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Precarious workers during Coronavirus pandemic

Posted on: March 22nd, 2020 by Ellen MacEachen

Low-wage workers who need to take time off and self-isolate for illness face economic uncertainty. A recent news article highlights the importance of supporting precarious workers, such as those earning minimum-wage or working in the gig-economy.  Financial insecurity may drive these vulnerable workers to continue working even if they feel unwell. Key to reducing transmission of viruses during the Coronavirus pandemic is providing financial security for these workers, so they can stay home when they are sick, says Dr. Ellen MacEachen.

Read the whole article here: “Supporting Vulnerable Workers Key to Slowing COVID-19”