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Coronapod: The Inequality at the Heart of the Pandemic

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A woman wearing grey blouse, a black skirt, and a white face mask and holding a pen and notebook stands on the left of the frame in the middle of a field between rows of crops. She's talking to a man standing to the right of the frame and wearing a cap, a long-sleeved green shirt, jeans, and a black mask. He is holding several plastic bags that appear to be holding blue medical masks.
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Ninety years ago, John Steinbeck wrote, “The migrants are needed, and they are hated.” The same...

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For more than a century, public health researchers have demonstrated how poverty and discrimination drive disease, and the coronavirus pandemic has only reinforced this.

In a Coronapod special, Nature senior reporter Amy Maxmen takes us with her through eight months of reporting in the San Joaquin Valley, a part of rural California where COVID's unequal toll has proven deadly.

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