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The costs

The coming weeks, months and years will reveal the realities of the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus on people’s health and wealth.
Decisions by our leaders to shut down all but the basics of our commercial enterprises has led to unthinkable unemployment and immeasurable dependence upon government assistance.
In the weeks from Jan. 25 to March 14 of this year, the number of Iowans filing for unemployment ranged from a high of 3,115 on Jan. 25 to a low of 2,221 on March 7. For those eight weeks combined, a total of 20,120 Iowans filed an initial claim for unemployment.
Read the rest of On the Side in the May 7 Advance.

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