The COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States at a moment when the wealth divide was at record levels: millions of people living paycheck to paycheck, uninsured and unhoused, in a country that is home to the most billionaires in the world. Created in collaboration with Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, In/Vulnerable captures both the shared experience of the pandemic and the ways it has laid bare the stark disparities that shape our lives.

Manuel – Pine Prairie, Louisiana

“If the virus makes it here, this place is a ticking time bomb.”

Sean – San Mateo, California 

“Scary times can be exciting as well.”

Sarah – Chicago, Illinois

“It felt like the floor was giving in on me.”

Zenobia – Largo, Maryland

“My daughter died giving her heart helping.”

Martha – New London, Connecticut

“I was going to save everybody else in this world.”

Steven – New York, New York

“This is going to be a different city.”

Billy – San Francisco, California

“A restaurant is A living, breathing part of the community.”

Gary – Murchison, Texas

“We’re building luxury bunkers.”

Jane – Arlington, Texas

“I was forced to drive across the country during a pandemic just to get health care.”

Jamison – Fayetteville, NC

“A lot of us feel that we are living in a state of tyranny.”

Tawanda – Baltimore, MD

“I have to be out there. They’re killing us.”

“B” – Staten Island, NY

“We’re not treated like people. We’re numbers.”

Douglas – Florence, SC

“We have always been able to say goodbye to those who have left this life.”

Sherry – Bayport, NY

“What everyone shares is the desire to shelter in place in a safe haven.”

Rajnish – New York, NY

“No matter what we did, we just couldn’t catch up.”

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