EarthBeat Weekly: Pandemic, like climate change, highlights racial injustices
By Barbara Fraser
March 12, 2021
The communities most vulnerable to COVID-19 and extreme weather were at risk even before the coronavirus pandemic upended lives around the world.
This week on EarthBeat, we’ve joined with the rest of the staff of NCR and Global Sisters Report to look back at the year since the novel coronavirus was declared a national emergency in the U.S. on March 13, 2020.
Early on, people said COVID-19 was a great equalizer — because it was new, no one was immune, so we’d all suffer equally. It didn’t take long to realize that wasn’t the case at all.