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Of the 5 States with the Most Farmworkers, Only 3 Are Prioritizing Vaccines — and Not All Means of Prioritizing Are Equal, per the CDC
Months after the July 2020 film "COVID's Hidden Toll," FRONTLINE checked in with farmworkers in California and four other big agricultural states and found vaccine rollouts have been uneven.
April 16, 2021
The Virus That Shook The World
The epic story of how people around the world lived through the first year of the pandemic, from lockdowns to funerals to protests.
April 26, 2021
At George Floyd's Treatment Center, Recovering Clients See Racism in Addiction Assumptions
"Do you know how many times that could have been me?" Staff at a Minneapolis rehab facility that George Floyd attended see themselves in Floyd — and racism in theories about his drug use — the Star Tribune, our local journalism partner in Minneapolis, reports.
Star Tribune
April 11, 2021
'Defending Our Existence': The Sung Family, From 2017 Film 'Abacus,' Talks About Anti-Asian Attacks, COVID
Thomas Sung and three of his daughters, all of whom were featured in the 2017 Oscar-nominated documentary "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail," spoke about how their community has weathered the pandemic and anti-Asian attacks in New York City.
April 9, 2021
"America's Medical Supply Crisis" Wins an IRE Award
"America’s Medical Supply Crisis" — FRONTLINE's investigation with The Associated Press and the Global Reporting Centre — has been honored with an IRE Award.
April 5, 2021
POISONED: Part 2: The Failings
Equipment designed to control poisons inside Gopher Resource kept breaking down, creating more dangers for workers. As violations mounted, regulators have been absent.
Tampa Bay Times
March 29, 2021
Poisoned: Tampa's Lead Problem
For years, hundreds of workers at the Gopher Resource lead smelting plant in Florida were exposed to dangerous levels of lead in the air.
March 25, 2021
POISONED: Part 1: The Factory
Hundreds of workers at a Tampa lead smelter have been exposed to dangerous levels of the neurotoxin. The consequences have been profound.
Tampa Bay Times
March 24, 2021
Cremation Is on the Rise in Black and Latino Communities During COVID-19, Funeral Professionals Say
Burials, a cherished cultural tradition among Black and Latino communities, have declined during COVID-19. Instead, more families of color are choosing cremation, citing economic hardship in a prolonged pandemic.
March 23, 2021
'Playing Russian Roulette With Our Own Lives’: At Black-Owned Funeral Homes in New Orleans, COVID Takes a Harsh Toll
Watch a scene from ‘Death Is Our Business,’ a new documentary from FRONTLINE, Firelight Media and WORLD Channel. 
March 22, 2021
‘The Worst Has Passed’: Recovered From COVID, a Family Weathers Challenges Shared by Many Latino Immigrants
Featured in the August 2020 documentary "Love, Life & the Virus," the family shared an update with FRONTLINE: thankful to be healthy but grappling with reduced work hours and remote schooling.
March 15, 2021