REPORT: Which States Handled the Covid Pandemic Best
COMMITTEE TO UNLEASH PROSPERITY RELEASES FINAL REPORT CARD ON STATES' RESPONSE TO COVID-19
Best Performers: Utah, Vermont, Nebraska, and Florida
Worst Performers: New Jersey, New York, California, and Illinois
The Committee To Unleash Prosperity (CUP) has released the most comprehensive analysis to date on how states handled the COVID-19 crisis. These results have also been published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
The Report Card on the States measures and compares state performance on three metrics: the economy, education, and mortality from the virus. It answers the question: how did states do in balancing the health of their citizens, allowing their economies to remain operational and keeping job losses low, and keeping their schools open so that school-aged children did not suffer long term educational setbacks.