Although the overall picture of viral infection is still unclear, researchers have found a disproportionate fact: in the United States, black communities account for more than half of confirmed cases and nearly 60% of deaths. The reason is that a large proportion of blacks and Latinos are engaged in jobs exposed to infection risks, and the gap between wealth and income also makes them more vulnerable to unemployment.
The lives of workers working on the front line of the epidemic, such as meat packers, grocery cashiers, transportation personnel, etc. , are considered worthless. Even if their employers force them to work in unsafe conditions, the government keeps them from being held responsible.