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Joaquin Sapien

Joaquin Sapien covers the intersection of social services, criminal justice, and mental health in New York City for ProPublica. He is particularly interested in the policing of sex work.
Public Safety

Congress passed $8.3 billion in emergency coronavirus funding, but first responders still can’t buy masks

None of Congress’ emergency coronavirus funding goes directly to first responders for the protective gear and supplies that paramedics, firefighters and EMTs need to safely fight the virus. One fire chief said they’re being forgotten.

Public Safety

First responders face high risk but lack supplies and personnel to combat coronavirus

As the coronavirus spreads in the United States, emergency medical providers are scrambling to keep up, with key direction on how to protect themselves lagging behind the unprecedented threat.