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Pandemic baby boom turned out to be bust despite lockdownEarly in the pandemic, some speculated that couples isolated together during lockdowns might produce a year-end baby boom. The opposite occurred. Five U.S. states have provided monthly birth data through December — Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii and Ohio — and their reports show large declines nine months after COVID-19 was declared a national emergency. More than 50,000 fewer births occurred in these states in 2020 compared with a year earlier. In California, the largest state by population, December births fell 19% from a year ea…

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