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Which states are most vulnerable to COVID-19?

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Some states are more vulnerable to the pandemic than others.

As the number of COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic rages around the globe and deaths continue to skyrocket in the U.S., it has become apparent that some areas have been impacted harder than others.Wallethub looked at 28 key metrics in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to determine which states have populations the most vulnerable to the disease.  These metrics include the share of the state’s population which is 65 or older, the share of the population that is unsheltered, and the share of the population living in poverty.Here is how every state ranked, from most prepared to most vulnerable.

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Jennifer N. Lee, MD, FAAFP
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