The latest outbreak of the Zika infection in the U.S. is threatening to worsen the nation’s already-failing health system and worsen the country’s already fragile finances.
It is an increasingly likely scenario that many Americans will be forced to take on even more debt in the coming months.
The number of Americans filing for bankruptcy increased by 7 percent last week to a record high of 9.5 million, according to data released by the Federal Reserve on Monday.
At the same time, the number of borrowers in private-sector debt reached a record 8.4 million, a record low since the depths of the Great Recession.
That puts the country in an even more precarious financial position than it was before the outbreak began in December.
In the last few months, the U,S.
economy has been mired in a series of high-profile corporate bankruptcies, such as General Electric and General Motors.
Meanwhile, there has been no sign that the economic and social impacts of the virus will be limited.
“We are facing an economic and societal crisis in the country, and it is not going to be resolved through the government or through government spending,” said Michael Wines, an economist with the liberal Center for American Progress.
Even if the U-S economy can recover, it may take years to do so, as some of the more vulnerable Americans may be forced into bankruptcy.
With many Americans struggling to make ends meet and some already experiencing financial hardship, they could not afford to leave the country.
For example, the average cost of a new home in the city of Denver, Colorado, has increased by more than $20,000 since the outbreak hit, according.
Banks are also struggling to lend.
Banks are seeing a $1 billion shortfall in their loan books.
And, even with a surge in demand for goods and services, the supply of those goods and other goods may be constrained.
Some businesses may not be able to find enough workers to meet the increasing demand for their products, said David Kostin, senior economist at the liberal Economic Policy Institute.
While some businesses may be able the fill the gap, many businesses are going to have to raise prices in order to survive.
Those increases could make things worse.
For example, a grocery chain is trying to sell more products because it is losing sales, but it also may have to hike prices.
That could lead to a decrease in customers and ultimately a decrease for sales.
Another example: If the U government decides to expand Medicaid, it will likely be more expensive for businesses to do the same, according the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
People are going bankrupt because the U is running out of money.
The U. S. is not just running out, it is running over.
That is the reality.
This story was updated at 4:25 p.m. ET.