Workers in US gig economy most vulnerable to virus outbreak

New York (AFP) – They are on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak, yet have the least protection against it: workers in the US gig economy, living paycheck to paycheck, have no choice but to show up to work, despite the growing risks of contagion.Cleaners, waiters, delivery or ride-share drivers, home-help, receptionists, bar staff, construction workers, porters: millions of Americans lack any financial safety net if they are not able to work.   Health authorities are advising people to “self-isolate,” but for these workers, that means running the risk of eviction because they cannot pa…

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