Experts Predicted The Coronavirus Would Shift To LA's Poor, And It Has
In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic in Los Angeles, infections were concentrated in more affluent communities, but experts predicted that would soon change.
The thinking went like this: As the pandemic progressed, it would shift from the wealthy — people who before the pandemic could afford to travel, and who now can now afford to shelter at home — to the poor, who in many cases can't.
That prediction appears to have been right. The curve is not flattening for everyone. A series of reports in recent days makes it increasingly clear that low-income communities of color are being hit especially hard — and that things could get worse.
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