Monday, July 1, 2024

Nevada is Years Away From Healing COVID Wounds, Report Says; COVID-19 Pandemic’s $15 Billion Price Tag in Nevada: State’s Report Analyzes Human Toll, and other C-Virus related stories

Nevada is years away from healing COVID wounds, report says:
A newly released report from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (NV DHHS) said it may take a long time to recover from the economic, education and behavioral health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While states have comparable stories, Nevada had over 900,000 cases, and more than 12,000 people died in the state.
Meanwhile, businesses were shuttered, especially in 2020, after Gov. Steve Sisolak declared a state of emergency.
Jobs and wages suffered as a result.
The damage was so extensive that researchers say “most industrial sectors were negatively impacted by the number of jobs and wages that were lost due to these closures.”
Even though remote learning helped combat the spread of COVID-19, NV DHHS said it caused problems for school-age children.
“The impact of remote learning can be seen through student’s assessment results on the NAEP and the ACT,” says the report.
“Symptoms of the Disease: The Epidemiological, Economic, and Public Health Impacts of COVID-19 on the Battle Born State.”
Students in elementary school had the biggest problems, with scores dropping just over six points for fourth graders. Middle and high school students were also found to have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, but NV DHHS says it was not to the same extent. --->READ MORE HERE
COVID-19 pandemic’s $15 billion price tag in Nevada: State’s report analyzes human toll:
COVID-19 was the third-leading cause of death in Nevada from 2020 to 2022, behind only heart disease and cancer. The pandemic had a $15 billion price tag for its impact on working Nevadans.
Now a wide-ranging report released by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Analytics examines wider impacts of the pandemic — from lost jobs to economic recovery, from substance abuse to suicide, from impacts on student test scores to changes in crime rates.
And if COVID-19 seems like background noise to you, it’s still around. New daily cases are on the rise. For the past seven consecutive weeks (April 24-Jun 12), cases in Clark County have risen. But it’s a statistic that’s affecting a tiny fraction of families compared to when the pandemic was a headline every day. There are only 38 new daily cases now, and the number hasn’t been above 100 since mid-January.
At the peak of the Omicron strain of COVID-19 that started around the Christmas holiday in 2021, Clark County hit a pandemic-high 6,110 cases in a single day (Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022).
The new report concludes that Nevada’s pandemic experience wasn’t dramatically different from what happened in other states.
“The impacts Nevada experienced from the COVID-19 public health emergency were very similar to surrounding states and the nation. Although the epidemiological impact the state experienced was devastating, with over 900,000 cases, over 12,000 Nevada resident deaths, and nearly 95,000 potential years of life lost, the economic, educational, and behavioral health impacts were also significant and may take the state longer to recover from.”
You can find the full report embedded lower in this article or by going to
Impact on jobs and the economy
COVID-19 remains a hot-button issue for thousands of people who lost their jobs and paid a steep price for government decisions to suppress the virus by shutting down “non-essential” businesses. The rush to unemployment benefits was matched by criminal abuse of government funding. It resulted in bureaucratic gridlock and anger over the decisions that the medical community saw as a necessity to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed when they were needed the most.
Nevada workers lost more than $15 billion in income between March 2020 and December 2022, according to the report. The impact was across the economy, although trade, transportation and utilities actually had stronger growth. --->READ MORE HERE
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