A pregnant woman wearing a face mask walks past a street mural in Hong Kong in March 2020. Photo: AFP A pregnant woman wearing a face mask walks past a street mural in Hong Kong in March 2020. Photo: AFP
A pregnant woman wearing a face mask walks past a street mural in Hong Kong in March 2020. Photo: AFP

Pandemic baby boom? It’s a bust despite coronavirus lockdowns

  • US data shows large declines in births nine months after Covid-19 was declared a national emergency
  • A separate survey shows some women have decided to delay pregnancy or have fewer children because of the pandemic

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A pregnant woman wearing a face mask walks past a street mural in Hong Kong in March 2020. Photo: AFP A pregnant woman wearing a face mask walks past a street mural in Hong Kong in March 2020. Photo: AFP
A pregnant woman wearing a face mask walks past a street mural in Hong Kong in March 2020. Photo: AFP
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