COVID’s Hidden Toll | About the Film

Source: Frontline

Airing Tues., July 21, 2020 at 10/9c on PBS and on YouTube

Streaming Tues., July 21, 2020 at 7/6c at pbs.org/frontline & in the PBS Video App

While millions of Americans have been sheltering in place, FRONTLINE has been investigating the hidden toll of the pandemic of those who cannot stay home: Agricultural workers, many of whom are undocumented immigrants, who have been deemed essential to the nation’s food supply.

In COVID’s Hidden Tollnumerous farmworkers speak out about their experiences of having to choose between their health and their jobs – and what they say is a lack of protection from their companies. With Latino people nationwide dying from the coronavirus at a disproportionate rate, the film examines outbreaks at several growers and meat packing plants over the past several months, and how new evidence indicates that agricultural workers have faced a heightened risk of contracting the coronavirus.

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