an unprecedented rate. How could this be? The answer, according to a recent study, is the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)…

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