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The death toll and the state’s inadequate and lagging response to the health needs of farmworkers throughout the pandemic reflect a public health failure, farmworker advocates say.
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Florida’s agriculture commissioner asked the governor to open COVID-19 vaccinations to all farmworkers, noting they are “critical to producing safe, secure” food while being exposed to higher health risks during the pandemic.  
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This story by Janine Zeitlin, a participant in the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism's 2020 Data Fellowship.
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This article by Alissa Zhu was produced as a project for the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2020 National Fellowship....
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This article by Alissa Zhu was produced as a project for the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2020 National Fellowship.
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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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The coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone — but not equally, with low-wage workers and communities of color especially hard hit.
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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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