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Unmasking America is a 4-part series examining the lifespan of the pandemic through the stories of those most affected. It's produced by Carnegie-Knight News21, a national multimedia reporting project produced by the nation's top journalism students and graduates.

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Unmasking America is a 4-part series examining the lifespan of the pandemic through the stories of those most affected. It's produced by Carnegie-Knight News21, a national multimedia reporting project produced by the nation's top journalism students and graduates.

    Chapter 1: Preexisting Conditions

    Chapter 1: Preexisting Conditions

    America already had systemic inequalities – among them racism, ableism and income inequities. These problems were exacerbated when the pandemic hit.

    • 21 min
    Chapter 2: Infection

    Chapter 2: Infection

    Job loss. Food insecurity. Unstable housing. As the country first started to develop symptoms of the pandemic Americans were thrown into an economic downturn.

    • 19 min
    Chapter 3: Critical Condition

    Chapter 3: Critical Condition

    Months into the pandemic, the U.S. government authorized solutions like stimulus checks and congressional funding. For some it wasn't enough.

    • 22 min
    Chapter 4: Long Haul Symptoms

    Chapter 4: Long Haul Symptoms

    COVID-19 became the new reality for Americans. Now, the attention turns to creating solutions for the present and the future.

    • 17 min

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