Pandemic’s front lines: Poorer communities more vulnerable | COVID-19 Special

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    Work, housing, prior-existing health-conditions: All play a role in our exposure to the coronavirus and our vulnerability to the COVID-19 illness that develops from it. The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the fractures in our societies. That’s what experts say, but it’s also the lived-experience of many in the pandemic’s hardest-hit neighborhoods. Take a look.

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