Coronavirus reveals, exacerbates US inequality

Washington (AFP) – Just three weeks ago, Miguel Rodriguez was enjoying a pleasant life, working as a waiter in a Maryland restaurant in a job he held for 20 years.The American economy was going strong and he had a comfortable living situation.Everything changed overnight when La Ferme, a French restaurant in the upscale Chevy Chase suburb of Washington, was forced to close amid statewide shutdowns to try to contain the coronavirus outbreak.His wife, a waitress at another restaurant, also lost her job.The pandemic instantly threw millions of US workers off the payroll and into poverty, in a cri…

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