Recording over 14 million confirmed cases, and over 270,000 death cases in the United States, and the development of two effective vaccines awaiting approval, many workers still at risk of exposure to the deadly Coronavirus.
A non-profit research institute in the United States, Urban Institute, reported that more than half of all Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American Workers risk exposure to COVID-19.
According to the report, the workers are at risk of contracting the virus as a result of the nature of their jobs which require their presence and closeness to others.
About 53 per cent of the Hispanic/Latinx workers and 51 per cent of Black and Native American workers have been estimated to be at risk of exposure to the virus. A relatively high percentage compared with the 41 per cent White workers working physically.
The report further reveals that 28 per cent and 16 per cent of the Hispanic/Latinx and Black workers working physically respectively are uninsured.
This estimation reveals that Black, Hispanic/Latinx and Native American Workers in the US are at risk of contracting and spreading the virus around as a result of their daily exposure to the virus in public places whenever they leave for their work places.