Report: poor and marginalized especially hit by US COVID-19 death toll and other stories

Today we look at a report on COVID-19’s impact on existing disparities in the US, a hunger strike by imprisoned Egyptian activist Alaa Abd el-Fattah, and more

April 06, 2022 by Peoples Dispatch

In today’s episode of the Daily Round-up we look at a report by the Poor People’s Campaign on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on working class and marginalized communities in the US; a hunger strike launched by prominent Egyptian activist Alaa Abd el-Fattah to protest the brutal conditions of his imprisonment; a rising food crisis affecting tens of millions of people in West Africa driven by drought, floods, conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic; and the detention and deportation of Rohingya refugees in India.