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This zip code has more poor households than anywhere else in Florida. The coronavirus outbreak has only made it worse.
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"My grief and frustration over JJ’s fate were compounded by all I learned about the effects of toxic stress on a developing brain."
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Lacking access to a primary doctor or not having a car has been has prevented many poor residents from getting tested so far. The result, local experts say, is cases flying under the radar.
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"Ag workers are uniquely vulnerable to this virus because of the close proximity they often work and live," said California Assemblymember Robert Rivas.
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In Salinas, overcrowded, unhealthy conditions are common for tens of thousands of farmworkers.
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San Luis Obispo County’s beaches and vineyards make it an ideal destination for vacationers and wealthy Californians — but the workers who power the region’s economy don’t share that wealth.
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State programs and efforts by private organizations have reduced North Carolina’s infant mortality rate to its lowest ever, but the state still has a stubborn problem with high levels of black infant mortality.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Rich Lord, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's 2018 Data Fellowship....
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Near the gateway to the county’s wine country, hundreds of workers who toil in the fields and clean hotel rooms live in housing filled with mold and bedbugs.

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