Tag: COVID

COVID-19 rapid antigen tests on a blue background

One of my favorite conspiracy theorists suggested that the government was exaggerating the number of deaths due to COVID-19.  According to the National Center for Health Statistics, COVID deaths for 2020 and 2021 totaled 842,000, and with Omicron the total has continued to climb in 2022.  Indeed, at a news conference early in the pandemic,…

older couple with advisor discussing finances

Three months into the pandemic, a few million older workers had been laid off or quit. But what happened next? The rapid drop in employment due to COVID gave the Center for Retirement Research an unusual opportunity to study the labor force decisions of baby boomers, who are within striking distance of retirement age but…