Coronavirus and the economic crunch in Baltimore – BBC Newsnight

In Baltimore, home to some of the poorest communities in America, the economic pain of Covid-19 is already hitting hard.
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In the United States, President Trump has defended the right of protestors to argue against the lockdown, calling for the liberation of certain states.

However, the economic impact from the coronavirus is already being felt, including in places like Baltimore.

Our US Correspondent, David Grossman, reports.

Newsnight is the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs TV programme – with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews.


In This Story: COVID-19

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The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

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  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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