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Introduction

The contagious disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, also known as COVID-19 has had disastrous consequences worldwide. First and foremost, it has led to a dramatic loss of lives and presented unprecedented challenges to public health and the officials responsible for public health. Moreover, this pandemic has caused massive socio-economic disruption.

Millions of people are at risk of falling into extreme poverty, and over 132 million more people could be undernourished by the end of 2020 . Nearly 3.3 billion people are at risk of losing their jobs and livelihood. A majority of informal economy workers have been affected the most due to a lack of social protection and access to quality healthcare . The loss of jobs has made it hard for people to provide for themselves and their families.

Governments at all levels should respond swiftly to this pandemic to ensure adequate resources and assistance are directed toward the public. In the District of Columbia, the poorest neighborhoods also had the highest rate of COVID-19 deaths. A year’s worth of pandemic evidence shows the DC government did not adequately protect its low-income citizens during a health crisis. The pandemic was an opportunity for DC […]

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