People with money can escape the virus more easily, said Paul Piff, assistant professor of psychology and social behavior at the University of California, Irvine. It buys them social space. … Working-class people, by contrast, depend more on public transportation, where they’re at greater risk of contracting the virus. They’re less able to afford to stock up on weeks of food and supplies. And they’re more likely to have service jobs that need to be done in person. “They almost necessarily involve social contact. Who is it that’s delivering your food or driving ride-shares? It’s the people who don’t have the means to do otherwise,” Piff says.
The rich really are different. they can shelter in nicer places
NPR, April 15, 2020
April 15, 2020