Vox - The fallout from the spread of coronavirus has highlighted how many Americans are one disaster away from physical, emotional, or economic ruin. Now, while many await federal and state assistance, those in more secure financial positions have an opportunity to step up and help.
But with so many communities affected, it’s difficult to know where your time and dollars are best spent: Millions of uninsured Americans are at risk for catching the virus, could incur enormous medical bills for treatment, even if relief legislation promises to cover testing; salaried and hourly workers at nonessential businesses have suddenly found themselves without wages, and some without homes; local businesses have been forced to shutter; and an uptick in racist rhetoric has resulted in increased danger for Asian Americans. . . .
If you want to combat xenophobia
Some Americans — most prominently the president — continue to refer to Covid-19 using xenophobic and racist terminology, putting Chinese and other Asian American communities at risk; Chinese Americans across the country have reported an uptick in racist attacks.
The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, which works with Asian American communities to protect and promote civil rights, is documenting incidents of anti-Asian harassment, discrimination, and hate violence in the wake of the Covid-19 spread, and they’re encouraging individuals to report these incidents to the appropriate authorities. . .