Census Undercount In Texas Could Damage Critical Health Services

If COVID-19 reduces the response rate to this year’s census, that could make it harder to respond to future epidemics.

By Andrew SchneiderMarch 31, 2020 9:30 am, , ,

From Houston Public Media:

This is the second installment of a two-part feature on how COVID-19 could impact the sentence. Click here for the first installment.

With the COVID-19 pandemic leading to stay-at-home orders around Texas and across the country, an already expected census undercount could prove to be worse than projected. And such an undercount could have a serious impact on federal services in Texas, including the ability to respond to epidemics like the one we’re in right now.

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