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As the US finally ramps up its coronavirus response, many salaried employees are working from home - and firing up apps to avoid grocery stores, public transportation and more. But the workers who depend on these gigs for their livelihoods often lack basic benefits like sick leave or healthcare. So what will the US response be for gig workers without a safety net? We talk to a freelance journalist, and a rideshare blogger to find out.
In this episode:
Kaelyn Forde (@kaelynforde), a freelance writer for Al Jazeera based in New York City. Harry Campbell (@TheRideshareGuy), founder of the therideshareguy.com.
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