No insurance, no savings, no support: what happens when LA’s least privileged get Covid

By mid-April the data indicated that the virus was clearly overwhelming LA’s disadvantaged communities: “Once here and spreading locally, it multiplies inequality,” said Andrew Noymer, a UC Irvine epidemiologist. Now it’s clear that the people who live in high-poverty areas have nearly four times as many Covid-19 deaths (29 per 100,000 people) compared with LA areas with low poverty rates. Working-class city neighborhoods such as East Hollywood, South LA and Westlake are especially hard hit.