On today’s podcast: It’s more than just the elderly and people with underlying conditions who are vulnerable to the coronavirus.
Older adults and people with underlying conditions have been the focus of coronavirus concerns, as they are more likely to develop severe or life-threatening disease. But there are countless others in society who may be more exposed to contracting the virus, or more likely to suffer severe health and financial consequences if they do contract it.
On today’s episode, Don’t Touch Your Face hosts James Palmer and Amy Mackinnon are joined by Camille Mackler, an immigration lawyer and fellow with the Truman National Security Project. Mackler spearheaded a letter to the Department of Justice that was signed by dozens of immigration advocates and lawyers calling for the department to implement measures to protect the health and well being of people attending New York’s crowded immigration courts.
About Don’t Touch Your Face: On the last day of 2019, China reported an unusual outbreak in Wuhan, a port city with a population of 11 million. Within two months, the disease would spread to almost every continent on the globe and kill thousands of people. From Foreign Policy, a podcast about the extent of the COVID-19 contagion, the threat it poses, and what countries are doing to contain it. Join FP’s James Palmer and Amy Mackinnon as they track the spread of the virus and explore what it means for people’s everyday lives. Have a coronavirus question for us to explore? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. See All Episodes
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