- Rural Americans sometimes have less reliable Internet access for remote work and remote schooling.
- Parents may have to scramble as children get pulled out of school and day care.
- Students on free and reduced lunch risk going without a meal if schools close.
- Undocumented immigrants are less likely to call off work or check into a health care facility from lack of health insurance and ICE fears.
- Health care workers risk getting sick if an outbreak brings in an influx of patients to the emergency room.
- Public transit users could be in trouble if trains and buses shut down.
Bessette/Pitney’s AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS: DELIBERATION, DEMOCRACY AND CITIZENSHIP reviews the idea of "deliberative democracy." Building on the book, this blog offers insights, analysis, and facts about recent events.
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Saturday, February 29, 2020
Coronavirus and Inequality
Quarantines and shutdowns resulting from the coronavirus would disproportionately hit people with lower incomes and blue-collar jobs. Marisa Fernandez at Axios:
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Labels: coronavirus, government, health, health care, immigration, inequality, political science, politics