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In/vulnerable: Inequity in the time of pandemic

Created in collaboration with

and illustrated by Thi Bui

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 The Nib, In/Vulnerable is a weekly series that 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.”

Narration: Sean Stannard-Stockton is the president and chief investment officer of Ensemble Capital, a San Francisco Bay Area investment firm that manages about a billion dollars on behalf of some 200 clients. Sean: “I totally support the idea that when there is blood in the streets, as the Wall Street phrase goes, you should be buying stocks.”

Sean

San Mateo, California

“Scary times can be exciting as well.”

This is a weekly series that launched May 18, 2020.

Series edited by Amanda Pike and Esther Kaplan. Interviews by Reveal staff and adapted into comic scripts by Sarah Mirk.