Coronavirus: Don’t forget about poor kids
The United States is in the midst of the greatest mass mobilization of public health resources in nearly a century. Every day brings new restrictions: social distancing, self-quarantine, and city- and state-wide restrictions on public life, from restaurants to movies. Washington is taking dramatic measures to reduce the economic harm from these measures. Just yesterday President Trump signed a massive bipartisan bill expanding unemployment insurance and paid sick leave. Sadly, such actions do little to address the disproportionate impact protective measures will have on poor and at-risk children.
New York Daily News, March 19, 2020