These stories by NPR, the Los Angeles Times, and the PPIC share devastating picture of how the Latinx community is dealing with the health and economic affects of the Coronavirus
"For low-paid employees whose work is rarely if ever glorified — the people who clean the floors, do the laundry, serve fast food, pick the crops, work in the meat plants — having the jobs that keep America running has come with a heavy price. " -Los Angeles Times
The Public Policy Institute of California breaks down how COVID-19 is economically impacting small businesses in California. It notes that initial efforts to provide assistance have fallen short of expectations.
Latinos have borne the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, getting infected and dying at disproportionately higher rates. Health experts say one of the main reasons Latinos are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 is because many work in low-paying jobs that require them to leave home and interact with the public.
In this podcast, host Maria Hinojosa checks in with entrepreneurship reporter Paul Flahive of Texas Public Radio, bringing awareness to the disproportionate impact that COVID-19 is having on Latino-owned small businesses.