2. Who the coronavirus economy hurts the most
Tens of millions of people are trying to stave off the coronavirus without reliable access to basic needs like shelter, food or health care, Axios' Kim Hart reports.
Why it matters: The people who were already vulnerable in a strong economy are facing severe hardship as jobs evaporate overnight and safety net services are strained to the max.
Here's a look at who's hurting the most:
People experiencing homelessness: You can't "socially distance" or shelter in place if you don't have shelter in the first place.
Low-income workers: Hourly-wage workers in retail, food service, janitorial jobs, and even preschool teachers often live paycheck to paycheck — and their incredibly slim margins are about to be obliterated.
Older residents of rural areas: Rural residents tend to be older and less likely to have paid sick leave or access to health care services.
Single parents: They're shouldering the burden of work (if they still have it) and childcare on their own.
Poor families: Children are at the mercy of their circumstances and, without school to offer routine and reliable meals, can take on the anxiety they see in the adults around them.
The mentally ill and immunocompromised: This group of patients has a host of complicated pre-existing conditions that often go untreated due to lack of access to care or social stigma.
Inmates: Social distancing is hard to achieve in overcrowded jails without putting everyone on lockdown or solitary confinement, Axios' Stef Kight reports.