Insurance for Mass Shootings in High Demand as U.S. Emerges from Lockdown

FILE PHOTO: Hundreds gather at Fairview High School for a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of a mass shooting that left 10 dead at King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, U.S. March 25, 2021. REUTERS/Alyson McClaran/File Photo

As normality filters back into American lives after a year of lockdowns, hospitals and other institutions are busy making provisions for one aspect of that old normal they would rather consign to the past – mass shootings.

Last year was the least deadly for U.S. mass shootings in a decade, a Reuters tally shows.

But spring has brought a resurgence and insurers are reporting a jump in demand for protection against such events, at a time when the pent-up traumas and frustrations of living through a pandemic are also re-entering the public domain. read more L1N2MW0GX

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SOURCE: Reuters

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