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US essential workers risk their health to keep economy running

Essential workers are keeping the American economy humming, at great risk to themselves and their families.

As millions of Americans lose their jobs, those considered “essential workers” are stepping up to keep the US economy going.

But in doing so, they often put their own health at risk.

Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim reports from Chicago.