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Elsi Dawson is the first to admit she’s one of the luckiest sex workers in Vancouver.
She's been in the sector for four years, but doesn't rely completely on the income. She has another job running a sex work advocacy organization.
So when she began to present symptoms consistent with COVID-19 early last week, she called 811 and followed the directions for self-isolating with the support of a partner and her savings.
And while she could do sex work online once she feels better, she has privacy concerns about people having recordings and photos of her... Read more
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, sex workers are suggested to try their best to stay home and reduce the risk of contracting the virus. To maintain income, some sex workers have to make riskier decisions about clients, some have to work in riskier locations, while some try to set up virtual services like cyber sex or video dates, yet have to stay alert not to get recorded. While governments are talking about compensation for workers and freelancers for their loss during the period of lockdowns, in any case sex workers will be seen and included?