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Who Is Profiting From COVID-19 Lockdowns?

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Dylan Housman Healthcare Reporter
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The COVID-19 pandemic has derailed the global economy and driven millions of Americans into unemployment and financial insecurity, but not everyone has suffered equally under lockdowns and socially-distanced work practices.

The S&P 500 is up almost 20% since the beginning of March, having powered through a temporary dip while the country locked down. A group of 10 billionaires has reportedly seen their collective wealth increase by roughly $400 billion during the pandemic. But who, specifically, has been benefiting the most when state and local officials introduce lockdown measures?