America already had systemic inequalities – among them racism, ableism and income inequities. These problems were exacerbated when the pandemic hit.
Job loss. Food insecurity. Unstable housing. As the country first started to develop symptoms of the pandemic Americans were thrown into an economic downturn.
Months into the pandemic, the U.S. government authorized solutions like stimulus checks and congressional funding. For some it wasn’t enough.
COVID-19 became the new reality for Americans. Now, the attention turns to creating solutions for the present and the future.