This article in the Guardian describes the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on California's farmworkers. The Latino workforce have contracted Covid-19 at nearly three times the rate of other residents. A study from the University of California, Berkeley, published Wednesday, is the first to explore the prevalence of infection rates among the workforce putting food on tables across America.
"The study surveyed 1,091 farmworkers from mid-July through the end of November in the Salinas Valley, home to more than 50,000 agricultural workers. Key findings include that 13% of these workers tested over this five-month period tested positive. Comparatively, just 5% of all Californians tested came back positive."
The PEGASUS Institute is hosting a webinar on December 2 at 7 pm EST as part of their virtual event series. The webinar will focus on what a humanitarian response will look like in a post-COVID-19 world.
The event speaker will be Dr. Paul Spiegel, who is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health and Professor of Practise in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where he lectures and undertakes research in humanitarian emergencies. Previously, Dr. Spiegel was the Deputy Director of the Division of Programme Support and Management at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva, Switzerland.
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