The negative economic impact of coronavirus on the U.S. economy is bad news for Social Security's more than 64 million beneficiaries.
In relatively short order, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has gone from a novel illness worth watching from afar to something that's prevalent in our own backyards.
With the World Health Organization declaring coronavirus to be a pandemic, and President Trump declaring COVID-19 to be a national emergency, it's become clear that this illness is going to change the world as we know it.
Many of these changes are highly visible and include school closures, sporting-event cancellations, bans on large gatherings, and a substantive increase in telecommuting in recent weeks. But there are other less visible impacts coronavirus is having on the United States, and the Social Security program is a prime example.
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