Avoiding Coronavirus May Be a Luxury Some Workers Can’t Afford  The New York TimesView Full Coverage on Google News
A sick day? Remote work? Not so easy if your job is at a restaurant, a day care center or a construction site.A sick day? Remote work? Not so easy if your job is at a restaurant, a day care center or a construction site.

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“As we prepare for coronavirus & encourage people to stay home if they’re sick, let’s remember that the U.S. is bottom of the barrel when it comes to paid sick leave. We shouldn’t be forcing workers to choose between public health & economic survival. https://t.co/CDbsLHfvyk”

Scott Wiener on Twitter: "As we prepare for coronavirus & encourage people to stay home if they’re sick, let’s remember that the U.S. is bottom of the barrel when it comes to paid sick leave. We shouldn’t be forcing workers to choose between public health & economic survival. https://t.co/CDbsLHfvyk"

“"Very quickly, it’s going to circulate a lot faster in the poorer communities than the wealthiest ones." So many policy decisions the U.S. has made — no paid sick leave, no universal childcare — could make avoiding Coronavirus a luxury many can't afford. https://t.co/QAaGx2v61n”

Sarah Kliff on Twitter: ""Very quickly, it’s going to circulate a lot faster in the poorer communities than the wealthiest ones." So many policy decisions the U.S. has made — no paid sick leave, no universal childcare — could make avoiding Coronavirus a luxury many can't afford. https://t.co/QAaGx2v61n"

“I have written to the Government to urge them to tell businesses to pay their staff fully if anyone has to self-isolate due to coronavirus. Relying on statutory sick pay will leave many employees worrying about how they can pay their bills. Read my letter 👇”

Layla Moran 🔶 🇪🇺 on Twitter: "I have written to the Government to urge them to tell businesses to pay their staff fully if anyone has to self-isolate due to coronavirus. Relying on statutory sick pay will leave many employees worrying about how they can pay their bills. Read my letter 👇… https://t.co/2NRBahm1C2"

“The US is the only wealthy country to not 1. have some form of public healthcare, 2. guarantee sick leave for workers. Immediately, we need free testing & treatment for #Coronavirus. And we've to fight for #MedicareForAll & guaranteed paid sick leave. https://t.co/UgzmH4yrjs”

Kshama Sawant on Twitter: "The US is the only wealthy country to not 1. have some form of public healthcare, 2. guarantee sick leave for workers. Immediately, we need free testing & treatment for #Coronavirus. And we've to fight for #MedicareForAll & guaranteed paid sick leave. https://t.co/UgzmH4yrjs"

Some experts worry the coronavirus could get worse in the U.S. because many Americans can’t afford to stay home or seek medical care.Some experts worry the coronavirus could get worse in the U.S. because many Americans can’t afford to stay home or seek medical care.

How two uniquely American issues could make the coronavirus worse

COVID-19—commonly known as the coronavirus—is now a potential threat for the United States and we all “need to be preparing for significant disruption of our lives,” warned the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week.  | By Elise GouldMeaningful paid sick leave legislation is incredibly important for low-wage workers and their families and important to reduce the spread of illness. Indeed, lives depend on it... COVID-19—commonly

Lack of Paid Sick Days and Large Numbers of Uninsured in US Increase Risks of Spreading the Coronavirus | Common Dreams Views