With the coronavirus resulting in people being requested or even ordered to stay at home, only some of them will be able to continue working. All the others, especially those who have hourly wages, are faced with an immediate loss of income with many dire consequences. This is a worldwide problem but workers in the US, alone among developed countries, face an additional problem and that is the loss of health insurance. That means that if they do contract the disease, they will be faced with medical bills at the very time they do not have income.
I heard on the radio today that the 80 members of the chorus (comprising 20 each of the basic four singing categories of sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses) of the New York Metropolitan Opera, the people I have been seeing every night in the crowd scenes in the operas, were abruptly told during a rehearsal on March 12th to go home. Their union only managed to get management to agree that they would be paid until the end of the month but did manage to ensure that their health insurance would continue after that. But many laid off workers, especially those in non-union jobs, will no longer have health insurance, assuming that they had it to begin with.