MORRISVILLE (May 20, 2020) – The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have health, economic, and social consequences across the country. The president has signed several pieces of legislation into law to address some of the effects and the White House has recommended a phased approach to opening state economies. State actions to address the pandemic and open up have been varied. In an ongoing effort to provide updated information and analysis to decision-makers in the Carolinas, the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) and South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) released a joint brief as an update to their April publication. The updated brief examines:
The long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on health and the economy are still unfolding. North and South Carolina are tackling the crisis in differing ways. Congress continues to discuss further legislation to bolster the economy and help the individuals and families struggling to deal with the fallout of business closures and unemployment. The NCIOM and the IMPH will continue to monitor state and federal actions and analyze their impact on state residents.
The North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) is an independent, quasi-state agency that was chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1983 to provide balanced, nonpartisan information on issues of relevance to the health of North Carolina’s population. For more information, visit www.nciom.org.