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As the wealthy retrench amid the coronavirus crisis, low-wage workers take the hit

Except for a period during the Vietnam War in the 1970s and when she first settled in California a decade later, manicurist Liz Le had never experienced a long stretch of unemployment.

For 25 years she has worked at the same nail salon on Bedford Drive in Beverly Hills. It’s where her hard life — raising three daughters as a single mother with a low-wage job after losing her husband in Vietnam — intersected with the smooth hands of her more fortunate clients.

Today, however, as COVID-19 rampages through California, Le has not heard from many of her regular clients

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