The Baltimore Sun on the impact of COVID-19 among people experiencing homelessness


Baltimore homeless, clustered in large shelters or living in encampments, are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus pandemic

The Baltimore Sun article by YVONNE WENGER and PHIL DAVIS 

Precautions are being taken from shelters to encampments to prevent a rapid and deadly spread of the new coronavirus among Baltimore’s homeless community. But some say the protections do not go far enough, leaving these vulnerable men, women and children at extreme risk.

Often without access to soap and water — or the ability to keep physical distance from one another — people experiencing homelessness, as well as their advocates, fear many in this population will contract the virus, spread it widely and be in greater danger of death given the chronic diseases many already face.

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