The COVID-19 crisis will claim countless victims. One of them could be the United States Postal Service.

Even as USPS is straining to meet demand for deliveries of medicine, food and other essentials, they are facing potential collapse as the recession crushes mail revenue.

A postal bankruptcy would be devastating for the entire country, but particularly for Maine – the state with the oldest population and the largest share of residents in rural areas. Only USPS has the capacity to get mail and packages six days a week to 160 million addresses, from urban neighborhoods to remote Maine islands.

Read the full article at the Portland Press Herald.

Scott Klinger is an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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