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May 03, 2020

Travel Demand Building, plus Domestic Violence Rises Because of Lockdowns
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Pent Up Travel Demand ?
Americans love to travel. A recent poll reveals a pent up demand, with millions eager to travel again once the pandemic fears are over. But the transition to normal travel may take some time. Rick Seaney, CEO of FareCompare.com says although the current travel outlook is bleak with few flights in the air, there are numerous bargains for consumers who are willing to buy tickets for use later in the year.
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COVID-19 Lockdowns' Effects on Domestic Violence
Among the unintended consequences of government-ordered lockdowns, Amanda Kubista-Owen, asocial worker with Mayo Clinic Health System, says cases of domestic violence and child abuse are becoming more frequent, more severe and more dangerous. She offers advice to those dealing with abusive relationships and says that resources are still available to help victims, despite the pandemic.
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The Cost of COVID-19 Treatment
Tim Lash, Chief Strategy Officer for West Health, a nonprofit organization dedicated to lowering the healthcare costs of senior citizens, shares the results of their poll that found that about 1 in 7 Americans say they would avoid seeking medical care if they experienced key symptoms associated with COVID-19, out of fear of the potential cost. He also discusses the greater impact of coronavirus in minority communities.
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