The U.S. has now reached the once unthinkable toll of 1 million deaths from COVID-19. How could this happen in the wealthiest country in the world?

In a word, because of poverty—and the policy choices that perpetuate it. Our task now is to make different choices.

Read the full article at Newsweek.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is a national co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign: A Call for Moral Revival. Tope Folarin is the executive director of the Institute for Policy Studies.

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