Like much of the response to the coronavirus across the U.S., the approach to housing during the pandemic has been an uneven patchwork. Forty-three states and Washington, D.C., put in eviction moratoriums starting in March and April, but 27 of them ended in the spring and summer. Then in September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ordered a national stop to evictions . The CDC eviction ban isn't automatic and doesn't cover everyone. Thousands of people are still being kicked out of their homes . Still, the federal order has been protecting many — and it is set to expire at the end of December. Now, a newly published study makes the case that evictions are tied to an increase in coronavirus cases and deaths. The research, which has not yet been peer reviewed, compared numbers in the 27 states where state-level moratoriums ended with the 17 that have kept them in place. After controlling for factors such as stay-at-home orders, school closures and mask mandates, the

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