Some had predicted a babyboom during lockdown. But initial research suggests birth rates have fallen. Scientists say the data collected point to a 15 percent drop in birth rates in the United States in the coming months. The picture varies around the world. But, all in all, it looks like fewer babies are being born. A higher impact on the well-being of new mums and affects on older generations further down the track. That leaves many wondering what long-term effects COVID-19 could have on fertility rates.
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