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Cohen comments on fertility in COVID times

Research shows that the US is facing the biggest slump in births in a century and in parts of Europe the decline is even steeper

A BBC report brings home the impact of COVID distancing and the sense that some people have that their window of opportunity for starting a family is fleeting.

"Having seen how bad the pandemic was I'm not surprised," said Faculty Associate Philip N Cohen. "But it is still just shocking to see something like this happen in real time."


Covid: From boom to bust - why lockdown hasn't led to more babies, BBC News, Philip Cohen, March 18, 2021