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    The Front-line Workers Most at Risk from Coronavirus

    As state and local governments ease social distancing orders, many employers and workers face decisions about a physical return to the workplace. Drew Altman’s latest Axios column analyzes the numbers and finds that, “An estimated 25-30 million people are caught in the middle of the coronavirus economy — they’re unable to work from home but also face a high risk of severe infection.”

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    Coronavirus’ Unequal Economic Toll

    In this column by Drew Altman in Axios, he finds almost half of African Americans and Latinos are struggling to pay their bills because of coronavirus. “This pain would surely be worse without Washington’s relief efforts. Even so, the hardship is real, and that strengthens the case for more aid and better targeting to the families that need it most.”

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    The Coronavirus Economy Could Make a Medicare Buy-in More Popular

    In this Axios column, Drew Altman analyzes recent unemployment numbers for older workers and discusses how millions of uninsured older workers could lead to a greater push for incremental Medicare expansion proposals.

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    Reopening is a Risk for Republican Governors

    In an Axios column, Drew Altman analyzes recent data on COVID-19 cases and deaths and finds “The hardest-hit areas so far have mostly been in states with Democratic governors. But the number of coronavirus cases is now increasing more quickly in states with Republican governors.”

Latest Polling on racial inequities

Latest Polling
50%
Half of the public (50%) recognize that Black Americans are more likely to get sick or die from coronavirus while fewer (36%) are aware of the disproportionate impact of coronavirus on Hispanics.
48%
About half of Black adults (48%), including 60% of Black men and 38% of Black women, say they have ever been afraid their life was in danger because of their race. This compares to about a quarter (26%) of Hispanic adults and 16% of White adults.
42%
Approximately 4 in 10 say that Black Americans are more likely to receive poor quality health care (42%), less likely to be covered by health insurance (45%), and less likely to be able to access the health care they need (44%).
63%
A majority of Black adults (63%) and nearly half (45%) of Hispanic adults say they have been treated unfairly in a variety of situations in the past 12 months because of their race or ethnicity. 
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38,000

According to a new KHN/AP investigation, at least 38,000 state and local public health jobs have disappeared since the 2008 recession.

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