The number of Americans prescribed mental health medication has gone up almost 7% since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This increase means that nearly 65 million people (1 in 5) are now taking prescription medication to help them cope with stress, anxiety or depression.
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People of color have disproportionately borne a greater share of the pandemic’s toll. As a proportion of the population, people of color have a higher rate of COVID-19 cases and deaths per 100k people, lower vaccination rates, higher rate of frontline and essential workers, less ability to work from home, and a higher rate of unemployment.
It’s been nearly a year since the first cases of COVID-19 led to lockdowns, travel warnings and stay-at-home orders. But how many people have actually stayed home? And is it working? QuoteWizard Bureau of Transportation Statistics and found that the number of people staying home varied widely by state.