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Three of my relatives, all Mixteco farmworkers in California, died of COVID-19 last year. As we mourn, we wonder if diabetes played a role in their deaths.
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"Alimentar a Estados Unidos es esencial y quienes hacen ese trabajo también deben ser tratados como esenciales", asegura este líder comunitario mixteco que perdió a tres familiares diabéticos, después de que se contagiaron con el virus.
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This story as part of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2021 California Fellowship.
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Engaged journalism helped me see the whole of these men and women. And, just as I wanted to listen, many were willing to talk.
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Salinas and Monterey County as a whole are some of the least affordable places to live in the U.S., per the 2019 Harvard State of the Nation's housing study.
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Even when sick, immigrant workers often feel like they have no choice but to show up at the job — they have to work to survive.
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Across California, essential and service workers like Flores Contreras are being hit hardest by the coronavirus, and so are the people they live with.
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Farmworkers are essential employees during the coronavirus pandemic. But crowded living conditions could trigger an outbreak that would devastate the food supply.
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Many H-2A farmworkers live in unsanitary, overcrowded conditions, the perfect recipe for an outbreak during a pandemic.
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Triple-digit temperatures are hitting the San Joaquin Valley at record frequency. For some 400,000 farmworkers in the San Joaquin Valley, the consequences could prove deadly.

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