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The Wisconsin State Fair officials recently released statistics about the 2021 fair. The fair was canceled in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the 2021 fair, which was held Aug. 5-15, attracted 841,074 fairgoers. That compares to more than 1.1 million attendees in 2019.

Life expectancy fell by 1.5 years in the United States in 2020. The decline, driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and the opioid crisis, represents the most pronounced regression in public health in the United States since World War II. While the most recent dip in life expectancy in the U.S. is alarming, there are many […]

The U.S. population grew by just 0.35% between July 2019 and July 2020, the smallest annual growth rate in well over a century. Driven in part by restrictions on immigration and a declining birth rate, stagnant population growth may have profound and far reaching consequences — including reduced economic growth, stagnanting home values, and fewer […]