We are dragging more and more of life’s baggage behind us as we move along, and the voice of God sometimes seems inexplicably silent. But that doesn’t mean we’ve somehow failed.
We’ve heard that many people relocated because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and it turns out there’s some truth to the rumors. In July, the Pew Research Center released findings of a study it conducted, and its headline told the tale: “About a fifth of U.S. adults moved due to Covid-19 or know someone who did.”
When you drill down into the study’s statistics, however, much of the moving seems to have been by young adults, a fairly mobile demographic at any time. While some moves were to flee areas with high infection risks, other moves were caused by the pandemic only indirectly. For example, a young adult might have moved back home because her college dorm closed to prevent virus spread, or a restaurant worker moved because his job went away when eateries were forced to shut down.
Nonetheless, there does seem to have been some increased migration among other adults who, for one reason or another, decided that last summer was the right time to change...
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