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  • Tracey Ouakoube, Anoop Dhamera, and Aayushi Patel

Economic Impacts of Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has left an economic impact at all levels of the economy ranging from unemployment rates to an increase in the wealth gap to impacts on businesses. Many of these economic impacts have been severe and far more extreme than what we have seen from past pandemics. Check out this infographic to learn about some of the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic!



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