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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic pain and heart issues now plague David Chenault and he is required to see a list of specialists, but none of them are in that part of the Delta.
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Dr. Valencia Andrew-Pirtle began working in Blytheville more than 20 years ago as a family medicine specialist and, over time, she has learned the most dangerous disease Mississippi County faces is one she wouldn't have thought about decades ago.
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This project was produced by Dan Levin as part of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2020 National Fellowship.
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This zip code has more poor households than anywhere else in Florida. The coronavirus outbreak has only made it worse.
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"My grief and frustration over JJ’s fate were compounded by all I learned about the effects of toxic stress on a developing brain."
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Lacking access to a primary doctor or not having a car has been has prevented many poor residents from getting tested so far. The result, local experts say, is cases flying under the radar.
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"Ag workers are uniquely vulnerable to this virus because of the close proximity they often work and live," said California Assemblymember Robert Rivas.
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In Salinas, overcrowded, unhealthy conditions are common for tens of thousands of farmworkers.
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San Luis Obispo County’s beaches and vineyards make it an ideal destination for vacationers and wealthy Californians — but the workers who power the region’s economy don’t share that wealth.

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