FRONTLINE

S2020 E15 | PREVIEW

"COVID's Hidden Toll" - Preview

FRONTLINE examines how the COVID crisis has hit vulnerable immigrants and undocumented workers. The documentary follows the coronavirus pandemic’s invisible victims, including crucial farm and meat-packing workers who lack protections and have been getting sick.

AIRED: July 21, 2020 | 0:00:31
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>> NARRATOR: They are theessential workers.

>> I started gettinglightheaded.

My chest starting to hurt.

I couldn't really breathe.

>> NARRATOR: In the factoriesand farms.

>> They're more exposed to otherpeople.

A lot of them do in fact live infear.

>> NARRATOR: Producing America'’sfood supply.

>> Coworker showed up to workand she was coughing.

She was threatened with her jobif she didn't show up to work.

>> NARRATOR: FRONTLINEinvestigates.

>> It doesn't feel like we'reessential, it feels like we're

slaves.

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