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Coronavirus Is the Last Thing the U.S. Census Needed

Census workers were supposed to be in the field now. It could be months before they can knock on doors.

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The 2020 U.S. census has been mired in controversies, from the eventually struck-down citizenship question to staffing problems. But in the end, it was an unexpected hurdle — the Covid-19 pandemic — that…




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