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The Real Pandemic Gap Is Between the Comfortable and the Afflicted

1 month ago   |   By The New Republic

The stories from the front lines of this country's abandonment of the poor in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic are not in short supply. The Washington Post reports on the devastating stories of workers waiting for benefits from the cold and broken bureaucracy of D.C.'s unemployment bureau; one ends the story with $1 left in his wallet. The Guardian brings us stories from the Deep South, where a young Black woman named Sandy Oliver counts off the number of people she knows who have died from coronavirus-“at least 10.” Kaiser Health News details the agonizing inevitability of Covid-19...
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