Coronavirus shines spotlight on US economic inequality


Washington (AFP) – The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on the global economy, but in the United States it has thrown into sharp relief the depth of inequality and the sheer number of people living on the edge in the world’s largest economy.Neither the rich nor the poor have been spared in the COVID-19 outbreak, but can it be the catalyst for reforms extending new social benefits to all Americans?In the midst of the spreading illness, many Americans cannot follow expert advice to stay home from work when they show symptoms, because they either don’t have enough paid sick leave or don’t ha…

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