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Opinion: "COVID-19 Pandemic - What Has Work Got to Do With It?"

Since the start of the COVID-19 global pandemic more than 200 countries and territories have experienced devastating public health, social, and economic effects. Among those falling ill in large numbers in the United States are workers in occupations or industries deemed “essential,” critical to maintaining services to society during the pandemic. While definitions vary, “essential workers” typically include workers in health care, food and agriculture, manufacturing, emergency response, and transportation.

UCLA FSPH researchers investigate COVID-19-associated deaths among citizens and non-citizens in California

UCLA researchers have found that non-citizen Latino workers in California are among the most vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic because of their concentration in essential employment, including the state’s agricultural industry.

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