How (un) fair are the measures? Tonight, “Monitor Extra” in the first is about the people who lockdown hits particularly hard.
The lockdown in Germany is being extended – and it is still unclear how the schools will continue and how long shops, restaurants and cultural institutions will have to remain closed. Despite the tightened measures, the number of people infected and those who die from or with the corona virus continues to rise. At the same time, the social consequences of the Corona policy are becoming more and more apparent – especially for the weaker in society. Because for thousands of homeless people, children from poor families, self-employed individuals and many others, the extended lockdown has long since become threatening.
While large companies could count on billions in government aid, the socially disadvantaged often received nothing. This Corona winter shows who is considered “systemically relevant” for politics and who is not.
For several months, authors of the ARD-/WDR-Magazins „Monitor“ People in the metropolis of Cologne accompanied through the Corona winter. The film shows what happens to people who fall through the grids and fall by the wayside: a family of seven who lose their father’s income and a homeless person who, as a risk patient, does not dare to sleep. But also a focal point school where the teachers fear losing contact with their students and a musician couple who have not been able to work for months. It becomes clear: The Corona policy exacerbates social inequality.
“Monitor Extra Forgotten in Lockdown: How (un) fair are the measures?” Runs tonight, from Wednesday, January 13th, to Thursday, January 14th, from 0.15 to 0.45 in the first. Tomorrow the WDR will repeat the film again from 10.45 p.m. to 11.15 p.m.
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