New Study Links Evictions To Higher COVID Cases, Deaths
A new study has found that evictions directly led to higher COVID-19 cases and deaths.
In North Carolina, the researchers estimate there were 15,000 excess cases and 300 excess deaths due to evictions from March through early September.
Kathryn Leifheit of UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health led the research.
"Of course, we know that one of the main risk factors for COVID transmission is crowded housing, and proximity to other people," Leifheit said. "So, being displaced from your own house really limits your ability to socially distance."