Coronavirus in America: Families In CrisisA national poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health highlights the stark financial and personal toll of the pandemic.
Coronavirus in America: Families In Crisis
Understanding the financial and personal toll of the pandemic
Erica Cuellar, her husband and her daughter moved in with her father in his home early in the pandemic, after she lost her job. She and her husband were worried they wouldn't be able to afford the rent on their house in Houston with only one income. In July 2020, the whole family tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Demonstrators march during a protest against Asian hate in Times Square in New York in March after a troubling spike in violence against the Asian American community during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Demonstrators march in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood in June to demand a lifting of the Illinois rent control ban and a cancellation of rent and mortgage payments. The pandemic's financial pressures are causing many Americans to struggle with rent payments.
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About 1 In 5 Households In U.S. Cities Miss Needed Medical Care During Pandemic
People wait for a bus in August in East Los Angeles. Latinos have the highest rate of labor force participation of any group in California — many in public-facing jobs deemed essential. That work has put them at higher risk of catching the coronavirus.
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