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DW News 10 Jun 2020

How sex workers' safety and livelihood are threatened by the coronavirus pandemic

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A global pandemic means the sex workers of the world are facing difficulties. Potential epidemiological superspreaders, that's what some German politicians called sex workers during the coronavirus outbreak. A label that's caused some pushback. But protecting both their health and income is a hard balance to strike. Like few other professions, their health and livelihood are on the line and the varying degrees of legality in within which they operate provide another layer of vulnerability. Many in the sex work community are struggling to survive.
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