Your Daily COVID-19 Update: Low-Income Families Hit Hardest By Pandemic

Illinois public health officials on Tuesday reported 6,239 new cases of the coronavirus and 116 additional deaths.

Food Insecurity
In this Tuesday, May 12, 2020, photo, residents from all walks of life line up for a food giveaway sponsored by the Greater Chicago Food Depository in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood of Chicago. More and more people are struggling with hunger as the COVID-19 pandemic causes mass unemployment. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo
Food Insecurity
In this Tuesday, May 12, 2020, photo, residents from all walks of life line up for a food giveaway sponsored by the Greater Chicago Food Depository in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood of Chicago. More and more people are struggling with hunger as the COVID-19 pandemic causes mass unemployment. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo

Your Daily COVID-19 Update: Low-Income Families Hit Hardest By Pandemic

Illinois public health officials on Tuesday reported 6,239 new cases of the coronavirus and 116 additional deaths.

A new study from the University of Chicago says the COVID-19 pandemic is widening income, gender and race inequalities and weakening Americans’ trust in institutions.

Reset brings on economist Guglielmo Briscese to learn more about how the pandemic is impacting low-income households. We also hear from WBEZ’s Adriana Cardona-Maguigad about how Chicago teens are skipping school to help their families make ends meet during the pandemic.

GUESTS: Adriana Cardona-Maguigad, WBEZ education reporter

Guglielmo Briscese, post-doctoral fellow at the University of Chicago’s Poverty Lab